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    No comments, just observing the world around us......

    1.....Tory MP's and donors are plotting to "skip a generation" and install a younger MP as their next leader after concluding the front-runners to replace Theresa May are too toxic.
    A growing number of Conservatives believe that Boris Johnson and David Davis have "had their day" and only younger faces can revive the party's fortunes.
    Names being bandied about to win back younger voters are......Sajid Javid, Dominic Raab, Priti Patel, Jesse Norman, Brandon Lewis and Jo Johnson.

    2.....A Libyan terror suspect imprisoned in the UK was put in charge of guarding David Cameron on an official visit to Tripoli in 2011, it emerged last night.
    The disclosure is potentially embarrassing for British security services who would have vetted Mr Cameron's protection detail on the trip.

    3.....Prince Harry has revealed he once considered leaving the Royal Family to lead an ordinary life.
    "There was a time I felt I wanted out," the Prince admitted speaking candidly about the monarchy and his views on his royal duties.
    Referring to the monarchy as "The Firm", he said: "But then I decided to stay in (The Firm) and work out a role for myself."

    4.....Fire investigators believe the unusual design of Grenfell Tower created a chimney effect that led to the fire engulfing the building in minutes.
    A well-placed source has told the Telegraph that the cladding placed over "triangular" shaped concrete columns may have created a void that sucked up the flames.
    A total of 10 columns run up the sides of the building with a further column at each corner.

    5.....About 1000 Britons enjoyed an expenses-paid trip to Calais yesterday as the French port town beleaguered by migrants struggled to revive tourism.

    6.....More than 40 foreign terrorists have used human rights laws to remain in the UK, according to an unpublished report delayed by the Foreign Office.
    The study highlights the hugely difficult problem for the Government in deporting jihadists and follows a series of attacks in the UK inspired by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
    In the court cases, lawyers....typically funded through legal aid....have successfully prevented foreign-born terror suspects from being sent back to their home countries.

    7.....When confronted by a shark, do not be alarmed. Sharks are "cowards" and can be sent on their way with a deft punch to the nose. As for pythons, they "make no attempt to avenge injury or offence", and taste best when boiled.
    This, anyway, was what airmen in the 1950's were told by the Air Ministry in a series of survival guides that have been re-issued by Penguin.
    The guide, which provide an insight into a bygone era, cover survival scenarios in jungle, deserts, the arctic and the sea, and advise what to do if forced to ditch a plane or bail out over unfamiliar terrain.
     
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    FIFA says "it is still investigating allegations" that footballers were involved in a state sponsored doping programme in Russia.
     
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    The Government have said that out of 60 tower blocks tested....all cladding at the moment has failed testing.
    There are approximately still 600 tower blocks to have their cladding tested.
     
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    With the Russian doping and the Quatar problems there may not be a world cup for 12 years .. who would want to go and watch in any of those countries now?
    Not safe for sure. Just don't bother going boycott the World cup..

    3 of those blocks are in Plymouth.. so far..
     
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    I'll cancel my 5 star accommodation for Russia and Qatar World Cups I think.....didn't really want to go anyway.
     
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    Yes they are Joe and the over reaction around the country about these blocks is staggering. Yes the cladding needs sorting out and quickly but not the Camden way for christ sake. As far as I know none of the other tower blocks have the same design as the destroyed one. There have been several fires in tower blocks previously and yet none have resulted in this outcome before. What they are doing now is panicking and making the residence panic as well. That statement at Glastonbury by MacDonald of the loony left party about government murder is just plain ludicrous and making political capital out of the deaths of people. Somebody should shut him up.
     
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    Tests on similar cladding surprised the testers in how quickly it ignited....60 buildings already failed (100%)....another 600 to be tested still.
     
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    I repeat over reaction. Anyone remember toy soldiers being painted with lead paint when they were little. "You're all doomed" says modern day safety people. Well feck me I'm still here. This isn't good but that isn't any excuse to go completely overboard. Do you know how dangerous it is to cross a road these days with all the traffic around. We'll be left walking up and down the pavement outside our own houses soon because somebody got knocked over. And a couple of cars crashed so lets ban them as well. And while we're at it knives cut people and terrorists use them so we can't have them either. And don't go in the water because water drowns people. And trains crash and planes crash and ........................It's complete bolloxs all of it and it's about time some politicians shut the feck up and let local authorities do what they have to. Any normal people would feel sorry for the disaster and the people involved but stop making capital out of their misery.
     
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    1.....A private Jewish girls school for children aged three to eight has failed three Ofsted inspections because it does not teach pupils about homosexuality or gender reassignment.
    Inspectors visiting Vishnitz Girls School, an Orthodox school in Hackney. north London, found that it does not give pupils "a full understanding of fundamental British values".

    2.....About 200 tower block residents were last night refusing to leave their homes after a London council said they had to evacuate their building in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster.
    People in four Camden tower blocks claimed they were being bullied out of their homes by security staff and said the alternative homes being offered were poor quality.

