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What happens after you get a drought ?

"California 'bombogenesis' storm pushes north" BBC

Feb 19, 2017 at 12:50 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

@Pcar

CICs in theory fit in with the broad aims of empowering people (to a limited extent) at a local level - in practice imho the vehicle has the flaw (feature?) of being easily hijacked by ideologically driven and wholly political outfits who are exploiting the lax administrative regime to obfuscate both their aims and their funding to operate well outside the intended spheres of car parks, playgrounds, village halls, sports grounds and patches of nature, skills centres, historic buildings etc. that are obviously "community" assets which require management of a limited sort.

It is not, I think - an accident that Sandbag chose this form of legal entity for their incorporation. I wonder at the funding and if I was to guess - given the boiler plate text which abounds on their web site - EU money is being tipped in the top to fund all the eco-NGO like antics that Sandbag are claiming some expertise in.... In fact I'd be willing to wager that Sandbag is either directly EU funded or via EU grants to GP / FoE / WWF who've agreed off the record to fund Sandbag at arm's length from Brussels - it's a bag - but it ain't full of sand.

Somebody above my amateur status should challenge Bryony for full disclosure on this - that much is abundantly clear.

Feb 19, 2017 at 11:51 AM | Registered Commentertomo

Squarespace commenting scripts seem quite batty today....

Feb 19, 2017 at 11:50 AM | Registered Commentertomo

That shoul read "Here is an example of just how low some of the MSM have sunk."

Feb 19, 2017 at 11:23 AM | Unregistered CommenterRoss Lea

He is an example of just how low some of the MSM have sunk.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/19/exclusive-ted-malloch-the-fts-attempt-at-my-political-assassination/

Feb 19, 2017 at 11:19 AM | Unregistered CommenterRoss Lea

@Robert Christopher, Feb 18, 2017 at 10:36 PM

German consumers voted for Mad Merkel and Greens who are driving force behind EU lunacy for their own benefit.

Yes, Germany does benefit from EU lunacy as it makes Euro lower on FX which benefits Germany at the expense of suffering in others: Euro Disaster

Germany leaving Euro would help rest of Eurozone.

Feb 19, 2017 at 12:23 AM | Registered CommenterPcar

@tomo
Re: Sandbag lack of info

Cameron's last weeks:

9 June 2016 — News story
Community Interest Companies and the Confirmation Statement

From the 30th of June 2016 the Annual Return will be replaced by a confirmation statement.

USA voters inspired by Brexit vote for change

Obama inspired by Cameron's "screw you" message to voters.

Feb 19, 2017 at 12:03 AM | Registered CommenterPcar

@stewgreen, Feb 17, 2017 at 11:56 PM

Pcar do you agree that BBC/MSM have lost the plot ?
They always were rather selective about stories they decide to run but now
Like Russia Today has been reporting
- for days about the Paris riots
- about Wikileaks revelations about US agencies tricks in the last French election.
- About how the issue of how the UK be paid for EU fixed assets like parliament building s worth tens of billions.

Yet MSM just run continual newesverts for their mates.
I can't watch/listen to ITV/BBC news progs for than a minute these daus.

Yes. There is a lot of bias by omission, bias by invited (and not invited) interviewees as John Redwood pointed out in his article last week.

Furthermore, on News programmes the presenters and reporters too frequently give opinion instead of news.

Example: Video: BBC.Newsnight.170215.James.OBrien.Insulting.Asra.Nomani.Goes.Wrong

Feb 18, 2017 at 11:48 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

Apparently things are worse than we thought for the German consumer:
NoTricksZone: German Power Consumers Now Saddled By Staggering 35 Billion Euros In Taxes, Feed-In Tariffs

Feb 18, 2017 at 10:36 PM | Registered CommenterRobert Christopher

Well it narks me that Martha Lane Fox is digital ambassador despite her pumping up LastMinute.com
and then its share price collapsing leaving investors £hundreds of millions worse off.

floated March 2000. The shares were placed at 380p, valuing the company at £571m
In the first week of April, the shares dipped below 190p, half the issue price
The company was acquired in 2005 by Sabre Holdings, owner of online travel company Travelocity, paying 165p per share.
In December 2014, the firm was bought by Bravofly Rumbo for £76 million

Feb 18, 2017 at 10:02 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

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