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    (Quote from Armitage Shanks)

    Yes, very strange, given that it was most likely the diverse people who brought it to this country in the first place!
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    That’s a nice time of year. Spring and September are my favourite times of the year.
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    (Quote from Armitage Shanks)

    Christ - did you have to say that? It’s back with a vengeance today!!
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    I don't think you remember clearly the days when British Rail ran the railways. Dingy, dirty old pre-war trains, appalling food on their catering side with those revolting turned-up sandwiches, surly staff, etc. Now we have…
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    No, it’s been inefficient for far too long. The private employers are trying to modernise but people are too set in their ways. A fresh approach is required and only competition is going to deliver that.
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    That’s one way of addressing it!
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    Modernization is not a dirty word it means if you are producing 100 widgets or whatever in two hours on an old machine and a competitor has a better machine producing 1000 widgets and hour his costs are lower, if its a competitor in Asia his/her wages…
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    (Quote from cheekyangus)

    So those with TiVo boxes will be out of luck.

    I’m looking forward to getting this streamer. I will give up my Apple+ subscription and take the paid ITVX streamer, which I am most likely to watch more.
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    You chose the right thread, Armitage, I really didn’t want to hear that news!

    I comfort myself knowing that once a first class stamp passes the £1 threshold, all mail delivery services will be open to competition.

    Can’t come quickly enough.
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    Just food for thought here. Machines, and more latterly the internet, have been replacing workers for a couple of centuries now. Yet we have full employment. Go figure!

    Given that the railway companies are saying that no redundancies will result from…
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    That’s correct, Fred.
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    Well, as you say, we will wait and see.
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    (Quote from Armitage Shanks)

    So if that’s the case, why are they not prepared to discuss modernisation so they can get the pay increase that they say they want for their workforce? The companies have already stated that no redundancies are necessary to…
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    (Quote from Truebrit)

    It’s managed by an arms-length organisation and the unions should be negotiating with the management of that body, not the government.
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    (Quote from Truebrit)

    You ignored my question about why, then, the unions deliberately targeted days which most inconvenienced the public. You can’t spin myths about the trade unions being the force for good on here! They are nasty and spiteful and they…
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    (Quote from Truebrit)

    You are blaming the government?!! The railway companies are the employers. The unions would rather the government got involved because this is a political battle.

    Incidentally, if you are trying to spread the myth that the customer is…
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    ITVX announced.
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    Liz Truss has already announced that she would remove the green levy.
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    (Quote from It'sThatGirlAgain)

    Are you aware of any problems for UK citizens getting into the US, ITG? If not, why the concern about travellers from here into the EU?