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Message 1352495 - Posted: 31 Mar 2013, 16:22:17 UTC

Come, come. Not all car/caravan combinations are under powered - take my old Land Rover 110, with a JE tuned 4.6 and a 14ft Sprite on the back - we were baulked going up just about every "one-up/one down" hill by normal "rep-mobiles" that were struggling (well, in all truth so were we - struggling not to ram them from behind when they missed gears....) The number of eyeballs on stalks as we passed them on steep hills was beyond count.
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Message 1352632 - Posted: 1 Apr 2013, 0:20:42 UTC

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Message 1353007 - Posted: 3 Apr 2013, 21:58:59 UTC

I Don't Skive in the news again....

Pressure grows over £53 per week claim

...Should've kept his mouth shut & just got on with the reforms, as no denying it, they are needed.

However, they should have tightened up on the ease in which fraudsters can empty the kitty!

As for the claim, it's hilarious....

...forget the wild plasma tv, beer, tobacco, bingo claims......

£7.31 p/w Water Rates
£12.81 per week electricity
£11.62 per week Gas

leaving £18.26 for....

food
toiletries
household items (i.e., bleach, washing powder, soap, washing up liquid etc - don't want to be attending interviews looking & smelling like a tramp now do we...)
transport costs to attend interviews.

At a salary of £1,600.00 per week, the fool should definitely have kept his mouth shut.
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Message 1353253 - Posted: 4 Apr 2013, 14:03:55 UTC

One can only wonder what hole these rats crawled out of.....

Foreign aid to a country whose leaders do not pay tax

MP complains that he can't claim for a large lunch

17 year old Police Commissioner

What next? Reducing the voting age to 5?
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Message 1353277 - Posted: 4 Apr 2013, 14:40:04 UTC - in response to Message 1353265.  

Cutting it is not the correct option. Both countries have nuclear weapons with one building its own space industry.

It should be stopped immediately.

The word "Austerity" enters the picture.

Health Tourism epidemic

One whistleblower not gagged - payment offer too low?
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Message 1353379 - Posted: 4 Apr 2013, 18:31:16 UTC - in response to Message 1353301.  

The "health tourism" abuse of the NHS by non UK people needs to be stopped and now, I couldn't agree more. Simple answer ....
    1. Any woman from abroad more than 7 months pregnant should be refused entry into the UK, unless they can either show intention of returning home pretty shortly, or have financial means to pay any bills incurred.

    2. If emergency treatment is given to a foreign person, then that persons Embassy will be required to pay the cost if they cannot.

Why not?


the Same applies to the US. We have a porous border to the south yet quite a few Pregnant visitors disappear for a month or so in the US so they can produce an American baby and keep staying here for their American child.

Ideally, I'd allow the child to stay and send the parents packing unless of course they'd like to take their child back with them and never return.
We now have wealthy Chinese pregnant couples paying their way into the US paying for their medical bills and having an American baby. Then returning to China with an American birth certificate. This child now has dual citizenship and can return later for college.


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Message 1353646 - Posted: 5 Apr 2013, 13:53:22 UTC

Perhaps this is the price we are paying for having a free and caring western democratic society. At what point does the price become to much to pay?

I suspect Chris we hit that point some years ago.

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Message 1353682 - Posted: 5 Apr 2013, 15:16:58 UTC - in response to Message 1353629.  

My Chris. Sounding positively Tea Party "get off my lawn" here.

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Message 1353685 - Posted: 5 Apr 2013, 15:19:43 UTC - in response to Message 1353643.  

People can't spend what they don't have. Simple economic fact.

Yes they can. It is called inflation.

Governments do it by speeding up the printing press.

Individuals do it by living on credit.

Same thing. Redistribution of wealth.

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Message 1353702 - Posted: 5 Apr 2013, 15:40:00 UTC - in response to Message 1353685.  

People can't spend what they don't have. Simple economic fact.

Yes they can. It is called inflation.

Individuals do it by living on credit.

Same thing. Redistribution of wealth.

But only as long as the credit is still extended to them or that they can pay
for the credit they use. Times comes when the credit tap gets turned off and
they end up not being able to spend what they don't have.

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Message 1353721 - Posted: 5 Apr 2013, 16:12:43 UTC - in response to Message 1353643.  

Petrol sales

Forecourt sales of petrol have plunged by more than 20% in five years, the AA has said.



