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by seahermit
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister
Replies: 345
Views: 21465

Re: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister

I said that many people pay prescription charges but the system is heavily geared towards essential and emergency treatments. ColinL finds the need to say almost the same thing in a hundred words. What a curious creature he is! There is almost a knee-jerk reaction, to try to nit-pick some detail so ...
by seahermit
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister
Replies: 345
Views: 21465

Re: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister

It is not actually accurate to say that the NHS is free at the point of use. Many people pay prescription charges (those who are reckoned to be financially able to do so), many surgical procedures (especially cosmetic ones) are not available for free and the system is heavily geared towards essentia...
by seahermit
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister
Replies: 345
Views: 21465

Re: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister

One could go on all night about greater/lesser state control of key industries. Most of it has been well chewed over and, rightly or wrongly, I am afraid that I am full of ennuie and cynicism. These problems have been around for long and I cannot see current politicians coming up with inspired solut...
by seahermit
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister
Replies: 345
Views: 21465

Re: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister

Ha! I like the Trabant. Don't joke, crazy political dogma could yet destroy our economy in the glorious style of Venezuela .. Neither of the major parties are promising future largesses which seem very believable or likely. But Labour's wholesale nationalisation plans come over as particularly unaff...
by seahermit
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister
Replies: 345
Views: 21465

Re: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister

Maybe not quite such a tangent. It is tempting to view the UK as riven with dissent and divisions, not just over Brexit but over a host of other issues as well - the pressures caused by immigration, issues with the NHS, the probable consequences we are starting to endure caused by climate changes et...
by seahermit
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister
Replies: 345
Views: 21465

Re: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister

There has not actually been such a big drift from the original train of thought if one thinks about it. Consideration of Corbyn as a potential PM is not just a personal assessment of him, although with any politician that is a vital factor in deciding whether he is "up to the job". Necessa...
by seahermit
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister
Replies: 345
Views: 21465

Re: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister

I quite agree, CBE ... facts, facts, facts! And DETAILS! And unless you spell it out in the absolute simplest of words, what hope is there that someone as dumb as ColinL will get the point of the barb? Or the joke? Or even get the gender right?!
by seahermit
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister
Replies: 345
Views: 21465

Re: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister

I suppose, to be fair, there was just as much headline-seeking garbage from the right as from the left, if you bothered to trawl through the archives. But somehow socialists seem to be more prolific with histrionic and emotive demagoguery (if that word exists!) and particularly averse to calm, factu...
by seahermit
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister
Replies: 345
Views: 21465

Re: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister

Where does one start with all the major problems which have been allowed to fester for years? The major parties, the others as well, have indulged in mutual accusations and point-scoring, whilst we have signally lacked a strong government leadership with a good sense of direction. When did political...
by seahermit
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister
Replies: 345
Views: 21465

Re: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister

I never really saw Farage as a serious contender for power, more as the leader of a pressure group with a "one idea" political motivation. If a broad party manifesto had been forthcoming, it might have been otherwise both with me and the electorate at large. Farage is an odd sort of politi...

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