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    I did contractor to permie as part of moving back...

    I did contractor to permie as part of moving back to the UK with the view that it was an attractive offer and the permanent contract greased the wheels of renting a flat and generally getting things...
  2. I found them to be too much of a compromise - not...

    I found them to be too much of a compromise - not particularly great distance vision and a bit of a struggle near to. In fact, I suspected the multi-focal thing was made-up and they're just a...
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    In Switzerland you have 90 days after registering...

    In Switzerland you have 90 days after registering as a resident to buy health insurance. If you don't, the Kanton buys it for you and sends you the bill. They don't bother to shop around for the...
  4. Sticky: Useful refresher

    I had a vague recollection that there were 'issues' with contracting in Belgium and this was a useful refresher on how awful it can be. An agent has just been assuring me that 75% retention was...
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    They did indeed. It was actually Rootes Group...

    They did indeed. It was actually Rootes Group when they bought it and they eventually closed it all down, something the Remainers seem to be claiming couldn't possibly happen if we were in the EU. ...
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    GM hasn't made a profit in Europe for 15 years so...

    GM hasn't made a profit in Europe for 15 years so the sale has nothing to do with Brexit. Also, Peugeot shut down the Rootes Group factories whilst the UK was in the EU so membership didn't really...
  7. Thread: Amazon Prime

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    It could be just a temporary situation but I'm...

    It could be just a temporary situation but I'm finding more worth watching on Prime than on Netflix at the moment. Getting next day delivery to an Amazon locker near work is a bonus that it does...
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    800k is a sign he might have been at least a...

    800k is a sign he might have been at least a little bit honest. Book deals are usually part of the pay-off for the corrupt acts they got up to in power so such a measly sum suggests he didn't get up...
  9. Posted mine off today. Based on my exit poll,...

    Posted mine off today. Based on my exit poll, the UK will soon be joining my adopted home of Switzerland outside the evil empire.
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    The one quite major flaw is that there are no...

    The one quite major flaw is that there are no major newspapers on Fleet Street. Well, apart from the Beano.
  11. Poll: 1000 CHF note, obviously. I don't see what the...

    1000 CHF note, obviously.

    I don't see what the fuss is about, everything he did would be legal here. Well, the coke would be a bit iffy but the hookers would be okay.

    It's all consenting...
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    I thought this thread was going to be about: ...

    I thought this thread was going to be about:

    Teenage girl with toilet phobia dies from heart attack after going eight weeks without using loo - Telegraph

    What possessed the Telegraph to open...
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    He was from Gary, Indiana which is about as far...

    He was from Gary, Indiana which is about as far from the south as you can get without being in Canada. I also doubt he had too many worries about social acceptance when women were throwing...
  14. Thread: Minibonds

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    The Wasp offer isn't a mini bond in the accepted...

    The Wasp offer isn't a mini bond in the accepted sense because it will be listed. The listing and trading on Orb carries with it a higher level of regulation that doesn't apply to mini bonds.
    ...
  15. The Rome to Palermo \ Siracusa train does the...

    The Rome to Palermo \ Siracusa train does the same across the Strait of Messina.

    They are relatively common.
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    G permits are for cross-border commuters i.e....

    G permits are for cross-border commuters i.e. people living in the French \ German \ Italian border areas. I don't see how that would apply in this case. A 10 month contract for someone coming from...
  17. Thread: No TV...

    by GreyWolf
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    It's been a little over a year since I got rid of...

    It's been a little over a year since I got rid of the TV. I can still watch TV via a browser because the service is still there but I've found I never use it. This is partly because the streaming...
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    Exactly. Treating corporations as milch cows...

    Exactly.

    Treating corporations as milch cows is just a variation on the magic money tree.
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    Wikipedia agrees with his book "My Booky Wook"...

    Wikipedia agrees with his book "My Booky Wook" which also states 4 June 1975. Maybe the director profile I saw was wrong, it was on a third-party site, but it is conveniently misleading. A bit like...
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    Russell Edward Brand is director of three...

    Russell Edward Brand is director of three companies. No doubt there are lots of very important reasons why he works through limited companies (just like for us contractors) but I suspect there are a...
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    Second post of the thread and it's a...

    Second post of the thread and it's a holier-than-thou panty-wetter already. A dreadfully butch one at that.

    "Start acting like one." So masterful.

    I really dislike witchfinders desperately...
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    The Queen's Royal Lancers ...

    The Queen's Royal Lancers may disagree.
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    Dull crap from the back of beyond...

    Dull crap from the back of beyond

    This is the WGAS thread, isn't it?
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    Because some po-faced, middle-class prick has...

    Because some po-faced, middle-class prick has decided it is.

    Control the language, control the people. Oh, and turn a blind eye to the mass-rape of white kids. That helps to keeps the oiks in...
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    Throw 'em out: If Scotland votes Yes to...

    Throw 'em out:

    If Scotland votes Yes to independence Scottish MPs should be withdrawn from the UK Parliament by no later than the May 2015 General Election. - e-petitions
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    In Zurich some obsessive sort usually vandalises...

