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by blythburgh
Thu May 23, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Margaret Thatcher Milk Snatcher
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Margaret Thatcher Milk Snatcher

I used to know someone who hated Thatcher and would never ever vote Tory because when he was at school and she was Minister of Education she stopped the free milk for schoolchildren. Not being at school or a parent it had not been something I remembered clearly. But he was bitter at losing his free ...
by blythburgh
Thu May 23, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Car parking
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Car parking

I really am confused by a letter we got last night. The Cefas (formerly Ministry of Fisheries) building is going to be torn down and a new building built in front of it. With the two newer "wing" buildings will be refurbished. Obviously this means the car park has gone so the staff are having to par...
by blythburgh
Thu May 23, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Finance & property
Topic: 40 stores to close... (part 3)
Replies: 174
Views: 10772

Re: 40 stores to close... (part 3)

Topshop tycoon Sir Philip Green to close 23 stores https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48367379 Mixed feelings. Great news that the odious Green is feeling the pinch. But my main feelings are sadness for the staff involved and their families. And of course when any listed business has problems it a...
by blythburgh
Thu May 23, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Life's little questions
Topic: Brexit Bounces too
Replies: 35
Views: 471

Re: Brexit Bounces too

I'll vote for the Brexit Party (even though Nigel is a bit of a spiv). I've voted for two mainly anti-EU parties in my life - Referendum Party in 1997 and UKIP a few times. Plus I voted Green a few times in the 1990s when they had a party policy of leaving the EU! ...very brave of you to admit all ...
by blythburgh
Thu May 23, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Finance & property
Topic: "British Steel on verge of administration"
Replies: 30
Views: 264

Re: "British Steel on verge of administration"

Unfortunately, those facts about state aid and carbon credits don't fit the narrative of people who want to attribute blame in a way that suits their position. I felt it necessary to say it and is why I said it the way I did, without wanting to attribute blame to any one person or group of people. ...
by blythburgh
Thu May 23, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Life's little questions
Topic: Milking politicians
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Milking politicians

Agree. A milkshake in a cardboard cup may be comparatively harmless, but what about milk in a glass bottle? Or a bag of peanuts thrown at a public figure with severe nut allergy? Arresting the perpetrator can often be enough to show that wrong has been done. It doesn’t necessarily mean s/he will be...
by blythburgh
Thu May 23, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Litter May 19
Replies: 23
Views: 400

Re: Litter May 19

Congrats, macliam
by blythburgh
Thu May 23, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Competitions
Topic: TOS May 19
Replies: 56
Views: 844

Re: TOS May 19

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by blythburgh
Wed May 22, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Questions and feedback
Topic: Who let the hamster out of his cage?
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Who let the hamster out of his cage?

It is now but was not earlier. Hamster recaptured and back in his cage
by blythburgh
Wed May 22, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Life's little questions
Topic: Milking politicians
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Milking politicians

Throwing milk etc over politicians and rabble rousers like Tommy Robinson seems to be coming increasingly popular. Going back to the old days of the hustings in one way. But should we be going backwards? Should the pertetrator be arrested and risk getting a criminal record? IMHO yes. I have nothing ...