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Election campaign kicks off with visit from Harriet Harman

THE election campaign rolled into action on Saturday when the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Harriet Harman MP, came to Swindon.

After visiting residents in Stratton, the Shadow Secretary for Culture, Media and Sport spoke to shoppers in the town centre.

She was in Swindon to help launch Labour’s CostofCameron Campaign, highlighting what the party says has been the cost to people of the coalition government.

“It was good to speak to people many of whom have said they are struggling with the cost of living,” said Mrs Harman.

“I spoke with a woman who was heading to the bank needing three times more in her account than she actually had.

“I think a lot of people are fed up with this government and are looking to Labour to see if they have the solution.”

Mrs Harman also added her voice to calls for the Mayor Nick Martin to resign following alleged comments he made about the disabled.

She said: “I think people look towards the mayor as a representative of the town. It is not acceptable for him to make his remarks and continue so he must step down. ”
 

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1:10pm Sun 12 Jan 14

ging999 says...

Good old Harriet. Another Labour politician who will be remembered for about two seconds after she's kicked out of office. Can anyone remember anything that she's done?.
Good old Harriet. Another Labour politician who will be remembered for about two seconds after she's kicked out of office. Can anyone remember anything that she's done?. ging999
  • Score: 23

1:49pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Morsey says...

Yawn! Where's the other Coalition supporter(s) today ... they only comment when their employers are paying, perhaps??
Yawn! Where's the other Coalition supporter(s) today ... they only comment when their employers are paying, perhaps?? Morsey
  • Score: -15

2:20pm Sun 12 Jan 14

ChannelX says...

Morsey wrote:
Yawn! Where's the other Coalition supporter(s) today ... they only comment when their employers are paying, perhaps??
No doubt the Labour party have had local socialists like yourself on standby this weekend.

Did the delightful Mrs Harman bring her equally delightful husband with her to Swindon? I somehow doubt they have to worry too much about the cost of living:


Labour Party donations scandal

Jack Dromey was caught up in further financial scandals in 2007 as he was responsible for party finances, which included more than £630,000 in illegal donations from David Abrahams.

Dromey again claimed to know nothing of the donations, with critics wondering why he had not examined the issue more closely.

Harriet Harman, Dromey's wife, was also caught up in the affair, as her staff had solicited and accepted illegal donations totalling £5,000.


And let's hope Harman took the train to Swindon, rather than driving herself around the town:


In 2003, Harman was fined £400 and banned from driving for seven days after being convicted of driving at 99 mph (159 km/h) on a motorway, 29 mph (47 km/h) above the speed limit.

In 2007, Harman was issued with a £60 fixed penalty notice and given three penalty points on her licence for driving at 50 mph (80 km/h) in a temporary 40 mph (64 km/h) zone. Harman paid the fine several months late and avoided appearing at Ipswich magistrates court.

Harman was again caught breaking the speed limit the following April, this time in a 30 mph zone, receiving a further 3 points on her driving licence.

In January 2010, Harman pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention in relation to an incident on 3 July where she struck another vehicle whilst driving using a mobile phone, she admitted the offence in court becoming the first serving Cabinet minister in memory to plead guilty to a criminal offence.

In December 2010 it emerged that Harman was amongst 40 MPs who had secretly repaid wrongly claimed expenses between 2008 and 2010.


What a charming lady.
[quote][p][bold]Morsey[/bold] wrote: Yawn! Where's the other Coalition supporter(s) today ... they only comment when their employers are paying, perhaps??[/p][/quote]No doubt the Labour party have had local socialists like yourself on standby this weekend. Did the delightful Mrs Harman bring her equally delightful husband with her to Swindon? I somehow doubt they have to worry too much about the cost of living: [quote] Labour Party donations scandal Jack Dromey was caught up in further financial scandals in 2007 as he was responsible for party finances, which included more than £630,000 in illegal donations from David Abrahams. Dromey again claimed to know nothing of the donations, with critics wondering why he had not examined the issue more closely. Harriet Harman, Dromey's wife, was also caught up in the affair, as her staff had solicited and accepted illegal donations totalling £5,000.[/quote] And let's hope Harman took the train to Swindon, rather than driving herself around the town: [quote] In 2003, Harman was fined £400 and banned from driving for seven days after being convicted of driving at 99 mph (159 km/h) on a motorway, 29 mph (47 km/h) above the speed limit. In 2007, Harman was issued with a £60 fixed penalty notice and given three penalty points on her licence for driving at 50 mph (80 km/h) in a temporary 40 mph (64 km/h) zone. Harman paid the fine several months late and avoided appearing at Ipswich magistrates court. Harman was again caught breaking the speed limit the following April, this time in a 30 mph zone, receiving a further 3 points on her driving licence. In January 2010, Harman pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention in relation to an incident on 3 July where she struck another vehicle whilst driving using a mobile phone, she admitted the offence in court becoming the first serving Cabinet minister in memory to plead guilty to a criminal offence. In December 2010 it emerged that Harman was amongst 40 MPs who had secretly repaid wrongly claimed expenses between 2008 and 2010. [/quote] What a charming lady. ChannelX
  • Score: 24

