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MrDrem

Member since May 2011 • Last active Jun 2017

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    Council cuts have devastated local authorities, or, perhaps, given a wealthier authority like K&C an excuse to scale services back

    While K&C proudly maintained an underspend to distribute back to council tax payers who could afford to pay the annual bill in one payment.

    I don't think that you had to pay it all in one go, just pay it all. On the other hand, Councils are allowed to offer a discount for a single payment, the suggestion being that they will then get the interest on the money, and know that they don't have the cost of chasing you for it.

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    We don't often stop to watch series, but American Gods we have done. It looks like only 8 episodes for the first series though, which is a shame.

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    And this is why I am so glad that by an accident of birth location I should be able to get an Irish Passport.

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    Twitter tells me that the Grenfell Tower is on fire. Hoping noone is hurt, but it looks unlikely :(

    Sadiq Kahn has declared a major incident.

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    Twitter tells me that the Grenfell Tower is on fire. Hoping noone is hurt, but it looks unlikely :(

    Sadiq Kahn has declared a major incident.

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    This is easier to detect than you might think.

    Each polling station has a Register of Electors at it. That list is crossed as each person votes. once polling ends, that list is shipped back to the council, who sell it to each of the parties. Thus, the parties have a full list of who has voted where. I believe that the same process works with Postal votes too.

    So, if you are registered in two locations, it should be fairly easy to spot people voting twice. It is, of course, much easier to pick up people with unusual names, whereas it's harder to spot the John Smiths of the world.

    I don't know how much of the verification data (eg NINOs that they also get).

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    So, are we "Ready for Mogg"?

    https://readyformogg.org/

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    Para 1 - Possible Counter?

    Only 17% of benefits (need citation) are paid to people that are out of work. The rest are paid to people in work. Your hard earned money is actually subsidising big businesses, enabling them to pay such low wages that the tax payer has to top it up whilst they reap the profit and then manage to pay little or no tax.

    This, this and then this again.

    If Tesco/Sainsburys/Asda/etc don't want to pay their staff enough to live on, why should the tax payer pick up the tab when they are shifting shitloads of cash off to their shareholders?

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    Photos coming out of The Sun offices seem to show a van... https://twitter.com/DanielKennett77/stat­us/871120728632029184

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    perfect, thanks :)

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