David Cameron enjoys time off in Wimborne

Bournemouth Echo: David Cameron enjoys time off in Wimborne David Cameron enjoys time off in Wimborne

PRIME Minister David Cameron left diners at the Tickled Pig in Wimborne gobsmacked after he popped in for a surprise visit at the weekend.

The PM, who is believed to have been on a casual visit to Dorset with wife Samantha, arrived with six children, but didn’t try any of the delicious food on offer at the eatery.

However, he told proprietor Jez Barfoot that a friend had tried the food at the restaurant and was impressed at its quality.

Mr Barfoot said: “It was pretty scary when he walked in.
“He just wandered in with about six kids, and his wife and all the children went upstairs.T

he Prime Minister then left for about 20 minutes and came back with a security team. They were all there together upstairs for about 20 minutes after that.”

Mr Cameron told Mr Barfoot that the food looked delicious during his visit.
“When we walked in, there was complete silence,” said the restaurateur.

“Everyone was gobsmacked. Everyone was just thinking, ‘That’s the Prime Minister – he’s at the Tickled Pig’. I can’t imagine he goes out like that often. He looked very busy, but we hope that maybe he’ll come back one day for dinner.”

The PM also made a visit to travel clothing specialist Rohan, Gullivers Bookshop, and children’s giftshop Beebop and Loola on his visit.

In the children’s shop, he even posed for a photo with owner Katrina Palmer and shop assistant Maya Daniels.

Mrs Palmer said: “He bought a collection of different items, and seemed to be on a visit with a friend.”
The Prime Minister, who visited Waitrose was also spotted in Poole later in the afternoon.

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8:52am Sun 25 Nov 12

Duckorange says...

"arrived with six children"

How many did he leave with?
"arrived with six children" How many did he leave with? Duckorange
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8:58am Sun 25 Nov 12

Forest_Nymph says...

I wonder who the other two children were? I thought he only had three (plus one who sadly died) ?
I wonder who the other two children were? I thought he only had three (plus one who sadly died) ? Forest_Nymph
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9:03am Sun 25 Nov 12

the parsons nose says...

star struck crowd ! thats the moron currently ruining your country , no credit due for that . so whats so special about him over any other customer except you wouldnt want to associated with him , he should be ashamed to show his face in public , ask all the people who lost their jobs this week in the area , down to this governments policies .
how can you praise food youve never tasted , ive seen delicious looking food i wouldnt feed to my dog ,if i had one
star struck crowd ! thats the moron currently ruining your country , no credit due for that . so whats so special about him over any other customer except you wouldnt want to associated with him , he should be ashamed to show his face in public , ask all the people who lost their jobs this week in the area , down to this governments policies . how can you praise food youve never tasted , ive seen delicious looking food i wouldnt feed to my dog ,if i had one the parsons nose
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9:10am Sun 25 Nov 12

AndyAFCB says...

Go back to London, you odious toad.
Go back to London, you odious toad. AndyAFCB
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9:13am Sun 25 Nov 12

the parsons nose says...

AndyAFCB wrote:
Go back to London, you odious toad.
thats the words i was looking for ,!
[quote][p][bold]AndyAFCB[/bold] wrote: Go back to London, you odious toad.[/p][/quote]thats the words i was looking for ,! the parsons nose
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9:20am Sun 25 Nov 12

mansak_hunt says...

AndyAFCB wrote:
Go back to London, you odious toad.
seconded
[quote][p][bold]AndyAFCB[/bold] wrote: Go back to London, you odious toad.[/p][/quote]seconded mansak_hunt
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10:12am Sun 25 Nov 12

devilstail says...

Such intellectual and well reasoned debate again in the comments section of the Daily Echo site.

Oh no it is just insults from the pitchfork mentality residents of Dorset!
Such intellectual and well reasoned debate again in the comments section of the Daily Echo site. Oh no it is just insults from the pitchfork mentality residents of Dorset! devilstail
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10:25am Sun 25 Nov 12

moorsman70 says...

and i bet there was no comment from these people when martin mcguinness stayed in bournemouth as a guest of the labour party?
and i bet there was no comment from these people when martin mcguinness stayed in bournemouth as a guest of the labour party? moorsman70
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10:53am Sun 25 Nov 12

Telscombe Cliffy says...

devilstail wrote:
Such intellectual and well reasoned debate again in the comments section of the Daily Echo site.

Oh no it is just insults from the pitchfork mentality residents of Dorset!
Well said ,and don't forget the corn dollies, witch burning and car boot sales.
[quote][p][bold]devilstail[/bold] wrote: Such intellectual and well reasoned debate again in the comments section of the Daily Echo site. Oh no it is just insults from the pitchfork mentality residents of Dorset![/p][/quote]Well said ,and don't forget the corn dollies, witch burning and car boot sales. Telscombe Cliffy
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11:17am Sun 25 Nov 12

John T says...

Duckorange wrote:
"arrived with six children"

How many did he leave with?
He wasn't drinking on this occasion and his friend wasn't in the Bullingdon Club.
[quote][p][bold]Duckorange[/bold] wrote: "arrived with six children" How many did he leave with?[/p][/quote]He wasn't drinking on this occasion and his friend wasn't in the Bullingdon Club. John T
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11:17am Sun 25 Nov 12

John T says...

