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Strafin
Posted on: Today, 09:44 AM


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QUOTE (Biker1 @ May 9 2019, 05:12 PM) *
It's been like that at the NWN as long as I can remember.
They got my Mum's obituary wrong and my wedding coverage.

Did they use the copy provided and did that have mistakes or have they just done completely their own thing?
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Strafin
Posted on: Yesterday, 09:37 AM


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I was on very briefly in about 2010 under the same name
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Posted on: Jun 14 2019, 11:11 AM


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I work for a contractor on a PFI set up. It's a nightmare because everything is grey so I understand there are many areas where we have to negotiate where we expect people to pay and areas where we will argue and come to an agreement. However when we feel our client doesn't play ball or acts unfairly, it means we put procedures in place to make sure it doesn't happen again, and we hold them to account on future payments as well. I suspect the EU and everyone else who wants a deal with us will act the same way, we will be seen as not wanting to pay our fair share.
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Posted on: Jun 14 2019, 08:41 AM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Jun 13 2019, 09:39 PM) *
39 billion? Better off in our pockets than Brussels. You whinge on about what it's going to cost us then suggest we give them 39billion that we (apparently) don't have to.

Do businsess people like to enter into credit agreements with people who refuse to pay their bills?
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Posted on: Jun 12 2019, 08:55 AM


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I was talking to a pal about Thatcher and how she managed to keep people happy by doing what she said, even if it was unpopular. It led to a discussion about how bad they are now, but I wondered, are they all that bad? Is it just that we have more access to information than ever before and are able to check things so much quicker?

Boris Johnson is a great example of an out and out liar, who seems to get away with it, and in some cases I believe people like him for it!

But the tory leadership race kind of exposes them all as career politicians who will do anything and say anything to the crowd at the time to get a cheer. I am all up for people changing their minds, but to do it and deny your original opinion seems to be a tactic employed by the majority of our MP's these days.

Is there a good politician left or do we just vote for the least offensive people?
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Posted on: Jun 12 2019, 08:50 AM


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I do like LBC especially as it's all mostly opinion based. It is interesting to see how people go on different journeys and learn how they form their opinions.

I read james O'Briens book and he like me went from being very right wing to very left leaning.
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Posted on: Jun 12 2019, 07:47 AM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Jun 11 2019, 04:39 PM) *
It's okay, I tend to listen to radio four and four extra a lot, some bbc2, but, for casual music listening it's ok. Some of the presenters could do with a little more charisma but that's a very minor carp.

I like the news quiz on radio 4 and some of the other shows. I download them and play them back when I'm stocktaking.

Radio 2 kind of lost me, it never changes but I do like Sarah Cox
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Posted on: Jun 11 2019, 12:37 PM


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I have some friends who are involved in kennet Radio and I seem to remember it first appearing as a topic on here when they were looking for volunteers. I couldn't find the original topic, but I was speaking about the success of the station and trying to ascertain how many people listen.

So does anyone on here tune in? Is it a truly local station? What does anyone think?
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Posted on: Jun 11 2019, 08:06 AM


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From the article itself

"The radical report titled The Ecological Limits of Work by the Autonomy Group states unless current carbon emissions are cut there would be an ‘unprecedented decrease in the economic activity’. It says the sustainable work week would likely be ‘well below 10 hours per week"

That isn't a plan to slash everyone's hours, it's the outcome prediction of a report.

You people need to stop closing your eyes and ears to everything that doesn't support your agenda, that's why we haven't got Brexit yet, because nobody just deals in facts anymore, everything is twisted to suit a tribal argument.
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Posted on: Jun 8 2019, 03:51 PM


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Everything on a downturn at the moment is attributable to Brexit in my opinion, but the uncertainty of Brexit, rather than Brexit itself.
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Posted on: Jun 7 2019, 07:37 AM


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Oh can I be the first to congratulate Mr. Farage, The Brexit Party, All Brexiteers, and Mike Green on winning the first seat for the party in Peterbrough.

Oh no. I can't can I?

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Posted on: Jun 6 2019, 07:40 AM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Jun 5 2019, 06:56 PM) *
And yet still no one can explain why they diskie the man so much? It is almost as though they show dissent because they have been told too by "others". In a way it's akin to the mad mullahs indoctrination of those who fall under their spell who then follow their chosen route to destruction with no thought whatsoever as to why.
I do not suggest that a yoghurt wielding NHS worker is a danger to the public but I for one would not want her treating me.

