News items that it's not worth starting another thread for...

Fitzcarraldo

Ian Storey-Moore
Was she carrying?

No Fletch, unless you count the pencil case as an offensive weapon.

One of the teachers claimed she could smell something that 'smelled like weed' when the girl passed her. School phoned the police who turned-up mob-handed (4 officers FFS) to undertake the search.

The 15 YO girl was taken to a room without any parental consent and given an intimate body search.

Think about the above for a second or two. Not sure there's even a glimmer of something you might use to justify it. Even the DM have struggled with this one.
 

Eddie Yates

Steve Chettle
No Fletch, unless you count the pencil case as an offensive weapon.

One of the teachers claimed she could smell something that 'smelled like weed' when the girl passed her. School phoned the police who turned-up mob-handed (4 officers FFS) to undertake the search.

The 15 YO girl was taken to a room without any parental consent and given an intimate body search.

Think about the above for a second or two. Not sure there's even a glimmer of something you might use to justify it. Even the DM have struggled with this one.

My youngest daughter is 15, if she was treated like that & was strip searched by the OB I would absolutely lose my shit not only with the rozzas but also with the school who have a duty of care that doesn't include allowing a strip search
 

Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
In other news, yet again, a discriminatory campaign against the driving standards of Red Squirrels:

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When will this abuse of LTLFs‘ most favoured „rodent“ end?
 

Fitzcarraldo

Ian Storey-Moore
My youngest daughter is 15, if she was treated like that & was strip searched by the OB I would absolutely lose my shit not only with the rozzas but also with the school who have a duty of care that doesn't include allowing a strip search

I've seen it so often. One really bad and stupid decision by the OB leading to knock-on impacts that last years. I'm with you 100%. I Imagine the OB turning-up to tell me this. The likelihood being that I'd end up in cuffs for reacting, quite naturally, to the injustice of it. Before you know it, all kinds of agencies are involved, and for what? Some **** thought they could smell weed.
 

Captain Sinister

Senior doom Monger
No Fletch, unless you count the pencil case as an offensive weapon.

One of the teachers claimed she could smell something that 'smelled like weed' when the girl passed her. School phoned the police who turned-up mob-handed (4 officers FFS) to undertake the search.

The 15 YO girl was taken to a room without any parental consent and given an intimate body search.

Think about the above for a second or two. Not sure there's even a glimmer of something you might use to justify it. Even the DM have struggled with this one.

I wasn't trying to justify anything.
Every news item I have read about the instance fails to say why the girl was subjected to the strip search.
I had this forlorn hope that there was a real and present danger that had to be addressed, and the action was justified in the interests of preventing something more dreadful from occurring.
 

Ilson

Youth Team
P&O Ferries boss Peter Hebblethwaite has admitted to MPs that a decision to sack 800 workers last week without consulting the unions broke the law.
He said there was "absolutely no doubt" that under UK employment law the firm was required to consult unions before making the mass cuts.
"We chose not to consult and we are, and will, compensate everybody in full for that," he said.
He said no union would have accepted P&O's job slashing plans.
It came as the government said it would stop companies firing staff on-the-spot, after P&O Ferries "exploited a loophole" in current laws.
The sackings sparked outrage after it emerged staff would be replaced by foreign agency workers paid less than the minimum wage.
Addressing a committee of MPs on Thursday, Mr Hebblethwaite apologised for the distress caused by the cuts, but added they were necessary to save the business which has been loss-making.
He also said workers would receive "extremely generous" compensation, although as part of these settlements they would forgo their right to pursue further legal action against P&O.
 

Ilson

Youth Team
Since the sackings, it has been claimed P&O replaced workers, who Mr Hebblethwaite said earned £36,000 a year, with agency staff from India being paid £1.80 an hour.

But Mr Hebblethwaite, whose basic annual salary is £325,000, insisted the new staff are being paid between £5.15 and £6 an hour, which is below the UK's minimum wage of £8.91.
 

Barry

Where's me hammer?
Since the sackings, it has been claimed P&O replaced workers, who Mr Hebblethwaite said earned £36,000 a year, with agency staff from India being paid £1.80 an hour.