Duckorange wrote:
"arrived with six children"

How many did he leave with?
He wasn't drinking on this occasion and his friend wasn't in the Bullingdon Club.
[quote][p][bold]Duckorange[/bold] wrote: "arrived with six children" How many did he leave with?[/p][/quote]He wasn't drinking on this occasion and his friend wasn't in the Bullingdon Club. John T
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11:22am Sun 25 Nov 12

shifty035 says...

u bunch of sad people do u think it would be any different if any other party was in....... let us not 4get who put us in this mess ............rite now u brain idiots have thought maybe u r better off thinking b4 u open ur mouths but with everyone on here u dont god stop moaning accept the way things are and move on we like every other place in the world are in a mess wake up and smell the roses hey
u bunch of sad people do u think it would be any different if any other party was in....... let us not 4get who put us in this mess ............rite now u brain idiots have thought maybe u r better off thinking b4 u open ur mouths but with everyone on here u dont god stop moaning accept the way things are and move on we like every other place in the world are in a mess wake up and smell the roses hey shifty035
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11:56am Sun 25 Nov 12

Phixer says...

shifty035 wrote:
u bunch of sad people do u think it would be any different if any other party was in....... let us not 4get who put us in this mess ............rite now u brain idiots have thought maybe u r better off thinking b4 u open ur mouths but with everyone on here u dont god stop moaning accept the way things are and move on we like every other place in the world are in a mess wake up and smell the roses hey
I see that my tax money has been wisely spent on education!

And to think that I have to rely on people like this to earn to pay my pension.
[quote][p][bold]shifty035[/bold] wrote: u bunch of sad people do u think it would be any different if any other party was in....... let us not 4get who put us in this mess ............rite now u brain idiots have thought maybe u r better off thinking b4 u open ur mouths but with everyone on here u dont god stop moaning accept the way things are and move on we like every other place in the world are in a mess wake up and smell the roses hey[/p][/quote]I see that my tax money has been wisely spent on education! And to think that I have to rely on people like this to earn to pay my pension. Phixer
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12:16pm Sun 25 Nov 12

madras says...

Forest_Nymph wrote:
I wonder who the other two children were? I thought he only had three (plus one who sadly died) ?
I think you need to go back and check your sums!
[quote][p][bold]Forest_Nymph[/bold] wrote: I wonder who the other two children were? I thought he only had three (plus one who sadly died) ?[/p][/quote]I think you need to go back and check your sums! madras
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12:22pm Sun 25 Nov 12

live-and-let-live says...

devilstail wrote:
Such intellectual and well reasoned debate again in the comments section of the Daily Echo site. Oh no it is just insults from the pitchfork mentality residents of Dorset!
i was thinking exactly the same.
[quote][p][bold]devilstail[/bold] wrote: Such intellectual and well reasoned debate again in the comments section of the Daily Echo site. Oh no it is just insults from the pitchfork mentality residents of Dorset![/p][/quote]i was thinking exactly the same. live-and-let-live
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12:23pm Sun 25 Nov 12

davecook says...

Well, I for one would have liked to meet him and thanked him for not selling us down the river over the EU budget. Being a taxpayer and not being on benefits (and judging from some of the comments so far, probably one of the last ones left in Dorset), I need DC in long term, and preferably without any woolly leftie liberal "help" so we can try to get this country back on it's feet after it was bought to it's knees by the last Labour government who borrowed to spend wildly as if the boom would never end (Brown did actually say he had got rid of boom and bust), but left us in an endless bust. No we have someone who would like to sort it out, the only thanks he gets is endless gripes from worthless rubbish who either a) want this country to fail, or b) want the unemployment to stay high so they can sit back on benefits and never work, or c) stop anything successful going through so they can get back a worthless Labour government into power, or d) do what they can to protect their council jobs as they are frightened of doing a proper days work out in private industry. Take your pick.
Well, I for one would have liked to meet him and thanked him for not selling us down the river over the EU budget. Being a taxpayer and not being on benefits (and judging from some of the comments so far, probably one of the last ones left in Dorset), I need DC in long term, and preferably without any woolly leftie liberal "help" so we can try to get this country back on it's feet after it was bought to it's knees by the last Labour government who borrowed to spend wildly as if the boom would never end (Brown did actually say he had got rid of boom and bust), but left us in an endless bust. No we have someone who would like to sort it out, the only thanks he gets is endless gripes from worthless rubbish who either a) want this country to fail, or b) want the unemployment to stay high so they can sit back on benefits and never work, or c) stop anything successful going through so they can get back a worthless Labour government into power, or d) do what they can to protect their council jobs as they are frightened of doing a proper days work out in private industry. Take your pick. davecook
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12:39pm Sun 25 Nov 12

the parsons nose says...

davecook wrote:
Well, I for one would have liked to meet him and thanked him for not selling us down the river over the EU budget. Being a taxpayer and not being on benefits (and judging from some of the comments so far, probably one of the last ones left in Dorset), I need DC in long term, and preferably without any woolly leftie liberal "help" so we can try to get this country back on it's feet after it was bought to it's knees by the last Labour government who borrowed to spend wildly as if the boom would never end (Brown did actually say he had got rid of boom and bust), but left us in an endless bust. No we have someone who would like to sort it out, the only thanks he gets is endless gripes from worthless rubbish who either a) want this country to fail, or b) want the unemployment to stay high so they can sit back on benefits and never work, or c) stop anything successful going through so they can get back a worthless Labour government into power, or d) do what they can to protect their council jobs as they are frightened of doing a proper days work out in private industry. Take your pick.
throw away the rose tinted specs the worst is yet to come ,you might change your mind when this slug has had your house and job - some legacy hes going to pass on , i for one didnt overspend ,didnt fiddle my expenses am definately not overpaid and i pay all my taxes ,i'd rather a party that leaves some money in my pocket,i dont care if the counrty is skint i wasnt part of making it that way
[quote][p][bold]davecook[/bold] wrote: Well, I for one would have liked to meet him and thanked him for not selling us down the river over the EU budget. Being a taxpayer and not being on benefits (and judging from some of the comments so far, probably one of the last ones left in Dorset), I need DC in long term, and preferably without any woolly leftie liberal "help" so we can try to get this country back on it's feet after it was bought to it's knees by the last Labour government who borrowed to spend wildly as if the boom would never end (Brown did actually say he had got rid of boom and bust), but left us in an endless bust. No we have someone who would like to sort it out, the only thanks he gets is endless gripes from worthless rubbish who either a) want this country to fail, or b) want the unemployment to stay high so they can sit back on benefits and never work, or c) stop anything successful going through so they can get back a worthless Labour government into power, or d) do what they can to protect their council jobs as they are frightened of doing a proper days work out in private industry. Take your pick.[/p][/quote]throw away the rose tinted specs the worst is yet to come ,you might change your mind when this slug has had your house and job - some legacy hes going to pass on , i for one didnt overspend ,didnt fiddle my expenses am definately not overpaid and i pay all my taxes ,i'd rather a party that leaves some money in my pocket,i dont care if the counrty is skint i wasnt part of making it that way the parsons nose
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12:47pm Sun 25 Nov 12

fartycat says...

