Frank Hovis

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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from DeepLurker in You know who is in control by who you are not allowed to criticise   
    And....
     
     
    It hasn't been either for "thousands of years"; maybe fifty years.
    Sean Morris has never read a history book in his life.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from gibbon in Mum with just 14p to her name tells full story of desperate Universal Credit plight   
    I would say that the same applies to doing a job on the minimum / living wage which is paid for a deliberately increasing number of jobs. 
    The state rather than your employer is then controlling your income as it moves that wage rate and the associated taxation thresholds and rates.
    McDonnel and his ilk would raise that minimum wage until everyone is paid the same whatever they do and however well they do it.
    Then everyone stops making any effort whatsoever and we are back to bread queues.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from dgul in Wheels coming off HE bubble   
    As they need to be earning £26k before they start repaying any of it and these are D/E students now adding to that a worthless degree from Wolverhampton I genuinely can not see many of them earning much over £26k for any of the thirty years over which the loan runs before being written off.
    No Mr Monkey, make no mistake, it is you the taxpayer that is going to be paying that £50k.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from spygirl in Wheels coming off HE bubble   
    I don't see how you create those though; as noted on various threads about automation my line of work, finance / accountancy as you know, has maybe a third of the staff as it did in 1980 in any company because the routine tasks that used to fall to juniors now just happen within the computer systems.
    They're not coming back and the remaining roles are mostly "value added" in that they interpret and forecast rather than simply recording so they're not suitable for apprentices as they require a good depth of experience.
    The only growth area seems to be delivery driving and trucking as people bypass the shops.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Van Lady in Wheels coming off HE bubble   
    I don't see how you create those though; as noted on various threads about automation my line of work, finance / accountancy as you know, has maybe a third of the staff as it did in 1980 in any company because the routine tasks that used to fall to juniors now just happen within the computer systems.
    They're not coming back and the remaining roles are mostly "value added" in that they interpret and forecast rather than simply recording so they're not suitable for apprentices as they require a good depth of experience.
    The only growth area seems to be delivery driving and trucking as people bypass the shops.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Heffalump in You know who is in control by who you are not allowed to criticise   
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7760243/Student-jailed-18-months-calling-Muslims-wiped-face-earth.html
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    Fekkin Papist!!! Burn Him !!!
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Talking Monkey in Wheels coming off HE bubble   
    From an individual perspective I suppose it makes sense for kids who are never going to earn much to have 3 years away from home taxpayer funded having a laugh. After which it is straight back to living with mum and dad and a rubbish job.
    There is going to be a huge burden on the taxpayer as these loans accumulate and start getting written off
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Fischer in Wheels coming off HE bubble   
    As they need to be earning £26k before they start repaying any of it and these are D/E students now adding to that a worthless degree from Wolverhampton I genuinely can not see many of them earning much over £26k for any of the thirty years over which the loan runs before being written off.
    No Mr Monkey, make no mistake, it is you the taxpayer that is going to be paying that £50k.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from sarahbell in Mum with just 14p to her name tells full story of desperate Universal Credit plight   
    That presentation slide 7 clearly defines the poverty threshold as being that which puts 50% of the population into poverty.
    That's a lunatic starting point for assessing who is in poverty.
    In somehwere like Kuwait that would mean that you were in poverty if you only had two Rolls Royces.
     

