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About time. I found it astonishing that the NHS wasted money on this entirely unproven quackery. At very best these sugar pills and water may act on the gullible as a placebo, but was that enough of a...
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I think this is the first time I've ever ventured into Chatterbank... This story really made me laugh - is it safe to assume more than a couple of drinks had been had by both? Given the size of the...
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Jeremy Corbyn has said he is not rich, even though he earns £137k a year and has a pension pot of £1.6m, and yet Labour plan to increase the tax on the "rich" earning over £80k a year....
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Corbyn was asked 6 times whether, if he became PM (Ha!), come what may would we leave EU, and 6 times he failed, and for failed read refused, to provide an answer to this question. Does this give...
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Ched Evans is morally reprehensible. However, as he has been exonerated of rape, I am pleased that he is able to resume his career at his former club....
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The left of Trotsky, Mad John McDonnell, has said the 'rich' earning over £80,000 will be taxed at a higher rate than others - John Ashworth this morning said we are asking (as if it would be a...
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No question from me - just a heartfelt hooray. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39740931...
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Is Alesha Dixon just about the most perfect looking woman ever? The only acceptable (for acceptable read correct) answer is a massive YES....
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The lunatic on Westminster continues, quite rightly, to be the main topic on the news at the moment, but let's hope for some good news that Sgt Blackman will be released today. Having seen the recent...
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Is Sarah Vine correct that this is worrying? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4337254/Law-brand-men-rapists-SARAH-VINE.html If a man is accused of rape, personally I think it is absolutely...
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Is it just simply a matter of numbers? Are Jehovah Witnesses a cult? Given their weird beliefs (accepting the fact that believing in any religion is weird - that's a given, obviously) it suggests they...
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I do not believe for one minute that Jeremy Corbyn has tried to conceal income - he doesn't seem the type, and in fact seems quite decent. But Given that he is taxed at source and doesn't appear to...
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Diane Abbot wasn't 'too ill' to make a statement about Donald Trump at 5pm, but was 'too ill' to vote in possibly the most important vote of her parliamentary career. She had a choice: (1) follow the...
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I was aware he was the driving force behind the Stephen Downing case (but only because I watched the TV drama), but had no idea he was also instrumental in the Barry George and Ched Evans...
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I managed to write off my bike recently which had a private plate. The V5C with the private plate was sent to my insurance company and they sent me a letter to retain the plate to send to the DVLA....
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If somebody has an annual salary of £90000, and then receives a bonus of £60000, what should the net amount of the bonus be after the deduction of Tax and NI? Its not me (I wish!) Thank you very...
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If you have saved up all year to take a well-earned family break and your flight was cancelled because of these morons, on a scale of 1 to 10 how painful would their torture to be?...
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If approved it appears men will have to carry a breathalyser with them to ensure any woman who consents is under a certain limit allowing them to consent. Presumably, going forwards, a Consent...
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30% (102 people) voted 'Yes' and 22.06% (75 people) voted 'It Depends Where You Live', none of whom have provided a rationale. I'm especially intrigued by the 75 people who voted 'it depends' -...
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I have no idea whether this is true, but I read over the weekend that every Labour government we've ever had has left the country with more unemployment when they left office than when they entered...

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