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  1. Napster

    Theresa May

    Blimey she's ruthless. Hunt, Gove, Osbourne, Morgan, Whittingdale, all gone. New posts created for Brexit, including Davis in charge of Brexit (who has always been anti-EU), and the disgraced Liam Fox as new international trade minister. Oh and BoJo, which is very clever for May. In essence...
  2. Southend: Real ale desert

    Just wondering why Southend seems to be completely devoid of decent ale pubs or the new style of brewhouse/craft beer establishment that is cropping up in other towns and improving their night-time economy? Chelmsford has the Ale House as a speciality venue and countless real ale pubs like the...
  3. OldBlueLady

    Tunisia massacre

    Very surprised there hasn't been a thread on this over the weekend. Now saying more than 30 Brits assassinated by what might or might not have been a lone ISIS gunman. My heartfelt sympathies to the victims and their families, my thanks to the tourist reps on the ground in the resorts there...
  4. Cricko

    The Labour Assassins and The Tory victory.

    Firstly congratulations to The Tories and their overall majority. The people have spoken and the result is how it is. Some of the equations are quite frankly ridiculous though...The SNP with 1.5 million votes gaining 56 odd seats and UKIP with 4 million gaining 1 seat ...This way of voting has...
  5. Tangled up in Blue

    Minimum wage scandal

    Today's good news on the British economy.37 firms have been "named and shamed" for not paying the minimum wage to their employees. That's a national scandal and it's just "the tip of the iceberg" according to the TUC. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30822565
  6. steveo

    Good news?

    UK has fastest growing economy. Thought I would post this for Barnas benefit so he can keep up. He won't see it himself as strangely his paper doesn't seem to carry the story, although it is front page news for both the Times and the Telegraph...
  7. Under labour: Most say worse off or no better off

    Some claim there is a cost of living crisis but according to a you gov poll in today's Sun many people think it would be even worse or no better if Labour had still been in power. 32% think they would have been personally worse off under Labour and a further 31% think they would be in much the...
  8. Ed "flatline" Balls

    This bloke whenever asked replies "economy is flatlining" what a strange man he is,God help us if he ever becomes chancellor or PM:'(.
  9. Mad Cyril

    Snide condiments - A false economy?

    I just paid three quid for a sausage sandwich with ketchup and when I got to my desk and unwrapped it I was horrified to find twi sachets of Harrison's tomato ketchup. Needless to say the establishment will not be getting any further business from me. I have also just finished working for a US...
  10. why i believe that an untargeted slashing of the welfare budget is a false economy.

    I'm going to argue the unpopular. I'm going to argue that the current plans to reform the welfare budget should be scrapped because the problems they cause will cost more to resolve than they will save. I'm not going to argue for no reform. I hate the current system and agree with much of the...
  11. Cricko

    The Nakid Truth

    Taken from: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Naked-Truth-CameronIs-he-the-worst-prime-minister-in-British-history/349274725156523 How close was David Cameron to having a week that was not a total disaster for himself or the government. I really thought he was going to make it by Thursday,But...
  12. Davros

    A Question for Neil F

    since you always provide spectacular financial analysis... I was walking down the highstreet on saturday, and saw that Sports Direct had moved into the lot vacated by JJB when it went bust in October, just months after Sports Direct had had the opportunity to save JJB, but decided not to...
  13. Dick Bate's Protege

    Spain Economy Sinking

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/9836472/Spain-economy-sinks-in-final-quarter-of-2012.html Shame for Spain, discuss...
  14. Tangled up in Blue

    Immigration from Romania and Bulgaria

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/jan/27/uk-immigration-romania-bulgaria-ministers "Romanian or Bulgarian?You won't like it here". Will they though?And should they be discouraged from coming? Since Romania and Bulgaria become full member states of the EU at the end of the year it seems to me...
  15. TrueBlue

    True Blue Travel - Best Price to SZ Users

    Now that I am an official zone advertiser/sponsor now I can do this legitimately (Thanks to Cricko for calling me and arranging) Special prices for Zone members looking after the SUFC community Something to think about: When you go on holiday it starts from the moment you leave your house so...
  16. Polling - big Lab lead, Lib misery and the rise of UKIP -

    LATEST VOTING INTENTION Con Lab Lib 14 Dec 28 39 9 Lab +11 14 Dec 33 45 9 Lab +12 13 Dec 33 43 9 Lab +10 12 Dec 31 44 12 Lab +13 11 Dec 31 43 10 Lab +12 10 Dec 33 42 10 Lab +9 10 Dec 35 44 9 Lab +9 10 Dec 26 41 8 Lab +15 7 Dec 33 42 10 Lab +9 6 Dec...
  17. Shale Gas/Fracking

    Finally the government has done something that might actually encourage growth. There is an abundance of shale gas in the North of England. It has the potential to dramtically reduce energy prices and also reduce carbon emissions since gas power generation emits a lot less carbon than coal. In...
  18. Benfleet A1

    The Milliband Speech

    Trying to play the class card again. Almost nothing on what he will do for the economy and even nicked the 'One Nation' slogan from Disraeli, a Conservative Prime Minister. Loved all his bluster about the forgotten 50% who dont go to university which is going to blow up in his face on wednesday...
  19. Cameron, Clegg and Osborne

    I cannot think of a single reason (other than the fact that they are not Gordon Brown) that would motivate anyone to vote for a party in which any of these three hold sway. I voted Liberal in the last election and I feel like an absolute mug. If this utter circus continues on I fear that I...
  20. yogi bear up the cagire

    The french presidential election............and beyond

    From my Facebook Page A worrying night in the French Presidential Election............and my worry is not for 2012 but for 2017. Nearly a third of French voters chose to vote for the extreme left or extreme right, with a far larger majority opting for the latter. Between 18% and 20% appear...