David Cameron and George Osborne meet Royal Marines in Poole to announce £100m funding

Prime Minister David Cameron visits Poole

Prime Minister David Cameron visits Poole

Prime Minister David Cameron visits Poole

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The Prime Minister and Chancellor visited the Royal Marines base in Poole today as they announced an extra £100m funding to support military families and good causes.

David Cameron visited the site in Hamworthy where a new £2.4m family centre is under construction. 

Flanked by David Osborne he met with serving marines and some of the wives and children living on and around the base.

As well as speaking about the new centre, he asked about the children's schools and spoke at some length about the need for improvements to military housing.

The family centre, which should be completed in by early next summer, has been funded by the LIBOR fund - money made available to military charities and projects as a result of fines levied on the banks.

Looking tanned and relaxed Mr Cameron told the gathered families: "These fines from the city keep coming- Lloyd's Bank has just been fined again - so we're going to keep spending them. Obviously if you can come up with good projects.”

He added: “This is a great project. It is exactly what we want to see these fines from the city- from banks behaving badly- this is exactly what we want to use this money for." 

He said that an additional £100m had been made available to be spent on similar causes - all part of the respect shown to the military and their families under the military covenant.

“This is absolutely at the heart of what this government is doing,” he added. “And we will go on trying to find more and more ways to show our loyalty and respect to the British Military for the support they give us.”

When quizzed about how the LIBOR money could be squared away with defence cuts going on elsewhere he insisted that the country's £33bn defence budget was “one of the top five defence budgets of any country in the world.”

“We have extremely capable armed forces able to respond to all threats,” he added. “This money is in addition to the £33b - it's not a case of choosing either or.”

He was also asked about the controversial Navitus Bay wind farm - which Conservative MPS and Councillors locally have objected to - but would not be drawn on it, referring to the “proper planning process to be gone through.”

Local MP Robert Syms accompanied the PM and Chancellor on the visit which was kept under tight wraps until the last minute for security reasons. 

Mr Osborne added: “The money from these fines will help soldiers' injuries and their families and it shows that actions from those demonstrating the worst of values can help those with the best of values."

LIBOR fines

The additional £100 million allocated to good causes is as a result of fines levied by UK regulators on Lloyds Banking Group this week for manipulation of financial benchmarks including the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR).

They will to go to supporting the Armed Forces community as well as other charitable bodies and organisations.

Some of the charities and good causes which will be supported by this latest allocation include The Royal Marine's charity appeal, which will receive a £1m donation in its 350th year, and the Ministry of Defence physical and psychological rehabilitation programmes, which will receive an additional £10m to help ensure wounded soldiers get the long term support they need.

Military doctor/nursing training and bursary payments will receive extended funding so those serving our country get the care they need, wherever they are around the world.

The latest funding builds on the significant sums already provided to support the Armed Forces Covenant, Armed Forces charities and other activities such as the Youth United Network.

In all the government will be allocating over £300 million received from the fines paid by banks to support the Armed Forces Covenant and wider organisations and charitable bodies.

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12:56pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Kiki1973 says...

One more reason not to go to Poole. Awful man.
One more reason not to go to Poole. Awful man. Kiki1973
  • Score: 21

1:00pm Fri 1 Aug 14

FerryFan says...

Is that where the smell is coming from.....
Is that where the smell is coming from..... FerryFan
  • Score: 24

1:01pm Fri 1 Aug 14

mattblackthehat says...

Maybe they should swing by Turlin Moor and Slades Farm whilst they are in the area
Maybe they should swing by Turlin Moor and Slades Farm whilst they are in the area mattblackthehat
  • Score: 57

1:23pm Fri 1 Aug 14

GarrySibbald says...

"This is exactly what we want to see these fines from the city- from banks behaving badly- this is exactly what we want to use this money for."

Mr Osborne added: "The money from these fines will help soldiers injuries and their families and it shows that actions from those demonstrating the worst of values can help those with the best of values."

