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PostPosted: Thu 31 Aug, 2017 7:20 pm 
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Tubby Isaacs wrote:
I had to look that up. Sounds very interesting.

Spain seems to be the strongest "hit the UK harder". They've spotted a chance to replace us at the top table in the EU.


Frightened me when I saw it as a child. There's a bit where he gets lured to a house which is semi-derelict. He opens an upstairs door, steps into the room, and . . .

That explains the connection, I hope!


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Sorry if you weren't talking to me, there! Still, it's information that everyone should have . . .


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PostPosted: Thu 31 Aug, 2017 7:21 pm 
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Well, this "Tory version of Momentum" seems to be off to a good start doesn't it?


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PostPosted: Thu 31 Aug, 2017 7:24 pm 
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AnatolyKasparov wrote:
Well, this "Tory version of Momentum" seems to be off to a good start doesn't it?


I've already forgotten what it's called. What is it again? I think it begins with an "A" (?).

(If so, it's "A" for Amnesia, in my case.)


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PostPosted: Thu 31 Aug, 2017 7:31 pm 
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Revealed: how gambling industry targets poor people and ex-gamblers

Third-party companies harvest data, giving online casinos a cheaper way to lure people, the Guardian can reveal

[Carolyn Harris, the Labour MP for Swansea East who has campaigned on gambling reform, said,] "If we were to offer free cocaine to an addict, they’d find it very difficult to decline. The betting industry knows this and they are by token doing exactly the same thing.” (Guardian)


https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/aug/31/gambling-industry-third-party-companies-online-casinos

And the TV is plastered with ads for gambling in one form or another.


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"They haven't managed to convict us,yet",or something another Tory grass root movement,coming soon.


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PostPosted: Thu 31 Aug, 2017 7:36 pm 
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Though not totally convinced I am "real".


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PostPosted: Thu 31 Aug, 2017 7:42 pm 
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... CMP=twt_gu


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PostPosted: Thu 31 Aug, 2017 7:53 pm 
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Tory dictionary addition:-

Regression =progress.

Removing choice/defacillitating independence=empowerment.


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Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator.... In his opening remarks he said:

"The UK decided to leave the European Union.
The UK government decided to leave the single market and the customs union.
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Davis/Barnier press conference - Guardian blog


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Despite the fact that Leavers said "No-one is saying we are leaving the single market" and it being in the Tory manifesto of 2015 that we would remain in it...

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http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/loc ... ice-405447


Staffordshire County Council opposes police plans to take over fire brigade


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PostPosted: Thu 31 Aug, 2017 8:22 pm 
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I think I may give crosswords a miss for a while.I took about half an hour trying to "solve" the menu when ordering a meal,today.


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PostPosted: Thu 31 Aug, 2017 8:47 pm 
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https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/ ... tatistics/



Disclosure of Home Office migration statistics
Sir David Norgrove to Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, Home Secretary.


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http://beta.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/ ... led-people



Psychologists back call for a new watchdog to protect the rights of disabled people


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PostPosted: Thu 31 Aug, 2017 9:13 pm 
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NHS to spend £100m bringing in up to 3,000 GPs from abroad

Recruiters will earn about £20,000 for each new GP as part of the NHS England initiative to alleviate cripping[sic] shortages

NHS England hopes that many of the extra GPs will come from Europe. (Guardian)


https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/aug/31/nhs-spend-100m-bringing-in-3000-gps-abroad-england


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HindleA wrote:
https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/correspondence/disclosure-of-home-office-migration-statistics/

Disclosure of Home Office migration statistics
Sir David Norgrove to Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, Home Secretary.
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31 August 2017

