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By Cyclist
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I bet he wasn't expecting this:
Chancellor Rishi Sunak told he's banned from local pub over free school meals vote
The pub owner says his choice to ban Rishi Sunak was made in defence of his beliefs and not "in search of publicity".
By Clare Sibthorpe, News reporter

https://news.sky.com/story/amp/chancell ... e-12112515
The "little people" are fighting back 8)
 
By Oblomov
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54824120

The correct thing to do even if Red Rishi is just painting himself as an angel for when Rambozza The Clown gets booted next year.

Though if Lockdown 2 had started during the school half term so it would've been less disruption to both kids education and not made yet another crack for people to fall through via being laid off by the end of furlough (though hopefully they will be rehired and placed onto furlough).
 
By Bones McCoy
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Boiler wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:32 pm
Sounds like Rishi's gone for the Gammon vote by taking a scythe to foreign aid.
Mental really: There are 3 strands to projecting power.
* Military - big spaff this time after years of neglect.
* Diplomatic - Brexit: take an F minus.
* Aid - in which we shit on the poorest at a time when China is doing a big outreach campaign.
 
By The Red Arrow
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My job coach has been in touch - looks like they're expecting trade...
Would you like to work for the Civil Service? DWP is currently recruiting work coaches to work in jobcentres in your area on a 12 month fixed term contract.

Full details are on Civil Service Jobs (search this term on Google). Use Job reference 82454 or search by using your postcode within a 50-mile radius and Department for Work and Pensions.

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Johnson's new golden age...

 
By davidjay
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Boiler wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:32 pm
Sounds like Rishi's gone for the Gammon vote by taking a scythe to foreign aid.
In 2010 they pledged to raise foreign aid to win votes. In 2019 they're cutting it for the same reason. What does that say about where are?
 
By Boiler
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davidjay wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:34 pm
Boiler wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:32 pm
Sounds like Rishi's gone for the Gammon vote by taking a scythe to foreign aid.
In 2010 they pledged to raise foreign aid to win votes. In 2019 they're cutting it for the same reason. What does that say about where are?
Fucked?
 
By The Red Arrow
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That''s one helluva safety net he's got himself there, next time he tells you he feels our fiscal pain...

Huge wealth of Rishi Sunak's family not declared in ministerial register

Exclusive: Akshata Murty, Sunak’s wife, holds multimillion-pound portfolio making her richer than the Queen
A combined £1.7bn shareholding in Infosys, which employs thousands of staff in the UK and has held contracts with government ministries and public bodies.

• A £900m-a-year joint venture with Amazon in India, through an investment vehicle owned by Murty’s father.

• A direct shareholding by Murty in a UK firm which runs Jamie Oliver and Wendy’s burger restaurants in India.

• Five other UK companies where Murty is a director or direct shareholder, including a Mayfair outfitter that supplies the tailcoats worn by pupils at Eton College.

Sir Alistair Graham, a former chair of the committee on standards in public life, which acts as a watchdog for UK public office holders, said it was vital that Sunak declare the financial interests of himself and his close family given “the chancellor’s capacity to determine the government’s financial and business policies”.

“He seems to have taken the most minimalist approach possible to this requirement. Perhaps Rishi Sunak should carefully read the ‘Seven principles of Public Life’ to make sure he is fulfilling the two principles of ‘Honesty and Leadership’.”
The interest could be seen to present a conflict, because Infosys is a contractor to the UK government and publicly funded organisations.

Since 2015, the firm has won taxpayer-funded work worth £22m, according to filings on the government’s contracts website. These include a £5m deal with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, awarded in 2018, which runs until 2021.

Infosys has also worked for the Home Office and has signed a framework agreement with Whitehall, which means it can be awarded contracts without competition.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... l-register
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By Kreuzberger
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Doesn't take a genius to work out why a:) he is entirely relaxed about no deal, and b:) why they wanted the Saj out of the way, does it?
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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It's that time again. Move the civil servants out of London to places where they need the jobs! Then in a few years time you can slag the places off for being "dependent on the public sector".



It remains to be seen what the staff think of this. The Brown government tried to move lots of statisticians to Newport because it could do with the jobs, but not all that many of them wanted to go. The problem wasn't the lack of opera houses and wine bars, so much as career prospects. If you're a high level public sector statistician, you probably want to be somewhere with lots of high level public sector statistician job. Move up to Newport with the office, and you're probably stuck in that office, unless you want to uproot the family when you move somewhere else for your next job (which could well be in London anyway).

Also, how does this work post-Covid world of greater home working? I expect a fair few of the staff they want to move are working from home now and want to carry on doing that as much as possible. If the job can be done from home when it's centred on London, it can be done from home when it's centred in Middlesbrough or Leeds. So, far from having a load of professionals living and spending in places that need the money, you might find they live and spend in already affluent places mile away- doubtless having banked a nice bung to move up in the first place.

You could say I'm sceptical. I think I'd just transfer more money to poorer areas in the first place, and let councils and development agencies spend the money on what they want.
 
By Cyclist
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If they move the jobs somewhere else, what will they do with the people already doing those jobs? If they move with their jobs then it's not creating jobs in the new place. If they don't move the people then, while it's creating X number of jobs in the new place, it's increasing the unemployment figure in the old place by that same number. And it's (currently) not legal to make people compulsorily redundant and then hire other people to do those same jobs. Though it must be said, the Tories don't appear to give a shit about legality.
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