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Re: Theresa May to make statement in Downing Street

Post by DaveLister » 14 Jul 2018, 15:07

bristleposh wrote:
13 Jul 2018, 21:16
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you and I agree that she transformed the economy (you feel it improved things, i believe it caused social division), i see far more negatives than positives, and we now have nationalised industries from overseas owning our privatised industries! our councils are now paying exorbitant housing benefit to landlords who have acquired the sold off council houses. bonkers!!

with regard to the falklands war , what was she to do after the invasion? carrington resigned , so should she have done! on account of her total incompetence.

We then had to get them back, and our forces did a good job.

although a thousand people lost their lives in the process

in 1978 david owen sent the gun boats round the island and galtieri backed off. thatcher withdrew the south atlantic fleet thus sending an open invitation to invade
You have obviously you studied politics and appear to have a wonderful understanding of socialist policies. My knowledge is negligible, all I know is that everybody living in Thatcher's world were given an opportunity to get on the property ladder. I took mine, many others like me also chose to do that. As for the privatisation of nationalised industries, again everybody could have invested in them instead many chose to just grumble about the opportunities being offered to them, many preferring to squander their money at the local bookmakers or pubs.
My parents did likewise Nick, however my dad's Uncle George living in Merseyside didn't quite see it that way.
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Re: Theresa May to make statement in Downing Street

Post by bristleposh » 14 Jul 2018, 16:29

DaveLister wrote:
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My parents did likewise Nick, however my dad's Uncle George living in Merseyside didn't quite see it that way.
Say no more, if Merseysiders had a chip on both shoulders they'd be well balanced.
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Re: Theresa May to make statement in Downing Street

Post by trevormans » 17 Jul 2018, 07:29

Mrs m ‘s cunning plan seems to have fallen apart in just over a week

Just as well she is strong and stable


Mr Corbyns incompetence will probably come to her rescue

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Re: Theresa May to make statement in Downing Street

Post by bristleposh » 17 Jul 2018, 09:30

bristleposh wrote:
14 Jul 2018, 16:29
DaveLister wrote:
14 Jul 2018, 15:07


My parents did likewise Nick, however my dad's Uncle George living in Merseyside didn't quite see it that way.
Say no more, if Merseysiders had a chip on both shoulders they'd be well balanced.
On this topic Liverpool and Bristol are a similar size, in Liverpool the average income is £23,079 whilst in Bristol £22,293, the cheapest properties can buy in Merseyside are £18k £20k whilst in Bristol the cheapest property is £73k for a 1 bed flat. The average house price up t'north is £167556 whilst in Bristol it is nearly double that at £325497.


Food, Fuel etc are all on a par, they should be coining it in. Yet it is them Northerners who winge the loudest about being hard up.
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Re: Theresa May to make statement in Downing Street

Post by trevormans » 18 Jul 2018, 09:54

I dont argue with your figures and possibly not with your conclusion, but what is the source of your information?

my main reason for asking is that liverpool is not merseyside , and vice versa


merseyside has some of the wealthiest areas (wirral, and sefton) in england, and the numbers might easily be skewed

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Re: Theresa May to make statement in Downing Street

Post by bristleposh » 18 Jul 2018, 12:28

trevormans wrote:
18 Jul 2018, 09:54
I dont argue with your figures and possibly not with your conclusion, but what is the source of your information?

my main reason for asking is that liverpool is not merseyside , and vice versa


merseyside has some of the wealthiest areas (wirral, and sefton) in england, and the numbers might easily be skewed
True, I used google and followed the information supplied there from Zoopla and RightMove. The populations were from Wikipedia, if I used the areas of Wirral and Sefton unknowingly, surely the figures would be skewed in favour of Liverpool not against them.
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Re: Theresa May to make statement in Downing Street

