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  1. Universal Credit

    I find that confusing, Samsc. Has this actually been agreed with EU? See Grimsby who voted to leave are now also looking for special conditions. Wonder how many more exemptions will be rquested?
  2. Time to GO

    In an area not even recognised by UK. She's gone now but I doubt we've heard the last of her and her ambition. What a mess Johnson has made of the Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe case. It's a pity her husband Richard Ratcliffe can't just swop places with Johnson – he could teach him a lot about dignity and communication.
  3. Universal Credit

    It'll be a poor Christmas for those in transition on to Universal Credit. Many will be forced into debt so that their kids don't miss out. Sad country.
  4. Time to GO

    Priti Patel and Boris Johnson should trot off hand in hand. Not fit for purpose as MPs. She meets with Israeli PM and manages to fit in several meetings with officials during her holiday. Did she just pop in on the off chance? Johnson puts at risk an British citizen by giving incorrect information to Iranian authorities, which could significantly add to length of possible jail sentence. Are there no boundaries set for Cabinet Members?
  5. Universal Credit

    What an utter mess. Trussell Trust expecting food banks to be in crisis over this fiasco.
  6. Canada

    I don't know any of them. This was my favourite story on Canadian news during my trip.
  7. The hyndland hipster

    Loving that banjo. :-)
  8. PC gone mad?

    Utterly amoral, samsc. Using deplorable behaviour to feed into corruption and a further aspect of abuse of power. Prefer to blackmail rather than deal with complaints. http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/may-to-meet-party-leaders-to-agree-plans-to-tackle-westminster-harassment-11364225427574
  9. Canada

    Everyone I met really liked him. One thing I have always found in Canada is how migration is viewed as so positive. I mostly mix with migrants when I sm there, Scots, Irish, Engalnd, American and Italian.
  10. PC gone mad?

    I think it all depends on the context and the people involved. A lot of the discussion seems to me to be about the abuse of power and that's not acceptable. I also don't like the idea that people with a genuine, and possibly very upsetting complaint, cannot complain through approporiate channels. If you are a young person employed by a politician and they abuse their power, whether through actions they may feel are amusing if not entirely innocent, or something much more serious – you can't really complain to the boss. I think there will be false claims and jumping on the bandwagon but if had to veer towards a choice, paarticularly in places such as parliament then I'd veer for zero tolerance. I also don't think you can have it both ways. Re; the Julia Hartley Brewer knee touching incident by Michael Fallon, which he has admitted to, and for which he apologised - on the one hand she says it was amusing but adds had he done it again she would have punched him. Either she thinks it's right or wrong. I have the feeling that most mothers would be very angry if their daughter was being subjected to knee touching by an older man in a position of power. I don't think it's entirely outwith the realms of reason to believe that Theresa May has been complicit in covering up various scandals because what is important to her is not behaving in a morally correct way but holding onto her power. Power is the main culprit in all fo this.
  11. What a brilliant and very enjoyable idea. http://www.glasgowwestend.co.uk/glasgow-film-theatre-successfully-launch-dementia-friendly-screenings-autumn-2017/
  12. I think you are talking about the main markets in the city centre, samc. They seem very popular but I much prefer all the arts and crafts events where the makers and artisans show their own crafts and designs. I meant to add the link: http://www.glasgowwestend.co.uk/glasgow-christmas-markets-fairs-shopping-events/
  13. Pretentious or not?

    Haven't seen the programme, Mary, but it's always struck me that the ancient capital of Strathclyde doesn't get the attention it deserves. Should be a major tourist attraction - particularly the castle. Good for you helping to put it on the map.
  14. Hollywood's dirty secret

    I haven't seen anything like that, samsc. See Corbyn trivializing it though. What a silly man.
  15. Universal Credit

    There may be asmall percentage of people driven into low waged, insecure jobs. Hardly contributing to that 'strong economy' but another step in the right direction in pulling back the welfare state.