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by dsr
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hugh Grant! Jim Royle! Little Mix! Gary Neville ! Norris McWhirter! Michael Foot!
Replies: 49
Views: 1778

Re: Hugh Grant! Jim Royle! Little Mix! Gary Neville ! Norris McWhirter! Michael Foot!

I thought the two major celeb endorsement that turned it Labour's way in the north and midlands were probably Lily Allen and Stormzy. Stormzy shared a video on Twitter in which he said: “Today it’s very, very important that you vote. Man’s never voted, man’s always looked at politicians and thought...
by dsr
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 4892
Views: 65106

Re: General Election Is On

TheFamilyCat wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:43 pm
What's the point? Why let yourself get so angry about it?
It's no more rational than if we had a protest on the streets of London complaining that the League wouldn't give us any points at White Hart Lane.
by dsr
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 4892
Views: 65106

Re: General Election Is On

In reality we have a two-party system and that is what is preventing centre-ground parties from prospering. I'm 100% sure there are millions of voters who see a vote Tory or Labour because they think a vote for anyone else is a waste so either go reluctantly vote for one of those two or don't bothe...
by dsr
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: No lights on m65
Replies: 14
Views: 637

Re: No lights on m65

People should know better than drive with no lights on dark rainy nights :roll: I think you're misinterpreting. People aren't driving without headlights, but they're driving on a motorway which doesn't have street lights. and obviously huge patches of standing water can barely be seen with headligh...
by dsr
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Next labour leader?
Replies: 97
Views: 2770

Re: Next labour leader?

Inchy wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:45 pm
I am hoping for Angela Rayner. Soft left and female so will be more electable.
Is she as soft, left, or female as her sister Clare? :?
by dsr
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hugh Grant! Jim Royle! Little Mix! Gary Neville ! Norris McWhirter! Michael Foot!
Replies: 49
Views: 1778

Re: Hugh Grant! Jim Royle! Little Mix! Gary Neville ! Norris McWhirter! Michael Foot!

What a ridiculous post. Boris is a buffoon but for what it's worth I actually quite like him in a way. To call someone in fun a buffoon is nowhere near like a sustained attack for years by the media and in the public eye accusing someone of racism and anti-semitism. If you can't see the difference ...
by dsr
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hugh Grant! Jim Royle! Little Mix! Gary Neville ! Norris McWhirter! Michael Foot!
Replies: 49
Views: 1778

Re: Hugh Grant! Jim Royle! Little Mix! Gary Neville ! Norris McWhirter! Michael Foot!

One of the most vitriolic hate campaigns ever endured by a British party leader, which unfortunately too many people swallowed. That's what his excuse is. We now have the rather comic scenario of Boris the Buffoon leading us for the next 4/5 years. You couldn't make it up. At least we might get Bre...
by dsr
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 32
Views: 1344

Re: Greta Thunberg

What's the connection to climate change? This young woman is beating the drum, which is her perogative but she should tell her advisors to get their facts right. Businesses are doing a lot to go greener. She says they are not. Has she been to China yet? The biggest emiiter of greenhouse gases in th...
by dsr
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 4892
Views: 65106

Re: General Election Is On

How can Boris say he's going to unite the country when the Tory vote has completely collapsed in Scotland? You don't like ambition? You don't like high hopes? He isn't saying he's going to unite the country like he might say he's going to have a cup of tea. It's an aspiration, not a decision. What'...
by dsr
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Amazon prime subscription
Replies: 15
Views: 1333

Re: Amazon prime subscription

They don't have to be that sophisticated to work. Some of the best are relatively simple, designed to pray on people that don't think too hard. If the caller or whatever sounds as though they are trying to help them they just fall for it. See "get brexit done", "take back control" etc etc. If you'r...
by dsr
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Clarets linked again with Bogle
Replies: 21
Views: 2420

