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approaching 300W, nothing special but will be nice if I can get the weight down below 80kg and maintain that.

Briancon  - Izoard for the etape. brutal summit finish.

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I'm not gonna lie. The PBs are tumbling this spring. A new seam of form on the bike

Looking forward to the dragon ride and the etape.

hitachi wrote:

Aren't the numbers of NHS 'managers' going up and GPs going down?

There are about 30,000 managers in the NHS according to that report. Managing a budget of over £100 BILLION

That means each manager, on average, is managing a budget of over £3m.

Most private sector people managing turnovers of that kind of money drive very nice cars and have a lot of golf bats.

We need fucking loads more decent management in the NHS. Loads more. The daily waste and inefficiencies are mind boggling.

Boring wrote:
benson wrote:

currently you pay an effective marginal rate of tax of 60% on the next 23K you earn over 100k

40% tax and then another 20% because you lose £1 of personal allowance for every £2 you earn over it, and you pay 40% tax on that pound.

That's fairly savage taxation

The NHS is fucked for a number of reasons but it is salvageable. The biggest crisis is going to be workforce. About half the nurses I work with are EU, and they are really good at their job. We cannot afford to lose them.

They promised 5000 more GPs but there are now less than last year. Almost all I know over 55 are trying to retire early.

The cost of care is rising due to the workforce problem. Irretrievably so.

You'll never get doctors to take a pay cut - the union is too strong and the vacancies are plentiful. It would be inhumane to cut nurse pay and there are only so many back office functions you can cut before clinicians become full time admin and IT staff.

If you plan to live until you are a hundred you need to start saving now and work until you are 90. The chances are you'll be blind, deaf, in pain and broke.

Junior doctors, on the most senior pay scale, are paid £25.16 an hour. Hardly a kings ransom.

Nurses are paid appallingly.

There is huge scope for improving efficiency through better management but that is a bad word in the NHS. Unfortunately mediocre management means that people don;t know what the are doing from day to day and stuff is constantly getting cancelled at the last minute.

The police are also fucked.

If you vote tory, you vote for this shit. And don;t pretend that May isn;t one of the biggest god botherers around. She's down church every Sunday. What that has to do with Tim Farron's impeccable voting record to improve the lives of all around us I do not know but it seems to be a feature

currently you pay an effective marginal rate of tax of 60% on the next 23K you earn over 100k

40% tax and then another 20% because you lose £1 of personal allowance for every £2 you earn over it, and you pay 40% tax on that pound.

That's fairly savage taxation

The NHS is fucked for a number of reasons but it is salvageable. The biggest crisis is going to be workforce. About half the nurses I work with are EU, and they are really good at their job. We cannot afford to lose them.

They promised 5000 more GPs but there are now less than last year. Almost all I know over 55 are trying to retire early.

Boring wrote:

Corbyn is tactically inept. You can't skip straight to socialism without going via Nu Labour.

He is wholly responsible for any increases in Tory power at the next election.

According to my sources, the shadow cabinet were genuinely excited about the prospect of making it to government. I mean genuinely. They actually think they will win this.

Astonishing

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smallman1 wrote:

I shan't hold tight for feedback Bens.

Half built flat pack, loads of bits left over and my mum deciding to pay me a surprise visit.

Not exactly winning.

GregWhelan wrote:

I really enjoyed it last night. I don't think it was a sell out so there was room to dance, unlike previous nights I've been to. I was there between 12 and 6am - I preferred the first part of Digweed's set - some very unique tracks with great baselines. The 2nd half was a bit more heads down and perhaps 'ploddy' - but still enjoyable.

I only recognised one track and that was a remix of Donna Summer-I Feel Love (it certainly had the vocal anyway). Played about 5.30am.

One thing that slightly annoyed me - the amount of people on the dancefloor just on their phones, on Facebook, whatsapp, snapchat etc. People literally cannot go 2 minutes without these gadgets! I'd get it if they were at the bar but they were smack bang in the middle of the crowd - either dance or get off the dancefloor!

I have never been able to read my pone screen when having fun in  nightclub. I think it's the lights that affect my vision. Definitely for the best/

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the mrs got a wardrobe delivered so I'll be building that tomorrow morning.

although an engine on one of their A380s blew up

my sister works i the carribean and flies back and forth quite a lot. She's always getting bumped. But she goes up a class, not dragged off the flight.

My experience of US domestic flights is that they are absolutely awful.

Australian domestic flights are great, especially virgin.

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Spicer sounds like he's been at the spice

Completely bonkers, like more bonkers than Ken livingstone, hitter shit being spouted today.

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Working thursday night until 10, and then on call overnight.

You have fun kids.

Then off to a nice hotel in pembrokeshire for cycling and relaxation until Monday

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smallman1 wrote:

Made it, 4hrs and 18 mins.

Toughest one yet due to the heat, brutal.

Great crowd and support so all good.

fair play mate. The heat is what did me for my first attempt at the etape du tour. Starting a 20km climb with a heart rate of 180 in 35 degree heat. It ended badly.

The crowd are great in Brighton. I'm not up to doing a marathon. The knees won;t do it.

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Feeling good about that mate. A tidy profit.

Look after the pennies etc

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cashed out on betfair on black lion when it was 3 lengths in front.

Tidy 15 quid profit even though it went backwards from there

Chucked that 15 on a cheeky betfair casino blackjack hand. Winner winner, chicken fucking dinner.

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Dan Harwood wrote:

Awful DJ live. Proper elephant falling down the stairs shizzle.

oxford slide, 2001. Proper hey day stuff.

He did play in the soundshaft at bedrock once that was good.

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steelydan wrote:

I'd say 50% of Dj mixes are done by other people. I could name one decent GU Dj that that's had his mixes mixed by someone I know.

Just like the radio shows hey....

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0Greeny0 wrote:
ukhursty wrote:

If the run/ride isn't on strava,  it didn't happen.

Thems the rules.

Fact! Smalls, just be done with it, join strava and buy yourself a GPS watch. 4 hours will be easy once you have done that!

How have your previous efforts gone - blow up big time in the final 6 miles?

Agree. Best training device I've ever got.

Absolutely rinsing the PRs on strava this weekend. Bike and run

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fletcher wrote:
benson wrote:
smallman1 wrote:

I happen to think she's navigating the choppy waters well.

Would rather no one else at the helm.

She's an intellectual vacuum devoid of any powers of critical appraisal whatsoever.

She has no idea how to broker political deals, and sounds like an exasperated middle class mother telling everyone to be nice for the sake of the visiting grandparents.

And she wasn't passed this job. She fucking planned it for her own gain.

She's worse than Gordon brown.

Who would you prefer was in charge at a time like this?

Clegg / Farron

Chukka seemed like the best option but the labour party have imploded.

But I'd even settle for cameron.

Instead we have Boris, May and Davis.

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smallman1 wrote:

I happen to think she's navigating the choppy waters well.

Would rather no one else at the helm.

She's an intellectual vacuum devoid of any powers of critical appraisal whatsoever.

She has no idea how to broker political deals, and sounds like an exasperated middle class mother telling everyone to be nice for the sake of the visiting grandparents.

And she wasn't passed this job. She fucking planned it for her own gain.

She's worse than Gordon brown.

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that TRP track has definitely got legs. The rest of them I am not convinced by.

smallman1 wrote:

Some of the bants in the comments section is excruciating.

should direct them to here where the weapons grade bantz is turned up to 11!

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/15181854 … n_the_run/

Apparently Ed Smallman was an alias all along

awful scenes. Those who ran towards what was going on and helped are heroes.