Dorset residents head for polling stations

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Residents head for polling stations WITH LIST OF CANDIDATES

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Residents head for polling stations WITH LIST OF CANDIDATES

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RESIDENTS go to the polls today to vote in the local and European elections.

Residents in Dorset will be voting to elect six MEPs to the European Parliament representing the South West.

In Weymouth and Portland, people also will elect a third of Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, although councillors are not standing in Radipole, Westham West and Weymouth East wards.

Polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm.

See a video of residents visiting a polling station in Chickerell here

Results of the borough council election will be announced after counting at Weymouth Pavilion tomorrow while European election results will be announced on Sunday.

Six MEP seats are up for grabs in the South West. In total, 73 MEPs will be elected from the United Kingdom using proportional representation.

The Echo has reported how a postal blunder led to some borough residents not receiving their polling cards.

However, people will still be able to vote as long as they are on the electoral register.

They just need to state their name and address when visiting the polling station.

 

 

Weymouth and Portland local elections - wards and candidates

Littlemoor
Sandra COBB (UKIP)
John Twidale ELLIS (Conservative)
Mark TEWKESBURY (Labour)

Melcombe Regis
Ray BANHAM (Lib Dem)
Dan BREMBER (Labour)
Roger John George COSTELLO (Conservative)
Francis DRAKE (UKIP)
Jonathan Martin ORRELL (Green)

Preston
Hazel BRUCE (Conservative)
Steve COBB (UKIP)
Maureen DRAKE (Labour)
Howard Richard LEGG (Lib Dem)
John Victor TOMBLIN (Green)

Tophill East
Alan ACKROYD (UKIP)
Jim DRAPER (Labour)
Benn Elliott HARRISON (Green)
Margaret Ann LEICESTER (Independent)
Richard Anthony PAISLEY (Conservative)

Tophill West
Sue LEES (Lib Dem)
Penny MCCARTNEY (Labour)
Alec Roy NICHOLLS (Conservative)
Susan Frances SUTTON (Green)

Underhill
Tracey GOUGH (UKIP) - no pic supplied
Paul KIMBER (Labour and Co-operative)

Upwey and Broadwey
Kevin BROOKES (Conservative)
John MORSE (UKIP)
David Howard SMITH (Green)
Kieron WOMBLE (Labour)

Westham East
Oz KANJI (Lib Dem)
Gareth ROCKINGHAM (Labour)
Jean WOODWARD (Conservative)

Westham North
Pete BARROW (Labour)
Christine Mary JAMES (Lib Dem)
 

Wey Valley
Brian HEATLEY (Green)
Cory Matthew RUSSELL (Conservative)

Weymouth West
Clare Louise SUTTON (Green)
Tashi WARR (Labour)
Claudia Lucienne WEBB (Conservative)

Wyke Regis
Lee DALTON (Green)
Mark Timothy GRIFFITHS (Independent)
Christopher MALLEN (Conservative)
Craig MARTIN (Labour)

 

Candidates standing in the European Parliamentary elections for the South West
 

An Independence from Europe: David Smith, Helen Webster, Mike Camp, Andrew Edwards, Phil Dunn, John Taverner.

British National Party: Adrian Romilly, Cliff Jones, Arnold Brindle, Wayne Peter Tomlinson, Andrew Webster, Giuseppe De Santis.

Conservative Party: Ashley Peter Fox, Julie McCulloch Girling, James Cracknell, Georgina Susan Butler, Sophie Swire, Melissa Maynard.

English Democrats: Alan England, Mike Blundell, Clive Lavelle, Barbara Wright, Steve Wright, Ray Carr.

Green Party: Molly Scott Cato, Emily Rachel McIvor, Ricky Knight, Audaye Khalid Elesedy, Judy Maciejowska, Mark Chivers.

Labour Party: Clare Miranda Moody, Glyn Ford, Ann Margaret Reeder, Hadleigh Vaughan Roberts, Jude Robinson, Junab Ali.

Liberal Democrats: Graham Robert Watson, Kay Barnard, Brian George Felton Mathew, Andrew Paul Wigley, Jay Oliver Risbridger, Lyana Patricia Armstrong-Emery.

UKIP: William Dartmouth, Julie Reid, Gawain Howard Wilkinson Towler, Tony McIntyre, Robert Lee Smith, Keith Montgomery Crawford.
 

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7:47am Thu 22 May 14

cj07589 says...

Hurray, time to send Westminster a clear message that the people have spoken.
Hurray, time to send Westminster a clear message that the people have spoken. cj07589
  • Score: 7

7:49am Thu 22 May 14

cosmick says...

Get out there and VOTE!
Get out there and VOTE! cosmick
  • Score: 12

8:04am Thu 22 May 14

arlbergbahn says...

Yes, they've had to set up road blocks round here to cope with number of people flocking towards the Polling statiions.
Yes, they've had to set up road blocks round here to cope with number of people flocking towards the Polling statiions. arlbergbahn
  • Score: -2

8:07am Thu 22 May 14

arlbergbahn says...

cosmick wrote:
Get out there and VOTE!
As long as it's for Ukip, presumably. Still, at least they can't do any harm this time, since there's no point whatsoever to the European parliament, and the fact that they have no policies beyond being a distasteful band of neo-Thatcherites who differ from Thatcher in having no actual beliefs doesn't really matter as long as they put two fingers up to Brussels.
[quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: Get out there and VOTE![/p][/quote]As long as it's for Ukip, presumably. Still, at least they can't do any harm this time, since there's no point whatsoever to the European parliament, and the fact that they have no policies beyond being a distasteful band of neo-Thatcherites who differ from Thatcher in having no actual beliefs doesn't really matter as long as they put two fingers up to Brussels. arlbergbahn
  • Score: -11

8:07am Thu 22 May 14

arlbergbahn says...

Why are people so resentful towards Brussels, anyway? I find they're tolerable with gravy.
Why are people so resentful towards Brussels, anyway? I find they're tolerable with gravy. arlbergbahn
  • Score: 8

8:19am Thu 22 May 14

cj07589 says...

arlbergbahn wrote:
Why are people so resentful towards Brussels, anyway? I find they're tolerable with gravy.
Perfect well said sir!
[quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: Why are people so resentful towards Brussels, anyway? I find they're tolerable with gravy.[/p][/quote]Perfect well said sir! cj07589
  • Score: 0

8:51am Thu 22 May 14

Bollard says...

So the EU choices are: The three main parties, or five crackpot parties. Great.
So the EU choices are: The three main parties, or five crackpot parties. Great. Bollard
  • Score: 3

9:30am Thu 22 May 14

Dorset Boy says...

arlbergbahn wrote:
Why are people so resentful towards Brussels, anyway? I find they're tolerable with gravy.
I like them with apple sauce
[quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: Why are people so resentful towards Brussels, anyway? I find they're tolerable with gravy.[/p][/quote]I like them with apple sauce Dorset Boy
  • Score: 1

9:34am Thu 22 May 14

Dorset Boy says...

I hope that all the critics, moaners and groaners go out and vote today. If not, then don't complain when you do not agree with decisions that are made, be local council, goverment or Eu.
I hope that all the critics, moaners and groaners go out and vote today. If not, then don't complain when you do not agree with decisions that are made, be local council, goverment or Eu. Dorset Boy
  • Score: 7

11:35am Thu 22 May 14

elloello1980 says...

Make Britain, British!

If you want to:
- privatise the NHS
- Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave
- reduce tax rates for the rich
- ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife)

Then get out and vote for UKIP!
Make Britain, British! If you want to: - privatise the NHS - Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave - reduce tax rates for the rich - ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife) Then get out and vote for UKIP! elloello1980
  • Score: -4

11:50am Thu 22 May 14

cj07589 says...

elloello1980 wrote:
Make Britain, British!

If you want to:
- privatise the NHS
- Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave
- reduce tax rates for the rich
- ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife)

Then get out and vote for UKIP!
Libellous rubbish! Liar liar pants on fire!
[quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: Make Britain, British! If you want to: - privatise the NHS - Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave - reduce tax rates for the rich - ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife) Then get out and vote for UKIP![/p][/quote]Libellous rubbish! Liar liar pants on fire! cj07589
  • Score: 9

11:53am Thu 22 May 14

cj07589 says...

elloello1980 wrote:
Make Britain, British!

If you want to:
- privatise the NHS
- Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave
- reduce tax rates for the rich
- ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife)

Then get out and vote for UKIP!
I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?
[quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: Make Britain, British! If you want to: - privatise the NHS - Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave - reduce tax rates for the rich - ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife) Then get out and vote for UKIP![/p][/quote]I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it? cj07589
  • Score: 4

12:02pm Thu 22 May 14

elloello1980 says...

cj07589 wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
Make Britain, British!

If you want to:
- privatise the NHS
- Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave
- reduce tax rates for the rich
- ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife)

Then get out and vote for UKIP!
I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?
UKIP supporters. such angry and emotional beings.

Please correct anything I have said, if you believe to be untrue ;)
[quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: Make Britain, British! If you want to: - privatise the NHS - Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave - reduce tax rates for the rich - ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife) Then get out and vote for UKIP![/p][/quote]I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?[/p][/quote]UKIP supporters. such angry and emotional beings. Please correct anything I have said, if you believe to be untrue ;) elloello1980
  • Score: -7

12:02pm Thu 22 May 14

JackJohnson says...

arlbergbahn wrote:
Why are people so resentful towards Brussels, anyway? I find they're tolerable with gravy.
That's the problem. Brussels is getting too much gravy, and it's far too rich
[quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: Why are people so resentful towards Brussels, anyway? I find they're tolerable with gravy.[/p][/quote]That's the problem. Brussels is getting too much gravy, and it's far too rich JackJohnson
  • Score: 9

12:03pm Thu 22 May 14

Bert Fry says...

cj07589 wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
Make Britain, British!

If you want to:
- privatise the NHS
- Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave
- reduce tax rates for the rich
- ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife)

Then get out and vote for UKIP!
I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?
Whilst I can see the UKIP policy of a flat 31% tax rate advantageous for those in the 40 or 45% band I can't see how it'll help me on 20%.
[quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: Make Britain, British! If you want to: - privatise the NHS - Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave - reduce tax rates for the rich - ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife) Then get out and vote for UKIP![/p][/quote]I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?[/p][/quote]Whilst I can see the UKIP policy of a flat 31% tax rate advantageous for those in the 40 or 45% band I can't see how it'll help me on 20%. Bert Fry
  • Score: 4

12:13pm Thu 22 May 14

arlbergbahn says...

elloello1980 wrote:
Make Britain, British!

If you want to:
- privatise the NHS
- Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave
- reduce tax rates for the rich
- ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife)

Then get out and vote for UKIP!
Oh, they do have some policies then?
[quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: Make Britain, British! If you want to: - privatise the NHS - Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave - reduce tax rates for the rich - ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife) Then get out and vote for UKIP![/p][/quote]Oh, they do have some policies then? arlbergbahn
  • Score: 0

12:34pm Thu 22 May 14

elloello1980 says...

cj07589, clearly struggling to find evidence to put a solid argument forward
cj07589, clearly struggling to find evidence to put a solid argument forward elloello1980
  • Score: -2

12:35pm Thu 22 May 14

codlips says...

arlbergbahn wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
Make Britain, British!

If you want to:
- privatise the NHS
- Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave
- reduce tax rates for the rich
- ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife)

Then get out and vote for UKIP!
Oh, they do have some policies then?
Yes they do but the policies he's quoted are utter tosh that he's picked up from the sh!te that labour and conservative have spun
[quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: Make Britain, British! If you want to: - privatise the NHS - Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave - reduce tax rates for the rich - ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife) Then get out and vote for UKIP![/p][/quote]Oh, they do have some policies then?[/p][/quote]Yes they do but the policies he's quoted are utter tosh that he's picked up from the sh!te that labour and conservative have spun codlips
  • Score: 6

12:40pm Thu 22 May 14

elloello1980 says...

codlips wrote:
arlbergbahn wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
Make Britain, British!

