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Message 1358742 - Posted: 20 Apr 2013, 1:38:13 UTC

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Another IT disaster. When will these muppets wake up & realise that Government Contracts are just a free-for-all & needs tightening up!
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Message 1358964 - Posted: 20 Apr 2013, 12:52:30 UTC
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As regards the selling off of the basic Utilities of Gas, Water, Telecoms, Electricity,
Public Transport & Infrastructure. Here Chris the government should
have retained a percentage holding in each utility. Hence bringing in revenue
for the exchequer year on year. Who fooled them into not doing this I'd love
to know....
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Message 1359007 - Posted: 20 Apr 2013, 16:43:35 UTC - in response to Message 1358947.  

Damn, another excellent post. Need a new supply of pills! :)

Sorry Chris, should've stated that this was a continuation.
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Message 1359014 - Posted: 20 Apr 2013, 17:09:07 UTC

Well we've had some really funny excuses over the years with regards to transport problems....

...for example, wrong type of snow on tracks making trains late.....

....but this one beats them all.....

Romans blamed for potholes
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Message 1359027 - Posted: 20 Apr 2013, 17:40:05 UTC - in response to Message 1359024.  

Yep, & to get home, one has to go through Kent.....

....oops, mind that pothole.
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Message 1359064 - Posted: 20 Apr 2013, 19:43:21 UTC - in response to Message 1359024.  

Bosses at Kent County Council's Highways Services department - which filled in nearly 15,000 potholes around the county last year - say that potholes keep popping up because it has been using French asphalt. But, rather than putting the blame squarely on the French, roads chiefs also blamed the Roman Empire for not laying the roads on strong enough foundations 2,000 years ago.

Kent has always been an oddball place, previously known as Cantia and then Cent. Probably comes from being the closest part of the UK to France, and inhaling too many garlic fumes. Apart from Chateauneuf du pape, the only good thing that has ever come out of France is the ferry back to England.


LOL. Im sure the Romans had a great road foundation for the Ox carts and horse drawn wagons and the thousands of foot soldiers who had to walk the roads.
Was this clown an elected official?
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Message 1359069 - Posted: 20 Apr 2013, 19:50:13 UTC - in response to Message 1359064.  

Bosses at Kent County Council's Highways Services department - which filled in nearly 15,000 potholes around the county last year - say that potholes keep popping up because it has been using French asphalt. But, rather than putting the blame squarely on the French, roads chiefs also blamed the Roman Empire for not laying the roads on strong enough foundations 2,000 years ago.

Kent has always been an oddball place, previously known as Cantia and then Cent. Probably comes from being the closest part of the UK to France, and inhaling too many garlic fumes. Apart from Chateauneuf du pape, the only good thing that has ever come out of France is the ferry back to England.


LOL. Im sure the Romans had a great road foundation for the Ox carts and horse drawn wagons and the thousands of foot soldiers who had to walk the roads.
Was this clown an elected official?

Not quite sure, but I think OUR class clown was an almost elected official.
"Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting." Alan Dean Foster

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Message 1359073 - Posted: 20 Apr 2013, 19:58:54 UTC

The quote was....
I think we are allergic to barbed wire, dogs, and German gossip.

Hogan's Heros.
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Message 1359586 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 0:23:06 UTC

Britain can rise again

A long way to go then, as a ship that is more than 50% flooded will never rise!



The Rats are starting to leave the sinking ship....
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Message 1359613 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 1:48:44 UTC - in response to Message 1359586.  
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[quote]Britain can rise again

A long way to go then, as a ship that is more than 50% flooded will never rise!



The Rats are starting to leave the sinking ship....[/quote
...and if Osborne knows what he should know about that outfit called the IMF he
will tell her and the rest of that bunch to, "Take a running jump". It's those
cronies financially backing the IMF who are feeling the pinch in their pockets
due to all these austerity measures being applied in Europe at the moment. They
don't care a dam if a country inflates it's economy to the extent of going broke
just as long as what is being spent finds it's way into their pockets at some stage.
The IMF has now lost what little credibility it did have over this latest scam statement.
Telling the UK it was doing the correct thing by applying austerity measures, but now
to change it's stance even though the UK hasn't actually started cutting back save for a bit on the social budget.
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Message 1359782 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 11:55:25 UTC - in response to Message 1359717.  

