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Neglect Of Patients To Be Made A Criminal Offence Under NHS Reforms

Neglect Of Patients To Be Made A Criminal Offence Under NHS Reforms

Commented Nov 16, 2013 at 07:37:34 in UK Politics

“Great news, until you try to prove someone was acting "wilfully", that tends to get a little tricky.”
George Osborne Having 'No Impact' On Growth Outside Of London, Warns Top Professor

George Osborne Having 'No Impact' On Growth Outside Of London, Warns Top Professor

Commented Nov 16, 2013 at 07:00:46 in UK Politics

“Would it not be better for the nation as a whole, if the money that is to be spent on HS2, was not spent on the entire rail network and benefit us all?
Rather than building this new line for an operator to charge an arm and a leg for the privilege of using something "we" paid for anyway.”

ZEB on Nov 16, 2013 at 09:09:37

“HS2 is a waste of money 50 billion for a train set that will be sold of to the private sector has soon that it has been built, the channel tunnel comes to my mind, there is some thing about the Tory party, they love to build train sets yet it was them that killed N Rail, the question is why should the tax payer pick up a very big bill, that most of us will not use like 99% of us, to save twenty mins on a rail trip,”
'Disengaged' Voters Reject All Of Britain's Political Parties

'Disengaged' Voters Reject All Of Britain's Political Parties

Commented Nov 16, 2013 at 06:46:59 in UK

“I think the trouble with the "mainstream" political parties is that "we the people" are starting to look upon them as businesses.
They in turn tend to do what is good for their "own business" and not for the people that they are meant to represent.
This maybe one reason why the SNP are in government in Scotland.”
Lords Jailed For Expenses Fraud Claimed £8,700 In June

Lords Jailed For Expenses Fraud Claimed £8,700 In June

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 10:15:27 in UK Politics

“I was going to write a comment, but i'm absolutely speechless.”

Helen Pope on Nov 13, 2013 at 10:57:03

“Me too.”
EasyJet Creates Fake Ash Cloud And Flies Through It

EasyJet Creates Fake Ash Cloud And Flies Through It

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 08:58:45 in UK

“They'll be saying we landed on the Moon next.”
Newsreader Charlene White Gets Racist, Sexist Abuse On Twitter For Not Wearing A Poppy

Newsreader Charlene White Gets Racist, Sexist Abuse On Twitter For Not Wearing A Poppy

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 08:45:26 in UK

“It would be nice to see a few more people wearing a white poppy on the 15th of May each year, and remember those conscientious objectors who "done their bit" for king and country, and died doing duty in the process.”
Newsreader Charlene White Gets Racist, Sexist Abuse On Twitter For Not Wearing A Poppy

Newsreader Charlene White Gets Racist, Sexist Abuse On Twitter For Not Wearing A Poppy

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 08:35:28 in UK

“Rather a weak reason for not wearing a poppy, that said, it's not the law to wear one, however, most people do.
Most weekends there is a "flag day" of some description and most people will put something in the tin, we don't think too much about the other good causes that have missed out on our donation.
Not too charitable of those who have abused this woman, and her right to choose.”
David Cameron Says Austerity And 'Leaner State' Should Be 'Permanent'

David Cameron Says Austerity And 'Leaner State' Should Be 'Permanent'

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 06:28:29 in UK Politics

“I think if I had the odd million or two in the bank, I would agree with him, but as I don't.
It seems to me a little perverse to be standing in a white tie at the Lord Mayor's Banquet spouting about a period of prolonged austerity.
We're all in it together though, I don't think so somehow, shameless.”
Water, Energy Bills 'To Keep Rising Above Inflation For 17 Years'

Water, Energy Bills 'To Keep Rising Above Inflation For 17 Years'

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 06:10:03 in UK

“"I Predict A Riot"”

Tamsin Mc Cormick on Nov 13, 2013 at 08:36:50

“I predict inductive couplers to steal electricity safely !! Look up Tesla .”

blowmeaway on Nov 13, 2013 at 06:34:15

“It will not happen this country as become i'm alright Jack and frick u attitude.”
Jack Straw Admits Labour 'Messed Up' Over European Immigration

Jack Straw Admits Labour 'Messed Up' Over European Immigration

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 06:06:29 in UK Politics

“Don't you just love this act of atonement prior to being installed in the upper house.
Can't see the government making too much of it though incase they get asked what they are doing about it in the three years they've been in office.”

seandobson201 on Nov 13, 2013 at 07:15:09

“He will just jump from one gravy train to another,nothing but Crocodile tears.”
Sir John Major Attacks 'Shocking' Private School Grip On Power

Sir John Major Attacks 'Shocking' Private School Grip On Power

Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 10:14:09 in UK Politics

“If you read my last comment properly, you would see education was pertaining to "they just don't know how to use it" in your previous comment.
As far as the derivation of apathy is concerned, this dependant of context.”
Sir John Major Attacks 'Shocking' Private School Grip On Power

Sir John Major Attacks 'Shocking' Private School Grip On Power

Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 09:49:17 in UK Politics

“If they do not know how to use it, education would help, and as for apathy, this sounds like a sense of hopelessness and feeling unable to better oneself.I think this is where this debate started, no.”

Beeem on Nov 11, 2013 at 09:57:32

“Apathy:- 1. absence of interest in or enthusiasm for things generally considered interesting or moving 2. absence of emotion.

Not much to do with education I would say.”
Sir John Major Attacks 'Shocking' Private School Grip On Power

Sir John Major Attacks 'Shocking' Private School Grip On Power

Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 06:23:57 in UK Politics

“The majority don't have the power, if that were the case, the rich and educated would be in the majority, like I say not above their station.”

