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    McRamFan got a reaction from SchtivePesley in The Politics Thread 2019   
    And the winner of the sanctimonious post of the year goes to....
    You have no right and no understanding to make judgement on people's circumstances, you have no clue what is going on in their lives.  I suppose their city centre is awash with pregnant girls, chain smoking outside fast food outlets...
    Smoking is an addiction, an addiction that a lot of people got very rich out of, and governments taxed it like crazy.  They knew in the 50's the damage smoking can do and did nothing, quite happy for the taxes to come rolling in.  Even when the Marlboro Men started dying in the 80's and the cause was directly attributed to smoking, governments around the world did nothing for the next 20 years.
    Only when it came to the point of it costing more to treat, than the taxes it raised, the UK introduced a smoking ban and a weak anti smoking campaign.
    Same goes for alcohol, gambling and drugs - both prescription and 'leisure'.
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    McRamFan reacted to G STAR RAM in The Politics Thread 2019   
    You would think even they would get bored of it after 3 years and realise that we are big enough to brush off the silly slurs...appears not though.
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    McRamFan reacted to GboroRam in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Sorry if you think that me saying that you are talking rubbish is aggressive. 
    Ah, so we were told it "should" be easy. You of course can back that up, because I just remember being told that our money was far too important to Germany, and Merkel won't let us leave without a deal. The discussion I read said that German car manufacturing needs us, and Merkel dictates to the EU what they have to do. Turns out that they only need us if politicians aren't blocking the process. 
    If fingers were crossed, if we didn't say the word promise, I don't care. People were expecting to save money by leaving. People wanted to see money go to the NHS. None of this is going to happen because, promise or not, there is no £350m surplus from leaving. We are out of pocket. A honest bus would have said, send £350m to the EU every week? Let's leave and be £500m a week worse off - why not cut £150m from the current weekly NHS spend instead? Not such a vote winner, though, that one. 
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    McRamFan reacted to GboroRam in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Are you now genuinely saying that we weren't led to believe that this wasn't what we would get? That all the talk of easy deals, more cash to the NHS wasn't a promise so can't be held to account after the fact?
    Yet strangely enough Project Fear was obviously an attempt to block Brexit. I don't recall being promised that there would be an emergency budget, so therefore it can't be used against the remain faction. There was a prediction of a downturn, but nobody used the word promise, and no politician pinky swore that it would be like that. 
    You know you're talking rubbish. The leave factions told everyone there'd be more money, and we could give it to the NHS. They promised easy trade deals that would mean we would be better off. We were told Germany wouldn't allow us to leave without a deal.
    Now we're told that we all voted for no deal all along, that nobody said there was more money to spend on the NHS (or anything else for that matter). 
    You know, I will say Remain took advantage. That they expected a downturn but the BoE worked hard to prevent it. That money was spent giving every household a flyer promoting remain, but it is the government's duty to come up with a policy and to promote their position. Just that it didn't agree with yours doesn't mean they weren't right to do it. But for Leave to now say their behaviour can't be held up to scrutiny because it wasn't a promise - that's laughable, and dishonest.
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    McRamFan got a reaction from Mucker1884 in The 2019 DCFC Fans Turkey Poll   
    Very good, gotta love tpos...
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    McRamFan got a reaction from bigbadbob in The Politics Thread 2019   
    On Thatcher:
    https://dissidentvoice.org/2013/04/margaret-thatchers-criminal-legacy/
    She was so paranoid, she feared leaving the country, because people wanted to arrest her and charge her with a litany of crimes.  Now she is dead, it can be brushed under the political carpet.  She was a monster and destroyed many lives, including British Soldiers, for her own political gain.
