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Any idea what our foreign aid is spent on?
at 20:18 12 Nov 2019

King of Swaziland is accused of 'showing the middle finger' to country's impoverished population by spending £13million on 19 Rolls-Royces and dozens of BMWs for his 14 wives
Mswati III has bought 19 Rolls-Royces and as many as 120 BMWs, reports say
The average worker in Swaziland would have to toil for 70 years to afford one
An opposition leader accused the monarch of 'spoiling himself and his family'


Swaziland: Overseas Aid: the WrittenMP's question -
asked by Chris Ruane(Vale of Clwyd)[N]Asked on 23 November 2017

Department for International DevelopmentSwaziland: Overseas Aid115380
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much aid she has provided to Swaziland since her Department was established.
answered by: Alistair Burt Answered on 28 November 2017
The total amount of UK Net Official Development Assistance (ODA) spend on Swaziland since 1997, when my Department was established, was £6.8 million. This figure is sourced from the OECD DAC database and Statistics on International Development (DFID).

The UK spends £13.4 billion on overseas aid and rises every year, in line with the 0.7% of GDP target. A good percentage goes straight into criminal's pockets.
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Man on Man or zonal?
at 18:27 9 Nov 2019

I can only deduce from what I see that our Saints defenders prefer zonal ---  coz the number of times opposition players whether it's forwards or defenders - ARE LEFT COMPLETELY UNMARKED to score goals at will - Completly baffles me? how these men are not " picked up " ?
And for the people who are calling to sack R.H. - just ask yourself who "at this stage of the season " do you suggest - will be any better? The problem that Ralph has - is a very weak back-up coaching team and a none existent chairman that gives him little money to improve a premiership squad! and yes! a scarf was a nice gesture of "we march on" but if you look closely in small stitches are the words " Into the championship " and don't get toooo carried away - it was the company who F*ed our shirts up at the beginning of the season - that paid. We have to stick with Ralph and hope that he can find the answers - but you can pick up that at present he is getting very little backing from the board.
Orange bus re-named?
at 06:31 7 Nov 2019

Jo Swinson
Leader of the Liberal Democrats has been asked by 17.4 MILLION voters to re-name their new battle bus --- Jo Swinson's ....... UN DEMOCRATS !!!

Until they learn what democracy really means, and how it should work correctly!
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I wish that she would not just sit on the fence?
at 05:56 29 Oct 2019

Who reportedly told Labour MPs who oppose an early election to 'go f*** themselves' .............................. at a shadow cabinet meeting yesterday as Jeremy Corbyn agreed to block Boris Johnson's plan for a snap poll on December 12....... Yes it was our  Diane A lol
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Worse than children?
at 19:56 28 Oct 2019

If you have not picked up by now - Our parliamentary MPs are acting more like 5 year-olds! We now have the Lib Dems not agreeing and arguing over a 3 days extension for a general election ................ This is the attitude by the majority of all our MP's OF ALL PARTIES! ........ So this is why we pay them over £70,000 plus p. a + expenses and has taken nearly 4 Years to get nowhere NOWHERE!! --- pathetic or what?
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Sacking Ralph - IS NOT THE ANSWER!
at 23:01 25 Oct 2019

For a start who the hell do you replace him with? who better is Southampton going to attract? No doubt Ralph has not done well of late with his team selections and tactics - but he has shown enough that eventually, he will show us that he is the man that is able to make us proud at St Mary's. I have no idea why the board has not thought to address our 4-year problem of not sorting out our none defensive capabilities, in particular, Centre Backs! If anything should be looked at removing is Goa - No input - No money and a ridiculous situation as a shirt sponsor ............ Kat and the board also have to take MUCH responsibility - for the position that we find ourselves in and not totally suporting our manager. The most disappointing part of to-nights game was the attitude of our players with no leadership, no desire, with little fighting capabilities. Ralph will find some answers and play much better against Man City.
Does it not seem strange?
at 14:45 25 Oct 2019

