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131 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Whatever happened to t... · 0 replies · +1 points

For The Big Society to work, it needs to be supported by the big people - those with money and ability.

What about a Big Society fund in which public-spirited people with money to spare would be invited to invest? It should be index linked and deposits should be instantly withdrawable. This should make it attractive enough even if no interest is offered. The money raised could then be invested in projects which create employment including finance for new businesses and other things for public benefit.

If government ministers could be persuaded to set an example by investing in this fund, many other rich people would follow suit.

153 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Why do some Tories thi... · 0 replies · +1 points

Why do we think it is only public servants who need to restrain their pay demands in a time of austerity? If the net total of money existing (ie total in circulation less amount borrowed) remains constant, the rich can only get richer at the expense of the poor - trickle down is impossible.

Many business executives would do well to reflect on Jesus's parable of the rich man and Lazarus (See the bible, Luke 16 verse 19 - 31)

160 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Andrew Selous: Relatio... · 0 replies · +1 points

Telling young people that sex can be safe inevitably encourages them to indulge in it. That is how habits of promiscuity are developed, with serious consequences.

160 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Andrew Selous: Relatio... · 1 reply · +1 points

We have to face the fact that sex education without emphasis on moral responsibilities has contributed to this problem. The potential procreation of children is a serious matter and should not be undertaken without the commitment of both parties to stay together and care for any children conceived.

Young people who have learnt to be promiscuous as teenagers are unlikely to make faithful marriage partners in the future.

160 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Andrew Selous: Relatio... · 0 replies · +1 points

We should face the fact that sex education without emphasis on moral responsibility has contributed to this problem. The potential procreation of children is a serious matter, and should not be undertaken without a commitment on both parties to remain together and care for any children conceived.

Young people who have learnt to be promiscuous as teenagers are unlikely to be faithful marriage partners in the future.

164 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Voters relied on the C... · 0 replies · +1 points

Quite true - inflation amounts to a tax on the holding of money. But is that necessarily a bad thing?
If we are to overcome the deficit without starving public services to death the rich will have to contribute more than they do at present. If we are not willing to tax them in the conventional way, controlled inflation could be a useful way of doing it.

164 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Voters relied on the C... · 11 replies · +1 points

Has anyone heard of John Maynard Keynes? Money is artificial and can be created. If we want the luxury of paying business executives and sports stars telephone number salaries, we will have to create more of it.

172 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Dancing with the DUP. ... · 3 replies · +1 points

Why are we so afraid of being associated with people who believe that the bible was right about marriage and related matters?

321 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - Charlotte Leslie MP: W... · 0 replies · +1 points

I am a Christian fundamentalist and a pragmatic Conservative.

If we have to have monopolies, a state monopoly is better than a private one - at least the former can be called to account if its vices get out of hand,

329 weeks ago @ Conservative Home - Cameron must do to Bri... · 2 replies · +1 points

I have in fact read the Koran ,albeit a long time ago in an unauthorized version. I am aware that what is believed to be last sura revealed is the most violent.

It is surprising that a book supposedly given by God should be subject to abrogation. Christians struggle with apparent inconsistencies in the Bible, but we believe (some of us at least) that it all has value.