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Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 10:08 am

Morning

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 10:37 am

Good morning, everyone.

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 11:03 am

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... ment-rules

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 12:01 pm

Ah well, my South African mate is happy :P

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 3:59 pm

Super-rich prepare to leave UK 'within minutes' if Labour wins election
The super-rich making a Labour government more likely with this announcement

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 4:02 pm

Seriously, what would regular people lose? What meaningful, wholesome contributions do the super-rich make?

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 4:03 pm

They're no fun at all.

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 4:22 pm

Well, glad that someone has showed up :)

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 4:26 pm

HindleA wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/nov/02/samantha-cameron-under-fire-as-fashion-label-breaches-employment-rules

If people are expected to trade their time, effort, skill and labour for necessary and nice things, proper training and fair pay must be forthcoming. Capitalists must manage the economic system safely, behave respectfully and responsibly. That's not an unreasonable expectation.

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 4:50 pm

AnatolyKasparov wrote:Well, glad that someone has showed up :)

I can see and hear my dad laughing at me and calling me a communist. I don't remember feeling bad about that; it was good-natured laughter. He wasn't shaming me. I was a serious kid. He could be a mean bastard but my siblings and I concluded he'd married the wrong woman. Our mother is difficult.

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 5:00 pm

Watched an old Dalziel and Pascoe this morning. Started with footage of Maggie going on about how the rule of law would have to prevail over the rule of the mob.

Found it all a bit ironic.

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 5:26 pm

tinyclanger2 wrote:Watched an old Dalziel and Pascoe this morning. Started with footage of Maggie going on about how the rule of law would have to prevail over the rule of the mob.

Found it all a bit ironic.
UK governments' rules and laws not benefiting 'the mob' but a small number of people
There's nothing in the UK constitution stopping a UK government with numbers enough to pass or repeal any law they want

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 6:13 pm

citizenJA wrote:
tinyclanger2 wrote:Watched an old Dalziel and Pascoe this morning. Started with footage of Maggie going on about how the rule of law would have to prevail over the rule of the mob.

Found it all a bit ironic.
UK governments' rules and laws not benefiting 'the mob' but a small number of people
There's nothing in the UK constitution stopping a UK government with numbers enough to pass or repeal any law they want


Even so, the Lords can sometimes be surprisingly effective in keeping a majority government in check. If they want to be certain of getting a law passed, they need to put it in their manifesto or risk the Lords rejecting it. It's not much of a backstop, admittedly, but since the Lords reforms under Blair, the Tories have faced more challenges and amendments from the upper chamber than they did back in Thatcher's day.

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 6:29 pm

Swinson complaining that ITV have chosen the wrong Tory leader,or something.

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 6:30 pm

tinyclanger2 wrote:Watched an old Dalziel and Pascoe this morning. Started with footage of Maggie going on about how the rule of law would have to prevail over the rule of the mob.

Found it all a bit ironic.


Treating the rule of law as almost an optional extra will hurt the Tories in the long run, beyond doubt.

The real question is if it does in the next six weeks......

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 7:04 pm

Calls are growing for the next government to make the suspension of fracking in England permanent after a minister suggested the halt to exploration may only be temporary.

...the business secretary, Andrea Leadsom, made it clear that the moratorium was only in place “until the science changes. It is quite clear that we can’t be certain. The science isn’t accurate enough to be able to assess the fault lines, the geological studies have been shown to be inaccurate and therefore unless, and until we can be absolutely certain we are imposing a moratorium.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... tion-stunt
nitwit statement from Leadsom

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 7:09 pm

Willow904 wrote:
citizenJA wrote:
tinyclanger2 wrote:Watched an old Dalziel and Pascoe this morning. Started with footage of Maggie going on about how the rule of law would have to prevail over the rule of the mob.

Found it all a bit ironic.
UK governments' rules and laws not benefiting 'the mob' but a small number of people
There's nothing in the UK constitution stopping a UK government with numbers enough to pass or repeal any law they want


Even so, the Lords can sometimes be surprisingly effective in keeping a majority government in check. If they want to be certain of getting a law passed, they need to put it in their manifesto or risk the Lords rejecting it. It's not much of a backstop, admittedly, but since the Lords reforms under Blair, the Tories have faced more challenges and amendments from the upper chamber than they did back in Thatcher's day.
I'm grateful for your reminder. I'd forgotten the Lords and party manifestos.

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 7:15 pm

What's going on with Electoral Calculus, please? Shocking. I'm only a little consoled by the admission their 2017 GE prediction was incredibly wrong.

https://www.electoralcalculus.co.uk/homepage.html

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 7:23 pm

https://www.electoralcalculus.co.uk/pse ... 90905.html

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 8:11 pm

Electoral Calculus is barely any better than "Best For Britain", and has always been that bad.