Just reported that a 26-year-old Vietnamese lady who was INSIDE - and was a poor victim of the "Freezer trailer tragedy in Purfleet " ................ Texted her mum saying " We can not breathe? "

Does it not seem strange? that a text can be sent from inside ----------- but there does not seem to exist a reliable way of " Scanning a lorry/trailer " to find and discover human stowaways ?
This is " HOW " the E.U spends - Your money!
at 15:23 23 Oct 2019

An audit of Brussels spending shows the EU Council, headed by Donald Tusk, spent on
Booze, parties, holidays ... this is how Brussels spends your cash: Eurocrats blew £100,000 on restocking their wine cellar and £85,000 on a relaxation armchair, the new audit reveals that he spent more than £100,000 of taxpayers' cash on up to 4,000 bottles of Champagne last year.
The audit also reveals nearly £50,000 was splurged on the end of year party for EU Council staff – renowned in Brussels for its three-course dinner and all-night party with an open bar for up to 3,000 staff.
Further purchases included spending £40,000 on a bonding day at a theme park in Belgium for EU Council staff and their children and £25,000 for 'renting of furniture' from high-end Dutch firm Alvero Kantoormeubelverhuur.

This is what the REAL E.U. Gravy train is all about?............ and YOUR PAYING FOR IT ALL !!

I respectfully suggest that now that the strongest economy in the E.U. ( Germany ) is now officially " IN RECESSION " how do you feel that the other smaller contributors are fairing? and we are better off outside this sinking ship???
Leaver or Remainer??
at 10:34 20 Oct 2019

Members of our parliament who have been voted in by us " The Electorate " Are saying " THEY KNOW WHAT IS BEST FOR US!" no matter about DEMOCRACY ---- WHAT DEMOCRACY? when the referendum was won by 1,400,000 votes but refuse to carry out the result of the people!
How can anyone take our parliament seriously ever again? Like Lord Mervyn King tells Sky News everyone is fed up with the Brexit drama - and that a new parliament and an election is needed. Our government is "TOTALLY GRIDLOCKED " again these people who are supposed to carry out what " The Electorate " vote for - Are again saying " THEY KNOW WHAT IS BEST FOR US!"
Even Corbyn's comrades in the E.U. are against what he is doing? or not doing?
at 09:45 19 Oct 2019

Jeramy Corbyn has been slapped down by other European socialist leaders for refusing to back Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal.

The Labour leader was taken to task during a private meeting in Brussels before the start of a summit on Thursday.

EU leaders told him to stop playing party politics and help get a deal over the line by telling his MPs to vote for it.
What would you do?
at 10:13 17 Oct 2019

You turn up on time to go to your workplace - only to find 2 protesters have climbed on top of your train preventing your train from leaving on time?

With an unhelpful boss waiting for you to turn up ( Because he is under pressure to meet his quota targets ) you will be losing money every 15 minutes you are late and find it difficult to make ends meet - if you did not lose any time in your working week?

Would you - Cheer on the protesters - and wish them well?
- Try and remove the protesters - so your train to your work could leave?
- The station Master decides to let the train leave ( as the protesters are trespassing - and should be aware of their actions - their choice? )
- do nothing, and lose money although you are just trying to earn money, to support your wife & children?

What would you do?
The dawn of realization?
at 19:27 9 Oct 2019

The E.U maybe just realizing - that when the UK leaves ........ THE BILLIONS that we pay into the E.U. every month --- Has to be found and paid for by the other 27 countries. We heard yesterday that E.U. officials said if the U.K. doesn't pay over the £39 billion - then as he stated " The F@uking gloves will come off.
We are told that Germany's economy is sliding into recession, with many other E.U.countries Italy/Greece economies are in trouble so were does the extra money come from? no wonder the E.U. is fighting to keep us bound to the E.U. ..... and yet the proposed new E.U budget is forecasted to rise by over another 6 %,  they have no idea - the value of money? as for years they have spent YOUR MONEY like water and will carry on doing so!    for What? 

Are Wolves a good 10-1 bet?
at 08:55 25 Sep 2019

Considering their league position at present - Are they a good 10/1 bet for relegation considering this?