..with an overall reduction in fuel sales of 9% when diesel sales are taken into
consideration too. So the 20% does not look as bad as it does yet even this
total 9% reduction equates to a very big drop in government tax revenues.
To combat this then our government will be happy to see fuel prices rise
accordingly enabling them to recoup this tax loss due to the price rise.
The UK economy should be experiencing deflation or at least stagflation. But
it is not, primarily due to profiteering by those institutions who have most
effect upon the index so used to calculate inflation/deflation. Namely, the
power industry, the fuel industry and the food-outlet industry. All have been
pushing prices higher even though their costs have been falling. I give you an
example of what I mean...... My favourite brand of biscuits have seen their
price rise from 30p a pack to 45p a pack in little under a year, that's an
increase of 50%. My cheapie tea bags have gone from 27p a box to 35p a box in
just under one month, that's an increase of nearly 33%. Fuel has been rising
consistently even though world prices have been falling, energy prices like gas
have consistently been rising even though world prices have been falling.
It is unheard off that during a recession or what we really have today, a
depression, that prices for basic consumer commodities goes up. So something
has to give and this will be when the average consumer can no longer afford
the price rises so cuts back severely. Yup, sometime in the not too distant
future, chronic deflation will set in, and do you know that deflation is far
more ruinous to an economy than inflation is. In an inflationary environment
businesses still produce. But in a deflationary environment no one wishes to
produce because the price tomorrow will be less than the prices today so why
produce if you know your going to loose money.


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Message 1353766 - Posted: 5 Apr 2013, 17:10:12 UTC
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Yesterday, when I fuelled the car, the person before had put £15 worth of petrol in their tank. If money is that tight, it makes me wonder in 2 directions -

(a) Can they actually afford to run a car;

(b) If money is that tight, have they paid their Road Tax, their motoring Insurance or are they one of the UK's many accidents ready to happen without insurance cover?

(c) When they do full up properly, are they likely to be a "BILKER".
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Message 1353769 - Posted: 5 Apr 2013, 17:14:56 UTC - in response to Message 1353702.  

But only as long as the credit is still extended to them or that they can pay for the credit they use. Times comes when the credit tap gets turned off and they end up not being able to spend what they don't have.

Didn't you hear, repayment of debt is bad for the economy, so the followers of John Maynard Keynes had it outlawed.

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Message 1353800 - Posted: 5 Apr 2013, 18:18:59 UTC - in response to Message 1353769.  

But only as long as the credit is still extended to them or that they can pay for the credit they use. Times comes when the credit tap gets turned off and they end up not being able to spend what they don't have.

Didn't you hear, repayment of debt is bad for the economy, so the followers of John Maynard Keynes had it outlawed.

Outlawed in principle by governments as long as their economy grew so the
debt effectively shrank. But that did not include the general populous, no one
takes a government to court when in debt but they do to their citizens though.


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Message 1353813 - Posted: 5 Apr 2013, 18:26:55 UTC

Confirmation that our "glorious leaders" are continuing to teach us their favourite mantra "mind over matter".....

Osborne ignores parking regulations because he was hungry

...."We don't mind, & you don't matter"!
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Message 1353862 - Posted: 5 Apr 2013, 20:50:08 UTC

Proof that the youth of today are not all rioters & yobbos.....

...it also proves that should they be given the opportunities they need, they will be able to take the country upwards & onwards....

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Message 1353864 - Posted: 5 Apr 2013, 21:00:26 UTC - in response to Message 1353813.  

Confirmation that our "glorious leaders" are continuing to teach us their favourite mantra "mind over matter".....

Osborne ignores parking regulations because he was hungry

...."We don't mind, & you don't matter"!

Yes he has been a bit of a naughty boy here but I do suspect that many of us
wont be much disturbed by this. For the truth is, that most who qualify to use
these reserved parking spaces don't actually need them to be that close to the
outlet that they are visiting. See them at the supermarket, users limp out
from their vehicles then spend an hour or two gamely walking the isles doing
their shopping. Shop for two hours means you more than capable of walking the
extra 30 or 40 yards out into the main car park like the rest of us have to do.


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Message 1353870 - Posted: 5 Apr 2013, 21:28:43 UTC

Just had to slip this one in here......LOL

Text speak not so new after all...

"Lots of Love Del-boy".....ROFLMAO
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Message 1353876 - Posted: 5 Apr 2013, 22:02:00 UTC - in response to Message 1353800.  

But that did not include the general populous, no one takes a government to court when in debt but they do to their citizens though.

You know how to squeeze blood from turnips?

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Message 1354190 - Posted: 6 Apr 2013, 21:31:57 UTC - in response to Message 1353876.  

But that did not include the general populous, no one takes a government to court when in debt but they do to their citizens though.

You know how to squeeze blood from turnips?

No, but I've seen plenty of blood squeezed out of humans, where debt is concerned.


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