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Re: UK plc closes for 10 days
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2010, 08:45:59 PM »
It is good, many people will enjoy the event and it will bring in millions if only they could get married in Christ Church it may even be a big enough pull to over shadow the money spinner that was the last big event in the town?
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Re: UK plc closes for 10 days
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2010, 09:40:45 PM »
muggins, my mind goes in to overdrive when I read that the butler for Charles, puts the tootpaste on his brush for him and then thinking what else he has to do !!!!!

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Re: UK plc closes for 10 days
« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2010, 09:58:26 PM »
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This will be a day of closure, its not a BH in the sense, this is one where the business will actually be closed to encourage celebration.


Is there something terribly wrong with that?  if people want to celebrate, that's a good thing. For my part i actually do not agree with it being a Public Holiday - if someone wants to watch the couple on TV that's okay but to have a Bank Holiday is a nonsense.

What i can't do is get worked up about whether it's good bad or indifferent

You would if you were running a small business employing less than ten people and struggling to keep the business from going under. An extra days pay to find for them all and a days income lost.
A double whammy. For the business I'm in that's during the busiest time of the year.

As someone posted at the start of this thread, only three working days over a period of eleven days!


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« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2010, 10:07:03 PM »
and the related problem I have....  I have to deal with folks in other countries as part of my job - by the time you factor in the different holidays they have around that time it will be an utter nightmare... the only slight redeeming thing is that at least this year everyone will get MayDay on the same day...

It's also (more locally) a pain because the schools go back the day *after* Easter Monday, are then back at school for 3 days and then off for 2.  Would be much better if the schools were off between Easter Monday and the royal wedding..

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Re: UK plc closes for 10 days
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2010, 10:25:03 PM »
One of the unintended consequences of trying to do something good is that some will see it as unfair. What do you do, stop trying to do something good?

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« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2010, 10:35:48 PM »
One of the unintended consequences of trying to do something good is that some will see it as unfair. What do you do, stop trying to do something good?

I agree it's the law of unintended consequences...

On the other hand, if we're footing the bill for their wedding maybe it could have been politely suggested that it would be at a time that would spread the Bank Holidays out a bit more...

The Swindon school holidays really annoy me as well - when I was at school, the Easter holidays were the week either side of Easter irrespective of whether Easter was early or late - this worked far better for people who were working (even though there weren't very many of them where I come from in the 1980s).

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Re: UK plc closes for 10 days
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2010, 10:31:12 PM »
We've only just finished running round in ever decreasing circles squwarking like chickens after balancing the opposing needs of people wanting max time off at Christmas and the requirement to do a job of work now and again.

Hunkering down into the squwark position one again.

I'm thinking that with a bit of snow I may take December to May off, good luck to them and all but I suspect high levels of knackeration in the run up followed by a brief, but intense periof of unknackeration shortly afterwards.

Anyone got an invite yet?

Course, this is another Tory triumph isn't it, arranging a Royal wedding so promptly. Nice one Dave. Labour made a right lash up on that front, ended up deficient two Royals on their watch. Tsk tsk.
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Re: UK plc closes for 10 days
« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2010, 01:07:09 AM »
Tony Blair did a crackin speech at Lady Di's funeral.
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Re: UK plc closes for 10 days
« Reply #28 on: November 26, 2010, 06:57:49 AM »
A Royal Wedding on 29th April and an election a few days  later, will some politicians be hoping for a feel good factor? Especially as it is an election about how we should all be voting in the future. Narrr that is too cynical by half.
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Re: UK plc closes for 10 days
« Reply #29 on: November 26, 2010, 09:37:07 AM »
Well, let's hope that the politicians get an invite to the wedding, we might get a a break for the canvassing etc,
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Re: UK plc closes for 10 days
« Reply #30 on: November 26, 2010, 10:37:15 AM »
A Royal Wedding on 29th April and an election a few days  later, will some politicians be hoping for a feel good factor? Especially as it is an election about how we should all be voting in the future. Narrr that is too cynical by half.

Or that us oiks finally know our place, so tip our caps to our political masters while swigging cheeky vimto from an Argos Wills'n'Kate wedding mug.
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Re: UK plc closes for 10 days
« Reply #31 on: November 26, 2010, 11:36:02 AM »
"Or that us oiks finally know our place, so tip our caps to our political masters2

From what I can see, what I read, what I hear. Enough of the population are already.
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Re: UK plc closes for 10 days
« Reply #32 on: November 26, 2010, 05:09:40 PM »
No chance Muggins, I am going leafleting that very day. There will be no post or other distractions.

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« Reply #33 on: November 27, 2010, 08:21:04 AM »
No other distractions????

You might do better by attending any celebration going on in whatever ward and being pleasant?

Start where (most) people are, not where you want them to be!

Some people may take exception that "They were even delivering leaflets today of all days!"  The leaflet, oh, that went straight in the bin with the empty cans"

As opposed to "Oh Des was a laugh last Friday wasn't he?  Do you know he helped old Doris out with her bathroom and he helped us clear up afterwards? Good bloke, Des.

Never mind what you feel about that day. It's what the majority of the voters in the ward think that counts.

Not saying it will make any difference - just think it all through.
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Re: UK plc closes for 10 days
« Reply #34 on: November 27, 2010, 09:45:49 AM »
I haven't got a cap to doff.

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Re: UK plc closes for 10 days
« Reply #35 on: November 27, 2010, 09:51:47 AM »
More important things on that day to think about than will a political leaflet pop through my door? Will parking wardens be working? Will the bins be emptied? Will all the shops be open? Will Justin Tomlinson MP  be in London and will he be able to claim the maximum rail fare he is allowed or will he be in Moredon door knocking? Oh cynical me arrgghh!
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Re: UK plc closes for 10 days
« Reply #36 on: November 27, 2010, 10:29:45 AM »
Will Justin Tomlinson MP  be in London and will he be able to claim the maximum rail fare he is allowed or will he be in Moredon door knocking?

If he has a decent accountant he will be in both places at once.

Now that is properly cynical.

(And of course completely unsubstantiated, it is a satirical humorism. May contain nuts and scorch your private toilet area if poured in your lap. Take regular breaks. It was the big boys wot dun it.)
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Re: UK plc closes for 10 days
« Reply #37 on: November 27, 2010, 11:22:30 AM »
Actually when I travel I actually claim the rail fare *standard class, which is the maximum I am allowed to claim. Its a nice way of saying that you cannot travel first class. Typical beauro speak. As it is a public holiday, I think if the weather is nice I will be having a bar be que, will anyone else have one that day?

*If I travel by car I claim 40p a mile which is what I claim it is the maximum, sometimes I have to use the car as rail is not an option and sometimes the rail fare is higher than the mileage cost.  :-\ I publish my expense claims and they are also published in the newspaper.

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