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Poster: A snowHead
Fri 5-03-21 16:16
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Labour says it's not for them to suggest a level :D Labour says it's not for them to have a policy on anything. It's not an opposition offering an alternative. Labour has no identity at all and is scared of its own shadow.
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Fri 5-03-21 13:10
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So he hasn't put my tax up then. @ajc2260626, @rungsp,
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Fri 5-03-21 12:00
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@Gordyjh, Freezing my tax threshold has not made me pay more tax.
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Fri 5-03-21 0:21
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@Gordyjh, Please explain. As a standard tax payer, how am I impacted? Genuine Q.
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Thu 4-03-21 22:50
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@sucette, Sulk about it all you like, but if you know the rules, understand the rules, and choose to ignore or bend the rules, then you are part of the problem. It's not just a French thing - it's everywhere including the UK. There are bellends everywhere, stretching it out for all of us.
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Thu 4-03-21 20:22
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@jedster, Hum. My kids are currently on holiday, they go back to school on Monday. This means for the last 2 weeks they've had no restrictions on meeting up with their friends during the day, inside or outside, until 6pm. With no skiing, there's not alot else to do here for teenagers apart from hanging out together, so they have all been inseparable. The 6pm curfew just means you're not allowed to be outside after this time... nothing to stop the teens gathering together for an evening, as long as they all sleep over... :roll: which is what happens. Rather counter-productive. And renders the curfew completely pointless. But there you go. That's my point. I get the science... but in reality, it just doesn't work. I knew I'd get hammered for my post, we'll just have to agree to disagree ! What you are describing is rules that were probably badly constructed, compounded by people who have ignored, bent, mis-interpreted and cheated them. The kids have had restrictions on meeting their friends and having sleepovers = they're called parents. It's one thing to think the rules are crap, but it takes a special kind of people to not at least respect the principle and get us all out of this crap. As the Pub Landlord says "What do you get with no rules? FRANCE!"
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Fri 26-02-21 20:48
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Still expect estimate 7 months for all 18+ for 1st jab, + another 3 months for remaining 2nd. Everyone 18+ is expected to get jab by 31st July. Did you mean 7 months from start to finish, or 7 more months from now?
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Thu 25-02-21 12:03
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https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/international-declaration-travel-passengers-uk-b1806289.html "Transport operators will be told to check whether or not the traveller has a valid reason to travel. Airlines, train companies and ferry firms face fines if they allow a passenger to leave the country without proof of their entitlement. The Independent has asked the government for more details of what the Declaration to Travel will involve, but has been told it is a “work in progress”."
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Thu 25-02-21 12:01
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https://www.travelinsuranceexplained.co.uk/news/compulsory-declaration-to-travel-form/ "From March 8 any passenger travelling to a destination outside of the UK, whether by train, plane, or boat, will be legally required to complete a ‘Declaration to Travel Form’ stating their reason for travel. Transport operators will then be required to check whether the passenger’s reason for travel is valid and direct people home if their reasoning is not deemed essential. Airline, train, and ferry companies will be faced with hefty fines if they are found to have let passengers leave the country without proof of a legitimate reason for travel. And passengers who arrive without the necessary evidence may face financial consequences too. Anyone who must travel for a legally permitted reason should ensure they have adequate travel insurance in place before travelling."
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Thu 25-02-21 11:44
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However lax it's been 'til now, it WILL change on the 8th. You WILL be checked, because if you are not, it's the travel provider that will be fined.
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Thu 25-02-21 10:01
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From Simon Calder on Twitter: "Going abroad (for those who are allowed essential travel) will get even tougher from 8 March, when the government brings in the Declaration to Travel – with airlines, ferry firms and train operators fined if they fail to check that the passenger is exempt."
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Wed 24-02-21 17:35
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@tatmanstours, Worth noting that a "10 minute drive up the valley", is the easiest drive you could ever wish to make up a ski valley. Smooth, "straight" - no twists, turns, switchbacks...
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Wed 24-02-21 14:41
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@Alastair Pink, I think you need to go to your room and have a right good think about what you have just done. No supper for you!
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Tue 23-02-21 21:26
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@albob, "Mount Noire acknowledges that skiing is expensive and says they plan to develop an outreach program to make the sport more accessible to those from lower socio-economic backgrounds." Brilliant to see.
Poster: A snowHead
Tue 23-02-21 15:13
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Finally admitted defeat and moved our booking to Easter 2022 :(
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Tue 23-02-21 13:39
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@Richard_Sideways, When recruiting to our ski trips, the first thing the females would ask is "how many other girls are going?" Whether it's gender, sex, ethnicity, age - we all feel a sense of "safety in numbers" and a desire to have people "like us" around us. That is a barrier we place upon ourselves though.
