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  1. 5 points
    Mix these tablets with the cattle feed - problem solved!
  2. 5 points
    Algy - you missed a really important date 1st of September 1999 - launch of the first independent daily online newspaper in the country - www.warrington-worldwide.co.uk 😎
  3. 3 points
    Perhaps clothing manufacturers could step in and make all clothing stab resistant. If stabbing somebody has little effect then stabbing knife crime would go down.
  4. 3 points
    And finally....... An old, blind cowboy wanders into an all-girl biker bar by mistake. He finds his way to a barstool and orders a shot of Jack Daniels. After sitting there for a while, he yells to the bartender: “Hey, you wanna hear a blonde joke?” The bar immediately falls absolutely silent. In a very deep, husky voice, the woman next to him says: “Before you tell that joke, Cowboy, I think it is only fair, given that you are blind, that you should know five things…The bartender is a blonde girl with a baseball bat, the bouncer is a blonde girl, I'm a six-foot tall, 175-pound blonde woman with a black belt in karate, the woman sitting next to me is blonde and a professional weightlifter and the lady to your right is blonde and a professional wrestler. Now, think about it seriously, Cowboy. Do you still wanna tell that blonde joke?” The blind cowboy thinks for a second, shakes his head and mutters: “Well, no! Not if I'm gonna have to explain it five bloody times!"
  5. 3 points
    97 eh, only time it gets that warm here is when Mrs sid has the heating turned up to turbo. I could sit out back on my home-made bench seat with a black grouse in one hand and the brolley in the other,( don't want to water down the drink) and listen to the night-life in the area. the low drone of the planes coming into liverpool, the occasional whine of the ambulance sirens and the dull throb of the police helicopter overhead. darn magpie still chattering away on the roof, neighbours barbie going well, now into the screaming drunks stage, that will need more than a few paracetamol in the morning and must make a mental note to get more slug pellets, considering how slow those buggers are they are really hard to hit with those pellets. oh well pot that for a game of soldiers off inside to thaw out and watch the test card channel.
  6. 3 points
    He should have just told her she had two days to live with her symptoms. Given that doctors often make a diagnosis on what the patient tells them initially. Wonder how she manages at the dentist? Last time i saw a doctor he was surprised I was a patient of his. He had to send somebody down to the basement to find my notes.
  7. 3 points
    If they vote against a no deal can we get them to have another vote for a no deal until they get it right.🤔🕵️‍♂️
  8. 3 points
    Is insulin available in Australia or Canada or Argentina or USA or anywhere else in the world not shackled to the EU ? Of course it is. Come to that in the days of World War 2 Britain produced it's own insulin This is up to us to produce it or buy it from any and all suppliers. These eurocrats cannot and will not hold our nations health to ransom !! They are simply trying to terrorise any other member state from leaving in future.
  9. 2 points
    Not ther kind of story I like writing at any time but especially in the run up to Christmas when many people will be over indulging. Hard to believe in our modern society that childrten in our home town are going three days without food! All politicians need to work toegther to come up with a solution. We are almost going back in time to Dickensian times! https://www.warrington-worldwide.co.uk/2019/12/19/foodbank-reaches-out-as-young-girl-and-two-siblings-go-without-food-for-three-days/
  10. 2 points
    Maybe the SNP should be told they can have their vote. However if the Shetland Islands vote to stay in the UK then the Shetland Island (and most of the oil reserves) would remain part of the UK. The Shetland Islands are many miles away from Scottish mainland and never used to be part of Scotland, they have never voted SNP either. As Nicola Sturgeon and her party are such believers in democracy they would no doubt agree.
  11. 2 points
    I'll supply the rope if we are having a hung parliament....🤭
  12. 2 points
    "it doesn't matter it's not ours and the police won't do anything" probably. If they are ever caught then they should get the sheriffs in and goods should be taken from them to the value of the damage done plus sheriffs costs. Think mum and dad would think twice about where their little angels are if they suddenly found that their car, tv and sofa were off to the auction to pay for their little darlings fun.
  13. 2 points
    Clucas, this is the original Dog & Dart Inn which stood on the junction of Knutsford Road, Stockport Road and Chester Road, Grappenhall. Credit to Andrea Daniels for the black & white photo. The original Dog and Dart Inn, Grappenhall. c1925. The small single story building is the Toll keepers cottage.
  14. 2 points
    Perhaps if they brought back PT in schools and encouraged school sports, and kids were made to walk or cycle to school they would get the exercise necessary to burn off excess calories. Meanwhile, basic nutritional and cooking lessons for kids and their parents, may allow them to actually cook a healthy meal, instead of living on junk food.
