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Who will you vote for?  (Voting closed: May 08, 2015, 11:20 AM)
Conservative - 13 (32.5%)
Labour - 8 (20%)
UKIP - 3 (7.5%)
Lib Dems - 1 (2.5%)
Greens - 4 (10%)
SNP - 10 (25%)
Plaid Cymru - 0 (0%)
Sinn Féin - 0 (0%)
DUP - 0 (0%)
BNP - 0 (0%)
Other? - 1 (2.5%)
Total Voters: 40

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2015 UK General Election

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Here's a great article on why it's important to treat people like numbers when discussing this sort of thing.

And treat stats with great care.   And never give any credence to the utterances of anyone who obviously has a bee in his /her bonnet.
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Researching dear old Dr Monaghan (MP) led me to this article about the SNP's collective dislike of the truth.


Definitely right about the 'betrayal' narrative. It feeds the most parochial and paranoid elements of political thought in Scotland. But of course again it is to distract from the fact that the voters rejected independence.
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https://www.opendemocracy.net/ournhs/richard-grimes/government-moves-to-consider-nhs-user-charges
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What a terribly inaccurate article.

Firstly, this was a debate in the Lords, the agenda of which is not set by the government (that's the entire point), so the premise that this is some sort of Tory plot is idiotic.

Secondly, the peer in question prefers a tax funded system.

Thirdly, the hated Tories have actually protected NHS funding in England and Wales, increasing spending in real terms. Not exactly the sort of behaviour you'd expect from a party allegedly hell-bent on murdering the NHS. Obviously the incompetent grievance-wielders up in Holyrood haven't done the same, but that's their fault.

Really, what precisely is wrong with looking at the needs of the NHS 20 to 30 years down the road and asking how it shall be paid for? There are plenty of options out there, including things that work well on the continent. The German and French systems, for instance.

The moment you start treating the NHS, or benefits (or any other emotive issue), as a religion is the moment you lose the ability to objectively question it.
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What?  shocking Oh My God Boogers....and to think for years I thought you were sooooo smart! roflmao These days, I'm beginning to think your noodly appendage has crept into your brain and started eating it! Also.....Why is it that you and your little group of 'sucker uppers' vomit keep raising Scotland and/or the SNP for every post you disagree with? It's becoming very tiresome and I'm beginning to think you're using that as a distraction because you know so little of what's 'really' happening in the world! In fact... I'm beginning to think your avatar 'is' your brain! Hmmm...... Think  PS.....What did you think of the video Aileen posted?
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