    3.....Question...So was it the cladding that spread the fire , or the "chimney effect" of flames spreading in the gap between the insulation and cladding.
    Answer...Concrete columns surrounding the tower may have created a void that sucked up the flames, allowing it to spread from the fourth floor to the 18th in only eight minutes.
    "The greater the gap, the more it acts like a chimney. It is one line of the investigation" a source told the Telegraph.

    4.....Up to 90 email accounts at Westminster are believed to have been compromised in an unprecedented cyber attack on Parliament.....with MP's criticised for allowing themselves to be targeted by using weak passwords.
    The attack by hackers seeking to break into MP's inboxes using a "brute force" assault that lasted for more than 12 hours on Friday prompted fears that senior politicians could become the targets of blackmail. Parliamentary authorities have blamed MP's and staff using passwords that did not conform to official guidance for allowing the hackers to gain access to their accounts.

    5.....Britain's largest ever warship is due to squeeze out of it's dockyard for the first time as early as this afternoon, as the ship heads out on sea trials.
    The 65,00-ton HMS Queen Elizabeth is expected to ease out of Rosyth and into open water through an exit with only 14in clearance on either side and 20in of water under the keel.
    The aircraft carrier will then edge along the Forth under three bridges, including the landmark rail bridge, with a little over 6ft to spare.
    The trials mark the latest milestone in the nearly decade-long building of the Royal Navy's two carriers, at a cost of more than £6Billion.
    The Navy is preparing for the warships first appearance to attract a concerted Russian spying effort, with submarines, ships and planes trying to get a good look at the UK's new flag ship.

    6.....The price of imported goods is set to rise, hauliers have said, as figures show stowaway migrants from Calais are costing the industry £8 million a year.
    Penalties of up to £2,000 per migrant were imposed on drivers or their employers at the rate of more than 10 a day during the 2016-17 financial year, a 12% increase on the previous 12 months and a total of £7.8 million.
     
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    Theresa May has agreed a deal with the DUP that will cost £1 Billion.....that's £100 Million per DUP seat....:huh:.....austerity ends in N Ireland.
     
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    Not A bad deal for them, at least its better than that Goat taking control..
    No end to it here tho. Prices are steadily going up.. well it is in our industry and all the reasons being.. BREXIT..

    Stelrad who are the biggest Radiator Supplier and manufacture only a small increase 9% :mad:.. We will only pass it on. so its all going up and no doubt jobs will go... as well. So the heating systems will be going up from 1 july.. That is just my industry.. It will only get worse..
     
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    You forgot to add a couple of latest statements plym

    Jerry Corbyn told the organiser of Glastonbury that he will be PM within 6 months and he will scrap Trident. (That's Devonport Dockyard fecked then).


    Good on the Residents of the tower blocks I say. It's about time somebody cried stop with all this madness. Prices are indeed rising and we haven't even left yet.
     
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    That goat fitted in well at Glastonbury, as he looks like he has not washed for a while,,

    Yep stay put in the tower blocks.. stuff these moorons saying this and that.. Bullies.

    Even housing asociations in small blocks of flats are now asking us to check the CO2 and smoke alarms.. not going to complain.. plenty of them to check for a nice fee.. prices just gone up now Brexit.. :eek::eek:o_O
     
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    It seems that tower blocks in Camden have up to a thousand fire doors missing ?.....bought cheaper ones.

    Jeremy Corbyn needs more than just young people voting for him.....with pensioners living longer he'll need to find more £Billions to keep us onside as well.......we are old enough to remember WW2 and later the cold-war.....strong defence is something that he will have to face up to....not just CND.
     
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    Speak for yourself plym I wasn't born until 1949. The age thing will even itself out eventually. I read or heard somewhere that the modern generation are healthier and fitter than mine were. That's why I see so many fat kids about who can't get off their arse to even move half the time. My grandkids spend their lives sitting playing games on a machine running about on screen. Funnily enough I spent my childhood running about a park in a real world not reality. The new generation of teenagers will not live past 60 so there will be no pensions in a few years time. Not only that but they will develope enormous thumbs to replace actual speech.....<ok>
     
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    it will be back to victorian living times so off these people won't see 40 well there weight will, macfonalds will close down.. won't need the winter fuel then just more mobility scooters . they may put a lane in for them soon and go away with the cycle lane
     
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    can't type on this phone tonight need a smaller thumb
     
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    sensible.....your to young to even be a baby boomer.....even the bomb sites were starting to disappear for you to play on.
     
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    1.....The Democratic Unionist Party's £1billion deal to prop up the Conservative Government may come at an even greater cost because the DUP will be "back for more", it was claimed last night.
    The Tories finally sealed a historic deal with the Northern Irish party which guarantees that it's 10 MP's will vote with the Government on key legislation, in return for cash that will go to Belfast for infrastructure, broadband, schools and hospitals.
    It means public spending per capita in Northern Ireland will increase to £11,535,... 31% more than the £8,816 spent per head in England.
    The SNP reacted by immediately demanding more money for Scotland, while the Welsh Government claimed it should be given £1.7 billion to achieve parity with Ulster.

    My comment......and who is standing up for England....the Tories are using our taxes to prop up their Government.

