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Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 7:50 am

Morning.

(Self imposed ban lifted)
Last edited by HindleA on Fri 23 Mar, 2018 8:09 am, edited 2 times in total.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 8:03 am

HindleA wrote:Morning.

(Self imposed ban lifted)


Excellent news

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 8:05 am

I promise to behave.Last time I opened,on discovering I could change the title at will,the power went to my head.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 8:07 am

I think with that sort of power it's just inevitable

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 8:11 am

Morning all.

So, John Bolton...

Interesting bit by Jon Sopel (I think) on Today who said while Bolton will be hardline over Iran and N.Korea, the same can be said for his stance on Russia...and far more than Trump has been. It'll be interesting to see how this one develops - and how long Bolton stays in post.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 8:14 am

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... imes-story


Gordon Brown calls for police inquiry into Sunday Times story

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 8:15 am

We've gone from do not walk on the other side to knee them in the nether regions.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 8:17 am

(He helped us,people in our situation-now removed.)

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 9:34 am

Donald Tusk

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Decision: EU27 has adopted guidelines for the future EU-UK relations after #Brexit

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 10:26 am

I watched some of Question Time last night, the Brexit part, normally I'd switch off straight away but it was fascinating because they seemed to have rounded up every pro-Brexit young person in Leeds, one of them was adamant that every young person he knew was for Leave. I think he should get out more.
There was one young woman after my own heart, the last one who spoke in the Brexit segment, said she'd voted remain because untangling our law from the EU's would take years and she didn't like the uncertainty.

Main takeaway was that it's impossible to understate the intelligence of James Cleverly.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 10:35 am

PaulfromYorkshire wrote:Donald Tusk

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Decision: EU27 has adopted guidelines for the future EU-UK relations after #Brexit

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press ... arch-2018/

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 10:47 am

HindleA wrote:I promise to behave.Last time I opened,on discovering I could change the title at will,the power went to my head.


Longlongago I was part of a forum with one 'dump' thread - which at different times was called 'Things That Occurred To Me Today' - 'Things That Fell Out Of My Brain Today' and eventually just 'Speak Your Brains'. It had been started by one member who came to hate it and it eventually occurred to him that as the originator of the thread he could simply delete the whole thing, even though it was the busiest thread on the forum. So he did, swiftly giving birth to 'Whatever happened to Speak Your Brains' , 'Should we be allowed to delete threads' and, eventually 'The All New Speak Your Brains'.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 10:57 am

http://www.bmj.com/content/360/bmj.k1090/rr-4

Finally, last week saw publication of statistics not only raising the alarm at mortality rates in adults, but also in infants. Infant mortality has risen two years in a row.4 This confirmed the concerns first raised by Taylor-Robinson et al in 2017,5 and re-iterated in their rapid response.6 Among countries of the European Union, between 1990 and 2015 the UK dropped from 7th place to 19th for neonatal mortality, and from 9th to 19th for under-five mortality.7


More worrying figures from the BMJ

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 11:06 am

RogerOThornhill wrote:Morning all.

So, John Bolton...

Interesting bit by Jon Sopel (I think) on Today who said while Bolton will be hardline over Iran and N.Korea, the same can be said for his stance on Russia...and far more than Trump has been. It'll be interesting to see how this one develops - and how long Bolton stays in post.

Paul Gosling


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US going to war may be Trump's only route to re-election. Appointment of Bolton as national security advisor makes a conflict destination more likely.

I've seen this opinion expressed a few times but this is the most succinct.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 11:30 am

Steve Peers
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Legal challenge on whether Vote Leave circumvented referendum spending limits will get a court hearing

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 11:51 am

This is pretty outrageous.

Metropolitan Police admits role in blacklisting construction workers

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43507728

Scotland Yard has admitted Special Branch officers passed information to a controversial network that blacklisted construction workers.

It follows a six-year battle to find out if the Metropolitan Police supplied the intelligence on trade unionists.

The force says its investigation had "proven" the allegation, which will be investigated by a public inquiry.

Workers who say they were unfairly barred from jobs have already received millions of pounds in compensation.

In 2016, the union Unite reached a settlement with construction firms that resulted in 256 workers sharing more than £10m in compensation.


In the back of my mind I remember a group in the 70s who were responsible for blacklisting workers. Wonder what they were called?

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 12:42 pm

Ah, the Economic League...and there's some interesting links between them and the Consulting Association.

https://app.croneri.co.uk/feature-artic ... n-industry

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 1:21 pm

About three quarters declining loan in lieu of recognition of contribution,both past and continuing.I would have had to stop work as a guide to their misanthropic stupidity.
(SMI to interest bearing loan with charges)

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 1:26 pm

Just another way of removing money/residualising contributory effects of course.Obsessive stupidity about "off benefits"/encouraging lifestyle decisions of getting renal failure or something.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 1:36 pm

All those struggling to get a mortgage should get renal failure as fairness,see how this nonsense works.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 1:47 pm

"Interesting" mindset that cajoles the sick/disabled to work/more ,live within means etc despite circumstances without their control as fairness.
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Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 1:48 pm

People getting very excited about Owen Smith's piece on Brexit.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... pean-union

I didn't read it as at all surprising or controversial myself. I wish he hadn't started the last paragraph with "Labour needs...", but otherwise, Meh.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 2:00 pm

On my own I get way in excess in a minimum wage job than two of us got with no extra costs.Being ill is expensive in itself,before you get to the lost/reduced earning power.Of course obvious,so much so fascistic intent I think appropriate.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 2:00 pm

One for HowSilly
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Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 2:05 pm

Well.

Tes

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BREAKING: Toby Young resigns from New Schools Network because "media attention" about his leadership of charity has "become a distraction"> story to follow


So no, not a good year for him...

