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gary1979666 last won the day on January 13 2015

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  1. Note quite a new system.....it'll be moving to new systems. As if he scraps the idea of a single benefits system, then he is advocating bring back separate benefits, so will be reinventing JSA, Housing Benefit, etc. I don't think many people disagreed with the principle behind UC - just how it was rolled out.
  2. I don't agree with the proroguing, but wasn't the reality that parliament would have been in recess for the majority of that period anyway for conference season. Personally I'm glad we don't have it clogging up the news, but would pain me to see him using it to his advantage.
  3. I can only see this working in the Tories favour. Labour and Libdems get their conferences, but not the Tories. Other parties stopping them getting their message out, while they all get plenty of coverage. It'll further harden their vote.
  4. You can imagine the conversation - Big Pharma - want to buy some pills Jez - no thanks, tell us how you make them so we can. Big Pharma - no, why would we do that, we'll make no money. Jez - I know. Big Pharma - want to buy some pills Jez - no, I have you over a barrel. Big Pharma - oh, no money for us again. Jez - we need some pills please.....
  5. Do they - if the investors don't agree, then why continue. Per Neil's post earlier the divi yields aren't massive. OK, have a national drug company to develop some new pharma........do you know how expensive that would be.....I don't think the tax payer would agree that it's a good use of money. Also the government do step in if a drug is too expensive....that what NICE is for. I know it has its limitations, but it's better than this proposal.
  6. That's how investment works though. If an investor doesn't get a good return, then why would they invest, when they can get a better return potentially elsewhere. AZ investors got back 13% of the revenue as a divi last year - is that fair, who's to say. They are taking the risks of putting their money into this company. If I have a product, I want to make back the money I have spent on it. Then I want a bit more money to have made the whole thing worthwhile, otherwise, why bother in the first place. If someone then tells me that I can't do this in one market, then why would I go there?
  7. Thing is if, say, AZ invest £1bn in a drug and need a price of 50p/dose to recoup that, but actual production costs are only 2p/dose. They are not going to give away the recipe m,eaning they can't cover their costs. The funding from the government is not going to cover this gap. Why would any pharma company stay for this? The NHS would need to import these medicines instead and probably pay more.
  8. I just don't get how they think the policy will work without devastating UK pharma. The industry spends a lot on R&D across many countries and has to recoup that once it starts selling (e.g. for products that don't work, testing, etc). By allowing a generic production, then it will limit the revenue it can generate, so why would it invest in the UK.
  9. I'm the same - reckon that they are trying to hook the younger tastes first with that set of bands. Looks like a lot of decent medium sized names, but none to appeal to the PiD crowd. Hoping they have something up their sleeve.
  10. I want to see Lola and Bernie on the picket line with placards!!
  11. Headline and 10 other bands to be announced in Kerrang on Wed.
  12. I read in the paper this morning that the plan also originally involved taking independent school assets and redistributing them - until it was realised that this would be illegal. I don't think it's a good move as a lot of middle class voters will see independent schools as aspiration, rather than elitist. I went to Newcastle Grammar School and costs were more 'reasonable' back in the nineties up north than you'd pay now (my folks weren't well off and sacrificed a lot to send me there, yet I couldn't afford to send my son private now down in Herts. My two best mates at school (and now) were on assisted places and they had no chance of going there without these schemes, so worry about scrapping them. As gives smart kids a chance to shine. Also how does the state sector cope with the influx of extra pupils coming in.
  13. But who's to say that there won't be another £200m in 6 months? TC is an outdated entity - most people are booking online, yet they must spend a fortune on outlets/brochures/etc. I imagine the administrators will come in and leave it just as an online business. Also, if they rescued TC, then where do they draw the line with other businesses that go down the pan.....why would TC be more important than Blockbuster / Woolies / HMV / etc.
  14. Murrells isn't one to mess about or exaggerate. I worked on a project with him when he headed up Tulip - very down to earth and didn't mince his words.
  15. I guess because I know where it ends up, I'm happy for it to meander as much as it likes getting there. Loving the nods to BB though - the episode last night was the first with Los Pollos Hermanos! It also makes me think how underused Odenkirk was in BB. He is brilliant.
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