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Old 6th Nov 2016, 09:49
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The electric car concept is indeed fantastic and most likely the way forward, however , in Norway at least the Tesla 6 attracts a raft of subsidies which are not anyone`s imagination.
Yes, but that is Norway, not Britain.

Norway is massively more advanced socially and environmentally than Britain is.
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Old 6th Nov 2016, 17:13
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Still some advantages in Britain. My company leases a Mitsubishi PHEV.
Plug in car grant £5,000 towards purchase price.
Company car benefit 7% against say 30%.
Electricity does not have fuel duty charged on it.
Electricity at home is only 5% VAT.
Some electricity out and about is free.
Company can provide electricity without individual paying Fuel Benefit tax.
London congestion charge free.
No annual road tax.

There are probably more and I think the Government will have to carry on encouraging them to meet climate change and emission targets.
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Old 7th Nov 2016, 08:24
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The SNP now well past their peak: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp...ion-victories/?

So the Tories are gaining in Scotland, not just in England.
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Old 8th Nov 2016, 06:46
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About those "benefit scroungers", the "idle", the "feckless" and the "age of austerity " so enthusiastically embraced and endorsed by many on here...

https://www.theguardian.com/business...peoples-rights
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Old 8th Nov 2016, 21:12
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Well, if its in the Aeberdeen Pish & Jobbers then it must be true!

Off-topic - Prince Harry condemns press 'abuse' of girlfriend



"So what attracted you to the 5th in line to the Throne of England, Prince Harry Wales?"




A member of the House of Windsor and an American divorcee... Ring a bell anyone?
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Old 9th Nov 2016, 14:50
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This woman really is a reprehensible two faced little horror

Nicola Sturgeon on US election: ?not the outcome I hoped for? - The Scotsman

“While this is not the outcome I hoped for, it is the verdict of the American people and we must respect it. I congratulate president-elect Trump on winning the election.”

Hypocrisy of the very highest order
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Old 9th Nov 2016, 19:45
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Build an offshore wind farm opposite his brand new golf course--whoops
Support a parliamentary motion to ban him from the UK-------whoops
Moan that he is not your choice of President-------Whoops
President of Scotland's largest whisky export market.-----WHOOPS
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Old 9th Nov 2016, 20:04
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Originally Posted by Seldomfitforpurpose View Post
This woman really is a reprehensible two faced little horror

Nicola Sturgeon on US election: ?not the outcome I hoped for? - The Scotsman

“While this is not the outcome I hoped for, it is the verdict of the American people and we must respect it. I congratulate president-elect Trump on winning the election.”

Hypocrisy of the very highest order
Not at all like saying "the only reason for not visiting New York is the rusk of meeting Donald Trump" then?

That was our Foreign Secretary by the way.
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Old 9th Nov 2016, 21:21
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Oh dear she is at it again

Nicola Sturgeon loses £10BILLION trade deal with China dubbed ?Scottish shambles? | UK | News | Daily Express

not going at all well for the SNP
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Old 9th Nov 2016, 21:39
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Oh dear she is at it again
Hence the age old deflection technique of threatening to join the legal action on article 50 yesterday. Everyone concentrated on that not the important stuff of how the SNP run the country
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Old 10th Nov 2016, 11:11
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I'm confused. Can somebody help? The SNP weren't at all bothered by the potential catastrophic loss of Scottish jobs should trident have been terminated. Now bases are closing they are up in arms at job losses. I don't get it.
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Old 11th Nov 2016, 09:56
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Originally Posted by HeartyMeatballs
I don't get it.
It's that well known lubricant that oils the wheels of politics: hypocrisy.
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Old 12th Nov 2016, 19:50
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What The Boris actually said about The Fart was:

"Crime has been falling steadily in both London and New York - and the only reason I wouldn't go to some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump."

For the same reason, presumably, he won't risk visiting Brussels tomorrow.
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Old 12th Nov 2016, 21:40
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Ruthy 'Tank Commander' Davidson demonstrates, yet again, the quality of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition of Yoons...



