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Forum: Politics Today, 17:50
Replies: 65
Views: 1,413
Posted By moox
Abolishing landlords' benefit would be wonderful,...

Abolishing landlords' benefit would be wonderful, if it had happened just after a council house building boom and was imposed on people who could be moved to a shiny new council house.

Unfortunately...
Forum: Politics 28-05-2015, 14:27
Replies: 235
Views: 5,222
Posted By moox
I don't agree with that - the A30 is sometimes so...

I don't agree with that - the A30 is sometimes so bad outside of the several month long tourist season that there's traffic jams not far away from me (and I don't live on Bodmin Moor). The dual...
Forum: Politics 28-05-2015, 13:53
Replies: 235
Views: 5,222
Posted By moox
They could always build the super airport in...

They could always build the super airport in Devon / Cornwall or something. Plenty of room, cheap land. Then we might finally become important enough to get the 20th century transport infrastructure...
Forum: Politics 26-05-2015, 10:53
Replies: 235
Views: 5,222
Posted By moox
Except that unless you're going to build a mega...

Except that unless you're going to build a mega airport and close Heathrow/Gatwick, you won't need 75,000 people working there immediately. Whatever happened to organic growth?
Forum: Politics 24-05-2015, 17:08
Replies: 235
Views: 5,222
Posted By moox
On the mainland, near the locations of the...

On the mainland, near the locations of the mainland end of any roads or public transport running to the island
Forum: TV Shows: UK 11-03-2015, 15:26
Replies: 8,644
Views: 813,401
Posted By moox
I am merely wondering what the licence fee has to...

I am merely wondering what the licence fee has to do with a programme that doesn't rely on licence fee income.

You are trying to put words in my mouth.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 11-03-2015, 15:12
Replies: 8,644
Views: 813,401
Posted By moox
I wonder what the licence fee payer's need is...

I wonder what the licence fee payer's need is when it comes to the affairs of a programme that funds itself and doesn't need a penny of TVL money?
Forum: TV Shows: UK 11-03-2015, 10:49
Replies: 8,644
Views: 813,401
Posted By moox
The studio bits are recorded a few days before...

The studio bits are recorded a few days before broadcast, they don't have three full episodes waiting to be played
Forum: Mobile Phones 31-12-2010, 22:48
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Posted By moox
That's because the power button on a Blackberry...

That's because the power button on a Blackberry doesn't do a proper shutdown like it does on any other smartphone.

Take out the battery and put it back in. Then count how long it takes to boot up.
Forum: Politics 31-12-2010, 21:35
Replies: 408
Views: 13,065
Posted By moox
Brown, for his piss poor regulation of the city,...

Brown, for his piss poor regulation of the city, and his exemplary public finance management skills. He did an excellent job of wasting money and ensuring only the highest levels of borrowing.
Forum: Politics 31-12-2010, 18:44
Replies: 149
Views: 5,170
Posted By moox
They are obviously creating wealth for the...

They are obviously creating wealth for the business they work for - otherwise they would not be getting 1m/year.

The individual may be paying taxes here, as might the business they are working for....
Forum: Politics 31-12-2010, 18:42
Replies: 415
Views: 11,884
Posted By moox
Bit like the private sector then. Why should the...

Bit like the private sector then. Why should the public sector be insulated?
Forum: Politics 31-12-2010, 16:24
Replies: 149
Views: 5,170
Posted By moox
Says who? Who are you to decide the maximum that...

Says who? Who are you to decide the maximum that someone is allowed to earn? (same for any government)

The last thing we should be doing is trying to stifle investment and innovation by introducing...
Forum: Politics 31-12-2010, 16:00
Replies: 30
Views: 1,599
Posted By moox
http://freespace.virgin.net/mymail.athome/features...

http://freespace.virgin.net/mymail.athome/features/colour/colour.html
Forum: Politics 31-12-2010, 14:00
Replies: 50
Views: 2,241
Posted By moox
If you want to read the Labour Party line on them...

If you want to read the Labour Party line on them as well as the official propaganda, then IIRC all of the government websites were archived by The National Archives around the time of the of...
Forum: Politics 31-12-2010, 01:49
Replies: 22
Views: 3,241
Posted By moox
But in England/Wales, meters aren't necessarily...

But in England/Wales, meters aren't necessarily compulsory (all new houses must have it, and you can choose to have one installed if you don't have one). I don't have one.

We just pay extremely high...
Forum: Politics 30-12-2010, 21:54
Replies: 116
Views: 5,077
Posted By moox
I don't really know how older PIFs used to be,...

I don't really know how older PIFs used to be, but most government advertising (local or Westminster) seems incredibly patronising. Perhaps that's why people don't remember the content?
Forum: Politics 30-12-2010, 18:18
Replies: 73
Views: 3,053
Posted By moox
My water company has been doing the same, ripping...

My water company has been doing the same, ripping out Victorian era pipework (IIRC that's what their advertising bumpf said) and replacing it with new.

But my water company is also notorious for...
Forum: Politics 30-12-2010, 17:35
Replies: 145
Views: 3,784
Posted By moox
I'm confused too. I'm not even sure what the...

I'm confused too. I'm not even sure what the Objective One money was spent on. I think the Eden Project got some of it.

Let's hope that the latest round of funding is spent usefully (the fibre-optic...
Forum: Politics 30-12-2010, 17:21
Replies: 73
Views: 3,053
Posted By moox
The point of the thread is that the publicly...

The point of the thread is that the publicly owned NI Water is not necessarily any better than the private water companies in England and Wales.

We keep hearing about how some private water...
Forum: Politics 30-12-2010, 17:12
Replies: 145
Views: 3,784
Posted By moox
I think so (is the Objective One programme still...

I think so (is the Objective One programme still going? I thought it shut down, but Cornwall still gets a lot of EU money. I think we're the only part of the country (NI might be another, but that...
Forum: Politics 30-12-2010, 16:58
Replies: 145
Views: 3,784
Posted By moox
Some areas are permanently royally screwed by...

Some areas are permanently royally screwed by governments of all colours. The South West of England, for one. Makes you wonder why people only think of "the North" when we're not exactly swimming in...
Forum: Politics 30-12-2010, 16:47
Replies: 93
Views: 2,231
Posted By moox
While it seems to be "what the police asks for,...

While it seems to be "what the police asks for, the police gets" at present, you don't think that both sides should have a say?

The police are more qualified than many to know what can be done, and...
Forum: Politics 30-12-2010, 16:01
Replies: 145
Views: 3,784
Posted By moox
We may eventually make our money back and even...

We may eventually make our money back and even profit from the bank bailouts. Continuing to allow public sector wastage will only keep the deficits coming.

Don't forget that the health of the UK...
Forum: Broadcasting 30-12-2010, 15:59
Replies: 11
Views: 1,832
Posted By moox
Not going to happen while ITV plc owns almost all...

Not going to happen while ITV plc owns almost all of the licences, and while Ofcom allow ITV to do pretty much anything they want.

It speaks volumes that while ITV pretty much shutdown the South...
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