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    Van der MoodHoover got a reaction from Van Wolfie in The Politics Thread 2020   
    As a point of factual accuracy,  Keir Starmer was the DPP and as such accountable to parliament for the performance of the whole CPS, which is a branch of the civil service not a political appointment. 
    Decisions about whether to bring cases forward for prosecution or not are taken by regional Chief Prosecutors, not by the DPP. 
    In the case to which you refer, it was widely reported at the time that none of the 4 victims were prepared to support a prosecution. So they would not act as witnesses. 
    As the CPS first has to decide whether there is sufficient evidence to obtain a conviction first and foremost, a reasonable person might conclude that proving guilt in a 30-40 year old offence, without the principal witnesses might be somewhat challenging. 
    So the Surrey Chief Prosecutor decided not to prosecute. Keir Starmer reviewed all the evidence leading to this decision in 2011 and concluded it was legally correct. 
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    Van der MoodHoover got a reaction from ariotofmyown in The Politics Thread 2020   
    Being somewhat analytical by nature I like to try to find out what lies behind some of the shrill headlines.
    Let's be honest - starmers career has not been one of continuous success stories. But let's have some balance. 
    Our current prime minister has been widely derided as the worst foreign secretary for a long while if not ever. One whose thoughtless comments to a committee were actually used by Iran to justify locking up a British citizen. 
    Comparing to somebody who headed an organisation that determined that in the absence of actual witnesses, prosecuting 40 year old alleged offences might not fly seems a very weak comparison. 
    I'm sure nothing will change @BriggRams mind on Starmer and that's their right. As it is my right to point out that the presentation of their argument is misleading and inaccurate. 
    For me I shall reserve judgement until I see what he's about. I expect the time to see fault lines emerging will be when the bill for Covid-19 comes to be settled. 
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    Van der MoodHoover got a reaction from i-Ram in The Politics Thread 2020   
    Being somewhat analytical by nature I like to try to find out what lies behind some of the shrill headlines.
    Let's be honest - starmers career has not been one of continuous success stories. But let's have some balance. 
    Our current prime minister has been widely derided as the worst foreign secretary for a long while if not ever. One whose thoughtless comments to a committee were actually used by Iran to justify locking up a British citizen. 
    Comparing to somebody who headed an organisation that determined that in the absence of actual witnesses, prosecuting 40 year old alleged offences might not fly seems a very weak comparison. 
    I'm sure nothing will change @BriggRams mind on Starmer and that's their right. As it is my right to point out that the presentation of their argument is misleading and inaccurate. 
    For me I shall reserve judgement until I see what he's about. I expect the time to see fault lines emerging will be when the bill for Covid-19 comes to be settled. 
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    Van der MoodHoover got a reaction from 1967Ram in The Politics Thread 2020   
    Being somewhat analytical by nature I like to try to find out what lies behind some of the shrill headlines.
    Let's be honest - starmers career has not been one of continuous success stories. But let's have some balance. 
    Our current prime minister has been widely derided as the worst foreign secretary for a long while if not ever. One whose thoughtless comments to a committee were actually used by Iran to justify locking up a British citizen. 
    Comparing to somebody who headed an organisation that determined that in the absence of actual witnesses, prosecuting 40 year old alleged offences might not fly seems a very weak comparison. 
    I'm sure nothing will change @BriggRams mind on Starmer and that's their right. As it is my right to point out that the presentation of their argument is misleading and inaccurate. 
    For me I shall reserve judgement until I see what he's about. I expect the time to see fault lines emerging will be when the bill for Covid-19 comes to be settled. 
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    Van der MoodHoover got a reaction from 1967Ram in The Politics Thread 2020   
    As a point of factual accuracy,  Keir Starmer was the DPP and as such accountable to parliament for the performance of the whole CPS, which is a branch of the civil service not a political appointment. 
    Decisions about whether to bring cases forward for prosecution or not are taken by regional Chief Prosecutors, not by the DPP. 
    In the case to which you refer, it was widely reported at the time that none of the 4 victims were prepared to support a prosecution. So they would not act as witnesses. 
    As the CPS first has to decide whether there is sufficient evidence to obtain a conviction first and foremost, a reasonable person might conclude that proving guilt in a 30-40 year old offence, without the principal witnesses might be somewhat challenging. 
    So the Surrey Chief Prosecutor decided not to prosecute. Keir Starmer reviewed all the evidence leading to this decision in 2011 and concluded it was legally correct. 
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    Van der MoodHoover reacted to Mostyn6 in Bored   
    Me and my "crew" are on the whole, like most people, struggling. This was suggested on Thursday. I finished editing today, and I have to say, I am quite pleased with it. I am in it 3 times, none of them flattering but made to amuse each other. Decided to let it go public cos it worked better than anyone imagined. Feel free to give it a thumbs up on Youtube, if you enjoy it.
    I will say though, it was made to entertain each other, there are provocative clips, albeit no filth is contained 🙂 
    Enjoy
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    Van der MoodHoover reacted to ariotofmyown in The Politics Thread 2020   
    @BriggRam 0 @Van der MoodHoover 6
    Shame you had to waste your time replying to moronic posts like this, but good work.
    Worth remembering though, the right wing papers will presumably try similar smears if Starmer suggests anything that might slightly dent the vast fortunes of corporate tax evaders or the mega rich. 
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    Van der MoodHoover reacted to Chester40 in Derby in advanced talks with American billionaire Michael Dell over major financial injection   
    I meant to quote you both, but somehow you were the dominant party..... 
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    Van der MoodHoover got a reaction from Highgate in The Politics Thread 2020   
    As a point of factual accuracy,  Keir Starmer was the DPP and as such accountable to parliament for the performance of the whole CPS, which is a branch of the civil service not a political appointment. 
    Decisions about whether to bring cases forward for prosecution or not are taken by regional Chief Prosecutors, not by the DPP. 
    In the case to which you refer, it was widely reported at the time that none of the 4 victims were prepared to support a prosecution. So they would not act as witnesses. 
    As the CPS first has to decide whether there is sufficient evidence to obtain a conviction first and foremost, a reasonable person might conclude that proving guilt in a 30-40 year old offence, without the principal witnesses might be somewhat challenging. 
    So the Surrey Chief Prosecutor decided not to prosecute. Keir Starmer reviewed all the evidence leading to this decision in 2011 and concluded it was legally correct. 
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    Van der MoodHoover got a reaction from A Ram for All Seasons in Coronavirus   
    An old biochemist mate used to quote "cheeks, lips, eyelids and a'holes" as being the main constituents of a Macdonald beef patty...🤣
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    Van der MoodHoover reacted to reverendo de duivel in The Politics Thread 2020   
    Liberty, the human rights group. 
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    Van der MoodHoover reacted to uttoxram75 in The 75-76 side   
    Yes there was, two keepers with identical names, sort of stuck with me as I have the same surname.....
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    Van der MoodHoover got a reaction from uttoxram75 in The 75-76 side   
    Black haired fella? I can picture him on Star Soccer booting the ball long with shoulder length black hair. But I thought Phil Parkes was a burly blondish keeper that played for QPR......there wasn't 2 of them was there?
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    Van der MoodHoover got a reaction from Van Cone De Head in Coronavirus   
    No and i fear some are expecting workers to act as some sort of de facto extension of the police which is completely unfair.
    Hope you have a well deserved break - forecast 20c down here on Sunday and wall to wall sunshine so i suspect that will challenge social distancing!
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    Van der MoodHoover reacted to Van Cone De Head in Coronavirus   
    Noticeable how much busier it is today at work and on the roads.
    I can see an issue developing if we get warm weather.
    A few ‘interesting‘arguments amongst customers about what entails essential shopping.
    It’s not my place to tell someone what’s essential or not.
    Intervened yesterday on someone taking issue with a lady for buying a large gazebo, it was for Barnsley Hospital.
    I forgot to mention,first day off tomorrow together for myself and the good lady cone in a month,other than hospital.
    Might have a shandy.
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    Van der MoodHoover got a reaction from Steve How Hard? in Coronavirus   
    Here you go....found a snap of my completed 6,000 piece......pussies! 😂

