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41) Message boards : Politics : Last Gasp Saloon (Message 1356708)
Posted 474 days ago by Profile Hev
tribute to Thatcher in parliament
42) Message boards : Politics : Last Gasp Saloon (Message 1355574)
Posted 476 days ago by Profile Hev
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@Hev - I actually feel sorry for Blair, at the time as the Labour PM, he was between a rock and a hard place. He had the best two security services in the world the CIA, and his own MI6, both telling him that Iraq had WMD and was prepared to use them. How likely was it that they were both wrong? He had Bush telling him that the USA were going in anyway, and quoting the "special relationship". If he didn't take the UK in, he could have to explain a missile attack on London with thousands killed, and the UK getting no more Intelligence from the USA, and being ordered out of USA military territory. If he went in, he would have to face the likely deaths of British troops. What would Thatcher or any other PM have done?


I sometimes despair of you Chris. Most of us knew it was an unlawful war right from the beginning, did you not watch Blair and co spin and turn trying to justify it? Perhaps the Daily Mail didn't give out the information the rest of us got.
30 million people worldwide marched against the invasion.

Prime Minister Harold Wilson didn't get involved with the Vietnam War.
43) Message boards : Politics : Last Gasp Saloon (Message 1355536)
Posted 477 days ago by Profile Hev
I think if you haven't been moderated for your language then it is accepted.


Why Wouldn't It Be Accepted? He/She Speaks DEM/Libberish.

Bound For It.

What?
44) Message boards : Politics : Last Gasp Saloon (Message 1355535)
Posted 477 days ago by Profile Hev
Not sure why they are commenting on the death of a PM when they are no longer UK citizens??

Although there is no reason why they cannot, as Hev lived through Thatcher's Premiership. As for ES, she was a child of Thatcher, growing up then, but was totally unaffected by the PMs policies either by personal loss or experience ...

John, "they" are still UK citizens and even if they weren't they are still entitled to make whatever comments they like.
It reminds me of the old argument for apartheid in South Africa. You were not allowed to have an opinion because you had never been there and therefore wouldn't understand. Well some of us are intelligent creatures and we can gather information from all different sources.

You see, it's not just about how we are affected individually, but how thatcher's policies affected a whole swathe of the population, how the infrastructure of the country was decimated, communities and manufacturing jobs destroyed, how vulnerable people ended up sleeping in doorways. I could go on and on but the list has already been posted.

The floodgates were opened and permission for selfish and individualistic behaviour was given with little regard for the lasting effect on the culture of what had been a caring and inclusive society which looked after people.

For some of us, there is such a thing as society and we are all responsible for each other. Unfortunately the thugs in charge today are continuing the smash and grab.

Yes, thatcher began the latest bout of the class war and so it continues...
45) Message boards : Politics : Last Gasp Saloon (Message 1355523)
Posted 477 days ago by Profile Hev
@dear Chris I don't mean to offen but the use of Astreicks is something i'll probably have trouble not being able to use we have a very courlful language here in oz

It's never meant to offend

I had a copper tell me stop swearing or i'm gona arrest you ,I was at a train station and got searched for dugs not that I had any and got a rather pissed off, my answer to him was we have a very coulorful language if your taking offence to the way i'm talking then go to the airport and buy a ticket back to the place ya come from .He was of middle estern origin , his co worker behind him a ozzie woman officer was trying to stop laughing cause she knew that it wouldn't stand up in court in fact it's been thrown out 3 time before and the reason is and I quote "Australians have a coulorful language "

I have cleaned the conversation up just for you but you can imagine I was using the f word every second . So please don't ever take offence to a ozzie swearing it usually means they like you and have drop there p's and q's and started talking normally which is you swear a lot . But sorry if you took offence


Glenn, I like your colourful language. Please don't stop or otherwise I will be offended. I think if you haven't been moderated for your language then it is accepted.
46) Message boards : Politics : Last Gasp Saloon (Message 1355252)
Posted 477 days ago by Profile Hev
You're just confirming what I've posted. "Took to the brink" Did we get there?

23 years ago....what about since then?

BBC again....... Blair Brown Cameron

More than enough time to put a halt to "Thatcherism"

13 years of lefties - did they change anything?

Nope, just spend spend spend & lined their own pockets as well & when booted out of power, every time claim that the rich & elites subjugating the workers.....

...vote us back in as the elite & rich going to stuff us further.

Catch 22 then isn't it! Hmmmn, whatever happened to the USSR?


I agree with you. I left the Labour Party with many other people when Blair took away clause IV in 1995. Blair/Brown, they are of the same ilk as Cameron. "New Labour" moved to the right and there is no way it could be called a party of the "lefties".

The Labour Party should have put a halt to thatcherism, but didn't, they carried on the neoliberal project.

I look forward to the day when Blair is put on trial for war crimes
47) Message boards : Politics : Last Gasp Saloon (Message 1355218)
Posted 477 days ago by Profile Hev
Ex top cop: "Margaret Thatcher took us to the brink of becoming a police state"

I don't think the ex deputy chief constable of Greater Manchester, John Stalker, is by any means a bleeding heart liberal.
48) Message boards : Politics : Last Gasp Saloon (Message 1355194)
Posted 478 days ago by Profile Hev
I really loved Spitting Image
49) Message boards : Politics : Last Gasp Saloon (Message 1354990)
Posted 478 days ago by Profile Hev
Thatcherism was a national catastrophe that still poisons us

Also, speaking of the company people keep, check out some of the unsavoury characters that Thatcher hung around with.