If you want to:
- privatise the NHS
- Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave
- reduce tax rates for the rich
- ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife)

Then get out and vote for UKIP!
Oh, they do have some policies then?
Yes they do but the policies he's quoted are utter tosh that he's picked up from the sh!te that labour and conservative have spun
again, such angry and emotional people.

Please disprove anything I have stated
[quote][p][bold]codlips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: Make Britain, British! If you want to: - privatise the NHS - Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave - reduce tax rates for the rich - ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife) Then get out and vote for UKIP![/p][/quote]Oh, they do have some policies then?[/p][/quote]Yes they do but the policies he's quoted are utter tosh that he's picked up from the sh!te that labour and conservative have spun[/p][/quote]again, such angry and emotional people. Please disprove anything I have stated elloello1980
  • Score: -6

1:11pm Thu 22 May 14

livid99 says...

elloello1980 wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
Make Britain, British!

If you want to:
- privatise the NHS
- Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave
- reduce tax rates for the rich
- ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife)

Then get out and vote for UKIP!
I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?
UKIP supporters. such angry and emotional beings.

Please correct anything I have said, if you believe to be untrue ;)
Today I voted for the future of Britain by NOT voting UKIP.
[quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: Make Britain, British! If you want to: - privatise the NHS - Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave - reduce tax rates for the rich - ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife) Then get out and vote for UKIP![/p][/quote]I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?[/p][/quote]UKIP supporters. such angry and emotional beings. Please correct anything I have said, if you believe to be untrue ;)[/p][/quote]Today I voted for the future of Britain by NOT voting UKIP. livid99
  • Score: -3

1:15pm Thu 22 May 14

livid99 says...

elloello1980 wrote:
cj07589, clearly struggling to find evidence to put a solid argument forward
As usual....then again, it is difficult to say anything good about UKIP,
(That is probably enough to get me labeled a bigot)
[quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: cj07589, clearly struggling to find evidence to put a solid argument forward[/p][/quote]As usual....then again, it is difficult to say anything good about UKIP, (That is probably enough to get me labeled a bigot) livid99
  • Score: -6

1:24pm Thu 22 May 14

livid99 says...

For those last minute undecided voters, I suggest a look at this for some help on whether to "Vote UKIP !"....

http://www.huffingto
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For those last minute undecided voters, I suggest a look at this for some help on whether to "Vote UKIP !".... http://www.huffingto npost.co.uk/2014/05/ 21/should-you-vote-u kip-flowchart_n_5363 204.html?utm_hp_ref= tw livid99
  • Score: -5

1:29pm Thu 22 May 14

JamesYoung says...

Bert Fry wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
Make Britain, British!

If you want to:
- privatise the NHS
- Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave
- reduce tax rates for the rich
- ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife)

Then get out and vote for UKIP!
I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?
Whilst I can see the UKIP policy of a flat 31% tax rate advantageous for those in the 40 or 45% band I can't see how it'll help me on 20%.
The reason it will help you is that with lower taxes, there is less incentive for avoidance. Therefore, taxes should fall. The 31% cited by UKIP includes both tax and national insurance. You are probably paying 29% not 20%. Also, they planned to increase the tax free allowance by some margin - and make it transferrable between spouses, which is an excellent idea. If, for example, you earned £23k but your wife earned nothing, you would pay no tax or national insurance. That's the theory, and i read some years ago that there was some evidence that flat rate taxes did work (in Estonia i think - although i don't have the reference). That's the theory anyway.
To be frank, their tax policy is poorly thought out and i think this is a reflection of their focus on one issue. Personally i don't think Farage sees any realistic possibility of UKIP being asked to form a government, so hasn't bothered with the details. What he is very articulate about, and in my view right about, is the plague that is Brussels and the dangers of uncontrolled immigration (if you listened to that creep Clegg on TV last night, you'd think that Farage was Hitler).
Anyway, i won't be voting UKIP, i just thought i'd jump in and explain their policy as none of their supporters seem to want to :-).
[quote][p][bold]Bert Fry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: Make Britain, British! If you want to: - privatise the NHS - Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave - reduce tax rates for the rich - ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife) Then get out and vote for UKIP![/p][/quote]I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?[/p][/quote]Whilst I can see the UKIP policy of a flat 31% tax rate advantageous for those in the 40 or 45% band I can't see how it'll help me on 20%.[/p][/quote]The reason it will help you is that with lower taxes, there is less incentive for avoidance. Therefore, taxes should fall. The 31% cited by UKIP includes both tax and national insurance. You are probably paying 29% not 20%. Also, they planned to increase the tax free allowance by some margin - and make it transferrable between spouses, which is an excellent idea. If, for example, you earned £23k but your wife earned nothing, you would pay no tax or national insurance. That's the theory, and i read some years ago that there was some evidence that flat rate taxes did work (in Estonia i think - although i don't have the reference). That's the theory anyway. To be frank, their tax policy is poorly thought out and i think this is a reflection of their focus on one issue. Personally i don't think Farage sees any realistic possibility of UKIP being asked to form a government, so hasn't bothered with the details. What he is very articulate about, and in my view right about, is the plague that is Brussels and the dangers of uncontrolled immigration (if you listened to that creep Clegg on TV last night, you'd think that Farage was Hitler). Anyway, i won't be voting UKIP, i just thought i'd jump in and explain their policy as none of their supporters seem to want to :-). JamesYoung
  • Score: 6

1:38pm Thu 22 May 14

JamesYoung says...

elloello1980 wrote:
Make Britain, British!

If you want to:
- privatise the NHS
- Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave
- reduce tax rates for the rich
- ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife)

Then get out and vote for UKIP!
UKIP's stance on the NHS is that they want it to remain free at the point of delivery, but want to privatise or "social enterprise" key areas. Restructure of management to elected officials in each area, with actual management delegated to doctors and reintroduced matrons. Free eye and dental care. Option to opt out of NHS and use "healthcare voucher" to buy private services (this happens to a limited extent today anyway).
I couldn't find any reference to cutting holiday and sick pay, but they want to cut employers national insurance contributions (which is great for small business and would stimulate jobs, but would require a crack down on large corporation tax avoidance to fund it). Ban on foreign language is not a UKIP policy but some rubbish that the mainstream parties have dreamt up.
All the crap that the other parties are spouting is really starting to annoy me. You can't have an honest debate when people play dirty.
UKIP would be vote worthy if, in my view, they had bothered developing detailed and costed policies and had got rid of the nut jobs in their party. That they haven't is a shame, because it would deny the Tories, Labour and that odious little Clegg opportunity to smear them with lies.
[quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: Make Britain, British! If you want to: - privatise the NHS - Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave - reduce tax rates for the rich - ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife) Then get out and vote for UKIP![/p][/quote]UKIP's stance on the NHS is that they want it to remain free at the point of delivery, but want to privatise or "social enterprise" key areas. Restructure of management to elected officials in each area, with actual management delegated to doctors and reintroduced matrons. Free eye and dental care. Option to opt out of NHS and use "healthcare voucher" to buy private services (this happens to a limited extent today anyway). I couldn't find any reference to cutting holiday and sick pay, but they want to cut employers national insurance contributions (which is great for small business and would stimulate jobs, but would require a crack down on large corporation tax avoidance to fund it). Ban on foreign language is not a UKIP policy but some rubbish that the mainstream parties have dreamt up. All the crap that the other parties are spouting is really starting to annoy me. You can't have an honest debate when people play dirty. UKIP would be vote worthy if, in my view, they had bothered developing detailed and costed policies and had got rid of the nut jobs in their party. That they haven't is a shame, because it would deny the Tories, Labour and that odious little Clegg opportunity to smear them with lies. JamesYoung
  • Score: 6

1:41pm Thu 22 May 14

JamesYoung says...

My honest view is that politics will only be sorted in this country if people have the capacity to evaluate for themselves the impacts of the things they are voting for. You need lessons to drive a car, but you can drive a country because you are swayed by whichever liar presents his lies in the best manner. Sorry to single out ElloEllo, but we have an electorate that have been told they are being taxed at 20% and another party is proposing to tax them more. If we don't even understand how tax effects us, how are we to understand the impact of wider policies. I seriously think that if everybody really understood how capital markets work, how government works, how the public sector works, none of the current crop of parties would win a single vote.
My honest view is that politics will only be sorted in this country if people have the capacity to evaluate for themselves the impacts of the things they are voting for. You need lessons to drive a car, but you can drive a country because you are swayed by whichever liar presents his lies in the best manner. Sorry to single out ElloEllo, but we have an electorate that have been told they are being taxed at 20% and another party is proposing to tax them more. If we don't even understand how tax effects us, how are we to understand the impact of wider policies. I seriously think that if everybody really understood how capital markets work, how government works, how the public sector works, none of the current crop of parties would win a single vote. JamesYoung
  • Score: 6

1:50pm Thu 22 May 14

cj07589 says...

elloello1980 wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
Make Britain, British!

If you want to:
- privatise the NHS
- Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave
- reduce tax rates for the rich
- ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife)

Then get out and vote for UKIP!
I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?
UKIP supporters. such angry and emotional beings.

Please correct anything I have said, if you believe to be untrue ;)
I'm actually offended that such blatant lies and libellous defamation has been allowed to be posted in the public arena and will be considering referring you to the authorities to deal with if the echo fails to act accordingly.

Summary of UKIP European policies taken directly from the official website today:
Cutting a controlling immigration
Reducing fuel poverty
Lighter regulation for small businesses
No votes for prisoners
Reclaiming our waters
Saving tax payers money
Local homes for local families
A national not international health service. (Not mention of privatisation anywhere)
Trading globally
Cheaper petrol and diesel.

I've also checked the local manifesto and there is nothing of the lies that you mention.

Proving you are a truly disingenuous, politically motivated liar. Shame on you and I sincerely hope the Echo does the correct thing and removes your malicious lies and disinformation at the earliest opportunity.
[quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: Make Britain, British! If you want to: - privatise the NHS - Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave - reduce tax rates for the rich - ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife) Then get out and vote for UKIP![/p][/quote]I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?[/p][/quote]UKIP supporters. such angry and emotional beings. Please correct anything I have said, if you believe to be untrue ;)[/p][/quote]I'm actually offended that such blatant lies and libellous defamation has been allowed to be posted in the public arena and will be considering referring you to the authorities to deal with if the echo fails to act accordingly. Summary of UKIP European policies taken directly from the official website today: Cutting a controlling immigration Reducing fuel poverty Lighter regulation for small businesses No votes for prisoners Reclaiming our waters Saving tax payers money Local homes for local families A national not international health service. (Not mention of privatisation anywhere) Trading globally Cheaper petrol and diesel. I've also checked the local manifesto and there is nothing of the lies that you mention. Proving you are a truly disingenuous, politically motivated liar. Shame on you and I sincerely hope the Echo does the correct thing and removes your malicious lies and disinformation at the earliest opportunity. cj07589
  • Score: 11

1:54pm Thu 22 May 14

JamesYoung says...

cj07589 wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
Make Britain, British!

If you want to:
- privatise the NHS
- Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave
- reduce tax rates for the rich
- ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife)

Then get out and vote for UKIP!
I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?
UKIP supporters. such angry and emotional beings.

Please correct anything I have said, if you believe to be untrue ;)
I'm actually offended that such blatant lies and libellous defamation has been allowed to be posted in the public arena and will be considering referring you to the authorities to deal with if the echo fails to act accordingly.

Summary of UKIP European policies taken directly from the official website today:
Cutting a controlling immigration
Reducing fuel poverty
Lighter regulation for small businesses
No votes for prisoners
Reclaiming our waters
Saving tax payers money
Local homes for local families
A national not international health service. (Not mention of privatisation anywhere)
Trading globally
Cheaper petrol and diesel.

I've also checked the local manifesto and there is nothing of the lies that you mention.

