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    Following the EU invasion, post Brexit, a letter...

    Following the EU invasion, post Brexit, a letter from our own correspondent, on the subject of gratitude.

    I'm filled with gratitude for the fighting spirit of the Yorkshire Republican Army, who...
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    Yeah. My parents used to argue this too. Yes....

    Yeah. My parents used to argue this too. Yes. Back in the 50s and 60s it was all just pop music. Now the meaning has drifted to indicate a particular type of music that's popular. Get with the kids,...
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    In Switzerland you can keep you mortgage going so...

    In Switzerland you can keep you mortgage going so long as your income allows, right up to death. If your heirs can pay the mortgage, then they can just keep going. It's unwise to pay off all your...
  4. Did something similar once. Developed an...

    Did something similar once. Developed an application for a share of the sales profits (so, (price - salesman's commission) * x%). for five years Bit of a punt - wasn't expecting it to pan out, but I...
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    :yay: :rollin: Also, what Fidot said. New...

    :yay: :rollin:

    Also, what Fidot said. New contract to do the training.
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    Bit of a boom

    Re-org at client means that although my contract runs until end of the year, there's not much work to do (all new work is supposed to go through Accidenture :puke:). That's ok, because I made my...
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    If the mp’s continue to undermine democracy, I...

    If the mp’s continue to undermine democracy, I think the only way we the majority will make them listen is to hit them where it hurts... in the wallet! If 17.4 million people stopped paying council...
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    Well, he claims he has B1 German. Another fantasy...

    Well, he claims he has B1 German. Another fantasy I guess.
    Be fair, it's extremely hard to tell the difference between your normal stupidity and when you're putting it on.
  9. Theft. Not surprised. It is not lawful to...

    Theft.

    Not surprised. It is not lawful to offset one payment against another without agreement of the creditor. If they really owed you the money, then your accountant could have got it back for...
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    Which literally means "Am I a citizen now?", with...

    Which literally means "Am I a citizen now?", with a hint of the feminine. Sometimes the verb does come first in statements, but only in the second phrase.

    Correct German would be: Ich bin jetzt...
  11. You pay them back the money that's owed, less...

    You pay them back the money that's owed, less your costs. So they paid you £74,000. Of which £7,400 is yours, the rest belongs to them. Overpayment is £66,600. You transfer that back to their account...
  12. In some countries, dividends are taxable as...

    In some countries, dividends are taxable as income. So you may have to pay tax in your country of residence. See here for example: How does it work with taxes already paid in UK? - English Forum...
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    Poll: No excuse. It's fun to explore the barbarian...

    No excuse. It's fun to explore the barbarian hinterlands once in a while. I'm going and it's the wrong side of t'Pennines.
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    According to The Brexit Party UK Supporters FB...

    According to The Brexit Party UK Supporters FB group, the majority of British people want a no-deal Brexit.
  15. Just send them a bottle of meths.

    Just send them a bottle of meths.
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    It's looking to be warm and sunny. I'll work in...

    It's looking to be warm and sunny. I'll work in the garden, planting some more hedge plants to replace those that didn't make it through the drought. Then down south to visits some friends and go to...
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    Poll: So, I shouldn't wear a suit. OK... ...

    So, I shouldn't wear a suit. OK...

    https://i.imgflip.com/1vd9b0.jpg
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    The Invisible Library, by Genevieve Cogman....

    The Invisible Library, by Genevieve Cogman. Victoriana/fantasy/magic/adventure. The hero is a woman who spies for the Library, but generally would rather read a good book.
  19. Certainly some remainers are in it only for the...

    Certainly some remainers are in it only for the sport of winding up Brexiters. Not that they need remainer help for that, reading some of the Brexit supporting facebook groups. They seem to get all...
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    Sorry I didn't take down the video earlier. I saw...

    Sorry I didn't take down the video earlier. I saw it, and started dealing with it, but then got called away to do some work. ;)
    Good. My daughter went on a course where there was a transwoman. This...
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    Poll: Yes. But they're secret, so we're not telling you.

    Yes. But they're secret, so we're not telling you.
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    Is this really the most recent Currently Reading...

    Is this really the most recent Currently Reading thread?

    Three Body Problem, by Liu Cixin - seriously hard science fiction, set in China.
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    FWIW, I know quite a few aspergic, and quite a...

