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Call For Tougher Penalties For Beggars, 'Stigmatising' Romanians And Bulgaians

Call For Tougher Penalties For Beggars, 'Stigmatising' Romanians And Bulgaians

Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 05:11:39 in UK

“I can only imagine that Chakrabarti has never read a word of Dickens, and knows nothing about him - or Christmas? - for some accuse Dickens of having invented the present concept.”

LancelotJohn on Dec 2, 2013 at 06:20:35

“Shami Chakrabarti's use of the word 'Dickensian' is perfectly correct and reasonable given the dictionary definitions of the word.”
Glasgow Helicopter Crash: Death Toll Rises To Nine

Glasgow Helicopter Crash: Death Toll Rises To Nine

Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 02:45:27 in UK

“This was a single-storey building, which drastically restricts the dangers consequent upon structural damage - could the Glasgow Emergency Services, talking so much about danger here, confront a damaged 3- or 4- storey structure?”

lee-westbrook on Dec 2, 2013 at 11:30:13

“It would be hard, but they would do it.”

jenia100 on Dec 2, 2013 at 08:42:00

“Unless the chopper was dangerously overloaded.”

kennytaylor1 on Dec 2, 2013 at 04:47:42

“Get a grip man, i can't believe anyone having a go at the emergency services, or to even suggest that they are too slow.
The Fire /Rescue service of Scotland will be no better or worse that any other in the UK
These guys are all highly trained individuals, and i for one am glad we have them whenever we need them.
Remember....unfortuneately we are now dealing with recovering bodies.
That is tragic, but why put any more lives at risk by being hasty and endangering others.
i find these posts that are having a go at the rescue service absolutely beyond belief.”

scottishcarol on Dec 2, 2013 at 03:48:25

“The rescue crews are from all over the country. I think you will find extra caution may be required due to the helicopter which has impeded the crews from the outset.”

lee-westbrook on Dec 2, 2013 at 03:16:04

“It's their job. Of course they would!”
British Newspaper Editors Described As 'Angry Donkeys' By Former Sun Boss David Yelland

British Newspaper Editors Described As 'Angry Donkeys' By Former Sun Boss David Yelland

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 05:08:21 in UK

“A man who talks of a shotgun, then a bullet, for bird-shooting is not quite right. But then "well-informed journalist" is one of the better examples of oxymoron known to English.”

Bigcase on Nov 29, 2013 at 06:16:35

“Even though here they say shotgun. They can't even plagiarise properly!”

Bigcase on Nov 29, 2013 at 06:15:21

“He said 'airgun'.”
Is Being A Banker Genetic? Boris Johnson Looks To Intelligence To Explain Equality Gap

Is Being A Banker Genetic? Boris Johnson Looks To Intelligence To Explain Equality Gap

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 02:59:08 in UK

“'mad; has gone missing from last sentence above”
Is Being A Banker Genetic? Boris Johnson Looks To Intelligence To Explain Equality Gap

Is Being A Banker Genetic? Boris Johnson Looks To Intelligence To Explain Equality Gap

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 02:57:33 in UK

“As the ancients used to say, "There's one born ev'ry minute!"
And most become executives - Life's funny that way, innit?
In organisations where I have worked, the most highly intelligent, but well-balanced, found themselves backroom positions where they could remain happliy irresponsible at about twice mean income. You have to be to want the responsibilites and stresses of the top, or stupid not to have seen them coming..”

PGU on Nov 29, 2013 at 02:59:08

“'mad; has gone missing from last sentence above”
Pensioner Asked For ID In Tesco To Buy Alcohol At The Age Of 92

Pensioner Asked For ID In Tesco To Buy Alcohol At The Age Of 92

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 08:32:45 in UK

“Since I passed 65, people have started addressing me as 'young man', or 'jeune homme' when in French speaking areas, Continue the regression and what will I be if I make 90?”
Drugs Containing Salt Putting Millions At Risk Of Heart Attack, Stroke And Death

Drugs Containing Salt Putting Millions At Risk Of Heart Attack, Stroke And Death

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 07:48:20 in UK Lifestyle

“It might be helpful if the medical profession could distinguish sodium from salt (sodium chloride), which actually depresses solubility. Most of these drugs are formulated as their sodium derivatives, and/or with sodium bicarbonate to give a fizz, but probably contain no salt at all - though it may well be that it is sodium that is the problem in both cases.”
Universities Are Still 'As Exclusive As Ever', Warns HEPI's Bahram Bekhradnia

