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    #11
    Originally posted by Old Greg
    I believe it is but I'm not sure what effect that would have on NHS Trust decisions (or the local press).
    I read this the other day - may be true, I'd say it's quite likely given NLs record: Daily Mail article

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      #12
      Originally posted by realityhack
      I read this the other day - may be true, I'd say it's quite likely given NLs record: Daily Mail article
      Billions of pounds in public money have been systematically channelled to Labour strongholds over the past decade, detailed research reveals.

      From lottery grants to public transport, resources have been diverted towards Labour's heartlands rather than Tory and Liberal Democrat constituencies.
      Never mind the Labour strongholds - the people in them would vote for a turd if it wore a red rosette (and they usually do ).

      No, New Labour should be concentrating on the top marginals, which is where elections are won or lost.

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        #13
        OK, I understand the point now. I don't necessarily take the Daily Mail as the font of truth on the NHS, and I can't comment as far as Lottery grants are concerned but...

        Regional inequalities in NHS expenditure have existed for some time (pre-NL, anyway). Per-head expenditure is adjusted according to health needs in different areas. Increased health needs are correlated to deprivation which is correlated to voting Labour. The problem comes in that 'non-deprived' areas tend to be more rural and consequently tend to have smaller NHS Trusts (fewer people in their geographical catchment area). Smaller Trusts have less economies of scale so they tend to have larger budget deficits and end up laying off 300 staff while recruiting directors

        I can't imagine NL ministers being any keener to p*ss off their heartlands/local MPs than any other politician by changing this state of affairs.

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          #14
          Old Greg, have you still got the funk?
          The court heard Darren Upton had written a letter to Judge Sally Cahill QC saying he wasn’t “a typical inmate of prison”.

          But the judge said: “That simply demonstrates your arrogance continues. You are typical. Inmates of prison are people who are dishonest. You are a thoroughly dishonestly man motivated by your own selfish greed.”

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            #15
            Originally posted by zeitghost
            * fount.


            <in memory of Fleetie who once corrected my spelling of "favourite">

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fount
            Also from wikipedia:

            Font may mean:

            Typeface, a coordinated set of designs for characters, or a computer file that stores these designs (also spelt fount)
            Computer font
            Unicode typefaces (also known as, Unicode fonts)
            The name of a HTML element, see font family (HTML)
            Baptismal font, a container for holy water
            An older term for fountain (also spelt fount)
            Font, Switzerland, a municipality of the canton of Fribourg
            Typeface, a Marvel Comics character.

            Do I still have the funk? I have a lot of time for the NHS, but not for the politicians or press (particularly the Daily Mail).

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              #16
              Originally posted by Old Greg
              Do I still have the funk? I have a lot of time for the NHS, but not for the politicians or press (particularly the Daily Mail).
              Very wise, especially the Daily Mail. You can learn all you need to know here in CUK (Cradle of Unlimited Knowledge).

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                #17
                Originally posted by zeitghost
                Er, my point was that "font" is yet another dread Americanism... in the UK it is spelt "fount".

                Not that anyone remembers this anymore of course.
                But come the day, eh zeity?...

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                  #18
                  Originally posted by zeitghost
                  Er, my point was that "font" is yet another dread Americanism... in the UK it is spelt "fount".

                  Not that anyone remembers this anymore of course.

                  Doomed etc.

                  HTH.
                  Getting a bit specialist now... I thought 'fount' was the British English spelling of the American English 'font' meaning typeface, not 'font' meaning 'fountain'. Might be wrong. Anyway, glad we're all so busy today. Don't know how I'll cope with the high-pressured lifestyle of contracting.

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                    #19
                    Originally posted by zeitghost
                    After some research (i.e. Google), it appears that the thing in a church they try to irritate babies with is spelled "font", but the "fount of truth" is probably more correct in British English.

                    Glad we've sorted that out.

                    Fleety would have been proud* of us.

                    (*that's the British English spelling of "proud" as opposed to the Altairian English spelling which is ^*^%** ).
                    Oi, why is ^*^%** censored?

                    And, while I'm at it, Altairan - Shirley?

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                      #20
                      Originally posted by zeitghost
                      After some research (i.e. Google), it appears that the thing in a church they try to irritate babies with is spelled "font", but the "fount of truth" is probably more correct in British English.

                      Glad we've sorted that out.

                      Fleety would have been proud* of us.

                      (*that's the British English spelling of "proud" as opposed to the Altairian English spelling which is ^*^%** ).
                      I've also done some research and I'm not sure it's that clear cut. We could call it a tie but I'm guessing that's not in the 'CUK spirit'.

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