A great way to fund the new facilities. The pot of money from the banks should be pretty deep so plenty more good news stories to come in future I hope!
"This is exactly what we want to see these fines from the city- from banks behaving badly- this is exactly what we want to use this money for." Mr Osborne added: "The money from these fines will help soldiers injuries and their families and it shows that actions from those demonstrating the worst of values can help those with the best of values." A great way to fund the new facilities. The pot of money from the banks should be pretty deep so plenty more good news stories to come in future I hope! GarrySibbald
  • Score: 9

1:26pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Boscomite says...

David Cameron, George Osborne, loads of guns and people trained how to use them. What a sad waste of an opportunity.
David Cameron, George Osborne, loads of guns and people trained how to use them. What a sad waste of an opportunity. Boscomite
  • Score: 43

1:26pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Sir Cliff East says...

Fining Lloyds bank when it is 35% taxpayer owned is not clever.
Fining Lloyds bank when it is 35% taxpayer owned is not clever. Sir Cliff East
  • Score: 29

1:33pm Fri 1 Aug 14

BigAlfromsunnyBournemouth says...

Boscomite says...David Cameron, George Osborne, loads of guns and people trained how to use them. What a sad waste of an opportunity.

Did you know that incitement to commit murder is a serious offence punishable by an extended prison term.

I believe your post falls under the heading of "malicious".
Boscomite says...David Cameron, George Osborne, loads of guns and people trained how to use them. What a sad waste of an opportunity. Did you know that incitement to commit murder is a serious offence punishable by an extended prison term. I believe your post falls under the heading of "malicious". BigAlfromsunnyBournemouth
  • Score: -30

1:36pm Fri 1 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

BigAlfromsunnyBourne
mouth
wrote:
Boscomite says...David Cameron, George Osborne, loads of guns and people trained how to use them. What a sad waste of an opportunity.

Did you know that incitement to commit murder is a serious offence punishable by an extended prison term.

I believe your post falls under the heading of "malicious".
Incitement? I do not see the poster actually asking the Marines to do anything nasty to either Camoron or Clegghead.
[quote][p][bold]BigAlfromsunnyBourne mouth[/bold] wrote: Boscomite says...David Cameron, George Osborne, loads of guns and people trained how to use them. What a sad waste of an opportunity. Did you know that incitement to commit murder is a serious offence punishable by an extended prison term. I believe your post falls under the heading of "malicious".[/p][/quote]Incitement? I do not see the poster actually asking the Marines to do anything nasty to either Camoron or Clegghead. speedy231278
  • Score: 6

1:36pm Fri 1 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

"Local MP Robert Syms accompanied the PM and Chancellor on the visit which was kept under tight wraps until the last minute for security reasons."

Can't think why!
"Local MP Robert Syms accompanied the PM and Chancellor on the visit which was kept under tight wraps until the last minute for security reasons." Can't think why! speedy231278
  • Score: 12

1:37pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Azphreal says...

So they cut funding to the MOD and then act as if they are heroes by using these fines (which would not happen if they had tightened the law).
So they cut funding to the MOD and then act as if they are heroes by using these fines (which would not happen if they had tightened the law). Azphreal
  • Score: 17

2:04pm Fri 1 Aug 14

jlawford79 says...

None of the above posts today have been predictable at all.

How about tomorrow, read the story, and try to comment with some kind of interesting twist. You must surprise yourself.
None of the above posts today have been predictable at all. How about tomorrow, read the story, and try to comment with some kind of interesting twist. You must surprise yourself. jlawford79
  • Score: -10

2:06pm Fri 1 Aug 14

ashleycross says...

I think you'll find that the marines like the rest of the services are loyal to the Crown not the prime minister or his sidekick.
A pretty desperate attempt to win votes away from UKIP in Dorset when we've seen all the funding going to borderline constituencies rather than their own party's loyal voters.
This visit will drive even more voters into the arms of UKIP, with its grand plans for a third world war with the rest of europe.
I think you'll find that the marines like the rest of the services are loyal to the Crown not the prime minister or his sidekick. A pretty desperate attempt to win votes away from UKIP in Dorset when we've seen all the funding going to borderline constituencies rather than their own party's loyal voters. This visit will drive even more voters into the arms of UKIP, with its grand plans for a third world war with the rest of europe. ashleycross
  • Score: 13

2:14pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Sir Cliff East says...

