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By Andy McDandy
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Quick analogy for you.

Let's say you're unfortunate enough to fall into a river. No matter how good a swimmer you are, or if you did lifesaving as a kid, you're being swept out to sea. Someone walks past. They can:

A: walk on by.
B: pontificate on perhaps funding better railings on the riverbank, or swimming lessons, or whether you're worth saving.
C: get you out of the water.

By all means have the debate in option B - but first of all, get the person out of the river.
 
By Andy McDandy
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Mobile phones, the new flatscreen TVs.

Right, first of all, connectivity is pretty much essential these days. The cheapest way of achieving this is to use a mobile phone. A phone contract can be sourced for about £10 a month for a no frills deal. Cheaper than a landline, a laptop, or an iPad. Internet cafes closed down years ago, and access via public libraries is very limited, even if you take CV-19 distancing rules out of the equation.

They are not luxuries. They are also not your property to sell. You are leasing them from the provider.
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By Cyclist
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I don't understand why they've suddenly decided "scum" is such a bad word now.

Some of us have been referring to the Tories as scum for decades.

Because they are.
 
By Bones McCoy
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Gary Snowflake more like - hahahahah..
davidjay wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:57 pm
Just remember children - graffiti is WRONG! It's not big, it's not clever and it's certainly NOT FUNNY!!!

 
By Samanfur
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And then there's this guy:
See also this. Straight out of central casting.

Notably, the Major has locked his account rather than deal with the fallout.
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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Putting this here as there's lots on the free school meals row already in this thread.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... hool-meals
The row at the heart of government over free school meals was laid bare on Monday night when the Treasury insisted Gavin Williamson had never asked for the extra money to fund the half-term extension.

Treasury sources said there had been no request from the education secretary for the £150m to provide meals for 1.4 million disadvantaged pupils during the holiday.
Not to defend Williamson, but this looks like he's being dumped on because he's on the way out anyway. The Chancellor, not to mention the Prime Minister, could have sorted it over his head. And where's the collective responsibility?
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