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White Craw

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  1. White Craw

    An Irish Wall or a Brexit Fudge?

    https://www.executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/execoffice/Letter to PM from FM %26 dFM.pdf This was the joint position on Brexit of Foster and McGuinness as First Minister and Deputy First Minister in August. Nothing I've read in the last few days suggests the DUP stance now is greatly different to the soft position outlined then. Won't go down well with many Conservative MPs!
  2. White Craw

    General Election Prediction Poll

    Confidence and supply. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2017-40236152
  3. White Craw

    General Election Prediction Poll

    AFAIK after 2 rounds of voting by MPs May was the only candidate left and became leader-elect well before September, there being no need for a membership vote?
  4. David Trimble was not in the DUP.
  5. White Craw

    General Election Prediction Poll

    I don't think Ruth has the political maturity or experience (yet?). A few weeks ago she had her own embarrassing u-turn (prescription charges) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-39913881 Her pre-emptive jumping in with both feet on the supposed DUP/LGBT question could be seen as a strange sense of priorities on which to urgently approach the PM the morning after the GE http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-40229826 Hard to see how she could become a UK MP, and I don't think her Brexit priorities are any more likely to unite the Conservative party than those of other contenders.
  6. White Craw

    General Election Prediction Poll

    In Scotland there are seats where large SNP majorities from 2015 over Labour were down to SNP holds with majorities under 100 (Glasgow SW, Glasgow E) and many more SNP/Lab contests where the SNP held on this week are now marginal. Similar stories where C or LD were/are challengers to the SNP. So in Scotland, Labour (as with the other "unionist" parties) must fancy their chances of more gains at the next GE. But even if Labour in Scotland did well in their new targets in a future GE and held their gains made this week, it wouldn't be nearly enough to get them over the line at Westminster. Do you think this week's election could have been peak labour in England (and/or Wales)?
  7. White Craw

    General Election Prediction Poll

    A third General Election count in Kensington will begin this evening, authorities have said. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea said the recount would take place at 6pm. http://www.itv.com/news/london/2017-06-09/third-kensington-election-count-taking-place-tonight/
  8. White Craw

    Conservative Party Manifesto

    Damian will be expecting to leave much more than £100,000. Also, if he is unfortunate enough to need care in the future, his retirement INCOME will likely cover his fees.
  9. White Craw

    Conservative Party Manifesto

    Too sensible, go to the back of the class! Of course, it doesn't take too long to work out who wouldn't like this approach.
  10. Allowed a good news announcement every year as was non consolidated?
  11. White Craw

    Cut Pensioner Benefits Immediatley

    The gov (whoever it happens to be) always seems to make annual capital out of announcing continuation of WFA. If it were abolished, or even formally consolidated into basic pension, a regular good news announcement wouldn't be there to use.
  12. White Craw

    Cut Pensioner Benefits Immediatley

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-34439965 He (Alex Wild) added: "If you did it now, chances are that in 2020 someone who has had their winter fuel cut might be thinking, 'Oh I can't remember, was it this government or was it the last one? I'm not quite sure.' Does A Wild really think it wouldn't be remembered come 2020?
  13. Under present taxation, for someone who will be on the full single tier pension there would be no income tax anyway until this added to any other income (occupational pension or other) was more than the personal allowance, planned to be £12,500 by 2020. Taxed in, tax free out is fraudulent.
  14. White Craw

    Cost Of Degree To Increase By Another £6k?

    These loans are proposed to "top up" stipends? introducing income-contingent loans of up to £25,000 to support PhDs and research-based masters degrees. These loans will be in addition to existing funding, and designed to minimise public subsidy. The government will work with research councils, universities and industry to examine how best to design them so that they complement existing funding streams and continue to support the most excellent research https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/416330/47881_Budget_2015_Web_Accessible.pdf
  15. Wasn't thought of like this before the (?) 1980s. We never heard of "social housing" in these days - council housing was perfectly normal for local young couples setting up home, for instance. Not now though with the "socially deserving", often with no local ties, taking priority.
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