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1 week ago @ Conservative Home - Alistair Lexden: How C... · 0 replies · +1 points

I wouldn't have thought Mr Gladstone (or Mr Asquith) were to blame for the failure of their legislation, I'd blame the ascendancy for alienating the Irish in the first place. What fools we were for not early accepting a solution (excluding Ulster is need be, as the Asquith proposals would have done) that could have kept the British family of nations together, of which Ireland is very much a part, instead of all the pointless rancour. We can't be turning our Irish cousins into foreigners again.

1 week ago @ Conservative Home - Fresh Start: Rewards o... · 0 replies · +1 points

So basically it'll be even more wasteful and environmentally ruinous than what exists now?

Brexiteers' strongest card is the CAP/CFP (and Turkey). But you undermine your own point by proposing policies that are even worse. I tell my Leave friends that what Boris, Nige et al have planned is even worse. If you seriously imagine Roger Helmer and Owen Paterson as the men who are going to prevent the next flood being as bad as the last one, I've got news for you.

In general, what direction do you think the rEU would take after Brexit? Not one that anyone would want to see, but I've never seen an honest explanation of what Leavers actually think will happen.

4 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - Why America's next Pre... · 0 replies · +1 points

I'd support Gary Johnson, Killary is a neocon warmonger, no one even knows what Trump would do except he's too unpredictable and impulsive and all his instincts are wrong.

Bernie would stop the illegal wars but his opposition to free trade would damage the interests of poor people in the developing world who want to better their lot and wouldn't help working-class americans. Vote Johnson so we can have peace and prosperity, another Mr Gladstone for our times.

4 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - It's good news that th... · 0 replies · +1 points

,Let's get out of the EU, scrap all the red tape and bureaucracy and we'll all be quids in without the green crap!

Do what Mark Wallace say, Vote Leave and get fracked.

4 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - Chris Grayling: Why Ob... · 3 replies · +1 points

"Some of the great international partnerships have been between the leaders of our two countries. Roosevelt and Churchill. Truman and Attlee. Thatcher and Reagan. Leaders who worked together to shape the world in which they lived."

You forgot to mention bLiar and Shrubya, because that subservience to America is what "Atlanticist" neocon Brxiteers want, just like subservience to Russia is what UKIP want.

5 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - Lord Ashcroft: 'Scarem... · 0 replies · +1 points

I live in Stoke and I'll be voting to Remain

Given that you've repeatedly been trounced in local elections, you're hardly a barometer of local opinion, mate.

7 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - Zac was crushed and lo... · 0 replies · +1 points

You're not wrong there, I suspect Zac regrets having become a partisan Tory and voting for things like the bedroom tax, which you'd better believe several Khan voters had in mind.

I still like him, he knows Crosbyism doesn't work and as a liberal environmentalist I want him to raise his voice as a Tory environmentalist, the issue is too important to be monopolised by socialists.So there are hopes that he will become a better campaigner, against flops like HS2 and the third runway, than a mayoral candidate.

9 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - Does Farage think that... · 0 replies · +1 points

"English Democrats", more like, given that they're very weak outside England, many of them are explicitly against the British union and I'd wager the majority would accept Scottish seperatism from the United Kingddom if it advanced their pet cause.

The "loyalists" of UKIP are, even though some of their fans won't want to hear it, from an objective point of view an English nationalist outfit who threaten that United Kingdom which has been so successful down the centuries. Yes, there are Whiggish libertarians in Vote Leave but we'd end up a shrunken rump state laughed off the world stage. Hannan, Carswell, etc are fantasists if they think leaving will produce an outward-looking, libertarian, successful Britain.

The Tories have almost destroyed the British union once and seemingly want another go.