Jamehar

Jamehar

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8 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The new points-based i... · 0 replies · +1 points

Indeed. Including the current Home Secretary.

8 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The new points-based i... · 0 replies · +1 points

I guess that by increasing the costs of care homes, the number of people reducing their working hours to care for old relatives would increase (exacerbating the problem)? Considering that we have a rapidly ageing population, it would be interesting to know what the correlation between per £ increase in care home costs and % decline in employment rates would be.

Reform of the social care system is the key to ensuring all those people caring for relatives at home can get back to work. What is the government planning and how will it achieve it without trained staff?

The idea that we can take the dross who don't want to work, and turn them into compassionate/ engaged/ effective professional carers is ludicrous. I wouldn't want to trust my relatives' safety to a carer who had been forced into work.

9 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The new points-based i... · 2 replies · +1 points

They were very clear that this was the case at the time of the referendum.
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/may-7-2...

11 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The new points-based i... · 0 replies · +1 points

How exactly will the government encourage students who don't already work to do so?

Those students who need the money already do work to pay their way (I certainly did during term time and holidays - I couldn't have afforded to do my degree and pay for rent/food/bills/etc otherwise). Those whose parents pay for everything don't need to work.

I hope we aren't about to see some headline-grabbing policy which makes life financially tougher for students. The ones who will suffer are those from poor families who are already working very hard to get by. It will do nothing to encourage someone who gets all their rent, food, bills, club memberships, holidays, etc., paid for by their parents off of their bottoms!

The 'hardship' funding system in universities is probably one area that could be modified. The only people I knew who used this were people who were lazy, or not smart/organised enough to work and study successfully...

6 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Reshuffle 1) The lesso... · 2 replies · +1 points

It was intended to be lighthearted; however, I don't see why it's such a joke? It would be completely viable as an independent state (more so than Scotland or Belgium for example).

6 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Reshuffle 1) The lesso... · 1 reply · +1 points

As you say. North doesn't really respect South, and the South doesn't really respect the North.

Once Scotland and Northern Ireland break away, what bonds will hold the older union of England together?

6 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Reshuffle 1) The lesso... · 1 reply · +1 points

The south is more than just London (it also includes the South East and South West...).

Maybe it's time the South had at least it's own parliament?

6 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Reshuffle 1) The lesso... · 2 replies · +1 points

Is it just that? Since when did Conservatives believe that government spending is the only route to prosperity?

While the people in the south are less friendly, the climate is far more agreeable (only 8 months of wintery weather instead of 10 or 12 further north - so people want to move here). Movements from south to north are much rarer (Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis could have just as easily been made in England). It is closer to continental trade routes/tourism, and has been the regional base of England's rulers since the kings of Wessex extended their dominion over everyone else over a 1,000 years ago.

Also, the South's infrastructure is just as bad as the North's. The trains are terrible, the NHS is completely under-resourced, etc. I think it is a bit of a myth that everything can be explained by government spending.

6 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Reshuffle 1) The lesso... · 0 replies · +1 points

I was engaging in a bit of lighthearted trolling (although as I think about it, the idea does have attractions...).

Look at what the average GDP per head would be, the average benefit claims, etc (an independent Wessex would be up there with Switzerland). England can be characterised as the 'Wessex Empire' anyway - maybe it is the natural endpoint of the current trend for splitism?

6 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Reshuffle 1) The lesso... · 1 reply · +1 points

Boris is the PM, he has a mandate to have whoever he likes in his government (or advising them).

I don’t really understand why Priti Patel is there? Is she being maintained as a future fall guy?