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Re: What's making news?

Postby slarty » Sat May 20, 2017 1:22 am

Looks like my turn with this one :doh:

err...about ten years ago the Scottish Parliament held an internet poll aimed at finding the best way of stopping youngsters sniffing butane. It is now an offence to carry an unrectumised lighter in public.

Whew! Think I got out of that one :biker:

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Sat May 20, 2017 11:02 pm

Greedy Bastard, I hope he's left some trade for the UK :doh:

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Re: What's making news?

Postby slarty » Wed May 24, 2017 9:43 pm

So that's why he had to flee the country :shock:

Not only that, if you check out the video on youtube it was posted by "weemanentertainment" :lol:

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Re: What's making news?

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Re: What's making news?

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Yorkshire Exile » Wed May 31, 2017 11:09 pm

thought Tim Farrons comments at end of debate were class..... caused me to look at his twitter account....

fk me have you seen the folk in the background - looks like a combination of loathing, disgust, outpatients and dandys.....

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Re: What's making news?

Postby slarty » Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:48 am

The ones on the left seem to be thinking, "STFU and let us get down the pub" :grin:

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:25 pm

Clearly a hate crime & it shows the restraint of normal peace loving Muslims :salute2:

Had it been the reverse, an Islamist pulled out of the van I suspect the police would have been scrapping the body off of the pavement :hmmm:

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:47 pm

This is one way of rapidly losing sympathy, its in some peoples nature to be thugs. :whatever:

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Re: What's making news?

Postby SUZYKINS » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:10 am

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... s-Day.html

Dot kicks off :OFFS:
Someone slagged off Liverpool or Lanzagrotta so the Kent got it :titter:

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:22 pm

Potential death traps but some are angry about leaving :dunno: It sounds like councils of any colour cant win, moaned at for doing nowt, moaned at when they do. Just goes to show what fickle fuckers councils have to deal with :hmmm:

Labour will have to start back peddling a bit, blaming everything on austerity & tory councils etc. Some of this cladding was fitted in 2006 :biker:

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:55 pm

I'm having a problem working this out, how can firemen put out the freezer fire, obvious check everything is OK, walk away to find the outside of the building on fire :dunno:

Equally baffled as to why so many were initially blaming the tragedy on not having sprinklers, some still are :hmmm: The fire went outside to in, sprinklers wouldn't have stopped that + the toxic smoke was almost certainly inside before the flames, certainly in the stairwell trapping people inside their flats.

Fookin horrific.

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:12 pm

The most cringe worthy moment in Theresa Mays election campaign was her reply to a nurse mentioning she had basically had her up pay cut over the years. Her reply was I dont have magic money tree :doh: Fine, use that to describe Labours manifesto but not to a nurse :Hi-Guy:

I'm glad this is under review :agree1:

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What's making news?

Postby Tim Bisley » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:26 pm

Get with it fella.

They've already u-turned on that particular u-turn. :lol:

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theg ... itics-live

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:40 pm

The latest, timed at 24 minutes ago says this comrade.

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What's making news?

Postby Tim Bisley » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:59 pm

Policy HAS NOT CHANGED. ;)


And the bastards have just voted against Labours amendment which called for an end to the public sector pay cap.

Utter scum.

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:33 pm

You need start living in the real world comrade.

It wasn't no 10 that announced they were considering reviewing the cap on benefits. I thought the BBC clearly stated it was Cabinet ministers that hinted at it, so, there was no U Turn from no 10 today but hopefully, nearer the autumn statement we'll get some positive news.

Of course any Labour amendment to a Queens speech would have to be voted down before it had even passed :roll:

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Tim Bisley » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:34 pm

So, a special deal (bribe) is done for public services in NI. In return, their MPs block help for public servants in England.

You're talking shite, as per.

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Yorkshire Exile » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:44 pm

i have personally enjoyed my 14% real terms pay cut in recent years.... :OFFS:

it's the motivation that has driven my improved fantasy football performance :thumb1:

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:45 pm

Tim Bisley wrote:So, a special deal (bribe) is done for public services in NI. In return, their MPs block help for public servants in England.


Small price to pay if it keeps Corbyn out of no 10. :lol:

Amazing how former politicians manage something they struggled with when they were in politics, TRUTH.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjjJzdevUmE

Sky news are a shambolic news channel, journalism at its worst, Faisei Islam in particular, presenting the hint of a rethink of austerity as wobbly :dunno: It wasn't much of a secret :whatever:

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:15 pm

Yorkshire Exile wrote:i have personally enjoyed my 14% real terms pay cut in recent years.... :OFFS:

it's the motivation that has driven my improved fantasy football performance :thumb1:


What's yer opinion on NHS targets? I've always been against them, I had always trusted doctors to prioritize which patient's needed the more urgent care & they'd get around to dealing with hip/knee replacements etc when those requiring urgent clinical care had been seen to.

Targets meant managers were needed to tick the boxes & possibly influence who got the theater time & to some extent less important op's carried out to hit the target. I've no idea how much managers have cost's the NHS over the years :dunno:

I know a former staff nurse on ICU, she left the Health Service disillusioned, long before 2010, nowt to do with pay.

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Yorkshire Exile » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:48 am

I don't work for the NHS....

I don't have a problem with targets per se. Eg waiting times in emergency depts

In my opinion many of the pressures the NHS and police are suffering are a consequence of austerity measures. Reductions in social care, govt charity contributions, etc etc all place a burden where it shouldn't be...

When you add in an aging population, people becoming unhealthier, increased expectations etc you have a perfect storm

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:07 am

Leaving tory/labour tribalism apart:

1.The only serious solution is a significant increase to income tax across the board cos you wont collect enough by just taxing the top 5%.

2.Corporation tax take increased when the rate was dropped, that's a fact, so, its not unreasonable to assume if its raised the take will drop.

3.You could increase VAT

4. Raise NI contributions for employees & employers

1, 3 & 4 will reduce disposable income.

Apparently there's opinion poll around saying about 50% would support an increase in tax to pay for public services :hmmm: I'd say beware of that poll, when push comes to shove & its time to put that X on the ballot paper, that 50 will drop to 30.

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The least well off will be the ones who suffer the most cos their the ones with least disposable income but that's socialism for you, its never been any different.

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Yorkshire Exile » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:24 pm

5, reprioritise our expenditure ....


There are some big and difficult decisions to make - the problem at the moment is there is little to no systemic thinking going on....

eg
    reduce community liaison...... consequence spend more on armed police, anti terrorist measures
    sell arms to despots..... wonder why there are influxes of refugees and rise of radical groups
    reduce social care provision for the infirm and unwell ...... express surprise when they turn up hospital / prison
    reduce spending because of efficiency on investment projects with high cost benefit ratios.... express surprise when these costs are not avoided


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