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Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 6:42 pm

Purity is weakness.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 6:45 pm

Is it actually OK to write this?
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Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 6:49 pm

'Kin ell Constance has contacts.Two cats giving me the glare threw the patio window.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 6:51 pm

OK Tarquin has sprung into action.Thou shalt not pass.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 6:56 pm

Why not?.Neutral question.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 6:58 pm

PaulfromYorkshire wrote:Is it actually OK to write this?


I don't know if it's OK, but it's clearly incorrect. Everyone knows in the alternate universe Ed Miliband is PM and Brexit never happened.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 7:00 pm

Smith dug his own grave by saying Labour HAD to support a second referendum. He surely can't have been unaware of the possible consequences.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 7:09 pm

Contrary to the middle age spread thing,losing weight with some speed barely nine stone (average adult weight 10)and the more I eat the quicker it seems,granted I walk a fair few miles a day,but still.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 7:11 pm

Willow904 wrote:
PaulfromYorkshire wrote:Is it actually OK to write this?


I don't know if it's OK, but it's clearly incorrect. Everyone knows in the alternate universe Ed Miliband is PM and Brexit never happened.

That's still a possible future in this universe, just not a very likely one. ;)

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 7:12 pm

I'm going to sleep early, everyone
love,
cJA

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 7:19 pm

HindleA wrote:Why not?.Neutral question.

Was the question to me A?

Has Corbyn actually defended an antisemitic image?

Some say he has but I'm not sure it's that clear. It's a serious accusation.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 7:20 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... me-targets


Patient groups criticise Hunt for ditching NHS waiting time targets
Slimy Charlatan secretary faces backlash after telling trusts the standards will not have to be met next year

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 7:28 pm

And it shouldn't be forgotten that Merrick is a genuinely awful journalist even by current lobby standards.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 7:32 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... at-college


Teenage army recruits make 50 allegations of ill-treatment at college
Complaints against staff at AFC Harrogate include assault and battery, FoI request reveals

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 7:34 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... o-be-an-mp


Dan Jarvis wins vote to run as Sheffield mayor, but can't also be an MP
Labour MP faces choice after NEC rules he must quit parliament to run as city region Mayor

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 7:37 pm

And about time too...not that they'll find anything by now. I remember when one of our offices was raided by C&E - the chief element is one of surprise (NSS).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43522775

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 7:42 pm

HindleA wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/mar/23/dan-jarvis-wins-vote-to-run-as-sheffield-mayor-but-cant-also-be-an-mp


Dan Jarvis wins vote to run as Sheffield mayor, but can't also be an MP
Labour MP faces choice after NEC rules he must quit parliament to run as city region Mayor


Although Andy Burnham stood down as a shadow minister when he was selected to run as Manchester Mayor, he only stood down as an MP because the GE was called shortly before the mayoral election. I don't remember any complaint at the time about him running while still an MP before that point. Why is it a problem?

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 7:44 pm

Tc2 on a split shift.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 7:50 pm

Willow904 wrote:
HindleA wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/mar/23/dan-jarvis-wins-vote-to-run-as-sheffield-mayor-but-cant-also-be-an-mp


Dan Jarvis wins vote to run as Sheffield mayor, but can't also be an MP
Labour MP faces choice after NEC rules he must quit parliament to run as city region Mayor


Although Andy Burnham stood down as a shadow minister when he was selected to run as Manchester Mayor, he only stood down as an MP because the GE was called shortly before the mayoral election. I don't remember any complaint at the time about him running while still an MP before that point. Why is it a problem?


Actually, I don't think that is right.

The expectation was that both he and Steve Rotheram (his Merseyside equivalent) would resign their Westminster seats in short order.

Of course, the sudden calling of a snap GE gave them a very convenient opportunity to do so.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 7:55 pm

RogerOThornhill wrote:And about time too...not that they'll find anything by now. I remember when one of our offices was raided by C&E - the chief element is one of surprise (NSS).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43522775


Embarrassing, what with the eyes of the world on us.

Still, Christopher Wylie wasn't just talking to the Observer, he has also been in dialogue with British authorities for some time, apparently:

https://mobile.twitter.com/chrisinsilic ... 2682439680

Christopher Wylie
@chrisinsilico
I should probably point out that I have been proactively working with the UK authorities for months before this story came out. @facebook is not the authority here, the @ICOnews is.


If the Information Commissioner knows what she's looking for and there is evidence it's been deliberately deleted/destroyed since she requested it from CA, they are still going to be in a certain amount of trouble.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 7:59 pm

Willow904 wrote:
HindleA wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/mar/23/dan-jarvis-wins-vote-to-run-as-sheffield-mayor-but-cant-also-be-an-mp


Dan Jarvis wins vote to run as Sheffield mayor, but can't also be an MP
Labour MP faces choice after NEC rules he must quit parliament to run as city region Mayor


Although Andy Burnham stood down as a shadow minister when he was selected to run as Manchester Mayor, he only stood down as an MP because the GE was called shortly before the mayoral election. I don't remember any complaint at the time about him running while still an MP before that point. Why is it a problem?

Very odd indeed to demand it before the election ?
Not up to speed on the particular details of the Sheffield mayoralty, is it a job that could be combined with being an MP ?

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 8:01 pm

AnatolyKasparov wrote:
Willow904 wrote:
HindleA wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/mar/23/dan-jarvis-wins-vote-to-run-as-sheffield-mayor-but-cant-also-be-an-mp


Dan Jarvis wins vote to run as Sheffield mayor, but can't also be an MP
Labour MP faces choice after NEC rules he must quit parliament to run as city region Mayor


Although Andy Burnham stood down as a shadow minister when he was selected to run as Manchester Mayor, he only stood down as an MP because the GE was called shortly before the mayoral election. I don't remember any complaint at the time about him running while still an MP before that point. Why is it a problem?


