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https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... d-startups

Universal credit rules risk 'crushing' self-employed and startups
Committee of MPs says benefit ‘designed with little regard’ for sixth of UK workforce

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Government officials will probe whether the Tory benefits regime is causing homelessness


Making people vulnerable.Impact statements clearly states,subject to (impossible/irrelevant)behaviour change.


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From the archive: no ban on caning disabled children - May 1968


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Surprised I could link given I'm in a cave in the Outer Inner Hebrides.


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Staffa to be precise then?

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PostPosted: Thu 10 May, 2018 8:54 am 
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By the way has anyone seen any swifts yet?


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PostPosted: Thu 10 May, 2018 8:58 am 
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PaulfromYorkshire wrote:
By the way has anyone seen any swifts yet?


I'm not saying . . .


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PostPosted: Thu 10 May, 2018 8:59 am 
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Don't know tbh.Unless birds tell me I generally don't know what they are.


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"Golden Eagle?"

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PostPosted: Thu 10 May, 2018 9:01 am 
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Miniature?


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PostPosted: Thu 10 May, 2018 9:02 am 
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Should have ID cards or something.


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PostPosted: Thu 10 May, 2018 9:04 am 
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I'm worse with plants.


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PostPosted: Thu 10 May, 2018 9:08 am 
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"Forget me nots"


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PostPosted: Thu 10 May, 2018 9:09 am 
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HindleA wrote:
I'm worse with plants.

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/6 ... artins.jpg

swallows swifts and a couple of types of martin !

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/22527420

Now I know too :-)

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PaulfromYorkshire wrote:
By the way has anyone seen any swifts yet?

No, but some have been seen in Yorkshire so hopefully won't be long. Swallows have only just turned up here.

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Walking in a bit of a daze from the shops only to be snapped back to reality by the screech of three swifts soaring past. First of the season in Loftus @clevelandbirds @nybirdnews

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Domestic violence victims face ‘thousands of pounds’ of UC rent arrears, MP warns


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Refugees resettled under the vulnerable persons resettlement scheme sanctioned for attending English language courses, says Government inspector - report here, extract below http://bit.ly/2KMdNGU

https://twitter.com/paullewismoney/stat ... 3707247616

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... evised.pdf

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DWP=(as ever)rogue,actively working against ,no chance of integration in any area with its continued existence,time to disband and disperse.


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Classic Vid above of Caroline Nokes and hopeless very senior (!) acccomplices from the Home Office .

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Morning all.

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EU: No

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May: Option A

Half cabinet: No

May: Or option B

Other half cabinet: No

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Give up her job or go to a care home: that’s the choice this 30-year-old was given. And she’s by no means alone


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(There's a point in my continual bemoaning about the false portrayal/misrepresentation)
Historical amnesia,abounds.


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When I say historical,increasingly current.


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SegreTory bastards.


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Segregate yourselves to an island somewhere away from the rest of us,in "fairness"


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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... t-pm-at-92


Malaysia's former leader set to become world's oldest prime minister at 92


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The Government Has Been Reported To The Information Commissioner Over A Report Leaked To BuzzFeed News


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PostPosted: Thu 10 May, 2018 10:25 am 
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"Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd) (Lab)
Q13. Waiting times for personal independence payment tribunals in Wales have quadrupled over the past four years. My constituent, Alan McKittrick, is suffering from prostate cancer, angina, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, arthritis, hernias, mental ill health, dizziness, blackouts and ulcers, yet his initial PIP claim was refused. He then waited 56 weeks for an appeal, which he won. Will the Prime Minister apologise to Alan, and when will she end this hostile environment towards sick and disabled people? [905242]


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Obviously, Members across this House raise issues about the PIP process, and the Department for Work and Pensions is consistently looking at the whole PIP process. One of the issues that the hon. Gentleman raised in his question was the health of the individual concerned. As he sits for a Welsh constituency, I would have thought that, if he wants to talk about health, he should talk to the Labour Government in Wales."

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PaulfromYorkshire wrote:
By the way has anyone seen any swifts yet?

Morning folks,
I saw my first swallows on Tuesday, in Chatton. No swifts yet.


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PostPosted: Thu 10 May, 2018 10:56 am 
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https://act.autism.org.uk/page/23714/petition/1


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Lewisham East byelection will be on 14th June.


