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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzyian View Post
    In verse, please

    All 4 of you


    Can I ask admin to intervene before this (in the end of the day) nice guy makes a complete idiot of himself?
    Last edited by pol_angler; 15-11-2019 at 08:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pol_angler View Post
    Labour up in polls on 30%, Cons at 36%. Free broadband promise will give Corbyn good few more points (everyone likes freebies) and it won't be long before 'get Brexit done' will become 'strong and stable' with not much else forthcoming after. It does not look like a total disaster for Corbyn anymore.
    You are looking at the wrong pole.
    UK election polls tracker: Tory support hits 40 per cent as lead over Labour widens | London Evening Standard

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    Not wrong but different. Which is absolutely fine as per today's standards.
    Last edited by pol_angler; 15-11-2019 at 09:14 PM.

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    Saw this thread on Twitter earlier...

    Can you imagine the hysterical reaction if someone had suggested the creation of public libraries today. "For free? How are you going to pay for that, STALIN?"

    "You're going to set up state-owned bookshops, give the books away for free, and let the LOCAL COUNCILS run them? Don't you remember the 70s?"

    "Free books for millionaires! Improving access to literature is a laudable aim but this is just a poorly targeted middle class bung."


    Did a bit of searching, and turns out the author was right:
    Despite a long history of public libraries in Europe, the movement was widely opposed in Parliament by the Conservatives, who were alarmed by the cost implications of the scheme, and the social transformation it might effect. In order to get the Bill through Parliament, William Ewart was forced to make a number of compromises: only boroughs with populations of more than 10,000 would be allowed to open libraries; local referendums would be required, with the support of two thirds of ratepayers needed to approve plans; and local rates could be increased by no more than half a penny in the pound to pay for the service - and this money could not be used to buy books.

    The more things change, the more things stay the same.

    seeking, if you've ever tried to file a business tax return, pay for secondary school dinner, or apply for any government benefits, you'd realise that internet access is an essential these days. Rightly or wrongly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pol_angler View Post
    Not wrong but different. Which abosolutely fine as per today's standards.
    Wrong according to the London Evening Standard but like you say different to wherever your info came from.
    Just saying.

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    Ah thats the average of polls. Might be more accurate than just picking the one that suits.

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    Nationalising water, energy and Royal Mail would pay for itself within seven years, research says | The Independent

    "The nationalisation of water, energy grids and the Royal Mail would save UK households 7.8bn a year and pay for itself within seven years, according to new academic research."

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterchilton View Post
    Ah thats the average of polls. Might be more accurate than just picking the one that suits.
    I wouldn't say so.

    Survation were the most accurate pollster in the last general election, and they predicted the marginal Leave win the week before the referendum vote when most pollsters were tipping Remain.

    They also have the Conservatives on a 6 point lead right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Safranfoer View Post
    They also have the Conservatives on a 6 point lead right now.
    Squeaky bum time in Downing Street.
    Remember Thomas Muir of Huntershill

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    That Survation poll was week 6th - 8th Nov online survey of 2037 people and before the Brexit party pulled and before the great communist broadband giveaway.

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