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  1. 5 points
    TD... maybe there is proof, maybe there is hearsay.... there may well be no doubt that the likes of Saville are guilty of some abuse; however you have to balance what is fact over what is just people coming forward to give a made up account of something that never happened. Remember 9/11? Remember Tania Head? she was the woman who claimed to be a survivor of the Twin Towers collapse and then became the "leader" of the survivors group? She got there because people did not question enough before accepting what she was saying was fact.. There are people out there like the 9/11 woman, who love to say "they were there" that they too suffered... but in reality they are just attention seeking. Jimmy Saville (or whatever daft name Cleo wants to call him) is not here to defend himself against any of this and that is open season to claim to be a victim. The guy who has accused Lord McAlpine may well have been a resident in some childrens home but whether he was ever abused needs to be fully established before any names are made public otherwise the whole sorry saga will become a pointless sham with people going on Sky News to claim that some long dead celebrity abused them; just to get a few minutes of fame and to feed their sad egos.... and then of course you have the ones who will go on Sky News or Newsnight to claim that some famous person; still living, abused them and that then is a very dangerous path and will lead to peoples' lives and reputations being destroyed in an instant
  2. 4 points
    When asked the question, Are there too many immigrants in the UK? 7% said 'No' 27% said 'Yes' 66% said, 'I am not understanding question, please'
  3. 4 points
    yes........ but its Factual tripe you dont have to read it see the view counter gone as high as it can
  4. 4 points
    report it.... I couldn't live with myself if one of the residents died because I made the decision to not say anything
  5. 4 points
    Right, I've got the message too now having just given TEN - reds on this topic. So that's clearly the limit anyway. I'll report back sometime within the next 24 hours to say if/when my quota resets itself. That doesn't really explain yours though Wolfie but I'll see what I can find out although probably best that you can't give any anyway eh?
  6. 3 points
    Just watched the video on FB showing the little lad handing in the petition at the Town Hall to the Mayor. Firstly the Mayor wouldn't come out to take the petition, secondly he didn't even thank the little lad and finally he went off on some strange rant at Warrington Worldwides own Gary Skentlebury... I have to say, "Les, you were totally out of order, made yourself look a complete arse and a disgrace to your office... apologise now or clear off and let someone with some manners do the job" Rant Over
  7. 3 points
    Sorry Geoff, I don't agree with you on this. The 'City for Peace' concept didn't work and I don't think a bid for 'City of Culture' will benefit from us being portrayed as a town in constant mourning. The bombing happened 20 years ago, isn't it time to move on? Other towns have been bombed or had terrible tragedy but they haven't made it a trademark. Manchester has recently had one of the biggest tragedies ever in the UK but they straight away organised another concert to restore confidence. Warrington's yearly bridge street vigils achieve nothing but to make people re-live the terror of that day and with what's going on in the world at present can only be a reminder as to how vulnerable we are. I feel sorry for the Parry's as everyone else in the town who remembers must, (as if we'll ever be able to forget), but the children of today need to be able to live unfettered from past misery and be allowed to grow up in an optimistic, joyful, forward-thinking atmosphere. Can we not just dump the doom & gloom and go for 'Opportunity and Optimism'? be a town where there are opportunities for all, (young & old & socially inclusive) where talent is nurtured and where life can be lived fully & joyfully. We already have good educational standards, integrated communities, the disability awareness project and recently the wonderful and much needed disability inclusive playground, etc. So why don't we just build on the positives we have? We need to increase and improve arts provision, (re-open the old art college?) build a theatre, increase and enhance our open spaces, provide good hospital & healthcare facilities and upgrade the transport system. (loads more to add to that list but it'll do for a start ) Instead of 'Warrington a Town Pledged to Peace' couldn't we be 'Warrington - Where Everyone's a Winner!'
