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Posted on: Nov 10 2017, 07:48 PM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Nov 10 2017, 06:52 PM) *
I think you both should get a room. Give TDH a chance to punch his lights out! That'll learn 'im!

Advocating violence? On line? Shoorly not?
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Posted on: Nov 10 2017, 03:35 PM


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Guys! Gals! Let's not let this thing go nuclear now. Nothing wrong with a bit of baiting but don't let it get silly.
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Posted on: Nov 8 2017, 06:45 PM


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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Nov 8 2017, 10:32 AM) *
Not to mention lost fares due to unmanned trains and stations.
EDIT : Sorry unstaffed! dry.gif
(Must keep the gender police happy!)

Trains are indeed 'Gender Neutral' as apparently is everything else if the media is to be believed.
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Posted on: Nov 8 2017, 10:32 AM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Nov 8 2017, 09:18 AM) *
The better educated tended to vote Remain! Lol

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/o...remain-pollster

Opinion not 'science'.
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Posted on: Nov 7 2017, 11:52 PM


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QUOTE (On the edge @ Nov 7 2017, 10:21 PM) *
Put it this way, the British public had been told for decades that any unpopular action was down to European directives and macinations. As for corruption, yes it happens at Westminiser but not on the industrial scale of Europe. Incredibly, for many years they haven't managed even the elementary book keeping needed to generate an auditablecset of accounts. At least we still can, and we've clamped down on our MPs over inflated expenses. Mrs Thatcher's resignation was all about her wanting to curb European expansion and Maastricht was Mr Major refusing to go along with new European directives. In both cases, hardly enthusiasm. I think more and more can now see that it's the World market that counts and Europe is therefore a trade barrier. We should be concentrating on the future now so we don't get caught by the swell as SS Europe starts to sink.

And of course you only need look towards Italy with its staggering levels of governmental corruption, greed and criminality. Proportional representation in action if you will.
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Posted on: Nov 7 2017, 05:53 PM


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From the independent;

"Mr Cameron and the political class in general underestimated the groundswell of public resentment caused by the influx of European migrants to the country since accession of Eastern European countries in the early 2000s.

To begin with Polish plumbers, builders, waitresses and bar staff were generally welcomed. But the financial crash of 2008 and the fall in living standards it resulted in stoked resentments which politicians from all three major parties were too slow to recognise and respond to."

So, yes, while it is true that the catalyst for this was ukip and it's growing influence on voters feelings and concerns all they did was to merely ride along on the growing groundswell.
And let's not forget a significant amount of 'leave' vote came from Northern working class areas, traditional labour territories so the conservative electorate is not entirely to blame.
The major 'stay' vote was in the London region which is high in liberals, fortunately it wasn't enough. Maybe if more millennials and hipsters had got off their ***** to vote it might have turned out differently. Who knows.
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Posted on: Nov 7 2017, 05:31 PM


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This is something the French do very well, everywhere you go there are large renewal schemes, village and town squares, new bridges etc all accompanied with a massive great sign saying whats been done, how much it cost and how many millions came from Europe. The French are left in no doubt as to what they are getting. Good PR job.
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Posted on: Nov 7 2017, 02:08 PM


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The problem is and has been the demise of 'popping out for a pint' in the car, most country pubs survived on wet sales and untill the late 80's or early 90's that was fine, people would drive out, imbibe, and drive home again, even after drink driving was cracked down on people would still do it. What changed was that drink driving became socially unacceptable, after that pubs needed to rely on the food trade.

Once everyone else's doing good it became more difficult to compete, that and the advent of cheap alcohol from the supermarket has pretty much killed out of town pubs, and with increases in rateable values and rents even town pubs are having a grim time. The future is grim.
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Posted on: Nov 6 2017, 07:10 PM


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If residents don't use the facility then they shouldn't whinge when they lose it. If you want to keep your local then use it. Far, far too many village pubs closing now.
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Posted on: Nov 5 2017, 06:18 PM


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Boys! Play nice now!
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Posted on: Nov 4 2017, 06:21 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Nov 4 2017, 04:07 PM) *
The words 'foot' and 'mouth' spring to mind, Oh Dianne, if you don't know what you're talking about its sometimes better to stay off the media.

"Speaking in a video posted on her official social media accounts, the Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington said: "I believe in votes at 16. If you're old enough to fight for your country, you are old enough to vote."

Except of course she's wrong, again. Couldn't make it up.

Numbers never were her strongest skill.
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Posted on: Nov 4 2017, 02:51 PM


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QUOTE (newres @ Nov 4 2017, 02:22 PM) *
Interesting point re: children. I believe that the Esther Rancid campaign all those years ago had a pretty damaging effect on men and their relationship with their own and others' children. I certainly wouldn't comfort a child in the street if it fell over or lost his mum or whatever.

I had to explain to an angry mum last month why, after her child fell over in the yard and started screaming I didn't rush over to pick her up. It's sad when you have to bury the most human emotion of all to go to a child in distress because it might be misconstrued. Society today huh.
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Posted on: Nov 2 2017, 09:23 PM


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QUOTE (newres @ Nov 2 2017, 08:56 PM) *
Everything about you including your forum name sings small town reactionary ******** but hey ho. laugh.gif

Says someone called 'newres', funny if it wasn't sad. smile.gif
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Posted on: Nov 2 2017, 08:19 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Nov 2 2017, 08:09 PM) *
He comes across like a weapons grade ****** (personal opinion)

Without wishing to start a fight, he doesn't come across as being too bright at the moment.
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Posted on: Nov 2 2017, 08:18 PM


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QUOTE (Andy1 @ Nov 2 2017, 07:45 PM) *
Used to enjoy reading the posts on this forum. Now it's just sad drivell.

