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Message 1440907 - Posted: 10 Nov 2013, 13:49:40 UTC - in response to Message 1440899.  

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The link is for Veteran's Day but as it references other various days, we'll let you off.

what a feeble excuse

Hmmn, wonder if he visits Banbury regularly? Time for me to see a psychiatrist as I keep getting weird dreams where I see my brakes failing :)
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Message 1440913 - Posted: 10 Nov 2013, 14:28:23 UTC - in response to Message 1440908.  

I agree with Julian Thompson who is a real mans Soldier, and disagree with Sir Nicholas Houghton, who is just a career soldier. Whenever did he get his boots dirty in combat?


So a little place called Northern Ireland does not count then? A company commander does not sit on his butt in an office all the time.

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Message 1441176 - Posted: 11 Nov 2013, 8:05:49 UTC - in response to Message 1440908.  
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Marine sentence
According to some one on the radio, the radioooo, events would have taken
a different turn here had this been a French army chappie involved.
Supposedly the French have a clause in their signing of the Geneva Convention that
would have stopped any prosecution....interesting.
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Message 1441339 - Posted: 11 Nov 2013, 19:40:59 UTC - in response to Message 1441198.  

It is still a bad business which shouldn't have happened.


The Middle East and Asia have never given a damn about the Geneva Convention. As Afghanistan is continuously proving with Blue on Blue incidents, you can't trust your friends let alone your enemies.

The West should either get out or play by the enemies rules, the war would soon be over. This whole matter is becoming a modern Vietnam.

He was a combatant not a civilian, so took his chances, he lost. This should never have come to trial. It only did because a BHL saw the Helmut Camera footage.
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Message 1442656 - Posted: 15 Nov 2013, 13:54:09 UTC
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Come one, come all, we are open 24/7 for free housing, free cash. All foreigners welcome.

However, do not make a mistake in joining our armed forces. You'll risk life and limb and then be told to bugger off if you survive.

Served Britain and now in detention

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Message 1442954 - Posted: 16 Nov 2013, 7:07:54 UTC

There are some here who dislike the Daily Mail because it lampoons politicians and snivel serpents, well they deserve lampooning!

One thing however they cannot be faulted for is defence of our armed forces.

Another case resolved, but only due to publicity.

Blair Brown Cameron get in on the act
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Message 1442966 - Posted: 16 Nov 2013, 8:25:30 UTC

I copyed and pasted this I will comment after.
The British Medical Association said the move could make it more difficult for doctors and nurses to speak out against their colleagues if they thought they would go to jail as a result.

Why would they fear going to jail for speaking up about abuse or wrong doing that they see and report?

Or is that a veiled threat made by the British Medical Association to stifle any such reporting?
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Message 1443255 - Posted: 17 Nov 2013, 2:36:36 UTC - in response to Message 1442983.  

Nice to see muppets put in their place....

"And Mr Rajapaksa made an oblique reference to Bloody Sunday, when 13 civilians were shot dead in Northern Ireland by the British army in 1972.

He said some investigations took 40 years to emerge, referring to an inquiry into the shootings which reported in 2010 and laid responsibility for the events on the army."

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Message 1443342 - Posted: 17 Nov 2013, 10:20:25 UTC

Hilarious but somewhat true.....

The 'Old' shouldn't dominate politics


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Message 1443875 - Posted: 18 Nov 2013, 22:01:43 UTC

Never a truer word spoken in jest...

"It is important MPs are not seen to be in a privileged position”

MP pleads guilty to false accounting

Just who is going to pay for this Cleggie?

How about doing some research before you spout?
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Message 1443893 - Posted: 18 Nov 2013, 22:54:46 UTC
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He has been married twice and has also had relationships with broadcaster Carol Barnes and writer Joan Smith

...And no doubt some within the ranks would like to see the age of consent, to
have you know what, reduced to the age of 15. They've rummaged through all the
old girls so no doubt some would like to start rummaging through the young'uns.
A bit flippant, I know, but you can understand why these M.P's wish to have
second homes. No, not to be nearer Parliament but to keep the filly on the side
away and out of eye-shot of the ol' misses.
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Message 1443896 - Posted: 18 Nov 2013, 22:58:46 UTC - in response to Message 1443893.  
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In that case, they would be better off as truck drivers. Those sleeper cabs come in useful, especially for the old army '4F's'.

We could do with some more politicians like this.....

Politician to die for

Nice comment for Canadians.....

"Perhaps Toronto could trade their mayor for the lady?"
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Message 1443969 - Posted: 19 Nov 2013, 2:01:06 UTC - in response to Message 1443896.  

We could do with some more politicians like this.....

Politician to die for

Nar, I don't trust women in long skirts???



