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  1. I'm beginning to wonder whether Boris will be...

    I'm beginning to wonder whether Boris will be able to take the UK back into the EU without anyone noticing.
  2. Looking forward to Boris's reply. I have a...

    Looking forward to Boris's reply.

    I have a feeling I know, though it won't be a "vocal yes" he'll first of all declare that he's rather be dead in a ditch, but we know where it's heading.

    :D
  3. I'm taking over while he's away for Christmas. ...

    I'm taking over while he's away for Christmas.

    We're all Brexiteers now.
  4. Boris now has a choice, he could either Brexit...

    Boris now has a choice, he could either Brexit the UK into the stone age with a real Brexit or he could do a stealth U-Turn and slowly integrate the UK back into the EU with a succession of interim...
  5. indeed nothing to be worried about... ...

    indeed nothing to be worried about...

    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2018/06/18/15/coles-jamie-ferguson-facebook.jpg?w968

    ..enjoy
  6. Australia signed a trade deal with the US in...

    Australia signed a trade deal with the US in 2005. Obviously regulations needed to be aligned.

    Straight in the bin: Mother's horror after noticing her Coles chicken is GREEN - but the supermarket...
  7. You will be, look at Australia. They changed...

    You will be, look at Australia. They changed their regulations on drug patents to get the trade deal. As a result they could no longer import cheap generic drugs.

    That's how trade deals work....
  8. Interestingly though the Tories aren't more...

    Interestingly though the Tories aren't more popular than under May, they still got 43%.
  9. It won't be sold not directly, it will be milked....

    It won't be sold not directly, it will be milked. First off are the US drug companies who will be able to raise their prices and hence effectively "milk" the NHS, then there will be US health service...
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    Well it certainly won't be the car manufacturers,...

    Well it certainly won't be the car manufacturers, because they won't be making much money.

    :D
  11. Under US regulations chlorine washed are also...

    Under US regulations chlorine washed are also bio.

    You won't be able to distinguish which chickens have been chlorine washed. UK producers will also do the same. US companies will ensure there is...
  12. ...and the allowable limits for excrement and...

    ...and the allowable limits for excrement and maggots in your cornflakes.
  13. indeed the UK will be no more

    indeed the UK will be no more
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    SNP made a good showing. The splitting up of...

    SNP made a good showing.

    The splitting up of the UK should make an entertaining spectacle.

    It will also be interesting to see what a country looks like without any industry.
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    Indeed a small majority so that Boris is in hoc...

    Indeed a small majority so that Boris is in hoc to the ERG.

    :D
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    Poll: The Tories getting a slim majority is the worst...

    The Tories getting a slim majority is the worst possible outcome. This means the withdrawal agreement will be passed but the ERG will torpedo the trade deal forcing a crash out at the end of next...
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    Poll: I entered an election prediction on...

    I entered an election prediction on www.electoralcalculus.co.uk, with a typical lead in the polls of 10% to the Tories, which would normally give a majority but then added 10% tactical voting and got...
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    Poll: Weekend polls vary from a 6% lead to 15%, someone...

    Weekend polls vary from a 6% lead to 15%, someone is wrong, very wrong. The question is who.

    :D
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    Poll: fuel duties tobacco duties Windfall tax on...

    fuel duties
    tobacco duties
    Windfall tax on energy companies
    abolition of dividend tax credit
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    Poll: exactly, thx for illustrating my point. What...

    exactly, thx for illustrating my point.

    What is interesting is that the biggest surpluses were under a Labour government, which is not surprising as they raise taxes as they did in 1997.
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    Poll: The difference between Labour and Conservative is...

    The difference between Labour and Conservative is not that Labour increase deficits, history shows they don't, not any more than the Conservatives. That is simply a myth. The difference is they raise...
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    Poll: Indeed but Boris wasn't in charge. The party of...

    Indeed but Boris wasn't in charge. The party of Churchill, McMillan etc is no more.

    :D
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    Poll: Bojo will probably get his majority, Brexit will...

    Bojo will probably get his majority, Brexit will be a shambles and then in a few years time Labour will be elected and jack up taxes to eye watering levels to pay for the mess.

    You heard it here...
  24. Just because they're demanding you start...

    Just because they're demanding you start immediately doesn't mean it's a deal breaker. I would think it would be unlikely there will be an alternative contractor who will be immediately available....
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    Checks employers can make on job applicants -...

    Checks employers can make on job applicants - GOV.UK



    it appears to be inappropriate, especially for an IT contractor.
  26. You're already tax resident. Yes it will work,...

