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labour or conservative?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by shine:

    well i would vote conservative...... due to being a country girl! and having a horse etc etc tony blair fucking up the foot and mouth too!

    sorry shine, but i dont agree. how exactly can the government be blamed for the foot and mouth outbreak? i believe (from what i have read) that a report was published some 10 or 12 years ago and largely supressed during the BSE crisis, that states that modern farming methods are leading British and European agriculture towards a potential disaster. this report suggested that in the event of a highly contagious disease being spread in the UK, the only logical solution was a compulsory contiguous cull of all neighbouring farms, to be continued until such date as the outbreaks were 'sufficiently isolated and sporadic' to step-down form epidemic levels. this was professional advice given to MAFF, and the Tories would have followed exactly the same policy. yes, it is very costly in terms of livestock, and harrowing for all involved, but it is the only logical option in such circumstances. admittedly, the vaccine for foot and mouth had not been fully developed at the time of publication. however, in the recent outbreak it was farmer's unions that turned down the offer of vaccination during the crisis. essentially, the government has done absolutely everything it possibly could.

    to be honest, we are lucky to still have enough MAFF vets to deal with the crisis after the sweeping cuts of the tory years forced many of them in to private practise.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Have you voted in our poll on the front page yet?
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    Go on, you know you want to.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by city_boy:

    PS - will the monster raving lonely party be running for election? I know their 'leader' Screaming Lord Sutch (i think) died but didnt the bloke taking over say the party was to carry on? They always bring a <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt; to my face in a sometimes boring election campaign.


    Ummm . . . I was told that he had lwft the party to his cat when he died . . . maybe I was just being gullible . . . oh well . . .

    Gabz
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    id have to have gone for the tory's merely cos they wont drop the poound and also cos they pledge not to increase money on public spneding. They made the valid statement that labour over -tax it for us and veeyone thinks its o.k cos its going on public services but all its needs is to be better managed and you coudl achieve the same standard with less cash
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    liberatarian! oh wait you don't have those over there do you? Basicly the government stays the F*ck out of your life and doesn't have any programs or bullsh!t taxes. Just enough to have a military, law enforcement and education
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    BBH, yes we do have them over here.

    [url=http://www.libertarian.co.uk/index.htm=Libertarian Alliance[/url]
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Lovely to see you all talking about the lib dems! Most of you were failry accurate..
    1, Yes we are in coalition with Labour in Scotland and Wales but it was our policy that was scrap tuition fees. You can show your support on our fab webby www.scraptuitionfees.com
    2, No we didn't start at the first world war... The liberals existed but we came from a merger of them and the SDP(Social Democratic Party) which was fairly receent.
    There were some other bits.. Anyway if you have any questions feel free to get in contact with us at [email protected]!
    Ali Goldsworthy
    Lib Dem Youth and Students Vice Chair Communications:-)
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