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Forget your banners, bedsheets and chants
at 16:05 23 Feb 2020

Nah, League One is alright tbf.
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Supporters of anti-immigration policies...
at 15:41 9 Feb 2020

Award for being the most opinionated member on the board goes to...
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Supporters of anti-immigration policies...
at 12:50 9 Feb 2020

Why are you supporters of such policies? Genuinely interested in reasons for this, and debate.
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Good piece on the state of Britain after 10 years of austerity
at 18:54 5 Feb 2020

Explain this:



There was an enormous budget deficit, I don’t see how anyone can really avoid this fact...
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Good piece on the state of Britain after 10 years of austerity
at 22:21 4 Feb 2020

You’ve assumed that... Clearly Amazon and etc should be paying tax, rather than avoiding it through whatever they do, however these are just a few examples that do not represent all British businesses. Taxing already tax paying corporations/firms will reduce their output, in a recession where output is low and unemployment is high, I don’t think raising tax on these employing firms is a good idea at all.

A certain amount of spending cuts is necessary when in such a scenario such as the financial crisis of 2008-9, as said we had borrowed so much that we had a large and unsustainable national debt that could cripple the population in the years to come if it was not dealt with. Austerity was aimed to solve that problem, which it has.
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Good piece on the state of Britain after 10 years of austerity
at 18:45 4 Feb 2020

Completely ignoring my argument and resorting to pettiness...
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Good piece on the state of Britain after 10 years of austerity
at 17:17 4 Feb 2020

In a time of high unemployment, low output and negative economic growth (measured by GDP change per year), I’m not sure increasing costs for firms/businesses would necessarily be the go to plan to combat the problems stated... More workers would be made unemployed and output would only decrease, this would only create a vicious cycle of decline whereby the consumer market would suffer from the lack of spending due to higher unemployment and investment would also decline.

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Good piece on the state of Britain after 10 years of austerity
at 16:48 4 Feb 2020

How do you think we should have dealt with the 2008/9 financial crisis, when the nation had a massive budget deficit to the sum of around £160bn?

How would you have tackled the crisis of 2008-9... With government expenditure?
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One thing that's really bugged me about the left wing
at 23:05 24 Jan 2020

I think socialism would agree with you.

A major difference between socialism and communism, other than the classic “well socialism is just a less intense version of communism” is that a socialist would try and secure equality and greater worker rights through democratic means by forcing change through parliament and legislation rather than a (violent) revolutionary uprising that a communist would believe in.
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One thing that's really bugged me about the left wing
at 22:42 24 Jan 2020

Pol Pot’s leadership of the Khmer Rouge was clearly dreadful, with the wiping out of 1/3rd of the population, along with the 20-25 million people killed under Stalin’s Soviet Union due to his Five Year Plans to industrialise the Soviet Union, and inducing the Great Terror... Although communism is built in the roots of worker rights and equality, industry was still put before the people, as made clear by the famines in the Soviet Union.

There were, as you said, anti-semitic elements to the founding of the Nazi party, but it was really the workers’ socialism elements that founded the Nazis early beginnings. I think it was only when Hitler became chancellor and pursued his policy of Gleichschaltung that Germany became a fascist state. Many people joined the Nazi party due to their promising work schemes, combatting of communists in the streets and powerful propaganda that motivated and gave belief to Germans that Hitler could save Germany from the economic crisis that they had found themselves in from the Wall St Crash of 1929. It is important to add that Hitler’s violent attempt at a revolt in 1923, the ‘Beer Hall Putsch’, failed to gain any traction and was crushed quickly, suggesting that his violent ways did not generate enough support and that it was only until the economic depression where people seek radical movements for what they can bring for them.

But I am sure Hitler held the views he is known for even in the early 1920s, my argument is that the Nazi party was not entirely founded upon anti-semitism.

It’s all up for interpretation, but interestingly it does raise and support the horseshoe political spectrum theory, where far-right and far-left idealogies are not as far as they seem on a linear spectrum, both sharing similar traits in the form of authoritarianism rule and totalitarianism. Mussolini began his political career as a Socialist, working for the socialist newspaper ‘Avanti!’ as an editor, yet became the first Fascist leader of the modern world!
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One thing that's really bugged me about the left wing
at 21:18 24 Jan 2020

It would be a tough job leading the marketing team for a Top Trumps card game for the ‘worst radical movements the world has ever seen’, in fairness.
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One thing that's really bugged me about the left wing
at 21:11 24 Jan 2020

The worst communist regimes that this world has seen have been more horrific than the Nazi regime that occurred in Germany, IMO.

The Nazi regime grabs the headlines for the worst radical movement, yet there have been some dreadful communist regimes that were arguably worse for mankind.
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Glad the Tories don’t have a racism issue
at 20:16 28 Dec 2019

Read my first post.
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Glad the Tories don’t have a racism issue
at 19:32 28 Dec 2019

‘But Labour’ wasn’t my argument.

My argument is about your narrow approach to tackling a wider issue.

As for your last sentence; there’s no need to be dramatic.
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Glad the Tories don’t have a racism issue
at 18:51 28 Dec 2019

Equally, the Labour Party also has a racism issue.

Not that that cancels out your point, but it is interesting that you’re quick to tell everybody about a Tory incident, but won’t address issues elsewhere.
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Abuse My Step Son received today, report to club?
at 00:42 27 Dec 2019

Unfathomable.

I can’t agree with this. You have to consider the context and the manner in which the man spoke to poster’s son.

By the logic you’ve described there, the man is simply a fool and genuinely wants to know whether the poster’s son is a member of the IRA? I don’t think so. Realistically, the man was making a xenophobic comment, likening the boy to a terrorist organisation due to a flag.

I hate to use whataboutery, but what if I asked a Syrian boy at college if he was a member of ISIS? That would be an outrageous and awful thing to say. What’s the difference?
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Abuse My Step Son received today, report to club?
at 00:27 27 Dec 2019

He was subject to abuse solely due to his heritage. That is racism.

I’m sure you would agree that if someone were to give abuse to a Muslim man/woman solely due to their heritage (such as likening them with a terrorist group, similar to what happened with the poster’s son) then that would be a form of racism.

So what is different here?
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Abuse My Step Son received today, report to club?
at 21:06 26 Dec 2019

Ah, so it’s alright then is it?

There’s no excuse for racism.
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Well- thats my wife and kids applying for Irish passports in the morning...
at 23:21 12 Dec 2019

Offset the stress with the reduced cost of holidays through the strengthening of the pound!

Rule Britannia
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Norwood’s a Tory
at 21:47 12 Dec 2019

I imagine he deleted it because it causes flouncing amongst people like yourself.

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