  15. 2 points
    Trudeau has made the usual mistake - he has apologised instead of telling his critics to do one!
  16. 2 points
    🤔...(thinks of witty retort, decides to check the whereabouts of tin hat first and cannot find it decides not to post witty retort)...🤫
  17. 2 points
    Careful dizz about loosing your marbles, they tend to roll everywhere and you end up losing them.🤔
  18. 2 points
    Yes we looked a far more balanced side with Ratchford back. A good workmanlike performance doing all the little things right and three scoreline took care of itself. A great atmosphere in the ground with both sets of supporters being loud but like the team performance, the barmy army were slightly louder! Wembley here we come!!
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    This is getting a bit far removed from motorways but there has to a limit to how much use can be made of unreliable sources like wind and solar. When the wind doesn't blow and the sun doesn't shine, we still need power so for the immediate future we have to keep a certain amount of the dirty stuff until a solutions found. Bill
  21. 2 points
    Is Gove rubbing a line into his gum ? ! 😉😑
  22. 2 points
    We have the lowest unemployment (2%) and the highest GDP since the 1940's, the Isis Caliphate has been destroyed, talks are ongoing with North Korea, new businesses are opening at record rates, consumer confidence is also at a record high. The battle against illegal aliens is being fought with both hands behind our back, because Democrats refuse to cooperate by building a wall and changing the stupid laws that allow millions to pour in. The press is a total joke, an unabashed arm of the Democratic Party, the pictures they showed of children being held in cages at the border, were in fact taken during the Obama administration. The Meuller Report dispelled the collusion hoax and on obstruction of justice, the report found that Trump did have a meeting with his aides to discuss firing Meuller, but they decided not to do it. Now, grasping at straws, the Democrat idiots are clamoring for impeachment ! Apparently, in their twisted minds, thinking about something but not doing it, is now a high crime and misdemeanor ! I just heard that Trump will be in the U.K. in June, so I thought that I would give you an overview of the true situation before you see y'alls idiots out demonstrating. He is a good man, doing a fantastic job running the country and this is why he cannot be allowed to continue and lies, cheating and subterfuge are all in the press and Democratic playbook. You may not like his personality or his demeanor, but he's getting the job done and career politicians don't like that - remember Sir Jeffery ....... in Yes Minister ? In two and a half years I have not heard one Democrat make any policy statement, they have nothing, they know they can't compete on economy and security, so it's hate Trump twenty four hours a day.
  23. 2 points
    I think that the illegal witch hunt against Trump and the efforts of the British MP's regarding Brexit, conclusively proves that all politicians should join the lawyers on the first rocket ship to Mars. Good riddance, they're giving the sane people of the world a daily case of heartburn.
  24. 2 points
    Glad to help Asp. That's exactly why I posted it Obs, I wasn't bragging I just felt like someone should tell it like it is before the idiots turn out and start making intelligent comments like breaking windows and burning cars. I'm already expecting an inane response from you know who !
  25. 2 points
    Hope the lions are ok. Food poisoning can be quite debilitating.😿
  26. 2 points
    Simple, only need to look at how often men buy clothes compared to how often women buy clothes.( compare the size of the "men's" department to the "women's" department in any store) Men will buy clothes when absolutely necessary, eg their clothes have gone past the old rag stage or have reached the fit where they touch stage. A woman will buy clothes specially to go and buy new clothes in and some will even buy new clothes instead of washing the old clothes that she bought last week and only wore when tried on in the shop. Knowing this manufacturers will cater to their biggest market, women and so make sure that every possible size and shape is catered for. For the male market the diesel method usually applies. eg diesel do.🤭 "Now where did i put that tin hat" ⛑️🎩🎓🧢👒
  27. 2 points
    Because I know nothing about antiques.
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  29. 1 point
    And when whoever it is gets elected... the only people to blame will be the voting public.
  30. 1 point
    Thinking about the term extinction rebellion i have to wonder if they have really thought through their name. I mean are they rebelling for extinction or are they rebelling against it. Very misleading i feel. do they not realise that life is like a scifi disaster B movie. everybody dies in the end.
  31. 1 point
    Hope you didn't get the cape dirty.🤓..🦸‍♂️..🤫 It'll be fine Gary, what's the worse that can aaarggh crackle buzz fizz bang, oops.🤣
  32. 1 point
    In response to the news that Emily Thornberry described the Lib Dems as “like the Taliban” over their new revoke Article 50 Brexit policy, the former Lib Dem leader Tim Farron responded: “Come on Emily, if we really were like a Middle East terrorist group, don’t you think Jeremy would’ve invited us to a conference fringe meeting before now?”