2:53pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Davey Gravey says...

Thumbs........
Thumbs........ Davey Gravey
  • Score: -2

3:11pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Hmmmf says...

Harridan Harpie said:
I spoke with a woman who was heading to the bank needing three times more in her account than she actually had.

The woman's name wasn't Britannia, by any chance?
[quote][p][bold]Harridan Harpie[/bold] said: I spoke with a woman who was heading to the bank needing three times more in her account than she actually had. [/quote] The woman's name wasn't Britannia, by any chance? Hmmmf
  • Score: 5

3:25pm Sun 12 Jan 14

ChannelX says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
Thumbs........
...Fingers, hands and toes.

Was that the answer you were after?

Or are you childishly trying to imply people are 'messing about with them' yet again?

It's very clear that you manipulate them, it's just a lot more difficult to work out why you - and Empty Car Park - would bother doing it and why you're so obsessed with them.

Very odd.
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: Thumbs........[/p][/quote]...Fingers, hands and toes. Was that the answer you were after? Or are you childishly trying to imply people are 'messing about with them' yet again? It's very clear that you manipulate them, it's just a lot more difficult to work out why you - and Empty Car Park - would bother doing it and why you're so obsessed with them. Very odd. ChannelX
  • Score: 3

6:06pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Empty Car Park says...

Ringer / ChannelX
Pretty much everyone will guess that you are doing it.

I guess you think you're winning some sort of worthy contest on behalf of your fellow councillors.

All you're actually doing is demonstrating how corrupt and inept the organisation is.

You repeatedly claim to be unconcerned about my comments. Yet here you are again mentioning my login when I hadn't even commented on this thread.

Pointless goading from an idiotic councillor again.
You should get yourself a hobby.

I promise that I will continue to comment on these threads regardless of your pathetic goading.
Regardless of your threats or (to use your own term)
Robust treatment
Ringer / ChannelX Pretty much everyone will guess that you are doing it. I guess you think you're winning some sort of worthy contest on behalf of your fellow councillors. All you're actually doing is demonstrating how corrupt and inept the organisation is. You repeatedly claim to be unconcerned about my comments. Yet here you are again mentioning my login when I hadn't even commented on this thread. Pointless goading from an idiotic councillor again. You should get yourself a hobby. I promise that I will continue to comment on these threads regardless of your pathetic goading. Regardless of your threats or (to use your own term) Robust treatment Empty Car Park
  • Score: -4

10:39pm Sun 12 Jan 14

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

Perhaps someone need to remind Harriett Harmen about the cost to the people of the Labour government being in office for 13 years.

The massive deficit and subsequent debt run up with no intention of ever paying it back.

Before the labour supports go on about how the coalition haven't reduced the deficit by much, perhaps they should be asking how much of the deficit is paying down the bills and policies run up by labour. They should also recall the fact that the government were running a deficit through the "boom" years and before the financial crash that they use to claim nothing is their fault.
Perhaps someone need to remind Harriett Harmen about the cost to the people of the Labour government being in office for 13 years. The massive deficit and subsequent debt run up with no intention of ever paying it back. Before the labour supports go on about how the coalition haven't reduced the deficit by much, perhaps they should be asking how much of the deficit is paying down the bills and policies run up by labour. They should also recall the fact that the government were running a deficit through the "boom" years and before the financial crash that they use to claim nothing is their fault. LordAshOfTheBrake
  • Score: 8

7:01am Mon 13 Jan 14

RichardR1 says...