Proving you are a truly disingenuous, politically motivated liar. Shame on you and I sincerely hope the Echo does the correct thing and removes your malicious lies and disinformation at the earliest opportunity.
To be fair, CJ, none of the political parties are all that good at steering clear of lies, so its probably a little unfair to pick on ElloEllo :-).
[quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: Make Britain, British! If you want to: - privatise the NHS - Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave - reduce tax rates for the rich - ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife) Then get out and vote for UKIP![/p][/quote]I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?[/p][/quote]UKIP supporters. such angry and emotional beings. Please correct anything I have said, if you believe to be untrue ;)[/p][/quote]I'm actually offended that such blatant lies and libellous defamation has been allowed to be posted in the public arena and will be considering referring you to the authorities to deal with if the echo fails to act accordingly. Summary of UKIP European policies taken directly from the official website today: Cutting a controlling immigration Reducing fuel poverty Lighter regulation for small businesses No votes for prisoners Reclaiming our waters Saving tax payers money Local homes for local families A national not international health service. (Not mention of privatisation anywhere) Trading globally Cheaper petrol and diesel. I've also checked the local manifesto and there is nothing of the lies that you mention. Proving you are a truly disingenuous, politically motivated liar. Shame on you and I sincerely hope the Echo does the correct thing and removes your malicious lies and disinformation at the earliest opportunity.[/p][/quote]To be fair, CJ, none of the political parties are all that good at steering clear of lies, so its probably a little unfair to pick on ElloEllo :-). JamesYoung
  • Score: -3

1:57pm Thu 22 May 14

livid99 says...

cj07589 wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
Make Britain, British!

If you want to:
- privatise the NHS
- Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave
- reduce tax rates for the rich
- ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife)

Then get out and vote for UKIP!
I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?
UKIP supporters. such angry and emotional beings.

Please correct anything I have said, if you believe to be untrue ;)
I'm actually offended that such blatant lies and libellous defamation has been allowed to be posted in the public arena and will be considering referring you to the authorities to deal with if the echo fails to act accordingly.

Summary of UKIP European policies taken directly from the official website today:
Cutting a controlling immigration
Reducing fuel poverty
Lighter regulation for small businesses
No votes for prisoners
Reclaiming our waters
Saving tax payers money
Local homes for local families
A national not international health service. (Not mention of privatisation anywhere)
Trading globally
Cheaper petrol and diesel.

I've also checked the local manifesto and there is nothing of the lies that you mention.

Proving you are a truly disingenuous, politically motivated liar. Shame on you and I sincerely hope the Echo does the correct thing and removes your malicious lies and disinformation at the earliest opportunity.
Bit of an over-reaction matey. You seem very sensitive to any criticism of your beloved UKIP, (even though their unpleasant and racist views have been clearly exposed in public).
Threats like this seem a bit OTT when you seem to think it is ok to constantly insult other posters here by calling them liars and bigots for not having the same opinion as you !
[quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: Make Britain, British! If you want to: - privatise the NHS - Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave - reduce tax rates for the rich - ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife) Then get out and vote for UKIP![/p][/quote]I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?[/p][/quote]UKIP supporters. such angry and emotional beings. Please correct anything I have said, if you believe to be untrue ;)[/p][/quote]I'm actually offended that such blatant lies and libellous defamation has been allowed to be posted in the public arena and will be considering referring you to the authorities to deal with if the echo fails to act accordingly. Summary of UKIP European policies taken directly from the official website today: Cutting a controlling immigration Reducing fuel poverty Lighter regulation for small businesses No votes for prisoners Reclaiming our waters Saving tax payers money Local homes for local families A national not international health service. (Not mention of privatisation anywhere) Trading globally Cheaper petrol and diesel. I've also checked the local manifesto and there is nothing of the lies that you mention. Proving you are a truly disingenuous, politically motivated liar. Shame on you and I sincerely hope the Echo does the correct thing and removes your malicious lies and disinformation at the earliest opportunity.[/p][/quote]Bit of an over-reaction matey. You seem very sensitive to any criticism of your beloved UKIP, (even though their unpleasant and racist views have been clearly exposed in public). Threats like this seem a bit OTT when you seem to think it is ok to constantly insult other posters here by calling them liars and bigots for not having the same opinion as you ! livid99
  • Score: -6

2:14pm Thu 22 May 14

cj07589 says...

I can agree, if everybody decided to post sensationalist lies and incorrect information to influence change in voting behaviour of others on the day of the elections then that is an extremely serious matter. You don't see UKIP supporter bad mouthing the other parties so why is that acceptable to a minority political party is double standards and simple not acceptable in a fair and tolerant democratic society.
I can agree, if everybody decided to post sensationalist lies and incorrect information to influence change in voting behaviour of others on the day of the elections then that is an extremely serious matter. You don't see UKIP supporter bad mouthing the other parties so why is that acceptable to a minority political party is double standards and simple not acceptable in a fair and tolerant democratic society. cj07589
  • Score: 7

2:20pm Thu 22 May 14

cj07589 says...

JamesYoung wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
Make Britain, British!

If you want to:
- privatise the NHS
- Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave
- reduce tax rates for the rich
- ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife)

Then get out and vote for UKIP!
I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?
UKIP supporters. such angry and emotional beings.

Please correct anything I have said, if you believe to be untrue ;)
I'm actually offended that such blatant lies and libellous defamation has been allowed to be posted in the public arena and will be considering referring you to the authorities to deal with if the echo fails to act accordingly.

Summary of UKIP European policies taken directly from the official website today:
Cutting a controlling immigration
Reducing fuel poverty
Lighter regulation for small businesses
No votes for prisoners
Reclaiming our waters
Saving tax payers money
Local homes for local families
A national not international health service. (Not mention of privatisation anywhere)
Trading globally
Cheaper petrol and diesel.

I've also checked the local manifesto and there is nothing of the lies that you mention.

Proving you are a truly disingenuous, politically motivated liar. Shame on you and I sincerely hope the Echo does the correct thing and removes your malicious lies and disinformation at the earliest opportunity.
To be fair, CJ, none of the political parties are all that good at steering clear of lies, so its probably a little unfair to pick on ElloEllo :-).
Hi James, I'm not picking on anybody here. What has been posted is clearly made up fabricated lies intended for only one purpose. I specially checked the UKIP official website, how is it acceptable for non-UKIP supporters to make policies up to peddle a personal agenda and post them in the public dominion and not expect it to be picked up on?? Some fairness and equality wouldn't go amiss is that asking too much?.
[quote][p][bold]JamesYoung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: Make Britain, British! If you want to: - privatise the NHS - Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave - reduce tax rates for the rich - ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife) Then get out and vote for UKIP![/p][/quote]I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?[/p][/quote]UKIP supporters. such angry and emotional beings. Please correct anything I have said, if you believe to be untrue ;)[/p][/quote]I'm actually offended that such blatant lies and libellous defamation has been allowed to be posted in the public arena and will be considering referring you to the authorities to deal with if the echo fails to act accordingly. Summary of UKIP European policies taken directly from the official website today: Cutting a controlling immigration Reducing fuel poverty Lighter regulation for small businesses No votes for prisoners Reclaiming our waters Saving tax payers money Local homes for local families A national not international health service. (Not mention of privatisation anywhere) Trading globally Cheaper petrol and diesel. I've also checked the local manifesto and there is nothing of the lies that you mention. Proving you are a truly disingenuous, politically motivated liar. Shame on you and I sincerely hope the Echo does the correct thing and removes your malicious lies and disinformation at the earliest opportunity.[/p][/quote]To be fair, CJ, none of the political parties are all that good at steering clear of lies, so its probably a little unfair to pick on ElloEllo :-).[/p][/quote]Hi James, I'm not picking on anybody here. What has been posted is clearly made up fabricated lies intended for only one purpose. I specially checked the UKIP official website, how is it acceptable for non-UKIP supporters to make policies up to peddle a personal agenda and post them in the public dominion and not expect it to be picked up on?? Some fairness and equality wouldn't go amiss is that asking too much?. cj07589
  • Score: 8

3:47pm Thu 22 May 14

golden_goose_egg says...

where are the actual polling stations?
where are the actual polling stations? golden_goose_egg
  • Score: -6

3:56pm Thu 22 May 14

Bert Fry says...

JamesYoung wrote:
Bert Fry wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
Make Britain, British!

If you want to:
- privatise the NHS
- Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave
- reduce tax rates for the rich
- ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife)

Then get out and vote for UKIP!
I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?
Whilst I can see the UKIP policy of a flat 31% tax rate advantageous for those in the 40 or 45% band I can't see how it'll help me on 20%.
The reason it will help you is that with lower taxes, there is less incentive for avoidance. Therefore, taxes should fall. The 31% cited by UKIP includes both tax and national insurance. You are probably paying 29% not 20%. Also, they planned to increase the tax free allowance by some margin - and make it transferrable between spouses, which is an excellent idea. If, for example, you earned £23k but your wife earned nothing, you would pay no tax or national insurance. That's the theory, and i read some years ago that there was some evidence that flat rate taxes did work (in Estonia i think - although i don't have the reference). That's the theory anyway.
To be frank, their tax policy is poorly thought out and i think this is a reflection of their focus on one issue. Personally i don't think Farage sees any realistic possibility of UKIP being asked to form a government, so hasn't bothered with the details. What he is very articulate about, and in my view right about, is the plague that is Brussels and the dangers of uncontrolled immigration (if you listened to that creep Clegg on TV last night, you'd think that Farage was Hitler).
Anyway, i won't be voting UKIP, i just thought i'd jump in and explain their policy as none of their supporters seem to want to :-).
Thanks James,
Does annoy me slightly that the political classes think that lowering a wealthy persons tax threshold will make him pay more but the same doesn't apply to average tax payers. I've got a much better idea, stop them avoiding the tax that they are clearly avoiding.
[quote][p][bold]JamesYoung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bert Fry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: Make Britain, British! If you want to: - privatise the NHS - Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave - reduce tax rates for the rich - ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife) Then get out and vote for UKIP![/p][/quote]I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?[/p][/quote]Whilst I can see the UKIP policy of a flat 31% tax rate advantageous for those in the 40 or 45% band I can't see how it'll help me on 20%.[/p][/quote]The reason it will help you is that with lower taxes, there is less incentive for avoidance. Therefore, taxes should fall. The 31% cited by UKIP includes both tax and national insurance. You are probably paying 29% not 20%. Also, they planned to increase the tax free allowance by some margin - and make it transferrable between spouses, which is an excellent idea. If, for example, you earned £23k but your wife earned nothing, you would pay no tax or national insurance. That's the theory, and i read some years ago that there was some evidence that flat rate taxes did work (in Estonia i think - although i don't have the reference). That's the theory anyway. To be frank, their tax policy is poorly thought out and i think this is a reflection of their focus on one issue. Personally i don't think Farage sees any realistic possibility of UKIP being asked to form a government, so hasn't bothered with the details. What he is very articulate about, and in my view right about, is the plague that is Brussels and the dangers of uncontrolled immigration (if you listened to that creep Clegg on TV last night, you'd think that Farage was Hitler). Anyway, i won't be voting UKIP, i just thought i'd jump in and explain their policy as none of their supporters seem to want to :-).[/p][/quote]Thanks James, Does annoy me slightly that the political classes think that lowering a wealthy persons tax threshold will make him pay more but the same doesn't apply to average tax payers. I've got a much better idea, stop them avoiding the tax that they are clearly avoiding. Bert Fry
  • Score: 6

4:31pm Thu 22 May 14

golden_goose_egg says...

cj07589 wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
Make Britain, British!

If you want to:
- privatise the NHS
- Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave
- reduce tax rates for the rich
- ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife)

Then get out and vote for UKIP!
I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?
UKIP supporters. such angry and emotional beings.

Please correct anything I have said, if you believe to be untrue ;)
I'm actually offended that such blatant lies and libellous defamation has been allowed to be posted in the public arena and will be considering referring you to the authorities to deal with if the echo fails to act accordingly.

Summary of UKIP European policies taken directly from the official website today:
Cutting a controlling immigration
Reducing fuel poverty
Lighter regulation for small businesses
No votes for prisoners
Reclaiming our waters
Saving tax payers money
Local homes for local families
A national not international health service. (Not mention of privatisation anywhere)
Trading globally
Cheaper petrol and diesel.

I've also checked the local manifesto and there is nothing of the lies that you mention.

Proving you are a truly disingenuous, politically motivated liar. Shame on you and I sincerely hope the Echo does the correct thing and removes your malicious lies and disinformation at the earliest opportunity.
I think the reason people don't like UKIP is precisely this attitude that causes supporters to respond to unfounded criticism with threats of informing the authorities and having the "offending articles" stricken off by the website administrators.

