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caveman

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Scribus

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Same old piffle about an ill informed public, as soon as you read that you know its just another toffee nosed remainer glorifying in their supposed superiority over the miserable plebs. What they don't appreciate in their own lake of ignorance is that the UK has one of the higher rates of tertiary education in the EU among the older generations, the ones that tended to vote for brexit in fact.
 

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le bon paysan

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Marcrom is a banker, he lives by financial models, budgets and forecasts and became premier before he had the chance to realise that the big nasty world out there doesn't quite work the way his laptop tells him it does.
Macron is right a lot of the time,

Does the state need reform? Yes
Can it afford people to retire at 55? No
Will people who have this right vote to work 'till 65? Hell No!
Do we need a more flexible employment act? Yes
Will people want less job security? No
and having paid the state 40% of your income for 40 years do you want to pay tax on your pension? Hell No twice over!!

Put on top of that Gas, Electric and Fuel Tax rises, toughening the control technique for cars to force people to buy or lease newer models while giving your wealthy mates a big tax cut is going to make you very unpopular.

We all know that things need sorting , if he had picked 2 things to sort out he would have been a shoe in for a second term. Then he could have done 1 or 2 things more but all at once is too much for the ordinary person trying to make ends meet .
I still think he will get a second term though, but he'll get pasted at the euro elections.
 

Highland Mule

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  • A majority (57%) of those with a university degree voted to remain, as did 64% of those with a higher degree and more than four in five (81%) of those still in full time education. Among those whose formal education ended at secondary school or earlier, a large majority voted to leave.
  • The AB social group (broadly speaking, professionals and managers) were the only social group among whom a majority voted to remain (57%). C1s divided fairly evenly; nearly two thirds of C2DEs (64%) voted to leave the EU.
 

Muck Spreader

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Marcrom is a banker, he lives by financial models, budgets and forecasts and became premier before he had the chance to realise that the big nasty world out there doesn't quite work the way his laptop tells him it does.

If it's a choice between Macron or May and Corbyn it's no contest. May and Corbyn are just weak embarrassing clowns.
 
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Scribus

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  • A majority (57%) of those with a university degree voted to remain, as did 64% of those with a higher degree and more than four in five (81%) of those still in full time education. Among those whose formal education ended at secondary school or earlier, a large majority voted to leave.
  • The AB social group (broadly speaking, professionals and managers) were the only social group among whom a majority voted to remain (57%). C1s divided fairly evenly; nearly two thirds of C2DEs (64%) voted to leave the EU.

But the older generations are less likely to have a degree, their tertiary education is more likely to be an apprenticeship or diploma, certificate (HND/HNC) etc. Trying to pack every kid off to university is a fairly recent development, it certainly wasn't the case in the seventies and eighties. Using the possession of a degree as a sole metric of educational attainment is misleading to say the least.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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