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Russia on Saturday also claimed that Syrian air defences shot down 71 of 103 cruise missiles heading for military installations using antiquated Soviet technology, potentially raising questions of whether Moscow secretly helped repel the strike.
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Defence officials also threatened that Russia would resume discussions with Syria and other countries over the sale of modern S-300 air defence systems to protect against future US strikes.

Possibly Russia may not be too unhappy with this outcome.


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Financial doubts surface over Cameron’s ‘big society’ youth programme
National Citizen Service, the £1.5bn state-funded scheme for teenagers, failed targets and is ‘not value for money’

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Thanks for the link, I've been meaning to sign that one.

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"Trump is drowning in scandal. He can’t focus on Syria."
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 If the United States had a parliamentary government, Congress could pass a motion of “no confidence,” thus allowing Trump to devote 100 percent of his attention to fighting the multiplying charges against him without the distractions of running the government.


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The Open University gave millions of Britons a second chance. Now it needs one itself
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"One by one, the great institutions that bind Britain together are being allowed to fray, weaken and decline. They may do good and even vital work, but whatever their purpose – from the system of legal aid to the Open University – they are under siege. Britain might be substantially richer than it was 40 or 50 years ago but the national narrative is that organisations once energetic and growing are now unaffordable. The overriding moral imperative is to lower allegedly insupportable taxation, not to create public goods or sustain the institutions that bind."

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Bunch of racist extremists tried to enter the UK yesterday. They got stopped at the Border and turned back. Because we have control of our borders you see. But guess what? Many of the people who say we don't have control of our borders are upset....


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https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.thegua ... ling-shots
"Syria: Trump may bluster but James Mattis is calling the shots"


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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... ling-shots

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Syria: Trump may bluster but James Mattis is calling the shots


I think a better headline would be "just about anyone on Trump's staff could make a better job of being President than the President" :roll:


Should have refreshed the page before posting :?

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HindleA wrote:
"One by one, the great institutions that bind Britain together are being allowed to fray, weaken and decline. They may do good and even vital work, but whatever their purpose – from the system of legal aid to the Open University – they are under siege. Britain might be substantially richer than it was 40 or 50 years ago but the national narrative is that organisations once energetic and growing are now unaffordable. The overriding moral imperative is to lower allegedly insupportable taxation, not to create public goods or sustain the institutions that bind."


When asked what achievment he was most proud of, Harold Wilson replied, The Open University.

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PostPosted: Sun 15 Apr, 2018 9:45 am 
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/15/trump-bluster-about-syria-james-mattis-calling-shots

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Syria: Trump may bluster but James Mattis is calling the shots


I think a better headline would be "just about anyone on Trump's staff could make a better job of being President than the President" :roll:


That's debatable. He's recruiting from Fox News now.

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I don't know which bit of this to quote, it's all so bad. Worst govt ever?

A 'huge argument' within May's government is delaying her decision on post-Brexit immigration
http://uk.businessinsider.com/cabinet-d ... icy-2018-4

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How Netflix’s increasing use of foreign language content is helping to fight xenophobia

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If anyone needs cheering up, #riversoflove is very sweet.

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Given our opponents will be happy in our despondency why give the arseholes such pleasure,smile with middle finger upright IMHO.

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HindleA wrote:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/apr/14/financial-doubts-over-national-citizen-service-david-cameron-big-society-youth-programme


Financial doubts surface over Cameron’s ‘big society’ youth programme
National Citizen Service, the £1.5bn state-funded scheme for teenagers, failed targets and is ‘not value for money’


First time I've even seen the "Big Society" mentioned in ages. Who would have thought a transparent Cameron gimmick would sink without trace, eh?


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gilsey wrote:
I don't know which bit of this to quote, it's all so bad. Worst govt ever?

A 'huge argument' within May's government is delaying her decision on post-Brexit immigration
http://uk.businessinsider.com/cabinet-d ... icy-2018-4

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"There is no prospect of consensus within the Cabinet on immigration after Brexit and that's not so much a Remain-Leave divide," he said. "It's between Theresa May - who is the most restrictionist prime minister in living memory when it comes to immigration - and the rest of the Cabinet, which is largely moderate and sensible."

scary.


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AnatolyKasparov wrote:
HindleA wrote:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/apr/14/financial-doubts-over-national-citizen-service-david-cameron-big-society-youth-programme


Financial doubts surface over Cameron’s ‘big society’ youth programme
National Citizen Service, the £1.5bn state-funded scheme for teenagers, failed targets and is ‘not value for money’


First time I've even seen the "Big Society" mentioned in ages. Who would have thought a transparent Cameron gimmick would sink without trace, eh?


Did they ever find the missing money - lots of it ?

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The government has taken a small step towards addressing the discrimination faced by service-users with complex healthcare needs who risk being forced into institutions.

Last month, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) wrote to 13 clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) as the first step in a potential judicial review of their policies on long-term NHS funding for care outside hospital, known as NHS continuing healthcare (NHS CHC).

But the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) now appears to have quietly altered key guidance on NHS CHC, making it harder for CCGs to continue to discriminate against disabled people receiving such funding

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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... f-windrush


No 10 refuses Caribbean request to discuss children of Windrush

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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/15/no-10-refuses-caribbean-request-to-discuss-children-of-windrush


No 10 refuses Caribbean request to discuss children of Windrush


"When we've left the EU we'll be able to reconnect with all of our friends in the Commonwealth...no, not those ones...you know...Canada, Australia, New Zealand...the...erm...well...some of them anyway"


It's like we've been treating them as Germany did to Turkish workers - as guests. And guests at some point, by definition, leave...

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HindleA wrote:
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/15/no-10-refuses-caribbean-request-to-discuss-children-of-windrush


No 10 refuses Caribbean request to discuss children of Windrush


"When we've left the EU we'll be able to reconnect with all of our friends in the Commonwealth...no, not those ones...you know...Canada, Australia, New Zealand...the...erm...well...some of them anyway"


It's like we've been treating them as Germany did to Turkish workers - as guests. And guests at some point, by definition, leave...

That's not the agreement the UK made with people from the Caribbean.


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No 10 refuses Caribbean request to discuss children of Windrush


Sign the petition if you haven't already, folks.


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https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/216539

114,000 !

The Caribbean members of the Commonwealth are NOT happy .


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This is from last night but I found it to be a really good piece.

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018- ... -it-wrong/

graham-linehan-on-the-art-of-the-risky-joke-and-why-the-alt-right-get-it-wrong


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I have literaly been away living in the woods for a week and I get back and what do I find?

Apparently Syria needs more explosives.


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