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by Bonefishblues
21 Feb 2020, 4:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 916
Views: 20165

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

It will vary from one person to another, though you will doubtlessly be right for some of them. But if we don't make working in the NHS a satisfying or at least tolerable thing to do it will never be able to retain personnel and it will constantly be reliant on migrants from poorer countries. That ...
by Bonefishblues
21 Feb 2020, 3:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 916
Views: 20165

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Perhaps the shortage is indicative of a lack of people in the general population who have a vocation to serve in our health care system. Those already on the payroll have such a vocation and so it could be possible to cut their wages as they would not leave, happy to see the money used to help the ...
by Bonefishblues
21 Feb 2020, 3:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 916
Views: 20165

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

FWIW the NHS' issues are bigger and more systemic than pay and conditions, as I've commented before. Sure, bung more money etc., but I fear that those people such as pwa cited above will not return, even if that were the case. It will vary from one person to another, though you will doubtlessly be ...
by Bonefishblues
21 Feb 2020, 8:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 916
Views: 20165

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

I think that the overriding point is that there simply isn't sufficient supply of native labour*, so cranking the rates up is akin to shouting more loudly in an empty room. I personally know several former nurses who are still working, but not as nurses, and they left due to a combination of pay an...
by Bonefishblues
20 Feb 2020, 9:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 916
Views: 20165

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Wanlock Dod wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:You mean economic survival of the fittest...

Only in cases where “fittest” actually means richest.

That was rather the point, yes :D
by Bonefishblues
20 Feb 2020, 8:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 916
Views: 20165

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

If immigrants are only allowed in if they are able to get well paid skilled jobs that will presumably leave the undesirable and poorly paid jobs for local British people. It seems to me that this will provide the government with an opportunity to reduce welfare payments until they are appreciably l...
by Bonefishblues
20 Feb 2020, 8:29pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Four year old killed by bike helmet.
Replies: 140
Views: 4042

Re: Four year old killed by bike helmet.

Any road up, I popped into Evans and had a shufti at the kid's helmets. All sorts of designs from cats to monsters. :D All were labelled EC1078 and all had black (adult) clips. The shop was quite busy and the staff were all occupied, so I didn't speak to them. It struck me whilst I was there, that ...
by Bonefishblues
20 Feb 2020, 8:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 916
Views: 20165

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Been chatting to some of my wifes Nurses and carers about the proposed new immigration rules. Indians, Philipinos, a Spanish male nurse, and several Romanians. All have settled status or are applying for it and all said Britain is a great place to live with a bright future. They all think wages for...
by Bonefishblues
20 Feb 2020, 8:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 916
Views: 20165

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Been chatting to some of my wifes Nurses and carers about the proposed new immigration rules. Indians, Philipinos, a Spanish male nurse, and several Romanians. All have settled status or are applying for it and all said Britain is a great place to live with a bright future. They all think wages for...
by Bonefishblues
20 Feb 2020, 4:32pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Four year old killed by bike helmet.
Replies: 140
Views: 4042

Re: Four year old killed by bike helmet.

Post their email addresses Mick.
by Bonefishblues
20 Feb 2020, 8:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 916
Views: 20165

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

al_yrpal wrote:No, economically inactive not unemployed. However its a daft figure. I aint going back to work after 15 years of retirement. Just being Father Christmas suits me fine :)

Al

You wouldn't be in the numbers iirc as it only contains those under state retirement age?
by Bonefishblues
19 Feb 2020, 11:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 916
Views: 20165

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

mercalia wrote:more lies from Boris' govt/ This time about taking up the slack from limiting immigration

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/51560120

It's worse than a lie, it's laughable. From the Home Secretary...
by Bonefishblues
18 Feb 2020, 3:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is this forum unrepresentative?
Replies: 105
Views: 2722

Re: Is this forum unrepresentative?

The Brexit thread has been active since Sept 2016 and in that time I'm pretty sure the majority of posts have been from people who voted to remain. This means, A few very prolific remain posters who'll not stop. Leave voters got fed up and stopped posting ( with one or two notable exceptions, you k...
by Bonefishblues
16 Feb 2020, 1:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 916
Views: 20165

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Its 'absurd' ( your favourite word?) ...to keep bellyaching about the referendum result and the clear decision of our Parliament to leave the EU. I cannot imagine how you and others here wish big decisions to be made? Your 'absurd' view smacks of times past when only wealthy people could vote and i...
by Bonefishblues
16 Feb 2020, 11:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 916
Views: 20165

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

But let's not forget that we didn't leave the EU because of the result of the 2016 referendum, the result of which was purely advisory. Oddly enough, that's not what the Brex**iteers were clamouring, after the referendum. They were screeching that the ref. vote was binding on the Govt. and Parliame...