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    This one is that one’s brother; that one is a...

    This one is that one’s brother; that one is a friend with the other one. They’re all doing something that’s sort of like the other thing, but not representing the people cause that’s too much work.
    ...
  2. Thread: Aviva

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    ClientCo (FTSE100) has also made a deliberate...

    ClientCo (FTSE100) has also made a deliberate decision to remove all U.K. based contractors and increase the headcount of TCS and ITCInfotech.

    A number of contractors have got together to form...
  3. Believing McDonnell puts people at the top of the...

    Believing McDonnell puts people at the top of the gullibility league, but you can trust Johnson....

    If that’s what you think, then nothing anyone says will make any difference to you, you’re...
  4. Labour to raise dividend tax from 7.5% to 20%

    McDonnell is more recently on record saying that he is a socialist. No doubt you’ll interpret that as you wish.

    Iain Dale pushes John McDonnell on whether he is a Marxist - LBC

    Of course, you...
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    Confirming that HMT and HMRC do not make the...

    Confirming that HMT and HMRC do not make the laws, they are just better lobbyists, and that the solution lies with politicians.
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    There’s no question to beg, he’s pulling your...

    There’s no question to beg, he’s pulling your chain.

    HMRC can only operate within the law that has been set. They don’t create laws themselves.

    Only Parliament can set laws. The power to remove...
  7. Parliament has. That’s what a representative...

    Parliament has. That’s what a representative parliamentary system does.

    What you think you’re describing as “democracy” is in fact ochlocracy.
  8. Thread: London Bridge

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    Conservatives have presided over a cut of 20k in...

    Conservatives have presided over a cut of 20k in police numbers, 300 court closures, an increase in suicides in prisons, a deliberately “hostile environment”, and have had nearly a decade to sort...
  9. Should make no difference. Unless you’re in...

    Should make no difference.

    Unless you’re in your 40’s and looking to be adopted.
  10. Thread: London Bridge

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    The offender had a fake suicide vest, but they...

    The offender had a fake suicide vest, but they weren’t to know that. Charging in with a couple of fire extinguishers and a narwhal tooth. Balls of steel.

    If it wasn’t so serious, it would be a...
  11. Thread: London Bridge

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    What’s your solution? Lock everyone up for life,...

    What’s your solution? Lock everyone up for life, no parole? Capital punishment?

    Although the situation yesterday is unwanted by anyone, remember that you’ve got perfect 20/20 hindsight.
  12. Thread: London Bridge

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    “One hero was a jailed murderer on day release”...

    “One hero was a jailed murderer on day release” should cause a cognitive breakdown for some on here...

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EKknYjGX0AET5s0?format=jpg&name=medium
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    “Never”? That depends only if you have a...

    “Never”?

    That depends only if you have a narrow definition of “left wing socialism” that suits failed states like Venezuela, Cuba, etc.

    Try a broader definition of social democrats, or...
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    More whataboutery. The question wasn’t whether...

    More whataboutery.

    The question wasn’t whether socialism works or fails. Or about Venezuela, or Cuba, or Hong Kong.

    The question was when the trickle down from Conservative economics will be...
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    FTFY.

    FTFY.
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    Whataboutery. Why are you comparing current...

    Whataboutery.

    Why are you comparing current poverty in the U.K. (a first-world country, number 6 economy) to Venezuela and historical Eastern basket-cases? If you’re going to make a point, at...
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    It’s cute the way you say “in a block”, as if the...

    It’s cute the way you say “in a block”, as if the US would give the U.K. anywhere near the same level of fairness as the EU.

    The EU is a market/block of 28 different interests all trying to work...
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    There is another solution, but you might not like...

    There is another solution, but you might not like it...
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    Let me know when the “trickle-down” from Tory...

    Let me know when the “trickle-down” from Tory policies of the past decade start.
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    Their plans aren’t meant to make me better off. ...

    Their plans aren’t meant to make me better off.

    They’re meant to make the people that frequent the food bank opposite my house better off.

    HTH.
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    So you would prefer all contractors to be forced...

    So you would prefer all contractors to be forced into IR35 and removing our ways of working, over a relatively small number of contractors that might be affected by ER or CGT?
  22. Add your brexit jokes here

    President of the Council, not the EU.

    “Resist” is an odd choice of your words (not his) - in any healthy democracy, having debates about the democratic way of changing things is normal.
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    Your own link says “Throughout the mid-1970s,...

    Your own link says “Throughout the mid-1970s, especially 1974 and 1975, the British economy was troubled by high rates of inflation. To tackle this, the government capped public sector pay rises and...
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    Poll: The only way that a PM can “fight” to keep the...

