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  1. As both myself and Loob have mentioned, how does this work over a prolonged period of time? Have you ever had to claim expenses for more than a sandwich on a day out yourself?
  2. I'm sure the fact she went to a Grammar school helped.
  3. Ahh, the train not the ferry. Poor show from UK border control then. Then again, I'm not surprised, they and the Government have only had a mere three years to prepare.
  4. Considering both services either pump adverts at you or sell your data, you are definitely paying for it.
  5. Don't forget: Ann Luise Fitzwalter - Maiden name Nandy, looks like her Aunt, was a directory of a property development company named Solo Homes Ltd as was Lisa Nandy herself: https://companycheck.co.uk/director/906341713/LISA-EVA-NANDY/companies. Ann Luise Fitzwalter was married to Ray Fitzwalter who was a renowned investigative journalist. https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/apr/13/ray-fitzwalter-obituary Sonny Leong is a CBE https://www.policyforum.labour.org.uk/about/sonny-leong He is the owner of https://www.civilservicecollege.org.uk/ and the chair of Chinese for Labour, previously donated money to Alan Johnson in his bid to be deputy leader. Calls himself a 'responsible capitalist' My favourite Sunny Leong quote: https://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/us/2017-06/03/content_29600306.htm Are you paid too much? When I was younger. Now I have no idea what that might mean.
  6. DVD regions were a poor attempt at locking down home film releases to certain territories, for legal and localisation reasons. It seems quaint until you release streaming services do the same thing by restricting you from accessing services from other countries.
  7. So it should. Email services have to be paid for somehow, so why should I still be able to access a service provided by my previous broadband supplier without paying for it?
  8. Sure. It's even highlighted in yellow for you. https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmregmem/200210/johnson_boris.htm
  9. All of it. https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmregmem/200210/nandy_lisa.htm
  10. As of December 2019, the unemployment rate across the EU averaged 7.4%. The same report gives the UK as 3.8%. Greece is at 16.6%. https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Unemployment_statistics
  11. Maybe all these supposed unemployed EU workers can migrate to places like Estonia and Latvia that have suffered huge losses of their native populations since joining the EU and have programs for non-EU migration to replace the jobs that people left behind?
  12. You can spot the people in this thread who've never worked away for weeks at a time and claimed expenses for food, accomodation and travel. If I'm being sent to somewhere like the USA or Japan for work, I'm paying for my own food up front (or it's going on a company credit card), and whilst I accept that my expenses will be paid for food within reason (i.e. a cost per meal per day) what I eat and where I eat is my business. I assume that Igloo staff expenses are only claims for lunchtime sandwiches and drinks when showing a client a property rather than for any prolonged period of time.
  13. I've never worked for an employer that doesn't allow alcohol to be claimed on expenses. I think that says a lot about the culture of a company that they have to go to such measures; do they employ alcoholics or just people who can't be trusted to behave in a social environment on the company tab? I thought there was a recent court case where veganism was classed as a protected characteristic which means it comes under the discrimination laws; which means you have a grey area that if discriminating against a vegan is wrong, then likewise so should be discriminating against a non vegan.
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