McRamFan got a reaction from 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in The Politics Thread 2019
He had his chance to give his opinion, he lost, and was told what to do. Now he is trying to wriggle out of his responsibilities. What don't you understand about that simple process?
We also know that you don't. We also know that you just throw out watery insults when you can't back up your 'facts'.
McRamFan got a reaction from 1967Ram in The Politics Thread 2019
Clueless. Show me examples of UK citizens not getting jobs because of cheap foreign workers? That is a myth. You may have foreign labour doing jobs that the UK workforce are too work shy to do, such as working on the fields, planting and harvesting crops, and other menial jobs.
There are plenty of support jobs, in the NHS, that are available. No UK unemployee wants to do them, hence why 90% are done by EMEA workers. Go read what the medical professionals are saying about brexit, just hope you don't need any serious help from the NHS if we leave with no deal.
McRamFan got a reaction from bigbadbob in The Politics Thread 2019
Hmm...try the fact he is the PM and he represents the will of Parliament. His personal view stops once the vote has been made, he lost, he then has to carry out the intention of that vote, regardless of his personal point of view. By not doing so, or inferring he disagrees with the vote of Parliament, he is fundamentally going against Parliament, something he cannot do.
Next stop Supreme Court, and jail for Johnson and Cummings.
He thinks he is bigger that his peers, after all he has stated he wanted to be 'king of the world'.
McRamFan reacted to Anag Ram in Holiday plans 2020
I echo comments about Royal Caribbean who are an excellent cruise line. P&O cater for the British market which can be good or bad (my experience is that British cruisers are the biggest moaners).
My wife also wants to try the Fjords. Where you go tends to dictate the average age on board. Caribbean cruises tend to attract a younger demographic whereas landscape and historical interest cruises would have an older average age.
You need pretty poor conditions before seasickness becomes an issue. Most of the time you are not aware you are moving.
I never thought I would like cruise holidays but have been on 6 and loved every single one.
McRamFan reacted to JuanFloEvraTheCocu'sNesta in The Politics Thread 2019
Because the businesses I work with in Europe have already confirmed they will be switching to local suppliers in the event of a no deal brexit, if that happens I have been told by my firm that it would unfortunately mean redundancy as my job is then essentially redundant.
A real consequence that anyone who supports a no deal brexit just brushes off with "project fear", or I will helpfully be reminded thay I can find another job. Great, I can probably walk in to a local warehouse and pack boxes the day after (absolutrly no dig at that as a job, I've done it myself before) but it's not going to pay my current mortgage and childcare costs.
I'm not going to be alone here, if WTO tarrifs are applied across the board there are a few thousand people in Sunderland are at serious risk as well. Small businesses that operate on fine margins and EU supply lines are at risk.
Real people, real consequences. But yeah, it's all worth the risk because people say I 'might' be better off. Well, I might not and in my current situation with a baby and only a month or two of contingency in savings it's not a risk any sensible person would take.
I'm in a better position than a lot of people and it's still unstable.
McRamFan reacted to JuanFloEvraTheCocu'sNesta in The Politics Thread 2019
Parliament need a reasonable amount of time to actually review the deal before voting on it. That's what the amendment was, it's not to sabotage brexit. Letwin was very clear on that.
This also removes the possibility that we can crash out with no deal.
If you want to point the finger at anyone for sabotaging brext try looking at May's government who spent two years messing about keeping parliament (with a slim majority after her disaster of an election) in the dark. We could have done all this 18 months ago but here we are.
McRamFan got a reaction from bigbadbob in Greta Thunberg & Extinction Rebellion
Start with the fashion industry, that would be a good step in the right direction. 10% of the global carbon food print comes from here, be it synthetic crops that destroy waterways or the 'fashion shows' that happen somewhere in the world.
McRamFan reacted to A Ram for All Seasons in The Politics Thread 2019
What are your personal accomplishments and what benefits have you yourself brought the world?
Those are the things that you should be proud about, rather than riding on other people's coat tails and taking credit for other people's achievements by proxy.
And why should I hate my own country? When the German president Gustav Heinemann was asked in 1969 by a journalist whether he loved his country, he said "No, I love my wife". That's the most sensible thing that has ever been said about national pride.
McRamFan reacted to Grumpy Git in The Politics Thread 2019
1. Not going to happen as our Tory paymasters love cheap labour in their businesses.
2. Come back to me in a couple of years and let me know whats changed to our benefit.
3. Strange one as our farmers get massive EU subsidies, yet I saw lots of "out" posters in their fields (maybe our farmers are jealous of their French counterparts)?