And not to say that it appeals to that kind of over-sensitive irrationality, I think there's a lot of double standards in UKIP - every other day a new headline about some bigot in the ranks that Farrage has to dismiss to maintain credibility, a distaste for bureaucracy but little to no regard for the poorer income bracket that typically support them. There's so much rhetorical embellishment that's so hard to swallow that if any other detractor takes the same approach with their criticism a supporter can only respond with this frustrated sense of impotence.

It certainly makes some of the other parties seem far more appealing to vote for.
[quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: Make Britain, British! If you want to: - privatise the NHS - Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave - reduce tax rates for the rich - ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife) Then get out and vote for UKIP![/p][/quote]I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?[/p][/quote]UKIP supporters. such angry and emotional beings. Please correct anything I have said, if you believe to be untrue ;)[/p][/quote]I'm actually offended that such blatant lies and libellous defamation has been allowed to be posted in the public arena and will be considering referring you to the authorities to deal with if the echo fails to act accordingly. Summary of UKIP European policies taken directly from the official website today: Cutting a controlling immigration Reducing fuel poverty Lighter regulation for small businesses No votes for prisoners Reclaiming our waters Saving tax payers money Local homes for local families A national not international health service. (Not mention of privatisation anywhere) Trading globally Cheaper petrol and diesel. I've also checked the local manifesto and there is nothing of the lies that you mention. Proving you are a truly disingenuous, politically motivated liar. Shame on you and I sincerely hope the Echo does the correct thing and removes your malicious lies and disinformation at the earliest opportunity.[/p][/quote]I think the reason people don't like UKIP is precisely this attitude that causes supporters to respond to unfounded criticism with threats of informing the authorities and having the "offending articles" stricken off by the website administrators. And not to say that it appeals to that kind of over-sensitive irrationality, I think there's a lot of double standards in UKIP - every other day a new headline about some bigot in the ranks that Farrage has to dismiss to maintain credibility, a distaste for bureaucracy but little to no regard for the poorer income bracket that typically support them. There's so much rhetorical embellishment that's so hard to swallow that if any other detractor takes the same approach with their criticism a supporter can only respond with this frustrated sense of impotence. It certainly makes some of the other parties seem far more appealing to vote for. golden_goose_egg
  • Score: -7

5:01pm Thu 22 May 14

elloello1980 says...

livid99 wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
Make Britain, British!

If you want to:
- privatise the NHS
- Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave
- reduce tax rates for the rich
- ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife)

Then get out and vote for UKIP!
I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?
UKIP supporters. such angry and emotional beings.

Please correct anything I have said, if you believe to be untrue ;)
I'm actually offended that such blatant lies and libellous defamation has been allowed to be posted in the public arena and will be considering referring you to the authorities to deal with if the echo fails to act accordingly.

Summary of UKIP European policies taken directly from the official website today:
Cutting a controlling immigration
Reducing fuel poverty
Lighter regulation for small businesses
No votes for prisoners
Reclaiming our waters
Saving tax payers money
Local homes for local families
A national not international health service. (Not mention of privatisation anywhere)
Trading globally
Cheaper petrol and diesel.

I've also checked the local manifesto and there is nothing of the lies that you mention.

Proving you are a truly disingenuous, politically motivated liar. Shame on you and I sincerely hope the Echo does the correct thing and removes your malicious lies and disinformation at the earliest opportunity.
Bit of an over-reaction matey. You seem very sensitive to any criticism of your beloved UKIP, (even though their unpleasant and racist views have been clearly exposed in public).
Threats like this seem a bit OTT when you seem to think it is ok to constantly insult other posters here by calling them liars and bigots for not having the same opinion as you !
Even if I was not put off UKIP by the party members, the supporters certainly put me off. anger and emotions cloud your thinking, clearly.

All that time, and you come back with "I'm offended", but no proof.

All my points are based on what UKIP party members have publically said (they all represent one party), not an absent/knocked up manifesto. It would be too easy to pick flaws if there was a detailed manifesto.

Here's mine:
- world peace

It's hard to say that's anything but a good mission, to achieve world peace. But I have no details as to how, as with UKIP.
[quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: Make Britain, British! If you want to: - privatise the NHS - Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave - reduce tax rates for the rich - ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife) Then get out and vote for UKIP![/p][/quote]I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?[/p][/quote]UKIP supporters. such angry and emotional beings. Please correct anything I have said, if you believe to be untrue ;)[/p][/quote]I'm actually offended that such blatant lies and libellous defamation has been allowed to be posted in the public arena and will be considering referring you to the authorities to deal with if the echo fails to act accordingly. Summary of UKIP European policies taken directly from the official website today: Cutting a controlling immigration Reducing fuel poverty Lighter regulation for small businesses No votes for prisoners Reclaiming our waters Saving tax payers money Local homes for local families A national not international health service. (Not mention of privatisation anywhere) Trading globally Cheaper petrol and diesel. I've also checked the local manifesto and there is nothing of the lies that you mention. Proving you are a truly disingenuous, politically motivated liar. Shame on you and I sincerely hope the Echo does the correct thing and removes your malicious lies and disinformation at the earliest opportunity.[/p][/quote]Bit of an over-reaction matey. You seem very sensitive to any criticism of your beloved UKIP, (even though their unpleasant and racist views have been clearly exposed in public). Threats like this seem a bit OTT when you seem to think it is ok to constantly insult other posters here by calling them liars and bigots for not having the same opinion as you ![/p][/quote]Even if I was not put off UKIP by the party members, the supporters certainly put me off. anger and emotions cloud your thinking, clearly. All that time, and you come back with "I'm offended", but no proof. All my points are based on what UKIP party members have publically said (they all represent one party), not an absent/knocked up manifesto. It would be too easy to pick flaws if there was a detailed manifesto. Here's mine: - world peace It's hard to say that's anything but a good mission, to achieve world peace. But I have no details as to how, as with UKIP. elloello1980
  • Score: -4

5:04pm Thu 22 May 14

elloello1980 says...

cj07589 wrote:
I can agree, if everybody decided to post sensationalist lies and incorrect information to influence change in voting behaviour of others on the day of the elections then that is an extremely serious matter. You don't see UKIP supporter bad mouthing the other parties so why is that acceptable to a minority political party is double standards and simple not acceptable in a fair and tolerant democratic society.
"You don't see UKIP supporter bad mouthing the other parties"

oh dear
[quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: I can agree, if everybody decided to post sensationalist lies and incorrect information to influence change in voting behaviour of others on the day of the elections then that is an extremely serious matter. You don't see UKIP supporter bad mouthing the other parties so why is that acceptable to a minority political party is double standards and simple not acceptable in a fair and tolerant democratic society.[/p][/quote]"You don't see UKIP supporter bad mouthing the other parties" oh dear elloello1980
  • Score: -3

5:06pm Thu 22 May 14

elloello1980 says...

Bert Fry wrote:
JamesYoung wrote:
Bert Fry wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
Make Britain, British!

If you want to:
- privatise the NHS
- Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave
- reduce tax rates for the rich
- ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife)

Then get out and vote for UKIP!
I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?
Whilst I can see the UKIP policy of a flat 31% tax rate advantageous for those in the 40 or 45% band I can't see how it'll help me on 20%.
The reason it will help you is that with lower taxes, there is less incentive for avoidance. Therefore, taxes should fall. The 31% cited by UKIP includes both tax and national insurance. You are probably paying 29% not 20%. Also, they planned to increase the tax free allowance by some margin - and make it transferrable between spouses, which is an excellent idea. If, for example, you earned £23k but your wife earned nothing, you would pay no tax or national insurance. That's the theory, and i read some years ago that there was some evidence that flat rate taxes did work (in Estonia i think - although i don't have the reference). That's the theory anyway.
To be frank, their tax policy is poorly thought out and i think this is a reflection of their focus on one issue. Personally i don't think Farage sees any realistic possibility of UKIP being asked to form a government, so hasn't bothered with the details. What he is very articulate about, and in my view right about, is the plague that is Brussels and the dangers of uncontrolled immigration (if you listened to that creep Clegg on TV last night, you'd think that Farage was Hitler).
Anyway, i won't be voting UKIP, i just thought i'd jump in and explain their policy as none of their supporters seem to want to :-).
Thanks James,
Does annoy me slightly that the political classes think that lowering a wealthy persons tax threshold will make him pay more but the same doesn't apply to average tax payers. I've got a much better idea, stop them avoiding the tax that they are clearly avoiding.
James has implied a 2% rise (29 to 31 in total), with the hope that taxes will be driven down.

In these tough times, a 2% increase is not welcome by the less off, I'm sure
[quote][p][bold]Bert Fry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JamesYoung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bert Fry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: Make Britain, British! If you want to: - privatise the NHS - Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave - reduce tax rates for the rich - ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife) Then get out and vote for UKIP![/p][/quote]I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?[/p][/quote]Whilst I can see the UKIP policy of a flat 31% tax rate advantageous for those in the 40 or 45% band I can't see how it'll help me on 20%.[/p][/quote]The reason it will help you is that with lower taxes, there is less incentive for avoidance. Therefore, taxes should fall. The 31% cited by UKIP includes both tax and national insurance. You are probably paying 29% not 20%. Also, they planned to increase the tax free allowance by some margin - and make it transferrable between spouses, which is an excellent idea. If, for example, you earned £23k but your wife earned nothing, you would pay no tax or national insurance. That's the theory, and i read some years ago that there was some evidence that flat rate taxes did work (in Estonia i think - although i don't have the reference). That's the theory anyway. To be frank, their tax policy is poorly thought out and i think this is a reflection of their focus on one issue. Personally i don't think Farage sees any realistic possibility of UKIP being asked to form a government, so hasn't bothered with the details. What he is very articulate about, and in my view right about, is the plague that is Brussels and the dangers of uncontrolled immigration (if you listened to that creep Clegg on TV last night, you'd think that Farage was Hitler). Anyway, i won't be voting UKIP, i just thought i'd jump in and explain their policy as none of their supporters seem to want to :-).[/p][/quote]Thanks James, Does annoy me slightly that the political classes think that lowering a wealthy persons tax threshold will make him pay more but the same doesn't apply to average tax payers. I've got a much better idea, stop them avoiding the tax that they are clearly avoiding.[/p][/quote]James has implied a 2% rise (29 to 31 in total), with the hope that taxes will be driven down. In these tough times, a 2% increase is not welcome by the less off, I'm sure elloello1980
  • Score: 0

5:06pm Thu 22 May 14

cosmick says...

You can vote today for your choice of party. Just remember if we stick with more of the same, the country can only go downhill at a faster rate than it is now!
If you vote one of the three main partys, please in a few years time dont moan.
There are places in this country where you would not want to live, and they will make (in time) Dorset the same!
You can vote today for your choice of party. Just remember if we stick with more of the same, the country can only go downhill at a faster rate than it is now! If you vote one of the three main partys, please in a few years time dont moan. There are places in this country where you would not want to live, and they will make (in time) Dorset the same! cosmick
  • Score: 4

6:11pm Thu 22 May 14

Genghis says...

Dorset Boy wrote:
I hope that all the critics, moaners and groaners go out and vote today. If not, then don't complain when you do not agree with decisions that are made, be local council, goverment or Eu.
What gives people the right to comment, complain or praise is the amount of taxes they pay and not whether they put an 'X' on a piece of paper.

...and yes, I have been to the polling station and voted.
[quote][p][bold]Dorset Boy[/bold] wrote: I hope that all the critics, moaners and groaners go out and vote today. If not, then don't complain when you do not agree with decisions that are made, be local council, goverment or Eu.[/p][/quote]What gives people the right to comment, complain or praise is the amount of taxes they pay and not whether they put an 'X' on a piece of paper. ...and yes, I have been to the polling station and voted. Genghis
  • Score: -2

6:44pm Thu 22 May 14

Get a grip says...

