yeah, it is !! old Rab, always gives me a laugh (if i can tell what he's saying!)
Originally posted by Ken Fitlike
>>Stevey: re welfare:
being a nice left wing chap, you know doubt find it offensive what i said, but i am afraid i am living in the real world.<<
Who says i'm nice? Or left? Or offended? Or unreal? :p
>>Stevey: the problem is that having kids is a living for too many people around here.....you'll think thats a right wing statement but its just a fact. We seem to have a growing army of despo's -> <<
Given the political climate in the UK today, i'd say that would probably be considered to be 'moderate'. Some might even describe it as having left-wing sympathies. ;)
>>Basilisk: I dont think the uk is getting any more right wing<<
What is your basis for comparison? Labour used to be left-wing, Tories to the right and the Liberals, understandably, confused in the centre. Over the last 20 years both the Tories and New Shiny Improved Super Duper Labour have become indistinguishable and right wing, while 'Dem Liberals' have been out-flanked and made to appear 'left'.
The population of the UK is static at around 60 million. Given the waiting lists in the NHS, the 'oldies' referred to by Stevey aren't going to live quite as long as they otherwise might (now there's a right wing policy in action). As for individual taxation - how long before legislation is introduced to set retirement age to 70 for both sexes? Then there's taxes on pensions...
Is this a reference to the immortal 'Rab C. nesbitt' by any chance?