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    Some are some not. The basic model is to...

    Some are some not. The basic model is to leverage the company and sell it on. Whilst this can involve shutting down some parts it often is more the case that the PE company just uses the assets to...
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    The Tories were always going to game it so they...

    The Tories were always going to game it so they could get their way. The LD were just useful idiots in this process. The Tory party is incredibly clever at staying in power at any cost, even if it...
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    The coalition had one good thing - it had a vote...

    The coalition had one good thing - it had a vote on a different system to the current one. That was the "price" the LDs charged the Tories for their backing. The vote was to keep the first past the...
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    I think Clegg's agreement with the Tory tuition...

    I think Clegg's agreement with the Tory tuition fees and subsequent (much mocked) apology is the key issue. If he had stood his ground on that one thing I feel that many people would have kept some...
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    https://www.sharesmagazine.co.uk/news/shares/more-...

    https://www.sharesmagazine.co.uk/news/shares/more-than-half-of-ftse-350-stocks-owned-by-overseas-investors-claims-report
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    There's a problem with everything. Life is not...

    There's a problem with everything. Life is not perfect. I am open to any idea that anyone has regarding the correct and fair and proportional way in which to elect a representative body to...
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    The problem is that without power no party can...

    The problem is that without power no party can achieve anything. This breeds a culture of people that seek power and are prepared to compromise to do so. In this respect it is unrealistic to...
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    Part of the financial reforms of the 90s (IIRC)...

    Part of the financial reforms of the 90s (IIRC) was the ability to list on either exchange for companies that are in both markets. Barclays for example is also traded/listed on Wall St. It is a...
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    The problem with this is that someone else will...

    The problem with this is that someone else will disagree and vote for another party that gives money to people with children. Equally people in receipt of family allowances will not want it taken...
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    This is a major problem. The truth (unpleasant...

    This is a major problem. The truth (unpleasant as it is) is that environmentalism (whatever that is) is a fringe issue. This is why I had (under duress) to vote Labour last election. The "Green...
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    Left wing press? Are the SWP still selling four...

    Left wing press? Are the SWP still selling four papers a week outside the tube station?



    True, but mostly they are.



    True, but mostly they are.
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    Again to be fair (this hurts me you know :))...

    Again to be fair (this hurts me you know :)) Blair (Mrs T's greatest achievement as she said) promised to follow the Tory spend/tax for that period in order not to frighten the Telegraph readers.
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    The opposition is perfectly functional and the...

    The opposition is perfectly functional and the Labour party perfectly capable of forming a government. It is simply that there are too many people that are too enamoured of the worthless shit that...
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    To be fair he had little choice as he needed to...

    To be fair he had little choice as he needed to service the debt Thatcher had laden us with.
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    The balance of payments deficit has been financed...

    The balance of payments deficit has been financed for many years by selling off UK assets to gain foreign currency. Much of hte UK is owned by overseas companies and to be fair a lot of UK capital...
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    Most people are not much interested in politics...

    Most people are not much interested in politics and could not tell you who their MP is. If asked the manifesto pledges of the major parties the vast majority of the population would not know what...
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    Sadly, Brexit will never be "done".

    Sadly, Brexit will never be "done".
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    There is a lot of debate about the A8 and whether...

    There is a lot of debate about the A8 and whether the arrival of the "flocks" (copyright Mrs Duffy) of East Europeans drove the popular racist vote for Brexit. The big question in my mind is whether...
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    Forgive me but what has this other personal interest of yours got to do with the lovely seasearch pictures?
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    It is a sad reality that where the land-sea...

    It is a sad reality that where the land-sea interface has a small amount of accessible ground rock exposed at less than high tide you also get an infestation of Homo Sapiens Holidayus Twatus.
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    It's G.T. Yarmouth. Vroom vroom.

    It's G.T. Yarmouth. Vroom vroom.
  22. I love the LSDs. Woof woof.

    I love the LSDs. Woof woof.
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    Fair enough - I am sure they (DAN) will cover you...

    Fair enough - I am sure they (DAN) will cover you if anyone will. They are the specialists in this area. (Some PFO stuff on the US site -...
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    Did you tell them about the PFO when you got your...

    Did you tell them about the PFO when you got your quote and paid your cover? The policy documents can be downloaded from their website. The policy excludes conditions that could affect your...
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    Whatever you end up deciding do not rely on the...

    Whatever you end up deciding do not rely on the NHS cover for any healthcare outside the UK itself. I think you have done the right thing asking DAN but I would be very surprised if you get a clear...
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