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    Ah no, Hudson Hawk is one of my favourite movies.

    Ah no, Hudson Hawk is one of my favourite movies.
  2. Why is it a surprise? They promised 40 “new”...

    Why is it a surprise?

    They promised 40 “new” hospitals and 50,000 “more” nurses, do you think this all comes for free?
  3. Except for the minor detail that a trade deal...

    Except for the minor detail that a trade deal with the US will require trade offs. By definition, if we are importing US chicken under a trade deal with the US then we will have diverged from EU...
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    Well done you for making an attempt to bring the...

    Well done you for making an attempt to bring the divided country together... :eyes

    Most of Kent and Sussex are blue, doesn’t quite fit with your rhetoric.
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    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ELm-2gIWoAEN-Bb?format...

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ELm-2gIWoAEN-Bb?format=jpg&name=900x900
  6. Possibly. But it’s not an “either or” situation,...

    Possibly. But it’s not an “either or” situation, and not a competition.

    Unless you were rooting for Blue Planet to be the Person of the Year.
  7. You said “coaching on giving speeches”, not...

    You said “coaching on giving speeches”, not coaching on the content of those speeches.

    Not that either one is relevant.
  8. How is that in any way relevant? Should we...

    How is that in any way relevant? Should we discount the opinion of anyone that has had any coaching in public speaking (which would mean nearly anyone in the public arena)?

    My oldest has had...
  9. Do you have any cite for your “facts”? For...

    Do you have any cite for your “facts”?

    For example, has global hunger never been lower? WHO doesn’t appear to agree with your opinion:

    ...
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    Off to a primary school shortly for my abc’s. ...

    Off to a primary school shortly for my abc’s.

    Anyone But Conservative.
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    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ELh8lZKWkAAs5VI?format...

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ELh8lZKWkAAs5VI?format=jpg&name=large
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    Your original post appeared to intimate that it...

    Your original post appeared to intimate that it was the patient’s fault, blocking the beds. Both links you provide are clear that it is a problem of funds to the NHS, particularly since 2014.



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    Has Boris dropped the Ming vase?

    The plural of anecdote is not data.





    England is too cheap to train their own. Wales, Scotland, and NI retained their nursing bursaries.

    Cuts may leave NHS short of 70,000 nurses, leaked...
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    They seem to have all disappeared in the last 9...

    They seem to have all disappeared in the last 9 years.



    The Labour Party isn’t a credible alternative to a decent Conservative party, but that’s not the problem.

    The big issue with the...
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    Poll: Whodathunk, raising taxes pays for stuff. Like...

    Whodathunk, raising taxes pays for stuff. Like fixing leaky school buildings, for example.

    Revealed: one in five school buildings in England require urgent repairs | Education | The Guardian
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    Poll: No, all we’ve agreed is that you can’t keep a...

    No, all we’ve agreed is that you can’t keep a coherent argument, and that you can’t provide any substance to what little argument you might have.

    Continuing to claim that Labour have “****ed up...
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    Poll: QED. If Labour aren’t in it, then they haven’t...

    QED. If Labour aren’t in it, then they haven’t ****ed it up.

    Your words....
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    Poll: Given that there have been more recessions under...

    Given that there have been more recessions under Conservative leadership than Labour over the past 100 years, and given that the Conservatives have borrowed more in the last 9 years than the...
  19. Thread: "Fact Check"

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    You continue to outdo yourself in your cretinism....

    You continue to outdo yourself in your cretinism.

    It say “per year”. You even quoted it.
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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.
    ...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  26. 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.
  27. 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...
  28. Should make no difference. Unless you’re in...

    Should make no difference.

    Unless you’re in your 40’s and looking to be adopted.
  29. 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...
  30. 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.
  31. 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?
  41. 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...
  47. 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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