Universities Are Still 'As Exclusive As Ever', Warns HEPI's Bahram Bekhradnia

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 03:28:34 in UK Universities & Education

“Even bureauprats may hold a doctorate - and probably need to go that far to see higher education in the round.”
Universities Are Still 'As Exclusive As Ever', Warns HEPI's Bahram Bekhradnia

Universities Are Still 'As Exclusive As Ever', Warns HEPI's Bahram Bekhradnia

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 15:28:53 in UK Universities & Education

“I've never heard of HEPI - and find it interesting that the Director thereof is a Mr.”
Cotton Ball Diet - Whether It Is Or Isn't A Trend, It's Still Something Heinous That Young Girls Are Doing To Lose Weight

Cotton Ball Diet - Whether It Is Or Isn't A Trend, It's Still Something Heinous That Young Girls Are Doing To Lose Weight

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 05:55:43 in UK Lifestyle

“If it's sold as cotton, it should be cotton, which is, of course, a vegetable fibre. Synthetic polyester (a) does not need bleaching and (b) has much inferior absorption properties to cellulose (cotton), so doubt the Koskie bosh.”
Michael O'Leary Asks Passengers To Suggest How To Improve Ryanair

Michael O'Leary Asks Passengers To Suggest How To Improve Ryanair

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 13:40:22 in UK

“Lacks personality? - first time I've ever seen it suggested he is just another identikit faceless executive”

leaian on Oct 18, 2013 at 13:58:38

“Yeah, sorry! I should have said someone with a semblance of a non-sociopathic personality!”
Michael O'Leary Asks Passengers To Suggest How To Improve Ryanair

Michael O'Leary Asks Passengers To Suggest How To Improve Ryanair

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 13:37:46 in UK

“At least one change - in this day of near-infinite computer capacity there can be no reason for the 15 day limit on net check-in. When going to the backwoods for 3 weeks it is a considerable inconvenience and/or expense to check in for the return.”
Gloria De Piero Topless Photos Would Only Humiliate Papers, Not Labour MP, Says Louise Mensch

Gloria De Piero Topless Photos Would Only Humiliate Papers, Not Labour MP, Says Louise Mensch

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 12:20:00 in UK

“Pity that today's politicians are not man (or woman) enough to follow the example of that former PM, the Duke of Wellington "Publish and ---- "”
Justin Welby, Archbishop Of Canterbury, Tells Faith Leaders The Religious Are Not 'Mad' (POLL)

Justin Welby, Archbishop Of Canterbury, Tells Faith Leaders The Religious Are Not 'Mad' (POLL)

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 05:29:44 in UK

“No religion offers stories as strange and unbelievable as does Quantum Mechanics, another not so simple answer to awesome questions.”

Puma Punku voodoo on Oct 18, 2013 at 05:39:11

“Quantum mechanics etc is very much still in its early days.  Give it another 100 years and the world and the space we live in will be a very different place in terms of how we percieve it.  Where as religion will still be stuck in it's own little box with even fewer followers.”
Krokodil Victims Describe Flesh-Eating Drug's Horrifying Effects (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Krokodil Victims Describe Flesh-Eating Drug's Horrifying Effects (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Commented Oct 17, 2013 at 06:57:11 in UK

“Codeine is not heroin (or even morphine, from which heroin is made) but another of the three principal opium alkaloids. Still used in cough medicines. However, for all that you might describe morphine as desmethylcodeine, codeine is not going to be named (not even by typically sub-literate medics) as des-anything morphine. So the the article leaves the identity of this drug in doubt.”
1 in 2000 Brits Could Be Carrying Proteins Linked To Mad Cow Disease

1 in 2000 Brits Could Be Carrying Proteins Linked To Mad Cow Disease

Commented Oct 16, 2013 at 13:32:07 in UK Lifestyle

“In the absence of comparison data for other European populations, this information is quite meaningless.”
Hospital Staff Veil Investigation Ordered By Health Minister Dan Poulter

Hospital Staff Veil Investigation Ordered By Health Minister Dan Poulter

Commented Sep 19, 2013 at 06:30:31 in UK

“Surgeons not to cover theri faces either? In fact, given the problem of hospital infection, we might do better to go back to the one-time Catholic tradition of nursing by veiled nuns.”