Actually, I don't think that is right.

The expectation was that both he and Steve Rotheram (his Merseyside equivalent) would resign their Westminster seats in short order.

Of course, the sudden calling of a snap GE gave them a very convenient opportunity to do so.


It may have been the expectation, though I don't remember that, but it certainly didn't happen. The GE was called just a few weeks before the mayoral election, with both still MPs when it was.

Anyway, that doesn't answer my question. Why is it a problem?

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 8:05 pm

I should clarify, I get why an elected mayor shouldn't continue as an MP (and I think Boris Johnson was wrong to do both) I just don't understand why it's a problem to run for a mayoral role while still an MP.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 8:21 pm

A newly ordained vicar armed with a tambourine and a woman with a broken arm and a pink glittery recorder are among the latest protesters to be arrested in Sheffield while trying to halt the destruction of the city’s trees.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... ee-felling


makes me a bit dewy-eyed

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 8:27 pm

Willow904 wrote:I should clarify, I get why an elected mayor shouldn't continue as an MP (and I think Boris Johnson was wrong to do both) I just don't understand why it's a problem to run for a mayoral role while still an MP.


Well that is the actual situation here - Jarvis doesn't have to quit as an MP until he is actually elected to this new post. He will have to promise to do that, however.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 8:52 pm

AnatolyKasparov wrote:
Willow904 wrote:I should clarify, I get why an elected mayor shouldn't continue as an MP (and I think Boris Johnson was wrong to do both) I just don't understand why it's a problem to run for a mayoral role while still an MP.


Well that is the actual situation here - Jarvis doesn't have to quit as an MP until he is actually elected to this new post. He will have to promise to do that, however.


Then this has clearly been a pointless conversation! Sorry! The way the quote reads above gave a rather misleading impression. If Jarvis is reluctant to step down as MP if elected, I'm surprised he won the selection.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 9:55 pm

https://socialcarefuture.blog/blog-2/



Principles, politics and money

By Richard Humphries,


A #perverse outcome of austerity is that an even bigger proportion of what money there is gets spent on the most expensive services that often deliver the poorest outcomes, whilst spending on prevention has collapsed


#blindingly fucking obvious

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 10:47 pm

Constance now putting up her knitted hammock.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 10:49 pm

Knitting more popular among the cat community than perhaps people realise.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 11:06 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... -education


Is there still time to save the Open University from slow strangulation?
Steven Rose

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 11:11 pm

http://www.open.ac.uk/#


http://www.open.edu/openlearn/

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 11:20 pm

https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/ec ... gtOIF.uxfs

11th hour change to Support for Mortgage Interest could hit vulnerable families, warns BSA

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 11:22 pm

https://leftfootforward.org/2018/03/how ... from-view/


Revealed: How cuts at the Open University are being kept from view

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 11:23 pm

https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/s ... -strategy/


Scrapped! Ministers ‘secretly ditch government’s disability strategy’


Strategy pretty clear to be honest.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 11:24 pm

Make vulnerable needlessly,of course.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 11:28 pm

HindleA wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/23/open-university-cut-staff-courses-tertiary-education


Is there still time to save the Open University from slow strangulation?
Steven Rose


I've heard from the head of department (who also happens to have been my second supervisor) for my specialism that we're relatively safe - only one course is being scrapped.

A 2:1 BA, MA, PhD is my OU story...

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 11:38 pm

Late sister was a graduate,then tutor.I credit transferred there,much preferring it,Shall we say I took my time.I could choose whether a BA or BSc.Hons. as a guide to the indecision or as I would say breadth of subjects.I keep thinking about going further.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 11:40 pm

I haven't got a degree in anything,classified as Open.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Fri 23 Mar, 2018 11:57 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-43513145

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Sat 24 Mar, 2018 12:03 am

That's it I am tearing up my party card up for the twentieth time this week,here's the same picture.
About time too red Tory disloyal only true believers.


Ah well.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Sat 24 Mar, 2018 12:15 am

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... march-2018


Correspondence

PM letter to UK businesses: 23 March 2018



I wonder a la Cameron,receivers of direct payments/personal budgets got them.We were thanked for our part in the long term economic strategy(At the same time as being unfair on those struggling to get a mortage)

It's all basically a load of bollocks.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Sat 24 Mar, 2018 12:17 am

Phd in comparative bollockology beckons.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Sat 24 Mar, 2018 12:33 am

https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/g ... s-inquiry/


Government rejects nearly all recommendations from MPs’ access inquiry

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Sat 24 Mar, 2018 12:37 am

Quite right to for fuck sake we don't do cost saving investment/facillitation.

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Sat 24 Mar, 2018 1:41 am

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/le ... 70281.html


The DWP treats ESA claimants like my grandson disgracefully – it must be challenged

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Sat 24 Mar, 2018 1:46 am

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/25477


Child Poverty Action Group responds to new poverty statistics

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Sat 24 Mar, 2018 1:48 am

As previously mentioned

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/25472


Reforms to council finances risk growing social care funding gap, says IFS

Re: Friday 23rd March 2018

Sat 24 Mar, 2018 1:49 am

https://westbridgfordwire.com/mp-ben-br ... l-meeting/

MP Ben Bradley at centre of row over universal credit at council meeting
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