Feel free to start a new thread, you might be surprised biggrin.gif
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Posted on: Nov 2 2017, 07:42 PM


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QUOTE (newres @ Nov 2 2017, 07:20 PM) *
There you go again. Couldn’t make it up. Prat.

And I was right, he did, even sensible discourse isn't to his taste, find it a bit sad really that some people appear to be so far up their own fundaments that even the sky looks brown to them. Oh well, tried to be civil.
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Posted on: Nov 2 2017, 07:14 PM


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QUOTE (newres @ Nov 2 2017, 07:59 PM) *
But that's how you and a few others come across! It's you that shuts down the alternative view. Calling me a traitor and a coward because I consider wearing a poppy to be support for Iraq & Afghanistan. I don't mind other people wearing them and it no doubt doesn't mean that to them.

The whole point of the poppy is in my opinion and I know others think differently is that it's tied intimately to Remembrance day. To remember the nations dead, who (in general) went to fight in defense of our country. So that we could enjoy the freedoms enjoyed by you and I, Iraq and Afghanistan were to some extent politically inspired conflicts which we were never going to win. That said, people still died, they didn't choose to go, they were sent. As a soldier to don't get to pick and choose were you go or who you fight, that's always a political decision and to try to twist that to gain some pitiful little political advantage is in my view incredibly distasteful.

No doubt you will disagree and come back with some clever little comeback but that's up to you really.
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Posted on: Nov 2 2017, 05:44 PM


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QUOTE (newres @ Nov 2 2017, 06:37 PM) *
Well that’s how you come across and you accuse anyone who doesn’t agree with you of being a Corbynite. I didn’t even vote Labour! That said Britain in Europe under Corbin will b a safer economy whatever he does than a Britain out of it. Pragmatism is what you seething nutters will never learn.

Please, just go ahead and show your true colours, don't sit on the fence. Oh and by the way, Britain under Corbin will suffer total financial meltdown, just as it did under the last labour government.
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Posted on: Nov 2 2017, 04:39 PM


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QUOTE (The Hatter @ Nov 2 2017, 04:16 PM) *
Seems more like an echo chamber for you Britain First lads to me.


I begin to see what the JSC is getting at. I truly do. Sadly. sad.gif
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Posted on: Nov 1 2017, 10:21 AM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Nov 1 2017, 11:05 AM) *
I don’t believe the author of the premise you refer to (Fisk: the poppy is racist) could legitimately claim to speak for the left. Children on this forum believe me to be ‘left’; however, I usually wear a poppy, so it is not entirely true.

The poppy is and should be a mark of respect for the fallen, for the blood spilt and young lives lost in defense of our country, to mark the blood soaked butchers bill that comes with sacrifice. Not some token of a tawdry attempt by silly and thoughtless fools to turn it to political advantage. And the poppies should always be red, as were the flowers that bloomed at Flanders.
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Posted on: Nov 1 2017, 09:39 AM


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QUOTE (newres @ Nov 1 2017, 07:27 AM) *
Where does anyone say it’s a fascist symbol? The problem here is the intelligence of the readership.

Has anyone said it was fascist? My post drew attention to the fact the left were calling it racist, not fascist. I suggest you go back a page and reread my post before you start flinging groundless and silly accusations at me.
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Posted on: Oct 31 2017, 06:39 PM


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Best make sure none of us buy a red poppy this year, according to the glorious left (bless'em) it's racist. Couldn't make it up I swear
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Posted on: Oct 29 2017, 11:22 AM


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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Oct 29 2017, 09:53 AM) *
Interesting the views on slip roads.
i wonder how many of the numerous crashes on the A34 are caused by inadequate slip roads?
Perhaps we will never know as the statistic does not exist.
However I doubt the number is very high?
Why seem so many t East Ilsley?
Is is just disproportionate reporting?
Maybe a crawler lane here on both sides of the hill may help?

Crawler lanes, longer slips would all help tremendously. Stricter enforcement of existing regulations would also be of benefit here. I regularly use this road and the sheer amount of people still using mobiles is shocking, and they continue to flout the law in the sure and certain knowledge that they won't get caught.
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Posted on: Oct 29 2017, 11:16 AM


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QUOTE (newres @ Oct 29 2017, 11:46 AM) *
And the amusing thing is that we're supposed to accept that you're some "captain of industry" whilst you demonstrate the wit and intelligence of a prepubescent teen.

I rather think that the words 'pot' and 'kettle' spring to mind on this occasion.
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Posted on: Oct 23 2017, 08:44 PM


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QUOTE (newres @ Oct 23 2017, 08:50 PM) *
Different (thus proving the first link’s point).

Amusing though that the The Mail calls its own readers thick.



Ahem!

Kipling wrote
"I knew six honest serving men, they taught me all I knew
There names were what and why and where and how and when and who."


Excellent advice when reading reports of any kind.
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