Tony Gray 1963 on Sep 19, 2013 at 07:11:05

“Veiled nuns still nurse in many hospitals, however they cover just their hair & roll their sleeves up like the rest of us. Unlike our Muslim counter parts who if veiled do not have to roll their sleeves up, there's your infection control risk”
Boris Johnson Against Islamic Schools Forcing Muslim Female Students To Wear Face Veils

Boris Johnson Against Islamic Schools Forcing Muslim Female Students To Wear Face Veils

Commented Sep 18, 2013 at 12:36:38 in UK Universities & Education

“What you illustrate is not a true burka, which covers even the eyes wiith a grille, and is commonly blue. I don't think I have ever seen one in the UK.”

wolfhound67 on Sep 18, 2013 at 17:57:50

“Where do you live. The area I live in hasn't many Muslim's but even I have seen quite a few.”
DARPA XS-1 Spaceplane Is The Space Ship Of Your Dreams, And Maybe Nightmares

DARPA XS-1 Spaceplane Is The Space Ship Of Your Dreams, And Maybe Nightmares

Commented Sep 18, 2013 at 08:05:29 in UK Tech

“Mach 10? Orbit demands around Mach 25. And since energy demand is proportional to the square of velocity, this proposal is scarcely getting off the ground.”

aphoriac on Sep 19, 2013 at 04:30:39

“Which is why a final stage booster is required, as stated in the article. The vehicle takes the payload to Mach 10, and then the payload with expendable booster detaches for the final push into orbit.”

himac on Sep 18, 2013 at 13:27:04

“Get yourself to the Proposers Day and brief them on their mis-calc... ;-)”
'Jihad Guidelines' Set Out By Al Qaeda Leader Ayman Al-Zawahri

'Jihad Guidelines' Set Out By Al Qaeda Leader Ayman Al-Zawahri

Commented Sep 17, 2013 at 14:46:25 in UK

“The Taliban did not form until five years after the Russians left Afghanistan, and consequenlly the W had ceased to arm the Mujaheddin.”

perm on Sep 18, 2013 at 15:36:41

“Thank you teacher , but there is no doubt a whiff of truth in what i have mentioned too ”
Bank Of England Refuses To Name Mystery Alternatives To Jane Austen Banknote

Bank Of England Refuses To Name Mystery Alternatives To Jane Austen Banknote

Commented Sep 17, 2013 at 11:14:10 in UK Politics

“They will have still less idea who Elizabeth Fry, currently gracing fivers, was. Indeed, I suspect many of the teachers won't know.”

dmull15424 on Sep 17, 2013 at 12:42:30

“Did she make the Fry's chocky bars??”

SmokinJoeLazier on Sep 17, 2013 at 11:22:59

“Is she Stphen Fry's wife??”
Student Chris Mapletoft Dies After Taking DNP Fat Burning Pills He Bought Online

Student Chris Mapletoft Dies After Taking DNP Fat Burning Pills He Bought Online

Commented Sep 16, 2013 at 08:37:43 in UK Universities & Education

“Dinitrophenol is not made as a drug, and certainly not chemically altered to that end. It is an industrial intermediate, and, if controlled, could probably best be so under the Explosives Act.”

mary james on Sep 16, 2013 at 12:09:42

“is that similar to the way that mephedrone gets labelled as bath salts. if so, how come stuff like this doesn't excite the daily fail and provoke questions in the house?”
Muslim Full-Face Veil Not 'Appropriate' In Classrooms Or Airports, Says Nick Clegg

Muslim Full-Face Veil Not 'Appropriate' In Classrooms Or Airports, Says Nick Clegg

Commented Sep 16, 2013 at 06:39:03 in UK

“Or a typical 21st century female who tells her husband what to wear?”

againstitall on Sep 16, 2013 at 07:16:00

“True and acceptable.”

Corona123 on Sep 16, 2013 at 06:45:43

“I thank god she does, otherwise I'd still be in Bermuda shorts and Hawaiian shirts!”
Housing Bubble Is Million Miles Away, Says Treasury's Danny Alexander

Housing Bubble Is Million Miles Away, Says Treasury's Danny Alexander

Commented Sep 15, 2013 at 10:47:45 in UK Politics

“There are fools, damned fools and politicians.”
Holy Water In Austria 'Is Contaminated With Faecal Matter'

Holy Water In Austria 'Is Contaminated With Faecal Matter'

Commented Sep 14, 2013 at 06:21:25 in UK

“In strict English, what is illustrated is not a (covered) font,, whence infants are baptised. It is, as I stated, a stoup, almost certain be contaminated by innumerable hands, universal in Austrian churches, but near-extinct in English ones. Font, in the original, is probably a mistranslation: neither of my Austrian god-children were baptised from a stoup.”

jenia100 on Sep 16, 2013 at 05:28:11

“And you never know what these vicars have been handling.”
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