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    Poll: Current Clientco (FTSE100) allows BYOD....

    Current Clientco (FTSE100) allows BYOD. Connection is via Citrix to most applications, or RDP into VMs. They have to, a good deal of development is by external consultancies that use their own...
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    That’s called the Withdrawal Agreement. The ERG...

    That’s called the Withdrawal Agreement. The ERG have already voted against that, remember?
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    Poll: If it only applies to tulipty housing estates in...

    If it only applies to tulipty housing estates in dead end satellite towns, why was it being extrapolated to “across the country”?
  4. It’s only an imprisoning offence for Abbott. For...

    It’s only an imprisoning offence for Abbott. For anyone else, it’s “classy” and should be applauded...

    Woman drinking pink gin from a wine glass on the Tube is back at it again | Metro News
  5. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D92CcXFWkAA-EU4?format...

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D92CcXFWkAA-EU4?format=jpg&name=small
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    Poll: Possibly. Neither you nor me know that though....

    Possibly. Neither you nor me know that though. What I was pointing out was that your post appears to indicate that she was under the influence and that he was not, and that somehow that is...
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    Poll: Should Mark Field be charged with assault?

    Two people do.



    What do you think victims of domestic violence look like? Does it need to be visible?




    Wind your neck in.
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    Poll: If “journalists” refused to accept tipoffs from...

    If “journalists” refused to accept tipoffs from the public they’d be spending the week watching cat videos.

    The moral handwringing of journalists seems to be aligned with their own political side....
  9. That’s not how domestic violence works at all. ...

    That’s not how domestic violence works at all.

    (Note: I’m not suggesting that Johnson was involved in domestic violence, that is up to the relevant authorities. In the general sense though,...
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    Mind you, the alternative (Hunt) is a man for...

    Mind you, the alternative (Hunt) is a man for business as well:

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    Cant imagine why not. He was a leader of the...

    Cant imagine why not.

    He was a leader of the Brexit campaign, and Brexiters have always wanted a Brexiter in charge to “do things properly”.

    Plus he’s had three years since the referendum to...
  12. Thread: Good Doctor

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    We've been in a post-truth world since 2016. It...

    We've been in a post-truth world since 2016. It doesn't matter whether Johnson is lying or not, his supporters will vote for him anyway.
  13. What’s the article say? Tech Mahindra only...

    What’s the article say?

    Tech Mahindra only bought the company in 2017, after gaining approval from the FCA in 2016. Not sure why there’s a story in it, British businesses have a long history...
  14. It didn’t stop him being appointed Foreign...

    It didn’t stop him being appointed Foreign Minister, and look how well that turned out.
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    Poll: The incident took place at Mansion House, which...

    The incident took place at Mansion House, which hosts speeches and conferences with the PM and other world leaders and diplomats. Security there includes bag scanners and metal detectors. It’s not...
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    Poll: If you’re going to make stories up, why not go...

    If you’re going to make stories up, why not go the whole hog? Like, maybe she had a death ray gun or the plague or a Muslim in her handbag or something.
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    Poll: Was she asked to leave by the owner? Did Mr Field...

    Was she asked to leave by the owner? Did Mr Field have any authority on behalf of the owner to evict the person?

    Maybe you need to re-evaluate your understanding of both the law and the facts.

    ...
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    Poll: You’re such a snowflake. It’s not likely...

    You’re such a snowflake.

    It’s not likely anyone was feeling threatened last night. Annoyed at having their dinner and wine interrupted, yes, but not “threatened”.
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    Poll: Timely.

    Timely.
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    Poll: Should Mark Field be charged with assault?

    Not at all - I wasn’t responding in the sense that there was any legal difference, more of a social difference. The law (as far as I am aware) is non-gendered and shouldn’t be applied any...
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    Poll: Societal norms, the trend towards anti-bullying...

    Societal norms, the trend towards anti-bullying (not specifically gender related but men do tend to be bigger/stronger), the ongoing debate against misogyny and incels, and a vague sense of chivalry...
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    Poll: Good point. Applies to any situation....

    Good point. Applies to any situation. Conferences. Shops. Door knockers. Parent-teacher meetings. Just start bashing, you can’t take the risk.
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    Poll: The security that prevented the rest of them from...

    The security that prevented the rest of them from getting closer by simply putting their arms out, and not pushing people into pillars or grabbing them by the back or the neck.

    Don’t tell us,...
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    Poll: I’m pointing out the discrepancy between what...

    I’m pointing out the discrepancy between what happened when it was a large bloke invading, and when it was a petite woman. Funny how it gets the juices flowing for certain posters here when it’s a...
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    Poll: Not true. See above.

    Not true. See above.
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    Poll: Should Mark Field be charged with assault?

    Lol at all the tough guys who say that she deserves it, but everyone stood back when an angry man invaded Esther McVey’s meeting.