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    Van der MoodHoover got a reaction from Mick Brolly in Coronavirus   
    At the end of week 3 of wfh mate and all i have to look forward to is a cat food crisis to get me out of the house.
    I've not known what to do since i saw the headline that i cant "drive to exercise".......thats the only exercise I've known! 😂
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    Van der MoodHoover reacted to Angry Ram in The Politics Thread 2020   
    Information was mixed at first, no case studies to provide clarity for the legal people. Our biggest issue was data moving outside the EU and how you manage that. Sales and Marketing is a problem, that still needs to settle down a bit as to what is acceptable and what's not.
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    Van der MoodHoover got a reaction from Mucker1884 in Coronavirus   
    At the end of week 3 of wfh mate and all i have to look forward to is a cat food crisis to get me out of the house.
    I've not known what to do since i saw the headline that i cant "drive to exercise".......thats the only exercise I've known! 😂
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    Van der MoodHoover got a reaction from Van Cone De Head in Coronavirus   
    At the end of week 3 of wfh mate and all i have to look forward to is a cat food crisis to get me out of the house.
    I've not known what to do since i saw the headline that i cant "drive to exercise".......thats the only exercise I've known! 😂
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    Van der MoodHoover reacted to Van Cone De Head in Coronavirus   
    Self isolation taking its toll mate😆
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    Van der MoodHoover got a reaction from Angry Ram in Coronavirus   
    Here you go....found a snap of my completed 6,000 piece......pussies! 😂

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    Van der MoodHoover got a reaction from Alpha in Coronavirus   
    Here you go....found a snap of my completed 6,000 piece......pussies! 😂

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    Van der MoodHoover got a reaction from Van Cone De Head in Coronavirus   
    Here you go....found a snap of my completed 6,000 piece......pussies! 😂

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    Van der MoodHoover got a reaction from Tamworthram in The Politics Thread 2020   
    I read somewhere that it scored very low. But then I have read that the method is flawed, as it focuses so much on short term economics that it unduly favours projects in the crowded SE. So a test of Boris's "levelling up" is to find a new formula that weights projects to other parts of the country.
     
    Something like applying a BRF (Boris' Re-election Factor) of between 2 and 5 to selected investment proposals at the PM's sole discretion.....😂
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