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Old 15-06-2019, 10:40 AM
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Competent opposition? It was John Major after 18 years of Tory rule and post the poll tax and thatcher followed by a load of muppets. Letís not get carried away. He had also had the part of the party he didnít like largely purged.

Anyway we arenít gonna convince each other so this is all kinda pointless I guess.
No we are not, but here is a something for people to consider as an antidote to the anti centrist trope that emanates form the left over Blair. Also worth reminding you that Major was a far more competent opponent to Blair, than Corbyn has been to May . Have a read of this, some of Blairs acheivements .

1. Longest period of sustained low inflation since the 60s.

2. Low mortgage rates.

3. Introduced the National Minimum Wage and raised it to £5.52.

4. Over 14,000 more police in England and Wales.

5. Cut overall crime by 32 per cent.

6. Record levels of literacy and numeracy in schools.

7. Young people achieving some of the best ever results at 14, 16, and 18.

8. Funding for every pupil in England has doubled.

9. Employment is at its highest level ever.

10. Written off up to 100 per cent of debt owed by poorest countries.

11. 85,000 more nurses.

12. 32,000 more doctors.

13. Brought back matrons to hospital wards.

14. Devolved power to the Scottish Parliament.

15. Devolved power to the Welsh Assembly.

16. Dads now get paternity leave of 2 weeks for the first time.

17. NHS Direct offering free convenient patient advice.

18. Gift aid was worth £828 million to charities last year.

19. Restored city-wide government to London.

20. Record number of students in higher education.

21. Child benefit up 26 per cent since 1997.

22. Delivered 2,200 Sure Start Childrenís Centres.

23. Introduced the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

24. £200 winter fuel payment to pensioners & up to £300 for over-80s.

25. On course to exceed our Kyoto target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

26. Restored devolved government to Northern Ireland.

27. Over 36,000 more teachers in England and 274,000 more support staff and teaching assistants.

28. All full time workers now have a right to 24 days paid holiday.

29. A million pensioners lifted out of poverty.

30. 600,000 children lifted out of relative poverty.

31. Introduced child tax credit giving more money to parents.

32. Scrapped Section 28 and introduced Civil Partnerships.

33. Brought over 1 million social homes up to standard.

34. Inpatient waiting lists down by over half a million since 1997.

35. Banned fox hunting.

36. Cleanest rivers, beaches, drinking water and air since before the industrial revolution.

37. Free TV licences for over-75s.

38. Banned fur farming and the testing of cosmetics on animals.

39. Free breast cancer screening for all women aged between 50-70.

40. Free off peak local bus travel for over-60s.

41. New Deal Ė helped over 1.8 million people into work.

42. Over 3 million child trust funds have been started.

43. Free eye test for over 60s.

44. More than doubled the number of apprenticeships.

45. Free entry to national museums and galleries.

46. Overseas aid budget more than doubled.

47. Heart disease deaths down by 150,000 and cancer deaths down by 50,000.

48. Cut long-term youth unemployment by 75 per cent.

49. Free nursery places for every three and four-year-olds.

50. Free fruit for most four to six-year-olds at school.
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Old 15-06-2019, 11:42 AM
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I tend to agree with often forget how much better Blair & Brown's Governments were than what went before and after.

Iraq was pretty unforgivable though!

But now we need to direct wealth distribution directly as it's getting worse and we risk handing power to far right loonies who are happy to blame immigrants when it certainly ain't them that are hoovering up all the wonga and land.
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Iraq was pretty unforgivable though!
Agreed. I saw a Labour supporter having a fit at a Lib Dem on twitter, for having apparently caused 100,000 deaths through austerity. Slight lack of self-awareness there from the party that led us into Iraq.
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And this is why he should be nowhere near no 10
You have no one else with the capability or inclination.
You have a video of a mine being removed by Iran.
You have all the experts saying it was Iran
You have the USA with enough data to state it was Iran

There will be loads more stuff we donít know about.

What does Jeremy want a video of the Ayatollah with a torpedo in had loading it and fireing it? Or will he say thatís fake news as well. Why oh why canít we have been lucky enough to have a decent labour leader



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Yes. There’s loads of evidence. Just like Colin Powell proved that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
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And this is why he should be nowhere near no 10
You have no one else with the capability or inclination.
You have a video of a mine being removed by Iran.
You have all the experts saying it was Iran
You have the USA with enough data to state it was Iran

There will be loads more stuff we donít know about.
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We've seen some man messing with a boat. Do you recall Colin Powell telling the UN that some truck pulling up in Iraq proved there were WMD and off we all went to war?
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Yes. Thereís loads of evidence. Just like Colin Powell proved that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
No itís not the same at all.

No womd were used prior. They thought or fabricated weapons as an excuse. Here 3 ships have been attacked with wepoanary that canít come from a terror cell only a government. So these things are 100% there

They have a video of one being removed by the R Guard

They have a motivation

What more do you want ?
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Perhaps.

But better we wait and see, no?
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Here 3 ships have been attacked with wepoanary that canít come from a terror cell only a government

Is there any reason to believe that? (I'm not an expert in weaponry)
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I think it's perfectly reasonable to want evidence, so long as he doesn't suggest sending the video to Iran to ask them to check if it's their boat.
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No itís not the same at all.

