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  1. 3 points
    is there any possibility of confining the brexit table tennis to one topic. it is becoming rather confusing to try and figure out what the original topic was about with several topics containing references to other topics which then contain references to this topic. the votes have been counted the result is in like it or not it is done with as far as us plebs are concerned. it is now down to HMG to sort out what form it takes. Hard, Soft or no deal whichever it is we will have to accept it as negotiated (or not in the case of no deal). will it affect me personally? yes it will but how i will not know until it actually happens. I have learned over the years that i can only worry about so much before the brain gives up and takes a holiday, so worrying about what MAY happen is rather pointless. Remember for every expert that says a thing is so there are an equal number who will say the opposite.
  2. 3 points
    just head that police are looking for a man seen to be shooting a starting pistol at a crowd of people. They think it may be race related.
  3. 3 points
    What? Eat the rat? There's probably some EU directive against that
  4. 2 points
    Among the continued Brexit doom and gloom from Remainers, is the plight of farmers who employ immigrant labour for fruit picking etc. Well, aside from the fact that seasonal labour could be granted seasonal visas; what about the indigenous jobless, who prefer lying in bed? If they don't take available jobs, why not just stop their dole ?
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    Do they contain nuts Sid?
  6. 2 points
    what have you never had ratatouille ?
  7. 2 points
    Boris is only saying what the vast majority of people think so for a politician to do this rather than simply tow the party or politically correct line is something that many, including myself would applaud. Bill
  8. 2 points
    not if you are in a marathon for charity.
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    The jail was opened in 1985. when the school was opened i have not found out . (yet) Whichever was built/opened first you do have to ask why they were allowed so close to each other in the first place. ON A DEVILS ADVOCATE TYPE NOTE. Not all sex offenders are paedophiles (which seems to me to be the implication in the way it has been portrayed in the social media sites) Not that it is right, but then again how many of the "inmates " are drug user/pushers, how many are in for GBH or similar violence. Nobody kicks off about that, but the mere mention of "sex" in any terms with regards to prison and people go into mob mode, flaming torches and pitchforks at the ready. END OF DEVILS ADVOCATE TYPE NOTE. Probably more convicted paedophiles wandering around under suspended sentences at the moment than would ever be housed at thorn cross.(been at least four in the last month or so). BUT LET ME RE ITERATE i still do not think that it is right to do this I am just trying to get people to think rationally (or at least think.)
  11. 2 points
    Excellent, good news Bill. Now nasty shock for the holiday makers and a real tick in the box for social media.
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    We have staff shortages because lazy cheapskate employers and HMG, prefer to rob other (poorer) Nations of their skilled staff, rather than recruiting and training indigenous workers.
  14. 1 point
    I'm not sure about the men in suits causing trouble, but you need to watch out for this lot: https://youtu.be/SmzMzmnB-iQ
  15. 1 point
    As the forces of the liberal establishment try to close down any rational discussion of the burka/niquab issue, with cries of "Islamaphobia" , "hate speech", and "racism"; I was interested in the views of Taj Hargey, (Hard Talk BBC) the Imam at the Oxford Mosque, who is advocating a liberal form of Islamic teaching, which is based solely on the Quran and refutes all the additional "add ons" of the traditionalists, such as the wearing of face coverings. Perhaps the Muslim equivalent of a Martin Luther, he attacks the more traditional conservative teaching of Islam, and advocates a more modern form of teaching that adapts to local social enviroments and thus aids real integration. Perhaps it's time our liberal elite, normally concerned with the equality and freedom of women, started to support Muslim modernisers rather than the conservative elements that promote "hate speech" with calls to Jihad, and the preservation of female disempowering practises invented by men.
  16. 1 point
    A man is alone in an airport lounge. A beautiful woman walks in and sits down at the table next to him. He decides because she's wearing a uniform, she's probably an off-duty stewardess. So he decides to have a go at picking her up by identifying the airline she flies for, thereby impressing her greatly. He leans across to her and says the British Airways motto: 'To Fly. To Serve'. The woman looks at him blankly. He sits back and thinks up another line. He leans forward again and delivers the Air France motto: 'Winning the hearts of the world'. Again she just stares at him with a slightly puzzled look on her face. Undeterred, he tries again, this time saying the Malaysian Airlines motto: 'Going beyond expectations'. The woman looks at him sternly and says: 'What the **** do you want?' 'Ah!' he says, 'Ryanair'.
  17. 1 point
    I wish !! Double that now plus a little bit more. Gawd where do the years go
  18. 1 point
    One of my frustrations of the modern game with this obsession of expansion outside the traditional areas which never generate huge support and cause travel problems and added expense. We have a hot bed of rugby league in Cumbria and yet no real effort to get a Cumbrian Super League outfit. A Cumbrian franchise would attract a huge following and help fill stadiums - as well as providing a realistic afternoon out for visiting supporters. Loved a trip to the Lake District and a couple of pints in a local pub pre-match.