  8. 3 points
    I agree Dizzy, Perth looks lovely, and makes me want to go there too! But, do any of you honestly believe that this competition really has anything at all to do with culture? In these days of 'fake austerity' it seems to me like nothing more than an excuse for pouring public money into developer's pockets. Check out how much previous contestants have spent on building 'cultural' venues in order to be a 'contestant', then check how many of these venues have become money draining white elephants only to lie empty or be converted to cheap offices etc. WBC has for years allowed its built heritage to be destroyed, have employed a 'regeneration officer' infamously renown for destroying precious roman heritage in Chester and wouldn't know what 'culture' was if it smacked them in the face. They have embarked upon a town centre regeneration programme that CABE actively criticized and refused to support, whilst the beautiful Victorian Bridge St which could have been the town's best tourist attraction has been left to rot. They have allowed a town centre nightlife of drugs, drink and violence to flourish, have allowed the ancient home of the first Lord of Warrington to be converted into yuppie apartments and but for mass public outrage would have sold off Walton Hall and Gardens to become a 'boutique hotel'. etc. etc. etc. Notably, they were recently voted worst in the country for culture. Yet despite all this I wouldn't be at all surprised if they were well placed in, or even won, this farce of a competition, because I think the real criteria is how much profit the contestants can generate for the developer friends of this greedy, materialistic government.
  9. 3 points
    So the EU are demanding we pay them billions to get out. They are demanding that all agreements are done BEFORE we start trade talks too and also want the rights of EU citizens living here to be all agreed and rubber stamped ..... and yet when we throw an ace into the ring, namely the fact that the EU rely very heavily on our security services and expertise, they cry in unison that that shouldn't be allowed??? Of course it should. Our security services are paid for by OUR taxes and is bugger all to do with the EU. If they want our info to keep them safe then they should bloody well pay for it and make concessions to keep that info flowing. If you negotiate, you negotiate with everything you've got. You don't agree to the other parties terms ad infinitum and then accept a few crumbs back.
  10. 3 points
    You're right, very often on this forum .
  11. 3 points
    Well, there was an interesting prog on TV about the Falklands War; and it seems it was a close run thing, a lot closer than we realised at the time. The only way to protect overseas interests, is to retain the ability to project air & sea power to the point of conflict, so making our servicemen redundant and not having a carrier, would seem rather irresponsible in respect of a rematch with the Argies. As for Maggie, as much as I may despise her; she was decisive (unlike most politicians), a trait required at the time of the War; and unlike Bliar Wars, a defence of British territory, not an invasion of others.
  12. 3 points
    Peter, I agree with you that reducing police numbers will certainly not help the problem but disagree that "following the HR issue to the letter".is making matters worse. You seem to have an aversion to Human Rights legislation but have you ever actually studied the Human Rights Act and European Convention on Human Rights? If you had you would have realised that the problems lie with either misinterpretation of the legislation or,as seems most often with regard to convicted prisoners, failure to correctly comply. One of the most basic rules is that you cannot grant human rights if in doing so it infringes the human rights of others. The rights of victims to crime have long been ignored, take for example the early release of perpetrators of violent attacks or indeed puedophiles who have, once released, attacked again. Here clearly the victim's "right to life" etc have been denied. If the police and other bodies were to address 'human rights' from the victim's point of view then the criminals wouldn't have so light a time of it - so why don't they? I seriously wonder whether it is mainly down to matters of finance. Also Peter, as for being "soft on crime" - I don't rate the present judicial system as being particularly 'just' in that some types of crime invoke penalties which seem far in excess for the actual crime whilst for some types of crime and some types of criminals there seems a reluctance to even investigate let alone prosecute and if - by force of public outcry - these elitist type of criminals ever get prosecuted then their sentencing is often the minimal possible - if anything. Does anyone seriously believe that Jimmy Savile could possibly have been able to carry out these terrible crimes over all those years without anyone knowing what was going on? Would anyone who did know be charged?
  13. 3 points
    And el moderators seem quite happy to allow him to peddal BNP agenda in the form of an obviously fake photo while at the same time repeatedly deleting the real photo I have posted here. Mmmmm.... Makes you wonder?
  14. 3 points
    Nope, if kids are out of control in the first place, behaviour patterns will have been established, regardless of legal liability.
  15. 3 points
    Went for a nice walk earlier with my samurai sword and a nice copper helped me across the road because he thought I was blind! How strange!!
  16. 3 points
    no sooner said than done one red on your post and worked fine one green on your post and the same. I put a red on your last post an got a -1 on it then a green on the post previous. the green still shows and the red has been cancelled out.
