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2 hours ago, bowes said:

Most of the time, though I ended up not voting in 2010 because I didn't like the tail end of the New Labour years 

Didn't you stand for election as a UKIP councillor?


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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9 minutes ago, Bedford Roughyed said:

Didn't you stand for election as a UKIP councillor?

Yeah though I realised pretty soon they weren't the right party for me. I got nominated to stand as a councillor in my first meeting. My main problems with the party at the time were them being too right wing on the economy and the party letting homophobic candidates stand for election (not locally to me). This was the days when Suzanne Evans had moderated the party to roughly where Theresa May is on the political spectrum, but since that time my views have softened and UKIP's views have become more hardline and less of a Eurosceptic broad church. I never voted UKIP in any election after that year and voted Labour in 2015

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Bit of good news from the City AM site -

" Britain has been crowned the best country in the world for business in 2018 for the first time ever, even in the face of uncertainties around Brexit, according to Forbes' annual ranking.  The UK took the top spot out of 153 nations and jumped up from fifth place last year, scoring particularly well on technological readiness (fourth) and the size and education of its workforce (third)."

http://www.cityam.com/277807/uk-has-just-been-named-best-country-business-2018

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3 hours ago, bowes said:

Yeah though I realised pretty soon they weren't the right party for me. I got nominated to stand as a councillor in my first meeting. My main problems with the party at the time were them being too right wing on the economy and the party letting homophobic candidates stand for election (not locally to me). This was the days when Suzanne Evans had moderated the party to roughly where Theresa May is on the political spectrum, but since that time my views have softened and UKIP's views have become more hardline and less of a Eurosceptic broad church. I never voted UKIP in any election after that year and voted Labour in 2015

 

3 hours ago, bowes said:

Yeah though I realised pretty soon they weren't the right party for me. I got nominated to stand as a councillor in my first meeting. My main problems with the party at the time were them being too right wing on the economy and the party letting homophobic candidates stand for election (not locally to me). This was the days when Suzanne Evans had moderated the party to roughly where Theresa May is on the political spectrum, but since that time my views have softened and UKIP's views have become more hardline and less of a Eurosceptic broad church. I never voted UKIP in any election after that year and voted Labour in 2015

Nobody could say you're not flexible

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26 minutes ago, Tongs ya bas said:

 

Nobody could say you're not flexible

Politics has changed a lot over the last few years. What were once considered fringe views in Westminster are now mainstream. Labour's 2017 manifesto was in many respects to the right of David Cameron's policies on immigration. Labour's 2017 manifesto was to the right of Tony Blair's on welfare. But on other economic matters it was much further to the left. 

 

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Blue Passports!  Rejoice rejoice! 

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With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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Now for the rest...

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With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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5 hours ago, Bedford Roughyed said:

Now for the rest...

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I have seen that before, I think.

I wonder whether it adjusts for age?


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8 hours ago, Bedford Roughyed said:

Blue Passports!  Rejoice rejoice! 

About time too. Those burgundy ones are a source of national humiliation

On a practical front though, it’ll add at least 5 seconds in finding them in our large “vaguely important” stuff drawer, Brexit is worth cancelling for that alone.


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7 hours ago, Bedford Roughyed said:

Now for the rest...

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A lot of very angry old folk haven’t cottoned on yet that Brexit DOES NOT mean that we’re leaving the ECHR.  Admittedly, they’re the same folk who still have not caught on yet that the ECHR and EU are not the same thing.

Unfortunately for some, we won’t be able to go back to thrashing our serfs for getting uppity or randomly incarcerating people for being in public with brown skin without consequences on us. 

It'll make for an interesting front Mail page the day after Brexit when people discover $they still have rights. For $they, insert any group of humans doing any of the 10,000+ things that other humans do to upset Mail readers.

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7 hours ago, Bedford Roughyed said:

Now for the rest...

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I do miss proper light bulbs. It's a lot harder to see small objects with the new ones. I imagine that's much worse for older people

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1 minute ago, bowes said:

I do miss proper light bulbs. It's a lot harder to see small objects with the new ones. I imagine that's much worse for older people

Rubbish. The latest generation of LED, halogen etc bulbs are just as bright as the old ones.


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3 minutes ago, bowes said:

I do miss proper light bulbs. It's a lot harder to see small objects with the new ones. I imagine that's much worse for older people

I don’t see that at all. Newer bulbs are just as good as old incandescent ones except in specialist scenarios. They last longer and are far more environmentally friendly.


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7 hours ago, Bedford Roughyed said:

Now for the rest...

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A  lot of very angry leave voters of any age haven't cottoned on to more or less everything was not the fault of the EU and the changes won't be what they expect, from leave voter to terminally disappointed in one referendum!

 

6 minutes ago, bowes said:

do miss proper light bulbs. It's a lot harder to see small objects with the new ones. I imagine that's much worse for older people

I think you need to buy more than one Bowes, that might help!

The only good thing, possibly, is that the Tories wont have the EU to hide behind come election time!

The graph looks like a 1950's Tory manifesto. Was there no space given to more cuts please?

The only thing missing is a quote from Saints Lass along the lines of the Gary Jack Coaching Manuel "I had corporal and capital  punishment dolled out to me in full measure when I was a youngster and I was playing within a week!"


 

 

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Anyway, no need to worry our wonderful government have got this brexit thing well under control:

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"it is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it."

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With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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Apart from anything else, there seem to be at least 70 other countries whose passports are blue. How 'identifiably British' is that?


I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.

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Of all the things that Brexit will do, the blue passport is the symbol of the biggest thing that really gets my goat. I quite like being European and the ability to move, work and travel unhindered is a right that other people have taken away from me.

Young people will never have seen a blue passport and will not give a toss. Yet it's them who will pay for this raging against the dying of the light.

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"I am the avenging angel; I come with wings unfurled, I come with claws extended from halfway round the world. I am the God Almighty, I am the howling wind. I care not for your family; I care not for your kin. I come in search of terror, though terror is my own; I come in search of vengeance for crimes and crimes unknown. I care not for your children, I care not for your wives, I care not for your country, I care not for your lives." - (c) Jim Boyes - "The Avenging Angel"

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1 hour ago, ckn said:

I don’t see that at all. Newer bulbs are just as good as old incandescent ones except in specialist scenarios. They last longer and are far more environmentally friendly.

I find them poorer than the older ones and they do not appear to last longer. 

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19 minutes ago, tim2 said:

Of all the things that Brexit will do, the blue passport is the symbol of the biggest thing that really gets my goat. I quite like being European and the ability to move, work and travel unhindered is a right that other people have taken away from me.

Young people will never have seen a blue passport and will not give a toss. Yet it's them who will pay for this raging against the dying of the light.

I have no idea why people keep describing the pre-EU passport as blue.  It wasn't blue.  It was black.  (Or if it was indeed blue then it was such a deep shade of blue as to look black)  I still have my pre-EU black passport: it was hard back and looked rather good it has to be said.  However, the proposed change is only in colour really and of course no reference to the EU (yay!!).

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6 minutes ago, Saintslass said:

I have no idea why people keep describing the pre-EU passport as blue.  

Because it was blue.

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With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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7 minutes ago, Bedford Roughyed said:

Because it was blue.

Well, mine wasn't.  Perhaps an older version was?  The one I have is black and hard backed.  I've seen a picture of it on TV again today and even the commentators on TV acknowledged its blackness.

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