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QUOTE (x2lls @ Apr 20 2018, 05:37 PM) *
The human brain is an amazing organ.
It keeps working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year….
From before you leave the womb, right up until you vote Labour

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Spot on.


At least Labour voters were born with a brain....unlike their Conservative peers! tongue.gif
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Posted on: Apr 18 2018, 07:05 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Apr 18 2018, 07:44 PM) *
Out of interest, when did these numbers start getting issued? Probably not that it matters much.


Today's National Insurance records started with the National Identity Card scheme introduced in WW2. This could then be used for rationing and in 1946, when the Social Security Scheme started your number was used for that too. Anyone registering at a doctors and children going to school, let alone someone taking a job would all need their NI number.
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Posted on: Apr 18 2018, 06:53 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Apr 18 2018, 07:42 PM) *
This whole debacle was caused when their proof of entry cards were destroyed in 2010. Following the instruction to do so from the government in 2009. The Labour government that is! Anyone watch PMQT today? Look on Corbyns face when he realised he'd broken the golden rule. Never ask a question if you don't already know the answer. Anyone want a researchers job? there's one going!


Yes it was rather silly.

But, it does seem rather odd that the only evidence the Home Office seem to want to rely on are shipping landing dockets. As Sir William rightly points out, there are several other records which could be interrogated, including presumably even the commercial Ship's passenger list. Certainly, Labour in office and the trades unions of the time were far from colour blind, no denying that. It was the spirit of the times; but whilst most have grown to accept a changed World; a fair few and sad to,say primarily those on the right wing politically remain wedded to (for want of a better expression) the Imperial view. Similarly, it does seem that in recent years a certain ruthless efficiency has been applied and for whatever reason, Civil Servants haven't dared question their masters.
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Posted on: Apr 18 2018, 12:23 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Apr 18 2018, 01:00 PM) *
Lot of tut tutting from the political elite coupled with a cosy meeting with the respective high commissioners but still they can not tell us how many have actually been deported or run a very real risk of being so. What I find even more alarming is that this could easily apply to those members of the EU who have taken up employment in this country and must be wondering how secure their tenure is irrespective of the brexit arrangement. If this happened in another country we would be demanding UN intervention yet we seem to think a few apologies in front of a tv camera and everything in the garden will be roses. angry.gif


Indeed and that's exactly what the EU are talking about right now. The elephant in the room is the UKs traditional dislike immigrants. The Windrush generation were those that brought matters to ahead, Notting Hill, Enoch Powell et al. There are rather too many crocodile tears shed for the previous generation and the immigrant set they wanted sent back. Traditionally, the Home Office have been heartily kicked and kicked for failing to manage the flows and more falling to deport those without documentation. Not really surprising then, that the Home Office staff apply the rules to the letter. Who's fault? Well, perhaps we ought to look in a mirror.
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Posted on: Apr 18 2018, 10:37 AM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Apr 18 2018, 09:33 AM) *
This old data protection excuse again; pathetic!

“Officials said in a statement that the decision was taken on data protection grounds, “to ensure that personal data … should not be kept for longer than necessary. Keeping these records would have represented a potential breach of these principles”.


Yes, it is. This looks to me as if a Senior Civil Servant with an agenda has had his knuckles wrapped and is now looking for early retirement. The old fashioned classics would have been far more believable; water ingress in our archive, a fire sometime back or even rodents!
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Posted on: Apr 16 2018, 01:47 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Apr 16 2018, 02:12 PM) *
So the mighty USofA has just spent $40 million on flattening a building that, by all accounts, contained very little having been cleared days earlier, when a couple of Irish navvies could have done it for 50 quid and a case of guinness. So what next? The rebels are still rebelling, the Syrian government is still "governing" , the ruskies are still posturing and JC is doing his headless chicken impression. Most importantly from a little person perspective is that the world is still whizzing round the sun and it appears spring has eventually arrived, but I guess the "peace" won't last long.


