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posted on 20/1/20

comment by Blue in the face (U22288)
posted 39 minutes ago
comment by Hector (U3606)
posted 8 minutes ago
comment by Blue in the face (U22288)
posted 13 minutes ago
Only one sneering at voters outside London is you Hector.

Shame, I really tried to have a sincere conversation on politics with you. It is impossible.
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Thats really not true though is it.
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It is. You don't comprehend alternate views and repeat the same regurgitated rubbish.
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posted on 20/1/20

comment by Blue in the face (U22288)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by New Magnum. The Mild Drover (U16400)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Blue in the face (U22288)
posted 7 minutes ago
comment by New Magnum. The Mild Drover (U16400)
posted 14 seconds ago
comment by Blue in the face (U22288)
posted 55 minutes ago
comment by Hector (U3606)
posted 1 minute ago
Cut, Cut, Cut, compassionate conservatism.
Tories take responsibility for nothing, its always somebody elses fault. In power for most of my life, but its Blairs fault, its Browns fault, its the EU's fault and still the hard of thinking don't pin the tail on the donkey for their crumbling services, victorian infrastructure, chronic housing shortage ETC ETC
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As opposed to many so-called progressive blaming "forty years of Thatcherism" for thier failures, despite the fact that uber-left-wing Tony Blair
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Might be the first time that phrase has ever been used.
Uber-left- wing compared to....Genghis khan? Mussolini?
Even Thatcher regarded him as a protege.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Not this again.

Completely overhauled the civil service, education, crime, immigration, created multiculturalism as a policy. The supreme court, pro-EU, trotskyist foreign policy adventures, and threw a sledgehammer at conservative concepts such as family life.

He was incredibly left wing. Just because he didn't nationalise trains it doesn't change the reality he completely overhauled the key institutions of Britain.

But whatever, use laugh emojis because you are too thick comprehend evidence based argument.
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So...creating a supreme court is left wing?
Overhauling the civil service is left wing?
Overhauling education is left wing?

family life is a conservative concept.

Then lashing out with a wee insult.

Are you Alf Garnett?
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Err, yes those things are deeply left wing. Especially the supreme court and politicising the civil service.

Clearly you have some ridiculous notion that left wing means leathery trade unionists and mass nationalisation programmes.

Why nationalise a gas board when Labour nationalised childhood instead and totally changed the expectations of citizens and the role of the state through much more effective means?


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Changing the expectations of citizens isn't in itself left wing.
Thatcher changed the expectations of citizens.
What is inherently left wing about creating a supreme court.

Why did Thatcher refer to Tony Blair as her greatest legacy?

posted on 20/1/20

comment by New Magnum. The Mild Drover (U16400)
posted 3 minutes ago
comment by Blue in the face (U22288)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by New Magnum. The Mild Drover (U16400)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Blue in the face (U22288)
posted 7 minutes ago
comment by New Magnum. The Mild Drover (U16400)
posted 14 seconds ago
comment by Blue in the face (U22288)
posted 55 minutes ago
comment by Hector (U3606)
posted 1 minute ago
Cut, Cut, Cut, compassionate conservatism.
Tories take responsibility for nothing, its always somebody elses fault. In power for most of my life, but its Blairs fault, its Browns fault, its the EU's fault and still the hard of thinking don't pin the tail on the donkey for their crumbling services, victorian infrastructure, chronic housing shortage ETC ETC
----------------------------------------------------------------------

As opposed to many so-called progressive blaming "forty years of Thatcherism" for thier failures, despite the fact that uber-left-wing Tony Blair
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Might be the first time that phrase has ever been used.
Uber-left- wing compared to....Genghis khan? Mussolini?
Even Thatcher regarded him as a protege.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Not this again.

Completely overhauled the civil service, education, crime, immigration, created multiculturalism as a policy. The supreme court, pro-EU, trotskyist foreign policy adventures, and threw a sledgehammer at conservative concepts such as family life.

He was incredibly left wing. Just because he didn't nationalise trains it doesn't change the reality he completely overhauled the key institutions of Britain.

But whatever, use laugh emojis because you are too thick comprehend evidence based argument.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
So...creating a supreme court is left wing?
Overhauling the civil service is left wing?
Overhauling education is left wing?

family life is a conservative concept.

Then lashing out with a wee insult.

