Wycombe MP: "Schools should be able to set own term times"

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe MP: "Schools should be able to set own term times" Wycombe MP: "Schools should be able to set own term times"

SCHOOLS should be able to set their own term times which would help drive down the price of family holidays, Wycombe MP Steve Baker said.

A debate on holiday pricing was held in Westminster Hall on Monday after more than 170,000 people signed a parent's petition demanding for a cap on the amount of money travel firms were allowed to charge at peak times.

A separate petition signed by more than 200,000 people is also urging the government to perform a u-turn on a rule which enables head teachers to only grant children time off in "exceptional circumstances".

Previously headteachers could allow pupils out of school for 10 days per academic year in “special circumstances”.

Mr Baker said he was pleased his fellow MPs rejected the idea of price fixing and believes the Deregulation Bill currently going through Parliament – which would enable schools to fix their own school times and holidays – could be the answer to beating the travel agents.

He said: “Quality family time is obviously essential.

"It is to be regretted that the synchronisation of school holidays herds so many of us into taking a break at the same time that artificially boosts demand and prices.

“That’s why I am glad the Deregulation Bill gives responsibility for fixing dates of terms and times of sessions to governing bodies.

“I’d like to see a much more diverse education system in which parents have a direct say over their children’s schools. That’s why I have been a keen supporter of academies, free schools and the co-operative model.

“But I’m glad price fixing has been rejected. It’s always superficially attractive but responsible politicians know that government price controls lead to failure, impoverishment and misery.

“It’s much better to remove the distorting interventions of government which are the cause of our difficulties. I hope the policy of greater freedom for schools will quickly resolve this problem.”

During Monday’s debate, MPs suggested staggering school term dates and giving teachers more discretion on granting child absences.

But they rejected price-caps and Education Secretary Michael Gove's idea to freeze air passenger duty during the summer months.

Lakshan Wanigasooriya, chair of the Eastside Youth Club, has been circulating the petition for the reinstatement of the ’10 day rule’.

He welcomed the ideas put forward by MPs but believes the government still needed to scrutinise the pricing strategies of the travel industry.

The Sri Lankan-born Wycombe resident said: “It would be a great idea to revert back to the old rules, give teachers more say or potentially the different term times but there are other factors to take into consideration.

“Such as teachers who are also parents who have children at other schools, how would they get time off together to go on holiday if everyone had different term times?

“In my opinion, all children who have a good attendance record should be allowed to enjoy quality time with their parents on holiday.

“Who is allowed and not allowed should be down to the headteachers to decide on pre-noted guidelines, with a reasonable appeal process.

“Good, hard-working parents should not be criminalised for wanting an affordable holiday. We are supposed to live in a multi-cultural country and travelling is an essential source of learning for children and adults.”

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1:07pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Dickitdo says...

I have two children they go to different Schools , what am I supposed to do when their Schools have different holiday dates ?." Chaos and Confusion "
I have two children they go to different Schools , what am I supposed to do when their Schools have different holiday dates ?." Chaos and Confusion " Dickitdo
  • Score: 32

2:05pm Sat 1 Mar 14

sparky49 says...

As usual a politician talking nonsense. Holiday firms have got wise to parents taking a holiday 2 weeks before the 6 week summer holiday which most schools allow as they are now charging the same as the six weeks.
As usual a politician talking nonsense. Holiday firms have got wise to parents taking a holiday 2 weeks before the 6 week summer holiday which most schools allow as they are now charging the same as the six weeks. sparky49
  • Score: 17

4:20pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Monty Cristo says...

Even if schools have completely differing holiday times resulting in fewer families taking holidays at the same time, the travel industry wants to make a certain amount of money out of its sales. Shifting the school holidays will just mean shifting the higher prices ...and that means that those who enjoy lower prices now will be impacted - and that may mean pensioners for example, or low paid workers who can only afford to go on holiday out of season. Has he really thought this through
And I really wish that politicians stopped referring to "hard-working families". It used to be "families", now it's "hard working families". It's the latest politician-speak.
Even if schools have completely differing holiday times resulting in fewer families taking holidays at the same time, the travel industry wants to make a certain amount of money out of its sales. Shifting the school holidays will just mean shifting the higher prices ...and that means that those who enjoy lower prices now will be impacted - and that may mean pensioners for example, or low paid workers who can only afford to go on holiday out of season. Has he really thought this through And I really wish that politicians stopped referring to "hard-working families". It used to be "families", now it's "hard working families". It's the latest politician-speak. Monty Cristo
  • Score: 14

7:33pm Sat 1 Mar 14

demoness the second says...