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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Talking Monkey in Wheels coming off HE bubble   
    As they need to be earning £26k before they start repaying any of it and these are D/E students now adding to that a worthless degree from Wolverhampton I genuinely can not see many of them earning much over £26k for any of the thirty years over which the loan runs before being written off.
    No Mr Monkey, make no mistake, it is you the taxpayer that is going to be paying that £50k.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to spygirl in Welcome!   
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from JFK in Mum with just 14p to her name tells full story of desperate Universal Credit plight   
    I agree with most of the above but her problem is partly caused by one factor of UC with which I disagree: monthly payment.
    The switch to this from weekly payment of previous benefits was an ideological one based upon people in work being paid monthly so people out of work should be paid the same way so that they learn how to budget.
    This however causes problems because many people who are unemployed are unemployed for a reason and they're not going to have great ability in managing money.
    Take it back to weekly payments, which won't cost anything as you're not paying people any more, and then people like this woman who are unable to budget don't keep running short of money towards the end of the month.
    It does seem a simple fix.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to JackieO in Tusk   
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Austin Allegro in You know who is in control by who you are not allowed to criticise   
    In what way has Britain been 'multi faith for thousands of years'? Only one faith was officially allowed from around the 7th century until 1829, even the Jews were expelled for 400 of the last 1000 years.
    It seems the case may have been more about incitement to violence (which is generally not an acceptable use of free speech) but if that is the case a judge should not go making politicised remarks like the one above, which suggest what the real motive for the prosecution was.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Happy Renting in Abbott Junior   
    Interesting tittle-tattle buried in the comments section of a Guido article...
    Apparently this leaked confidential Treasury Report that Steptoe is waving about is a Foreigh Office copy.
    That's the Foreign Office that Abbott's son was recently sacked from for an undisclosed reason.
    Outside which he is unreportedly alleged to have assaulted a policeman.
    Hmmmm....
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    Frank Hovis reacted to unregistered_guest in Abbott Junior   
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Austin Allegro in Mum with just 14p to her name tells full story of desperate Universal Credit plight   
    I've always thought them a great idea because currently in most counties the only decent education has to be paid for.  One school I went too was notionally comprehensive but was actually a grammar school (dubbed SL - science and language) and a secondary modern (dubbed SP - social and practical I think) at the same time.  Everyone came together for assemblies and sports, form classes were entirely mixed and there was no rivalry or division at all between SL and SP but the actual teaching classes were separate.  Now that was a genuinely good idea - properly inclusive but also allowing kids to excel in subjects at which they were good.  I even did Latin there which shows how good it was (IMHO).  My mates were certainly a mixture of SL and SP though it was so unstated and unimportant that I would only be guessing if I said whcih were which.
    Loads of people from the generation above mine however have a huge chip on their shoulder about grammar schools (basically because they didn't get in) and start foaming at the mouth if the subject comes up.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to whitevanman in You know who is in control by who you are not allowed to criticise   
    It's not a credible or imminent threat. In the US it would be protected by the 1st Amendment. 
    The US is the only country in the world to have free speech. They understand that the only speech that needs to be protected is hate speech.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from gibbon in You know who is in control by who you are not allowed to criticise   
    The top rated comment is spot on:
    His actual only crime, is daring to speak his personal opinion out loud it would seem.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Calcutta in Mum with just 14p to her name tells full story of desperate Universal Credit plight   
    Anyone mentioned grammar schools yet?
    Right now the quality of school a kid atteneds is roughly determined by how much of a shithole they grow up in. If a smart kid from a benefit ghetto does manage to get into a decent school he's probably going to get picked on for being poor.
    Grammar schools change that, offer a way out based on natural intelligence.
    But paying benefits on a card and only for essentials is the big game changer. Watch these mutants suddenly recover from their depression/anxiety.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to spunko in Election fraud - how many?   
    There's going to be a lot of moral indignation when the Tories have to arrange a coalition next week. I knew that we were in for another round of being led by globalist trash when they failed to address postal vote fraud, or even basic constituency boundary changes. What do they think Corbyn would do immediately if he got in?!
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    Frank Hovis reacted to ElKapitan84 in Mum with just 14p to her name tells full story of desperate Universal Credit plight   
    I'm a bachelor.  I earn money, I save it, I try to wring more out of it through interest.  I have a hard earned nest egg.  When I wasn't working I was treated like a piece of shit by the government.
    I have workshy relatives who are into competitive breeding.  Even the fathers are now quitting working because they get everything thrown at them by the government.  Free house, rent, fuel etc.
    I'm prepared for the SHTF and them some.  These people are not.  If karma exists; what are you going to do with five kids and no benefits or work?
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Calcutta in Mum with just 14p to her name tells full story of desperate Universal Credit plight   
    As has every single heroin addict if you believe them; it's part of their standard sob story to soften you up before they ask for you money.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Panther in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    I was arrested for a serious offence back in the 90s (more serious than rape) and you really do begin to doubt yourself once in the Police Station. Interview after interview, sat there in your Tyvek paper suit, hallucinating with tiredness and shock in your cell, trying to stay 'no comment' when every question is crying out for you to reply. I can believe that people make false admissions. But his mother and his friends asking him 'did you do it'. That is disgusting behavior, I had that just once and nearly hit the bloke.