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1 day ago @ Conservative Home - Iain Dale: A week in w... · 2 replies · +1 points

EPIC DALE has brought about historic agreement between Jews and Arabs.

They both think he's a bellend.

1 week ago @ Conservative Home - James Heappey: May is ... · 1 reply · +1 points

It proves that some climate change is natural, not that it's all natural, that the freak weater, floods, droughts we've seen across the world are all coincidence.

Not just carbon emissions, but also pollution and mismanagement of land that's made the floods even worse than they would otherwise have been.

So you don't like the socialist agenda of many "greens", neither do I. But that's a reason for liberals and conservatives to get involved in the environment debate, not pretend it isn't happening.

Have a look at this:

It makes no sense I can see, Tories talk about responsibility, living within our means and not passing on debts to future generations, yet their environmental policies are the opposite of this, they think they can keep taking from nature and give nothing back, as if pollution wasn't a way of saddling future generations with a debt that if it goes too far can never be repaid.

3 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - Mohammed Amin: Integra... · 1 reply · +1 points

There was one in 2003 though

4 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - Quentin Letts: Europhi... · 0 replies · +1 points

Letts not.

5 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - Frank Young: May's soc... · 0 replies · +1 points

You're not wrong there, and it's also bad for some jobs to be monopolised by men or women.

Most notably, the whole culture in which men don't become primary school teachers, or try to. If a boy doesn't have a father at home he can at least have successful men to look up to in some way. Unfortunately it is seen as un-manly to enter various jobs in teaching and caring, and those men who do take up such jobs are, bizarrely, viewed with suspicion. A drive to recruit men to such jobs would be very useful in that sense. We are opening up jobs to qualified women that have historically been men's preserve, but it hasn't happened enough the other way round and we see what happens when a boy isn't taught how to be a good man by seeing good men living out the roles a 21st-century man is called upon to.

You don't have to be a Sir Bufton Tufton type to think family breakdown is bad. But I'd argue that this is mainly not down to social liberalism, but to the inability of men to make a living in a heavily casualised workforce in which permanent jobs are scarce. And you can debate the causes of that, but it's a problem that should be discussed and the "right" has tended to either avoid or blame it all on immigration, rather than ask other questions about the economy and society we live in.

6 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - The arts thrive - as c... · 0 replies · +1 points

There should be free access to museums to underline the fact that even the poorest in society can access culture, and those of us who can afford should donate as much as they can. The fact is, if you don't want subsidies, do you donate to the museum and hit the donation box on an artist's website? Because any other way, some people will be shut out for financial reasons, which isn't right.

That is the sort of thing that's unacceptable, and we almost lost the Wedgwood Museum here in Stoke. It is thus the responsibility of lovers of the arts, if they have any money, to make voluntary donations to keep it free at the point of access. It is a delight that when I go to the museum here and the equally excellent museum in Birmingham people of all races & classes are to be found, but that's not guaranteed forever.

7 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - Iain Dale: The UKIP le... · 0 replies · +1 points

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8 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - Mohammed Amin: Most cr... · 0 replies · +1 points

A case can certainly be made for banning foreign funding of mosques as well. Unfortunately this government's shameful coddling of Islamist dictators (as long as they're reasuringly rich) is notorious and even Comrade Corbyn has pointed this out.

If you don't like Islamism, stop selling arms to Islamists and allowing them to fund propaganda in this country and stop illegally invading secular regimes as in 2003 and as Dave tried to do in 2013, and tragically Killary Clinton wants to do now.

9 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - Lord Ashcroft’s Repu... · 0 replies · +1 points

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