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(Independent)   What am I reading? "UK Nurses must drop pay demands to send a message to Putin"   (independent.co.uk) divider line
    More: Fail, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Nadhim Zahawi, Cabinet, industrial action, pre-Christmas NHS strikes, ambulance drivers, Minister  
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1270 clicks; posted to Politics » on 05 Dec 2022 at 3:35 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-05 2:40:13 PM  
What would really send a message is cabinet members donating all their pay and benefits to nurses and committing to only using public transportation and no government vehicles.
 
2022-12-05 3:01:16 PM  
Why am I not surprised that he is the Conservative party chairman? Probably the regressive, greedy, stupid shiat-faced assertions he tends to foist whenever there's a quesiton about common people being paid properly.
 
2022-12-05 3:04:32 PM  
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2022-12-05 3:08:38 PM  
If it wasn't for my horse, I wouldn't have spent that year in college.
 
2022-12-05 3:39:27 PM  
I believe the proper response is "F*CK YOU PAY ME!"
 
2022-12-05 3:43:43 PM  
I could read 1.5 sentences before pay-wall.

Can we please stop posting these?
 
2022-12-05 3:45:27 PM  

meat0918: I believe the proper response is "F*CK YOU PAY ME!"


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2022-12-05 3:49:43 PM  

madgonad: I could read 1.5 sentences before pay-wall.

Can we please stop posting these?


yeah, i missed the gymnastics and only got a glimpse of the tories not sticking the landing
 
2022-12-05 3:54:40 PM  
What you're reading, subby, is more conservative claptrap along the same  lines as the bullshiat "If you don't let me do whatever the fark I want to do to run this farking country into the ground, then the terrorists win" that GWB and the rest of the farkfaces trotted out after 9/11.
 
2022-12-05 3:58:34 PM  

madgonad: I could read 1.5 sentences before pay-wall.

Can we please stop posting these?


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2022-12-05 4:00:28 PM  
I wouldn't know subby, there's a farking paywall.
 
2022-12-05 4:01:23 PM  
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2022-12-05 4:02:08 PM  

madgonad: I could read 1.5 sentences before pay-wall.

Can we please stop posting these?


Some paywalls are tolerated because
They are
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Third Base

Talking about third base wouldn't it send a message to Putin if a third air vase blowed up real good?
 
2022-12-05 4:02:23 PM  
Aren't they already having trouble retaining workers in their public healthcare?
 
2022-12-05 4:02:32 PM  
Texas got there way before you guys.

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2022-12-05 4:02:53 PM  

madgonad: I could read 1.5 sentences before pay-wall.

Can we please stop posting these?


There are lots of very easy ways around paywalls.  I know it's an extra step, but just find one or two of those, bookmark them, and drop the URL into it.  Takes about 10 seconds and you get to feel like a hacker.
 
2022-12-05 4:03:07 PM  
I think he meant that asking for a pay rise desecrated the memory of Boudica, Jeremy Bentham, and Jaffa Cakes.
 
2022-12-05 4:07:05 PM  

yakmans_dad: I think he meant that asking for a pay rise desecrated the memory of Boudica, Jeremy Bentham, and Jaffa Cakes.


Something something SURVIVED THE BLITZ something something

/ ironically, it was the switch away from military targets to civilian targets that allowed the RAF to rally and, eventually,  win back control of the skies over England
 
2022-12-05 4:08:10 PM  
Can we please move past this disgusting capitalist-formed caste system that we've allowed to manifest. I'm tired of hearing the rich and powerful (nobles) talk as a matter of fact how the working class (commoners), should accept their lot in life to be underpaid and overworked for the good of society (the stock market).
 
2022-12-05 4:10:30 PM  

madgonad: I could read 1.5 sentences before pay-wall.

Can we please stop posting these?


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2022-12-05 4:12:52 PM  

Mr. carrot: Can we please move past this disgusting capitalist-formed caste system that we've allowed to manifest. I'm tired of hearing the rich and powerful (nobles) talk as a matter of fact how the working class (commoners), should accept their lot in life to be underpaid and overworked for the good of society (the stock market).


I second this and can we stop with the daily Trump and Musk/Twitter shenanigan articles dominating the entire infosphere.