If you need a list I will supply one later on.
50) Message boards : Politics : Sandy Hook (Message 1352049)
Posted 488 days ago by Profile Hev
Don't worry Es, we wouldn't let him in the country. The UK Border Agency might be pretty incompetent, but even they would refuse entry to known psychotics.


That part might be true But I seem to recall some terroists were let in.

We let a few out. The shoe bomber was from Brixton,he used to sell incense outside of Iceland.

He was that guy?
51) Message boards : Politics : Carlin. (Message 1350800)
Posted 492 days ago by Profile Hev
When one lives in Canada, everything below the 49th is south.

I think it's time to build a wall Robert, just like the Israeli one.
52) Message boards : Politics : Pope resigns (Message 1337379)
Posted 534 days ago by Profile Hev
Sadly I don't think they'd have Es - on two grounds: she's too sensible, and she's woman.

(There is a third ground, she's probably far too young as most recent Popes have been knocking on in years.)

I think I'd make a jolly good pope.

You do have a role model as in Popess Joan who was dismissed as a "figment of the imagination" naturally. I believe in her.
53) Message boards : Politics : Pope resigns (Message 1337358)
Posted 534 days ago by Profile Hev
Hell isn't a lake of fire. It's the absence of God for eternity.

I feel real bad for you and would like to help. It's sad that you don't believe.

The bible is quite clear on what hell is.

I am aware you feel bad for me. I've come across your kind many times before. You simply cannot see how your belief is a terrible thing that stops you living a truly moral life. You can't be truly moral because you are following a set of rules without really understanding what it is all about. You only care about what comes in the next life, so you don't put the effort you should into making this world a good place.

You judge others, and you presume to think you have all the correct answers. You are filled with hate for anything you don't understand or fear and then you hide behind a book written nearly 2000 years ago without even reading it properly.

If you really were like Jesus, you would be spending time with the outcasts of society and helping them just like he did instead of hating them and judging them.


Have you thought of applying for pope?
54) Message boards : Politics : Have Soaps lowered the tone? (Message 1306026)
Posted 624 days ago by Profile Hev
As a strident female myself I must be one of the gullible. I was so thrilled to be able to catch up with Eastenders after leaving the UK. I can't get BBC iPlayer here but people upload the soaps to youtube so I can watch them on the same day as in the UK.

I also caught up with Casualty, another good one, and quite subversive in it's way.

What lowered the tone in the UK was thatcherism, changed the culture into the greedy mess that we now have.
55) Message boards : Politics : Paula Broadhips & General GoldPeneTraitorUs (Message 1305726)
Posted 625 days ago by Profile Hev
To further Hev's understanding ... . Title alteration.

Edit: well, I guess the way to change a thread title has altered? Henceforth, this thread is "Paula Broadhips and General GoldCialis."

Now that's more fair..
56) Message boards : Politics : Paula Broadhips & General GoldPeneTraitorUs (Message 1305649)
Posted 626 days ago by Profile Hev
Who is Paula Broadhips?

Paula Broadwell was General Patreaus' biographer.

Eric hopes that some day he will be famous enough to have an attractive female biographer who is half his age. Eric is hoping his biographer will have earned high B's in her highschool science classes and will supplement her publishing income by modeling swimwear. He feels this will uniquely qualify her to be his biographer.

If such a biographer is ever assigned to Eric, I shall attend every interview!!!

Thanks Angela, I suppose I asked the question because I was annoyed by another woman being described as body parts.
Other than that I haven't been following the story, I shall go away and be grumpy somewhere else, but yes, keep a very sharp eye on that Eric :D
57) Message boards : Politics : Paula Broadhips & General GoldPeneTraitorUs (Message 1305539)
Posted 626 days ago by Profile Hev
Who is Paula Broadhips?
58) Message boards : Politics : How will Mitt Romney Save America ? (Message 1302191)
Posted 634 days ago by Profile Hev
Mitthead? Save America?
That lifeform is the posterchild for what is wrong with America.
I cannot believe that a scum vulture capitalist is even a contender for the highest office in the land.

+1
59) Message boards : Politics : Independent Scotland (Message 1298037)
Posted 647 days ago by Profile Hev
Not move back to, but move to Hev ...

John, I am part of the Scottish diaspora, I was born in Edinburgh.


Born in Darjeeling, but still a Cornish East Coast Scot. Went to school at Johnshaven, between Aberdeen and Montrose. Can I vote?

We can both vote in the referendum if we move back to Scotland and are living there, but then so can anyone living in Scotland at the time. I did check to see if I could vote from afar.

Does being born in Darjeeling give you another nationality? You can never have too many passports as far as I'm concerned.
60) Message boards : Politics : Independent Scotland (Message 1298017)
Posted 647 days ago by Profile Hev
Not move back to, but move to Hev ...

John, I am part of the Scottish diaspora, I was born in Edinburgh.


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