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vidcapper
post Jan 10 2018, 11:54 AM
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I prefer the latter, in the form of coalitions, which is also why I prefer proportional voting systems. It prevents any one party becoming too dominant
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post Jan 10 2018, 02:17 PM
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You omitted "Both" as an option.

Co-operation because it's sensible and gets more done with more agreement, and adversarial when you have an unreasonable position that can't be watered down by negotiation and reason.
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post Jan 10 2018, 02:45 PM
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Much of the way the UK works is based on confrontation. It's not just politics (reinforced buy the electoral system), the same applies to the judicial process when so much can rest on which side can afford the more expensive lawyers.
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post Jan 10 2018, 03:16 PM
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QUOTE(Popchartfreak @ Jan 10 2018, 02:17 PM) *
You omitted "Both" as an option.

Co-operation because it's sensible and gets more done with more agreement, and adversarial when you have an unreasonable position that can't be watered down by negotiation and reason.


Perhaps one of the moderators can add 'both' as a choice then?

But some 'unreasonable' positions are populist positions that a only a minority consider unreasonable. The question must be : Who decides what is unreasonable? For me, it should not be who complains loudest in leftist media. teresa.gif

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post Jan 10 2018, 08:28 PM
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QUOTE(vidcapper @ Jan 10 2018, 03:16 PM) *
Perhaps one of the moderators can add 'both' as a choice then?

But some 'unreasonable' positions are populist positions that a only a minority consider unreasonable. The question must be : Who decides what is unreasonable? For me, it should not be who complains loudest in leftist media. teresa.gif


Unreasonable, say, for example, when you are looking after a physically disabled father, a mentally disabled mother, have a job and get absolutely no help or assistance or sympathy from the local Council, the NHS and the care system in general, despite having parents who are not wealthy. Think that's pretty much a case where negotiation isn't an option as the Tories are intent on making it even worse than it already is. Twice in the last 3 weeks I have had to call ambulances ( I was right both times that my father needed admission, and the ambulance staff were wrong on one occasion - private staff, hired by the struggling local services, felt he didn't. He is currently in hospital yet again having been let out too early, so I know more about serious illness than they do)

I will fight the heartless Tories to the ends of the earth because there is no happy compromise when your family is at risk of death and your life is devoted to care, with NOTHING for me in any sense whatsoever, no money (just a reduced wage out of necessity), "leisure" time devoted entirely to posting on here to stay sane, and a shruggy shoulder attitude about "whaddya do bout it" as if it is just bad luck and not a dereliction of political duty.

So yes, I trust the leftist media hasnt brainwashed me into just whinging about me over-reacting to, let me be absolutely clear here, life and death situations that I deal with. The Tories and Jeremy c**t in particular can go f*** themselves to Hell, because they don't care. Not a bit.

You may notice I feel quite strongly about the NHS. As do many others. Not a minority.
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post Jan 10 2018, 09:19 PM
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That where the Tories just don't seem to get it. They will happily pay for their contents insurance and will expect to be able to claim on it if they are burgled. If they take out a life assurance policy and die soon afterwards, they will expect the company to pay out, subject to some perfectly reasonable checks. They will expect the company to pay the full amount even if only one or two premiums have been collected (unless there was a specific clause limiting the payout in the first few years).

The Tories don't seem to accept that tax and National Insurance operate on the same principle. We pay our tax and NI in the expectation that, if we need to, we can claim help. They just act like the most unscrupulous insurance company in constantly finding new ways of not paying out.
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post Jan 10 2018, 09:51 PM
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I'm not a huge fan of majority governments pushing through their agenda without much thought about other points of view. I have my concerns about the last session of the ScotParl for that reason. This is where adversarial comes in handy.

However more often in the UK it feels like it's needlessly partisan. Arguing for the sake of it and not with the aim of actually making a positive difference. Good adversarial in my mind should always lead to co-operation and the best for the country.
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post Jan 11 2018, 06:33 AM
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QUOTE(Popchartfreak @ Jan 10 2018, 08:28 PM) *
So yes, I trust the leftist media hasnt brainwashed me into just whinging about me over-reacting to, let me be absolutely clear here, life and death situations that I deal with. The Tories and Jeremy c**t in particular can go f*** themselves to Hell, because they don't care. Not a bit.


I'm guessing they all have private medical anyway.

Maybe if they were forced to rely on the NHS, like most of us, they would see that it got better funded...
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