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  1. and very small at that. Anyway, that was...

    and very small at that.

    Anyway, that was downright nasty, so I'm giving him a month to cool down.
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    Sticky: Is it a full moon or something? BR14. One...

    Is it a full moon or something?

    BR14. One month. Just nasty.
  3. Take agency PAYE. Then, if the agency goes bust,...

    Take agency PAYE. Then, if the agency goes bust, you're one of the first in the queue for payment.
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    True enough. I've been in the same place for...

    True enough. I've been in the same place for years, so haven't talked to an agent - other than the ones at my agency, and that's usually to tell them what I'd like to drink. If this comes to an end,...
  5. At renewal, tell the agency you want, e.g. a 25%...

    At renewal, tell the agency you want, e.g. a 25% rate increase, or you walk. And mean it.
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    Virus Lives Matter

    Why vaccines are deeply racist | Titania McGrath | The Critic Magazine
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    Good job you're not the vindictive sort then.

    Good job you're not the vindictive sort then.
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    The main light in my bedroom is colour changing...

    The main light in my bedroom is colour changing LEDs - strips hanging in loops from the various beams. The remotes stopped working, so now I it's stuck on magenta. With bedside lamps and other white...
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    The crime was recorded as racially aggravated,...

    The crime was recorded as racially aggravated, but there's no evidence that fine was higher or anything was added to the punishment as a result.

    If he'd only called the guy a fsking leprechaun...
  10. Well, the govt have repeatedly denied it is...

    Well, the govt have repeatedly denied it is retrospective.

    Out of interest, do you have an example of a good retrospective law?
  11. This. And since I work mostly from home anyway,...

    This. And since I work mostly from home anyway, it didn't make much difference to anything else really. Except sauna and gym going - I missed that.
  12. What, Sweden? Oh no- they get healthcare at least.

    What, Sweden? Oh no- they get healthcare at least.
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    mmm haggis. Lovely stuff.

    mmm haggis. Lovely stuff.
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    He wasn't fined for calling an Irishman a...

    He wasn't fined for calling an Irishman a leprechaun. He was fined mainly for sending an email containing various threats to assault. The reference to leprechaun just meant the offense was considered...
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    Government screwed up in not deal with Covid-19...

    Government screwed up in not deal with Covid-19 considerably earlier. With explanations, personal testimony and analysis. I've read the same stuff before, and while I think it's probably fair...
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    Sticky: Zigenare. 1 day. Xenophobia. '... is not a race'...

    Zigenare. 1 day. Xenophobia. '... is not a race' isn't a defence against racism. Even if you think the use of race on the context of nationality is anti-semantic.

    Edit; thanks for the neg rep Dark...
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    First covid came for the pensioners... No it...

    First covid came for the pensioners...

    No it isn't. But anti racism laws have been extended to include nationality and ethnic group. On that basis, take a day off.

    It's not hatred to point...
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    I think the OP has the info they need now, so...

    I think the OP has the info they need now, so closing the thread.
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    :wave:

    :wave:
  20. https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/320/cpsprodpb/6F7B/p...

    https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/320/cpsprodpb/6F7B/production/_113293582_diningout1.jpg

    Mask off, mouthful, mask on.
    Mask off, sip of wine, mask on.
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    You forgot about when you're allowed to flush the...

    You forgot about when you're allowed to flush the toilet,

    Not that I have these problems as I own a house. I have heard there are some weird people who even like living in Zurich.
  22. Most stupid photo accompanying a new article goes to the BBC.

    BBC News - Chancellor gives diners 50% off on eating out
    Chancellor gives diners 50% off on eating out - BBC News
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    I did find a pub near the airport that was...

    I did find a pub near the airport that was serving a litre of beer at 5chf as a promotion. Oh we quaffed a few that night, I can tell you. :ohwell
  24. Moved here. But if you really want it in General,...

    Moved here. But if you really want it in General, just let us know.
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    Yes. It is exactly that.

    Yes. It is exactly that.
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    True enough. Interesting point. I'll think on it.

    True enough.
    Interesting point. I'll think on it.
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    I was quite interested, then I read the reviews -...

    I was quite interested, then I read the reviews - she's a vegan activist and spends half the book talking about her diet and detoxing. So I'll pass.
  28. But it's better to wear one of these....

    But it's better to wear one of these.
    https://www.blaschke.com/userfiles/Schutzanzug/ABC-LAB_vorne_3.jpg
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    What if the torch has a natural daylight...

    What if the torch has a natural daylight emulating bulb?
  30. Nope. It's an indication that they might be...

    Nope. It's an indication that they might be effective. But the difference in spread could have another cause. Correlation does not imply causation.
  31. Yes. Not certain, but it is looking increasingly...

    Yes. Not certain, but it is looking increasingly likely that they will reduce risk. E.g. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31142-9/fulltext

    It's doesn't perfectly...
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    Ask the payroll company/agency to do a payroll...

    Ask the payroll company/agency to do a payroll simulation.
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    You were told the answer to this 6 years ago....

    You were told the answer to this 6 years ago. Nothing has changed. https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/umbrella-companies/96495-umbrella-company-offering-87-return.html
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    Such class! I've not seen such, since I was in...

    Such class! I've not seen such, since I was in Manchester last December!
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    It's because you're a heartless bastard. HTH.

    It's because you're a heartless bastard. HTH.
  36. :ohwell

    :ohwell
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    I think mudskipper has. Turned out to be a tit.

    I think mudskipper has. Turned out to be a tit.
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    You do know that swine flu and covid are quite...

    You do know that swine flu and covid are quite different viruses?
  39. Good point. For some reason, when PS talks...

    Good point.

    For some reason, when PS talks about his home life, I get this picture of a sink estate... :ohwell
  40. Move to New Zealand.

    Move to New Zealand.
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    Reminiscent of the Cultural Revolution.

    Reminiscent of the Cultural Revolution.
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    I've never really understood why woke liberals...

    I've never really understood why woke liberals love it so much. Is it just the mixed-race cast? A battered woman comes to him for help, he walks her to her lodgings, goes to her room and can't stop...
  43. :ohwell

    :ohwell
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    You don't have to be. You just have to be able to...

    You don't have to be. You just have to be able to pretend convincingly enough.
  45. How many people normal go to the same toilet? :eek

    How many people normal go to the same toilet? :eek
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    Presumably Yahweh (Jehovah), since the preacher...

    Presumably Yahweh (Jehovah), since the preacher is a (bat-poo crazy) Rabbi.

    cue cries of "stone him"
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    Oh. You're back. :ohwell

    Oh. You're back. :ohwell
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    Just to add. I live in Switzerland, and that's...

    Just to add. I live in Switzerland, and that's where I worked with them.
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    As an alcoholic, I'm obviously concerned about my...

    As an alcoholic, I'm obviously concerned about my liver. Blood tests are not sufficient. A liver will waltz along quite happily on 10% functionality - and then make you very very ill at 9.9%.
    ...
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    So, not much, really.

    So, not much, really.
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