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Discussion in 'Southampton' started by ChilcoSaint, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. SaintinSerbia

    SaintinSerbia Annoying Twat

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  2. fatletiss

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    On of my team is from Aberdare. Still lives there. You might know each other... how long ago did you leave?
     
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  3. thereisonlyoneno7

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    I remember Aberdare from my time at Pontypridd at Uni (well Poly then but now everywhere is a uni), when I lived in good ole Rhydyfelin.
     
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  4. St Badger

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    Watching Question Time for the first time in ages.
    Fiona Bruce pretty much letting Matt Hancock talk uninterrupted and give a party political broadcast, whilst interrupting Annaliese Dodds, who is also allowing herself to be spoken over by almost everyone. She is too weak to be representing Labour on a programme like this.
    The SNP woman has been excellent, but then I am impressed by a lot of the SNP MPs. Terrific speakers.
    Regarding the host, maybe it’s time this show copied Have I Got News For You and had guest hosts. You never know that might actually then get a host that has sympathy for the left side of politics, instead of the permanent right wing bias.
     
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  5. thereisonlyoneno7

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    However, that Indian Sikh lady that just spoke actually brought a round of applause from the No7 house.

    Living as a half Indian and half Italian man all my life, what she said hit a chord. I don't want to generalise, but I think most white brits will struggle to realise what she has said and how brits of a foreign (ie of colour) heritage feel. Take away the skin and we all have the same number of bones and the same blood as everyone else.

    Well said that lady.

    ...and breathe.
     
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  6. ChilcoSaint

    ChilcoSaint Lives in a Chilcohüttl

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  7. Archers Road

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    The people in that photo were happier because Margaret Thatcher hadn’t yet appeared and declared war on working class communities Imps.

    Welcome back, even if it’s only a flying visit.
     
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  8. fatletiss

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    Someone posted a long while back a table/chart that showed the net value to the UK of being in the EU. It included money put in, money given back but also the value we got from deals, income tax, trade, etc...

    Anyone remember it and able to post again please.
     
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  9. Archers Road

    Archers Road Urban Spaceman

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    No point mate, seriously. Brexit is a cult, mere evidence will have zero effect on those who still believe.
     
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  10. fatletiss

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    That’s what my mate also said to me in another group, but if people think I’m a terrier in a football discussion....
     
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    There have been some bad Question Time programmes and this was up there. Who was that **** from Brexit?

    My bias antenna is pretty well tuned, and I didn't think Bruce was biased. I think she simply lost control. Hancock was like the mate of the school yard's bully, peering round Johnson's flapping jacket to shout "Yah boo sucks. I'm a ****er but you can't get me, loser." I thought Dodd tried hard, but sitting next to that yapping little **** was close to impossible. Of course, she made the huge mistake of trying to reasonably argue her case. Waste of time.
     
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  12. Archers Road

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    I think me and you might have gone to the same school mate <laugh>

    The school hard man had his little hangers on, but when the tough guy went to borstal, his number one side-kick sure got his come uppance.
     
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    I love Welsh women. They are great fun and run their country from their homes. They call it a Principality but it is really a Matriarchy. Anyone who disagrees has neve met a Welsh Mam. Come to my house and I will introduce you to one.
     
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  14. Farked19

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    The SNP by and large are great. I only wish we had that little terrier Blackford running Labour. Earlier in the Brexit debacle I was so impressed by his performance that I emailed my compliments to his website. Despite the fact that I obviously can never vote for him I got an immediate reply. Says quite a lot about him I think. Good luck to all our Scottish friends whatever happens.
     
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  15. Beddytare

    Beddytare Plays the percentage
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    Being half Scottish.....I have very mixed feelings about the SNP............so if they get the vote they want and Scotland departs does that mean Ill have to have a Scottish passport and an English one? Oh goodness lets get over Brexit first and see how things go first........please........
     
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    That raises a very interesting question if Scotland does gain independence. There wouldn't be ( much) of a language barrier. I think I might be tempted.
     
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  18. St Badger

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    I applauded as well. Everything she said was from the heart and completely true.
     
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  19. Beddytare

    Beddytare Plays the percentage
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    Would that change if we took up the offered new deal? Wouldn’t we be just as good as staying in?.......Just asking fatso..........
     
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  20. ChilcoSaint

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    You obviously haven’t looked at the new deal. Some goods would have tariffs and some wouldn’t. Goods coming from NI (80% of their exports come to Britain) would have tariffs.
     
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