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Freeborn John

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  1. If the changes to planning laws which Eric Pickles announces today are as sweeping as rumours suggest, there'll be a whelk stall or some such every ten yards down the commercial free fire zone called Bridge St...
  2. Guilty or innocent, these washed up celebs are easy meat, I dare say most of them are half skint these days, and being in their 70's and 80's there's not much fight in them. The only big fish that the authorities attempted to fry, a certain multi millionaire business/political figure, ripped them apart and brought the BBC management to its knees, they won't be going there again. There will be more lightweights though...soon.
  3. The steady trickle of 'visitors who stayed' and were then absorbed into British life over the last thousand years or so really can't be compared to the planned mass immigration into this country which has happened in the last 20 years. There's never been anything like it.
  4. Yes indeedy, and lets not forget paedophilia, sexual predation and suchlike. I can recommend www.labour25.com as a primer on what a certain party's officials and activists get up to. A strong stomach may be required.
  5. Well that should be the final nail in the coffin of motor insurance in this country, it's already sinking under the weight of the elements who treat it like a cash cow.
  6. Just last winter an elderly person in my area died, presumably of cold, after wandering out of the house in nightclothes, I wonder what the general secretary of the National Pensioners Convention has got to say about that.
  7. I like this post, so here it is again. And yah, boo, sucks to anybody it doesn't suit...
  8. Both stunts were fuelled by political self interest in my opinion, with Thatcher aiming to create a Tory in Labour heartlands with each council house buyer, while Blair and Nu Labour opened the door to mass immigration knowing the majority of them would, with an eye on the UK benefit system, vote Labour. What swine politicians are!
  9. During the miners strike I worked at a company which ran trucks in and out of power stations, since they didn't carry coal there was an agreement between the unions whereby the vehicles could cross the picket lines freely, the pickets just let them through with a thumbs up and the drivers usually dropped a few quid in the welfare bucket on the way out. A driver came back from a trip to Bold power station one day white as a sheet, he told us how one of the pickets had gone up to his cab to give him a leaflet and a police officer had run up and split the strikers head open with his truncheon, w
  10. Npower just sent me a breakdown of the sources my electricity comes from. Coal, of which this country produces not a bucket any more, provides a full 29% of my electricity, and surprisingly, nuclear produces a mere 2%. The break from horrid, dirty, environmentally unfriendly coal which was trumpeted in order to justify the extermination of the British mining industry back in the 80's is certainly taking its time.
  11. Bringing hundreds of thousands of tonnes of coal from China and Columbia to feed Fiddlers Ferry power station (and rubbish it was too, compared to the British stuff the station was designed for) could probably be described as pouring money down the drain too.
  12. On the day that Blair got in he looked at the prostrate forms of all Thatchers victims lying on the floor and, instead of trying to revive them, he peed on the bodies. That's when Old Labour became Nu Labour and champagne socialism replaced the real thing.
  13. If one more nomadic con man tries to sell me cheap and crappy Chinese power tools, chainsaws, generators and what have you as top of the range brands; 'Sure, we took the labels off to avoid the customs!' I'll be on to the council myself. The trading standards office.
  14. She's only been in Hell since dinner time and she's already shut down three furnaces...
  15. On the subject of killing your own people off, deaths during the recent cold spell rose 10%, with 2500 more people than average dying in the first two weeks in March, nearly all among the elderly. Death by fuel starvation is a manufactured famine too, in my opinion.
  16. I expect they'll form a new committee as a matter of priority, to investigate how the Pakistani politicians do it and if the same system might be adopted in the UK...
  17. Lt Kije If you'll read my original post it wasn't about mass murder by totalitarian regimes, we've gone off at a tangent of your creation. Let's start again. I believe that if Di Canio had declared a fondness for Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot or any other communist loony tune we wouldn't be having this media witch hunt. Over to you, and keep to the point this time please.
  18. Mao polished off 40 million in the 'leap forward' famine, Stalin killed 5 million in the Ukraine alone by manufacturing a famine there and Pol Pot just topped 2 million out of hand. Bang. But that's not as bad as fascists doing it eh? Thank you for that valuable insight into the leftist mind.
  19. I can't help wondering if there would have been this uproar if Di Canio was a communist of some description. I suspect that nary a dog would have barked.
  20. I read yesterday that there's a motorist driving around Warrington who has 36 points on his licence without being banned. Thirty six! Why is he allowed to carry on driving? Because it would cause hardship if he was grounded. Must have been one of Judge Bowers cases methinks...
  21. If the owner lived over the shop would his occupation appear on the 1881 census for 122 Bridge St? Just a thought...
  22. Your map has set me right Algy, thank you. Folk were certainly a different breed back then, imagine the hullabaloo if people had been aboard a launch like that nowadays, half of them would have been off next day claiming whip lash!
  23. You've certainly got too much to say for yourself, Lt Kije. Who appointed you as the political commissar of this forum?
  24. I'm struggling to place the location of the Santa Rosa launch, my best guess is that the picture was taken from the lifting bridge over the canal with the photographers back to the Sloop pub. And that is just a guess...
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