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    General Strike 4th July 2016???

    Not really. All the various groups and individuals can comment, lobby, influence as much as they like - and Government is legally required to consult. Individuals are (sardonic laughter from all here) represented by their MP, who should contribute to debates and the like. It is, however, open to...
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    General Strike 4th July 2016???

    But the hours are not increasing - that's the point. Except for those relatively few who played the system by working more than their share of unsociable hours. As for consultants, a major part of their job is to supervise their juniors, and pick up the mistakes. A large proportion of the...
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    General Strike 4th July 2016???

    To be honest, that is not a necessary qualification. Her job as a minister is, in part, to oversee the implementation of Government policy. This takes lots of skills, but not necessarily experience of the area of her portfolio; that should be provided by her advisers within the Civil Service. In...
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    General Strike 4th July 2016???

    Please explain why the BMA position changed. Part of that change, as you remember, was the sudden "realisation" that the 11% rise was to compensate for reduced hours rather than a full pay rise - that is the only time anyone thought the junior doctors were being greedy (actually more naive). And...
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    General Strike 4th July 2016???

    To an extent, that is quite proper - they have been elected to run the country on the basis of certain proposals, and it is their job to implement those. That is true whatever the complexion. However, if you look at, say, the Junior Doctor's dispute, you will see that the initial proposal was...
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    General Strike 4th July 2016???

    Sadly, at least in areas I have seen for myself, it has been the Government seeking to engage, and the unions, generally, refusing. At first, though without the Opposition admitting it, there was good and fruitful engagement over the Health act - the process of refining it was used well on all...
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    Cricket

    And there was even something to keep ExRes happy:lol:
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    General Strike 4th July 2016???

    Though it is a mite late now, they could abandon their long-term sulk at the result in 2010, and try positive engagement with the Government of the UK. Since that election, their position has been "You are not <insert title of profession here> so you cannot understand what we do and cannot budge...
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    Rugby League

    No (Frenchmen excepted) - but crowd trouble is not that uncommon.
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    Rugby League

    It has been well covered in the Times and on the BBC. It is, however, noteworthy in RL - perhaps less so in soccer.
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    Footage of driver stuck inside Level Crossing Barrier

    Or perhaps they think the train should not enter the "box" if it is not clear:roll:
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    Cricket

    That's not what S. Smith thought:lol:
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    MummyTravels.com - Promotes Sitting On Rail Tracks!

    I seem to remember various magazines taking a similar position. The idea is not so much that it encourages the general public to sit on the tracks, but encourages other photographers to take similar photos. As we all know, there are some (self-proclaimed) idiots with cameras out there who are...
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    Confiscation of Season Tickets (posts from Disputes Thread)

    Could someone explain why the OP has to prove anything. Her narrative is consistent and plausible; her husband has corroborated it. Of course, if the TOC could prove (presumably by use of CCTV) that they were lying that would be different. Or is this one more example of how the rules allow the...
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    My idea to relocate major football teams & others to a newly built 'sports capital'

    This is wonderful - a practical application of the Golgafrincham Ark A principal.

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