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By The Red Arrow
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Indeed. Just had a quick scan while waiting for 'Love On The Dole' to start...

I'm calling bullshit on this.

Grant Shapps aware travel rule change possible ahead of Spain trip

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53557510

Looks like the Balearics have dodged a bullet. Stand by for Lady Macbeth's anguished prose comparing herself to the Queen Mum being bombed...
On Monday, Michael Gove said he had decided to cancel a planned holiday.
 
By spoonman
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Boiler wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:46 pm
I'm glad you use it, even though I still view it as a poor imitator of CEEFAX. There's a lot of stuff that could get pruned to keep it in service.
It was a poor call by the UK broadcasting authorities when developing the initial D-Book (UK digital TV broadcasting spec for those unaware) to have left out the ability for STB's to handle the DVB-TXT standard that nearly every other European country decided to keep and many of which still have at least one broadcaster transmitting a teletext service. Throwing all the eggs into the MHEG5 basket wasn't the greatest idea in hindsight, especially given how slow most receivers processed them back up until the late 00's or so whereas World System Teletext was being accommodated easily by manufacturers using cheap memory chips to store teletext pages to call on-demand after being on the relevant TV channel for only a couple of minutes, even on dirt cheap receivers.
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By Malcolm Armsteen
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Another false dawn for compassionate Conservatism?

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... o-relaunch
The centrist Tory caucus, which led opposition to a hardline no-deal Brexit under Theresa May, is to relaunch this summer with 100 MPs and a blitz of new policies aimed at pulling Boris Johnson away from the hard right of the party.

Policies expected to be backed by the One Nation group over the coming months include a drive to protect aid spending and raising taxes on unearned income.

The group, which was originally spearheaded by the former cabinet minister Amber Rudd, was organised to counter the influence of the European Research Group, which backs hard Brexit and which had flourished in opposition to May’s Brexit deal.

Most of the group’s key figures, including the former cabinet members David Gauke, David Mundell, Claire O’Neill and Rory Stewart, have left parliament and many have been ousted or resigned from the party.
The former Cabinet Office minister Damian Green, who chairs the group, said he was keen to move the focus of the group away from Brexit and added that there was a need for an “intellectual regeneration” of the party.

“In a first-past-the-post political system, a successful party has to be a coalition,” Green said. “And the moderate voice has got to be very loud inside the Conservative choir or it becomes narrow and sectarian.

“If you want to see what can happen to parties who only appeal to a narrow part of their base, then look at 2019 and Labour. The Tory party must never end up like that. We have had bad times, when some of my best friends in politics were being thrown out of the Tory party. But I maintained what I want to continue fighting for.”
 
By The Red Arrow
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As Henry Higgins might have said, compassion and conservativism are incompatable.

Post-Brexit Britain: Annihilation of public services: Cato Institute’s proposal
May 28, 2020

https://ducksoap.wordpress.com/2020/05/ ... -proposal/
 
By davidjay
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The Red Arrow wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:20 pm
As Henry Higgins might have said, compassion and conservativism are incompatable.

Post-Brexit Britain: Annihilation of public services: Cato Institute’s proposal
May 28, 2020

https://ducksoap.wordpress.com/2020/05/ ... -proposal/
And still the people with most to lose will say "Thank you Boris".
 
By Bones McCoy
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The Red Arrow wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:20 pm
As Henry Higgins might have said, compassion and conservativism are incompatable.

Post-Brexit Britain: Annihilation of public services: Cato Institute’s proposal
May 28, 2020

https://ducksoap.wordpress.com/2020/05/ ... -proposal/
When you name your think tank after a warmonger (not unusual) and genocide promoter.
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