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  • I genuinely believe that most people go into politics with a good heart and a determination to change things -- HOWEVER, once they get elected and go to Westminster they get caught up in the "Party" line and beaten up by the Party Chief Whip.

  • Quote: I don't see that happening while we are so greedy and self-obsessed.

    That sums it up in a nutshell. The poor and/or worse off in this country and the World to some extent have not been brought along with the benefits that the rich and better off have. As a Tory Voter I believe the richer should pay a little more tax until society evens itself out a little. When someone working a full week and has to go to a food bank something is seriously wrong........
  • Corbyn is an Anarchist, always has been always will be and totally unfit to run the country....

    However Garth I do agree that the current Tory Government are as bad. So who would be fit to run this country only God knows -------- if even he really exists........... Tongue
  • Highway Code (UK version).

    I have just returned from my SPEED AWARENESS COURSE (yes I got caught speeding 48 in a 40) which I found extremely useful, educating and interesting...

    .However what I found was that In my numerous years of driving I had clearly forgotten lots of the Highway Code, last one I read was probably the 1958 version.... Tongue.

    So in answer to the original question "What are you reading" I went out and bought the latest version of The Highway Code.... TongueTongueTongueSmile
  • I have been a regular Amazon buyer for what feels like years. When I buy an item I generally write a review about it and also give the supplier some rating.

    In the last 6 months or so I have been receiving unsolicited email, purporting to come from Amazon suppliers inviting me to review their products mentioning that "as I am a good Amazon reviewer would I like to review their product/s)", and of course offering a discount when I review whatever item they are putting forward.

    Has anyone else on here had or having this experience.?

    PS - I am not replying to their emails for obvious reasons...........
  • Having just recently received my income tax notification I cant help but notice that Overseas Aid and contribution to the EU Budget are insignificant when looked at from a total. Why then did the Brexiteers make all the fuss about the two expenditures........

  • Quote: If you know the registered keepers details then you can also find out if they are insured.

    Not true, you only need the car number plate to confirm if the vehicle is registered on the Insurance Database

  • Quote:The second event was with a Honda car that disappeared from a road in daylight when I was quite happily retired,

    ......just after leaving the pub........!

  • U-Who.....

  • Quote:How would I know? I saw several people tonight in the street and a few pets. How would I know if they were ghosts or not? There was a horse in a field way in the distance.

    How can you tell if they are 'ghosts' or living?

    What's the rules and who made them up?

    Because you can see through them.....SmileSmile
  • To even think this is possible is ridiculous - there is no such thing as ghosts. You might have heard or thought you had heard a dog bark but it was not the ghost of your dog.

    Just before my very close Brother-in-Law died he said "if there is a life on the other side I will make contact with you", I'm still waiting...................

    I don't wish to demean your post but with respect some people believe anything even if its impossible..

  • I pay £56 for both my wife and myself. This includes two checkups and clean each year plus any work like fillings, Root Canal etc. Cosmetics we have to pay for,, for example a Capping, but the work is covered by the plan
  • Responding to the forums title, there is nothing on this planet that would ever make me vote Labour....
  • I seem to get calls from people who seem to think I have had an accident and when I do I lead them on with as much BS as possible. I always give my car number plate the one I had in 1965 (still remember it KHK 767C) and that seems to fox them when I tell them I have had it from new...... One cheeky foreigner asked me why I am wasting his time.....

  • Quote:The responsibility lies with the perpetrator. The one doing the groping, the rape...

    Absolutely, but at the recent black dress protest at the US Film Awards, those very women protesting were the ones wearing the revealing dresses with cleavage down to their navels and backs open down to their builders bums in previous years...... Wink

  • No certainly not but I am just pointing out that there has to be some responsibility.
  • I would like to point out that it isn't me that wears see through Tee Shirts with no bra, Bikinis that barely cover your bits, bathe topless on the beach and wear a dress that has so many apertures and holes that it looks more like a fishing net. So don't blame men if they talk to your tee shirt............ You cant have it both ways......
  • We are constantly hearing from the media that Trump is too opinionated and not using political correctness. So what is meant by the modern term referred to as 'POLITICAL CORRECTNESS'.
    The definition is found in 4 telegrams at the Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri. The following are copies of four telegrams between President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur on the day before the actual signing of the WWII Surrender Agreement in September 1945.