Monty Cristo wrote:
Even if schools have completely differing holiday times resulting in fewer families taking holidays at the same time, the travel industry wants to make a certain amount of money out of its sales. Shifting the school holidays will just mean shifting the higher prices ...and that means that those who enjoy lower prices now will be impacted - and that may mean pensioners for example, or low paid workers who can only afford to go on holiday out of season. Has he really thought this through
And I really wish that politicians stopped referring to "hard-working families". It used to be "families", now it's "hard working families". It's the latest politician-speak.
Cos those of us who have grown up children or who are childless are not hard working..
This is the latest Daily Mail catch phrase " hard working families." I flipping hate it.
[quote][p][bold]Monty Cristo[/bold] wrote: Even if schools have completely differing holiday times resulting in fewer families taking holidays at the same time, the travel industry wants to make a certain amount of money out of its sales. Shifting the school holidays will just mean shifting the higher prices ...and that means that those who enjoy lower prices now will be impacted - and that may mean pensioners for example, or low paid workers who can only afford to go on holiday out of season. Has he really thought this through And I really wish that politicians stopped referring to "hard-working families". It used to be "families", now it's "hard working families". It's the latest politician-speak.[/p][/quote]Cos those of us who have grown up children or who are childless are not hard working.. This is the latest Daily Mail catch phrase " hard working families." I flipping hate it. demoness the second
  • Score: 1

9:51pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Bartholomew HuckleBerry says...

Wycombe MP; Why cannot you ever be seen in the parliament? Why have we never heard of anything voiced from your mouth regarding the constituency you think you represent?Why is it only the bankers you speak about on the very rare occasion you have spoken?
I can go on...
Wycombe MP; Why cannot you ever be seen in the parliament? Why have we never heard of anything voiced from your mouth regarding the constituency you think you represent?Why is it only the bankers you speak about on the very rare occasion you have spoken? I can go on... Bartholomew HuckleBerry
  • Score: 17

10:49pm Sat 1 Mar 14

wearywasp says...

I know. I will take my holiday in the UK for the short period of my life my kids are at school. Not having a foreign holiday means I will deprived and a failure . For gods sake wake up and look at what's really important . I think the Tories need to wake up and see what is really happening in this country .
I know. I will take my holiday in the UK for the short period of my life my kids are at school. Not having a foreign holiday means I will deprived and a failure . For gods sake wake up and look at what's really important . I think the Tories need to wake up and see what is really happening in this country . wearywasp
  • Score: 0

7:38pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Lakshan Wanigasooriya says...

I do not know if Mr Baker attended this debate or not.....if he did it would have been nice if he said this in Parliament. Looking at the Hansard report I cannot see that he spoke. I brought this debate to his attention as a constituent all I have got so far is automated reply! beside this -----

These changes will adversely affect many families who cannot afford the cost of a holiday in school holidays. Also not all business can allow their staff to be off all at the same time therefore is the department of education now saying that children are not entitled to holidays with their parents anymore.

I feel that most MPs in the Government had holidays with their parents when they were younger so why do they think they have the power to stop our children's generation from enjoying the same lifestyle.

All children who have a good attendance record should be allowed the opportunity to enjoy quality time with their parents on an annual holiday of up to 10 days once per year. This can be a reward to good attendance with only around 5% of unauthorized absence from school due to holidays this rule is almost like cracking a nut with a sledge hammer. Where as this, the 10 day holiday at term time should be used as an incentive by schools, to promote better attendance.

These badly thought out changes will also adversely affect many businesses that rely upon holiday trade from Spring to Autumn. This rule is acceptable to Europe where everything closes down for the summer not in the UK where only the rich and politicians can afford to do so. Also in some cases it too hot abroad in the height of summer that it would be unbearable to the kids.

Give power back to the parents to decide with the teachers and allow the teachers to choose absence on an individual basis/circumstances.