Are you Alf Garnett?
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Err, yes those things are deeply left wing. Especially the supreme court and politicising the civil service.

Clearly you have some ridiculous notion that left wing means leathery trade unionists and mass nationalisation programmes.

Why nationalise a gas board when Labour nationalised childhood instead and totally changed the expectations of citizens and the role of the state through much more effective means?


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Changing the expectations of citizens isn't in itself left wing.
Thatcher changed the expectations of citizens.
What is inherently left wing about creating a supreme court.

Why did Thatcher refer to Tony Blair as her greatest legacy?
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Err, yes it is, when you are totally reforming their societal role.

Blair was very left wing, it just didn't involve dated concepts like gas boards, and railways, and income tax levels. It was cultural.

Creating a supreme court that overrides the authority and established ideas of justice that date back to 1689 and earlier is very much a left wing thing to do. Yes, very authoritarian, anti-conservative, and dismissive of our institutions' roles.

As for Thatcher, you know most small c conservatives like me don't consider her to be especially right wing? She was a free market liberal who failed to stand up for conservative culture.

I also don't see her as a reigning authority, I wasn't alive for her premiership - but I would have disagreed with about 40-50 percent of what she did.

posted on 20/1/20

comment by Blue in the face (U22288)
posted 23 minutes ago
WWSPD I will look at the links on said wikipedia page about austerity and get back to you. i am writing these comments with one hand around an upper crust baguette at Reading Station.
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Don't worry, enjoy your baguette !

posted on 20/1/20

comment by Blue in the face (U22288)
posted 12 minutes ago
comment by New Magnum. The Mild Drover (U16400)
posted 3 minutes ago
comment by Blue in the face (U22288)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by New Magnum. The Mild Drover (U16400)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Blue in the face (U22288)
posted 7 minutes ago
comment by New Magnum. The Mild Drover (U16400)
posted 14 seconds ago
comment by Blue in the face (U22288)
posted 55 minutes ago
comment by Hector (U3606)
posted 1 minute ago
Cut, Cut, Cut, compassionate conservatism.
Tories take responsibility for nothing, its always somebody elses fault. In power for most of my life, but its Blairs fault, its Browns fault, its the EU's fault and still the hard of thinking don't pin the tail on the donkey for their crumbling services, victorian infrastructure, chronic housing shortage ETC ETC
----------------------------------------------------------------------

As opposed to many so-called progressive blaming "forty years of Thatcherism" for thier failures, despite the fact that uber-left-wing Tony Blair
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Might be the first time that phrase has ever been used.
Uber-left- wing compared to....Genghis khan? Mussolini?
Even Thatcher regarded him as a protege.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Not this again.

Completely overhauled the civil service, education, crime, immigration, created multiculturalism as a policy. The supreme court, pro-EU, trotskyist foreign policy adventures, and threw a sledgehammer at conservative concepts such as family life.

He was incredibly left wing. Just because he didn't nationalise trains it doesn't change the reality he completely overhauled the key institutions of Britain.

But whatever, use laugh emojis because you are too thick comprehend evidence based argument.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
So...creating a supreme court is left wing?
Overhauling the civil service is left wing?
Overhauling education is left wing?

family life is a conservative concept.

Then lashing out with a wee insult.

Are you Alf Garnett?
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Err, yes those things are deeply left wing. Especially the supreme court and politicising the civil service.

Clearly you have some ridiculous notion that left wing means leathery trade unionists and mass nationalisation programmes.

Why nationalise a gas board when Labour nationalised childhood instead and totally changed the expectations of citizens and the role of the state through much more effective means?


----------------------------------------------------------------------
Changing the expectations of citizens isn't in itself left wing.
Thatcher changed the expectations of citizens.
What is inherently left wing about creating a supreme court.

Why did Thatcher refer to Tony Blair as her greatest legacy?
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Err, yes it is, when you are totally reforming their societal role.

Blair was very left wing, it just didn't involve dated concepts like gas boards, and railways, and income tax levels. It was cultural.

Creating a supreme court that overrides the authority and established ideas of justice that date back to 1689 and earlier is very much a left wing thing to do. Yes, very authoritarian, anti-conservative, and dismissive of our institutions' roles.

As for Thatcher, you know most small c conservatives like me don't consider her to be especially right wing? She was a free market liberal who failed to stand up for conservative culture.

