PowerSwitch Main Page
The UK's Peak Oil Discussion Forum & Community
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Massive New Tory Electoral Scandal breaking
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3
Post new topic   Reply to topic    PowerSwitch Forum Index -> Government and Society
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

Joined: 14 Mar 2009
Posts: 1866

PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

/more on the Manchester bombing:

John Pilger: Terror in Britain: What did the PM know?
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools - Douglas Adams.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

Joined: 05 Sep 2007
Posts: 14617
Location: Houǝsʇlʎ' ᴉʇ,s ɹǝɐllʎ uoʇ ʍoɹʇɥ ʇɥǝ ǝɟɟoɹʇ' pou,ʇ ǝʌǝu qoʇɥǝɹ˙

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fuzzy wrote:
If they just stated, dictatorially:
much less immigration, huge lorries out, cars + planes hammered, massive cycle + canal support, land ownership reform, environmental strategy that isn't for the Duke of Westminster, tariffs where helpful, public ownership of common monopolies, no profit basic retail banking run by gov, social housing to give people choices, taxation that works, an end to grovelling to pensioners, parents, lobbyists, the city, the US etc. at everyone else's expense, lobbyists on a gibbot, 1/2 of whitehall, MPs and Lords scrapped, local gov no bigger than a 1/2 day walk in diameter, reintroduce 100s courts. Replace modern legal system with a computer program, saponify the lawyers, judges and other cronies - basically a strategy for a contracting economic world etc.

You could add in about reforming the voting system radically; incentivising local food growing with national sharing (to avoid deficiencies); for every megawatt of electricity produced by wind and sun, a corresponding reduction in fossil-fuelled generation; a livable allowance of electricity and water free, prices to be trebled or more for excess use; banning the use of heavy fuel oil in shipping; revitalising the flax industry for clothing, paper; a travel tax for long-distance commuters; subsidising moves to be nearer work; Tobin tax; massive national insulation scheme; preventative health education and demonisation of junk food etc etc etc.

Actually, many of the above can be achieved simply by introducing TEQs.

Unfortunately, no-one realises the world is contracting economically. How can this be? We're wealthier than any time in history! Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
I experience pleasure and pains, and pursue goals in service of them, so I cannot reasonably deny the right of other sentient agents to do the same - Steven Pinker
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

Joined: 12 Sep 2007
Posts: 12669
Location: York

PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Getting back to the negotiating Brexit thing: Craig Murray (diplomat, therefore knows a thing or two about negotiations overseas!) has come down squarely in favour of Corbyn and his team for Brexit negotiations.

(sorry, can't get link to work! It's from his blog)

The delusion she would negotiate well has been fed by the media employing all kinds of completely inappropriate metaphors for the Brexit negotiations. From metaphors of waging war to metaphors of playing poker, they all characterise the process as binary and aggressive.

In fact and I speak as somebody who has undertaken very serious international negotiations, including of the UK maritime boundaries and as the Head of UK Delegation to the Sierra Leone Peace Talks intenational negotiation is the opposite. It is a cooperative process and not a confrontational process. Almost all negotiations cover a range of points, and they work on the basis of you give a bit there, and I give a bit here. Each side has its bottom lines, subjects on which it cannot move at all or move but to a limited degree. Sometimes on a single subject two bottom lines can be in direct conflict. Across the whole range of thousands of subjects, you are trying to find a solution all can live with.

Soyez réaliste. Demandez l'impossible.
The Price of Time
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Potemkin Villager

Joined: 14 Mar 2006
Posts: 1261
Location: Narnia

PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Also contains "Cheerful thought for Monday morning" piece on dear Amber Rudds prospects......
The Stone Age represents 99.99% of mankind's existence on this planet. Francis Pryor
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    PowerSwitch Forum Index -> Government and Society All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3
Page 3 of 3

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group