Looks like a jolly coastal day out if that visit was today. He's been in Eastbourne giving them £2 million, no mention of it coming from fines though.


http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-england-sus
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Looks like a jolly coastal day out if that visit was today. He's been in Eastbourne giving them £2 million, no mention of it coming from fines though. http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-england-sus sex-28599167 Sir Cliff East
  • Score: 9

2:33pm Fri 1 Aug 14

MMM444 says...

Did the bridge break down while he was about cross ??? Mr Syms sat on it no way was that going up
Did the bridge break down while he was about cross ??? Mr Syms sat on it no way was that going up MMM444
  • Score: 8

2:45pm Fri 1 Aug 14

keith milton says...

well here is one of the vile creatures who gets wealthy off of the death's of the poor brainwashed servicemen,

time they woke up to the fact that they are not fighting for the country or its people,they are fighting and giving their lives to enrich a few vile elites and their royal masters,what's even worse is that most of these elites are paedophiles.

but hey,no worries,dancing with the stars is on tonight.
well here is one of the vile creatures who gets wealthy off of the death's of the poor brainwashed servicemen, time they woke up to the fact that they are not fighting for the country or its people,they are fighting and giving their lives to enrich a few vile elites and their royal masters,what's even worse is that most of these elites are paedophiles. but hey,no worries,dancing with the stars is on tonight. keith milton
  • Score: -2

2:46pm Fri 1 Aug 14

hamworthygirl says...

Ah wondered what all the extra copters going around were for, shame i didnt know he was close by i have several ripe tomatoes going to waste.
Ah wondered what all the extra copters going around were for, shame i didnt know he was close by i have several ripe tomatoes going to waste. hamworthygirl
  • Score: 18

3:06pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Townee says...

I thought that the marines camp at Hamworthy was due to be closed down.
I thought that the marines camp at Hamworthy was due to be closed down. Townee
  • Score: -2

3:07pm Fri 1 Aug 14

BIGTONE says...

jlawford79 wrote:
None of the above posts today have been predictable at all.

How about tomorrow, read the story, and try to comment with some kind of interesting twist. You must surprise yourself.
Have you seen the price of fish?
[quote][p][bold]jlawford79[/bold] wrote: None of the above posts today have been predictable at all. How about tomorrow, read the story, and try to comment with some kind of interesting twist. You must surprise yourself.[/p][/quote]Have you seen the price of fish? BIGTONE
  • Score: 1

3:12pm Fri 1 Aug 14

John T says...

speedy231278 wrote:
"Local MP Robert Syms accompanied the PM and Chancellor on the visit which was kept under tight wraps until the last minute for security reasons."

Can't think why!
Yes, it would seem from this report that security was so tight that that flanker the Chancellor of the Exchequer had to change his name to David Osborne!...Or was he in disguise lest this 'tough on *ankers' Government catch up with him and fine him and some of his toff friends for behaving badly?
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: "Local MP Robert Syms accompanied the PM and Chancellor on the visit which was kept under tight wraps until the last minute for security reasons." Can't think why![/p][/quote]Yes, it would seem from this report that security was so tight that that flanker the Chancellor of the Exchequer had to change his name to David Osborne!...Or was he in disguise lest this 'tough on *ankers' Government catch up with him and fine him and some of his toff friends for behaving badly? John T
  • Score: 16

3:37pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Tango Charlie says...

Looking at the photos... Do you think they are comparing the size of their private parts?
Looking at the photos... Do you think they are comparing the size of their private parts? Tango Charlie
  • Score: -2

3:37pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Marty Caine says...

Was he there handing out redundancy letters, or just there to say sorry about not being able to pay our armed forces any more because he is giving too much away to the EU and the Foreign Aid budgets ?
Was he there handing out redundancy letters, or just there to say sorry about not being able to pay our armed forces any more because he is giving too much away to the EU and the Foreign Aid budgets ? Marty Caine
  • Score: 2

3:38pm Fri 1 Aug 14

John T says...

