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  1. The comments are interesting to say the least
  2. That’s hell of an increase in council tax. I guess it reflects that those on bennies don’t pay it so the slack has to be taken up by those who do.
  3. Top post. My builder earn money I can only dream of.
  4. Both mine are using their degrees. One has a degree in sociology. I kid you not.
  5. Yep. Wages have stagnated and in some instances gone backwards. If I went onto short term, hourly paid work in my field, I couldn’t get no where near what I got paid 15 years ago. Years ago factory work used to be well paid too. Not now. The biggest problem is that the Labour market has been flooded with cheap labour. This drives down wages. Then these people all need somewhere to live, which drives up the cost of housing. Then to compound it all, many jobs have been offshored.
  6. Good a place as any to put this A woman has been filmed attacking a man in broad daylight as a baying mob accuse him of 'exposing himself' to a group of teenagers. Video captured by an onlooker shows the man being punched and kicked repeatedly in the face by vigilantes in the Sheldon area of Birmingham before a woman lunges, accusing him of 'targeting an underage girl'. The woman, 36, was arrested on suspicion of assault while the man, 28, was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and assaulting a police officer.
  7. Not quite pikey but acting like one who has won the lottery
  8. Quite. Shame they didn’t get so exercised over the plebs losing their jobs in the steel industry when the new foreign owners decided to mothball them all
  9. Bloody bbc keep recycling these stories.
  10. The problem is when “we” (whoever “we” are) turn a blind eye to the worsening conditions of others in society, it will eventually catch up. Divide a rule is a classic play of the establishment. It has been noted before: First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me. Martin Niemöller
  11. I think pension credits take up the slack if you haven’t bothered to contribute.
  12. Criminal barristers in England and Wales are threatening to walk out of trials or refuse new work over a pay row with the Crown Prosecution Service. The Criminal Bar Association says rates for prosecution work have not risen in 20 years and barristers can receive as little as £46.50 for a day's work. In a CBA survey, 95% of barristers said they would strike to change the rates. The CPS said it was in the process of reviewing barrister fees to make them "fair, affordable and sustainable".
  13. Yep. I’m a few years behind the boomers. If I were a boomer, I would have been given a massive payoff and be retired by now, ploughing all that money into the economy. Sadly, the bastards pulled the ladder up.