On things for sure the more Labour roll out the same politicians that failed so miserably last time the less they are likely to get back into power thank goodness. I had to laugh when Clegg, when asked about Balls, was reluctant to say what he really thought. Labour need to get rid of Red Ed, and Balls if they are to stand any chance of re-election.
On things for sure the more Labour roll out the same politicians that failed so miserably last time the less they are likely to get back into power thank goodness. I had to laugh when Clegg, when asked about Balls, was reluctant to say what he really thought. Labour need to get rid of Red Ed, and Balls if they are to stand any chance of re-election. RichardR1
  • Score: 6

9:25am Mon 13 Jan 14

ChannelX says...

Empty Car Park wrote:
Ringer / ChannelX
Pretty much everyone will guess that you are doing it.

I guess you think you're winning some sort of worthy contest on behalf of your fellow councillors.

All you're actually doing is demonstrating how corrupt and inept the organisation is.

You repeatedly claim to be unconcerned about my comments. Yet here you are again mentioning my login when I hadn't even commented on this thread.

Pointless goading from an idiotic councillor again.
You should get yourself a hobby.

I promise that I will continue to comment on these threads regardless of your pathetic goading.
Regardless of your threats or (to use your own term)
Robust treatment
What a strange man you are.
[quote][p][bold]Empty Car Park[/bold] wrote: Ringer / ChannelX Pretty much everyone will guess that you are doing it. I guess you think you're winning some sort of worthy contest on behalf of your fellow councillors. All you're actually doing is demonstrating how corrupt and inept the organisation is. You repeatedly claim to be unconcerned about my comments. Yet here you are again mentioning my login when I hadn't even commented on this thread. Pointless goading from an idiotic councillor again. You should get yourself a hobby. I promise that I will continue to comment on these threads regardless of your pathetic goading. Regardless of your threats or (to use your own term) Robust treatment[/p][/quote]What a strange man you are. ChannelX
  • Score: 5

10:17am Mon 13 Jan 14

Davey Gravey says...

RichardR1 wrote:
On things for sure the more Labour roll out the same politicians that failed so miserably last time the less they are likely to get back into power thank goodness. I had to laugh when Clegg, when asked about Balls, was reluctant to say what he really thought. Labour need to get rid of Red Ed, and Balls if they are to stand any chance of re-election.
Labour will win thanks to ukip. Ed balls will be chancellor
[quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: On things for sure the more Labour roll out the same politicians that failed so miserably last time the less they are likely to get back into power thank goodness. I had to laugh when Clegg, when asked about Balls, was reluctant to say what he really thought. Labour need to get rid of Red Ed, and Balls if they are to stand any chance of re-election.[/p][/quote]Labour will win thanks to ukip. Ed balls will be chancellor Davey Gravey
  • Score: -7

10:38am Mon 13 Jan 14

ChannelX says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
RichardR1 wrote:
On things for sure the more Labour roll out the same politicians that failed so miserably last time the less they are likely to get back into power thank goodness. I had to laugh when Clegg, when asked about Balls, was reluctant to say what he really thought. Labour need to get rid of Red Ed, and Balls if they are to stand any chance of re-election.
Labour will win thanks to ukip. Ed balls will be chancellor
TROLL
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: On things for sure the more Labour roll out the same politicians that failed so miserably last time the less they are likely to get back into power thank goodness. I had to laugh when Clegg, when asked about Balls, was reluctant to say what he really thought. Labour need to get rid of Red Ed, and Balls if they are to stand any chance of re-election.[/p][/quote]Labour will win thanks to ukip. Ed balls will be chancellor[/p][/quote]TROLL ChannelX
  • Score: 4

11:05am Mon 13 Jan 14

Davey Gravey says...

Man of many log ins and well known trouble maker calling someone commenting on the article a troll. Oh the irony....
Man of many log ins and well known trouble maker calling someone commenting on the article a troll. Oh the irony.... Davey Gravey
  • Score: -2

11:13am Mon 13 Jan 14

ChannelX says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
Man of many log ins and well known trouble maker calling someone commenting on the article a troll. Oh the irony....
And back to lying about me, again.

I use one login, and one login alone, at any one time on this site. You may not believe it, that's not my problem.

