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    Peoples vote ?

    The deal is not as one sided as I expected I really don't agree with the 3rd world comment because they don't care enough about the UK to bother. They will now turn to dealing with Italy and Hungary after they work out how to get new money to pay off the joiners. Expansion should now stop which is good for European peace. The point is that I don't have any faith in politicians but I also don't assume that they have anything other than national self interest and the UK is a massive market that it would be stupid to destroy. The comment about the Spectator was to highlight that is written from one point of view just as it would be if it were from the Grauniad or the Independent. I no longer read any newspaper. I used to read the Independent when my other half bought it sometimes but it turned way too left wing for me. I prefer balance which is why I don't listen to the BBC any more as they now behave like the broadcasting arm of the Grauniad but with their own agenda.
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    Peoples vote ?

    It is from the Spectator and much is simplistic and incorrect. In particular the infinite vassalage is poppycock, The binding withdrawal agreement commits the EU to negotiating in good faith and not getting to an agreement for the sake of keeping us in the customs union would not meet that requirement, so we could just walk away under the treaty of Vienna. Another problem is highlighted in the recitals, which do not form part of the treaty at all. You didn't vote for a hard Brexit, it wasn't on the ballot paper.
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    Peoples vote ?

    Sorry Obs but I really do not agree. The disruption caused by No deal is tantamount to self harm. The current deal is not at all a bad one and I cannot see why I am hearing all this macho rubbish from both sides. The behaviour of the EU during these negotiations has been reprehensible and show that we should not stay in their club. However that is not enough of a reason to crash and burn into penury. Both of the sides of this argument need to get real and resume normal grown up British pragmatism. The present political debate is childish. No one voted for a hard Brexit they voted to leave and they didn't know the terms. To claim any one didn't vote for this or that Brexit is absurd, the country as a whole had to negotiate and to not accept what the government has arrived at is just anti-democratic and quite honestly puerile. We all need to pull together to get the best we can out of the lot in the EU and not fight amongst ourselves to make them the winners. Rant over.
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    Peoples vote ?

    It is quite common for Management to report on work matters of which they have no understanding, indeed it is common every month! What he was told to do was get ready for a no deal. The fact that there are so many different views amongst MPs is the reason that it is no difficult to get agreement not the problem of the agreement. Have you read the documents or are you just repeating the opinions of the offenderati?
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    Peoples vote ?

    Tosh, Raab did NOT negotiate the deal, that was done by Olly Robbins for the Cabinet Office. That was made clear when Raab was appointed i.e. nominally May , through her agent in the Cabinet Office, in charge of exit negotiations and not Raab. Trouble is nobody wrote it on the side of a bus for you did they? Read the deal it isn't bad, indeed much better than I ever expected, it is a success and no bugger can be bothered to look at the facts, the world is currently running on opinion and prejudice. It is pathetic.
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    I T systems ?

    It would, and they have been trying for at least five years without success on a large scale as far as I am aware.
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    I T systems ?

    In addition what may not be obvious is that the data may be about you but you don't own it or control it. The various bits of the NHS own it and they don't know who owns all of the rest. Your notion that permission to use all of your data comes from you would be a good starting requirement, but it isn't true today.
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    Politics

    But true. The tendency to stalemate, which the constitution causes, is what makes Executive Orders and a compliant Supreme Court so important in the US system.
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    Police priorities ?

    No Obs not a good idea. As the recruiting poster said in 1915 - One volunteer is worth 10 pressed men. We don't want the efficiency or fitness reduced now do we? Nor am I convince that teaching them to use a knife properly is a good idea either, but I am less certain on that point!
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    Don't Panic - we are in safe hands

    I wrote what I shared with you. I have nothing to add.
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    "hate crime" ?

    PJ, No he wasn't telling porkies, he was simply unaware of facts that were not widely reported. I deduce that you did not know either, or you would have helpfully informed the board, so you are not in a position to criticise.
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    Don't Panic - we are in safe hands

    Well now, I stopped subscribing to the Independent because of the ever more ludicrous and rabid reporting. They aren't winning me back at the moment.
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    "hate crime" ?

