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Trump not coming
at 18:37 22 May 2019

Ian Duncan Smith reckons that Trump will "pull his trip" (not my words) because that's the week when a leadership contest is taking place.
Win-Win. Got rid of May and Trump.
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Knife Crime
at 14:26 22 May 2019

Should I phone the Police?
I believe that there is a strong possibility of a back-stabbing happening in the vicinity of 10, Downing Street in the not too distant future.
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That interview this morning
at 14:47 17 May 2019

Went for an interview this morning.
I assumed it was me and 1 interviewer possibly 2.
Nope.
There was 20 of us with 3 assessors.
They gave us tasks to do and they just watched.
The last one was to choose 3 descriptions from a list to describe the actions we would take for a given scenario. The group I was in waffled a bit and talked nonsense and then "1 minute left". I took the role of chairman and said "lets focus".
Me : Who agrees "Remain calm" is most important?
Them : Yea. Ok. 'spose. Fine.
Me : What about "keep focussed" for 2.
Them : What. Wasn't listening. Yea - Put that. What are we putting down?
Times up!
I was taken to one side and told the purpose of the exercise was not to actually complete it but for the assessors to see what each persons character traits were and how they interacted with their colleagues.
They said I would make a good team leader but they weren't looking for team leaders today so bye bye.
WTF was that all about?
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A new low from the DWP
at 00:49 15 May 2019

An article in the Guardian tonight really rattled my cage.
I posted a comment but they'd closed the article for comments so I'm putting it here. I've calmed down in the last 2 hours so it's more of an observation than a rant.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/14/universal-credit-departmen

The DWP have a problem with UC. The money they give people is simply not enough to live on. That is the cold hard fact the DWP will not admit to.

This article shows that they had a choice.
Either
(1) Fix the problems with UC
or (2) Make the public believe that there are no problems.

The DWP chose option 2.
This is propaganda in its purest form. This has echos of 1930's Germany.

Demonize and persecute the handicapped, minorities and religious groups - tick.
Undermine democracy so that you continue to hold power.
The Tories are still working on that one.

Blame foreigners for your problems - immigrants/EU - tick.
Farage.

Claim that white nationals are the only true citizens - tick.
Yaxley-Lennon.

And some Tories are saying that a coalition with the Brexit party might be necessary after the next GE.

So, an observation not a rant. (The rant was good though).
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April 9th is Unicorn day
at 23:00 9 Apr 2019

I had to google it to check, but it really is.
...but no sunny uplands.
Guess I'll just "leave" that there then.
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Tenable
at 15:10 25 Mar 2019

..and todays contestants are...The Drag Queens.
All dolled up and wearing their best gowns.
Daytime TV really does throw up some odditties.
And its no good shouting "it's a bloke!" at the TV because they all are.
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Sunday papers front pages
at 08:10 24 Mar 2019

The Peoples March didn't get a mention on...
Mail on Sunday
Sunday Times
Sunday Telegraph
Sunday Express
They concentrate on some Tory MP's wanting May to resign.
It seems that some Tories want another vote even though they lost the No confidence vote in December and can't hold another one. They lost so they should get over it - right?
So, the only vote that is sacrosanct is the narrow Referendum result held almost 3 years ago, based on lies and misinformation.
Go figure.
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Delay to Mays statement to the Nation is the EU's fault
at 20:37 20 Mar 2019

It can't be that May can't get off the toilet surely.
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Collins subbed (injured)
at 15:49 2 Mar 2019

...and Luke Wolfenden scores for Swindon.
We need him in our team next season.
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Oyston kicked off Blackpool Board
at 22:35 25 Feb 2019

Great news for Blackpool fans.
The receiver got rid of Oyston and appointed proper football men to run it.
The receiver has also appointed a fan to the board as an observer but no voting rights.
Their next home game may see the return of all those fans who said they'd stay away until Oyston was gone.
I wish them all the best. Oyston makes Marcus look like a saint.
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That Ferry company
at 14:02 9 Feb 2019

Failing Grayling has cancelled Seabornes contract.
It was a shame as the Tory party were always supportive of small businesses.
He accused Labour of hating samll businesses even though he'd just taken a contract away from a small business and you don't get much smaller than Seaborne who had declared assets of £66.
The Thick of It writers would have thrown this script out.
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Bolton v Reading
at 17:38 29 Jan 2019

I hope they share the points tonight.
For Town to survive, 3 other teams must die in the relegation battle.
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Blow the effing whistle ref (n/t)
at 16:53 15 Dec 2018

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Fireworks
at 20:01 13 Oct 2018

Its a bit early - Nov 5th is 3 weeks away.
I've heard the distant sound of fireworks going off all evening.
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30 minutes gone and not 1 shot by Town
at 20:21 2 Oct 2018

...and they're playing at HOME!!!!
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