Wolves' owners are facing losses of more than £1billion following the collapse of Thomas Cook and are seeking fresh investment.

Not £1 million but a massive £1 BILLION? NOW SEEKING FRESH INVESTMENT!

Chinese conglomerate Fosun International was the biggest single shareholder, owning 18 percent of the travel operator that went bust on Monday!
Would you support and vote for this?
at 07:25 25 Sep 2019

The European Union is set to spend an extra three million euros on funding private jets for its officials, while also aiming to be a 'global climate leader'.

Although still two years away from the 'air taxi' contract ending, the EU has decided to raise the amount that can be spent to €10.71 million, a 50 percent increase on the starting amount.

Yes, and we are all paying for this - although we have NO say or any control?
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How brave?
at 06:41 25 Sep 2019

A Portsmouth fan punched a police horse during a clash between Southampton and Pompey fans on Tuesday night.

Is it worth any punishment?
France to the rescue?
at 11:31 8 Sep 2019

French foreign minister says 'NON' to Brexit delay beyond October 31 'under current conditions' and blasts the chaos gripping UK as Remainers pass law to postpone Britain's exit
Jean-Yves Le Drian said delay to Brexit 'isn't possible' under current conditions
at 10:27 7 Sep 2019


The Question was LEAVE OR STAY! ............ No other question?


The LIB/DEMS are saying if we vote to leave again - they WILL NOT ACCEPT THAT RESULT.

John is always thinking of his working-class comrades!
at 16:41 4 Sep 2019

Sacrificing his own comforts from his the properties that he owns one a pretty riverside chalet bungalow in Norfolk. They have a second home - their main residence - in a £760k property in west London. Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell's idyllic riverside SECOND HOME (with three boats) on the Norfolk Broads where he can plot his latest war on middle-class buy-to-let landlords.

Labour's John McDonnell and his second wife Cynthia Pinto own a pretty riverside chalet bungalow in Norfolk
The couple have a second home - their main residence - in a £760,000 property in Hillingdon, west London
McDonnell and his wife paid £135k in cash in December 2013 for the two-bed leasehold property in the holiday village of Potter Heigham
The wooden bungalow has its own jetty and quayside on the banks of the River Thurne as well as a smart garden It comes as McDonnell said he wants to offer private tenants the same right to buy their home for a bargain price as council tenants in his latest battle with second homeowners
One near neighbor of McDonnell said: 'When I saw the news about him banging on about punishing people for being private landlords, I thought, 'Hang on a minute, he's a second homeowner himself.'

John says " Up the workers "
Johnson only trying to redress the balance - May gave EVERYTHING the EU wanted!
at 11:17 2 Sep 2019

Just open your mind - for a few minutes. Here is proof by someone who attended the tactical E.U. meetings, over 2 years.

With all the political infighting in British politics over Brexit dominating the news cycle, we almost forgot who we were negotiating with. Now, in Blind Man's Brexit, we get to see and hear exactly what was going on in the corridors of power in Brussels, and how the EU comprehensively outmanoeuvred the UK government. When Lode Desmet met Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament's representative on Brexit, about filming a fly-on-the-wall documentary on the negotiations, he could never have imagined the unique access he would be granted and the extraordinary story that he would end up filming. As the cameras rolled, Lode sat in on private conversations with chief negotiator Michel Barnier and saw first hand how Theresa May's government's negotiating positions were knocked back time after time. The results were aired in the BBC documentary series Brexit: Behind Closed Doors. Written with distinguished political commentator Edward Stourton, who also provides a British perspective on events, Blind Man's Brexit goes beyond the documentary to reveal a staggering and unprecedented failure of diplomacy on one side and contrasts the very clearly defined aims and goals of the EU side. Many books have attempted to tell the story of what happened, but this one has completely unfiltered access to events as viewed by the EU, and shows exactly why, how and where the Brexit negotiations went so spectacularly wrong, resulting in our departure from the EU being delayed beyond 29 March 2019 as the UK was left in limbo and its political system in disarray.
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