Oh dear Davecook, peddling deficit myths I see and blaming it all on the last Government? I didn't think Gordon Brown, as well as being our PM, was also President of the USA, PM for Greece, Spain, Ireland and countless other countries for he must have been to have all the blame of this international crisis solely put at his door.

Perhaps you'd like to read this;
http://www.huffingto
npost.co.uk/ramesh-p
atel/growth-cameron-
austerity_b_2007552.
html?utm_hp_ref=tw

It's written by a Tory. Now I know it has a few long words and lots of economics embedded in the article but if you take it slowly I'm sure you'll understand it without your head exploding.

Up until 2008 national debt fell under Labour. Up until 2008 the deficit fell under Labour.

It is Cameron and his Eton college mates that are deliberately depressing the economy to justify what they really want; a smaller state and lower taxes except they are not brave enough to have THAT debate, instead they just blame it on the last lot.
Oh dear Davecook, peddling deficit myths I see and blaming it all on the last Government? I didn't think Gordon Brown, as well as being our PM, was also President of the USA, PM for Greece, Spain, Ireland and countless other countries for he must have been to have all the blame of this international crisis solely put at his door. Perhaps you'd like to read this; http://www.huffingto npost.co.uk/ramesh-p atel/growth-cameron- austerity_b_2007552. html?utm_hp_ref=tw It's written by a Tory. Now I know it has a few long words and lots of economics embedded in the article but if you take it slowly I'm sure you'll understand it without your head exploding. Up until 2008 national debt fell under Labour. Up until 2008 the deficit fell under Labour. It is Cameron and his Eton college mates that are deliberately depressing the economy to justify what they really want; a smaller state and lower taxes except they are not brave enough to have THAT debate, instead they just blame it on the last lot. fartycat
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1:12pm Sun 25 Nov 12

davecook says...

Sorry mate. If you do not want lower taxes, you, and people like you, are the problem in this country. Smaller state, lower taxes. That's what I want, and any other person who is self employed. Higher taxes and bigger state, that sounds like someone who falls straight into one or more of my points above.
Sorry mate. If you do not want lower taxes, you, and people like you, are the problem in this country. Smaller state, lower taxes. That's what I want, and any other person who is self employed. Higher taxes and bigger state, that sounds like someone who falls straight into one or more of my points above. davecook
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1:25pm Sun 25 Nov 12

djkent says...

now that he has seen poole and wimborne maybe he can make poole a nice place like wimborne take it he didnt go to the dolphin centre
now that he has seen poole and wimborne maybe he can make poole a nice place like wimborne take it he didnt go to the dolphin centre djkent
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1:51pm Sun 25 Nov 12

fishcarp says...

why would David Cameron visit wimbourne ? so he can see people spending there money **** or so he doesn't get stabbed like in London he would wont be long before he ruins our country if not already has broken Britain mp means one thing maximum profit there are more people on facebook than voting bad init.
why would David Cameron visit wimbourne ? so he can see people spending there money **** or so he doesn't get stabbed like in London he would wont be long before he ruins our country if not already has broken Britain mp means one thing maximum profit there are more people on facebook than voting bad init. fishcarp
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2:35pm Sun 25 Nov 12

the parsons nose says...

davecook wrote:
Sorry mate. If you do not want lower taxes, you, and people like you, are the problem in this country. Smaller state, lower taxes. That's what I want, and any other person who is self employed. Higher taxes and bigger state, that sounds like someone who falls straight into one or more of my points above.
lower taxes ? never known it ,never will . you sure are under some illusion .at some point interest rates have got to rise to promote investment then you'll see the truth ,those on the edge as a result of austerity measures will just tip instantly .
you are not a banker , nor am i , why are we picking up the tab and accepting that we has to bear our share of their debt .? theres too much money in the black economy due to drugs which can only be killed off by legalising and taxing the vast incomes generated , it should not be for governments to dictate peoples lifestyles , vast amounts of money are wasted chasing a few ounces of weed . we are also fighting wars that are no threat to us and we have no need to be in just because we want the petro-dollar . it simply is not down to a labour government alone , they are all the same but wheres the benefit in squeezing businesses and individuals untill they pop ?
austerity has stopped the world trading and manufacturing has stalled and when a manufacturer is set up for volume its that or pull the shutters down and if you can earn just as much as a one man ban its just as easy to pull the shutters and dump the stress
it all very well for Cameron he never has to open a brown envelope and think 'how an i going to pay that ' !
you need a reality check
[quote][p][bold]davecook[/bold] wrote: Sorry mate. If you do not want lower taxes, you, and people like you, are the problem in this country. Smaller state, lower taxes. That's what I want, and any other person who is self employed. Higher taxes and bigger state, that sounds like someone who falls straight into one or more of my points above.[/p][/quote]lower taxes ? never known it ,never will . you sure are under some illusion .at some point interest rates have got to rise to promote investment then you'll see the truth ,those on the edge as a result of austerity measures will just tip instantly . you are not a banker , nor am i , why are we picking up the tab and accepting that we has to bear our share of their debt .? theres too much money in the black economy due to drugs which can only be killed off by legalising and taxing the vast incomes generated , it should not be for governments to dictate peoples lifestyles , vast amounts of money are wasted chasing a few ounces of weed . we are also fighting wars that are no threat to us and we have no need to be in just because we want the petro-dollar . it simply is not down to a labour government alone , they are all the same but wheres the benefit in squeezing businesses and individuals untill they pop ? austerity has stopped the world trading and manufacturing has stalled and when a manufacturer is set up for volume its that or pull the shutters down and if you can earn just as much as a one man ban its just as easy to pull the shutters and dump the stress it all very well for Cameron he never has to open a brown envelope and think 'how an i going to pay that ' ! you need a reality check the parsons nose
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3:42pm Sun 25 Nov 12

the parsons nose says...

devilstail wrote:
Such intellectual and well reasoned debate again in the comments section of the Daily Echo site.