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Message 1444057 - Posted: 19 Nov 2013, 11:25:11 UTC

We should build more homes in the countryside says Cameron.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2509631/We-build-countryside-young-homes-says-Cameron.html


Some thing that should have been promoted by governments going back over forty
years ago. Inner and outer London has been decimated through over construction
of housing since the very early 70's, even if not before then. The result to day
being massive congestion on our roads to a level I myself find rather daunting.

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Message 1444073 - Posted: 19 Nov 2013, 12:40:19 UTC - in response to Message 1444064.  

Of course new homes should be built, but not at the expense of losing the countryside. What they should be doing is bulldozing all the 1960's tower blocks and sink Council estates, and building proper homes instead.


The land a tower block stands on cover at most 3 houses. A tower block depending on the number of floors can hold 96 families X the number of tower blocks within London alone, just where is the space for all those houses to rehouse them?

Now add to that sum the number of sink estates with reams of blocks 4 floors high with up to 200 flats. Where is the space to build that number of homes per block?

London is not that big!

There again, as I've been labelled an anarchist, how about knocking down all those large government buildings and building houses on them. I'd go even further to say, how about knocking down Buck House, I'm sure that could have at least 50 houses built on it.

All that lovely space going to waste in front of the Welsh and Scottish offices.
With the Scots going independent, the Scottish office will no longer be required. 100 houses there maybe as the Welsh don't count so don't really need an office for them.


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Message 1444085 - Posted: 19 Nov 2013, 14:32:02 UTC - in response to Message 1444064.  
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Of course new homes should be built, but not at the expense of losing the countryside. What they should be doing is bulldozing all the 1960's tower blocks and sink Council estates, and building proper homes instead.


No, I don't agree, planned correctly small town type villages can be augmented
in to the country side without blemishing that specific countryside area.
What the London councils should be doing, in my mind, is bulldozing those tower
blocks and leaving the resultant spaces open as greenfield sites. Obviously
housing those that have lost their residence will be a problem in the short term.
Only because Councils and the like failed to stop the overcrowding of London
and it's outer suburbs through what I would consider to be down to shear
negligence in planning. Had the planners moved people out from London, rather
than crush them in, industry would have followed them hence less traffic having
to migrate in to the London areas in that quantity that they do today.

The philosophy we have here to day is that of ban the car. Had they banned many of
the people those peoples cars would have followed along with them, result....much less
traffic congestion in/out and around London.
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Message 1444192 - Posted: 19 Nov 2013, 20:22:28 UTC - in response to Message 1444136.  

No, I don't agree, planned correctly small town type villages can be augmented in to the country side without blemishing that specific countryside area.

So, you would like to see more like New Addington then?

New Addington not applicable as this town was planned in 1930 with building
construction only halted because of WW2. This is though a typical example of
town creep gobbling up the country side as London increasingly expands. There
are far better way of taking up country side to building housing upon without
creating a blight over the landscape such as New Addington is. It goes to
justify my claim that planners have been pitifully poor at doing their job.
Design small towns to make them look part of the country side and not a
scab upon it.


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Message 1444332 - Posted: 20 Nov 2013, 2:37:20 UTC - in response to Message 1444192.  
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No need to hit the countryside, just take a look at all that lovely green space within London. Build houses on those ready for all those Roma's to occupy from January 1st.

London's lovely green space for housing

Get rid of Buck House and This

pretty sure that could get over 1000 houses there.......
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Message 1444420 - Posted: 20 Nov 2013, 9:55:14 UTC - in response to Message 1444416.  

Crowding people into tower blocks and estates only results in a poor quality of life, and is endemic to crime and anti social behaviour.


Here we go again, pure tosh from a WCW, just had breakfast then spouts their views of the world.

If you ever lived in one of those you will find that they may have looked shabby from the outside but most if not all were absolutely spotless and well maintained by the residents. People took pride in their surroundings and their homes.

If that is the case that you spew now, the question is what has made that change occur?

Could it be the fact that the local councils and nimbys not putting the unemployed or social misfits in 'posh' areas thereby ending up causing ghettos as the decent residents on those estates no longer wish to put up with neighbours from hell and move out?

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Message 1444504 - Posted: 20 Nov 2013, 14:20:06 UTC
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Picture postcard villages are all very nice

Agree, it would be very nice but impractical when all the public utility
services need to be connected for cost then becomes an issue. Still, a lot
could have been done to avoid town development bleeding where one town extends
and directly couples to another with no intervening space in between.
What this has created today is that many towns do not have a direct
road link to a major trunk road. To link to this road you may have to drive
through several towns to get to it. Now you can start to understand why we
see so much local traffic congestion on our roads in and around London.
Lets face it Chris, if we had a chance to start town development all over
again immediately post WW2 would you not like to see things done a tad
differently. Especially so since the late 60's when government and council
planners were fully aware of the explosive take off in car ownership.
Sniffing around Dr Beechings reports gives hints on this yet I don't feel
planners ever took it in to consideration.
So today by continually expanding the building of housing in and around London
is just exacerbating traffic congestion issues.
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