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laresident
laresident
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Re: Jeremy Corbyn
Sep 13, 2015, 23:06
I notice there haven't been any riots in Britain this summer. I would like to think that the energy has been channelled into politics, with admirable results.
Sin Agog
Sin Agog
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Edited Sep 13, 2015, 23:58
Re: Jeremy Corbyn
Sep 13, 2015, 23:58
There are few people who could list 24 political beliefs and find me in agreement with every one of them, but it seems Corbyn's one such person: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34209478

I guess he really is a decent guy. He reminds me of me. ;)
tjj
tjj
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Edited Sep 14, 2015, 19:53
Re: Jeremy Corbyn
Sep 14, 2015, 00:07
OK! Point taken about the Suzanne Moore article, I threw it in at the end of my post just for fun.

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Toni Torino
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Re: Jeremy Corbyn
Sep 14, 2015, 08:45
Hehehehe!
Astralcat
Astralcat
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Edited Sep 14, 2015, 08:51
Re: Jeremy Corbyn
Sep 14, 2015, 08:49
Point is, I'm not actually irate about immigration at all - it's a very good thing. My beef is with massive building to cope with the ever increasing population levels in general, collective numbers, and where I live, woodlands and fields are being built on and swallowed up at frightening rate. Villages are beginning to merge with large towns and obviously the victim here is nature and wildlife. It won't stay rural for that much longer at this rate, and don't even get me started on the rise of GM that is directly linked to the issue.
thispoison
thispoison
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Edited Sep 14, 2015, 08:57
Re: Jeremy Corbyn
Sep 14, 2015, 08:55
England starts to wake up (Scotland got there last year - eejits like Sanshee excepted). Just another 60 million to go.

Best of luck to the redoubtable Mr Corbyn. I wouldn't vote Labour myself (we already have a socially progressive left wing party in power up here - despite what dolts like Sanshee would have you believe). But he could ppossibly be the best thing to happen to English politics in my lifetime.

Now just watch what all branches of the establishment media - in particular the fucking BBC - do to try to destroy him. It's gonna be relentless, and I hope, another wake-up call to our Southern neighbors.

Remember, Nicola Sturgeon was described as "the most dangerous woman in Britain" for daring to win seats in Westminster, and then use them to influence politics in Scotland - and the UK as a whole - away from Austerity and Nuclear re-armament.

That's gonna seem like a picnic compared to what's coming Corbyn's way.

But rememember:

"Their books of history are fairy tales" (Dexys Midnight Runners)
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"The People Have The Power" (Patti Smith)
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"They've got the guns, but we've got the numbers" (The Doors)
Sin Agog
Sin Agog
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Re: Jeremy Corbyn
Sep 14, 2015, 11:24
Is that a result of immigration? As everyone keeps saying, the vast majority of immigrants tend to flock to the cities as that's where the jobs are at. Our countryside being overtaken, if it is, seems much more a result of this insane Free Market philosophy of the public should own nothing, and everything, from our eyelids to our toenails, should have a price tag on it. I've actually walked from Brighton to around Newcastle before (I was gunning for Scotland, but bottled out) and the actual size of cities and towns in relation to the surrounding countryside tends to be surprisingly small. Not that most of the locals know that- they're so ensconced in their Kafka world of bricks they mentally imagine the world is built of wall-to-wall cities. They have that effect on you. There are so many ways we could improve housing if we were willing to do things like implement caps on how many you can own, and how much you can charge for them, as well as utilise some of the land (generally not country soil) councils own, but we're living in the demented philosophy of cats like Milton Friedman and Adam Smith, so that's not likely to happen until someone like Corbyn gets to flex his muscles.
Captain Starlet
Captain Starlet
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Re: Jeremy Corbyn
Sep 14, 2015, 16:20
What issue am I dodging? I've no problem with immigration, I do feel it should be spread equally throughout the country though and not put them all in one place. Where I live we have about 500 asylum seeker, Witney has 1. Not exactly spreading it equally is it?
Sanctuary
Sanctuary
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Re: Jeremy Corbyn
Sep 15, 2015, 09:18
Captain Starlet wrote:
What issue am I dodging? I've no problem with immigration, I do feel it should be spread equally throughout the country though and not put them all in one place. Where I live we have about 500 asylum seeker, Witney has 1. Not exactly spreading it equally is it?


Irrespective of our individual points of view the fact remains we have a national shortage of housing which is a major problem in itself without an influx of refugees/immigrants, but you'd have to be a pretty callous person to turn your back on them and I'm sure nobody here would take that point of view. But, where is the housing coming from if we can't afford it now and how will those already desperate for housing feel when they do find the means and the accommodation goes to said refugees and not to them. It's a tricky one isn't it and you're damned if you do or damned if you don't.
I agree with you 100% over the placement of them because I lived in Southampton for many years and like other areas of the country separate 'communities' became formed in the already poorer areas because of major influxes and slowed down the integrating process until a generation or two later. Spread out more this would not have happened IMO.
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