Has not this government not put enough pressure on hard working families The best way to promote families and strong family relationships is time together. Holidays are a great way to enable this. These restrictions impact the whole of society as a result
I do not know if Mr Baker attended this debate or not.....if he did it would have been nice if he said this in Parliament. Looking at the Hansard report I cannot see that he spoke. I brought this debate to his attention as a constituent all I have got so far is automated reply! beside this ----- These changes will adversely affect many families who cannot afford the cost of a holiday in school holidays. Also not all business can allow their staff to be off all at the same time therefore is the department of education now saying that children are not entitled to holidays with their parents anymore. I feel that most MPs in the Government had holidays with their parents when they were younger so why do they think they have the power to stop our children's generation from enjoying the same lifestyle. All children who have a good attendance record should be allowed the opportunity to enjoy quality time with their parents on an annual holiday of up to 10 days once per year. This can be a reward to good attendance with only around 5% of unauthorized absence from school due to holidays this rule is almost like cracking a nut with a sledge hammer. Where as this, the 10 day holiday at term time should be used as an incentive by schools, to promote better attendance. These badly thought out changes will also adversely affect many businesses that rely upon holiday trade from Spring to Autumn. This rule is acceptable to Europe where everything closes down for the summer not in the UK where only the rich and politicians can afford to do so. Also in some cases it too hot abroad in the height of summer that it would be unbearable to the kids. Give power back to the parents to decide with the teachers and allow the teachers to choose absence on an individual basis/circumstances. Has not this government not put enough pressure on hard working families The best way to promote families and strong family relationships is time together. Holidays are a great way to enable this. These restrictions impact the whole of society as a result Lakshan Wanigasooriya
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10:50pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

sparky49 wrote:
As usual a politician talking nonsense. Holiday firms have got wise to parents taking a holiday 2 weeks before the 6 week summer holiday which most schools allow as they are now charging the same as the six weeks.
Yes indeed - a politician talking about something he knows nothing of but by God - he may not be as gifted intellectually as Dominic Grieve or David Lidington - but is he an ideologically sound Thatcherite libertarian Conservative or what?

I’d like to see a much more diverse education system in which parents have a direct say over their children’s schools. That’s why I have been a keen supporter of academies, free schools and the co-operative model … I’m glad price fixing has been rejected. It’s always superficially attractive but responsible politicians know that government price controls lead to failure, impoverishment and misery … It’s much better to remove the distorting interventions of government which are the cause of our difficulties. I hope the policy of greater freedom for schools will quickly resolve this problem.

He didn't object when the sale price for Royal Mail was rigged but now we know - it’s just government price controls that lead to failure, impoverishment and misery then.

Steve Baker is of course the MP who said people were sending their children to Highcrest School in preference to the local grammar schools and it’s only a few weeks since he was going to ‘extend our freedom’ for us - how - why by reducing taxes for everyone rich and poor of course: ‘I believe it is in everyone’s long-term best interests to extend freedom by reducing the size of the state from present levels.’ Three years ago in his Christmas message he was an advocate of the ‘Big Society’ and a few weeks ago he was pushing a charity that gives away a can of food to people as a ‘cure’ for the ‘problems of the welfare state’ that had failed his father. (I sometimes give a can of food to dog charity that leaves a container in Morrison's and it seems to be okay for dogs so why not for people?)

I was worried when they sacked ‘ivor’ there would be nobody to take the rise out of in the pages of the online BFP for their solemn and stupid pronouncements - but cometh the hour cometh the man - eat your heart out ivor - we have Steve Baker now.



