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    More active maybe, but I can't say I can remember...

    More active maybe, but I can't say I can remember a time when it was "active" as such . . It's been busier than it is now, but it's always been a slow forum from my pov. I'd post in the morning say,...
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    I don't think it's a case of not being bothered,...

    I don't think it's a case of not being bothered, it's just not being bothered to talk about it on here. I'm probably more active on my other forum than I have been in ages, as there is a lot to talk...
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    Who was banned? :confused:

    Who was banned? :confused:
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    It is difficult to attract new members I agree,...

    It is difficult to attract new members I agree, and I don't think it has anything to do with your freedom of speech or moderation. The site name is actually pretty good, as it's along the lines of...
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    Facebook and Twitter are far too big to have a...

    Facebook and Twitter are far too big to have a meaningul debate on, I find. Everyone throws out their two cents, it's impossible to read every comment. UK Talk has the opposite problem of course, too...
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    If you want to ignore reality and just rant, then...

    If you want to ignore reality and just rant, then fine. But it doesn't change the fact that they can not actually refuse the payrise. They can give the extra to charity, and they could even pass a...
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    *Sigh. MPS WILL NOT VOTE ON THIS PAY RISE....

    *Sigh.

    MPS WILL NOT VOTE ON THIS PAY RISE. THEY CAN NOT REFUSE IT.

    Perhaps if I shout it you you'll address my point . . . I'm not hopeful, but there you go
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    Eh? What's that got to do with whether MPs vote...

    Eh? What's that got to do with whether MPs vote on their pay increases??
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    Almost yeah, but there are notable exceptions...

    Almost yeah, but there are notable exceptions (Nick Clegg, Chris Huhne, Ed Miliband I believe). I largely agree with the rest of your post
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    Do they? It was my understanding that IPSA was...

    Do they? It was my understanding that IPSA was created specifically to stop MPs voting on their own salary . .
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    Two thirds of the cabinet are millionaires. Not...

    Two thirds of the cabinet are millionaires. Not from their work as politicians, but from outside income (inheritance and the like). That tells me that to become a top politician in this country, you...
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    No. The problem with bankers' pay was that it was...

    No. The problem with bankers' pay was that it was linked to short term profits, which encouraged them to take bigger risks to get a better bonus. The pay structure did not promote long term planning...
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    I don't support politicians per se, just the need...

    I don't support politicians per se, just the need to pay them more.

    Pay them more, and hopefully it'll attract a better class of politician. Fact is, the best and brightest can (and do) get paid...
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    Indeed, I'm glad to hear you cave in and accept...

    Indeed, I'm glad to hear you cave in and accept that they do far more than a three day week.

    It's rare to hear someone capitulate so fully, and accept they were wrong. Well done you!
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    Parliamentary attendance is only part of their...

    Parliamentary attendance is only part of their job. And no, I'm not an MP nor do I know any personally
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    I've always thought they were not paid very well...

    I've always thought they were not paid very well . . . a one-off 11% rise is welcome
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    The press and media are falling over each other...

    The press and media are falling over each other in their desparation to be the ones lavishing him with the most praise . . . Even going as far as to compare Mandela to Jesus
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    People change when exposed to new ideas and ways...

    People change when exposed to new ideas and ways of thinking. Communication and connections between our two countries, will go some way to convincing the most prosperous of Chinese to perhaps...
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    Gave $5b in return for oil contracts most likely...

    Gave $5b in return for oil contracts most likely . . Is that better or worse than the offer the WB were offering? I really don't know



    I often wonder who would come out worse in such a scenario...
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    To what end?

    To what end?
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    I'm naturally a sceptical person, but I think...

    I'm naturally a sceptical person, but I think it's much more likely that someone realised we were good at kicking the shit out of each other and wanted to control it for their own ends. They probably...
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    That doesn't make sense. As I've said, I'm not...

    That doesn't make sense. As I've said, I'm not asking you to prove you are right and I'm not arguing that I am right. I am asking for an example of something you feel may happen as our relationship...
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    Inspite of religion I would argue. They have been...

    Inspite of religion I would argue. They have been on the wrong side of almost every argument you can think of. From women's rights and slavery (despite the later years they were in fact vigorous...
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    Nope, even then it should cure all but the most...

    Nope, even then it should cure all but the most hopeless of cases. Note that I did say meaningful creator. Belief in the type of creator who simply sets the table, lights the spark for the big bang...
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    No, you have not clearly said what specific...

    No, you have not clearly said what specific things you fear occuring in the UK due to our relationship with China. You simply have not. It is all I have asked you about. I haven't even asked you to...
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