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  • oli King: Why do they need to attack each other? The question is quuite clear, what are the specifics of nuclear energy? How will it work, who will pick up the costs, how will this cost affect investment... (26 July 2006)
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  • Donnie Mackenzie: This is just a lame excuse. The transmission lines were not publicised to be helping in this way and I am quite certain that this is not what they had been intended for. If these lines were... (7 July 2006)
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  • Keith Johnson: 1/2 Faulty Central Heating Installations. UK. A Waste of Energy in homes in the UK Im sending you some interesting news as you can see an obvious miss spending of public money has been... (9 June 2006)
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  • Richard Johnson: What's more, how does the government having a central database storing the personal information of everyone in the country help me prove my identity? If the process for issuing cards is... (29 March 2006)
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  • Tom Morris: Even if 99.9% of the public want them, I don't. I shouldn't be forced to carry identification because the Government or my fellow citizens want me to, any more than they should be forced to dance... (29 March 2006)
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  • Victor Wood: I am concerned that so many MPs are saying that "the people want compulsory identification". I am one of the people and I certainly did not say this. Perhaps the real answer to this question... (29 March 2006)
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  • Murk : This did not answer the question which was about voluntary versus compulsory. Given that we can prove our identities now for these purposes, where required, having an expensive scheme seems... (29 March 2006)
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  • Paul Mitchell: How much effort will have to be expended to deport all this nasty carbon under the North Sea? Presumably it won't go of its own volition. (26 March 2006)
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  • Stephen Gash: Before devolution we had one UK Parliament where MPs represented their constituents. We were all in the same boat. This is what Scotland signed up to in 1707 and Scotland was over-represented in... (11 March 2006)
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  • Joe Dere: The Conservatives were indeed the architects of the devolution settlement, and how we in Scotland should recognise and thank them for that. Their implacable opposition to some form of home... (8 March 2006)
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  • Gavin Ayling: The Conservatives are not the architects of the asymmetric devolution that was created in 1998. The Conservatives are advocating, at the moment, a half-solution; but I would suggest that is only... (6 March 2006)
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  • Gavin Ayling: Joe and Les seem to miss the point, perhaps deliberately, as does Alistair Darling. Whatever the history of the current situation, Scottish constituents are electing MPs who vote on matters... (6 March 2006)
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  • Joe Dere: I entirely concur with the Les Paul. It seems to me to be a case of one rule for (some people) in England when it suits them and another for Scotland - a kind of having one's cake and eating it... (3 March 2006)
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  • Les Paul: What gives a Nation (England) the right to impose its values and politics on another nation (Scotland) where the majority consensus did not elect the majority government? For 18 years the Tories... (3 March 2006)
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  • Paul Mitchell: http://www.labour-party.org.uk/manifesto s/1997/1997-labour-manifesto.shtml No-one but the English denied the English anything - they voted for New Labour too, whose 1997 manifesto (linked... (2 March 2006)
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  • Stephen Gash: Offering a referendum to Scotland to establish a Scotish Parliament while denying the English people a referendum on establishing an English Parliament while attempting to break up England into... (2 March 2006)
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  • Stephen Gash: There are already two tier of MPs. The superior Scottish tier can vote on matters which affect the constituents of the inferior English tier of MPs. The inferior English tier cannot vote on... (2 March 2006)
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  • Martin Belam: This BBC News article from the same day features quotes from Jim McAuslan, the general secretary of BALPA - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3371143.st m (16 June 2004)
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