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Rogstanley

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

    The government’s IR35 crackdown is coming to the private sector soon. I expect that’ll clip a fair few feathers. They’ve done bits in the public sector, people have been begging to be taken back on as employees. It’s dumb to do the same to the private sector, because the private sector does actually need a flexible workforce, but this is the Tories, even when they’re doing the right things they still manage to get it wrong.
  2. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    What if a government came in and said, hey we’ve noticed people who earn thousands of times more than you pay a lower proportion of tax if you vote for us we’ll put that right, you’d go no thanks guys I’m quite happy paying more than my fair share, wouldn’t want to upset the rich people?
  3. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Even had Buce not beat you to the punch by several minutes, the execution here is very poor. Come on you can do better.
  4. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    The total absence of any meaningful counter arguments is usually a good indicator.
  5. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Is that a gif? It's so small I can't even make out what it is.
  6. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    You were defeated the moment you gave up on providing a meaningful response and went for a sarcastic joke instead. The gif is just to demonstrate how smug I am at having destroyed your arguments once again.
  7. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    A limit of 48 is better than no limit. I think it could be lowered. Norway has an upper limit of 40 hours on average for example.
  8. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Well so far you've demonstrated nothing but a comprehensive lack of understanding of what the working time directive even is, much less the ability to correct anybody. Your point about not believing what you read in the sun is totally fair, like I said it was also mentioned in the Sunday Times but you're right, as long as those of us still man enough to stand up for ourselves make sure we make lots of noise when the Tories try to take our rights away, there's a decent chance it won't happen. In a way I'm glad it appears to be Gove and the donkey Johnson leading the charge on this issue, i'm pretty sure that most sensible Tories recognise what a pair of dimwits they are and it might not get much traction with frail old Tessa.
  9. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    I don't care what they do with it once it's legally theirs. I care about tax rates and enforcement and making sure the amount of tax people pay is fairly proportionate to the amount they earn.
  10. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Christ, really? If you're going to contribute to a discussion about the working time directive you could at least come prepared with a clue as to what it actually is. Among other things the working time directive puts an upper limit on the number of hours that employees can be made to work. The limit is 48 hours on average while my contract is for 40, so yes I can be made to work up to 8 hours per week for free. Removing the working time directive would mean I could be forced to work 18 hours extra for free, or 28 hours, or 80. There would be no limit.
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