Re: ARTICLE: Clarets linked again with Bogle

We need a right back who is good enough to play straight away. No point signing someone who isn't going to be first choice. You could have said that about Danny Ings, Sam Vokes, Ashley Barnes, Michael Keane, James Tarkowski, Nick Pope, Ashley Westwood, Charlie Taylor ... There is every reason to si...
by dsr
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The UTC GE poll
Replies: 163
Views: 4377

Re: The UTC GE poll

Conservative 7
by dsr
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: David Bellamy dies
Replies: 31
Views: 1329

Re: David Bellamy dies

Eloise Laws wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:46 pm
Why is one photograph Brian Blessed??
For the same reason that the other, I believe, is Lenny Henry. (At any rate, it isn't David Bellamy!)
by dsr
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Walking wounded Clarets return?
Replies: 9
Views: 1705

Re: Walking wounded Clarets return?

I predict one "touch and go", one "will be a game day decision", one "he's back on the grass but won't be ready Saturday", one "very close but not this week", and one "won't be available because we haven't seen him since 4 am Monday morning in a bar in Dublin".
by dsr
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Are we down?
Replies: 285
Views: 22882

Re: Are we down?

I think it's pretty certain that if Newcastle's equivalents of Kane, Son and Alli play like the Tottenham versions did on Saturday, we'll get beat. I suppose we can cling to the hope that Amiron, Joelintion, and Maximin won't play to that level?
by dsr
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 4892
Views: 65106

Re: General Election Is On

What is the "rip off" on mobile phones? I've not heard that one before. That's an interesting point on mobile phones. If all the internet providers are to be nationalised and internet provided free on government servers, what about mobiles? Will people still be able to get 4G phones? Will the gover...
by dsr
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 4892
Views: 65106

Re: General Election Is On

You mean McDonnell is going to be successful way beyond expectations and lay the foundations for the country's most successful ten years in generations? I didn't realise that you rated him so highly. Unfortunately McDonnell is imitating Coyle right at the end of his Burnley tenure. If he gets in an...
by dsr
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 4892
Views: 65106

Re: General Election Is On

If income tax rates are remaining the same for people earning less than £80K, the only way they'll pay more income tax is by earning more money, no? Of course no. If someone earns say £50,000 but currently pays tax on £36,250 of it, and the Labour party gets in and says you are now paying tax on £3...
by dsr
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 4892
Views: 65106

Re: General Election Is On

John McDonnell: "What we're saying is in terms of income tax, yes the top 5% will pay a bit more - and actually not a great deal more but they'll pay a bit more. The [other] 95% of earners will not pay an increase in the income tax rates or in VAT or in National Insurance." He didn't say we won't p...
by dsr
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 4892
Views: 65106

Re: General Election Is On

They phoned an Ambulance for Tonsillitis ? " diagnosed with Influenza A and Tonsillitis by doctors." https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/people/it-was-chaos-shocking-photo-shows-leeds-four-year-old-suspected-pneumonia-forced-sleep-floor-lgi-due-lack-beds-1334909 Even the medical professiona...
by dsr
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 4892
Views: 65106

Re: General Election Is On

Dsr, my youngest son's school now closes on Friday afternoons to save money. An elder son is at secondary school and I was told I should buy text books and revision materials for him because the school couldn't afford it. Education is suffering due to the cuts in funding, but the main objection I h...
by dsr
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 4892
Views: 65106

Re: General Election Is On

We’re already saddled with huge amounts of debt, £1.8 trillion at the last count. Labours spending plans would increase that debt but by a small percentage point amount. It’d be like you and me worrying about increasing a debt from £1,000 to maybe £1,002 or £1,003. If it was going to make your life...
by dsr
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 4892
Views: 65106

Re: General Election Is On

No Labour isn't a football team,but when results are bad,usually the manager takes the blame,and it appears the results on Friday are going to be poor. The problem for both main parties is they've been hijacked by extremists,Momentum in Labour's case,and the rabid brexit element in the Conservative...
by dsr
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 4892
Views: 65106

