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Re: General Election 2010 - The Countdown Discussion
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2010, 04:22:39 PM »
I see on the news now, that the man thay have in charge of the mod, this morning said that you had your choice and thats how it would be until after the 7th May, so is this the new day of judgement (6th),. :-X

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Re: General Election 2010 - The Countdown Discussion
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2010, 02:38:56 PM »
sorry, couldn't resist !
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Re: General Election 2010 - The Countdown Discussion
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2010, 03:09:23 PM »
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Yes looks like photoshop is out of the box ;D This did make me laugh and I cannot wait to see the next one. :clap:
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Re: General Election 2010 - The Countdown Discussion
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2010, 02:23:59 PM »
What's Tom Jones got to do with this?

oh I forgot that David Cameron fancied himself as a rock star.  Just like................

Tony Blair on whom he models himself.

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Re: General Election 2010 - The Countdown Discussion
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2010, 02:33:43 PM »
Ain't it supposed to be Elvis? 
Oi! Listen mush. Old eyes, remember? I’ve been around the block a few times. More than a few. They’ve knocked down the blocks I’ve been around and rebuilt them as bigger blocks. Super blocks. And I’ve been round them as well.  The Doctor (Night Terrors)

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Re: General Election 2010 - The Countdown Discussion
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2010, 09:50:24 PM »
Damon Hooton Lib Dem Candidate Vs Justin Con and Victor Lab.

On July 2009 Mendip district Council website it says:  http://www.mendip.gov.uk/Councillor.asp?id=SX9452-A77FEA30

Works as a conveyancing executive, having retrained as a paralegal on his retirement from the army after 23 years service. Damon has a particular interest in planning and environmental issues; he is a member of the Mendip planning board and is Chairman of Frome Town Council’s planning committee. Damon likes all sports, particularly football and gets to as many Frome Town FC’s home games as possible. He has three sons, two of whom work in the catering industry, while the youngest is in his GCSE year. Damon recently married fellow councillor Claire and they have a rescued collie-cross called Fionnuala and a young black Labrador called Mollie.

Jane Lock Lib Dem Vs Bob Buckland Con and Anne Snelgrove Lab. She has been a councillor on Somerset CC more info from CV soon?


More candidates soon from the others?
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Re: General Election 2010 - The Countdown Discussion
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2010, 10:12:28 PM »
Can't see much about Ms Lock on the internet.
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Re: General Election 2010 - The Countdown Discussion
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2010, 10:40:34 PM »
Damon Hooton Lib Dem Candidate Vs Justin Con and Victor Lab.

Jane Lock Lib Dem Vs Bob Buckland Con and Anne Snelgrove Lab. She has been a councillor on Somerset CC more info from CV soon?


The Adver got it right in their 2nd paragraph but then subsequently, and rather unusually for the Adver, got it wrong when referring to which seats Damon and Jane had been selected for.

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Damon Hooton (South Swindon) and Jane Lock (North Swindon)

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Re: General Election 2010 - The Countdown Discussion
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2010, 02:52:32 AM »


This is good news indeed!

This means we're almost ready to start the Super-Dodo rolling poll on the Parliamentary candidates   :banana: 

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Re: General Election 2010 - The Countdown Discussion
« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2010, 07:55:40 AM »
Andy

Yes I noticed that, and the spelling of his name was wrong as well, but I think it is right to say Damon for North and Jane for South. I am sure the Lib Dems will be onto it to confirm who is who? As I think you have done in your post.
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Re: General Election 2010 - The Countdown Discussion
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2010, 08:31:09 AM »
The Lib Dem's website says Hooton South, Lock North.
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Re: General Election 2010 - The Countdown Discussion
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2010, 08:48:49 AM »
Rumour control by Meow!

Another interesting day in political paradise. Obama has an eye watering deficit. He has pledged to halve it within 4 years, is he following Darling here? I am sure Cameron and Osborne will put him right, as they never miss an opportunity to diss Darling, so can rehash it to give Obama a dose of their medicine.

I don't know, this but it is being said that the SUN has lost  over half a million readers since backing the tories and coincidently the tory lead has fallen 8%, does anyone know if this is malicious lie rumour is true? If it is untrue who started it?

Apparently ComRes has polled the tory lead down at 7% with 82% of voters unsure over what Cameron will do with the economy? I am sure tory MPS, councillors, party members and PPCS are in the other18% :o

Was it almost two years ago when the Tories were on for a 181 seat majority or was that another malicious lie rumour?

There is a rumour that the tories think a sterling crisis may occur before the election may help them. This sort of sprung from something Robert Peston Allegedly said on BBC1 "Now if you were a conspiracy theorist, you would note that David Cameron's change of tone on debt-reduction coincides with what will probably be the most important financial decision this side of the general election - that is whether the Bank of England will stop buying gilts.

