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by Bruff
04 May 2018, 08:45
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: Where Have You Just Been?
Replies: 271
Views: 27608

Re: Where Have You Just Been?

Depending where you went Stanley you might surprise yourself. Ignoring the obvious obscene wealth and wealth disparity there is a very real radical edge to the city and it is a Labour town (last night notwithstanding). As you turn onto Bethnal Green Road from Brick Lane there is in front of you, cov...
by Bruff
04 May 2018, 08:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5197
Views: 256955

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Of course we imported food and compared to the arrangements for doing so now as members of the EU it was a pain in the neck. We have decided to go back to making it a pain in the neck. Indeed it will be more of a pain in the neck as the supply chains have been set up in the assumption that we would ...
by Bruff
03 May 2018, 11:42
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5410
Views: 253731

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

That leek and chicken looks really nice….

Chicken ourselves tonight, roasted in the pan served with greens and potato.

Richard Broughton
by Bruff
03 May 2018, 11:37
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: Where Have You Just Been?
Replies: 271
Views: 27608

Re: Where Have You Just Been?

Went to London weekend gone, and saw Hamlet at The Globe. The new artistic director cast herself as Hamlet, along with a female Horatio. It chucked it down and thankfully we were under cover – folk standing got drenched. But that’s The Globe, you know what you’re in for. Stayed a couple of nights ne...
by Bruff
03 May 2018, 08:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5197
Views: 256955

Re: POLITICS CORNER

It’s astonishing isn’t it that nearly 24 months after the referendum; 9 months after triggering Article 50 and 6 months before some deal needs agreeing to ensure the EU can consult, the Government is still arguing over which customs option the EU have already rejected to put to the EU. Read that aga...
by Bruff
02 May 2018, 10:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5197
Views: 256955

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Here we go again…. So, as the EU have explained time and time again, unless they change their Treaty base one is either in ‘the’ Customs Union, in ‘a’ Customs Union, or a third country. The EU’s Treaty base (so it’s legal base) permits nothing else. To permit something else, the EU would have to cha...
by Bruff
09 Mar 2018, 16:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5197
Views: 256955

Re: POLITICS CORNER

It’s known as Ireland these days rather than the Republic of Ireland. And goodness knows why folk still keep mentioning Eire (very few if any Irish person refers to the country as that I’ll bet), especially as and wait for it………………………. if you do not use the correct diacritic and refer to Éire, then ...
by Bruff
08 Mar 2018, 13:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5197
Views: 256955

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I haven’t posted much on here for the past few months largely because I usually note a few random witterings on the politics thread and well, the groundhog feeling was just too much. We were all too predictably hurtling towards what was yesterday’s dénouement of sorts from the EU. I am of course tal...
by Bruff
08 Nov 2017, 10:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5197
Views: 256955

Re: POLITICS CORNER

So, to summarise: Boris: She was there teaching journalism. Others: Sorry? I thought she was there on holiday? Boris: Precisely. That is what I said. There on holiday. My words have been misinterpreted. Good grief. Should I laugh or cry? Still look on the bright side. The International Development S...
by Bruff
24 Oct 2017, 08:53
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: Where Have You Just Been?
Replies: 271
Views: 27608

Re: Where Have You Just Been?

Stew an’ ‘ard in Barlick I would have thought, Stanley. And mighty fine it is too. I do like a good stew, in this sense. Back when I was living in London, I was a member of Harlequins Rugby Club. They contrived to get relegated from the top league during this time and in the lower league played Otle...
by Bruff
23 Oct 2017, 12:46
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: Where Have You Just Been?
Replies: 271
Views: 27608

Re: Where Have You Just Been?

Tripps – I can say with certainty that the custard tarts are indeed as good as they say they are, and look. Delicious! They also have a good sausage called the alheira – smoked with paprika it’s almost paste-like and made from pheasant, chicken, quail, rabbit and the like. No pork as it was made by ...
by Bruff
23 Oct 2017, 12:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5197
Views: 256955

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Whether we like it or not, the largest part of the benefits budget is pensions and then housing benefit paid to pensioners. I know a lot folk think it’s all spent on unemployed layabouts, single mums on council estates and scrounging foreigners, but the reality is these groups get a fraction, a smal...
by Bruff
23 Oct 2017, 11:28
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: Where Have You Just Been?
Replies: 271
Views: 27608

Re: Where Have You Just Been?