    The contents of those four telegrams below are exactly as received at the end of the war - not a word has been added, edited or deleted!
    (1) Tokyo, Japan 0800-September 1,1945
    To: President Harry S Truman
    From: General D A MacArthur
    Tomorrow we meet with those yellow-bellied bastards and sign the Surrender Documents, any last-minute instructions?
    (2) Washington, DC 1300-September 1, 1945
    To: D A MacArthur
    From: H S Truman
    Congratulations, job well done, but you must tone down your obvious dislike of the Japanese when discussing the terms of the surrender with the press, because some of your remarks are fundamentally not politically correct!
    (3) Tokyo, Japan - 1630-September1, 1945
    To: H S Truman
    From: D A MacArthur and C H Nimitz
    Wilco Sir, but both Chester and I are somewhat confused, exactly what does the term politically correct mean?
    (4) Washington, D C - 2120-September 1, 1945
    To: D A MacArthur/C H Nimitz
    From: H S Truman
    Political Correctness is a doctrine, recently fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and promoted by a sick mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of **** by the clean end!
  • I too have an Echo and like Dave I don't find it too useful "YET". Its amusing at the moment to play Spotify or make a shopping list or set a reminder or ask for todays weather. My wife uses it when she is cooking for setting multiple named timers for the different foods. You can control heating and lights at the moment but you have to have special thermostats and lights to do so. There is no doubt that it will improve and once you can control most things in the home and maybe extend that to the car it will become indispensable.
  • In around 1984 My son was studying computing and had our colour TV in his bedroom permanently connected to his BBC Acorn. We had a 9" B/W TV in the lounge for which we watched and did have a B&W Licence.

    There was a knock on the door and it was a detector chap asking if we had a colour TV to which my wife said yes, its upstairs connected to my sons computer. He said but you only have a B&W Licence to which my wife replied that's correct. He asked if he could come in to check which he did, saw the B&W 9" TV went upstairs to my sons room, said OK, turned and walked out. It was so amusing in that he really thought he had caught us out...........
  • It costs a great deal of money to produce good TV programs, which is why there is so much junk and repeat programs broadcast now.

    We are offered TV packages with 250 channels yet if you look at it you can exclude numerous +1 hour, the HD, Product Selling, Adult, repeat every 4 hours, ....and in the end there is only a few channels left, if at all, worth watching.......

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    That and the fact that we tell the time by calendar now rather than looking at our watches

    Similarly I find every day is a Sunday...........
  • M&S Fresh Veg
  • ............................... hardly important news....................................!
  • Quote from news --

    Teachers in the UK have been told not to call female students ‘girls’ or ‘ladies’ because it reminds them of their gender.
    Natasha Devon, a former government health advisor, told the Girls’ School Association’s annual conference in Manchester, “never walk into a room in an all girl’s school and say girls or ladies” because it is “patronising”.
  • Lewis Hamilton avoiding paying £3.7m VAT that could have gone to help the sick and lame - that's not fair especially as he reputed to be worth £200m

  • Quote:Define "fair"

    When people earn more in a year that the average family could live on for the rest of their lives "that's not fair"

  • Quote:Yes...but I'm sure Brexit will create lots of industrial jobs to compensate.

    I wish I had your optimism Garth I am convinced Brexit is going to be the worst decision this country will make. I see nothing positive coming from it and struggle to understand how we got to where we are and are going.

    The days of Industrial industries here in the UK are long gone (much to my disappointment) which is the main reason our GDP is going down...................
  • No one should be able to inherit wealth! We should be able to earn a lot of money and then go on to enjoy it -- but to pass it on is just wrong. We come into this world with nothing and all the wealth we create is due to the services, taxes, infrastructure provided by the state, so why shouldn't what's left go back to the State on our demise.

    ....and NO!, I am not a socialist (am I Garth...Smile) but there has to be more .fairness; on this planet.
  • Suggest you get in touch with Lewis Hamilton and ask him how he gets away with £3.3m........Grin