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  1. If that is true, then he failed the management course. What a shocking thing to say to motivate a team and surely policing is all about teamwork? Mind you, I have seen other management techniques that were equally shocking. They work at first and then you start to wonder. There is nothing more destructive than someone deploying management 'techniques' when they either don't understand them, or worse, consciously apply them in the wrong way.
  2. Is it a similar size project, really? Did the clock tower (Big Ben is the bell) start off costing taxpayers nothing then gradually edge up? I don't know where the fallacy is, they are just not comparable, apart from the amounts involved.
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  5. Hardly much of a comparison. The clock tower is an international and historical landmark. Also, if we compared the cost of each project as a percentage of the respective GNP, theirs would still be small change. The restoration of a national monument, including the clock machinery, could be expected to include many unknowns. See your point, though, but it doesn't make me feel any better.
  6. Quilp and I went to the source - O level Eng Lit.
  7. The whole covid thing has been a battle of minds. First, to get people on side to do the right thing, and now to turn off the fear. Which is what many have said for a very long time. It is surprising how many intelligent people seem to be completely devoid of rational thought on this. Yet how many are ignoring the very real, and often fatal, impact restrictions have had and continue to have? As we have said, the cure should not be worse than the thing it is intending to cure.
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  9. Except when condoning a march in contravention of the rules.
  10. Do you mean Stu Peters? My Tesco sighting of Vader was today, so bang up to date on sightings.
  11. How did you reach that impression?
  12. Just checked, maintenance grant £1,500, accommodation costs £2,440.
  13. They aren't. The term accommodation fees are around £2,500, the term maintenance grant is £1,000 something. I will check, but the maintenance grant goes nowhere near accommodation costs, let alone other costs, particularly in the first year when most stay in halls.
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