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by philbell
Fri May 30, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: Blog posts
Topic: Fuel Protests
Replies: 3
Views: 4447

RE: Fuel Protests

Another point to this is that there has been a push to 'Carbon Neutral' fuels such as ethanol from rapeseed etc which is all very well and good for the envioronment but it is causing a problem for the poorer countries as it is creating a lack of food worldwide and hence increasing food prices. If al...
by philbell
Wed May 28, 2008 2:30 am
Forum: Blog posts
Topic: Fuel Protests
Replies: 3
Views: 4447

Fuel Protests

It is looking like we could be heading for another blockade over fuel duty in the near future. I understand that oil per barrel is constantly rising and hence fuel prices are rising. What I don't fully understand is exactly how fuel duty is broken down, I wonder if anybody can help. Forget about the...
by philbell
Thu May 22, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Blog posts
Topic: Strikes
Replies: 3
Views: 4133

RE: Strikes

[quote=Dom] The only real impact the recent credit crunch and pay disputes have had on me is in the housing market. I'd like to buy my first house, and while the house prices are supposedly going down, so too are the number of mortgages on offer. The interest rates are going up, and so everything is...
by philbell
Sat May 17, 2008 2:01 am
Forum: The Watercooler
Topic: English & British!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2959

English & British!!

I was just wondering what nationality people in the UK class themselves as. In Scotland people generally class themselves as Scottish, Wales Welsh and Northern Ireland Irish whereas the English are generally classed as British. Why is this? Recently on at work I had to fill in a form for legal check...
by philbell
Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: Blog posts
Topic: Strikes
Replies: 3
Views: 4133

Strikes

It seems we are heading for a series of strikes in all walks of life. Teachers are after 10% and their support staff have been offered 2.45% so no doubt they will be next as the true cost of living for normal people has risen way above this. My personal power bills have risen considerably more on th...
by philbell
Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Blog posts
Topic: Teachers Strike
Replies: 0
Views: 2430

Teachers Strike

Teachers are due to go on strike on Thursday for a 10% pay rise. They are claiming that they have to put in more hours to deal with coursework marking, preparation for lessons and exam marking etc etc…. So maybe this is a just demand, and in many cases it probably is. BUT!! When they had all of the ...
by philbell
Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:38 am
Forum: Blog posts
Topic: Drugs
Replies: 1
Views: 2742

Drugs

The government is umming and arring over the classification of cannabis at the moment. Now I am no big fan of it but is there any point in reclassifying the stuff? At the end of the day resources need to be put into smack and crackheads. To stop the robberies and muggings that they make to fund thei...
by philbell
Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: News/Current Affairs
Topic: Muslim Hairdresser 'Devestated'
Replies: 4
Views: 3119

RE: Muslim Hairdresser 'Devestated'

This is the way things are now unfortunately, if you are a minority it doesnt matter if you are the best candidate or not you should get the job else you are being discriminated against. The major parties are saying in certain seats that they want women and minorities to stand for them. Is this not ...
by philbell
Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:14 am
Forum: Blog posts
Topic: Ridiculous expenses
Replies: 0
Views: 2233

Ridiculous expenses

I have just read about how much the speaker has spent on home improvements of tax payers money, nearly £800,000 on the house and near £1,000,000 on the garden. OK a lot of it went on security in the garden but as for the money on the house, it’s disgusting. I know people who earn less than this man ...
by philbell
Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Blog posts
Topic: BSF part 1
Replies: 0
Views: 2278

BSF part 1

The government is pushing ahead with BSF (Building Schools for the Future) which sounds like a good idea in theory. The plan is at different stages in different parts of the country but the idea is to end up with private companies being given control of the spending over a whole county in order to p...