  33. 1 point
    The same age group were in tears after the Brexit result, saying their futures had been stolen - their futures of travelling the world and clocking up a carbon footprint.
  34. 1 point
    Junckers is complaining that the government haven't come up with any plan to replace the backstop, meanwhile he and his mates haven't come up with a deal that will be passed by Parliament. So No Deal on 31st October it is then. Bring it on Boris!
  35. 1 point
    This has been the case Dave, ever since MPs who'd been miners, gave way to MPs who were the sons of miners; who, with a University education knew what was good for the Plebs, whether they wanted it or not.
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  37. 1 point
    Rum is a cure for most things, including gout! 🥃😉
  38. 1 point
    Well put Asp. However, the thing always conveniently overlooked is that without the participation of India, Pakistan and China any discussion becomes irrelevant. The peoples of these countries are just beginning to feel the benefits which we have enjoyed for years, jet travel, automobiles, large houses, do you think that they are going to cut back on those things now ? Of course it's all irrelevant, cos climate changes are natural and cyclic, but of course, you can't redistribute wealth with that principle.
  39. 1 point
    If (and it's a big IF) the DVLA actually owed me money, I would expect them to send me a letter to that effect with a cheque attached, not to have to make a claim! It must be my turn to be scammed this month because I've also received this email: FEDERAL RESERVE BANK COMPENSATION FUNDS Mr. Jerome H. Powell<mrjeromepowell1@gmail.com> 24/6/2019 21:57 Quick reply Reply all Forward Delete US Federal Reserve Bank Corporate Office 20th St. and Constitution Ave. N.W Mail Stop K300 Washington, D.C. 20551 Our Ref:USFRB/IRU/SFE/15.5/NY/011 United States of America Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time(EDT) Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time(EDT) Federal Reserve Bank® Your payment files from four (4) different banks, Natwest Bank of London,United Bank of Africa, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development(EBRD)and Bank of America was compiled and submitted to my desk this morning for review. The total sum owed to you by the 4 banks mentioned above was sum up to the tune of US$15,500,000.00 (Fifteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars). This commission was set up in conjunction with the American intelligence bureau as well as the European Union to fight against scam and fraudulent activities worldwide. Now the fund has been totally lodged in one particular Escrow account (non deductible) here in the Federal Reserve Bank New York on your name, while waiting for accreditation to your personal bank account in any part of the world. Meanwhile, after due scrutiny and verification, I confirmed that you have fulfilled all the necessary obligations that will enable the release of your payment to you, but yet your payment was not released to you due to one flimsy excuses or the other from the Bank officials in charge of your payment, because they had the intention of diverting your funds to their private accounts in order to satisfy their selfish interest. You are however lucky that we the management of the US Federal Reserve Bank detected their evil plans and therefore call for the submission of your payment file to us so we can personally handle the payment assignment to ensure that you receive your funds accordingly. Now, all modalities regarding your fund release has been put in place here in the Reserve Bank of America, thus, your funds has been made ready for transfer in our sophisticated macro transfer system, what we need from you now is to provide to us the bank account of your choice which you want us to transfer your funds so we can expedite action for the accreditation of your funds into your account immediately. Below are the information needed for now for your transfer. 1. Personal Details: Full Name: Current Address: Age/Gender: Occupation: Direct Mobile Number: Passport Copy, ID card or DL: 2. Banking Details: Bank Name: Bank Address: Account Name Account Number: Routing Number: Swift Code: Note: If you prefer to receive your funds in form of a ATM CREDIT CARD (VISA/MASTER CARD , we could Kindly forward your details to: mrjeromepowell1@gmail.com In anticipating for your urgent cooperation Yours sincerely, Mr. Jerome H. Powell Chair Of the Federal Reserve Bank Federal Reserve Bank Washington, D.C. Co-chief Operating Officer, Reserve Bank® Corporate Office, WD, Washington, D.C.. Federal Reserve Bank, N.A. Member FDIC. © 2017 Federal Reserve Bank Corporation. All rights reserved. AR72768/DD6A66 I haven't decided what I'm going to spend it all on yet. Any suggestions?
