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SirWilliam
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Feb 20 2020, 06:08 AM) *
Major disruption cost.
I wonder if the railway (GWR / NR) will be claiming back the hundreds of thousands of pounds of damage delays and disruption caused by this this idiot?


Not a chance. He/She will receive a short lecture on the dangers of level crossings and no doubt will blame the sun/rain/the loss of their aunties cat etc. but the long suffering commuter will burden the cost. angry.gif
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Posted on: Feb 19 2020, 06:24 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Feb 19 2020, 04:04 PM) *
Fruit picking robots exist already...

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/...siness-43816207

It's just cheap slave immigration Labour has always been cheaper.
Also, I've never understood why we dont use the huge prison population to do these menial tasks (where they are fit enough).


I can see a sit com being penned some time soon. laugh.gif . Joking apart it would probably be beneficial to all parties if such a scheme was implemented. The loony left would love that idea, give them something to howl about for years. Personally I think common sense will prevail in the market garden industry but it will give them food for thought.
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Posted on: Feb 19 2020, 02:26 PM


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QUOTE (spartacus @ Feb 18 2020, 09:44 PM) *
Yeah it's gonna screw poor old Harry and Meghan up... such a shame... She's made a bit of a 'thing' about temporarily settling in Canada with the intention of moving to the States once the nasty orange 'Not My President' President is out of office.. It looks like they're going to be holed up in their Canuck bolthole for another four more years... how sad, never mind..


See labour leader hopeful, Lisa Nandy, has declared that she would like to abolish the monarchy, though would be in favour of a queen meghan instead of the present incumbent (obviously another poor bunny that was failed by the education system when it comes to understanding the line of succession), so the Sussex may well be returning to a new "job" within the next decade. Spot of fratricide /
avunculicide is called for but this never stopped some of his ancestors and for a military fellow should pose no problem.

Meanwhile Boris is learning how to pick fruit. biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
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Posted on: Feb 15 2020, 03:23 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Feb 14 2020, 11:57 PM) *
It took the Chinese two weeks to build a hospital, traffic lights at Hambridge? Six months, I drove through there last week, normal stuff, traffic up the wazzoo and a man in a digger with his feet up and reading a paper. Brilliant, the UK in microcosm.


And to those who think we will become a "world power" post EU please observe. Does anyone actually know what they hope to achieve at hambridge road? Far as I can see it will still be a "road".
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Posted on: Feb 14 2020, 08:41 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Feb 14 2020, 03:58 PM) *
Be plenty of "woke" tears on election night followed by screams of illegality and Russia, Facebook etc...All rather boring and predictable.

I see BJ is going to go on a massive capital spending splurge. This is interesting because if Labour ever do win again, they could well walk into the treasury to find a note saying there is no money left...😂😂😂😂


Sort of "do unto others before they do unto you" syndrome. I'm still getting my head round the cost of a railway. China can throw up a hospital in 10 days, and I doubt it cost that much, but we are going to spend the GNP of a couple of banana republics on something that we will be paying for long after I have shed my mortal coil and be finished when today's toddlers are starting work.
But Boris is in charge. rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif
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Posted on: Feb 6 2020, 06:57 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Feb 6 2020, 06:36 PM) *
Shame the Democrats don't have anyone that resembles presidential at the moment...Trump is a cert for a 2nd term...


This is what amazes me. Very doubtful that anyone would call Trump "nice" and is probably on borrowed time if the Democrats could find a half decent contender but, like our Labour party, they couldn't organise themselves to run a bring your own orgy yet alone seek a vote of confidence from the populace.
So looks like the Don and Boris show will keep us amused for the next few years. cool.gif
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Posted on: Feb 4 2020, 06:43 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Feb 1 2020, 09:34 PM) *
Oh I'm full Carole Cadwalladr mad cat lady mad.
And I dont take myself seriously. 👍
With regards to tinfoil hats, I used to wear one but am now in a full hazmat suit.🤣🤣


With regards to "not taking yourself to seriously", little doubt you are pleased to know that you are in the company of others who don't either. laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
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Posted on: Feb 1 2020, 02:53 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Jan 31 2020, 10:32 PM) *
Lots of folk never made it to hospital in wuhan...thousands dead fella.


