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Freeborn John

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  1. 21 hours ago, asperity said:

    I was about to make the same point about farmland being covered with solar panels Obs (with the landowner being well paid for its use with taxpayers money) while at the same time the usual suspects wail and moan if any suggestion is made to change the use of such land to housing.

    The usual suspects reared up when a solar farm was proposed at Johnsons Lane on the Warrington/Widnes border, the land having been used since 1920 as a closed gate chemical tip...

    Save our area of outstanding natural toxic waste, you couldn't make it up. 

  2. Perhaps 'local issues' would have been more appropriate but the post wouldn't have scanned, but micro issues; yes indeed, intentionally muddying the water with these specifically local issues during a General Election campaign is just a NuMilitant ruse to divert attention away from the total unsuitability of the doddering old communist they support for the role of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

    I'm no fan of May and I'm also aware that she didn't back Brexit in the first place, but as the most hard nosed of the lot of them and with Article 50 triggered I think it's a case of right time right place for her.

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  3. On 23/05/2017 at 2:11 AM, Davy51 said:

    All this talk of building on greenbelt & a nuclear facility called EMMA  which may at some time get pmt along with her friend PAMELA  & i am surprised the Nimby party aren't fielding a candidate.

    There are a lot of these micro issues which would be more appropriate for local election campaigning being dragged out, this is a General Election to decide who runs the UK during the difficult next few years, after all. 

  4. After their last stunt hit the national press, if Mr Keane and the Penketh Junta had an ounce of political sense they'd have kept their heads down for a bit, since they have demonstrated that they just aren't capable of that, I suspect that word has come down from a lot higher up the Labour Party food chain.

  5. On 25/04/2017 at 11:00 PM, grey_man said:

    It strikes me that there are two possibilities. One is that the council has no real intention of winning this bid but sees it as a cheap way of raising the town's profile, coupled with an attempt to prove that they have an interest in culture, in the face of all the evidence. And maybe they're right.

    The second is that they have absolutely no bloody idea what they're doing.  

    Whatever, it doesn't look like there is any sort of coherent plan behind this thing.  

    I suggest a third possibility, that they'll embrace absolutely anything with the word 'city' in it, this being in support of their bid for city status for the town, and all the lovely cash that would come with it.

    Follow the money.



  6. 7 hours ago, observer said:

    Seems Labour are offering 4 more bank holidays to tempt voters !  :rolleyes:    Saying it will "unite the Nation".   Just how exactly, does flagging up division into four separate Nations, assist in "uniting" the Nation. The Nation being the United Kingdom of Great Britain & N/I.  Yet another dose of naïve diversity imo; to foster even more division in our society.  :rolleyes:

    The real losers will be the devoted Labour supporters who are already 'employed by the state' for 365 days a year, will nobody think of the afternoon drinkers and the full time mummies? 

  7. 13 hours ago, Geoffrey Settle said:

    Well we have 3 potential candidates, all local councillors putting themselves forward for Warrington South after Jeremy's visit, two stood very close to him  in the TV coverage.

    With Corbyn generally considered as a dead man walking, If I was a prospective candidate I'd be edging away from him.

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  8. 11 hours ago, Evil Sid said:

    But if you cannot get a large item in your car then what you are supposed to do is call the council to arrange pick up for which the council now charge a fee, unless it is white goods which are free. All other items are charged at £20.00 for three items with an extra fee of £6.67 per item for just two more items. so for five large items it would cost you £33.34.

    that would cover a three piece suite and a carpet and a wardrobe for example, after that you have to start again so if you are clearing a house of all furniture it could run out at nearly £200 for you to get the council to get  rid of the items. A skip is  alot cheaper but unless you can get it onthe property and away from the neighbours you end up with half the streets junk dumped in it.

    Sadly, I believe that many of the towns scrag ends would much rather lob their unwanted items over the back wall than blow £33.34 of their beer and fag money on arranging to have it taken away.

  9. 5 hours ago, observer said:

    Fact is, we punch above our weight when it comes to security;  we are one of the few that are committed to our share of NATO costs (2% GDP);  so perhaps it's about time the Yanks started to charge for their services.

    It's rumoured that Trump recently presented Merkel with a bill for the equivalent of £300 Billion, the sum that his administration has calculated Germany has ducked out of by dodging its responsibilities to NATO and for which the US has picked up the tab.

    I bet he's got a few more bills like that in his pocket ready for visiting European leaders, no wonder none of them likes him. 

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  10. 9 hours ago, asperity said:

    Surely we were members of Europol a long time before we joined the Common market?

    You're probably thinking of Interpol, and you're correct, we were/are long term members of it, I believe it's the worldwide crime fighting resource.

    But Europol is the European Unions own in house organisation, run by the EU for the EU, which sort of rules us out.

    And our funding, expertise and data bases, hence the sour faces in Brussels.  

  11. If I remember correctly, one of Project Fears favourite claims was that the security of the UK would be threatened if we left the EU, since we would lose access to all the vital Europol data which we really, really need to keep us safe from those naughty terrorists.

    Now we're 24 hours into the formal exit process and what a hullabaloo; it seems that we're blackmailing the EU, since the security of Europe will be threatened if Europol loses access to all the vital UK data which it really, really needs to keep them safe from etc, etc.

    I expect that more truths like this will emerge as reality blows the Remoaner smokescreen of lies away.

    I can't wait.





  12. No doubt the  Peons are underpaid and overworked;  but  it seems there are over 600 "fat cats" earning more than the PM, presiding over this debacle.

    I saw something similar, it has been reported that no less than 628 NHS career bureaucrats are troughing over £100,000 a year, many well above that figure.

    The public sector, top heavy or what?

  13. The threatened closure of the Future Tech Studio is an issue in itself, I'm just puzzled how a new, state of the art school could fail so fast, the place has facilities and class sizes that the head of an inner city school would die for and a curriculum I'd have died for myself as a student, yet it's been given a one star rating and parents are avoiding it like the plague.

    What's all that about then? 

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