The Italian government want to do what the Labour Party have been saying we should do here...namely, spend more government money to stimulate growth.
The EU Commission is "demanding changes", telling Italy to revise it's budget. The Commission said the first draft represented a "particularly serious non-compliance" with its recommendations. The Commission Vice-President for the euro, Valdis Dombrovskis, said Italy's response to the commission's concerns was "not sufficient" to assuage fears - and the euro's rules were the same for everybody.
So I ask, as many of the Remainers on here are also supporters of higher government spending in the UK how do you feel about the statements from the commission?
Should Italy press ahead with their budget plans regardless?
...is now our best defender by a mile. £2m? What a bargain!
If we can get £25m for Mawson DO IT. He is a good lad but nowhere near as good as van der Hoorn.
The one who needs replacing (has done for about 3 f*cking years) is Kyle Bartley, use the profit from Mawson to get another HG centre-half (from the Championship) and a winger/no.10...then flog Bartley and invest in a young 4th choice centre-half with potential...and we will have improved our team...of course in reality they would trouser the cash, but I can but hope.
Think of this thread as an online version of Cluedo.
Do you have any theories? Would you please share them...I'll be honest I am hoping for a slanging match and a lot of unfounded accusations here, I do enjoy all the toys coming out of the pram.
I'll get you started with a possible candidate; Trampie ...bear with me.
Several months ago I started down arrowing all of Trampie's posts for a laugh. I don't know, it just struck me that the person who posts as 'Trampie' might be the type to get irritated by my childish Shadwell baiting and snap. Shortly after I started doing this...I stopped pretty quick, couldn't be arsed, down arrowing a posters every post takes dedication... Mart6 pops up down arrowing his lil cock off. Coincidence?
Were you smacked? Would you have had a better upbringing if smacking was banned when you were a child? Have you smacked your child/children? What techniques do you use to discipline your child? How important is it (or not) for a child to face consequences as a result of poor decisions? How enforceable would this law be? Will a smacking ban improve our society and how? etc.
Firstly, what got me thinking about the subject...
I caught the start of Andrew Marr yesterday and they (Marr, Polly Toynbee and Fraser Nelson) were going through the papers. The subject of Toby Young and his internet history came up and Toynbee was going to town on him. Nelson made coments to the effect of, it was all in the past and at least he is a doer, passionate about his brief and should be judged on what he does now (instead of what he tweeted 5yrs ago). He then praised Young as a journalist who actually put his money where his mouth was and put his ideas into practice, making a real difference, which is more than Toynbee or himself ever did. Toynbee comes back with "Oh yes, because he just wants to create a school for his kids". Nelson retorts; "Yes, it's better than sending them private as some columnists I could mention". Ouch!
A quick bit of online research reveals that Toynbee sent 2 out of her 3 children to Private School. More interesting detail re: Toynbee...
- She is from a super privileged background - She herself went to Private School in her primary years - She still managed to fail the 11+ and went to a state school - She achieved only 1 'A' level - Yet still went to Oxford University - She then drops out (like Corbyn) to "work in a factory and write great fiction in her spare time, like Tolstoy" - Before realising that the reality of working in a factory for long hours doesn't lend itself to such intellectual pursuits.
Is it just me or is this woman a f*cking imbecile.
...anyway, I digress.
Q1. What do the good posters of Planet Swans think about Private Education Vs State?
Q2. Why is it that people who call themselves left-wing (vote Labour, preach socialism and anti-privatisation) find privatisation to be such a good thing when it comes to their own offspring's education?