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Vote UKIP...

Postby Dynamite_funk » Thu May 22, 2014 3:29 pm

...I dare you!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/active/r ... party.html

Sorry if this has been posted already :roll:
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Re: Vote UKIP...

Postby AlaninWales » Thu May 22, 2014 3:38 pm

Or Conservative
"#ealing Only 11% of @Conservatives supporting #space4cycling & just 10% of @EalingLD -must be more of you? http://www.lcc.org.uk/candidates @EalingCC" and then they have Pickles.

Or LibDem
"The Lib Dems, for instance, have made a formal commitment to a pro-cycling policy that includes plans to create a cycling budget of at least £10 per person per year and to oblige local authorities to provide for cyclists in the design of all new roads. But the results on the ground ("No @EnfieldLibDems candidates supporting #space4cycling in #Enfield. Can this be true?") can be quite revealing."

Or Labour
" Labour too has set out an eight-point "manifesto for cycling", which includes a commitment to long-term funding of the infrastructure needed for dedicated separate safe cycling routes. Again, at a local level it appears the political will is sometimes lacking. " Indeed, they had rather a long time in government ISTR, during which investment in cycling facilities ?improved dramatically? (or not).

Just to be balanced like ... :lol:
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Re: Vote UKIP...

Postby Psamathe » Thu May 22, 2014 4:25 pm

AlaninWales wrote:Or LibDem
"The Lib Dems, for instance, have made a formal commitment to a pro-cycling policy that includes plans to create a cycling budget of at least £10 per person per year and to oblige local authorities to provide for cyclists in the design of all new roads. But the results on the ground ("No @EnfieldLibDems candidates supporting #space4cycling in #Enfield. Can this be true?") can be quite revealing."

Would that be the same Lib Dem party where every candidate pledged in writing to vote against any increase in student tuition fees ? And are there any reasons they should be more trustworthy now ?

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Re: Vote UKIP...

Postby Dynamite_funk » Thu May 22, 2014 5:24 pm

This is why I'm stuck on who to vote for!!
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Re: Vote UKIP...

Postby mill4six » Thu May 22, 2014 7:59 pm

Round here the Tories always win. To keep UKIP out I'd have to (tactically) vote Tory. I can't do that so I'll stay at home. Democracy is rubbish anyway if you ask me.
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Re: Vote UKIP...

Postby Psamathe » Thu May 22, 2014 8:01 pm

mill4six wrote:Round here the Tories always win. To keep UKIP out I'd have to (tactically) vote Tory. I can't do that so I'll stay at home. Democracy is rubbish anyway if you ask me.

Thought I avoid the rush and went to my polling station in the afternoon. And I was the 3rd person they had seen all day !!

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Re: Vote UKIP...

Postby Postboxer » Thu May 22, 2014 8:07 pm

Isn't the Euro election more proportional? So it doesn't only matter who wins?
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Re: Vote UKIP...

Postby thirdcrank » Thu May 22, 2014 8:12 pm

Psamathe wrote:[... Would that be the same Lib Dem party where every candidate pledged in writing to vote against any increase in student tuition fees ? And are there any reasons they should be more trustworthy now ? ...


Before the crash of my long-serving netbook (RIP) I had a pic on it of Clegg holding up a poster with that pledge. Close inspection showed that his fingers were crossed. Only a still photo but it did look as though his lips were moving when it was taken.
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Re: Vote UKIP...

Postby Psamathe » Thu May 22, 2014 8:27 pm

thirdcrank wrote:
Psamathe wrote:[... Would that be the same Lib Dem party where every candidate pledged in writing to vote against any increase in student tuition fees ? And are there any reasons they should be more trustworthy now ? ...


Before the crash of my long-serving netbook (RIP) I had a pic on it of Clegg holding up a poster with that pledge. Close inspection showed that his fingers were crossed. Only a still photo but it did look as though his lips were moving when it was taken.

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/11/12/1289592932983/Nick-Clegg-holds-up-the-p-006.jpg

And whilst I'm sure everybody has seen it already, always worth watching again ("The Apology" featuring Nick Clegg) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUDjRZ30SNo

Appart from the devastating impact on the education and finances of the nation's children, the thing that really annoys me is that they pledged to vote against any fee increase. The did not pledge that there would be no increases, just that they would vote against them. Yet Clegg starts going on about being unable to implement a promise - the promise was to vote against!

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Re: Vote UKIP...

Postby 661-Pete » Thu May 22, 2014 9:44 pm

Psamathe wrote:Thought I avoid the rush and went to my polling station in the afternoon. And I was the 3rd person they had seen all day !!

We went to our polling station in the morning, about 10am. There being nowhere to lock the bikes (typical!) Mrs P waited outside to keep an eye on the bikes while I went in to vote, then I did the same while she voted. It was actually fairly busy - surprise surprise! The polling station was set in a small church hall, the car park outside was full of drivers jostling for a space, boxing each other in, etc. etc. In our area, no-one lives more than a mile from the polling station, but - there you are, a mile's a mile and it's far too far to walk or even cycle :twisted: . I suppose the motorists were all out to vote for the kippers, after all they're on 'their' side. :(

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Re: Vote UKIP...

Postby 661-Pete » Thu May 22, 2014 9:49 pm

Another thing - at the polling station we chanced to meet our former county and town councillor, going in to vote - we know him, he's always been very supportive of cycling measures, and when in office chaired an Environmental Forum which we used to attend. Since unseated, he defected from the Libdems to Labour. I didn't have the heart to tell him, I wasn't planning to vote Labour either....
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Re: Vote UKIP...

Postby [XAP]Bob » Thu May 22, 2014 10:14 pm

Just take the bikes in...
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way.
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Re: Vote UKIP...

Postby ArMoRothair » Fri May 23, 2014 9:22 pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:Just take the bikes in...


My Brommie fitted easily under the poll booth table :)
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Re: Vote UKIP...

Postby 661-Pete » Sat May 24, 2014 12:14 am

Well, if the kippers ever gain power, they'd make it impossible to cycle anywhere, let alone the polling station, so the question doesn't arise. :evil:
We'd have to leave the country...
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Re: Vote UKIP...

Postby WMarkLancs » Sat May 24, 2014 1:11 am

Does anyone find it ironic that their biggest push is in the EU elections?
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