    The only way that a PM can “fight” to keep the Union is to provide political support to the regions (I’m assuming that sending tanks in to Edinburgh or Belfast isn’t what you mean). Of those regions...
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    Poll: Is that a rational argument? His views on whether...

    Is that a rational argument? His views on whether Ireland should be united or not is largely irrelevant - the only views that count in that regard are those of the people on the island of Ireland, as...
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    Poll: Don’t be ridiculous, nobody’s suggesting that...

    Don’t be ridiculous, nobody’s suggesting that power will stop.

    My question is that there are certain things within a country - strategic infrastructure - that the entire country is dependent on;...
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    Poll: Why? Are Labour going to win the election with a...

    Why? Are Labour going to win the election with a majority?

    If so, then it is the democratically expressed will of the people that strategic assets of the country should be part owned by the people...
  28. Which of the CUK members was on Question Time?

    The problem is that as social animals we tend to hang around with like-minded and economically similar people.

    Our social bubbles are restricted to others that have a similar outlook and similar...
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    Poll: The SSE is reported as saying it. As I said,...

    The SSE is reported as saying it.

    As I said, take it up with either the SSE for saying it, the BBC for reporting it, or DP for posting it.
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    Poll: I am sure that Dim Prawn posted a link to a BBC...

    I am sure that Dim Prawn posted a link to a BBC article that included a quote from an SSE representative that their ownership has moved.

    If you dispute that ownership of the assets has moved...
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    Poll: Thanks for confirming the Conservatives don’t...

    Thanks for confirming the Conservatives don’t have a plan to stop the control of strategic U.K. assets moving overseas.

    Labour do. And if they are elected under their manifesto, they will have the...
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    Poll: It now has a shell company in Perth. HTH.

    It now has a shell company in Perth.

    HTH.
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    Poll: If Labour is elected to government by the people...

    If Labour is elected to government by the people of the United Kingdom on a manifesto of part-nationalising of strategic assets, and the response by a private company is to move control of those...
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    Poll: Can you honestly not just click a link and read?

    Can you honestly not just click a link and read?
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    Poll: Does the fact that strategic national...

    Does the fact that strategic national infrastructure, a necessary requirement for every home in the U.K., can have it’s ownership so easily transferred offshore not bother you?

    This is the problem.
  36. Well done you for a turnover of over £300,000. ...

    Well done you for a turnover of over £300,000.

    The proposed rate for business with a turnover under that is 21%, not 26%.
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    Depending on your point of view, the miners going...

    Depending on your point of view, the miners going on strike was a form of extreme capitalism.

    How often do we hear on these boards, if you don’t like your contract or your rate then just walk...
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    Poll: Oh? Why wouldn’t we?

    Oh? Why wouldn’t we?
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    Labour tax manifesto

    Three day weeks were brought in by the Conservative PM Edward Heath.

    It’s really not hard to look this stuff up.

    Three-Day Week - Wikipedia
  40. You haven’t provided any of the third one, but at...

    You haven’t provided any of the third one, but at least you provided plenty of the first two.

    Earnings before tax of £80k is in the top 5%.

    If you look at who pays tax, the top 10% of earners...
  41. Why “after tax salary”? If it’s stats you...

    Why “after tax salary”?

    If it’s stats you want, click through the BBC page to HMRC’s own figures.

    General election 2019: Does GBP80,000 put you in the top 5% of earners? - BBC News
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    Nearly anyone buying a townhouse in Islington 40...

    Nearly anyone buying a townhouse in Islington 40 years ago, paying off the mortgage, and not having an obviously ostentatious lifestyle will have a comparable net worth.

    Is it Labour policy to...
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    Legally? Opinion is divided on the matter. The...

    Legally?

    Opinion is divided on the matter. The U.K. says they were legally evicted, 95% of the rest of the United Nations plus the UN courts says they weren’t....
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    They had a vote and decided the U.K. should...

    They had a vote and decided the U.K. should leave.

    Then the entire United Nations had a vote, and also decided the U.K. should leave.

    Perhaps the U.K. should take the hint?
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    Earnings-wise, the vast majority of people on...

    Earnings-wise, the vast majority of people on this site will be in the top 10% in the entire country. That’s not “average Joes”.

    But I agree with the rest of your sentiment.
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    If you want better broadband in your area,...

    If you want better broadband in your area, perhaps you should all club together and pay for it.

    It’s not exactly free to provide, why should the rest of us pay for your choice of lifestyle....
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    All those qualities in a single country? They...

    All those qualities in a single country? They sound amazing.

    They also have a Labour Government.
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    They’d get more time for carrying a screwdriver...

    They’d get more time for carrying a screwdriver without cause than they would for stealing plates worth more than your car.
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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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