Dorset Boy wrote:
I hope that all the critics, moaners and groaners go out and vote today. If not, then don't complain when you do not agree with decisions that are made, be local council, goverment or Eu.
Just got back from voting.
[quote][p][bold]Dorset Boy[/bold] wrote: I hope that all the critics, moaners and groaners go out and vote today. If not, then don't complain when you do not agree with decisions that are made, be local council, goverment or Eu.[/p][/quote]Just got back from voting. Get a grip
  • Score: 1

6:44pm Thu 22 May 14

navelgazer says...

cj07589 wrote:
I can agree, if everybody decided to post sensationalist lies and incorrect information to influence change in voting behaviour of others on the day of the elections then that is an extremely serious matter. You don't see UKIP supporter bad mouthing the other parties so why is that acceptable to a minority political party is double standards and simple not acceptable in a fair and tolerant democratic society.
I did see the vile posts that your fellow-ukip mate Sigurd posted last night. Now, thankfully removed.

A he's not been on here today, I presume that he has once again had an account closed down.

He, and those of his extremist and intolerant ilk, are the ukip nut-jobs that Farage is so concerned about.

I note that Farage is now talking about putting up quality candidate next time, so I presume that he is dreading what any successful candidates from this election will do between now and the General Election.
[quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: I can agree, if everybody decided to post sensationalist lies and incorrect information to influence change in voting behaviour of others on the day of the elections then that is an extremely serious matter. You don't see UKIP supporter bad mouthing the other parties so why is that acceptable to a minority political party is double standards and simple not acceptable in a fair and tolerant democratic society.[/p][/quote]I did see the vile posts that your fellow-ukip mate Sigurd posted last night. Now, thankfully removed. A he's not been on here today, I presume that he has once again had an account closed down. He, and those of his extremist and intolerant ilk, are the ukip nut-jobs that Farage is so concerned about. I note that Farage is now talking about putting up quality candidate next time, so I presume that he is dreading what any successful candidates from this election will do between now and the General Election. navelgazer
  • Score: -2

7:21pm Thu 22 May 14

woodsedge says...

navelgazer wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
I can agree, if everybody decided to post sensationalist lies and incorrect information to influence change in voting behaviour of others on the day of the elections then that is an extremely serious matter. You don't see UKIP supporter bad mouthing the other parties so why is that acceptable to a minority political party is double standards and simple not acceptable in a fair and tolerant democratic society.
I did see the vile posts that your fellow-ukip mate Sigurd posted last night. Now, thankfully removed.

A he's not been on here today, I presume that he has once again had an account closed down.

He, and those of his extremist and intolerant ilk, are the ukip nut-jobs that Farage is so concerned about.

I note that Farage is now talking about putting up quality candidate next time, so I presume that he is dreading what any successful candidates from this election will do between now and the General Election.
I wish the Echo had left those disgusting obscene messages on here. It really showed the deranged and disturbing mind of someone who other posters readily accept and say nothing about. Don't get me wrong, I give as good as I get, but last night Sigurd over stepped the mark in a worrying way and would not have said those remarks about my wife to my face. Getting back to the thread I am sure that UKIP will get the result we all knew they would on what I suspect will be a low turn out. The outcome will be that we will have more UKIP MEP's that will not represent the UK in Brussels, and the situation will not take us any further to the a in or out vote.
[quote][p][bold]navelgazer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: I can agree, if everybody decided to post sensationalist lies and incorrect information to influence change in voting behaviour of others on the day of the elections then that is an extremely serious matter. You don't see UKIP supporter bad mouthing the other parties so why is that acceptable to a minority political party is double standards and simple not acceptable in a fair and tolerant democratic society.[/p][/quote]I did see the vile posts that your fellow-ukip mate Sigurd posted last night. Now, thankfully removed. A he's not been on here today, I presume that he has once again had an account closed down. He, and those of his extremist and intolerant ilk, are the ukip nut-jobs that Farage is so concerned about. I note that Farage is now talking about putting up quality candidate next time, so I presume that he is dreading what any successful candidates from this election will do between now and the General Election.[/p][/quote]I wish the Echo had left those disgusting obscene messages on here. It really showed the deranged and disturbing mind of someone who other posters readily accept and say nothing about. Don't get me wrong, I give as good as I get, but last night Sigurd over stepped the mark in a worrying way and would not have said those remarks about my wife to my face. Getting back to the thread I am sure that UKIP will get the result we all knew they would on what I suspect will be a low turn out. The outcome will be that we will have more UKIP MEP's that will not represent the UK in Brussels, and the situation will not take us any further to the a in or out vote. woodsedge
  • Score: -3

8:26pm Thu 22 May 14

D.shoreditch says...

If they had it might be more believable, but with your track record ?
If they had it might be more believable, but with your track record ? D.shoreditch
  • Score: 3

8:38pm Thu 22 May 14

navelgazer says...

D.shoreditch wrote:
If they had it might be more believable, but with your track record ?
I can vouch for it... I posted a message early this morning asking why the Echo hadn't deleted the posts.

When I got home this afternoon I saw that they had been removed.

If you want to know the obscenities that sigurd posted, you should contact the Echo.
[quote][p][bold]D.shoreditch[/bold] wrote: If they had it might be more believable, but with your track record ?[/p][/quote]I can vouch for it... I posted a message early this morning asking why the Echo hadn't deleted the posts. When I got home this afternoon I saw that they had been removed. If you want to know the obscenities that sigurd posted, you should contact the Echo. navelgazer
  • Score: -5

8:59pm Thu 22 May 14

woodsedge says...

Thanks navelgazer, the comments were the demented rambling's of someone who is either mentally ill or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No doubt he will be back under another name, as I know for a fact that he has been removed from the forum on several occasions.
Thanks navelgazer, the comments were the demented rambling's of someone who is either mentally ill or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No doubt he will be back under another name, as I know for a fact that he has been removed from the forum on several occasions. woodsedge
  • Score: -5

9:24pm Thu 22 May 14

D.shoreditch says...

I did see him get deleted yesterday and come back, however I saw no comment that warranted deletion. At that time it seemed more like a politicaly motivated removal. As you say I guess he will be back at some point. it's not like he hasn't had to put up with a lot of abuse at times.

Night all.
I did see him get deleted yesterday and come back, however I saw no comment that warranted deletion. At that time it seemed more like a politicaly motivated removal. As you say I guess he will be back at some point. it's not like he hasn't had to put up with a lot of abuse at times. Night all. D.shoreditch
  • Score: 4

9:30pm Thu 22 May 14

navelgazer says...

I was working late last night, but found myself periodically drawn back to the thread, reading the series of consecutive posts in disbelief.

Although most people appear under pseudonyms, the Echo has no way of stopping undesirable from returning under different or multiple e-mail addresses.

That really needs to change. If Echo staff actually read the comments section, please consider this:
Perhaps authentication by 'phone number would be a way of doing so. An 'offender' would not be able to open up new or multiple accounts with the same phone number.

Who knows, some contributors might be more responsible, and the standard of comments and debate might even improve.
I was working late last night, but found myself periodically drawn back to the thread, reading the series of consecutive posts in disbelief. Although most people appear under pseudonyms, the Echo has no way of stopping undesirable from returning under different or multiple e-mail addresses. That really needs to change. If Echo staff actually read the comments section, please consider this: Perhaps authentication by 'phone number would be a way of doing so. An 'offender' would not be able to open up new or multiple accounts with the same phone number. Who knows, some contributors might be more responsible, and the standard of comments and debate might even improve. navelgazer
  • Score: 1

9:31pm Thu 22 May 14

cj07589 says...

elloello1980 wrote:
livid99 wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
Make Britain, British!

If you want to:
- privatise the NHS
- Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave
- reduce tax rates for the rich
- ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife)

Then get out and vote for UKIP!
I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?
UKIP supporters. such angry and emotional beings.

Please correct anything I have said, if you believe to be untrue ;)
I'm actually offended that such blatant lies and libellous defamation has been allowed to be posted in the public arena and will be considering referring you to the authorities to deal with if the echo fails to act accordingly.

Summary of UKIP European policies taken directly from the official website today:
Cutting a controlling immigration
Reducing fuel poverty
Lighter regulation for small businesses
No votes for prisoners
Reclaiming our waters
Saving tax payers money
Local homes for local families
A national not international health service. (Not mention of privatisation anywhere)
Trading globally
Cheaper petrol and diesel.

I've also checked the local manifesto and there is nothing of the lies that you mention.

Proving you are a truly disingenuous, politically motivated liar. Shame on you and I sincerely hope the Echo does the correct thing and removes your malicious lies and disinformation at the earliest opportunity.
Bit of an over-reaction matey. You seem very sensitive to any criticism of your beloved UKIP, (even though their unpleasant and racist views have been clearly exposed in public).
Threats like this seem a bit OTT when you seem to think it is ok to constantly insult other posters here by calling them liars and bigots for not having the same opinion as you !
Even if I was not put off UKIP by the party members, the supporters certainly put me off. anger and emotions cloud your thinking, clearly.

All that time, and you come back with "I'm offended", but no proof.

All my points are based on what UKIP party members have publically said (they all represent one party), not an absent/knocked up manifesto. It would be too easy to pick flaws if there was a detailed manifesto.

Here's mine:
- world peace

It's hard to say that's anything but a good mission, to achieve world peace. But I have no details as to how, as with UKIP.
So you think it is entirely acceptable to fabricate/make up political policies on the hoof without a single shred of evidence or backup and your only justification in mitigation is it is for everybody else to disprove it? Are you for real or serious?
You refer to world peace, I trust then you appreciate a large portion of blame sits fairly with the EU whose rapid expansion ambitions and interference in Ukrainian and regional politics has been the underlining catalyst in the escalating civil unrest there. I find the misrepresentation and speculation of policies without detail disturbing, let alone the irony that they 'ukip' are only party that have highlighted the very grave risk to long term peace and democracy the EU now represents.
[quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: Make Britain, British! If you want to: - privatise the NHS - Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave - reduce tax rates for the rich - ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife) Then get out and vote for UKIP![/p][/quote]I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?[/p][/quote]UKIP supporters. such angry and emotional beings. Please correct anything I have said, if you believe to be untrue ;)[/p][/quote]I'm actually offended that such blatant lies and libellous defamation has been allowed to be posted in the public arena and will be considering referring you to the authorities to deal with if the echo fails to act accordingly. Summary of UKIP European policies taken directly from the official website today: Cutting a controlling immigration Reducing fuel poverty Lighter regulation for small businesses No votes for prisoners Reclaiming our waters Saving tax payers money Local homes for local families A national not international health service. (Not mention of privatisation anywhere) Trading globally Cheaper petrol and diesel. I've also checked the local manifesto and there is nothing of the lies that you mention. Proving you are a truly disingenuous, politically motivated liar. Shame on you and I sincerely hope the Echo does the correct thing and removes your malicious lies and disinformation at the earliest opportunity.[/p][/quote]Bit of an over-reaction matey. You seem very sensitive to any criticism of your beloved UKIP, (even though their unpleasant and racist views have been clearly exposed in public). Threats like this seem a bit OTT when you seem to think it is ok to constantly insult other posters here by calling them liars and bigots for not having the same opinion as you ![/p][/quote]Even if I was not put off UKIP by the party members, the supporters certainly put me off. anger and emotions cloud your thinking, clearly. All that time, and you come back with "I'm offended", but no proof. All my points are based on what UKIP party members have publically said (they all represent one party), not an absent/knocked up manifesto. It would be too easy to pick flaws if there was a detailed manifesto. Here's mine: - world peace It's hard to say that's anything but a good mission, to achieve world peace. But I have no details as to how, as with UKIP.[/p][/quote]So you think it is entirely acceptable to fabricate/make up political policies on the hoof without a single shred of evidence or backup and your only justification in mitigation is it is for everybody else to disprove it? Are you for real or serious? You refer to world peace, I trust then you appreciate a large portion of blame sits fairly with the EU whose rapid expansion ambitions and interference in Ukrainian and regional politics has been the underlining catalyst in the escalating civil unrest there. I find the misrepresentation and speculation of policies without detail disturbing, let alone the irony that they 'ukip' are only party that have highlighted the very grave risk to long term peace and democracy the EU now represents. cj07589
  • Score: 6

9:43pm Thu 22 May 14

cj07589 says...

woodsedge wrote:
Thanks navelgazer, the comments were the demented rambling's of someone who is either mentally ill or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No doubt he will be back under another name, as I know for a fact that he has been removed from the forum on several occasions.
'Demented ramblings' really coming from you Woodsedge?? I've really have heard it all now, thanks for the laugh it did make me chuckle.
[quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: Thanks navelgazer, the comments were the demented rambling's of someone who is either mentally ill or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No doubt he will be back under another name, as I know for a fact that he has been removed from the forum on several occasions.[/p][/quote]'Demented ramblings' really coming from you Woodsedge?? I've really have heard it all now, thanks for the laugh it did make me chuckle. cj07589
  • Score: 2

9:45pm Thu 22 May 14

navelgazer says...

