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chrisp65

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  1. I thought the 80,000 at England rugby, 52,000 at Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid and 250,000 at Cheltenham then waiting a couple more weeks were what happened with the speed camera analogy? We did it, we got to 4,000 then 6,000 then 8,000 new cases every day and then they bottled it and ended the experiment.
  2. When I decided the management life was the life for me, it was suggested within the office that I take up golf. My direct boss saw an opportunity and gave me his clubs. Which meant he had to go and buy new clubs, win win as far as he was concerned. I did some golf, I chipped play balls up n down the garden, went to a couple of courses that allowed rank amateurs to wander around, did some ‘range’ practise. Very soon realised I wasn’t going to enjoy golf as I had a father and I wasn’t an absolute Pringle clad bellend. Sold the clubs. I was quite happy with the deal. Then one day my boss asked me if I wanted a game, I said no, I’d decided it was bullshit and not for me. He said fair enough, and could he have his old clubs back if I wasn’t using them...
  3. I can’t speak for others. For me personally, I was open to the idea of leaving the EU, I wasn’t ideologically committed to remaining. But I could see that the way the sides were dividing up, all the people on the Brexit side were profiteers, snake oil salesmen and racists. So I voted remain, as a vote against them being in charge. But they won. The people got what they voted for, profiteers, spivs, snake oil salesmen and racists. Essentially, the nasty party. I’m sure that pretty much everyone that voted leave probably thinks leave is still the right thing to do and if only their easy version of leave had been implemented we wouldn’t be in this silly confuddle. To be honest, I’d suggest there’s a decent slice of the leave voters wouldn’t be watching the news close enough to work out that leaving and having a problem with the EU, and a problem with China is any sort of cloud on the horizon. It won’t be an issue until they personally have actual real issues with not being able to do whatever their thing is. Be that going to Shankly’s Bar in Magaluf, or eating large quantities of cod, or being employed in the steel / car / banking services / agricultural sector. As a minimum, there are 52% of the population that won’t give a shit until it impacts them directly. Then it will be someone else’s fault and for someone else to bloody well sort out.
  4. Super Furry Animals Alabama 3 Catatonia Manic Street Preachers Derrero Topper Novocaine Dub War 60ft Dolls Llwybr Llaethog Murry The Hump Skindred Alun Tan Lan Big Leaves Helen Love Tystion Derek Jarman The other £60 I’d spend on merch and drinks.
  5. I was just listening to something on the radio where a woman had been blackmailed by her ex-partner over photos he’d taken of her. The police view of it was very interesting. A case with one person against one other may or may not succeed. But it’s rarely the case someone would do something like this as a one off. They persuaded the woman to allow the case to go public, and four other women came forward with similar stories about the same guy. Five complainants against the one guy stood a far greater chance of something sticking and had a far higher penalty, keeping him off the streets for 10 years instead of of 3. As you rightly say, it’s a dangerous road. I’m not envious of the people having to make those sort of judgement calls.
  6. God gave me a perfect handrail licking organ. You and you and you will be arrested for human rights abuses against God. If I can’t see your tongue, that’s communism.
  7. The build more homes bit stops the rents going up. If a not for profit or co-op or council build homes to be used as homes and not part of an investment portfolio first and foremost, then people who want to give their money to a private landlord still can. But very possibly at a lower rent, as they won’t be competing against the people that would prefer not to be the temporary, transitory tennant / income source. You don’t have to move far from my house to find homes being snapped up as holiday lets when people in this town and along this coast can’t afford a home. That’s fine, this isn’t a communist state. But there should be a mechanism that ensures these places taken out of the housing stock are replaced. A decent heft of tax on income if you’re not actually living their as your own main residence feels like a good place to start.
  8. Build more homes and see the private rental market need to adjust to something lower than a mortgage. Tax people buying properties where they have no intention of living. Tax second homes. Tax properties bought as holiday cottages. Tax the air bnb model. People can’t live in their own towns because someone else has seen a profit and thought, **** you, I’ll have my profit. There is a place for the private landlord wanting his profit. It shouldn’t stop the people of ‘x’ town living in ‘x’ town.
  9. Ah, but if we weren’t selling them our good bombs and bombing training, they’d still be buying bombs but they’d be bad bombs with poor bombing training. You have to think of the whole picture.
  10. Thoroughly glad that stupid behaviour is largely in the past. One hundred times better experience going to the football now.
  11. Yeah, compare and contrast: 8ft tory in a cape handing out money Then Corbyn, superimposed on the Kremlin, in a superimposed hat Like the tories themselves, they don’t appear to care anymore. Just make sure we get a regular funny picture of Johnson at a photo op and we’ll all be happy.
  12. If only there was some way individuals looking for a home didn’t have to rely on individuals with two homes but not quite enough money behind them or unscrupulous individuals with lots of properties kept back from potential home buyers so thousands of families are reliant on private money makers for somewhere to live. If only there was some other way that homes could be provided without all this pain for individuals, this uncertainty. You’d think government or local government could tailor their local needs for housing by providing housing to a set standard for a fair price to all the people that need it, that are needed in the area to do the jobs. I shall put my mind to how this could be resolved...
  13. Where did the ‘never’ come from? It’s a discussion on following the correct legal process. I don’t think anyone has suggested tennants should never be evicted? Even if it was just for the sake of the neighbours or the local community there should always be the option to remove someone.
  14. A sexually incontinent man, a known proven compulsive liar, that has no coherent ideas and is the puppet of Cummings advertises for a person to answer his questions for him. In the same week, having said he would end cronyism, he makes Lords of his brother, his financial backer, his Brexit supporter mates and Ian Botham. Ian Botham is now part of the legislature, deciding on the finer points of the laws of the country. Sat alongside Kate Hoey and Evgeny Lebedev, a man who’s money comes from when his ex KGB dad ‘bought’ a Russian bank. Now I know we mustn’t condemn on the sins of the father, but the guy is a dual UK/Russian national with media interests and his money comes from the 90’s KGB mafia take over of Russian utilities. I’m sure there was some sort of an issue with that recently? It’s important we keep taking the piss out of those crazy Americans, yeah?
  15. We have become a corrupt little tinpot country. Break it up, build something else.
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    Mask Watch!

    I love the presumption that someone with a Gucci or Lacoste or Chanel logo on a face mask has bought it from a legit outlet. Anyway:
  17. When I went for a walk: now (ish): I’m now sat out the back garden wondering what time to open my £7.99 Lidl red.
  18. It should be fine as long as you’re not celebrating Eid. If you’re celebrating Eid then you’ll have to all meet up in Wetherspoons instead. Unless one of you works in Lancashire, in which case you’re only allowed to meet up in the office, as long as you go there in separate cars. Check twitter for the finer legal details.
  19. Well for your information, I estimate I’ve been cool on three separate occasions. Admittedly the most recent was in July 2000. But three times man. Three.
  20. It’s the script writers for shows like The Thick Of It, that’s who I feel sorry for. Where do they go with this to exaggerate the ridiculous side of things? It’s basically killed political satire.
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    General Chat

    Imagine being stuck up high on a roof out of sight, with some burly workmen and asking if any of them like a bit of gravy on their batter?
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