  17. 3 points
    That's a shame but crikey Wolfie you must have given a lot of red -'s in your time if you have somehow exceeded your quota. No idea what the quota is but maybe Gary can tell so we can laugh at you. I think there maybe a daily quota but you said you've not been able to do it for a year and that's not right surely. I think you may have a problem (with your username account I mean honest ) You're still top dog though
  18. 3 points
    See people still not changed on here still from the Hillsborough topic still have to have their childish little digs thought I would come back to give it a go but not for me Gary shame toting up as well 13 years been a pain in your side ...lol no wounder you have gone white well end of the day now mate
  19. 3 points
    ...and I would have got away with it too if it hadn't been for those pesky kids!!!
  20. 3 points
    Rod. You're being disingenuous because I've read the reports including the conclusions from the council that the benefits you seem so certain of are in fact far from certain. The pilots did not reduce casualties. They did reduce speeds but they were beginning to go back up. They did divert large numbers of vehicles onto other roads. The police did express concerns about enforcement and drivers acting aggressively when faced with what they considered inappropriate speeds. I also know that the DFT believes that reducing speeds will increase pollution and that the 20mph limit does not reduce speeds in and of itself. It needs to be enforced with other measures. So no changes to casualties in the Warrington pilots. No significant reduction in speed. Increased pollution. The creation of rat runs. All of the things, in fact, that have been reported from other councils. To be honest I wish you would now give up on making these claims and admit that this is solely about social engineering. I may even agree with you to some degree on that because I actually have more experience than you of living in a city with a fully integrated system of bike lanes, roads and public transport. I studied at University in Muenster in North Germany for two years where they have an incredible network that fully integrates all modes of transport. It was great but wouldn't be achievable in Warrington without flattening the place first and starting from scratch. It is my opinion that your campaign group has helped to cost this town hundreds of thousands of pounds it can ill afford on a scheme with no clear objectives and - at best - extremely questionable grounds for implementation. Based on the results of the council's own pilots, the only reason for this going ahead seems to be a dogma. The last thing we need is to reverse the decision now because that would just further deplete resources, but you have essentially diverted time and money away from more important and meaningful issues.
  21. 3 points
    The Government should not have allowed itself to be brow-beaten by a baying mob. Greggs and other similar firms have been exploiting a loophole for years and all the changes would have done was seal the loophole. Lots of other shops, who buy in their pasties and pies and then have to charge VAT because they heat them up were, and now, still are, at a disadvantage. Don't see why anyone should be confused. The situation remains as it was before. Hot takeaway food carries VAT, cold takeaway food doesn't. But if the food just happens to still be hot (because it has just come from the oven) then it is classed as cold takeaway food so is not subject to VAT. Incidentally, I can't be sure of this, but I suspect VAT on hot takeaway food was first brought in by a Labour Government. Even if I am wrong, the last Labour Government did not remove it so it is somewhat hypocritical of them to be braying about it now. It is also a load of rubbish to suggest the change would have hit the needy poor. If folk are that poor, they shouldn't be buying takeaway food at all but should be saving money by preparing their own food at home. Er...sorry, I forgot...most of them don't know how to these days.
  22. 2 points
    Seems travelling by air is becoming an even more tiresome task, as "enhanced immigration checks" are causing even longer queuing times for Brit tourists in Europe. Meanwhile, thousands of illegal immigrants are entering the EU from Libya, where such "enhanced" checks may be more usefully employed.
  23. 2 points
    No doubt, the Remainers in the political establishment have tried to confound our leaving at every turn, and if allowed to succeed, will inflict a humiliating and costly compromise on the UK. OUT means, out of the single market (= no free movement). out of the customs union (= make our own trade deals), out of the ECoJ (= control of our own laws). Anything less would be a sell out of the wishes of the British people, as expressed in the referendum.
  24. 2 points
    So we are all ok with a time travelling, self regenerating, immortal alien zooming about in a phonebox yet we struggle with a woman playing it, have a look at yourself or better still jump in the tardis and whizz back a few centuries to where you belong.. The very notion of a female doctor this day and age indeed
  25. 2 points
    I see that PCC David Keane (Penketh and Cuerdley LAB) has appointed as his new Deputy Sareda Dirir, the daughter of Allin Dirir (Penketh and Cuerdley LAB) and Linda Dirir (Penketh and Cuerdley LAB). Even though her interview by the Police and Crime Panel confirmed she is far from an ideal candidate, to put it mildly. You can see it here. https://cheshirewestandchester.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/272335 If any politicians want to know why they are held in such generally low regard, here is the reason.
  26. 2 points
    Apart from anything, I question the morality of lumbering the town with a 60 year loan, or even 40, what right have the council got to put the next two generations of Warringtonians into debt so they can play around with big piles of borrowed money in 2017?