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Tue 23-02-21 13:35
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This results of this morning's live mini-research... A class of 14, L1 (so lower end of academic scale), learners from a northern, working class college; they are 21% BAME (UK average is 11%) / 21% have financial support from college / 57% male / 43% female. Obviously not a representative sample size, but these are real, lived opinions & experiences; case studies, if you like. There were a few general questions about other activities, before getting to snowsports. In response to "if you have never tried snowsports, why not?", the answers were: No time 8% Too expensive 35% No opportunity 23% Not interested 23% Too scared to try 8% (all their own answers - no options were provided). 1 x BAME has done it 1 x BAME "too scared to try it" 1 x BAME has physical barriers I ended the class by showing the SS clip - the learners didn't get it. This is not evidence that there aren't hidden barriers around ethnicity that we don't need to overcome, but it does show prominent voices are capable of projecting their unconscious bias onto a situation, creating issues where there are none. These can become self-fulfilling.
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Tue 23-02-21 9:49
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Gonna do a bit of rough first account research this morning - I'll report back this afternoon...
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Mon 22-02-21 16:49
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I'd like to know why white people are under-represented in athletics and when the BBC are going to address the issue.
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Mon 22-02-21 16:47
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@ElzP, You didn't say it, he did!
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Mon 22-02-21 16:38
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[quote=" I was only identifying the general trend in complaining about wokeness for such appointments sorry not you personally. But I do think it's ridiculous to say it's his fault or that there even is a defined measure around what is appropriate in representation. The importance of it is awareness and maybe just so we think a bit more - maybe we don't assume a black colleague won't be interested if we talk about skiing or that I should not tape up a sore kneecap with tubigrip and ducttape and call it a ghetto kneebrace.[/quote] Ah, right. It wasn't you who said it I don't think, but if your job has been creating diversity, but after 30 years, there is no progress = you have failed and it's cheap to say it's because of "whiteness". I'm not sure if Mr Masekela's actual role has been overstated in that regard. I have no doubt it's not his "fault" in reality. I never assume someone doesn't share my passion - and if they don't, I try to convince them about what you are missing. I am very proud of the number females, and BAME learners I have "got" into snowsports. It's mainly been a case of making them aware of the opportunity and convincing them to try. And ghetto kneebrace??? Is that a saying???
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Mon 22-02-21 16:27
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@stanton, "Premier Johnson this afternoon has just announced a Death Nail for the UK International Tourism." Boris: "Hey Rishi, who is this Stanton travel expert/vaccine efficacy expert?" Rishi: " Travel expert?? No Boris, he's a renowned economist". (PS It's death knell).
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Mon 22-02-21 16:12
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@3valleysofpow, I'm sure the very short SS piece didn't do anything more than scratch the surface of this subject - it was horribly clumsy, and I will indeed take time to look at the link you share. My previous post is consistent with the "If you can't see it, You can't be it" = create real opportunity. Scholars of equality will know there are actually 2 measures - equality of outcome gets the headlines, but it's equality of opportunity that creates real change.
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Mon 22-02-21 16:05
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@Dave of the Marmottes, I have never mentioned wokeness - not sure why you are suggesting that. If Mr Maskela has been working with Burton since the 90's, as suggested, then the lack of POC on the slopes lies partly with him - hasn't achieved much has he! Snow Camp is an utterly perfect example of what can be achieved in diversifying our sport = facilitate OPPORTUNITY for previously hard to reach communities. I think the Go Ski, Go Board initiative has aimed in the direction of state schools also.
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Mon 22-02-21 15:52
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@ElzP, Ah...as the SS piece was obviously well intentioned, but as @Dave of the Marmottes, said, it was "clumsy" in covering this deep and complicated issue.
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Mon 22-02-21 15:45
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@3valleysofpow, He is perfectly placed to take about his experiences. The SS piece made the point he advises Burton on BAME issues. I don't understand what the effect of clothing or equipment has on access to snowsports - apart from cost, which affects everyone from a working class background, regardless of ethnicity. I don't see Burton cutting prices to open up skiing to poorer people. @ElzP, There has been no segregation (apart from on the basis on income/class), in European wintersports, given the "mass" ski industry is in reality, what 60 years old??
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Mon 22-02-21 13:55
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@ElzP, "lack of opportunity" < this, all day long! Break that barrier.