    How quickly people forget the damage she has done, both home and abroad.  Shoot to kill, where in any part of the real world is that right?  The British Army could randomly shoot someone for absolutely no reason and suffer no consequence. 
    PS not ignoring or not responding, been all over Europe recruiting electrical engineers, because can't find British ones to get the jobs done.  Back out there on Monday.
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    McRamFan got a reaction from Norman in The Politics Thread 2019   
    There where terrorists on both sides.  Thatcher turned a blind eye to the Unionist death squads.  A lot of innocent people got killed, on both sides of the divide, that bitch made it worse for both sides.  
    I am not left wing, yet again another poster who just assumes.
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    McRamFan reacted to Mucker1884 in The 2019 DCFC Fans Turkey Poll   
    Cook it upside down.  It ensures the breast gets plenty of juice over it... and you can't get more christmassy than that!  
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    McRamFan reacted to 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in The Politics Thread 2019   
    The Falklands, shoot to kill on foreign soil (Gibraltar and Ireland), Equatorial Guinea, there's more if you like but since you've asked, perhaps you could explain how any of these were 'legal' as a starting point. Actually, can you cite a single instance of warfare she conducted that was legal? 
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    McRamFan reacted to SchtivePesley in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Thanks for your input, but pay attention - I'm not talking about criticisms. I understand how slurs work. I'm talking about proveable facts
    It is a proveable fact that the police were called to Johnson's flat to a domestic violence incident
    It is a proveable fact that he was sacked from his job at the Times for fabricating quotes
    It is a proveable fact that he got the job as editor of the Spectator in 1999 after promising to give up his political career and then standing as the candidate for Henley less than 2 years later
    It is a proveable fact that he wrote an article in the Spectator blaming drunk Liverpool fans for Hillsborough
    It is a proveable fact that he was sacked from his Cabinet positions after saying the rumours of his extra-marital affair were lies. Which then turned out to be true
    It is a proveable fact that he was found by the Supreme Court to have misled the Queen over the prorogation of parliament
    The point is that the list could go on and on and still people would vote for him
    So tell me again why we haven't lost our collective minds?
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    McRamFan reacted to SchtivePesley in The Politics Thread 2019   
    We're in very dangerous times. Donald Trump said "I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters"
    Boris has been caught lying again and again, he's made slurs against particular religions, slurs against people's sexuality, he's broken promise after promise, he's concealed conflicts of interest over his affairs, he's had the police called on him for domestic abuse - yet he's still somehow the PM and looking like he might even win a majority
    What the hell is wrong with us that this has become the acceptable way for world leaders to behave?
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    McRamFan got a reaction from bigbadbob in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Not my fault you cannot read...it's already started.  Go use a search engine.
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    McRamFan got a reaction from 1967Ram in The Politics Thread 2019   
    The rise of racism.  Could quote a few posts from this forum, however they got removed, no idea why...
    https://www.opinium.co.uk/racism-rising-since-brexit-vote/
    Even in little old wales
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-48692863
    Ch4 ran a goodun
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/08/vote-leave-racism-brexit-uncivil-war-channel-4
    https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/3011070/racism-rise-uk-brexit-vote-study-reveals
    Don't click on this one, especially if you struggle with empirical data.
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01419870.2019.1599134
    Even teachers are failing.
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/racism-brexit-school-eastern-europe-teachers-referendum-vote-a9073636.html
    Even the Torygraph is reporting on it.
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/28/subjected-racism-since-brexit-rest-career-altogether-former/
    More empirical data, stay away if facts frighten you...
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-018-0214-5
    So nope, no spike in racism since the brexit vote...
     
