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    The actual report also stated "in a worst-case...

    The actual report also stated "in a worst-case scenario," FWIW.

    But it's not fair to blame you for missing that. The headline and the wording of the report was intended to make you think it's a...
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    Poll: Linky...

    Linky
    The difference here? People are taking 'advantage of the pain and anger of domestic abuse to' -- accomplish a political purpose.

    And since they think that political purpose is good, then...
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    Poll: Which should not matter in law. It would be hard...

    Which should not matter in law. It would be hard to prove that either JP or MF assessed the size of the person, it was a spur of the moment reaction to provocation in both cases.


    Easy to make a...
  4. This is not entirely true. YourCo is...

    This is not entirely true.

    YourCo is contracting to meet targets and contractual conditions which includes charge rates. You can work half the time, work the first two months and then disappear...
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    Nice! But I do hope you first investigated how...

    Nice! But I do hope you first investigated how much it would increase the value of the house to sell it as a unit....
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    Poll: There's a lot of 'high horse' moral posturing...

    There's a lot of 'high horse' moral posturing going around. I wasn't speaking to you when I wrote that and I won't speak to whether you are being hypocritical or not.

    But there are people here...
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    Do you have the legal right to work in the US?

    Do you have the legal right to work in the US?
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    Poll: Clever response but of course you aren't so...

    Clever response but of course you aren't so stupid as to think there's the least shred of evidence that this was a domestic abuse case. You and others like you are just playing politics in the hopes...
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    Poll: How do you know it was that way? Domestic abuse...

    How do you know it was that way? Domestic abuse can go the other way, you know. Maybe he doesn't want people to know that she beats him behind closed doors. I think that would be the one thing...
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    Poll: If they were genuinely concerned for her (or his)...

    If they were genuinely concerned for her (or his) safety, they should (at the minimum) have called the police. Recording a private conversation in someone's own home is usually morally dubious but...
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    Poll: If he had bared anything of hers you'd have a...

    If he had bared anything of hers you'd have a much more compelling argument.
  12. Who said I was angry? But you are right, it is...

    Who said I was angry? But you are right, it is my fault for expecting people on the Internet to understand metonymy.
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    Poll: Oh, come on, don't be ridiculous. This wasn't...

    Oh, come on, don't be ridiculous. This wasn't just any woman. This was a woman wearing red. A political campaigner wearing red must either be Labour or Communist (if there's a difference). So...
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    A. This thread is about trivial benefits, not...

    A. This thread is about trivial benefits, not travel expenses. They are different things.
    B. You may want to check out scale rate expenses, especially if doing foreign travel. Discussed here.
    C....
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    Poll: Actually, both individuals have provided a public...

    Actually, both individuals have provided a public service. People have temporarily forgotten to argue about Johnson/Hunt and Brexit. That can't be a bad thing.
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    Poll: There's a difference between 'deserving it' and...

    There's a difference between 'deserving it' and 'behaving inappropriately and having consequences that you really shouldn't complain about because you created the situation.' That's probably lost on...
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    Poll: What a novel idea. Should I ever experience that...

    What a novel idea. Should I ever experience that scenario, i'd have never thought of pushing her away from me and out of the bedroom as a way to get her into bed.

    (Some people must have a...
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    Poll: This wasn't trespass alone, it was breach of the...

    This wasn't trespass alone, it was breach of the peace. He had the right to stop it and make a citizen's arrest if he so chose. He had no right to use excessive force, but that would be a hard...
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    Poll: Did what any policeman should have done if...

    Did what any policeman should have done if present. We've gone to milkshakes in political protests, it really only is a matter of time before it's acid, especially since the suggestion has been put...
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    Your problem is that you want less breeding but...

    Your problem is that you want less breeding but you want to euthanise the one segment of the population that are not breeding and aren't going to be. We really are going to have to broaden our...
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    You do realise that B1 is several notches below...

    You do realise that B1 is several notches below the junk bond ratings threshold, don't you? Oh, sorry, we've gone all modern and want to be nice so we don't say 'junk' anymore, we say 'high-yield.' ...
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    A. I don't have any clue how many years. Too...

    A. I don't have any clue how many years. Too many variables.
    B. The budget surplus is sustainable as long as there is a political will in government, the people put up with it rather than electing...
  23. It was a metonymic shortcut to save typing out...

    It was a metonymic shortcut to save typing out the word 'inducing.' Any normal person would know what was meant and therefore it shouldn't have been necessary.

    Because of you I have to type out...
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    You need to check the correlation between...

    You need to check the correlation between talking-point skepticism and Euroskepticism.

    One does not have to be a Euroskeptic to think Greece is still in serious economic difficulty. The EU...
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    LOL. Obviously not, but I'm also not talking...

    LOL. Obviously not, but I'm also not talking about how great things are there. It's one thing to invest and have investments do well, it's quite another for conditions to be great for people living...
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    You aren't living there or trying to find a...

