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344 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - Uber-modernisation is ... · 0 replies · +5 points

Instead of listening they talk about messaging. IE the policy isn't wrong it is how it is being explained to ignorant public. They fail to realize that people these days do not want to be patronised by their politicians.

344 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - Uber-modernisation is ... · 2 replies · +11 points

There is a problem with a party when it doesn't understand the realities of the modern electorate and keep thinking it will come round to "right" thinking. Both the Conservative Party and the GOP (in the US) suffer from this arrogance of thought. It will be their undoing if they are not careful.

345 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - Green c**p, payday loa... · 0 replies · +7 points

The whole "green crap" thing was more about being "right-on" and "hip" than anything to do with actual sensible policy. They were trying to play to the Graniuad/BBC elitists rather than actual normal people.

345 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - A quarter of the Torie... · 0 replies · +1 points

So some people are finding out they can't "have it all" despite what popular culture tells them. Who knew? Of course, the cynical would say at least one of the women being spoken saw the writing on the wall & would rather retire a winner rather than be punted out of the Parliament.

345 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - The march of time has ... · 0 replies · +22 points

Actually sadly it is the BBC that defines the centre ground and the Conservatives have let it happen. The whole consensus on a variety of issues (like green taxes) have stifled debate & allowed them to paint anyone disagreeing as "extremist".

It is just amazing that it has taken Cameron this long to understand people loath "green crap". Who besides the uber-trendy urban rich would not want 110 quid taken off their bill. And people are paying these taxes so enviroloons can ruin the countryside for little effect. Who in their right mind thinks it is a good idea to keep them besides twits like Zac?

345 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - Three reasons for the ... · 0 replies · -1 points

I find it highly entertaining to watch the "holier than thou" smug spin out of control into the cesspool of their own making. The Conservatives (and everyone else) should really do nothing, just sit back and enjoy the spectacle.

346 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - The courage of Nick Boles · 0 replies · +4 points

Actually I agree with Boles the UK would do well with a proper "liberal" party (ie classical liberal not socialism light). The L-Ds are not the slightest bit "liberal" and most of those who claim to be are anything but. Currently all the three parties are variations on social democratic beliefs.

348 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - Bath selection won by ... · 0 replies · +4 points

Howler "Howlett" gaffes are a pamphlet waiting happen.

349 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - Amazon: global threat ... · 2 replies · 0 points

Amazon has become a boon however for writers. It was always very hard for writers with small publishers to get into book stores ( because their lack of space). Now Amazon has plenty of room for any & every book published. They also have things like allowing you to sell your used books (CD, DVDs erc) on Amazon.

Small bookshops (and bigger ones) snotty, arrogant and unhelpful attitude towards authors and small publishers have led to their demise. People like convenience and choice, Amazon gives that to them.

370 weeks ago @ Columnists - Louise Mensch: I&rsquo... · 0 replies · 0 points

Well they are successful (and no they aren't metal) and they are still filling venues all over the world.