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Old 10th Jun 2010, 15:46
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Old 12th Jun 2010, 10:18
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Presumably he coudn't afford Alistair Campbell
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Old 19th Jun 2010, 10:53
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I see that the DM is the latest to smear the former PM by hinting that his absence might have something to do with 'issues'.

I wish I were paid £66K to sit in my garden.

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Old 19th Jun 2010, 11:46
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Sounds like we're still behaving like a 3rd World country.

If you have any £20 notes with Elgar on the back, they're only spendable until the end of the month (effectively, just next week!).

Otherwise, your local bank "may at their discretion" take them back or the Bank of England is the only place that will accept them, so you should "go in there, or pop them in the post to them", according to clueless bint on BBC R4 Moneybox.

The number of times they've done this with various currencies in my lifetime!
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Old 19th Jun 2010, 13:43
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Er, how can I put this...gently and politely.

For those who so wished for change prior to May 6th, there seems to have been a deafening silence after the first cuts were announced...the more astute..and those of us who have suffered before... will have noted the enthusiasm for cutting the public sector and, wait for it, the proposed introduction of charities and, surprise, surprise, the private sector in lieu....Now, much as the Victorian Workhouse probably holds a deep emotional appeal for Claude and Angela when ensconced in the local Conservative / Golf club with their erstwhile peers, there is a slight problem with the implementation of this in the 21st century....it's fine offering just above the minimum wage with a 10p a day attendance allowance for a 60hr week on a flexible contract subject to renegotiation every 3months..........but the proposals to basically privatise every last vestige of UK society do have a tendency to "rather upset" even the most moderate of people......watch this space ( aka TV News ) for more civil unrest than even Thatcher generated in the not too distant future.

Remember, the Tories have been enduring political celibacy for 13 years and this first round of cuts was simply orgasmic premature ejaculation.....in the future, they may indulge in a bit more foreplay, before screwing the populace with a lot of S/M thrown in for good measure.
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Old 19th Jun 2010, 14:08
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You seem to be suggesting that they're salivating with pleasure at the prospect. Don't forget that the Lib Dems - who are hardly raving fascists - are in tune with Conservative thinking on spending cuts.

Simple fact is that we're spending far more than we earn. I believe I read somewhere that even if we halve the deficit, then by the end of the current parliament our national debt will have doubled. As Nick Clegg said, there's nothing progressive about leaving the next generation saddled with unsustainable debt.
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Old 19th Jun 2010, 15:40
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For those who so wished for change prior to May 6th, there seems to have been a deafening silence after the first cuts were announced
Yep bring it on.

I canít spend money I donít have, or afford to borrow. I, like every working man and woman have to live within my means or go bankrupt.

The UK is no different.
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Old 19th Jun 2010, 16:16
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in tune with Conservative thinking on spending cuts
In that they understand that you can't spend non-existent money, yes.
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Old 19th Jun 2010, 16:49
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I see that the DM is the latest to smear the former PM by hinting that his absence might have something to do with 'issues'.
Guido Fawkes, one of the widest read parliamentary bloggers, reported that Brown is receiving "treatment" at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. The post was made five days ago and no writs or rebuttals have been issued.

Stories about Browns "issues" surfaced some time back, and could it be that Labour were so desperate to retain power that those at the top shielded a man who was patently unfit to hold office? Surely not?

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Old 19th Jun 2010, 17:18
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We have a winner!

I must be confused, because I find myself agreeing with Gertrude the Wombat. I am usually at odds with his opinions but reluctant to engage, as he's far more eloquent than I.

I have to order some popcorn as the class war still has to be won. For every Gideon and Felicity there will be ten Waynes, Darrens, Micks, Shazzas and Britttttinys. This must be snuffed out by making being middle class attractive. This won't happen when we are punished by the people we voted in.

Remember, the Tories have been enduring political celibacy for 13 years and this first round of cuts was simply orgasmic premature ejaculation....
Well and good, seeing that your government spilled my seed upon the ground. And I certainly had no orgasm from it.

You don't get it, do you? You just don't bloody get it. You took bread from my table. Can you understand why I am upset? Not only that, you got into my larder. Now I am angry.