We're well past wising up to the media bullshiat.
 
2022-12-05 4:22:10 PM  
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2022-12-05 4:39:39 PM  
That's pretty f*cking stupid logic.
 
2022-12-05 4:44:00 PM  
Is "do this or you help Putin" a new argumentum ad Hitleri?
 
2022-12-05 4:44:56 PM  
Once again, it scares me how much actual news is stuck behind paywalls when misinformation and propaganda are free and easily accessible.
 
2022-12-05 4:46:36 PM  
Vladimir Putin: shiat! Bozhe Moi! The UK Nurses! They have reduced their salary demands!
 
2022-12-05 4:56:26 PM  
What a shameless coont.
 
2022-12-05 4:56:54 PM  
Has he forgotten that the UK is not, in fact, in a state of war with the Russian Federation? There's no reason why fighting in Ukraine should have any effect on domestic policy in the UK.
 
2022-12-05 5:00:37 PM  
Another dumb-as-a-rock Tory cabinet minister, that's what...
 
2022-12-05 5:05:25 PM  

UndeadPoetsSociety: Has he forgotten that the UK is not, in fact, in a state of war with the Russian Federation? There's no reason why fighting in Ukraine should have any effect on domestic policy in the UK.


I think the point is assuming Putin would give a shiat what nurse pay is in the UK.
 
2022-12-05 5:08:45 PM  
That page is broken as f*ck.  It refuses to scroll down and just quivers in place like its stuck.
 
2022-12-05 5:23:29 PM  
To send a message to Putin you should drop something heavier than nursing pay cheques and benefits.
 
2022-12-05 5:38:10 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: UndeadPoetsSociety: Has he forgotten that the UK is not, in fact, in a state of war with the Russian Federation? There's no reason why fighting in Ukraine should have any effect on domestic policy in the UK.

I think the point is assuming Putin would give a shiat what nurse pay is in the UK.


Yes, that's the other side of the absurdity. If the country were at war, the it would be perfectly normal to exhort people to do without in order to support the war effort, and much of the exhorting would take the form of "Stick it to [opposition leader], do without [a raise, a decent meal, whatever], as we see in old propaganda from WWII. When a country is at peace and militarily unthreatened, this type of rhetoric is wildly out of place. I suspect that the politician in question is one of those who can't let go of the Cold War and keep trying to use the old anti-Soviet Red scare stuff, despite the fact that nobody in Russia*has even pretended to be a communist since 1991.

*Not strictly true, there are Russian leftists, but they have even less power that leftists in the US do. Basically nobody actually misses Stalinism, and Putin has used the ordinary right-wing strongman rhetoric since he came to power, but still these dipshiats blither about beating the Russkis by being extra super capitalist.
 
2022-12-05 6:32:19 PM  
It's always a conservative.

Doesn't matter what country, doesn't matter what party they identify as; it will always be a conservative demanding that people work for less than they're worth because paying them properly is anathema to everything they represent.
 
2022-12-05 6:51:58 PM  

ukexpat: Another dumb-as-a-rock Tory cabinet minister, that's what...


Are there any other kind?
 
2022-12-05 7:16:26 PM  
Whoever Nadhim Zahawi is, this person should go fark himself with a rusty icepick, then have ambulance drivers and nurses tell him they're on break, so they can't help him.
 
2022-12-05 9:19:14 PM  
I was expecting this to be an op/ed piece by Megan McArdle.

I accidentally typed "Andrea McArdle," who was the original Broadway Annie.
 
2022-12-05 9:48:46 PM  
Is this "gaslighting"? It's gaslighting, isn't it?
 
2022-12-06 12:14:57 AM  

Flappyhead: ukexpat: Another dumb-as-a-rock Tory cabinet minister, that's what...

Are there any other kind?


Fair point...
 
2022-12-06 3:45:46 AM  

iheartscotch: Aren't they already having trouble retaining workers in their public healthcare?


Yes.

Making it all collapse is the goal, so they can privatize and start profiting off of it.
 
2022-12-06 4:44:02 AM  
It's nice to know that the man who earned £1.3 million working as a consultant for an oil company while in office as an MP thinks that other people should make do with less.
 
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