I also don't see her as a reigning authority, I wasn't alive for her premiership - but I would have disagreed with about 40-50 percent of what she did.
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Ah...so the majority of an undefined and unpollable group don't consider Thatcher to be right wing.

You started with the personal insults almost immediately here and it turns out that you can't back any of it up.

Change in itself is not left wing.

comment by Hector (U3606)

posted on 20/1/20

comment by PawlBawron (U1055)
posted 46 minutes ago
The way the word "popular" has been chucked about like confetti by the Labour party since the 12th Dec.

"Our policies were popular on the doorstop" yer course they were!

The GE was the only popularity contest that matters.

Only Nandy can save them.
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The anti immigration candidate will save the London, elitist, middle class marxists.

posted on 20/1/20

comment by New Magnum. The Mild Drover (U16400)
posted 12 minutes ago
comment by Blue in the face (U22288)
posted 12 minutes ago
comment by New Magnum. The Mild Drover (U16400)
posted 3 minutes ago
comment by Blue in the face (U22288)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by New Magnum. The Mild Drover (U16400)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Blue in the face (U22288)
posted 7 minutes ago
comment by New Magnum. The Mild Drover (U16400)
posted 14 seconds ago
comment by Blue in the face (U22288)
posted 55 minutes ago
comment by Hector (U3606)
posted 1 minute ago
Cut, Cut, Cut, compassionate conservatism.
Tories take responsibility for nothing, its always somebody elses fault. In power for most of my life, but its Blairs fault, its Browns fault, its the EU's fault and still the hard of thinking don't pin the tail on the donkey for their crumbling services, victorian infrastructure, chronic housing shortage ETC ETC
----------------------------------------------------------------------

As opposed to many so-called progressive blaming "forty years of Thatcherism" for thier failures, despite the fact that uber-left-wing Tony Blair
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Might be the first time that phrase has ever been used.
Uber-left- wing compared to....Genghis khan? Mussolini?
Even Thatcher regarded him as a protege.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Not this again.

Completely overhauled the civil service, education, crime, immigration, created multiculturalism as a policy. The supreme court, pro-EU, trotskyist foreign policy adventures, and threw a sledgehammer at conservative concepts such as family life.

He was incredibly left wing. Just because he didn't nationalise trains it doesn't change the reality he completely overhauled the key institutions of Britain.

But whatever, use laugh emojis because you are too thick comprehend evidence based argument.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
So...creating a supreme court is left wing?
Overhauling the civil service is left wing?
Overhauling education is left wing?

family life is a conservative concept.

Then lashing out with a wee insult.

Are you Alf Garnett?
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Err, yes those things are deeply left wing. Especially the supreme court and politicising the civil service.

Clearly you have some ridiculous notion that left wing means leathery trade unionists and mass nationalisation programmes.

Why nationalise a gas board when Labour nationalised childhood instead and totally changed the expectations of citizens and the role of the state through much more effective means?


----------------------------------------------------------------------
Changing the expectations of citizens isn't in itself left wing.
Thatcher changed the expectations of citizens.
What is inherently left wing about creating a supreme court.

Why did Thatcher refer to Tony Blair as her greatest legacy?
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Err, yes it is, when you are totally reforming their societal role.

Blair was very left wing, it just didn't involve dated concepts like gas boards, and railways, and income tax levels. It was cultural.

Creating a supreme court that overrides the authority and established ideas of justice that date back to 1689 and earlier is very much a left wing thing to do. Yes, very authoritarian, anti-conservative, and dismissive of our institutions' roles.

As for Thatcher, you know most small c conservatives like me don't consider her to be especially right wing? She was a free market liberal who failed to stand up for conservative culture.

I also don't see her as a reigning authority, I wasn't alive for her premiership - but I would have disagreed with about 40-50 percent of what she did.
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Ah...so the majority of an undefined and unpollable group don't consider Thatcher to be right wing.

You started with the personal insults almost immediately here and it turns out that you can't back any of it up.

Change in itself is not left wing.
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I have given you multiple examples

Backed them up.

And said how they were hostile to conservatism.

You replied with the glib "Not all change is left wing" - when i referred to specific changes.

As for unpollable groups, the socially conservative people in this country gave us Brexit and Boris Johnson. So whether you like them or not they exist and their votes matter.

You insulted me first with your glib dismissal and laugh emoji.

