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redpaddys12

redpaddys12

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  • Comment on: Treasury says some public sector workers could be denied 1% pay rise

    redpaddys12's comment 29-Aug-2015 6:37 pm

    Anon 10.12 The Credit Suisse Research Institute would be a good place for you to start. Then the OECD next. Also, google ' Who owns the United Kingdom', the first link is from the Guardian 'Britain's five richest families own more wealth than the poorest 20%'- based on an Oxfam study. Too lefty for you? Try the Daily Mail 10th Nov 2010 ( based on a Country Life survey, apparently the largest of it's kind since the 1870's) 'A group of 36,000 individuals – only 0.6 per cent of the population – own 50 per cent of rural land.' 'Their assets account for 20million out of Britain’s 60million acres of land, and the researchers estimate that the vast majority is actually owned by a wealthy core of just 1,200 aristocrats and their relatives.' The ' Nation', i.e the MoD, National Trust, Crown Estates and Forestry Commission have 4,152,070 acres in total. Add in the land owned by the RSPB, the railways, airports, canals, pension funds, electricity boards and the other utilities, another 3 million acres or there abouts. Add in the farms owned by supermarkets, other agribusinesses, city bankers, golf clubs, premiership footballers, racecourses, foreign potentates and oligarchs then there is not much left for the other 65 million of us!

  • Comment on: Treasury says some public sector workers could be denied 1% pay rise

    redpaddys12's comment 29-Aug-2015 12:34 pm

    Anon 10.12 The Credit Suisse Research Institute would be a good place for you to start. Then the OECD next. Also, google ' Who owns the United Kingdom', the first link is from the Guardian 'Britain's five richest families own more wealth than the poorest 20%'- based on an Oxfam study. Too lefty for you? Try the Daily Mail 10th Nov 2010 ( based on a Country Life survey, apparently the largest of it's kind since the 1870's) 'A group of 36,000 individuals – only 0.6 per cent of the population – own 50 per cent of rural land.' 'Their assets account for 20million out of Britain’s 60million acres of land, and the researchers estimate that the vast majority is actually owned by a wealthy core of just 1,200 aristocrats and their relatives.' The ' Nation', i.e the MoD, National Trust, Crown Estates and Forestry Commission have 4,152,070 acres in total. Add in the land owned by the RSPB, the railways, airports, canals, pension funds, electricity boards and the other utilities, another 3 million acres or there abouts. Add in the farms owned by supermarkets, other agribusinesses, city bankers, golf clubs, premiership footballers, racecourses, foreign potentates and oligarchs then there is not much left for the other 65 million of us!

  • Comment on: Treasury says some public sector workers could be denied 1% pay rise

    redpaddys12's comment 29-Aug-2015 1:56 am

    Osbourne has borrowed more money than ALL previous Chancellors COMBINED! It's him that is bankrupting the country, demonising the poor and the hard workers in the public sector whilst they are at it. Taxes have gone up for everyone ( VAT 20%) but one particular group has done particularly well, and that would be the top 5%, who have seen their wealth DOUBLE since the Torys returned to power, so they now own a staggering 95% of the wealth in this country ( whilst providing 35% of the tax take- shouldn't it be 95%?)

  • Comment on: RCN members oppose covert filming in care homes

    redpaddys12's comment 28-Jun-2015 9:28 pm

    1) Battery life? Security/ encryption? The POLICE have these in circulation NOW. Do you actually know how these things work? 2) Its not complacency, its technology, and is an assist, not a CRB check. 3) So violent patients and visitors have the right not to be recorded on CCTV? Could you tell the Home Office that so they can remove all the intrusive CCTV that follows us EVERYWHERE as it's against our privacy? Bet you have CCTV covering your car-park, but property is always seen as more valuable as a person eh? 4) Sense of humour bypass? I was being serious... Cameras are from £20 quid on Amazon. Camera on the carer, in the communal areas, not in bedroom. Audio only pehaps when doing personal hygeine. Secure network? Have a dedicated PC not connected to the net, modern PC data compression on the camera feed, downloaded at end of shift. 24/7 monitoring of feed- no, just for when an allegation occurs, zip along to the relevant place/ time, data kept for 14/7, much like the CCTV data in our hospitals are now stored. As said, its not GCHQ, and you aren't looking after our nuclear deterrent, and kids use the same tech when mountain biking.

  • Comment on: RCN debate on strike action splits nursing opinion

    redpaddys12's comment 28-Jun-2015 4:00 am

    Ann Frith Read my quote again. 'Middle-class management sycophants' is not the same as ' middle-managers'. You are quite right about that part about the political parties- doesn't matter what party is in power, Red or Blue, the RCN doesn't want to upset either ( although, as a Union, you should join the TUC and support Labour), rather it bends over and gets shafted ( at least Labour uses a bit of lube first). The RCN has about as much in common with a true Union ( like the RMT) as I have to David CaMoron, otherwise our pensions wouldn't have been stolen or our enhancements now put in jeopardy to pay for 24/7 NHS.

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