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Freeborn John

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  1. Indeed. It would be an ideal opportunity for some bureaucrat or social worker who has cocked up badly elsewhere to make a fresh start cocking up in pastures new. The director of Rochdale social services springs to mind, but I'm sure the post would suit any other local government professionals who have resigned to avoid disciplinary action...
  2. The dummy has been well and truly spat in Israel, with the 'Times of Israel' describing the decision by the UK not to attack Syria as "A perfect storm of British ineptitude and gutlessness..." So that's told us then...
  3. I see that the MP for Warrington North voted one way while the MP for Warrington South voted the other. Has the town divided itself into a warlike and a non warlike enclave then? I can't think of any other reason, honestly...
  4. In line with government policy I expect the applicants will be thoroughly means tested, some of those old buggers have nest eggs you know, in which case they'll need to have their pockets picked...
  5. It looks like three quarters of the towns population just...vanished. Well, from Bridge St anyway. A real eye opener.
  6. Apparently, the soldier involved was grassed up by his former mother in law. That's going to be a sound and unbiased source of information then...
  7. My grandfather played for Widnes in the 20's and kept a scrap book of cuttings from back in the day. One report on the local derby used to tickle me, it read something like "The derby passed off without any serious injuries reported, either on or off the pitch..."
  8. Nobody has mentioned Warburton toll bridge, excellent! I intend to hot foot it down there right away and buy out the franchise, then when the bridge burners have done their ghastly work you can expect some changes around here, strictly in the interest of modernising the transport infrastructure of the area of course. With my monopoly on canal crossings you can expect the charge to rise from the present 12p each way to a very reasonable £3 or so, though obviously, if demand is high enough, this may have to rise. And I'll be needing wardens if anyone is interested, also, anyone who knows where
  9. They've been quite vocal about car parks lately, you'd think they would have something to say about a development which could turn large parts of the towns road system into one...
  10. I understand that there is soon to be a large freight facility on the MSC at Barton, it will be called Port Salford and if it's as busy as they plan it to be then Warringtons drivers had better get used to being stopped by canal traffic. I'm surprised how little media attention the scheme has attracted, most odd...
  11. Of course they did, there is a large and well organised industry which specialises in the lucrative business of getting a British passport for people with no claim to one whatsoever. Forged documents? Easy peasey!
  12. Perhaps sensing that the game would shortly be up, last month the loveable sponge pensioners bumped their interest rate up by 1600% to the equivalent of an apr of 5853%. One can only question the sanity of anyone who borrows money from people like that.
  13. Having literally grown up within the system it would be surprising if Venables wasn't expert at giving people exactly what they want to see. I suspect that the authorities have hand reared themselves a very deceptive young man indeed.
  14. I just picked up a flyer for a classic car show this coming Sunday, the 30th, at Fiddlers Ferry Yatch Haven/ Ferry Tavern, Penketh. Another event that's worth a visit.
  15. What Asperity said. In a similar case, nine men were lost when their aircraft burned and crashed after being hit by ground fire. Fire suppressant material in the tanks, as fitted in identical aircraft by nearly every other military, would have prevented this loss of life. Presumably some bean counter in the MOD had deemed it unnecessary, shame he wasn't on the plane himself.
  16. Been there, got the T shirt. £7 off a stall at a bike show, it's got 'Infidel' in big letters across the front, the bloke said "You do realise you're beyond salvation now, matey" as he took the money. I thought at the time he whiffed of sulphur a bit...
  17. I suspect that the Afghan conflict was set up to drain the poison out of Pakistan next door, that's where the abscess is...
  18. An oath would be meaningless, since a muslim is permitted to lie in the service of islam, it's called Taqiyah (spellings vary).
  19. Agreed. Or rather, all about the currency that oil is traded in, that pesky Saddam was leading a move towards Euros instead of Dollars, this would have hurt the US economy badly. That was the end of him then.
  20. Gor Blimey! It's the grammar police, scarper lads! It's a fair cop Guv, I should have written 'gone' wibble and not 'went' wibble...
  21. I suspect that Mr Thuo laid it on really thick in order to get asylum status, I wouldn't be surprised if he'd shoved pencils up his nose and went 'Wibble!' It looks like it worked.
  22. Just yesterday, Chief Superintendent Angela Williams of the North Bradford police announced that ninety men, mainly 'Asian', had been arrested on suspicion of predatory sexual offences in the last six months. In Bradford alone. Ninety. In one area. In six months. And that's from the police, who, in the interest of community cohesion, aren't going to exaggerate the problem..
  23. The victims ethnicity certainly seemed important to the offenders, in this, and apparently in every other similar case, they religiously avoided preying on under aged girls from their own community.
  24. There is a WW2 anti aircraft site, emplacements, magazines, support buildings and all, down Penketh way...
  25. Attractive CBS reporter Lara Logan suffered a prolonged beating and sexual assault at the hands of a crowd of Egyptian gentlemen celebrating the resignation of Mr Mubarak. I'm hardly surprised that Egyptian ladies keep covered up.
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