4. Tories love VAT as it means a bloke earning £20K pays the same for his stuff as a bloke earning £200K, (but the bloke on £200K pays much lower overall tax as a proportion of his income - who'd a thunk it), so not going to happen. VAT was 8% when I started work in 1978, but Maggie Thatcher almost doubled it to 15% when she became PM in 1979 (she reduced income tax, so VAT had to go up - which hurts the working man more).
McRamFan reacted to uttoxram75 in The Politics Thread 2019
Referendum to leave the EU was called by a Tory Prime Minister in 2016 who then stepped down after the vote.
The next Tory Prime Minister's deal to leave was voted against by the ERG, a group of far right Tories who wanted a no deal Brexit.
If the Tory party had stuck together, Brexit would be done and dusted.
Labour have been out of government since 2010, yet its Labour's fault that Brexit is a mess.......maybe a tad of Tory bias going on there Norm?
Corbyn has been a weak leader of the opposition in my opinion.
He under estimated the powerful lobby's against him from within his own party. By his support for a Palestinian state he guaranteed the influential Labour Friends of Israel group would oppose him no matter what his policies were on anything else.
He should have concentrated on core policies of taking back control of the NHS, Transport, Education, Power and Water and not allowed himself to distracted by fringe policies that the Tory media seized upon to drive a wedge between the working class. The Tories have no principles of lying or omitting details about unpopular plans (Tories promise to increase spending on NHS when they mean extra money for multinational companies profiteering from the NHS).
I think Corbyn is a principled, decent, civilised bloke who opposes war, racism and poverty as a natural, human position.
I also think he's too naive to be a modern politician. He's fully aware of the sinister forces against him but made it too easy for them to demonise him.
My hope is that the Labour Party, post Corbyn, will continue to fight for the people it was created for in the first place going forward and not taken back by a Tory- lite faction that allowed the right to decimate public services and so created the anger of ordinary people that led to Brexit.
There is no point in civilisation and democracy if it doesn't use the combined strength of the people to eradicate poverty and suffering. We got very close to doing just that in our much maligned little island at one point. We could do it again if we stuck together but I fear the ruling class have found a way to divide us.
Corbyn's biggest threat to the current ruling class is his opposition to war. War creates millions of refugees, refugees create racism and fear, without racism and fear, people may actually question the ones running the show when their lives are miserable....you know, the ones creating the wars and misery, not the ones who oppose it.
McRamFan reacted to 1of4 in The Politics Thread 2019
Why is it that Corbyn as cost the country millions of pounds? If one is to believe a number of poster claims, that he as been a poor opposition leader and hasn't managed to lay a blow on an incompetent government and their last few leaders. How can he be held solely responsible for delaying brexit if he's so useless. Aren't the SNP, the Liberal Democrats and a large group of tories namely the ERG, just as responsible for any delays.
McRamFan reacted to Red_Dawn in The Politics Thread 2019
I will say there are aspects of Johnsons deal that I, as a leave, wont like. The defence giveaways in particular.
But like the majority of this country I just want this to be bought to a conclusion. I'll read the finer details before nailing my flag, but I think he's bought back a winner here. Fair play to him.
McRamFan reacted to 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in The Politics Thread 2019
On the subject of benefit fraud and those who see false claimants all around them (you know who you are), here's a couple of interesting insights to consider.
Firstly the benefit cheats hotline - for those surrounded by cheats, plagued even (as a couple on here seem to be), there's a hotline by which you can grass up folk you think are claiming benefits illegally. Not my cup of tea as I'm from the snitches get stitches school of thought but it seems plenty of folk are more than happy to use it, even when they are hopelessly wide of the mark.
Here's a wee snippet to whet your whistle...
.......information obtained by The Independent through freedom of information laws reveals that over the financial years 2015-16 and 2016-17, 332,850 cases were closed following reports by members of the public. Of these, 287,950 were found to have no or little evidence to substantiate the claim – or 87 per cent.
Full article here: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/benefit-fraud-public-tip-offs-legal-action-police-no-evidence-dwp-work-pensions-department-a8144096.html
Interestingly, current estimates put last year's benefit fraud figure at around £2.3 billion whereas tax evasion cost the Exchequer in excess of 15 times that figure.
Make of that what you will.