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by pete75
15 Jun 2019, 7:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400701

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

Really? AT BGS we used to say it was for kids too thick for Bourne Secondary Modern :lol: In reality though no kids were too thick for there. Back then three little towns in a row Stamford looked down on Bourne and Bourne looked down on Spalding. I'd guess Spalding looked down on Wisbech. I'm actua...
by pete75
15 Jun 2019, 5:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400701

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

Given you were educated in Spalding I thought such subtlety beyond you. Are you trying to tell me that the possibility of subtlety occurred to you, but you discounted it on the basis of your mistaken notion of SGS? It was an excellent school in those days. Really? AT BGS we used to say it was for k...
by pete75
15 Jun 2019, 5:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400701

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

One of the daftest anti remainer jibes I've read here. That aside I'd wager a majority of leavers drink lager not beer. My target was 'teers. I guess I missed. Isn't there a cautionary internet saying about that? Found it. Poe's law. Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humour, it i...
by pete75
15 Jun 2019, 5:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400701

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

Nah. They can hold their beer. Surely effete remainers drink wine, ale is for stalwart John Bull. I knew no harm of Bonaparte and plenty of the Squire, And for to fight the Frenchman I did not much desire; But I did bash their baggonets because they came arrayed To straighten out the crooked road a...
by pete75
15 Jun 2019, 4:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400701

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

I've been on here saying that everyone I know wants to out of the EU. Today, I heard that someone I know quite well wants to remain! :shock: He's a mathematician, and only a day or so ago I was privvy to a conversation about reconciling bank accounts. Story: He showed a credit card statement and co...
by pete75
15 Jun 2019, 11:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400701

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

Hi, Hi, So have the all state employed :twisted: Most of which have paid into it all their working lives as well a paying N.I. You seem to begrudge people for looking after themselves,most of whom have in the past been due to good trade union negotiation on behave of their members. State employed a...
by pete75
15 Jun 2019, 11:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400701

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

How much does a backbencher earn per annum? 80grand plus expenses I believe. £65,000 is less than a year's salary. That's in addition to any pension he may be due from the job when he reaches retirement age and it's considerably more than the statutory redundancy payment which an ordinary employee ...
by pete75
15 Jun 2019, 11:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400701

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

So have the all state employed :twisted: As an ex-state employee, I have something to say about it. The defence budget is not just for hardware ships and tanks etc but for all the pay and allowances as well as pensions. From what I remember, it's about 10% of the whole defence budget. The "gol...
by pete75
15 Jun 2019, 10:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400701

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

Hi, Jacob Rees-Mogg said: 'It seems odd to have 'golden goodbyes' for people in a fixed-term job. It is another example of EU extravagance paid for in part by the British taxpayer. It's even more reason not to hand over the £39billion willy-nilly.' The man's a hypocrite. He's in a fixed term job wi...
by pete75
15 Jun 2019, 10:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400701

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

Jacob Rees-Mogg said: 'It seems odd to have 'golden goodbyes' for people in a fixed-term job. It is another example of EU extravagance paid for in part by the British taxpayer. It's even more reason not to hand over the £39billion willy-nilly.' The man's a hypocrite. He's in a fixed term job with a...
by pete75
15 Jun 2019, 8:38am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Jokes about murder.
Replies: 28
Views: 626

Re: Jokes about murder.

Jo Brand to face no action over acid joke, police say https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48640411 (I see the BBC has this in the entertainment/arts section of its website) Colour me unsurprised. I'm no Brand fan but you'd need to have a fairly big axe to grind to think it was actually an...
by pete75
15 Jun 2019, 8:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tower Block Disaster
Replies: 424
Views: 14252

Re: Tower Block Disaster

The ban on cladding is good, https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/oct/01/firefighters-say-post-grenfell-partial-cladding-ban-does-not-go-far-enough but doesn't do enough to address flammable cladding on existing buildings https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/sep/10/landlords-told-to-remove-...
by pete75
15 Jun 2019, 8:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 374
Views: 6991

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

AAHHH ... Project Fear is alive and well, ignoring the previous failure of it's attempts to predict the future ...... "We're all doomed" they cried .. except we weren't !! Methinks you might be exaggerating but out of interest how's project: " it's all going to be rosy " coming ...
by pete75
14 Jun 2019, 10:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 374
Views: 6991

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

No, I was thinking about Rachel Johnson. I find her insights informative. Why might I be joking about that, or thinking about someone completely different? She'd get Mick f's vote that's for sure. https://i2-prod.ok.co.uk/incoming/article14400143.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/1094730_rachel_johnson_75c61180...
by pete75
14 Jun 2019, 10:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 374
Views: 6991

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

JohnW wrote:
kwackers wrote:My problem with Johnston is ...................... I wonder who's actually tugging his strings?................

Yes - that's the question - and the worry.


You mean like SIr Keith Joseph and Mrs Thatcher? Farage via Trump probably.