Pages

Jump to bottom

5 comments

1 iceweasel  May 8, 2015 7:25:47am

Also, really pleased to see the backs of Clegg, Farage and Milliband.

Damn shame to see Cameron still around— but Labour (and England) have no one but themselves to blame. Even adding all the SNP seats to Labour wouldn’t have stopped the Tories reaching a majority.

2 Dark_Falcon  May 9, 2015 7:55:45am

re: #1 iceweasel

Also, really pleased to see the backs of Clegg, Farage and Milliband.

Damn shame to see Cameron still around— but Labour (and England) have no one but themselves to blame. Even adding all the SNP seats to Labour wouldn’t have stopped the Tories reaching a majority.

Labor lost in large part because it didn’t have that much to offer. Money’s tight for the British government so the kinds of social program expansions that mainstream-left parties like to lead with aren’t all that viable. The major social program people over there seem to worry about, the National Health Service, is the one that David Cameron is very careful not to subject to problematic cutbacks.

Labor was also unwilling to propose not funding the UK’s next generation of ballistic missile submarines (the military abbreviation is SSBN), as was the SNP, simply because its a dangerous world and while an independent Scotland might be able to opt for the quiet life, England is simply too important and too high profile to do so.

The times right now favored the Tories in England and the SNP in Scotland.

3 Aye Pod  May 9, 2015 8:16:41am

DF, i love you but (as usual) couldn’t disagree more with you! :-D I’ll be back with a better answer soon— For now I’ll quote the part of your comment with which I completely agree:

Labor lost in large part because it didn’t have that much to offer.

Totally agree, but probably not for the reasons you do! Labour lost not because they couldn’t ‘offer handouts’ (a very american- and republican- way to look at it) but because they couldn’t (and didn’t ) offer a real alternative to the Tories, whereas the SNP could, and did. Did you know that the most searched question on google, after the debate (which Cameron shamefully skipped!) was, ‘Can I vote for the SNP if I live in England?’?

Jimmah and I are very happy with the Scotland results, but feel terrible for the people in England who voted Labour but woke up to a Tory government.

Take care DF, I’ll be back with more later. :)

4 iceweasel  May 9, 2015 8:18:49am

goddamn it—

sorry DF, that was me, iceweasel, using Jimmah’s computer (ineptly). Back soon!

5 Aye Pod  May 9, 2015 8:37:41am

re: #2 Dark_Falcon

This is me, Jimmah, back in control! First off, while not going so far as to reverse it, I would nevertherless like to distance myself from the upding that ice gave your post in my name

;-)

Money’s tight for the British government so the kinds of social program expansions that mainstream-left parties like to lead with aren’t all that viable.

Thats how some see it, BUT - even the IFS says there’s room for modest increases in social spending. And that’s not counting the potential savings from getting rid of Trident. See Paul Krugman for more about the UK’s austerity lies.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
Joyce Manor - ‘House Warning Party’ (Lyric Video) "House Warning Party" by @Joyce Manor from the album 'Songs From Northern Torrance,' available May 29thPre-order at joycemanor.ffm.to Filmed by Donovan Vim Crony / DEBUNK PUNK Season 2 / Episode 1 & at Zephyr Veg. Cafe (2) 6/19/09Edited by ...
Thanos
2 hours, 36 minutes ago
Views: 67 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Twenty One Pilots - Level of Concern (Official Video) twenty one pilots - Level of Concern (Official Video)official video for "Level of Concern" - available now on Fueled By Ramen. top.lnk.to Exclusive Crew Nation hoodie available now - smarturl.itA portion of proceeds from this song + the TØP ...
Thanos
2 hours, 50 minutes ago
Views: 65 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Lotteries: A Rant From a Poor PersonLotteries. A rant from a poor person (me). So I have a MegaMillions ticket. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302.6 million against. Right now, the jackpot is $336,000,000. There are endless think pieces in everything from ...
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷
8 hours, 30 minutes ago
Views: 103 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Clean Bandit - Rockabye Ft Anne-Marie #AtHome #WithMe So fun to play in our garden and link up with Anne-Marie via computer airways for International Nurses Day! Watch the full concert: YouTube Click here to subscribe: bit.ly Follow us:Website: cleanbandit.co.ukFacebook: facebook.com Twitter: twitter.com Instagram: instagram.comSoundcloud: SoundCloudSpotify: atlre.co.uk ...
Thanos
1 day, 20 hours ago
Views: 298 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 3 • Share to Facebook
The Unlikely Candidates - Novocaine “Novocaine” by The Unlikely Candidates available now! LISTEN HERE: red.lnk.to Catch us on tour! songkick.com Follow us here:instagram.comfacebook.com@tucband?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthortheunlikelycandidates.com Directed by Mattias Russo-LarssonProduced by Lewis Atallah #UnlikelyCandidates #Novocaine #ArtistOnTheRise #OfficialVideo #Pizza #MusicVideo #AlternativeRock #Rock #TUC #LeftSideBrain #VeronicaMars #Alternative #Unlikely #Candidates ...
Thanos
1 day, 20 hours ago
Views: 311 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Larkin Poe Keep Diggin’ (Official Video) 'Keep Diggin'' is the third song off Larkin Poe's 2020 album 'Self Made Man’, out June 12th. Pre-save the album on Spotify or pre-order on iTunes, Amazon, and the official store NOW & get the first 3 songs "Holy ...
Thanos
1 day, 20 hours ago
Views: 309 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 200524A number of folks have asked about the pumping out.We do this so we don't have to slog around in a foot of water. This is the pump and with garden hose attached. We run the hose out to the ...
Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)
1 day, 21 hours ago
Views: 268 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Joe Needs a Disability PolicyI'd like to remind people that even though world and country are turning to shit, there are 20 to 25% of America, 1 in 4 or 1 in 5 people, who are disabled. I'm disabled, and so are several others ...
Sherlock Hound
4 days, 17 hours ago
Views: 466 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 3 • Share to Facebook
The Altons - When You Go (That’s When You’ll Know) Available digitally now - daptone.ffm.toAvailable on 45 on April 10th. Pre-order now: shopdaptonerecords.com Directed by Jessica Magaña (Red Heart Media)Though Bryan Ponce and Adriana Flores share the stage with Joey Q as part of the East LA souldies outfit ...
Thanos
5 days, 20 hours ago
Views: 639 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 200517Now when it rains, it looks almost like a real pond. On Saturday we pumped out 8-10” of rainwater. This is gonna be regular thing now. Fortunately it's way easier to get the water out than to keep it out ...
Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)
5 days, 21 hours ago
Views: 511 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 4
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook