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  2. So operation scare monger is still in full swing, with a continuation of the speculation advanced by the Cameron Gov prior to the referendum - which didn't impress the majority. Yes, a no deal will cause disruption, but it's the job of Gov to overcome it and move on. In the new scenario it will be in the interest of both the UK and EU to rectify adverse effects that will hit them both - so pragmatism will out.
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  4. I sometimes forget what great senses of humour people do actually have on here Nice when we have a giggle
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  6. Even if they legalise cannabis; there's a range of drugs that would have to be considered, most of which are a danger to life and certainly ruin lives, so I'm not sure HMG would ever go that far in legalisation; which means the existing criminality surrounding drugs, would continue - so no change. Perhaps in the case of coke, any youngster using it, could be banned from public office - which could keep some hypocrits out of Parliament ! 😉
  7. Of course, i forgot the massive windfall of tax that would jingle in the chancellor's pockets.
  8. Politician: - They type of person who can stab you in the back whilst looking you in the face.🕵️‍♀️
  9. Careful dizz about loosing your marbles, they tend to roll everywhere and you end up losing them.🤔
  10. I'm with you Asp, people laugh when I tell them that I'm 80 yrs old and I've never even smelled marijuana ! If you stood next to me smoking I'd probably think it was dirty socks or something! No kidding Asp, Bec and I are doing our favorite thing right now - watching black and white movies on the classic movie channel . "Action in the North Atlantic" with Raymond Massey and Humphrey Bogart ( Merchant Marine) fighting U Boats on the Murmansk run - I thought I saw you in the last scene. Good movie.
  11. Ethiopia got a leader elected (I forget his name) who brought in reforms and investment and now Ethiopia is now doing quite well. It always amazes me that Africa is so poor, with all its oil and mineral reserves, land, weather, scenery it should be very rich and a mecca for tourists. Instead it is a place for corruption and poverty. I read western leaders are reluctant to intervene in case they get accused of racism. WE had a dark president of the USA who could have took the initiative instead he went to Africa and preached gay rights.
  12. Milky

    Glasses Repair

    My mind Sid. I guess you can get sanctioned!
  13. I replied once to this, not sure if I clicked the wrong button but the reply is not here, so again... I find it very hard to believe that the criminals that are involved in supply of drugs will just give up and get normal jobs, although some may I guess. Although I believe that the current problem with drugs and crime (including stabbings) is the cuts to the boarder force and police. Department dealing with the supply of drugs were disbanded, criminals not prosecuted and so crime went down making some politicians very happy. Drugs became easier to obtain and these involved were less likely to get caught so these involved with other types of crime moved into the trade and so wars between dealers broke out. Thank you in advance Latchford locks for any reminders of aging!
  14. I've never used any illegal drugs and have never seen the attraction. The industry I worked in (Merchant Navy) recognised the dangers inherent in the use of drugs (including, and in most cases especially, alcohol, but also illegal drugs like cannabis) and actively discouraged their use. In the case of alcohol if it wasn't banned on board drinking was severely restricted to the extent I personally would have rather had a cup of tea or two. Regular blood or urine tests found drug users and heavy drinkers out very easily. When it comes to what is becoming a social norm in some circles of drug use, well the Liberal attitude is anything goes provided that it does no harm to anyone else. I'm happy with that, the problem being that someone who is high on drugs doesn't think, or even realise, that they are doing any harm. Does smoking tobacco products bring about this sort of recklessness? I don't think so. Drinking alcohol does to some extent but, as I said in my other post, I drink, I get drunk, I fall down. No problem. So where are we? A hundred or so years ago people were taking drugs in private, writing rubbish novels and poetry etc and harming nobody. Then government stuck their size 13s in and banned the drugs, making them attractive to people who didn't like government banning things, thus creating a vicious circle. If it seems like I'm rambling, I might have had one tot of rum too many. Goodnight. Hic. 🥴🥴
  15. Sorry Dizz, just playin' wit chur. I did post birthday wishes, but for some reason it didn't post. Of ourse, I couldn't admit that it was probably my fault, so I blamed you. Simple really!
  16. Stallard I really have no idea what you mean cos I've not deleted anything from anywhere. Unless of course you are just having me on trying to make me think I'm loosing my marbles now I'm the bit older on paper. If so it worked for a few minutes 🤣 😜
  17. Encouraging people to use drugs seems a strange way to combat crime! Alcohol and tobacco are considered problems, why add another? The reason that the cannabis lobby has so much traction is that most of the politicians, police, civil servants etc have all used it and still do, it has nothing to do with improving quality of life, it just means that they will no longer have to use a secret dealer. Several prominent users have admitted that a regular cannabis user can never operate at more than 40'% efficiency due to perpetual lethargy.
  18. The government would probably like to legalise cannabis so as to tax it and replace the revenue they are losing by putting people off tobacco and alcohol. Never make the mistake of thinking they are looking after our best interests. Drink problem me? I drink, I get drunk, I fall down. No problem 😂😂.
  19. There are already dangerous drugs in circulation IE: alcohol and tobacco; which make that much money in tax, HMG won't ban them; so if they add a few more, they're just being consistent !
  20. I suppose one could be forgiven for thinking that the Referendum vote was to Remain !
  21. There is a suggestion now that Ken Clark & Harriet Harman could lead a unity government ,eagerly supported by the publicity hungry Ms Swinson.
  22. I think another way of looking at softening attitudes towards drugs is that decriminalisation will eventually lead to the end of criminal gang involvement. How much crime is drug related ?
  23. We seem to be heading towards the legalization of drugs especially cannabis, apparently cannabis is totally harmless and will make billions in tax. Watching BBC ten o'clock news yesterday and the BBC seems to have joined the campaign. Mark Eastern is coming out with lines like the only way to protect children from criminals is to legalize the trade and yesterday his campaign was against the government stance saying all the experts are recommending legalization, shelters where drugs can be taken and so on, which is rubbish, some are saying that. The BBC is fast becoming a propaganda machine It seems odd that we seem to be heading the other way in legal things, alcohol, smoking, sugar, take away food
  24. Milky

    Glasses Repair

    Now your just depressing me Mr Locks!
  25. When he had the one in Latchford,if you were a regular and could only afford chips midweek(I was in my late teens) he always put a scoop of scratchings on the chips... delicious!
  26. LibDems: Brexit is the biggest existential threat this country has ever known and we must do all we can to defeat it. We need a government of national unity, right now. Jeremy Corbyn: I agree, and as leader of Her Majety’s Loyal Opposition (snigger) I will step forward to lead that GNU and ensure no deal Brexit doesn’t happen. LibDems: Its not that big a threat.
  27. So if there is a no confidence win then the current government will have to be dissolved or a general election be called. similarly a vote of confidence in the next mob must be passed within 14 days or else there must be a general election. If the no confidence vote is defeated then another opposition member can again call for a vote of no confidence ad nauseum or until they run out of opposition members willing to risk a win. Even if there is a vote of no confidence then there is a precedence to call into question the validity of that vote on the grounds of misleading information supplied to the voters. (as claimed by brexiteers and remoaners) Seems our Mr Corbyn just wants to able to say he has been the prime minister and is prepared to use any tactics to achieve that aim
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