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by RainbowGazelle » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:32 pm

Moggy wrote:
RainbowGazelle wrote:Well it is supposedly a Union. It's entirely fair to expect British ships to accept British banknotes.


You’re damn right.

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:slol: gooseberry fool. I meant "shops".

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by Pedz » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:11 pm

Stop telling us English what to do in England while us English tell you what to do in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and so on.

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by Moggy » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:28 pm

Two degrees now needed to get higher pay.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-48058013

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LOOK AT THE PICTURE above... it tells a story!

Unfortunately I'm not allowed to spell it out - my last post was removed!


9. Customs Onion

The problem with the UK, is our climate of anti-intellectualism and anti-success.

Exemplified by the far right

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Now I completely agree with you that the far right are a bunch of ignorant thugs BUT

1) the anti-intellectualism (censorship) currently going on in our universities is the work of the PC left

2) the anti-success culture is also the work of the left


113. Zubin

"The thing to do is to scrap tuition fees and start awarding grants for medicine, engineering etc while increasing fees for Librarianship, Homeopathy etc. You won't need two degrees then because supply and demand will be more closely correlated."

Why medicine?

Doctors' kill more people than any other profession!

They are trained agents of Big Pharma - let them pay!


Most young people seem to consider university as a 'right-of-passage' nowadays; club 18-21

And the universities just want to make money out of tuition fees, so they create 'Mickey Mouse degree' courses just to get bums on lecture hall seats

It's not an education system anymore but a gravy train

Close every non-Russell Group university, every Mickey Mouse degree course and scrap loans


Charging interest is clearly forbidden in the Bible and Quran. Even the halakha (jewish law) only allows interest to be charged on loans to non-Jews. Poverty, inequality and austerity is all manufactured by govt because they can print as much currency as they desire. These Godless hooligans, savage barbarians of usury, must start on the road to total debt forgiveness with 0% i on Student Loans.


Busted brexit Britain. Heading straight back to the stoneage when we built Stonehenge and we were 'great'. Oh wait, that was built by Anatolians? Oh dear.


What non sense, you don't need 2 degrees to get on a decent wage all you need is a foreign passport and you're sorted, but god help you if you got a UK one, you gonna be working to pay every immigrant coming you our bleeding heart country, bunch of mugs

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by Jenuall » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:05 pm

Bunch of mugs :lol:

Still not convinced staying on for a PhD has done me any favours financially - 3 years slaving away just put me further behind the curve than I would have been if I'd got a job straight out of uni!

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by OrangeRKN » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:44 pm

Jenuall wrote:Bunch of mugs :lol:

Still not convinced staying on for a PhD has done me any favours financially - 3 years slaving away just put me further behind the curve than I would have been if I'd got a job straight out of uni!


I know several people who have done a degree, got a job, and then studied for a masters while in that job and got a subsequent pay rise at the end of it. It's a different approach to staying in education full time and then applying for work.

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by Karl_ » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:47 pm

There should be no economic incentive or disincentive to attending University. What does it say about our society that people can only discuss education and scholarship in the context of wealth accumulation? That learning is seen as foolish if it doesn't efficiently increase your bank balance? Students should be motivated to go to University because studying is an interesting way to spend one's time, not because it might theoretically be a profitable venture.

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by Moggy » Wed May 01, 2019 12:44 pm

Heathrow campaigners lose challenge against third runway

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48118100

Hope this makes those extinction rebellion lot weep. Karma for wrecking the daily routines of hundreds of thousands of working class Londoners. Deserved.


Cue the eco-maniacs, disrupting the lives of the public going about their normal business as they try to impose their misguide minority views on the minority. Was the ice age or how temperatures recovered afterwards man-made? Obviously not. Simple proof that the planet's climate is not only influenced but determined by factors other than man, something which the eco-maniacs cannot acknowledge.


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There aren't that many English people left in London, so there is a rather callous indifference to it's plight.

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Said for a long time. London is a city that belongs to the world.

Outside of London the rest of us live in the UK.

Is English still the first language in London?

Figures show more ethnics than whites, ask Jon Snow!


Just get on with it before some 16 year old Swedish girl tells us it's wrong and puts a stop to it.


What will you all say when a faulty Boeing nose dives onto those suburban houses in the photograph? Looks very likely to happen


Emma T has it right; only fly when you really, really need to get to a silly demo, and fly 1st class to offset something or other.
Let her show us the real way to get the World back on it's horse. Remember to save the dung to cook with.


Seventy years ago we were flying 1000 planes a night to Germany, and nearly that many coming back. Done without computers, with the added complications of bomb loads, anti aircraft artillery and hostile fighters.

The key to success was joined up thinking, and flying from a number of Airfields rather than just two or three big ones.


@449. Herbie

"Cough cough..................the air round here is already hard to breath"

Yep, bet it is thick with the smoke from the whacky splifs the tree-hugger protester types favour, and also their great unwashed smell. Expect more of this to come as they try to prevent the will of the people.


Its ok after brexit nobody will want to come here anyway

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by Snowcannon » Thu May 02, 2019 6:02 pm

That last comment :lol:

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by Moggy » Fri May 03, 2019 12:40 pm

Future of 1p and 2p coins secured 'for years to come'.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48133093

Better in our pocket than the eu purse


How depressing. Robust and logical analysis says eliminate the coins...but we pander to sound-bites about history. This isn't a major issue, but if we can't make a sensible decision here, how can we possibly deal with the big important stuff? By the way, analysis on 538.com showed the best way to optimise pricing and giving change is to have an 18p coin.


