Conservative leader David Cameron heckled in Romsey and Southampton North

David Cameron in Romsey

Jackie Madden

First published in Elections

DAVID Cameron sought to deliver a boost to the campaign in the key marginal of Romsey and Southampton North where Tory candidate Caroline Nokes is seeking to overturn a majority of about 200 votes.

Her Lib Dem opponent Sandra Gidley has represented the seat of Romsey since 2000.

Speaking to a crowd in Romsey, Mr Cameron claimed that Nick Clegg wanted to “hold the country to ransom” over his plans to change the electoral system. He was heckled by a Lib Dem voter who voiced concern that Tory plans for “free schools”, to be set up by parents, would take funding away from other schools – concerns that had been earlier raised by Tory council leaders.

Jackie Madden, pictured, repeatedly interrupted Mr Cameron until he told her: “I’ll tell you who’s been cutting budgets – we all know who’s been cutting budgets. Who was it cut the defence budget when our troops were at war? It was Labour and it was a complete disgrace.”

Turning on another heckler during his speech, he said: “I’ll tell you what Tory councils have announced: Tory councils have announced the lowest council tax in the country, Tory councils have got the best green record in the country, it’s Tory councils that are cutting crime across our country.

And just as Tory councils have done that for local areas, a national Conservative Government can do that for the whole of the country.”

Ms Madden, 45, from North Baddesley, speaking afterwards surrounded by angry local Conservative voters, said she had been pointing out reports that a local Tory councillor had criticised his own party’s policy on allowing parents, charities and other groups to set up state-funded “free” schools.

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10:33am Tue 27 Apr 10

southy says...

a hide ride in southampton, then gets a hard ride from in town that is true blue tory, not looking good for the tory band wagon, jackie madden was not the only one in romsey giving cameron a hard time, it was just because she was the close to the front and had the loudest voice. cameron took no notice of the ones at the back or he could not hear them, because of the tory voters at the front sounding off at jackie madden and trying to drown her out.
a hide ride in southampton, then gets a hard ride from in town that is true blue tory, not looking good for the tory band wagon, jackie madden was not the only one in romsey giving cameron a hard time, it was just because she was the close to the front and had the loudest voice. cameron took no notice of the ones at the back or he could not hear them, because of the tory voters at the front sounding off at jackie madden and trying to drown her out. southy
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10:47am Tue 27 Apr 10

Cyber-Fug says...

it was always going happen as soon as they gave women the chance vote......
it was always going happen as soon as they gave women the chance vote...... Cyber-Fug
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10:55am Tue 27 Apr 10

Cyber-Fug says...

I see that you have chosen to mention the small handful of hecklers instead of the 100's that turned out to support David Cameron.
I see that you have chosen to mention the small handful of hecklers instead of the 100's that turned out to support David Cameron. Cyber-Fug
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11:09am Tue 27 Apr 10

Brite Spark says...

Can I have a duck house?
Can I have a duck house? Brite Spark
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11:21am Tue 27 Apr 10

Bartat says...

Have to agree a rather distorted report of events - hope the Romsey Advertiser has a more in-depth analysis, but I do think the choice of picture of of Ms Madden paints a thousand words!
Have to agree a rather distorted report of events - hope the Romsey Advertiser has a more in-depth analysis, but I do think the choice of picture of of Ms Madden paints a thousand words! Bartat
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11:43am Tue 27 Apr 10

southy says...

a hard ride in southampton, then gets a hard ride from in town that is true blue tory, not looking good for the tory band wagon, jackie madden was not the only one in romsey giving cameron a hard time, it was just because she was the close to the front and had the loudest voice. cameron took no notice of the ones at the back or he could not hear them, because of the tory at the front sounding off at jackie madden and trying to drown her out.
this information came from a local person
a hard ride in southampton, then gets a hard ride from in town that is true blue tory, not looking good for the tory band wagon, jackie madden was not the only one in romsey giving cameron a hard time, it was just because she was the close to the front and had the loudest voice. cameron took no notice of the ones at the back or he could not hear them, because of the tory at the front sounding off at jackie madden and trying to drown her out. this information came from a local person southy
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12:55pm Tue 27 Apr 10

Indigo899 says...

