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Discussion in 'Gravel Trap' started by Jen, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. Titch

    Titch Smile Premium Contributor

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    It’s very strange when people go off on one about the Lockerbie bomber. Lockerbie’s is my closest town, more of a large village really. All these years on and the scars have pretty much disappeared. Of course there is the memorial garden on the edge of town. But it’s very discreet. It seems to me that the rest of the world is more enraged, or determined to keep it alive. Lockerbie and it’s people have just got on with life. It feels like I’m reading about another place, not my Lockerbie.
     
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  3. cider_and_toast

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    But for a tragic and unscheduled delay to that flight no one would have thought anything about Lockerbie other than a large village in Scotland.
     
  4. Lewywo4

    Lewywo4 Race Winner

    What would be left of London for example....will be nothing but dust.
     
  5. cider_and_toast

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    Which some could argue would be a dramatic improvement.

    ;)
     
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  6. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

  7. Titch

    Titch Smile Premium Contributor

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    Wonderful
     
  8. siffert_fan

    siffert_fan Too old to watch the Asian races live. Contributor

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    Doesn't it seem as though fascism is on the rise globally just as it was in the 1930s? I only hope the consequences aren't the same this time around?
     
  9. vintly

    vintly Mostly bacon Premium Contributor

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  10. Dartman

    Dartman Points Scorer

    If they piss off then you will pay extra taxes to support the Corbyn excessive socialism, even if they do avoid tax to a greater degree than you can.
     
  11. vintly

    vintly Mostly bacon Premium Contributor

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    Fine I’ll take it
     
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  12. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    This is not the first time that we have had a similar threat but Andrew Lloyd Webber is still here for one.
     
  13. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    I'm very confused (not an uncommon problem I'll grant you) but the link above was to a bloke on a mobility scooter who got a speeding fine meant for a Porsche.
     
  14. Titch

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    Which is shocking. How can the idiotic pen pushers not see that some bloke with a mobility scooter in Bristol, is not someone with a Porsche in London.. Well of course the idiotic pen pushers probably drive Porches themselves.
     
  15. cider_and_toast

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    Man who built reputation on spouting divisive rhetoric condemns party for employing man who spouts divisive rhetoric.

    Oh the irony.

    Farage attacks UKIP leader over adviser
     
  16. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    Farage has always said that neither he nor UKIP are racist. This does not fit very well with the poster of the marching hordes or his scaremongering about Turkey joining the EU meaning that 75 million people were going to be coming into the UK.

    Back in time when UKIP were at their peak there were two poll results came out, one put UKIP standing at 30%, the other that 30% of the respondents thought that UKIP was a racist party. They did not say how many UKIP members thought that UKIP was racist.
     
  17. cider_and_toast

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    It's not always the message but sometimes the perception of it that's the problem.

    When you talk about immigration people will hear what they want to hear. People like Farage will play on those fears and then deny that there was any racist intention.

    It's like people who start conversations with "I'm not racist but......"
     
  18. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    If I were Mrs May I would be placing bets on me losing the vote on Tuesday. As it is she is looking more and more desperate and running round like a headless chicken. I remember the good old days of another PM who kept on saying TINA (There Is No Alternative) when it was quite clear that there were.
     
  19. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    Long ago there was a song which went:

    "Tonight's the night when we will have some fun" but I can't find it on the internet. I was hoping to play it for Mrs May.
     
  20. Titch

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    Well she survives.
     
  21. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    What I haven't seen anyone saying yet but if all the anti-May MPs abstain Labour will have a 57 vote majority over the Conservatives without the help of anyone else. Even if the SNP vote with her!
     

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