ARRSE - its all about to change

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by FORMER_FYRDMAN, May 1, 2010.

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    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

    Since the dawn of ARRSE, we have been ruled by Labour.

    How do posters feel that the dynamics of ARRSE Current Affairs will change when we can no longer agree to pin it on Bliar, Bruin, TCH, Ainsworthless and the rest of Labour's glittering cast who have done so much to ensure a consensus for the past five years or so?

    (Edited for sound reasons)
  2. Bring back Watney's Red Barrel in a Party 7 can.
  3. FFS FORMER_FYRDMAN, Socialist Day has gone to your head.
  4. Dont worry, you will all be able to keep boring me.
  5. They say it takes ten years for economic policies to take noticable effect.

    Ask me in ten years. Unitl then it's - poisoned chalice. Whet will have died by then anyway. Possibly from work-related stress.

    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

    I hope not but point taken and I've amended my first post accordingly.

    I am curious though. We're a small 'c' conservative bunch generally and the ties that bind are going to change after Thursday. Time will tell how and what those changes will be but I am interested in the predictions of fellow posters about what shape that change may take and why.
  7. I predict no noticable change whatsoever. Same government -different party etc etc.
    I predict a few "sickeners".

    I think this yank joke will probably sum it up:
  8. Sixty

    Sixty LE Moderator Book Reviewer
    1. ARRSE Cyclists and Triathletes

    To be honest, I've never felt that political stories really belong in Arrse Current Affairs unless they're specifically Army related or of a global nature.

    One could go on pretty much any site and discuss Labour, Conservative, Libs policies and their merits or discuss Mr Brown's latest gaffe. Don't see why it should be here.

    Going on past evidence then, if the Conservative win the election, I guess CA posters will generally spend the subsequent six months coming up with inane nicknames for the Tories, in the mould of Zanu Liarbore and such.
  9. I claim copyright on "Cambroon"
  10. I think that the mess that Labour have gotten us into is much worse than many realize. As Chancellor, Brown built the economy on the sands of public sector employment and consumer credit spending. When the global economy went tits up, we were very poorly placed to deal with it. The new government will soon find what we already know, which is that no plan survives first contact. It's going to be tough. There will be plenty of controversial decisions and crises for us to discuss and debate. The banking industry will (I trust) begin to change as will our benefits system and immigration will also react to that so that we have a peculiarly weird situation of high unemployment, but not enough applicants for vacancies in laborious, low income jobs like fruit picking/packing etc.

    I foresee interesting times. Don't worry FF, we won't be bored. (I shall be at my local election count Thursday night which should be most entertaining as the Labour and Tory faithful get stuck into each other. The polls suggest Labour may lose their long standing seat. Should be fun to watch!)
  11. Sixty

    Sixty LE Moderator Book Reviewer
    1. ARRSE Cyclists and Triathletes

    Fine by me. I want 'Cameruin' and 'Conswervative & Onanist Party'.
  12. So squaddies should only be interested in political stories if they're army-related or global in nature, eh? Right. I assume you believe that this restriction of interests should also continue when yon squaddies are no longer serving? What a strange point of view.

    Of course ARRSErs could discuss any number of topics on other websites, but why shouldn't they be able to do it on this one?

  13. Sixty

    Sixty LE Moderator Book Reviewer
    1. ARRSE Cyclists and Triathletes

    For the hard of reading: I said it didn't belong in Current Affairs, not that it didn't belong on Arrse.

    CA's stated aim is Army related or Geo-political stories only. Clear?
  14. No, not quite clear - yet. The full title of the forum is "Current Affairs, News and Analysis", so I still don't quite understand your point of view.

  15. In that case, the way the website is set up contradicts that aim. On my main menu, directly under the Current are scrolling links to various blogs/websites discussing the very topics you say don't belong here. Or is that just my computer?