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Re: Another great Jeremy Corbyn idea!

I'm glad I moved to Switzerland. This sort of rubbish would never happen here.
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Women would directly benefit from having their own carriages because only they can use them; everyone else (including women travelling with male friends/relations) have to use the remaining reduced space.

People may or may not feel as you suggest - but they should for sure not be deprived of a democratic right to indicate this by only asking a subset of the population.
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I'm glad I moved to Switzerland. This sort of rubbish would never happen here.
Well I left in November 1979 after Thatcher got in but if Corbyn makes it I might just go back.
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Old 01.09.2015, 19:46
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Well I left in November 1979 after Thatcher got in but if Corbyn makes it I might just go back.
I'd definitely go back if Britain was a Republic...
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Re: Another great Jeremy Corbyn idea!

The (stupid right-wing) Daily Telegraph thought people might be interested in this issue:

'Jeremy Corbyn is in two minds about whether to don white tie and tails at next week’s state banquet.The spokesman said he had “no idea” if Mr Corbyn will wear white tie and tails at the dinner. He also did not know if Mr Corbyn owned the formal wear.'

Amazing how they tend not to want to focus on whether they could use this event to highlight China's human rights record but on what he may wear and whether his wife will attend. Pathetic.
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Amazing how they tend not to want to focus on whether they could use this event to highlight China's human rights record but on what he may wear and whether his wife will attend. Pathetic.
They're just using any and every opportunity to ridicule him at the moment, and/or show his lack of leadership and the divisions in the party.

And let's face it, they sure as hell ain't short of ammunition - it's almost like he's playing up to them on purpose.
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Re: Another great Jeremy Corbyn idea!

Women only carriages was an old idea, and found to be expensive,

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Re: Another great Jeremy Corbyn idea!

Spot the person from Bern.
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Old 18.10.2015, 12:29
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Re: Another great Jeremy Corbyn idea!

I'd like Corbyn to become PM. It'd be genuinely interesting to see what happens. Will it turn
UK into a nicer place? Or will it turn into France?

I never really remember living under a Labour government - I have a vague recollection of strikes at the end of the seventies, but I was too young to really know much about it. After that, it's just been 30-odd years of Thatcherism, so I don't really know anything else.

Mind, I don't live in UK, so I can watch the experiment from afar.
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I'd like Corbyn to become PM. It'd be genuinely interesting to see what happens. I never really remember living under a Labour government - I have a vague recollection of strikes at the end of the seventies, but I was too young to really know much about it. After that, it's just been 30-odd years of Thatcherism, so I don't really know anything else.
I'm just old enough to remember the 70s that bit better. My main memories are of constant strikes on the news, power cuts, three day weeks, candles, rubbish on the streets, nobody happy, and the hope of salvation that Maggie offered in 1979.

I'm not suggesting that Corbyn would tale the country back to those times, but for me if was a lasting lesson of where things can go so badly wrong if you try hard enough to force socialist methods onto a capitalist country.

Comparisons with France are moot, IMO. Soft socialism has been a part of the French psyche for generations now, and is mostly accepted by all. Remember the public outrage at Sarkozy for trying to encourage more opportunities for youth employment by removing the 'job for life' rules for young people? Could you imagine Britain ever reacting like that?
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I'm just old enough to remember the 70s that bit better. My main memories are of constant strikes on the news, power cuts, three day weeks, candles, rubbish on the streets, nobody happy, and the hope of salvation that Maggie offered in 1979.

I'm not suggesting that Corbyn would tale the country back to those times, but for me if was a lasting lesson of where things can go so badly wrong if you try hard enough to force socialist methods onto a capitalist country.

Comparisons with France are moot, IMO. Soft socialism has been a part of the French psyche for generations now, and is mostly accepted by all. Remember the public outrage at Sarkozy for trying to encourage more opportunities for youth employment by removing the 'job for life' rules for young people? Could you imagine Britain ever reacting like that?
The three day week was during the Heath (Tory) gov.
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I'm just old enough to remember the 70s that bit better. My main memories are of constant strikes on the news, power cuts, three day weeks, candles, rubbish on the streets, nobody happy, and the hope of salvation that Maggie offered in 1979.

I'm not suggesting that Corbyn would tale the country back to those times, but for me if was a lasting lesson of where things can go so badly wrong if you try hard enough to force socialist methods onto a capitalist country.