  19. 1 point
    so how much can we charge them to come here. a tenner a head, fifteen if they bring a body with them.
  20. 1 point
    Perhaps a Muslim may take offence at gammon ? !
  21. 1 point
    Pot and kettle perhaps
  22. 1 point
    The London Mayor, Sadiq Khan (a Muslim) said more or less the same thing as Boris a few years ago, as did Harriet Harman, Anna Soubry, Emily Thornberry and others too numerous to mention. None of them has been censured in this way, so its obviously a political move against Boris probably orchestrated by our useless PM.
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    The way this is playing out on the news, merely highlights the pathetic state of UK politics at the moment, and the descent into the trivia of identity politics. Perhaps it's time for the silent majority to start calling out the "offenderati", and ending this excuse for stifling free speech. Of course, one person's view may offend someone else, but that's no excuse for censorship or avoiding issues; get it out there, have the debate and form your own opinion; which is supposedly the essence of politics.
  24. 1 point
    Well said Obs, & if these people want to live in a medieval ,oppressive regime that imposes complete covering in its religion then maybe they would be more comfortable living in a stricter country. I am surprised that our so called women's libbers & the #me too brigade have not lumped this outdated practice together with gender equality & abuse towards women. but they are strangely silent on the matter. In these secularly enlightened times ,state security should be the watchword & should be prominent over religious matters.
  25. 1 point
    Think Jack Straw summed the situation up over 10 years ago; if women entered his surgery wearing a burka, he would ask them to remove it or leave. Face recognition is now a vital part of public security, and we probably have more CCTV per capita than anywhere else. So a ban on all face covering in the public space would seem appropriate imo. As for the religious aspect of this, I find such archaic practises in the 21st century incongruous; far from being Islamaphobic, this is merely a secular view and applies to all religious symbolism and display, by any religious group. As the old saying goes - "When in Rome, do as the Romans do" - it is for all cultural groups to assimilate into the host society, not continue with primitive practises in some kind of parallel social silo. Diversity = division.
  26. 1 point
    Well what I thought he said was that he didn't like them and made a remark about them looking like post boxes. However he said they shouldn't be banned ( as they have in Denmark, which was the context of the remark). Cue "offenderati" (nice one, Asp). He was consistent and liberal, which deserves punishment appaently. The "offenderati" however think he should not have the right to express an opinion at all and various Tories think it is a good opportunity to knock the most popular candidate with conservative members for the role of their next leader! Meanwhile in the press it is the silly season, and hence back to Obs' point!!!
  27. 1 point
    It seems he sent a mixed message - on the one hand women should be allowed to wear anything they want but on the other hand they shouldn't wear the burqa or niqab.
  28. 1 point
    I often wonder if he has that on top of his to do list. 1)Today i will offend somebody, either by something i say or something do. 2) check to do list.
  29. 1 point
    Wow! Just wow! What a day! First the Catalan Dragons were roared to victory over St Helens mostly by the Wire fans, with some help from the few Catalan and Leeds fans present. Then The Wire were roared to victory by the Wire fans. To their credit some St Helens fans stayed on until The Wire hit 26 points, but then they just seemed to melt away. A great day out and a good stadium. Well done Warrington Wolves, we're on our way to Wembley!!!!
  30. 1 point
    It was the most perfect day wasn't it?? And yes, the ground was great and what a fantastic concept to hold both games back to back! Shame Super Benny missed that last kick of the match......
  31. 1 point
    We've got HMG ministers touring the EU, cap in hand, begging Leaders to support a deal. The fundemental reality is, that they can't give us anything like a good deal, as anything seen as remotely "good" will attract other EU States to exit too, and mean the collapse of their house of cards. So given that they wish to force us into a humiliating deal, it would seem the only option that retains any dignity for the UK, is to crash out without a deal and pay them nothing.
  32. 1 point
    Refresh my memory PJ, which of the EU countries grows and exports pineapples?
  33. 1 point
    The WTO only sets the maximum tariffs that can be set. There is nothing that says we can't set the tariffs at 0% (only that we would have to set the same tariffs on the imports from everywhere else). If the EU wants to set high tariffs on imports from the UK it's up to them, but they would be the ones paying more for our goods not us paying more for theirs. I don't know about you Obs, but I produce my own Insulin! Okay only kidding, but the point is that an economy the size of ours can afford to buy Insulin from whoever produces it for the best price - the whole point of world trade. If you become insular (no pun implied) you cut off the supply of goods from the rest of the world and make yourself poorer as a result. And by tying ourselves to the EU we have made ourselves poorer by restricting our trade with the rest of the world to only those countries and commodities that the EU bureaucrats decree.