Good for Jackie Madden for having the courage to stand up for her beliefs especially amidst a hostile crowd. If the photo of Ms Madden paints a thousand words then so do the Conservative supporters who were thrusting leaflets in front of her face and grabbing her bag to prevent her speaking and laughed when Cameron said something about being "unattractive". Still the nasty party at their core!! And so much for free speech. Why did David Cameron talk over her rather than address her concerns about Tory education policy?
Good for Jackie Madden for having the courage to stand up for her beliefs especially amidst a hostile crowd. If the photo of Ms Madden paints a thousand words then so do the Conservative supporters who were thrusting leaflets in front of her face and grabbing her bag to prevent her speaking and laughed when Cameron said something about being "unattractive". Still the nasty party at their core!! And so much for free speech. Why did David Cameron talk over her rather than address her concerns about Tory education policy? Indigo899
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1:11pm Tue 27 Apr 10

Walter Kurtz says...

Gidley will retain her seat here.
Gidley will retain her seat here. Walter Kurtz
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2:13pm Tue 27 Apr 10

southy says...

Walter Kurtz wrote:
Gidley will retain her seat here.
i am sure she will, romsey town is just a very small part of this seat the main voter and the biggest numbers are on the brashfield estate and north baddesley and are mainly libreals voters.
[quote][p][bold]Walter Kurtz[/bold] wrote: Gidley will retain her seat here.[/p][/quote]i am sure she will, romsey town is just a very small part of this seat the main voter and the biggest numbers are on the brashfield estate and north baddesley and are mainly libreals voters. southy
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3:27pm Tue 27 Apr 10

Bartonian says...

Walter Kurtz wrote:
Gidley will retain her seat here.
From one highly strung person to another. She's about as obnoxious as you Wally.
[quote][p][bold]Walter Kurtz[/bold] wrote: Gidley will retain her seat here.[/p][/quote]From one highly strung person to another. She's about as obnoxious as you Wally. Bartonian
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3:32pm Tue 27 Apr 10

Bartonian says...

southy wrote:
Walter Kurtz wrote: Gidley will retain her seat here.
i am sure she will, romsey town is just a very small part of this seat the main voter and the biggest numbers are on the brashfield estate and north baddesley and are mainly libreals voters.
Will Mrs Gidley ever apologise for the outrageous comments made over the attempted bank robbery in Chandler's Ford? Her supporters are desperate to keep her in a job, when she can quite happily go away on a stonking great Parliamentary pension that she voted for.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Walter Kurtz[/bold] wrote: Gidley will retain her seat here.[/p][/quote]i am sure she will, romsey town is just a very small part of this seat the main voter and the biggest numbers are on the brashfield estate and north baddesley and are mainly libreals voters.[/p][/quote]Will Mrs Gidley ever apologise for the outrageous comments made over the attempted bank robbery in Chandler's Ford? Her supporters are desperate to keep her in a job, when she can quite happily go away on a stonking great Parliamentary pension that she voted for. Bartonian
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3:52pm Tue 27 Apr 10

Bartonian says...

I expect Gidley's supporters will go out and tear down a few more opposition posters around Romsey after this. This election is a farce and a joke.
I expect Gidley's supporters will go out and tear down a few more opposition posters around Romsey after this. This election is a farce and a joke. Bartonian
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5:14pm Tue 27 Apr 10

Walter Kurtz says...

Farce and a joke.....from a true expert on the two concepts!
Farce and a joke.....from a true expert on the two concepts! Walter Kurtz
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6:31pm Tue 27 Apr 10

Bartonian says...

Walter Kurtz wrote:
Farce and a joke.....from a true expert on the two concepts!
Bit like you Wally Cuntz
[quote][p][bold]Walter Kurtz[/bold] wrote: Farce and a joke.....from a true expert on the two concepts![/p][/quote]Bit like you Wally Cuntz Bartonian
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6:58pm Tue 27 Apr 10

Lone Ranger says...

WOW you are fired up Bartonian......you need to watch that blood pressure of yours.......i also think that perhaps its some of the Gidley posters that have been ripped down..........and so what......who cares.......in addition most elections are a farce and a joke BUT this one is more so quite simply because Cameron six months ago thought it was going to be a doddle and he would be crowned king.
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Didn't bank on Clegg though did he..
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Now the best he can hope for is a hung parliament.
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All those 13 years in opposition ruined in a flash ans if it happens the Tories may not recover for some years
WOW you are fired up Bartonian......you need to watch that blood pressure of yours.......i also think that perhaps its some of the Gidley posters that have been ripped down..........and so what......who cares.......in addition most elections are a farce and a joke BUT this one is more so quite simply because Cameron six months ago thought it was going to be a doddle and he would be crowned king. . Didn't bank on Clegg though did he.. . Now the best he can hope for is a hung parliament. . All those 13 years in opposition ruined in a flash ans if it happens the Tories may not recover for some years Lone Ranger
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7:14pm Tue 27 Apr 10

southy says...