    In Zurich some obsessive sort usually vandalises walls and pavements with conspiracy stuff about 9/11 on the anniversary but I didn't see it this year. Either he's given up or the black helicopters...
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    Colonisation is usually done with society's...

    Colonisation is usually done with society's rejects - look at Australia and the US.
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    I wondered how long it would it be before someone...

    I wondered how long it would it be before someone trotted out that self-loathing bollocks.

    In poor countries where old age means worn-out at 50 from manual labour then, yes, old people do get...
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    Poll: Spending on infrastructure would benefit everyone...

    Spending on infrastructure would benefit everyone equally so they couldn't possibly do that. Welfare spending can be directed to preferred groups who will then hand over their postal votes as a sign...
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    Meteo Schweiz reckoned it was 31°C during my...

    Meteo Schweiz reckoned it was 31°C during my cycle home through the suburbs of Zurich but I did go past one temperature display that read 35°C. I didn't die but I did get quite sweaty.
  31. No she didn't, John Major did and he followed the...

    No she didn't, John Major did and he followed the EU stipulation of separating train operation and track operataion which, arguably, lies at the heart of many of the current problems with the...
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    It sounds like a visit to Bedlam but the...

    It sounds like a visit to Bedlam but the Victorians never lied to themselves that it was an artistic experience. They went there to laugh at the loonies and then go on to the Haymarket to rattle a...
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    What, even when I'm having a crap? They could...

    What, even when I'm having a crap? They could at least pass me a new arse fodder roll when I run out.
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    Cliff was in the "queens" category. Ant and Dec...

    Cliff was in the "queens" category. Ant and Dec would have been a twinkle in some Likely Lads' eyes when this went on so, yes, someone insisted on going higher whilst the audience cried "lower!"
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    It would explain why her boys turned out the way...

    It would explain why her boys turned out the way they did but no, it was neither of the two Queens on that list. Not Irish either.
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    I've heard one tale about one of the names on...

    I've heard one tale about one of the names on that list. Attempted groping of a married woman whilst the husband had nipped out for a gipsy's. Brazenly opportunistic.

    It was back in the 1960s or...
  37. Harman's porn connection, apart from supporting...

    Harman's porn connection, apart from supporting PIE, was via husband Jack Dromey expressing an interest in grumble flicks featuring well-endowed black men. Whatever floats his boat and at least they...
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    I saw a man in a tan corduroy suit last week. ...

    I saw a man in a tan corduroy suit last week. It's not often you see a corduroy suit these days.

    This being abroad and thus full of funny foreigners, men sporting fuschia trousers, leather...
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    Pah, mere loose change. This is real money: ...

    Pah, mere loose change. This is real money:

    http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01683/franc_1683340c.jpg
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    UK tax residency can be more a lot more...

    UK tax residency can be more a lot more complicated than just time spent in the UK these days. HMRC are now looking at the degree of connectivity to the UK so even having a property available for...
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    I suppose an explanation for not having enough...

    I suppose an explanation for not having enough parking spaces for the site would be that they want to discourage car use but one would think that building it next to a motorway probably wasn't the...
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    Artificial counties that mostly don't even have...

    Artificial counties that mostly don't even have an administrative purpose any more. The Mersey is the boundary between Lancashire and Cheshire, the Duddon is the border with Cumberland, Windermere...
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    No it's not, Lancashire is everything. Well, I...

    No it's not, Lancashire is everything. Well, I suppose there is Westmorland too but that's it. Cheshire is the south and people in Cumberland sound like the people in Northumberland so they are...
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    It's a scam

    I have had the misfortune to recently sit through two days of Agile training and I came to the conclusion it's a con. The whole thing reeks of scam. It was like two days of timeshare pitch, except...
  45. The Duke of Bavaria is the current Stuart...

    The Duke of Bavaria is the current Stuart pretender to the throne:

    Franz, Duke of Bavaria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Not that it matters though, as the the idea that the Jacobite...
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    I do like the feeling of walking away on the last...

    I do like the feeling of walking away on the last day. For a few brief hours I can pretend I am a man of independent means. A bit Simon Templer or Brett Sinclair or any other character played by...
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    Poll: I have only bailed the once (in the first month)...

    I have only bailed the once (in the first month) and that was due to it being horribly dull and not as described. It led to a month on the bench as I didn't have anything else lined up.

    I have...
  48. Thread: Psychopaths

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    Surely any psychopath worth his salt would know...

    Surely any psychopath worth his salt would know what the "right" answers are? It's the ones with the suspiciously low scores you need to look out for.

    I got 12, a reassuringly low but not too...
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    Exactly. Ed Balls and Yvette Cooper got a...

    Exactly.

    Ed Balls and Yvette Cooper got a second home at taxpayers' expense not because they needed it but because they could.

    Alistair Darling flipped properties multiple times to avoid...
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    Do we have to go through another five months of...

    Do we have to go through another five months of this? It's as exciting as the latest doings of Rutland County Council but not quite as important.
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