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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct, 2018 6:04 am 
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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct, 2018 6:57 am 
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Morning. "Nice day for a white wedding"



That's sarcasm, btw. It's an absolutely horrible day today down in the SW, just in case you were thinking we were bucking what I believe will be the general trend today. Very wet and windy.

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct, 2018 8:18 am 
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Maybe working continuous nights does have health/mental consequences;eating a "savoury snack biscuit" 'wondering why the abbreviation of the Trades Union Congress is on it.

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cake! Cherry stalks instead of candles :)

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double cake, can't quite work out why, never mind. More cake!


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https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/ ... conference

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Damian Hinds speech at Confederation of School Trusts conference
Education Secretary speaks at launch of Confederation of School Trusts to praise the diversity and accountability of academies.

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct, 2018 8:46 am 
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Open consultation

Directions for integrated care providers (ICPs)

https://consultations.dh.gov.uk/commiss ... irections/


https://www.gov.uk/government/consultat ... iders-icps

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https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/damian-hinds-speech-at-confederation-of-school-trusts-conference

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Damian Hinds speech at Confederation of School Trusts conference
Education Secretary speaks at launch of Confederation of School Trusts to praise the diversity and accountability of academies.


I get so bored with having to point this out...

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As the Freedom and Autonomy for Schools National Association, for some years now you have worked alongside government to make sure more schools and school leaders have the freedom to make the best decisions on behalf of their pupils and their communities.

Under the leadership of Leora Cruddas, I know the next few years will be just as productive. And I know – new name aside – you will continue to be an important voice for the autonomy and for the benefit of multi-academy trusts


The reason that Cruddas has re-positioned and renamed her org is that schools in MATs don't have freedom!

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Thanks to sky for the QT review. I usually turn it on towards the end and promptly turn it off again but last night it was so unusual I watched the rest of it. Knowledgeable people in the audience and a conspicuous absence of applause.

They were talking about drugs and Ross Thomson said it was easier to get cocaine delivered through an app on your phone, than a pizza, cue people on twitter asking how he knows.

Re Kezia Dugdale, there's a video of her speaking at the Scottish Parliament about the 'rape clause' which is outstanding, always good to see Ruth Davidson squirming.

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EU makes direct appeal to Northern Irish firms on Brexit backstop
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business leaders in Belfast said they believed the EU deal could be a “life jacket” for the region and avert a no-deal disaster.

“They said they think this is an amazing deal you are getting, something nobody else in the world has even been offered,” said Seamus Leheny, the director of policy at the Freight Transport Association of Northern Ireland, who was at the meeting.

EU sources have separately expressed deep frustration that their message is being drowned out by narratives in Belfast and London. “We have been incredibly flexible, we are breaking our single market rules just because of the unique position of Northern Ireland. This has never been offered to anyone else and will not be offered in the future,” said a source.

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“The DUP was always seen as the party of business, and if the business community says we need a backstop solution, maybe they think it will be harder for the DUP to block a deal,” said Leheny.

The Northern Ireland Retail Consortium (NIRC), which also attended the meeting, said the deal on the table was uniquely beneficial to Northern Ireland’s economy, which would suffer disproportionately from Brexit.

The DUP has warned it will vote against any deal that involves checks between Northern Ireland and Britain, with Sammy Wilson, the DUP MP for East Antrim, accusing the EU of performing a “confidence trick” on May.

What a can of worms Cameron opened.

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"Life jacket" -- most interesting !

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Very windy here but now dry, and strangely, 24° forecast for this afternoon !

A friend told me the other day that an onshore wind can blow scallops into shallow water, low tide is at 5 so I may have a ‘prowl’ …

Has this always been standard or is it a new invention ? —

The signatories to contracts must undertake to “pay the utmost regard to the standing and reputation” of the Work and Pensions Secretary, the newspaper reported, adding that they must “not do anything which may attract adverse publicity” to her, damage her reputation, or harm the public’s confidence in her.

Difficult to imagine how to punish offenders , at least in the short term .

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/p ... 80056.html


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frog222 wrote:
"Life jacket" -- most interesting !

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Very windy here but now dry, and strangely, 24° forecast for this afternoon !

