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  1. 3 points
    You see, i don't see the point of these childish protests against Trump. Love him or hate him ,he is passionate about the success & security of the USA . He is controversial, abrasive & is prone to telling other politicians what they need to hear but don't particularly want to.
  2. 2 points
    To quote Oliver Cromwell: "It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice. Ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government. Ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money. Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse. Gold is your God. Which of you have not bartered your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth? Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defiled this sacred place, and turned the Lord's temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation. You were deputed here by the people to get grievances redressed, are yourselves become the greatest grievance. Your country therefore calls upon me to cleanse this Augean stable, by putting a final period to your iniquitous proceedings in this House; and which by God's help, and the strength he has given me, I am now come to do. I command ye therefore, upon the peril of your lives, to depart immediately out of this place. Go, get you out! Make haste! Ye venal slaves be gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors. In the name of God, go!"
  3. 2 points
    The whole EU enterprise was planned well before we were lured into it, and has progressed along the lines of ever closer integration under the unelected bureaucrats. To get back to the original post - Trumps visit, I am annoyed that the likes of the BBC and Guardian presume that everyone in Britain is against Donald Trump and report that as a fact. The reality is that the majority of the population (as is their normal stance) couldn't give a stuff either way. There are the usual suspects who will go out and protest about anything if the MSM tells them to, but the rest of the UK is mainly apathetic.
  4. 2 points
    No Sid, No. In Bill's case they are not rules at all. They are in fact contractual terms, applying to the implicit parking contract made by Bill when he entered upon the Private land owned by WBC for the purpose of parking. In that regard no person is responsible for enforcement in the way that you suggest as being a duty. Enforcement is not obligatory at all. Further it is not a fine that Bill was asked to pay (they are for on-street parking). The fee claimed is I believe in essence liquidated damages for the breach of contract. As such it represents the reasonable costs incurred as a loss by the council in losing an adjacent parking fee or fees and cost of recovery of the debt. That has been the position in the Supreme Court in similar cases. This is no different to a supermarket charging for parking on a white line at 10pm on a Monday night at ASDA Westbrook. Would PJ then have considered it only proper that he should pay extra, which in that case would start at the value of the average shopping bill over the whole day at ASDA!! Further the value of the car parking spaces is currently set at zero if you go to the market, therefore the recoverable damages are zero and the council should not be charging for recovering the zero cost. If ADSA or Tesco did this they would be accused of being Rip-Off merchants. The council has no special position here, WBC are being Rip-Off merchants. Indeed they are using assets which the public paid for to rip-the same public off, a situation that normally gets the usual suspects going when it applies to the railways or other privatised assets.
  5. 2 points
    Well we've hosted a few with dodgy HR records, like the Turkish President and the Saudi Crown Prince; but perhaps they didn't want to appear islamaphobic !
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  7. 1 point
    I would add to that, Trump seems to be surprisingly popular in the US amongst those people the MSM would have you believe that he hates - Mexican (legal) immigrants and "people of colour" (if that description hasn't changed again). Any protest you see against the man is just constant re-iterations of unproved allegations against him. If the MSM had been as forceful in their denunciations against Bill Clinton and his gang, Hillary would have had no chance of standing, never mind winning.
  8. 1 point
    Unfortunately, since MacMillan first grovelled to De Gaulle in the 60s to join the Common Market, every bit of business we have done with the club has meant the UK being at a disadvantage. What started as a trading partnership quickly became a community ,then a political entity & involved much of our industrial & utility infrastructure being taken over by European companies. Luckily we dodged the Euro ,but have succumbed to the jurisdiction of European courts & legal directives ,& thankfully have dodged the final act of treachery ,full European integration.
  9. 1 point
    Correct, and achieved at the third attempt, without firing a shot.
  10. 1 point
    In a word Milky - tariffs. The whole point behind the EU is to create a glorified protection racket, based on the principle of looking after Jack. Hence, the US has a trading deficit, while Germany has a trading surplus. Donald is challenging that situation, and looking after Jack, by putting America First - that's why he was elected.