D.shoreditch wrote:
I did see him get deleted yesterday and come back, however I saw no comment that warranted deletion. At that time it seemed more like a politicaly motivated removal. As you say I guess he will be back at some point. it's not like he hasn't had to put up with a lot of abuse at times.

Night all.
Lets just say, very briefly, that last nights posts related to Woodsedge's wife (described in extremely offensive personal and physical terms) requiring certain attentions that Woodsedge couldn't manage, and how Sigurd would help her out.

I do have to smile though, at the immediate and often multiple, marking up of sigurds posts, and the marking down of down of posts that oppose his arguments. I draw my own conclusions from that.
[quote][p][bold]D.shoreditch[/bold] wrote: I did see him get deleted yesterday and come back, however I saw no comment that warranted deletion. At that time it seemed more like a politicaly motivated removal. As you say I guess he will be back at some point. it's not like he hasn't had to put up with a lot of abuse at times. Night all.[/p][/quote]Lets just say, very briefly, that last nights posts related to Woodsedge's wife (described in extremely offensive personal and physical terms) requiring certain attentions that Woodsedge couldn't manage, and how Sigurd would help her out. I do have to smile though, at the immediate and often multiple, marking up of sigurds posts, and the marking down of down of posts that oppose his arguments. I draw my own conclusions from that. navelgazer
  • Score: -3

9:50pm Thu 22 May 14

woodsedge says...

cj07589 wrote:
woodsedge wrote:
Thanks navelgazer, the comments were the demented rambling's of someone who is either mentally ill or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No doubt he will be back under another name, as I know for a fact that he has been removed from the forum on several occasions.
'Demented ramblings' really coming from you Woodsedge?? I've really have heard it all now, thanks for the laugh it did make me chuckle.
Did you see the comments? Have I ever verbally attacked your wife or family? Have I ever made any sexual innuendo about your wife? Have I ever made any obscene comments about your wife?
[quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: Thanks navelgazer, the comments were the demented rambling's of someone who is either mentally ill or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No doubt he will be back under another name, as I know for a fact that he has been removed from the forum on several occasions.[/p][/quote]'Demented ramblings' really coming from you Woodsedge?? I've really have heard it all now, thanks for the laugh it did make me chuckle.[/p][/quote]Did you see the comments? Have I ever verbally attacked your wife or family? Have I ever made any sexual innuendo about your wife? Have I ever made any obscene comments about your wife? woodsedge
  • Score: -5

9:58pm Thu 22 May 14

cj07589 says...

woodsedge wrote:
navelgazer wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
I can agree, if everybody decided to post sensationalist lies and incorrect information to influence change in voting behaviour of others on the day of the elections then that is an extremely serious matter. You don't see UKIP supporter bad mouthing the other parties so why is that acceptable to a minority political party is double standards and simple not acceptable in a fair and tolerant democratic society.
I did see the vile posts that your fellow-ukip mate Sigurd posted last night. Now, thankfully removed.

A he's not been on here today, I presume that he has once again had an account closed down.

He, and those of his extremist and intolerant ilk, are the ukip nut-jobs that Farage is so concerned about.

I note that Farage is now talking about putting up quality candidate next time, so I presume that he is dreading what any successful candidates from this election will do between now and the General Election.
I wish the Echo had left those disgusting obscene messages on here. It really showed the deranged and disturbing mind of someone who other posters readily accept and say nothing about. Don't get me wrong, I give as good as I get, but last night Sigurd over stepped the mark in a worrying way and would not have said those remarks about my wife to my face. Getting back to the thread I am sure that UKIP will get the result we all knew they would on what I suspect will be a low turn out. The outcome will be that we will have more UKIP MEP's that will not represent the UK in Brussels, and the situation will not take us any further to the a in or out vote.
I see you are flying in the face of popular opinion once again, at least you are consistent. I see circumstantial stereotypical wholesale labelling is the latest ticket, hardly taking the high moral ground is it? Talk about scrapping the bottom of the barrel someone who talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk how very noble of you and navel gazer. Clearly both qualified to preach the gospel but not abide by it. Glass houses and kettle black but like you will take any notice.
[quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]navelgazer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: I can agree, if everybody decided to post sensationalist lies and incorrect information to influence change in voting behaviour of others on the day of the elections then that is an extremely serious matter. You don't see UKIP supporter bad mouthing the other parties so why is that acceptable to a minority political party is double standards and simple not acceptable in a fair and tolerant democratic society.[/p][/quote]I did see the vile posts that your fellow-ukip mate Sigurd posted last night. Now, thankfully removed. A he's not been on here today, I presume that he has once again had an account closed down. He, and those of his extremist and intolerant ilk, are the ukip nut-jobs that Farage is so concerned about. I note that Farage is now talking about putting up quality candidate next time, so I presume that he is dreading what any successful candidates from this election will do between now and the General Election.[/p][/quote]I wish the Echo had left those disgusting obscene messages on here. It really showed the deranged and disturbing mind of someone who other posters readily accept and say nothing about. Don't get me wrong, I give as good as I get, but last night Sigurd over stepped the mark in a worrying way and would not have said those remarks about my wife to my face. Getting back to the thread I am sure that UKIP will get the result we all knew they would on what I suspect will be a low turn out. The outcome will be that we will have more UKIP MEP's that will not represent the UK in Brussels, and the situation will not take us any further to the a in or out vote.[/p][/quote]I see you are flying in the face of popular opinion once again, at least you are consistent. I see circumstantial stereotypical wholesale labelling is the latest ticket, hardly taking the high moral ground is it? Talk about scrapping the bottom of the barrel someone who talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk how very noble of you and navel gazer. Clearly both qualified to preach the gospel but not abide by it. Glass houses and kettle black but like you will take any notice. cj07589
  • Score: 4

10:00pm Thu 22 May 14

cj07589 says...

woodsedge wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
woodsedge wrote:
Thanks navelgazer, the comments were the demented rambling's of someone who is either mentally ill or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No doubt he will be back under another name, as I know for a fact that he has been removed from the forum on several occasions.
'Demented ramblings' really coming from you Woodsedge?? I've really have heard it all now, thanks for the laugh it did make me chuckle.
Did you see the comments? Have I ever verbally attacked your wife or family? Have I ever made any sexual innuendo about your wife? Have I ever made any obscene comments about your wife?
Nope I didn't see it sorry, but your reference used is rather ironic.
[quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: Thanks navelgazer, the comments were the demented rambling's of someone who is either mentally ill or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No doubt he will be back under another name, as I know for a fact that he has been removed from the forum on several occasions.[/p][/quote]'Demented ramblings' really coming from you Woodsedge?? I've really have heard it all now, thanks for the laugh it did make me chuckle.[/p][/quote]Did you see the comments? Have I ever verbally attacked your wife or family? Have I ever made any sexual innuendo about your wife? Have I ever made any obscene comments about your wife?[/p][/quote]Nope I didn't see it sorry, but your reference used is rather ironic. cj07589
  • Score: 4

10:18pm Thu 22 May 14

woodsedge says...

cj07589 wrote:
woodsedge wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
woodsedge wrote:
Thanks navelgazer, the comments were the demented rambling's of someone who is either mentally ill or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No doubt he will be back under another name, as I know for a fact that he has been removed from the forum on several occasions.
'Demented ramblings' really coming from you Woodsedge?? I've really have heard it all now, thanks for the laugh it did make me chuckle.
Did you see the comments? Have I ever verbally attacked your wife or family? Have I ever made any sexual innuendo about your wife? Have I ever made any obscene comments about your wife?
Nope I didn't see it sorry, but your reference used is rather ironic.
Well if you want a flavour google "sigurd hoeberth bed all wet"
[quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: Thanks navelgazer, the comments were the demented rambling's of someone who is either mentally ill or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No doubt he will be back under another name, as I know for a fact that he has been removed from the forum on several occasions.[/p][/quote]'Demented ramblings' really coming from you Woodsedge?? I've really have heard it all now, thanks for the laugh it did make me chuckle.[/p][/quote]Did you see the comments? Have I ever verbally attacked your wife or family? Have I ever made any sexual innuendo about your wife? Have I ever made any obscene comments about your wife?[/p][/quote]Nope I didn't see it sorry, but your reference used is rather ironic.[/p][/quote]Well if you want a flavour google "sigurd hoeberth bed all wet" woodsedge
  • Score: -4

10:19pm Thu 22 May 14

cj07589 says...

woodsedge wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
woodsedge wrote:
Thanks navelgazer, the comments were the demented rambling's of someone who is either mentally ill or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No doubt he will be back under another name, as I know for a fact that he has been removed from the forum on several occasions.
'Demented ramblings' really coming from you Woodsedge?? I've really have heard it all now, thanks for the laugh it did make me chuckle.
Did you see the comments? Have I ever verbally attacked your wife or family? Have I ever made any sexual innuendo about your wife? Have I ever made any obscene comments about your wife?
Nope didn't see it sorry and it's not posted either but don't let stop you're stereotypical pigeon boxing of a certain political party.
We can all draw sensible conclusions from the media managed smear and disinformation campaign, aided and abetted by a few liberal extremists who have no interest in sensible debate free from ill-informed predujuices.
[quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: Thanks navelgazer, the comments were the demented rambling's of someone who is either mentally ill or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No doubt he will be back under another name, as I know for a fact that he has been removed from the forum on several occasions.[/p][/quote]'Demented ramblings' really coming from you Woodsedge?? I've really have heard it all now, thanks for the laugh it did make me chuckle.[/p][/quote]Did you see the comments? Have I ever verbally attacked your wife or family? Have I ever made any sexual innuendo about your wife? Have I ever made any obscene comments about your wife?[/p][/quote]Nope didn't see it sorry and it's not posted either but don't let stop you're stereotypical pigeon boxing of a certain political party. We can all draw sensible conclusions from the media managed smear and disinformation campaign, aided and abetted by a few liberal extremists who have no interest in sensible debate free from ill-informed predujuices. cj07589
  • Score: 5

10:31pm Thu 22 May 14

cj07589 says...

livid99 wrote:
For those last minute undecided voters, I suggest a look at this for some help on whether to "Vote UKIP !"....

http://www.huffingto

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An example of the last governments tolerant liberal supporters mindset and we wonder why so many voters are disillusioned with the current political system.
[quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: For those last minute undecided voters, I suggest a look at this for some help on whether to "Vote UKIP !".... http://www.huffingto npost.co.uk/2014/05/ 21/should-you-vote-u kip-flowchart_n_5363 204.html?utm_hp_ref= tw[/p][/quote]https://mobile.twitt er.com/SteelvalleyUK IP/status/4690175481 52119297/photo/1 An example of the last governments tolerant liberal supporters mindset and we wonder why so many voters are disillusioned with the current political system. cj07589
  • Score: 4

10:44pm Thu 22 May 14

annotater says...

elloello1980 wrote:
Make Britain, British!

If you want to:
- privatise the NHS
- Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave
- reduce tax rates for the rich
- ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife)

Then get out and vote for UKIP!
only one word ... Pillock!
[quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: Make Britain, British! If you want to: - privatise the NHS - Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave - reduce tax rates for the rich - ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife) Then get out and vote for UKIP![/p][/quote]only one word ... Pillock! annotater
  • Score: 5

11:23pm Thu 22 May 14

elloello1980 says...

Round and round and round.....