Re: General Election Is On

Android, I can well understand your fears of the consequences of a Labour government, but I will ask you as I have asked others: What are the Conservative Party's proposed solutions to the terrible problems of underfunding of social care, health, and education as well as the alleviation of poverty ...
by dsr
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 4892
Views: 65106

Re: General Election Is On

You’re in full denial mode here. It isn’t me that’s saying that hate crimes have gone up, it’s government statistics. I haven’t absolved Corbyn of anything, but you can’t have it both ways. You’re either laying the blame at the door of the government, as you implied by saying there’d be an increase...
by dsr
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 350 Million
Replies: 163
Views: 6294

Re: 350 Million

Being tied to a single employer(a stipulation of many zero contracts) that can't offer you regular work is not compatible with a stable existence. Stop thinking of a student that wants 4 hrs bar work a week as the issue, think instead of the poorly educated, low skilled, minimum wage couple trying ...
by dsr
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 350 Million
Replies: 163
Views: 6294

Re: 350 Million

I've yet to find an example of these millions of people that benefit from zero hours contracts. HMRC have made it illegal to pay casual wages. Anyone you pay nowadays, if you are paying legally, has to be registered as an employee before making payment to them. Hence zero hours contracts. If you st...
by dsr
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Remco Van Der Schaaf
Replies: 41
Views: 3238

Re: Remco Van Der Schaaf

Without having the facts and figures its difficult to say but I find it hard to believe a player signed for Burnley in 2008 when the Premier League wasnt even a dream never mind a reality earned a wage that put a dent into the millions of revenue we gained for getting in the Premier League that fir...
by dsr
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mee and Tarks
Replies: 37
Views: 2501

Re: Mee and Tarks

MotD were criticising Mee for not joining Tarkowski in closing down Kane for goal 4 on Saturday. But they didn't mention that to Mee's left there were two more Spurs players in or around the box, and not a lot of cover. It was an all round problem on Saturday - Spurs had four or five players who wer...
by dsr
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley v Bolton - U23 Latest
Replies: 37
Views: 1699

Re: Burnley v Bolton - U23 Latest

Bolton are playing Stanley in the Sherpa Van Trophy tomorrow night. Their "senior" under 23s might have been saved for that.
by dsr
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 4892
Views: 65106

Re: General Election Is On

No they will be worse off. You really really need to read through the [deleted] politicians tell you. You will pay more tax , you will be worse off if you work and earn a living to pay for the 95 billion they are going to spend. You will learn as get older. £95 billion they are going to spend? That...
by dsr
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 4892
Views: 65106

Re: General Election Is On

The Tory alternative is a hard Brexit. Who voted for that?! Who wants or needs a hard Brexit, apart the few who will benefit financially from this country’s ills? If Brexit had been defined as a particular “thing” then it wouldn’t have won in the referendum. The time to define Brexit was then, or a...
by dsr
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 4892
Views: 65106

Re: General Election Is On

The Labour Leave position is up against a Tory hard Brexit. So there’s your choice. If that was what they wanted to have a referendum about, then they would have something worth campaigning about. But what they are proposing is a choice between Remain and Leave-but-as-close-to-Remain-as-possible. A...
by dsr
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Emery sacked at Arsenal
Replies: 17
Views: 661

Re: Emery sacked at Arsenal

What I would like to know, now the board is back in operation, is who does Paddy Power have as the current favourites to replace him?
by dsr
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 4892
Views: 65106

Re: General Election Is On

Hi martin, good to be back on line! I feel dsr has misled you. £84,000 revenue includes VAT. Your consultant/joiner/business person would have to find an additional 20% of business activity to earn £84,000 without VAT to make dsr's figures work.... though, from memory, revenue somewhere around the ...
by dsr
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 4892
Views: 65106