Anyway, lunch break is over I have better things to do.

comment by Hector (U3606)

posted on 20/1/20

Dominic Cummings wants to wreck the civil service, is he a lefty?

posted on 20/1/20

comment by Blue in the face (U22288)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by New Magnum. The Mild Drover (U16400)
posted 12 minutes ago
comment by Blue in the face (U22288)
posted 12 minutes ago
comment by New Magnum. The Mild Drover (U16400)
posted 3 minutes ago
comment by Blue in the face (U22288)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by New Magnum. The Mild Drover (U16400)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Blue in the face (U22288)
posted 7 minutes ago
comment by New Magnum. The Mild Drover (U16400)
posted 14 seconds ago
comment by Blue in the face (U22288)
posted 55 minutes ago
comment by Hector (U3606)
posted 1 minute ago
Cut, Cut, Cut, compassionate conservatism.
Tories take responsibility for nothing, its always somebody elses fault. In power for most of my life, but its Blairs fault, its Browns fault, its the EU's fault and still the hard of thinking don't pin the tail on the donkey for their crumbling services, victorian infrastructure, chronic housing shortage ETC ETC
----------------------------------------------------------------------

As opposed to many so-called progressive blaming "forty years of Thatcherism" for thier failures, despite the fact that uber-left-wing Tony Blair
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Might be the first time that phrase has ever been used.
Uber-left- wing compared to....Genghis khan? Mussolini?
Even Thatcher regarded him as a protege.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Not this again.

Completely overhauled the civil service, education, crime, immigration, created multiculturalism as a policy. The supreme court, pro-EU, trotskyist foreign policy adventures, and threw a sledgehammer at conservative concepts such as family life.

He was incredibly left wing. Just because he didn't nationalise trains it doesn't change the reality he completely overhauled the key institutions of Britain.

But whatever, use laugh emojis because you are too thick comprehend evidence based argument.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
So...creating a supreme court is left wing?
Overhauling the civil service is left wing?
Overhauling education is left wing?

family life is a conservative concept.

Then lashing out with a wee insult.

Are you Alf Garnett?
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Err, yes those things are deeply left wing. Especially the supreme court and politicising the civil service.

Clearly you have some ridiculous notion that left wing means leathery trade unionists and mass nationalisation programmes.

Why nationalise a gas board when Labour nationalised childhood instead and totally changed the expectations of citizens and the role of the state through much more effective means?


----------------------------------------------------------------------
Changing the expectations of citizens isn't in itself left wing.
Thatcher changed the expectations of citizens.
What is inherently left wing about creating a supreme court.

Why did Thatcher refer to Tony Blair as her greatest legacy?
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Err, yes it is, when you are totally reforming their societal role.

Blair was very left wing, it just didn't involve dated concepts like gas boards, and railways, and income tax levels. It was cultural.

Creating a supreme court that overrides the authority and established ideas of justice that date back to 1689 and earlier is very much a left wing thing to do. Yes, very authoritarian, anti-conservative, and dismissive of our institutions' roles.

As for Thatcher, you know most small c conservatives like me don't consider her to be especially right wing? She was a free market liberal who failed to stand up for conservative culture.

I also don't see her as a reigning authority, I wasn't alive for her premiership - but I would have disagreed with about 40-50 percent of what she did.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Ah...so the majority of an undefined and unpollable group don't consider Thatcher to be right wing.

You started with the personal insults almost immediately here and it turns out that you can't back any of it up.

Change in itself is not left wing.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

I have given you multiple examples

Backed them up.

And said how they were hostile to conservatism.

You replied with the glib "Not all change is left wing" - when i referred to specific changes.

As for unpollable groups, the socially conservative people in this country gave us Brexit and Boris Johnson. So whether you like them or not they exist and their votes matter.

You insulted me first with your glib dismissal and laugh emoji.

Anyway, lunch break is over I have better things to do.
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Bet you don't.

posted on 20/1/20

comment by Hector (U3606)
posted about a minute ago
Dominic Cummings wants to wreck the civil service, is he a lefty?
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Yes. He's a lefty. Same as Mrs T.

posted on 20/1/20

comment by Hector (U3606)
posted 2 minutes ago
Dominic Cummings wants to wreck the civil service, is he a lefty?
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He isn't very conservative. However, I would argue he is trying to reverse the politicisation of the civil service Blair started.

