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by Croydon13013
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: People's Vote March 20.10.18.
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: People's Vote March 20.10.18.

I see that Alastair Campbell has tweeted "MPs will have to take notice of the People's Vote March".

Yes, because when twice as many people marched against the invasion of Iraq Mr Campbell took notice. Didn't he?
by Croydon13013
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Not a great start to Tory Party Conference?
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: Not a great start to Tory Party Conference?

I see that the front page of The Mirror today is running a story (with photo evidence) about Tory Students with slogans such as "Enoch was right" and "Fuck the NHS" written on their T-Shirts. some also had anti-Semitic slogans written on their skin in biro. No doubt the BBC will pursue this story wi...
by Croydon13013
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Music And Literature.
Topic: Fugue on 'Donald Trump is a Wanker'.
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: Fugue on 'Donald Trump is a Wanker'.

Matt wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:01 am
That's the tune to Seven Nation Army.
That's funny, I thought it was the tune to Oh Jeremy Corbyn...
by Croydon13013
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Not a great start to Tory Party Conference?
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: Not a great start to Tory Party Conference?

Just as a matter of idle curiosity, does anyone know of any examples of significant software development by or for UK governments which have been delivered on time, within budget, and fault free? Most of the big ones seem to get cancelled after absorbing vast sums of money and years of time. I thin...
by Croydon13013
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Not a great start to Tory Party Conference?
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: Not a great start to Tory Party Conference?

The Tories have tried to blame a small company for supplying the flawed app. Finally accepting that contracting out is not as good as doing things in-house.

Except that, oops, it was an app for creating your own app. Staff at 10 Downing Street were to blame for the serious error.
by Croydon13013
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: A second referendum - or a general election?
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Re: A second referendum - or a general election?

Unless we remain in the Single Market and Customs Union. Sorted. Obviously where we will end up if Labour get their way.
by Croydon13013
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: TV And Film.
Topic: "Bodyguard."
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Re: "Bodyguard."

I was impressed by the trouble they went to get technical details correct (those that I'm aware of, anyway). They even showed the correct cartridge case for the PSL rifle, a feat which is almost unheard-of. They got all the detail around Ministerial bodyguards, staff who work for Ministers, etc, co...
by Croydon13013
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: A second referendum - or a general election?
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Re: A second referendum - or a general election?

It would certainly stir up the whole issue in comparison with their current policy, which appears to be to leave the EU but to continue to enjoy all of the benefits of membership. Rrright.... About as likely as Richard Dawkins becoming the next Pope. How an intelligent man like Keir Starmer can sta...
by Croydon13013
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Skepticism and Critical Thinking.
Topic: Croydon Cat Killer
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Re: Croydon Cat Killer

Tony.Williams wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:56 pm
Not heard of the Croydon Cat before - is it a particularly nasty breed? :gmc
Smaller, urban, relative of the Surrey Puma:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surrey_Puma
by Croydon13013
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Skepticism and Critical Thinking.
Topic: Croydon Cat Killer
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Croydon Cat Killer

I'm surprised I haven't posted on this subject before. I've been skepticking at this for ages. After years of BS about there being a "Croydon Cat Killer" the police have finally stated the obvious. "Croydon cat killer finally unmasked as Met Police say it is foxes, closing the case" https://www.tele...
by Croydon13013
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Katie Hopkins - oh dear..
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Katie Hopkins - oh dear..

An excellent opportunity to remind ourselves of one of the best newspaper apologies of all time. From The Daily Mirror, May 2018: “ A previous version of this article suggested that Katie Hopkins was stopped from leaving South Africa because of the consumption of Ketamine. We are happy to clarify th...
by Croydon13013
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 560
Views: 48718

Re: Brexit consequences

Doesn't 'voting down a no deal Brexit' mean 'voting for the deal'? :con Well it depends upon the alternatives being presented but yes perxactly.... Usual order of events would be to agree a deal with the EU and then have it ratified by parliament but goodness knows what course this rudderless ship ...
by Croydon13013
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: TV And Film.
Topic: "Bodyguard."
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Re: "Bodyguard."

chaggle wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:24 am
Quote from Jaqui Smith on Good Morning Britain when asked if the relationship between MP and guard was close... "Yes - but not that bloody close"
Alan Johnson's wife slept with his police bodyguard. I know of at least one other similar situation.
by Croydon13013
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Overrated Tourist Traps to Avoid at All Costs.
Replies: 11
Views: 553

Re: Overrated Tourist Traps to Avoid at All Costs.

Tony.Williams wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:40 pm
It's such a long time since I first went there, I don't recall my initial reaction.
Disappointment at lack of clowns?