Oh no it is just insults from the pitchfork mentality residents of Dorset!
so whats your contribution then Confusious ? bathe us in words of wisdom , we cant wait to see your views , but of course that wont happen, you just object for the sake of it without knowing why ?
[quote][p][bold]devilstail[/bold] wrote: Such intellectual and well reasoned debate again in the comments section of the Daily Echo site. Oh no it is just insults from the pitchfork mentality residents of Dorset![/p][/quote]so whats your contribution then Confusious ? bathe us in words of wisdom , we cant wait to see your views , but of course that wont happen, you just object for the sake of it without knowing why ? the parsons nose
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7:51pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Jon1 says...

This is bizarre. He and his family were on a 'casual visit', so they walked into an eatery, then left, then came back with security and stayed 20 mins. What for? They still didn't eat anything! Maybe he was waiting in vain for a waitress to appear or maybe it was just a 'meet the public' visit and not a casual day out after all.
This is bizarre. He and his family were on a 'casual visit', so they walked into an eatery, then left, then came back with security and stayed 20 mins. What for? They still didn't eat anything! Maybe he was waiting in vain for a waitress to appear or maybe it was just a 'meet the public' visit and not a casual day out after all. Jon1
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8:07pm Sun 25 Nov 12

dvdr says...

I had hoped, having retired to Dorset, that I would escape the publicity so much sought by politicians (of any kind). If only I could believe what any of them said or promised!

I am of the firm opinion that no publicity for politicians is the best policy, except as described below.

Too often, they lie, they cheat, they make promises they do not intend to keep or make no effort to do so (once elected), they swan off to make money elsewhere while ignoring their constituents, and still want to keep their salary, and if only we could do without them we would be better off.

If there was to be any publicity at all for them, it should be absolute and complete public disclosure of all their financial affairs. After all, they offered to be elected, and were not forced into it! We are stuck with them, for too long at a time.
I had hoped, having retired to Dorset, that I would escape the publicity so much sought by politicians (of any kind). If only I could believe what any of them said or promised! I am of the firm opinion that no publicity for politicians is the best policy, except as described below. Too often, they lie, they cheat, they make promises they do not intend to keep or make no effort to do so (once elected), they swan off to make money elsewhere while ignoring their constituents, and still want to keep their salary, and if only we could do without them we would be better off. If there was to be any publicity at all for them, it should be absolute and complete public disclosure of all their financial affairs. After all, they offered to be elected, and were not forced into it! We are stuck with them, for too long at a time. dvdr
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8:36pm Sun 25 Nov 12

fartycat says...

davecook wrote:
Sorry mate. If you do not want lower taxes, you, and people like you, are the problem in this country. Smaller state, lower taxes. That's what I want, and any other person who is self employed. Higher taxes and bigger state, that sounds like someone who falls straight into one or more of my points above.
I am self-employed! Some of my work is for the public sector, some for the private and I can tell you that the private contracts are often the ones stuffed with bureaucracy, form filling, health and safety nonsense and a total waste of resources.

I'm proud to pay my taxes and I'm proud that we live in a country with a state that is set up to help people less fortunate than myself. I suggest you go move to Texas or somewhere equally reactionary. you won't be missed.
[quote][p][bold]davecook[/bold] wrote: Sorry mate. If you do not want lower taxes, you, and people like you, are the problem in this country. Smaller state, lower taxes. That's what I want, and any other person who is self employed. Higher taxes and bigger state, that sounds like someone who falls straight into one or more of my points above.[/p][/quote]I am self-employed! Some of my work is for the public sector, some for the private and I can tell you that the private contracts are often the ones stuffed with bureaucracy, form filling, health and safety nonsense and a total waste of resources. I'm proud to pay my taxes and I'm proud that we live in a country with a state that is set up to help people less fortunate than myself. I suggest you go move to Texas or somewhere equally reactionary. you won't be missed. fartycat
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10:11pm Sun 25 Nov 12

BIGTONE says...

He looks more like a burglar in that pic.

Posh boys in Dorset.

He's looking for a bolt hole in sandbanks I recon.
He looks more like a burglar in that pic. Posh boys in Dorset. He's looking for a bolt hole in sandbanks I recon. BIGTONE
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10:16pm Sun 25 Nov 12

sea poole says...

I've heard the PM visited Poole to play a game -'Hunt the local MP' (Missing Person). I guess the local MP for Poole was too busy filling in his Nov expenses claims to meet the MP and also arranging for another flatpack delivery from IKEA...
I've heard the PM visited Poole to play a game -'Hunt the local MP' (Missing Person). I guess the local MP for Poole was too busy filling in his Nov expenses claims to meet the MP and also arranging for another flatpack delivery from IKEA... sea poole
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8:06am Mon 26 Nov 12

JackJohnson says...

Re: Jon1

"This is bizarre. He and his family were on a 'casual visit', so they walked into an eatery, then left, then came back with security and stayed 20 mins. What for?"

My partner and I were upstairs in The Tickled Pig so did observe some of the coming and going. I suspect they just wanted somewhere to get out of the rain.

"They still didn't eat anything!"

