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  1. JohnfromUK

    Anjem Choudary released... ***

    Any yet people (including some members here) complain about the security costs of a Royal wedding - we do indeed live in a broken society. There are many people who want this 'preacher' removed from this country, but I believe he is actually a UK citizen - so legally he is 'our problem'. He is a qualified lawyer (though I believe 'struck off') and so knows every slippery legal trick in the book ........... and our 'books' are so convoluted, feeble and broken as to be of little use. For that blame politicians (all parties) led by civil servants and lawyers. In a properly 'democratic' society, since I'm sure the vast majority of the electorate would like to see the back of him, we should be able to get rid of him, but we have no law to allow that. Remember it costs a fortune as well when he is in jail, because (for reasons I have never fully understood), keeping someone in jail is almost as expensive as putting them up in a 5 star hotel. So we are constrained to supporting our sworn enemy in one way or another for the rest of his days ....... or until he chooses to depart our shores of his own will (and that won't happen if he gets a taxpayer funded life (as he does).
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    BREXIT - merged threads

    IF the transition period is extended (and I don't believe it should be) we should not pay ANY money in the extension period. That should clearly focus the EU 'negotiators' (or more correctly dictators) minds on getting it sorted quickly.
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    Waste of tax payers money Eugenie wedding petition

    There are two very strange aspects to the whole concepts of socialism; Firstly that people will be better off by penalising those who actually make the monry Secondly that a 'state administration' can spend money more wisely and efficiently than the individual who earned it. It all falls over when you run out of other peoples money to spend.
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    West Mercia and Warwickshire Police

    They claimed they would save a lot of money by amalgamating ......... and now they claim the will save another lot of money by separating. I won't hold my breath for the rates to go down though. Idiots, the lot of them, with no idea of how to wisely spend the taxpayer/ratepayer's money - and it seems no idea of running a Police Force either.
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    Loads of Wasps

    Yes, had quite a few - as well as bluebottle flies and cluster flies.
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    This years flu jab

    Boots is £13, but includes 4 variants of the flu virus (apparently not all do 4, many doing only 3). Can book on line.
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    BREXIT - merged threads

    This was the question; Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union? The vote was won by 'leave'. Whatever the 'deal' or 'no deal' turns out to be is immaterial - the vote says we should leave. There was a vote, it had a definitive outcome, and the 'details' of any 'deal' or terms were not part of the question on which people voted. (Which is incidentally why I voted remain as I didn't understand under what terms we would be leaving. I think it was a very badly chosen question with hindsight, but it is difficult to set a clear question when you don't know what the conditions of leave will be). However - since the vote was leave ........ democracy has chosen leave, so I support that (as should all others who believe in democracy). IF there was another vote with the same (or similar question) I would support the original 'leave' outcome. Even if there is no 'deal', we must leave - because that was the outcome of the referendum. There should be no 'second referendum' and we should get on and leave under the best terms we can negotiate. Things are not helped by an idiotic attitude from the Labour party ...... whose leaders campaigned for leave - but now say (as part of their six 'tests') that leaving should have exactly the same (i.e. single market) trade conditions as when we were in! In other words be subject to all the rules - and no longer have any say in setting the rules (not that we had much anyway). Brexit in name only. If we accept all those rules - we would be better staying in. They are just playing a political game, which is very childish when it is in the interests of all to get a good deal - and Parliamentary support would give strength to the negotiators. IF there is either a deal - or no deal and the Government puts legislation before Parliament to complete the leave process - and Parliament rejects it - we then have a broken democracy and I do not know what the future holds for us like that? Perhaps we will end up with a Corbyn/SNP far left coalition and end up like Venezuela (but without the oil reserves)? It would be a very worrying prospect indeed that a referendum result is ignored/overturned by Parliament.
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    .410 chamber size.

    Complete guess - 2 1/2" cartridge with the roll closure opened (Eley Fourlong is nominally 2 1/2")
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    Waste of tax payers money Eugenie wedding petition

    Since we are apparently spending £2M a year on protecting this wretch https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6274439/Taxpayers-fund-2million-year-bill-protect-Islamist-hate-preacher-Anjem-Choudary.html, I think the Royal Family are a much better place to spend the money.
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    Any thing to do/see in Durham

    National Railway Museum at Shildon is quite good (a smaller offshoot of York) https://www.locomotion.org.uk/
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    unexplained wealth order

    Whilst I agree with the overall principle of 'draining the swamp', I do have concerns over the idea of being 'guilty until you prove yourself innocent'. I don't understand high finance, but I would guess that 'commercial confidentiality' (e.g. who is backing whom) may be sensitive ......... but not necessarily criminal. Hence my concerns. I can also see the difficulty for the authorities in having to prove the money was 'dirty'. Overall - it is fine when a reputable investigating force is involved, but could be open to innocent people being 'framed' by informers and having to disclose a lot of sensitive and confidential financial information in order to prove innocence.
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    Myxi in hares

    Indeed I do - but I also wanted to highlight the risks of all interventions with disease, predators etc. I looked up the clearance programme I mentioned. It ran from 1958 to 1971 as local 'rabbit clearance societies'. They got a 50% subsidy 'on costs' whatever that means.