Caracatus

Caracatus

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101 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - Orlando. A British-bor... · 1 reply · +1 points

"it is striking how foreign policy as the be-all-and-end-all explanation of Islamist terror and extremism has faded away. And no wonder, since it has been comprehensively debunked."

What strange circles you move in Paul that you think there was ever a time when foreign policy as the be-all-and-end-all explanation of Islamist terror and extremism - perhaps you ought to pay less attention to finding strawmen to knock down and contibute something usefu instead.

101 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - John Bald: The Conserv... · 2 replies · +1 points

"the familiar theory that over-generous welfare payments contribute to employment-resistant personality characteristics" - bring back the workhouse. How lucky we are that Dr Perkins didn't consider whether over generous rewards contribute to Philip Green syndrome.

101 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - Sunder Katwala: Many e... · 1 reply · +1 points

Well done, you certainty showed ethnic minority voters why they shouldn't be voting leave. Despite a the lies about cutting EU immigration so more people can come here from the Commonwealth, the truth is that leave campaigners on the whole loathe immigration, and loathe immigrants of different religions, cultures and skin colours in particular. UKIP had a policy of zero net migration for 5 years, points system my arse.

101 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - Nadhim Zahawi: The EU ... · 3 replies · +1 points

Gosh aren't we proud of our low unemployment - as if that was the answer to everything. Never mind people can't afford to live on average incomes. Never mind that 'worklessness' is hidden from the unemployment figures. Perhaps the idea that every economy can grow every year is just hogwash ? Has the Japanese economy been trouble free recently ? Can we blame that on the EU? We can't seem to make up our mind if everything is dictated by the EU or if in instead one country, France is the example given, can block things.

Again we have the fantasy that we will reduce immigration - so why haven't the non-EU immigrants been stopped ?
Nothing to do with the EU, we could have had zero immigration from outside the EU.

102 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - If leaving the EU woul... · 0 replies · +1 points

because leave campaigners want the UK to run its own affairs, under the wonderful system that gave us Blair and Major. Blair was exercising the sovereignty which apparently we have lost, and while the rest of the EU didn't invade Iraq, the UK did. It ignored pesky international laws like the UN, who needs them? Who needs experts Noahs Ark was built by amateurs, OK, everyone else in the word drowned, but never mind.

102 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - If leaving the EU woul... · 2 replies · +1 points

purple biro time - BBC bias. Time for you to grow up.

102 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - If leaving the EU woul... · 5 replies · +1 points

I believe that "sovereignty" (and just think where the word comes from) will prove to be an illusion - was the UK sovereign over its interests rates and exchange rates when it was forced out of the ERM?

102 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - If leaving the EU woul... · 1 reply · +1 points

"avowedly euroskeptic"? Who took us into the EU? What party has had a consistent policy of the being a member of the EU since then? Hague did of course warn people that if they didn't vote Conservative in 2001 the UK would lose the pound, how accurate was that ?

102 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - If leaving the EU woul... · 7 replies · +1 points

indeed they are saying that everything will be hunky dory - and suddenly all these countries who we (by which is meant the Europhobes) find it impossible to agree with in the EU will suddenly sign all these amazing deals with us.

102 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - If leaving the EU woul... · 0 replies · +1 points

indeed, it is the usual Conservative election campaign on both sides - tell lots of lies and hope that they stick, they usually do as you can outspend your opponents. We all know the guff about £350 million extra for the NHS is just guff, but it went down well with the Focus groups of undecided voters, so its repeated endlessly. Take back control is largely meaningless, but hey ho it simplifies things.