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  1. Less likely, they are more likely to drain Tory...

    Less likely, they are more likely to drain Tory votes, than Labour votes in most constituencies.

    Any scenario where the Tories don't have outright majority will lead to 2nd referendum and we all...
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    You missed the most important question: A) How...

    You missed the most important question:

    A) How are you going to find clients and convince them you are better value for money than established SI/MSPs and JBOC (Just a Bunch Of Contractors)
  3. Thread: Anyone triggered?

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    In 6 weeks they will be able to express their...

    In 6 weeks they will be able to express their displeasure at the current progress on lowering carbon emissions, by voting for the Green party and their ambitious £100Bn/year spending on climate...
  4. Thread: Shall I...

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    Today's Tories are not the yesterday's Tories. We...

    Today's Tories are not the yesterday's Tories. We are talking about people that were happy for a no-deal Brexit to happen to the extend of removing the whip from a number of long standing Tory MPs...
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    I agree with what you are saying about RoS being...

    I agree with what you are saying about RoS being the best IR35 "defences". I even commented to that extend in my later post.

    But you took my quote a bit out of context. I meant that having a...
  6. I would stay after 6 if there is work do be...

    I would stay after 6 if there is work do be completed that can't wait for the next day and have done so numerous times, without moaning about "overtime".

    I wouldn't stay until/after 6, just...
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    You missed one... 6. A blond clown with...

    You missed one...

    6. A blond clown with delusions of grandeur and zero interests in the well-being of the country and it's population. Happy to skirt the edges of the law just to further his own...
  8. Thread: Jacob Rees Mogg

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    While the grunts where risking their lives to get...

    While the grunts where risking their lives to get people out, the people in charge were unwilling to risk their jobs... And then don't even have the decency to resign. What a bunch of muppets.
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    The "old" style WiFi repeaters are tulip. You...

    The "old" style WiFi repeaters are tulip. You need mesh, either cheap enterprise grade stuff like Ubiquity UniFi or consumer grade available from most manufacturers these days. The important...
  10. Thread: Jacob Rees Mogg

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    Who's to blame for the cladding and building regs...

    Who's to blame for the cladding and building regs lack of sprinklers etc. is separate to why so many people were instructed to stay put and die, contrary to any common sense.

    LFB is fully to blame...
  11. Thread: Jacob Rees Mogg

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    If it's about the Grenfell comments, it was a...

    If it's about the Grenfell comments, it was a major slip up for a politician, to make such a comment on sensitive topic.

    As a private citizen I would have to agree with him, just this once....
  12. Thread: Shall I...

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    Brexit hasn't even happened and all I can see in...

    Brexit hasn't even happened and all I can see in the news is a raft of established big businesses going into administration and manufacturing plants closures. Not a single major investment.

    No,...
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    Poll: As a remainer it would have to be the Lib-Dem for...

    As a remainer it would have to be the Lib-Dem for me. Living in a Labour stronghold, so no chance of Con slipping in. Worst case scenario my excellent local MP (shame he is Labour) gets re-elected....
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    I wouldn't risk my reputation on the line,...

    I wouldn't risk my reputation on the line, subbing with someone I don't personally know to be a viable substitute. These are personal friends and people I have worked with before and have their...
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    You are free to do make whatever business...

    You are free to do make whatever business arrangement you like - it's your business.

    If you you are contemplating this as an IR35 "defence" - it's pointless, both now and after March 2020.
  16. Thread: Shall I...

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    All of these can be used to describe the Tories,...

    All of these can be used to describe the Tories, although I suspect in your mind they fit in the first category.

    Their plan for the future seems to revolve around doing whatever the hell they...
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    There are plenty of cheap Access Points with...

    There are plenty of cheap Access Points with directional antennas that will carry your WiFi signal for 10 miles, let alone 50m to the shed.

    Like this for £50

    And much more reliable than...
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    Poll: ERG?

    ERG?
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    The size of the response team, wasn't the issue....

    The size of the response team, wasn't the issue. The issue was failure to update guidance based on previous cases where compartmentalisation has failed coupled with culture of "follow the protocol"...
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    Agree in principle, but only after complete...

    Agree in principle, but only after complete revamp of the electoral laws.

    The Cambridge analytica fiasco, exposed how easy it is to manipulate popular opinion via social media. 16 y.o. are way to...
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    If there is an arrangement and ClientCo signs the...

    If there is an arrangement and ClientCo signs the "falsified" timesheets and pays the money to the Agency, where do you see the problem?
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    Poll: My prediction of the most likely scneario - The...

    My prediction of the most likely scneario - The Tories will get most seats, but no overall majority. They couldn't get it the last time, they have even less chance this time. What they gained in...
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    If your problem is with the moral dilemma of...

    If your problem is with the moral dilemma of having to ditch your Client in the middle of a contract. Perhaps discussing it it advance with the Programme manager and making him aware of your...
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    How is it different than a lawyer's retention?...

    How is it different than a lawyer's retention? The on-call element isn't that much of an IR35 factor. What is more important is that is that it's usually tied to a support role and IMHO most of these...
  25. The tiny problem here is that in the case of...

    The tiny problem here is that in the case of Vietnam you likely need an exit visa from your own government, not only an entry visa for your destination country.

    Random denial of documents by UK...
  26. The ideology itself isn't that bad. It's just...

