Election looming but someone is missing

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  1. Where's PTP gone? I'm surprised he's not been on here more regularly steering the board especially as we are so close to The Hustings? We are left with the likes of Whet/Sven to guide and inform us....God help us!
  2. I'm thinking of getting Whet on Camerons payroll.

    I was contemplating voting Lib Dem until I realised he was one of them.

    Any party that attracts (and allows him to stand for office) bell ends like him guarantees a Tory vote.

    I can put hand on heart and say that he was my main reason for not voting for them.
  3. Stella, your post makes as much sence as a coded message sent in, Enigna, using a one time pad.
  4. So you were going to vote for the Liberal Democrats because you agree with their policies and like their Leader? But decided against them because you don't like what Whet is or what he has to say?

    Yep, I can definitely put hand on heart and say "jeezsus...one bell-end does not make a party".

    I'm guessing you're serious as this is in CA as opposed to Naafi bar...?
  5. But Whet has an over riding lack of charisma, he more than makes up for the rest of the plebs in the Lib Dems. Who are you going to vote for RW?

    Do the Lib Dems actually have a chance to share power with the big boys or are they just a bunch of failed local councillors?
  6. I am.

    I was a semi floating voter. I am historically a Tory but only because I agreed with the policies, not because I had an ideological attachment.

    I started to drift towards Lib Dem after reading the manifesto and watching Clegg making a decent stand. At that point I became a "floater", still trying to decide which way to go.

    After listening to Whet, as a sanctioned spokesman for the Lib Dems, I realised that they were absolutely not the sort of people I wanted running the country.

    As a "man on the ground" he gave me a far better insight into the Lib Dems than a sanitized debate on the TV ever could, his replies have not been staged or planned and to give him credit, he has fought his corner as a Lib Dem, not as a talent show contestant. He made me search deeper in to Lib Dem policies and to learn more about what they had planned and how they were going to do it.

    And that made me realise that Lib Dem was never going to be an option.

    So, like I said, I'd put him on Camerons payroll.
  7. I'm pretty sure if you look hard enough you're find one person in the Conservative party that is lacking in charisma, not to mention the Labour party....et al. Since when do people base their vote on the personnel of a party, unless that person happens to be your local candidate who turns out to be a bell-end and thus doesn't get your vote.

    I haven't a clue what will happen, lets wait til Thursday....so far everyone is being carried away with the polls and experience has taught me to view them with a fair degree of cynicism.

    Edit: Mind you I have heard that some people plan to vote for 'sexy'(?) Nick Clegg simply because he is young, idealistic and represents a party that is so far removed from either the Labour or Conservative parties. All thanks to the TV debates.
  8. Fair comment.
  9. I might be tempted to vote for the Liberal Democrats if only they were actually liberal. In reality, they are the most intolerant, judgemental and self-superior bunch of authoritarian wankers in the running.

    And they don't think we need Trident.
  10. Not to mention supporting an amnesty for a million plus illegal immigrants. Even though they do support an amnesty Clegg is dishonest enough to try denying it on the TV debates and try to fudge the issue.

    Thise two issues alone ensure I won't vote for LibDem.
    If that wasn't enough then their pro-europe policies would keep me from voting for them.
    In truth,other than Clegg claiming to be "different" there isn't much going for them.
  11. Check out this hair brained policy...just gets better and better.

    General Election 2010: Lib Dems back plans for road pricing across country
    The Liberal Democrats have backed plans to introduce road pricing across Britain, triggering a backlash from council leaders.

    By Christopher Hope, Whitehall Editor
    Published: 8:00AM BST 03 May 2010
    Their manifesto commits the party to the new system of charging car travel by billing motorists for every mile they drive. The party says drivers’ extra costs – estimated at up to £2,700 a year – would be offset by reductions in taxes like fuel duty.
    The plan has been denounced by the leaders of more than 40 councils, who say the plans would create “two classes of roads”, one for the rich and one for the poor.
    Some quiet residential streets would be turned into rat-runs, as commuters tried to avoid the trunk roads where the charges would be levied.
    In a letter published in Monday’s Daily Telegraph, they also raise civil liberties questions about thousands of new CCTV cameras on A-roads and motorways.
    The Liberal Democrats have not said how much the policy will cost.
    But, using existing average mileage and vehicle excise duty figures, the council leaders estimate the scheme would cost up to £28 billion to set up and as much as another £23 billion to run annually.
    They say that to break even, motorists would be charged between 10.7p per mile and 30.1p a mile to drive on trunk roads and motorways.
    Estimates suggest the average driver covers around 9,000 miles a year, suggesting the cost of the scheme would be between £963 and £2,709. In the letter, the councillors say: “Replacing road tax and some fuel duty with national road pricing for trunk roads will cost billions to implement and bring gridlock to minor roads.
    “It will force drivers off safe motorways on to congested city streets and country lanes, making those more dangerous.”
    The councillors, who all run Conservative boroughs, say that the plans will turn the motorway network “into the world’s biggest speed camera, allowing the Government unprecedented powers to monitor people”.
    They say: “For a party that claims to want a fairer Britain, the Lib Dem proposal would make motorways and trunk roads no-go zones for the poor – pricing them off the road.”
    The Liberal Democrat manifesto commits a Lib Dem Government to “undertake preparations for the introduction of a system of road pricing in a second parliament”.
    The party claims that “any such system would be revenue neutral for motorists, with revenue from cars used to abolish Vehicle Excise Duty and reduce fuel duty”.
    The Lib Dems said that this would be “helping those in rural areas who have no alternatives to road travel”.
  12. This is precisely the kind of bolleaux policies you get, when a bunch of urban councillors start expanding their ambition to include governing rural Britain...
  13. We don;t need to fear Whet, he's busy at the moment sitting for his once every 5 years job appllication for Skipton Council.

    The only question is:

    Will Whet be beaten into 4th place by the BNP this time?

    Robert Geoffrey Heseltine

    Conservative Party Candidate
    Christopher James Harbron

    Liberal Democrats
    Stephen Walpole

    British National Party
    Patricia Margaret Claughton

    The Labour Party Candidate
    Duncan John Hall
  14. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    See my suggested amendment.

    Anyway - nobody has answered the original query, where is PTP? It feels unlike a proper election without people being banned, censored or reminded that this is not the NAAFI Bar by our illustrious political commentator. (Although it seems cpunk has assumed that role)
  15. Stupid post from a stupid man.