If he has made the fiscal position of a future Tory government less clear, he has made the Bank of England's decision on whether to withdraw support for the gilt market that much more complicated.

And - you could argue - that Mr Cameron has increased the risk that investors will stop lending to HMG or demand much more onerous terms.

Which, of course, would upset him, but perhaps his personal pain would be rather less if any sterling crisis were to happen before the general election."


I am always of the opinion that Robert Peston is not a fan of the tories so remain undecided on whether he in fact did say this. However I do not believe that Cameron would be so unpatriotic as to think such a thing. Does anyone else think like I do?
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Re: General Election 2010 - The Countdown Discussion
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2010, 08:57:22 AM »
Komadori

Thanks for sorting that one, appreciated. Well the confusion got us talking about them didn't it :)
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Re: General Election 2010 - Game On?
« Reply #33 on: March 06, 2010, 02:35:39 PM »
I received my first ever Labour leaflet today  :)

I think this is significant 'cos I live right out on the edge of West Swindon and no-one except the Tory party usually bother out here.  Therefore, I figure that for the Labour party to bother.....then something is afoot  :)

A few TS members have been predicting, offline, that Gordon Brown would appear at the Chilcot enquiry, (this happened yesterday), will not get savaged, will check the opinion polls over this weekend and, if the gap between Labour and the Tories has closed further, he will announce the date of the General election.

Our prediction, based on the previous scenario being followed is Thursday April the 16th

Anyway, the leaflet....

 

Unusually high quality, which makes a pleasant change and a healthy sprinkling of caustic humour - which always makes me laugh  :)

I was actually crying with laughter when I read....

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"David Cameron has already said he would run the country like a Tory Council - Don't give him the chance"


....because, when I think about the arrogant, dismissive, wasteful and autocratic style of Rod Bluhs 'gang of four' leadership at SBC, this slogan will probably resonate deeply with a lot of local people.


Oh, I nearly forgot.  I also received an electioneering letter from Unite today.  April 16th......

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Re: General Election 2010 - The Countdown Discussion
« Reply #34 on: March 06, 2010, 02:50:42 PM »
I have always thought it would be then, but that was dismissed very firmly and swiftly by a tory, so I am still on for that date. I got a leaflet here and as I said on another thread someone else in S&NE had a leaflet on their kitchen table as we compared notes :coffee:.

Anyway not too euphoric about election fever just yet. I think the tories were out, does anyone know if the Libdems were out? When they come out of the traps  like  terrier down a rabbit hole  then you know its on. :fence:
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Re: General Election 2010 - The Countdown Discussion
« Reply #35 on: March 06, 2010, 03:37:46 PM »
Yes Geoff, and I have seen the Labour leaflet as well, did Justin write it cos it is that good?

Labour have definately upped their game and my prediction is that they will return two MP's and the Tory vote will haemorage in the Locals just like I said before Christmas.

Come on Robert and Justin where are you or have you given up already?

Not suprised with all this Council stuff going on.
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Re: General Election 2010 - The Countdown Discussion
« Reply #36 on: March 06, 2010, 03:59:50 PM »
Robert and Justin are the only :-X politicians :-X  I have come across in a long time. Sad they both do not come on here and answer some questions. They say very little in the newspapers well i think they do, its all Rod Bluh these days. It looks to me like labour may match them leaflet for leaflet, which I never seen in 11 years in Swindon cancelling out their message.  Looks to me that Justin's John Bull printing press will be clattering long into the night ;D

Perhaps we have a real hot war on in Swindon, at long last :o
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Re: General Election 2010 - The Countdown Discussion
« Reply #37 on: March 06, 2010, 04:20:02 PM »
Victor and his band of helpers active in East Swindon today and I believe they will be tomorrow. The man is full of energy and I did like his leaflets.
Good quaility, which means they are eye catching and very good content, especially the quote from "call me Dave"
That will certainly come back to haunt him.
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Re: General Election 2010 - The Countdown Discussion
« Reply #38 on: March 06, 2010, 04:30:48 PM »
I have just read David Cameron's speech to the party faithful in Wales I did not realise there were too many Conservatioves in Wales North Wales that is he was in Llandudno he said he would slash and burn. Sorry cut waste, like Swindon Tory Council has. Perhaps Bobby you and Geoff are both right about the tagline on the Labour Leaflet?  ;D

Geoff do you think at this rate you may yet have to consider writing that thread............ How (X)   f*'xd my election chances.
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Re: General Election 2010 - Game On?
« Reply #39 on: March 06, 2010, 05:26:50 PM »
I received my first ever Labour leaflet today  :)
Received the same leaflet here, delivered by Messrs Wright and Montaut, though they weren't bothering to knock on people's doors. Which is a shame, because I would have had a few things to say.
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