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Yet another new neighbour to the left of me,a rapid turnover for some inexplicable reason.I only howl at the moon at weekends now.


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"Look the barstwards in the eyes and say you're going to do it anyway".They revel in their "sufficiently vulnerable"segretory policies.



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Job fears as Japanese bid to build Royal Navy support ships
Union warns of setback for shipyard workers if contract goes abroad


Fears are mounting that a billion-pound contract to build a new fleet of ships for the Royal Navy could go to a Japanese company. The move would trigger dismay in UK military circles and would be seen as a major setback for the country’s shipyards, struggling with dwindling order books.

It could also have political consequences as a decision to award the contract to an overseas firm might damage the government.

The National Shipbuilding Strategy makes it clear that Royal Navy warships must be built in the UK for reasons of national security. But ministers confirmed in parliament last week that the new fleet solid support ships, which will carry ammunition and explosives, will not be classed as “warships”, which means they can be built by companies outside the UK.

In an attempt to up the ante, last week Jeremy Corbyn called for more major public contracts to go to British companies to shore up the country’s industrial base following Brexit.

But the government wants to find savings in its defence budget and needs international firms to bid for contracts to keep prices down. (Guardian - my emphasis)


https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/28/new-royal-navy-support-ships-built-abroad


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Have bought a bluetooth speaker to accompany Sybil and our strictly come scrubbing overnight practice sessions in the microwave room (two-half a million pounds each).Working on relevant playlist,"midnight"features a lot and trapped/escape themes


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"Work"-apparently.


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Great riposte to too many stories telling us that only public schools can create top people even in sport...

Bale, Warburton and now Geraint Thomas: the state school on a fast track to sporting glory

The pic of Thomas with his thumbs up after today's win holding a packet of welshcakes in the other hand is great.

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"...claiming child benefit, whether it is actually paid or not, ensures the claiming parent receives NICs while the child is under 12. But a mother (and it’s usually the mother) who does not claim, may fail to build up their full state pension entitlement.

To receive a state pension the parent needs to have paid NICs, or received NICs, for a full 35 tax years. The credits are crucial for stay-at-home parents, as they plug the gap in the NICs record while looking after their children."

- Beware: forgoing child benefit could cost you your state pension
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Is claiming child benefit the only mechanism available to government ensuring parents receive a full state pension? People might not know the two are linked and get messed up. It's not right.


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PostPosted: Sat 28 Jul, 2018 8:23 pm 
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All people require 35 years.Well passed that myself,of course some years off (on assumption) to actually getting it.In general it is best to check these things,you can make up gaps,ensure credited,but it gets more expensive in time or time contingent,not just for pension purposes but lest being hit by the last two years requirement for sickness/bereavement allowance purposes,more than a couple of weeks in any and you are screwed/becomes means tested.


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Having said that,I had the necessary requirements which the DWP.obviously knew but still default denied on cJSA.


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Many don't pursue if temporary,as I didn't,it's rather what they bank on.


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"...claiming child benefit, whether it is actually paid or not, ensures the claiming parent receives NICs while the child is under 12. But a mother (and it’s usually the mother) who does not claim, may fail to build up their full state pension entitlement.

To receive a state pension the parent needs to have paid NICs, or received NICs, for a full 35 tax years. The credits are crucial for stay-at-home parents, as they plug the gap in the NICs record while looking after their children."

- Beware: forgoing child benefit could cost you your state pension
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Is claiming child benefit the only mechanism available to government ensuring parents receive a full state pension? People might not know the two are linked and get messed up. It's not right.


It's the only way I know of, if you're a full-time parent not working or claiming any other benefits. Now my youngest is 12 I'm no longer getting NICs covered so if I can't find a job which pays at least £102 a week I won't be building my entitlement to a full state pension. With the new retirement age of 67 I should have enough time to get back on track, but the extension to 35 years does make it feel a little bit more of a pressure and worry tbh. My oldest has Asperger's so has needed a bit more support and so I don't regret being a stay at home mum but it has been difficult financially and will continue to affect my personal finances after they're grown up as I haven't been able to pay into a private pension either. Even so, the NICs I've received via claiming Child Benefit does make me feel a smidge more independent than having to rely on my husband's pension when I retire as women used to have to do, so it's not all bad :)

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I got credited but zilch money,the sanction threat was non existent.


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The difference given taxable etc was minimal.


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And the online application (though outside UC) was an epic failure.


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Epic possibly an exaggeration.It said "accepted" but wasn't,redone at now closed JC.


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Printed proof in front of their face wasn't enough.


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The DWP "guaranteed to.make you question your very existence"


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I have other pensions/pensions to come.In saner times it was possible,indeed Government discounted half contributions in their calculations for the very purpose,to continue such work pension contributions in our situation in non easy fit binaryist flexible fashion.No more.


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Debt inducing heavier reliance on the State one of those unintended consequence.


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Even "doing the right thing" was wrong,who knew?


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Not complying with the sufficiently pathetic and daring to wish to participate shouldn't be dangerous.


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You can't need support if it leads to" unfair" participation or something.


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I look for some kind of logic,perhaps I shouldn't.


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Eleven posts in a row, I feel compelled to intervene.


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Apologies.Somewhat hyperactive at the moment.I blame the Tories,as it is always their fault.


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Ian Austin seems to be shocked that being abusive to someone results in disciplinary proceedings.

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https://www.gov.uk/government/news/gove ... cal-debate


Press release

Government launches consultation to protect political debate

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... mmigration


The British liberal running for office in Texas: 'The accent captures attention'


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HindleA wrote:
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jul/29/capita-outsourcing-bad-news-turnaround?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

"The “shambles” remark, in a public accounts committee report last week, referred to a seven-year contract signed in 2015 for NHS England to outsource key services to Capita. Delays in the contract potentially put patients at risk, said the report. Capita was forced to apologise for “unacceptable failings in relation to the initial delivery of this contract” but said it was now meeting most of its targets."

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/28/andrew-morris-texas-british-politician-immigration


The British liberal running for office in Texas: 'The accent captures attention'

When my brother and his Londoner wife moved to the US many years ago, he said Americans had no problem identifying her as British but were baffled by his Yorkshire accent. :D

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" In an attempt to tackle the looming crisis, Defra has confirmed that the environment secretary, Michael Gove, is to summon the chief executives of the water companies that have failed to meet their leakage targets to explain how they intend to improve their performance. "

farmers-drought-summit-food-supply-fears-crisis-heatwave

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... s-heatwave

So Govey is 'attempting', they will surely be 'apologising' while loading themselves up with debt, paying high salaries, high dividends, but very little tax indeed !

Bizness as usual in Outsourced UK (BVI).


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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/28/andrew-morris-texas-british-politician-immigration


The British liberal running for office in Texas: 'The accent captures attention'

When my brother and his Londoner wife moved to the US many years ago, he said Americans had no problem identifying her as British but were baffled by his Yorkshire accent. :D


From Manchester, I once had a Yank ask me - while in conversation in English - what my first language was.

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The main problem lies in voting in intellectual and moral lightweights to run something as complex as a country.

How hard can it be (Dunning Kruger)?

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Facebook, Twitter and Google could face their worst regulation nightmares if the recommendations of parliament’s report into fake news, based on a leaked version published on Friday by the former campaign strategist for Vote Leave, come to pass.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... -their-way


Bloody tech. How many solutions looking for problems do we need - given the current global situation.

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Well done fishpointer:

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Worst case Brexit: Army on standby if Britain crashes out of EU

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Danny Dyer was 'perfectly entitled' to call David Cameron a t**t, says Downing Street

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