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Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

Old Feb 4th 2014, 8:03 am
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Default Re: Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

Originally Posted by Grayling View Post
You are probably right....don't feed the troll
It really is the best option. I find if someone prefers the constant glass half empty view then good luck to them but I certainly wont get dragged down by it.
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Old Feb 4th 2014, 10:59 am
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On a lighter note.........

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-ra...s-street-video
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Old Feb 4th 2014, 12:45 pm
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Default Re: Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

Originally Posted by old.sparkles View Post
This is the review of the GP surgery I was at - not good but it is only one surgery - http://www.nhs.uk/Services/GP/Review....aspx?id=44382

I would assume though that this website could be used to see the feedback for any GP surgery, and may help those that have more than one in their area to make a choice
How do you search for a different practice from this page?
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Old Feb 4th 2014, 12:46 pm
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Default Re: Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

Originally Posted by chris955 View Post
It really is the best option. I find if someone prefers the constant glass half empty view then good luck to them but I certainly wont get dragged down by it.
We've been through this elsewhere. The glass is always full. Varying percentages of liquid and air.

Unless you're in a vacuum. Actually, most of the people in this thread are in a vacuum. On both sides
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Old Feb 4th 2014, 12:56 pm
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Default Re: Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

Originally Posted by dunroving View Post
How do you search for a different practice from this page?

Go to <services near you >

click on GP's in the drop down menu

enter postcode.

Very impressed with the site.
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Old Feb 4th 2014, 12:57 pm
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Default Re: Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

Originally Posted by dunroving View Post
How do you search for a different practice from this page?
Try the 'services near you' tab over on the right...

http://www.nhs.uk/service-search
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Old Feb 4th 2014, 1:49 pm
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Default Re: Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

Originally Posted by rebs View Post
Try the 'services near you' tab over on the right...

http://www.nhs.uk/service-search
Thanks. As expected, not applicable to Scotland. I'll see if NHS Scotland has a similar site
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Old Feb 4th 2014, 7:17 pm
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Default Re: Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
We've been through this elsewhere. The glass is always full. Varying percentages of liquid and air.

Unless you're in a vacuum. Actually, most of the people in this thread are in a vacuum. On both sides
I beg your pardon, I'm not in a vacuum, I cant afford one.....

Mop and bucket man , myself.
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Old Feb 4th 2014, 7:22 pm
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I beg your pardon, I'm not in a vacuum, I cant afford one.....

Mop and bucket man , myself.
Doesn't exactly work wonders on a carpet, does it ... ?
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Old Feb 28th 2014, 12:07 am
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Default Re: Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

Average weekly earnings in the UK is currently at 2002 levels. It's dropped every year from 2008-2013, squeezing those who are in work against the backdrop of (sharply) increasing utility and housing costs.
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Default Re: Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

Originally Posted by roaringmouse View Post
Average weekly earnings in the UK is currently at 2002 levels. It's dropped every year from 2008-2013, squeezing those who are in work against the backdrop of (sharply) increasing utility and housing costs.
Average real weekly earnings. So, bad though this is, it does take into account inflation over that period.
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Old Feb 28th 2014, 4:02 am
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Default Re: Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

Originally Posted by Giantaxe View Post
Average real weekly earnings. So, bad though this is, it does take into account inflation over that period.
Given the financial crisis, it doesn't seem bad to me at all. It is not a realistic expectation that everyone should get richer year by year indefinitely and forever.
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Old Feb 28th 2014, 8:37 am
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Default Re: Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

Originally Posted by Editha View Post
Given the financial crisis, it doesn't seem bad to me at all. It is not a realistic expectation that everyone should get richer year by year indefinitely and forever.
Aye, just the bankers and their pals. Wish I could get a big bonus for doing a crap job rather than a 13% effective drop for busting my a**.
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Old Feb 28th 2014, 8:52 am
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Aye, just the bankers and their pals. Wish I could get a big bonus for doing a crap job rather than a 13% effective drop for busting my a**.
Become a banker?
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Old Feb 28th 2014, 9:48 am
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Become a banker?
Actually, I was once. First job out of school. Lasted about 6 months.
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