No - they didn't. In most restaurants, at lunch time, I'd regard that as very bad behaviour. However, the town (and the restaurant) were very quiet so what little they bought - assuming they paid for it - would have been welcome.

"Maybe he was waiting in vain for a waitress to appear"

Actually, the staff/owners were very attentive to their few customers (certainly those upstairs) without being overpowering. This was our first visit to The Tickled Pig and we were pleased by the level of service.

"or maybe it was just a 'meet the public' visit and not a casual day out after all."

It was, most definitely, a casual time while upstairs in The Tickled Pig. So casual that the kids were able to make the restaurant sound like a McDonalds (with ball pit). No effort was made to speak to anyone at the other occupied tables upstairs. That was probably just as well. My partner and I would have had some choice words for them over jobs/job creation, Tory treatment of the NHS, lack of democracy over Europe, MPs expenses/jollies, immigration etc etc etc.
Re: Jon1 "This is bizarre. He and his family were on a 'casual visit', so they walked into an eatery, then left, then came back with security and stayed 20 mins. What for?" My partner and I were upstairs in The Tickled Pig so did observe some of the coming and going. I suspect they just wanted somewhere to get out of the rain. "They still didn't eat anything!" No - they didn't. In most restaurants, at lunch time, I'd regard that as very bad behaviour. However, the town (and the restaurant) were very quiet so what little they bought - assuming they paid for it - would have been welcome. "Maybe he was waiting in vain for a waitress to appear" Actually, the staff/owners were very attentive to their few customers (certainly those upstairs) without being overpowering. This was our first visit to The Tickled Pig and we were pleased by the level of service. "or maybe it was just a 'meet the public' visit and not a casual day out after all." It was, most definitely, a casual time while upstairs in The Tickled Pig. So casual that the kids were able to make the restaurant sound like a McDonalds (with ball pit). No effort was made to speak to anyone at the other occupied tables upstairs. That was probably just as well. My partner and I would have had some choice words for them over jobs/job creation, Tory treatment of the NHS, lack of democracy over Europe, MPs expenses/jollies, immigration etc etc etc. JackJohnson
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10:25am Mon 26 Nov 12

uvox44 says...

I was in Wimborne briefly on Saturday , glad I didn't see the obnoxious toad, as I would probably been arrested for expressing what I think of him and the rest of his Robin- (or should that be Robbing?) Hood- in-reverse govt.We are all in it together - if anyone still believes that then i suggest they need to know that the word gullible has been taken out of the latest dictionaries! The Tory party is about making money for themselves and their rich business friends, once they finish making money for themselves in Politics then they leave and make even more money as "consultants" and directors of big corporations that they helped while in power - the really sick thing is the way they take away from the poorest whilst letting big corporations such as Starbucks, Vodafone and the banks get away with massive tax aviodance - still as the Jam once sang in "Going Underground"- the public gets what the public wants...
I was in Wimborne briefly on Saturday , glad I didn't see the obnoxious toad, as I would probably been arrested for expressing what I think of him and the rest of his Robin- (or should that be Robbing?) Hood- in-reverse govt.We are all in it together - if anyone still believes that then i suggest they need to know that the word gullible has been taken out of the latest dictionaries! The Tory party is about making money for themselves and their rich business friends, once they finish making money for themselves in Politics then they leave and make even more money as "consultants" and directors of big corporations that they helped while in power - the really sick thing is the way they take away from the poorest whilst letting big corporations such as Starbucks, Vodafone and the banks get away with massive tax aviodance - still as the Jam once sang in "Going Underground"- the public gets what the public wants... uvox44
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11:13am Mon 26 Nov 12

JackJohnson says...

If the public doesn't get true democracy soon it will be spoiling for revolution in ways that will make the Arab Spring look like a Party in the Park.
If the public doesn't get true democracy soon it will be spoiling for revolution in ways that will make the Arab Spring look like a Party in the Park. JackJohnson
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11:37am Mon 26 Nov 12

Ste-V-e says...

uvox44 wrote:
I was in Wimborne briefly on Saturday , glad I didn't see the obnoxious toad, as I would probably been arrested for expressing what I think of him and the rest of his Robin- (or should that be Robbing?) Hood- in-reverse govt.We are all in it together - if anyone still believes that then i suggest they need to know that the word gullible has been taken out of the latest dictionaries! The Tory party is about making money for themselves and their rich business friends, once they finish making money for themselves in Politics then they leave and make even more money as "consultants" and directors of big corporations that they helped while in power - the really sick thing is the way they take away from the poorest whilst letting big corporations such as Starbucks, Vodafone and the banks get away with massive tax aviodance - still as the Jam once sang in "Going Underground"- the public gets what the public wants...
If you emerge from your 1970's party-aligned politics you'll realise that taxes have actually increased on the high earners at a much higher proportion than low earners since 2010. Moreso than during the Labour reign! The Lib Dems have also introduced a fantastic no tax rate for low earners i.e. so that somebody like myself (who earns 7,500 a year for 50 hours a week work) can afford to get my work out in the countryside. So it is not rick folk protecting themselves. Every party has meaningless lines like 'we're all in it together'. The tories are more business-minded as a party this is true, but I really cannot stress how much foreign investment in the UK makes a difference. Also, ever heard of the 'revolving door syndrome'? Look it up, it basically means politicians can't do just as you've described with going on to be consultants within years after being a politician. Tax avoidance is not a new thing, the government are cracking down on it now, but it's impossible to reverse a tax law system which has had loopholes engrained into it for years and years.
[quote][p][bold]uvox44[/bold] wrote: I was in Wimborne briefly on Saturday , glad I didn't see the obnoxious toad, as I would probably been arrested for expressing what I think of him and the rest of his Robin- (or should that be Robbing?) Hood- in-reverse govt.We are all in it together - if anyone still believes that then i suggest they need to know that the word gullible has been taken out of the latest dictionaries! The Tory party is about making money for themselves and their rich business friends, once they finish making money for themselves in Politics then they leave and make even more money as "consultants" and directors of big corporations that they helped while in power - the really sick thing is the way they take away from the poorest whilst letting big corporations such as Starbucks, Vodafone and the banks get away with massive tax aviodance - still as the Jam once sang in "Going Underground"- the public gets what the public wants...[/p][/quote]If you emerge from your 1970's party-aligned politics you'll realise that taxes have actually increased on the high earners at a much higher proportion than low earners since 2010. Moreso than during the Labour reign! The Lib Dems have also introduced a fantastic no tax rate for low earners i.e. so that somebody like myself (who earns 7,500 a year for 50 hours a week work) can afford to get my work out in the countryside. So it is not rick folk protecting themselves. Every party has meaningless lines like 'we're all in it together'. The tories are more business-minded as a party this is true, but I really cannot stress how much foreign investment in the UK makes a difference. Also, ever heard of the 'revolving door syndrome'? Look it up, it basically means politicians can't do just as you've described with going on to be consultants within years after being a politician. Tax avoidance is not a new thing, the government are cracking down on it now, but it's impossible to reverse a tax law system which has had loopholes engrained into it for years and years. Ste-V-e
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11:37am Mon 26 Nov 12

