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  1. Something like the MP's expense scandal might never have come to light if it wasn't for print journalism. I think most people say The Times and The Sunday Times are quite well respected newspapers; yet some people don't realise Murdoch owns them too. In fact they used to make a loss and he propped them up with profits from his other papers like The Sun (now though the Sun makes a loss and the Times makes a profit - which I think is mainly due to The TImes adopting an online paywall early). When he owned SKY he ran Sky News as seperate entity and didn't have any input. I think Murdoch is an odious indivdual, but just trying to point out it isn't always black and white. People seem to think they shouldn't have to pay for quality journalism. It costs money to do proper investigative journalism. And journalists know if they have to rely on advertisers or other sources for money, then they'll want power over the content. You've just got to look at the USA's news to see how important proper journalism is. It's all so biased out there and advertisers have too bigger say in the news content. It's now got to the point where the news isn't really trusted in the USA. Serious journalism doesn't really make any money and is suffering there. I really worry we are going down that route. But I hope we don't.
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    You are correct. All I remembered was it was a threshold of £30,000 lowered to £25,600. I didn't realise they had another specialist category since nurses don't make that much. The first two articles I clicked on to double check included nurses as low-skilled. I should have researched more. Maybe this pandemic has shown they should be paid more - along with care workers. But that's a debate for another time. I'll edit my original post.
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    You have to wonder how much longer they can hide away Priti Patel. Journalists on Twitter are starting to talk about it now. The Home Secretary is one of the most important positions in government. I can understand why they're having to hide her away. Her absence is damaging now; it's almost an admittance that in a crisis they have to hide her away or don't trust her. Given all the secret meetings with Israel years ago (and her 'sacking/resignation') she was always a strange appointment. Journalists will have a field day with her: under her immigration proposals the people she classes as low-skilled workers are now keeping the country running. Plus, she has this awkward smirk on her face when she gets nervous. And the last time she was in the news she was accused of being a bully; with her private secretary resigning claiming constructive dismassal. But surely there comes a point where the nations Home Secretary actually comes out and takes one of these national Press Conferences and just gets it over with. Or her absence will become a story in itself. Edit: removed nurses from the low-skilled sentence. Whilst they are under the earnings threshold they were put in a special exemption category.
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    I know that's what they're saying. If it's just tests and not an emergency, do you really go in on a Sunday evening/night. I'd have thought they'd gone in this morning, or waited till tomorrow. Just because of the timing I'm starting to think maybe he's worse than they're letting on. Hope he gets better soon - and his partner who's pregnant. That Scottish CMO has just resigned too. Sad when a silly mistake has such big rammifications; she was probably really good at her job - or more stuff about her is about to come out. Sturgon was going on all the national breakfast shows tomorrow. Must have known the grief she was about to get and they decided it wasn't worth it.
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    Edited post appeared twice.
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    Sort of sounds like: "she's an arrogant hypocrite, I'd love to sack her for putting me in this position. But the fact is: there isn't anyone else who can do her job right now." Sounds like she did offer to resign. Not sure she'll be in the job after this is all over - journalists and the public won't let her forget it. At the very least she can't be the person telling the public what to do. If she has a deputy I'd bring them out for all public announcements. And if this is her decision making: it's rare that someone with such poor judgement hasn't made mistakes in the past. I sort of wonder why were the press following her in the first place and do they have more dirt on her.
  7. Ours is a plain box, not one turned inside out. Still nice that they went to the effort - I thought they'd just leave them on the ground. We had all the menu.
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    Not sure, I can't remember reading anything about that.
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    Think it's because they've had a number of outbreaks in a few prisons and spreads really quickly in there. A lot of prison staff are off sick at the minute and it's already understaffed in some places - so I think it's more for the prison officers than the prisoners. What I read said it was only prisoners who were approaching the end of their sentence (think it was 4 months or less) - and prisoners who had offences relating to violence or sexual offences were not included.
  10. I've had Domino's pizza a couple of times over the last two weeks. They just knock on your door and leave it outside. They've even got a new special box which goes on the floor under your pizza boxes. I get the worry, but it's no diffferent to going to a supermarket and picking stuff off the shelves. Probably safer.
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    Wish when journalists are allowed to ask questions in these press conferences they just asked one question (two at most). Some of them ask so many questions in one go and ramble on; by the time they've finished you've forget what the original question was. Plus: when they ask multiple questions it gives the person answering a good chance of not focusing on the most important question.
  12. You can get good stuff on Amazon. Has all different price ranges and qualities.
  13. Not sure if any of these are worse than names mentioned but: Depending on how far we're going back I always remember being Lee Marshall being pretty poor. Andy Johnson in midfield. Paul Henderson in goal - seem to remember most of his goal kicks going out for throw ins.
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    I'm far from an expert. I'm not sure why you think I am, but I'm allowed an opinion. And I can read articles about a subject and add knowledge I know about to it. Enough people from different political viewpoints liked the post. They seemed to understand what I was saying - I'm not sure why it seems to have riled you. If you think I'm wrong and have better 'expertise' than me, I'm more than happy for you to tell me where I'm wrong? Do I feel like a journalist posting on foxestalk? No, not really - I'm not sure why you think I would...
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    Ignore/delete, forgot to quote.
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