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  1. Finland - EU member - nothing like UK Private/Public Schools are allowed: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_Finland "Schools up to the university level are almost exclusively funded and administered by the municipalities of Finland (local government). There are few private schools. The founding of a new private comprehensive school requires a decision by the Council of State. When founded, private schools are given a state grant comparable to that given to a municipal school of the same size. However, even in private schools, the use of tuition fees is strictly prohibited, and selective admission is prohibited, as well: private schools must admit all its pupils on the same basis as the corresponding municipal school. In addition, private schools are required to give their students all the education and social benefits that are offered to the students of municipal schools. Because of this, existing private schools are mostly faith-based or Steiner schools, which are comprehensive by definition. "
  2. 'The first duty of a member of Parliament is to do what he thinks in his faithful and disinterested judgement is right and necessary for the honour and safety of Great Britain. His second duty is to his constituents, of whom he is the representative but not the delegate. Burke's famous declaration on this subject is well known. It is only in the third place that his duty to party organization or programme takes rank. All these three loyalties should be observed, but there in no doubt of the order in which they stand under any healthy manifestation of democracy.' Sir Winston Churchill on the Duties of a Member of Parliament.
  3. I think most people agree, and I think, generally, that is what happens. What laws have the EU introduced that would have been better dealt with at UK level?
  4. The EU generally doesn't just 'impose' things on the UK - they are EU wide rules. This is because some things (like employment rights) need to be decided at that level to ensure things work and are fair on an EU level. We make political decisions at different levels dependent on what level is sensible. Local issues may be decided by area panels , parish councils, etc. Less local issues are decided by city or county councils Scottish/Welsh/Sheffield region issues are (or will be) decided by thier governing bodies National issues are decided by the UK parliament EU issues are decided by the EU Commission / Parliament Global issues may be decided by global bodies - UN, WTO, etc. The EU is just one level in the way things are decided. You may think they decide things at the wrong level, but that's a thing for our government and MEPs to influence. The EU requiring the UK to follow EU rules is no different from the UK Government requiring Sheffield to follow UK rules.
  5. Though it appears to be accepted by the EU that Article 50 is revokable, whether this can be done unilaterally, or needs unanimous agreement from the other 27 member states, is still to be decided... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-46345287 This affects our options quite a bit!
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    Excel - remove duplicates

    I'm guessing the value of his original "18,355 rows." was obtained by manually looking for the last value, rather than calculated by Excel. Weird stuff - try this in a new workbook (Excel 2013) type in: a <return> a <return> b <return> b <return> c <return> c <return> <return> <return> <return> <return> This puts a,a,b,b,c,c,'blank','blank','blank','blank' in the first 10 cells of column A. Select column A and do 'Remove Duplicates' - leaves a,b,c and says "3 duplicate values found; 3 unique values remain" as expected. Select column A again and do 'Remove Duplicates' again - looks the same, but says "2 duplicate values found; 4 unique values remain". No matter how many times you repeat 'Remove Duplicates', it always says "2 duplicate values found; 4 unique values remain"!?!?!?!?!? Weird
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    Excel - remove duplicates

    Is it possible that you had a number of 'blank' cells (i.e. just spaces in the cell) after your 18,355 rows? If you then use 'remove duplicates' on the whole column, the removal of all but one of these 'blank' cells will be included in the 'removed' total. *edit : the cells don't have to have a blank character in, just pressing 'return' to go down to the next cell makes Excel think there's something there...
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    Sheffield's Mansions?

    Most are hidden behind trees / walls, so you'll struggle to see them, but here's a few... Banner Cross Hall https://www.google.com/maps/@53.3560615,-1.5110237,51a,35y,21.01h,73.47t/data=!3m1!1e3 Holmwood Hall https://www.google.com/maps/@53.3502862,-1.5169792,82a,35y,354.21h,48.15t/data=!3m1!1e3 Greystones Hall https://www.google.com/maps/@53.3652125,-1.5137696,42a,35y,265.77h,72.68t/data=!3m1!1e3 Ringinglow Road https://www.google.com/maps/@53.3534285,-1.5383131,122a,35y,150.66h,62.91t/data=!3m1!1e3 Abbeydale Hall https://www.google.com/maps/@53.3234382,-1.5189122,67a,35y,323.78h,70.08t/data=!3m1!1e3 Abbeydale House https://www.google.com/maps/@53.3524282,-1.4882848,43a,35y,24.45h,53.47t/data=!3m1!1e3 Endcliffe Hall https://www.google.com/maps/@53.3705612,-1.5110068,136a,35y,310.5h,58.99t/data=!3m1!1e3 Clifford House https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.3415254,-1.5231577,120a,35y,340.2h,65.63t/data=!3m1!1e3
  9. The lie was "Let's give the NHS the £350 million the EU takes every week" - the EU doesn't take £350 million every week - this is a lie that was believed by many people. Here's the poster (that went with the 'bus' campaign): https://res.cloudinary.com/dods/image/upload/c_fill/g_center/h_500/w_1120/v1/logos/pa-26328755_kx9yal.jpg It wasn't "Brexit will be good for the economy and we'll be able to spend £350 million extra on the NHS"
  10. I posted this back in May, but needs to be said again... People need to stop pretending that no one believed the '£350 Million for the NHS' thing. People did believe it... A Brexiter friend of mine shared the 'Keep The Promise of £350 Million For Our NHS' Petition on Facebook, just after the referendum, saying "a promise is a promise... and a lie is a lie..." "Would we have won without £350m/NHS? All our research and the close result strongly suggests No" - Dominic Cummings, Campaign Director of Vote Leave - here: https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2017/01/dominic-cummings-brexit-referendum-won/
  11. Yep, me included. But, with respect to re-joining the EU, we can only just about get half of the country to agree to stay in the EU as is. Add the Euro, Schengen, and take away the rebate, then there's no way the electorate will agree to re-joining the EU in the foreseeable future. So when we're out, we're out. As Top Cats Hat says, anyone who wants to be in the EU, needs to work to stop Brexit before it happens.
  12. I think the UK would also be obliged to join the Schengen Area as well... another thing that wouldn't go down well with the electorate
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    Forestieri banned.

    Here you go: https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-wednesday/fernando-forestieri-slapped-with-three-match-football-association-ban-for-violent-conduct-in-mansfield-friendly-1-9337348
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    The Consequences of Brexit [part 4]

    A large amount of (most?) people don't spend time reading analysis in newspapers, watching in-depth news programs, or discussing points on forums, etc.; they see the headline, the internet meme, what their friend at work says, or the promise on the side of a bus, and go with that. It may not have been the only (or main) reason that people voted 'Leave', but it had an effect: "Would we have won without immigration? No. Would we have won without £350m/NHS? All our research and the close result strongly suggests No." Dominic Cummings, the Vote Leave campaign director Here: https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2017/01/dominic-cummings-brexit-referendum-won/
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    The Consequences of Brexit [part 4]

    Because of this - Nigel Farage backtracks on Leave campaign's '£350m for the NHS' pledge hours after result: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/eu-referendum-result-nigel-farage-nhs-pledge-disowns-350-million-pounds-a7099906.html
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