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3 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: Gulp - here... · 0 replies · +1 points

I think it could have done if not for Corbyn's usual helpful intervention...

6 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: If everyone... · 0 replies · +1 points

Probably impressed he gave them the finger...

6 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: If everyone... · 0 replies · +1 points

This assumes, of course, that the majority of young voters will vote for Corbyn...

1 week ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Eamonn Ives: Yesterday... · 1 reply · +1 points

Gove was actually there as well...

1 week ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Why YouGov's good poll... · 4 replies · +1 points

That's odd, because everyone not voting Conservative seems to be doing it purely to "stop Boris",,,

1 week ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Fabio Conti: Our manif... · 0 replies · +1 points

Well done, you. You have more time and patience than I.

There was never any argument from me that Major didn't use PFI, I just suggested "Those two statements are not necessarily linked...".

Still...

In 1992 PFI was implemented for the first time in the UK by the Conservative government of John Major. It immediately proved controversial, and was attacked by the Labour Party while in opposition. Labour critics such as the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Harriet Harman, said that PFI was really a back-door form of privatisation (House of Commons, 7 December 1993), and the future Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, warned that "apparent savings now could be countered by the formidable commitment on revenue expenditure in years to come".[10]

The use of PFI was very limited until 1997 but became widespread under the New Labour government.[11]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_finance_ini...

1 week ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Fabio Conti: Our manif... · 2 replies · +1 points

I'm not pretending otherwise, I just don't know if the Major government used PFI specifically for NHS expansion/maintenance.

Nothing contradictory in anything I've said thus far...

1 week ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Fabio Conti: Our manif... · 4 replies · +1 points

But they trust the PM on the NHS more than the Leader of the Opposition...

1 week ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The Chief Rabbi's stat... · 1 reply · +1 points

They may have been decent once but no longer.

They have zero excuses after everything that has happened.

1 week ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Fabio Conti: Our manif... · 6 replies · +1 points

So what you're saying is that Labour embraced a failed Conservative policy.

And my point about PFI and hospitals still stands.