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Message 1300847 - Posted: 1 Nov 2012, 2:00:46 UTC - in response to Message 1300521.

I find this year to be something out of the ordinary.

Too much is happening too fast - leaks, rumours, allegations

I can agree wholeheartedly with you there I think. Unsettling times to say the very least. Trying to stand back and take a helicopter view of it all, there are a number of factors to it. A mid term UK government, USA presidential elections, an unusual amount of natural disasters, global and EU recession, general dissatisfaction with the current world order etc. Plus of course the media hyping it all up to make a living.

But yes, the UK has had a bit of a bashing in 2012 on many fronts, and it's not over yet. But it is at times like these that the famous British bulldog spirit comes to the fore. People grit their teeth and carry on, making the best of it.


I suspect Sirius would rather drop the "Bulldog" and just be left with the
"Spirit" for now....bottoms-up ol' boy.



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Message 1300851 - Posted: 1 Nov 2012, 2:15:33 UTC - in response to Message 1300847.

Naw, I have .....



serving me.......



Now that's the Bulldog Spirit I like.
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Message 1300953 - Posted: 1 Nov 2012, 10:10:25 UTC

Well, seeing that this week you have decided to ditch North Korea and become German, I should ask one of these





to fetch you one of these





(Sorry, you only get served Bulldog spirit with a Union Jack)



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Message 1301275 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 15:32:58 UTC

Newsnight is certainly going to be interesting this evening.....

....Senior politico to be outed?

Butch's comment".....
"Mr Cameron said Mr Watson ‘raises a very difficult and complex case’ and he was ‘not entirely sure which former prime minister he is referring to’."

Why difficult & Complex Butch? Does it matter what PM as regardless, if proven, it will be a direct link to No 10!

Oh dear, not still serving are they Butch?

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Message 1301319 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 17:03:47 UTC

Do remember that it is the Mails avowed aim to bring down this government, and in particular mount regular personal attacks against Cameron. Always take what they say with a large dose of scepticism. They may publicise scandals, but it is mainly for their circulations benefit not the general publics. I would rather listen to the independent or the Torygraph.

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Message 1301327 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 17:29:03 UTC

I must admit I have moved newspaper from there to the Times ...
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Message 1301372 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 19:11:37 UTC

Bought one the other day John, admittedly for the crossword, jut to see if I could till have a bash at it! The Mail is really dire these days, and quite anti establishment.

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Message 1301414 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 21:12:53 UTC - in response to Message 1301372.

The Mail is really dire these days, and quite anti establishment.


With old fogeys like this still in power, it's no wonder they are.....

Old Fogey who should be pensioned off

Another Fly-Tipping debacle

At least on this one there is an honest gentleman amongst a den of muppets!

"Tony Perks from the district council said the letter was perhaps "overly aggressive" and that they "don't like upsetting residents".

He said: "I'm certainly disappointed in what we've done."

Well done Tony (I bet you get some right ribbing over your name).
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Message 1301511 - Posted: 3 Nov 2012, 1:06:26 UTC - in response to Message 1301372.

Bought one the other day John, admittedly for the crossword, jut to see if I could till have a bash at it! The Mail is really dire these days, and quite anti establishment.



Shame the BBC don't do crosswords!

Newsnight claims, but BBC refuses to name

Didn't like the Saville affair BBC & now trying to CYA?

"The terms of reference were an important restriction. It's also fair to say at that time, and we're going back to the mid- to late 1990s here, at that time the idea that senior public figures; politicians; celebrities could be involved in child abuse was seen as a bit far-fetched," he told Newsnight/the Bureau of Investigative Journalism."


Hmmn, no "redtop tabloids" here, but a world renown online "redtop"
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Message 1301546 - Posted: 3 Nov 2012, 3:23:11 UTC - in response to Message 1301511.

Bought one the other day John, admittedly for the crossword, jut to see if I could till have a bash at it! The Mail is really dire these days, and quite anti establishment.



Shame the BBC don't do crosswords!

Newsnight claims, but BBC refuses to name

Didn't like the Saville affair BBC & now trying to CYA?

"The terms of reference were an important restriction. It's also fair to say at that time, and we're going back to the mid- to late 1990s here, at that time the idea that senior public figures; politicians; celebrities could be involved in child abuse was seen as a bit far-fetched," he told Newsnight/the Bureau of Investigative Journalism."


Hmmn, no "redtop tabloids" here, but a world renown online "redtop"

Can't be Sir Peter Morrison for although sited already as a pedo' he's now
dead. This current one is still living and everyone one in parliament most
probably by now will know who he is.


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Message 1301639 - Posted: 3 Nov 2012, 12:07:36 UTC

Old Fogey who should be pensioned off

VETERAN Tory Ken Clarke has admitted he doesn’t know what his new Government job is. Ken, 72, was sacked as Justice Secretary two months ago and appointed Minister without Portfolio. But he described the role — for which taxpayers pay him £98,740 a year — as “particularly mysterious and baffling”.

Friends of Mr Clarke last night insisted the extraordinary comment was meant as a “tongue in cheek” joke. But critics said it revealed his bitterness after David Cameron sacked him as justice boss for being too soft.

Don't lets all be naive here, Cameron is far too clever a politician, you don't get to be PM otherwise. When it became clear that Clarke was no longer wanted in a front line role, he had to go. But it was borne in mind how many years he had been around holding various senior Government posts. It was also clear he wasn't going to go quietly. Therefore it would not have made any sense to simply sack him and say bye bye.

Clarke could be a very dangerous future enemy if not handled carefully, and everyone knew that. That is why he was given the sinecure position of Minister without Portfolio which guarantees him a continuing seat in the cabinet, judged enough to placate him. All that these recent comments are meaning is that Clarke has accepted his position with bad grace.