A friend told me the other day that an onshore wind can blow scallops into shallow water, low tide is at 5 so I may have a ‘prowl’ …

Has this always been standard or is it a new invention ? —

The signatories to contracts must undertake to “pay the utmost regard to the standing and reputation” of the Work and Pensions Secretary, the newspaper reported, adding that they must “not do anything which may attract adverse publicity” to her, damage her reputation, or harm the public’s confidence in her.

Difficult to imagine how to punish offenders , at least in the short term .

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/p ... 80056.html


I don't know is the short answer. But the wording suggests that it's been newly-made, and tailor-made for the current post-holder.



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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct, 2018 10:58 am 
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PF -- I was wondering if any similar previous draftings were for 'he' or 'their' ...


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McVile has been a hated figure for some time now .


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McVile has been a hated figure for some time now .


Just ask our AH about that.


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I enjoyed this one from the LT on the bbc's er excessive even-handedness

" hundredhander @ OhGoodGrief 2h ago

''So, Adolf, people say that you're an extremist, what would you say to the One Show viewers....?!''

( I was working on a variation of that one myself .. and with much company I'm sure . )


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frog222 wrote:
PF -- I was wondering if any similar previous draftings were for 'he' or 'their' ...


Yes, that's what I was getting at - "their" would suggest that it existed previously - but it is specific in that it says "she", rather than simply carrying over the more general "their" or other non-personalised wording.


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" Just ask our AH about that. "

No need I assure you :-)


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frog222 wrote:
I enjoyed this one from the LT on the bbc's er excessive even-handedness

" hundredhander @ OhGoodGrief 2h ago

''So, Adolf, people say that you're an extremist, what would you say to the One Show viewers....?!''

( I was working on a variation of that one myself .. and with much company I'm sure . )


Too close to the truth for comfort, that's for sure :evil:


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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct, 2018 11:07 am 
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Oh - good morfternoon.


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Fracking now to go ahead (tomorrow) in Lancashire.


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Fracking now to go ahead (tomorrow) in Lancashire.


Not unexpected, but still........

On the same topic, I see that the judge who recently jailed anti-fracking protesters has links to energy companies.


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AK -- a link please ! For my antifracking sister .


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AK -- a link please ! For my antifracking sister .


I found this Mail article -

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Revealed: Judge who jailed 'Fracking Three' for climbing on lorries at drilling site has family links to oil and gas firms - and sister said 'give shale a chance' in letter backing controversial process (Mail)


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6263925/Judge-jailed-Fracking-Three-family-links-oil-gas-firms.html

I hope it goes some way to fitting the bill. I found it by "Googling" 'anti-fracking protesters jailed', so there may well be other\better stuff out there.


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Ha! My last post had (unintentional) echoes of SpinningHugo. Sorry about that . . .


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SH is still quite busy on Twitter, for anybody who may miss them. Don't all rush at once, now......


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AnatolyKasparov wrote:
SH is still quite busy on Twitter, for anybody who may miss them. Don't all rush at once, now......

I muted them a while back as they kept cropping up, mentioned by people I follow and otherwise respect.

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http://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2018/10 ... lying-game

I sincerely hope Ian Dunt is right and the endgame is near.
Who can take much more of this?

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This is truly dramatic, if true. The murder of Jamal Khashoggi was allegedly recorded on his Apple watch and transmitted outside.

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Let's have a resume of all those newspaper pieces telling us the present Saudi monarch was a great "reformer", shall we?


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Hello, citizen

I went to the beach, discovered a hip didn't appreciate that much walking, and picked up ONE clam !

Now to read this afternoon's gems. Including -- " hairy-prospect-of-us-food-rules-and-a-taxing-eamonn-holmes-royal-wedding"

Crace's week https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... al-wedding


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Anybody for the night shift then?


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I saw an interview with Philip Hammond today where (I paraphrase) he claimed that Theresa May had said that austerity would be over when we'd sorted out "Brexit" and got a deal finalised. I don't remember hearing her put it in those terms. Anyone else?


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PorFavor wrote:
I saw an interview with Philip Hammond today where (I paraphrase) he claimed that Theresa May had said that austerity would be over when we'd sorted out "Brexit" and got a deal finalised. I don't remember hearing her put it in those terms. Anyone else?

. . and they say he hasn't got a sense of humour.


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