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by bindeweede
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Humour.
Topic: The poems of Brian Bilston.
Replies: 65
Views: 12888

Re: The poems of Brian Bilston.

Valentine’s Day is Over They’re taking down love in the supermarkets. It was best before by February 15th anyhow and love is something that can’t be left on the shelf. They need the space for other public displays of confection, for the thanking of the best mum in the world ever, and the laying out...
by bindeweede
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Ian Dunt on Johnson's new Cabinet.
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Ian Dunt on Johnson's new Cabinet.

This morning, Boris Johnson sat down with his new Cabinet of drone workers. Those with trace elements of independence have been sacked. Julian Smith, who dared to say no-deal would be a disaster, is gone. Geoffrey Cox, who maintained a last sliver of constitutional responsibility, went with him. Sa...
by bindeweede
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 813
Views: 120451

Re: Brexit consequences

News in from Gibraltar. EU Parliament votes to support Spain's veto on Gibraltar The Spanish MEP Esteban Gonzalez Pons has told the European Parliament that Spain will defend its own priorities post-Brexit including the ‘decolonisation of Gibraltar’. This comes as the European Parliament today voted...
by bindeweede
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On Brexit.
Replies: 0
Views: 222

On Brexit.

“Brexit belongs to this era in one quintessential way,” explained New York Times columnist Roger Cohen. “It is an act of the imagination, inspired by an imaginary past, carried along by misdirected grievances, borne aloft by an imaginary future.” (From an arfticle in The Washington Post. https://ww...
by bindeweede
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Humour.
Topic: Fox that sneaked into parliament torn apart by pack of Tory MPs.
Replies: 0
Views: 170

Fox that sneaked into parliament torn apart by pack of Tory MPs.

“I saw the poor little thing trot past the cleaning cupboard, and I was just trying to find a bag to humanely grab it in to put it outside, when suddenly I hear a commotion and look down the corridor to see fifteen to twenty Tory MPs running towards me, led by Jacob Rees-Mogg brandishing an antique...
by bindeweede
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Harmless Diversions.
Topic: Advanced Grammar Test for a High IQ.
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Advanced Grammar Test for a High IQ.

chaggle wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:21 pm

77% - disappointing.
Hrumph!! I'd have been very pleased with 77% :gmc
by bindeweede
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Harmless Diversions.
Topic: Advanced Grammar Test for a High IQ.
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Advanced Grammar Test for a High IQ.

OH DEAR! Don't get too confident - the questions get harder.

https://play.howstuffworks.com/quiz/adv ... -a-high-iq
by bindeweede
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Psychics and Mediums.
Topic: Brazilian 'psychic surgeon' accused of rape.
Replies: 3
Views: 2962

Re: Brazilian 'psychic surgeon' accused of rape.

Brazil 'spiritual healer' known as John of God jailed for 19 years for raping four women .

Article is about 6 weeks old.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/1 ... rs-raping/
by bindeweede
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Humour.
Topic: The poems of Brian Bilston.
Replies: 65
Views: 12888

Re: The poems of Brian Bilston.

Off on a slight tangent, my copy of Brian Bilston's first novel has just arrived - "Diary of a Somebody". With a quite amazing sense of timing, I ordered the hardback edition - discounted to £10 - the very day the paperback edition hit the shelves. :fp Not surprisingly, the novel centres around poet...
by bindeweede
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 813
Views: 120451

Re: Brexit consequences

Chris Grey's latest and lengthy blog post, with more personal reflections than is usual. A day to mourn It’s not entirely far-fetched to imagine that the Brexit McCarthyism that has been immanent since the beginning will end up becoming a matter of State. We’ve already travelled further down that ro...
by bindeweede
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Humour.
Topic: Couple name baby ‘Brexit’ to celebrate leaving EU
Replies: 0
Views: 120

Couple name baby ‘Brexit’ to celebrate leaving EU

"A couple from South Wales have named their newborn son Brexit to mark the UK’s glorious escape from the clutches of the European Union." “Being called Brexit he’s bound to have loads of friends and be really successful,” added Karen. “He won’t need to reach out to other people – they’ll all come t...
by bindeweede
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Music And Literature.
Topic: Late night music.
Replies: 172
Views: 38704

Re: Late night music.

An appealing guitar arrangement of "Farewell to Stromness" by Peter Maxwell Davies.


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by bindeweede
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 813
Views: 120451

Re: Brexit consequences

Ian Dunt's latest lengthy, detailed and depressing article -


Brexit 2020: Everything you need to know about Boris Johnson's trade deal nightmare

https://politics.co.uk/blogs/2020/01/23 ... son-s-trad
by bindeweede
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Humour.
Topic: United Kingdom wins Darwin Award.
Replies: 1
Views: 213

United Kingdom wins Darwin Award.

This year an award will be presented to an entire country. Specifically the UK will be receiving a Darwin Award for Brexit. Awards chairman Stu Pidkunz had this to say on the matter: “We couldn’t overlook the stupidity of an entire nation democratically voting to deprive itself of all its human rig...
by bindeweede
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Humour.
Topic: Post-Brexit menus to relish.
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Post-Brexit menus to relish.

Number Two.
Take one run-over pigeon and place in a decorative bowl. Cover with ‘value’ custard and squirty ‘cream’ and decorate with multi-coloured mouse droppings. Your dinner party guests will beg you for the recipe!
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