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Wednesday 21st April 2021

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Morning all.
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Good morning. Are we back to something like normality?

More lobbying...

Boris Johnson ‘promised James Dyson he would fix tax issue’

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... -tax-issue

[quote]Dyson, whose firm is based in Singapore, wrote to the Treasury asking for an assurance that his staff would not have to pay additional tax if they came to the UK to work on the project.

However, when he failed to receive a reply, the BBC said he took up the matter directly with the prime minister.

He said in a text that the firm was ready but that “sadly” it seemed no one wanted them to proceed.

Johnson replied: “I will fix it tomo! We need you. It looks fantastic.”

The prime minister then texted him again, saying: “[Chancellor Rishi [Sunak] says it is fixed!! We need you here.”[/quote]
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Re: Wednesday 21st April 2021

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Obviously not quite...

The thing about the Dyson involvement I could never quite understand is how they managed to spend so much money on something that was already in use - it wasn't that this was a completely new piece of equipment - all that was wanted was "more of the same"

I don't buy the "cost £20m" - if they were using their own people then it was simply an allocation of costs that would have been spent elsewhere. Unless they actually lost another project or doing something else was delayed then it didn't "cost" them anything.
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Re: Wednesday 21st April 2021

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I see one of our most ridiculous MPs is at it again...

[quote]Andrew Rosindell MP
@AndrewRosindell
I agree, all schools should fly the Union Jack outside their school and a different pupil each morning should be given the honour of raising the flag at the start of the school day. The flag should also be displayed permanently in school assembly halls. Flag of United Kingdom[/quote]

:roll:
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I've been meaning to post here about the tory Tees Valley mayor being very likely to get reelected, not because he's any good, but because his PR is.

Northeast Bylines have an article on that very subject.

Ben Houchen, the tale of Teesside Airport, and the lexicon of the new right

The link won't work but you get the idea.
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Re: Wednesday 21st April 2021

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It does indeed appear that normality has finally returned. Huzzah!

EDIT: though the screen that appears when you post something is still large sized.
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It will probably be the weekend before I can have a proper look at fixing the site.
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Good afternoon, everyone.
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[quote="AnatolyKasparov"]It does indeed appear that normality has finally returned. Huzzah!

EDIT: though the screen that appears when you post something is still large sized.[/quote]
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Re: Wednesday 21st April 2021

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Quoting still appears to be out of sync at present too.
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Lindsay Hoyle's opened a new twitter account as Speaker, less than 3 hours to get it in the neck from Mike Galsworthy about Johnson's lies.

"Would love to see you ensure the record is corrected in Hansard where there have been misleading statements in Parliament.

It would be a terrible personal legacy -and bad for democracy- if the official record were riddled and unreliable during your tenure."
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Re: Wednesday 21st April 2021

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Uh-oh, looks like things are playing up again.
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Re: Wednesday 21st April 2021

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Hello all - just checking in
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Re: Wednesday 21st April 2021

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So you will see we have some gremlins in the works!

(though it seems you can still thank posts, which is nice)
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Re: Wednesday 21st April 2021

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Yes - I assumed it was me.
Obviously am surprised PF hasn't fixed it.
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