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  • in reply to: Housing #336
    SallyD
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    When did we get to the place of council housing being ‘for people of limited income’?  I know that that is the perception now, but I sort of blinked and missed the change happening.  I grew up with the notion that council housing was for ‘ordinary people.’  And do we not want (at least some of) our MPs to be ‘ordinary people’?  I do.

  • in reply to: My thoughts on a way forward… #335
    SallyD
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    Still don’t really get it.  In that the hiccup comes via the whole tax issue, I don’t get why anyone other than multi-millionaires (who, by definition, have enough wealth for multiple lifetimes) objects to paying tax.  Tax is a good thing, if fairly applied and wisely used.  At present we have not just lower public services than ever before in my lifetime, but also lower standards of customer service in actual businesses too (self-checkouts, chronic under-staffing, press 1 for this, 2 for that etc, then wait on hold for an hour before a human speaks to you, branches of everything closing down everywhere) yet top-*** salaries and bonuses keep on increasing.  I don’t think business needs a particularly radical shake-up – it just needs to be regulated properly.

  • in reply to: Military power #334
    SallyD
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    Yes.  But not ‘become’ – always has been, at least during my lifetime.

  • in reply to: Brexit #333
    SallyD
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    I don’t understand why anyone believes the EU (of which we are a member) ‘holds us to ransom.’  In what way?  ‘Our own’ government does that daily, as it is our own government that is in control of what happens in our daily lives.  Recently, I believe the EU parliament has been looking out for us.  I have become something of  a fan-girl of a number of the spokespeople from the EU parliament (Donald <3 Tusk in particular) as they seem to want to save us from those in Westminster who are not trying hard enough to avoid us all going to oblivion.

  • in reply to: Hanging #332
    SallyD
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    If I still lived at the cottage, he’d be my MP.  He is a good illustration why I couldn’t bear living there.

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