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by Nick
April 10th, 2018, 4:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Universal basic income trials being considered in Scotland
Replies: 28
Views: 5107

Re: Universal basic income trials being considered in Scotland

WEEKLY ECONOMICS PODCAST: UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME OR UNIVERSAL BASIC SERVICES? Listen to this Podcast http://neweconomics.org/2018/04/weekly-economics-podcast-universal-basic-income-universal-basic-services/?header=Latest&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nefoundation&utm_content=7+-+Listen&utm_campaign=t...
by Nick
April 10th, 2018, 4:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link
Replies: 1653
Views: 122983

Re: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link

How much additional trade will we have to do with Australia to compensate for lost EU trade, coffee? Why are we going to lose trade with the EU, Alan? And who loses out? Goodness. Glad you bit. I've read all sorts of stuff (a lot of it from the Government) saying how much worse off we're going to b...
by Nick
April 10th, 2018, 11:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link
Replies: 1653
Views: 122983

Re: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link

Australia must be the UK’s number one target for a post-Brexit trade agreement Emma McClarkin Emma McClarkin, East Midlands MEP and the Conservative coordinator of the Europe http://www.cityam.com/283691/australia-must-uks-number-one-target-post-brexit-trade How much additional trade will we have t...
by Nick
April 8th, 2018, 12:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Universal basic income trials being considered in Scotland
Replies: 28
Views: 5107

Re: Universal basic income trials being considered in Scotland

Alan H wrote:
Nick wrote:
Alan H wrote:Nick. For the financial year 2016/17, the Scottish Parliament has approximately £33.18 billion to spend, regardless of where it came from or whether you think it deserved it or whatever.
Good grief!
Yup. Glad we can agree the Scottish Government does have money after all.
Not its own, though.
by Nick
April 4th, 2018, 6:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3936
Views: 241633

Re: In or out?

I cannot believe we are arguing about such trivia. True, that! Of course the straw man thing depends on irrelevance, that is just what I said. And anyway, what is incorrect about saying that Brexiters have been concentrating on a particular claim, which Dunt termed "a specific script"? He's making ...
by Nick
April 2nd, 2018, 11:08 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Tell Easter egg manufacturers to go plastic free-Petition
Replies: 4
Views: 1890

Re: Tell Easter egg manufacturers to go plastic free-Petition

So plastic is "a bad thing". Ok, let's suppose it is. But is this really the way to change anything? By shreeking "Sign now to pile pressure on the top Easter egg manufacturers to remove plastic from their packaging, so we can stop putting tonnes more plastic into the oceans." Frankly, i don't think...
by Nick
April 2nd, 2018, 10:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link
Replies: 1653
Views: 122983

Re: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link

Wake up coffee - Britain will be in chaos in less than a year I know you don't seem to care about them, but large chunks of the EU have been in chaos for decade already. And now France is about to be crippled withh strikes....... I nearly typed "wake up and smell the coffee!"..... .....but in the c...
by Nick
April 1st, 2018, 3:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link
Replies: 1653
Views: 122983

Re: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link

Alan H wrote:
Nick wrote:
Not odd at all, Alan. Exactly what one would expect, even without Brexit. :yawn:
Oh? Why's that?
As explained in the article, internet shopping and poor responses to the market.
by Nick
April 1st, 2018, 3:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link
Replies: 1653
Views: 122983

Re: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link

animist wrote: The EU knows that this country is divided
... as is Europe. Current polls suggest they are as if not more anti-EU than we are in the UK.
by Nick
April 1st, 2018, 3:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link
Replies: 1653
Views: 122983

Re: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link

Shame on all of you Brexiters. How dare you call yourself a humanist? Ahem! So speaks one who (seemingly) doesn't give a stuff about the multi-millions cast into poverty by Brussels, and the millions more whose escape from poverty is being blocked by Brussels. Not to mention other alternatives to t...
by Nick
April 1st, 2018, 12:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3936
Views: 241633

Re: In or out?

But are they also planning for the unicorns and rainbows? Industry planning jobs cull to offset Brexit More than half of manufacturing companies (58%) said they planned to increase prices to offset Brexit, according to the survey of about 200 supply chain managers; 46% said they had already increas...
by Nick
March 31st, 2018, 7:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link
Replies: 1653
Views: 122983

Re: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link

That's odd... Next chief calls 2017 'toughest in 25 years' as profits slide by 8% The chief executive of Next has described 2017 as the toughest year in the past 25 years as the retail chain posted its second consecutive fall in annual profits. Not odd at all, Alan. Exactly what one would expect, e...
by Nick
March 29th, 2018, 4:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3936
Views: 241633

Re: In or out?

That's a long and detailed reply! TVM! :D not a straw man because not an argument, just an introductory comment! He's making a specific claim, which is untrue, and then attacking it. Classic straw man tactics. what claim? (Actually your definition of a straw man is a bit odd - surely you mean "irrel...
by Nick
March 28th, 2018, 2:12 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: The future of education (if any)
Replies: 833
Views: 103906

Re: The future of education (if any)

Alan H wrote:No, no it's not.


Oh, I thought this was a discussion forum. My mistake. :rolleyes:
by Nick
March 28th, 2018, 2:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: The future of Government (if any)
Replies: 3234
Views: 199440

Re: The future of Government (if any)

Nick, you said:Your, you, you, you and you: you attributed those sentiments directly to me. I am not the author of that piece. I just thought you might possibly have made the correction I'd intended, but you didn't. Have we really got down to some sort of Janet and John level? What the fuck are you...
by Nick
March 28th, 2018, 2:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3936
Views: 241633

Re: In or out?

BTW, I do find that checking different information sources does provide conflicting information over, eg, how much food comes from the EU vis-a-vis the rest of the world Perhaps you might like to consult your "different information sources" for any evidence of an impending 80% tariff on meat and da...
by Nick
March 28th, 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: Education
Topic: The future of education (if any)
Replies: 833
Views: 103906

Re: The future of education (if any)

Grammar schools damage social cohesion and make no difference to exam grades — new research Meanwhile, the Tories are enabling and encouraging new Grammar Schools and wringing their hands over social cohesion and mobility. I'll try a comment, in the vain hope that we might discuss education, rather...
by Nick
March 28th, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3936
Views: 241633

Re: In or out?

yep, but here it is in another form, so don't blame the Indie https://www.cips.org/en-GB/supply-management/news/2018/march/no-deal-brexit-could-add-78bn-to-retail-costs/ I appreciate that it wasn't written by the Indie, but they should have reported it for the tosh it is, shouldn't they? :) Not as ...
by Nick
March 27th, 2018, 5:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link
Replies: 1653
Views: 122983

Re: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link

that is actually interesting. Northern Ireland may well be "sacrificed" to the need for sensible resolution to the Brexit problem, and it is only by an electoral accident that the DUP have been able to keep it as a priority. It is possible to forecast that Labour and the Tories will agree, when tim...
by Nick
March 27th, 2018, 5:07 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: The future of education (if any)
Replies: 833
Views: 103906

Re: The future of education (if any)

Grammar schools damage social cohesion and make no difference to exam grades — new research Meanwhile, the Tories are enabling and encouraging new Grammar Schools and wringing their hands over social cohesion and mobility. I'll try a comment, in the vain hope that we might discuss education, rather...