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by Richard
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Local Traders, good and bad
Topic: small job plumber
Replies: 7
Views: 1464

Re: small job plumber

That is very kind of you, seahermit.
I will contact Peter when I come out of hibernation.

Cheers,

Richard
by Richard
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: The EU
Replies: 10
Views: 2073

Re: The EU

The CETA trade agreement has been rumbling along among Dutch and Belgian activists since at least 2016. Ceta. like the TTIP is old-school trade agreement where the interests of multinational companies are more important than the people who live in those countries. The member states of the European U...
by Richard
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Reshuffle
Replies: 2
Views: 816

Re: Reshuffle

Javid didn't last long - 202 days or so. Javid's rules to maintain fiscal credibility had been opposed by Cummings, who wanted No.10 more freedom to turn the spending taps on wherever and whenever it liked.‌ Also leaks by Javid's team annoyed Boris and Cummings. It is believed that Cummings himself ...
by Richard
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Reshuffle
Replies: 2
Views: 816

Reshuffle

Boris Johnson made Sajid Javid an offer he had to refuse - keep your job, but none of the power. Told by the Prime Minister he could keep his job as Chancellor if he sacked his own special advisers, with new ones working from a special unit under the direct control of Dominic Cummings in No 10, Mr J...
by Richard
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Labour leadership race
Replies: 13
Views: 1739

Re: Labour leadership race

There are affiliated members(includes Unions) , full-time fee-paying members and lastly registered members eligible to pay a one-off fee to take part in the leadership election - boosting the party’s coffers in exchange for a say over its future. The fee, for registered supporters, brought in by Ed ...
by Richard
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Local Traders, good and bad
Topic: small job plumber
Replies: 7
Views: 1464

Re: small job plumber

Thanks seahermit - no rush, I can manage for now.
by Richard
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Labour leadership race
Replies: 13
Views: 1739

Re: Labour leadership race

Not sure what point you are trying to make cbe.
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by Richard
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Labour leadership race
Replies: 13
Views: 1739

Re: Labour leadership race

Except that it is just fellow parliamentarians, local party groups, trade unions and affiliates who can vote in the Labour Leadership contest.
Previously any tom dick or harriet could pay £3 to join the Labour Party at large.
by Richard
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Labour leadership race
Replies: 13
Views: 1739

Re: Labour leadership race

Rates for both major Parties are not miles apart and contain concessions:

https://join.labour.org.uk/

https://www.conservatives.com/join
by Richard
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Labour leadership race
Replies: 13
Views: 1739

Re: Labour leadership race

Corbyn was an outsider, seen as unelectable, the antithesis of Blair, he really got in by accident after the 'one member one vote' set up by Miliband to prevent the Unions using their muscle to influence Party nominations. Additionally membership of the Labour Party was reduced to £3, attracting a f...

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