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Old Jan 15th 2018, 11:55 am
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Outsourcing critical public sector infrastructure to a private company?

What could go wrong?
Ask about a quarter of a million public servants.
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Old Jan 15th 2018, 12:06 pm
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Ask about a quarter of a million public servants.
But even if you asked them about being overpaid, underpaid or not paid at all most people would say the not paid at all sounds about right for a public servant

Now who is going to answer what happened to Carillion in the UK?
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Old Jan 15th 2018, 12:17 pm
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Now who is going to answer what happened to Carillion in the UK?
Easy. Piss-poor management, who evidently had time to discuss protecting their bonuses, but apparently didn't have enough time to work out that many of their projects were in deep trouble. How can cost control and reporting be so poor in a company that lives or dies by project controls?
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Old Jan 15th 2018, 12:22 pm
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No. Not from my experience. I honestly think Canadians don't binge drink like people in the UK. Some on this forum will chirp in that Canadians drink and drive too much which may be true as public transit in many areas isn't a good option and people foolishly take a risk that they won't get caught.

The cold at this time of year doesn't help for brawling in the streets fighting over somebody who wouldn't even make it on Geordie Shore. Plus I think that post work drinks with your co-workers isn't as big a deal as in the UK as many people drive to work and many people work in business parks and office buildings that don't lend themselves for post work drinking sessions.
Possibly true but that also means you wouldn't see anything as utterly priceless as this.

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Old Jan 15th 2018, 12:39 pm
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Ask about a quarter of a million public servants.
My brother works for them.
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Possibly true but that also means you wouldn't see anything as utterly priceless as this.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/...4016710160.jpg
Keeping it classy.
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Old Jan 15th 2018, 12:57 pm
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Keeping it classy.
Just a regular Friday night I Newcastle I think.
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Old Jan 15th 2018, 1:30 pm
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Now who is going to answer what happened to Carillion in the UK?
Has there been any company, any company at all, that has taken on work previously done "in house" and made a success of it, measurable in ways other than in the pockets of a select group of individuals - usually party donors - with their knighthoods and other gongs?
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Old Jan 15th 2018, 1:31 pm
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Now who is going to answer what happened to Carillion in the UK?
I think they went downhill when Fish left...
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Old Jan 15th 2018, 1:41 pm
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I think they went downhill when Fish left...
Yea, just another Chelsea Monday.....
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I think they went downhill when Fish left...
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Old Jan 15th 2018, 1:45 pm
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Originally Posted by DigitalGhost View Post
Possibly true but that also means you wouldn't see anything as utterly priceless as this.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/...4016710160.jpg
Why does everyone look at this photo and assume he is under the influence of alcohol/drugs?

Perhaps he is a community spirited kind of guy who has witnessed some flagrant disregard for the 'No Loading at any Time' sign and decided to take matters into his own hands by blocking the road as a human traffic cone?
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Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat View Post
I think they went downhill when Fish left...
It was 'absolute Fugazi'...speaking of which I just read the lyrics for 'Fugazi'...wtf is that all about.?
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Old Jan 15th 2018, 1:53 pm
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Why does everyone look at this photo and assume he is under the influence of alcohol/drugs?

I wondered if he was just a shy Conehead.

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It was 'absolute Fugazi'...speaking of which I just read the lyrics for 'Fugazi'...wtf is that all about.?
To be fair (& viewed as a middle aged Marillion fan rather than my teenage self) the same could be said about most Marillion lyrics. Good tunes though,

With Carillion it was clearly a case of "Forgotten Sums"
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