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mattster
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Last Activity: 1 March 2024, 16:03
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  • mattster
    replied to Sorry Miss Beggum / Mrs Riedijk
    It is possible to think that sombody has been hard done by without having to justify their actions....
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  • mattster
    replied to "Retire" early...?
    I "dropped out" for just over 10 years, staying at home with the family but admittedly keeping somewhat "with it" by developing and selling my own software. As income from that faded a bit (and also my enthusiasm for sitting alone in a garden office), I ventured back into contracting...
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  • mattster
    replied to Sorry Miss Beggum / Mrs Riedijk
    I'm not suggesting that she is innocent, but the fact is she was a child in the eyes of the law when she made her decision and in any case removal of her citizenship is unlawful and amoral regardless of guilt or age....
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  • mattster
    replied to Sorry Miss Beggum / Mrs Riedijk
    Oh come on. You don't think race and/or culture has a bearing here?...
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  • mattster
    replied to Sorry Miss Beggum / Mrs Riedijk
    At 15? If you can honestly say that a 15 year old middle class white girl from the home counties who happened to fall in the thrall of some online Islamist groomer would have been treated in entirely the same way as Ms Begum then fair enough.

    I did read something recently that suggested...
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  • mattster
    replied to State of the Market
    That's the problem - you really don't save much money at all with hybrid. I'm west sussex and commute from Hants to Waterloo (SWR so much more reliable than southern). Currently 4x month but they want 2x week and ultimately 3x week (started on 2x month nearly 2 years ago). I've already told them that...
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  • mattster
    replied to Sorry Miss Beggum / Mrs Riedijk
    Not long enough? She's probably had a rough enough ride already tbh. I don't quite know how many babies of hers have died, and how long she's been stuck in a refugee camp, but I suspect she's had a worse time than a UK prison over the last few years. She was 15 when she was groomed online and left the...
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