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hobbes
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But E10! What about all those poor affluent middle classes who pushed the porperty prices through the roof within the catchment area of any decent schools ? What will they do if Daisy or Jake don't get into their school? Surely the ability to buy your way in should count for something?!
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E10Rifle
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Hobbes, there's never, ever been a better comment on Tory and New Labour 'parental choice' ideas than this sketch
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Yes it should.
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Oadlad
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I will vote for the Party which addresses my concerns about coal and carrot prices best.
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Nico Rijnders
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I'm thinking of voting Green in Brighton, but am wavering as they were/are against the Falmer stadium. Am I being unreasonable? I don't want to vote Labour, but for (the usual) national reasons. Am I making a local electoral mistake?

Unconvinced by the Greens, my girlfriend (in Hove) is thinking of voting Lid Dem. They're normally very unpleasant on a local level aren't they?

(Apologies for my evident ignorance here).

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E10Rifle
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It does strike me that the objections to Falmer are based on a quite outdated form of green nimbyism.

You might want to ask your local Green candidates where they stood during the battles for the Goldstone 10 years ago. No point asking the Lib Dems of course, since Brighton's duplicitous chief exec at the time was one.

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Nathan HelenaHandcart
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The greens have been poor on the Falmer issue. What it comes down to me is that in an ideal world, you shouldn't build it there. But that ideal world was fucked by Archer, Bellotti, and the Council at the time (take a bow, Ivor Caplin). The geography of the city means that there's bugger all land for that sort of development, so it's the least worst option. Ultimately then, if you want a city to have a team with a good stadium, then it has to be supported, however reluctantly. To be against is essentially a slow death for the club.
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I'm trying to think of an alternative venue within the town and struggling. It does seem somewhat absurd that they can find the space for a dog track, a county cricket ground and a racecourse, but not a football ground. They should approach Whitehawk, and offer to redevelop there. The area is a dump, but it has pretty good access.

Other than that, the only place I can think of is the brownfield site at Shoreham, but that's a different council.

[ 27.04.2007, 12:45: Message edited by: 200percent ]

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Just Say No To Vorderman
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more than likely be voting Liberal as usual unless there's actually a candidate i want to vote for..not had any shite through the door from any of the parties so i'll find out my options at the polling booth...fucking labour heartland up here though...we managed to kick the labour cunts off the council last time but not in my ward :-(..my mp is a blair arse licker who had a 20,000 majority in 97..down to about 12,000 now but we'll never get rid of him...democracy sucks and there should be some sort of intelligence and knowledge test before folk are allowed to vote...imho :-)
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I quite agree...
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Liberals again in Central Manchester. Only party with a cat in hell's chance of beating Labour, so really the only especially useful protest vote available.

I mean, I already know they won't actually win, but I'd at least like it to be uncomfortable for Labour.

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I know some decent Labour lefties in Manchester (one of whom recently tried and failed to get the Withington parliamentary seat selection) - though it's possible of course that they're the only Labour lefties in Manchester
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No local elections in Oxford this year - it's our year off...
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Early talk that the BNP vote has gone down a tad.

Anyone stopping up for a bit, to watch this, like a sad political anorak? I am.

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Tubby Isaacs
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Yeah, go on then. I can't look at the computer and the TV at the same time, mind.

Good news.

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