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    In the process of living my life story, will tell you about it when I croak.

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    Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

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    FM 15!! EHM 15!!

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  1. Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Agentina Vs Iceland. 1400BST ITV

    He made a messi of it.
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    A50 Triggered, Brexit Talks In Here Please

    Cubicus (or something like that) again maybe?
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    A50 Triggered, Brexit Talks In Here Please

    It's all worth it when it goes into the pockets of your chums though, right?
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    A50 Triggered, Brexit Talks In Here Please

    They have a devastating impact due to £1 in every £100 in benefits being fraudulently claimed. Meanwhile, big profit making companies shed branches and staff in the name of making even more profits. Or if they don't make them, they just go through a CVA instead to get rid those things, and then magically "find" money to invest into the company again after that. Nothing to see there in either of those cases of course, it's them bloomin benefit thieves being the root of all our problems.
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    A50 Triggered, Brexit Talks In Here Please

    Especially when the price tags of such deals will include little conditions like "freedom of movement" those great deals with China & India we're allegedly going to strike I'm sure will go down a smash hit with those folk.
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    A50 Triggered, Brexit Talks In Here Please

    For those beating the "no deal" drum and are "happy" to do WTO rates instead (I doubt they know even 1% of what that would really entail) I can give one example of how that's a disaster in waiting. As someone working close to the Scottish Agriculture industry I can say that 40% of lamb is dependent on the EU. The WTO quota will be a share (from 75,000 ton) of 200 tonnes. (Everyone will have to fight for that share of 200 tonnes.) Hill farming, inshore fishery, and most crofting in Scotland would be wiped out almost overnight in a WTO scenario. Is that a price worth paying? Most Brexiteers very likely don't know that's one they'd even have to pay! That's just one or two portions of one industry.
  7. Wow a couple marry one another, does that ever happen anywhere else in the world? Before we know it, we'll get told couples have kids, or that kids might even go to a thing called school! (Sarcasm before anyone asks!) Only thing unique about this wedding is it'll cost UK taxpayers £30 odd million, feel genuinely sad for anyone that feels the complexion to watch it or give it any sort of credence. I'd rather eat paint and go through getting my stomach pumped at the hospital than watch or have anything else to do with it. Sooner we cut loose these "royals" the better, biggest benefit cheats in the land.
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    God of War PS4 release date April 20, with new trailer

    Was looking to go buy this, then seen it's PS4 only. Lame.
  9. GB in one of the biggest international hockey upsets in modern times, make their amazing run all the more dramatic by coming back from 2-0 down to tie it up with 15 seconds left to force OT, and therefore secure not only promotion to the top tier, but a gold medal as well! We'll be rubbing shoulders next with the likes of Canada, Sweden USA, Finland etc in Slovakia. Hasn't sunk in quite yet, but what an amazing achievement, this really should be a big story but likely won't get the coverage it deserves.
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    Syria Chemical attack dangerous times ahead

    Nice of our dear leader to both decide this during recess, and magically find another money tree to fund it.
  11. Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Coalition of Chaos - (UK Politics under Minority May)

    Impressive, everything you just said was wrong.
  12. Obi-Wan Kenobi

    This gender pay gap

    What I take umbrage about many of the studies is they measure in these ways using medians and averages, all it gives us in the end is "different job" pay gap, not gender pay gap. We need to make sure we've got the basics sorted first and move up from there. Does everyone in the same job regardless of characteristics with the same hours & service time get paid the same? If yes, move on to other aspects around the wider matter. If no, come down on them like a ton of bricks, get that sorted first and then make progress around that. Complete and literal parity is almost impossible. Simply by virtue of the time required for women to take out of work, for that crucial initial bonding time with their children when they are born, and with some opting to work part-time only there after. What absolutely still needs plenty of work is shifting the attitude in some workplaces of an employee having a child as this inconvenience or burden, which in turn can affect (even just on an unconscious level) someone's decision in given a job/promotion to a women with that in the back of their mind, or women themselves to have children. Ultimately it is a net benefit to society in the end given our aging demographics, and we need to be creative with measures to help mitigate those effects of taking time out the workplace, and the time after. I know in the public sector at least, good strides have been made extending both maternity & paternity leave, on top of options for both flexible hours and some home working where it is practical. I know women can also get promotion or a new job within the Civil Service while on maternity leave, provided they were deemed fully effective in their last annual job review. I just can't see 100% parity and equality as being achievable, at least not in the literal sense, given the slightly different requirements between the genders. I think policy, lawmakers and the general political masses need to start getting to be okay with that, at least when the requirements & needs are a little different. That's not to say there still isn't work needing done as I've mentioned above, particularly in relation to employer attitudes. I hope I've articulated that in a way that doesn't suggest I'm "for" a gender pay gap, or "against" the general principal of equality & parity. All I'm saying is we can't treat slightly people differently, and then bleat on we have equality. It's not equality at that point if you need to do that, it's a paradox, and as I've said if that slightly different treatment is to fit certain individual needs & circumstances, it's okay.
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