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by Billy Balfour
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: any one had any ghostly experiences ?
Replies: 281
Views: 4735

Re: any one had any ghostly experiences ?

Well, at least for some on here, it's like the Age of Enlightenment never happened.
by Billy Balfour
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Boris Watch
Replies: 88
Views: 2214

Re: Boris Watch

I'm not a fan bud, I just think that he at least pays lip service to decent stuff. Whether he delivers (or if he can afford to) is another matter. There can't be too many Thatcherites in his cabinet surely, won't most of them be retired or dead now? Or do you mean younger Thatcherite sympathisers? ...
by Billy Balfour
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Boris Watch
Replies: 88
Views: 2214

Re: Boris Watch

I'll grant you that, but if half of what her has promised comes about (which I doubt) then all won't be so bad I suppose. It could be worse, he could be like Thatcher. Most of his cabinet are life-long Thatcherites and the main problem with Boris, judging him by his time at City Hall, is that he li...
by Billy Balfour
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: any one had any ghostly experiences ?
Replies: 281
Views: 4735

Re: any one had any ghostly experiences ?

People falling out about whether ghosts exist or not - is the most scariest thing about this thread.
by Billy Balfour
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: CB radios
Replies: 22
Views: 804

Re: CB radios

houseboy wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:45 am
I think I slept with her once.
I hope you wore a rubber duck.
by Billy Balfour
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: CB radios
Replies: 22
Views: 804

Re: CB radios

Funny this should be brought up. Last week a couple of older colleagues were reminiscing about their late teens and CB radio. Sounded dull, but each to their own. One story made my laugh though. Apparently, one of them got chatting to a woman called Sexy-Love-Bunny. She invited him over to her house...
by Billy Balfour
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: "No meat" expenses policy
Replies: 137
Views: 2729

Re: "No meat" expenses policy

You could be wrong there mate. If a company decides to give some kind of benefit but then said 'but it's not being paid to (insert any differentiation you like)' they could be on very unsafe legal ground. This appears to be what they have done, vote or no vote. You simply cannot ignore the law beca...
by Billy Balfour
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: any one had any ghostly experiences ?
Replies: 281
Views: 4735

Re: any one had any ghostly experiences ?

tim_noone wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:06 pm
Good place for a picnic to.
Nice and peaceful.
by Billy Balfour
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: any one had any ghostly experiences ?
Replies: 281
Views: 4735

Re: any one had any ghostly experiences ?

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:55 pm
My grandad used to say. It’s not the dead you want to be scared of they won’t hurt you - it’s the living!
Aye. When I was 18 me and a mate went backpacking round Europe and on dry warm nights, in order to save hostel/campsite money, we'd sleep in the open on benches in graveyards.
by Billy Balfour
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: any one had any ghostly experiences ?
Replies: 281
Views: 4735

Re: any one had any ghostly experiences ?

Untinted Glasses wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:17 pm
Just moved home around 8 weeks ago. Last week I woke to footsteps across the landing,
I'd change the locks if I were you.
by Billy Balfour
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: "No meat" expenses policy
Replies: 137
Views: 2729

Re: "No meat" expenses policy

Believe me, some of the things that get reported are hilarious. I can well believe it. BTW: By some strange twist of fate - your union rep has sent the email responce to me. Dear brother Lowbankclaret, Thank you for bringing this matter to my attention. You can be sure we will fight for your right ...
by Billy Balfour
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: "No meat" expenses policy
Replies: 137
Views: 2729

Re: "No meat" expenses policy

ClaretEngineer wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:44 pm
Because the reimbursement of expenses whilst on company business is enforceable under contract.
I bet it's not. It's up to the employer if they wish to pay a food allowance, and if they indeed do, they can state what is and what isn't applicable.
by Billy Balfour
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: "No meat" expenses policy
Replies: 137
Views: 2729

Re: "No meat" expenses policy

It’s been a while since I was a union rep, but I would suggest they have gone against some workplace law. What I have done is written to my full time rep to ask if he thinks they have and could it be challenged in court as it has set a very dangerous precedent in the UK. I bet you've given your ful...
by Billy Balfour
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: "No meat" expenses policy
Replies: 137
Views: 2729

Re: "No meat" expenses policy

It's good that this is such an IMPORTANT ISSUE.

