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  1. Mad Cyril


    Does anyone else really worry about this?
  2. Yorkshire Blue

    Brexit to create 30,000 jobs

    Great news, my patriotic friends! The great Brexit gamble is set to create 30,000 British jobs for British* people! The EU have only 24,000 of these jobs currently so that's one in the eye for Juncker and his cronies. These jobs are set to come about in the civil service to implement the...
  3. RHB

    Conservative Iain Duncan Smith quits

    Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has resigned over "indefensible" changes to disability benefits. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-35848687 Not really surprising I suppose. I wonder whether Gove will be next?
  4. Mad Cyril

    Budget 2013

    Anything you would like to see? I would like to see an end to state benefits for wealthy pensioners. State pensions and winter fuel allowances should not be subsidising cruises, holidays on the Algarve and lavish spending sprees in Marks and Spencer. Invest the money saved where it will do...
  5. Benfleet A1

    Shrimperzone's Honourable Gentlemen

    Just a bit of fun, it's election time and Shrimperzone has evolved into a national and global beast. The decision has been taken to field a candidate to fight every seat in the country and the opinion polls suggest a landslide for us. We have no elected leader but in anticipation that we will be...
  6. Benefits of the EU?

    Here's something to cheer you up on a Friday. Our benefit system largely uses a principle known as "right to reside" to determine eligibility to certain benefits. UK citizens have an automatic right to reside, but for foreign nationals it is harder to meet the eligibility criteria. The...
  7. Pensions Advice

    Hi guys, Mrs BB needs some advice with regards to her pensions, and I wondered if there was anyone here who could give us some advice, or knows of anyone they have used in the past. I know DtS is a financial advisor but don't know if he does pensions.... Thanks BB
  8. pickledseal

    Question Anyone else on strike next Thursday in Southend?

    I'll prob join the rally in Southend High Street at 12.30pm: http://www.j30strike.org/location/southend/ ------------ Defending our pensions to protect education For every teacher, lecturer and leader, educating our students is the most important aspect of our working life. And it’s for this...
  9. pickledseal

    Vote of no confidence for Gove

    This would be an interesting move.... <link> I loved this quote: I do thing that general contentment amongst teachers, as with many public sector workers, must be at record low in recent times. Now before we get into "public sector workers don't know how good they've got it" debate - and...
  10. pickledseal

    Pension Changes

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12687489 I started teaching at 22. I'll die before I can retire.
  11. Cricko

    Breaking News ShrimperZone welcomes its latest signing

    It is with great pleasure that we are pleased to announce a new sponsorship deal for the Zone. Dave The Shrimper has joined the merry band of FW Goodson (our main site sponsor) and Kent Shrimper who help us with the running costs of the Zone. As most of you are no doubt aware DTS has taken the...
  12. Lord Football

    Food For Thought.

    I've been a bit quiet on here for a while, frankly the whole political arena is depressing. Even so, I've busy doing what I do. I thought I'd share some thoughts.... The Recession The recession was caused, in essence, by the collapse of the banking industry that took a gung-ho approach to...
  13. DTS

    Thoughts/Comments on my potential new logo.

    Ladies and Gentleman, Your thinking caps on please. I have enlisted some help from guru god Ayrshire Blue to help me knock up a logo for my new business. As an IFA I will be selling - Protection, Mortgages, Wealth Management and Investment and Pensions (Altought you better of speaking to Rob...
  14. Ron Manager

    Con/Lib agreement in full - in summary

    1. Deficit Reduction The country is skint, cuts will be made to make life harder for working families but still allow big businesses to dodge as much tax as possible. 2. Spending Review - NHS, Schools and a Fairer Society Cuts 3. Tax Measures Minimal tax cuts for the masses (enough to get...
  15. Labour Dont vote for these .....

    Aside from that horrible website, that im finding almost painful to read . A replication of the separation of 50% of humanity (again why ??) Repetitionof figures to the point of nonsensical rambling. Deliberate attacks on the other parties that Libs and Tories dont seem (unless their hidden...
  16. Numphgirl

    Government role for Apprentice star Alan Sugar

    Just read this on yahoo news, what are peoples thoughts ? Sir Alan Sugar will receive a peerage as part of a new enterprise role in the Government, a source has said. Sir Alan Sugar is to receive a peerage as part of a new enterprise role in the Government The businessman, star of BBC's The...
  17. RobM

    Occupational pensions!

    Sorry to be Mr. Dull but if you receive an occupational pension i.e. from your employer, do you pay National Insurance on it?
  18. J

    The B.N.P.

    So, they have done extremely well again this year, coming 5th in the london Mayoral Vote. But do we really know the truth about the B.N.P? Have you actually read the manifesto and mission statements? Ok, so they are a bit far right of the middle, but they want the best for this country. In my...