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    Right, I see, it’s the unelected bureaucrats that...

    Right, I see, it’s the unelected bureaucrats that are responsible, and not the Tory MPs that actually set the legislation.

    :eyes

    As I said, blind spot. An unwillingness to even consider holding...
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    You have some good advice overall for contractors...

    You have some good advice overall for contractors to get themselves into positions that avoid IR 35. However, you seem to have a curious blind spot when it comes to the politics behind it and while...
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    Not if you take his advice and drop your...

    Not if you take his advice and drop your trousers, waiting to be shafted even more.
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    Vote Tory to register your approval of their...

    Vote Tory to register your approval of their direction of travel towards contractors. Don’t bother using your vote elsewhere to try to influence their position.

    Under no circumstances whatsoever...
  5. Thread: FactcheckUK

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    You misspelled “and”.

    You misspelled “and”.
  6. You’re trying to compare apples and oranges,...

    You’re trying to compare apples and oranges, confusing party leadership (a well known example is that Farage is the leader of the Brexit Party within the European Parliament) with the role of the...
  7. We’ve been through this before. You, personally,...

    We’ve been through this before. You, personally, do not get to vote for anyone other than your local MP and MEP.

    That’s how it works in both the U.K. and EU systems of government.
  8. She. Her. Do try to keep up.

    She. Her.

    Do try to keep up.
  9. c) They’ve stayed where they were and their party...

    c) They’ve stayed where they were and their party has lurched further right/left (delete as applicable).

    What “better benefits” do you think individual parties offer? They’re not football clubs...
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    Boris V Jeremy

    A disingenuous argument anchoring “60%” next to “a huge amount on PFI”. The largest percentage paid by any NHS trust on PFI is 16% of budget - still a huge amount, but it would be more honest of you...
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    Is he dead in a ditch yet? Or is that another lie?

    Is he dead in a ditch yet? Or is that another lie?
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    “40 new hospitals” though. Oh wait, that’s a...

    “40 new hospitals” though.

    Oh wait, that’s a lie.
  13. The Prime Minister runs the entire country but...

    The Prime Minister runs the entire country but gets paid a pittance in comparison.

    Should the PM also be on £3,500,000 + bonus? If they aren’t, should we fear all the talent leaving the public...
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    Quite. When did they start? Two years ago?...

    Quite.

    When did they start? Two years ago? Ten? Have “current troubles” (probably means different things to, say, a contractor than to a just-about-managing family) been getting better or worse in...
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    Johnson’s dalliances can and should only be...

    Johnson’s dalliances can and should only be ignored to the extent that they don’t present a security risk. Whether they are or not, will remain to be seen. Honesty about his relationships could be a...
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    Swap Corbyn for Johnson in your post and the...

    Swap Corbyn for Johnson in your post and the conclusion is the same.
  17. Great point! It’s recommended to continue to vote...

    Great point! It’s recommended to continue to vote Tory to show your approval of their policies towards small businesses and contractors.

    :eyes
  18. Unregistered for the census. Which doesn’t...

    Unregistered for the census. Which doesn’t necessarily mean illegal immigrants.
  19. Agreed. So where’s our money gone, then? ...

    Agreed. So where’s our money gone, then?

    ...
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    There’s plenty of free water up north, you just...

    There’s plenty of free water up north, you just need to pop up there and collect it.
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    A journey of transformation starts with a single...

    A journey of transformation starts with a single step, it just takes courage to make that first one ;-)

    I don’t happen to agree with “free in every home” either (though there is probably scope for...
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    Funny, that’s what the Conservatives said way...

    Funny, that’s what the Conservatives said way back when there was a proposal to use public money to set up buildings to loan books for free, and (horrors!) to be run by local councils.

    AKA public...
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    Ah. Yes. Sorry!

    Ah. Yes. Sorry!
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    You don’t have to guess, it’s freely available...

    You don’t have to guess, it’s freely available online (ironically). 7% of all U.K. households.

    Internet access – households and individuals, Great Britain - Office for National Statistics

    There...
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    Isn’t it? I haven’t seen any cost / benefit...

    Isn’t it?

    I haven’t seen any cost / benefit analysis, so perhaps you have more data that’s lead you to that conclusion.
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    One step at a time ;-) So we’re agreed that...

