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By Bones McCoy
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satnav wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:08 pm
1988 was also the year that the Tories introduced Section 28 to stop local authorities 'proselytizing homosexuaity.'
It was the 80's synth pop, new romantics Frankie goes to Hollywood - Poofters everywhere.
 
By Bones McCoy
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KevS wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:16 am
"Sponsored motorways?!"

The M57, brought to you in association with Bet365.
They have those in America.
I found myself on one stretch that was sponsored by the local KKK.

Had I been more familiar with the hired automatic I was driving, I might have pulled a U-turn like the car taking Michael Corleoni to that diner date that ended so unfortunately.
 
By youngian
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In response to a parliamentary question, Europe Minister Alan Duncan said: “In financial year 2017-18, the FCO funded the Institute for Statecraft’s Integrity Initiative £296,500.

“This financial year, the FCO are funding a further £1,961,000. Both have been funded through grant agreements.” https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/poli ... n=sharebar


So this happened on Johnson's watch. As well as Trump with a dictionary he's now Nixon with a red nose and a spinning bow tie.
 
By Big Arnold
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Home Office fails to suspend 'golden visa' scheme

Just five days ago, in a 500-word press release, the Home Office announced that the UK’s Tier 1 Investor programme, whereby UK visas are sold to wealthy foreign citizens, would be suspended at midnight last Friday, 7 December, as part of a sweeping “crackdown on financial crime”.

However, a Home Office spokesperson on Tuesday issued a statement of less than 30 words – only on request – confirming that the promised change in policy had not been implemented.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... isa-scheme
 
By Cyclist
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The country the Tories have created...

Young people are highly sceptical about advancement being a reality, according to a survey from the relaunched Social Mobility Commission.

It found many young adults expected to be worse off than previous generations and believed opportunities depended on social background rather than talent.

The previous commissioners resigned over a lack of progress.

The new chair, Dame Martina Milburn, said she wanted "to create a fair system where people can thrive".

The commission is being relaunched after the previous chair Alan Milburn and commissioners walked out a year ago, protesting that there was no sign of any "meaningful action" from the government...

..."It is typically younger generations who feel more acutely that background determines where you end," says the commission's analysis. It found that:

75% of people believe "large gaps" still remain between social classes, highest in the north-east of England

40% of people think it is harder for the disadvantaged to catch up, compared with 21% who think it is easier

46% of people believe that progress depends on social background, compared with 33% who think it reflects talent. Younger people see social background as a bigger influence than older generations.

On housing, job security, job satisfaction and their "position in society", only a third or fewer think they are better off than previous generations

15% of 18 to 24-year-olds think their generation has the best chance of social mobility

37% of people think they are better off financially than a decade ago

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-46507523

Have the words "Etonocracy", "Schooltieocracy" and "Rightchumocracy" entered the English language yet?* It is quite clear that to enter the higher tiers of society you have to be born there. To the Tories, social mobility is just an empty phrase.

Plebs, know thy place.



*Thet have now.
 
By Big Arnold
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Daniel Hannan's MEP group told to repay €535,000 in EU funds

Exclusive: Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe accused of hosting luxury events of little relevance to EU
Among parliament’s objections was €250,000 spent on a three-day event at a luxury beach resort in Miami. While the keynote speaker was listed as former Spanish prime minister, José María Aznar, the conference had “an almost exclusively American audience”, the parliament found, with an agenda that hardly mentioned the EU.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... n-eu-funds
 
By Bones McCoy
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Cyclist wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:02 pm
The country the Tories have created...

Young people are highly sceptical about advancement being a reality, according to a survey from the relaunched Social Mobility Commission.

It found many young adults expected to be worse off than previous generations and believed opportunities depended on social background rather than talent.

The previous commissioners resigned over a lack of progress.

The new chair, Dame Martina Milburn, said she wanted "to create a fair system where people can thrive".

The commission is being relaunched after the previous chair Alan Milburn and commissioners walked out a year ago, protesting that there was no sign of any "meaningful action" from the government...

..."It is typically younger generations who feel more acutely that background determines where you end," says the commission's analysis. It found that:

75% of people believe "large gaps" still remain between social classes, highest in the north-east of England

40% of people think it is harder for the disadvantaged to catch up, compared with 21% who think it is easier

46% of people believe that progress depends on social background, compared with 33% who think it reflects talent. Younger people see social background as a bigger influence than older generations.

On housing, job security, job satisfaction and their "position in society", only a third or fewer think they are better off than previous generations

15% of 18 to 24-year-olds think their generation has the best chance of social mobility

37% of people think they are better off financially than a decade ago

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-46507523

Have the words "Etonocracy", "Schooltieocracy" and "Rightchumocracy" entered the English language yet?* It is quite clear that to enter the higher tiers of society you have to be born there. To the Tories, social mobility is just an empty phrase.

Plebs, know thy place.



*Thet have now.
You may call it "Etonocracy", "Schooltieocracy" and "Rightchumocracy".

I'll take a word that's already in the dictionaries - "Feudalism".
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