  34. 1 point
    Not a day goes by without a gloom and doom prediction from the Remoaner press; from roads around Dover being turned into a car park to food, medicine and skilled labour shortages. But no one asks why successive Governments have allowed our economy to become so vunerable. Employers have relied on poaching off the shelf skills from abroad rather than training indigenous staff. Farmers have relied on cheap seasonal labour rather than paying an attractive wage. Industry has allowed the dispersal of the supply chain, so becoming totally dependent on road transport for parts and supplies. Medicines not even being produced in the UK, such as insulin. Whilst the EU may have pursued an agenda of inter-dependence, with political decisions to divide production, and thus employment between EU states; one would have imagined that HMG would have pursued a policy of promoting self sufficiency and at least protecting our vital national interests.
  35. 1 point
    Such naive utterances from PJ: The people have been lied to by politicians and Governments throughout history, it's only now, with the advent of social media, that alternate messages can be considered, whether true or fake, it's ultimately a matter of perception and what people choose to believe. In the case of the referendum, a binary argument was deployed, both no doubt exaggerated for effect, if not outright lies, but neither side were in a position to promise anything as they would not hold the power to implement the decision. The opportunity for implementation was provided by a G/Election, in which the people failed to reaffirm their referendum decision, hence the current mess. As for the "election fraud" nonsense, Remain spent double that of the Leave campaign, some was even funded by Gov (the tax-payer); but they aren't being investigated. The idea, that people were somehow convinced to vote leave by the influence of social media or even the Russians; is a sample of the desperation of the establishment to counter their decision. The fact is, that the referendum was a reaction against a liberal political establishment that has ignored the views of the people for decades and still ignores them. This reaction is not just a British phenomenon, but now appears widespread throughout Europe and the US; hopefully, the genie is now out of the bottle and the politicians are desperately trying to put it back.
  36. 1 point
    What the grown-ups know is that it isn't illegal to lie in election material, not in any election, unless the lie is about another candidate and he can prove it is a lie. The Lib-Dems hardly ever say anything in their campaigns that is true (e.g. only the LibDems can beat the Tories/Labour here, is used liberally(!) even though it is total rubbish). The Greens lie on a bigger scale. Electors need to be adult and consider what they want: not what the future generation wants, not send a message to the government, not vote because they don't like a particular single policy and not a protest vote either! In a referendum you just answer the question exactly as asked and think of the consequences for yourself. That is why we have adult suffrage. The point about people moaning if it was the other way round is interesting, ISTR Peter Shore pledging in the commons debate on the European Communities Bill in 1972 (sorry can't find it in Hansard) that the matter of EEC membership would not just be left to lie. The referendum in 1975 gave 67.23% Remain 32.77% Leave. The "eurosceptics" didn't give up and here we are. The reality is that there are some very bad losers out there. I don't remember the 1975 referendum debate being about anything other than the issue but I do remember the discussion of the ever closer union phrase, which was dismissed by Heath at the time because it was just about the EEC and trade. Some FCO documents which were hidden for thirty years show that the government knew what was going to happen and were told by the Civil Service that when the public finds out they will be used to being in Europe. Another lie. So they all lie, just get over it and get on with life.
  37. 1 point
    Need to work on setting up a drop goal opportunity and the hooker having 2 options (Roberts and Ratchford) so that the charging defence is split as to who they close down - this way hopefully we'll nail one when we really need to nail one.... Overall, still really pleased with the season thus far.....
  38. 1 point
    If anyone reading this could do me a big favour and share this message on social media in the Warrington area. Does anyone know a couple with the names Andy and Lauren who have just gone on holiday? They've mistakenly posted their door keys through my letterbox on Rushmore Grove Paddington with a note asking that I look after their cats. Nobody on this road has any idea who this couple are or where the cats are and It would be awful for this couple to return from holiday only to find their pets had died. Bill edit How good is social media when something like this happens. Less than an hour and we managed to track down the right person.
  39. 1 point
    I'm with you on that Bill. Oh! By the way when are you going on that two week cruise, and what was your address again? I seem to have mislaid my notebook
  40. 1 point
    Seems that way Dave: Why not a prison on a remote Scottish Island, they could "test" the inmates with female wardens armed with tazers !