    FWIW, I know quite a few aspergic, and quite a few "non-alpha" males who've made perfectly adequate relationships.
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    One of the reasons I considered his remark...

    One of the reasons I considered his remark misogynistic. :D

    Oh, and how about something like: ...
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    A graph representing his brain activity. Mostly...

    A graph representing his brain activity. Mostly at zero.
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    Sticky: Pscont. 3 days. Reason? I felt lenient today...

    Pscont. 3 days. Reason? I felt lenient today after a bucks fizz and avoiding MF in the first class lounge.
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    Why is who still here? 😁

    Why is who still here? 😁
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    From a Brexit Party group (excessive profanity...

    From a Brexit Party group (excessive profanity redacted)

    Poster A- The EU was founded by the Nazis and are all Nazis.
    Poster B- Bastards
    Poster A- They should negoiate and make conceshuns...
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    An excellent plan with no drawbacks! Thank you...

    An excellent plan with no drawbacks! Thank you sir for the suggestion. :D
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    Flight delayed.

    Sitting in the airport, having gut up far too early. Flight delayed... And the coffee place is playing I Don't Like Mondays.

    I think they're taking the piss.
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    It's just poetic, lyrical expression. For the...

    It's just poetic, lyrical expression. For the benefit of the living. As funerals should be, in my view, since, as you say - the dead are gone.

    btw - sorry for your losses.
  32. Thread: Economics

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    Not sure how you draw that conclusion from the...

    Not sure how you draw that conclusion from the figures, but then True Believers are rarely swayed by unimportant things like facts.
    Hmm. You know the plural of "anecdote" is not "data". Perhaps you...
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    Technically true, but in 20 years of crossing...

    Technically true, but in 20 years of crossing hard borders, and being stopped by customs for inspection every now and then, I've never had a problem.
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    Mmm... looks like you'll have to wait. (Unless...

    Mmm... looks like you'll have to wait. (Unless there's something that applies from being opted in). The way to have prevented this from happening before this state was reached is to credit check the...
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    Nah. You can take your personal use business...

    Nah. You can take your personal use business laptop in and out of Switzerland from the EU and from outside the EU without any restrictions. But any customs officer can decide that actually, you're...
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    Comment on a post about being unfriended by a...

    Comment on a post about being unfriended by a remainer. "Your ex-friend has been to university where they remove childrens' brains."
  37. 1 Corinthians 8:4-8

    1 Corinthians 8:4-8
  38. Thread: Economics

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    They do. What they don't do is stigmatise all...

    They do. What they don't do is stigmatise all unemployed and those on disability as all a bunch of criminals, based on the actions of the very small minority who cheat the system.

    Which was the...
  39. Thread: Economics

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    Dig for victory!

    Dig for victory!
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    Poll: Not according to English law. It's not assault...

    Not according to English law. It's not assault either.
  41. Saturnalia! :yay:

    Saturnalia! :yay:
  42. Just saw an ad for Christmas shopping...

    :eek
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    No point. You're not in an employment...

    No point. You're not in an employment relationship with the agency.

    Well, you could ask them. But I doubt you're covered.
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    Must be all the British money launderers.

    Must be all the British money launderers.
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    Poll: Just talk to your kids. "We used to have 5...

    Just talk to your kids.

    "We used to have 5 children, but 2 misbehaved". Then look meaningfully at the freshly dug flower beds.
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    Poll: Milton Jones to teacher in the audience: ...

    Milton Jones to teacher in the audience:

    Marking. That's always a problem isn't it? I find if you wrap them in a mattress first...
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    Poll: Me either. But smacking your child (in the UK)...

    Me either. But smacking your child (in the UK) isn't assault. Do you also believe that meat is murder?

    I don't think physical chastisement is wrong. I do think it's possible to bring up decent...
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    I've not been stopped at the main crossings for...

    I've not been stopped at the main crossings for years. But 2 years ago, they'd set up a checkpoint on Rue de Bâle (from Hèsingue), and I got stopped at that. Fortunately I was below the duty free...
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    Currently, it's the only way forward. It's going...

    Currently, it's the only way forward. It's going to damage Britain hugely, but continuing with this limbo is more damaging.
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    But if you'd seen the KUATB, you'd have found the...

    But if you'd seen the KUATB, you'd have found the workaround.
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