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#3202533 Piggate

Posted by Shadow on 28 September 2015 - 05:48 PM

Drizzled with Jus? is that better?

Tete de cochon au pois en puree, now you're talking  ;)

#3198120 Free school meals for infants 'set to be scrapped'

Posted by Shadow on 22 September 2015 - 10:10 AM

So you don't mind people who haven't worked getting the same as someone who has worked all their lives?

That's up to you, I suppose but I don't think it is very fair.

I think my main point on this subject is that we should help those who need it.

I can afford to pay for my children's school dinners so don't expect to get them for free.

It doesn't stick in my throat as I know the vast majority of people in receipt of the assistance need it and it is shown time and again that measures introduced to target fraudulent claimants disproportionately impact the most vulnerable.

#3188420 European Refugee Crisis

Posted by Shadow on 06 September 2015 - 02:07 PM



I propose a 1% point levy on all mortgages of private houses. Let those who profit most from the tripling of house prices do the most to support the less fortunate.


Alternatively, levy CGT on the sale of all houses, including the main home. That should raise a few quid to help housing associations buy properties on the open market.

How about we don't offer tax cuts to the wealthy and large corporations and use the money to help the stuation.

In fact how about we don't offer tax cuts while cutting essential services.

#3188199 I quite like that Stuart Maconie chap

Posted by Shadow on 06 September 2015 - 06:58 AM

Totally agree, its your usual professional Northern clap trap. Unfortunately Stuart has gone from a very good music journalist into a cheep pulp non-ficton writer.


Not that I blame him, we all have mortgages to pay.


P.S. Sorry Stuart but although I do try to deny it I am very very middle class, I am writing this with a glass of Chardonney in my hand, and I own a Belstaff jacket (although it is a 'proper' Billy Belstaff for use with my BSA). AND whippets are now a very posh dog

Chardonnay's a bit 1990s so your working class credentials are safe for now. Try Sauvignon Blanc or St. Emilion  :tongue:

#3188194 O2 con artists

Posted by Shadow on 06 September 2015 - 06:28 AM

I'm on EE but will be moving as soon as the contract expires, probably to O2 because of their altrusitic sponsorship of the England Rugby Union team  :tongue: that and them being the only network with cover in my village.

For me EE have been shockingly bad both for network service and customer service as were Vodafone before them, I suspect there is little to choose between any of the carriers and they will all be all sunshine and roses as a new customer and once they have you on a 24 month contract the cynical contempt they hold us in will come through. 

#3170442 Calais: what to do.

Posted by Shadow on 03 August 2015 - 05:36 PM

 The minute they started doing that was the minute any sympathy I had for them pretty much disappeared. 


No, that wasn't when you stopped having any sympathy.

#3165028 Honorary forum members?

Posted by Shadow on 26 July 2015 - 03:13 PM

I blame the RFU

#3157347 Stupid Questions League - The Closing Down Party

Posted by Shadow on 12 July 2015 - 09:50 PM

Blimey, it's reached the maudlin stage already. 

Can't stay long I've got to drive to Darlington tomorrow at 5.30 but I'll bang this on the Juke box and just have a swift pint of Greene King IPA thanks.

#3156370 Renewable energy

Posted by Shadow on 11 July 2015 - 09:27 AM

Dont you think that the £5000 subsidy on electric cars should be abolished?

Now that I've bought one

#3153682 Married life...

Posted by Shadow on 06 July 2015 - 03:02 PM

One thing i have learned from this thread is not to take advice from Johnoco! :biggrin:

It took this thread before you worked that one out? :biggrin:

#3152585 Long hot day

Posted by Shadow on 04 July 2015 - 06:23 PM

On Thursday it hit 41c in central France, where I was sitting in a traffic jam on my bike wearing full racing leathers.with an engine temperature of 106c. It felt like the sort of thing the CIA are alleged to get up to in Guantamo Bay, 

#3142358 Anybody speak Russian or can suggest assistance here?

Posted by Shadow on 17 June 2015 - 03:45 PM

It's a shame Sam isn't still around on TRL, I remember he was always very good at DIY....

Where's MIAG with his hammer when you need him?

Come to think of it he's due an appearance in a few days...

#3137389 Going bald for charity

Posted by Shadow on 08 June 2015 - 03:33 PM

Worth a fiver of anyone's money

#3135958 Obituary Corner

Posted by Shadow on 06 June 2015 - 04:54 AM

sport could do with a few more like Jerry Collins

#3131112 The Weather

Posted by Shadow on 29 May 2015 - 07:51 AM

Everybody talks about the weather but nobody ever does anything about it.

Thank you very much, I'll be here all week.

I blame the RFL.

I'll have you know this is a Rugby League forum.
It's clearly the fault of the RFU