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#3095017 jeremy Clarkson

Posted by Griff9of13 on 25 March 2015 - 06:50 PM

James May says it's a "tragedy". What an obscenity that he is talking about the sacking of Clarkson and not the plane crash. Sick Man!

I presume it was in response to being questioned about his workmate? If that were the case why should he be commenting on the terrible plane crash?

#3094581 General Election 2015

Posted by Griff9of13 on 24 March 2015 - 10:45 PM

Brian May has a change of heart and abandons the Tories after life long support: http://www.mirror.co...and-how-5388527

Interesting not just for who he is but for bucking the perceived trend about people getting more right wing as they get older. So there may be hope for JohnM yet. :P

#3093530 UKIPpery

Posted by Griff9of13 on 23 March 2015 - 08:40 AM

As much as I dislike him, his party and their views no one deserves this: London protesters 'chase UKIP leader Farage out of pub'


There are plenty of legitimate opportunities to oppose UKIP and Farage. 

#3092309 20 Mar: Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 20 March 2015 - 09:35 PM

Ive seen it all now; Wigan penalised for walking off the mark, something all teams do every single game.

#3091221 Hillsborough Inquest update

Posted by Griff9of13 on 19 March 2015 - 09:03 AM

I also completely agree , but what I am waiting for and will be probably until the day I die is for one , just one fan who charged through that gate and ran up through that central tunnel to publicly say they were there and are partly responsible for those 96 deaths , there are a couple of thousand grown adults out there now who are in denial of what they actually did , I don't recall any of these people offering to give evidence at this inquiry

Mr Duckinfield was in a no win situation , put there partly through poor pre match decisions , if he hadn't opened the gate then quite possibly we would have seen an inquest asking him how Liverpool fans ended up being crushed to death outside the stadium


Total and utter bull ######. Do yourself a favour; go away and read up on what actually happened. Start with the Taylor report and then move on to the findings of the HIP and the transcripts of the inquest. Once you have a slight grasp of what you are talking about then come back and comment. 

#3090939 Hillsborough Inquest update

Posted by Griff9of13 on 18 March 2015 - 06:15 PM

Due to the stringent restrictions outlined by the coroner for the Hillsborough inquest all I will say is, about ###### time.

#3086891 jeremy Clarkson

Posted by Griff9of13 on 11 March 2015 - 09:40 AM


#3086821 jeremy Clarkson

Posted by Griff9of13 on 11 March 2015 - 06:57 AM

There are a right load of Mary Whitehouses on here. If you don't like him and the programmes he makes fine. But here's a thought; do yourselves a favour, exercise a little self censorship and switch over when he comes on the TV. I'm sure you'll feel much better for it. After all the outpourings following the Charlie Hebdo killings I thought we were all supporters of free speech. Seems I was wrong. <_<

#3086461 Government Advertising

Posted by Griff9of13 on 10 March 2015 - 03:22 PM

I preferred the information films they used to make. Coo look, there's sumfink in the wowter.


Fill yer boots: http://www.nationala...w_all_films.htm :D

#3083522 Do you miss them?

Posted by Griff9of13 on 05 March 2015 - 09:30 PM

Good sorts all of them. The ones I like most are those you can disagree with without seriously falling out with. Difference, debate and discussion is something to be enjoyed.

#3082521 General Election 2015

Posted by Griff9of13 on 04 March 2015 - 08:25 AM


Quelle surprise. :rolleyes:

#3082403 RIP Ray

Posted by Griff9of13 on 03 March 2015 - 08:39 PM

Not phoney at all; it is like losing a semi-distant but loved family member. I don't even know what he looked like, but I felt I knew him more than a bit from the years of good-natured correspondence on TRL.

Very well put, pretty much how I feel. I think I'd feel the same about any of the regulars on here, even those I don't always see eye to eye with.

#3080913 General Election 2015

Posted by Griff9of13 on 01 March 2015 - 03:52 PM

Well he's just had great reviews from his speech in Leeds yesterday and northern Labour conference today and despite his character getting assassinated constantly its not stopping him.I would like to know why the other political leaders are not getting anyway near the same treatment from the media as Milliband?


Can you imagine the general media reaction if this was a Labour advisor rather than a Tory? Top adviser to Chancellor George Osborne filmed smoking crack cocaine in drugs den

#3078867 General Election 2015

Posted by Griff9of13 on 26 February 2015 - 09:08 AM



I'm actually broadly in agreement  with you John; hasty, back of a fag packet in your lunch hour legislation is rarely any good; a missed opportunity IMO. :(


For me there should be two driving principles to MPs taking outside work: it doesn't interfere with their duties by taking up their time. It doesn't leave them open to undue influence (real or perceived, and yes, that would include paid union work). Exceptions would need to be included to cover the type of things you mention. For example owning your own or family business; they should be able to retain a non executive directorship as long as they relinquish their day to day involvement. It's not what they go into politics with that I have the problem with it's what they acquire once they are there that bothers me.

#3078861 The TV Thread

Posted by Griff9of13 on 26 February 2015 - 08:52 AM

British pop needs a good kick up the r's, just like it did when Beatlemania, Tamla, flower power, punk and Britpop turned up.

It's more about showbiz these days.


Ed Sheeran is even less dangerous than Ed Miliband; he'll probably end up as the host of Gardeners' Question Time. I bet  Paloma Faith can't wait to star on stage in the West End revival of Annie Get Your Gun.



Away from the "top" of the pile British music is still in a very healthy state. Give Radio 6 music a listen; there is plenty of really good new British music on there. With the advent of the new ways of listening to music fewer good artists are reliant on the Brits type promotion.


6 Music had a festival last weekend in Newcastle featuring mainly British artists. 6 Music Festival