Poole's MP, Robert Syms, is looking lost in the video. Perhaps, someone should have told him that he is in his Constituency, and he may even have come to attention if they had also told him that he can claim his expenses for this visit to Poole!
Poole's MP, Robert Syms, is looking lost in the video. Perhaps, someone should have told him that he is in his Constituency, and he may even have come to attention if they had also told him that he can claim his expenses for this visit to Poole! John T
  • Score: 21

6:05pm Fri 1 Aug 14

JemBmth says...

Tango Charlie wrote:
Looking at the photos... Do you think they are comparing the size of their private parts?
Yay...someone with a sense of humour :-)
[quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: Looking at the photos... Do you think they are comparing the size of their private parts?[/p][/quote]Yay...someone with a sense of humour :-) JemBmth
  • Score: 0

7:28pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Ophilum says...

Quote from Nigel Farage.

For unlike the other parties, if you vote in Ukip, you know exactly what it is that you want us to do. Unlike the homogenous LibLabCon and their blurred hotchpotch of half-baked promises you can hardly tell apart, we actually mean what we say. And we want the opportunity to prove that we will also do what we say, too.?
Call me Dave hasn't kept his promises and never will.
Quote from Nigel Farage. For unlike the other parties, if you vote in Ukip, you know exactly what it is that you want us to do. Unlike the homogenous LibLabCon and their blurred hotchpotch of half-baked promises you can hardly tell apart, we actually mean what we say. And we want the opportunity to prove that we will also do what we say, too.? Call me Dave hasn't kept his promises and never will. Ophilum
  • Score: -3

9:46pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Kiki1973 wrote:
One more reason not to go to Poole. Awful man.
Awful man? As oppose to Tony Bliar?
[quote][p][bold]Kiki1973[/bold] wrote: One more reason not to go to Poole. Awful man.[/p][/quote]Awful man? As oppose to Tony Bliar? Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: -2

10:54pm Fri 1 Aug 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

mattblackthehat wrote:
Maybe they should swing by Turlin Moor and Slades Farm whilst they are in the area
Hardly! Red Top PR propaganda campaigns will probably try to avoid there.
[quote][p][bold]mattblackthehat[/bold] wrote: Maybe they should swing by Turlin Moor and Slades Farm whilst they are in the area[/p][/quote]Hardly! Red Top PR propaganda campaigns will probably try to avoid there. HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: 3

11:40pm Fri 1 Aug 14

canfordcherry says...

Townee wrote:
I thought that the marines camp at Hamworthy was due to be closed down.
It probably is now
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: I thought that the marines camp at Hamworthy was due to be closed down.[/p][/quote]It probably is now canfordcherry
  • Score: 6

9:29am Sat 2 Aug 14

cromwell9 says...

Kiki1973 wrote:
One more reason not to go to Poole. Awful man.
Spoken by a LIB DEM /LABOUR.PERSON .Proberly a public secter worker.
[quote][p][bold]Kiki1973[/bold] wrote: One more reason not to go to Poole. Awful man.[/p][/quote]Spoken by a LIB DEM /LABOUR.PERSON .Proberly a public secter worker. cromwell9
  • Score: -1

9:30am Sat 2 Aug 14

cromwell9 says...

FerryFan wrote:
Is that where the smell is coming from.....
You should know.
[quote][p][bold]FerryFan[/bold] wrote: Is that where the smell is coming from.....[/p][/quote]You should know. cromwell9
  • Score: -5

9:31am Sat 2 Aug 14

cromwell9 says...

Boscomite wrote:
David Cameron, George Osborne, loads of guns and people trained how to use them. What a sad waste of an opportunity.
You silly boy.
[quote][p][bold]Boscomite[/bold] wrote: David Cameron, George Osborne, loads of guns and people trained how to use them. What a sad waste of an opportunity.[/p][/quote]You silly boy. cromwell9
  • Score: -7

9:40am Sat 2 Aug 14

cromwell9 says...