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[quote][p][bold]sparky49[/bold] wrote: As usual a politician talking nonsense. Holiday firms have got wise to parents taking a holiday 2 weeks before the 6 week summer holiday which most schools allow as they are now charging the same as the six weeks.[/p][/quote]Yes indeed - a politician talking about something he knows nothing of but by God - he may not be as gifted intellectually as Dominic Grieve or David Lidington - but is he an ideologically sound Thatcherite libertarian Conservative or [italic][bold] what[/bold][/italic]? [italic] I’d like to see a much more diverse education system in which parents have a direct say over their children’s schools. That’s why I have been a keen supporter of academies, free schools and the co-operative model … I’m glad price fixing has been rejected. It’s always superficially attractive but responsible politicians know that government price controls lead to failure, impoverishment and misery … It’s much better to remove the distorting interventions of government which are the cause of our difficulties. I hope the policy of greater freedom for schools will quickly resolve this problem. [/italic] He didn't object when the sale price for Royal Mail was rigged but now we know - it’s just government price controls that lead to failure, impoverishment and misery then. Steve Baker is of course the MP who said people were sending their children to Highcrest School in preference to the local grammar schools and it’s only a few weeks since he was going to ‘extend our freedom’ for us - how - why by reducing taxes for everyone rich and poor of course: ‘I believe it is in everyone’s long-term best interests to extend freedom by reducing the size of the state from present levels.’ Three years ago in his Christmas message he was an advocate of the ‘Big Society’ and a few weeks ago he was pushing a charity that gives away a can of food to people as a ‘cure’ for the ‘problems of the welfare state’ that had failed his father. (I sometimes give a can of food to dog charity that leaves a container in Morrison's and it seems to be okay for dogs so why not for people?) I was worried when they sacked ‘ivor’ there would be nobody to take the rise out of in the pages of the online BFP for their solemn and stupid pronouncements - but cometh the hour cometh the man - eat your heart out ivor - we have Steve Baker now. http://www.bucksfree press.co.uk/yoursay/ opinion/letters_from _westminster/1091810 2.January_7__2014__S teve_Baker_MP/ http://www.bucksfree press.co.uk/news/875 2917.Wycombe_MP_s_Ch ristmas_message_to_r eaders/ http://www.bucksfree press.co.uk/news/925 6878.Highcrest_Acade my_opened_by_MP/ Undercover Euro Yob
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11:23pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

I thought I would point out:

I’d like to see a much more diverse education system in which parents have a direct say over their children’s schools. That’s why I have been a keen supporter of academies, free schools and the co-operative model

Steve - all the schools: the academies, the free schools, the cooperatives et cetera - you refer to are for people who are forced to rummage at the bottom of the barrel after their children have failed the 11+. The only children who go to these schools are 11+ failures.


When you opened Highcrest Academy and said:


I’m a strong believer in grammar schools but the reality is parents now want to send their children to the Highcrest Academy.

And:

It is an excellent school and we should all be very proud … a proud day for High Wycombe.


You were just bulls hitting on a supposedly celebratory occasion as a tactful constituency MP should - ‘diversity’ and ‘freedom of choice’ are coded phrases Conservative parents and those others stupid enough to support them for whatever reason, employ when they cannot say openly that they want to give their own kids an advantage over as many other people’s as they can - you gave the game away when you say: I’m a strong believer in grammar schools …
I thought I would point out: [italic] I’d like to see a much more diverse education system in which parents have a direct say over their children’s schools. That’s why I have been a keen supporter of academies, free schools and the co-operative model [/italic] Steve - all the schools: the academies, the free schools, the cooperatives et cetera - you refer to are for people who are forced to rummage at the bottom of the barrel after their children have failed the 11+. The only children who go to these schools are 11+ failures. When you opened Highcrest Academy and said: [italic] I’m a strong believer in grammar schools but the reality is parents now want to send their children to the Highcrest Academy. [/italic] And: [italic] It is an excellent school and we should all be very proud … a proud day for High Wycombe. [/italic] You were just bulls hitting on a supposedly celebratory occasion as a tactful constituency MP should - ‘diversity’ and ‘freedom of choice’ are coded phrases Conservative parents and those others stupid enough to support them for whatever reason, employ when they cannot say openly that they want to give their own kids an advantage over as many other people’s as they can - you gave the game away when you say: [italic] I’m a strong believer in grammar schools … [/italic] Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 6

11:48pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

demoness the second wrote:
Monty Cristo wrote:
Even if schools have completely differing holiday times resulting in fewer families taking holidays at the same time, the travel industry wants to make a certain amount of money out of its sales. Shifting the school holidays will just mean shifting the higher prices ...and that means that those who enjoy lower prices now will be impacted - and that may mean pensioners for example, or low paid workers who can only afford to go on holiday out of season. Has he really thought this through
And I really wish that politicians stopped referring to "hard-working families". It used to be "families", now it's "hard working families". It's the latest politician-speak.
Cos those of us who have grown up children or who are childless are not hard working..
This is the latest Daily Mail catch phrase " hard working families." I flipping hate it.
It's been going for quite some time I think.


