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Leaving the EU., the good news (for a change).

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lexus300, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. Kandahar

    Kandahar Lead commenter

    The high street's been declining for decades. You need to focus better and stay on target.
    lexus300 and border_walker like this.
  2. ajrowing

    ajrowing Established commenter

    Certainly has. That's as a result of the policy of the EU which hiked rates and rents on High street retailers, while allowing American multi-nationals to dodge paying taxes as a result of the EU's obsession with meddling through CSRs.
    Burndenpark and lexus300 like this.
  3. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    I am sure. The new build was £76 million and the previous expenses are all a matter of public record.
    What is not recorded is the waste of a valuable resource (the old college) in favour of the vanity project.
    Kandahar likes this.
  4. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    When did all of that actually begin?
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  5. Kandahar

    Kandahar Lead commenter

    As is the case with so many state school new builds - the buildings being already worse for wear after less than a decade; whilst those old builds stood the test of time.

    And would no doubt have continued unabated under Labour (who thankfully are now consigned to history).
    border_walker and lexus300 like this.
  6. Morninglover

    Morninglover Lead commenter

    Hope farmers, esp. those under water, remember Owen Patterson's promises in 2016:

  7. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    First free schools?
    2010 - coalition government.
    Nothing to do with Labour.
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  8. Kandahar

    Kandahar Lead commenter

    Not exactly. Since free schools are a type of academy - their existence can be laid at Labour's door.
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  9. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    no they can't.
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  10. CheeseMongler

    CheeseMongler Lead commenter

    They're also a type of school. By that logic, you can also blame Augustine of Canturbury for setting up the first school in England.
    Burndenpark likes this.
  11. Kandahar

    Kandahar Lead commenter

    Yes they can (I can do pantomime too)
    They are also a type of building - maybe we lay the blame on neolithic setters?
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  12. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Every post you make is a pantomime.
  13. Kandahar

    Kandahar Lead commenter

    Maybe we could team up at funfairs - me doing pantomime, you as Mystic Meg.
    alex_teccy likes this.
  14. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    It would be a pleasure Henry old son.
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  15. Burndenpark

    Burndenpark Star commenter

    The danger is that some people don't have the sense to realise that you are mocking them- just imagine how embarrassed poor old Lexus would be were he ever to find out that not only did the EU NOT hike rates and rents on High street retailers, and NOT allow American multi-nationals to dodge paying taxes, but that you know they haven't and that he was sucked in to liking your post through ignorance.

    He'd feel like a right chump.

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  16. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Labour's concept of academies was far from that of free schools.

    Free schools were conceived and implemented entirely by the coalition government and subsequent Tory government.

    Free schools were first given approval in the Academies Act 2010, which stipulated that all new schools had to be academies or free schools. The first 24 free schools opened in autumn 2011.
    While free schools are normally brand-new institutions set up by organisations, academies are usually created by converting existing schools run by local authorities.
    monicabilongame likes this.
  17. Burndenpark

    Burndenpark Star commenter

    There you go...

    Bringing facts into the discussion.
  18. ajrowing

    ajrowing Established commenter

    2010 you say. That was back when every decision that the government made was made by foreign unelected bureaucrats in Brussels.
  19. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    The Home Office’s top civil servant, Sir Philip Rutnam, has resigned and announced plans to sue the government for constructive dismissal, following a series of clashes with the home secretary, Priti Patel.

    “But despite my efforts to engage with her, Priti Patel has made no efforts to engage with me to discuss this,” he said.

    He said that this gave him “very strong grounds” for constructive dismissal, which he would be pursuing in the courts. He added that his treatment was “part of wider pattern in government”.

  20. Kandahar

    Kandahar Lead commenter

    Anyone able to find a connection to Brexit: answers on a postcard (2nd class stamp will suffice)...
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