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Spike

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  1. Spike

    UK General Election 2019 & Brexit Discussion

    How much could pandering ethnic groups sway an election? I thought outside of the large cities that the UK was still largely a homogenous country. For instance if I were to take a drive through the villages of Devonshire I'd largely see the typical Anglo-Saxon, correct?
  2. Spike

    UK General Election 2019 & Brexit Discussion

    That isn’t policy. You’re voting based on emotion.
  3. Spike

    UK General Election 2019 & Brexit Discussion

    Yeah, I can safely say without even reading that list or looking up any alternative sources that nearly all of them are indeed lies. Corbyn has only been stated to be the most 'smeared politican of all time' recently by the news press. He could molest a gallic rooster for all I care, as long as the policies are better than the alternative.
  4. Spike

    UK General Election 2019 & Brexit Discussion

    Steady as we go, increasing spending and not increasing the coffers, at least the Labour Party are trying something drastic, instead of the slow decline the nation is on... Child poverty at 40%, the largest rise in poverty since Thatcher, enjoy your personal wealth mate; you must be swimming in it; because the rest of the country isn't. I'd tax corporations double that.
  5. Spike

    UK General Election 2019 & Brexit Discussion

    It's brutal, especially when someone needs proprietary equipment and medicine. Imagine having diabetes and needing a particular infusion set, a particular blood test set, and of course insulin. Imagine one being covered but not the other, renegotiating of contracts between companies and insurance, all of sudden everything one was using is no longer covered and now one has to change devices. A terrible headache.
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    Australian Bushfires

    *American, he thoughtfully gave up citizenship to join the others in their evil cabal.
  7. Spike

    UK General Election 2019 & Brexit Discussion

    You are allowed a lapse if it is between jobs, or otherwise. Besides strict conditions, yes it is compulsory and very expensive. Who’d have thought a government law forcing private health insurance would increase premiums?
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    Australian Bushfires

    Not really, it is just because Murdoch runs just about all news in the Anglophone world
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    Australian Bushfires

    The Liberal Party is a disgrace. Thinly veiled old boys club run by and for investment bankers, and real estate magnates. Thank you negative gearing for allowing investors to sit on huge swathes of property artificially raising housing costs.
  10. Spike

    UK General Election 2019 & Brexit Discussion

    It is compulsory in USA to have health insurance. As opposed to whom? Surely not their Tories and their magical pot of money for health, education, and defence? Here I was thinking that the UK is in it’s worst financial state in a long time.
  11. Spike

    Australian Bushfires

    Well, maybe but sometimes it's a kid playing with matches but the nascent cause to the fires is irrelevant as we have a country with ecosystems prone to fire, in a very warm climate, on an planet with severe climate change. Whomever created the first spark is not the issue; the response, the prevention, why the government has allowed everything to get to this point, are the issues. We should always be in a state of expecting bushfires as that is the natural state of our lands, why these fires are so bad is concerning, not some jilted ex-lover. I've seen fires like this with my eyes, you could feel the warmth of the blaze kilometres away the night sky is dyed red when it isn't covered with black smoke.
  12. Not really. I only ever saw a few snakes and spiders in my time. By the way they aren't 'poisonous' they are venomous. I think jellyfish are the most common offender.
  13. Spike

    Australian Bushfires

    I would just like to take a moment to thank the NSW government for cutting down on funding for Volunteer Firefighting, slashing funding for the council jurisdictions that regulate fire-prevention, combing several of these jurisdictions into unmanageable sizes (most of them larger than Tasmania), removing regulations on logging and land clearing, and of course allowing corrupted government officials to stick their poisoned thumbs into regulated water-sources that are vital to the surival of many towns and people. Fuck off.
  14. Spike

    UK General Election 2019 & Brexit Discussion

    I was reading an article the other day; quite amusing really as it was showing the immigration statistics of the UK. I've come to know that the Conservative Party or Brexit Party (whatever hill those fools die on) are pushing a narrative of 'harsher, stricter, fairer (on the British!) immigration laws. They use this narrative that they've cut immigration in half*. And the * of course in this instance, only means they've cut down on European immigration and that immigration in total has actually risen. I have always found it odd that the typically defined conservative parties (The Tories for the Brits, The Liberals for us Aussies) have always been hardliners on immigration; 'less immigration!', 'more jobs for natives!', but on closer inspection they've always been the types to circumvent those sort of labour laws that protect the workers and allow the importation of cheap labour from less 'lucky' countries. Temporary Visas that usually lead to permanent residency, allowing the news channels to manipulate the statistics of immigration.