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@Andrew - the reason I referred to western military intervention is because that is so often put forward as the only or main explanation for the rise of Islamist terrorism. It isn't. As you say, anything 'western' or anything indeed within the Muslim world that deviates from Wahhabist fundamentalist beliefs are things not tolerated by the Wahhabist sect.  So a question to be asked (and to ...

26 May 2017

Info here explaining the ideology of Wahhabism and the Saudi Arabia connection. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wahhabism I have just been listening to a tv debate about Islamist terrorism.  The following points were made: 1.Whilst the military intervention of some western countries in the Middle East may well have acted as a Jihadi recruiting sergeant,  the ideology of Wahhabism ...

26 May 2017

Delicate subject given what happened in Manchester on Monday. But of the many articles I have read over the past few days the one that can be read via this link I thought the most illuminating https://www.pressreader.com/uk/i-newspaper/20170525/281870118384984 Click on the link above and then put the cursor to the right of the page clicking on the arrow to continue reading.

Probably going to regret posting this but..... Anyone any thoughts on how Westminster ( both the Lords and the Commons) could be reformed with regard to financial remuneration? And on a not unrelated point. Why is the term 'career politician' a derogatory one? After all we don't use the expression 'career accountant' or 'career dentist'. Do we not like ambition in this country? Or is ...

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/politics/politics-headlines/plan-to-confiscate-grans-house-and-steal-your-inheritance-strangely-unpopular-20170525128189

All, In case you are unaware, the Daily Mash is an online satirical magazine.

Jeez! The point I was trying to make is that the cost of living is increasing and that it is those with low fixed incomes (those only in receipt of state pensions for example) who feel the brunt the most.

For those interested in seeing the 2 x objections and the festival organisers response click on this link and scroll down https://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/media/4924/reports.pdf That was all I was asking to have sight of. As it happens this wasn't made available to the general public until earlier this month. @roberta - the postings from Flo and Scapegoat have drawn my attention to ...

Just been reading the Tory manifesto about pensioners and social care etc. On the matter of winter fuel payments the Tory manifesto says who will get WFP  and who won't will be determined by means testing. But at what level of income a pensioner would be eligible for WFP and on what level not, the manifesto is silent. I hear what you say Leatash about fuel payments going to the very ...

Anyone else noticed reductions in amounts when buying food stuffs? I'll give some examples. I noticed when I was using some stuffing the other day that there wasn't quite the same amount in the pack as usual. So I checked with a packet bought previously. And yep! sure enough the amount had been reduced. I noticed the same thing when buying some over the counter cold and flu ...

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