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by georgew
15 Jan 2020, 10:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New Royals Going It Alone
Replies: 131
Views: 3486

Re: New Royals Going It Alone

My goodness......talk about not seeing the forest for the trees. That such an institution as the Royal family should exist in our times is an obscenity. It is the foundation-stone of the class system which has done so much to corrupt our every institution. When one considers that the Royals exist at...
by georgew
11 Jan 2020, 10:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New Royals Going It Alone
Replies: 131
Views: 3486

Re: New Royals Going It Alone

Thank heavens for a distraction from all this dreary stuff about foodbanks.......I mean it can get really depressing.

This is why we need a Royal family.
by georgew
11 Jan 2020, 10:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 537665

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

Whoever would have imagined that the BBC could mock-up a graphic of the leader of her Majesty's Opposition...wearing a Russian hat interposed on a picture of the Kremlin? I could say you would have imagined it, but it's probably more accurate to say that you believed the allegation because of your ...
by georgew
10 Jan 2020, 11:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 537665

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

I think that her observations have rather been played out on this thread, stereotypically :D You might well be right. The nature of brexit has made us all stereotypes. Even caricatures of ourselves. A useful side effect of Brexit is how it has prompted some people to drop their usual and reserve an...
by georgew
31 Dec 2019, 2:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Alasdair Gray is Dead
Replies: 37
Views: 846

Re: Alasdair Gray is Dead

welll why did Will write the sonnets? one answer here https://theshakespearecode.blog/2012/08/17/why-did-william-shakespeare-write-the-sonnets/ In so doing he wasnt just engaging in art for arts sake? They are the twitter of the day? What is meant by "just"....as if this was something of ...
by georgew
31 Dec 2019, 12:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Alasdair Gray is Dead
Replies: 37
Views: 846

Re: Alasdair Gray is Dead

welll why did Will write the sonnets? one answer here https://theshakespearecode.blog/2012/08/17/why-did-william-shakespeare-write-the-sonnets/ In so doing he wasnt just engaging in art for arts sake? They are the twitter of the day? What is meant by "just"....as if this was something of ...
by georgew
30 Dec 2019, 8:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Alasdair Gray is Dead
Replies: 37
Views: 846

Re: Alasdair Gray is Dead

......... wow your sarcasm hurts, not. I just dont like fiction; there are other ways of spending your time intellectually and not books on gas pipes or how to make money. Fiction reading seems to be a very middle class thing as they have the leisure ( and the accents to appreciate it) & advoca...
by georgew
30 Dec 2019, 12:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Alasdair Gray is Dead
Replies: 37
Views: 846

Re: Alasdair Gray is Dead

Never heard of him but then not a great fan of fiction. Much over rated. I did a google and what suprised me he was also celebrated in the visual arts. Thats unusual? When I meet my sister in London we inevitably end up in Waterstones ( at Trafalgar Sq ) and being assaulted by all those books I thi...
by georgew
26 Dec 2019, 3:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Two favourite poems.
Replies: 49
Views: 992

Re: Two favourite poems.

Yvonned wrote:So beautiful Georgew, this poem spoke deep to my heart. Thank you



Thank you.......I find growing old difficult.
by georgew
26 Dec 2019, 9:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Two favourite poems.
Replies: 49
Views: 992

Re: Two favourite poems.

There is always a sadness about Christmas. The visit This time when she came I asked her to give me a hug... a thing I've never done before... but I needed to hold her again as I did so long ago..... when I would scoop her up.. and breathe her in and know that in this moment nothing in the world cou...
by georgew
24 Dec 2019, 10:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Goodbye Old England - Jockxit. It's Time We Were Gone
Replies: 257
Views: 6438

Re: Goodbye Old England - Jockxit. It's Time We Were Gone

Hi, hi, I realise as a Scott this is not what you want to hear. It's not tropes it's the mechanism for what Scotland will have to do. Stamping your feet will not get a democratic situation. If indeed the UK leaving the EU has financial repercussions? Are you then sure that all but the hardliners fo...
by georgew
23 Dec 2019, 4:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Goodbye Old England - Jockxit. It's Time We Were Gone
Replies: 257
Views: 6438

Re: Goodbye Old England - Jockxit. It's Time We Were Gone

hi, I realise as a Scott this is not what you want to hear. It's not tropes it's the mechanism for what Scotland will have to do. Stamping your feet will not get a democratic situation. If indeed the UK leaving the EU has financial repercussions? Are you then sure that all but the hardliners for in...
by georgew
23 Dec 2019, 10:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Goodbye Old England - Jockxit. It's Time We Were Gone
Replies: 257
Views: 6438

Re: Goodbye Old England - Jockxit. It's Time We Were Gone

Many many many Scots don't live in Scotland, and they have no say regarding the referendum. I dont agree with that. IMO only the folk who actually live there have the right to make a decision about independence. Do you deny the many other nationalities choosing to live in Scotland a say? Lots of pe...
by georgew
22 Dec 2019, 7:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Goodbye Old England - Jockxit. It's Time We Were Gone
Replies: 257
Views: 6438

Re: Goodbye Old England - Jockxit. It's Time We Were Gone

...IMO independence is up to the Scots. Shame to see Scotland go though. No it's not. It's up the the Scottish electorate. Many many many Scots don't live in Scotland, and they have no say regarding the referendum. We Brits are a mixture of peoples, as are the people in Scotland of course. You cann...
by georgew
22 Dec 2019, 11:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 537665

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

To those who still assert that the BBC is impartial, I ask you this. Whoever would have imagined that the BBC could mock-up a graphic of the leader of her Majesty's Opposition...wearing a Russian hat interposed on a picture of the Kremlin? We could argue I imagine that this is only fair, given that...