    2.....Insulation that fuelled the Grenfell inferno might be fitted in tower blocks around the country but is not being tested by the Government it has emerged.
    Councils and landlords have been told to carry out their own examinations of the potentially combustible material behind the cladding panels, despite police highlighting the speed at which it burned on the west London tower.
    The Government, which is pushing through official tests on the cladding panels, has been accused of looking for a "quick fix".

    3.....Jeremy Hunt kept quiet for months about a "major blunder" that resulted in more than 700,000 letters to NHS patients being mislaid, some of which contained cancer diagnoses, treatment plans and blood tests.
    The Health Secretary learnt in March 2016 that letters had been left to pile up in a warehouse by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), which is co-owned by the Department of Health.
    But a report by the National Audit Office (NAO) revealed that Mr Hunt "decided not to alert Parliament or the public" even though officials knew as early as December 2015 that the letters contained "clinical correspondence" and staff had binned 35 sacks.

    4.....The 3.2 million EU citizens living in the UK will have to apply for a new status after Brexit, which could involve ID cards.
    Processing more than three million applications means Home Office staff working on some 4,000 per day.
    The Government will agree a cut-off date with the EU, after which any new EU citizen may not be given "settled status" .
    It will be no earlier than March 29th 2017 when the UK triggered Article 50, and no later than the date of the UK's withdrawal.
    Settled status gives the holder the right to use UK public services and access benefits and education.
    There will be a two year grace period after Brexit for people to get their status in order.
    Republic of Ireland citizens will have a separate arrangement.
    Criminals and those deemed to be a risk to the UK will not be allowed to stay.

    5.....Middle-age men in offices spend more time sitting down than pensioners, with large parts of the population "dangerously sedentary", according to research.
    The Edinburgh University study, based on data from 14,000 people in Scotland, found 45 to 54 year old men spent on average 7.8 hours per weekday sitting down, compared with 7.4 hours for men aged over 75.

    My comment...so there doing office work, of course they'll be sitting down a lot....haven't they got anything better to research in Scotland.

    6.....A Latvian motorist , who was drinking at the wheel, driving on the wrong side of the road and using a mobile phone, has been jailed for 9 years after killing a grandfather.
    Romans Krilovs, 41 had been in the UK for three months when he smashed head on into greengrocer, Neville Bogg, 61. as he returned home to Sibsey, Lincolnshire, from a Fathers Day trip to a concert with his daughter.
    Mr Bogg, a father of three and grandfather of two, died at the scene, while his daughter , Kerry Bamforth. a 31 year-old teacher, was left with catastrophic and life changing injuries.
    Police discovered an open bottle of Jack Daniel's whiskey in the footwell of Krilovs's Volvo car and said he was "stinking of alcohol" .

    My comment....Why should we "keep" this Latvian in or prison system, costing us a small fortune.....he should immediately be returned to Latvia and serve his sentence there... and never be allowed back here.
     
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    1.....One of the London Bridge terrorists entered the UK under a false name and date of birth, an inquest has heard.
    Rachid Redouane, 30, gave the immigration service the alias Rachid Elkhdar and said he was 5 years younger than his actual age.
    Redouane, Khuram Shazad Butt 27, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, all died from multiple gunshot wounds in Borough Market on June 3rd.
    Their inquests were opened and adjourned at Southwark coroner's court yesterday. less than a quarter of a mile from the scene of the vehicle and knife rampage that killed eight.

    2.....For more than two centuries, it has been one of the most exclusive clubs in the country, famed for wealthy members, boisterous rituals and grand banquets.
    But the Bullingdon Club appears to have fallen out of favour, with reports of declining membership and a series of scandals.
    Now, in the latest embarrassment, members have been booted out of an Oxford College as they attempted to recreate the notorious photograph of former luminaries in black tie attire on the steps of Christ Church.

    My comment.......this would have been the iconic "Class of 87" image...which featured David Cameron, Boris Johnson and George Osborne...plus others.

    3.....Nicola Sturgeon was yesterday accused of ignoring the message sent by Scots in the general election after announcing she is persisting with plans for a second independence referendum which could be under way next year.
    The First Minister told MSP's she will "reset" the timetable for another referendum, which she originally wanted between autumn 2018 and spring 2019, She said she thought a vote was still "likely" before the May 2021 Holyrood election.

    4.....The DUP is to demand tax cuts costing £460 million to keep Theresa May in power after Brexit in two years time, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.
    The Party wants the money to pay for cuts in corporation tax, air passenger duty and VAT on hotel and restuarants in Northern Ireland as part of its price of continuing to prop up Mrs May's minority Conservative government, Tory sources say.

    5.....In the digital age we are surrounded by a myriad of distractions, from mobile apps to instant messaging. Now scientists have discovered that it is not only reducing our attention span....it is also making us stupid.
    Researchers at the University of Texas found the constant presence of a mobile phone has a "brain draining" effect that significantly reduces intelligence.
    They discovered that people were worse at conducting tasks and remembering information if they have a smartphone to hand.

    My comment.....we older generation could have told them that and saved them millions of dollars....:headbang:.
     
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