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Strafin
Posted on: Sep 17 2019, 08:26 AM


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Maybe if people paid a sensible price for milk, the milkmen would be on more than minimum wage and then more willing to go the extra mile?
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Posted on: Sep 13 2019, 01:33 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Sep 12 2019, 02:04 PM) *
Forgive me if I am wrong but did we not have a deal as orchestrated by Mother Theresa? Now with the EU in the driving seat surely it is that, no deal, or remain. The opposition can howl all they like but it seems pretty straightforward to me. The reason it has become protracted is the majority of MP's wish to remain and will do their utmost to delay the process.

Pretty sure it was Rees Mogg and his band of right wing nutjobs who scuppered May's deal...
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Posted on: Aug 16 2019, 08:36 AM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Aug 15 2019, 04:00 AM) *
If someone “replied to all” as you state, then that’s tantamount to volunteering the information.

That part is, however everyone should not have been included in the first place as they could all see the email addresses of the other people.
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Posted on: Jul 27 2019, 11:03 AM


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Lol, nailed it.
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Posted on: Jul 27 2019, 10:45 AM


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QUOTE (newres @ Jul 25 2019, 06:11 AM) *
I’ve listened to James O’Brien book. Very enjoyable. I’m sure some of the callers were from here. Some of the clips that went viral were very funny.

I’ve read a couple of biographies. I enjoyed the Frank Skinner one a few years ago. I read the Ronnie O’Sullivan one too. Mainly for the running and addiction side as I don’t have an interest in snooker.

I rememebr reading the Frank Skinner one, that was good, I liked the honest bit about not remembering his years as an alcoholic, it was kind of haunting but also humble of him I thought.
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Posted on: Jul 27 2019, 10:42 AM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Jul 24 2019, 06:56 PM) *
Everyone getting paranoid over BJ being the worst PM since Lord North, the BBC single handedly trying to remove the democratically elected president of the good old US of A in a blatant show of reporting bias even by their standards, and yet dear old Xi Jinping can rattle his mighty sabre at a few concerned Hong Kong students and the UK's silent response is deafening.
Even the straits of hormuz tips it's troubled hat to the global ills but the UK media are obviously prejudiced against tousled hair individuals so if you want to get on get a haircut or be a "leftie".

Everyone says the BBC is biased, makes me laugh but I guess that proves to a degree that it isn't!

I've seen loads about Hong Kong, don't know where you're looking but it seems to be fairly well reported to me.
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Posted on: Jul 27 2019, 10:42 AM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Jul 24 2019, 06:56 PM) *
Everyone getting paranoid over BJ being the worst PM since Lord North, the BBC single handedly trying to remove the democratically elected president of the good old US of A in a blatant show of reporting bias even by their standards, and yet dear old Xi Jinping can rattle his mighty sabre at a few concerned Hong Kong students and the UK's silent response is deafening.
Even the straits of hormuz tips it's troubled hat to the global ills but the UK media are obviously prejudiced against tousled hair individuals so if you want to get on get a haircut or be a "leftie".

Everyone says the BBC is biased, makes me laugh but I guess that proves to a degree that it isn't!

I've seen loads about Hong Kong, don't know where you're looking but it seems to be fairly well reported to me.
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Posted on: Jul 26 2019, 10:25 AM


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I worked with Kennet Radio a bit at the local elections recently, and their coverage was faster, more in depth and easier to access than the content produced by the NWN. And free to access as well.
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Posted on: Jul 24 2019, 12:34 PM


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Good call. did you have nave any money on?
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Posted on: Jul 24 2019, 12:33 PM


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Thank goodness for Newres wasn't line I ever expected to read on here! Lol.
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Posted on: Jul 24 2019, 12:31 PM


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I don't really like reading much, but I do read a lot of biographies, Nigel Mansell's and Hulk Hogan's I found particularly interesting. Recently I have read James O'Brien's how to be right and found that to really insightful and got me thinking about a lot of my own opinions. Fiction tends to bore me so I don't really indulge in it anymore.
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Posted on: Jul 9 2019, 09:09 AM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Jul 8 2019, 10:01 PM) *
Irrelevant.

The title of this particular topic is "Second Referendum"

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Posted on: Jul 5 2019, 09:07 AM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Jul 4 2019, 09:41 PM) *
The people that voted for them want them to attend and to be disruptive.

Do they?