Porto, for the 20th wedding anniversary. Never been to Portugal before. Enjoyed the place very much. It rises steeply from the banks of the Douro River - very steeply! Derelict house blocks/tenements, pastel-coloured sit next to swish done up ones, all nested in a maze of alleys. Very atmospheric. T...
by Bruff
27 Sep 2017, 12:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 964
Views: 83735

Re: OBITUARIES

Tony Booth – actor, Cherie’s dad and Alf Garnett’s ‘scouse git’. 85 years old, not a bad innings. Plus, The Fourmost member Billy Hatton died suddenly aged 77 at his sheltered housing in Dingle, Liverpool 8. At the heart of the Merseybeat scene and hung out with The Beatles – he actually did have st...
by Bruff
27 Sep 2017, 08:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5197
Views: 256955

Re: POLITICS CORNER

So the PM pitched up in Florence to ‘restart’ the Brexit negotiations. I’m not sure what to make of the content of the speech but for some reason the image of one my cats depositing a freshly killed bird at my feet in recompense for sh****ng on the rug springs to mind. Let’s be clear: this was about...
by Bruff
14 Sep 2017, 11:34
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2100
Views: 145759

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

It’s the old joke about the chap who keeps going to the Dr’s and the Dr says he’s a hypochondriac, to which the chap replies: ‘Oh not that as well!’ ‘’Sandwich bread rolls we call cobs not baps or barmcakes or breadcakes’’. Bill – cobs in Leicester too, where I spent 3 years. There’s a thread on the...
by Bruff
14 Sep 2017, 11:20
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8695
Views: 408182

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Tripps - My mother-in-law is Swiss and when she was young girl in Switzerland the first boy who was 'sweet' on her was called Freddie Nutter. I laughed my head off when that cropped up in conversation, given Barlick's own Fred Nutter.

Richard Broughton
by Bruff
14 Sep 2017, 09:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5197
Views: 256955

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Just to add, worth copying the relevant section from Juncker’s address, which so upset Farage. "My hope is that on 30 March 2019, Europeans will wake up to a Union where we all stand by our values. Where all Member States firmly respect the rule of law. Where being a full member of the euro area, th...
by Bruff
14 Sep 2017, 08:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5197
Views: 256955

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Quite right Stanley. Nothing to do with us. We’re leaving and the EU will go its way. So what if it develops an EU army? There’s lots of cooperation anyway – the Dutch armoured Corps are under German command I think as it’s more efficient for them. Plus the Dutch have got over ‘the war’ so cooperati...
by Bruff
07 Sep 2017, 10:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5197
Views: 256955

Re: POLITICS CORNER

In some respects, it’s refreshing to see his (Mogg’s) honesty in noting that as a Catholic he’s against gay marriage and abortion in any circumstance. Too many would hum and hah over that. But the refreshed feeling soon vanishes. What is it with religious nut jobs? They have this unhealthy obsession...
by Bruff
01 Sep 2017, 11:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5197
Views: 256955

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Just on us being a laughing stock – here’s some German reporting: http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/grossbritannien-may-und-ihre-minister-taumeln-ahnungslos-in-den-brexit-1.3647563 Egal, was man von Großbritanniens Ausstieg aus der EU hält: Um seine Regierung ist das Land nicht zu beneiden. Die Pre...
by Bruff
01 Sep 2017, 10:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5197
Views: 256955

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Brexit negotiations and the fun continues. Cake and eat it is the order of the day. Usefully, someone has noted what ‘cake and eat it’ is in other countries. Italy – the bottle full and your wife drunk French – the butter and the money for the butter (and for added emphasis: ....and the smile from t...
by Bruff
11 Aug 2017, 09:12
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1113
Views: 90930

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

A consistent problem when communicating risk. ‘Safe’ is very often interpreted as meaning zero risk as the ordinary dictionary definition would suggest that. But zero risk does not exist and arguably shouldn’t exist as the acceptance of risk is a trade-off against benefit that is, one accepts risk(s...
by Bruff
09 Aug 2017, 12:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5197
Views: 256955

Re: POLITICS CORNER

‘……At the moment the sums vary from £100billion to Nowt’. Just to be clear, these figures are press speculation, largely in this country I might add. The EU side have come up with no hard figures at all. All they have produced is a paper on the budget lines, with Treaty base I think, to estimate th...
by Bruff
01 Aug 2017, 11:34
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1241
Views: 80311

Re: GOOD TV

‘…….during The Detectorists recently..’

I have just caught up with this programme the past week, as it’s passed me by. It is really funny. And beautifully filmed too.

Richard Broughton

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