Townee wrote:
I thought that the marines camp at Hamworthy was due to be closed down.
Like the mothballed railway running beside it .The SBS will never close at Hamworthy.The railway will be required for the future in the docks .Like Weymouth quay.The MOD will never agree to closing the Two branches .
Network Rail maintain both the lines ,and are State owned,For future emergencys and conflicts,AS in WW1/WW2 etc
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: I thought that the marines camp at Hamworthy was due to be closed down.[/p][/quote]Like the mothballed railway running beside it .The SBS will never close at Hamworthy.The railway will be required for the future in the docks .Like Weymouth quay.The MOD will never agree to closing the Two branches . Network Rail maintain both the lines ,and are State owned,For future emergencys and conflicts,AS in WW1/WW2 etc cromwell9
  • Score: 2

10:12am Sat 2 Aug 14

Kiki1973 says...

Cromwell19, nope, not public sector, private sector, just educated and holding a strong belief in equality rather than the Conservative way of making the rich richer and the poor poorer. You know, a sense of fairness and community, like it should be? You were right on one thing, though; card carrying Labourite.
Cromwell19, nope, not public sector, private sector, just educated and holding a strong belief in equality rather than the Conservative way of making the rich richer and the poor poorer. You know, a sense of fairness and community, like it should be? You were right on one thing, though; card carrying Labourite. Kiki1973
  • Score: 2

10:19am Sat 2 Aug 14

Kiki1973 says...

Letcommonsenseprevai
l
wrote:
Kiki1973 wrote: One more reason not to go to Poole. Awful man.
Awful man? As oppose to Tony Bliar?
Yep. Tony Blair didn't make us all poor, did he? Or cut the armed forces to the bone (though Cameron is doing a good PR job of giving money abck rather than people, as above)
[quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kiki1973[/bold] wrote: One more reason not to go to Poole. Awful man.[/p][/quote]Awful man? As oppose to Tony Bliar?[/p][/quote]Yep. Tony Blair didn't make us all poor, did he? Or cut the armed forces to the bone (though Cameron is doing a good PR job of giving money abck rather than people, as above) Kiki1973
  • Score: 0

10:20am Sat 2 Aug 14

Kiki1973 says...

Marty Caine wrote:
Was he there handing out redundancy letters, or just there to say sorry about not being able to pay our armed forces any more because he is giving too much away to the EU and the Foreign Aid budgets ?
well said!!
[quote][p][bold]Marty Caine[/bold] wrote: Was he there handing out redundancy letters, or just there to say sorry about not being able to pay our armed forces any more because he is giving too much away to the EU and the Foreign Aid budgets ?[/p][/quote]well said!! Kiki1973
  • Score: -1

2:09pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Cookie75 says...

Kiki1973 wrote:
Cromwell19, nope, not public sector, private sector, just educated and holding a strong belief in equality rather than the Conservative way of making the rich richer and the poor poorer. You know, a sense of fairness and community, like it should be? You were right on one thing, though; card carrying Labourite.
Kiki1973
Educated??? Really? You have a very poor grasp of reality especially a short memory. It seems like you and others quickly forget (conveniently) the period of 1997 - 2010 and the gross dereliction of responsibility that Labour foisted on the country.

Dont let reality get in the way of your dream world Labourite ideology......keep on believing the greatest propaganda machine in history - the left wing.

Oh yeah.....the left wing have been dribbling out the same cliched nonsense since Karl Marx in 1880's and the record never changes. Its the same old sh*t

I am poor and working class but would never join Labour because not only do I see what they REALLY are but because I don't want to join sheep like you.

Go ahead....i expect the usual taunt back of me being a Daily Fail reader....cos that all you do (playground stuff)
[quote][p][bold]Kiki1973[/bold] wrote: Cromwell19, nope, not public sector, private sector, just educated and holding a strong belief in equality rather than the Conservative way of making the rich richer and the poor poorer. You know, a sense of fairness and community, like it should be? You were right on one thing, though; card carrying Labourite.[/p][/quote]Kiki1973 Educated??? Really? You have a very poor grasp of reality especially a short memory. It seems like you and others quickly forget (conveniently) the period of 1997 - 2010 and the gross dereliction of responsibility that Labour foisted on the country. Dont let reality get in the way of your dream world Labourite ideology......keep on believing the greatest propaganda machine in history - the left wing. Oh yeah.....the left wing have been dribbling out the same cliched nonsense since Karl Marx in 1880's and the record never changes. Its the same old sh*t I am poor and working class but would never join Labour because not only do I see what they REALLY are but because I don't want to join sheep like you. Go ahead....i expect the usual taunt back of me being a Daily Fail reader....cos that all you do (playground stuff) Cookie75
  • Score: -6

6:10pm Sat 2 Aug 14

rogerlu says...