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Mon 22-02-21 13:52
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I have spent over a decade getting working class kids (mainly), from one of the most deprived areas of northern England into snowsports, via an annual trip to Austria. I reckon I have introduced over 400 kids into snowsports, many of whom still ski/board today. The BAME faces were there, but rare. When you try to encourage them to participate, they don't say "but skiing is for white people", they say "it's not something I'm interested in". It's not in their cultural scope (though I try to challenge and change that). The white kids who didn't want to go also said "it's not something I'm interested in". *I've just realised by saying that it's not in their cultural scope, I have made an assumption based on their ethnicity - the truth is probably "it's not something I'm interested in". Three things stood out in the report for me; Firstly, the American bloke who linked the continued "whiteness" of the mountains at past segregation - that's clearly particular to the US, as we have never had segregation in Europe. Secondly, when Ed Leigh made the point that BAME have disposable income that they want to spend, possibly in the mountains - the kids I deal with (of all ethnicities), are told skiing isn't for them because they are poor - "it's a rich man's game". Break that barrier and you break the BAME barrier. Finally, the same American bloke "advising the brands"??? In what way is how Burton design their kit, a cultural barrier to BAME getting into the hills?? It sounds more like "BAME have disposable money - how do we get it off of them?" Like @Jonny996, I think I was left feeling I was being lectured and told I'm a racist. (Oh, I think that's white fragility :roll: )
Poster: A snowHead
Sat 20-02-21 2:53
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@Timmycb5, Can you read? ALL RACIST TROPES.
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Sat 20-02-21 0:23
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English exceptionalism. Scottish alcoholism. Irish stupidity. Welsh sheep-lovers. All racist tropes that should be utterly and unequivocally disavowed. The whole point of "Britishness" is that we are more the same than we are different. The same for "European-ness". Or indeed "human". Those gobshites on the extremities do not define the masses.
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Fri 19-02-21 23:40
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@Timmycb5, The more you say it, the more wrong you are...(I'm guessing edit problems).
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Fri 19-02-21 23:32
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*As a Yorkshireman, I should point out that WE are indeed superior, to the exclusion of the rest of the England and the UK, or however you want to carve it up!
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Fri 19-02-21 23:29
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@Timmycb5, That's simply racist! You really need to get your head around this! You are saying that "the English" have a trait of superiority. You are applying a perceived opinion upon an entire nationality. You are an absolute example of "I'm not racist but..." Please stop. Do not do it. And I have NEVER heard the terms "English money" or "English passport". Can you show where these terms have been used?? Fly a Saltire or a Dragon and you are patriotic. Fly a St George and you're a racist - is that your world?
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Fri 19-02-21 22:44
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@haggishunter, "to claim it is anglophobia is the sort of English exceptionalism..." I'm not racist but... He’s not wrong (From a Welsh bloke, born in Scotland but lived in England most of my life) No, he is wrong, as are you. No-one I know gives a second thought to the Scots/Irish/Welsh or any kind of "better-ism". The only people you hear it from are the Scots/Irish/ & Welsh. Mainly the Scots. If you are going to propose the likes of Johnson or Rees-Mogg to support your position, then that's stereotyping, and that's kind of, well...racist. To say "I'm not anglophobic", then use a term like "English exceptionalism" kind of unmasks you and your prejudices.
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Fri 19-02-21 21:59
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@haggishunter, "to claim it is anglophobia is the sort of English exceptionalism..." I'm not racist but...
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Mon 15-02-21 14:46
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@mountainaddict, "Pre-order" winds me up!
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Sat 13-02-21 20:26
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@tatmanstours, What's the Facebook group called?? Ta.
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Thu 11-02-21 14:17
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Thu 11-02-21 10:11
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@peerless ploughman, "The MP was arguing that governments don't ban travel and social mixing in the hope of reducing annual flu deaths from 20000 to zero, so nor should they think they can do so for covid." It's not the same. We have 100,000 deaths WITH restrictions - imagine what it would look like without them! Imagine what flu deaths would look like without annual vaccinations. Flu stresses the NHS in winter, but not to the extent that Covid has constantly. 414,000 people have been hospitalised in the UK with Covid.
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Wed 3-02-21 12:24
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To illustrate how media works, here are 2 tweets from Richard Osman; "I was researched for 'Who Do You Think They Are?' but they found nothing exciting. I wasn't expecting royalty but I was hoping there might at least be a pirate or two." "I guarantee that The Daily Express will turn this into one of their endless click bait headlines. 'Osman HEARTBROKEN at SHOCK family revelation'."
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