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    little things that annoy the shit out of you

    I once saw a headcase from Middlesbrough get called ‘cock’, as in ‘Ey up, cock’ pleasantry greeting, it was his first day in a new job and he came very close to losing it as he went berserk and went for the person making the genial introduction. The reaction should have been the gage of the loon really. Kev was fucking odd.
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    little things that annoy the shit out of you

    Conversations where your opposing number uses the word ‘like’ at least 45/50% of their own entire verbal output. You ain’t Method Man, you’re a podgy bloke from Worcester.
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    The Africa Thread

    Gnosher, I assume you’ve been on the Dulux tonight and in the politest possible terms, fuck off you absolute fucking no mark. Imbecilic fucking cretin.
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    The Africa Thread

    Neither, it was more unofficial before today, so when we got wind it the people I work for flew us out as last time ‘westerners’ were targeted. The Embassies stay until the last, a guy I know literally arrived a few days before to start with at the embassy as we learned it was kicking off, it’s a safety first approach for us, not them. We’ll know how bad things could be tomorrow, though we’re getting some stuff through now that it’s getting ‘complicated’.
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    The Africa Thread

    This is what we signed up for and knew it would be bumpy, it’s part of the process.
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    The Africa Thread

    It’s all a bit odd in truth. We were ‘evacuated’ to Dubai to sit it out as last time got really messy and we’d be targeted by fringe groups. Now we don’t know when we’ll be able to get back and we’re kinda stuck in Dubai until whatever happens happens. Weirdly it’s the military which are pushing for democracy with the main revolutionary group, and these are currently doing the protesting, tomorrow all of the fringe groups will be doing counter protests as they want to stop the elections as they have no chance at being elected. It’s likely to be shitty, or the blood letting of any revolution necessitates. There’s loads of other stuff going on, most notably the Americans sticking their noses in and much more, it’s a mess. So, yeah, been there three months and we’ve already been evacuated. Wonderful stuff.
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    The Africa Thread

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-58970193 Getting really dicey, me and the fam were told to leave for the ME and wait for it to blow over as it looks like it could get really messy some time soon. Just been told all flights in and out are being cancelled and I can’t get back anytime soon. Wonderful stuff.
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    Should the UK remain a member of the EU

    Well, well, well... 'A damning new report on trafficking in the UK has warned that Brexit and the Home Office’s new plan for immigration are increasing the risks to trafficking victims. The report has also found links between terrorism and trafficking in cases involving families from the UK ending up with Islamic State in Syria and an increase in the recruitment of trafficking victims via social media. Thousands of potential trafficking victims held in immigration centres, data shows The influential Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (Greta), part of the 47-nation Council of Europe, monitors the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, which came into force in the UK in April 2009. The number of possible victims of trafficking referred to the UK’s national referral mechanism (NRM) has grown tenfold, from 1,182 in 2012 to 10,627 in 2019. The number of referrals in 2020 was 10,613. The proportion of male victims referred to the NRM has increased over the years: of the possible victims in 2019, 68% (7,224) were male and 32% (3,391) were female. In 2019, possible victims of 125 different nationalities were referred to the NRM. The largest number of referrals were for UK nationals, accounting for 27% of the total, followed by Albania, Vietnam, China and India. ... The Greta report states that “Brexit has heightened the risk of exploitation for EU workers” and warns that victims of slavery may have difficulty applying for the EU settlement scheme. It adds: “Frontline and migrant organisations have noted that the offence of illegal working, part of the UK’s hostile environment for undocumented migrants, acts as a major driver of exploitation and a barrier to justice.' https://www.theguardian.com/law/2021/oct/20/brexit-and-uk-immigration-policy-increasing-risks-to-trafficking-victims
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    Happy Birthday Champ

    Peace, love and happiness, C x
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    Winter of discontent

    BANKERS’ BONUS: Chancellor Rishi Sunak will include measures to keep the City competitive in next week’s budget, cutting a tax surcharge on bank profits to 3 percent from 8 percent. The FT’s George Parker and Stephen Morris have the scoop.
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    Other Football 2021/22

    Yeah, but he might win up upcoming court case for aggravated assault, so the jokes on you there, Pete.
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    Exactly. The real economic problem with rental as assets is that a mortgage, at favourable interest rates as you have collateral, will always appear as debt on you account so you never pay tax as it’s a liability, which the rent pays off against, but the equity is untaxed profit which accumulates over time, whilst your debt is reduced and assets are increased. Its a system of tax less, imaginary gain which is used to borrow against others of the same, the portfolio is debt with others paying that for you whilst your new assets, and the equity, are tax free. Such a fucking scam.
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    Should the UK remain a member of the EU

    I often wonder about Gnosher if there’s a day coming, sometime after his eighth double Turps and tonic of the evening, where the world just comes crashing down around him and he silently mouths the word ‘fuck’ as he slowly realises that despite all his protestation, all his ‘research’ through Twitter that actually he’s been fucked over like the rest of us and no amount of hand waving, quiescence in reality, or skewed statistics will allow his cognitive dissonance to go in to bat for this one anymore. Or, maybe he is just the frog in the pan. Then I remember I really don’t fucking care and watch him being roundly humiliated every day on here for his absolute lack of wherewithal and go back to my day.
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    First you close the library’s, then the pathways to education.