  27. 2 points
    This woman is power tripping in the hope of turning her job as glorified county council mouthpiece into the leader of a European sub state. Her disdain for the UK is shamefully obsessive & an insult to popular democracy.
  28. 2 points
    A man walks into a pub and in the corner are three men and a dog playing poker. The guy says, "bloody hell, he must be a clever dog!" The barman replies, "Not really, every time he gets a good hand, he wags his tail."
  29. 2 points
    I don't want to believe in reincarnation - after, all who wants to come back as a tin of cream?
  30. 2 points
    Bedroom tax? Oh no my mistake I misread it. I thought it said Boredom tax.
  31. 2 points
    Does the Pope receive his salary through PayPal.
  32. 2 points
    It seems now that Jimmy Savile was a good friend of Margaret Thatcher. Just when we thought his reputation couldnt get any worse..
  33. 2 points
    I never met her so I am unable to form an opinion but I am happy to accept the popular image of the old lady that was depicted when she was alive.
  34. 2 points
    Exactly, and unlike 1940, we didn't lift a finger to stop it.
  35. 2 points
    32,342 posts today, 8 years. 11 posts a day constantly for 8 years Most of them bigoted, xenophobic, or vile in some way, that's when of course it's not a straight copy and paste with no actual accreditation to the original source. What a guy
  36. 2 points
    please, I know he posts a mountain of posts, but at some point, decency surely means he has to be banned?
  37. 2 points
    You can't expect him to have to pay to avoid mixing with the plebs can you? Haven't you heard there's a recession? :grin:
  38. 2 points
    Sorry peter my mistake I thought this was a forum sorry I thought you could talk about a topic on here no matter if its paste tax or anything like that unless people know what’s going on how can they debate but you want banter that’s ok just don’t call it a forum. Not getting at you peter but you want childish remarks all the time its no wonder not many poster stay.
  39. 2 points
    I am deeply touched and moved to tears by what tara suffered at the hands of that beast. And she is just one of any number of kids who suffer the same ordeal. The beasts should be physically casterated so they are unable to do the same things to any other child. I do wish that she could put her ordeal to the back of her mind and pick up her life from where she left off. Perhaps with some help she could do that?
  40. 2 points
    No body swerve at all Asp; how would anybody guess the energy prices, assuming we'd stayed with Nationalisation - as I said that's dependend on Gov policy. What is clear, is that "the market" is totally incapable of addressing the needs of the poor, if you can't afford the market price you do without. However, in the case of such life dependent essentials as energy, shelter, food and some forms of transport - we need to look to Gov to ensure these are available and affordable to all. Add to this a need to reduce dependency on imported energy and strive for self sufficiency and demand reduction - and we may get an energy strategy that meets the needs of all.
  41. 2 points
    Why are there schools in England where there are up to 30 different languages spoken? Why are there so many strains on our public services? Why is there a shortage of low paid "starter" jobs for our kids .....fugtifino This country is a ticking timebomb. Water shortages, over burdened NHS, over capacity public transport, the census doesn't show any of that and more to the point it can't be that accurate either, the population must be 1 million more at least. we have the same population as France, a country three times bigger than UK.... the country is full; we cannot take any more!!
  42. 2 points
    Can any body confirm the prices for the friendlies next week?
  43. 2 points
    what the hell are you talking about!? I have experience of living in the Uk. I was born and raised there. I Am British and still hold a british passport, and have witnessed what is going on there on my visits back to the uk (not just for the odd week or two either, I had a house there and stayed some time there each visit). I regularly read the british press and have read what is going on there. I have watched videos etc., So I am fully aware of what is happening in the uk. I also have an Egyptian passport. I live in Egypt and know what is going on here. I know the life here, I experience it every day. I know what is happening here. You, on the other hand have no idea of life in Egypt except the stupid conjectures that uninformed people like yourself make. No it does not make me a hipocryt. I would counter that i have a damned wider view than you do. BTW it is you youreslf who is noted for making bullshit comments
  44. 2 points
    For your delight and delectation: http://www.morrismovie.com/morrismovie_media.asp?v=1 And a more serious treatment (based on revival of an Oxfordshire "side" that ended when few of them came back from the Great war):
  45. 2 points
    In bold would be my tips to make a challenge along side the team starting in last placee!!! Plus there is always the odd surprise or two
  46. 2 points
    Good. I don't remember them paying back all the money which was poured into their rebuilding programme after their last little attempt to dominate Europe.
