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Re: EU Elections

Postby Saz » Fri May 30, 2014 2:55 pm

shit i might have completely missed that
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Re: EU Elections

Postby exploited » Fri May 30, 2014 4:01 pm

Nope, gla is a known protectionist.
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Re: EU Elections

Postby The Dharma Bum » Sat May 31, 2014 8:31 am

Opposes free trade, globalization, and competition.


Those factors represent a destructive recipe for social, environmental, and financial devastation. As any objective survey of the results of the last few decades of government policy shows.
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Re: EU Elections

Postby Dobby » Sat May 31, 2014 12:41 pm

Here in the UK the ukip win is nowhere near as staggering as everyone is making out. Turnout was only 34% which means ukip got roughly 9% of the electorate voting for them in an election that they've always tended to have done well in anyway. Their % of the popular vote in local elections has actually gone down.

Yea people are a bit annoyed over Europe but the general feeling here is nobody really cares that much. Come the general elections ukip's policies (anti maternity leave, privisation of the NHS etc) are gonna see them get battered in an election they never do particularly well in anyway due to FPTP.

The FN winning in France is more troubling as they also tend to do reasonably well in national elections.

Absolutely delighted to see the BNP lose any representation.
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Re: EU Elections

Postby gla22 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:04 am

Not being facetious at all, I'm gonna explain next time I'm at a laptop why
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Re: EU Elections

Postby Saz » Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:59 am

All these parties are one man bands. Where would UKIP be without Farange? What is FN without the Le Pens? PVV without de wilders? The fact that they have such strong and charismatic leaders, and THIS is the best they can do, shows how defunct their actual ideas are.
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Re: EU Elections

Postby The Dharma Bum » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:48 am

sometimes innovation requires the inspiration provided by an charismatic individual

of course that doesn't always end well lol
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Re: EU Elections

Postby Mr.Bill » Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:54 am

This is funny, but actually a lot of it rings true too..


Video from : youtube.com



'surge in far right parties in Europe.. In terms of phrases you don't want to hear it's right up there with it's malignant and we're losing cabin pressure'.... lol

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Re: EU Elections

Postby Dobby » Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:31 pm

While that video was quite amusing, the big story in Greece was not the golden dawn result, but the syriza victory and the manner of it. They secured a swing of almost 22% to win it.
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Re: EU Elections

Postby gla22 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:33 pm

Why I like Marie le Pen

Anti immigration:
Why would France, a country with high unemployment, lots of social services and western liberal cultural want a bunch of uneducated, poor, predominately Muslim, immigrants? France and Europe in general need more immigrants like Africa needs more AIDs.

Supports a middle of the road protectionism:
Allowing for moderate tariffs to protect local industries and maintain jobs within France

Regulation of the financial sector:
Regulation and possible nationalization of parts of the financial sector to lower borrowing costs for France, prevent bubbles, and providing more revenue for the French gov

Lowering corporate tax rate:
Lowering the corporate tax rate to drive growth with special preferences to profit sharing business models like collectives

and more...
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