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  1. Next City Manager?

    Why is it embarrassing?
  2. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    They are not being used in that way, you are right and thats my point. They are still zero hour contracts and are included in the figures. Its not the concept thats wrong, its some horrible beyond contempt companies (mostly in retail i believe) abusing them and using it as a loophole to manipulate staff. Instead of banning the contracts that are important we need to close the loopholes, thats all im saying.
  3. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    I think ive mentioned on here a few times, bank nurses are ZHCs, as are supply teachers, getting rid of them is just not an option.
  4. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Is it only unemployed starting their own businesses then? Its like we go full circle on here every month and today is zero hour contract day again. I wonder if they could have a seperate (and obviously much higher) minimum wage for ZHCs. It seems to be only a problem for those on the lowest end of the scale, who are living hand to mouth and are getting exploited as such. It would be a proactive way of dealing with it rather than just outlawing a practice that might be beneficial to quite a few.
  5. Shakey Sacked

    Yeah more imaginative like, tubs, chunk or big boned balloon head.
  6. Safehouse.

    Let it burn.
  7. Poll - Shakey In or Out?

    We are doomed if he stays at the helm. I do like the fat orange twat but unfortunately we need a proper leader.
  8. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    It wont be long in my industry before automation takes over. The systems we install are fast becoming wireless and they will soon be able to self test and report periodically themselves. Once this is complete, the required skill level is massively reduced and those on the decent money will be obsolete.
  9. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    I think the idea is its enough to live on but not much more. The incentive i guess would probably more keeping up with jones than survival. But like we were saying last night, as the world becomes more and more automated some of us will become obsolete soon.
  10. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    I think following last nights conversation, I’d be more inclined to say, how can we make the poor better off, than how do we stop the rich getting richer. Even if the two are linked. Whats your opinion on universal basic income? I have to say I’m starting to warm to the idea.
  11. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    The trouble is with the higher rate of income tax, is that its a lot easier to hide when you are wealthy. If you can afford to pay an accountant to file your returns for you, the chances are they are saving you more money than they cost you. I do agree it can be quite murky at the high end of the income bracket.
  12. Absolute cvnts of our time Pt.MXXVI

    That’s pretty racist, ironically.
  13. 90s Football Quiz

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  14. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    So would the universal basic income be something you would support (touted by the Green Party), with a much higher tax take on earnings?
  15. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Changing the subject back to wage/wealth inequality, what do people think a fair disparity is from the countries top earners/highest skilled, to the very lowest earners/unskilled or even those on benifits? Is there a multiplier formula that we are all working too or is it case by case that needs looking at?