I wonder if they include benefit scrounging families who get by on the minimum wage and have to use food can banks to survive.
[quote][p][bold]demoness the second[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Monty Cristo[/bold] wrote: Even if schools have completely differing holiday times resulting in fewer families taking holidays at the same time, the travel industry wants to make a certain amount of money out of its sales. Shifting the school holidays will just mean shifting the higher prices ...and that means that those who enjoy lower prices now will be impacted - and that may mean pensioners for example, or low paid workers who can only afford to go on holiday out of season. Has he really thought this through And I really wish that politicians stopped referring to "hard-working families". It used to be "families", now it's "hard working families". It's the latest politician-speak.[/p][/quote]Cos those of us who have grown up children or who are childless are not hard working.. This is the latest Daily Mail catch phrase " hard working families." I flipping hate it.[/p][/quote]It's been going for quite some time I think. I wonder if they include benefit scrounging families who get by on the minimum wage and have to use food can banks to survive. Undercover Euro Yob
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9:56am Mon 3 Mar 14

pennman says...

Apart from if your kids' are in different schools. Then you won't have a holiday at all! Supply and demand dimwit, that's what it is. There aren't enough holiday homes / hotels in the World.
Apart from if your kids' are in different schools. Then you won't have a holiday at all! Supply and demand dimwit, that's what it is. There aren't enough holiday homes / hotels in the World. pennman
  • Score: 4

1:42pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Dickitdo says...

What Has This Political Pygmy Ever Done For High Wycombe , Is He Really Our Member Of Parliament ? .
What Has This Political Pygmy Ever Done For High Wycombe , Is He Really Our Member Of Parliament ? . Dickitdo
  • Score: 6

2:34pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Robert.M says...

Having tried to get Mr Baker to help me with a matter, and received no personal response or help from him, also reading some of his letters and statements he has produced, I can only draw the conclusion that he is our MP in name only, I believe him to be a bloody minded person only out for his own gratification and to boost his already overgrown ego.
This statement regarding school term times is typical of Bakers delusions,
ill conceived and not thought out and only there to keep his name in the limelight.
Having tried to get Mr Baker to help me with a matter, and received no personal response or help from him, also reading some of his letters and statements he has produced, I can only draw the conclusion that he is our MP in name only, I believe him to be a bloody minded person only out for his own gratification and to boost his already overgrown ego. This statement regarding school term times is typical of Bakers delusions, ill conceived and not thought out and only there to keep his name in the limelight. Robert.M
  • Score: 7

12:39am Tue 4 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

Robert.M wrote:
Having tried to get Mr Baker to help me with a matter, and received no personal response or help from him, also reading some of his letters and statements he has produced, I can only draw the conclusion that he is our MP in name only, I believe him to be a bloody minded person only out for his own gratification and to boost his already overgrown ego.
This statement regarding school term times is typical of Bakers delusions,
ill conceived and not thought out and only there to keep his name in the limelight.
I believe him to be a bloody minded person only out for his own gratification and to boost his already overgrown ego.

That’s a bit exaggerated about someone who is only dim and dogmatic (though I am inclined to agree that the stuff he says seems … ill conceived and not thought out ).
[quote][p][bold]Robert.M[/bold] wrote: Having tried to get Mr Baker to help me with a matter, and received no personal response or help from him, also reading some of his letters and statements he has produced, I can only draw the conclusion that he is our MP in name only, I believe him to be a bloody minded person only out for his own gratification and to boost his already overgrown ego. This statement regarding school term times is typical of Bakers delusions, ill conceived and not thought out and only there to keep his name in the limelight.[/p][/quote][italic] I believe him to be a bloody minded person only out for his own gratification and to boost his already overgrown ego. [/italic] That’s a bit exaggerated about someone who is only dim and dogmatic (though I am inclined to agree that the stuff he says seems [italic] … ill conceived and not thought out[/italic] ). Undercover Euro Yob
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11:59pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