  41. 1 point
    It was a bit more complicated in that the keys were actually posted at an address right down the road from me. The old chap that lived there had done the rounds of all his neighbours and only came to me because he'd seen cats in our garden and thought we may know something. Clearly the people who were on holiday didn't live in the area otherwise the keys wouldn't have been dropped at a wrong address so far away. So giving out the two first names of people that lived somewhere in Warrington but nowhere near me isn't much of a giveaway and I could think of a million easier ways of finding out when someones away on holiday. With that in mind, I do tend to put holiday snaps on Facebook for friends and family while I'm away. The worlds not quite as bad as some make out and I would rather believe that than go through life thinking everyone's out to rip me off. Bill
  42. 1 point
    Hope the local burglars missed the info handed to them on a plate .
  43. 1 point
    post it on facebook
  44. 1 point
    Three blondes were all applying for the last available position on the Queensland Police. The detective conducting the interview looked at the three of them and said, "So you wanta be cops, huh?" The blondes all nodded. The detective got up, opened a file drawer, and pulled out a folder. Sitting back down, he opened it, pulled out a picture, and said, "To be a copper, you have to be able to detect. You must be able to notice things such as distinguishing features and oddities like scars and so forth." So he stuck the photo in the face of the first blonde and withdrew it after about two seconds. "Now," he said, "did you notice any distinguishing features about this man?" The blonde immediately said, "Yes, I did. He has only one eye!" The detective shook his head and said, "Of course he has only one eye in this picture! It's a side profile of his face! You're dismissed!" The first blonde hung her head and walked out of the office. The detective then turned to the second blonde, stuck the photo in her face for two seconds, pulled it back, and said, "What about you? Notice anything unusual or outstanding about this man?" "Yes! He only has one ear!" The detective put his head in his hands and exclaimed, Didn't you hear what I just told the last applicant? This is side picture profile of the man's face! Of course you can only see one ear! You're excused too!" The second blonde sheepishly walked out of the office. The detective turned his attention to the third and last blonde and said, "This is probably a waste of time, but....." He flashed the photo for a couple of seconds and withdrew it, saying, "All right, did you notice anything distinguishing or unusual features about this man?" The blonde said, "I sure did... This man wears contact lenses." The detective frowned, took another look at the picture, and began looking at some of the papers in the folder. He looked up at the blonde with a puzzled expression and said, "You're absolutely right! His bio says he wears contacts! How in the world could you tell that by looking at his picture?" The blonde rolled her eyes and said, "Well, Hellooooooooo! With only one eye and one ear, he certainly can’t wear glasses.
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    A little old lady answered a knock on the door one day, only to be confronted by a well-dressed young man carrying a vacuum cleaner. "Good morning," said the young man. "If I could take a couple of minutes of your time, I would like to demonstrate the very latest in high-powered vacuum cleaners." "Go away!" said the old lady. "I haven't got any money!" and she proceeded to close the door. Quick as a flash, the young man wedged his foot in the door and pushed it wide open. "Don't be too hasty!" he said. "Not until you have at least seen my demonstration." And with that, he emptied a bucket of horse manure onto her hallway carpet. "If this vacuum cleaner does not remove all traces of this horse manure from your carpet, Madam, I will personally eat the remainder." "Well," she said, "I hope you've got a good appetite, because the electricity was cut off this morning.
  47. 1 point
    In the light of the EU's performance Dave, I can't see them accepting anything that deviates from their rules and their four freedoms, or indeed anything that could be construed by other member States to be in anyway beneficial; otherwise it risks the EU falling apart. Interesting that in Sweden (of all places, the hearth of socialism), a right wing euro-sceptic party is now on the rise (driven by anti-immigrant sentiment), with a policy of holding a referendum on EU membership. Listening to the pundits however, I detect the Germans won't want to treat us too harshly, as the City of London is holding a huge amount of EU debt, which could cause them serious harm in the event of no deal. At the end of the day, they will suffer as much as us in a no deal scenario, and no doubt, many of the 27 are beginning to realise it; so we need to keep our nerve and play it strong, and ignore the siren voices of the remoaner politicians.
  48. 1 point
    There wasn't Dave, what's behind all this, is the Irish intent to eventually secure a "united Ireland".
  49. 1 point
    Last year we had what looked like honey bees trying to make a nest under the roof tiles. Someone suggested that rather than call the council, to try spraying Jeys Fluid over the afected area as it dosn't harm them but they really dont like the smell of it. Wrong! they loved the stuff and invited all their mates to come and have a sniff. The whole house then stunk like the old toilets in Orford Park and it stayed that way for about six months. The bees eventually left but to this day I'm not sure if they just lost interest or were actually missing the smell of Jeys Fluid. The area of the roof where I'd thrown this stuff now stood out like a sore thumb because it was completly free of moss and algie so under wife pressure I end up having to try to clean the whole roof. Next time maybe I will ring the council. Bill
  50. -1 points
    ooh I watched a movie U-571 which showed American submariners capturing the Enigma machine, must be true, its in a movie. Just off to watch Braveheart.