Merry Christmas everyone.

Discussion in 'Just Talk' started by WillyEckerslike, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    They did start the beloved NHS that you work for.
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  2. joinerjohn1

    joinerjohn1 Screwfix Select

    And very grateful I am to Nye Bevan. ;)
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  3. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    As I pointed out earlier it was the u/s that politisised this post.
  4. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    You've also got the decriminalisation of homosexuality, the Open University, the Equal Pay act, minimum wage, what have Romans ever done for me...
  5. Gringo28

    Gringo28 Active Member

    No. The biggest threat to the break up of the eu is the UK leaving the eu. Which is why the europhiles are doing their utmost to ensure we remain.
    And a united UK outside an eu with no future will stay exactly that way, United.
    Unless treacherous republicans like corbin and mc donald get into power.
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  6. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    Nothing changes,:( it's very sad that Willy's post of seasons greetings has sunken to the depths of politics and the usual boring Brexit disagreements. :(
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  7. Allsorts

    Allsorts Super Member

    Let's be absolutely clear who hates who in this equation.

    The overriding emotion driving Britain's recent self-inflicted injury? Self pity.
  8. Allsorts

    Allsorts Super Member

  9. Allsorts

    Allsorts Super Member

    It was the u-s who brought up youknowwhat on this thread, although tobefair is was done in a funny and non-offensive way.

    Sooooo, I know - what did Santa bring y'all?

    Bagsie me start - it was 7 bottles of whisky and a Ladybird book. :)

    (Phew I managed to avoid the B-word).
  10. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Super Member

    I have never quite comprehended why some people in the UK...who believe in joining the EU to be 'stronger and survive'....also want to divide the UK to make it weaker for their own small minded nationalistic views. (welsh and Scots)
    I just love it when I hear people say I am WELSH or I am SCOTS...with great force and pride.(usually whilst living and working in
    What are they so proud of ?
    Did they have any say in their parentage or location of birth ?
    Has that particular Nation done any more than any other Nation ?
    I suspect that 1.4 BILLION Chinese might disagree with them.
    Just a thought.
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  11. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Screwfix Select

    I tried.
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  12. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    Top marks for trying.:) although it has now become 'very trying'. :rolleyes:
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  13. Allsorts

    Allsorts Super Member

    RS: "I have never quite comprehended why some people in the UK...who believe in joining the EU to be 'stronger and survive'....also want to divide the UK to make it weaker for their own small minded nationalistic views. (welsh and Scots)"

    It's a bit bizarre right enough.

    But it doesn't apply to many on here I don't think?

    I completely agree - I am Scottish, British and European, and not 'proud' to be any of them as it was not of my doing. I am hugely bludy grateful to be all three, tho'; each has given me a quality of life beyond that of which almost every human being who has ever lived has enjoyed.

    If I were an immigrant or refugee who risked life and limb to come here and then showed their gratitude and appreciation by becoming a model citizen who makes the best of their new-found opportunity, then I could - rightly - claim to be proud to be British.
  14. Allsorts

    Allsorts Super Member

    Happy TheDayAfterBoxingDay to you and yours, Willy :)
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  15. btiw2

    btiw2 Screwfix Select

    Ah, pointless feuds and constant bickering.

    It’s heartwarming to see some British Christmas traditions never die.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2018
  16. It has been long overdue the time to get rid of them.
    The saxe-coburg and gotha's are a bunch of parasites living off the taxpayers of this country.
  17. Heat

    Heat Screwfix Select

    We need to keep the Royal Family.
    Certainly the Queen has been the best ambassador to the U.K. that we could ever have. And I think William and Harry are great at representing the U.K. and especially to younger folk across the world.
    But the rest of the hangers on Royals should get proper jobs and not waste public money.
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  18. We need to get rid of the lot of the sponging parasites along with the house of lords.

    We can then become a Democracy which we are not at the moment,with a cut down elected second house and an elected head of state.
  19. robertpstubbs

    robertpstubbs Screwfix Select

    The value of the Lords is that they can say what they think wIthout the risk of not being re-elected.

    Having a 2nd elected chamber that mirrored the 1st would be pointless.
  20. Heat

    Heat Screwfix Select

    But we would be a poorer country without the senior Royals, in both definitions of the word ‘poorer’.
    The Royals and their residences are a big tourist attraction and a big draw to this country.
    It might seem strange, but outsiders tend to judge a country on its head of state and other leaders and our Queen has done a great job in that respect.
    France would have been a more interesting country if it still had Royals.
    Don’t get me wrong, most of our lower rank Royals should be sent packing
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