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Tower Hamlets on taxpayer funded jolly

April 21, 2015 3 Comments
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Tower Hamlets on taxpayer funded jolly

Trial by Jeory, via contributor Wiggia, brings us this: Kentwell Hall is a beautiful historic Tudor home in Long Melford, near Sudbury, Suffolk … Its Hall Barn Lodge and Annexe can sleep up to 14 and a weekend break with a group that size in early May costs £1,150, according to a quote I was given. And, thanks to photos posted on Twitter by the Stepney branch of the Salvation Army, these were the…

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Has the law crossed the Rubicon?

April 21, 2015 5 Comments
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Has the law crossed the Rubicon?

At what point does the law cross that line where earlier, it protected its citizens but now it appears to be shaping up to oppress them? You’ll hear such things from one side of politics all the time but when the voices come from other side as well, then something is surely going on. There’ll be some incidents mentioned below which you can judge for yourself. It would be good…

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I Don’t Think You Understand The Purpose Of A Business, Barnardos…

April 20, 2015 5 Comments
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Employers must throw their weight behind a new law which allows fathers of new babies to share parental leave with their partners – or it could quickly “run into the sand”, a charity has said. And if it does, would that be so terrible? Chief executive Javed Khan said: “Leave to look after children is not only a woman’s issue. This law can spearhead a profound cultural change and tackle…

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Rent seeking

April 20, 2015 1 Comment
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The article itself says some interesting things: In a healthy society, people acquire wealth by making stuff people want. Farmers till plots to provide for their nutritional wants. Workers assemble motorcycles for consumers who pay money because they find the motor bikes valuable. Perhaps the worker serves a philanthropic organization and earns a salary by serving the official goal of the organization. Or perhaps the worker earns money by creating crafts that…

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‘Managing’ that which need not be managed

April 19, 2015 8 Comments
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Down at local level, it is, of course, happening the same way all over the English-speaking world and as far is known, all over the western world.  Examples pour in from the US, Australia and of course, from here. The danger, as mentioned in posts passim, is that one becomes entrenched and starts using buzzwords oneself. Long after the particular incidents have faded into obscurity, the effect it had, the…

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Well, The Only Way To Win Is Not To Play The Game…

April 17, 2015 1 Comment
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Chris Elliot laments the identity politics crowd’s unceasing dissatisfaction: A “headclutcher” is a type of stock picture often – too often, according to campaigning charities – used to illustrate stories about mental ill health. An example in the Guardian accompanied an article on 7 April with the headline “How not to talk to somebody with depression”. The picture, of a young man sitting with his head in his hands, was…

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Quick glance at UKIP’s 2015 Manifesto

April 15, 2015 3 Comments
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There seems little point reprinting the UKIP manifesto here when you only need click.  Just a few random paragraphs of interest plucked out here for this post: REBUILDING OUR ARMED FORCES Our current level of military spending and staffing is not fulfilling the terms of our NATO membership – which requires that we spend 2 per cent of GDP on defence – and the government has failed to lay out details…

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Thin End Of The Wedge..?

April 15, 2015 7 Comments
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Applying to roles deemed “safety-critical”, a host of employees from lorry drivers to binmen and lollipop ladies are being checked using breathalysers and swipes of their skin. Failure or refusal to take a test is regarded as a disciplinary matter. Yes, well, we wouldn’t want to see a lollipop lady roll out of control and crush a few kiddies, would we? Say…are they now saying that was what happened in…

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In the land of the political sophisticate

April 13, 2015 12 Comments
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Wiggia wrote and sent yesterday: Christopher Booker often writes articles that are nearer the truth than his contemporaries in the MSM, not always with the facts correctly displayed but in general terms there is much to commend his articles. But not this one where he cites all the politicians as being centred on giving away sweeties and failing to discuss why so many things are really failing and refusing to…

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NHS: What More Evidence Do You Need..?

April 10, 2015 5 Comments
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…that you are not viewed as a customer? Paediatric intensive care consultant Dr Peter Wilson said: “It does put clinicians in an impossible position because we now have to try to explain to families why one child is getting a form of treatment, why they can’t and they’ve got the same tumour … And that’s deeply unfair when the NHS is supposed to be about equal health care for all.”…

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