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by roubaixtuesday
13 Feb 2020, 8:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Remembering the Fallen.
Replies: 47
Views: 1119

Re: Remembering the Fallen.

Oldjohnw wrote:I will never have a go at anyone wearing a red poppy. I do get quite a lot of hassle when I wear a red poppy.

Just saying.


Where does the hassle come from, John?
by roubaixtuesday
12 Feb 2020, 8:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Remembering the Fallen.
Replies: 47
Views: 1119

Re: Remembering the Fallen.

I wear a poppy on remembrance day. I however, hate the way they have become compulsory for people in the public eye, politicians, footballers etc. Shaming people for not wearing one is the absolute antithesis of what people fought and died for. I also know that post war, some service people objecte...
by roubaixtuesday
12 Feb 2020, 7:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Remembering the Fallen.
Replies: 47
Views: 1119

Re: Remembering the Fallen.

A couple of pieces, one from the military, and another including a little on the long history of the white poppy. Both argue the case for not wearing is to be defended. https://www.forces.net/news/poppy-must-members-military https://theconversation.com/wearing-the-poppy-has-always-been-a-political-a...
by roubaixtuesday
12 Feb 2020, 6:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Remembering the Fallen.
Replies: 47
Views: 1119

Re: Remembering the Fallen.

I wear a poppy on remembrance day. I however, hate the way they have become compulsory for people in the public eye, politicians, footballers etc. Shaming people for not wearing one is the absolute antithesis of what people fought and died for. I also know that post war, some service people objected...
by roubaixtuesday
12 Feb 2020, 3:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 250 Miles
Replies: 42
Views: 1465

Re: 250 Miles

Vorpal wrote:
Marcus Aurelius wrote:“Little Hollands” :shock: The Netherlands had the worst death rates for cyclists, in Europe last year.

based upon what?


I think it's based on the percentage of cyclists in total road deaths - it was in the press.

You can probably work out the flaw in the stat.
by roubaixtuesday
11 Feb 2020, 10:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flying.. why? why not?
Replies: 55
Views: 1462

Re: Flying.. why? why not?

So ... Engineering meeting with CAF in Belfast; Flying ..... Staff drive to EMA ... catch plane, £168 return, met at airport by customer, meeting, lunch, return to airport by customer, staff collection from airport. Total time 1 day. Drive .....Drive to Dumfries in diesel vehicle (37 miles / gallon...
by roubaixtuesday
10 Feb 2020, 7:53am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 760
Views: 128574

Re: A positive thread

Thanks Gaz, that's quite some load you've got there!
by roubaixtuesday
7 Feb 2020, 7:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 363
Views: 13896

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

How we treat people like Begum defines what sort of people we are. Writing insults about her on a website demeans the writer; the country removing her rights without due process demeans the country and enables more similar acts. You may regret it when they come for you. Wishing death on her children...
by roubaixtuesday
7 Feb 2020, 3:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 363
Views: 13896

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

landsurfer wrote:
roubaixtuesday wrote:
They were heedless as to whether the child lived or died


As was the mother ........


The mother was trying to get herself and the baby to a place of safety. How this counts as heedless I leave to your imagination.
by roubaixtuesday
7 Feb 2020, 2:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 363
Views: 13896

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

This whole thing is an obvious political stunt; HMG know very well they will ultimately lose and are fighting the case purely to appear tough to their voter base. That this has resulted in the death of a child is of no concern to them. It's sickening. Senior moment here .... are you holding HMG res...
by roubaixtuesday
7 Feb 2020, 2:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 363
Views: 13896

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

This whole thing is an obvious political stunt; HMG know very well they will ultimately lose and are fighting the case purely to appear tough to their voter base.

That this has resulted in the death of a child is of no concern to them.

It's sickening.
by roubaixtuesday
7 Feb 2020, 2:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 363
Views: 13896

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

Apart from being a terrorist and a supporter of terrorism ......... Here we go again , round and round in circles. Being born here is not right to citizenship. In the last 12 months i have had to supply proof of birth in the UK of my granddaughters mother and grand mothers place of birth in order t...
by roubaixtuesday
6 Feb 2020, 10:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 760
Views: 128574

Re: A positive thread

gaz wrote:Hauling the Mule through town on the weekly shopping run, what do I see?

Another Mule outside Wilkinsons being loaded with a wheelbarrow. There is hope :mrgreen: .


+ many!

Is there a photo of your mule?
by roubaixtuesday
6 Feb 2020, 10:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Civil Discourse on the Implications of Brexit
Replies: 54
Views: 1285

Re: Civil Discourse on the Implications of Brexit

The problem with a written constitution is someone would have to write it, and others would want to rewrite or amend it. If we were lucky it might eventually go for a generation or two without any changes, after which some would say it had stood the test of time and others would call it old-fashion...
by roubaixtuesday
5 Feb 2020, 2:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Civil Discourse on the Implications of Brexit
Replies: 54
Views: 1285

Re: Civil Discourse on the Implications of Brexit

The privatisation or not of the NHS (and you don't have to look hard to find organisations or people who believe it started in 1999) doesn't have much to do with Brexit. Broadly I'd agree with this, though with caveats - the same people who *do* want to privatise the NHS and deregulate the economy ...