     
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    McRamFan got a reaction from ariotofmyown in The Politics Thread 2019   
    The rise of racism.  Could quote a few posts from this forum, however they got removed, no idea why...
    https://www.opinium.co.uk/racism-rising-since-brexit-vote/
    Even in little old wales
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-48692863
    Ch4 ran a goodun
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/08/vote-leave-racism-brexit-uncivil-war-channel-4
    https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/3011070/racism-rise-uk-brexit-vote-study-reveals
    Don't click on this one, especially if you struggle with empirical data.
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01419870.2019.1599134
    Even teachers are failing.
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/racism-brexit-school-eastern-europe-teachers-referendum-vote-a9073636.html
    Even the Torygraph is reporting on it.
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/28/subjected-racism-since-brexit-rest-career-altogether-former/
    More empirical data, stay away if facts frighten you...
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-018-0214-5
    So nope, no spike in racism since the brexit vote...
     
     
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    McRamFan got a reaction from EtoileSportiveDeDerby in The Politics Thread 2019   
    For the few that think that the tories will not sell off the NHS, here are some actual facts.
    Lets ignore the fact that the government spend less per person on healthcare, now than under Blair.  We where 2nd in Europe, now about 5th or 6th.
    There are 100,000 jobs going in the NHS, with no cash to fill them.
    There is a Doctor and Nurse shortage, which through lack of investment in the last 10 years, a lot getting to retirement age and unique tax implications for specialist Doctors, this is getting worse.
    Blood Plasma: To protect the quality of the blood product, David Owen, as health secretary in 1975, took blood plasma collection into public ownership as Plasma Resources UK. But Jeremy Hunt, as health secretary, sold that off for £200m to a US private equity firm, Bain Capital, while Britain kept a 20% stake. Co-founded by Mitt Romney in 1984, Bain has over the years acquired such well known health products as Burger King, Dunkin Donuts, Dominos Pizza and much else. Protesters, David Owen among them, warned that the company had a predatory reputation for asset stripping, but Bain promised it would develop the company into a “life sciences champion” in Hertfordshire. Instead, it sold it on to a Chinese company in 2016 for £820m.
    No money for Nurses: A survey by the Health Service Journal, working from its own FoI requests, finds 93% of NHS trusts are falling short, with nearly half lacking 10% of the nurses they need: that’s three times more than five years ago. Nurses are being substituted with untrained assistants.
    Lets look at the people who need the NHS. The Trussell Trust is the largest food bank network in the UK, and it handed out around 41,000 food packs in 2009/10 compared to 1.2 million in 2016/17.
    A&E waiting times are at the worst since the measure started in 2004.  Target 95% treated, discharged, admitted or resolved within 4 hours.  Actual is 75%, but hey, it's only 20%, just hope it's not you, just let the department know you voted brexit and are happy to wait more than 4 hours, because you can take the pain.
     
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    McRamFan got a reaction from Angry Ram in The Politics Thread 2019   
    The rise of racism.  Could quote a few posts from this forum, however they got removed, no idea why...
    https://www.opinium.co.uk/racism-rising-since-brexit-vote/
    Even in little old wales
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-48692863
    Ch4 ran a goodun
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/08/vote-leave-racism-brexit-uncivil-war-channel-4
    https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/3011070/racism-rise-uk-brexit-vote-study-reveals
    Don't click on this one, especially if you struggle with empirical data.
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01419870.2019.1599134
    Even teachers are failing.
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/racism-brexit-school-eastern-europe-teachers-referendum-vote-a9073636.html
    Even the Torygraph is reporting on it.
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/28/subjected-racism-since-brexit-rest-career-altogether-former/
    More empirical data, stay away if facts frighten you...
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-018-0214-5
    So nope, no spike in racism since the brexit vote...
     
     
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    McRamFan reacted to G STAR RAM in The Politics Thread 2019   
    All excellent links I'm sure but, without reading them, I can be pretty sure none of them prove that "Many, probably tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of people, support brexit for racist reasons"
    So I will ask again, what has Brexit got to do with racism? Arent we the same race as most Europeans? Were us Leave voters racist against our own race?
    A race is defined as a group of people that share physical and social qualities, and let's not forget I am lying when I say I can easily identify Eastern Europeans.
    What some people call a spike in racism, I choose to look at as a redefining racism. I'm pretty sure 10 years ago, calling for controlled immigration wasnt classed as racism.
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    McRamFan got a reaction from GboroRam in The Politics Thread 2019   
    The rise of racism.  Could quote a few posts from this forum, however they got removed, no idea why...
    https://www.opinium.co.uk/racism-rising-since-brexit-vote/
    Even in little old wales
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-48692863
    Ch4 ran a goodun
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/08/vote-leave-racism-brexit-uncivil-war-channel-4
    https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/3011070/racism-rise-uk-brexit-vote-study-reveals
    Don't click on this one, especially if you struggle with empirical data.
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01419870.2019.1599134
    Even teachers are failing.
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/racism-brexit-school-eastern-europe-teachers-referendum-vote-a9073636.html
    Even the Torygraph is reporting on it.
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/28/subjected-racism-since-brexit-rest-career-altogether-former/
    More empirical data, stay away if facts frighten you...
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-018-0214-5
    So nope, no spike in racism since the brexit vote...
     
