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Comment: Re:Everyone loses (Score 1) 474

by maroberts (#47945901) Attached to: Scotland Votes No To Independence

That was to a certain extent true in England too.

If Scotland went independent, every English voter I spoke to made it clear their view would be "Good Riddance" and that they expected England to negotiate the best possible deal i.e. no sharing the pound unless it could be proven to be economically advantageous for England, making it advantageous for Scottish firms to relocate South of the Border etc.

In staying, I think the Scots made the right long term decision.

Comment: Re:Free Willy! (Score 1, Redundant) 474

by maroberts (#47945811) Attached to: Scotland Votes No To Independence

The UK is a very fascist country, not free at all. It is ruled by evil Lords and a corrupt politican caste and voters have a choice between evil and evil.

FTFY:
The USA is a very fascist country, not free at all. It is ruled by wealthy business and a corrupt politican caste and voters have a choice between evil and evil.

Comment: Re:Wrong Title (Score 1) 499

Speaking from a UK perspective, I am not "making shit up".

I have at various times had UK SC and DV checks carried out for my employment.
DV requires personal interviews and referee interviews.
There are aspects of my past life which are not pristine, but open disclosure ensured that these were not an issue.

Comment: Re:Wrong Title (Score 4, Insightful) 499

I doubt she had any idea that the third group even existed. Not sure what to think, except her response must not have been to their liking.

Sucks to be her.

At the time she filled in the form, she was obviously aware the third group existed as she had written to and visited one of its members in prison.

It is fairly obvious that her relationship with the "terrorist" organisation was very tenuous, but one point of a background check is a test of your willingness to be full and open about your past. In fact if she had given a full open answer, I suspect there would not have been a problem.

Despite conspiracy theories to the contrary, government agencies do not know everything about you. A background check will not necessarily find out everything about your past, but if it detects evasive answers then it is grounds for not employing someone in case there is more the potential employee is not telling or deliberately hiding.

He's dead, Jim.

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