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Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Yesterday, 17:26
Replies: 2,346
Views: 236,537
Posted By paulschapman
Sci fi UK have still not said they are not going...

Sci fi UK have still not said they are not going to buy Continuum Season 3 and it finished in the US months ago.
>:(
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 16:39
Replies: 30
Views: 601
Posted By paulschapman
What do you mean - opting out was optional - and...

What do you mean - opting out was optional - and as for reduced value - Browns 5bn per annum raid on pensions has something to do with it. As does the fact that stock markets have reduced in value...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 14:47
Replies: 30
Views: 601
Posted By paulschapman
In effect they already are; for the last 29 plus...

In effect they already are; for the last 29 plus years you have been able to opt out of SERPs and a proportion of your NI contributions are paid into a private pension fund on your behalf. When you...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 14:23
Replies: 479
Views: 12,403
Posted By paulschapman
Yes, but in this instance we have the EU which is...

Yes, but in this instance we have the EU which is profligate with the money paid to it and fights tooth and nail to keep the money it gets. A good example is CAP which basically means we produce food...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 14:13
Replies: 479
Views: 12,403
Posted By paulschapman
Well so much for those who said he has no...

Well so much for those who said he has no backbone

He is refusing to pay it (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29754168)
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 14:03
Replies: 479
Views: 12,403
Posted By paulschapman
It is not difficult - what is there to persuade...

It is not difficult - what is there to persuade these countries that they need to control their spending - if all they do when they spend too much they just hand out the begging bowl and we have to...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 12:20
Replies: 479
Views: 12,403
Posted By paulschapman
Mass immigration started under New Labour. Email...

Mass immigration started under New Labour. Email has been around since 1971 when the first email was sent. The first mobile phone call was 1973 and in downtown Manhattan. These technologies were not...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 09:14
Replies: 479
Views: 12,403
Posted By paulschapman
So lets get this right - because we are growing...

So lets get this right - because we are growing faster and have cut our cloth - we now have to pay because others have not?

Do the EU really want to help UKIP - because as one of the few net...
Forum: Politics 23-10-2014, 17:22
Replies: 17
Views: 418
Posted By paulschapman
Which begs the question - what stopped them...

Which begs the question - what stopped them during 13 years of power
Forum: Politics 23-10-2014, 17:00
Replies: 42
Views: 1,118
Posted By paulschapman
You may be pointing that out but looking at your...

You may be pointing that out but looking at your posting history you see no problem with a strike being called when only a minority vote for it, but have a problem with governments being elected...
Forum: Politics 23-10-2014, 16:36
Replies: 113
Views: 2,844
Posted By paulschapman
No - I spent 15 years being a contractor - 6 of...

No - I spent 15 years being a contractor - 6 of them representing and supporting contractors. Indeed part of the problem is with the engagers. Incorporated Self-Employed are legally businesses...
Forum: Politics 23-10-2014, 15:28
Replies: 42
Views: 1,118
Posted By paulschapman
Yet you seem to be perfectly happy for a strike...

Yet you seem to be perfectly happy for a strike to be called on a vote of a minority of union members so that 90% who did not vote for the strike are forced to go with the 10% minority.

You'd be...
Forum: Politics 23-10-2014, 13:11
Replies: 113
Views: 2,844
Posted By paulschapman
I see many comments on here which on the face of...

I see many comments on here which on the face of it sound reasonable unless you start to think about it and this is one of them.

For a start many self-employed form limited companies because their...
Forum: Politics 23-10-2014, 12:55
Replies: 113
Views: 2,844
Posted By paulschapman
We have been here before, since there is no...

We have been here before, since there is no universal definition of class - your statement is at best debatable. At the very least a persons income can be a facet of their class.
Forum: Politics 23-10-2014, 09:08
Replies: 59
Views: 1,746
Posted By paulschapman
No - the company pays - all companies are...

No - the company pays - all companies are required by law to run a PAYE system and pay it. There are deductions made from what they pay the employee.

That of course leads to another thing. The...
Forum: Politics 22-10-2014, 16:29
Replies: 79
Views: 1,492
Posted By paulschapman
We are one of the few net contributors to the EU....

We are one of the few net contributors to the EU. We pay more than we get out.

Of course it is not that simple - how many companies for example are here to benefit from the EU markets but feel the...
Forum: Politics 22-10-2014, 16:26
Replies: 113
Views: 2,844
Posted By paulschapman
Well they have not got anything more either -...

Well they have not got anything more either - this has been the usual solution to this problem - hence the squeezed middle. Anyway who is this middle - with those paying upper rate tax accounting for...
Forum: Politics 22-10-2014, 15:52
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By paulschapman
I don't think this is a good idea. Now they get...

I don't think this is a good idea. Now they get the payment how many people will be 'diagnosed' with Dementia who should not just so the GP can get 55.

It is dealing with the symptom - when what...
Forum: Politics 22-10-2014, 13:32
Replies: 113
Views: 2,844
Posted By paulschapman
Trouble is their chancellor needs remedial Maths...

Trouble is their chancellor needs remedial Maths lessons - at least according to Simon Jenkins - the Mansion tax will not raise nearly enough to provide the extra money he is promising for the NHS...
Forum: Politics 22-10-2014, 13:14
Replies: 47
Views: 1,364
Posted By paulschapman
By the time you had completed it you then need...

By the time you had completed it you then need another chunk of land to fill the continual need for extra people.
Forum: Politics 22-10-2014, 13:11
Replies: 113
Views: 2,844
Posted By paulschapman
Which shows up the other problem with "taxing the...

Which shows up the other problem with "taxing the rich" - there is just not enough of them. Something like 85% of the population earn less than about 40K. If you are talking about the really rich -...
Forum: Politics 22-10-2014, 13:02
Replies: 80
Views: 1,474
Posted By paulschapman
Then it would be the responsibility of those...

Then it would be the responsibility of those countries then - the rules say that the first country an asylum country arrives in should determine their status and house them. If they are an illegal...
Forum: Politics 22-10-2014, 12:43
Replies: 80
Views: 1,474
Posted By paulschapman
Because that would be the responsibility of the...

Because that would be the responsibility of the French and they either do not have the backbone to do it or cannot be bothered - after all it is only an obligation under the EU treaty.

Far easier...
Forum: Politics 21-10-2014, 15:56
Replies: 113
Views: 2,844
Posted By paulschapman
Not exactly a staggering conclusion given how you...

Not exactly a staggering conclusion given how you cannot buy a new CRT TV.



Step's back in a complete lack of amazement



Sorry, this is the Daily Mail. Not only do these people read it for 'news'...
Forum: Politics 21-10-2014, 13:15
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By paulschapman
I believe that the US supreme court ruled that...

I believe that the US supreme court ruled that natural things cannot be patented (not that this will not stop the USPTO). Certainly this would include DNA but not sure where work is done to extract...
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