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Andy Capp
Posted on: Dec 25 2019, 05:07 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Dec 24 2019, 06:45 PM) *
At least we got the best present we could have wished for, thanks uncle Boris.

I think the Labour membership played their part too.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Dec 19 2019, 06:28 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Dec 19 2019, 04:50 PM) *
Never mind newres. All your predictions about a 2nd referendum and the end of Brexit.. all spot on as usual...😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣👍

The irony of it probably being down to Labour! tongue.gif
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Dec 18 2019, 06:04 PM


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QUOTE (James_Trinder @ Dec 18 2019, 03:12 PM) *
I think that is something that we can all agree upon.

Yes.

However, 'she lost' some of her majority, but I think a teddy bear would have polled about the same in Newbury as she did.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Dec 18 2019, 06:02 PM


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Anyone else confused by Matt Hancock's use of the word 'more'?

During the campaign, the document stated the party would add “50,000 more nurses” to the NHS workforce, but it emerged the figure included 18,500 existing nurses who will be encouraged to stay in their posts.

The manifesto says: "We will deliver:
50,000 more nurses, with students receiving a £5,000-£8,000 annual maintenance grant every year during their course to help with their cost of living – and they won’t have to pay it back. Everyone will receive at least £5,000 with further funding in regions or disciplines that are struggling to recruit..."

So does that mean a nurse population of 50,000 more than is presently the case? And will they be equally qualified? huh.gif
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Dec 18 2019, 05:43 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Dec 17 2019, 08:06 PM) *
Simple question to the left wing element of this little forum-

"Has a Labour government ever done ANYTHING for the working class? With the possible exception of the post war Attlee regime the answer is an emphatic no, which is why the electorate is at last throwing off this silly family voting tradition and using their eyes.

Not that Im a Labour fan, but on top of the Attlee years...

Barbara Castle introduced the Equal Pay Act of 1970. New labour introduced the National Minimum Wage.

Labour also oversaw the decriminalisation of homosexuality (compared to the Tories attempt at Section 28), legislation to outlaw racial discrimination, the establishment of the Open University, Civil Partnerships, the Equality Act, the Human Rights Act and legislating for equality of opportunity for all, cancelled up to 100 per cent of debt for the world’s poorest countries and brought about the world’s first Climate Change Act. of course some of the above would have been cross-party.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Dec 16 2019, 09:33 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Dec 16 2019, 01:09 PM) *
And there I was thinking the BBC left wing bias was, at times, nauseating. The character of an individual can best be evaluated by their response to being beaten fair and square. Time to man up Mr Corbyn.

I’m not sure he was beaten fair and square; the press were mainly against him, but he was always never going to win over over the electorate; him and his shadow cabinet.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Dec 16 2019, 12:14 PM


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QUOTE (Mr Brown @ Dec 16 2019, 06:21 AM) *
Essentially then, I can't see the purpose of the long list of unrelated statements. I'd certainly agree that recent Tory administrations have taken steps to rapidly stop the ship of state sinking simply by strictly disciplined spending following the global economic and are now set fair to move us forward again. And yes, letting Captain Corbyn and his chums anywhere near the helm doesn't bear thinking about.

In it together.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Dec 15 2019, 11:58 PM


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QUOTE (Mr Brown @ Dec 15 2019, 09:56 PM) *
The past three years has taught me not to believe these one liner 'facts' so I've put my cynical lenses in and added a response under each!

Many replies didn’t actually address the point and some merely questions. Like I said, if you see those points as functioning despite the removal of unnecessary expenditure, then you are correct.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Dec 15 2019, 08:24 PM


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QUOTE (Mr Brown @ Dec 15 2019, 01:30 PM) *
The fact that we are still functioning reasonably well means this could be a tribute to the Government stamping out unnecessary expenditure by Labour and LibDem local government.

Yes if you regard...

25,000 fewer bed spaces for mental illness.
80% of the 5.3 million self employed live below the poverty line.
35% of self employed only earn £100 a month.
Increase of 50% in hate crimes.
Increase of knife crime by 150% to 22,000 per year.
Life expectancy down 3 years.
NHS satisfaction level at lowest recorded rate.
100,000 increase on the council home waiting list since 2010.
Food bank use up 2,400%.
Homelessness up 1,000%.
Rough sleeping up 1,200%
35% of U.K. kids live in poverty.
Student debt has risen 150%.
National debt has risen from £850billion to £2.25trillion.
GDP fallen to -0.1%.
GBP fallen by circa 15% versus EUR and USD.

...functioning due to the removal of unnecessary expenditure.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Dec 15 2019, 11:32 AM


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Thank the Lord we’ve been protected from Corbyn and his incompetence. From 2010 to 2019 we have...

