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Cameron tells Greece: buy into austerity or get out of the eurozone

Growth is bad because it's unsustainable, but so is being held to ransom by bankers and multinational organisations. So let's see if the Greeks can reassert their independence or be cajoled into accepting the EU diktat. You see if you open up your markets (both trade and labour), you may temporarily boost consumption and lower prices, but your traditional manufacturing, farming and fishing sectors are unable to compete requiring ever greater state intervention and social engineering. Globalisation has...

Capitalism at a crossroads

Over the last 250 years we've mainly seen growth, an exponentially so since the end of WW2. If we care about our grandchildren and great children, we should power down (i.e. consume less), let frivolous banking and marketing sectors go bust, reemploy young people to work the land and look after our elderly (top Independent argument for even more immigration), become much more self-sufficient, regulate labour markets (so our young do not compete with Vietnamese sweatshops), impose import controls (so...

Thousands to be struck off special needs list

I never cease to be amazed how all these trendy lefties (often working in marketing) condemn discipline and family values, but love virtual violence as a form of entertainment. Our society is currently obsessed by violence. Kids need to know violence is bad and some behaviours are plain wrong. Do not confuse measured punishment with outbursts of rage! ... ... In reply to: 3spartan ... You are incorrect in your reasoning.   Violence to keep a lid on violence, either actual or threatened/feared, ...

IVF clinics accused of putting money before safety

You sound like a NewLab spin doctor. IVF is huge waste of money. Let us make sure first that we can look after of the millions of children born naturally. Life is tough. Do you have any idea of the psychological trauma I have personally endured? Have you been homeless? Have you been denied access to your kids? Have you experienced an NHS unable to offer basic levels of care, but perfectly happy to issue newfangled psychobabble labels and dish out pills with side effects? No, probably not. Just be...

Children held at Heathrow in 'disgraceful' conditions

Sorry, I'm a bit confused. Are you summarising recent judicial changes in the UK?  We live in a dangerous world with a huge inequalities, but simply moving millions of the world's poor to the UK does not solve the problem. We are a small island increasingly reliant on imported food and other resources. So we depredate the rest of the planet to house people over here on benefits, do we? I don't think that's fair. So, no these children are not guilty, but their parents may be either irresponsible or...

Newham Council accused of 'social cleansing' after attempts to move poorest families

... Rents so high, because your newLab and ConDem friends (preaching antiracism and global love) are addicted to growth at all costs. If London's economy were deflated, it would be bad for business in the short-term, but ver y soon all temporary residents would move elsewhere, that's at least 30% of the population. Rents would then plummet. London cannot rely on banking and wanking (media, advertising etc.) forever. It's become a city of extremes. Get real!! ... In reply to: andy4619 ... I can not...

Lib Dems in disarray as fewer candidates contest elections

You don't have to convince me Scottish Labour/Tories/LibDem are corrupt, but are the SNP any different? I'm just sad to see so much waste and despair in Scotland and subsidising big pharma solutions (creating long term dependency on psychiatric drugs) won't help people regain a sense of purpose and independence. ... ... In reply to: hectorsmum ...  I started writing a long comment to you but decided to scrap this, you obviously are so fond of your family in Scotland that you insult them at every...

Christians 'should wear a cross' says Cardinal

... Games like Call of Duty do not teach self-defence, but do desensitise addicted players to violence by turning it into a form of entertainment. I'm sorry but no sane person should enjoy re-enactments of death and destruction. ... In reply to: Now_with_sodium ... That's laughable. You can't learn to operate a fire arm by playing Call-of-Duty. There's more to it then pressing "A" to fire and "B" to reload.   ... I would argue that more people have taken up arms due to their religious...

Respect celebrates while Labour reflects after shocking Bradford result

... While I shed no tears for the loss of the mainstream parties and have often seen George Galloway at antiwar marches, he is far from green or libertarian. His opportunist support for large families, high levels of immigration and even greater welfare largesse (to placate the Muslim community and home-grown benefits scroungers) will inevitably mean greater reliance on resources and cheap labour from other countries. So why did our government invade Iraq?Mr Galloway? It had nothing to do with...

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