Re: The Politics Thread 3.0
Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:52 am
Snitches get stitches yo, errybody no dat
Games and Stuff
Preezy wrote:At least he'll now have more free time to watch porn.
Harry Ellis wrote:It's just so bonking.
Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:See I don’t really care that he was looking at porn at work. Sure it’s a sackable offence in almost any other profession, but I don’t really care.
The lies afterwards are for me where his position became untenable. He put himself in a position where according to him either his staff were using his computer to view porn or he was lying about doing it himself. Either option is awful.
His staff doing that would be an appalling breach of security for a sitting cabinet level MP whose computer was in the HoC offices.
Lying about doing it himself while deflecting the blame onto his staff is also appalling.
strawberry float him and good riddance.
Harry Ellis wrote:I love how Tories seem to be absolutely obsessed with the topic of pornography. It's just so bonkers.
Preezy wrote:The most depressing thing about this whole sorry episode is that we'll never know what sort of porn he was caught looking at, it'll forever be sat in a police station's evidence locker
I bet MPs get the best quality grot
The Sun wrote:NIGHTMARE ON HIGH STREET
Retailers ‘running out of time’ in the face of insolvency in the New Year amid Toys R Us fears, experts claim
MANY retailers are “running out of time” in the face of a perfect storm buffeting the sector, insolvency experts say.
As TOYS R US teeters on the brink of administration, BEGBIES TRAYNOR predicts a marked rise in insolvencies in the New Year.
And it says household names will be among the many casualties.
Research by the firm shows 43,677 UK retailers are showing signs of “significant” financial distress as consumer spending slows. This is a 22 per cent rise on December last year when 35,845 found themselves in a perilous position.
But Julie Palmer — a partner and retail expert with Begbies Traynor — said it was unusual to see so much distress before the make-or-break Christmas trading period.
Pressure on the sector is set to rise further at the quarterly rent day, which falls on Christmas Day.
Ms Palmer said: “I fear UK retailers are now in the midst of a perfect storm.
“November’s interest rate decision, rising inflation, falling real wages, reduced credit availability and increasing Brexit uncertainty are all combining to put unprecedented strain on household budgets this Christmas season, pushing consumer confidence to an all-time low.
“Although this week’s mild weather might very well encourage a few extra shoppers to leave the fireside for a day of last-minute spending, I’m afraid it’s probably too little, too late.”
At the beginning of December troubled Toys R Us announced it was set to close a quarter of its stores.
But unless it strikes a deal with the UK's pension compensation scheme - the Pension Protection Fund - the business could be forced into administration putting more than 3,000 jobs at risk.
Many large businesses are increasingly struggling to pay for expensive gold-plated pension schemes, which were commonly offered in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
If the toy giant does go bust, it will be the latest in a long-line of former high street favourites that have gone to the wall, or have faced difficult trading conditions.
Back in 2008, kids' favourite Woolworths closed it doors for the final time - with the loss of 30,000 jobs.
JJB Sports - which was founded by former Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan - collapsed in 2012 with debts of around £150million.
The same year, electronics store Comet also collapsed.
Department store BHS entered administration in 2016, with former boss Sir Philip Green coming under for selling the business for just a £1 a year before it collapsed.
Green eventually agreed to stump-up £363million to plug part of the retailer's £571million pension black hole.
Fashion brand American Apparel closed 12 of its 13 stores in the UK right before Christmas last year with 150 staff losing their jobs.
Last month, Marks and Spencer said it would be speeding-up its plans to close 30 stores across the country due to tough trading conditions.
It's not all bad news - high street tailor Austin Reed collapsed in 2016 but was resuced by Edinburgh Woollen Mill just seven months later.
Ms Palmer added that the “increasingly frantic” promotional activity witnessed on the high street this week has not had the same effect on consumers as it once did — and many retailers have “all but run out of time”.
She said: “Shoppers are savvier than ever and prepared to search online for the best deals having grown wise to the gimmicks and discounts on offer in store.”
The future of the British arm of Toys R Us will be decided later today when creditors vote on a restructuring deal designed to save most of its stores.
Preezy wrote:Snitches get stitches yo, errybody no dat
lex-man wrote:Preezy wrote:Snitches get stitches yo, errybody no dat
Does that mean Green has to beat himself up?
Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:lex-man wrote:Preezy wrote:Snitches get stitches yo, errybody no dat
Does that mean Green has to beat himself up?
Beating himself was how he got into trouble in the first place!
KK wrote:Interesting and prominent story in today's S*n: