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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    As much as I'd like to see a World Cup in Australia it's more likely to go to England or Germany, or perhaps the US given the timescales now.

    The Australian season for rugby (x2) and AFL makes it hard to fit the WC around it, even though there are plenty of stadia in place.
    Interesting thoughts. I based my preference for Australia as they have never hosted the World Cup, and choosing the US or England would lead to accusations of some 'western' plot.
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    I never shop at Sports Direct and urge others never to do so again.
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    I never shop at Sports Direct and urge others never to do so again.
    when I find somewhere else in my city to buy squash balls at a reasonable price, I will join you.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    when I find somewhere else in my city to buy squash balls at a reasonable price, I will join you.
    I suggest Amazon where things are cheaper, can be ordered from home, and arrive the next day if you are a Prime member.
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    (Original post by Nigel Farage MEP)
    I suggest Amazon where things are cheaper, can be ordered from home, and arrive the next day if you are a Prime member.
    postage actually makes them significantly more expensive
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    postage actually makes them significantly more expensive
    If you have Amazon Prime you have free next day delivery postage to use making the squash balls cheaper, and the cost of Amazon Prime can be free if you use the free trail.
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    (Original post by Nigel Farage MEP)
    If you have Amazon Prime you have free next day delivery postage to use making the squash balls cheaper, and the cost of Amazon Prime can be free if you use the free trail.
    In the long run, the free postage through prime has saved me money. That and the Amazon Music I use.
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    (Original post by Nigel Farage MEP)
    If you have Amazon Prime you have free next day delivery postage to use making the squash balls cheaper, and the cost of Amazon Prime can be free if you use the free trail.
    Not through third party vendors. The Amazon-sold ones just jack up the base price.
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    I never shop at Sports Direct and urge others never to do so again.
    Yes, let's dent profits at Sports Direct, forcing them to lay off staff to retain profitability and thus making some of the poorest in society lose their jobs. We're far better putting pressure on Mike Ashley through legislation etc. than engaging in actions which will only hurt those who need that work so much that they are prepared to accept the conditions they currently work in.
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    Yes, let's dent profits at Sports Direct, forcing them to lay off staff to retain profitability and thus making some of the poorest in society lose their jobs. We're far better putting pressure on Mike Ashley through legislation etc. than engaging in actions which will only hurt those who need that work so much that they are prepared to accept the conditions they currently work in.
    So would you support a ban on zero hours contracts?
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    So would you support a ban on zero hours contracts?
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    No because they're a great tool in a flexible labour market and work well for students for example and those who need flexible hours. It's also good for business, allowing them to tailor their workforce levels to need. I would, however, ban exclusivity clauses within zero hours contracts as this would allow workers to 'shop around' getting the best rate of pay for their work and perhaps forcing firms to compete a little more to give workers more hours or better pay to retain their loyalty.
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    So would you support a ban on zero hours contracts?
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    Slippery slope here. You'd soon see people arguing for x hour minimum contracts.

    I'd be more inclined to support more mandatory breaks, extend some working rights to agency workers too, tie revenue growth to wage growth.
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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...as-Hitler.html

    And people said we were silly to think the coup would have been a good thing if it had been successful, or to suggest that it was actually a massive ruse to gain more powers
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    So would you support a ban on zero hours contracts?
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    (Original post by toronto353)
    No because they're a great tool in a flexible labour market and work well for students for example and those who need flexible hours. It's also good for business, allowing them to tailor their workforce levels to need. I would, however, ban exclusivity clauses within zero hours contracts as this would allow workers to 'shop around' getting the best rate of pay for their work and perhaps forcing firms to compete a little more to give workers more hours or better pay to retain their loyalty.
    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Slippery slope here. You'd soon see people arguing for x hour minimum contracts.

    I'd be more inclined to support more mandatory breaks, extend some working rights to agency workers too, tie revenue growth to wage growth.
    I don't think it is a slippery slope if you have a minimum contract length, perhaps per month, certainly in the retail sector. In other areas I think a maximum percentage of people who can be on zero hours contracts, with a minimum for all other workers, should apply. Mandatory breaks already apply but are about meal breaks and do not cover things such as a person going to the toilet. Agency worker rights were extended by the EU a few years ago, something that should have been mentioned more often in the EU referendum campaign.
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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...as-Hitler.html

    And people said we were silly to think the coup would have been a good thing if it had been successful, or to suggest that it was actually a massive ruse to gain more powers
    A military dictatorship would have resulted in many more deaths, especially in the Kurdish areas I think- allegations have been made in the past of Turkish military personnel raping women. President Erdogen is awful and the international community should consider sanctions if he carries out some of his threats, but military rule is not the answer.
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    The religion of peace strikes (yet) again, this time in Munich!
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    A military dictatorship would have resulted in many more deaths, especially in the Kurdish areas I think- allegations have been made in the past of Turkish military personnel raping women. President Erdogen is awful and the international community should consider sanctions if he carries out some of his threats, but military rule is not the answer.
    Depends on what the military dictatorship would have done. If like Greece or Spain fair enough, but if simply for a new president as claimed, not so much. But that very claim to me strengthens the idea of it being a simple ploy

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    The religion of peace strikes (yet) again, this time in Munich!
    Initial reports suggest that the attacks have actually come from a far-right extremist rather than being religiously motivated.
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    (Original post by Saoirse:3)
    Initial reports suggest that the attacks have actually come from a far-right extremist rather than being religiously motivated.
    Which will likely still ultimately be religiously motivated, or more accurately because Merkel was an idiot last summer

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    (Original post by Life_peer)
    The religion of peace strikes (yet) again, this time in Munich!
    Divisive statements make it worse. We should blame the individuals not a mostly innocent group, thus alienating them.
 
 
 
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