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I see the line dementia tax is being rolled out on this.

Social care does need to be fixed but it was exactly this kind of policy which torpedo'd May's general election ambitions as it gave so much ammunition to attack her with.
 

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Can't call the PM a liar or have babies in the commons. Can tell complete fibs though.
I hope they are keeping track of all the big lies and broken promises of Johnson. Next election he's going to try to pull the same stunt of promising the world and then failing to deliver. People need to be shown his word means nothing. Hell even international agreements mean nothing to him.

Also if he does step down, they need to bit let the conservatives pretend they aren't responsible for all they have done just because they now havea different leader. They have been in power a decade, blaming others for their failures shouldn't fly any more.
 

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It says a loan, but realistically what are the chances of getting back?
Privatise profits, socialise losses...

We need to move away from wealthy individuals reaping the rewards when things go well but facing no punishment when things go badly. Also bit of a kick in the teeth to the customers of smaller companies who just had to face a price hike but Bulb is bailed out because it is larger.
 
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Privatise profits, socialise losses...

We need to move away from wealthy individuals reaping the rewards when things go well but facing no punishment when things go badly. Also bit of a kick in the teeth to the customers of smaller companies who just had to face a price hike but Bulb is bailed out because it is larger.
For once we're actually on the same page lol
 

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WTF?

You can tell that women are overrepresented as role models by the 1 from 13 Dr Whos; the 0 from 6 Bonds and the 2 from 30-odd Avengers, and...

I have it on good authority that, before 2016/17 when the Doctor and the Ghostbusters became female, there was no crime in this country. None at all.
Or none perpetrated by men, anyway.
 
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That is a good article and Harper's law does immediately beg the question why a punishment should be changed based on someone's profession. Granted there are already exceptions based on professions when a person is acting in the capacity of that profession (eg soldiers and police use of force), this does murky the waters. Why should it not be expanded to cover other professions? How about if someone shoves and old person and causes their death, is that not every bit as heinous? What about teachers and carers? If I had been pulled along by that vehicle as an engineer, would there be arguments that manslaughter of engineers should get different treatment?

This is a populist move from a populist government catering to the Mail readers belief that putting lots of people in prison for extended periods of time actually works as any sort of deterrence.
 

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Honestly I highly recommend both The Secret Barristers books. Should add they come with recommendation of a barrister friend who is definitely of a center right persuasion.
 

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Imagine voting for someone whose role model was Doctor Who...

Honestly I highly recommend both The Secret Barristers books. Should add they come with recommendation of a barrister friend who is definitely of a center right persuasion.
Next on my list actually, looking forward to it.
 

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Yep, being a man is so much harder than being a woman. Fact!
International Men's Day began is celebrated on 19 November in more than 60 countries, according to the organisers.

First time I hear about it, I'm curious why they choose the 19th of November. In some former Soviet countries there's a Men's Day on the 23rd of February (it's called the Defender of the Fatherland Day and initially this holiday was for those who were in the Army but now it's more for all men).
Good initiative though, that's interesting how they will celebrate it :)
 

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First time I hear about it, I'm curious why they choose the 19th of November. In some former Soviet countries there's a Men's Day on the 23rd of February (it's called the Defender of the Fatherland Day and initially this holiday was for those who were in the Army but now it's more for all men).
Good initiative though, that's interesting how they will celebrate it :)
I definitely agree and it's always good to highlight the need for male role models, but suggesting that Dr Who being cast as a woman has led to an increase in crime is ridiculous.
 

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