None of our politicians have come out of this with much credit at all. The Leader of the Opposition has done what it says on the tin and opposed but as for the rest. At least Tony Blair had a doctored document to show; she hasn't even got that.
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Posted on: Apr 15 2018, 08:44 AM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Apr 15 2018, 01:56 AM) *
I have a feeling if there was an election tomorrow, people would wake up to the threat of a pacifist, Marxist, weak, terrorist supporting, financially inept, mired in the sixties, fiscally inept opposition. But hey!ho!


If only!

The 1960's is an ironic, but spot on choice. Essentially a choice between incompetence and ineptitude. Ted Heath v Harold Wilson.
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Posted on: Apr 12 2018, 05:51 PM


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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Apr 12 2018, 05:19 PM) *
That's not in question, the question is where's the money going to come from for free bus travel? They were trumpeting free university education last year, before they realised they couldn't afford it. We need at least an extra 3% in the basic code to pay for what we want, the first party to announce that will slit its own throat.


Well, if we take West Berkshire, if you look inside the buses that are around; most of them have rather more spare seats than passengers. For the school run, there may well be a slight increase, but generally those that go on the bus are subsidised anyway. Ive no knowledge of the numbers, but it seems to me that this could be done at a very low or indeed no cost. If I wanted to be cynical of Labour's intention, it's a great marketing ploy, something for the young, which won't cost them - they've obviously been learning marketing!
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Posted on: Apr 12 2018, 10:28 AM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Apr 12 2018, 09:41 AM) *
Why do we, (of the royal variety), have to get involved in other peoples disagreements? This is not a good guy versus bad guy conflict anymore than a threat to the rest of the world, but a dictator trying to control his country against those who wish to replace him with their own dictatorship. It is not nice to see children being subjected to such horrors but this is not going to stop if the USA choose to rain cruise missiles down on the area. Indeed, as shown in Iraq, the locals will then turn their collective anger against the "new" enemy and the west will have another Afghanistan on their hands.
Then of course we have the home grown sympathisers of the opposing factions who no doubt will express their allegiance in the time time honoured manner.
Then there is russia, a regime that would quite happily engage in a third world war just because they can. The end may well be nigh but why do we have to give it a helping hand? angry.gif


Quite agree. One also wonders why we don't make more use of the UN to voice our concerns, a much better and more credible option.
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Posted on: Apr 12 2018, 07:06 AM


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Whatever anyone's politics, this seems a pretty good idea from other perspectives as well. The insurance people, by their premiums, recognise the young and old as significant risks. It makes sense then, to actively promote public transport, focussed on those age groups. Additionally, it should develop sufficient use to support a better and more extensive public transport system. This is on top of potentially freeing up cinjested road space. Yes, there is a cost, but even the present austerity centric government subsidises other deemed necessary development such as green energy.
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Posted on: Apr 11 2018, 07:51 PM


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If the reported view of Theresa May is right, whatever the merits of Jeremy Corbyn, I suspect that given our recent experiences, any other Prime Minister would be rather more circumspect at the moment. With modern communications Parliament can be recalled almost immediatley; it would not be wise to preempt or take such decisions on her own.
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Posted on: Apr 11 2018, 07:06 PM


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Clearly we need Patsy Blair back to help Uncle Sam when he whisltles.
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Posted on: Apr 10 2018, 10:16 AM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Apr 10 2018, 09:21 AM) *
Once more a relevant topic of conversation degenerates into a mud slinging fracas. As my old form master to used to say when dealing with squabbling 3rd formers "I have no wish to know who started it only to inform you that I am the one to end it".
By all means criticise the opinion but name calling is neither nice for the recipient nor those who wish to make a valid point.


Too late, Sir William, too late.

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Posted on: Apr 10 2018, 07:42 AM


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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Apr 10 2018, 01:40 AM) *
The only help you need is with your manners, and perhaps with the company you keep.


Just like JSC you really don't like it thrown back do you? Classic schoolboy bully behaviour. I don't think you, or your boorish friends, quite understand what manners are.
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Posted on: Apr 9 2018, 07:00 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Apr 9 2018, 07:57 PM) *
I think that after reading his fanciful posts (newres / ote seems to think there is a magical cabal at work now), that the best he can manage is the Beano.


