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  • DaM 17 Dec 2012 10:41:30 16,706 posts
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    senso-ji wrote:
    Ritz hasn't paid any corporation tax for 17 years
    That's just crackers.
  • Deleted user 17 December 2012 10:45:49
    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Oooh, would like to see how they managed this. Also lol:

    MP Nadine Dorries said: "They're incredibly wealthy men who don't pay British tax. I think it is just utterly appalling
    Do you know who else is an incredibly wealthy man who doesn't pay British tax? Bill Gates.
    :D
  • X201 18 Dec 2012 12:25:05 18,105 posts
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    The British Government's traditional 'Use the distraction of Christmas to hide bad news' routine has started.


    "The notice period employers have to give before creating large-scale job losses is to be cut from 90 to 45 days.

    Employment Relations Minister Jo Swinson said the move, along with other changes, was aimed at helping workers and businesses."




    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20768345
  • Psychotext 18 Dec 2012 12:33:52 61,511 posts
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    Holy fucking shit. What a shower of cunts.
  • Deleted user 18 December 2012 12:36:54
    yep.
  • jellyhead 18 Dec 2012 12:44:24 24,346 posts
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    It helps workers find new jobs more quickly as they now have 45 days not 90 days. Classy.
  • WoodenSpoon 18 Dec 2012 16:32:40 12,342 posts
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    With any luck UKIP will emerge as the new third party and split the selfish wanker vote.
  • senso-ji 18 Dec 2012 16:40:14 7,941 posts
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    Labour will revise it under pressure from the Unions, but they'll have a compromise where they raise it to 60 days, and not back to the full 90.
  • spamdangled 18 Dec 2012 16:55:05 30,604 posts
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    Oh dear...

    A UKIP candidate has said that abortion should be compulsory if a foetus is detected to have down's syndrome.

    Was just on BBC News 24, doesn't seem to have hit the website yet though.
  • X201 18 Dec 2012 17:00:12 18,105 posts
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    darkmorgado wrote:
    Oh dear...

    A UKIP candidate has said that abortion should be compulsory if a foetus is detected to have down's syndrome.

    Was just on BBC News 24, doesn't seem to have hit the website yet though.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/mencap-slams-ukip-candidate-over-downs-syndrome-compulsory-abortion-comments-8424147.html
  • Psychotext 18 Dec 2012 17:03:30 61,511 posts
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    Ouch. =/
  • Moot_Point 19 Dec 2012 00:13:29 5,530 posts
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    Merry Christmas from the Tories!

    Why not just ban Christmas altogether for those who cannot find a job.
  • Psychotext 19 Dec 2012 00:59:37 61,511 posts
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    Yay, food stamps.
  • spamdangled 19 Dec 2012 01:14:28 30,604 posts
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    Yeah, fuck standards of living, let's just keep all the unemployed on the absolute baseline of existence. Fuck all the decades of research that prove how recreation and social integration are vital parts of human life. Nah, let's just make them all eat basic baked beans out a tin on shitty stale value bread seven days a week, that will sort them all out.

    Fucking scroungers, anyone would think it's hard to find a decent stable living these days. Pft. Nope, the poor need the whip on their back to help them back into line so we can make lives easier for the rich.

    Edited by darkmorgado at 01:42:12 19-12-2012

    Edited by darkmorgado at 01:43:03 19-12-2012
  • El_MUERkO 19 Dec 2012 01:32:04 18,227 posts
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    If politics was an exam I'd suspect the Tories were peaking at the Americans answers.

    Gutting employment rights.

    Demonising the poor.

    Welfare turned into food stamps.

    Working for benefits.

    Lower the taxes of corporations and the rich.

    So they're copying everything the Americans have been doing since the sixties. Why?

    Is America better off now?

    Are its people?

    What do they hope to achieve?

    The US is fucked on many levels. Not for everyone but the majority of people over there have a worse living standard than us, why would we want that?

    I'd rather the poor were socially included and given real opportunities to progress in life than pushed to the side like so much waste.

    And it's not an entirely altruistic thought, angry poor people lash out, and commit crimes, crimes that could endanger me and mine.

    Gated communities and rent-a-cops are not a luxury, they're a prison for the greedy.

    Yet still the Tory party persist with an ideology so flawed it'd be embarrassing if it wasn't so damaging to the rest of us.

    I'm a right leaning libertarian who believes in small government and private enterprise and yet I disagree with almost every policy the government have committed to.... Worrying times.

    Edited by El_MUERkO at 01:44:06 19-12-2012
  • El_MUERkO 19 Dec 2012 01:34:02 18,227 posts
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  • spamdangled 19 Dec 2012 01:40:43 30,604 posts
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    Fix
  • Khanivor 19 Dec 2012 02:15:13 43,215 posts
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    Aye, the only way to socialise is to smoke fags and drink booze...
  • El_MUERkO 19 Dec 2012 15:15:50 18,227 posts
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    Jezmando wrote:
    Well, things like this wouldn't seem nearly as bad if there were enough jobs. If there was full employment, I wouldn't mind tighter controls on what benefits are spent on, and making people work a bit for benefits wouldn't be so terrible. It was designed as a safety net, and a stepping stone. Doing any sort of work has to be good for your physical and mental well being.

    But the facts are that for every vacancy there are loads of applications. This is fact, and when you consider the government know this, you can only come to the conclusion they are victimizing the less well off and creating social stigma. There is no other reason I can think of.
    The problem with working for benefits is if a job needs doing someone should be paid to do it. Someone on benefits working at a juice bar 35 hours a week screws the public out of a job and the benefit claimant out of the time to prepare/go for interviews or get training to aide in their search for work.

    The government have said the benefit-jobs people do shouldn't replace 'real' jobs but that's bollox.
  • TheSaint 19 Dec 2012 15:24:07 17,306 posts
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    It seems fair enough to me. I wonder how many people on benefits make their kids eat unhealthy cheap crap so that they have enough left over to keep them in booze and fags for the week?

    Anything that encourages people to spend their benefits on the right things seems good to me.
  • Moot_Point 19 Dec 2012 15:26:18 5,530 posts
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    2013 Year of the Nanny State!
  • Deleted user 19 December 2012 15:32:39
    TheSaint wrote:
    It seems fair enough to me. I wonder how many people on benefits make their kids eat unhealthy cheap crap so that they have enough left over to keep them in booze and fags for the week?

    Anything that encourages people to spend their benefits on the right things seems good to me.
    There's 'encourage' and there's 'dictate'. Quite why anyone on benefits is seen as a feckless, irresponsibl-OH WAIT.
  • ResidentKnievel 30 Dec 2012 09:08:48 7,119 posts
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    I had a horrible dream last night that the Conservatives won the next election with a majority and got rid of the NHS and Eric Cantona was mean to me
  • Deleted user 3 January 2013 13:20:15
    People on benefits who refuse to exercise will soon have their benefits cut in a move to save the NHS 5bn

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-20897681
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