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Should the UK leave the EU?
Yes 29%  29%  [ 10 ]
No 60%  60%  [ 21 ]
Don't know 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Don't care 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Nothing to do with me, mate! 9%  9%  [ 3 ]
Total votes: 35
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 5:07 pm 
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On Labour's promise of more bank holidays being 'witless': the Labour manifesto, so far as it is visible at present, in human and not reckless, which is more than can be said for the Conversative's avowed and ideas and even more so for their actual practices; offering more bank holidays is a small, nondangerous concession to getting people to vote for the saner, more decent alternative. No?


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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 5:35 pm 
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When polled (disclaimers apply of course) most people seem to like the Labour policies. Whether that is enough to make them vote that way is a different matter entirely.

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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 5:39 pm 
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On Labour's promise of more bank holidays being 'witless': the Labour manifesto, so far as it is visible at present, in human and not reckless, which is more than can be said for the Conversative's avowed and ideas and even more so for their actual practices; offering more bank holidays is a small, nondangerous concession to getting people to vote for the saner, more decent alternative. No?
The Bank Holiday idea is a throwback to Gordon Brown's ham-fisted attempt to celebrate Britishness by giving us all a jolly on the various patron saints' days, as if any of us cared. It's a trivial and throwaway piece of nonsense which will hopefully get thrown away: anyone who votes for a political party because they fancy an extra Monday off shouldn't really be allowed to choose a TV channel, let alone a government. I don't think it'll have a measurable effect on the election, and was probably picked out by the right-wing press in order to make Labour look bereft of ideas.

Labour's published manifesto, on the other hand, is in the main a very sensible series of policies which this country is in desperate need of, if anything is to be saved from the wreckage of casino capitalism and cronyism which has been blighting it since 1979. The panicky screeching of the far-right, billionaire-owned media is clear evidence that these ideas are sorely needed. Whether they are too little, too late, and whether we ever get a chance to find out before we vanish down the economic plughole, is another matter entirely, but for the moment we can at least hope.

One small reminder of the limits of the private sector - and especially, why the private sector should never be allowed to own or control any form of basic infrastructure or any sort of network - can be found in this article on why the UK's broadband sucks:
http://www.techradar.com/news/world-of- ... 90-1224784

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