Now, please, stop trolling.
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: Man of many log ins and well known trouble maker calling someone commenting on the article a troll. Oh the irony....[/p][/quote]And back to lying about me, again. I use one login, and one login alone, at any one time on this site. You may not believe it, that's not my problem. Now, please, stop trolling. ChannelX
  • Score: 3

12:22pm Mon 13 Jan 14

A.Baron-Cohen says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
RichardR1 wrote:
On things for sure the more Labour roll out the same politicians that failed so miserably last time the less they are likely to get back into power thank goodness. I had to laugh when Clegg, when asked about Balls, was reluctant to say what he really thought. Labour need to get rid of Red Ed, and Balls if they are to stand any chance of re-election.
Labour will win thanks to ukip. Ed balls will be chancellor
As sad as this prospect might be, it is now inevitable.
The debate around immigration and EU membership is securing Labour access to power.
If the Conservatives want to have a decent chance to win, they need to concentrate on peoples problems.
It is all very well to find scapegoats but this is not fixing the problems!
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: On things for sure the more Labour roll out the same politicians that failed so miserably last time the less they are likely to get back into power thank goodness. I had to laugh when Clegg, when asked about Balls, was reluctant to say what he really thought. Labour need to get rid of Red Ed, and Balls if they are to stand any chance of re-election.[/p][/quote]Labour will win thanks to ukip. Ed balls will be chancellor[/p][/quote]As sad as this prospect might be, it is now inevitable. The debate around immigration and EU membership is securing Labour access to power. If the Conservatives want to have a decent chance to win, they need to concentrate on peoples problems. It is all very well to find scapegoats but this is not fixing the problems! A.Baron-Cohen
  • Score: 0

12:33pm Mon 13 Jan 14

ChannelX says...


The debate around immigration and EU membership is securing Labour access to power.


Are you sure? Labour have now begun their campaign around limiting immigration (which they know they can't actually do without the UK leaving the EU).

There will ultimately have to be a referendum on membership of the EU and I'd imagine you're as aware of what the result will be as everyone else is, hence both Labour and the Tories continually putting off that referendum.
[quote] The debate around immigration and EU membership is securing Labour access to power. [/quote] Are you sure? Labour have now begun their campaign around limiting immigration (which they know they can't actually do without the UK leaving the EU). There will ultimately have to be a referendum on membership of the EU and I'd imagine you're as aware of what the result will be as everyone else is, hence both Labour and the Tories continually putting off that referendum. ChannelX
  • Score: 3

12:50pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Empty Car Park says...

If anyone wants to discuss this event in an adult manner, try the following thread
http://www.talkswind
on.org/index.php?top
ic=9709.msg98818;top
icseen#msg98818

You will see that whilst there are negative views towards Labour there is not the troll factor as on here.
If anyone wants to discuss this event in an adult manner, try the following thread http://www.talkswind on.org/index.php?top ic=9709.msg98818;top icseen#msg98818 You will see that whilst there are negative views towards Labour there is not the troll factor as on here. Empty Car Park
  • Score: -7

12:56pm Mon 13 Jan 14

A.Baron-Cohen says...

ChannelX wrote:

The debate around immigration and EU membership is securing Labour access to power.


Are you sure? Labour have now begun their campaign around limiting immigration (which they know they can't actually do without the UK leaving the EU).

There will ultimately have to be a referendum on membership of the EU and I'd imagine you're as aware of what the result will be as everyone else is, hence both Labour and the Tories continually putting off that referendum.
It is natural to turn to protectionism, however it has never worked and actually made problems worse, leading to armed conflicts.
The free movement of capital, services, goods and labour are the greatest drivers of Economic progress, these are the 4 pillars of the market economy.
The UK does not have a problem with immigrants, it has a problem with its welfare.
If Britain decides to leave the EU so be it, however the concept of being stronger together still applies so the Scots might take a different view then....
For Swindon, do we expect Alcatel Lucent, Honda and BMW to remain if we leave the EU? well that remains to be seen, if it is this a gamble that people are prepared to take, well they certainly will have the choice to decide for themselves....
[quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: [quote] The debate around immigration and EU membership is securing Labour access to power. [/quote] Are you sure? Labour have now begun their campaign around limiting immigration (which they know they can't actually do without the UK leaving the EU). There will ultimately have to be a referendum on membership of the EU and I'd imagine you're as aware of what the result will be as everyone else is, hence both Labour and the Tories continually putting off that referendum.[/p][/quote]It is natural to turn to protectionism, however it has never worked and actually made problems worse, leading to armed conflicts. The free movement of capital, services, goods and labour are the greatest drivers of Economic progress, these are the 4 pillars of the market economy. The UK does not have a problem with immigrants, it has a problem with its welfare. If Britain decides to leave the EU so be it, however the concept of being stronger together still applies so the Scots might take a different view then.... For Swindon, do we expect Alcatel Lucent, Honda and BMW to remain if we leave the EU? well that remains to be seen, if it is this a gamble that people are prepared to take, well they certainly will have the choice to decide for themselves.... A.Baron-Cohen
  • Score: 0

1:02pm Mon 13 Jan 14

ChannelX says...

