BrianH13

BrianH13

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16 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Chris Skidmore: Global... · 0 replies · +1 points

I'm really not trying to offer a 'cleverer than thou' argument. Just inform you how things are around here.

Your suggestion that "...the option of going to the foodbank releases funds..." is ridiculous. For those using the foodbanks here in Dundee, they have no other option, and they use them reluctantly. The usage does not '[release] funds'. They have no funds to release. And that condition has been made more acute during this pandemic, because incomes have dropped.

Your shoebank idea is great - though we already have many recycling and upcycling pathways. But food is an immediate need.

16 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Tom Bell: Councils can... · 0 replies · +1 points

Please do remember 'woke' is good. It is not a pejorative term.

16 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Tom Bell: Councils can... · 0 replies · +1 points

Autonomous vehicles? Yes. Start on the railways. Smart routing for both passenger and freight.

Electric Vehicles? Not convinced as a sole solution.

But mixing different types on the same infrastructure always seems to cause problems (which is perhaps why bicycles are not allowed on motorways)

16 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Stephen McPartland and... · 0 replies · +1 points

That was my first thought too! Well said.

16 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Chris Skidmore: Global... · 0 replies · +1 points

It is a pity that your response is not equally well thought out!

16 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Chris Skidmore: Global... · 2 replies · +1 points

Auntie. Please! "... I have not come across any evidence of people going hungry over the past year during the pandemic..." If so, you are looking in the wrong place. There is ample evidence of significantly increased use of foodbanks during the pandemic.

People using foodbanks are not debasing our language. They are just hungry.

16 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Chris Skidmore: Global... · 0 replies · +1 points

"...[Brexit about] democratic accountability..." You're having a laugh, aren't you? It was always about money (£350m a day to be precise)

16 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Chris Skidmore: Global... · 0 replies · +1 points

Erm? Astro-Zeneca is an Anglo-Swedish Company. (but I agree with you main point)

17 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Anthony Browne: Why th... · 0 replies · +1 points

"...For most countries, there is little difference between real and nominal GDP. But because of the UK’s methodology, there is presently a huge difference..."

I'm confused. I thought the difference between 'real' and 'nominal' GDP is simply that the former is adjusted for inflation, whereas the latter is not. Am I wrong on this?

17 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Julian Gallant: Politi... · 0 replies · +1 points

So you agree a more thoughtful response would have been: "I object to taxpayers money being used to subsidise anything, including ‘the arts’..."