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by Tripps
11 Dec 2018, 20:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5818
Views: 286527

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Interesting incident today concerning Dennis Skinner. :smile: Stewart Malcolm SNP. I said to my colleague, my hon. Friend the Member for Motherwell and Wishaw (Marion Fellows), that I wished the Leader of the Opposition would answer a question. That prompted the hon. Member for Bolsover to turn arou...
by Tripps
11 Dec 2018, 15:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5818
Views: 286527

Re: POLITICS CORNER

He had a point that Caliban. I'd say he was a leaver. Be not afeard. . . . :smile: Be not afeard. The isle is full of noises, Sounds, and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not. You have shown clearly the problems on all sides, but starting from where we currently are - what do you think should h...
by Tripps
10 Dec 2018, 20:41
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5818
Views: 286527

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Just found out her maiden name was Bancroft - that's a plus - but she's got to go. :smile:
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by Tripps
10 Dec 2018, 19:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5818
Views: 286527

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I've just sent this to my MP. A bit tongue in cheek but . . . Heidi, This is the first correspondence I have ever sent to you. I have been watching the Parliament channel all afternoon in a growing state of incredulity. Now Angela Leadsom seems to be saying that she is doing us all a favour by postp...
by Tripps
10 Dec 2018, 19:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5818
Views: 286527

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I like that - I called them gargoyles last week - I like that better :smile:

I'm still watching - It's all a total waste of time - literally.

I think that for all the good they are doing the opposition should get up and walk out en masse, as I think the SNP MP's did so a few weeks ago.
by Tripps
10 Dec 2018, 17:16
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5818
Views: 286527

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Pantomime stuff indeed. Better than the snooker. :smile: She doesn't want tomorrow's 'meaningful vote' because it's going to be very meaningful. However Buttons in the shape of John Bercow seems to be doing the right thing. From Guido Fawkes Speaker John Bercow has thrown a massive spanner in the wo...
by Tripps
10 Dec 2018, 13:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5818
Views: 286527

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I thought that once it was on the parliamentary agenda so to speak it had to happen. The BBC have just said that you could well be right - even their correspondent doesn't seem sure." It may even require a vote." The Leader of the House - Mother Leadsom will speak on the matter later. Get the popco...
by Tripps
10 Dec 2018, 12:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 386
Views: 38031

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

PanBiker wrote:
10 Dec 2018, 12:28
As for the free travel, please tell me how and I will apply. I could do with a break in Greece.
Thanks for your contribution to this deliberately provocative post. Good to get a strong reply.

Apologies for the omission - I meant to say of course. 'free bus travel' :smile:
by Tripps
10 Dec 2018, 12:48
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9362
Views: 456119

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I've had two cards today - both welcome, and one made me smile. I think they may have something to do with the festival we used to call Christmas. :smile:
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by Tripps
10 Dec 2018, 11:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 386
Views: 38031

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

Here's a controversial thought. Why should you stop paying national Insurance contributions when you retire? Subject to protection for people with a low income - which already exists under the income tax system - surely we oldies put a great load on public expense with increased medical and social c...
by Tripps
10 Dec 2018, 10:50
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9362
Views: 456119

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I think he realised fairly quickly that pouring a bottle of water over his head to celebrate his victory wasn't the best idea. I guess he was imitating the Formula One drivers with their champagne spray, but I doubt he'll be be doing it again. :smile:
by Tripps
10 Dec 2018, 10:45
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3521
Views: 239266

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

There are quite a few ex- water mills round here in very flat Cambridgeshire. Looking at the current (sorry) flow of the water courses which drove them, and find it difficult to imagine that there was enough energy in them to do the job. I doubt the rivers have changed much over the period. I get to...
by Tripps
10 Dec 2018, 10:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5818
Views: 286527

Re: POLITICS CORNER

It's just been announced by the ECJ that the UK can simply cancel Brexit without any consultations or permissions. That's very kind and generous of them - perhaps soon we will be able to do anything we wish 'without consultations or permissions'. :smile: The unusual speed with which this has been r...
by Tripps
08 Dec 2018, 21:32
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2261
Views: 160186

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I think you may be on your own with this one Ian. I've never hear it, and I can't find anything on google, and it's not in my Slang Dictionary. :smile:
by Tripps
08 Dec 2018, 15:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3380
Views: 171382

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Really good news Ian. Well done to all involved. I'm impressed by the level of aftercare you're getting. The physiotherapy (why do they always call it intensive), has been quickly and readily available. I needed it after the hips - but both times the GP advised paying rather than waiting many weeks....
by Tripps
08 Dec 2018, 13:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5818
Views: 286527

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Here is his unscripted speech in Lisbon to The Party of European Socialists Congress yesterday. Thanks for the link Ian. I've watched it all, and I've just spent a while compiling a response when for some unfathomable reason there was a ping and it all vanished. I don't have the energy to repeat th...
by Tripps
08 Dec 2018, 12:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5818
Views: 286527

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Penny Mordaunt was wrong Fair enough it was the first supporting quote I found. :smile: Complicated isn't it? and she's being spoken of as a Future Tory leader, and certainly has a record of making a splash Penny Mordaunt You've added Macedonia. Montenegro and Serbia to the list of potential new me...
by Tripps
08 Dec 2018, 10:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5818
Views: 286527

Re: POLITICS CORNER

As long as we stay in the EU we have the power to veto the accession of other countries. I'm just a 'mug punter' but here's some evidence which would indicate otherwise - No [the British government] doesn’t [have a veto]. We are not going to be able to have a say … I do not think that the EU is goi...
by Tripps
07 Dec 2018, 11:29
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1016
Views: 83279

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

I've had some personal experience of the Motability scheme. It's one of the many reasons why asylum seekers reject any other country en route and single mindedly strive to reach UK. :smile:
by Tripps
07 Dec 2018, 11:06
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 416
Views: 38404

Re: Mobile Phones

I have a 'reserve' email account with a mob called (I just liked the name) - and I've not been able to access it since yesterday,for the same reason. I think some browsers let you over ride this if you wish. Makes you think that if they can't get right something as simple as that, why should I trust...
by Tripps
07 Dec 2018, 11:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5818
Views: 286527

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I read somewhere today that abandoning Brexit, and remaining in the EU would be a panacea for all ills. I don't think so. They are currently actively planning the accession of Ukraine, and Moldova, and whatever they say, Turkey is on the list. Ukraine have just called up reservists and banned male R...
by Tripps
07 Dec 2018, 10:53
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2781
Views: 155599

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I do. She was well exotic. :smile: There was an urban myth sort of thing at one time that she was really called Amy Camus (letters reversed). You can't get away with that nowadays, with Wikipedia. I think I prefer her magnificent real name - 'Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chávarri del Castillo.' On brick...
by Tripps
06 Dec 2018, 12:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5818
Views: 286527

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Stanley wrote:
06 Dec 2018, 03:16
the DUP man who took May to pieces over the Backstop and broken promises.
I think that was Nigel Dodds - he impressed me as well. I think it's mental health week or some such. This woman is seriously delusional and should be sectioned.
by Tripps
06 Dec 2018, 11:56
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1016
Views: 83279

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

I think his suspension from the house for undeclared trips to Sri Lanka must be over -

DUP MP Ian Paisley Jr said: “This isn’t a backstop, it’s a backstab.”
by Tripps
05 Dec 2018, 17:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5818
Views: 286527

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Why should we trust our politicians. After a two hour live questioning attempt to keep the dogs off, and keep it hidden by the Attorney General it has been released. Or has it? "The letter is just six pages long. It is therefore rather baffling as to why the summary of his advice to MPs was 43 pages...

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