Why don't you engage your brain Cromwell (at least your 17th century namesake Oliver had the right idea) Don't you see you are being ripped off by the ruling class, like the redundant marines at Hamworthy. As for Tony Blair, well he wasn't a Tory puppet he belonged to George Bush.
Cameron's coalition is a joke, sadly it is a dangerous joke that could take us to war, with whom? Well there is plenty of scope at present.
Why don't you engage your brain Cromwell (at least your 17th century namesake Oliver had the right idea) Don't you see you are being ripped off by the ruling class, like the redundant marines at Hamworthy. As for Tony Blair, well he wasn't a Tory puppet he belonged to George Bush. Cameron's coalition is a joke, sadly it is a dangerous joke that could take us to war, with whom? Well there is plenty of scope at present. rogerlu
  • Score: 6

6:47am Mon 4 Aug 14

Kiki1973 says...

Cookie75 wrote:
Kiki1973 wrote:
Cromwell19, nope, not public sector, private sector, just educated and holding a strong belief in equality rather than the Conservative way of making the rich richer and the poor poorer. You know, a sense of fairness and community, like it should be? You were right on one thing, though; card carrying Labourite.
Kiki1973
Educated??? Really? You have a very poor grasp of reality especially a short memory. It seems like you and others quickly forget (conveniently) the period of 1997 - 2010 and the gross dereliction of responsibility that Labour foisted on the country.

Dont let reality get in the way of your dream world Labourite ideology......keep on believing the greatest propaganda machine in history - the left wing.

Oh yeah.....the left wing have been dribbling out the same cliched nonsense since Karl Marx in 1880's and the record never changes. Its the same old sh*t

I am poor and working class but would never join Labour because not only do I see what they REALLY are but because I don't want to join sheep like you.

Go ahead....i expect the usual taunt back of me being a Daily Fail reader....cos that all you do (playground stuff)
What has being poor and middle class have to do with anything? All I'm saying is that I have a different opinion to you. I would never vote Conservative as they take care of their own, sod the consequences. I don't pay tax to feather politicians nests and those of big industry. If I'm paying it, I want it going back into the community and for the betterment of the nation and I simply have never seen that happen under a Conservative government (cast your mind back even further to The Thatcher years)...
17% mortgages? To whose benefit?
[quote][p][bold]Cookie75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kiki1973[/bold] wrote: Cromwell19, nope, not public sector, private sector, just educated and holding a strong belief in equality rather than the Conservative way of making the rich richer and the poor poorer. You know, a sense of fairness and community, like it should be? You were right on one thing, though; card carrying Labourite.[/p][/quote]Kiki1973 Educated??? Really? You have a very poor grasp of reality especially a short memory. It seems like you and others quickly forget (conveniently) the period of 1997 - 2010 and the gross dereliction of responsibility that Labour foisted on the country. Dont let reality get in the way of your dream world Labourite ideology......keep on believing the greatest propaganda machine in history - the left wing. Oh yeah.....the left wing have been dribbling out the same cliched nonsense since Karl Marx in 1880's and the record never changes. Its the same old sh*t I am poor and working class but would never join Labour because not only do I see what they REALLY are but because I don't want to join sheep like you. Go ahead....i expect the usual taunt back of me being a Daily Fail reader....cos that all you do (playground stuff)[/p][/quote]What has being poor and middle class have to do with anything? All I'm saying is that I have a different opinion to you. I would never vote Conservative as they take care of their own, sod the consequences. I don't pay tax to feather politicians nests and those of big industry. If I'm paying it, I want it going back into the community and for the betterment of the nation and I simply have never seen that happen under a Conservative government (cast your mind back even further to The Thatcher years)... 17% mortgages? To whose benefit? Kiki1973
  • Score: 0

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