    One step at a time ;-)

    So we’re agreed that internet access these days is a necessity.

    And perhaps we can agree that it it not a necessity for it to be provided free to every home.

    But would...
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    You’re confusing two different things - luxury vs...

    You’re confusing two different things - luxury vs necessity, and privilege vs right.

    Internet access these days is a necessity. For many poorer people, the only way that they can access public...
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    Do that and the proles will be too occupied to...

    Do that and the proles will be too occupied to notice financial malfeasance, tax dodging, food banks, and regulatory standards going down the drain.

    Have you just written the Tory manifesto?
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    It raises a few questions about how the U.K. sees...

    It raises a few questions about how the U.K. sees itself in the future.

    Is decent country-wide broadband necessary for Britain to grow as an advanced economy?
    Is broadband now a “necessity”,...
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    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJUVr76WwAAwRkC?format...

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJUVr76WwAAwRkC?format=jpg&name=medium
  31. A significant proportion of Europeans are...

    A significant proportion of Europeans are bilingual, with English usually their second language. They should be fine reading your chicken scrawl.

    Whether you can understand what you are signing is...
  32. That’s the low-Tax, low-regulation country that...

    That’s the low-Tax, low-regulation country that the Tories are aiming for. Wealth for the few.

    I forgot though, you don’t care about anyone but yourself, right?
  33. Did you nick that spiel from Honda’s website?

    Did you nick that spiel from Honda’s website?
  34. Made there, not necessarily sold there. And...

    Made there, not necessarily sold there.

    And average wages for car workers are higher in Germany.

    The global car manufacturing wage gap: what do car factory workers earn? | Auto Express

    But...
  35. Tesla’s not shelved, just not going to be built...

    Tesla’s not shelved, just not going to be built in the U.K.

    HTH.
  36. “Invested in the Brexit Party PLC”, lol. Did...

    “Invested in the Brexit Party PLC”, lol.

    Did they buy shares in Farage’s company?
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    Latest Yougov poll. It probably belongs in the...

    Latest Yougov poll. It probably belongs in the joke thread.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJMizqSWsAEJsoN?format=jpg&name=900x900
  38. How quickly they turn... ...

    How quickly they turn...

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJK8zj6XkAEP2cU?format=png&name=small
  39. There’s nothing to see here, all normal.... ...

    There’s nothing to see here, all normal....

    General election: Nigel Farage admits he was offered a peerage 48 hours before Brexit U-turn - Mirror Online
  40. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EI7kvYJXsAUw7QU?format...

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EI7kvYJXsAUw7QU?format=png&name=small
  41. Those are rough sleepers.

    Those are rough sleepers.
  42. That is indeed tragic. It sounds like you’re...

    That is indeed tragic.

    It sounds like you’re equating “homelessness” with rough sleepers, though. One is a small subset of the other.
  43. I have no interest in what Germany is doing. I...

    I have no interest in what Germany is doing. I live in the U.K.

    I applaud you for having the confidence to look abroad for ideas for solutions to problems, though.




    Tell that to Norway,...
  44. Food banks and homelessness are verifiable....

    Food banks and homelessness are verifiable. Ignoring them isn’t going to make them go away.
  45. Childish. Lifting people up is the aim. It...

    Childish.

    Lifting people up is the aim. It doesn’t happen by magic, and there’s no free solution. Paying a fraction more isn’t going to bring everyone else down.
  46. And yet we also have record levels of food banks,...

    And yet we also have record levels of food banks, record levels of child poverty, record levels of homelessness, and record levels of basics such as teachers having to buy supplies and food for their...
  47. £80,000 actually. Given the average wage is a...

    £80,000 actually. Given the average wage is a shade over £28,000 he has a point.

    The Tories would rather soak the poor. Perhaps you should relook at your moral compass.
  48. Pretty solid reason to vote Labour and Corbyn

    Probably not. But then the relief that the Tories are planning on providing to the less well off, or to the North, or to the JAMs, does not come anywhere near those of Labour as well.
  49. Did you read the article, or just the headline? ...

    Did you read the article, or just the headline?

    Both Labour and the Tories are at it. The only option is to vote LD.
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    Poll: FTFY.

    FTFY.
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