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    man o' the year got a reaction from One percent in "That's why I really want to get back to Britain because I know it will be taken care of - health-wise, at least,"   
    Sajid Javid does not practice religion according to wiki.
    Sadiq Khan attneds mosque in Tooting. Their Ramadhan times suggest they are Sunni.
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    man o' the year got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Oh, the Umunnaty!   
    Soubry, Allen and Wollaston now gone. More to come today likely.
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    man o' the year got a reaction from sarahbell in London - Grenfell House   
    It seems to me that there is some truth in the Dispatches program and I know that had I lost family in the Grenfell fire I would have found it impossible to cope with the fact that people were told to stay in their flats until it was too late.  I was awake on the night and watched the tragedy unfold on the TV. Along with the Bradford City fire in 1985 and the Corporal killings in 1988 it produced and left that tremendous feeling of frustration and futility of witnessing such an event. 
     In the report "Facing the Future" report Sir Ken Knight in May 2013 said
    This suggests complacency to me and spending on the fire service then fell by 6% from 2012/13 to 2016/17. 
     
    I have dealings with the fire service myself. This has not been a positive experience with jobsworth inspectors making irrelevant points to self justify. It is clear that they are filling their time with trivial inspections and recommendations. The process has moved away from a working with owners to a box ticking exercise. It is easy to see how this could have resulted in the levels of incompetence seen at Grenfell where the building was effectively clad in fire lighters. I have no doubt too that there was some corruption involved.
    On a personal level the fire fighters were heroes and worthy of great praise on the night and so often in incidents. However systematically the fire service and others failed at Grenfell, failing in terms of supervision of the building process, inspection and recommendations but also in terms of sytems and actions on the night of the fire. This failed not only those who were in Grenfell Tower but also those in the fire service itself whose lives were put at risk that night.

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    man o' the year got a reaction from sarahbell in London - Grenfell House   
    It seems to me that there is some truth in the Dispatches program and I know that had I lost family in the Grenfell fire I would have found it impossible to cope with the fact that people were told to stay in their flats until it was too late.  I was awake on the night and watched the tragedy unfold on the TV. Along with the Bradford City fire in 1985 and the Corporal killings in 1988 it produced and left that tremendous feeling of frustration and futility of witnessing such an event. 
     In the report "Facing the Future" report Sir Ken Knight in May 2013 said
    This suggests complacency to me and spending on the fire service then fell by 6% from 2012/13 to 2016/17. 
     
    I have dealings with the fire service myself. This has not been a positive experience with jobsworth inspectors making irrelevant points to self justify. It is clear that they are filling their time with trivial inspections and recommendations. The process has moved away from a working with owners to a box ticking exercise. It is easy to see how this could have resulted in the levels of incompetence seen at Grenfell where the building was effectively clad in fire lighters. I have no doubt too that there was some corruption involved.
    On a personal level the fire fighters were heroes and worthy of great praise on the night and so often in incidents. However systematically the fire service and others failed at Grenfell, failing in terms of supervision of the building process, inspection and recommendations but also in terms of sytems and actions on the night of the fire. This failed not only those who were in Grenfell Tower but also those in the fire service itself whose lives were put at risk that night.

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    man o' the year got a reaction from sarahbell in London - Grenfell House   
    It seems to me that there is some truth in the Dispatches program and I know that had I lost family in the Grenfell fire I would have found it impossible to cope with the fact that people were told to stay in their flats until it was too late.  I was awake on the night and watched the tragedy unfold on the TV. Along with the Bradford City fire in 1985 and the Corporal killings in 1988 it produced and left that tremendous feeling of frustration and futility of witnessing such an event. 
     In the report "Facing the Future" report Sir Ken Knight in May 2013 said
    This suggests complacency to me and spending on the fire service then fell by 6% from 2012/13 to 2016/17. 
     
    I have dealings with the fire service myself. This has not been a positive experience with jobsworth inspectors making irrelevant points to self justify. It is clear that they are filling their time with trivial inspections and recommendations. The process has moved away from a working with owners to a box ticking exercise. It is easy to see how this could have resulted in the levels of incompetence seen at Grenfell where the building was effectively clad in fire lighters. I have no doubt too that there was some corruption involved.
    On a personal level the fire fighters were heroes and worthy of great praise on the night and so often in incidents. However systematically the fire service and others failed at Grenfell, failing in terms of supervision of the building process, inspection and recommendations but also in terms of sytems and actions on the night of the fire. This failed not only those who were in Grenfell Tower but also those in the fire service itself whose lives were put at risk that night.