Lone Ranger wrote:
WOW you are fired up Bartonian......you need to watch that blood pressure of yours.......i also think that perhaps its some of the Gidley posters that have been ripped down..........and so what......who cares.......in addition most elections are a farce and a joke BUT this one is more so quite simply because Cameron six months ago thought it was going to be a doddle and he would be crowned king.
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Didn't bank on Clegg though did he..
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Now the best he can hope for is a hung parliament.
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All those 13 years in opposition ruined in a flash ans if it happens the Tories may not recover for some years
what it is now days lone that old saying of the torys is back but its taking a twist. the middle class are starting to wake up to the fact that it was just tory propaganda, the saying now go's like this.

A VOTE FOR TORY IS A WASTED VOTE.
vote liberals

better for the middle class, the liberals have all ways back the middle class in there needs and have done a lot for them.
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger[/bold] wrote: WOW you are fired up Bartonian......you need to watch that blood pressure of yours.......i also think that perhaps its some of the Gidley posters that have been ripped down..........and so what......who cares.......in addition most elections are a farce and a joke BUT this one is more so quite simply because Cameron six months ago thought it was going to be a doddle and he would be crowned king. . Didn't bank on Clegg though did he.. . Now the best he can hope for is a hung parliament. . All those 13 years in opposition ruined in a flash ans if it happens the Tories may not recover for some years[/p][/quote]what it is now days lone that old saying of the torys is back but its taking a twist. the middle class are starting to wake up to the fact that it was just tory propaganda, the saying now go's like this. A VOTE FOR TORY IS A WASTED VOTE. vote liberals better for the middle class, the liberals have all ways back the middle class in there needs and have done a lot for them. southy
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8:56pm Tue 27 Apr 10

Bartat says...

I think everybody should vote Lib Dem then they'll have to deliver on all the "easy" promises they thought they could make never dreaming they might have to one day!

BTW Southy - I've lived in Romsey a very long time and I haven't the foggiest where this "Brashfield" Estate is that you're on about! Is it a new development that was built whilst we weren't looking? - please, do tell!
I think everybody should vote Lib Dem then they'll have to deliver on all the "easy" promises they thought they could make never dreaming they might have to one day! BTW Southy - I've lived in Romsey a very long time and I haven't the foggiest where this "Brashfield" Estate is that you're on about! Is it a new development that was built whilst we weren't looking? - please, do tell! Bartat
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11:51pm Tue 27 Apr 10

southy says...

Bartat wrote:
I think everybody should vote Lib Dem then they'll have to deliver on all the "easy" promises they thought they could make never dreaming they might have to one day!

BTW Southy - I've lived in Romsey a very long time and I haven't the foggiest where this "Brashfield" Estate is that you're on about! Is it a new development that was built whilst we weren't looking? - please, do tell!
sorry the village braishfield, just like some of the other villages are more liberal. i would think to a lot of the romsey labour voters will vote the same way going for the liberals, knowning it will keep the torys out.
[quote][p][bold]Bartat[/bold] wrote: I think everybody should vote Lib Dem then they'll have to deliver on all the "easy" promises they thought they could make never dreaming they might have to one day! BTW Southy - I've lived in Romsey a very long time and I haven't the foggiest where this "Brashfield" Estate is that you're on about! Is it a new development that was built whilst we weren't looking? - please, do tell![/p][/quote]sorry the village braishfield, just like some of the other villages are more liberal. i would think to a lot of the romsey labour voters will vote the same way going for the liberals, knowning it will keep the torys out. southy
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9:31am Wed 28 Apr 10

Brock_and_Roll says...

At least you have an election down in Romsey, unlike next door in New Forest East where you would be struggling to find any evidence of an election at all! As my house is in a very visible position I am considering a huge "Vote loony" placard or perhaps Southy could lend me a "Socialist Workers Party" banner?

(For what its worth, with the PM debates and the focus on just 150 or so marginals, I fear we are heading towards an American system with its associated pork-barrel politics)
At least you have an election down in Romsey, unlike next door in New Forest East where you would be struggling to find any evidence of an election at all! As my house is in a very visible position I am considering a huge "Vote loony" placard or perhaps Southy could lend me a "Socialist Workers Party" banner? (For what its worth, with the PM debates and the focus on just 150 or so marginals, I fear we are heading towards an American system with its associated pork-barrel politics) Brock_and_Roll
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9:44am Wed 28 Apr 10

sotonwinch09 says...

