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at 19:13 8 Apr 2020
Just had this from Greenpeace,
The UK government has handed out a publicly funded, £600 million loan to EasyJet. 
This comes just weeks after the founder of EasyJet received a £60 million pay-out from company profits - while the airline also asked its staff to take unpaid leave. 
We’d hope that any government loan would go to support their employees during this crisis. However, given EasyJet’s track record, it’s hard to be sure.
It’s also been revealed that across the world airline lobbyists are pushing governments to roll back environmental taxes that are there to try and protect our climate.  It’s outrageous.
That’s why we need to come together and call on the government to protect the vulnerable among us and protect employees. And before no-strings-attached bailouts are handed out to major polluting industries, our government must also make sure the money will drive positive change for both the climate and nature - no exceptions.
Can you call on the government to use public money to support both people and the environment?
There's a petiton running.
|A Planetswans government|
at 18:30 5 Apr 2020
Obviously based purely on posts, who would you nominate for each minsterial position?
You might even have some fun with this.
|The utter gits|
at 12:08 26 Mar 2020
A neighbours son had applied for a new job, he got it. He was sent out a contract which he signed and returned, the same day he sent in his resignation notice to his current/old employer.
They only went and rescinded the offer and his old employer having accepted his resignation say sorry but hard luck.
Whether or not they can do this legally, morally it's shocking. It raises the question, having signed and returned his contract, where does he stand legally?
at 10:28 25 Mar 2020
They only have 5 cases so far and maybe that's because their government acted swiftly. They closed the international airport 2 weeks ago, told non essential businesses to close too apparently. Rhey went for lockdown quite quickly.
Their population is around 6.5 million. We'll have to wait and see but maybe (as several on here did say) taking stronger action earlier on would have proved effective. Not that I want to start throwing blame around because now isn't the time, we can start the bonfires after we get through this.
at 11:37 7 Mar 2020
No, not the Leonard Rossitter classic comedy, it's our house. We have rising damp along the front wall.
Does anybody know a decent, trustworthy builder who can quote us for a new damp course please? An architect friend has said he's very sure it will cure the problem but he doesn't know a builder any more.
|Big brother is watching|
at 21:51 19 Feb 2020
Just not the government, as it turns out the in house surveillance is done by...Amazon.
I watched a program on BBC iplayer where former Amazon senior management wondered why people who would vote against letting the government have stronger surveiilance powers would buy Alexa, and often have 3/4 in a house, when Amazon can listen in to every word. They also talked about the video doorbells which Amazon can also access. 3 UK police forces have been giving them out free calling them a massive tool in th fight against crime but it's basically a camera they can access directly without a warrant, which you agree to when you accept it apparently.
The program didn't reflect well on Amazon.
at 11:34 7 Jan 2020
Is this the next big thing?
There is very little cross generational socialising any more. We have elderly people suffering isolarion and lonliness and young people needing empathy lessons.
There are places, though they are fast dying out, where a diverse range of people of a wide age range used to gather and socilaise happily for hours....local pubs.
You don't get many 60 plus people down Wind Street of a weekend.
Churches, that's another place though to be honest you'll not find me in a Church, I won't even go to a Church funeral anymore.
What is the answer? If we are to unite the country this is yet another issue to be solved.
|Spurs v Chelsea|
at 22:47 22 Dec 2019
How could Taylor not point straight to the spot when Gazzaniga so obviously took out the Chelsea player and should it have been red?
Should Spurs have to play behind closed doors for the racist chanting and abuse as well as the missiles being thrown?
|The dirty war on the NHS|
at 11:40 22 Dec 2019
A film by John Pilger. It's shocking, even when you already knew much of it was happening. It also provides more reasons for getting Tony Blair into a court to face questions. He, along with Alan Milburn lied to the British people. He went about increasing privatisation in the NHS by stealth, he was Thatchers love child in that respect.
The PFI scandal, the NHS borrowed roughly 11 billion but will end up paying back around 80 billion over 30-40 years. That is where much of the money goes.
Watch it and be angry at all of our politicians (including Corbyn for making Labour unelectable)
|Abolish the Lords!|
at 14:44 16 Dec 2019
As if we needed any more reasons to get rid of the unelected political placing shenanigans that is the House of Lords, news today that Ed Davey has noinated Jo Swinson for a peerage and he wants her back in Parliament as soon as possible.
So this utter failure who got a good kicking at the ballot box, who stood on a 'b0ll0cks to brexit' manifesto could get a peerage.
What has she done to deserve this elevation? Davey went on to say the Libdems will still fight brexit at every opportunity.
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