“Here in France these wicked contracts have been in use (together with slave like internships ) for literally decades. The big difference is that the hours agreed for availability exclude the chance to do anything else and notice for steam or cancellation is often effectively zero. People here often have to drive 60 Kms to work so are often enroute when the bad news falls. It took the UK a while to catch on to these awful practices but the employers who do not shirk at exploitation or the use of improperly paid and taxed immigrants or illegals seem to have lept upon the system as manna from the financial heaven!”
“I like Boris, I don't like cameron and his cronies -- too much like the upper 6th but without daddy to sweep up the failures. Only draw back with Boris is that he is from the same background!”
Southern law girl on Aug 10, 2012 at 07:24:13
“I like Boris too! I think he's the more sensible of the two ie Cameron. Either way, class is a step backwards, so in my view, those who down cry the Tories are as bad as those who down cry Labour or others. Personally, I am now apolitical, and believe the more independent MP's the better. To leave behind ideology is the way forward, that way there will be a chance of concentrating on the real issues. I am totally fed up with the three main parties to be honest, bring on the independents! Ideology is a flaw of the concept of democracy, I am all for democracy, but until MP's become impartial there will always be two steps forward and one back.”
“Speed and distance are so important and yet in the UK particularly the safety zone will be filled instantly it is made. Years ago now I was heading north on the M5/6 (just after the junction) in the 3 lane semi fast parking zone when a prat shot out of the fast last across my bows by paint thickness. He had seen the Jam Sandwich forcing it's way through -- to my gob smacking amazement I was waved over to the hard shoulder (no mean feat in those conditions from the middle lane) where I was promptly accused of tailgating the very guy who had pulled over so dangerously. My three passengers protested to the point where letters to the Chief Constable were proposed and they eventually thought better of it. The West Midlands fuzz took a hit in the status stakes that day! Thank goodness that these days such traffic happens only a few days in the year when the population of Paris flees south.”
ladyboylover on Jan 18, 2012 at 14:33:49
“I don't know how many times I have left a gap on the outside lane (2 second rule) only to have it filled by cars entering from the slip road and cutting across all three lanes only to have them dabbing their brakes and gesturing that I am too close. I always hope that we are leaving at the same junction or services so that I can vent my anger by scratching a message in their paintwork.”
“The so called Palestinians are Semites just as the Israelis are (for the most part). You, like all the other apologists for the outrageous behavior of Arabs in general and Hamas in general ignore the fact that the two factors which caused the "refugee" problem were: The declaration of the Grand Mufti in Jerusalem in 1947/8 which incited all Muslims to rise up and murder all Jews and the fact that 80%+ of The Palestinian protectorate was designated as Arab Muslim Jordan. This is a country which like Tunisia took in these self exiling refugees and cared for them until their behavior forced their expulsion . Egypt has also suffered from these unlovely people.
In my many visits to that troubled land there were always Arabs employed in Israel despite their nasty habit of blowing up buses full of children. This has had to be reduced to only proven trustworthy people - a difficult and almost mutually exclusive situation.
I experienced at first hand the use of children as self propelled bombs and the wicked punishments handed out to the people who would not obey Hamas and their like.
You also do not mention that Hamas started it's Gazaian reign of terror by murdering the political opposition.”
virtusfides on Nov 23, 2012 at 07:35:05
“You have a troubled mind. Historically as well in reality.”
“My remarks were intended to reflect the modern trend - not just of the girls but the ever increasing displays by male "sportsmen". I personally am quite happy with nature and rather miffed at the attitude to youngsters who wish to sport their wares whilst they are still presentable! No doubt the Olympic committee would be aware of the current practices in sports where streamlining is so important.”
Soapachu on Jan 19, 2012 at 13:41:54
“Streamlining is only relevant in athletics and cycling; certainly not in boxing. So I'm kind of at a loss as to what point you're making. As an aside; why the inverted commas around 'sportsmen' - are you suggesting they're not really sportsmen?
Your second sentence is wholly mystifying and seems to bear little relation to what's being discussed here.”
“One suspects that the modern habit of wearing "shorts" which are no more than thin ,contour hugging creations designed to emphasise the labia etc etc is the target of such cover ups! Personally I have always found it bizarre that the western world (perhaps one should say UK/US world) goes into denial that 50% of the worlds population are female and have different underwater fittings to men! I am much more relaxed in the Europe of today in which the human form is accepted as something normal and acceptable.”
Soapachu on Jan 19, 2012 at 12:01:45
“The kind of shorts you describe bear absolutely no relation to those worn by female boxers. They are, in the main, pretty much identical to those worn by men. And should stay as such.”