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Labour predicted to win Stafford in May 2015 General Election by .03% Majority

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Zhaine1989, Feb 22, 2015.

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Who are you planning to Vote for?

  1. Conservative - Jeremy Lefroy

    13 vote(s)
    18.3%
  2. Labour - Kate Godfrey

    32 vote(s)
    45.1%
  3. UKIP - Edward Whitfield

    12 vote(s)
    16.9%
  4. Green - Mike Shone

    7 vote(s)
    9.9%
  5. National Health Action - Karen Howell

    7 vote(s)
    9.9%
  1. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    I really don't think that the regular users of this forum could be accused of being a representative cross-section of Stafford as a whole :toot:
     
  2. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Unfortunately
     
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  3. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Indeed.
     
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    Prawn cocktail Well-Known Forumite

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    Can't believe that there is still a discussion going on about immigration in this country. The people of this country have been duped by the propaganda machine that is the main stream media. The focus of the media is on immigration, benefit claimants, etc, to deflect away from the real issue that is costing the UK, which is the rich and very large corporations not paying tax. We hear very little on this subject, and when we do it soon goes away. This is opposed to, every time we pick up a newspaper or turn on the TV, there is a report, either about immigration or benefits.
     
  5. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    If vodafone can avoid billions (over £10bn I believe?) in tax who give a **** about someone claiming a few hundred a month? If starbucks can take tens of millions yet "not make a profit" why do we scrutinise the people earning a few thousand?

    Quite simple really, we're not mates with MPs.
     
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    The thing is though. The way that the media portray the two cases is totally different. The person on the poverty line who is claiming a few quid extra to feed his wife and kids, is made out too be be a criminal, whereas the multi national company, is treated like normal.
     
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    Wear a smart suit, know the right people, make an apology, and you couldn't possibly be a criminal.
     
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    No?
     
  9. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    So

    Who 'owns' the media? A key question

    Unfortunately the internet has not democratised anything

    Partly because people are sheep

    Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
     
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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    My quote from somewhere else on here


    ...The Conservative Party treat individuals as Corporations and treat Corporations as individuals....
     
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  11. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    The laws are there to protect 'them' from 'us'.



    Apologies should always be 'unreserved'.

    Get your apology in first..?
     
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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    The Eton Conservative 'big guns' have been flocking to Cannock, but are avoiding ' poisonous' Stafford

    Cameron was there today, Boris last week

    Phew!
     
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    The Stafford Green guy still hasn't got back to me.
     
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    Too busy organising the Freemasons' social calendar?
     
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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    That is a very simplistic view, it would take more than getting the multinational companies to pay tax to sort this country out!

    What is needed is a radical overhaul of the whole country including immigration, benefits, taxation etc to sort the present mess out, but no politician will do it because it would involve unpopular measures which would lose them votes.
     
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