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  • RedSparrows 29 Aug 2014 16:13:09 22,748 posts
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    Tom_Servo wrote:
    "PM has asked intelligence services for details on gaps in their powers. He will set out details of gaps and how govt will plug on Monday."

    Phew
    Quick work!
  • Dougs 29 Aug 2014 16:13:28 67,752 posts
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    Threat levels go up and down all the time.
  • Megapocalypse 29 Aug 2014 16:23:02 5,427 posts
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    @Dougs Pretty sure this is the first time its been raised since it was lowered in 2011.
  • Megapocalypse 29 Aug 2014 16:23:02 5,427 posts
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    @Dougs Pretty sure this is the first time its been raised since it was lowered in 2011.
  • Humperfunk 29 Aug 2014 16:24:25 2,249 posts
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    I know the Bake Off thing has caused some controversy but this is a bit of an extreme measure isn't it?

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  • faux_carnation 29 Aug 2014 16:27:32 9,342 posts
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    Humperfunk wrote:
    I know the Bake Off thing has caused some controversy but this is a bit of an extreme measure isn't it?
    I think you'll find that it was actually Theresa May who melted the ice cream to distract the newspapers from how terrible the government is.
  • Dougs 29 Aug 2014 16:28:38 67,752 posts
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    All these years just roll into one...
  • Chopsen 29 Aug 2014 16:29:14 16,000 posts
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    As well all know, 1994 was actually 10 years ago.
  • faux_carnation 29 Aug 2014 16:31:24 9,342 posts
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    Chopsen wrote:
    As well all know, 1994 was actually 10 years ago.
    It actually took me a second to figure out that this was a joke.
  • Tom_Servo 29 Aug 2014 16:35:34 17,962 posts
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    To be fair, as a Liverpool fan, it must have been a shock to find out it's not 1984 :)
  • senso-ji 30 Aug 2014 00:20:27 5,914 posts
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    One theory behind the threat level is that Obama is under massive pressure at home to launch a large scale military campaign against IS in Syria and Iraq, but is reluctant to do so because he doesn't want to be seen as another war-mongering president acting unilaterally.

    Some analysts think that by raising the threat level, Cameron is going to lend Obama some military support, so he needs to put the country on high alert before the bombs start dropping on Raqqa and the UK becomes a recognised enemy of IS.
  • DrStrangelove 30 Aug 2014 00:30:59 4,002 posts
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    It's socialism for the rich and capitalism for the rest of us in Britain

    I'm not posting that here as an accusation, the EU and especially Germany are guilty of it too. Why do we let them get away with it? Why do we allow big business to control politics?
  • super-s1 30 Aug 2014 09:01:50 407 posts
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    It's nothing new is it? Big and powerful entities screwing over the rest of us. It might be more grating now because the transfer of public money to the private sector is more blatant. A concentration of big corporations, and woefully incompetent if not downright corrupt - G4S with Olympics, Atos with work capability hell.

    But it's been heading this way for decades? Maybe the post-war era had a good chunk of socialism. But neoliberalism has been here for a while, and every main party is a part of it. The media largely shapes the narrative. The financial crash, was a good excuse to tighten the belt that most people buy - we need cuts and to screw everyone...
  • RedSparrows 30 Aug 2014 11:34:37 22,748 posts
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    Rather facile analogy, but I love it.

    A voter, a journalist, a businessman and a nurse sit around a table. On this table there are ten cookies. The business man takes nine, and the journalist whispers in the ear of the voter: 'quick, that nurse is after your biscuit!'

    Alright, very facile, but still.
  • LeoliansBro 30 Aug 2014 12:56:38 44,246 posts
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    No it's fine, as long as you remember to point out that the businessman paid for the ten biscuits.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Grax 30 Aug 2014 13:43:05 2,292 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    No it's fine, as long as you remember to point out that the businessman paid for the ten biscuits.
    He most likely paid for the nurse too
  • Bremenacht 30 Aug 2014 13:43:52 18,275 posts
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    The businessman cajoled someone else into paying for one, but feels like he owns all 10.
  • RedSparrows 30 Aug 2014 14:43:58 22,748 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    No it's fine, as long as you remember to point out that the businessman paid for the ten biscuits.
    I said it was facile.
  • Moot_Point 16 Sep 2014 13:54:13 4,106 posts
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    Well done Osborne, a new housing bubble.

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  • LeoliansBro 16 Sep 2014 14:16:37 44,246 posts
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    Osbourne?

    Plus with today's inflation news any interest rate hike is surely getting further away.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Dougs 16 Sep 2014 14:23:50 67,752 posts
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    I think he believes it's Help to Buy and Mortgage guarantee that have helped inflate prices. Doubt that's the case in London
  • TheSaint 16 Sep 2014 14:26:17 14,414 posts
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    Maybe Osbourne is buying all those London houses himself?
  • whatfruit 16 Sep 2014 14:37:02 1,519 posts
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    In London low interest rates are fueling a speculative bubble.
  • faux_carnation 16 Sep 2014 14:38:43 9,342 posts
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    whatfruit wrote:
    In London low interest rates are fueling a speculative bubble.
    Only partially. It's more to do with our absurdly distorted economy and successive governments' failures to invest in the regions.
  • Moot_Point 16 Sep 2014 14:44:55 4,106 posts
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    When the bubble bursts it's not just London that will be affected, but the entire market. And most analysts/bankers say that right-to-buy has helped this bubble to grow. The government as usual buried it's head in the sand.

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  • whatfruit 16 Sep 2014 14:51:31 1,519 posts
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    @faux_carnation I don't know about the regions but I do know that there is a huge rise in sales being made right now in London off plan property which is fueled by speculators banking on continuing house price rises.

    If the market cools or access to mortgage finance shrinks going to be large number left out of pocket when time comes to complete.
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