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  1. From https://sypte.co.uk/HowWeWork/Operators: Through our involvement in South Yorkshire’s four Bus Partnerships we play an active role in planning, coordinating and improving bus services across the region. Working together with local authorities and bus operators, we aim to provide a simpler, coordinated service which meets the needs of customers across the region. By joining forces on decisions around route planning, ticketing and service frequency we make it easier for people to get around Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield by bus. I think they do a lot more in planning buses than you give them credit for.
  2. I've had a P20 Pro for almost two years and never had anything like that. You've installed something grim.
  3. Re: bold - you mean you want an executive to cover transport in south yorkshire? Like the one we already have, which is a public body and presumably you don't rate it's performance very high?
  4. None of those things are unique to the fact transport in London is nationalised though. Would you feel the same if a private company or companies provided the same level of service in London as currently but `only` took £100m a year in government subsidies?
  5. As a taxpayer, I'd like my taxes to be spent efficiently rather than wasted, that's not hard to ask is it? Or do you think that an operating deficit of almost a billion pounds is 'fine'?
  6. TfL has always been a loss maker. It has never broke even.
  7. Yeah, it's a shame that Labour ruined the GP system. Also a shame that Cameron never fixed it.
  8. Always makes me laugh when people think parts of the NHS aren't already operated by American companies.
  9. That's not a fact, that's someone following a trend curve and guessing at a reason the curve flattened. https://fullfact.org/health/130000-preventable-deaths-austerity/
  10. You assume the Momentum machine will let her be put forward as the candidate come the next election.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
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