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by roubaixtuesday
30 Dec 2019, 9:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 5000 Britain First extremists join Tory Party
Replies: 87
Views: 1931

Re: 5000 Britain First extremists join Tory Party

London synagogue and shops targeted with antisemitic graffiti https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/dec/29/london-synagogue-and-shops-targeted-with-antisemitic-graffiti?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard/quote] Berlin 1930s? No London 2019. Or Germany 2019. https://www.theguardian.com/world/...
by roubaixtuesday
28 Dec 2019, 2:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 32371

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Many NHS workers have similar hours! NHS staff have excellent terms and conditions including short contracted working hours.They work fewer hours for their salary than most UK workers. In general public sector workers get a shorter working week than private sector ones, and NHS staff are not an exc...
by roubaixtuesday
27 Dec 2019, 6:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 32371

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Possibly due to racist comments like BR's above which are part of the narrative about working class people in Britain. "Give a dog a bad name" is a phrase which springs to mind. It's damn well true though. Boston has probably the highest proportion of EU migrants in the country , the majo...
by roubaixtuesday
19 Dec 2019, 6:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Buying front lights ( for bike & helmet ) @ <= £100 each
Replies: 22
Views: 998

Re: front light

Not sure why you're against usb charged lights. In my experience, *if* you get quality ones (li ion batteries) they're far more reliable than battery charged as they lack the leakage points. If you change your mind on that, I'd recommend exposure in your price range. The Sirius is a good front light...
by roubaixtuesday
19 Dec 2019, 4:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?
Replies: 225
Views: 4087

Re: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?

Horizon, I wasnt asking specifically about the election, a previous post showed the greater likelihood of voting Tory as you age. Apart from the specifics of last weeks election why do you think that is? Al Yes, quite right, I was making the point that "why" is irrelevant. So to answer yo...
by roubaixtuesday
19 Dec 2019, 3:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 32371

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Personally, I don't mind if some folks have megabucks. Often, people with megabucks seem to live rather odd lives, behind high gates and ostentatious displays of wealth. It doesn't seem to make them happy, often the opposite. I vaguely recall that once your income is above £50k or something, furthe...
by roubaixtuesday
19 Dec 2019, 3:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 32371

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Inequality makes everyone less satisfied and happy, even if they're in the better off Most talk of income inequality focuses on the problems of the very poor or the broader socioeconomic implications of rising inequality. What is less well-known is that income inequality makes us all less happy with...
by roubaixtuesday
18 Dec 2019, 10:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 547
Views: 12710

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

Tangled Metal wrote:Are you saying a racist group recommending support for Johnson is his fault or blame applied to him?


Of course it's not his fault that all the racists support him.

How could it be anything to do with his behaviour or policies?

Ridiculous idea.
by roubaixtuesday
18 Dec 2019, 3:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21542
Views: 530955

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

However, Boris Johnson's lies (40 new hospitals!) were and are presented as of equal value as the other side's perspective, without any objective assessment of truth. Not exactly: the BBC did present an objective assessment of truth where it explained that 12 of them were not-yet-planned cottage ho...
by roubaixtuesday
18 Dec 2019, 2:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Road rage assault on cyclist gets 34 month sentence
Replies: 5
Views: 632

Road rage assault on cyclist gets 34 month sentence

http://www.wilmslow.co.uk/news/article/ ... own-centre

Shocking incident very close to where I live, at a junction I cycle across every day.
by roubaixtuesday
18 Dec 2019, 2:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21542
Views: 530955

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I think the main legitimate criticism of the BBC is that it interprets "unbiased" as "present both sides agnostic to truth". This came to a head over climate science, where it was customary to put up a climate change denier for "balance" with every report on the issue. ...
by roubaixtuesday
18 Dec 2019, 2:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?
Replies: 225
Views: 4087

Re: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?

The significant passage in the legislation is - "The value of land taken is the amount which it might be expected to realise if sold on the open market by a willing seller (Land Compensation Act 1961, section 5, rule2), disregarding any effect on value of the scheme of the acquiring authority ...
by roubaixtuesday
18 Dec 2019, 1:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?
Replies: 225
Views: 4087

Re: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?

A local Conservative council must be hard left then. They have forcibly confiscated people's property at below market values using their compulsory purchase powers. Many others must do the same. According to the government, you are incorrect, market value is paid under compulsory purchase. Compensa...
by roubaixtuesday
18 Dec 2019, 1:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?
Replies: 225
Views: 4087

Re: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?

How do you know they wouldn't pay market value? It's quite conceivable that if Labour had been elected the share values in those industries would have plummeted to such a low level that the government would have paid market value. As I said, their proposal is that parliament will decide the price, ...
by roubaixtuesday
18 Dec 2019, 12:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?
Replies: 225
Views: 4087

Re: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?

You have my apology,what other industries did you have in mind? Mail, water and energy are mentioned in the manifesto. But the point I'm making is not specific to any industry, and I'm not even saying if it is good or bad. Just that Labour was proposing to confiscate these assets without paying mar...