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Are the EU actually just taking the mickey now?

That's amazing!!!!
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Are the EU actually just taking the mickey now?
In fairness the magazine is right, the UK is kind of a federal republic in the way it runs and is heading. Good magazine.
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In fairness the magazine is right, the UK is kind of a federal republic in the way it runs and is heading. Good magazine.
I don't think federal is really a fair description, considering that with the possible exception of Scotland devolution is pretty limited. Not to mention the fact that there is no real devolution to England, where the vast majority of the population lives. And it certainly isn't a republic!
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I don't think federal is really a fair description, considering that with the possible exception of Scotland devolution is pretty limited. Not to mention the fact that there is no real devolution to England, where the vast majority of the population lives. And it certainly isn't a republic!
Devolution is starting to become a reality, I believe Cornwall is fairly free to do as it pleases at the moment which counts.

You don't need a republic to have a federalised UK.
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Devolution is starting to become a reality, I believe Cornwall is fairly free to do as it pleases at the moment which counts.

You don't need a republic to have a federalised UK.
Pretty sure Cornwall has no more power than any other unitary authority.

And no, but you do to be a "federal republic"
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And out of interest, anyone here going on the free education protest in London tomorrow?
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And out of interest, anyone here going on the free education protest in London tomorrow?
Nope - too busy protesting the closure of my local MS unit.
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Nope - too busy protesting the closure of my local MS unit.
Best of luck with that Surprised they've organised that for the same day though - won't it lose them some of the far lefty Socialist Worker types who'd have turned up otherwise?
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Best of luck with that Surprised they've organised that for the same day though - won't it lose them some of the far lefty Socialist Worker types who'd have turned up otherwise?
I'm not sure we have an education protest tbh in Belfast, nor a particular strong Socialist workers movement (the student one is very extreme and tbh I dislike how impractical and un-pragmatic their suggestions are. (I should have added Im nowhere near london)

That said, good luck with your protest, hope you succeed!
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I'm not sure we have an education protest tbh in Belfast, nor a particular strong Socialist workers movement (the student one is very extreme and tbh I dislike how impractical and un-pragmatic their suggestions are. (I should have added Im nowhere near london)

That said, good luck with your protest, hope you succeed!
Ah, wasn't aware you lived in Belfast, that makes a bit more sense And thanks! Only decided to go at the last minute - agree with the cause but not 100% sure on some of the more, ahem, extreme political company!
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I think the situation is more complex than making all university education free. I favour a system of free tuition for certain degrees, Medicine as an example, but less and less subsidy for arts degrees like Parapsychology or Art History
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I think the situation is more complex than making all university education free. I favour a system of free tuition for certain degrees, Medicine as an example, but less and less subsidy for arts degrees like Parapsychology or Art History
Again I point you the the news that arts graduates could've stopped the resecion.

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Again I point you the the news that arts graduates could've stopped the resecion.

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Link me please.
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Link me please.
Cant find it, it was on the news channel 3 days ago so might've been a paper

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Again I point you the the news that arts graduates could've stopped the resecion.

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Unless you can link information arguing your point or put up a detailed argument yourself I remain skeptical of the claim. A lot of arts graduates cannot do mental arithmetic or write a decent report according to the British Chamber of Commerce.
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Unless you can link information arguing your point or put up a detailed argument yourself I remain skeptical of the claim. A lot of arts graduates cannot do mental arithmetic or write a decent report according to the British Chamber of Commerce.
Im trying to find it on I-player. But the basically said their different brains saw a different solution

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Unless you can link information arguing your point or put up a detailed argument yourself I remain skeptical of the claim. A lot of arts graduates cannot do mental arithmetic or write a decent report according to the British Chamber of Commerce.
He is most likely talking about the article in the independent, which quoted Tim Skeet of RBS as saying that the financial crisis could've been prevented had banks employed more women art graduates due to their creative thinking (can't post the link as I'm on my phone).

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He is most likely talking about the article in the independent, which quoted Tim Skeet of RBS as saying that the financial crisis could've been prevented had banks employed more women art graduates due to their creative thinking (can't post the link as I'm on my phone).

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Yes! That's it!!! Thanks
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Unless you can link information arguing your point or put up a detailed argument yourself I remain skeptical of the claim. A lot of arts graduates cannot do mental arithmetic or write a decent report according to the British Chamber of Commerce.
Well that's pretty sad if that's the case but I know arts students, they're not all dumb... Those in drama are quite stupid but the others aren't
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Im trying to find it on I-player. But the basically said their different brains saw a different solution

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But they wouldn't have the skills or knowledge to get into the required fields to actually make the changes.

We need people with different brains and stem degrees :P
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