  40. 1 point
    The hole gets deeper - the latest is a ban on "gender stereotyping" - seems ads that show women who can't park a car or hoovering, while hubby has his feet up are "hurtfull". Perhaps all hoover ads could use the Freddy Mercury song clip ! 😉
  41. 1 point
    Yes it really is contrived and the response of our MPs is disgraceful. Mrs Jones: “It is outrageous for our local NHS Trust to restrict access to essential operations and then seek to charge amounts that no one on a normal wage can pay.”. The problem is that that it is not really true, as Mel Pickup says it is the CCG that applies the limit on supported procedures not the Hospital Trust. The Hospital Trust want to offer a sound way of getting round that as an alternative to losing cashflow to the private sector. As I understand what was on offer it was self-pay if the only reason the NHS would pay is because of the local CCG policy and there was a clear clinical need. This complaint is the usual response from socialists who will not accept anything other than the lowest common denominator even if allowing this scheme actually increases Hospital funding. Seemingly they prefer the hospital to be underfunded if the alternative is private choice. A further disgrace is that the Trust was so easily bullied by the Labour Party and its acolytes in to backing down even though they clearly intend to bring it back later if they can because it is the right answer for the trust.
  42. 1 point
    From the EU’s very own website: In 2017 the UK contributed €10.58 billion to the EU budget (after a rebate of €4.94 billion), and also collected €3.97 billion in customs duties on the EU’s behalf, of which it retained 20%, as an administrative fee. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/external/html/budgetataglance/default_en.html#united_kingdom (10.58 + 4.94 + (3.97 x 0.8))/52 = 360m Euros per week = 317m pounds (current exchange rate). So using a gross figure he was around about right.
  43. 1 point
    I think Lam was at a different game to us.... Very professional performance yesterday
  44. 1 point
    An interesting article by Mervyn King, ex Governor of the Bank of England: Mervyn King, 4 December 2018, 05:25 GMT Mervyn King, a professor at the New York University Stern School of Business, was governor of the Bank of England for a decade, beginning in 2003. When Tony Blair and Boris Johnson unite in their condemnation of the “deal” under which Theresa May proposes that the U.K. should leave the EU, you know something has gone badly wrong. The withdrawal agreement is less a carefully crafted diplomatic compromise and more the result of incompetence of a high order. I have friends who are passionate Remainers and others who are passionate Leavers. None of them believe this deal makes any sense. It is time to think again, and the first step is to reject a deal that is the worst of all worlds. There have been three episodes in modern history when the British political class let down the rest of the country: in the 1930s, with appeasement; in the 1970s, when the British economy was the “sick man” of Europe and the government saw its role as managing decline; and now, in the turmoil that has followed the Brexit referendum. In all three cases, the conventional wisdom of the day was wrong. In the first two instances, it took a revolution: in 1940, the dismissal of the prime minister and his replacement by someone better suited to the role of wartime leader; in the 1970s, a political and intellectual upheaval, and a radical new government capable of changing course. Both times, the country escaped ruin by the skin of its teeth. Today’s challenge is of a similar order. Britain is not facing an economic crisis. It is confronting a deep political crisis. Parliament has brought this on the country. It voted overwhelmingly to hold a referendum. The public were told they would decide. And the rules of the game were clear: Fifty percent of the vote plus one would settle the matter. The prime minister and the chancellor of the exchequer at the time said unequivocally that Brexit meant leaving Europe’s single market and customs union. This was the Brexit that, after the referendum, both main political parties promised to deliver. But a majority of members of Parliament were against leaving, and both parties were split down the middle. For members of the Labour opposition, the opportunity to undermine the government outweighed their views on the issue at hand, momentous though it was. A divided governing party was unable to rely on a majority to support any plan to deliver Brexit. To be sure, no coherent plan has ever been presented. There are arguments for remaining in the EU and arguments for leaving. But there is no case whatever for giving up the benefits of remaining without obtaining the benefits of leaving. Yet that is exactly what the government is now proposing. It simply beggars belief that a government could be hell-bent on a deal that hands over £39 billion, while giving the EU both the right to impose laws on the U.K. indefinitely and a veto on ending this state of fiefdom. Preparations for Brexit based on trade under WTO terms should have started in 2016, immediately after the referendum, as I said at the time. Britain needed a fall-back position — it is foolish to negotiate without one — and that was the form it should have taken. An immigration policy for the post-Brexit world could and should have been published in 2016. But there was no such planning. Instead, the government pretended that everything could be postponed until an imaginary long-term deal could be negotiated. This was naïve at best, and in the event has proven disastrous. And so Project Fear turned into Project Impossible. It is incompetence on a monumental scale. Before the referendum, official economic projections intended to scare the country into voting Remain didn’t succeed. Based on flimsy and arbitrary assumptions, they were subsequently proved wrong. The same strategy has resurfaced. It saddens me to see the Bank of England unnecessarily drawn into this project. The Bank’s latest worst-case scenario shows the cost of leaving without a deal