OK folks, nothing to see here, please move on ....

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Message 1301708 - Posted: 3 Nov 2012, 16:01:59 UTC - in response to Message 1301639.
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Clarke could be a very dangerous future enemy if not handled carefully, and everyone knew that. That is why he was given the sinecure position of Minister without Portfolio which guarantees him a continuing seat in the cabinet, judged enough to placate him. All that these recent comments are meaning is that Clarke has accepted his position with bad grace.

Shades of the Soviet Politiburo! aged 72 & a future dangerous enemy? typical of all old fogeys who can't realise that their day has passed

OK folks, nothing to see here, please move on ....
Why? you thread owner?

"On 12 May 2009, The Daily Telegraph reported that Clarke had "flipped" his council tax. He had told the Parliamentary authorities that his main home was in his Rushcliffe constituency, enabling him to claim a second homes allowance on his London home and leaving the taxpayer to foot the bill for the council tax due on that property. However, he told Rushcliffe Borough Council in Nottinghamshire that he spent so little time at his constituency address that his wife Gillian should qualify for a 25% council-tax (single person's) discount, saving the former chancellor around £650 per year. Land registry records showed that Clarke did not have a mortgage on his home in Nottinghamshire, where he has lived since 1987. He instead held a mortgage on his London house, which he had most recently charged to the taxpayer at £480 per month"


Yep, nothing new here, so let's move on. Next Baghdad Broadcasting Company's topic is: -

How do we exhort more from the serfs - The Licence Payers?

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Message 1301770 - Posted: 3 Nov 2012, 18:30:22 UTC
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Come-on Sirius, Clarkie is only trying to boost his pension pot.
On retirement, sell the London home, pocket the cash and
whey-hay...LOADS-A-MONEEEEEEY....at the expense of the tax payers.
Could be a reason why the Government have not come down heavy on the BBC
over this "Jimmie" business. To afraid that the BBC might start digging
the dirt over still to be disclosed fiddlings of government expenses by
our M.P's.

If the BBC is found to have suppressed the "Jimmie" business just what else
have they kept suppressed over the years and over what?
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Message 1301779 - Posted: 3 Nov 2012, 19:05:47 UTC - in response to Message 1301770.

Come-on Sirius, whey-hay...LOADS-A-MONEEEEEEY....


the secrets they're not divulging is that Harry Enfield was successfully cloned more than once.....

....hence the Loads A Moneeeeeeee muppets in power.......

...they're saying they haven't got enough, so we gotta pay more!
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Message 1301820 - Posted: 3 Nov 2012, 21:32:48 UTC - in response to Message 1301779.
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Come-on Sirius, whey-hay...LOADS-A-MONEEEEEEY....


the secrets they're not divulging is that Harry Enfield was successfully cloned more than once.....

....hence the Loads A Moneeeeeeee muppets in power.......

...they're saying they haven't got enough, so we gotta pay more!

What!! they want to be able to buy two houses in London at the tax payers
expense then? Having all these politicians now has got to be old hat. The
local councils should be able to deal with all the paraphernalia that the
residence go to see their M.P's about. The old system has been running for too
long now so needs an overhaul, a new way.

Just like the BBC due for a very long-overdue overhaul. Ban soaps, ban reality
shows and ban politicians from ever speaking on the T.V ever again....the tele
is for entertainment purposes and politicians are not entertainers. There we go,
a new vision for the BBC, to be informative, entertaining and totally
independent of view and of any outside influences too....sounds like the BBC of
about 50 years ago then.
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Message 1301835 - Posted: 3 Nov 2012, 22:08:05 UTC - in response to Message 1301820.

Careful there me boy.......you'll have Sir Humphrey on your case about us being in the 21st century......

...mind you...he's another old fogey well past his sell by date.
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Message 1301840 - Posted: 3 Nov 2012, 22:18:19 UTC - in response to Message 1301835.
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Careful there me boy.......you'll have Sir Humphrey on your case about us being in the 21st century......

...mind you...he's another old fogey well past his sell by date.

I think Humpies out for the evening, we'll just have to drag him kicking and
screaming into the 21st century. Once settled then he'll encompass all that it
has to offer with great joy and pleasure and then relish all the challenges that
it presents him.

But he will not be allowed to appear on the BBC though!!
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Message 1302069 - Posted: 4 Nov 2012, 13:53:45 UTC

Hi guys & gals, the race is on for this year's Christmas Number one......

Up 5 places to No 5.....Jimmy's abuse claims

Up 5 places to No 4.....Erasing Jimmy's memory

Up 5 places to No 3.....Alleged victims stories

Up 5 places to No 2.....Giving Saville's victims their voice

& up 5 places to this weeks new No 1.....Number of BBC staff accused triples in a fortnight
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Message 1303564 - Posted: 8 Nov 2012, 16:56:27 UTC

Hmmn, attempting to divert attention from your "friends" at the BBC Del-boy?

Cameron warns of witch hunt

"Who do you think you are kidding Mr. Cameron?
If you think we're on the run,
We are the boys who will stop your little game.
We are the boys who will make you think again.
'Cus who do you think you are kidding Mr. Cameron?
If you think old England's done?

Mr. Brown goes off to town
On the 8:21.
But he comes home each evening
And he's ready with his gun.

So watch out Mr. Cameron
You have met your match in us.
If you think you can push us
We're afraid you've missed the bus.

so who do you think you are kidding Mr. Cameron?
If you think old England's done.
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Message 1303592 - Posted: 8 Nov 2012, 17:34:53 UTC

You do wonder then is the investigations getting to close to some of
his associates in Government and their sweating under their collars.

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