demoness the second wrote:
Monty Cristo wrote:
Even if schools have completely differing holiday times resulting in fewer families taking holidays at the same time, the travel industry wants to make a certain amount of money out of its sales. Shifting the school holidays will just mean shifting the higher prices ...and that means that those who enjoy lower prices now will be impacted - and that may mean pensioners for example, or low paid workers who can only afford to go on holiday out of season. Has he really thought this through
And I really wish that politicians stopped referring to "hard-working families". It used to be "families", now it's "hard working families". It's the latest politician-speak.
Cos those of us who have grown up children or who are childless are not hard working..
This is the latest Daily Mail catch phrase " hard working families." I flipping hate it.
I googled the phrase and it may date from 1994 - some of the comments about it are quite funny - see:

http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Hardworking
_families

and:

http://blogs.spectat
or.co.uk/edwest/2013
/12/someone-rid-us-o
f-the-awful-slogan-h
ardworking-families-
again/

and:

http://www.open.ac.u
k/platform/blogs/soc
iety-matters/only-la
zy-politicians-use-t
he-phrase-hard-worki
ng-families

and for ‘Tigeran’:

http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/news/article-
2538041/Hard-working
-families-forced-pay
-extra-528-extra-cou
ncil-tax-bills-cover
-2-4BILLION-debt-lef
t-people-refuse-pay.
html
[quote][p][bold]demoness the second[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Monty Cristo[/bold] wrote: Even if schools have completely differing holiday times resulting in fewer families taking holidays at the same time, the travel industry wants to make a certain amount of money out of its sales. Shifting the school holidays will just mean shifting the higher prices ...and that means that those who enjoy lower prices now will be impacted - and that may mean pensioners for example, or low paid workers who can only afford to go on holiday out of season. Has he really thought this through And I really wish that politicians stopped referring to "hard-working families". It used to be "families", now it's "hard working families". It's the latest politician-speak.[/p][/quote]Cos those of us who have grown up children or who are childless are not hard working.. This is the latest Daily Mail catch phrase " hard working families." I flipping hate it.[/p][/quote]I googled the phrase and it may date from 1994 - some of the comments about it are quite funny - see: http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Hardworking _families and: http://blogs.spectat or.co.uk/edwest/2013 /12/someone-rid-us-o f-the-awful-slogan-h ardworking-families- again/ and: http://www.open.ac.u k/platform/blogs/soc iety-matters/only-la zy-politicians-use-t he-phrase-hard-worki ng-families and for ‘Tigeran’: http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/article- 2538041/Hard-working -families-forced-pay -extra-528-extra-cou ncil-tax-bills-cover -2-4BILLION-debt-lef t-people-refuse-pay. html Undercover Euro Yob
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6:17pm Wed 5 Mar 14

demoness the second says...

BRILLIANT!! Thanks UE - I have bookmarked the links :D
BRILLIANT!! Thanks UE - I have bookmarked the links :D demoness the second
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9:45pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

LOL - glad you like DtS!
LOL - glad you like DtS! Undercover Euro Yob
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10:21pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

I’m glad price fixing has been rejected. It’s always superficially attractive but responsible politicians know that government price controls lead to failure, impoverishment and misery … It’s much better to remove the distorting interventions of government which are the cause of our difficulties

You know it makes sense - look at the way electricity bills have fallen since privatisation* and how happy people are with the train services in this country and the way they are priced since privatisation*.




*Privatisation at well below the market price.
[italic] I’m glad price fixing has been rejected. It’s always superficially attractive but responsible politicians know that government price controls lead to failure, impoverishment and misery … It’s much better to remove the distorting interventions of government which are the cause of our difficulties [/italic] You know it makes sense - look at the way electricity bills have fallen since privatisation* and how happy people are with the train services in this country and the way they are priced since privatisation*. *Privatisation at well below the market price. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 3

10:57pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

Personally look down on families that are hard working - I feel superior to them and prefer the family of Rab C. Nesbitt.

(http://en.wikipedia
.org/wiki/Rab_C._Nes
bitt)
Personally look down on families that are hard working - I feel superior to them and prefer the family of Rab C. Nesbitt. (http://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/Rab_C._Nes bitt) Undercover Euro Yob
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10:58pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

*Personally I look ...*
*Personally I look ...* Undercover Euro Yob
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