Empty Car Park wrote:
If anyone wants to discuss this event in an adult manner, try the following thread
http://www.talkswind

on.org/index.php?top

ic=9709.msg98818;top

icseen#msg98818

You will see that whilst there are negative views towards Labour there is not the troll factor as on here.
As ever, it was you and Davey Gravey that trolled and tried to derail this thread.

The evidence of that is very clear in the posts above.

No surprise that you're now desperate to try and get people to view your Labour party forum's 'version' of this event. Sad. When will you learn that you cannot control views that are not the same as yours?
[quote][p][bold]Empty Car Park[/bold] wrote: If anyone wants to discuss this event in an adult manner, try the following thread http://www.talkswind on.org/index.php?top ic=9709.msg98818;top icseen#msg98818 You will see that whilst there are negative views towards Labour there is not the troll factor as on here.[/p][/quote]As ever, it was you and Davey Gravey that trolled and tried to derail this thread. The evidence of that is very clear in the posts above. No surprise that you're now desperate to try and get people to view your Labour party forum's 'version' of this event. Sad. When will you learn that you cannot control views that are not the same as yours? ChannelX
  • Score: 2

1:20pm Mon 13 Jan 14

ChannelX says...

Ah, I see Davey and/or Empty Car Park have been rigging the voting again - despite those two being the only people remotely interested in it.
Ah, I see Davey and/or Empty Car Park have been rigging the voting again - despite those two being the only people remotely interested in it. ChannelX
  • Score: 2

2:01pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Davey Gravey says...

I'm so good at tampering with the thumbs that my posts get numerous thumbs down quickly compared to the troll who gets the same thumbs up very quickly.
The fact is I do not tamper with them. End of.
I'm so good at tampering with the thumbs that my posts get numerous thumbs down quickly compared to the troll who gets the same thumbs up very quickly. The fact is I do not tamper with them. End of. Davey Gravey
  • Score: -3

3:13pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Empty Car Park says...

ChannelX wrote:
Empty Car Park wrote:
Ringer / ChannelX
Pretty much everyone will guess that you are doing it.

I guess you think you're winning some sort of worthy contest on behalf of your fellow councillors.

All you're actually doing is demonstrating how corrupt and inept the organisation is.

You repeatedly claim to be unconcerned about my comments. Yet here you are again mentioning my login when I hadn't even commented on this thread.

Pointless goading from an idiotic councillor again.
You should get yourself a hobby.

I promise that I will continue to comment on these threads regardless of your pathetic goading.
Regardless of your threats or (to use your own term)
Robust treatment
What a strange man you are.
Wow! How "robust".
You must have a rigorous moisturising regime
[quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Empty Car Park[/bold] wrote: Ringer / ChannelX Pretty much everyone will guess that you are doing it. I guess you think you're winning some sort of worthy contest on behalf of your fellow councillors. All you're actually doing is demonstrating how corrupt and inept the organisation is. You repeatedly claim to be unconcerned about my comments. Yet here you are again mentioning my login when I hadn't even commented on this thread. Pointless goading from an idiotic councillor again. You should get yourself a hobby. I promise that I will continue to comment on these threads regardless of your pathetic goading. Regardless of your threats or (to use your own term) Robust treatment[/p][/quote]What a strange man you are.[/p][/quote]Wow! How "robust". You must have a rigorous moisturising regime Empty Car Park
  • Score: -5

3:48pm Mon 13 Jan 14

ChannelX says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
I'm so good at tampering with the thumbs that my posts get numerous thumbs down quickly compared to the troll who gets the same thumbs up very quickly.
The fact is I do not tamper with them. End of.
Yes, you do. Even worse, you accuse others of it.
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: I'm so good at tampering with the thumbs that my posts get numerous thumbs down quickly compared to the troll who gets the same thumbs up very quickly. The fact is I do not tamper with them. End of.[/p][/quote]Yes, you do. Even worse, you accuse others of it. ChannelX
  • Score: 3

3:48pm Mon 13 Jan 14

ChannelX says...

