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When you cross-reference Theresa May’s speech with her voting record, it’s as if she didn’t mean anything she said

Theresa May wants to stand up for the ‘ordinary worker’ and pull big business bonuses into line. I guess she forgot about the time she voted against creating jobs for young people using money from bankers’ bonuses It’s great news that Theresa May is our new Prime Minister, isn’t it? I for one felt really warm and fuzzy inside when she made her speech all about being the servant of working people, the protector of struggling young people, the defender of the employee against asset-stripping companies and big business meanies, and the champion of social mobility. When she said, “it is apparent to anybody who is in touch with the real world that people do not feel our economy works [for everyone]” because it was “ordinary members of the public” who “made real sacrifices after the financial crash in 2008”, I completely forgot that, on 4 September 2013, she voted … Continue reading

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Minnesota private colleges try to soften $50K-$60K ‘sticker shock’

Last fall, Carleton College quietly made history. It became the first Minnesota college to pass the $60,000-a-year mark for tuition, room and board. The elite private school in Northfield has long held the distinction as the state’s most expensive undergraduate institution. Now others aren’t far behind. This fall, Macalester, St. Olaf, St. Benedict and Gustavus Adolphus colleges all have landed in the $50,000 range. As prices reach new heights, private college officials throughout Minnesota worry openly that they’re scaring away good prospects. They’re working overtime to spread the message that, with all of the financial aid available, their degrees can be “surprisingly affordable,” as Carleton says on its website. “Sticker shock is in play,” admits Kirk Carlson, associate dean of admission and financial aid at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, where this year’s room, board and tuition add up to $50,988. “Getting them even to apply … that’s the … Continue reading

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SmackDown! Live prepares for the coming wars

In the aftermath of a brand-specific pay-per-view, the differences between the WWE’s two brands tend to be clearer than usual. The night after Hell In A Cell, Monday Night RAW is rematch city, even though it has another pay-per-view to sell and needs to move on. The next night, SmackDown! Live lacks the same post-pay-per-view and rematch baggage as RAW, but it also has to build up two pay-per-views in a row. There’s overlap in just one of these shows this time around, as both SmackDown! Live and RAW are preparing for Survivor Series. But while RAW continues to spin its wheels, even with more time and resources, this week’s SmackDown! Live continues the blue brand’s general competence in storytelling as it works toward Survivor Series and its brand-specific TLC pay-per-view. When it comes to that competent storytelling, the biggest story on SmackDown! Live is of course the one that … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Good Friday Agreement Values and Principles (23 Jan 2017)

— and the electorate have the opportunity to make that choice. Question, That the amendment be made, put and negatived. Main Question put. The Assembly divided: SPAN STYLE=”font-style:italic;” Ayes 54; Noes 31 AYES Mr Agnew, Mr Aiken, Mr Allen, Ms Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Mr Attwood, Ms Bailey, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr Boylan, Ms Boyle, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Mr Butler, Mr Chambers, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Mrs Dobson, Dr Farry, Ms Fearon, Ms Flynn, Mr Ford, Ms Gildernew, Ms Hanna, Mr Hazzard, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Mr Kennedy, Mr Lynch, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr F McCann, Mr McCartney, Mr McElduff, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McKee, Mr McMullan, Mr McNulty, Mr McPhillips, Ms Mallon, Mr Maskey, Mr Milne, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Ó Muilleoir, Mr O’Dowd, Mrs O’Neill, Mrs Overend, Mrs Palmer, Ms Seeley, Mr Sheehan, Mr Smith, Mr Swann Tellers for the Ayes: Mr McGrath, … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Public Accounts Committee (24 Jan 2017)

On a point of order, Mr Speaker. First of all, I join in thanking the staff, as you properly did, and associate myself with those remarks. However, on a point of order, as Members of this House we are, as I understand it, under an obligation to declare all relevant interests. As Speaker, you, too, have oversight of the Committees of this House. What are the ramifications of Ms Carla Lockhart, as a member of the Public Accounts Committee, failing to declare a family link to the renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme at a time when that same Committee was investigating the RHI scheme? This Article came from a Public RSS Feed via Google search and is provided here for context. Copyright remains with the original author at all times. Original Article:https://www.theyworkforyou.com/ni/?id=2017-01-24.2.1&s=swann#g2.2

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