What a complete attention seeking women we have here.

I think she really needs to get a life and go down the pub and have a beer.
What a complete attention seeking women we have here. I think she really needs to get a life and go down the pub and have a beer. sotonwinch09
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10:31am Wed 28 Apr 10

southy says...

Brock_and_Roll wrote:
At least you have an election down in Romsey, unlike next door in New Forest East where you would be struggling to find any evidence of an election at all! As my house is in a very visible position I am considering a huge "Vote loony" placard or perhaps Southy could lend me a "Socialist Workers Party" banner?

(For what its worth, with the PM debates and the focus on just 150 or so marginals, I fear we are heading towards an American system with its associated pork-barrel politics)
can not help your there with a socialist workers party placard, but i believe they meet in a cafe in bedford place, you could all ways stick up a loony tory placard.
[quote][p][bold]Brock_and_Roll[/bold] wrote: At least you have an election down in Romsey, unlike next door in New Forest East where you would be struggling to find any evidence of an election at all! As my house is in a very visible position I am considering a huge "Vote loony" placard or perhaps Southy could lend me a "Socialist Workers Party" banner? (For what its worth, with the PM debates and the focus on just 150 or so marginals, I fear we are heading towards an American system with its associated pork-barrel politics)[/p][/quote]can not help your there with a socialist workers party placard, but i believe they meet in a cafe in bedford place, you could all ways stick up a loony tory placard. southy
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10:48am Wed 28 Apr 10

southy says...

Bartonian wrote:
southy wrote:
Walter Kurtz wrote: Gidley will retain her seat here.
i am sure she will, romsey town is just a very small part of this seat the main voter and the biggest numbers are on the brashfield estate and north baddesley and are mainly libreals voters.
Will Mrs Gidley ever apologise for the outrageous comments made over the attempted bank robbery in Chandler's Ford? Her supporters are desperate to keep her in a job, when she can quite happily go away on a stonking great Parliamentary pension that she voted for.
the police rule book is to shoot to incapacitate, and not to shoot to kill on firsts shoots, shoot to kill on first shoots only in cases where the gunman/gunmen are just about to shoot into the public or are shooting in the public.
shoot to incapacitate means shooting the arms and legs, some times a gut shoot. and not at the head or chest, you cant question dead men, to find out who else was involved or any other type of information. thats why there is an on going investgation.
so gidley was right in her own way, the arm police was trigger happy. personal my self the police should not be armed, there should be in every county a special arm services some like the sas or sbs or sms. (scs)
[quote][p][bold]Bartonian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Walter Kurtz[/bold] wrote: Gidley will retain her seat here.[/p][/quote]i am sure she will, romsey town is just a very small part of this seat the main voter and the biggest numbers are on the brashfield estate and north baddesley and are mainly libreals voters.[/p][/quote]Will Mrs Gidley ever apologise for the outrageous comments made over the attempted bank robbery in Chandler's Ford? Her supporters are desperate to keep her in a job, when she can quite happily go away on a stonking great Parliamentary pension that she voted for.[/p][/quote]the police rule book is to shoot to incapacitate, and not to shoot to kill on firsts shoots, shoot to kill on first shoots only in cases where the gunman/gunmen are just about to shoot into the public or are shooting in the public. shoot to incapacitate means shooting the arms and legs, some times a gut shoot. and not at the head or chest, you cant question dead men, to find out who else was involved or any other type of information. thats why there is an on going investgation. so gidley was right in her own way, the arm police was trigger happy. personal my self the police should not be armed, there should be in every county a special arm services some like the sas or sbs or sms. (scs) southy
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11:28am Wed 28 Apr 10

Bartonian says...

southy wrote:
Bartonian wrote:
southy wrote:
Walter Kurtz wrote: Gidley will retain her seat here.
i am sure she will, romsey town is just a very small part of this seat the main voter and the biggest numbers are on the brashfield estate and north baddesley and are mainly libreals voters.
Will Mrs Gidley ever apologise for the outrageous comments made over the attempted bank robbery in Chandler's Ford? Her supporters are desperate to keep her in a job, when she can quite happily go away on a stonking great Parliamentary pension that she voted for.
the police rule book is to shoot to incapacitate, and not to shoot to kill on firsts shoots, shoot to kill on first shoots only in cases where the gunman/gunmen are just about to shoot into the public or are shooting in the public. shoot to incapacitate means shooting the arms and legs, some times a gut shoot. and not at the head or chest, you cant question dead men, to find out who else was involved or any other type of information. thats why there is an on going investgation. so gidley was right in her own way, the arm police was trigger happy. personal my self the police should not be armed, there should be in every county a special arm services some like the sas or sbs or sms. (scs)
Really? How long did it take for you to look that one up? Actually, on the day, the police saved lives, as these people had a record of being armed and dangerous.