I thought that the main protest against the EU was the cost so if we are making assumptions, I would assume that the people who voted for them, just want them to stay at home at not take a salary.
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Posted on: Jul 3 2019, 07:42 AM


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Last night the council declared they would back a motion to declare a climate change emergency in West Berkshire. The meeting was attended and protested by extinction rebellion in far larger numbers than I would have expected. I have never been to any sort of protest, nor have I been to observe one, and I have to say it's hard not to admire that level of passion, and they were all well behaved, well spoken, and to be fair so were the council.
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Posted on: Jul 3 2019, 07:31 AM


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I also don't see any evidence of that, those two links just point to stories that say Hitler liked it. So what? Doesn't mean it represents him, however this is all storm in a teacup stuff, we elect this idiots and should have expected something stupid like this. It is of little consequence in then grand scheme of things.
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Posted on: Jun 24 2019, 07:51 AM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Jun 23 2019, 05:11 PM) *
This is what will happen.

Tax people to death.
Nationalise everything.
Drive wealth creators and business owners out of the country
Spend trillions on support for everyone not working (I'll be one of them)
Give away our Nuclear deterrent
Massively increase the minimum wage putting at risk many small businesses.

I could go on... When you admire Venezuelan policy you are fooking nuts.

None of that is actually factual though is it?
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Posted on: Jun 21 2019, 08:59 AM


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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48714864

Anyone seen the video of the alleged assault? I think he was rather heavy handed and clearly by his face wanted to hurt the protester, however should she have been there in the first place?

If Farage is insistent that his milkshake attacker and Jo Brand should be prosecuted, surely then so should Mr Field?

Any thoughts?
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Posted on: Jun 21 2019, 08:54 AM


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The choices aren't no deal or labour though. We could remain and still have a Tory government, although I still don't understand why people still believe the tories are economically capable.
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Posted on: Jun 20 2019, 06:54 AM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Jun 19 2019, 04:50 PM) *
Stewarts not up to the task, Gove has been compromised by his nose candy exploits. Gotta be Hunt. Raab might have done but he's too slippery, untrustworthy. My vote is going to Hunt.

Are you actually a member with a vote? I don't know any others! So my Strafin opinion poll research currently shows 100% support for Hunt! Or is it just a turn of phrase?
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Posted on: Jun 19 2019, 10:04 AM


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I have heard a lot of people complain that they have submitted copy and it's been incorrect, but they expected a phone call or someone to have contacted them to check. I have also met people on the other side who have called to check things and been told that "of course it's correct" and they have regretted spending time on it.
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Posted on: Jun 18 2019, 09:44 AM


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QUOTE (Biker1 @ May 9 2019, 05:12 PM) *
It's been like that at the NWN as long as I can remember.
They got my Mum's obituary wrong and my wedding coverage.

Did they use the copy provided and did that have mistakes or have they just done completely their own thing?
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Posted on: Jun 17 2019, 09:37 AM


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I was on very briefly in about 2010 under the same name
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Posted on: Jun 14 2019, 11:11 AM


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I work for a contractor on a PFI set up. It's a nightmare because everything is grey so I understand there are many areas where we have to negotiate where we expect people to pay and areas where we will argue and come to an agreement. However when we feel our client doesn't play ball or acts unfairly, it means we put procedures in place to make sure it doesn't happen again, and we hold them to account on future payments as well. I suspect the EU and everyone else who wants a deal with us will act the same way, we will be seen as not wanting to pay our fair share.
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Posted on: Jun 14 2019, 08:41 AM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Jun 13 2019, 09:39 PM) *
39 billion? Better off in our pockets than Brussels. You whinge on about what it's going to cost us then suggest we give them 39billion that we (apparently) don't have to.

Do businsess people like to enter into credit agreements with people who refuse to pay their bills?
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Posted on: Jun 12 2019, 08:55 AM


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I was talking to a pal about Thatcher and how she managed to keep people happy by doing what she said, even if it was unpopular. It led to a discussion about how bad they are now, but I wondered, are they all that bad? Is it just that we have more access to information than ever before and are able to check things so much quicker?

Boris Johnson is a great example of an out and out liar, who seems to get away with it, and in some cases I believe people like him for it!

But the tory leadership race kind of exposes them all as career politicians who will do anything and say anything to the crowd at the time to get a cheer. I am all up for people changing their minds, but to do it and deny your original opinion seems to be a tactic employed by the majority of our MP's these days.

Is there a good politician left or do we just vote for the least offensive people?
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