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  1. now now that isn't nice, they are our neighbours, couldn't we loan them a youth player or better still open a petition to get jones back,
  2. wasn't it butter mountains, wine lakes, etc...
  3. a slight thread drift but I think this might interest any who dislikes Nicola sturgeon, even her voice, well I do, I've just found a good enough reason, I was looking for a break deal to Edinburgh, and on the page that came up was this... it was from 21st March 2017 Martin McGuinness, ex-Northern Ireland deputy FM, dies at 66 Nicola Sturgeon paid tribute to the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland after he died aged 66. The First Minister released a statement on Tuesday saying that without Martin McGuinness’ “hard and brave work to bridge the divide” that “peace would not have been achieved” in Northern Ireland. Ms Sturgeon said she got to know Mr McGuinness recently through their work in the British Irish Council and the Joint Ministerial Committee. “Martin will be remembered for his commitment, alongside that of Ian Paisley, to bringing peace and reconciliation to Northern Ireland,” Ms Sturgeon said “He grew up in Northern Ireland’s troubled past - but without his hard and brave work to bridge the divide, peace would not have been achieved. “I had the opportunity in recent years to get to know Martin through our work in the British Irish Council and Joint Ministerial Committee - his deep understanding of both the importance and fragility of the peace process, and also his optimism for the future, was obvious to all. “While he had been unwell for a few months, his untimely death will still come as a shock to many and my thoughts and sympathies are with his wife, wider family and friends. you would not credit anyone saying anything good about that lump of slimy diease ridden <ovf censored>, who I hope is still in the deepest, hottest part of hell...
  4. First off I,m not condoning it. whoever did send it should have the full force of the courts hit them hard, but this is what is/will happen, because the country is divided, and it wont heal anytime soon. Some of the mp's are not standing again they've seen the future, if we did have the second referendum what would happen if it was still to leave? and that is what would happen if it was to remain... i'm not being confrontational. just saying it I see it, its gone on for too long people are entrenched in...
  5. well you could say better wasting that, than crashing out and not being prepared, as for the coins could have been made without the date...could then have been used anytime in the next 50yrs.
  6. and think of the wage bill for those extra admin. staff... I think its called too many chiefs and not enough Indians.
  7. no, just asking if you've a opinion on our jeremys promise of going after the elite, which from the the TPA's report includes a percentage of unions leaders/officials which are the labour parties sponsors... so will they fall under his/red johns remit? Also seems a tad remiss of them fighting for raises in the minimal wage, while making ove £3-4000 a week, and I might be a little sceptical but I wonder if they get free private health care, but I surpose Jeremy would say they were freeing up NHS beds...
  8. I wonder if our jeremys elite will include his sponsors... Sep 09 2019 Embargoed: 00:01 Monday 9th September With TUC Congress in full swing, the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) has today revealed that the average remuneration of the 30 union bosses on more than £100,000 was £144,168 in 2018. This is an increase of £12,970 from the previous year. Union top bosses weren't the only ones enjoying generous pay packets. Public sector trade union officials were paid at least £85.9 million for trade union facility time duties. Facility time is paid time off during working hours for trade union representatives to carry out union duties. Taxpayer-funded support is also given in other ways, with direct grants given by government departments, police forces, NHS trusts and councils to trade unions. Unions which cause misery for commuters, such as the frequently on strike RMT, receive substantially more each year in direct taxpayer subsidy. In 2017/18 net government support to the rail industry was £6.4 billion. Click here to read the research paper. Key findings The average remuneration of the 30 union bosses on more than £100,000 was £144,168. This is an increase of £12,970 from the previous year. Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress, received £167,604 in total remuneration. Her gross salary puts her firmly in the top 3 per cent of earners. The trade union with the most senior officers earning more than £100,000 in 2018 was once again the Fire Brigades Union, with 4 staff members still earning above the threshold. This is in spite of membership of the Fire Brigades Union falling by almost 21 per cent between 2011 and 2016 (the most recent figures available). The highest-paid public sector trade union bosses were the joint general secretaries of the National Education Union, Kevin Courtney and Dr. Mary Bousted, who received £217,501 and £187,557. This higher figure included a salary of £170,269, employers’ national insurance contribution of £21,968, and a pension contribution of £25,264. Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chair and general secretary of the British Medical Association, received £193,445 in total remuneration, over 7 times what a foundation (FY1) doctor working in the NHS receives: £27,146. 4 senior staff at the railway unions (ASLEF, RMT and TSSA) share £514,900 between them. 8 senior staff at the education unions share £1,349,492 between them. that would help our low paid workers, hang on though that would mean they would be getting some of their own money back, a sort of money merry go round.
  9. that's upto the individual surely...
  10. So that they can live in comfort, and buy the things they want... sounds about right for all of us, given the chance.
  11. they are paying about half their income-salaries, investments, etc, no one likes paying taxes, if you are Gates with billions it wont make a difference but it comes to a point here they say enough is enough...
  12. they will claim it off the expenses...without a doubt.
  13. go abroad...with their money.
  14. possibly the top 1% tax earners who already pay 28% of the tax burden... the same ones that red john say he's going to get the extra money to pay all the extra benefits/give away's he's promising...
  15. that i'm not sure of, but I would say it was complacency ie big lead in polls etc... the same as the remain voters not bothering to turn out and vote...
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