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    man o' the year reacted to spygirl in Oh, the Umunnaty!   
    1) - £3 to join the Labour party. Allowing direct election of candidates for Mps. This allowed Momentum to target areas and just get a few 100 activists, costing a grand total of ~£300 , to run the selection process.
    2) Loons compared to the UKPOP/traidaiton labour voter.
    3) The whole globalist Balirite ankster loons is pure off hand anit-antisemitism - Its the Joos that are doing it BS.
    Blair never had 'a lot' There was him  and there was Brown. Both blew up in different ways.
    Labour will not survive Blair, followed by Brown, followed by Cuntbyn. There's finite opposing revolution any party can take.
     
     
     
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    man o' the year reacted to The Masked Tulip in Oh, the Umunnaty!   
    Vile anti semite, pro islamist party is the Labour Party now. Only fools and ideologues cannot see it.
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    man o' the year reacted to Option5 in Muslim parents lead group of 300 in protest outside school gates against equality lessons on homosexuality and gender   
    My physics teacher had a steam traction engine which we got to play with. He indoctrinated me into engineering .
    Thank you George.
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    man o' the year got a reaction from whitevanman in Anti-materialist heroes   
    Before tax?
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    man o' the year got a reaction from whitevanman in Anti-materialist heroes   
    Before tax?
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    man o' the year got a reaction from whitevanman in Anti-materialist heroes   
    Before tax?
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    man o' the year got a reaction from whitevanman in Anti-materialist heroes   
    Before tax?
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    man o' the year got a reaction from whitevanman in Anti-materialist heroes   
    Before tax?
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    man o' the year reacted to wherebee in The make us laugh or fuck off thread   
    first genuinely non funny entry.  -1 likes for YOU.
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    man o' the year reacted to Charles Carter in Radio 4 audience falls.   
    I tend to listen to radio4 Extra, mainly for the old comedy shows - which were actually funny - and to the drama. Like you, I gave up listening to LBC a couple of weeks before Christmas. I removed it from my TV and radio channel list. I just got sick of it. Apart from Nigel Farage's show - which I'll listen to if somebody tweets it out, every single presenter is an up-their-own-arse tossbag. Fuck LBC and fuck it's Londonistan centric bias.
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    man o' the year got a reaction from maynardgravy in Radio 4 audience falls.   
    I am(was) a great radio 4 listener. I listen much less now than I used to and more often to plays than anything else now. I also made a New Year resolution to stop listening to James O'Brien on LBC. I used to listen every day and saw it more of "keeping an eye on the enemy" than anything else. I have not listened this year and will continue to avoid.
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    man o' the year got a reaction from maynardgravy in Radio 4 audience falls.   
    I am(was) a great radio 4 listener. I listen much less now than I used to and more often to plays than anything else now. I also made a New Year resolution to stop listening to James O'Brien on LBC. I used to listen every day and saw it more of "keeping an eye on the enemy" than anything else. I have not listened this year and will continue to avoid.
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    man o' the year got a reaction from sarahbell in Premium bonds   
    First draw for us(wife and I). Each £25 from maximum holding.
    How long does payout take typically?
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    man o' the year reacted to Wheeler in Premium bonds   
    The January payout was in my account on the 9th January, so about a week after the draw maybe.
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    man o' the year reacted to Sgt Hartman in Fuckin' Weather   
    Stunningly glorious day today. I love this sort of weather. 
    I did Striding Edge in the Lakes earlier probably one of the most perfect days I've had up there.
     


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    man o' the year got a reaction from Kilham in New tech and other new things nobody actually wants (bar numpties)   
    The modern drive for recycling and monetisation of waste which brings 5 lorries per week along our tiny country lane each collecting a different form of waste, decorates all the local contryside with litter on windy days and brings monitoring of our recycling centre which means dumping in fields and hedgerows is rife..
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    man o' the year got a reaction from Kilham in New tech and other new things nobody actually wants (bar numpties)   
    The modern drive for recycling and monetisation of waste which brings 5 lorries per week along our tiny country lane each collecting a different form of waste, decorates all the local contryside with litter on windy days and brings monitoring of our recycling centre which means dumping in fields and hedgerows is rife..
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    man o' the year got a reaction from Kilham in New tech and other new things nobody actually wants (bar numpties)   
    The modern drive for recycling and monetisation of waste which brings 5 lorries per week along our tiny country lane each collecting a different form of waste, decorates all the local contryside with litter on windy days and brings monitoring of our recycling centre which means dumping in fields and hedgerows is rife..