Angry. Emotional. No hope of winning, thankfully
Round and round and round..... Angry. Emotional. No hope of winning, thankfully elloello1980
  • Score: -2

9:24am Fri 23 May 14

livid99 says...

cosmick wrote:
You can vote today for your choice of party. Just remember if we stick with more of the same, the country can only go downhill at a faster rate than it is now!
If you vote one of the three main partys, please in a few years time dont moan.
There are places in this country where you would not want to live, and they will make (in time) Dorset the same!
Scaremongering at its worst. I used my vote to not for UKIP.
[quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: You can vote today for your choice of party. Just remember if we stick with more of the same, the country can only go downhill at a faster rate than it is now! If you vote one of the three main partys, please in a few years time dont moan. There are places in this country where you would not want to live, and they will make (in time) Dorset the same![/p][/quote]Scaremongering at its worst. I used my vote to not for UKIP. livid99
  • Score: -1

12:11pm Fri 23 May 14

The Fish says...

Dorset Boy wrote:
arlbergbahn wrote:
Why are people so resentful towards Brussels, anyway? I find they're tolerable with gravy.
I like them with apple sauce
Waste of apple sauce :o)
[quote][p][bold]Dorset Boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: Why are people so resentful towards Brussels, anyway? I find they're tolerable with gravy.[/p][/quote]I like them with apple sauce[/p][/quote]Waste of apple sauce :o) The Fish
  • Score: 0

12:35pm Fri 23 May 14

JamesYoung says...

cj07589 wrote:
woodsedge wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
woodsedge wrote:
Thanks navelgazer, the comments were the demented rambling's of someone who is either mentally ill or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No doubt he will be back under another name, as I know for a fact that he has been removed from the forum on several occasions.
'Demented ramblings' really coming from you Woodsedge?? I've really have heard it all now, thanks for the laugh it did make me chuckle.
Did you see the comments? Have I ever verbally attacked your wife or family? Have I ever made any sexual innuendo about your wife? Have I ever made any obscene comments about your wife?
Nope I didn't see it sorry, but your reference used is rather ironic.
Woodsedge and i have disagreed frequently over the years. However, i have to say that Sigurd started all this nonsense a long time ago with words such as "mangina" directed at Woodsedge. Sigurd, on occasion, makes some points that i agree with, but he does, sadly, have a tendency to take things to extremes.
[quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: Thanks navelgazer, the comments were the demented rambling's of someone who is either mentally ill or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No doubt he will be back under another name, as I know for a fact that he has been removed from the forum on several occasions.[/p][/quote]'Demented ramblings' really coming from you Woodsedge?? I've really have heard it all now, thanks for the laugh it did make me chuckle.[/p][/quote]Did you see the comments? Have I ever verbally attacked your wife or family? Have I ever made any sexual innuendo about your wife? Have I ever made any obscene comments about your wife?[/p][/quote]Nope I didn't see it sorry, but your reference used is rather ironic.[/p][/quote]Woodsedge and i have disagreed frequently over the years. However, i have to say that Sigurd started all this nonsense a long time ago with words such as "mangina" directed at Woodsedge. Sigurd, on occasion, makes some points that i agree with, but he does, sadly, have a tendency to take things to extremes. JamesYoung
  • Score: 0

12:58pm Fri 23 May 14

JamesYoung says...

elloello1980 wrote:
Bert Fry wrote:
JamesYoung wrote:
Bert Fry wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
Make Britain, British!

If you want to:
- privatise the NHS
- Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave
- reduce tax rates for the rich
- ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife)

Then get out and vote for UKIP!
I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?
Whilst I can see the UKIP policy of a flat 31% tax rate advantageous for those in the 40 or 45% band I can't see how it'll help me on 20%.
The reason it will help you is that with lower taxes, there is less incentive for avoidance. Therefore, taxes should fall. The 31% cited by UKIP includes both tax and national insurance. You are probably paying 29% not 20%. Also, they planned to increase the tax free allowance by some margin - and make it transferrable between spouses, which is an excellent idea. If, for example, you earned £23k but your wife earned nothing, you would pay no tax or national insurance. That's the theory, and i read some years ago that there was some evidence that flat rate taxes did work (in Estonia i think - although i don't have the reference). That's the theory anyway.
To be frank, their tax policy is poorly thought out and i think this is a reflection of their focus on one issue. Personally i don't think Farage sees any realistic possibility of UKIP being asked to form a government, so hasn't bothered with the details. What he is very articulate about, and in my view right about, is the plague that is Brussels and the dangers of uncontrolled immigration (if you listened to that creep Clegg on TV last night, you'd think that Farage was Hitler).
Anyway, i won't be voting UKIP, i just thought i'd jump in and explain their policy as none of their supporters seem to want to :-).
Thanks James,
Does annoy me slightly that the political classes think that lowering a wealthy persons tax threshold will make him pay more but the same doesn't apply to average tax payers. I've got a much better idea, stop them avoiding the tax that they are clearly avoiding.
James has implied a 2% rise (29 to 31 in total), with the hope that taxes will be driven down.

In these tough times, a 2% increase is not welcome by the less off, I'm sure
Do your numbers before forming conclusions, ElloEllo!
Bear in mind that this policy was written in 2010, when the personal allowance was £6475. So let's say you earned £18k. You'd have paid £3,656 in tax.
With a 31% flat rate on a personal allowance of 11,500, you'd have paid £2,015. Still feel hard done by?
I used to run a business and paid tax as i should. I could, however, have put my not insignificant billings through an offshore trust and paid no tax at all. That arrangement would have cost me 20% as payment to the clever accountants that run these schemes, but against a 42% tax rate, that might seem like value. As many in my industry found out, though, there is no guarantee that HMRC won't challenge these schemes and win, with big penalties and interest payments following. With a 31% tax rate, many more people would do the "honest" thing, because it's not worth the risk.
Understand something else - there are probably hundreds of thousands of people in the UK using these schemes. Bankers, football players, freelance journalists, IT contractors - and it is costing the country billions in lost taxes. And that's before you get to the real abusers - the "proper rich" and global corporations.
So a flat rate tax would work, but i'm not particularly in favour of it, since all income taxes are regressive. If you want to solve problems in this country, you need creative taxation. You could, for example, end income tax and instead put up VAT. This would give you far greater control over consumption (zero rate for healthy food and clean energy) and, because businesses would be collecting the tax as they do today, HMRC would probably only need to be half as expensive. Or you could introduce forms of land taxation, which ensure that land is used as it should be. Rather than sitting on it, people would be motivated to sell it, which would free up land for homes. Or you could do as they do in the Isle of Man and tax corporations in preference to individuals. I don't know what the correct answer is, but to Farage's credit, he is trying to push some creativity.
[quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bert Fry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JamesYoung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bert Fry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: Make Britain, British! If you want to: - privatise the NHS - Help private businesses make more profit by reducing holiday/sick pay, maternity/paternity leave - reduce tax rates for the rich - ban any language but English on the streets (excluding Nige's wife) Then get out and vote for UKIP![/p][/quote]I'd also add contrary to your lies and disinformation UKIP wants to lower income tax for everybody but that doesn't fit your bigoted agenda and lies does it?[/p][/quote]Whilst I can see the UKIP policy of a flat 31% tax rate advantageous for those in the 40 or 45% band I can't see how it'll help me on 20%.[/p][/quote]The reason it will help you is that with lower taxes, there is less incentive for avoidance. Therefore, taxes should fall. The 31% cited by UKIP includes both tax and national insurance. You are probably paying 29% not 20%. Also, they planned to increase the tax free allowance by some margin - and make it transferrable between spouses, which is an excellent idea. If, for example, you earned £23k but your wife earned nothing, you would pay no tax or national insurance. That's the theory, and i read some years ago that there was some evidence that flat rate taxes did work (in Estonia i think - although i don't have the reference). That's the theory anyway. To be frank, their tax policy is poorly thought out and i think this is a reflection of their focus on one issue. Personally i don't think Farage sees any realistic possibility of UKIP being asked to form a government, so hasn't bothered with the details. What he is very articulate about, and in my view right about, is the plague that is Brussels and the dangers of uncontrolled immigration (if you listened to that creep Clegg on TV last night, you'd think that Farage was Hitler). Anyway, i won't be voting UKIP, i just thought i'd jump in and explain their policy as none of their supporters seem to want to :-).[/p][/quote]Thanks James, Does annoy me slightly that the political classes think that lowering a wealthy persons tax threshold will make him pay more but the same doesn't apply to average tax payers. I've got a much better idea, stop them avoiding the tax that they are clearly avoiding.[/p][/quote]James has implied a 2% rise (29 to 31 in total), with the hope that taxes will be driven down. In these tough times, a 2% increase is not welcome by the less off, I'm sure[/p][/quote]Do your numbers before forming conclusions, ElloEllo! Bear in mind that this policy was written in 2010, when the personal allowance was £6475. So let's say you earned £18k. You'd have paid £3,656 in tax. With a 31% flat rate on a personal allowance of 11,500, you'd have paid £2,015. Still feel hard done by? I used to run a business and paid tax as i should. I could, however, have put my not insignificant billings through an offshore trust and paid no tax at all. That arrangement would have cost me 20% as payment to the clever accountants that run these schemes, but against a 42% tax rate, that might seem like value. As many in my industry found out, though, there is no guarantee that HMRC won't challenge these schemes and win, with big penalties and interest payments following. With a 31% tax rate, many more people would do the "honest" thing, because it's not worth the risk. Understand something else - there are probably hundreds of thousands of people in the UK using these schemes. Bankers, football players, freelance journalists, IT contractors - and it is costing the country billions in lost taxes. And that's before you get to the real abusers - the "proper rich" and global corporations. So a flat rate tax would work, but i'm not particularly in favour of it, since all income taxes are regressive. If you want to solve problems in this country, you need creative taxation. You could, for example, end income tax and instead put up VAT. This would give you far greater control over consumption (zero rate for healthy food and clean energy) and, because businesses would be collecting the tax as they do today, HMRC would probably only need to be half as expensive. Or you could introduce forms of land taxation, which ensure that land is used as it should be. Rather than sitting on it, people would be motivated to sell it, which would free up land for homes. Or you could do as they do in the Isle of Man and tax corporations in preference to individuals. I don't know what the correct answer is, but to Farage's credit, he is trying to push some creativity. JamesYoung
  • Score: 1

1:21pm Sat 24 May 14

riverbend says...

An articulate, persuasive and credible argument. I've scanned that last post in the hope that I could pick a hole in it... but I can't.
Other commentators, you could learn a lot from James. You can get your point across without abusing anyone or allowing yourself to be drawn into an argument that no one will win.
Get your name on that ballot sheet as an independent next time James, you just never know what might happen.
An articulate, persuasive and credible argument. I've scanned that last post in the hope that I could pick a hole in it... but I can't. Other commentators, you could learn a lot from James. You can get your point across without abusing anyone or allowing yourself to be drawn into an argument that no one will win. Get your name on that ballot sheet as an independent next time James, you just never know what might happen. riverbend
  • Score: 0

10:40am Sun 25 May 14

woodsedge says...

sberth wrote:
JamesYoung wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
woodsedge wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
woodsedge wrote:
Thanks navelgazer, the comments were the demented rambling's of someone who is either mentally ill or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No doubt he will be back under another name, as I know for a fact that he has been removed from the forum on several occasions.
'Demented ramblings' really coming from you Woodsedge?? I've really have heard it all now, thanks for the laugh it did make me chuckle.
Did you see the comments? Have I ever verbally attacked your wife or family? Have I ever made any sexual innuendo about your wife? Have I ever made any obscene comments about your wife?
Nope I didn't see it sorry, but your reference used is rather ironic.
Woodsedge and i have disagreed frequently over the years. However, i have to say that Sigurd started all this nonsense a long time ago with words such as "mangina" directed at Woodsedge. Sigurd, on occasion, makes some points that i agree with, but he does, sadly, have a tendency to take things to extremes.
A bit flexible with the facts there James.

Woodsedge started it with his constant attacks and following me around every article I was posting on over a year ago. He would constantly slag off and name call people i linked to, calling them extremists even though the most common one was a disabled grandmother Erin pizzy, th eothers were PHD's even . He has never been willing to debate on those articles and will go to any length to undermine, his tactics are so well known a book of them has been written by men's rights groups. As for mangina, well any man who berates another man who is trying to stand up for men's and fathers rights while supporting provably dishonest information by feminists and groups which go around effectively calling all men rapists, is one in my book. I even got the leader of a political party on here to join in and when confronted Woodsedge just run away.

