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@majorp - well now, there are full time, secure, well paid jobs and then there are part-time, self employed,zero hour, insecure, badly paid jobs. All count as employment. This link throws some light on why the unemployment figure is low

11 Jun 2019

There is a pdf file published by the government in May of this year part of which refers to the confusion concerning Uk money and China.

11 Jun 2019

Some info on Populism; Populism is an ideology which presents "the people" as a morally good force against "the elite", who are perceived as corrupt and self-serving. Populists differ in how "the people" are defined, but it can be based along class, ethnic, or national lines. Populists typically present "the elite" as comprising the political, economic, cultural, and media establishment, ...

11 Jun 2019

"To be clear, no UK aid goes to Russia and in fact no DFID money goes to China. The UK ended traditional aid programmes to China in 2011."

Boris Johnson failing to appeal to floating voters needed to win election, according to Tory polling guru

5 Jun 2019

Would that be Boris -  "f**k business" -  Johnson?

5 Jun 2019

No we have not left the EU. The law was amended. Exit Day The two Article 50 extensions have required that Statutory Instruments be laid by the Government to change “exit day” as defined by the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018. This can be done under the Act to align it with any new exit date agreed with the EU. Following a Government amendment introduced during the passage of the Cooper ...

Tomorrow, Friday 12 April , is the last chance for people to register to vote in the local elections.

and then of course there was this (from March 2017) David Davis has backpedalled on his claim that a Brexit deal can deliver the “exact same benefits” as EU membership, now admitting it was little more than an ambition.

10 Apr 2019

@S you/Schneider left out The day after we vote to leave we hold all the cards and we can choose the path we want. Michael Gove (9 April 2016) There will continue to be free trade, and access to the single market. Boris Johnson (26 June 2016) Getting out of the EU can be quick and easy – the UK holds most of the cards in any negotiation. John Redwood (17 ...

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