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Letís try some joined up thinking.

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Belvoir
Drifter
Re: Letís try some joined up thinking.
26th May 2009 at 3:06AM
Oliver seems to be burning the candle at both ends!!
Can't you sleep?
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OliverJohnstone
Hazel Grove Councillor

OliverJohnstone
Re: Letís try some joined up thinking.
26th May 2009 at 7:47AM
Alas Belvoir, I am a student. Exam period means I am under pressure to cram revision in but I still find time to contribute to the worthwhile discussion that goes on on this forum.
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OliverJohnstone
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OliverJohnstone
Re: Letís try some joined up thinking.
26th May 2009 at 2:38PM
Hahaha. You can indeed buy a chip naan - in fact I am a fan of them myself - much to my colon's displeasure.

Tone of the debate has officially plummeted.
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sundave
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sundave
Re: Letís try some joined up thinking.
29th May 2009 at 6:13AM
tone of the debate on the way up again.
i am curious to gauge the depth of feeling towards the juryteam, is it a real attempt to change the political system as we know it or is it "pie in the sky".
i would like to think there might be a radical shake up on the horizon, or are they casting their nets over empty waters.
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OliverJohnstone
Hazel Grove Councillor

OliverJohnstone
Re: Letís try some joined up thinking.
29th May 2009 at 6:10PM
This Jury Team concept could be quite beneficial in the sense that they are providing a moderate alternative for protest voters - as opposed to the Greens or BNP.

However, it appears the government and the Liberal Democrats appear to be hijacking this incident with expenses to bring in massive consitutional reforms - unnecessary and damaging to the good governance of this country.

There are areas where parliament could be reformed but the radical reforms proposed are attacking the areas of British democracy that make it the finest and most efficient democracy in the world.
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JohnEllis
Citizen

JohnEllis
Re: Letís try some joined up thinking.
9th June 2009 at 3:38PM
'Tis a strange world you inhabit, Mr Johnstone, if you think ours is "the finest and most efficient democracy in the world". I'm probably admitting having reached a certain age by saying "Fings ain't wot they used to be", but it strikes me, on balance, as being rather less effective than once it was, and showing more than a few signs of ramshackleness. (Can you turn "ramshsckle" into a noun?)

As long as a government can claim a resounding mandate on the endorsement of only 22% of possible voters I shall be rooting for PR. And if anyone suggests that this will deprive us of "strong government", I'll say "bring it on" - Thatcher and Blair have given me enough experience of "the smack of firm government" for one lifetime!
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