Dear Home Secretary

I am concerned about the disclosure of Home Office migration statistics to members of the media ahead of their publication on 24 August 2017. The main leak was to the Daily Telegraph. Whoever spoke to the journalist seems only to have half understood the data, or inadequately communicated them. The result was seriously misleading, creating confusion where clarity was important. But a more accurate leak would still necessarily have been misleading, because it would have been partial (in all senses), and left the journalist and the public lacking context. The leak was the more damaging in view of the sensitivity of migration data. Statisticians within the Home Office are now preparing a report on this breach of the statutory Code of Practice for Official Statistics. I understand some 50 people (excluding the analysts themselves) were given access to the figures ahead of publication. I am sure you share my concerns. You may be aware that the Office for National Statistics recently ended pre-release access to its own official statistics in order to strengthen public trust. I hope you will agree that it would now be right for you and your officials to review the Home Office’s practices on pre-release access to its statistics. I am copying this letter to the Minister for the Constitution, who is leading a review of pre-release access, and to Sir Jeremy Heywood.

Yours sincerely

Sir David Norgrove


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http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/local-news/staffordshire-county-council-opposes-police-405447


Staffordshire County Council opposes police plans to take over fire brigade

Never should have been mooted, police taking over fire.


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PostPosted: Thu 31 Aug, 2017 9:27 pm 
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@cja

"Policing and Crime Bill, we will introduce measures to enable PCCs, where a local case is made, to take on responsibilities for fire and rescue services locally"


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PostPosted: Thu 31 Aug, 2017 9:34 pm 
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-40714145


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http://press.labour.org.uk/post/1648334 ... concluding


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goodnight, everyone
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Life is a marathon.Sometimes when going up a hill you think you are near the top it not only goes further away it gets steeper.There are always jelly baby providers.


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ramble ramble

Love to RoT and all for one damned thing after another.

20 years ago... I manged to miss the funeral by being on a boat going out to the inner hebrides, which might seem an extreme response but it worked for me. One of my uncles was interviewed by German TV outside Kensington Palace, in the rain, with a Tesco carrier bag on his head, talking about what a marvelous thing this terrible thing had done.

PF the Our Price story needs some detail - there's a music thread over yonder to enlighten us in...

Hindle - reading the menu - Steven Wright says (adopts slow New England deadpan voice)

You know in films how people get a letter and they look at it and the voice of the person who wrote the letter reads it out in the film? That happens to me when I read menus.

So I was driving on the freeway and a cop pulled me over and I stopped and he said 'License and registration please' and I said 'You're the guy who writes the menus.'

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Talking of one damn thing after another...I remember when my mum ended up in hospital when someone accidentally knocked her over by backing into her.

Anyway, I spent all afternoon and evening with her and having seen her safely settled onto a ward, went back to her house to tidy and do washing up etc.

Into kitchen, run the taps...hello, what's this under my fee...is that glass? Turn my head slowly towards the kitchen door...

Well you can guess the rest.

Except the final straw was when, having not told her and not intending to until she returned home, I took her post into her.

Mum opens a white envelope and starts to read "Dear Mrs RoT, we are sorry to hear you have been the victim of crime". Puzzled she looks at me and says "What's this about - I haven't been the victim of crime have I?"

"Er...well, actually, yes...."

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Sep, 2017 12:18 am 
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I wonder what "kind of voice" people read other posters with.If you think rapid fire barely understandable repetitive deleting/trying again occasional shouting for effect,you've got mine about right.


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PostPosted: Fri 01 Sep, 2017 12:22 am 
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Have a better day tomorrow Roger(or today,even)


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PostPosted: Fri 01 Sep, 2017 12:31 am 
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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ho ... 21766.html


American man living in UK to care for disabled British wife ordered to leave country


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PostPosted: Fri 01 Sep, 2017 1:31 am 
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UK disability rights criticised by UN inquiry


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PostPosted: Fri 01 Sep, 2017 1:35 am 
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Excellent result tonight.


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UK's low-paid workers 'penalised for taking children to hospital'
TUC study finds many employees taking time off for childcare are punished by bosses with some fearing for their job


https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/ ... tudy-finds


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