    Seems like the tough guys only like manhandling when it’s a small...
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    No, in this case I do know that. I’m responsible...

    No, in this case I do know that. I’m responsible for transitioning a lot of the offshoring and I know exactly the reason(s) for it. In this case it’s nothing to do with the economy (there are many...
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    Switzerland should just take the EU to the WTO...

    Switzerland should just take the EU to the WTO under GATT Art XXIV, that’ll show them
  29. Thread: Raab gone

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    Raab gone

    “They” don’t have to choose anything at all. A WA has been agreed with the official U.K. government representatives. If Parliament didn’t want the U.K. government to agree the WA then it should have...
  30. Thread: Raab gone

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    Crikey, is it still 2016? We’re still on “an...

    Crikey, is it still 2016? We’re still on “an economy multiples of our size needs our money therefore we hold all the cards”?

    How has that worked out for you in the last three years?
  31. Thread: Raab gone

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    The WA is better than no deal, and has been...

    The WA is better than no deal, and has been accepted by the EU. The issue is not on that side of the agreement, it’s coming up with something that the U.K. parliament can agree on that is the...
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    It’s a bit more clear-cut than that. As part...

    It’s a bit more clear-cut than that.

    As part of the request for an extension to 31 October, the U.K. government agreed not to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement.
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    A checklist for our next PM

    Start ticking them off for each candidate, the one with the most checks wins.

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  34. Some people just want to watch the world burn....

    Some people just want to watch the world burn. Unfortunately, they’re in the majority of Tory members...

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    You misunderstand me. When I say the U.K. is a...

    You misunderstand me.

    When I say the U.K. is a major part of the EU and therefore, if there is a problem, it is part of the problem, I mean the EU and not German or French banks.

    You say, “the...
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    You keep saying this without quite appreciating...

    You keep saying this without quite appreciating that:

    a) The UK is major part of the EU, so very much a part of the problem if there is one;
    b) Greece can, as a sovereign nation, walk away at any...
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    It’s not difficult to understand or square. ...

    It’s not difficult to understand or square.

    When we join with other nations however tightly or loosely coupled (whether by treaty, FTA, whatever) we pool and/or lose some of our sovereignty.
    ...
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    Sorry, I should clarify - for my current Clientco...

    Sorry, I should clarify - for my current Clientco it’s nothing to do with Brexit. YMMV for other clients.
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    Clientco here (FTSE100) is culling UK-based...

    Clientco here (FTSE100) is culling UK-based contractors and either moving the work offshore or giving it to offshore bods onshore. Nothing to do with Brexit, just a combination of market forces and...
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    Depends. Is there more than one member of the...

    Depends. Is there more than one member of the party?
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    Yep, I’d popped off for a lunchtime wander and...

    Yep, I’d popped off for a lunchtime wander and was thinking about it and came to the same conclusion while I was thinking through what you were saying originally.

    While the electrical safety of...
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    That correlates with a wee bit of Googling on the...

    That correlates with a wee bit of Googling on the subject. Other posters seemed certain that there was a difference though, hence the question.

    On the face if it, the “superior standards” of the...
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    That’s what I was asking - why, technically, it...

    That’s what I was asking - why, technically, it is considered that the U.K. 3-pin plug is a better standard.

    My question was why is the U.K. configuration considered safer.

    (The CE mark,...
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    Thanks for that. Is that necessarily true,...

    Thanks for that. Is that necessarily true, though? What you appear to be saying is that a child can safely stick a fork into a U.K. socket and not be electrocuted?
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    Great time to leave on WTO terms

    The two stories are linked.

    The WTO only provides the framework for remedies. With the current trade wars under way, the WTO is in danger of being swamped with requests for independent...
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    It’s both not true, and I don’t know. Not...

    It’s both not true, and I don’t know.

    Not true, because you can’t make a blanket statement like “x is better than the EU”, simply because “the EU” only sets minimum standards, and it’s up to...
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    We’re not at cross purposes, we’re disagreeing. ...

    We’re not at cross purposes, we’re disagreeing.




    Case in point. The less intellectually endowed (you, in this case) can not fathom the mere fact that the beans are within the EU borders means...
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    Because they don’t meet the EU’s standards. ...

    Because they don’t meet the EU’s standards.






    They are sold under the standards issued by the EU (which at the moment still includes the U.K.). Substandard manufacturing would kill people...
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    They are labelled with a CE mark to show that...

    They are labelled with a CE mark to show that they conform to European regulations, including safety standards.

    Your position appears to be, let in anything we like even if it does not conform to...
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    The USA and China, mostly, via the WTO. If the...

    The USA and China, mostly, via the WTO.

    If the U.K. lets in all goods tariff, customs, and sanitary-check free from the EU (and vice-versa), why doesn’t it let in all goods the same way from other...
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