Beeem on Nov 11, 2013 at 08:51:13

“No you're wrong Andrew, the majority do have the power; they just don't know how to use it, or as another commentator said here, they are too apathetic.”
Sir John Major Attacks 'Shocking' Private School Grip On Power

Sir John Major Attacks 'Shocking' Private School Grip On Power

Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 06:07:31 in UK Politics

“It has always been the case that the "educated" are against educating the ignorant, historically speaking.
They do not want to relinquish their power to those and such as those who would educate themselves above their "station" in life, or in business, or in politics at any level.”

Beeem on Nov 11, 2013 at 06:12:04

“As our country is a democracy - though I sometimes wonder how this word can be applied to us - how come the 'educated' are in power if the majority don't want them to be?”
David Cameron Blames Visa Bonds Failure On Nick Clegg

David Cameron Blames Visa Bonds Failure On Nick Clegg

Commented Nov 4, 2013 at 12:40:14 in UK Politics

“Statesmen ? More like something out of the New Statesmen, playing the blame game in public, what an embarrassment.
This should have been done by the usual way, LEAK.”

Call Me Dave57 on Nov 4, 2013 at 15:24:36

“What, both of them wetting their pants?”
80,000 Children To Spend Christmas Homeless, Shelter Warns

80,000 Children To Spend Christmas Homeless, Shelter Warns

Commented Nov 4, 2013 at 05:43:43 in UK

“Wonder what the government spin on this will be, maybe, an excellent business opportunity to increase the number of B&B's.
Thereby increasing competition and driving down the prices, that and the bedroom tax, problem solved.
Now, about HS2.”
Richard Dawkins' Honey Confiscated, Atheist Says Bin Laden Has Won In Bizarre Twitter Rant

Richard Dawkins' Honey Confiscated, Atheist Says Bin Laden Has Won In Bizarre Twitter Rant

Commented Nov 3, 2013 at 17:04:05 in UK

“It happened to me ONCE with a jar of my favorite marmalade, on the way to our family summer holiday.
It was treated as a joke then, as it has been EVERY YEAR since, but it's NEVER happened again.
Lighten up, life is too short, you won't do it again, EVERONE will remind you.”
Plebgate Officers

Plebgate Officers "Appalling" Says Keith Vaz In Astonishing Attack On Police Federation

Commented Nov 3, 2013 at 16:37:22 in UK Politics

“I could never be called a fan of Andrew Mitchell, however it's just as well he had the presence of mind to record the meeting he had with the three Fed Reps.
Can not believe that they did not do the the same, to review what had been said, hardly an alien concept, after all they are police.
Grow some and apologize, but I think it has went beyond that now.”
Grant Shapps: BBC Could Have Licence Fee Cut Unless It Improves Transparency

Grant Shapps: BBC Could Have Licence Fee Cut Unless It Improves Transparency

Commented Oct 27, 2013 at 17:21:28 in UK

“A "question of credibility", my God these MP's have a very short memory, what is they say, people in glass houses, shouldn't fill their pockets with dodgy expenses money and take the electorate for fools.”
Westminster Gym Upgrade Will Cost Taxpayer Up To £250,000

Westminster Gym Upgrade Will Cost Taxpayer Up To £250,000

Commented Oct 27, 2013 at 11:58:05 in UK Politics

“How about a fleet of Sedan Chairs staffed by NEET's so they don't have to walk to the gym, after all they will claim for a 300 m car journey.”
Energy Companies Tax Avoidance Claims: Danny Alexander Tells Them To Stop It

Energy Companies Tax Avoidance Claims: Danny Alexander Tells Them To Stop It

Commented Oct 27, 2013 at 10:57:35 in UK

“"Yeah, you chaps, just stop it, NOW."
Honest to Christ it's like getting savaged by a dead fish.”
Clocks Go Back, Twitter Reveals People Either Forgetting Or Making Jokes

Clocks Go Back, Twitter Reveals People Either Forgetting Or Making Jokes

Commented Oct 27, 2013 at 09:12:53 in UK

“I think you'll find it was implemented during wartime to help all farmers, not just the Scots, to feed the whole of the UK, and aid with massive fuel shortages.
Doesn't sound quite so glib when you know the real reason.”
Go Home Vans 'Not Particularly Positive Experience' Says Sayeeda Warsi

Go Home Vans 'Not Particularly Positive Experience' Says Sayeeda Warsi

Commented Oct 27, 2013 at 07:21:52 in UK

“Never heard too much from Barroness Warsi when the "Go Home" van were first rolled out, no pun intended.”

songster on Oct 27, 2013 at 09:41:12

“Well if she as 2, she wasn`t sure which 1 to go to.”

Sir Bamba Gascoigne on Oct 27, 2013 at 08:31:26

“Very true”

katertaif on Oct 27, 2013 at 07:46:05

“I believe that now she has seen they are to be scrapped, and unpopular (in certain areas) she has decided to get on the bandwagon (Again no pun intended)”
Syria's Women, Many Raped In Refugee Centres, Long To Return Home

Syria's Women, Many Raped In Refugee Centres, Long To Return Home

Commented Oct 27, 2013 at 07:00:19 in UK

“Not racist at
all, but will condemn any society that promotes pedophilia, along with the abuse and
the rape of women.”
GCHQ Feared Public Debate On Surveillance, New Documents Show, As Charities Call For Action

GCHQ Feared Public Debate On Surveillance, New Documents Show, As Charities Call For Action

Commented Oct 27, 2013 at 05:31:27 in UK

“Me, I don't want any "examples"
at all, it is a needle in a haystack, so like I say, do we stop looking. to save
the sentiments of the public.

A task made more difficult now
the security services have to deal with "home grown" terrorists.”

arfur fuxake on Oct 27, 2013 at 06:31:08

“That's why we have MI5 and MI6 with GCHQ a shared facility.”
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