In plain English, the IMF thinks it’s time for Osborne to ease off on the cuts and go for growth – clearly believing that the two cannot go together.

Osborne will return to Britain this week politically humiliated by the IMF and the credit rating agencies, but unbowed in his efforts to put our economy back on track after the intemperate spending of New Labour.


You can't spend what you haven't got, or borrow what you can't afford to pay back, so we aren't. No need to panic just yet.




Not quite. What they are saying is return to the EEC not the EU. Even a blind man can see that!
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Message 1359801 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 12:49:10 UTC - in response to Message 1359024.  

Chris the French have nukes mate mite not be a good idea to upset them I should lecture you on your lecture to me about things we can and can't post lol hehehe
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Message 1359814 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 13:10:10 UTC - in response to Message 1359801.  

Chris the French have nukes mate mite not be a good idea to upset them I should lecture you on your lecture to me about things we can and can't post lol hehehe

We actually only upset the French politicians but not their general populous.
So when us Brits have a downer on the French we only mean their politicians.


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Message 1359817 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 13:16:56 UTC - in response to Message 1359814.  

I think and hope he knows Chris I was only steering him I thought it was funny thou
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Message 1359822 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 13:28:18 UTC - in response to Message 1359820.  

Chris I understand remember I was born in London even if we did come to ozzie land when I was 9 I still remember the banter between pom's and frogs

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Message 1359832 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 13:56:39 UTC - in response to Message 1359820.  

Glenn, I have been very very careful, as I do not want to be modded.

No abusive comments involving race, religion, nationality, gender, class or sexuality.

To put it in a nutshell, I don't like France as a country, nor it's history, or the way that it is being run today. It is to me a place you travel through to get to somewhere else. It probably comes mainly from my age group I will openly admit. I happen to know some French people socially and they are very nice as well, I just haven't got a lot of time for the country that they live in. So I haven't insulted the French people, just cast a few aspersions upon the way that their country appears to govern and lead them.

How can you have a country led by people that think they have to have at least 3 mistresses before they can get any respect? How can you have a country led by people where their fishermen regularly hold the government to ransom? How can you have a country that meddles in International affairs, and in the process makes things twice as worse?

I have said before about certain places, nice country, shame about the people. I say now France? Nice people shame about the country. I see no reason to change my views in the forseeable future.


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Message 1359887 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 15:50:44 UTC - in response to Message 1359820.  

I say now France? Nice people shame about the country. I see no reason to change my views in the forseeable future.


What can you expect from people who eat....

Escargots & cuisses de grenouilles.
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Message 1359933 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 17:46:13 UTC

Oh boy, this is surely going to set the "cat amongst the pigeons".....

British workers "worst idlers"

Personally, even though most of us probably know some work shy couch potatoes, what these MP's should be doing is spending time on is providing better infrastructure & more jobs.

The main problem is the EU's Working Time Directive. Before that came into force I was normally working 60/70 hours a week on average (2 man crew so no health & safety issues regarding driving), now we're down to a maximum of 48 (some weeks can do more but total must not exceed 48 p/w over each 17 week period).

To maintain the same wage, employers would have to pay me just over £20 per hour & there is no way I can see that happening.

Fortunately by holding a FLT license & opting out of the WTD (Wonder how long that will be available before that is stopped?) I can add to current hours.

Idle? Think those muppets ought to come out with me for a week..... I'll lay odds they'll be glad to getting back to being a "lazy" MP!
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Message 1360044 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 22:35:37 UTC - in response to Message 1359933.  

Sirius b you a trucker ? Over here mate no more than 6hrs at wheel in 1 stint and max of 12hrs in 24 hr . The working week is 38hrs man 48 to much 60-70 way to much . How about less hrs more jobs and a little less money so employer can hire more people .ops your gona say COMMIE !!!!
We call it job shareing
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Message 1360047 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 22:42:12 UTC - in response to Message 1360044.  

Sirius b you a trucker ? Over here mate no more than 6hrs at wheel in 1 stint and max of 12hrs in 24 hr . The working week is 38hrs man 48 to much 60-70 way to much . How about less hrs more jobs and a little less money so employer can hire more people .ops your gona say COMMIE !!!!
We call it job shareing

In the UK for instance, it's cheaper for an employer to employ one man doing
a 38 hour week than it would be to employ two men each working 19 hours a week.



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