    You aren't living there or trying to find a well-paid job there.
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    Yes, dear old Dad, in the tradition of...

    Yes, dear old Dad, in the tradition of Hippocrates (which brings us back on topic to Greece, BTW) used elderberry for medicinal purposes, and when your wife is a hamster, you'd rather smell the...
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    There's an implied social contract. People have...

    There's an implied social contract. People have worked for decades with the expectation that they will retire at 65. We've now bumped it a little higher, gradually.

    It's one thing to tweak it by...
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    Since this is the Brexit forum, which is...

    Since this is the Brexit forum, which is primarily intended for slagging people off and over-the-top rhetoric, it is fair game for me to now say that you are advocating war for economic benefit. ;) ...
  30. I've never been in a client meeting where coffee...

    I've never been in a client meeting where coffee wasn't on offer.

    I've never neglected to have as many cups as I needed to stay alert if the meeting was likely to be narcoleptic.
  31. Shocking to consider but there might be multiple...

    Shocking to consider but there might be multiple factors....
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    Your faith in those 650 people is touching. :D I...

    Your faith in those 650 people is touching. :D I trust them for nothing.

    Parliament will do whatever its members decide is in their best interest. Even Grieve admitted he's out of ideas. The...
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    As is usually the case, it's neither as bad as...

    As is usually the case, it's neither as bad as described by those whose political agenda is benefited by it being bad, nor as good as described by those whose political agenda is benefited by it...
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    I'm not sure I suggested the EU should do...

    I'm not sure I suggested the EU should do anything else. I just said what I think will happen, which is not what I wish would happen.

    I suspect there will eventually be a parliament, this one or...
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    For a few more weeks, yes.

    For a few more weeks, yes.
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    In case anyone cares, Greece, despite some recent...

    In case anyone cares, Greece, despite some recent mild growth, has a GDP per capita approximately 60% of what it was in 2008 and still only about 90% of what it was in 2014. Greek unemployment is...
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    Mate, I hate to break it to you but if the fact...

    Mate, I hate to break it to you but if the fact that Theresa May agreed to the WA had any legal force we'd be out of the EU by now. The fact that she agreed to it is entirely irrelevant now. It is...
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    You may think it is better, I may think it is...

    You may think it is better, I may think it is better, and the EU may think it is better, but it is dead, all the same. You're in cloud cuckoo land if you think that thing will pass. So it is...
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    I doubt it. If they think he's going to keep...

    I doubt it. If they think he's going to keep their comfortable 'jobs' in Parliament safe there will be less than five who would bring him down and risk Corbyn. It's already been asked, what's more...
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    Already done. It's called hedging my bets. ...

    Already done.

    It's called hedging my bets. If something is going to damage me I can mitigate the damage by putting down a bet to limit my losses. I don't think the damage will be too bad but...
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    So? The WA is dead, and they know it. If the...

    So? The WA is dead, and they know it. If the new government proposes a deal that they believe will pass and that they believe is better for them than no deal, they'll take it. If not, they won't. ...
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    I don't think I'd quite go that far. If you care...

    I don't think I'd quite go that far. If you care about the relationship you don't want them to think you tried to pass off a damaged computer on them.

    So I'd do more than just pay the bill. I'd...
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    You would probably technically be in breach of...

    You would probably technically be in breach of contract.

    It would be up to the agency to prove that they had suffered loss if they wished to make a claim against you. That would probably be...
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    Which is fair as far as it goes but the...

    Which is fair as far as it goes but the counterargument is that if the employer isn't giving employee benefits/rights, they, not HMG, should be the one paying for that, and you should and probably do...
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    I don't think he's likely to be in that position...

    I don't think he's likely to be in that position for long. Gauke, who has also been less than helpful in the past, is probably a backbencher for life, unless he gets deselected or undercut by...
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    Fair enough. I believe a good taxation system...

    Fair enough. I believe a good taxation system should encourage investment, and should encourage entrepreneurship. You are right that a distinction over close companies creates another imbalance,...
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    Well, the fact is that IR35 should be abolished...

    Well, the fact is that IR35 should be abolished and if we quit saying so no one else will.

    There are huge imbalances in the taxation system such that, rather than merely providing an incentive to...
  48. I believe JB is correct. The only tax helpline...

    I believe JB is correct. The only tax helpline I've found to be reliable was Germany, and that was a while ago, so who knows.

    Everything changes if you are a US citizen or otherwise considered to...
  49. Feel free to come back with follow-up questions,...

    Feel free to come back with follow-up questions, will try to help.
  50. Well done you for marrying an American citizen. ...

    Well done you for marrying an American citizen. I did the same. I bet my American spouse is better looking than yours and I reject all allegations of bias.

    In addition to the thread linked...
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