Amazing, baffling even, that you can't comprehend that reversing decades of civil service impartiality is not seen as radical or left wing. But trying to reverse changes made 20 years ago that has turned it into a left wing blob is given comparable status.

Anyway logging off now.

comment by Hector (U3606)

posted on 20/1/20

comment by Blue in the face (U22288)
posted less than a minute ago
comment by Hector (U3606)
posted 2 minutes ago
Dominic Cummings wants to wreck the civil service, is he a lefty?
----------------------------------------------------------------------

He isn't very conservative. However, I would argue he is trying to reverse the politicisation of the civil service Blair started.

Amazing, baffling even, that you can't comprehend that reversing decades of civil service impartiality is not seen as radical or left wing. But trying to reverse changes made 20 years ago that has turned it into a left wing blob is given comparable status.

Anyway logging off now.
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So hypocritical.

comment by Admin1 (U1)

posted on 20/1/20

An Irishman walks into a bar in Dublin, orders three pints of Guinness and sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more. The bartender approaches and tells him, "You know, a pint goes flat after I draw it, and it would taste better if you bought one at a time." The Irishman replies, Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in America, the other is in Australia, and I'm in Dublin. When we all left home, we promised that we'd drink this way to remember the days we drank together. So I drink one for each o'me brothers and one for me self." The bartender admits that this is a nice custom, and leaves it there. The Irishman becomes a regular in the bar, and always drinks the same way: He orders three pints and drinks them in turn. One day, he comes in and orders two pints. All the other regulars take notice and fall silent. When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender says, "I don't want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your loss." The Irishman looks quite puzzled for a moment, then a light dawns and he laughs. "Oh, no, everybody's just fine," he explains, "It's just that me wife had us join that Baptist Church and I had to quit drinking. But it hasn't affected me brothers though."

comment by Hector (U3606)

posted on 20/1/20

Paddy the unlikeable died and at his funeral the priest tried to get one of the congregation to say a few kind words, silence, "someone, surely?" nobody spoke, the priest gave an exasperated look and threw up his hands "nobody has anything good to say about this departing soul?"
With a stifled cough from the back of the church a voice volunteered “His brother was worse”.

posted on 20/1/20

comment by Admin1 (U1)
posted 17 minutes ago
An Irishman walks into a bar in Dublin, orders three pints of Guinness and sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more. The bartender approaches and tells him, "You know, a pint goes flat after I draw it, and it would taste better if you bought one at a time." The Irishman replies, Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in America, the other is in Australia, and I'm in Dublin. When we all left home, we promised that we'd drink this way to remember the days we drank together. So I drink one for each o'me brothers and one for me self." The bartender admits that this is a nice custom, and leaves it there. The Irishman becomes a regular in the bar, and always drinks the same way: He orders three pints and drinks them in turn. One day, he comes in and orders two pints. All the other regulars take notice and fall silent. When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender says, "I don't want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your loss." The Irishman looks quite puzzled for a moment, then a light dawns and he laughs. "Oh, no, everybody's just fine," he explains, "It's just that me wife had us join that Baptist Church and I had to quit drinking. But it hasn't affected me brothers though."
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posted on 20/1/20

Johnson on his latest PR excursion sets out future immigration policy.

I wonder if he's even bothered to speak to a single business trade body to understand their needs...

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-51175628

comment by Admin1 (U1)

posted on 20/1/20

comment by What would Stuart Pearce do? Better than Gozer the Gozerian (U3126)
posted 3 minutes ago
Johnson on his latest PR excursion sets out future immigration policy.

I wonder if he's even bothered to speak to a single business trade body to understand their needs...

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-51175628
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get brexit done

posted on 20/1/20

We already have a points system in place for immigration outside the EU. Winds me up that they just let him get away with saying he is implementing something that is already there.

Suppose it's how Boris has operated his whole political career though. Much like the Olympics and Boris bikes.

posted on 20/1/20

comment by Tamwolf (U17286)
posted 6 minutes ago
We already have a points system in place for immigration outside the EU. Winds me up that they just let him get away with saying he is implementing something that is already there.

Suppose it's how Boris has operated his whole political career though. Much like the Olympics and Boris bikes.
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He's also framing this UK/Africa summit as "new opportunity" to boost trade with Africa...(implementing something that is already there).

posted on 20/1/20

comment by What would Stuart Pearce do? Better than Gozer the Gozerian (U3126)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by Tamwolf (U17286)
posted 6 minutes ago
We already have a points system in place for immigration outside the EU. Winds me up that they just let him get away with saying he is implementing something that is already there.