Post by trevormans » 18 Jul 2018, 15:57

yes i can see how most of the figures work, although i think liverpool population is almost double that of bristol 880 v460k (both big major cities of course so probably not very relevant)

on the figures you supply, your conclusion seems reasonable, although from long experience , i am always nervous about how averages work (ie how they reflect reality)


there is no doubt that folk from liverpool are stereotyped as wingers, but that does not apply to many other english cities in the same way


however the level of continual reinvestment in northern industrial cities is massively lower than that of regions in the south east (obv not bristol)

i will need to do further research to see the reasons

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Post by bristleposh » 18 Jul 2018, 16:20

A lot of different websites have varying figures https://thegeographist.wordpress.com/20 ... opulation/

London – 8,615,246
Birmingham, West Midlands – 1,224,136
Glasgow – 801,198
Leeds, West Yorkshire – 761,481
Bristol – 617,280
Liverpool, Merseyside – 552,267
Manchester, Greater Manchester – 520,739
Sheffield, South Yorkshire – 518,090
Edinburgh – 482,005
Cardiff – 447,287
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Post by John86045 » 20 Jul 2018, 13:30

Thanks

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Re: Theresa May to make statement in Downing Street

Post by trevormans » 25 Jul 2018, 09:42

mrs marriott has now realised that her new brexit minister is dimmer than the previous one

and like a good mother hen has said "all right I will do it myself"




still mr raab thinks stockpiling food is a good idea

i wonder why the brexiteers never put that on the side of the buses?

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Re: Theresa May to make statement in Downing Street

Post by White G » 30 Jul 2018, 14:49

Thanks to Thatcher this country has no assets left and huge inequalities which is being felt by the younger generations. Someone previously mentioned that she was great because she allowed people to own their own homes. This kind of thought is selfish & niave as look at the mess housing is in now. Homes less affordable than ever, social housing is facing chronic shortage due to undersupply, whilst already wealthy private landlords are clearing up whilst keeping people in a horrible cycle where theyre unable to find a steady home.

The city has cashed in on privatisation while the general public has suffered. North sea oil propped her up but even with this, her legacy is shocking!

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Re: Theresa May to make statement in Downing Street

Post by White G » 30 Jul 2018, 14:54

Also, look at the effect of having weaker trade unions. Wages are down significantly in real terms and conditions are worse.Leaving the EU will make things far worse again, and with the government scrapping the human rights act, it's sinking further. A "flexible" workforce is great for fatcats but what does this mean in reality? Poorer conditions for workers in order to make up for our lack of competitiveness in being out of the EU. What exactly are the positives for working man?

I've still not heard a proper reason for leaving the EU. Even the folk who voted leave still don't have any actual reasons that are logical.

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Re: Theresa May to make statement in Downing Street

Post by bristleposh » 30 Jul 2018, 15:01

Lots of fake news about. Someone said if we dont get a deal we'll run out of food. They just make it up as they go along. No idea what will happen, but it cant be as bad as it is at the moment.
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Re: Theresa May to make statement in Downing Street

Post by White G » 30 Jul 2018, 16:10

bristleposh wrote:
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No idea what will happen, but it cant be as bad as it is at the moment.
Explain? If unemployment soars, working conditions get worse with no EU protection, right-wing fatcat profiteers crash our economy & cash in for self-gain etc etc? How will this not be any worse? I work for a German company, but based at a UK manufacturing site which could easily relocate in the medium term. So your statement in assume is about you personally rather than the country?

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Re: Theresa May to make statement in Downing Street

Post by White G » 30 Jul 2018, 16:19

bristleposh wrote:
30 Jul 2018, 15:01
Lots of fake news about. Someone said if we dont get a deal we'll run out of food.
Senior Tories are protecting their investments & are moving money out of the UK due to the predicted imstability. This is fact but anyone who votes for a self-serving privileged government cannot expect them to look after the "common" people.

I haven't got much wrong in the forum. Just look at my predictions on Theresa May & Darren Ferguson for example. Not one person can be confident in brexit & the way its been handled, and most don't even know what they're rebelling against. Time to give up this embarrassing charade and accept that it's a big world out there. The younger generations realise this but still some dinosaurs out there who have serious delusions.

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