  47. 2 points
    And you don't think a £100,000+ per year tax bill qualifies someone as "paying the most" do you? They're certainly paying far more than their share! Let me pose a couple of questions on the subject of tax avoidance. Have you ever had an ISA? Tax avoidance. Did you ever pay betting tax on the stake rather than the winnings? Tax avoidance. Ever claimed uniform or clothing allowances for work? Tax avoidance. Ever claimed Tax Credits? Tax avoidance. Ever had a Child Trust Fund? Tax avoidance. Ever used Gift Aid? Tax avoidance. Ever had a conversation with elderly parents about putting their house in a Trust? Tax avoidance - possibly illegal evasion. Ever bought or sold anything new on ebay, at a car boot sale, or through classified ads? Probably tax evasion. Ever paid a tradesman cash for a discount? Tax evasion. Ever bought booze or tobacco from a mate who's been on holiday, or brought it back yourself for someone else? Tax evasion. According to HMRC, the last two combined represent over 2/3rds of all the tax evasion which occurs in the UK, and it isn't really the multi-millionaires who are doing those two now is it? My point is that EVERYONE is a tax avoider at pretty much every opportunity which presents itself. It's perfectly legal and there's nothing wrong with it, it could just as easily be described as "taking up your entitlements". Most people are also tax evaders at one time or another. The fact that some people pay accountants vast sums to advise them on what entitlements they can legally take up to minimise their tax bill just shows how MUCH tax they're being expected to pay in the first place.
  48. 2 points
    Only in Britain -Complaints to Councils Extracts from letters written by council tenants: 1. It's the dogs mess that I find hard to swallow. 2. I want some repairs done to my cooker as it has backfired and burnt my knob off. 3.. I wish to complain that my father twisted his ankle very badly when he put his foot in the hole in his back passage. 4. Their 18 year old son is continually banging his balls against my fence. 5. I wish to report that tiles are missing from the outside toilet roof. I think it was bad wind the other day that blew them off. 6.. My lavatory seat is cracked, where do I stand? 7. I am writing on behalf of my sink, which is coming away from the wall. 8. Will you please send someone to mend the garden path. My wife tripped and fell on it yesterday and now she is pregnant. 9. I request permission to remove my drawers in the kitchen... 10. 50% of the walls are damp, 50% have crumbling plaster, and 50% are just plain filthy. 11. The next door neighbour has got this huge tool that vibrates the whole house and I just can't take it any more. 12. The toilet is blocked and we cannot bath the children until it is cleared. 13. Will you please send a man to look at my water, it is a funny colour and not fit to drink. 14. Our lavatory seat is broken in half and now is in three pieces. 15. I want to complain about the farmer across the road. Every morning at 6am his cock wakes me up and it's now getting too much for me. 16. The man next door has a large erection in the back garden, which is unsightly and dangerous. 17. Our kitchen floor is damp. We have two children and would like a third, so please send someone round to do something about it. 18. I am a single woman living in a downstairs flat and would you please do something about the noise made by the man on top of me every night. 19. Please send a man with the right tool to finish the job and satisfy my wife.. 20. I have had the clerk of works down on the floor six times but I still have no satisfaction. 21. This is to let you know that our lavatory seat is broke and we can't get BBC2. 22. My bush is really overgrown round the front and my back passage has fungus growing in it.
  49. 2 points
    "Brainwashed"?! Surely any "believer" has been "brainwashed", if they take such nonesense seriously. If kids were brought up with a secular education, they may develope enquiring minds and question everything with scientific rigour. btw, it could have been worse, they could have used the books as toilet paper!
  50. 2 points
    Cleo, what I am about to say is not a loaded question and if you could explain to me in simple terms because after all I am a simple man, I realise it may be difficult because to most people religion is a personal and emotive subject, think of any book whether it is the Holy Bible, Qu'ran or the 5 books of the Torah, with printed or written words and images in ink contained on its paper pages, why is it so terrible to burn that book, it has no historical or intrinsic value unless it is very ancient, then it may become a rare object, it is just made of paper and cardboard, burning only destroys the paper it does not destroy the meaning of the words that had been displayed on that paper, so where is the crime in burning any unwanted book. (no emoticons here).