At the same time, middle-class residents in the smaller settlements and outer districts have seen a worsening of their finances. The conclusions are part of a soon to be published report from the Department of Infrastructure and the Environment, according to knr.gl".
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All of the younger candidates can be ruled out. why would a Miliband or a Purnell be interested in spending two years with a neck in the hangman's noose and continuing to lack a /popular/ mandate? they will be happy to wait.
so, the older candidates? Clarke is untainted by the Brown coronation as he was one of the few away from the rubber room left not to vote for him. Straw may well not fancy the scrutiny although I could imagine he could be persuaded to act for the good of the party, if necessary. Byers and Milburn? Blairs without the charm.
My money would be on Harman - she has the arrogance to think she could turn things around and the lust for high office, woeful lack of ability notwithstanding.
further thoughts, links etc when I have a keyboard rather than a phone to blog with.
Labels: EU fun and games
Blimey. Either they are a very fit and healthy bunch, or else they like their work so much they will bound into the office despite hangovers, Lassa fever, in-growing toenails and what have you. Or, perhaps, they sit around playing Tetris and Tessa lacks the authority to make them do any work.
The two year project will result in the most comprehensive picture ever of our natural environment, the benefits it provides to society, and how it is changing".
I feel sorry for the poor devil who will be going through Epping Forest clicking every time he / she sees a fern, but sorrier for whoever has to peer at fungal spores on the rocks in the Peak District.
Facetiousness to one side, note this: 'The results will be used by Government to prioritise work so that the natural environment is enhanced'. Erm, the natural environment is what we would have if it was left untouched, so anything the state does, from the Forestry Commission (or whatever it is called this week - 'Treesational!' maybe?) to Canute efforts via nerds with laptops kicking leaves around to moss auditors sneezing in areas of outstanding natural beauty is rendering it unnatural.
I think that I will never see, a Benn Plan lovely as a tree....
Margaret Hodge: The Department holds the information set out relating to fish purchased in financial year 2007-08. Information is not available for previous years. Source
|Product||Approximate w eight (kg) 2007-08||Total c ost 2007-08 (£)||Marine Stewardship Council Standard|
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"One question saw "Jazza" ask the Prime Minister what he could do for the country that nobody else could. The PM replied that he was determined and focussed on changing the country and on giving everyone the chance to make "the most of their talents"."Why do I want to do this job, because there are things that I can do, I want every child and every young person in this country to have the chance to realise the potential to the full."My idea in life, why I get up in the morning is everyone should have the chance to make the most of there talents, that's what I am determined to do." Note he does not even begin to answer the thrust of the question, and one might wonder whether wits at Downing Street made this the lead video in order to hold Brown up to richly deserved ridicule and contempt.
Generally Brown's rather sad attempts to get down wiv the kids are not worthy of note, but the OECD has just lacerated the post '97 regime's approach to youth unemployment etc, and here , in a handy table are the figures:
As ever, click for heightened visibility, but the key points are an increase in NEETs, a fall in the employment rate, a rise in the unemployment rate and a higher unemployment rate for the low skilled relative to the OECD average. So, for the last 12 years he has been party to being 'determined and focussed on changing the country and on giving everyone the chance to make "the most of their talents". With great success, evidently.
Labels: West Indies
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