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    Thankfully, this is a facility I won't be...

    Thankfully, this is a facility I won't be needing. - Unless I get very lucky!
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    Sensible, yes. But there is no reason that this...

    Sensible, yes. But there is no reason that this country has foodbanks, other than a government that continually attacks those that are worse off.

    Food banks in the worlds 6th richest economy are...
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    Absolutely Lex.

    Absolutely Lex.
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    The judge is a fool. He should have ordered a...

    The judge is a fool. He should have ordered a deportation order. Khat is a very nasty drug
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    You couldn't make this up...


    https://scontent.fltn1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26734030_1745698898825589_3414054263591830230_n.jpg?oh=0846a22fbae110bd22391e720885752f&oe=5AEAC7FF
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    We get a lot of hedgehogs round here. My GSDs...

    We get a lot of hedgehogs round here. My GSDs were a bl**dy nuisance with them, but the Akita left them well alone.
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    I suspect that is a very fair summary

    I suspect that is a very fair summary
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    It's all smoke and mirrors. So much has been...

    It's all smoke and mirrors.

    So much has been taken out of the 'council tax' and added on as a precept. They think the electorate are stupid!
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    I don't think I've ever been in one of these...

    I don't think I've ever been in one of these stores, but according to Mrs R who has visited with her grandchildren, they're rather like Primark, but more expensive.
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    I'm really not sure about racing on public roads....

    I'm really not sure about racing on public roads. The roads aren't built for it and an accident could do a lot of expensive damage.
  11. As predicted.... Construction giant to beg...

    As predicted....

    Construction giant to beg Whitehall for huge bailout

    I say let them fail, then take over. That way the shareholders don't benefit.
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    I stand by my previous comment.

    I stand by my previous comment.
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    You're right there Lex. A couple of local pubs...

    You're right there Lex. A couple of local pubs hold them and you can't move when they're on. Great for business.
  14. Thread: Bell Court

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    I expect we'll see a lot of this during the...

    I expect we'll see a lot of this during the coming months, especially as rent becomes due. Many enterprises have not had a good Christmas period, many are struggling day to day and it will all start...
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    I'm a believer that MPs should hold no other...

    I'm a believer that MPs should hold no other employed positions: being an MP is a full time job. OK as regards other interests (shares etc.) which must be registered, but no seats on boards or as...
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    SISU are unlikely to let the club go until...

    SISU are unlikely to let the club go until they've exhausted their little legal game. Once that game is over, and hopefully lost, my bet is that they will cut and run.

    At present the club is...
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    Oh dear, someone looking for a bailout already?

    Carillion to discuss rescue with creditors on January 10
  18. Thread: Aussie Flu

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    Sadly, most people don't understand the flu. Many...

    Sadly, most people don't understand the flu. Many with nothing more than a cold claim they have the flu. Flu is a killer. I've had flu once, it laid me out for over a week. - And I was a hell of a...
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    If there 600 homes empty, how can they possibly...

    If there 600 homes empty, how can they possibly justify building 200 more?

    I've said it before. The UK economy depends on house building so the government will continue to allow/encourage it. Had...
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    Yes, things have moved on but the old record...

    Yes, things have moved on but the old record shops had such atmosphere and you met some very interesting people.
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    All I can say is that O'Boyle was a union steward...

    All I can say is that O'Boyle was a union steward at Peugeot. - Need I say more? And I was there the day that production ceased, grown men were in tears.
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    Absolutely shameful, but totally predictable. ...

    Absolutely shameful, but totally predictable.

    I can't see what Street has actually done for the area to justify any money at all.
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    When I used to visit Stratford I'd use on street...

    When I used to visit Stratford I'd use on street parking, but it'd be far enough away to attract no charges. By raising parking charges these councils are cutting their own throats. - But I don't...
  24. Thread: NHS Struggling

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    Planning and the NHS do not go in the same...

    Planning and the NHS do not go in the same sentence. Much like many government departments. I think it worth remembering that the Tories would love to privatise the NHS, but are rather stuck as to...
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    They hide behind the cloak of "commercially...

    They hide behind the cloak of "commercially sensitive" which they shouldn't be allowed to. Councils ought be completely transparent.

    Of course, that'll never happen as certain councillors have far...
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