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11 hours ago, doulikefish said:

Sir Ed Davey the winner

Yeah but I see the role of deputy leader is still vacant.  I can see that dominating the headlines for the next few months.

.. or maybe not. 🙂

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**Policy Interlude**

A policy I'd like to see implemented is for younger folk to be more fairly treated by the minimum wage - by one or other of the governments topping up the mandatory minimum wage that employers must pay them, to the full 25s-and-over minimum wage amount.

I can see why they allow employers to pay young folk less, because otherwise firms may not take on inexperienced staff and we don't want a wasted generation of unemployed youngsters, but young workers are adults and do face many of the same costs as the rest of us.

Since the living/minimum wage is government policy, it is their responsibility to ensure that it is applied to people fairly.

(Could be a good starter policy for the Lib Dems and Sir Ed.)

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That strong/ weak doge meme but it’s business leaders advocating the dog eat dog world of the market versus when they’re asked to pay younger members of staff fairly

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I know it was mentioned, but the continued breakdown of Andrew Neil is some viewing. Guy has been blasted on the Glenlivet and rage tweeting for about 2 weeks straight now. 

Also, despite having a Swedish wife he had no clue that Sweden didn't use the Euro.

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2 hours ago, JMDP said:

I know it was mentioned, but the continued breakdown of Andrew Neil is some viewing. Guy has been blasted on the Glenlivet and rage tweeting for about 2 weeks straight now. 

Also, despite having a Swedish wife he had no clue that Sweden didn't use the Euro.

It's on a par with when he listed Bosnia and Herzegovina as two different countries.

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For all Jeane Freeman's faults....handing Andrew Neil's arse to him on a plate during the first referendum has to got to be up there.

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You can appreciate why the FT has quite an expensive subscription, they need to pay for the best minds to answer the questions us plebs can't unpick.

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Do contributors to the Eye's letters page still find the feeblest of excuses to prompt them to print that photo of Andrew Neil that he tried to block?

Yes, I need to just get back to buying it myself, I know.

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I'm delighted to hear from Amy Callaghan after such a terrible time for her over the summer.

My wishes for her are as positive as they are heartfelt.

 

 

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So, let's see if I've got this right. At a point in time when it is becoming widely accepted that homeworking is going to form part of future working patterns, Douglas Ross's big idea for the Scottish economy is the tired old mantra of massive investment in transport. Not content with the massively expensive punt that is HS2, the Tories still seem to think that big ticket road and rail projects in themselves bring sustainable jobs when the evidence is flimsy at best. Still, I suppose he had to announce something.

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Douglas 'Dross' Ross not faring well when a BBC interviewer had the temerity to compare his voting record with recent promises.

 

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So, let's see if I've got this right. At a point in time when it is becoming widely accepted that homeworking is going to form part of future working patterns, Douglas Ross's big idea for the Scottish economy is the tired old mantra of massive investment in transport. Not content with the massively expensive punt that is HS2, the Tories still seem to think that big ticket road and rail projects in themselves bring sustainable jobs when the evidence is flimsy at best. Still, I suppose he had to announce something.
The big Pret must stay open.

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