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  1. It's lucky it didn't happen tomorrow, on the 16th April, then it would competing for diary space with the Battle of Culloden Sinking of the Goya Cuba turning Communist Virginia Tech shooting Iran earthquake and of course the discovery of LSD. It's very sad.
  2. I hope that they had a good time and that the audience enjoyed themselves. It's good to see kids having a nice time, and showing off a bit/ 👍
  3. Hello Longcol, I trust that you are well. I might dip in and out in a friendly non partisan way. It's changed here quite a bit.
  4. Without taking one side or the other in this discussion, taking one left wing organisation and answering a couple of your questions as requested: How many members of the far left have been convicted of murdering an MP? Six MP's murdered, four convictions. How many members of the far left been convicted of murdering British citizens? 1696 assumed deaths in total, some were not British citizens. Specific data on the number of convictions is unavailable .
  5. Hello everyone, hope you've all been doing well. Economic Left/Right: 2.75 (+1) Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.46 (-2.41) Slightly more neo-liberal than Hitler, slightly more anarchic than Gandhi.
  6. I can't disagree with anything you say there. There should be some kind of hybrid system that both gives the individual useful experience and allows willing organisations to provide useful experience, while giving the 'system' maximum bang for it's buck. I'm sure that it's easier said than done, but that's no reason not to strive for it.
  7. Tony

    First Case Of Horse In Fresh Food

    Well yea, the Food Standards Agency have done a great job, haven't they? ---------- Post added 14-02-2013 at 21:42 ---------- What he says! ^^^
  8. No. You just don't understand what you are reading. Either that, or you're trolling. Whichever it is, it isn't worth my time to engage with you.
  9. The way that I would see the volunteering angle is that "The Pen Museum is operated entirely by volunteers" in any case. One would assume that the other volunteers have all the same calls on their time as she does, except that she didn't have any work to go to. She's really pushing it to claim that she should have been at The Pen Musuem instead of Poundland (or somewhere else). Whether she should have been sent to Poundland is another thing altogether. If she genuinely picked up valuable work skills there, then she should appreciate that. Whether she would pick up any valuable work skills by doing extra volunteering at The Pen Museum is very much open for debate. As for Poundland / Jobcentre / Government, a reasonable compromise would for Poundland (or whoever) to pay her an amount equal to benefits plus expenses, unless they can demonstrate that they are giving her training worth more than the value of her benefits. Putting Poundland aside, there are lots of employers out there that take part in these schemes and take them seriously, not just as a source of cheap labour. That should be encouraged and integrated properly into the benefits / job seeking system. From what I've heard in reports, I'd not be very keen to have her on my staff if she turned up for an interview with me.
  10. No, I meant what I said. Retail is in rude health, and we all understand that sub-sectors have different issues. Just stop digging your hole.
  11. As I said earlier in the thread, retail is in rude health, with year on year growth. You meant to say that High Street retail is dying. You either move with the times or get left behind.
  12. Sounds like a 12" high kerb edge is required, or bollards, or rotating knives.
  13. Could you explain to us what Christians have to do with the ability to get married?
  14. No, she didn't do either of those things, retail is in rude health, and the consumers POV on Republic is outlined in detail in earlier posts. Next.

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