Empty Car Park wrote:
ChannelX wrote:
Empty Car Park wrote:
Ringer / ChannelX
Pretty much everyone will guess that you are doing it.

I guess you think you're winning some sort of worthy contest on behalf of your fellow councillors.

All you're actually doing is demonstrating how corrupt and inept the organisation is.

You repeatedly claim to be unconcerned about my comments. Yet here you are again mentioning my login when I hadn't even commented on this thread.

Pointless goading from an idiotic councillor again.
You should get yourself a hobby.

I promise that I will continue to comment on these threads regardless of your pathetic goading.
Regardless of your threats or (to use your own term)
Robust treatment
What a strange man you are.
Wow! How "robust".
You must have a rigorous moisturising regime
What a strange man you are.
[quote][p][bold]Empty Car Park[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Empty Car Park[/bold] wrote: Ringer / ChannelX Pretty much everyone will guess that you are doing it. I guess you think you're winning some sort of worthy contest on behalf of your fellow councillors. All you're actually doing is demonstrating how corrupt and inept the organisation is. You repeatedly claim to be unconcerned about my comments. Yet here you are again mentioning my login when I hadn't even commented on this thread. Pointless goading from an idiotic councillor again. You should get yourself a hobby. I promise that I will continue to comment on these threads regardless of your pathetic goading. Regardless of your threats or (to use your own term) Robust treatment[/p][/quote]What a strange man you are.[/p][/quote]Wow! How "robust". You must have a rigorous moisturising regime[/p][/quote]What a strange man you are. ChannelX
  • Score: 3

4:01pm Mon 13 Jan 14

The Real Librarian says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
RichardR1 wrote: On things for sure the more Labour roll out the same politicians that failed so miserably last time the less they are likely to get back into power thank goodness. I had to laugh when Clegg, when asked about Balls, was reluctant to say what he really thought. Labour need to get rid of Red Ed, and Balls if they are to stand any chance of re-election.
Labour will win thanks to ukip. Ed balls will be chancellor
Is that the same Ed Balls who went to a party dressed as a member of the SS?

Is that the same Ed Balls married to Yvette Cooper MP, who bought a four bedroom house in Stoke Newington, and registered this as their second home (rather than their home in Castleford, West Yorkshire) in order to qualify for up to £44,000 a year to subsidise a reported £438,000 mortgage under the Commons Additional Costs Allowance, of which they claimed £24,400. Both worked in London full-time and their children attended local London schools.

Balls and Cooper "flipped" the designation of their second home three times within the space of two years

In June 2008 they were referred to the Standards Commissioner over allegations that they were claiming expenses for what was effectively their main home in London,
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: On things for sure the more Labour roll out the same politicians that failed so miserably last time the less they are likely to get back into power thank goodness. I had to laugh when Clegg, when asked about Balls, was reluctant to say what he really thought. Labour need to get rid of Red Ed, and Balls if they are to stand any chance of re-election.[/p][/quote]Labour will win thanks to ukip. Ed balls will be chancellor[/p][/quote]Is that the same Ed Balls who went to a party dressed as a member of the SS? Is that the same Ed Balls married to Yvette Cooper MP, who bought a four bedroom house in Stoke Newington, and registered this as their second home (rather than their home in Castleford, West Yorkshire) in order to qualify for up to £44,000 a year to subsidise a reported £438,000 mortgage under the Commons Additional Costs Allowance, of which they claimed £24,400. Both worked in London full-time and their children attended local London schools. Balls and Cooper "flipped" the designation of their second home three times within the space of two years In June 2008 they were referred to the Standards Commissioner over allegations that they were claiming expenses for what was effectively their main home in London, The Real Librarian
  • Score: 4

4:32pm Mon 13 Jan 14

A.Baron-Cohen says...

The Real Librarian wrote:
Davey Gravey wrote:
RichardR1 wrote: On things for sure the more Labour roll out the same politicians that failed so miserably last time the less they are likely to get back into power thank goodness. I had to laugh when Clegg, when asked about Balls, was reluctant to say what he really thought. Labour need to get rid of Red Ed, and Balls if they are to stand any chance of re-election.
Labour will win thanks to ukip. Ed balls will be chancellor
Is that the same Ed Balls who went to a party dressed as a member of the SS?

