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  1. If you thought broadband provider call centre staff were bad, wait until they're civil servants! Anyone got any positives to say about the HMRC or DVLA helplines?
  2. Rubbish. Corbyn is disliked because he's been a weak leader. There's too many reasons to count why people dislike him, they've all been discussed on here countless times. before you disappeared and the re-appeared come election time to sing his praises. But its certainly little to do with "the media told me to hate him". Boris is now getting the constant stream of negative publicity since (and before) he became PM.
  3. This is the route: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Sheffield+Station,+Sheaf+Street,+Sheffield/Old+Queen's+Head,+40+Pond+Hill,+Sheffield+S1+2BG/@53.3808539,-1.4670331,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x4879829cce707843:0x58a49712bf2eb54e!2m2!1d-1.4629853!2d53.3780373!1m5!1m1!1s0x48798282a609f0e5:0x5438d238710e51e2!2m2!1d-1.4631316!2d53.3809646!3e0
  4. £500 million. When HS2 alone costs £88 billion? I can't see £500 million going far. Costs found from a rail report: • Reopening a single track railway – open line £4.5m per mile • Single platform terminus station £2.5m • Double track terminus station £5m The Borders railway: The borders railway has recently reopened running from Edinburgh to Tweedbank. The line is predominantly single track, but with passing loops including some of substantial length (dynamic loops) so trains can pass without stopping. The line covers the following: • Length 31 miles, 9 ½ miles of which is double track arranged as 3 dynamic loops • 42 new bridges and 95 refurbished bridges (the line runs over a large number of bridges) • 2 refurbished tunnels • 7 stations • Total cost £350m – approximately £11m per mile for all infrastructure including stations
  5. People taking the "racing line" (the red one in the pic) on roundabouts is my bugbear
  6. The reason BT was privatised in the first place is that every time the telephone network needed major investment the Treasury had kittens about public borrowing and the plans were scaled back and shelved. There were waiting lists even to share lines; telephones and calls were expensive. And the government got the blame for it all. Love or hate the current incarnation of BT, they at least brought the phone system up to date and we're not stuck with these hardwired into the wall points: I think this scheme, which is being widely panned, is Corbyn's "Ed stone" moment
  7. My basic Sky (BT line) broadband is £19 per month. If Labour win and my state owned and controlled broadband (sounds like China) is now free, I'll happily give that £19 to a more deserving place, like the NHS for example.
  8. I would have been on board more if they'd said they'd subsidise basic broadband for low or zero income households. The internet is a great tool and now essential for job hunting, managing your household and its bills, and I wouldn't be against that, as so many people are penalised for not having e-bills or being able to use comparison sites to get better deals and so on. But free. For everyone. No, I can't see it somehow.
  9. Yep. From 2007: New Labour ignored flood warnings http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/497/2669/24-07-2007/new-labour-ignored-flood-warnings And in 2017: £15million EU flood fund spent on paying off Labour fine https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/16756529.15million-eu-flood-fund-spent-on-paying-off-labour-fine/
  10. Its interesting to see the flood defence barrier banks protecting Fishlake were in place over a hundred years ago: https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=16&lat=53.6121&lon=-1.0047&layers=6&right=BingHyb Its obviously been a wet place for a long time, all the drainage channels in evidence. I wonder how many of them had been cleared before autumn though? And management mistakes caused flooding in Worksop: England flooding: Worksop sluice gate delay 'made flooding worse' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-50406938
  11. Prince Andrew speaks to BBC about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50431163 Ha ha ha. Like the Saville protecting BBC would actually broadcast anything incriminating.
  12. Corbyn's latest zany scheme which is currently being laughed at by everyone: Labour pledges free broadband for all https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50427369 "Following Labour's announcement, BT's share price initially fell by 3% before recovering slightly." Great work, Labour.
  13. Hmmm. didn't you recently post these: Both pretty hateful and disingenuous.
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