    You're already tax resident. Yes it will work, going forward, but it isn't the UK authorities who are a problem here. The Canadian authorities will be expecting a tax return from you for 2018.
  27. Really you should have been paying tax in Canada...

    Really you should have been paying tax in Canada since you moved out there. You are taxable in the location where you do the work. If the Canadian tax authorities were to enquire about your UK...
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    Poll: Latest poll shows Labour at 35%, their highest...

    Latest poll shows Labour at 35%, their highest poll rating since the GE was announced.

    The rise is slow but relentless, 1 - 2% points a week. The Lib Dem support is soft, voters will easily switch...
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    As you don't have a contract with the agency you...

    As you don't have a contract with the agency you need to take it up with the umbrella company. There is no contract between you and the agency.
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    Poll: A number of polls showing single figure leads. A...

    A number of polls showing single figure leads. A joint press conference with Donald Trump will do Boris the power of good.
  31. The decision should be based on how difficult the...

    The decision should be based on how difficult the market is. If there are alternative offers then obviously turn the offer down. If you've been on the bench for three months and the market is bleak...
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    and on and on

    and on and on
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    Poll: Polling guru confirms that the Conservatives are...

    Polling guru confirms that the Conservatives are losing ground



    The trend is a bit worrying, week after week a couple of percentage points.
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    Poll: Indeed they will probably be the biggest party...

    Indeed they will probably be the biggest party and they may even hang on to their slender majority.
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    Poll: Trump's visit should boost Boris's poll ratings....

    Trump's visit should boost Boris's poll ratings. Televised discussions on the the sale of the NHS will excite the Tory base.
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    Poll: Tory terror as new poll cuts their majority from...

    Tory terror as new poll cuts their majority from 80 seats to just 12

    be afraid
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    I don't see much profligate spending under...

    I don't see much profligate spending under Labour, it's mainly the Tories.

    https://www.ukpublicspending.co.uk/include/ukgs_chartDp01t.png

    It's a bit of a myth that only Labour push up deficits.
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    As Boris takes the UK down the toilet; French...

    As Boris takes the UK down the toilet;

    French Consumer confidence surges

    France seems to be doing quite well out of Brexit.

    Boris will get his backside kicked in the negotiations with the...
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    The way I see it is both will screw the economy...

    The way I see it is both will screw the economy but at least with Labour you only have a 4 day week.

    :D
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    There was more than one poll in the same week as...

    There was more than one poll in the same week as the 2017 election which had the Tories with a lead of over 10%.

    I would have a contingency plan.

    :D
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    The biggest problem that the Tories is the Lib...

    The biggest problem that the Tories is the Lib Dem vote, because the Tories are basically at the level they were in the last election. If the Lib Dem vote collapses then it's a hung parliament.
    ...
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    ...of 10 according to the ICM poll.

    ...of 10 according to the ICM poll.
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    If you compare the results from the pollsters...

    If you compare the results from the pollsters comparing like with like i.e. the same organisation polling around 2 weeks ago with their results now, most of them say the same thing, Labour are...
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    The slow inexorable rise of Labour, apart from...

    The slow inexorable rise of Labour, apart from the Brexit capitulation blip is becoming increasingly apparent.

    Labour now up to 34% in the latest poll. The manifesto promises are going great...
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    Other countries in Europe have a higher GDP and...

    Other countries in Europe have a higher GDP and higher tax revenues with respect to GDP, Germany and Sweden for example. In these countries companies and individuals have obviously been unable to...
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    The Tory bounce after the pact with Nigel Farage...

    The Tory bounce after the pact with Nigel Farage seems to be slowly dissipating.

    I would get familiar with the manifesto.
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    Poll: The fact is all outcomes are good. 1) Brexit...

    The fact is all outcomes are good.

    1) Brexit reverses, we can all have a good chortle when the riots fail to happen.
    2) Endless Brexit due to a hung parliament.
    3) Vassalage
    4) Hard Brexit, we...
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    Poll: How was the party. :D

    How was the party.

    :D
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    Poll: If Boris gets 45% his stooges will give vassalage...

    If Boris gets 45% his stooges will give vassalage the nod. Farage and his Tory 5th columnists have been expertly out-maneuvered. Central office have been carefully placing pliable Tory candidates in...
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    Poll: Well there is nothing more entertaining than...

    Well there is nothing more entertaining than watching the UK struggle with endless negotiations on some future trade deal leading to the UK becoming a vassal state, so I say bring it on.

    It would...
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