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Fan Pack - Theresa May Lifesize 2D Cardboard Standup / Cutout Plus 20x25cm Photo
Fan Pack - Theresa May Lifesize 2D Cardboard Standup / Cutout Plus 20x25cm Photo
Offered by Hot Dog Movie Posters, Prints & Gifts
Price: £29.99

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't provide any information about government policy at all, ..., 28 May 2017
Doesn't provide any information about government policy at all, just flaps about expecting to be admired purely for existing. Completely two-dimensional. Superficially looks human but devoid of any actual human qualities.


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2.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic until it fails, 22 Sept. 2015
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I bought this item and initially was very happy with it. Feels great in the hand, great controls for wattage and voltage, producing a fantastic vaping experience...And then the charger socket became less and less reliable, until it simply wouldn't charge at all, leaving me with a very expensive paperweight.

From browsing around other reviews, this seems to be a common defect with this particular product. Lots of people have reported a failure of the charger socket, and there doesn't seem to be much of a warranty, so even though I've only had it 3 months I can't return or exchange it. Avoid until they either resolve the defect or offer a better warranty.


Nathan Barley: Series 1 [DVD]
Nathan Barley: Series 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Nicholas Burns
Price: £14.99

25 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars clever, inventive comedy, 28 Oct. 2005
As you might gather from the other reviews, people either loved or hated this surreal satire on media people. Personally, I loved it. Nathan Barley makes for a brilliantly loathable caricature of fashion and gadget obsessed twentysomething men with too much money and too little taste.
It's a shame this series wasn't as much of a success as it might have been. Sadly, a lot of people just found it a little *too* surreal and off-the-wall. Also, quite possibly a few people found themselves a bit uncomfortably close to Nathan Barley-world themselves. However, for those of us who did get the joke, this is one of the funniest things that Channel 4 has come up with in a long time.
Well done to Chris Morris and Charlie Brooker for this innovative and unorthodox show.


Hippocratic Oaths: Medicine and its Discontents
Hippocratic Oaths: Medicine and its Discontents
by Raymond Tallis
Edition: Hardcover

24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent defence of the medical profession, 14 Jun. 2005
As a student nurse, I approached this book with interest.
Ray Tallis supplies a spirited and well-argued reposte to those who seek to portray doctors as aloof, over-empowered and arrogant. Instead Tallis argues that doctors are often disempowered and assailed by ill-informed pressure groups, a hysterical media and meddling politicians.
In places this leads Tallis to come across as something of a medicalised Grumpy Old Man, but it must be conceded that his points are valid and well-argued. Tallis' account of the recent hysteria over the MMR vaccine is excellent in particular. He relates how a single piece of dubious research led to a major panic, with some shockingly irresponsible and uninformed behaviour by campaigners, journalists and politicians that continued well after any link between the MMR vaccine and autism had been discredited by research.
Having read Hippocratic Oaths, I think I may have to be nicer to my doctor colleagues in future. :)


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