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PostPosted: Sat 23 Dec, 2017 7:56 am 
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http://press.labour.org.uk/post/1688484 ... riod-stuck


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Number of people spending Christmas period stuck in hospital doubled

Tory cuts to local authorities since 2010 will have seen reductions in social care budgets of £6.3 billion by March 2018 and a 26% drop in the numbers of older people receiving publicly funded care – some 400,000 people.


(Not sure if figures just older,but usual a third of those that do receive are not reminder)


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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12 ... -huge-tax/


Taxman accused of ‘revenge of the Establishment’ as it slaps huge tax demands on Brexit-backing entrepreneurs

Donors who bankrolled the successful Brexit campaign have accused HM Revenue and Customs of a "political attack" after they were hit with six or seven-figure tax demands on their contributions, The Telegraph can disclose.

Among those targeted are Lord Edmiston, the Midlands entrepreneur, who donated £1million to Brexit campaigns; Peter Cruddas, the City mogul; and Arron Banks, who made millions from his insurance businesses. Letters which could lead to them paying out up to £2m have been issued to them by HMRC in the past fortnight.

In what has been dubbed the "revenge of the Establishment", the tax authorities have seized upon a relatively obscure area of inheritance tax laws which forces people to pay the tax upfront on large "gifts".


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Morning

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Morning.

Confused me for a second (added a "to").


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Martin Rowson on festive cheer at Conservative HQ –


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Dec, 2017 10:01 am 
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Dec, 2017 11:46 am 
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I don't think Wednesday 27th is actually a holiday this year?


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Dec, 2017 11:52 am 
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I don't think Wednesday 27th is actually a holiday this year?



No, it isn't. But you know what a party person HindleA is - almost every day's a holiday!


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Dec, 2017 12:50 pm 
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Morning all. (Still before lunch so that counts as morning).

A full house now chez ROT - daughter arrived last night and son this morning after I'd just got back from braving Sainsburys.

And this afternoon's jolly is to Covent Garden which I prefer to Westfield which is a hell hole.

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Dec, 2017 2:41 pm 
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I'm not at all religious - but I think that this is a beautiful piece of Christmas music -



Not overly jolly, I grant you, but I hope you enjoy it.


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"Farty person"


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Dec, 2017 2:49 pm 
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Brussels sprouts?


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challenging crossword puzzle?


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Lovely music, PorFavor
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Dec, 2017 3:27 pm 
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FWIW we are selecting our parliamentary candidate for next election on 10th February via,all woman shortlist.


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Dec, 2017 4:33 pm 
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FWIW we are selecting our parliamentary candidate for next election on 10th February via,all woman shortlist.


NE Derbyshire, I presume?


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Dec, 2017 7:45 pm 
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Anything interesting happening?


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Our main telly decided to pack in today, if that's of interest.

Totally blank screen, no menu, nothing, just sound.

Hubby currently hooking up the tiny Toshiba from the conservatory as a temporary replacement.

Still, we finally managed to sell our 4 month old dual fuel cooker, so it's not all bad. :)

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Dec, 2017 8:05 pm 
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I see that the Beeb are showing an Indiana Jones film at this time of year. Just for a change and everything.

Like most others here I am old enough to recall when the annual staples were Wizard of Oz, The Great Escape and True Grit :P


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Dec, 2017 8:25 pm 
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I think there's a whole clutch of MR James stories on BBC4 tomorrow evening. And a Maigret on ITV(?). Both a bit more my cup of tea.


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I don't have a tv but Gone With The Wind is a favourite too ? Either FR or GB.

I found some pretty cheap coquilles Saint Jacques for the kids and four grandsons when they come around late on Christmas Day .

Frog4 my second daughter has to endure a late-starting and -finishing and many-coursed traditional French country feast which means they just might do the 30 minutes to arrive by 6.30 with three of the grandsons ...

Her in-laws come directly from peasant Normandy stock, and though successful in business and well-off still retain some very traditional ideas on festive meals.

The hanging-around and interminable meals are very difficult indeed for her, but no sign of divorce so far !