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When getting the most votes isn’t enough – England’s 2018 local elections


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55DegreesNorth wrote:
PaulfromYorkshire wrote:
By the way has anyone seen any swifts yet?

Morning folks,
I saw my first swallows on Tuesday, in Chatton. No swifts yet.


Saw quite a few swallows in a small bird sanctuary near Newtown (which was new in the 19th century, has an unfortunate name and is a nice place) about three weeks ago now, and also saw a pied flycatcher (which I have just failed to upload a picture of, pretty little black and white thing).

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HindleA wrote:
https://act.autism.org.uk/page/23714/petition/1


http://careandsupportalliance.com/bigso ... urvey2018/


Impossible to sign every petition, but have signed this one. The Dilnot Report was published back in 2011 and still no action 7 years later. A real disgrace.

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No answers for PaulfromYorkshire from Andrew Leadsom, it seems:
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Leadsom refuses to deny reports key Brexit bill being delayed until autumn to avoid Commons defeat
In business questions Valerie Vaz, the shadow leader of the Commons, asked when the EU withdrawal bill would come back to the Commons. And she asked about reports that the government is planning to delay bringing back the trade bill and the customs bill until the autumn because ministers are worried about losing votes on the customs union.

She did not get much in the way of answers. Andrea Leadsom, the Commons leader, said the EU withdrawal bill would be coming back to the Commons, but she did not say when. And she claimed that there was “no hold up” with other legislation like the trade bill or the customs bill. But she would not confirm that those bills would come back to the Commons for their report stage debates before the summer recess (which is what everyone was expecting until recently). She went on:

There are very complex negotiations underway and it’s right that we bring forward these bills at the appropriate time, as indeed we will do.



https://www.theguardian.com/politics/bl ... itics-live

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DWP=(as ever)rogue,actively working against ,no chance of integration in any area with its continued existence,time to disband and disperse.

After 8 years every govt dept seems to have descended into incompetence and/or sociopathy.

Hated Thatcher's govts but I remember them as being reasonably competent at what they were trying to do, leaving aside macroeconomics at which they were truly terrible.

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Andy Burnham on Debbie Abrahams

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... rahams-out

andy-burnham-says-labour-hounded-debbie-abrahams-out


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Nick Gibb speech at launch of Midland Knowledge Hub


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HindleA wrote:
https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/nick-gibb-speech-at-launch-of-midland-knowledge-hub


Nick Gibb speech at launch of Midland Knowledge Hub



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It is a pleasure to be at the launch of the Midland Knowledge Hub. Today marks another milestone in the movement to ensure that all children benefit from a knowledge-rich curriculum.


Parp!

that was quick - now I don't have to read the rest of it.

That phrase really grates....

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Senior Brexiteer Dan Hannan admits leaving EU is not quite going to plan

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/senior-brexiteer-admits-leaving-eu-is-not-quite-going-to-plan-a3835561.html

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Dan Hannan, the Conservative MEP whose speeches against Brussels went viral on YouTube, said Britain should seek an “Efta-type arrangement, à la Suisse” to protect trade with the EU.

He expressed surprise that an uncompromising Brexit was being pursued despite the closeness of the 52-48 referendum result which backed Leave.

Mr Hannan, writing on ConservativeHome, said he was often asked, “not working out the way you thought, is it?” He said: “To be fair, they’ve got a point.” He went on: “I had assumed that, by now, we’d have reached a broad national consensus around a moderate form of withdrawal that recognised the narrowness of the result.”


The idea that Hannan had any idea about thing might work post-Brexit is pretty far-fetched.

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Senior Brexiteer Dan Hannan admits leaving EU is not quite going to plan


A bit of honesty from him, whatever next :o


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Heidi Alexander

It's official. I am no longer the MP for Lewisham East. I am instead the "Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead". A strange title and an even stranger feeling. New twitter handle = next task.


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US sanctions were already biting VERY hard , blowback coming perhaps ? --

chinas-zte-may-be-first-major-casualty-of-trade-war-with-us

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PaulfromYorkshire wrote:
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It's official. I am no longer the MP for Lewisham East. I am instead the "Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead". A strange title and an even stranger feeling. New twitter handle = next task.


So she isn't following Chris Williamson, then ;)


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