Is that the same Ed Balls married to Yvette Cooper MP, who bought a four bedroom house in Stoke Newington, and registered this as their second home (rather than their home in Castleford, West Yorkshire) in order to qualify for up to £44,000 a year to subsidise a reported £438,000 mortgage under the Commons Additional Costs Allowance, of which they claimed £24,400. Both worked in London full-time and their children attended local London schools.

Balls and Cooper "flipped" the designation of their second home three times within the space of two years

In June 2008 they were referred to the Standards Commissioner over allegations that they were claiming expenses for what was effectively their main home in London,
We have had enough of this in the past.....all parties are involved.
Do we want Ed Balls as chancellor, well most would say no but considering the way politics are going right now, frankly I cannot see the Tories win the next GE
[quote][p][bold]The Real Librarian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: On things for sure the more Labour roll out the same politicians that failed so miserably last time the less they are likely to get back into power thank goodness. I had to laugh when Clegg, when asked about Balls, was reluctant to say what he really thought. Labour need to get rid of Red Ed, and Balls if they are to stand any chance of re-election.[/p][/quote]Labour will win thanks to ukip. Ed balls will be chancellor[/p][/quote]Is that the same Ed Balls who went to a party dressed as a member of the SS? Is that the same Ed Balls married to Yvette Cooper MP, who bought a four bedroom house in Stoke Newington, and registered this as their second home (rather than their home in Castleford, West Yorkshire) in order to qualify for up to £44,000 a year to subsidise a reported £438,000 mortgage under the Commons Additional Costs Allowance, of which they claimed £24,400. Both worked in London full-time and their children attended local London schools. Balls and Cooper "flipped" the designation of their second home three times within the space of two years In June 2008 they were referred to the Standards Commissioner over allegations that they were claiming expenses for what was effectively their main home in London,[/p][/quote]We have had enough of this in the past.....all parties are involved. Do we want Ed Balls as chancellor, well most would say no but considering the way politics are going right now, frankly I cannot see the Tories win the next GE A.Baron-Cohen
  • Score: -1

6:27pm Mon 13 Jan 14

ChannelX says...

That's how Labour work... as is evidenced by Harman's little piece of street theatre in Swindon the other day.

Their entire campaign will be based around the 'cost of living crisis' (which is largely nonsense - prices always go up) and then, if you vote Labour back in to power, they will somehow come along and give you lots more money (presumably for doing nothing other than you're doing now).

It's how they secure the benefits vote and it now seems they're happy to openly tell everyone they'll just bribe them in return for votes.

Of course, it's all utter nonsense but does rather suggest Labour would AGAIN be keen to bankrupt the nation if we were daft enough to let Miliband, Balls and Harman have another go.

The problem is, Labour know that plenty of people will simply hear, 'We'll give you more money', believe the lies and vote accordingly.

Very sad, really.
That's how Labour work... as is evidenced by Harman's little piece of street theatre in Swindon the other day. Their entire campaign will be based around the 'cost of living crisis' (which is largely nonsense - prices always go up) and then, if you vote Labour back in to power, they will somehow come along and give you lots more money (presumably for doing nothing other than you're doing now). It's how they secure the benefits vote and it now seems they're happy to openly tell everyone they'll just bribe them in return for votes. Of course, it's all utter nonsense but does rather suggest Labour would AGAIN be keen to bankrupt the nation if we were daft enough to let Miliband, Balls and Harman have another go. The problem is, Labour know that plenty of people will simply hear, 'We'll give you more money', believe the lies and vote accordingly. Very sad, really. ChannelX
  • Score: 2

6:28pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Empty Car Park says...

Ringer says
What a strange man you are.


....so you keep on saying
Yawn

Is that the height of your "robust treatment" ?
Ringer says [quote]What a strange man you are.[/quote] ....so you keep on saying Yawn Is that the height of your "robust treatment" ? Empty Car Park
  • Score: -3

5:43am Tue 14 Jan 14

ChannelX says...

Empty Car Park wrote:
Ringer says
What a strange man you are.


....so you keep on saying
Yawn

Is that the height of your "robust treatment" ?
What a strange man you are.
[quote][p][bold]Empty Car Park[/bold] wrote: Ringer says [quote]What a strange man you are.[/quote] ....so you keep on saying Yawn Is that the height of your "robust treatment" ?[/p][/quote]What a strange man you are. ChannelX
  • Score: 2

9:02am Tue 14 Jan 14

A.Baron-Cohen says...

ChannelX wrote:
That's how Labour work... as is evidenced by Harman's little piece of street theatre in Swindon the other day.