Suppose it's how Boris has operated his whole political career though. Much like the Olympics and Boris bikes.
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He's also framing this UK/Africa summit as "new opportunity" to boost trade with Africa...(implementing something that is already there).
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And the usual suspects shall cheer it no doubt

posted on 20/1/20

comment by What would Stuart Pearce do? Better than Gozer the Gozerian (U3126)
posted 16 minutes ago
comment by Tamwolf (U17286)
posted 6 minutes ago
We already have a points system in place for immigration outside the EU. Winds me up that they just let him get away with saying he is implementing something that is already there.

Suppose it's how Boris has operated his whole political career though. Much like the Olympics and Boris bikes.
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He's also framing this UK/Africa summit as "new opportunity" to boost trade with Africa...(implementing something that is already there).
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The EU has trade deals agreed with 40 of the 54 countries in Africa.

As of 6 January 2020, the UK had agreed (restricted) rollover terms with 12 of those countries.

posted on 20/1/20

An example of money wastage in the NHS has just been posted through my letterbox.

I give blood and always receive a reminder by text just before my next appointment however I have just received notification by letter that my next donation (due in March) has been cancelled and they will contact me soon with a new date.

Why not text/email me this information and save themselves paperwork and postal costs?

Presumably everybody else who was attending that session has had the same letter.

As I keep saying sorting out the NHS is about much more than money.

posted on 20/1/20

comment by PawlBawron (U1055)
posted 3 minutes ago
An example of money wastage in the NHS has just been posted through my letterbox.

I give blood and always receive a reminder by text just before my next appointment however I have just received notification by letter that my next donation (due in March) has been cancelled and they will contact me soon with a new date.

Why not text/email me this information and save themselves paperwork and postal costs?

Presumably everybody else who was attending that session has had the same letter.

As I keep saying sorting out the NHS is about much more than money.
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Probably procedural that an appointment has to be sent in writing. The text is only a reminder and not official confirmation of an appointment.

Guarantee if they start sending appointments and cancellations via text, people will start complaining about not having received official confirmation. Especially when they get new phone numbers and don't update their details or don't check their personal email for a few days.

posted on 20/1/20

comment by Tamwolf (U17286)
posted 3 minutes ago
comment by PawlBawron (U1055)
posted 3 minutes ago
An example of money wastage in the NHS has just been posted through my letterbox.

I give blood and always receive a reminder by text just before my next appointment however I have just received notification by letter that my next donation (due in March) has been cancelled and they will contact me soon with a new date.

Why not text/email me this information and save themselves paperwork and postal costs?

Presumably everybody else who was attending that session has had the same letter.

As I keep saying sorting out the NHS is about much more than money.
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Probably procedural that an appointment has to be sent in writing. The text is only a reminder and not official confirmation of an appointment.

Guarantee if they start sending appointments and cancellations via text, people will start complaining about not having received official confirmation. Especially when they get new phone numbers and don't update their details or don't check their personal email for a few days.
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I'm sure you are right but if you'd moved house a text or email would still get through.

Maybe ask all those who donate if they are happy to do all correspondence by text/email I reckon most people would be ok with that.

posted on 20/1/20

comment by rosso is done with this (U17054)
posted 20 minutes ago
comment by What would Stuart Pearce do? Better than Gozer the Gozerian (U3126)
posted 16 minutes ago
comment by Tamwolf (U17286)
posted 6 minutes ago
We already have a points system in place for immigration outside the EU. Winds me up that they just let him get away with saying he is implementing something that is already there.

Suppose it's how Boris has operated his whole political career though. Much like the Olympics and Boris bikes.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
He's also framing this UK/Africa summit as "new opportunity" to boost trade with Africa...(implementing something that is already there).
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The EU has trade deals agreed with 40 of the 54 countries in Africa.

As of 6 January 2020, the UK had agreed (restricted) rollover terms with 12 of those countries.
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Most of Africa comes under the EU's Generalised System of Preferences (anything but arms etc) anyway.

https://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/countries-and-regions/development/generalised-scheme-of-preferences/

Not that you'd know that from government press releases

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-aims-to-be-africas-partner-of-choice-for-trade-and-investment

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