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  1. You assume the Momentum machine will let her be put forward as the candidate come the next election.
  2. Windows 7 was released in 2009. It's the council's fault for not upgrading at a earlier time and instead letting themselves knowingly enter extended support agreements with Microsoft which cost progressively more money. FYI the closes LTS version of Ubuntu released in 2009 is 8.04 which ended support in 2013 and OSX isn't even worth mentioning as Apple only support the last two versions and release a new version virtually annually. So yes, switch to Ubuntu and all the training costs and lack of software support issues and still have to upgrade all your desktops two or three times in the period the council have had stability for ten years.
  3. It's the way of the world today it seems; no one wants to hear alternative viewpoints, they just want an echo chamber to solidify their own views to the point that views outside of the echo chamber are intolerable and offensive.
  4. I wonder how many people actually bothered to read the actual report from the think tank? https://www.centreforsocialjustice.org.uk/core/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/CSJJ7421-Ageing-Report-190815-WEB.pdf It only argues an increase in retirement age if the system is there to support better healthcare, flexible working and being able to retrain to do a job that you can do as you get older. Reading this thread you'd think we all work down the mines and will be broken husks come retirement age.
  5. I'd more interested in the farmers stopping child labour practices to be honest. Perhaps it explains why the 'farmers' only get an average of 73p a day when the minimum wage in Ivory Coast equates to £83 a month at current interest rates?
  6. So we haven't had any days where electricity has been produced exclusively by non fossil fuels then. They aren't using coal, but they certainly are using gas. To get back on topic, Labour seem to have lost ground in the polls again, with some polls showing Conservatives on a ten point lead.
  7. Since when is natural gas not a fossil fuel?
  8. Brilliant. Only confirms what we all knew anyway.
  9. I seem to remember lots of charities saying that student fees would force students into sex work when they were introduced by the Labour Party. I've no idea if that ever came to fruition apart from some sensationalist headlines in the red tops.
  10. Turns out it was a complete fantasy made up by a convicted paedophile which cost the tax payer millions. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49074879 How sure are you now of your previous claims?
  11. Sounds like they reviewed 7 plans put forward by the council and refused them all as uneconomic. Makes you wonder what the plans were..
  12. Wikileaks is full of the release of confidential information from whistleblowers. Shame that the Labour Party feel the need to remind ex staff of the obligations of their Non Disclosure Agreements in advance of the Panorama anti-semitism documentary.
  13. https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/politics/sheffield-council-wants-to-be-first-to-recognise-palestine-as-a-state-419511 I see Julie Pearn, of Labour Friends of Palestine was one of those that signed a letter to the Labour NEC asking them to 'resist calls to adopt all eleven examples accompanying the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of antisemitism into the party’s code of conduct on antisemitism'. I personally don't care if they want to recognise Palestine as a state as long as it has some sort of benefit aside from making the anti Israel crew feel better about themselves.
  14. Depends on how good your car is soaking up the bumps from the appalling road surface I guess.
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