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  1. In my view we are behind in the widespread use of a range of advanced manufacturing techniques and technologies. The knowledge is there, the ability is there, etc ...just not enough of it.Again in my view this is in part because of a view that work is a physical are not really working unless you are a manual worker. There is also in certain circles a sort of anti-education culture that seems to accept that it's OK to doss around at school. A big issue, too is that of some management and in particular the seeming unwillingness or inability to be able to create a financial business case for investment. Not enough attention to net present value/IRR/payback etc.
  2. I think we are talking about making Blue Ribband vars at NestlΓ©. When it come to robots taking jobs, that's what was said about computerisation back in the 60s and 70's. Now look how many people work in IT...quite a few on here I wouldn't wonder. You can't un invent robots. The trick is to educate people in their design, development and application, rather than in trying to limit them to protect jobs that aren't needed any more.
  3. Not really. They get their holiday money back in addition to their normal salary, plus it certainly used to be the case that election officials got paid for "extra duties come election time.
  4. In sacking him, Farron was carrying out instructions given to him by May in PMQs
  5. I am always critical of Conservative government when it does stupid and wholly unnecessary things like this, especially with my money. If people have booked holidays , then let them go, There are currently 1.56 million unemployed in the UK - at 4.7% the rate is half that of the EU workers paradise (9.7%) - so it should not be too hard to find replacements. In fact, I'll do the job for the right money. I could do with a jolly.
  6. If that is true, and since it from Crick it may well not be, its outrageous.
  7. better get used to it then.
  8. Right, back on topic. It's nowt to do with personal ads, geographical location, or even motor cars. Yesterday the forum was invaded or hacked. Ten or more new topics were started promoting an escort service in India, or an escort service involving young Indian ladies, presumably because it was an RLIF matter. However, before anyone had time to take up the offers, the TRL elves working behind the scenes sent them packing.
  9. Paint on the walls is not the same colour as paint in the tin.
  10. Look, what you put it down as on your expenses is no concern of mine or anyone else's. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
  11. According to this BBC report, NestlΓ© are not blaming Brexit. It seems up to 300 jobs could go out of 8000 in the UK. 45 day consultation period.
  12. Bah! The multiple topics informing us of the availability of Indian escorts girls have gone!
  13. About the forum and it's tastes in escorts? πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
  14. We've just erected an off grid summerhouse in the garden. No electronic gadgets of any sort allowed. Can I survive the next 7 weeks in there? I'm certainly going to try!!