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Dec, 2017 8:28 pm 
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Just watching Passport to Pimlico (dvd, not telly)
Evidence so far, suggests all passports were shades of black, don't know where this blue nonsense came from.


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".. and it's just because we are English that we're sticking up for our rights to be Burgundian"


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Just watching Passport to Pimlico (dvd, not telly)
Evidence so far, suggests all passports were shades of black, don't know where this blue nonsense came from.


They were very very VERY dark blue.

Possibly.


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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42468938

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Theresa May's communications director has hit out at "fake news" after a claim about the cost of post-Brexit blue British passports was shared tens of thousands of times on Twitter.
Robbie Gibb said deliberately misrepresenting government policies "harms our democracy".


whereas Government lying about reason for existing colour doesn't.
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There is no Brussels regulation which states that EU countries' passports have to be a certain colour, simply a legally non-binding European Council resolution from 1981 which recommends burgundy red.


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I think there's a whole clutch of MR James stories on BBC4 tomorrow evening. And a Maigret on ITV(?). Both a bit more my cup of tea.

I love MR James!


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'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad'

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Anything good on the radio over Christmas?

Edited to add -

Is it now ok to call it the wireless again?


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"" Bannon’s frenetic pace is part of his strategy. “I realized if you’re not out there for the hobbits, you’re not in their lives,” Bannon said, using his affectionate moniker for Trump voters. ""+

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/12 ... ner-ivanka

vanityfair.com/news/2017/12/bannon-for-president-trump-kushner-ivanka

Christmas long read recced by Miss Chin .

Well ... if DJT can be POTUS what next is impossible ?

Aaaargh !


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There is a programme on Radio 4 on boxing day at 11am with James Burke,I noticed

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09jvfc4


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Anything good on the radio over Christmas?

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Is it now ok to call it the wireless again?
(cJA emphasis)

"...‘nostalgic’ Brexit stunt"
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... les-powell


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Stories often on 4xtra


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Anything good on the radio over Christmas?

Edited to add -

Is it now ok to call it the wireless again?


You are my late aunty and I claim my five pounds.

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Goodnight, PorFavor


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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... ncil-edict


Yorkshire town battles to save its historic market from the plans of ‘modernisers’
In Knaresborough market a resistance movement is growing against a new council edict


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https://www.gov.uk/government/news/prim ... ssage-2017


Prime Minister Theresa May's Christmas message 2017


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https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... isk-stigma

Plan to collect data on excluded pupils could put them at ‘lifelong risk’ of stigma
Sensitive data on physical or mental health issues, pregnancy or criminal offences to be added to pupil records


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https://www.gov.uk/government/news/prime-minister-theresa-mays-christmas-message-2017


Prime Minister Theresa May's Christmas message 2017

How thoughtful of them to provide an "Is there anything wrong with this page?" button.


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https://www.politico.eu/article/brexit-christmas-carol/
"A Brexit Christmas Carol"
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.."Listen, Theresa,” the spirit began. “Brexit is a shambles. The party is all over the place. You need some discipline!”

May shivered. The stentorian voice hadn’t changed one jot. The whole situation seemed unbelievable, the very opposite of strong and stable, as much of a waking nightmare as when the letters had started falling off the backdrop when she was making her conference speech. The specter fixed her with an iron glare.


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Hello Nesters!

Just popped in to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

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Merry Christmas everyone

Hope everyone has as great a Christmas as possible and enjoys good health


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https://www.ageing-better.org.uk/news/d ... -no-thanks


Disability adaptations in my house? No thanks, I can manage


Not just older people of course.Suffice to say I see it differently and somewhat bemused as to why people thought I would remove/revert "back".Not only are they in place potentially for me they make the home accessible for others/friends/relatives/in general.Besides which I am so used to walking around the wheel in shower/wet room I feel claustrophic when in a cubicle thing,they become part of the furniture.


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Good morfternoon.

And Merry Christmas to everyone - regular posters, poppers-in, and "lurkers". (And Bing and Bot.)


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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... ees-asylum


The refugees who brought hope to a Scottish island



PTO after next .


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Just popped in to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

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