Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2008/05/prospects_for_friday_2_may.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2008/05/prospects_for_friday_2_may.html en-gb 30 Tue 01 Sep 2015 04:43:59 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2008/05/prospects_for_friday_2_may.html barriesingleton http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2008/05/prospects_for_friday_2_may.html?page=88#comment8 INTERESTING STUDYAs a lay sociologist I am intrigued by my transgression above. BBC psychology is an interesting area for study! The truth is out there but must be stated carefully. Tue 06 May 2008 09:15:27 GMT+1 barriesingleton http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2008/05/prospects_for_friday_2_may.html?page=77#comment7 This post has been Removed Fri 02 May 2008 21:36:20 GMT+1 grumpy-jon http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2008/05/prospects_for_friday_2_may.html?page=66#comment6 Re 6.You've gone up AGAIN in my esteem barrie. How desperately do we need a real rebel in the H of C's? The British voters should be ashamed for repeatedly rejecting the late lamented Screaming Lord Sutch, a complete raving nut case who would have livened that place up; and a feller who had many ideas that his duller 'serious' contemporaries sneered at when he originally suggested them. You could have written his speeches and what a fine pair you'd have made. Fortunately for us and every Brit, we have the mighty Brian Haw lurking locally in Parliament Square, and battling the Establishment in all its limitless wickedness and stupidity. Fri 02 May 2008 20:42:48 GMT+1 barriesingleton http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2008/05/prospects_for_friday_2_may.html?page=55#comment5 REBELLIONHi jon - or may I call you grumpy?When I stood for parliament in 2005 - effectively as agent provocateur - I would get asked: "What will you do if you are elected?" I replied that they would get a maiden speech (or part thereof, until ejected) to remember. Thereafter I would break the archaic rules routinely to keep Westminster madness in the public eye; rather as Nabarrow did, decades back. Clegg's reticence needs probing. He is on record as wanting to double L/D members.The precise maths defeat me, but I reckon voting reform would do it - at a stroke. So why is Clegg not raising a stink? Why is the BBC not asking Clegg why? I am not a number! Look out, here comes the balloon. Fri 02 May 2008 17:54:00 GMT+1 grumpy-jon http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2008/05/prospects_for_friday_2_may.html?page=44#comment4 Re 4.Bang on barrie.for me, this is one of the most basic corruptions in 'our' system, constructed for the continuing prosperity of the power elite, and the oppression of the rest of us IMO. I must give Clegg credit, though for actually tabling Proportional Representation, the first time I've actually heard the Lib-Dems mention it in years. Mind you it was probably just a token flagging-up. He must know there's not a cat in hell's chance of the support he'd need from the Tories or Labour, being forthcoming. This lousy corrupt mess isn't going to reform itself. If we want it, we'll have to force it on them. Fri 02 May 2008 16:59:28 GMT+1 barriesingleton http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2008/05/prospects_for_friday_2_may.html?page=33#comment3 STILL LIVING WITHIN THE LIEAt general election (2005) in terms of seats in the Commons: around 27.000 Labour votes yielded them a seat while for Tories it required roughly 44,000 and the Lib-Dems had to scrape up 96,000. If this undemocratic state of affairs were addressed, not only would Parliament look very different, but the number of people prepared to vote Lib-Dem would surely rise? Then why does Clegg not stand up for what even Speaker Martin must be able to see needs redress? Why does the BBC not ask “why”? Instead, impossible extrapolations from quasi-party-orientated local elections to the next general election, are being batted about. If we must continue with this decadent party jousting, at least let it be on some sort of democratic basis. Why all the pretence and games? Why live within a lie?? Fri 02 May 2008 14:33:26 GMT+1 Rustigjongens http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2008/05/prospects_for_friday_2_may.html?page=22#comment2 Post 1 mentions that the voters did not vote for the `conservatives because they had the best policies, no he thinks everyone voted for the `conservatives for a laugh !.Sorry bookhimando, the British public voted for the Conservatives because they trust them, as for your comments about the Conservatives being the same party as 10 years ago, I suggest that you grow up, Labours policies are exactly the same as Thatchers.If you are still unconvinced look at what Brown has managed in the last ten years:Stole our pensions.More children under the poverty line then in 1997.Council tax is double what it was 10 years ago.Lied about giving us a vote on the EU.Immigration is out of control.Lied about the war in Iraq.Sold our gold reserves when gold was 8 times cheaper than now.Spent all the tax money raised over the last ten years.The list goes on and on.So I conclude that this was not the British public having a laugh, instead this was the British public saying we want Labour out. Fri 02 May 2008 14:32:36 GMT+1 grumpy-jon http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2008/05/prospects_for_friday_2_may.html?page=11#comment1 Liz. I absolutely love you for mentioning the BNP and a couple of our wins. And Michael Crick gave IMO, a very fair representation of the support in Bury last night. Any danger of him taking a brief shuftie at the BNP's formal complaint re- overnight interference with ballot boxes, in his report tonight?R R R Respect from Grumpy Jon. Fri 02 May 2008 11:36:41 GMT+1 bookhimdano http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2008/05/prospects_for_friday_2_may.html?page=0#comment0 If the Eton rifles brigade are on the march then all that means is the public will be reminded what hopeless muppets the tories are by the time of the next election?People didn't vote for the tories they voted for a bit of a laugh?The problem for labour comes when people start to reason 'the tories couldn't be any worse so why not give them a go'. There is a whole generation of people who have no or faded memory of a tory govt? Fri 02 May 2008 11:02:43 GMT+1