exceeding 10 percent of GDP. Two factors are responsible for the size of this effect: first, the assertion that productivity will fall because of lower trade; second, the assumption that disruption at borders — queues of lorries and interminable customs checks — will continue year after year. Neither is plausible. On this I concur with Paul Krugman. He’s no friend of Brexit and believes that Britain would be better off inside the EU — but on the claim of lower productivity, he describes the Bank’s estimates as “black box numbers” that are “dubious” and “questionable.” And on the claim of semi-permanent dislocation, he just says, “Really?” I agree: The British civil service may not be perfect, but it surely isn’t as bad as that. The U.K. is a European country, and always will be. Trade and contacts among the nations of Europe can and should continue much as before. And I have no doubt they will do so. But the political nature of the EU has changed since monetary union. The EU failed to recognize that the euro would demand fiscal and political integration if it was to succeed, and that countries outside the euro area would require a different kind of EU membership. It was inevitable, therefore, that, sooner or later, Britain would decide to withdraw from a political project in which it had little interest apart from the shared desire for free trade. Leaving the EU is not the end of the world, any more than it will deliver the promised land. Nonetheless the country is entitled to expect something better than a muddled commitment to perpetual subordination from which the U.K. cannot withdraw without the agreement of the EU. Many MPs will argue that “we are where we are,” that it’s too late to change course, and that May’s deal is the only deal available. But remember, this is a political not an economic crisis. If Blair and Johnson, from opposing political viewpoints, can see the fatal weaknesses of this proposed deal, politicians of all hues should try to do the same. This deal will not end the divisiveness of the debate about Britain’s relationship with the EU. The Remain camp will continue to argue, correctly, that to align the country indefinitely with laws over which it has no influence is madness, and a second referendum is vital to escape from this continuing nightmare. And the Leave camp will argue, also correctly, that it is intolerable for the fifth largest economy in the world to continue indefinitely as a fiefdom. If this deal is not abandoned, I believe that the U.K. will end up abrogating it unilaterally — regardless of the grave damage that would do to Britain’s reputation and standing. Vassal states do not go gently into that good night. They rage. If this parliament bequeaths to its successors the choice between a humiliating submission and the abrogation of a binding international treaty, it will not be forgiven — and will not deserve to be.
  45. 1 point
    Mother Nature Fights Back I read this just now on BBC news page and decided to share..... A suspected rhino poacher has been trampled on by an elephant then eaten by a pride of lions in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Accomplice poachers told the victim's family that he had been killed by an elephant on Tuesday. Relatives notified the park ranger. A search party struggled to find the body but eventually found a human skull and a pair of trousers on Thursday. The managing executive of the park extended his condolences to the family. "Entering Kruger National Park illegally and on foot is not wise," he said. "It holds many dangers and this incident is evidence of that." Kruger National Park has an ongoing problem with poaching and there remains a strong demand for rhino horn in Asian countries. On Saturday, Hong Kong airport authorities seized the biggest haul of rhino horn in five years, valued at $2.1m (£1.6m).
  46. 1 point
    In my personal experience , once I retired and became" of a certain age" my local gp's seemed to just humour me when I visited complaining about my bad back and shoulders, just keep on taking the pills I am told plus stop drinking and smoking(i.e. enjoying the last few pleasures available at my age! ) And all being well( If your still on this mortal coil) you will be seen for your medication review in 12 months time. In other words "" Put up and shut up ""
  47. 1 point
    I am aware of what has been said, unfortunately it said this https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2019/304.html which refused an appeal on the judgement that the irregularities did not mean that that the submission of Article 50 was invalid. Indeed that was always the case just looking at the EU referendum act. Furthermore referendums can never be binding because Parliament, being sovereign, can always just change its decision. The statement in the quote is plain wrong because the act does not make any such provision because of any error other than in the count itself, however many electoral offences were committed. However wrong it may be, lying in a referendum is not illegal. So what are you denying with your "No"? It is a constitutional crisis because the speaker is meant to be non-partisan and this one isn't.... he is trying to defeat the will of the government and the ends do not justify the means.
  48. 1 point
    I wonder where all those christmas crackers went from poundland.🤭
  49. 1 point
    As often as is needed! they did have the money to buy the Cabinet works, go to court and then to pay for demolishion , anyone know the reason why they did this? However the building owners should be billed for any inspections. Surely an unstable building is a danger and the council should be encouraging unoccupied buildings to be reused, like other councils.
  50. 1 point
    Hi freeborn john, I can only add a couple of old ww2 defence sites that I know of, large concrete pill boxes one at either end of the canter lever high level bridge that spanned the Manchester ship canal, and a searchlight battery and barrage balloon located at radon court Knutsford rd. latchford. Sorry I have no info re down Penketh way. cheers David.A
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