    The ideology itself isn't that bad. It's just that it goes against basic human nature and is impossible to achieve as evident by the most of the implementations sucking. It sort of worked on a...
  27. Doesn't really matter, as our courts will block...

    Doesn't really matter, as our courts will block extradition attempts for fear of human rights violations. The irony...
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    The soap opera continues for another season. ...

    The soap opera continues for another season.

    EU agrees Brexit extension to 31 January - BBC News

    Check your local ditches for blond middle aged gentleman.
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    Jesus wept... Get an accountant, you...

    Jesus wept...

    Get an accountant, you desperately need one.
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    Loan charge victims say hello... Only a really...

    Loan charge victims say hello...

    Only a really gullible person would believe such empty promises.
  31. Thread: The "why"

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    It's not all the way, like I said the most...

    It's not all the way, like I said the most important decisions still require unanimous vote. The ones that require QMV will be based on population size, giving the UK additional weight.

    Besides we...
  32. Pain in the arse or not, we are still a net...

    Pain in the arse or not, we are still a net contributor. An although the £9bn is small potato in the grand scheme of things, there is more to it than money. Cooperation in crime prevention, science...
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    It's not that much different from H&S "induction"...

    It's not that much different from H&S "induction" it has no bearing to IR35.

    As for your "civil liberties", you are at liberty to refuse the test, how it's going to affect your contract is...
  34. The wording is odd, but playing devil's advocate,...

    The wording is odd, but playing devil's advocate, there are still private sector SC cleared jobs and if the client has low turnover it might not be affected by the changes next year.
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    Numbers? Quotes? You do realise that the main...

    Numbers? Quotes?

    You do realise that the main function of tariffs is to protect local (EU and by extension UK) farmers right? How much agricultural imports do we have from outside EU that are from...
  36. Thread: The "why"

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    You are reading too much into it. I wish...

    You are reading too much into it. I wish Brexiteers were scrutinising every aspect of the actual Brexit outcomes in such details.

    My analogy is not directly translatable to Brexit, It was only a...
  37. Thread: The "why"

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    Nah, it only caused doubling of the Government...

    Nah, it only caused doubling of the Government debt, followed by austerity, causing lack of policing and investment in healthcare resulting in spike of violent crimes and preventable hospital deaths...
  38. Thread: The "why"

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    Substitute the UK with YourCo, EU with ClientCo...

    Substitute the UK with YourCo, EU with ClientCo and said major economic downturn with IR35 reform

    As a director of your company, in the current market, would you quit a 2 years contract guaranteed...
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    This is a 6 years old thread and OP's last...

    This is a 6 years old thread and OP's last activity is 26th May 2018 10:55 I wouldn't hold my breath for an answer.

    The main takeaway from OP's post for me was - use local umbrella.

    If you...
  40. Thread: Tier 2 general

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    I thought that's how the majority of the T2 visas...

    I thought that's how the majority of the T2 visas are issued. If it's not "a guy" it's a large SI with "deductions" in the contract.

    Get used to it.
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    Make no mistake, Brexit or not, the EU will be...

    Make no mistake, Brexit or not, the EU will be fingered as the source of all our troubles for decades to come.

    The only positive side of a no-deal Brexit would be to completely sever ties with...
  42. Thread: The "why"

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    Because as part of united Europe, we have some...

    Because as part of united Europe, we have some chance of remaining relevant on the global scene. Both in terms of policy as well as trade.

    As part of the EU we already have FTA with the majority...
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    Good grief £25 for 15GB of data, plenty of...

    Good grief £25 for 15GB of data, plenty of options for either much cheaper 15GB or unlimited for that price.

    I would go for GiffGaff, runs on the O2 network which has decent coverage. The missus...
  44. It was exactly the same in 2017 in the Public...

    It was exactly the same in 2017 in the Public sector. Then March came and half organisations accepted some risk around having Inside IR35 contractors in uncharted waters over guaranteed risk of...
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    I wold take it and depending on relationship with...

    I wold take it and depending on relationship with the hiring manager at old ClientCo either be frank up front or serve 4 weeks notice and claim unavailability in the last 2 weeks. If they are trowing...
  46. quick and dirty Powershell 1-liner: ...

    quick and dirty Powershell 1-liner:

    test-connection google.com -count 999999 -delay 1 -Verbose | format-table @{n='TimeStamp';e={Get-Date}},Address, ProtocolAddress, ResponseTime | out-file...
  47. not sure what you count as phablet, but the new...

    not sure what you count as phablet, but the new SE will be the same size as iPhone 6/7/8, not the old size of iPhone 5/SE.

    I was sceptical about the size of the 6 initially, but quickly got used...
  48. Thread: Will He? Won't He?

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    Poll: Not necessarily. If the deal goes through and...

    Not necessarily.

    If the deal goes through and Brexit is done and dusted the Leave voters will be drawn to Boris as the hero of the day, while the remain voters will be largely resigned with their...
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    From what I gather - May's deal kept the entire...

    From what I gather - May's deal kept the entire UK in the CU&SM until a solution to the Irish border can be found. While Boris's deal removes GB from the CU/SM, throwing NI "to the wolves" as a...
  50. Thread: Will He? Won't He?

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    Poll: No, because most MPs don't give a toss about the...

    No, because most MPs don't give a toss about the Country or it's population and are only concerned about re-election. And if the deal goes through, the Tories will cream the votes in the coming GE.
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