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So what's John Bercow got to do with 'Boris Gate'?

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In the past, he had plenty to answer for. Now, thankfully, he is no longer in a position to enforce his biased opinions and rulings.

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Just to be clear, Jehovahs Witnesses do not prevent anyone having medical treatment, see here, https://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witne...ions/#?insight[search_id]=f495a04c-9e10-43e4-b0ab-dbfda81a82e9&insight[search_result_index]=2
I am not a JW so have no axe to grind, apart from accuracy.
That is interesting Dave, thank you. However, there was a case heard in the High Court a few years ago where JW parents refused to allow their child to be injected but the Court found against them. Maybe they were some kind of JW fundamentalists?
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I though that Dave ('Wornish') was policing this thread and disallowed posts not about 'Boris Gate'! How come you can get away with it Nigel, and not me?

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I though that Dave ('Wornish') was policing this thread and disallowed posts not about 'Boris Gate'! How come you can get away with it Nigel, and not me?

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No idea Jim. I just thought it was an interesting aside and do like to learn something new every day.

For some reason I often seem to be around when threads get derailed but I cannot think why.

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No idea Jim. I just thought it was an interesting aside and do like to learn something new every day.
Exactly!

Off topic and aside posts are often the spice that livens up a flagging thread.

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I though that Dave ('Wornish') was policing this thread and disallowed posts not about 'Boris Gate'! How come you can get away with it Nigel, and not me?

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Wornish is not policing this thread, that is the remit of Ian, Graham, Andy or me. He is, of course, entitled to say when he thinks a topic is not suitable for this thread, but you are equally entitled to ignore him. I am allowing this thread to run, although it is rather repetitive and tedious, because the regular participants do seem to be keeping things polite and good humoured.
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I though that Dave ('Wornish') was policing this thread and disallowed posts not about 'Boris Gate'! How come you can get away with it Nigel, and not me?

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Exactly!

Off topic and aside posts are often the spice that livens up a flagging thread.

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Acidic sarcastic posts can also kill threads, especially when they are unwarranted.

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Re: Boris Gate

Derailing things yet again, but still on a related topic, an item on the BBC News this morning made me curious:
"In 2017/18, public spending per person in the UK as a whole was £9,350. In England, it was £9,080 (3% below the UK average). This compares with:
  • Scotland: £10,881 (16% above the UK average)
  • Wales: £10,397 (11% above the UK average)
  • Northern Ireland £11,190 (20% above the UK average).

Among the English regions, public spending per person was lowest in the South East at £8,297 (11% below the UK average) and highest in London at £10,323 (10% higher than the UK average)."
Source: House of Commons Library

If we accept these figures as correct why is it that more Scots are drugging themselves to the eyeballs and dying as a result of drug overdose than any other population in Europe?

Could this mean that profligate public spending doesn't actually make people happy?
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Acidic sarcastic posts can also kill threads, especially when they are unwarranted.

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That is true but don't take it personally Jax. We can all disagree whilst remaining friends.
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That is true but don't take it personally Jax. We can all disagree whilst remaining friends.
Thank you for that Nigel

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Re: Boris Gate

Seems Boris wants to bring back Big State Conservatism.

According to today's report from the Resolution Foundation we can look forward to public finances returning to levels last seen in the 1970s whoever wins the election.


https://www.resolutionfoundation.org...hings-to-come/
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Seems Boris wants to bring back Big State Conservatism.

According to today's report from the Resolution Foundation we can look forward to public finances returning to levels last seen in the 1970s whoever wins the election.


https://www.resolutionfoundation.org...hings-to-come/
There is no doubt that greater public spending is needed, but we need to spend money wisely, not just throw it around to catch votes.

There is also a need for local authorities in particular to improve efficiency and not to make cuts to the most visible public services simply to make political points.
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There is no doubt that greater public spending is needed, but we need to spend money wisely, not just throw it around to catch votes.

There is also a need for local authorities in particular to improve efficiency and not to make cuts to the most visible public services simply to make political points.
Totally agree, Nigel.

Just a shame our Councillors and government don't understand the obvious.
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Derailing things yet again, but still on a related topic, an item on the BBC News this morning made me curious:
"In 2017/18, public spending per person in the UK as a whole was £9,350. In England, it was £9,080 (3% below the UK average). This compares with:
  • Scotland: £10,881 (16% above the UK average)
  • Wales: £10,397 (11% above the UK average)
  • Northern Ireland £11,190 (20% above the UK average).

Among the English regions, public spending per person was lowest in the South East at £8,297 (11% below the UK average) and highest in London at £10,323 (10% higher than the UK average)."
Source: House of Commons Library

If we accept these figures as correct why is it that more Scots are drugging themselves to the eyeballs and dying as a result of drug overdose than any other population in Europe?

Could this mean that profligate public spending doesn't actually make people happy?
Presumably if Scotland have another ‘once in a generation’ vote to leave the union then that’s £10,881 pp we won’t have to worry about any longer as surely they will be totally self funding won’t they? Won’t they?
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Derailing things yet again, but still on a related topic, an item on the BBC News this morning made me curious:
"In 2017/18, public spending per person in the UK as a whole was £9,350. In England, it was £9,080 (3% below the UK average). This compares with:
  • Scotland: £10,881 (16% above the UK average)
  • Wales: £10,397 (11% above the UK average)
  • Northern Ireland £11,190 (20% above the UK average).

Among the English regions, public spending per person was lowest in the South East at £8,297 (11% below the UK average) and highest in London at £10,323 (10% higher than the UK average)."
Source: House of Commons Library

If we accept these figures as correct why is it that more Scots are drugging themselves to the eyeballs and dying as a result of drug overdose than any other population in Europe?

Could this mean that profligate public spending doesn't actually make people happy?
You seem to assume that prices are at a universal level.

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