Ste-V-e says...

uvox44 wrote:
I was in Wimborne briefly on Saturday , glad I didn't see the obnoxious toad, as I would probably been arrested for expressing what I think of him and the rest of his Robin- (or should that be Robbing?) Hood- in-reverse govt.We are all in it together - if anyone still believes that then i suggest they need to know that the word gullible has been taken out of the latest dictionaries! The Tory party is about making money for themselves and their rich business friends, once they finish making money for themselves in Politics then they leave and make even more money as "consultants" and directors of big corporations that they helped while in power - the really sick thing is the way they take away from the poorest whilst letting big corporations such as Starbucks, Vodafone and the banks get away with massive tax aviodance - still as the Jam once sang in "Going Underground"- the public gets what the public wants...
If you emerge from your 1970's party-aligned politics you'll realise that taxes have actually increased on the high earners at a much higher proportion than low earners since 2010. Moreso than during the Labour reign! The Lib Dems have also introduced a fantastic no tax rate for low earners i.e. so that somebody like myself (who earns 7,500 a year for 50 hours a week work) can afford to get my work out in the countryside. So it is not rick folk protecting themselves. Every party has meaningless lines like 'we're all in it together'. The tories are more business-minded as a party this is true, but I really cannot stress how much foreign investment in the UK makes a difference. Also, ever heard of the 'revolving door syndrome'? Look it up, it basically means politicians can't do just as you've described with going on to be consultants within years after being a politician. Tax avoidance is not a new thing, the government are cracking down on it now, but it's impossible to reverse a tax law system which has had loopholes engrained into it for years and years.
[quote][p][bold]uvox44[/bold] wrote: I was in Wimborne briefly on Saturday , glad I didn't see the obnoxious toad, as I would probably been arrested for expressing what I think of him and the rest of his Robin- (or should that be Robbing?) Hood- in-reverse govt.We are all in it together - if anyone still believes that then i suggest they need to know that the word gullible has been taken out of the latest dictionaries! The Tory party is about making money for themselves and their rich business friends, once they finish making money for themselves in Politics then they leave and make even more money as "consultants" and directors of big corporations that they helped while in power - the really sick thing is the way they take away from the poorest whilst letting big corporations such as Starbucks, Vodafone and the banks get away with massive tax aviodance - still as the Jam once sang in "Going Underground"- the public gets what the public wants...[/p][/quote]If you emerge from your 1970's party-aligned politics you'll realise that taxes have actually increased on the high earners at a much higher proportion than low earners since 2010. Moreso than during the Labour reign! The Lib Dems have also introduced a fantastic no tax rate for low earners i.e. so that somebody like myself (who earns 7,500 a year for 50 hours a week work) can afford to get my work out in the countryside. So it is not rick folk protecting themselves. Every party has meaningless lines like 'we're all in it together'. The tories are more business-minded as a party this is true, but I really cannot stress how much foreign investment in the UK makes a difference. Also, ever heard of the 'revolving door syndrome'? Look it up, it basically means politicians can't do just as you've described with going on to be consultants within years after being a politician. Tax avoidance is not a new thing, the government are cracking down on it now, but it's impossible to reverse a tax law system which has had loopholes engrained into it for years and years. Ste-V-e
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11:37am Mon 26 Nov 12

Ste-V-e says...