Lose a couple of million and I doubt the authorities will worry unduly. The area under observation has a population of 60 million which is comparable to the whole UK, just imagine putting the whole country isolation. Least it would shut queen nicola up for a day or two. laugh.gif
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Posted on: Jan 31 2020, 01:46 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Jan 27 2020, 07:20 PM) *
People may laugh but I just acquired 4 surgical face masks. Someone I know works at a company that supplies them and a major ahem online retailer just tried to buy all of them (50000) in one go...presumably so they could rake in a massive profit. They were turned down...


Very doubtful that a surgical mask would offer little more than basic protection from a virulent pathogen. I would be more concerned over the public's laissez faire attitude to seasonal flu vaccination than a hypothetical threat from yet another asian respiratory disease.

Mind you I have been wrong before.......... rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif










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Posted on: Jan 27 2020, 06:55 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Jan 26 2020, 11:58 AM) *
Toooo many people in the world...

#justsaying


One day something will sweep across the planet and that will be that. Read an article a number of years ago that purported that it may well have been a viral pandemic that wiped out the dinosaur, as their resistance was effected by climate change owing to the Chicxulub asteroid.
For asteroid read climate change and start worrying.
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Posted on: Jan 17 2020, 07:09 PM


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To update those who are remotely interested, the whole day was worthy of countless expletives. Firstly the initial ticket was subject to a refund less a £10 fee after submitting a multi-page application. Arrived in Guildford in good time , and spent an hour trudging round in torrential precipitation seeking a cafe for a bite and coffee. Fast food outlets by the score ,but ask for a cheese sandwich and one has more chance of procuring crack cocaine, (so I am reliably informed). Wandered into the courthouse and strip searched by a couple of chaps one wouldn't wish to argue with. Confiscated my pocket knife, (which I now have to apply to the court for), before escorting me to the waiting area. Eventually called after 3 hours, spent all of 5 minutes saying my piece and then back to station as the train was pulling out. Eventually arrived home at 19.30 completely *******.

On a positive I now have made made a conscious decision not to help anyone but to become a miserable old git. cool.gif Comments accepted.
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Posted on: Jan 11 2020, 02:07 PM


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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Jan 11 2020, 06:25 AM) *
If you return your unused ticket to the place where you purchased it on the day of travel shown on the ticket you can have a full refund.
If you return the unused ticket after the day of travel shown you will get a refund minus a £10 admin charge.
You would then have to purchase a new ticket for the day you intended to travel.


Thank you Biker1. Thought it a bit steep to charge £10 but as my train experience of the present system is limited I saw no reason to question it.
In response the TDH's assumption that I am guilty of some heinous crime all I can say is "No Comment!" rolleyes.gif
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Posted on: Jan 9 2020, 09:07 PM


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QUOTE (James_Trinder @ Jan 9 2020, 07:45 PM) *
https://www.gwr.com/help-and-support/changing-your-ticket

It's a £10 fee and you can do it on the day although you might want to do it beforehand because there is often quite a large queue at the ticket office and obviously you wouldn't want to miss your train and be late for court.


Thanks for that. Just to allay any fears that I am about to be posted to the colonies I have been asked to attend as character witness so you are not getting rid of me that quickly. Incidentally it has been postponed once again so may be prudent to do it on the day.
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Posted on: Jan 9 2020, 11:05 AM


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New year greetings to the few that remain on here. I have a question that I hope the train users can answer.

I was asked to attend a court session in Guildford this Friday so duly popped into Newbury station and bought my ticket from a helpful ticket office who sorted out what train I needed, so I bought it there and then. Just been informed that my evidence is not required till Monday now.
So boys and girls it states on the ticket that I can transfer my travel day for a "fee". Do I need to change it now or can I do it on Monday?

