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« Reply #1905 on: February 07, 2012, 08:32:56 pm »
The figure of 0.5% I'd find difficult to accept. The ONLY family we know with a free car and the daughter uses it to go to work
Showing a rather shaky grasp of statistics there if you don't mind me saying, John.

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« Reply #1906 on: February 07, 2012, 09:26:38 pm »
The figure of 0.5% I'd find difficult to accept. The ONLY family we know with a free car and the daughter uses it to go to work
Showing a rather shaky grasp of statistics there if you don't mind me saying, John.

Of course I don't mind you saying. Put another way 100% of the familes we know who get a free car use it to go to work, quite ironic really, the family member who CAN work gets to use the free car  :-\

Another of our neighbours works hard every week and just affords to run a very old VW Golf. Now what would he say if I suggested 'Get rid of that old thing and spend £240 a month leasing a new one.....'

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« Reply #1907 on: February 07, 2012, 09:41:52 pm »
Put another way 100% of the familes we know who get a free car use it to go to work, quite ironic really, the family member who CAN work gets to use the free car
By that logic, if you lived next door to an astronaut or a mass murderer you'd be going round refusing to believe that such people were anything unusual.

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« Reply #1908 on: February 07, 2012, 09:58:37 pm »
The figure of 0.5% I'd find difficult to accept.

The source is a DWP statistical report - http://statistics.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd2/dlafraudjuly05.pdf
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« Reply #1909 on: February 07, 2012, 10:00:40 pm »
Put another way 100% of the familes we know who get a free car use it to go to work, quite ironic really, the family member who CAN work gets to use the free car
By that logic, if you lived next door to an astronaut or a mass murderer you'd be going round refusing to believe that such people were anything unusual.

Well, we do have quite a few unusual neighbours.... but clearly in UK there are many more DLA recipients than there are mass murderers or astronauts, and the one we know.....

Anyway, just bringing back what I grumped about, if the person/family can afford to give up part of their DLA (I expect about HALF of it, say £200 a month) to lease a car then that suggests they 'can afford to' give it up, so in that way they are getting a benefit payment AND a free car, AND insurance, AND road tax, AND servicing (that might be another £200 free).

Neighbour Jack couldn't swop his Golf for that.

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« Reply #1910 on: February 08, 2012, 12:53:36 pm »
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« Reply #1911 on: February 08, 2012, 01:21:11 pm »
Intelligence-led policing
A police source told The Daily Telegraph: "We've had a couple of funnies lately, but all taken in good spirit." Jolly good thing nobody got killed, what?

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« Reply #1912 on: February 08, 2012, 01:46:37 pm »
Intelligence-led policing
  "Is that you Eccles?"
 "No, I'm Bloodnok"
 "Are you sure you're Bloodnok"
 "I don't know- I'll have another look...... yeeees... yes it's me I've wearing my favourite utility under-pants labelled "Col. Bloodnok" "
 "Then who is it that keeps running around in circles?"
 " Perhaps it's Bluebottle"
 "I'm Bluebottle!"
 " Are you sure"
 " Hang on , I'll ask Seago ' Am I Me Seago?"...... Hello Bloodnok, Seago is singing "Bread of Heaven " at the moment"
 " Bluebottle-call for a Bluebottle at once ( or even twice.)
   

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« Reply #1914 on: February 08, 2012, 05:32:30 pm »
Brilliant, MJ!  :D
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« Reply #1915 on: February 08, 2012, 05:58:13 pm »
Thanks Martle, I'm glad someone else understands it!

Fake rhino escaping:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16950361
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« Reply #1916 on: February 08, 2012, 07:03:11 pm »
Thanks Martle, I'm glad someone else understands it!


Indeed spot on MJ  :)  It is either Two Woozles and one, as it might be, Wizzle, or Two, as it might be, Wizzles and one, if so it is, Woozle.

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« Reply #1917 on: February 08, 2012, 07:27:43 pm »
Thanks Martle, I'm glad someone else understands it!
I did too, miss!

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Re: Today's Barking News Story
« Reply #1918 on: February 10, 2012, 06:45:45 pm »
Auch Engeln sind immer unterwegs.

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« Reply #1919 on: February 13, 2012, 11:08:25 am »
Remember folks, when on the run from Interpol, it's probably best not to post your holiday photos on Facebook:facepalm: