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#121 Old 04-24-2010, 06:40 AM
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He addressed the major issues about swamping NHS or local resources by saying he'd direct immigrants to areas that can cope with it. That works in principle but you can't exactly force people to stick to a certain area, and naturally immigrants want to live with other immigrants from their area so they have people to share common interests with and not feel so alone or overwhelmed.

I think the Lib Dem's solution is to issue area-specific work permits, like they do in Canada.

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#122 Old 04-24-2010, 06:46 AM
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That sounds sensible. I agree with Nick
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[youtube]EKFTtYx2OHc[/youtube]




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#124 Old 04-24-2010, 11:33 AM
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That's excellent!



"He said... yah."
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#125 Old 04-25-2010, 12:08 PM
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Excellent video posted beanstew!



I agree with the amnesty idea wholeheartedly, and Brown annoyed me, because he didn't appear to understand the issue with his dull, repetitive comments! This is a dumb link, but American Apparel have been running their 'Legalise LA' campaign for a few years now, that aims to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants in Los Angeles. I'm not sure if the situation is the same here, but it seems that in LA tax is taken out of 'illegals' pay regardless of their status in some cases. I'm not sure if that occurs here but I think - if people want to pay into the system (or already are unknowingly) then they should get the benefits we all receive.



Rat Race: it is that issue of people coming to this country to fill the vacuum of jobs that many British people won't do. Its odd, because it is the same people who become enamored with the BNP. Like they can't see that maybe it is they who are part of the 'problem'.

I work on the High St and I think there is a bit of tension between the European community and the English community on the city centre estates, whihc is probably the origin of many comments I hear. According to them, the English are angels and the E.Europeans are nothing but...well. I can't type it here. There is good and bad in every community, I just wish people would see that rather than blanket generalisations.



I got the BNP leaflet in the post the other day and tore it to shreds. I think my friend who had come round to my house with me thought I was bananas!
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#126 Old 05-03-2010, 07:54 AM
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New Scientist has an interesting article on different electoral systems here.

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#127 Old 05-04-2010, 02:07 AM
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For those of you who are not happy about the prospect of the Tories winning a majority, here's a tactical voting guide for 'too close to call' districts. It suggests whom to vote for (Lib Dem or Labour) to keep the tories from winning a particular seat based on local polls.



Take a look: http://videos.icnetwork.co.uk/m4/Tac...ng%20guide.pdf
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#128 Old 05-06-2010, 12:35 AM
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It is done. I voted LD on the way to work. I was third in the queue at 0700.

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#129 Old 05-06-2010, 01:01 AM
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Something to think about:



Cuts to public services after the election will cause such anger that the ruling party will be kept out of office for a generation, the Bank of England Governor has said.



This may hurt, Darling: King warned cuts will be painful.



Bank of England governor Mervyn King is understood to have made the comments to American economist David Hale in a private conversation. Mr Hale repeated it during an Australian TV interview today.



He said that King had confided that the Tories, Labour and Lib Dems would face a long-lasting backlash as they slashed public spending to try and pay off the deficit.



'I saw the governor of the Bank of England [Mervyn King] last week when I was in London and he told me whoever wins this election will be out of power for a whole generation because of how tough the fiscal austerity will have to be,' Hale said.



The Bank of England refused to comment on the claims, but it is understood that the conversation took place in March rather than last week. A generation is regarded as being 30 years.




http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/news/ar...4&in_page_id=2



So even if the Tories do win they will be so hated in 5 years that we won't see them in power again for decades.
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I wish we could vote! We only have residency, but not citizenship (that will cost us another £1000) --but it is our first general election since we arrived in the UK. I wish we could vote. sigh....

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#131 Old 05-06-2010, 01:35 AM
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That sucks, Heather



My mother and I both voted lib dem this morning
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