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Most recent annotations on things by Jo Swinson

  • George Morley: Maybe the case of the frozen pensioners who are effectively blacklisted from receiving any pension increases by virtue of a regulation just because they retire to one country and not another... (17 October 2013)
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  • J Robertson: https://facebook.com/planB4fashion has a 4 point manifesto for fashion. One of them is for London Fashion week to recruit exibitors who have references from clothing factories. Those who are no... (16 June 2013)
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  • Elaine Laga: 38 personnel have lost their lives in Snatch Land Rovers and there is still a petition calling for a public inquiry into the continued use of them http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/SnatchL andRover/ (6 February 2009)
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  • Owen Blacker: In case you'd missed the Platypus we've added around this site, the "Free Our Bills" campaign is at http://www.theyworkforyou.com/freeourbil ls (7 August 2008)
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  • Simon Cartwright: http://jforjustice.co.uk/77/ (Ripple Effect - video) The above video was made by a muslim and is a very interesting account of the circumstances surrounding the 7/7 London bombings. ... (22 July 2008)
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  • Kenneth Armitage: I have already posted this on the link to the next speaker on this thread. It is interesting to see people with pay, perks and allowances in the order of £250,000 per annum discussing the... (13 April 2008)
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  • Joyce Glasser: Jo Swinton is right. This is age discrimination. But unlike any other type of discrimination legislation, under the age legislation that her party supported, even direct discrimination can be... (12 April 2008)
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  • Simon white: I must confess some confusion,as a follower of Jesus Christ I thought I had a relationship with the Son of God,not a tradition?Jesus fought against established religion & they crucified him for... (7 December 2007)
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  • Simon white: If it was not for a Christian backbone in British society of the likes of William booth(Salvation army) or Muller(raising £100 million by prayer alone to help the Bristol orphans)who would be... (7 December 2007)
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  • Mark Bestford: Although 2 thirds of the votes may have been for pro-union parties that does not mean that 2 thirds of Scotland are pro-union, just that 2 thirds voted for parties other than the SNP. It's like... (11 May 2007)
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  • caroline pugh: Dear Jo Swinson, From your comment at 2.30pm 08/05/07, I infer that you are arguing against a referendum on independence. As you suggest, it is likely that Scotland would vote in favour of the... (10 May 2007)
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  • Stephen Gash: Yes. England needs its own parliament. No doubt Scot Jo Swinson still wants to carve up my country, England, into regions. Well we might consider that when bonnie Scotland is bust up into... (8 November 2006)
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  • Mark Bestford: Unfortunately that is the norm not just of politicians, but of business as well. When a person never has to struggle to pay a mortgage, or never has to decide which shopping item has to go back... (2 November 2006)
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  • Neil Scott: Excellent start, Jo. I feel, however, the huge salaries awarded by MP's to themselves has convinced them that poverty does not exist. Enveloped by a middle class lifestyle, they are convinced... (2 November 2006)
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  • 1Rate Payer: Sustrans cause cycle injuries and deaths and pedestrian ones too. To improve things ban Sustrans and their awful efforts to convince everyone that cycling has to be "traffic free" and at the... (5 May 2006)
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  • 1Rate Payer: Sustrans is the problem. They want cyclists to be "traffic free" on pavements etc and have used public funds to do this and convince people it is desirable. The Highway Code just reflects that... (5 May 2006)
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  • Rachel Craven: I agree that the MP's need more experience in life regarding issues like education fees because then decisions on how to award grants etc would be better thought of if they had experienced it for... (26 March 2006)
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  • I J: There's not a lot of support for VFM investigations in the United States, either. The NYT reports today on the Quadrennial Defence Review in the Pentagon: far-reaching changes in spending... (2 February 2006)
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  • I J: An enthusiast for value for money investigations into public spending? There's not a lot of support in Parliament. Even if the spending is found to be unnecessary, Parliament's watchdog - the... (1 February 2006)
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  • Julian Todd: IJ: Exactly how does "being armed to the teeth" with nuclear weapons help? According to doctrine, our nuclear weapons system was of no defence against Iraq acquiring and using nuclear... (31 January 2006)
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  • I J: From the House of Lords last year: nuclear threats must be put in perspective. Intelligence from the global information society is a huge challenge. How will states react? "The proliferation... (24 January 2006)
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  • I J: As long as there is little protection from other nations - ie, no international rule-sets that are enforceable - there is an argument for a nation being armed to the teeth. On civil nuclear... (23 January 2006)
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  • Neil Scott: Absolutely, here here! Well done Jo. It is uneconomic to keep nuclear power as part of our power grid AND it is uneconomic to spend £40 a second in keeping nuclear arms in Faslane. (23 January 2006)
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  • The Bagged Bear: Dumb, dumber and now we have dumbest. Is this really what the Scottish Parliament needs? A whole coachload of second rate compromise candidates. It's not as if the Lib Dems have an abundance of... (14 November 2005)
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  • James Graham: Significantly however, society did not end when licensing laws were relaxed in Scotland, which would rather contradict the claims of the Opposition. (25 October 2005)
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