    Asp, I believe an adjacent building was rendered uninhabitable by the fire but I don't think it was well reported. That is where the extra families came from.
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    The Caravan -

    Bill. I don't mind there being disagreement because this place ought to allow free speech with the usual exclusions. However, there are some who don't seem to recognise that they are the one with a one track mind. Stallard, It is nice to hear a rational view about Trump's position from someone. The dreadful whining about him from the BBC in particular is very annoying. I do not understand they don't get that the job of the President of the United States of America was always to put America first, and the problem was that recent democrat incumbents got it wrong by putting themselves and their legacy first. The problem with the UK media is similar to the US with left wing ideology seen as mainstream so that everything else is tarred with a right-wing epithet. In fact there is a lot of clamour for no-platforming and similar behaviour which attempts to place authoritarian limits on free speech, which is in fact classic right wing behaviour, from people who claim to be of the left. I expect that is happening where you are too.
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    Time out -

    If the school days round here get any shorter there will be hardly any point them going at all!
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    Motorway woes

    Hardly a day goes by without serious delays on the local Motorways due to a serious accident. The rate at which they occur seems to have increased significantly over the last few years to the point where it seems that the problem has to be more significant than just driver errors. The accident rate seems to be growing faster than the number of cars. So what is going wrong and what can be done about it?
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    Brexit again -

    My concern is that Juncker timed his answer to be about to the question ...can we trust you? Then he looked away indicating that was probably a lie anyway. Varadkar clearly did say they wouldn't create a border on the record in the Dail, he has a lot more to lose that just the support of Sinn Fein. I take this as the question was only whether the electronic alternatives could be got working in time for the end of the transition and Theresa May has suggested that the transition stays until it is working. Can we trust the EU to agree it is working …. not a chance. Spain have agreed that there is no problem over Gibraltar. So it looks like were off!
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    Brexit again -

    There is a handy harbour doing nothing at Dun Laoghaire outside the city and I don't think the problem people will worry too much about the exorbitant price of Guinness!
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    Twitterarchy -

    Because the media report their inane wittering since it is cheaper than looking for real news, even cheaper than copying press releases indeed!
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    Brexit again -

    But there are no passport checks in the Common Travel area between the Republic and UK. We are committed to maintaining the Common Travel Area which pre-dates the EU by a long way. Before the single market we had customs control but not passport control.
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    Space reserved ?

    I am not continuing this discussion which is now off-topic. However they don't have the data because the service provision for bus services has a dramatic and non-linear effect on ridership which the council to convince them that they are justified in cutting the service that they are required to provide and which is included in the money that that retain from Business Rates, it is still there it hasn't been cut to nothing by the government, just by this council
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    Space reserved ?

    No the car parks are not full after 6pm , as Bill confirms. However the bus service is so poor that you have to have a car if you don't live in a blessed area of the town. For your information there is not a single bus route in the evening run by WBT on a commercial (or economic lines as you put it). All of the bus routes with numbers followed by "E" e.g. "16E" are all supported by the council. Warrington does not pay for the Arriva buses but Merseyside does and the 22 to Newton and Wigan is paid for by TfGM.
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    Taxpayer milked again -

    No Obs, the football clubs only contribute to the policing on their property. The policing costs on public land may not be claimed back other than from Central Government. There have been questions in the house about cost of policing football in London and only 5.1% could be recovered from the clubs.
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    Space reserved ?

    When you have driven into the car park you have already agreed to Pay, so if there is no space the money has been taken under false pretences. It can happen when the is someone using two spaces. There are also spaces reserved for disabled drivers which you cannot use but the disabled drivers haven't turned up. There is no system to allowing use of disabled spaces in a congested car park. The disabled user can find a reserved space but probably reduces the general space available too. The signs that just show a count of cars are less than useless. In Warrington after 6pm then unless you live in an area with a large number of social housing tenants then yes, you really MUST drive. The council regard an evening bus service as for the few not the many.
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    Taxpayer milked again -

    If you have a problem with anything off topic - just don't go there - no problem
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