As for the comments of Boris 'Baw-Jaws' Johnson on any given subject, well, best comedy show on the telly, what else is there to say?
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Old 12th Nov 2016, 22:59
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Boris 'Baw-Jaws' Johnson
is fun.

A lot more fun than Lord Halifax, though some comparisons may be apt.
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Old 15th Nov 2016, 22:37
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Tories may be in trouble in South Thanet over failure to declare election expenses. Nigel was less than two thousand votes behind and the result could be declared invalid and a re run ordered.
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Old 15th Nov 2016, 22:45
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Tories may be in trouble in ...
... about a dozen constituencies. This one has been rumbling? - no, perhaps "muttering" - on for ages (since the election in fact).

My guess is one of

- get let off completely and told to read the rules more carefully next time

- slapped wrist and a tiny fine.

Courts are, probably correctly, very reluctant to overturn election results, and tend to do so only when the offence is really quite outrageous. (And only then if they think the result really could have been different.)
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Old 20th Nov 2016, 06:01
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All good news for the Conservatives, Benn is probably the last well known and respected politician of ministerial quality in the Labour parliamentary party.

Benn at risk as vengeful hard left seizes seat | News | The Times & The Sunday Times

Hilary Benn, who led the summer’s failed “coup” against Jeremy Corbyn, is facing deselection after hard-left activists seized control of his local Labour party and demanded his head. Benn, the former shadow foreign secretary and now chairman of the Commons Brexit committee, has been a hate figure for the left since arguing against Corbyn for military action in Syria. He was then sacked from the shadow cabinet after allegedly canvassing support for a coup against Corbyn, triggering mass resignations by colleagues and a leadership contest.

At the recent annual general meeting (AGM) of his Leeds Central constituency party, Benn looked on as his allies were “replaced with Corbyn supporters to a man or woman”, according to a Facebook post, now removed, by one of the successful candidates, Stewart Dunbar. All 13 of the constituency officers are Corbynites. “Hilary Benn’s face was a picture,” he added. The takeover was organised over “three to four months’ hard work” in informal caucus meetings, Dunbar said.

The leader of the campaign, Patrick Hall, said he was among “quite a few” people who would vote to oust Benn. “When the selection process comes round, which might be very soon, people will have a chance to decide,” he said. “What he did in the summer, trying to undermine Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, that went down very badly.” Hall, who was elected vice-chairman for membership, stressed he was speaking as an individual. However, he is one of three key Leeds Central officers to openly call for Benn’s sacking. The new constituency secretary, Caroline Isle, signed a petition on the change.org website to “deselect Hilary Benn as Leeds Central MP”. The new constituency chairman, Simon Hewitt, wrote in the hard-left journal Labour Briefing last year that it was “essential that leftwingers organise to trigger reselection” of anti-Corbyn MPs. Hall is, and Hewitt was, a national executive member of the Labour representation committee, a hard-left group chaired by the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, and closely linked to the Momentum organisation.........

Richard Angell, director of Progress, the centre-right grouping in Labour, said it was “disgraceful” that the hard left was targeting a “brilliant MP” such as Benn. “Jeremy Corbyn has put us on a general election footing — and that means campaigning against Tory, not Labour MPs,” he said. Friends of Benn insisted he was “relaxed” about events in Leeds, saying he had a “good relationship” with local members, but admitted: “At a time when Hilary is one of our last defences against a hard Brexit, it’s been a slight distraction.”

Benn’s supporters were also taking comfort from the news last night that Hewitt had resigned as chairman on health grounds, leaving the possibility that at least one supportive officer could be elected.

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Old 20th Nov 2016, 07:02
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“At a time when Hilary is one of our last defences against a hard Brexit, it’s been a slight distraction.”
What's so hard about exiting the failed EU experiment?
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Old 20th Nov 2016, 07:24
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Son of Lord who renounced his peerage and denounced the hereditary system rises to the top in politics.

I'm sure it was all achieved due to merit.
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