I mean, it not like we've anything else to worry or froth about, is it.
by Billy Balfour
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: "No meat" expenses policy
Replies: 137
Views: 2729

Re: "No meat" expenses policy

I'm a meat eater, but I still say it's up to the company with regards to what it wants to pay for and what it doesn't. The best thing about this storm in a teacup is that it has got the right people frothing.
by Billy Balfour
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: "No meat" expenses policy
Replies: 137
Views: 2729

Re: "No meat" expenses policy

But nobody is stopping anyone from eating meat. The meatless policy is an expenses policy. This is all a bit “nothing to see here, please move along”.
by Billy Balfour
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: "No meat" expenses policy
Replies: 137
Views: 2729

Re: "No meat" expenses policy

You don't do irony, do you Cryssys. My first post of "The employees can eat want they want as long as they're paying for it" should have given you a clue, ffs.
by Billy Balfour
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: "No meat" expenses policy
Replies: 137
Views: 2729

Re: "No meat" expenses policy

It's disgusting how this commie fascist employer is staving her employees to death.
by Billy Balfour
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: "No meat" expenses policy
Replies: 137
Views: 2729

Re: "No meat" expenses policy

You are missing the point. People should be able to eat what they want. It's like every other trendy crap. They can though, but not on company expenses. Oh noes, my boss won't pay for my bacon butty or lardy chips. They will pay for food that doesn't have animal in it, but if I want my triple beef ...
by Billy Balfour
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: "No meat" expenses policy
Replies: 137
Views: 2729

Re: "No meat" expenses policy

The employees can eat want they want as long as they're paying for it.
by Billy Balfour
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Non commital thread
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: Non commital thread

I no longer give a toss about apathy.
by Billy Balfour
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cabinet Carnage
Replies: 199
Views: 4378

Re: Cabinet Carnage

Sounds like Vino is a fan of the rhythm method. Mind you, this wouldn't be an issue if sisters really were doin' It for themselves.
by Billy Balfour
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Caroline Flack found deceased
Replies: 172
Views: 7633

Re: Caroline Flack found deceased

Obviously it's sad when anyone dies, especially for their family and friends, that said, I can't understand why people are having a go at the police for not dropping the charges. Also, the same goes for the gutter press - it's a two way street for many reality TV 'stars' and presenters. I bet those ...
by Billy Balfour
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cabinet Carnage
Replies: 199
Views: 4378

Re: Cabinet Carnage

KateR wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:38 pm
:lol: but it matters not, have a good weekend
You too, Katie.
by Billy Balfour
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cabinet Carnage
Replies: 199
Views: 4378

Re: Cabinet Carnage

KateR wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:12 pm
what truth is supposed to be hurting me I have no idea, but perhaps you could shed more light on your statement?
Statement? It was a question. The question mark was supposed to be a clue...
by Billy Balfour
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cabinet Carnage
Replies: 199
Views: 4378

Re: Cabinet Carnage

That's right, you tell them, fools all of them, exactly why they should have elected the Labour Party and gone with their manifesto, which clearly showed the fiscal prudence the population of the UK needs. I agree it is hard to take some people seriously on here. The truth hurting you, Katie? I'm n...
by Billy Balfour
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cabinet Carnage
Replies: 199
Views: 4378

Re: Cabinet Carnage

I love it how some on here have spent years telling everyone there is no alternative to absolute austerity, then all of a sudden it's a Damascene change when a Tory PM says he's going to splash the cash while throwing that so-called Tory mantra 'fiscal responsibility' out of the nearest window. It's...
by Billy Balfour
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FAO Skiers Tignes, France.
Replies: 34
Views: 808

Re: FAO Skiers Tignes, France.

Oops, I misread your post. I thought you said you were hoping it’s a big hairy bloke. Sorry about that. Get well soon.
by Billy Balfour
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FAO Skiers Tignes, France.
Replies: 34
Views: 808

Re: FAO Skiers Tignes, France.

TheOriginalLongsider wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:07 pm
Oh yeah I get a nurse thrown in with the return flight. I’m just hoping it’s not a big hairy bloke.
Your wish is my command.
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by Billy Balfour
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cabinet Carnage
Replies: 199
Views: 4378

Re: Cabinet Carnage

Well it sounds like they're all on board now: Boris Johnson engaged in a call and response with Cabinet this morning: PM: How many hospitals are we going to build? Cabinet in unison: 40 PM: Well done. How many more police officers? Cabinet: 20,000 PM: That's right. How many more nurses? Cabinet: 50...
by Billy Balfour
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Southampton Burnley at 36,000 feet
Replies: 31
Views: 1488

Re: Southampton Burnley at 36,000 feet

I'm watching it through my next door neighbour's window, probably in the wind and lashing rain.
by Billy Balfour
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cabinet Carnage
Replies: 199
Views: 4378

Re: Cabinet Carnage

Javid was rubbish at magic and this was his downfall. Apparently, the new Chancellor is a bit of a magician. He's going to fund increases welfare expenditure, NHS investment, massive infrastructure projects and all funded out of tax cuts.
by Billy Balfour
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our new MP
Replies: 43
Views: 1902

