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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 04:42 PM
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33. I think the LibDems will start rebelling more after May
By that time, the referendum on the voting system (which is a particular concern of the LDs though I think it should be a concern for everyone!) will be decided one way or another; and there are likely to be massive Tory and LD losses in the Council elections and those for the Scottish and Welsh Assemblies.

It will take some time for the Tories to destroy *everything*, and I don't think they'll be able to - they've already got more fight from the public than they bargained for, and are going down in the polls. But they may destroy too much.

FWIW, some people whom I know, not usually ultra-optimists, are convinced that the government won't last more than another year - let us hope that they are right!
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  -Shocking news from the UK that Cameron wants to privatize ALL the public service except two, snagglepuss  Feb-21-11 03:45 PM   #0 
  - disaster government in the making  Uzybone   Feb-21-11 03:46 PM   #1 
  - We are next....  roxiejules   Feb-21-11 04:54 PM   #38 
  - If it works in UK, it could spread to the Middle East, Africa, Far East, South America & who knows  jody   Feb-21-11 03:49 PM   #2 
  - Not sure of your point. Are you saying all those continents comprise democracies?  WinkyDink   Feb-21-11 04:13 PM   #20 
     - What does democracy have to do with it? n/t  jody   Feb-21-11 04:20 PM   #24 
  - Why is it shocking ?  JI7   Feb-21-11 03:49 PM   #3 
  - The utter recklessness is shocking. Total embrace of neoliberalism after  snagglepuss   Feb-21-11 04:05 PM   #13 
     - nothing "neoliberalism" (whatever that means) about this  Uzybone   Feb-21-11 04:09 PM   #16 
        - Neoliberalism is hardcore conservativism. It's unfortunate that it gets  snagglepuss   Feb-21-11 04:17 PM   #23 
  - Here we just sold congress people first and then sold the rest of the  Angry Dragon   Feb-21-11 03:50 PM   #4 
  - oh my! what a travesty!  bbgrunt   Feb-21-11 03:54 PM   #5 
  - "Oh my!"? Is that like "Gee whiz!" or "Do tell!"?  WinkyDink   Feb-21-11 04:14 PM   #21 
     - no, it's more like "good grief" or "holy shitstain". I was  bbgrunt   Feb-21-11 05:14 PM   #39 
  - Didn't even Thatcher know not to do this?  booley   Feb-21-11 03:54 PM   #6 
  - Wisconsin in Britain! Wisconsin in Britain!  damntexdem   Feb-21-11 03:54 PM   #7 
  - Fair bit of that going on already!  LeftishBrit   Feb-21-11 04:36 PM   #31 
  - either slowly or quickly -- all political parties in europe and america  xchrom   Feb-21-11 03:56 PM   #8 
  - This privatization idea is a disease gone viral.  northoftheborder   Feb-21-11 03:59 PM   #11 
  - They are moving on a Global takeover.  glinda   Feb-22-11 12:38 AM   #41 
  - And hence the G-xx summits IMO to plan the plan.  RKP5637   Feb-21-11 04:01 PM   #12 
  - My first thought: Poppy Bush & his potato head were hawking the "New World Order".  pacalo   Feb-21-11 04:06 PM   #14 
  - Repeal of the 20th Century  roxiejules   Feb-21-11 03:58 PM   #9 
  - Charities are not "public services." "Public services" are paid for by taxes.  WinkyDink   Feb-21-11 04:17 PM   #22 
     - Charities in UK are also funded by public funds  roxiejules   Feb-21-11 04:52 PM   #37 
  - I have absolutely no doubt conservatives in US and Canada have similar up their sleeve. And then  RKP5637   Feb-21-11 03:58 PM   #10 
  - Fire Service  mrfrapp   Feb-21-11 04:08 PM   #15 
  - In Ben Franklin's day fire service was private. n/t  jody   Feb-21-11 04:10 PM   #17 
     - Back then a lot of houses got burned to the ground.  snagglepuss   Feb-21-11 04:23 PM   #25 
     - And in the 21st century politicians are glorified looters. nt  jody   Feb-21-11 04:25 PM   #26 
        - Why compare apples with oranges?  snagglepuss   Feb-21-11 04:32 PM   #29 
        - The issue is what services should be provided by government, either directly or by outsourcing, and  jody   Feb-21-11 04:48 PM   #34 
        - So are lots of private contractors and businessmen.  LeftishBrit   Feb-21-11 04:49 PM   #36 
     - Yes. And there was still slavery, and women couldn't vote, and parents had no certainty that their  LeftishBrit   Feb-21-11 04:48 PM   #35 
  - How can Cameron just dictate this historic change?  WinkyDink   Feb-21-11 04:12 PM   #18 
  - Given their parliamentary system as long as they have enough votes it will  snagglepuss   Feb-21-11 04:27 PM   #27 
     - I think the LibDems will start rebelling more after May  LeftishBrit   Feb-21-11 04:42 PM   #33 
  - It's only fair. The People pay for it and the Pirates get to own it.  Octafish   Feb-21-11 04:12 PM   #19 
  - I smell an uprising in the making  nadinbrzezinski   Feb-21-11 04:28 PM   #28 
  - well this is why UKUncut-to prevent the cutting down of UK civilization in  StarsInHerHair   Feb-21-11 04:35 PM   #30 
  - "It's up to it's coalition partner the LibDems to stop but they haven't said much."  Starry Messenger   Feb-21-11 04:38 PM   #32 
  - I smell worldwide shock doctrine.  bbgrunt   Feb-21-11 05:20 PM   #40 
     - I was just thinking the same.. nt  flamingdem   Feb-22-11 12:46 AM   #42 

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