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    Oh, look...

    We're copying China.

    http://theregister.co.uk/2014/08/08/...racks_down_im/

    Remember when we'd hear this sort of from China and condemn it?

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    Am I right in thinking all Chinese residents get given free Internet access across the country I'm sure I read that somewhere! To be fair our government is going the same way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    Am I right in thinking all Chinese residents get given free Internet access across the country
    No.

    It's not that expensive, but there are additional costs if you want to access something outside China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    What makes such individuals qualified to make such decisions
    Their Eton or Oxbridge education, previous occupations outside of government and age?

    www.smith-institute.org.uk/file/Who-Governs-Britain.pdf

    A remarkable 34% of MPs went to fee paying private schools (compared with a national average of around 7%). Around 54% of Conservative MPs; 41% Lib Dems; and 12% Labour MPs went to fee paying schools. 20 MPs (19 Conservative and 1 Lib Dem) went to Eton (6% of all Conservative MPs).

    The overwhelming majority of MPs are university educated and nearly a quarter (24%) went to Oxford or Cambridge (similar to 2005). Around 32% of Conservative MPs were from Oxbridge; 17% for Labour; and 26% for the Lib Dems.
    The occupational background of MPs continues to be ever more biased toward business and the ‘metropolitan professions’, particularly finance, law, public affairs, and politics. However, there are major disparities between the parties. For example, 3% of Labour MPs have at some point worked in finance as compared with 27% for Conservatives. A similar picture emerges in regard to business where nearly a third of all Conservatives and Lib Dem MPs have worked in business occupations. An alternative trend emerges with the public and voluntary sector, which is dominated by Labour MPs. Politics, law and public affairs are more evenly spread among the MPs. As to be expected most of the blue collar and trade union occupations are with Labour MPs.
    Although the average age of MPs has stayed roughly the same since 1992 (50 years), there are slight difference between the main parties with Labour MPs being slightly older on average. 61% of MPs are aged between 40 and 59 years.

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