uvox44 wrote:
I was in Wimborne briefly on Saturday , glad I didn't see the obnoxious toad, as I would probably been arrested for expressing what I think of him and the rest of his Robin- (or should that be Robbing?) Hood- in-reverse govt.We are all in it together - if anyone still believes that then i suggest they need to know that the word gullible has been taken out of the latest dictionaries! The Tory party is about making money for themselves and their rich business friends, once they finish making money for themselves in Politics then they leave and make even more money as "consultants" and directors of big corporations that they helped while in power - the really sick thing is the way they take away from the poorest whilst letting big corporations such as Starbucks, Vodafone and the banks get away with massive tax aviodance - still as the Jam once sang in "Going Underground"- the public gets what the public wants...
If you emerge from your 1970's party-aligned politics you'll realise that taxes have actually increased on the high earners at a much higher proportion than low earners since 2010. Moreso than during the Labour reign! The Lib Dems have also introduced a fantastic no tax rate for low earners i.e. so that somebody like myself (who earns 7,500 a year for 50 hours a week work) can afford to get my work out in the countryside. So it is not rick folk protecting themselves. Every party has meaningless lines like 'we're all in it together'. The tories are more business-minded as a party this is true, but I really cannot stress how much foreign investment in the UK makes a difference. Also, ever heard of the 'revolving door syndrome'? Look it up, it basically means politicians can't do just as you've described with going on to be consultants within years after being a politician. Tax avoidance is not a new thing, the government are cracking down on it now, but it's impossible to reverse a tax law system which has had loopholes engrained into it for years and years.
[quote][p][bold]uvox44[/bold] wrote: I was in Wimborne briefly on Saturday , glad I didn't see the obnoxious toad, as I would probably been arrested for expressing what I think of him and the rest of his Robin- (or should that be Robbing?) Hood- in-reverse govt.We are all in it together - if anyone still believes that then i suggest they need to know that the word gullible has been taken out of the latest dictionaries! The Tory party is about making money for themselves and their rich business friends, once they finish making money for themselves in Politics then they leave and make even more money as "consultants" and directors of big corporations that they helped while in power - the really sick thing is the way they take away from the poorest whilst letting big corporations such as Starbucks, Vodafone and the banks get away with massive tax aviodance - still as the Jam once sang in "Going Underground"- the public gets what the public wants...[/p][/quote]If you emerge from your 1970's party-aligned politics you'll realise that taxes have actually increased on the high earners at a much higher proportion than low earners since 2010. Moreso than during the Labour reign! The Lib Dems have also introduced a fantastic no tax rate for low earners i.e. so that somebody like myself (who earns 7,500 a year for 50 hours a week work) can afford to get my work out in the countryside. So it is not rick folk protecting themselves. Every party has meaningless lines like 'we're all in it together'. The tories are more business-minded as a party this is true, but I really cannot stress how much foreign investment in the UK makes a difference. Also, ever heard of the 'revolving door syndrome'? Look it up, it basically means politicians can't do just as you've described with going on to be consultants within years after being a politician. Tax avoidance is not a new thing, the government are cracking down on it now, but it's impossible to reverse a tax law system which has had loopholes engrained into it for years and years. Ste-V-e
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11:37am Mon 26 Nov 12

Ste-V-e says...

uvox44 wrote:
I was in Wimborne briefly on Saturday , glad I didn't see the obnoxious toad, as I would probably been arrested for expressing what I think of him and the rest of his Robin- (or should that be Robbing?) Hood- in-reverse govt.We are all in it together - if anyone still believes that then i suggest they need to know that the word gullible has been taken out of the latest dictionaries! The Tory party is about making money for themselves and their rich business friends, once they finish making money for themselves in Politics then they leave and make even more money as "consultants" and directors of big corporations that they helped while in power - the really sick thing is the way they take away from the poorest whilst letting big corporations such as Starbucks, Vodafone and the banks get away with massive tax aviodance - still as the Jam once sang in "Going Underground"- the public gets what the public wants...
If you emerge from your 1970's party-aligned politics you'll realise that taxes have actually increased on the high earners at a much higher proportion than low earners since 2010. Moreso than during the Labour reign! The Lib Dems have also introduced a fantastic no tax rate for low earners i.e. so that somebody like myself (who earns 7,500 a year for 50 hours a week work) can afford to get my work out in the countryside. So it is not rick folk protecting themselves. Every party has meaningless lines like 'we're all in it together'. The tories are more business-minded as a party this is true, but I really cannot stress how much foreign investment in the UK makes a difference. Also, ever heard of the 'revolving door syndrome'? Look it up, it basically means politicians can't do just as you've described with going on to be consultants within years after being a politician. Tax avoidance is not a new thing, the government are cracking down on it now, but it's impossible to reverse a tax law system which has had loopholes engrained into it for years and years.
[quote][p][bold]uvox44[/bold] wrote: I was in Wimborne briefly on Saturday , glad I didn't see the obnoxious toad, as I would probably been arrested for expressing what I think of him and the rest of his Robin- (or should that be Robbing?) Hood- in-reverse govt.We are all in it together - if anyone still believes that then i suggest they need to know that the word gullible has been taken out of the latest dictionaries! The Tory party is about making money for themselves and their rich business friends, once they finish making money for themselves in Politics then they leave and make even more money as "consultants" and directors of big corporations that they helped while in power - the really sick thing is the way they take away from the poorest whilst letting big corporations such as Starbucks, Vodafone and the banks get away with massive tax aviodance - still as the Jam once sang in "Going Underground"- the public gets what the public wants...[/p][/quote]If you emerge from your 1970's party-aligned politics you'll realise that taxes have actually increased on the high earners at a much higher proportion than low earners since 2010. Moreso than during the Labour reign! The Lib Dems have also introduced a fantastic no tax rate for low earners i.e. so that somebody like myself (who earns 7,500 a year for 50 hours a week work) can afford to get my work out in the countryside. So it is not rick folk protecting themselves. Every party has meaningless lines like 'we're all in it together'. The tories are more business-minded as a party this is true, but I really cannot stress how much foreign investment in the UK makes a difference. Also, ever heard of the 'revolving door syndrome'? Look it up, it basically means politicians can't do just as you've described with going on to be consultants within years after being a politician. Tax avoidance is not a new thing, the government are cracking down on it now, but it's impossible to reverse a tax law system which has had loopholes engrained into it for years and years. Ste-V-e
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11:40am Mon 26 Nov 12

Ste-V-e says...

Forums are as they always are. People who read left-wing dribble shout their left-wing dribble, those who read right-wing dribble shout their right-wing dribble. Yet nobody actually does some research for themselves to find out some real detail and fact about some the things you've all mentioned above.
Forums are as they always are. People who read left-wing dribble shout their left-wing dribble, those who read right-wing dribble shout their right-wing dribble. Yet nobody actually does some research for themselves to find out some real detail and fact about some the things you've all mentioned above. Ste-V-e
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12:05pm Mon 26 Nov 12

rogerlu says...