No womd were used prior. They thought or fabricated weapons as an excuse. Here 3 ships have been attacked with wepoanary that canít come from a terror cell only a government. So these things are 100% there

They have a video of one being removed by the R Guard

They have a motivation

What more do you want ?
There's plenty of Middle eastern countries who it would suit to stitch up Iran especially with a war against USA.

Might well be Iran (they hardly have no dirt on their hands at all) but I agree that we need more credible evidence and even then don't necessarily want to get involved in any conflict.
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And this is why he should be nowhere near no 10
You have no one else with the capability or inclination.
You have a video of a mine being removed by Iran.
You have all the experts saying it was Iran
You have the USA with enough data to state it was Iran

There will be loads more stuff we donít know about.

What does Jeremy want a video of the Ayatollah with a torpedo in had loading it and fireing it? Or will he say thatís fake news as well. Why oh why canít we have been lucky enough to have a decent labour leader


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I tend to agree with often forget how much better Blair & Brown's Governments were than what went before and after.

Iraq was pretty unforgivable though!

But now we need to direct wealth distribution directly as it's getting worse and we risk handing power to far right loonies who are happy to blame immigrants when it certainly ain't them that are hoovering up all the wonga and land.
Partially true - not sure about Brown's government
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Agreed. I saw a Labour supporter having a fit at a Lib Dem on twitter, for having apparently caused 100,000 deaths through austerity. Slight lack of self-awareness there from the party that led us into Iraq.
That's alright though Heb, because the Labour party back then wasn't the real Labour party, and they probably weren't members so it was nothing to do with them.

God forbid that logic apply to anything other than a red rosette.

And heavens knows what they'll tell the grand kids if Corbyn gets to number 10 then pushes on with Brexit - in that event I suspect we could have a load of reformed Labour Blairites pining for the Third Way on social media fora.
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I tend to agree with often forget how much better Blair & Brown's Governments were than what went before and after.

Iraq was pretty unforgivable though!

But now we need to direct wealth distribution directly as it's getting worse and we risk handing power to far right loonies who are happy to blame immigrants when it certainly ain't them that are hoovering up all the wonga and land.
If Labour want to target wealth distribution directly, why are their policies targeted towards income rather than wealth?
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No we are not, but here is a something for people to consider as an antidote to the anti centrist trope that emanates form the left over Blair. Also worth reminding you that Major was a far more competent opponent to Blair, than Corbyn has been to May . Have a read of this, some of Blairs acheivements .

1. Longest period of sustained low inflation since the 60s.

2. Low mortgage rates.

3. Introduced the National Minimum Wage and raised it to £5.52.

4. Over 14,000 more police in England and Wales.

5. Cut overall crime by 32 per cent.

6. Record levels of literacy and numeracy in schools.

7. Young people achieving some of the best ever results at 14, 16, and 18.

8. Funding for every pupil in England has doubled.

9. Employment is at its highest level ever.

10. Written off up to 100 per cent of debt owed by poorest countries.

11. 85,000 more nurses.

12. 32,000 more doctors.

13. Brought back matrons to hospital wards.

14. Devolved power to the Scottish Parliament.

15. Devolved power to the Welsh Assembly.

16. Dads now get paternity leave of 2 weeks for the first time.

17. NHS Direct offering free convenient patient advice.

18. Gift aid was worth £828 million to charities last year.

19. Restored city-wide government to London.

20. Record number of students in higher education.

21. Child benefit up 26 per cent since 1997.

22. Delivered 2,200 Sure Start Childrenís Centres.

23. Introduced the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

24. £200 winter fuel payment to pensioners & up to £300 for over-80s.

25. On course to exceed our Kyoto target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

26. Restored devolved government to Northern Ireland.

27. Over 36,000 more teachers in England and 274,000 more support staff and teaching assistants.

28. All full time workers now have a right to 24 days paid holiday.

29. A million pensioners lifted out of poverty.

30. 600,000 children lifted out of relative poverty.

31. Introduced child tax credit giving more money to parents.

32. Scrapped Section 28 and introduced Civil Partnerships.

33. Brought over 1 million social homes up to standard.

34. Inpatient waiting lists down by over half a million since 1997.

35. Banned fox hunting.

36. Cleanest rivers, beaches, drinking water and air since before the industrial revolution.

37. Free TV licences for over-75s.

38. Banned fur farming and the testing of cosmetics on animals.

39. Free breast cancer screening for all women aged between 50-70.

40. Free off peak local bus travel for over-60s.

41. New Deal Ė helped over 1.8 million people into work.

42. Over 3 million child trust funds have been started.

43. Free eye test for over 60s.

44. More than doubled the number of apprenticeships.

45. Free entry to national museums and galleries.

46. Overseas aid budget more than doubled.

47. Heart disease deaths down by 150,000 and cancer deaths down by 50,000.

48. Cut long-term youth unemployment by 75 per cent.

49. Free nursery places for every three and four-year-olds.

50. Free fruit for most four to six-year-olds at school.
Every single government could produce a long list.

None of the above excuses PFI both crippling the nhs with debt and the internal market giving privatisation a door in.

Academies wrecking the education system.

Supporting deeply undemocratic and reactionary anti union laws.

And an illegal war that killed over a million.
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