When I contacted Lloyds and Nationwide they continued to blame each other. Nationwide says a misplaced comma required to separate forenames and surnames caused the problem. “When Lloyds sent the member’s name to get a match decision, part of her surname was included as part of her first name, resulting in a ‘no-match’ decision,” it says. … [Read more...] about Spelling out the problems as banks’ name-checker rejects vital payments
The first 100 days
Now, I know – people keep telling me – that comedy is just meant to make us laugh, and isn’t meant to be revolutionary. (Tell that to Beppe Grillo, Jimmy Morales, Jón Gnarr, Russell Brand, etc.) I know that we (comedians included) have other, arguably more urgent things to worry about right now than monarchy. And of course – as per the republican argument that it’s not about whether the Queen or Princess Michael of Kent are good human beings or not – this isn’t an argument about the qualities of any individual comedy show. … [Read more...] about Not heard the one about the Queen: why don’t comedians criticise the monarchy?
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During the previous century, ‘Essex Man’ was shorthand for a disillusioned, working-class, traditionally Labour voter who switched to Mrs Thatcher’s Conservatives due to a feeling that Labour had moved to the Loony Left and cared more about Gaza than Grays. … [Read more...] about Wowie, I love 10 years of TOWIE: It’s spawned its own language, made tans trendy and millionaires of working-class women – snobs may sneer, but JULIE BURCHILL is unabashed in celebrating the show’s anniversary
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