But Mr Hebblethwaite, whose basic annual salary is £325,000, insisted the new staff are being paid between £5.15 and £6 an hour, which is below the UK's minimum wage of £8.91.

I made the decision the other day we will no longer be using P and O....just shy of 50 grand that'll go to stena insteaf... not much in the grand scheme of things but doing our bit.
 

Ilson

Youth Team
I made the decision the other day we will no longer be using P and O....just shy of 50 grand that'll go to stena insteaf... not much in the grand scheme of things but doing our bit.

Seems your not the only person boycotting them. 50 grand is not a lot as you say. But times that by how many other people are no longer going with p and o and it all adds up.
 

Tiff

Matchday Squad
I made the decision the other day we will no longer be using P and O....just shy of 50 grand that'll go to stena insteaf... not much in the grand scheme of things but doing our bit.

Multiply this across the country

I go twice a year and wk t touch them either, not much but it’ll add up


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I'm Red Till Dead

John Robertson
P&O Ferries boss Peter Hebblethwaite has admitted to MPs that a decision to sack 800 workers last week without consulting the unions broke the law.
He said there was "absolutely no doubt" that under UK employment law the firm was required to consult unions before making the mass cuts.
"We chose not to consult and we are, and will, compensate everybody in full for that," he said.
He said no union would have accepted P&O's job slashing plans.
It came as the government said it would stop companies firing staff on-the-spot, after P&O Ferries "exploited a loophole" in current laws.
The sackings sparked outrage after it emerged staff would be replaced by foreign agency workers paid less than the minimum wage.
Addressing a committee of MPs on Thursday, Mr Hebblethwaite apologised for the distress caused by the cuts, but added they were necessary to save the business which has been loss-making.
He also said workers would receive "extremely generous" compensation, although as part of these settlements they would forgo their right to pursue further legal action against P&O.

If all the sacked workers were British and there were non-British workers on the ferry's too, could they also be penalised under racism laws?
 

Ilson

Youth Team
I am reminded of ratners jewellers in the 90s, wonder if p and o ferries will go the same way as them if enough people boycott them.
 

Ilson

Youth Team
P&O will have "little choice" but to reverse its decision to sack 800 staff under new measures due to be put before MPs this week, the company has been told by the transport secretary.

In a letter to company boss Peter Hebblethwaite, Grant Shapps said proposals being brought to parliament would "ensure that seafarers are protected against these types of actions".

"Through that package, I intend to block the outcome that P&O Ferries has pursued, including paying workers less than the minimum wage," the transport secretary added.

He said this would leave P&O "one further opportunity" to offer all 800 workers their jobs back on previous terms, conditions and wages - if they want them back.
 

Ilson

Youth Team
Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said it "doesn't make any sense" for male patients to be asked if they are pregnant before a scan.

It comes after a report said that patients at some NHS trusts in England, prior to having an X-ray or MRI scan, were being asked if they were expecting a baby regardless of gender identity.

This was to ensure it was safe to proceed, given the harm that radiation can pose to unborn children,
 

Captain Sinister

Senior doom Monger
Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said it "doesn't make any sense" for male patients to be asked if they are pregnant before a scan.

It comes after a report said that patients at some NHS trusts in England, prior to having an X-ray or MRI scan, were being asked if they were expecting a baby regardless of gender identity.

This was to ensure it was safe to proceed, given the harm that radiation can pose to unborn children,

We are living in a society that is a modern version of Roman society that brought about the fall of the Roman Empire.
We are in such a state of decadence that when the nuclear holocaust starts, it won't be a moment too soon.
 

Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
https://news.sky.com/story/energy-c...ter-readings-ahead-of-price-cap-rise-12578751

People panicking again like they did a few months ago at the petrol pumps. We tend to read the headlines instead of the whole artical.

How fucking dare they blame Martin Lewis?

Speaking as someone with a (fairly) decent knowledge of such matters, you can - and should - build additional, scalable, capacity into your infrastructure.

I always do, and so should these shitbag privatised energy companies.

But oh, no, of course, it’s all about extorting as much money as possible for their shareholders, isn’t it.

What a bunch of c****
 

BryanRoy22

Ian Bowyer
Having had many close dealings with them in recent times, EDF are definitely one of the worst.

Or as I call them, Every Day Fuckwits.
 
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