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by orathaic
Thu Dec 30, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Lock him up
Replies: 19
Views: 309

Re: Lock him up

Not fascists, no, but being in favour of the current system with little change facilitates crony capitalism, it facilitate dismantling of the welfare state (which for all its problems and need for reform, is still vastly better than the unfettered capitalism in other parts of the world). To quote Ho...
by orathaic
Sat Dec 25, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Lock him up
Replies: 19
Views: 309

Re: Lock him up

Is being upset by the concept of capitalism being harmful an integral part of my identity? What does that even mean
it means your reading comprehension isn't that good, or you are deliberately pretending to be an idiot. Either way i'm done wasting time on you.
by orathaic
Thu Dec 23, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: new cold 'war'?
Replies: 36
Views: 746

Re: new cold 'war'?

People are represented. I have no idea what you're talking about regarding equal representation.
It seems you don't know what the word represent means.

This rather makes talking to you about it difficult.
by orathaic
Thu Dec 23, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Lock him up
Replies: 19
Views: 309

Re: Lock him up

Go on then, ora, how are the disabled being dehumanised? It is not really my place to speak for them. Go listen to what the voices in your own community say. There are people who have been told to 'just get a job' - when that isn't possible - and those whose have taken their own lives after having ...
by orathaic
Mon Dec 20, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: new cold 'war'?
Replies: 36
Views: 746

Re: new cold 'war'?

You believe that people are equally represented, like their views are put forward by their representative in Parliament regardless of what those views are? They are necessarily one person, the best they can hope to achieve is representing an average view of their constituents. But that kind of compr...
by orathaic
Mon Dec 20, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Lock him up
Replies: 19
Views: 309

Re: Lock him up

It's a question of scale, surely, otherwise you'd never be able to criticise anyone. There's a world of difference between treating someone with contempt or showing you have zero respect for them, and by portraying them as disgusting evildoers with a trail of bodies behind them, or by calling for t...
by orathaic
Mon Dec 20, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Lock him up
Replies: 19
Views: 309

Re: Lock him up

All that is prefaced with an IF. It was prefaced with "he has a point". Perhaps you could enlighten me about what his point is? I am willing to accept that everything following the if was a hypothetical, extreme, and unconnected irrelevance if you so wish. You can't just ignore the rest. His point ...
by orathaic
Sun Dec 19, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: new cold 'war'?
Replies: 36
Views: 746

Re: new cold 'war'?

A common misunderstanding. 100% of the voters get representation because who you vote for has no impact on your MP's duty to represent you.
Hahahaha

Tell me you actually believe that.
by orathaic
Sun Dec 19, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Lock him up
Replies: 19
Views: 309

Re: Lock him up

All that is prefaced with an IF. Infact we're it not the case that there are alternative means to end the Tory dominance of the country and end their brand of, let's call it nationalism (if only temporarily), his point might stand. But as it is, i am actually agreeing with you. This does not make hi...
by orathaic
Sun Dec 19, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Lock him up
Replies: 19
Views: 309

Re: Lock him up

I mean, he has a point. If you believe that fascists have been allowed to take over, and 'just opposing them politely' in the next election is liable to result in no more elections (which i suspect isn't the case). Then yes, calling for political violence (to oppose the state violence being done eve...
by orathaic
Sun Dec 19, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: new cold 'war'?
Replies: 36
Views: 746

Re: new cold 'war'?

Tories held N. Shropshire constituency some two hundred (200) years, Beeb stated. The Beeb ain't what it used to be. The North Shropshire constituency was only created in the 1980s. Makes for a nice headline, but is mostly bollocks. Since its creation the Conservatives typically achieve around 50% ...
by orathaic
Fri Dec 17, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: new cold 'war'?
Replies: 36
Views: 746

Re: new cold 'war'?

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:14 pm
I don't know why the Bexley and Sidcup by-election result is supposed to have anything to do with this thread, Taylor?
Did i hear the lib dems won? Or was that a different by-election?
by orathaic
Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: new cold 'war'?
Replies: 36
Views: 746

Re: new cold 'war'?

I don't know if i would characteris what I said as an allegation, merely a question. It is again something i haven't been paying much attention to, so i just get a few big news stories which filter through here. And yes, the dire positive on of the Labour party, and the inherent 2 party-ness of the ...
by orathaic
Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: new cold 'war'?
Replies: 36
Views: 746

Re: new cold 'war'?

^ We can go into this in much more detail if anyone is interested. Do be warned that this conversation gets quite dry quite quickly. Source: I am a member of the UK State Aid Law Association and the Procurement Lawyers' Association and have published articles on UK and EU public procurement policy....
by orathaic
Fri Dec 03, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: new cold 'war'?
Replies: 36
Views: 746

Re: new cold 'war'?

Won't this just be a backdoor subsidy to big European companies (e.g. Alstom, Siemens etc.) to build this infrastructure? That would make sense... Would it? I don't suppose you could explain how? What flash said. The same mechanism by which US military aid flows back to IS arms exporters (and thus ...
by orathaic
Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: new cold 'war'?
Replies: 36
Views: 746

Re: new cold 'war'?

flash2015 wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:27 pm
Won't this just be a backdoor subsidy to big European companies (e.g. Alstom, Siemens etc.) to build this infrastructure?
That would make sense...
by orathaic
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: new cold 'war'?
Replies: 36
Views: 746

Re: new cold 'war'?

The UK' disasterous trade war is brewing but would also not be considered a 'cold war' because it is not between two super powers, which i believe was the characteristic of the Cold War...
by orathaic
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: new cold 'war'?
Replies: 36
Views: 746

Re: new cold 'war'?

Octavious wrote:
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:12 pm
Out of curiosity, in what sense is this a cold war?
Just hanging n the sense that the title of the BBC news article was written to make it sound like the EU is only doing this to compete with China.

Which may indeed be the case...

I did put scare quotes around war!
by orathaic
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: new cold 'war'?
Replies: 36
Views: 746

new cold 'war'?

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-59473071 Is this kind of competition between (economic) superpowers actually good? Will this increase economic influence, or does that require publishing debt to extract value and hold leverage over others? Can increased trade and investment help avoid future co...
by orathaic
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: USA, a fascist state? Confirmed
Replies: 56
Views: 697

Re: USA, a fascist state? Confirmed

This doesn't mean there is no problem. There absolutely is and the anger is justified. Then we are down to a question of tactics. Thank you flash for your long and detailed responce. I hope the more settled state of affairs post Trump continues and is widespread, rather than a local phenomenon in y...