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Message 2103041 - Posted: 12 Jul 2022, 17:29:12 UTC - in response to Message 2103034.  

Other UK prophets - Pink Floyd

Us and Them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LezoMi3yftM
Brain Damage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z39KZAryzk

And there are many other Pink Floyd songs with comments about the 'establishment'
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Message 2103088 - Posted: 13 Jul 2022, 11:11:33 UTC

The start of today's PMQs sounded like a very British version of January 6 - with two members escorted from the chamber by the Serjeant-at-Arms.

Thankfully, without guns.
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Message 2103335 - Posted: 17 Jul 2022, 15:41:27 UTC

Agree wholeheartedly.
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Message 2103800 - Posted: 25 Jul 2022, 10:18:58 UTC

I thought the EU were against discrimination of any sort?
Bureaucracy on a go-slow
6 years since the referendum.
Despicable!
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Message 2103801 - Posted: 25 Jul 2022, 11:12:35 UTC - in response to Message 2103800.  

This just goes to demonstrate how well organised the EU really is. Imagine the fuss that would be created if the UK was to stop recognising say a French Blue Badge......
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Message 2103804 - Posted: 25 Jul 2022, 12:04:19 UTC - in response to Message 2103801.  

On the other hand, I have some sympathy. During Brexit, it was "us, us, us". We showed very little respect or understanding for who, and what, lay on the other side of our precious little border.

Basically, we just kicked sand in their faces.

We'd be the same if anyone did that to us.
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Message 2103810 - Posted: 25 Jul 2022, 14:17:51 UTC - in response to Message 2103804.  

I have no sympathy for the EU.
Used to travel regularly to Europe for both work & pleasure.
Only occasionally did I experience issues with most European countries, but did so every time with the French.
British vehicle, British accent - Oh dear.
Attitude changed on presenting my passport - A lovely green hardback with a Gold Harp on the front. :-)
The French have hated the British for too long.
I thought the whole idea of the EU was to dispel all that.
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Message 2103829 - Posted: 25 Jul 2022, 20:20:00 UTC - in response to Message 2103810.  

Did you pay reparations yet?
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Message 2103835 - Posted: 25 Jul 2022, 21:15:55 UTC - in response to Message 2103829.  

Did you pay reparations yet?
No, they're still working out what the final bill will be.

Brexit: UK's divorce bill from EU could rise to £42.5bn
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Message 2103843 - Posted: 25 Jul 2022, 22:13:41 UTC

Now why is it that right wing pollies are always attacking unions?

UK PM hopeful Truss takes aim at trade unions in leadership contest.

Is it that regard workers as nothing more than serfs?
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Message 2103853 - Posted: 26 Jul 2022, 4:31:57 UTC - in response to Message 2103843.  

Is it that regard workers as nothing more than serfs?
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Message 2103980 - Posted: 28 Jul 2022, 6:41:33 UTC

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Message 2104069 - Posted: 29 Jul 2022, 8:24:13 UTC

No wonder the country is in the crapper.
No qualified accountants employed?
5x67 + 1x66=401.

However, 5x66+1x70=400.
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Message 2104070 - Posted: 29 Jul 2022, 8:34:43 UTC - in response to Message 2104069.  

Households will see a discount of £66 applied to their energy bills in October and November, and £67 a month from December to March 2023.
That's 2 x £66 and 4 x £67.
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Message 2104071 - Posted: 29 Jul 2022, 8:46:56 UTC - in response to Message 2104070.  
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Households will see a discount of £66 applied to their energy bills in October and November, and £67 a month from December to March 2023.
That's 2 x £66 and 4 x £67.

You beat me to it.
It did state at 1st 5x67 & 1x66. However, it has now changed.
What with the fake news & misinformation out there, it would be nice for reporters to check their reports before publishing.
Edit.

Just checked my spreadsheet.
Topped up the meter on 25/7 & topped up the key this morning which should run out 18/10.
So that's me covered for the 6 months after that. :-)
As for gas, that should run out some time Aug next year. :-)
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Message 2104516 - Posted: 5 Aug 2022, 12:03:34 UTC
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In the debate on Sky TV debate on Thursday night, during which Rishi Sunak said his record showed he was committed to helping the poorest in society.

In contrast to https://twitter.com/i/events/1555478657430441984 where he boasted of
taking money from “deprived urban areas” to help wealthy towns


edit] Story now available on BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-62436193
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Message 2105643 - Posted: 24 Aug 2022, 20:34:27 UTC

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Message 2105700 - Posted: 25 Aug 2022, 15:45:38 UTC

The wider point here is that at a time of war, the international price of energy is forcing a massive transfer of wealth from every household to energy producers in the private sector, and those owned by foreign governments.
The chicken has come home to roost
The benefit scroungers in Westminster don't care, the taxpayer will still fund their lifestyle.
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Message 2105888 - Posted: 28 Aug 2022, 12:25:54 UTC

Okay, I've stopped chuckling enough to recall a memory.
Over 50 years ago during a history class, I was caught slumbering. Didn't really want to know about some guy dead for 500 years.
Got asked a question.
Blurted out...
..."Dick the s**t.
Oops, I meant...
...Richard the t*rd.
Oops, sorry meant Richard the Third".
Teacher was not amused but did give a sly smile.
Boris the Third
You gotta love the Fringe. :-)
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Message 2106353 - Posted: 5 Sep 2022, 13:42:36 UTC

The lesser of two evils.
Personally, much better her than Sunak.
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