You should consider voting liberal. We do have a liberal establishment that penalises those who are law abiding. In a socialist new world order, we will have both surveillance and and armed police force.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bartonian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Walter Kurtz[/bold] wrote: Gidley will retain her seat here.[/p][/quote]i am sure she will, romsey town is just a very small part of this seat the main voter and the biggest numbers are on the brashfield estate and north baddesley and are mainly libreals voters.[/p][/quote]Will Mrs Gidley ever apologise for the outrageous comments made over the attempted bank robbery in Chandler's Ford? Her supporters are desperate to keep her in a job, when she can quite happily go away on a stonking great Parliamentary pension that she voted for.[/p][/quote]the police rule book is to shoot to incapacitate, and not to shoot to kill on firsts shoots, shoot to kill on first shoots only in cases where the gunman/gunmen are just about to shoot into the public or are shooting in the public. shoot to incapacitate means shooting the arms and legs, some times a gut shoot. and not at the head or chest, you cant question dead men, to find out who else was involved or any other type of information. thats why there is an on going investgation. so gidley was right in her own way, the arm police was trigger happy. personal my self the police should not be armed, there should be in every county a special arm services some like the sas or sbs or sms. (scs)[/p][/quote]Really? How long did it take for you to look that one up? Actually, on the day, the police saved lives, as these people had a record of being armed and dangerous. You should consider voting liberal. We do have a liberal establishment that penalises those who are law abiding. In a socialist new world order, we will have both surveillance and and armed police force. Bartonian
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2:38pm Wed 28 Apr 10

Brock_and_Roll says...

Southy, whats your take on the results in recent years in the 2 southampton seats, which of course has both at times been Tory held.

In particular, Southmapton Itchen has changed massively - in 1983 Labour came 3rd with just 14k votes. Over the next two elections, there appears to have been tactical voting to get the tories out with SDP/libDem voters switching to Labour. Only in the 1990s did the Tory vote collapse - did everyone suddenly become New Labour supporters or are there increasing social issues in this seat?
Southy, whats your take on the results in recent years in the 2 southampton seats, which of course has both at times been Tory held. In particular, Southmapton Itchen has changed massively - in 1983 Labour came 3rd with just 14k votes. Over the next two elections, there appears to have been tactical voting to get the tories out with SDP/libDem voters switching to Labour. Only in the 1990s did the Tory vote collapse - did everyone suddenly become New Labour supporters or are there increasing social issues in this seat? Brock_and_Roll
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12:08am Thu 29 Apr 10

southy says...

Bartonian wrote:
southy wrote:
Bartonian wrote:
southy wrote:
Walter Kurtz wrote: Gidley will retain her seat here.
i am sure she will, romsey town is just a very small part of this seat the main voter and the biggest numbers are on the brashfield estate and north baddesley and are mainly libreals voters.
Will Mrs Gidley ever apologise for the outrageous comments made over the attempted bank robbery in Chandler's Ford? Her supporters are desperate to keep her in a job, when she can quite happily go away on a stonking great Parliamentary pension that she voted for.
the police rule book is to shoot to incapacitate, and not to shoot to kill on firsts shoots, shoot to kill on first shoots only in cases where the gunman/gunmen are just about to shoot into the public or are shooting in the public. shoot to incapacitate means shooting the arms and legs, some times a gut shoot. and not at the head or chest, you cant question dead men, to find out who else was involved or any other type of information. thats why there is an on going investgation. so gidley was right in her own way, the arm police was trigger happy. personal my self the police should not be armed, there should be in every county a special arm services some like the sas or sbs or sms. (scs)
Really? How long did it take for you to look that one up? Actually, on the day, the police saved lives, as these people had a record of being armed and dangerous.

