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Looks like May screwed up

Discussion in 'European Politics' started by dogtowner, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

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    I don't think they don't care more that the "establishment" do not know how to engage with youngsters - the socialist lad Corbin was very good at it, he has that "revolutionary" feistiness about him and he did engage with a lot of young voters and well done to him. If as a result of his style of rhetoric more youngsters get involved in politics then I think thats brilliant. Irrespective of their stripes the more the better.
    The problem here is that the Conservative party is veiwed as "out of touch" which is probably right. If the likes of Corbin can shake them up and drag them out of their little Westminster bubble then he has done his job. I wouldn't vote for him but at least he brings an argument to the table. The current Conservative lot didn't know how to respond and got totally trollied by him - bit like a boxer having been served the ultimate haymaker they just stood wide eyed and then collapsed not knowing what hit them.
     
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    :)... thats politics for you! Tell em' what they want to hear and then moan about the opposition when they can't deliver....sound familiar..:whistle:
     
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    The Scotsman you are right that politics in Europe and Australia. The government must give the people some Social security to survive. This may not apply in the USA. Also paying so that poorer students can go to university will pay off in the future. All countries gain from having more graduates.
     
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    Not all
     
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    Yes. IT IS necessary to access social security for MOST retired people to survive in the USA probably more than anywhere else, because there is such a thin safety net in general!
    Even people who have some form of other income (i.e., my husband and I own several rental properties) count heavily on social security in which we have paid for for (in my husband's case) 50 years at the time when he took his retirement.
     
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    May is subject to protest in England over the building fire. That because most people feels she dose not care for the poor. In contrast The French President is popular and has a majority in Parliament. That is because he is not of the extreme right.
     
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    Any poor people living in that building?
     
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    As if you didn't know the answer already!

    Why are you fishing? And for what?
     
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    Aussie says bits blame May for the high rise fire because she has something against poor people. I fail to see the connection unless that was public housing. Didn't look like public housing to me.
     
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    It was public housing!
     
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    Well they won't make that mistake again.
     
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    Yes there are mainly poor people in that building. I will leave it to someone living in the UK to say whether they are public tenants. Unlike the USA we do not have ghettoes and the poor can live in rich areas with subsidise rents in Australia and Britain. There is a public housing apartment in my block of apartments here . There apartment is owned by the government and they pay a lower rent than the normal rent for the area. This is design to help the poor.
     
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    Yes we have projects here but not in high rises. Very expensive.
     
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    Putting the poor in high rise buildings was a project of the 1950s. It is not now done in Australia.
     
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    You chaps are fortunate.... you don't have an imigration issue!
    And.. you can't call them "poor" they are now termed "vunerable"...;)
     
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