Their entire campaign will be based around the 'cost of living crisis' (which is largely nonsense - prices always go up) and then, if you vote Labour back in to power, they will somehow come along and give you lots more money (presumably for doing nothing other than you're doing now).

It's how they secure the benefits vote and it now seems they're happy to openly tell everyone they'll just bribe them in return for votes.

Of course, it's all utter nonsense but does rather suggest Labour would AGAIN be keen to bankrupt the nation if we were daft enough to let Miliband, Balls and Harman have another go.

The problem is, Labour know that plenty of people will simply hear, 'We'll give you more money', believe the lies and vote accordingly.

Very sad, really.
For millions the cost of living crisis is a daily reality......
[quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: That's how Labour work... as is evidenced by Harman's little piece of street theatre in Swindon the other day. Their entire campaign will be based around the 'cost of living crisis' (which is largely nonsense - prices always go up) and then, if you vote Labour back in to power, they will somehow come along and give you lots more money (presumably for doing nothing other than you're doing now). It's how they secure the benefits vote and it now seems they're happy to openly tell everyone they'll just bribe them in return for votes. Of course, it's all utter nonsense but does rather suggest Labour would AGAIN be keen to bankrupt the nation if we were daft enough to let Miliband, Balls and Harman have another go. The problem is, Labour know that plenty of people will simply hear, 'We'll give you more money', believe the lies and vote accordingly. Very sad, really.[/p][/quote]For millions the cost of living crisis is a daily reality...... A.Baron-Cohen
  • Score: -2

9:36am Tue 14 Jan 14

ChannelX says...

A.Baron-Cohen wrote:
ChannelX wrote:
That's how Labour work... as is evidenced by Harman's little piece of street theatre in Swindon the other day.

Their entire campaign will be based around the 'cost of living crisis' (which is largely nonsense - prices always go up) and then, if you vote Labour back in to power, they will somehow come along and give you lots more money (presumably for doing nothing other than you're doing now).

It's how they secure the benefits vote and it now seems they're happy to openly tell everyone they'll just bribe them in return for votes.

Of course, it's all utter nonsense but does rather suggest Labour would AGAIN be keen to bankrupt the nation if we were daft enough to let Miliband, Balls and Harman have another go.

The problem is, Labour know that plenty of people will simply hear, 'We'll give you more money', believe the lies and vote accordingly.

Very sad, really.
For millions the cost of living crisis is a daily reality......
No, for millions the cost of living is a reality, as it always has been and always will be.

If you can remember a time when everyone walked around thinking, 'I have plenty of money to pay for everything I want and need and never have to worry about any bills or anything', please enlighten me.

The cost of living 'crisis' is purely a buzzword campaign puked up by the ever more desperate Labour party... a party that only knows how to say, 'We'll give you more money' in order to win votes.

Ironically, it was one of their last government ministers who left the note explaining that Labour had spent all the money and there's none left.

So it makes you wonder how they're going to come good on their bribe promises (although, of course, they're not going to).
[quote][p][bold]A.Baron-Cohen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: That's how Labour work... as is evidenced by Harman's little piece of street theatre in Swindon the other day. Their entire campaign will be based around the 'cost of living crisis' (which is largely nonsense - prices always go up) and then, if you vote Labour back in to power, they will somehow come along and give you lots more money (presumably for doing nothing other than you're doing now). It's how they secure the benefits vote and it now seems they're happy to openly tell everyone they'll just bribe them in return for votes. Of course, it's all utter nonsense but does rather suggest Labour would AGAIN be keen to bankrupt the nation if we were daft enough to let Miliband, Balls and Harman have another go. The problem is, Labour know that plenty of people will simply hear, 'We'll give you more money', believe the lies and vote accordingly. Very sad, really.[/p][/quote]For millions the cost of living crisis is a daily reality......[/p][/quote]No, for millions the cost of living is a reality, as it always has been and always will be. If you can remember a time when everyone walked around thinking, 'I have plenty of money to pay for everything I want and need and never have to worry about any bills or anything', please enlighten me. The cost of living 'crisis' is purely a buzzword campaign puked up by the ever more desperate Labour party... a party that only knows how to say, 'We'll give you more money' in order to win votes. Ironically, it was one of their last government ministers who left the note explaining that Labour had spent all the money and there's none left. So it makes you wonder how they're going to come good on their bribe promises (although, of course, they're not going to). ChannelX
  • Score: 1

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