At least I can read. tongue.gif
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Posted on: Apr 9 2018, 06:59 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Apr 9 2018, 04:41 PM) *
Are you insinuating that TM is in some way a drunk? what a nasty little man you are. I also think you and Newres are in fact one and the same, same petty sniping, same attempted deflection from the argument, same rambling on about nothing relevant. yep same person, different log ins.


Respond like a drunk, incoherent like a drunk, get called a drunk. I'm also able to confirm Newsres and I are different people. I don't need aliases to support my views, thanks. That would be adopting the same base behaviours you perpetually demonstrate. Do you need professional help, worth thinking about?
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QUOTE (newres @ Apr 9 2018, 03:29 PM) *
Most worrying is how things that are burning issues for the nation can suddenly be forgotten if the press want us to forget them for example the Brexit deal. Totally ignored including the potential break up of the UK in favour of the so called Russian assassination attempt which was hyped by Boris Johnson the leader of the Brexit campaign.



Very much so, it would be facinating to know who is in the 'inner circle' so to speak.
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Posted on: Apr 9 2018, 11:50 AM


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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Apr 9 2018, 11:37 AM) *
Right wing media like the BBC and the Guardian? Oh really? Stop pontificating, all your trying to do is to spam yet another thread.


How about trying to make a sensible contribution; you know you could if you put the bottle down?
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Posted on: Apr 9 2018, 10:23 AM


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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Apr 9 2018, 10:21 AM) *
Difficult not to notice when it's plastered all over the media and black community leaders are being interviewed.


That's a facinating insight from people who claim to get their news from a wide range of sources using their own powers to determine the strength and accuracy of the reports. From my perspective, the reactions here suggest that the right wing media oligarchy have a free run. A massive concern for those of us who believe in a free press.

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Posted on: Apr 9 2018, 06:32 AM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Apr 8 2018, 09:37 PM) *
So black on black killings are not happening? What pray you suggest?


No, I didn't say that. 'Black on black' killings are happening, at the same time, exactly similar and just as horrific crime waves are occurring in other places too. You only seem able to concern yourself with one specific problem.

The violence in question is essentially a noticeable increase in gang warfare. In this specific case, the gangs are primarily black. However, as has been pointed out, other gangs are predominantly yellow, white or brown.

For a long time, I've been helping to campaign against the front line Police, Administration of Justice and Punishment cuts which had previously been making some inroads to reducing the effects of these crimes. It's been a very serious issue for quite some time.

On the other hand, you've chosen to notice the problem when black people are mentioned. Any reason for not noticing before?



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Posted on: Apr 8 2018, 07:11 PM


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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Apr 8 2018, 07:35 PM) *
Didn't realise Sir Phillip posted on here?


.....might as well finish the bottle!
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Posted on: Apr 8 2018, 06:16 PM


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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Apr 8 2018, 06:35 PM) *
He's got a boat, not a yacht, as you would know if you bothered to find out. I've got a boat as well, never once described it as a yacht though, perhaps just your prejudice showing through?


Err, I read this as a jibe against 'Sir' Philip Green, who I'd mentioned in a previous post. Raw nerves touched again!!!
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Posted on: Apr 8 2018, 06:12 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Apr 8 2018, 05:11 PM) *
Your just being daft. An epidemic of black on black killings is taking place. Fine. Just ignore it for fear of being accused of racism.


Err no, look at the ALL Police stats nationwide; just try some professional and dispassionate analysis.
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Posted on: Apr 8 2018, 04:04 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Apr 8 2018, 02:20 PM) *
I'd also stop a white man in his early 20s doing the same thing. Its not about race. Its about common sense.


What about an white older man in a boiler suit? I'm seriously interested in what degree of graduation your profiles would have? So far my list would almost double the Police budget.
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Posted on: Apr 8 2018, 02:58 PM


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QUOTE (Strafin @ Apr 3 2018, 03:43 PM) *
I've been to loads of counts. Nobody cares, they just get piled up to the side.


There is certainly a view from the Electoral Commission, that particularly where it had been done in conjuction with a reasoned campaign, a significantly greater than normal number of 'spoils' may well represent growing discontent. The LibDem activists locally generally display a degree of irritation, but that might be simply down to the personalities of those they choose to let attend.
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