- 09 Jun 2005 12:25
Thought Id start this one going because its rather dead on this board at the moment and I suppose all my usual muckers are either at the Stella tennis event watching Dim Tim (lose again) or at Henly Regatta eating cucumber sandwiches (they wish,...NOT).
Anyway please feel free to just talk to yourself blast away and let it go on any company or subject you wish. Just wish Id thought of this one before.
- 01 May 2012 17:43
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It must be nice for Rupert to know he still has friends in high places, even if more and more think the H of P has become a place of ill-repute and the management becoming poorer.
The saying of birds of a feather flock together.
Has Coulson flown the nest?
But it is reassuring that immigration problem has been solved by the national borders becoming impenetrable due insufficient manpower.
I do feel safer, knowing that there are insufficient numbers for proper inspection of those wanting to enter the country.
Cruella and Damian Green were given this information months ago, but have chosen to ignore it.
But of course had the time to reduce manpower.
Madness reigns once again. Willy was right.
"Earlier, airline boss Willie Walsh accused the government of misleading the public over the length of the wait."
"UK border force staff cut by 10% according to leaked data
Immigration Minister Damian Green on a visit to Terminal 3 of Heathrow Airport Damian Green said the UK Border Agency had to be more flexible at busy times
Continue reading the main story
Pledge over airport queue delays
Border official speaks out over queues
Leaked figures obtained by the Labour Party reveal that around 880 officers (10%) have been cut from the UK Border Force since 2010.
A further 1,550 officer posts could go by 2014/15, the BBC understands.
Shadow home office minister Yvette Cooper said ministers were being complacent over the level of chaos at Heathrow airport border control.
Immigration Minister Damian Green said 80 extra staff were being drafted in to cut queues, among other measures.
Prime Minister David Cameron, who met Home Secretary Theresa May for an update on the situation on Tuesday morning, told ministers they must admit there is a problem at the BAA-owned airport.
He said, "we've got to grip this," BBC political editor Nick Robinson was told.
The Public and Commercial Services union warned the government was "putting a sticking plaster on a serious injury" by drafting in staff from other areas to work at Heathrow."
- 01 May 2012 19:50
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She could have been our daughter/sister/mother. Give blood, save a life.
Just an example, giving blood to help others can't be bad can it?
- 01 May 2012 20:01
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- 01 May 2012 20:19
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Point taken, but this was all above board. It prompted a flurry of blood donations and highlighted a need for constant donations, people queued to give blood afterwards. Locally of course, but there is always a need.
- 01 May 2012 21:29
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- 01 May 2012 23:13
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I should think so!
- 02 May 2012 07:03
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Excellent timing as ever! Dry winter may mean standpipes in 2013
Standpipes could be needed in the streets next year if England endures another dry winter, the environment secretary has suggested.
- 02 May 2012 07:07
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We are flooding in the SE at the moment. Trouble is its all running off and not sinking below ground. I think Wales has a plot and changed the weather and stolen all our rain fall. :-))
- 02 May 2012 08:20
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It is a cunning plot.
They are growing leaks on it to sell to the English water boards.
- 02 May 2012 08:35
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Just visiting to ask, 'What happened to your alternative thread, as I posted on it, now can't see it anywhere.
If you have taken it off, it might be worth resurrecting it (I posted as soon as I noticed it).
Please reply on this thread, as I will look in till I see said reply.
- 02 May 2012 08:49
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Unknown assailants kill six at Cairo protest
Unknown assailants have killed at least six people at a protest against Egypt's ruling generals near the defence ministry in Cairo, officials say.
Witnesses described how the attackers set on them at dawn using rocks, clubs, firebombs and firing shotguns.
Up to 100 people were also reportedly injured and are being treated at a field clinic in the Abbasiya district.
- 02 May 2012 14:09
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mnamreh, apology accepted but really not necessary! In this day and age it is difficult not to have a jaded viewpoint! I thought it was a good opportunity to highlight the need for donations of blood. It just so happens that I also know the family well!
- 02 May 2012 14:59
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Good afternoon greekman
Started the thread but haven't had time to post a reply to your post yet
- 02 May 2012 16:15
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They seek him here they seek him there!
He is lost again!
- 03 May 2012 06:53
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British Council heritage films put online
More than 120 short films offering "snapshots of the UK's cultural, sporting, industrial and political heritage" have been put online.
The documentaries from the British Council's archive date back to 1939, when the Council commissioned the films to showcase Britain to the world.
Topics included health care, the legal system, Shakespeare and how the Times was produced each day.
- 03 May 2012 07:11
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- 03 May 2012 08:55
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"That's why we've been pushing for banks to pay out less to their shareholders and employees and instead retain profits as a cushion against possible loss"
As Lloyds shareholder I would say his 'pushing' policy is working! ba****d!
- 03 May 2012 12:04
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Just being looking back to the Pie and Pint meetings in 2005 prior to the time of "banking crisis".
I can recall talking about the impending problem of the ease of borrowing money and the "housing market boom" and mortgages of over 100% be available on multiples of 5 or more times personal incomes. When, previously, borrowings on a mortgage was generally restricted to 2.5 times income and needing a large deposit.
Also, it was the heyday of sub-prime mortgages based on unsubstantiated and insecure futures earnings “self-audited” at crazy levels.
I held some of the sub-prime companies and remember having a sleepless night having realised the possible consequences and selling out the next morning.
I can remember chatting about waiting for the bubble to burst and realising that it was bound to happen, but also realising trying to get the general public at that time to tolerate introductions of legislation to restrain the banks and the market.
Also, not only the tory party and UKIP followers were pushing for more deregulations of the financial markets, but many liberals and labour party members were supporting them. It was a toxic madness.
It was crazy, but there were many who were pointing out at that time a crash was coming.
Personally, I have to admit although I saw the problem coming, it was later than I expected and didn’t see the degree to which the UK economy and World markets would be effected.
But, I think, Merv the Swerve, the government and informed politicians should have foreseen possible problems.
But doing anything about the problem and taking the “voters” with you if you tried to resolve them was a different matter.
- 03 May 2012 13:09
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Anyone know where to find the average PEs of FTSE 100, 250 and 350 for years from 2000 till current year.
Yields as well, may be useful.
- 03 May 2012 13:19
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That's a big ask Fred - I doubt you will find that breadth of data in one place and probably not for free.