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i am very against abortion! i totally disagree with it. there's millions of women out there who would give anything for a baby but are unable to have their own. i feel that unless there is a serious medical condition that abortion should be avoided at all costs! it is known to wreck your chances of conceiving later in life.
See if you can have some fun :)
We were talking about this in chat....
Any views on this?
There aren't many (any?) areas of healthcare where a 3 year wait would be acceptable, and I think it is time that perhaps mental health is seen in the same way as other physical problems, i.e. things can get worse if left untreated.
I think that considering a lot of people start to get symptoms at a young age,...
Things seem to have been a bit slow in P&D lately, largely because I think the news has been uninspiring, but this kind of peaked my interest, mainly because of my initial 'meh, more scandal' reaction: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-11567539
Can anyone else image their punishment being suspension if they were found guilty of misappropriating £125k? And these are just...
That's what the privately-educated, unelected Lord Browne has urged in a new report.
Not only that, but the increased borrowing caused by this would come with higher interest rates.
If we can't afford to send 50% of the population to university, then send less, and decide based on academic merit, rather than bank balance.
So basically its done by the highest earner, making more than £44k, so if both parents earn a combined £80k, then they still get benefit.
I understand that cuts need to be made, and I agree with the concept that the richer should have cuts made before the poorer. Not because I agree with any tax assault on the rich, but benefits are there to...
I know it's from the Fail, sorry about that. But seriously, are these guys just fucking idiots or what?
Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with an island full of good looking blonde ladies but what next? Whites-only islands?
Anyone else been keeping up with today's proposal from Gideon?
Well, the idea is that universal child benefit will be abolished with those earning over £44k (i.e. 40% tax bracket) no longer being eligible. Which is fair enough, as a concept.
Except, as you would expect from the Tories, it doesn't appear to be that well thought out - as Dizzy explains here.
As a member of the CWU, I've been hearing about this for a long time now. I agree with the Union's 'Keep the Post Public' campaign.
I can't see how the Royal Mail could possibly survive as a private company, lesser known provide the current flat rate services on a commercial basis.
I'll see if I can get any scans of the Union newspaper up...
I'm glad it is Ed Miliband, I think he will be a good leader and I'm glad that the new leader has the support of the unions. I hope he chooses Ed Balls as his shadow chancellor, not least because Ed Balls constituency about 5 miles down the road from me. Who did you want to see win the leadership contest? What do you think of the result?
Major report by the Chief inspectorate of constabulary has seen officers retreating from the streets and failing to adequately respond to anti-social behaviour. ...
Did anyone else watch last night's documentary about the Pope?
The Protest the Pope campaign believe that, whilst he is entitled to freedom of movement and his freedom of speech, his state visit should not be state funded due to his controversial views and the fact that the Catholic church has around $50billion in assets.
The current Pope is a man:
Who opposes the universal...
Unlike the likes of Christianity or Islam, of course.
... "verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen". - Heinrich Heine
Trans: "Where they burn books, you will in the end burn people"
Millions of people ...many with nothing at all.
No hope no nothing.
The Americans continue to fly drones in of course killing children and stuff like they do but ...give ...ten bob ...anything.
Just as Russia ...third biggest grain exporter/supplier on the planet stop all exports ...this happens.
Please please give.
There are no excuses why us cosseted spoilt fuckers shouldn't.
A quid a...
No threads about the Andy Coulson story.
Has he been in here deleting them?
Speechless - just, totally speechless (but not surprised).
From the CPS decision:
What they've done is said that because they can't prove beyond all reasonable doubt that he was killed, so why I hear you ask, was a common assault charge not brought? Oh, because of the six month time limit, which expired while...
Part of the British way of life has always been having street stalls available for buying groceries, textiles, sweets, veg etc at a slightly lower price with the lower overheads. Is there much of a future for regulated town street markets? The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has commissioned a study to look into the viability and future of having market stalls trading on London's streets
First it was David Laws. Now it's Crispin Blunt:
"Conservative minister Crispin Blunt has disclosed that he is gay and has separated from his wife. Mr Blunt, who is prisons minister in the coalition government, said he had 'decided to come to terms with his homosexuality'. In a statement, he said the move was 'difficult' for his family and hoped for their 'understanding and support'.
This comes from the NHS Direct thread.
The NHS needs to change it's spending plans over the next five years so that it saves £20bn from current costs, so that it can reinvest elsewhere.
So the question is: Where would you make these savings?
YES, YES, YES! Read this literally minutes after it was declared, :hyper:
See his speech here; http://edition.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/08/31/obama.oval.office.address/index.html?hpt=T1#fbid=GC7gRdAXT6r&wom=false
It's an article about myths of the recession and cuts... What do people think?
Im sure a lot of you have seen it on the news about the woman caught on CCTV putting a cat in a wheelie bin.
Firstly can I say I think it was a pretty stupid thing to do.
Does anyone else think its a bit weird that she is claiming a totally out of character act in a moment of madness? I think if I went to do that to a cat, id have the little people running around in my head suddenly...
Congratulations to him and Samantha on that.
Here's a picture of the baby, courtesy of Old Holborn's blog.
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