     
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    McRamFan got a reaction from SchtivePesley in The Politics Thread 2019   
    The rise of racism.  Could quote a few posts from this forum, however they got removed, no idea why...
    https://www.opinium.co.uk/racism-rising-since-brexit-vote/
    Even in little old wales
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-48692863
    Ch4 ran a goodun
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/08/vote-leave-racism-brexit-uncivil-war-channel-4
    https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/3011070/racism-rise-uk-brexit-vote-study-reveals
    Don't click on this one, especially if you struggle with empirical data.
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01419870.2019.1599134
    Even teachers are failing.
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/racism-brexit-school-eastern-europe-teachers-referendum-vote-a9073636.html
    Even the Torygraph is reporting on it.
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/28/subjected-racism-since-brexit-rest-career-altogether-former/
    More empirical data, stay away if facts frighten you...
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-018-0214-5
    So nope, no spike in racism since the brexit vote...
     
     
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    McRamFan got a reaction from A Ram for All Seasons in The Politics Thread 2019   
    For the few that think that the tories will not sell off the NHS, here are some actual facts.
    Lets ignore the fact that the government spend less per person on healthcare, now than under Blair.  We where 2nd in Europe, now about 5th or 6th.
    There are 100,000 jobs going in the NHS, with no cash to fill them.
    There is a Doctor and Nurse shortage, which through lack of investment in the last 10 years, a lot getting to retirement age and unique tax implications for specialist Doctors, this is getting worse.
    Blood Plasma: To protect the quality of the blood product, David Owen, as health secretary in 1975, took blood plasma collection into public ownership as Plasma Resources UK. But Jeremy Hunt, as health secretary, sold that off for £200m to a US private equity firm, Bain Capital, while Britain kept a 20% stake. Co-founded by Mitt Romney in 1984, Bain has over the years acquired such well known health products as Burger King, Dunkin Donuts, Dominos Pizza and much else. Protesters, David Owen among them, warned that the company had a predatory reputation for asset stripping, but Bain promised it would develop the company into a “life sciences champion” in Hertfordshire. Instead, it sold it on to a Chinese company in 2016 for £820m.
    No money for Nurses: A survey by the Health Service Journal, working from its own FoI requests, finds 93% of NHS trusts are falling short, with nearly half lacking 10% of the nurses they need: that’s three times more than five years ago. Nurses are being substituted with untrained assistants.
    Lets look at the people who need the NHS. The Trussell Trust is the largest food bank network in the UK, and it handed out around 41,000 food packs in 2009/10 compared to 1.2 million in 2016/17.
    A&E waiting times are at the worst since the measure started in 2004.  Target 95% treated, discharged, admitted or resolved within 4 hours.  Actual is 75%, but hey, it's only 20%, just hope it's not you, just let the department know you voted brexit and are happy to wait more than 4 hours, because you can take the pain.
     
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    McRamFan reacted to GboroRam in The Politics Thread 2019   
    I was actually waiting for someone to comment attacking the person and avoiding the point made. 
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    McRamFan reacted to A Ram for All Seasons in The Politics Thread 2019   
    I think the 500% increase in the price of crude oil caused by the Arab-Israeli war might have had something to do with it too.
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    McRamFan reacted to A Ram for All Seasons in The Politics Thread 2019   
    I'm just about old enough to remember the 1964-1970 Wilson Labour government as a young boy. So many good things were happening then: sexual liberation, social emancipation, real anti-elitism a huge expansion in education that allowed  a working class lad like me to study and get on in the world. The Beatles were still together and Brian Clough was just starting out as a young manager.
    Britain was the centre of a social and cultural revolution that was the envy of Europe.
    Contrast that with the nasty, venal, overpriviliged toffs in today's Tory party that want nothing more than to set the population up to be bled dry by the hedge funds and  private equity, billionaires that pay them.
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    McRamFan reacted to uttoxram75 in The Politics Thread 2019   
    The Health and Social care Act 2012 removed the responsibility of the Heath Secretary to ‘provide or secure the provision of services’ for the NHS.
    Secondly the Health and Social Care Act introduced competition to the health service, and NHS Trusts are now required to put service contracts on the open market, which has inevitably led to private companies winning contracts. 
    This means the NHS is already for sale – 18% of contracts now go to private providers, including Virgin Care, Priory Group (an American healthcare company) and others. This represents an increase since the introduction of the Act in 2012. 
    This change has already seen the NHS and local commissioning groups legally challenged over their decision to award contracts to certain companies and not others.
     
    Do you believe a Johnson led Tory government won't speed up the creeping privatisation already taking place?
     
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    McRamFan got a reaction from bigbadbob in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Excellent display of missing the point.
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