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  1. Oh that's true, I forgot about his occasional mpntages of quotes. They're good.
  2. Yes but the point I was making is I don't want a clue.
  3. Maybe after a few more posts you will? I haven't either .......... .... To be fair, I don't think it's all that interesting. You have to remember politics has its trainspotters in their raincoats who think these things are of interest but really it's not of interest to anyone who has an actual life.
  4. Poor Boy George, wodner if this photo was taken hours after he was PWNED by Dennis Skinner?
  5. Nah, no axe to grind. I don't know who Mannanananan is, they've never done anything against me, I've no beef with them. I just think from the few times I've read it that it hasn't been very interesting. Then again I don't find the newspapers very interesting either and this forum is pretty boring most of the time too, so I'm hard to please. I hope I didn't hurt his/her feelings.
  6. From the couple of minutes I've spent reading it over the past few years, it's just some boring person re-posting local news articles and adding a sentence or two of their rather bland personal opinion. Nothing exciting.
  7. How many people read Mananananananan's Review?
  8. In Thatcher's case, socialism for the rich, running out of the public's money through borrowing money, taking away public money from public spending and redistributing it to the private sector through massive privatisation of public assets, selling it off cheaply and then forcing the public to continue to subsidise it. Everybody is a socialist - it's just some believe in socialism for the rich, while others believe in socialism for everyone. Good points raised. Both Labour and Conservatives believe in big government, one lot beleive in welfarism for the poor, the other welfarism for the rich. A beleiver in small government would do well to not support either party.
  9. That is not what they are there for. The state is a manifestation of society and the will of the people -- its powers and duties are part of a social contract which goes back to when humans first developed communities. The state does not exist to clean up the mess and fill in the gaps caused by neoliberal economics. The state in its purest form is society and society does not exist to serve private enterprise. Quite the opposite. You have everything back to front. There is nothing that can be done which can't be done by someone other than government. The question is not what can and cannot be done, but who should be doing this and that, whose role is it to do this or that -- and the answer to that goes back to the social contract and whether you believe in democracy and popular participation in decision-making. If you think everything of consequence should be managed and implemented by the private sector then you are free to believe that nonsense, but you are flat out wrong in your assertion that the state and therefore society only exists to do what the private sector can't or won't do. Private enterprise should serve society, or else it is in violation of the social contract which is at the root of the contractual system in which they operate and without which they couldn't operate. Oh God, It's TJ Who?? I am just offering my opinion. People are allowed to do that on this forum aren't they?
  10. If by Brussels you mean the bunch of unelected Communist bureaucrats who run the European Commission, then it would be worse than bad. We might as well join Oceania. Now why would anyone think it a good thing to be ruled by a foreign jurisdiction? Are you being serious?
  11. That is not what they are there for. The state is a manifestation of society and the will of the people -- its powers and duties are part of a social contract which goes back to when humans first developed communities. The state does not exist to clean up the mess and fill in the gaps caused by neoliberal economics. The state in its purest form is society and society does not exist to serve private enterprise. Quite the opposite. You have everything back to front. There is nothing that can be done which can't be done by someone other than government. The question is not what can and cannot be done, but who should be doing this and that, whose role is it to do this or that -- and the answer to that goes back to the social contract and whether you believe in democracy and popular participation in decision-making. If you think everything of consequence should be managed and implemented by the private sector then you are free to believe that nonsense, but you are flat out wrong in your assertion that the state and therefore society only exists to do what the private sector can't or won't do. Private enterprise should serve society, or else it is in violation of the social contract which is at the root of the contractual system in which they operate and without which they couldn't operate.
  12. Way to completely misread. I wasn't talking about people who FAVOUR the private sector, I was talking about people who are IN the private sector. That's the majority of the working population. The only people who are stopping the Isle of Man getting a smaller government are the government and their minions. I don't know anyone who works in the private sector or owns a business who thinks big government as we have now is a good thing and should continue.
  13. Being a sovereign nation state doesn't quite mix with the whole being an associate member of a European super-state thing. What is the point of the Isle of Man gaining independence and sovereignty only to go running to the EU? I prefer to be ruled from London than Paris or Berlin.
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