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PostPosted: Thu 01 Nov, 2018 5:34 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Nov, 2018 5:45 pm 
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Crouch resigns.

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Nov, 2018 7:13 pm 
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Crouch End.


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PostPosted: Thu 01 Nov, 2018 8:16 pm 
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I'm sorry, what???

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Today, the Digital Minister admitted she wasn't consulted on the new Digital Tax.

WATCH the stunned Commons response below.
12:46 PM - Nov 1, 2018



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PostPosted: Thu 01 Nov, 2018 8:29 pm 
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Presumably she wasn't told so that she couldn't leak it and claim the credit for cracking down on the digital co's.

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Looking back at the debate on liberalisation of gambling laws under Labour in 2004, I was struck by this from Frank Dobson
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I support most of the Bill because we clearly need to modernise the laws on gambling, but I oppose the proposal to make it easier for multinational casinos to rip off hard-working British families. There is no public demand for the provisions in the Bill. Before there was any unstimulated demand, shall we say, opinion polls showed that more than 90 per cent. of the population believed that there were enough opportunities for gambling already. People have come to my advice surgeries about housing, schools, pensions, passports and policing, but in 25 years I cannot recall one person coming to see me because they wanted us to increase the opportunities for gambling. I have, however, had quite a lot of people coming to see me because their lives have been ruined by their spouse's gambling away all the family income. We should not do anything that is likely to increase the opportunities for that. There is no public demand for the changes, so we appear to be changing the law to make it easier for casino companies to tempt hard-working British families to lose their money so that they can make profits. It is worth remembering that the casinos cannot make profits unless most punters lose their money.

I'd forgotten about this bill, but it really was a new low for New Labour. Well said Frank Dobson (though he didn't vote against it).


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PostPosted: Thu 01 Nov, 2018 9:31 pm 
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There's a great screenshot in here - let's just say it hasn't aged well...

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Nov, 2018 9:51 pm 
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Hmm...

https://twitter.com/paulwaugh/status/10 ... 5409625096

So if there's no delay then why did Crouch resign?

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RogerOThornhill wrote:
Hmm...

https://twitter.com/paulwaugh/status/10 ... 5409625096

So if there's no delay then why did Crouch resign?

The final "to the Government and me" is an odd turn of phrase.


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RogerOThornhill wrote:
Hmm...

https://twitter.com/paulwaugh/status/10 ... 5409625096

So if there's no delay then why did Crouch resign?

The final "to the Government and me" is an odd turn of phrase.


Maybe Mr May goes out clubbing every night and leaves her all alone in No 10?

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Trump's latest plan, learning from Netanyahu, seems to be ordering troops to shoot at crowds armed only with stones as though they are armed with a deadly weapon.

I wonder if France might consider asking for their gift to celebrate 100 years of the revolution back?

The New Colossus By Emma Lazarus
To be found on the pedestal of the Statue of LIberty.

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

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