He's come to the UK and publically said that he would like the NHS to be part of a trade deal, after Farage has already said it should probably be privatised. You can't understands why an NHS employee might dislike him?
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Posted on: Jun 5 2019, 01:53 PM


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Why would you want farage as PM though? Honestly, I don't understand the attraction, is it just because he's pro brexit?
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Posted on: Jun 3 2019, 10:20 AM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Jun 3 2019, 10:34 AM) *
And the people throwing milkshakes and hoping the President is 'removed' [sic] are on the right are they?

I would agree they are more often than not left leaning. In our country now we are in a position where lots of ordinarily normal and sensible people are saying and doing things that they probably never thought they would themselves. Moderate politics are being eaten up by extremists. It's what happens when people don't feel they are being represented or having their voices heard.

In my experience there is a longer history of violence and hatred from the right though.
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Posted on: Jun 3 2019, 08:17 AM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Jun 2 2019, 06:23 PM) *
What's fact and what's fiction? Who decides? Is it you? We are like the USA in 2016. It's just a binary choice now. Blame it all on the ERG if you like. No one cares. You still don't get it. People are so entrenched now you can't win any argument. It's pointless.


Facts are real things
Fiction is made up stuff
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Posted on: Jun 3 2019, 08:17 AM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ May 31 2019, 04:19 PM) *
Really? Kudos for assault on a head of state, how peculiar.

I know you don't mix outside of your bubble much, but even you must have noticed that Trump has a lot of enemies?
There is a massive movement of people who are against him being in office who would rejoice if he was "removed".
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Posted on: May 31 2019, 02:58 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ May 31 2019, 11:31 AM) *
Good old Trump. Remoaners have plans to milkshake him next week. Be some dead remoaners I expect. Can't see his security detail acting in a restrained way.

How do you know? That's weird as he has nothing to do with Brexit. I also doubt anyone will be able to get near him. There's a lot of kudos in it though if someone does manage.
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Posted on: May 31 2019, 07:02 AM


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It depends how it's played, but I think the damage is done. Whatever happens now, there is going to be 30 million or so really angry people!
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Posted on: May 30 2019, 11:24 AM


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It's interesting that some people think politicians are allowed to lie, and that it would be daft to believe everything they say. Except when they were told that the referendum would stand no matter what.

Can't have it both ways.
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Posted on: May 29 2019, 07:53 AM


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I was really annoyed when I saw that article, the biggest thing happening in our country for 20 years which was initiated by his party and has been ballsed up by his party, and he's bored? It's an indication of how parliament feels about its electorate.
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Posted on: May 28 2019, 07:24 AM


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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ May 27 2019, 09:51 PM) *
Boris is clear favourite. All the bookies say so. Hammond can go swing.


Bookies don't work on probability though, they only work on what bets are actually placed and work out the finest balance of odds to ensure the largest return whoever wins.
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Posted on: May 26 2019, 09:55 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ May 23 2019, 10:59 AM) *
Err?
"But some pollsters have very different figures: after removing don’t knows, YouGov recently had only 37% of Labour voters wanting to remain and just 6% of Tories.

All this means any attempt to read the election as a proxy second referendum would be open to challenge."

(From the Grauniad).

That isn't true and the article even states at the end that the information you have posted was removed as it was "misinterpreted"

I don't know when the article was amended it could have been after you posted this to be fair.
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Posted on: May 22 2019, 01:35 PM


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Why do people always say that Labour are bad with the economy? I know James didn't mention that he thought the tories were good with it, but I am assuming that's what you meant.

Regarding a second referendum, I find it really difficult to see how those who voted Brexot and still insist it's a good thing would accept it. If it isn't an engaging and representative exercise it isn't worth doing. But I can't see us moving forward without something. No deal is a disaster waiting to happen. Either way there is going to be a **** of a lot of pis5ed off people in this country.
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Posted on: May 22 2019, 01:32 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ May 22 2019, 11:57 AM) *
1. 52 percent
2. Sovereignty

Same old answers I am afraid. Not seen anything from patronising remoaners to change my mind.


1. Not a justification, just an opinion poll on that particular day.

2. What does that even mean?
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Posted on: May 22 2019, 01:30 PM


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That's ridiculous.

Your statement I mean, multiculturalism wasn't an idea - it's what happens when many different people from many different backgrounds live on the same planet. The idea that Labour relies heavily on the Islamic vote is irrelevant and probably not true either, and I can't imagine any MP exercising any power they have to influence who is or isn't in charge of a local school (run by the council).
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