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 2:13 pm

Though somewhat relieved I am no longer responsible for people younger than I was,when I did,struggling to get a mortgage.The burden was becoming onerous.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 2:50 pm

2.A beefed up extra costs allowance bespoke to situation taking into account cost saving investment.Removal.of conditionality of method/eligibility of support (eg only getting travel support for work purposes)

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 3:39 pm

PaulfromYorkshire wrote:One for HowSilly


ooo thanks Paul

Loved that place....would go back in a shot if I was back in the UK

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 4:17 pm

https://amp.theguardian.com/news/2018/m ... ssion=true

Cambridge Analytica misled MPs over work for Leave.EU, says ex-director
Brittany Kaiser contradicts CEO, who told MPs the data firm did not work with Brexit campaign group

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 4:30 pm

https://www.politico.eu/article/brexit- ... ender/amp/
"Brexit: A managed surrender"
“Swallow the lot and swallow it now,” was how Britain’s chief negotiator Con O’Neill described the accession process before the U.K. joined the community in 1973, according to his confidential account of the talks published in 2000.
It turns out that leaving the bloc is a strikingly symmetrical process...

...And that means the rest of the Brexit process is likely to look very much like it has thus far: a thunderous standoff masking a gradual retreat.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 4:42 pm

The point of in effect increased personal budget (intention otherwise outwith the DWP undermining/actively working against).Proven cheaper,effective but above all independent enhancing taking control/responsibility.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 4:43 pm

Neither State diktat nor suitably pathetic beholden to charity.
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Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 4:51 pm

Shall we say taking responsibilty rather than docile receivership and facillitation presented as the opposite is "annoying".

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 5:01 pm

https://labour.org.uk/press/jeremy-corb ... -trafford/


Jeremy Corbyn full speech at Labour’s Local Elections launch in Trafford

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 5:02 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... 1000-a-day

Struggling Tory council paid acting boss more than £1,000 a day
Government inspector’s report criticised Northamptonshire county council for its ‘sloppy’ approach to financial planning

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 5:03 pm

Actually attempting to look like a spring day,here.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 5:05 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... sadiq-khan


Labour condemns Tories for racially charged attack on Sadiq Khan
Local election leaflet, which warns of increased influence by London mayor in Havering, described as a return to dog-whistle politics

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 5:21 pm

Constance doing some knitting.Interesting method but seems effective.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 5:27 pm

Sybil the scrubbing machine and I are hoping to be in the next Strictly Come Dancing.After a disasterous start where I crashed her within the first half hour becoming rather good.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 6:01 pm

HindleA wrote:Constance doing some knitting.Interesting method but seems effective.

the knitting or the guillotine

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 6:02 pm

Good-evening, everyone

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 6:24 pm

PaulfromYorkshire wrote:People getting very excited about Owen Smith's piece on Brexit.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... pean-union

I didn't read it as at all surprising or controversial myself. I wish he hadn't started the last paragraph with "Labour needs...", but otherwise, Meh.

Looks I read this one wrongly!

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Breaking - Owen Smith sacked as shadow Northern Ireland secretary

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 6:25 pm

PF is missing which is worrying.As is the evil look in Constance's eye.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 6:27 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... rys-scheme



Sajid Javid faces battle over 4% affordable homes in Sainsbury's scheme


"Affordable"

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm

Doesn't matter what type,apparently.All move on appropriately and in orderly fashion,so the guy without a tent eventually gets one.May take a few millenia.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 6:34 pm

Vote liquorice with a dash of puce

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 6:35 pm

PF back,although could be a feline imposter.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 6:36 pm

https://mobile.twitter.com/OwenSmith_MP ... 0877500416

Owen Smith
@OwenSmith_MP
Just been sacked by @jeremycorbyn for my long held views on the damage #Brexit will do to the Good Friday Agreement & the economy of the entire U.K. Those views are shared by Labour members & supporters and I will continue to speak up for them, and in the interest of our country.
6:25 pm · 23 Mar 2018


No doubt Corbyn supporters will have reasons why Corbyn had no choice but to sack Owen Smith and maybe they will be technically right, but Labour have really got themselves in a bloody mess if a minister pointing out the very obvious damage Brexit (any kind of Brexit) will do to Northern & Southern Ireland and pressing for a rethink has to be sacked because "it's not the party line".

I thought he'd been doing a good job skewering the Tories on their Ireland denial. Pretty ironic that the arguments that were making the Tories uncomfortable are the same as the ones that have led to his being replaced.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 6:38 pm

Howsilly apparently turning into Dick Emery,he is awful but ....

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 6:40 pm

Willow904 wrote:https://mobile.twitter.com/OwenSmith_MP/status/977249900877500416

Owen Smith
@OwenSmith_MP
Just been sacked by @jeremycorbyn for my long held views on the damage #Brexit will do to the Good Friday Agreement & the economy of the entire U.K. Those views are shared by Labour members & supporters and I will continue to speak up for them, and in the interest of our country.
6:25 pm · 23 Mar 2018


No doubt Corbyn supporters will have reasons why Corbyn had no choice but to sack Owen Smith and maybe they will be technically right, but Labour have really got themselves in a bloody mess if a minister pointing out the very obvious damage Brexit (any kind of Brexit) will do to Northern & Southern Ireland and pressing for a rethink has to be sacked because "it's not the party line".

I thought he'd been doing a good job skewering the Tories on their Ireland denial. Pretty ironic that the arguments that were making the Tories uncomfortable are the same as the ones that have led to his being replaced.

I broadly agree with this as I said above.

But why did he feel the need to say "Labour needs to...."? If he's like that all the time.....

[PTO]
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