Re: Our new MP

I hope this new MP turns out to be a good constituency MP. It's ok emailing press releases to the local press, but he'll ultimately be judged on his actions and the help he gives to his constituents when they go to him with their problems. Too many MPs feel that a letter typed on House of Commons no...
by Billy Balfour
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Our new MP
Replies: 43
Views: 1902

Re: Our new MP

As you're more into politics than me, did she ever speak about our area? You should know. You said she only spoke once. Now I couldn't care less about her or indeed Labour, but you really shouldn't be making up lies about her, especially on here. I've seen messageboards closed down when people are ...
by Billy Balfour
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cabinet Carnage
Replies: 199
Views: 4378

Re: Cabinet Carnage

Javid is son of a bus driver and Cummings has thrown him under one.
by Billy Balfour
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Has anyone on here had their car stolen, and did the Police recover it?
Replies: 42
Views: 1137

Re: Has anyone on here had their car stolen, and did the Police recover it?

Unfortunately, you'll be given a crime reference number and that will be it. If you're lucky, someone will actually come and view your CCTV footage but don't expect much else.

Hope I'm wrong though.
by Billy Balfour
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gibson training at Middlesbrough
Replies: 385
Views: 14374

Re: Gibson training at Middlesbrough

MACCA wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:27 am
What a sad state if affairs this has turned out to be :(

Got to feel for the lad
Yeah £40,000 per week.
by Billy Balfour
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Electric Vehicle
Replies: 147
Views: 5471

Re: Electric Vehicle

So how much to replace the entire digital dashboard when that suddenly fails? Or, how much to replace the huge batteries when they will no longer hold their charge? You can say the same for most cars on todays roads with regards to digital dashboards. Also, I think someone said upthread that EV bat...
by Billy Balfour
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Electric Vehicle
Replies: 147
Views: 5471

Re: Electric Vehicle

Billy Balfour Because I bought the car from the Chorley Nissan dealership they had a link with Pod Point and I went through them. I had a choice of chargers, the least powerful would have been free, but I chose the 7Kw one and it cost me £85 on top of the government grant of £500. Thanks for the in...
by Billy Balfour
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Electric Vehicle
Replies: 147
Views: 5471

Re: Electric Vehicle

chorleyhere wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:02 pm
I had a power point installed cheaply and now can trickle charge or fast charge using green electricity through Ovo energy.
Chorley, how much did the power point installation set you back?
by Billy Balfour
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Electric Vehicle
Replies: 147
Views: 5471

Re: Electric Vehicle

I think me wife's next car will be an electric one. Her commute is around 48 miles to and from work, so it will be ideal for her.
by Billy Balfour
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Electric Vehicle
Replies: 147
Views: 5471

Re: Electric Vehicle

Oh that's good to know. Every little helps and we thank them for their sacrifice.
by Billy Balfour
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Electric Vehicle
Replies: 147
Views: 5471

Re: Electric Vehicle

How will people who don't have a driveway get on? The people who live in terraced housing or flats.
by Billy Balfour
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: I'm sick and tired .......
Replies: 6
Views: 1038

Re: I'm sick and tired .......

Enjoy it, it's cosy. BTW I'm taking about the wind that's outside.
by Billy Balfour
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Barrymore...
Replies: 45
Views: 2350

Re: Barrymore...

We the great British public, eh? Made Barrymore a rich man and a household name and all because he could do an impression of the John Cleese's silly walk.
by Billy Balfour
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Sun
Replies: 29
Views: 1786

Re: The Sun

It's not even as bad as what the BBC (that bastion of virtue) did to Cliff Richard.


Yes, let's never ever criticise The Sun because they're not as bad as (pulls strawman out) etc.
by Billy Balfour
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Stranger - Netflix
Replies: 21
Views: 2050

Re: The Stranger - Netflix

That's good to know. I might watch this if there's actually an ending.
by Billy Balfour
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The older I get, the more middle class i become.
Replies: 60
Views: 1981

Re: The older I get, the more middle class i become.

I don't know if the older I get, the more middle class I become, but I'll tell you one thing that utterly pisses me off; people coughing and making no attempt whatsoever to cover their mouths. I seem to notice someone doing this every time I step foot into a large shop or supermarket and usually the...
by Billy Balfour
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Sun
Replies: 29
Views: 1786

Re: The Sun

That's what I was thinking. If this was you or I, the police would be looking into this to see if there are grounds to bring an accessory charge. Us mear plebs live under different rules, or so it seems.
by Billy Balfour
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ed Woodward
Replies: 23
Views: 1794

Re: Ed Woodward

The stingy owners have just shelled out another heap of money on a new player. £47m (£67m with add-ons) according to news reports, the tight gits.