I think that the real reason they're keeping the 1p and 2p coins is that if we actually go through with Brexit, they'll need something to pay people with once the economy completely collapses...


An expert told the BBC that the Brexit vote 3 years ago had shown that all the expert predictions of house price crashes, unemployment soaring, recessions, wars and other things were just made up.
But we are retaining 1p and 2p coins so that remainers will feel comforted after losing the vote ... like they need to have a security blanket.


This is all small change.

Still, at least we don't have the Euro ;o)


I had a drawer full of 1p and 2p coins. It wasn't even worth my time bagging them and taking them to the bank when I was moving house. They went straight into the bin.


Let Labour get into power and it’s not just the pennies that would disappear


the way this Tory government are going we will still need 1p and 2p coins to pay people with




Tories what a disaster


Political decision. Personally I would aim to scrap all cash. My 91 Dad can easily use a card and this change would help stamp out tax evasion (cash in hand work), criminals selling stollen goods won’t be able to be paid in cash hence transactions would show and beggars would stop plaguing out streets. I can’t see any negatives.


If there really are so many who find 1p and 2p coins offensive and/or distressing, I would be glad to take them off your hands - and charge you for the privilege, if that will make you value my contribution to your emotional wellbeing.


Without cash people just become serfs under the control of the most powerful corporations, software companies or elective dictatorships that rule the roost at that moment.

If they wipe your accounts, how do you, as an individual opposing them, ever prove you had any money in the first place?


Cash is the default currency when technology crashes. Pennies should stay - when someone needs to buy something for 99p in cash and only has a £1 coin. They legally need 1p change. 2p pieces are a bit pointless.


If there are no 1p or 2p coins then something currently disingenuously priced at £1.99 will have to become £1.95 and save you a bit of money - about 2% actually.

Doesn’t that appeal to anyone?


Could be worse could have €€€ more them are printed then toilet paper.


"The copper coins were theoretically under threat when Chancellor Philip Hammond...…."

Thing is they aren't copper. Since when was copper magnetic? They are copper coloured steel.


The fact that young people don't want them says more about young people that it does about the coins. If someone is stupid enough to get £50,000 in debt for the sake of a worthless degree, then I suppose to that person 1p and 2p coins are pretty irrelevant, because they have no understanding of money at all.
PS. We haven't had copper coins in this country for decades. They are made out of steel.

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by Preezy » Fri May 03, 2019 12:48 pm

I wouldn't mind if they binned off 1, 2 and 5p coins. They're worth so little it does seem a bit pointless spending time (and money hur hur) minting them when they often just get chucked.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri May 03, 2019 6:43 pm

I think we should divide our currency by 10.

It'll feel like the good old days :wub: Freddos would cost thruppence — the average house could be bought for about £23k!

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by Moggy » Tue May 21, 2019 12:43 pm

Oxford University promises 25% of places to disadvantaged

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-48336059

Why not just let in the best students regardless of background?

Why do we need this PC claptrap overlaying every part of our lives these days?


Doesn't sound very meritocratic! Places should be earned on merit and not via social engineering.


This is ridiculous. Oxford University is one of the best universities in the world. It should be offering places to brightest and best students based on their academic ability. The bank balance of their parents is completely irrelevant.


Places should go to the best and not be subject to some Politically correct screening exercise!


The dumbing down of society to fill a statistic! Couldn't make this up.


It really boggles the mind that this idea of quotas for people with certain labels is catching on.

Black? You go into our 20% bucket. Poor? You go into our 25% bucket. Female? You go into our 60% bucket. Please find your intersection to determine your eligibility. Do people *really* consider this progress?

How about universities just admit on academic achievement?


Equality of outcome will be the downfall of our society.


social engineering at its best.

I wouldn't like to be treated by a dentist, doctor or surgeon who had been allowed to enter medical school and then practise if they had been allowed in because of PC


Grammar Schools were the clear and obvious way of getting those clever, smart, dedicated 'working class' children to University (back before Higher Education became a market to be exploited). Then the self-loathing liberal-left (!!) claimed that they were unfair on the 'thickos', so now we're moving towards University places being based on Parent/s Income, more than ability to learn. Joke.


Oxford university - used to be one of the worlds leading universities until the PC mob got hold of it.

They ruin quite a lot


Under Obama, a law was introduced in USA stating that a certain %age of trainee Air Traffic Controllers had to come from Ethnic Minorities ; Fair Enough you might think - except to say that the Entrance Exam THEY sat was different (easier) than the one that, er, white people had to sit. Next time you fly over AMerica feel proud that Standards dropped just to tick a liberal/PC box !


I think we can safely say that Brexiteers offspring wil definitely not be going to any University, let alone Oxbridge.


These social mobility targets are nonsensical and doomed social engineering. The vast majority of the wealthiest people today had poor family backgrounds in the past


If Oxford genuinely did select on ability, rather than on which school you went to, would they really have let people like David Cameron and Boris Johnson in?


British universities have become places where we educate far too many foreigners rather than our own youngsters.


I wonder how many of those will go to white working class males, the group who perform worse in education, as soon as I see the word "diverse" I know it's not them.

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by Snowcannon » Tue May 21, 2019 8:57 pm

The ignorance is breathtaking


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