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 8:40 pm

HindleA wrote:https://www.electoralcalculus.co.uk/pseph_gepred20190905.html
;)

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 9:37 pm

Talking of the election I saw this yesterday...

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A parishioner, a plumber, was working today when two Tory canvassers asked if they could rely on his vote. When he said he would be voting Lib Dem or Green, and explained why, one said “you and your sort are the reason this country’s in the mess it’s in today”. Which was nice.

12:47 PM - 30 Oct 2019

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 10:38 pm

Fair enough,it is not as if the Tory bastard Party has ever been part of a misgovernment.

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 10:41 pm

Born on the same day as me,the Rev.I was never knowingly in the Communards

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 10:48 pm

At current rate of progress Leeds will win their last home games well into double figures.

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 10:49 pm

The curse if there was one has been truly lifted(but will it return)

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 10:51 pm

Highlights on Quest TV,I didn't even know until recently that the channel existed.

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 10:53 pm

I still do the waiting for the twenty seven repeats thing whilst watching live

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 10:55 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... tion-hopes

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 11:01 pm

To be fair they have made it a 24/7 perpetually in crisis service,as promised.

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sat 02 Nov, 2019 11:01 pm

Lower than the lowest vermin unimaginable.

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sun 03 Nov, 2019 1:28 am

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... ts-say-mps

The usual "unintended "bullshit.

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sun 03 Nov, 2019 2:36 am

https://www.parliament.uk/business/comm ... hed-17-19/

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sun 03 Nov, 2019 2:40 am

No Government should have even considered,of course.

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sun 03 Nov, 2019 2:53 am

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-50278634


No Government should have even contemplated

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sun 03 Nov, 2019 2:59 am

There /was/is no economic or moral justification that stands the barest of scrutiny.
No for or against,pros and cons,on the one hand and the other.Presenting a "balanced"view of the unbalanceable is not only disingenuous but reprehensibly irresponsible.

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sun 03 Nov, 2019 3:01 am

Purposefully enacted targeted harm is purposefully enacted targeted harm and far from the only one of course.

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sun 03 Nov, 2019 3:01 am

https://m.huffingtonpost.co.uk/amp/entr ... ccounter=1

"Boris Johnson’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings is facing questions from Labour over his past in Russia after an apparent whistleblower came forward with “serious concerns”."

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sun 03 Nov, 2019 3:02 am

Some things are absolute

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sun 03 Nov, 2019 3:10 am

The I can't believe some think we're not Tories Party's Alexander nearly gave the game away in the non relevant comparison between benefit receivers and workers,when of course for many it was a doubly whammy.They were perfectly aware.
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Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sun 03 Nov, 2019 3:19 am

No overall cap on the amount of bullshit.

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sun 03 Nov, 2019 10:59 am

Benefits freeze to end in 2020, government confirms
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-50278634

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sun 03 Nov, 2019 10:59 am

Good morning, everyone.

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sun 03 Nov, 2019 11:45 am

MPs warned to not go out alone or after dark during general election
Public anger over Brexit, as well as prospect of campaigning in the dark, has led to safety concerns
Observer
enmity & division
Brexit and this GE are Tory party decisions foisted on us all

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sun 03 Nov, 2019 11:56 am

citizenJA wrote:
Benefits freeze to end in 2020, government confirms
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-50278634


Something repeatedly announced before now, but given top billing on the BBC "news" page this morning.

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sun 03 Nov, 2019 12:01 pm

Did Labour and the LibDems not also support (or at least not, not support) the GE?
I had thought the plan was to go for a referendum before any GE but that appeared to suddenly cave.

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sun 03 Nov, 2019 12:10 pm

Helena Bonham Carter defends Cameron as a decent man who has ... an amazing ability to withstand pressure.
"I don't think he's a "run-awayer"" she said.

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sun 03 Nov, 2019 12:14 pm

tinyclanger2 wrote:Did Labour and the LibDems not also support (or at least not, not support) the GE?
I had thought the plan was to go for a referendum before any GE but that appeared to suddenly cave.
Johnson tried repealing that two-thirds fixed term Parliament thing for a GE, failed, then tabled their legislation for a GE requiring nothing more than a simple majority. Can someone explain the device Johnson used, please? Tory government pulled their WA and are hustling nation and people into an intentionally created tough spot.

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sun 03 Nov, 2019 12:17 pm

tinyclanger2 wrote:Helena Bonham Carter defends Cameron as a decent man who has ... an amazing ability to withstand pressure.
"I don't think he's a "run-awayer"" she said.
oh for chrissake
Is the woman aware he bolted over three years ago?

Re: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sun 03 Nov, 2019 12:24 pm

To be fair it did needed to be confirmed given suspension of budget but agree about prominence/presentation.
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