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  1. skybluetony176

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    Raising the threshold is an excellent and easy way of closing the inequality gap. I’d say that’s very left wing. The spending cuts were always coming under a Tory government, the raising of the tax threshold wasn’t. Lib Dem’s made that happen. Happy to be corrected but my memory was the triple...
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    For a socialist to be concentrating on that as the crux of your argument is a weird one. I would have thought that raising the tax threshold to £10k would have rang your bell. Wasn’t it the Lib Dem’s that got the triple lock through on pensions too? 2 very left wing policies that otherwise...
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    USSR invades Ukraine.

    India, especially Modi will lay in bed with anyone. Modi has just invited Starmer to India. It doesn’t mean that the pendulum has suddenly swung back the other way again. It’s just Modi laying in bed with anyone. All he’s interested in growing India into the biggest economy in the world because...
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    Not compared to the anti reform vote. 95% of the country didn’t vote for them.
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    Not sure about that but I do remember that they got their pledge to raise the tax threshold to £10k implemented making everyone noticeably better off in their pockets overnight, especially if you were on a lower income. Think I’m right in saying that it was the single biggest ever jump.
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    Could have been worse, could have been the Tories with no one sitting on their shoulder whispering in their ear. I dread to think how much harder and faster they would have gone on austerity had they not been in coalition with the Lib Dem’s. It was the best possible outcome for the country if...
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    I did grendull.
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    I have to say though I think that’s their fault. There seem to be a major misunderstanding what being in a coalition means. It means a negotiated combination of 2 (or more) parties policies with some policies inevitably falling by the wayside. Sorry but anyone who thought that voting Lib Dem...
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    If Braverman and BadEnoch are the final 2 the Tory memberships heads are going to explode trying to pick the craziest out of those two.
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    They’re tearing themselves apart
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    It is, but they didn’t address that with the money saved.
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    The last 2 years aside though our spending in real terms has gone down for over a decade and our military has shrunk considerably in terms of personnel.
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    They’ve learned fuck all from the GE
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    Didn’t it come out last year that pretty much every boss Ofwat has ever had was either a former director of a water company or went on to be a director of a water company when they left? I think the current Ofwat boss is the former from memory.
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    If you were being cynical you’d suggest that they’ve taken all of last year’s profits out as one last hurrah before dumping it and the government to pick up the pieces. Read in an earlier article about how they’re going to run out of money next year and last year they made a profit of… checks...
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    How on earth was Thames Water allowed to pay out £158 in dividends in March and then plead poverty today? The system is so loaded.
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    If nothing else it created some good memes https://www.thepoke.com/2024/07/09/turns-out-the-ai-reform-uk-candidate-really-is-an-actual-person-and-this-interview-just-made-the-whole-thing-even-better/ My personal favourite
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    Elon Musk impersonator.
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    It really was a wasted 14 years when you look back
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    Certainly used to be allowed. When I left school at 16 none of my mates or myself went on to further education and we were all working in garages, on building sites etc at 16 full time on YTS’ except a day or 2 at college depending on what trade you were doing. Not sure why they changed it so...
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