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  1. Raab looked like a rabbit in the headlights throughout. He did his usual lawyer thing - trying to argue that having all of the allegations made against you upheld in a formal disciplinary hearing and then made to apologise was not the same as being found "guilty". Nobody was buying it.
  2. Although it's "our" gas, it's sold at international prices. We don't get any kind of discount under globalised capitalism.
  3. She gets a big chunk of income from all the offshore windfarms because she owns the seabed - that will more than offset her utility bills. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/16/queen-seabed-rights-swell-value-5bn-auction-windfarm-plots-crown-estate
  4. Didn't Argentina also nationalise (ie steal) all of the personal private pension funds too?
  5. The question on the referendum seems a bit ambiguous: "“Should all new build and additional housing in Whitby parish be restricted to full-time local occupation as a primary residence only and forever (in perpetuity)?” What does "local" mean in this context? Homes can only be sold to people already with local connections, or it's ok to sell to "incomers" as long as they use it as their primary home? Reading the comments in the articles most of the locals seem to think it's the former. We see similar attitudes here on the Isle of the Wight - homes should be reserved for people born here. I don't agree with this - people all around the country have to move for jobs, family respnsibilities etc, why should specific areas be different? No to excessive second homes sure (we have some villages here that are second home ghettos), but also no to restrictions on who can move somewhere to live.
  6. Apparently Putin has a clip on his phone of Gaddafi being caught in a drain, beaten (and worse), then shot - and watches it obsessively. However it's more likely to be whatever's wrong with him "killing him unexpectedly", or in current Russian tradition "accidentally" falling out of a sixth-floor window. I think the greased piglet will outlast them all.
  7. But with salaries not keeping up with inflation such a decrease doesn't help anyone.
  8. I'm not sure why it has to be either/or. Plenty of anger and energy out there to sustain campaigns on financial AND sex/race inequality. Plus a side order of environmentalism.
  9. But who is buying all these massively overpriced London properties they're downsizing from? Especially if they're flats.
  10. Dick promises penetrating investigation as BJ spaffs reputation up the wall on birthday.
  11. Michael Gove Secretary of State for Levelling Up, said: “We will not stand by and allow people in privileged positions to abuse the system by unfairly claiming tax relief and leaving local people counting the cost.” Well, not after April 2023 anyway. Until then... fill yer boots.
  12. A month previously, 6-9 April, he was in ICU with coronavirus and it was touch-and-go whether he would make it. I doubt if just four weeks later, when the party happened, he was anti-lockdown.
  13. I saved a good chunk (not from furlough, just reduced spending). It was due to go on paying to move up the housing ladder and get a nicer place. But last year's 10% house price inflation is more than I saved. Might just spend it on some nice travel instead - once we're allowed to again.
  14. And yet still somehow manages to feck it up. The country forgives him because he's "a character".
  15. I regret the panic food buying at the start of lockdown. Not the impulse to stock up, but the fact my brain for some reason reverted back to the 1970s - tins of spam, fray bentos pies, tinned soup ... None of it used two years on.
  16. Weird. Rhapsodising about a lovely pig is surely best left to Cameron?
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