You should consider voting liberal. We do have a liberal establishment that penalises those who are law abiding. In a socialist new world order, we will have both surveillance and and armed police force.
i knew there was some ruling on the matter, just that i could not remember it to well, first heard about that ruling when they shoot that young lad in a car not to long ago who the police said the same thing. because they though he was a terrorist and it turned out he was not
you going to get that surveillance and and armed police force and way. but personally i would prefere if it was a military special force some thing like the sas that done the shooting they are 10 times better trained and follow the rules and will only kill when ordered to. but they will shoot to mane
[quote][p][bold]Bartonian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bartonian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Walter Kurtz[/bold] wrote: Gidley will retain her seat here.[/p][/quote]i am sure she will, romsey town is just a very small part of this seat the main voter and the biggest numbers are on the brashfield estate and north baddesley and are mainly libreals voters.[/p][/quote]Will Mrs Gidley ever apologise for the outrageous comments made over the attempted bank robbery in Chandler's Ford? Her supporters are desperate to keep her in a job, when she can quite happily go away on a stonking great Parliamentary pension that she voted for.[/p][/quote]the police rule book is to shoot to incapacitate, and not to shoot to kill on firsts shoots, shoot to kill on first shoots only in cases where the gunman/gunmen are just about to shoot into the public or are shooting in the public. shoot to incapacitate means shooting the arms and legs, some times a gut shoot. and not at the head or chest, you cant question dead men, to find out who else was involved or any other type of information. thats why there is an on going investgation. so gidley was right in her own way, the arm police was trigger happy. personal my self the police should not be armed, there should be in every county a special arm services some like the sas or sbs or sms. (scs)[/p][/quote]Really? How long did it take for you to look that one up? Actually, on the day, the police saved lives, as these people had a record of being armed and dangerous. You should consider voting liberal. We do have a liberal establishment that penalises those who are law abiding. In a socialist new world order, we will have both surveillance and and armed police force.[/p][/quote]i knew there was some ruling on the matter, just that i could not remember it to well, first heard about that ruling when they shoot that young lad in a car not to long ago who the police said the same thing. because they though he was a terrorist and it turned out he was not you going to get that surveillance and and armed police force and way. but personally i would prefere if it was a military special force some thing like the sas that done the shooting they are 10 times better trained and follow the rules and will only kill when ordered to. but they will shoot to mane southy
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12:26am Thu 29 Apr 10

southy says...

Brock_and_Roll wrote:
Southy, whats your take on the results in recent years in the 2 southampton seats, which of course has both at times been Tory held.

In particular, Southmapton Itchen has changed massively - in 1983 Labour came 3rd with just 14k votes. Over the next two elections, there appears to have been tactical voting to get the tories out with SDP/libDem voters switching to Labour. Only in the 1990s did the Tory vote collapse - did everyone suddenly become New Labour supporters or are there increasing social issues in this seat?
ever since the days of kinnock lead the labour party and started that left wing witch hunt the number of people registering to vote has been dropping like in 1987 the number was about the 78% for southampton test and i believe the itchen was near the same, by the time 2005 and that had drop down to 52% for test itchen was not far away with the same figures the counrty has a whole was below 60%.
what happen in 1997 the floating voters that voted for the torys in 79 switch there vote in from tory to labour and it be those who might put the liberals in power for the first time since 1939. after 97 was when you see the biggest amount of people no brother to register. people who saw what labour was all about just another right wing party.
[quote][p][bold]Brock_and_Roll[/bold] wrote: Southy, whats your take on the results in recent years in the 2 southampton seats, which of course has both at times been Tory held. In particular, Southmapton Itchen has changed massively - in 1983 Labour came 3rd with just 14k votes. Over the next two elections, there appears to have been tactical voting to get the tories out with SDP/libDem voters switching to Labour. Only in the 1990s did the Tory vote collapse - did everyone suddenly become New Labour supporters or are there increasing social issues in this seat?[/p][/quote]ever since the days of kinnock lead the labour party and started that left wing witch hunt the number of people registering to vote has been dropping like in 1987 the number was about the 78% for southampton test and i believe the itchen was near the same, by the time 2005 and that had drop down to 52% for test itchen was not far away with the same figures the counrty has a whole was below 60%. what happen in 1997 the floating voters that voted for the torys in 79 switch there vote in from tory to labour and it be those who might put the liberals in power for the first time since 1939. after 97 was when you see the biggest amount of people no brother to register. people who saw what labour was all about just another right wing party. southy
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12:29am Thu 29 Apr 10

southy says...

also need to take into account of the boundry changes that haappened in 1982 1986 1990
also need to take into account of the boundry changes that haappened in 1982 1986 1990 southy
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