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Keith_N

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5 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Normal relations betwe... · 0 replies · +1 points

No parent doesn't want to feed their kids but this is a national emergency and help is required.

Remember many families are on reduced or no income, and poverty levels were high before this begun, so for any government to say 'tough, don't ask us to help, it's all down to you', especially when it has mishandled that emergency, is very heartless.

5 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Normal relations betwe... · 4 replies · +1 points

“It’s time we put party politics aside and worked together to find a long-term sustainable solution to child food poverty in the UK.”

It's hard to disagree with this. The fault lies with whoever decided to whip the Conservatives against the motion. They should have allowed a free vote.

It would have helped the reputation of parliament if every MP had marched as one together to help the kids during these emergency times.

5 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Normal relations betwe... · 6 replies · +1 points

No, he's got to take responsibility for the mess he has created and sort it out. We expect every PM to leave the job with the country in a better state than when he took over, not to drop us all in it and then do a runner.

8 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: If Milling ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Because most of the articles are good and well written, the newslinks page is excellent, and I enjoy the discussions in the comments.

Many of those who read and comment on ConHome are not Conservative party supporters.

8 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - John Howell: It is tim... · 1 reply · +1 points

If a leader of any government is fighting for the interests of their country, what is wrong with that? We would expect a British PM to do the same.

What we must not do is generalise and assume that every organisation with the word 'European' is bad.

As the articles says, we have left the EU, we have not left Europe.

8 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - John Howell: It is tim... · 0 replies · +1 points

And not forgetting the Eurovision Song Contest, the Europa League and the Western European Union (although the latter is no longer with us).

I met a few people who voted Leave because they did not like the Eurovision Song Contest, and even one person who was annoyed about European footballers in the Premier League.

8 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - John Howell: It is tim... · 3 replies · +1 points

The colleague referred to in the first paragraph clearly makes the same mistake as so many do - that anything with the prefix 'Euro' or word 'European' must be something to do with the EU - such as the European Court of Human Rights or the Eurovision Song Contest, both of which as we know pre-date the EU.

John Howell is correct that we have not left Europe - it will be many millions of years before that literally happens. It would be wrong for anyone to extend their dislike of the EU to everything European, and, for this reason, we must continue to search for good relations with those states across the Channel and wish them well.

8 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: If Milling ... · 2 replies · +1 points

It is interesting how the British are often so opposed to any British candidate for an international post.

Some countries thinks it adds prestige if they get someone in a big post and will put aside their differences to lobby for that one. Here in Britain, our politicians generally have minority support, so there will always be a majority against them. Most opposed Liam Fox for the WTO, partly because most of us are not Conservative supporters, and many of those that are Conservative supporters do not support his Brexit views.

Gordon Brown and the IMF is another example. Like Fox, it was hard to find anyone in this country who supported that suggested appointment - least of all the then Cameron government.

As an example, imagine if the NATO Secretary General post became vacant. Imagine the choice was between Tony Blair of the UK and Hans Romburg from Denmark - which would you choose? I think 80% of you would choose Romburg, even though I have just made him up.

8 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: If Milling ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I think whenever we put forward any British candidate for any international job, a large number of us would oppose it. It was the same when Gordon Brown was up for the IMF job.

Whereas in many other states, they will often put aside their differences and lobby for a countryman to take over anywhere as they think it brings prestige to that country.

8 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: If Milling ... · 1 reply · +1 points

We hear a lot about the EU's 'behaviour' as if we expect them to bow the knee to someone who have loudly told them how much they are hated.

The EU has many good points and many bad points - as we have discussed many times - but I do not believe it is to blame for any and every misfortune that exists in the world.

I certainly do not believe that the EU selects the Director General of the World Trade Organisation.