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tonyXIII last won the day on March 12 2017

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    Rethymno, Crete, Greece.
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    Sport (almost 100% RL), Travel, Languages

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  1. Job hunting

    Ckn, it's not a 'who you know' situation, it's a 'what someone knows about you' situation. No need to feel bad at all.
  2. Rant thread

    Here's an interesting one. Our daughter sent us a package last year. She works in the Post Office in Proudfoot's supermarket in Scarborough, so she sent it by Royal Mail and put our full address on it. The Royal Mail palmed it off to DHL couriers. Problem! Our village (like most in Greece) does not have street names and house numbers, we use a PO box at the nearby crossroads. The courier can't access the box and have no way of finding us. If we know it's a courier delivery, we get people to include my mobile number so the courier can contact me. With Royal Mail, we expected the Greek Postal Service to deliver it, so no mobile number. Because our daughter worked in th PO, she was able to trace it and get a tracking number and we eventually recovered the package from ACS couriers in Rethymno. Just a thought, but in similar circumstances, stick a contact number on your packages.
  3. Carillion - gone?

    Good on Nationwide, good on Lloyds, good on those banks genuinely trying to alleviate the problems faced by Carrilion's suppliers and sub-contractors. But why is this even necessary? The bosses at Carrilion should not just 'not get their salaries and bonuses', they should have all their assets stripped. They have probably put them in their wives' names. They should be investigated within an inch of their lives. What is the SFO doing? Some of their actions must have been fraudulent.
  4. That sounds very much like Conspiracy to Defraud. Anyone out there who could take up the cudgels? Edit to add: the Labour Party?😁
  5. Carillion - gone?

    Thanks to Derwent for the explanation. The news services always make it sound like someone has had their fingers in the till. Seems it's a bit more complicated than that.
  6. Carillion - gone?

    It always puzzles me that, when a big company goes bust, there is always a reported shortfall in the pension fund. Are such funds not protected and, if not, why not?
  7. Our new position in the EU

    That was "Project Pessary". Bend over and take it like a man. Or maybe "Swallow this!" if you misread the instructions.
  8. UKIPpery

    I don't remember anyone voting for Thatcher because she was a woman. Gender discrimination wasn't such a significant factor back then. People voted for her because she offered a certainty that had been lacking. She was the "Iron Lady", not for turning. This was a refreshing change after the ditherings of McMillan, Douglas-Home, Wilson (the later years), Callaghan and Heath. I voted for her in 79 (?). Sorry.
  9. Those nice tories

    I've spotted the flaw in your logic. You say "Keeping our heads above water." Of course, you should have said "Keeping their heads well above the water." We are NOT all in this together.
  10. NFL 2017/18 season

    I don"t understand why the Patriots seem to be so unpopular. Anyway, I have a whole bunch of cousins who hail from Plymouth, Mass., so I hope the Pats win it. (And the Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics!)
  11. Rant thread

    I have no idea what you lot are on about and can't understand how Oscar Peterson and Helen Shapiro have anything to do with it. Shakes head in dismay. "Nurse! Nurse! It's time for my medication."
  12. Those nice tories

    Why don't you ask her? As Shadow suggested, there was a noticeable change in the tenor of posts yesterday. On both sides of the fence, the posts were much less belligerent. Perhaps we (and I do include myself) should all accept that we are never going to change each others minds and just accept that? Is it worth a try?
  13. Our new position in the EU

    There is also the view that they want to keep their local community as it is, ie without immigrants, so they vote UKIP to "keep the buggers out".
  14. Those nice tories

    How do you feel about the "Anne Milton to replace Hunt at Health" one? You have been both one of his biggest critics on here and one of his defenders. Is it a case of "better the Devil you know"?
  15. Those nice tories

    From Jackson's Hole (sic) or straight from his own?