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National Stay At Home Day

Ok, for all those that live in Britain. Would you be willling to take part in a 'Stay At Home' day in protest at the rising cost of living here in Britain?

That means a whole day, (a business day, not weekend) 24 hours, with no work, no shopping, just a day where the people of this country were completely economically inactive.

The knock on effect would be enourmous if it were taken on board by enough people, and it would send out a far more noticeable message than a few thousand signatures on an e-petition.

So with enough support, would you be willing to do it?
 
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Yeah, I would. It would have a knock on effect throught out the economy. But like everything else that is done, it would be of very little consequence
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Yep! front runner on this one, for me. But as this is a normality, I guess my being here would have little or no effect?:
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You could bring down a government with that
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Pensioners votes Rule, OK? Trouble is, we're at home most days though!: Go for it you workers, good on yer'.:
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Okies I've made a (arse)book group about it.

Join if you can, and tell anyone and everyone. Lets see if this has got legs or not

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Joined fella, and invited friends.
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I can do it at the end of May I have a day off then

Joined and invited others
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**Bump**

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Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, and Yes. I would be well up for it.

It needs to happen about once a month though as it may just get called another bank holiday.

I will view the linky when I get home as it won't work for in the office.

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Although I completely agree with your aims it's not my employers fault that the country is run by a bunch of rule making do gooders who can't stop spending other peoples money.
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Moaning about the rising cost of living and bunking off won't help.

We still all want an inflation busting pay-rise every year and the Chinese won't give a stuff that we're having a day off, as they remorselessly put us out of business.

Really if you want to reduce the "cost of living" you should advocate that everyone - including those poor single mums on benefit, Social Security scroungers and the legions of "too ill to work" (but not too ill to play golf) - work 14 hours a day for half their present wages.

Or move to China.

That'll make "living" very cheap indeed.



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Yes I heard life is quite cheap there.
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If the government stopped wasting taxpayers money they could afford to tax us less, that would help out a lot with the cost of living.
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Absolutely not.
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Maybe we should have a "National park your car in the middle of the road" day. And bring the country to a halt that way.
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Maybe we should have a "National park your car in the middle of the road" day. And bring the country to a halt that way.
Thats called the M25
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Thats called the M25
or the M8.
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Really if you want to reduce the "cost of living" you should advocate that everyone - including those poor single mums on benefit, Social Security scroungers and the legions of "too ill to work" (but not too ill to play golf) - work 14 hours a day for half their present wages.
I know you were being rhetorical, but that really is the crux of the issue. Normal working people are taxed too much to pay for the scroungers and those inefficiently employed by the state.
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I think you'll find that a huge proportion of our taxes go on maintaining an unnecessary nuclear arsenal and sustaining an illegal war, as well as hoping that the UK military can still cut it with the big boys
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I think you'll find that a huge proportion of our taxes go on maintaining an unnecessary nuclear arsenal and sustaining an illegal war, as well as hoping that the UK military can still cut it with the big boys
Nah.

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Although I agree it's still a waste of life and money.
 
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I think you'll find that a huge proportion of our taxes go on maintaining an unnecessary nuclear arsenal and sustaining an illegal war, as well as hoping that the UK military can still cut it with the big boys
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EDIT: Great minds think alike 'eh Nev

And yes, I agree it is still a waste of life and money, but there are far bigger wasters of money than Iraq and defence..
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How come if employment in this country is so high, we spend so much on social protection? Something is not right there.

And what does others contain other than MP expenses? I bet a large proportion is paid into Europes coffers.
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So with enough support, would you be willing to do it?
No way.

Back to the 1970's

No way.
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No way.

Back to the 1970's

No way.
It might have slipped your notice, but the 80's, 90's and current day haven't exactly improved all that much.

Except for the richies, of course....
 
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