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Re: Compulsory army training

Most of what J R-M esq., is spouting was lifted from the old Civil Service manual.

I still have a copy tucked away somewhere...
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Re: Compulsory army training

The language used to write web sites, HTML, converts any number of spaces to a single space when rendered by your browser so it really doesn't matter. There were three spaces after that one when I wrote it!
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That was an environment I was in for a chunk of my working life, working for a Canadian WP company called AES. We were all through the civil service, military, and energy sector, were until the PC came along and no-one really thought it a threat. One of our main competitors was Wang (US). There was some IBM and a few Olivetti (coming from their typewriter background)
I worked for Wang UK, in London, in the late '70s and early '80s.

They certainly didn't see the PC coming. Glad I bailed out early, their management system referred everything back to US head office, local in-country decisions were not allowed. They had no clue how to react to the emerging competition.
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I'm not sure where this idea comes from. The biggest tax evaders on the planet are the likes of Amazon, eBay, Google et al who declare their profits and VAT in Luxembourg and Lichtenstein. Even if it is true that JRM evades his UK tax liabilities the amounts concerned will be like pocket money compared with these American behemoths who currently avoid tax on an industrial scale.

The only reason these outfits get away with their current tax arrangements is that one Jean Claude Junker blocked EU legislation that would have prevented it.

Now, with Amazon and eBay declaring their profits in Luxembourg I just wonder whether Junker had a vested interest? Where was he PM?
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I worked for Wang UK, in London, in the late '70s and early '80s.

They certainly didn't see the PC coming. Glad I bailed out early, their management system referred everything back to US head office, local in-country decisions were not allowed. They had no clue how to react to the emerging competition.
That sounds familiar. I used to work for Courtaulds.
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Re: Compulsory army training

I don't know whether JRM has any jurisdiction over the BBC, but if we are paying presenters £500,000 PA + it would be reasonable to expect them to wear something more respectable than scruffy jeans and a Tee shirt when working on our behalf.

Maybe BBC radio presenters should wear dinner jackets as they used to on the wireless.
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I don't know whether JRM has any jurisdiction over the BBC, but if we are paying presenters £500,000 PA + it would be reasonable to expect them to wear something more respectable than scruffy jeans and a Tee shirt when working on our behalf.

Maybe BBC radio presenters should wear dinner jackets as they used to on the wireless.
See, they told you they were wearing dinner suits and ties but in actual fact they were either sat there in their pants or, during a hot spell in the summer were stark bollock nekkid!
I bet Raymond Baxter and Frank Bough aren’t the same now eh!
(Mined ewe, I think Frank Bough saw some dodgy action in his time, shudder!)
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I'm sure Biddy Baxter would have had something to say about it!
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On the other hand, I am pleased to see that Jacob Rees-Mogg is giving lessons in basic English grammar to his fellow MP's.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49137619
Good news indeed. Grammar does need improving and, I add, the whole comma after and rule is welcome.
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Good news indeed. Grammar does need improving and, I add, the whole comma after and rule is welcome.
What about ending a sentence with a proposition?

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What about ending a sentence with a proposition?

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I tried that once and they added ‘contempt of court’ to the list of crimes.....

Yes, the daggers of swapping just one litter can have dire consequences.
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