25,000 fewer police.
20,000 fewer prison officers.
10,000 fewer border officials.
10,000 fewer firefighters.
10,000 fewer medical professionals.
25,000 fewer bed spaces for mental illness.
80% of the 5.3 million self employed live below the poverty line.
35% of self employed only earn £100 a month.
25% cuts for our disabled community.
80% cuts to Mobility allowance.
Increase of 50% in hate crimes.
Increase of knife crime by 150% to 22,000 per year.
Life expectancy down 3 years.
NHS satisfaction level at lowest recorded rate.
Council home building down 90%.
200k social homes lost since 2010.
Zero starter homes built.
Council home building down 90%.
200k social homes lost.
100,000 increase on the council home waiting list since 2010.
36,000 teachers have left teaching.
1,000 sure start centres closed.
780 libraries closed.
700 football pitches closed.
Food bank use up 2,400%.
Homelessness up 1,000%.
Rough sleeping up 1,200%
35% of U.K. kids live in poverty.
Student fees up 300%.
Student debt has risen 150%.
National debt has risen from £850billion to £2.25trillion.
GDP fallen to -0.1%.
GBP fallen by circa 15% versus EUR and USD.
25-30% cuts to all govt departments.
25-30% cuts to all councils.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Dec 13 2019, 01:22 AM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Dec 12 2019, 08:52 PM) *
All I want for Xmas is for people to stop committing suicide on the railway. Poor souls. Nightmare for commuters as well.😪

Many deaths at Thatcham crossing may have its benefits. sad.gif
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Nov 20 2019, 12:08 AM


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One concern is that Labour rightly or wrongly have some new ideas, the Tories have nothing, except to spend some of the money they’ve denied the country for nine years. I think the NHS feels a lot like the one we had under Thatcher.

It looks like the country is capable of self harm (Brexit) so there is a possibility it could happen again(Labour) although I doubt it.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Nov 16 2019, 06:38 AM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Nov 15 2019, 10:09 PM) *
Yep but water IS essential to live. Broadband isn't. In my view the following should be considered for nationalisation

1. Water
2. Rail

Both should only be done so if the Unions agree not to strike.

Nowt else.

Shelter, energy and food are also essential.
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Posted on: Nov 15 2019, 09:31 PM


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Andy Capp
Posted on: Nov 15 2019, 09:31 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Nov 15 2019, 10:58 AM) *
I generally don't give a **** what any of the politicians say, but that one is pure "oh, vote for us, we're lovelies!". It's about as ridiculous as free chocolate for everyone for life.
"Mr McDonnell said that if other broadband providers did not want to give access to British Broadband, then they would also be taken into public ownership." What a marvellous way to bring tech development to a standstill. Who in their right mind is going to continue to develop a business, knowing it could just be taken away on a whim?
Broadband is not essential to life, it's a luxury. Like all luxuries, you can choose to have it if you can afford it. Gas, electric, and water; they're essentials. Without those there is the potential for death, without broadband, not really.
I very much doubt that anyone struggling to heat and/or light their home would say "I can't afford gas and electric, but I have free broadband so we're all good".

I'm left wondering if, instead of writing an election manifesto, they just watched Idiocracy and thought "yeah, we'll go with that'.

It’s not quite water, but it is becoming increasingly hard to live without Internet access.
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Bear in mind the worst part of our rail system is the public bit? And who wants a network connection owned by the government?
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Posted on: Oct 29 2019, 10:07 PM


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A new Labour leader.
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Andy Capp
Posted on: Sep 25 2019, 09:59 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Sep 25 2019, 03:58 PM) *
Or 52% of the voting electorate in the highest turnout ever seen in the UK. Unless you make it illegal not to vote your argument is spurious.
We won't vote again anyway. Voting is over. They may as well just appoint Gina Miller and co.

More people turned out for the 1992 GE.

The 1975 remain vote was only about ~33,000 fewer, but a much larger majority than in 2016 leave vote.
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Posted on: Aug 18 2019, 08:31 PM


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Mine would be one guilty, all guilty.
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Posted on: Aug 17 2019, 11:54 AM


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It is stunning the mistakes people make where I work; simple things like not putting bulk addresses in BCC, and this is from many people who should know better.
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QUOTE (Villager @ Aug 13 2019, 01:52 PM) *
If you read the article in NWN, the email concerned an assisted housing bid and was sent to 30 people. A person replied to the email, probably giving details of the bid that they were making, which was then distributed to the other recipients of the email. They all then knew details of what should have been a confidential bid.

There is also the issue that all the recipients' email addresses have been distributed to each other, and are no longer private.

People have a right to maintain privacy over their data held by third parties, and this has not happened here.

The likelihood and severity of the risk to people’s rights and freedoms, following this breach is actually very strong. How would you feel if you were one of these people whose email address had been released and you suddenly started receiving abusive emails? Even worse, email addresses are often used as login ids on certain websites. Would a recipient try to log in to somewhere as you, and be lucky enough to guess your password, or alternately lock you out?

How would you feel if the bid that you made was no longer confidential, and that any comments that you had made (probably about your personal circumstances) to assist with this bid were now open to other people?


If someone “replied to all” as you state, then that’s tantamount to volunteering the information.
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Posted on: Aug 12 2019, 10:40 PM


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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Aug 10 2019, 09:32 AM) *
Here is the REAL treason for man made climate change (if it does exist).
All your school strikes, changing diet, electric vehicles, council emergency declarations etc. will have no effect until this changes.

There are approximately 360,000 babies born per day and 15,000 births per hour worldwide. That is more than twice the number of people who die each day. Just under half of the world's total population is comprised of children 18 and under. The average life expectancy worldwide for new babies born each year is 67

You might be right, but I believe there are benefits to changing diets and sustainable energy, etc; I don’t see it as a waste of time; I don’t see it as a valid reason to do nothing.
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It would seem this particular incident didn’t reach the threshold to deserve reporting to the ICO, so I don’t anticipate a huge increase in council tax to pay for this.
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Posted on: Aug 4 2019, 08:32 AM


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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Aug 3 2019, 06:21 AM) *
Same here!! rolleyes.gif

An example of why democracy isn’t always a good thing.
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Andy Capp
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Biographies; never read fiction. I find myself daydreaming as I read fiction. Having said that, biogs are often are only based on fact.
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