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A Liberal Comeback in the UK ?

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Re: A Liberal Comeback in the UK ?

Postby ken123 » May 14th, 2010, 4:04 pm

Its just possible that governments make ill advised decisions. Remember Iraq & Afganistan ! That all I"m saying.

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Re: A Liberal Comeback in the UK ?

Postby ken123 » May 14th, 2010, 4:21 pm

There is an article at HuffingtonPost today by Johann Hari, of the London Independent, " This is Not What the British People Voted For " that may be of interest, and he lives in the uk.

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Re: A Liberal Comeback in the UK ?

Postby silentscreen » May 14th, 2010, 7:57 pm

Ken,

Everyone makes "ill-advised" decisions, and no one is perfect, but in America at least, most people were prepared to give President Obama the benefit of the doubt. You seem to now be as much of an expert on British politics as you are American. You aren't the most tolerant person that I've ever run into if someone else's opinion differs from your own. And that's all I'm saying....

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Re: A Liberal Comeback in the UK ?

Postby movieman1957 » May 14th, 2010, 9:29 pm

Consider this a request in my duty as an Administrator.

This may be a bit late coming in but I would like us to take a step back on this thread. Political discussions are often uncomfortable territory on this kind of a board. It is getting a bit too near the edge if indeed it hasn't already been crossed. I wonder it we would be better served to move on to something else?
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Re: A Liberal Comeback in the UK ?

Postby ken123 » May 15th, 2010, 12:20 am

movieman1957 wrote:Consider this a request in my duty as an Administrator.

This may be a bit late coming in but I would like us to take a step back on this thread. Political discussions are often uncomfortable territory on this kind of a board. It is getting a bit too near the edge if indeed it hasn't already been crossed. I wonder it we would be better served to move on to something else?


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Fine by me. But if I may. I would like to make one final point. Having a contrary opinion is not " intolerance ". Censorship is intolerance. All democratic governments & people should welcome debate - pro & con concerning the issues of the day, after all thats what democracy is all about.

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Re: A Liberal Comeback in the UK ?

Postby klondike » May 15th, 2010, 7:56 am

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