Search found 10386 matches

by pete75
22 Apr 2019, 7:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Face of the Tory Welfare State
Replies: 18
Views: 369

Re: The Face of the Tory Welfare State

Al will be along in a minute to point out if he'd been financially astute he could have saved for the hard times. Indeed. All the poor chap needed to do was open a bank account.... NO - wait! :evil: Yes...its all the wicked Tories fault. The poor chap had formerly been self employed and didnt know ...
by pete75
22 Apr 2019, 7:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Notre Dame....
Replies: 63
Views: 974

Re: Notre Dame....

Have to admit l'm leaving my pension funds to Durham Cathedral (NB. The building). While it's true that there's been a huge increase in homelessness in NE England during the past ten years with a visible effect on the streets, have to admit I couldn't give a .... While I'm not a Christian the build...
by pete75
22 Apr 2019, 12:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Face of the Tory Welfare State
Replies: 18
Views: 369

Re: The Face of the Tory Welfare State

Looking at Labour's record since 1945 most definitely. You would have to look very selectively year by year during that period to identidy when Labour was handling welfare better than their rivals. And then there's Tony Blair's war crimes, which created a welfare and existential emergency for hundr...
by pete75
22 Apr 2019, 10:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Talk of old vehicles
Replies: 20
Views: 295

Talk of old vehicles

German quality is great but devoid of character, I had a series of Mercs, they make great taxis :lol Al Oh yeah - Gull wing Mercedes, air cooled Beetles, Split screen VW campers, Trabbies, Porsche Speedster etc etc no character at all. Have you ever thought why so many use Mercs as taxis when so ma...
by pete75
22 Apr 2019, 10:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14656
Views: 357718

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

661-Pete wrote:
mr bajokoses wrote:Every brexit problem is rooted in a lack of honesty, including the second referendum campaign.
Perhaps the second referendum should comprise the three options:
  • REMAIN
  • LEAVE
  • MAYBE
Would that be 'honest'?

Don't need maybe that's what we've got now :wink:
by pete75
22 Apr 2019, 10:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Face of the Tory Welfare State
Replies: 18
Views: 369

Re: The Face of the Tory Welfare State

Cunobelin wrote:A system devised and brought in by Labour... you really think they would be any better?


Looking at Labour's record since 1945 most definitely.
by pete75
20 Apr 2019, 9:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14656
Views: 357718

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

As you will remember I had a Stag, nothing wrong with the engine design but just poor quality because the core sand wasnt properly removed from the water passageways, that and antifreeze problems caused overheating. Great car as evidenced by about 8000 of the 25000 produced still around. Stag Owner...
by pete75
19 Apr 2019, 9:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14656
Views: 357718

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I know quite a few musicians who like their zero hours contracts, other creative folk like the opportunity to do their own thing in non paid work times too. Previously many relied on the dole. Heres a table of minimum wages in Europe, we are in the top tier and I believe increases are planned in th...
by pete75
17 Apr 2019, 8:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Abusive dog walker
Replies: 96
Views: 3190

Re: Abusive dog walker

It might be hard to shoot a dog but tbh if they're worrying sheep the sheep will flock and the dog might become clear for a shot. I've known farmers who have shot foxes among their livestock at night before now and they're a lot harder to shoot than a dog that's not scared of you. I think if they h...
by pete75
17 Apr 2019, 2:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14656
Views: 357718

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

A party in power that hammers the worse off is fine with you. A party in power that may take a bit a bit of money away from wealthy folk like yourself to help them a bit is would be oh so terrible. :roll: No its not! I genuinely dont understand that. The Tories appear to have done quite a bit for t...
by pete75
16 Apr 2019, 6:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5171

Re: Extinction Rebellion

I suspect the BBC is not being balanced they don't seem to post all the messages of support for the protest that is going on . The police are being there usual mob handed over reaction four officers to arrest one pacifist granny really Actually, only one officer conducted the arrest, and the others...
by pete75
16 Apr 2019, 6:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14656
Views: 357718

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

We're already skint or hadn't you noticed? 88% of GDP and rising. And that despite the ongoing austerity measures which are driving personal hardship amongst the less well off in society. But by all means keep on sniggering. I am not sniggering at all I am preparing, and so are lots of financially ...
by pete75
15 Apr 2019, 4:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14656
Views: 357718

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I understand it would be relatively simple to devise an ID service in which the individual has control of the data. The same goes for a medical database. Unfortunately, while the benefit to the individual is the pretext, UK schemes have been designed for the benefit of government and data collector...
by pete75
14 Apr 2019, 10:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14656
Views: 357718

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Hi Horizon :) , So let me get it straight, Leavers are accused of shouting "Foul" when they object to not liking a re-run of the "Once in a lifetime" referendum? But surely that means also that Remainers are guilty of the "Foul" Shout! Pot. Kettle and Black springs to ...
by pete75
14 Apr 2019, 3:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Julian Assange? Who's that?
Replies: 108
Views: 20367

Re: Julian Assange? Who's that?

Why all this fuss and news reporting about a relatively insignificant individual. He's accused of rape in Sweden. This, to my mind, is a far more serious crime than embarrassing the US Government or armed forces so to Sweden he should be sent. A couple of points. Assange is hardly insignificant giv...