You think it's okay, do you, to screw people's lives up? You think it's okay to disparage people because they went to a better school than you, or they do better than you? Perhaps you should have tried a bit harder at school, or in life.

You want to sequester my money to fund preposterous projects, then you want to castigate the government that's been brought in to attempt to bring things under control. What's going on?

Sorry, but I can no longer contain myself, and must resort to using Australian. Bludger.

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Old 19th Jun 2010, 17:22
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" I canít spend money I donít have, or afford to borrow. I, like every working man and woman have to live within my means or go bankrupt."

No dispute about that philosophy whatsoever........however.....you may wish to direct this towards the Banks...seemingly carrying on as per normal...for Banks that is.....and other parasites in the financial services sector..those relishing, and salivating, the prospect of ...outsourcing....to, guess where, the ever benevolent private sector....and then we have the usual suspects who seemed to have escaped unscathed in terms of their own contribution to the UK's financial woes......estate agents, recently seen on TV in their usual pompous arrogance telling us how house prices were on the up again and how the recession was now over, mwah, mwah. No it isn't, it just about to get deeper I feel....Tuesday should be interesting...to say the least.

If the Gov't really want to save money, take a closer look at the not only unfit for purpose, but wholly inept Highways Agency.....they would not be missed and the UK's roads ( Motorway charges are being mooted please note ) would benefit considerably.
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Old 19th Jun 2010, 18:53
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Krystal, I canít argue with some of your points. But just because we suffer the greed and short termism of the banks etc, doesnít mean we should let the government squander tax payerís money or suffer another term of Labour.

I like most well paid middle class people pay a huge amount of tax. I wouldnít mind so much if it was well spent. But quite frankly you might as well pile it up and set fire to it. At least for the few minutes that it kept you warm it wouldnít be wasted.

I have been in full time employment for 31 years and counting, not including part time as a 13yr kid on my local farm doing odd jobs to get some cash. You could say I have a work ethic. I have a reasonable house, cars, holidays and toys etc. My other half works as well. We pay our way.

I know a chap who lives over the road. In the 20 yrs that I have known him and his family, no-one has ever held a job. He has a reasonable house, cars, holidays and toys etc. Why should we taxpayers continue to fund his lifestyle?

I for one am heartily sick to death of supporting the lazy scroungers who seem to have an innate ability to work the system. Those unfortunate enough to find themselves in need through no fault of their own seem to get nothing from the welfare state. This, despite have contributed through taxes for many years prior to falling on hard times.

The last term of the Labour government forced me to despise Labour with a passion I have never felt for any political party. I can honestly say that the robbing of our pensions, the erosion of our civil liberties, the blatant thievery of from our pay packets, not to mention the lies and manipulation coupled with the constant monitoring by a nanny state intruding into every facet of our lives makes you want to weep with frustration and anger.

In short I donít care who runs the country as long as itís not Labour. The government of the day must cut the extravagant bloated state that has sprouted and blossomed under the socialists.
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Old 19th Jun 2010, 19:46
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Speaking tother night with someone about my age about the old Labour Exchanges where they actually sent you for jobs,a crime existed then called Failure to Maintain Yourself,ie constantly refusing work for no good reason and living on the public tit could end you up in nick.
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Old 21st Jun 2010, 14:15
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How can selling a £5bn asset for £1.5bn make sense?

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Old 21st Jun 2010, 14:19
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Who says it's worth £5bn?
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Old 21st Jun 2010, 14:22
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The route, known as HS1, cost £5bn to build . . .
How much would it cost to build a similar facility?

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Old 21st Jun 2010, 14:24
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Has the robber gordon become a hardworking British family or is he just sat on his bum somewhere taking the money. He seems to have disappeared...
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Old 21st Jun 2010, 14:25
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Rumours abound about a hospital . . .
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Old 21st Jun 2010, 15:46
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The route, known as HS1, cost £5bn to build . . .
Exactly. It cost £ 5bn. That doesn't mean it's worth £ 5bn.
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Old 21st Jun 2010, 16:19
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if broons in hospital he will be there for some time, repairing his sense of humour must be a hell of a big operation
btw where is his shirtlifting sidekick mandlething, he seems to have vanished?



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