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PostPosted: Mon 21 Aug, 2017 7:26 pm 
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This could be good..
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Martin Rowson is a political cartoonist, author and renowned cynic, who sees his work as "visual journalism". His pen has made mincemeat of politics and politicians for many years. Through this series of ink-splattered interviews, he now has the chance to sit down to draw and question the people who have shaped his work and wider life.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b091sz8s

First guest is George Osborne.
(Haven't listened to it yet)


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PostPosted: Mon 21 Aug, 2017 7:27 pm 
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https://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/ ... on-youtube


Cracking the Cryptics in real-time on YouTube


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PostPosted: Mon 21 Aug, 2017 7:32 pm 
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SpinningHugo wrote:
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Simon Wren-Lewis is right here. Hard Brexit damage was forecast to be long term. If Labour goes with it, it'll inherit the damage and it'll get blamed on its "far left agenda".

https://mainlymacro.blogspot.co.uk/2017 ... ption.html

I don't underestimate the difficulty in turning this around, but it needs to happen.


The Campaign group in control of the party don't want to turn it around.


We've done this before.


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PostPosted: Mon 21 Aug, 2017 7:44 pm 
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I'm not convinced if there's a big enough core of hardcore leftist "I love 1983" to hold a pro-hard Brexit position by themselves, even if they want to. I am worried about a combination of them and "legitimate concern" types holding it.


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PostPosted: Mon 21 Aug, 2017 7:55 pm 
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Evening

Is it Groundhog Day?

Every couple of weeks we have this 'Labour must come out against Brexit' story in the press (usually brought up by Umunna to be honest) and then Hugo starts frothing about Commies!

Nothing material has changed since the last time we discussed it - apart from the fact the Tories are behaving even more incompetently than normal (but let us forget this and make it all about the Opposition who can actually do diddly squat)

Parliament is not sitting and, as far as I can see, there has been nothing to report from negotiations - all we had were some useless 'position papers' which Starmer laughed at as much of the rest of Europe has done

I must admit if the aim is to get people to change their minds and support him, then Umunna is being spectacularly incompetent (perhaps he should join the Brexit negotiating team) because all it does for me is make me more annoyed and start arguing against him for the sake of it

Brexit will become more and more ridiculous as the results of the negotiations become apparent - we have 14 months or so to have something concrete and so far we have nothing - letting the Tories make a mess of it for another few months and then respond to actual concrete outcomes from the negotiations seems a far more sensible approach in my view than responding to speculation and gossip


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PostPosted: Mon 21 Aug, 2017 8:24 pm 
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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/sho ... -transport

What is the most annoying thing you can do on public transport?


Putting your bag on a seat/otherwise blocking access,saying sorry as if it was the bag/luggage's fault.

Leaving a paper,but taking the crossword page/section with you.

Making more noise in the quiet carriage than the people you are chastising to be quiet.


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PostPosted: Mon 21 Aug, 2017 9:05 pm 
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https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/downs-award


Man with Down's awarded damages after council ban sex with wife


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PostPosted: Mon 21 Aug, 2017 9:12 pm 
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https://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-com ... ign=buffer


Councils complicit in ‘human rights violations’, disability organisations say


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PostPosted: Mon 21 Aug, 2017 9:14 pm 
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http://thecareruk.com/bupa-set-to-sell- ... lion-deal/


Bupa Set to Sell Up to Half its Care Homes


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PostPosted: Mon 21 Aug, 2017 9:16 pm 
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https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... entury-fox


Ofcom could face judicial review over Murdoch's Sky takeover
Avaaz threatens to challenge regulator’s ruling that Sky would remain ‘fit and proper’ to hold broadcasting licence if it was bought by 21st Century Fox


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PostPosted: Mon 21 Aug, 2017 9:20 pm 
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https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/ ... g-earnings


UK credit and debit card spending ​growing​ at fastest rate since 2008
New figures showing borrowing is rising more than five times faster than earnings come after warnings from Bank of England


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https://www.gov.uk/government/news/late ... -published



Latest large-scale government fire safety test result published


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PostPosted: Mon 21 Aug, 2017 9:44 pm 
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#Chris Cook


To be meaningful, the building regulations review is going to have to ask whether a market in regulators can ever work.


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To be meaningful, the building regulations review is going to have to ask whether a market in regulators can ever work.

Grenfell: Test results show scale of building regulations problem
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41005748

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PostPosted: Mon 21 Aug, 2017 10:31 pm 
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/uk/ ... buy-micro/


UK sees boom in number of properties smaller than 37sqm

are permissible because of the so-called "Permitted Development Rights” (PDR), an act introduced by the Government in 2013.

This legislation allows builders and developers to change the use of buildings without the need for planning permission, including changing offices into residential homes.


Now buyers are being warned that purchasing a micro property could leave them with a depreciating asset.

Which? found that these properties don’t necessarily grow in value like their larger counterparts, while some mortgage lenders won’t lend on them at all.


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PostPosted: Mon 21 Aug, 2017 10:34 pm 
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http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey- ... e-13507029


South Western Railway: Unions protest outside London Waterloo over new Surrey rail operator's 'refusal' to clarify guarantees over staffing and driver-only operation


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PostPosted: Mon 21 Aug, 2017 11:12 pm 
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http://blog.lboro.ac.uk/crsp/2017/08/17 ... -families/


Time to start fixing the broken safety net that no longer catches struggling families

http://www.cpag.org.uk/content/cost-child-2017


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PostPosted: Mon 21 Aug, 2017 11:22 pm 
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There is misinformation about concerning the UN the UK and disability rights.This is a full periodic review,that pertains to all signatories to the Convention.


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PostPosted: Mon 21 Aug, 2017 11:32 pm 
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... are_btn_tw


Martin Rowson on Big Ben’s chimes falling silent


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