  11. 1 point
    He is the ultimate wind up merchant, and the left wing media fall for it every time.
  12. 1 point
    There is a difference between a law and a rule. Laws tend to be set on a national basis and are enacted in parliament. By laws are set on a local basis and are set by the local authorities. Rules are set by whomever writes them and are usually guidelines and open to interpretation by anybody who wants to challenge them or enforce them. That there is nobody around to enforce the rules at a certain time is irrelevant.(there is no reason why there could not be somebody on duty 24 hours a day enforcing the rules apart from financial ones), When there is somebody around to enforce them they must be seen by public and employers to be enforcing them. My point was that IF the council or whomever was responsible for enforcement were seen not to be enforcing the rules they would be held up to account by the public. If they do enforce the rules to the letter then they get complaints that they are being over zealous and money grabbing if a fine is issued. Bill the people in power have to back up their underlings when it comes to a decision made, unless it is a really obvious glaring idiotic decision. If they did not then said underlings would have no confidence in their superiors which would lead to the underlings basically sitting in a room drinking tea all day as their thinking would be "what is the point if everything i do is overturned by the boss."
  13. 1 point
    Striker Harry Cane, only one shot on target in the last four games! Don't think that is a formula for success. In fact, does anyone know how many 'shots' he had? I know that he missed a couple of good chances. Just finished watching the runner up game. - same old story, great running around, but no idea where the goal is - maybe the get picked by mileage. English players of the tournament : Maguire, Pickford and Trippier.
  14. 1 point
    I hope that the EU laugh this proposal out of their parliament then we can walk away without a deal.
  15. 1 point
    Nobody's asking for the rules to be changed, they're there for a reason but when that reason dosnt exist or can't be complied with then enforcment of the rule is not only unnessesary it shows a complete lack of common sense. Take the hypothetical broken traffic light where common sense say's you need to go through. If you couldn't see the red light, you'd be pretty miffed off if you got a ticket and more so if this happened on a remote uninhabited Scotish island. If it wasn't for the fact that discrecion exists then fines and penalties would be an everyday part of life for the majority of people. It's not the rules that need changing Sid, it's the people in power that put pressure on others to ignore common sense in order to justify their employment or to meet revenue targets. Bill
  16. 1 point
    Your wrong, if you go into town at 5.30 most of the disabled bays will be available as there is no demand for them yet enforcement continues In any case we are not talking about flouting or ignoring the rules, we are talking about mistakes and lack of common sense in enforcement in order to raise income.
  17. 1 point
    None more childish than the so called Mayor of London who, I don't doubt, would welcome the leader of Hamas with open arms.
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  19. 1 point
    what is wonderful is that soon the NHS will be awash with cash, I saw it written on a bus lol
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  21. 1 point
    Oh he certainly did, and his mistake was rightly penalised. Man parks inconsiderately and against the rules, man penalised. End of story. Nothing to see here, move along.
  22. 1 point
    Well you might then explain why enforcing the requirement to park in the bay only is in the public interest in an almost empty, and by the sound of it about to close car park. They already had the parking fee so the penalty ticket is only needed to discourage behaviour that might stop others from parking but that was evidently not the case. There is a requirement on councils to not treat parking fines as a source of revenue but this case suggests that might well be what was happening here. The rules are there for a reason but when the reason ceases to be applicable why not cease to enforce it. Save the money by not employing the attendant during those hours perhaps. I wouldn't mind betting that the data protection registration for the car park doesn't say that the cameras are to be used to enforce parking controls and rather that they are for crime prevention. Parking over a white line in a car park not being a crime if the parking firm use the footage to take action against their staff or the public for parking infringements they may well be breaking the law. I agree with Dizzy's underlying point about using common sense, the council just have a bit of a problem with common sense and prefer the officious route.
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  24. -1 points
    Tell you what, let's change the English language so that your sentence makes sense.
  25. -1 points
    Ahhhh I love the stench of gammon roasting 😄