Comparisons with France are moot, IMO. Soft socialism has been a part of the French psyche for generations now, and is mostly accepted by all. Remember the public outrage at Sarkozy for trying to encourage more opportunities for youth employment by removing the 'job for life' rules for young people? Could you imagine Britain ever reacting like that?
I am old enough to still own my petrol ration coupons issued in 1972, and to remember the great toilet tissue scarcity. Yes in 1975 people were personally importing toilet paper from France, and sugar from anywhere they could find it. Were they the good old days under Labour?

I was trying to work during the 3-day week, great idea: we will switch off the electricity for 2 days a week and save enough coal to get through the winter. Of course during the 2 days spent at home there was no production, and no money. Agreed it was during Ted Heath's government, which came with the first big coal strike, a result of the union's power.

I do hope the electorate have good memories!

(I left in 1977, before the Thatcher years improved the UK, and made it great again. )
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Women-only train carriages.
Yes! I'd love to have loud women voices talk in their phone all the way during train travel. Keep all the women in one carriage!


P.S. There might be some sarcasm in the message above, at least a little bit. Maybe.
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I am old enough to still own my petrol ration coupons issued in 1972, and to remember the great toilet tissue scarcity. Yes in 1975 people were personally importing toilet paper from France, and sugar from anywhere they could find it. Were they the good old days under Labour?

I was trying to work during the 3-day week, great idea: we will switch off the electricity for 2 days a week and save enough coal to get through the winter. Of course during the 2 days spent at home there was no production, and no money. Agreed it was during Ted Heath's government, which came with the first big coal strike, a result of the union's power.

I do hope the electorate have good memories!

(I left in 1977, before the Thatcher years improved the UK, and made it great again. )
Well I have a good memory and never had to go further than the local shop for toilet paper. I also remember the Daily Express telling their readers that was no toilet paper and claiming that "Entrepreneurs" were bringing van loads back from France to sell to the hysterical part of the public. The same thing happened with candles once.
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I am old enough to still own my petrol ration coupons issued in 1972, and to remember the great toilet tissue scarcity. Yes in 1975 people were personally importing toilet paper from France, and sugar from anywhere they could find it. Were they the good old days under Labour?

I was trying to work during the 3-day week, great idea: we will switch off the electricity for 2 days a week and save enough coal to get through the winter. Of course during the 2 days spent at home there was no production, and no money. Agreed it was during Ted Heath's government, which came with the first big coal strike, a result of the union's power.

I do hope the electorate have good memories!

(I left in 1977, before the Thatcher years improved the UK, and made it great again. )
I seem to recall my mother saying that the sugar 'crisis' was caused by somebody on the news saying that there was only a shortage of (x) because people were told there was and there was a run in the shops, the same would happen if you said there was a shortage in sugar. Which kinda proved his point, but was not widely reported in the media that were feeding the frenzy in the first place for political point scoring....
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I seem to recall my mother saying that the sugar 'crisis' was caused by somebody on the news saying that there was only a shortage of (x) because people were told there was and there was a run in the shops, the same would happen if you said there was a shortage in sugar. Which kinda proved his point, but was not widely reported in the media that were feeding the frenzy in the first place for political point scoring....
Ah yes, I had forgotten the sugar "crisis". My mother still has five bags in her pantry that she bought in the Seventies. Hidden behind the toilet paper and candles.
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Re: Another great Jeremy Corbyn idea!

It obviously depends where you lived, but I remember seeing empty shelves at Sainsburys in Winchester. I suppose it is a reality that the public didn't trust the government to deliver the necessities, after they issued the motor fuel ration coupons.
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Here is the (shitty old) Daily Mail report on: Has Jeremy Corbyn been to a Savile Row leg-tickler?
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It obviously depends where you lived, but I remember seeing empty shelves at Sainsburys in Winchester. I suppose it is a reality that the public didn't trust the government to deliver the necessities, after they issued the motor fuel ration coupons.
There was not a bag of sugar on any shelf within a 50 miles radius of my mum`s house. She had cornered the market.
As for the petrol coupons I think that that was just Ted Heath frightening people. They were`t used as far as I remember. What I do remember was that one got coupons for each car, so if you had two you got twice as many coupons.
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Here is the (shitty old) Daily Mail report on: Has Jeremy Corbyn been to a Savile Row leg-tickler?
So presenting himself to the head of state of the country with the second biggest economy dressed as a geography teacher in the best thing for the country?

As much as I agree with the "don't judge on appearances" concept - in the real world, and especially at the level that Corbyn is being asked to work at, they do. The fact he looks so uncomfortable in a suit can be trained out of him - but Corbyn meeting Putin or Obama would keep the cheap press happy.
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