The UK election 2010

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Who will you vote for in 2010?

Labour
7
20%
Conservative
17
49%
Lib-Dems
6
17%
UK-IP
0
No votes
BNP
2
6%
Greens
2
6%
Others
1
3%
 
Total votes : 35

The UK election 2010

Postby fairydandy » Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:26 pm

We need a thread to talk about the election!

What do you think of Cameron's speech today?

Poll included just to guage opinion on QOL.
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Re: The UK election 2010

Postby fairydandy » Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:32 pm

I thought his specch was ok, but I felt slightly cynical when he used the loss of his son in his speech as some sort of character witness for himself.

It doesn't sit easy with me when a Conservative tries to come across as the caring party for the poor. I think we all know that simply isn't the case. The Conservative party were aginst the minimum wage after all. Have they now changed?
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Re: The UK election 2010

Postby JLP » Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:53 pm

Labour for me still. F*ck a 2 year pay freeze.
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Re: The UK election 2010

Postby fairydandy » Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:03 pm

JLP wrote:Labour for me still. F*ck a 2 year pay freeze.


I don't expect you will be affected by the retirement age increase being brought forward, as you will probably have to work until you are 66 anyway...but it will affect a lot of people.

I'm sure we need to raise the money, but there must be other ways? That's the bottom line really, as the political commentator said on the BBC, 'once it starts to affect people, they say that they thought the cuts would be for everyone else, not themselves'.

In case anyone wants to know their retirement date (under legislation as it now stands) there is a calculator here:

http://pensions.direct.gov.uk/en/state- ... r/home.asp
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Re: The UK election 2010

Postby Belle Leisha » Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:05 pm

Labour.
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Re: The UK election 2010

Postby Martin1988 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:25 pm

At this rate, fucking no one.
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Re: The UK election 2010

Postby Elessar » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:05 pm

Depends on where I vote I guess. I'm coming round to the idea that voting based on your local MP makes far more sense than voting for the PM.
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Re: The UK election 2010

Postby JLP » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:09 pm

fairydandy wrote:
JLP wrote:Labour for me still. F*ck a 2 year pay freeze.


I don't expect you will be affected by the retirement age increase being brought forward, as you will probably have to work until you are 66 anyway...but it will affect a lot of people.

I'm sure we need to raise the money, but there must be other ways? That's the bottom line really, as the political commentator said on the BBC, 'once it starts to affect people, they say that they thought the cuts would be for everyone else, not themselves'.

In case anyone wants to know their retirement date (under legislation as it now stands) there is a calculator here:

http://pensions.direct.gov.uk/en/state- ... r/home.asp


I would happily take a pay freeze if things like interest rates, gas, electricity, council tax and all that shit was frozen for the duration of my pay freeze. We know though that will never happen.
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Re: The UK election 2010

Postby Elessar » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:14 pm

fairydandy wrote:
JLP wrote:Labour for me still. F*ck a 2 year pay freeze.


I don't expect you will be affected by the retirement age increase being brought forward, as you will probably have to work until you are 66 anyway...but it will affect a lot of people.

I'm sure we need to raise the money, but there must be other ways? That's the bottom line really, as the political commentator said on the BBC, 'once it starts to affect people, they say that they thought the cuts would be for everyone else, not themselves'.

In case anyone wants to know their retirement date (under legislation as it now stands) there is a calculator here:

http://pensions.direct.gov.uk/en/state- ... r/home.asp


I have to be 68? That's insane. Me living to that age is by no means certain.
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Re: The UK election 2010

Postby fairydandy » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:23 pm

Elessar wrote:
I have to be 68? That's insane. Me living to that age is by no means certain.


That's under present legislation. Bringing the pension age rise in 10 years earlier as the Tories say they will do will affect quite a lot of people who are now hoping to retire at 65 (as it stands now).

I fully understand that the pensionable age will have to rise. No way can we carry on paying out for people who live longer and longer, especially when you look at the other end of the scale and realise that kids these days prolong school and college for as long as they can!
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Re: The UK election 2010

Postby Flashman » Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:58 pm

Conservative of course. But then I'm more educated than you lot.

Anyone who has ever voted Labour should be hanged for treason. Well, for fun really, but also for treason.
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Re: The UK election 2010

Postby fairydandy » Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:09 pm

Flashman wrote:Conservative of course. But then I'm more educated than you lot.

Anyone who has ever voted Labour should be hanged for treason. Well, for fun really, but also for treason.


Should that be 'hung' or is hanged correct?

I expect you are well hanged Flashy.
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Re: The UK election 2010

Postby Flashman » Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:14 pm

fairydandy wrote:I expect you are well hanged Flashy.


Plenty have said that I should be, certainly.
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Re: The UK election 2010

Postby Elessar » Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:26 pm

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Re: The UK election 2010

Postby noone » Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:11 am

Good luck with your upcoming elections.
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