On 28 Apr 2017 at 11:21am Sanity not Vanity wrote:
The latest monthly Guardian analysis finds rising prices, sluggish wage growth and a mood of uncertainty among employers as the UK heads to the polls
The prime minister will be hoping the resilience seen in the UK economy will hold over the coming months now that she has called an election for this June. But the Guardian’s monthly tracker of economic news shows living standards are already falling as rising prices outpace meagre pay growth.
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On 28 Apr 2017 at 11:35am Tories out wrote:
May has called a cut and run election before the economy goes down the toilet.Brexit latest: GDP growth slumps to 0.3% in first quarter of 2017
Growth more than halved from the 0.7 per cent rate seen in the final quarter of 2016
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On 28 Apr 2017 at 12:03pm Pedro wrote:
*sigh* so the anonymous trolling within and about politics thread continues, despite very reasonable adjustments to the forum having been made. We get you hate politics discussions....you made it clear, thats why webbo has created a button which HIDES these threads (as clearly the mere sight of them disgusts you and compels you to participate, oddly).
On 28 Apr 2017 at 12:12pm Pedro wrote:
I am not old enough, or posh enough, to have attended a school where one addressed teachers as "sir", although I am old enough where "forums" (at least online forums) were not really a thing!
On 28 Apr 2017 at 12:16pm bobobob wrote:
^^ ah, schools, we'll look back on them fondly in 20 years time. Has Pells been saved yet?
On 28 Apr 2017 at 12:17pm The Greek wrote:
I went to a state school in Sussex within the last decade and we had to call our teachers Sir/Miss.
On 28 Apr 2017 at 12:24pm Pedro wrote:
@ Greek - I guess it must vary from school to school then! We just called them by their formal name, ie Mr Smith or Mrs Jones etc. Can't remember anyone using "sir" (at least not typically) and "miss" seems quite specific to the unmarried teachers (would sound odd calling your female teacher just "Mrs" though, and "maam" sounds like something we only heard on The Bill)!
On 28 Apr 2017 at 12:41pm Clinic wrote:
You take comments so literally pedr0 and fail to detect wit or sarcasm. I diagnose autism.
On 28 Apr 2017 at 12:48pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Meanwhile, back on topic, according to a piece in the Telegraph in the last few days, personal debt is at an all-time high.
The combination of falling living standards and increasing debt implies (to me, at least) that an awful lot of people are struggling to keep their heads above water financially.
As government borrowing has dropped over the same period, it doesn't take a genius to work out that it's people on low-medium incomes who are paying down the government debt with cuts in their own incomes or with their own credit cards.
On 28 Apr 2017 at 1:03pm Aspie wrote:
Pedders is definitely on the spectrum, no doubt about it.
The only "Positive" thing the Tories have got to campaign on is Brexit and half the country don't want that. It's mind boggling to think they'll win, let alone by a huge margin. There really are a lot of dumb people out there.
On 28 Apr 2017 at 1:11pm Pedro wrote:
@ clinic. There was no real wit nor sarcasm though in the post I originally responded to - it was just an immature low-rent wind up attempt. I responded calmly and jovially. I didn't realise that my response was a indicator of autism! Had I responded by answering the question (about when I was a pupil at school) literally, it would have just sounded defensive as responding to insults directly in that way is futile. A light hearted approach to handling trolling attempts is usually the best method.
Thanks for the diagnosis though.
On 28 Apr 2017 at 1:15pm Pedro wrote:
@aspie, well, now that I've had two exceedingly over-qualified tro...people on an internet forum diagnose me as "on the spectrum", I should definitely go and get checked out!
On 28 Apr 2017 at 1:37pm Apis wrote:
don't take the Pee
On 28 Apr 2017 at 1:55pm Self sufficient wrote:
@act. Well it is about time people stopped spending money they don't have. Council house kids who get free school meals because they are so "poor" all have x boxes, iphones, etc
On 28 Apr 2017 at 2:32pm Maybot Supreme Ruler wrote:
A headline from BBC News Editor in Chief.
"The grateful nation is welcoming the latest success story of our vibrant and vigorous economy, the direct result of strong and stable leadership."
A message from Maybot, Supreme Ruler.
"Hello plebs, I've made sure, by my strong and stable leadership, that the living standards of my masters in the top 1% are safe so get ready to be well and truly shafted by the slide in the economy that you plebs rely on."