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VOT - are you claiming some kind of medical training?
Because you're absolutely wrong about a key fact
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A clinician would never place an IV bag, or other infusion set, on the floor. The risk of contamination is far too great, let alone that the set would not work correctly. That was my point. Had the child needed to lie down, they could have placed two chairs face to face such that the child could lay a cross them. The IV set would have been on a stand.
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dave m wrote: 11 Dec 2019 20:36 VOT - are you claiming some kind of medical training?
Because you're absolutely wrong about a key fact
Which key fact might that be then? That you don’t put IV sets in the flor?
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It's an oxygen mask, not an IV bag
Technically, it's a rebreather.
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Voiceoftreason? wrote: 11 Dec 2019 20:16
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Who is duping who?
Thing is, there was a boy on the floor. One boy on one floor. Of all the floors in all the world... Rather than accepting that in a large complex system there may be occasional errors and overloads which should be addressed, you (by which I mean the billionaire-owned press which don't influence you at all, no siree Bob) go straight for denial. That's right, it was all made up by communists.
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Or a fridge with Boris hiding in it 😉
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KeithW wrote: 11 Dec 2019 21:25
Voiceoftreason? wrote: 11 Dec 2019 20:16
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Who is duping who?
Thing is, there was a boy on the floor. One boy on one floor. Of all the floors in all the world... Rather than accepting that in a large complex system there may be occasional errors and overloads which should be addressed, you (by which I mean the billionaire-owned press which don't influence you at all, no siree Bob) go straight for denial. That's right, it was all made up by communists.
Sorry, do I know you? More importantly, do you have some kind of mind reading qualification? I’ve no idea what your banging on about

Thank god all the politic crap will be over with tomorrow, when everyone casts their one vote.
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Oh, I think we,ve got a lot more, but slightly different depending on the circumstances to come yet 😟
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Voiceoftreason? wrote: 11 Dec 2019 21:34
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I’ve no idea what your (sic) banging on about
Sorry, which parts weren't clear? I'd be happy to explain.
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Damn, been trying to download a video of Craig Morley running away from 12yr old girl who asked him some questions (last week) but its private on FB, or you have to be a friend of the poster!
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Sadly his internet 'presence' or lack of, is not doing him any good here abouts 🙄
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j9j9j9 wrote: 12 Dec 2019 11:23 Someone get those lovely people some hot mince pies. And a form to register for postal voting next time round.
Hmm maybe - because we were going to be away at one election time a few years ago, we registered for Postal Voting, and despite not being far from the Polling Station, we haven’t altered it back.... but there is a niggling thought that I don’t trust them. :?
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I used a proxy vote last time as I was absent. According to my foxy proxy, it was the first one they'd had (mid afternoon) and there was some slight hesitation about handing her two ballot papers.
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St Luke's in Erleigh Road was the busiest I've seen it, though only on the left hand side for some reason (there are two desks with allocated roads).

The woman in front of us in the queue was 29 and had never voted before, she said lots of her friends were similar. An EU national on the right hand side was turned away, he's on the register but can't vote in a general.
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So EU citizens are being treated like some women pre 1918. Fits in with Rees Mogg's view of the world
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Would we be allowed to vote in German or French elections?
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mikejee wrote: 12 Dec 2019 21:21 So EU citizens are being treated like some women pre 1918. Fits in with Rees Mogg's view of the world
EU citizens in the UK are treated the same as UK citizens in other EU countries - they can vote in local elections but not national ones, per the agreement in the Maastricht treaty.
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Thanks cnb.
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My feeling is you should have to have a qualifying period, say 5 or 10 years then if you are a UK tax payer you should get a vote......after all political decisions are likely to affect you and your family...
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I doubt that approach is applied in any other country Mayfield but it’s a compelling point and I can see the merits.

Hard to qualify though, what if my hyptothetical Irish wife has been raising our family and staying at home since 2009. And if it’s down to tax, maybe as a higher rate tax payer I can get two votes, and if I pay the 45% rate maybe I get three votes.
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Irish citizens have always been able to vote in uk elections
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Mayfield wrote: 13 Dec 2019 00:15 My feeling is you should have to have a qualifying period, say 5 or 10 years then if you are a UK tax payer you should get a vote......after all political decisions are likely to affect you and your family...
I think all EU countries allow nationals of other EU countries to naturalise as citizens after having residence for a period between 5 and 10 years (not sure, but I think that timescale is also a treaty agreement), and once they've done that they're able to vote.
It's 5 years in the UK, so almost all EU citizens who have been living here full time for that long (it's not all, because people with serious criminal convictions for example would be refused) could have obtained citizenship and therefore the right to vote.
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dave m wrote: 13 Dec 2019 09:16 Irish citizens have always been able to vote in uk elections
But not because Ireland is in the EU - it's a bilateral arrangement. There are also rules allowing citizens of Commonwealth countries to vote as long as they are legally resident here, so an Indian living here on a student visa is eligible to vote, for example.
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I was born in England, hold a British Passport but, as a resident of the Isle of Man, I cannot vote in any UK or European elections.
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"Hard to qualify though, what if my hyptothetical Irish wife has been raising our family and staying at home since 2009." THC

I was just saying that Irish was a bad example to choose.

The Isle of Man is neither in the Uk or the EU. So can't vote in their elections
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Piglet and his Labour friends might as well get drunk.
Labour is stuck in the political wilderness for the next five ( and more ) years .
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Well, I do hear rumours that as a result of a wager on the election, our erstwhile member EdibleReading and our esteemed MP Matt Rodda are going to do a joint review of one of Reading's Wetherspoons pubs. I wonder if they will bump into any other former members whilst they are there?. :-)
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Think they are going to BoB so who knows 😀😀😀😀😀
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