So get the facts a bit more right James. To be fair to all sides, It is compounded further of course by the Echo's own deep Bias when it comes to feminism and left wing issues, there gender and political bias with censorship has been documented and a public challenge laid out to the Editor, one which he has yet to find the backbone to accept. That along with people obviously making stuff u and messing with votes (as happened to the UKIP supporters yesterday) or making up other names to wind things up.

I only give what I get. If you want reasonable, I can do that, I haven't attacked you even though we disagree from time to time. I can assure you Woodsedge has never had or will ever have any intention of reasoned debate on the issues we have always fought over.
You are a vile ill sad exscuse for a man and if you want to repeat the comments you made last week regarding my wife, face to face instead of hiding behind your keyboard, then just let me know. You are constantly being banned previously Cedric, Hoberth, Hoberth 2, woodsy wife, and now sberth. On each of those occasions you have made up lies, extreme misogynistic comments and now you have added inappropriate sexual comments. You bang on about manning up so here is your opportunity to debate face to face.
[quote][p][bold]sberth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JamesYoung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: Thanks navelgazer, the comments were the demented rambling's of someone who is either mentally ill or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No doubt he will be back under another name, as I know for a fact that he has been removed from the forum on several occasions.[/p][/quote]'Demented ramblings' really coming from you Woodsedge?? I've really have heard it all now, thanks for the laugh it did make me chuckle.[/p][/quote]Did you see the comments? Have I ever verbally attacked your wife or family? Have I ever made any sexual innuendo about your wife? Have I ever made any obscene comments about your wife?[/p][/quote]Nope I didn't see it sorry, but your reference used is rather ironic.[/p][/quote]Woodsedge and i have disagreed frequently over the years. However, i have to say that Sigurd started all this nonsense a long time ago with words such as "mangina" directed at Woodsedge. Sigurd, on occasion, makes some points that i agree with, but he does, sadly, have a tendency to take things to extremes.[/p][/quote]A bit flexible with the facts there James. Woodsedge started it with his constant attacks and following me around every article I was posting on over a year ago. He would constantly slag off and name call people i linked to, calling them extremists even though the most common one was a disabled grandmother Erin pizzy, th eothers were PHD's even . He has never been willing to debate on those articles and will go to any length to undermine, his tactics are so well known a book of them has been written by men's rights groups. As for mangina, well any man who berates another man who is trying to stand up for men's and fathers rights while supporting provably dishonest information by feminists and groups which go around effectively calling all men rapists, is one in my book. I even got the leader of a political party on here to join in and when confronted Woodsedge just run away. So get the facts a bit more right James. To be fair to all sides, It is compounded further of course by the Echo's own deep Bias when it comes to feminism and left wing issues, there gender and political bias with censorship has been documented and a public challenge laid out to the Editor, one which he has yet to find the backbone to accept. That along with people obviously making stuff u and messing with votes (as happened to the UKIP supporters yesterday) or making up other names to wind things up. I only give what I get. If you want reasonable, I can do that, I haven't attacked you even though we disagree from time to time. I can assure you Woodsedge has never had or will ever have any intention of reasoned debate on the issues we have always fought over.[/p][/quote]You are a vile ill sad exscuse for a man and if you want to repeat the comments you made last week regarding my wife, face to face instead of hiding behind your keyboard, then just let me know. You are constantly being banned previously Cedric, Hoberth, Hoberth 2, woodsy wife, and now sberth. On each of those occasions you have made up lies, extreme misogynistic comments and now you have added inappropriate sexual comments. You bang on about manning up so here is your opportunity to debate face to face. woodsedge
  • Score: 0

4:57pm Sun 25 May 14

woodsedge says...

sberth wrote:
"hiding behind your keyboard". This coming from a man who uses a Pseudonym. Nuff said.
So no "manning up" from you then, I thought that was one of your life rules, being a real man! You can say whatever you want about me, but when you make obscene comments about my wife, you then over step the mark. The truth is unless someone is appeasing of agreeing with your view point, you attack them on a personal basis and when you then get the response you deserve, you then crawl back in the gutter making obscene sexual comments. Would you like to share the intellectual remarks you made regarding my wife or are they to disgusting for even you. And don't think you will bully me away the forum because you won't. There is only one way to treat a bully, even if they hide behind a keyboard.
[quote][p][bold]sberth[/bold] wrote: "hiding behind your keyboard". This coming from a man who uses a Pseudonym. Nuff said.[/p][/quote]So no "manning up" from you then, I thought that was one of your life rules, being a real man! You can say whatever you want about me, but when you make obscene comments about my wife, you then over step the mark. The truth is unless someone is appeasing of agreeing with your view point, you attack them on a personal basis and when you then get the response you deserve, you then crawl back in the gutter making obscene sexual comments. Would you like to share the intellectual remarks you made regarding my wife or are they to disgusting for even you. And don't think you will bully me away the forum because you won't. There is only one way to treat a bully, even if they hide behind a keyboard. woodsedge
  • Score: -2

9:05pm Sun 25 May 14

woodsedge says...

JamesYoung wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
woodsedge wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
woodsedge wrote:
Thanks navelgazer, the comments were the demented rambling's of someone who is either mentally ill or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No doubt he will be back under another name, as I know for a fact that he has been removed from the forum on several occasions.
'Demented ramblings' really coming from you Woodsedge?? I've really have heard it all now, thanks for the laugh it did make me chuckle.
Did you see the comments? Have I ever verbally attacked your wife or family? Have I ever made any sexual innuendo about your wife? Have I ever made any obscene comments about your wife?
Nope I didn't see it sorry, but your reference used is rather ironic.
Woodsedge and i have disagreed frequently over the years. However, i have to say that Sigurd started all this nonsense a long time ago with words such as "mangina" directed at Woodsedge. Sigurd, on occasion, makes some points that i agree with, but he does, sadly, have a tendency to take things to extremes.
James, in the early days of our debates we did disagree over some topics. That said over time I think we have reached a position where we still disagree over some topics, but I think it is safe to say that we agree over more issues than we disagree over. Over time I have actually grown to respect your opinion and thank you for your appraisal of Sigurd actions and name calling.
[quote][p][bold]JamesYoung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: Thanks navelgazer, the comments were the demented rambling's of someone who is either mentally ill or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No doubt he will be back under another name, as I know for a fact that he has been removed from the forum on several occasions.[/p][/quote]'Demented ramblings' really coming from you Woodsedge?? I've really have heard it all now, thanks for the laugh it did make me chuckle.[/p][/quote]Did you see the comments? Have I ever verbally attacked your wife or family? Have I ever made any sexual innuendo about your wife? Have I ever made any obscene comments about your wife?[/p][/quote]Nope I didn't see it sorry, but your reference used is rather ironic.[/p][/quote]Woodsedge and i have disagreed frequently over the years. However, i have to say that Sigurd started all this nonsense a long time ago with words such as "mangina" directed at Woodsedge. Sigurd, on occasion, makes some points that i agree with, but he does, sadly, have a tendency to take things to extremes.[/p][/quote]James, in the early days of our debates we did disagree over some topics. That said over time I think we have reached a position where we still disagree over some topics, but I think it is safe to say that we agree over more issues than we disagree over. Over time I have actually grown to respect your opinion and thank you for your appraisal of Sigurd actions and name calling. woodsedge
  • Score: -2

10:22am Mon 26 May 14

woodsedge says...

To start with I don't really care who Mike Buchanan is and he is totally relevant to my post that you have chosen to totally ignore.

So you will not repeat the abusive comments you made regarding my wife and you have chosen to continue hiding behind your keyboard? I think that says more about you than it does me.

Secondly the thread was about UKIP MEP's and not men's rights and you chose to hijack the discussion and twist into an abusive, offensive attack on my wife.

I can only assume that you are embarrassed about using such phrases as " send her to Siggy, make her all wet, spank her botty" and all the other sexual innuendos you used, why don't you show these to Mike Buchansn or maybe I will e mail him your postings that I have retained. Let's see how that sits morally with the justice for men campaign.

Just remember you had the opportunity to be the man you pretend to be and you decided to continue running your mouth behind your computer. I am not going away and I will continue to comment on the issues that are if interest to me.
To start with I don't really care who Mike Buchanan is and he is totally relevant to my post that you have chosen to totally ignore. So you will not repeat the abusive comments you made regarding my wife and you have chosen to continue hiding behind your keyboard? I think that says more about you than it does me. Secondly the thread was about UKIP MEP's and not men's rights and you chose to hijack the discussion and twist into an abusive, offensive attack on my wife. I can only assume that you are embarrassed about using such phrases as " send her to Siggy, make her all wet, spank her botty" and all the other sexual innuendos you used, why don't you show these to Mike Buchansn or maybe I will e mail him your postings that I have retained. Let's see how that sits morally with the justice for men campaign. Just remember you had the opportunity to be the man you pretend to be and you decided to continue running your mouth behind your computer. I am not going away and I will continue to comment on the issues that are if interest to me. woodsedge
  • Score: -1

1:11pm Mon 26 May 14

woodsedge says...

sberth wrote:
See you still hide behind a Pseudonym, so much for your puffed up chest eh ;-) Hahaha....
Do you think I am stupid enough to give an idiot like you my name! Offer is still there, you name the time and place and I will meet you for a face to face discussion, or are you more comfortable hiding behind that keyboard? Time to 'man up' or do you not practise what you preach?
[quote][p][bold]sberth[/bold] wrote: See you still hide behind a Pseudonym, so much for your puffed up chest eh ;-) Hahaha....[/p][/quote]Do you think I am stupid enough to give an idiot like you my name! Offer is still there, you name the time and place and I will meet you for a face to face discussion, or are you more comfortable hiding behind that keyboard? Time to 'man up' or do you not practise what you preach? woodsedge
  • Score: -1

3:57pm Mon 26 May 14

woodsedge says...

sberth wrote:
woodsedge wrote:
sberth wrote:
See you still hide behind a Pseudonym, so much for your puffed up chest eh ;-) Hahaha....
Do you think I am stupid enough to give an idiot like you my name! Offer is still there, you name the time and place and I will meet you for a face to face discussion, or are you more comfortable hiding behind that keyboard? Time to 'man up' or do you not practise what you preach?
You won't give your name but you want to meet up? Bit of a contradiction to say the least. So you sit behind a fake name while accusing everyone else who disagrees with you of the same that just makes you a complete hypocrite.

Still you carry on puffing your chest up like a 15 year old and making veiled threats of violence, it wasn't hard to rattle your cage white knight ;-)

i'm sure your master will be impressed.
Why do you think that everyone wants to get in the gutter with you? "Veiled threats of violence" and you call me a 15 year old! This is my last comment and I will leave the last word(as usual) to you. You have said more about your twisted character than I ever could, you made sexual innuendo and used revolting language against my wife, and you think you have the moral high ground! Just remember that it was you who is hiding behind their keyboard and you had the opportunity to explain yourself face to face, man to man and you decided to scurry back under your stone. Proud advert for male equality!
[quote][p][bold]sberth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sberth[/bold] wrote: See you still hide behind a Pseudonym, so much for your puffed up chest eh ;-) Hahaha....[/p][/quote]Do you think I am stupid enough to give an idiot like you my name! Offer is still there, you name the time and place and I will meet you for a face to face discussion, or are you more comfortable hiding behind that keyboard? Time to 'man up' or do you not practise what you preach?[/p][/quote]You won't give your name but you want to meet up? Bit of a contradiction to say the least. So you sit behind a fake name while accusing everyone else who disagrees with you of the same that just makes you a complete hypocrite. Still you carry on puffing your chest up like a 15 year old and making veiled threats of violence, it wasn't hard to rattle your cage white knight ;-) i'm sure your master will be impressed.[/p][/quote]Why do you think that everyone wants to get in the gutter with you? "Veiled threats of violence" and you call me a 15 year old! This is my last comment and I will leave the last word(as usual) to you. You have said more about your twisted character than I ever could, you made sexual innuendo and used revolting language against my wife, and you think you have the moral high ground! Just remember that it was you who is hiding behind their keyboard and you had the opportunity to explain yourself face to face, man to man and you decided to scurry back under your stone. Proud advert for male equality! woodsedge
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