The good thing is that even in Dorset the majority of the comments are against Cameron and he toffe nosed Bullingdon crew. Perhaps people have learned at last that Tories are no good for the vast majority of people even here in Dorset.
The good thing is that even in Dorset the majority of the comments are against Cameron and he toffe nosed Bullingdon crew. Perhaps people have learned at last that Tories are no good for the vast majority of people even here in Dorset. rogerlu
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12:50pm Mon 26 Nov 12

uvox44 says...

ste-V-e - it must be great to be the only one who isn't just spouting dribble as you put it! Strangely my views do come from looking at facts - such as big companies getting away with accounting that would be laughable if it wasn't allowing them to avoid billions in tax that they can easily afford to pay whilst services to people who really need them are cut and real people get hurt so that shareholders can get even richer - if you think caring about this is left wing drivel then that's your opinion but I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees things like this as an outrage . Yes the LibDem half of the coalition (who seem to act as a diltute form of conscience for the rest of the coalition) have raised the personal tax threshold thankfully but this is a sticking plaster on a rotten and corrupt system that operates as an old-boy network to foster the few at the expense of the majority .And if you believe the rule that says politicians have to wait 2 years after leaving office before taking up lucrative positions with private industry is some sort of safeguard then I don't know whether to laugh or cry!
ste-V-e - it must be great to be the only one who isn't just spouting dribble as you put it! Strangely my views do come from looking at facts - such as big companies getting away with accounting that would be laughable if it wasn't allowing them to avoid billions in tax that they can easily afford to pay whilst services to people who really need them are cut and real people get hurt so that shareholders can get even richer - if you think caring about this is left wing drivel then that's your opinion but I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees things like this as an outrage . Yes the LibDem half of the coalition (who seem to act as a diltute form of conscience for the rest of the coalition) have raised the personal tax threshold thankfully but this is a sticking plaster on a rotten and corrupt system that operates as an old-boy network to foster the few at the expense of the majority .And if you believe the rule that says politicians have to wait 2 years after leaving office before taking up lucrative positions with private industry is some sort of safeguard then I don't know whether to laugh or cry! uvox44
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2:57pm Mon 26 Nov 12

stevobath says...

davecook wrote:
Well, I for one would have liked to meet him and thanked him for not selling us down the river over the EU budget. Being a taxpayer and not being on benefits (and judging from some of the comments so far, probably one of the last ones left in Dorset), I need DC in long term, and preferably without any woolly leftie liberal "help" so we can try to get this country back on it's feet after it was bought to it's knees by the last Labour government who borrowed to spend wildly as if the boom would never end (Brown did actually say he had got rid of boom and bust), but left us in an endless bust. No we have someone who would like to sort it out, the only thanks he gets is endless gripes from worthless rubbish who either a) want this country to fail, or b) want the unemployment to stay high so they can sit back on benefits and never work, or c) stop anything successful going through so they can get back a worthless Labour government into power, or d) do what they can to protect their council jobs as they are frightened of doing a proper days work out in private industry. Take your pick.
Didnt hear ANYONE moaning when there was easy money to be lent & things were booming during Labours reign.

Obviously you're taken in by Tory Propaganda.Lets not forget too that UKs production capabilities etc were sold down the river by Thatchers policies.Yes she was all for promoting the greed of the 80s.

As for 'sitting back on benefits' how can you sit back on £55 a week?
This Govt has got the Sheeple believing everyone on benefits is living it up on £100s a week.Take a look at the REAL figures.
[quote][p][bold]davecook[/bold] wrote: Well, I for one would have liked to meet him and thanked him for not selling us down the river over the EU budget. Being a taxpayer and not being on benefits (and judging from some of the comments so far, probably one of the last ones left in Dorset), I need DC in long term, and preferably without any woolly leftie liberal "help" so we can try to get this country back on it's feet after it was bought to it's knees by the last Labour government who borrowed to spend wildly as if the boom would never end (Brown did actually say he had got rid of boom and bust), but left us in an endless bust. No we have someone who would like to sort it out, the only thanks he gets is endless gripes from worthless rubbish who either a) want this country to fail, or b) want the unemployment to stay high so they can sit back on benefits and never work, or c) stop anything successful going through so they can get back a worthless Labour government into power, or d) do what they can to protect their council jobs as they are frightened of doing a proper days work out in private industry. Take your pick.[/p][/quote]Didnt hear ANYONE moaning when there was easy money to be lent & things were booming during Labours reign. Obviously you're taken in by Tory Propaganda.Lets not forget too that UKs production capabilities etc were sold down the river by Thatchers policies.Yes she was all for promoting the greed of the 80s. As for 'sitting back on benefits' how can you sit back on £55 a week? This Govt has got the Sheeple believing everyone on benefits is living it up on £100s a week.Take a look at the REAL figures. stevobath
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8:42pm Mon 26 Nov 12

groveswhitnall says...

Prob visiting his friend Mr Drax just down the road.
Prob visiting his friend Mr Drax just down the road. groveswhitnall
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10:51am Tue 27 Nov 12

blue beetle says...

u r a little baby cameron i will kick ur willy in a fight
u r a little baby cameron i will kick ur willy in a fight blue beetle
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3:22pm Tue 27 Nov 12

spooki says...

blue beetle wrote:
u r a little baby cameron i will kick ur willy in a fight
You would kick a baby's willy? That's not very nice.
[quote][p][bold]blue beetle[/bold] wrote: u r a little baby cameron i will kick ur willy in a fight[/p][/quote]You would kick a baby's willy? That's not very nice. spooki
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10:18pm Wed 28 Nov 12

awishes says...

typical - anything for a media opportunity, even in a two bit local rag - at the time of his visit, residents in his Witney constituency were being evacuated into a local leisure centre as a precaution against expected floods - naturally they'd expect their MP to turn up in Wimborne - priceless
typical - anything for a media opportunity, even in a two bit local rag - at the time of his visit, residents in his Witney constituency were being evacuated into a local leisure centre as a precaution against expected floods - naturally they'd expect their MP to turn up in Wimborne - priceless awishes
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