The National rail web page is about as helpful a colander in a soup kitchen.
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Posted on: Dec 31 2019, 01:07 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Dec 30 2019, 01:20 AM) *


Not only very funny but pretty accurate. laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
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Posted on: Dec 29 2019, 09:04 PM


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So "good will to all men" didn't last long then. Don't worry the yoof will have his bike nicked and the pooch will end up with a detention order after it's sunk it's teeth in the postman.
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Posted on: Dec 22 2019, 09:15 AM


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All this rhetoric over leave or remain is now a pointless exercise. The tories now have a mandate from the electorate to do what ever they want and one of those "wants" is to leave the EU. By the time the next GE is upon us, ('24), we will be well and truly out so even if we then elect a pro membership government it will take years to re-join. Something the snp should bear in mind if the persist in their self destruct route of independence at any cost.
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Posted on: Dec 20 2019, 06:37 PM


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QUOTE (newres @ Dec 20 2019, 12:05 PM) *
Oh well Leave lost then as they had less than 50% of the vote. With Corbyn as leader, the vote could never be just about Brexit. Unfortunately.


Safe to say that this was the election Corbyn lost as opposed to a Johnson win. Even after such a humiliating defeat they still can't see why it all went wrong, which says an awful lot about their potential governing ability.
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Posted on: Dec 20 2019, 09:22 AM


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QUOTE (Mr Brown @ Dec 20 2019, 09:04 AM) *
Understandable; I suspect the day of the 'on-line forum' is over. The other Newbury Forum seems to have shrunk back even further and that one still seems to attract new members. It's two years since this forum was graced by anyone new. Doubtless, getting NWNs in house IT support to switch the thing off would be more trouble than it's worth, so they'll just let it wither away and some would say so what.


Shame really as it allows one to throw an opinion into the wider audience from the comfort of an armchair. The problem has been with this, and I guess similar forums, is the intransigence of some of the contributors. I may believe that black is the new blue but I do not expect others to agree until the case is proven though by the same token if someone says it's actually orange then I will listen.

Better wish everyone a merry xmas while the chance is exists . cool.gif
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Posted on: Dec 19 2019, 06:23 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Dec 19 2019, 04:50 PM) *
Never mind newres. All your predictions about a 2nd referendum and the end of Brexit.. all spot on as usual...😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣👍


And they still can not see. Oh well least the pension is "reasonably" safe.
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Posted on: Dec 17 2019, 08:06 PM


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Simple question to the left wing element of this little forum-

"Has a Labour government ever done ANYTHING for the working class? With the possible exception of the post war Attlee regime the answer is an emphatic no, which is why the electorate is at last throwing off this silly family voting tradition and using their eyes.
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Posted on: Dec 16 2019, 01:09 PM


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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Dec 16 2019, 12:50 PM) *
Anyhoo, it turns out it wasn't dislike of Corbyn, lack of enthusiasm for living under a Marxist state, fear for the economy or even distrust of their threat to security that caused them to lose. Nope, it was the BBC. J M concluded "we'll have to see what can be done about that". laugh.gif way to go! BBC? It's the gulag for you.


And there I was thinking the BBC left wing bias was, at times, nauseating. The character of an individual can best be evaluated by their response to being beaten fair and square. Time to man up Mr Corbyn.
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Posted on: Dec 13 2019, 06:46 PM


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QUOTE (James_Trinder @ Dec 13 2019, 03:27 PM) *
What are W.A.M.T. and W.C.M.U.T.?


Would make a good parlour game. Acronyms for beginners. laugh.gif
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Posted on: Dec 13 2019, 01:13 PM


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So Boris is buoyant, JC and his left wing mob has gone the way of the Dodo and Ms Swinton is out of a job. The SNP got a lower percentage vote than the Lib(non)Dems, ( and that's saying something), yet their leader in chief is behaving as though she has won the lottery.
So we can now get back to important issues such as?........God knows as we are out of practice.
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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Dec 9 2019, 10:56 PM) *
It's odd that some people have been on here and complained about the lack of variety of topics yet few seem to take the time to start new threads.


Bet that changes on Friday. laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
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