Re: General Election Is On

So you accept that being VAT registered is a way of avoiding paying VAT then I take it? you seem to have moved the argument in from ‘there’s no advantage’ to the ‘advantage is justified’ as has Paul Waine. In a sense yes, but it's about as logical as saying that giving up your car is a way of avoid...
by dsr
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 4892
Views: 65106

Re: General Election Is On

You’ve answered your own question, he only receives £70k if he isn’t VAT registered so the net profit is less than if he was. I work in a standard PAYE job, how do I get the VAT back on the 170 miles a day I travel to/from work? Simple answer - you gp self=employed. You set up in business for yours...
by dsr
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Premiership Managerial Vacancies
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: Premiership Managerial Vacancies

Possibly Southampton, as soon as they start playing home games against teams other than Watford and Norwich.
by dsr
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Thanks for your patience and welcome back
Replies: 83
Views: 3143

Re: Thanks for your patience and welcome back

Thanks for the hard work. Makes me appreciate it all the more.
by dsr
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 4892
Views: 65106

Re: General Election Is On

So in summary he is £600 better off than he would be if he wasn’t VAT registered. Unless you’re trying to tell me he doesn’t have to pay VAT on all his expenses if he isn’t VAT registered. VAT Registered: receive £84,000, pay £6,500 expenses + £600 VAT, pay £13,400 to HMRC. Net profit before income...
by dsr
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Morrisons 19 piece brekky for a fiver
Replies: 15
Views: 1267

Re: Morrisons 19 piece brekky for a fiver

It's a stretch to call the fried bread"two pieces" just because it's been cut in half. Should we be grateful the beans weren't counted individually? Tinned food count, anyone? ;)
by dsr
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarky’s contract - £40m release clause
Replies: 31
Views: 3501

Re: Tarky’s contract - £40m release clause

What it means (if true) is that if a NW club offers£40m we would have to let Tarkowski go, if he wanted to. If a club from outside the NW made a bid of£40m or any other amount, we would not be forced to let him go - it would be a matter of negotiation like a normal transfer.
by dsr
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Duckinfield not guilty
Replies: 95
Views: 2322

Re: Duckinfield not guilty

They can prosecute plenty more people. The architect who designed the fences, for example. The builder who erected them. The person who issued the ground safety certificate. The ground safety officer. The people who appointed all those people. The chairman of Sheffield Wednesday. The person who appo...
by dsr
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clapping today
Replies: 256
Views: 6919

Re: Clapping today

The first Turf Moor minute's applause was for Barry Kilby, on the occasion of his standing down as chairman because of his cancer diagnosis. It meant something to everyone there, and was arranged without benefit of a big screen. It was a special occasion. This two, three, four times a game trivialis...
by dsr
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 4892
Views: 65106

Re: General Election Is On

On Tuesday, If someone said to Raheem Sterling that he had a "Watermelon smile", would that not be racist? Probably - it would depend on the context, though. Boris Johnson was writing an ironic piece about Tony Blair (who he described as the "Great White Chief") doing a grand post-colonial tour of ...
by dsr
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 4892
Views: 65106

Re: General Election Is On

What can you say about the racist Etonian? Johnson to be interviewed by Andrew Marr after refusing interview with Andrew Neil This is bound to ruffle a few feathers. Boris Johnson, who is said to be refusing to sit down for an interview with the BBC's Andrew Neil, despite the other party leaders ha...
by dsr
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clapping today
Replies: 256
Views: 6919

Re: Clapping today

If we dont have any deaths which mean no clapping is it worth having one just to celebrate no clarets have died? If we go three weeks between home games and none of the 20,000 season ticket holders (and none of the several thousand former season ticket holders who are too old or too ill to go on) h...
by dsr
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 4892
Views: 65106

Re: General Election Is On

The problem is Labour never kept it to income tax, To quote “There would be no tax rises for 95% of earners, with only those on incomes of more than £80,000 being affected” Now to me tax encompasses everything from income, VAT, Savings, Dividend and I am sure that there will be tax rises some in th...
by dsr
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 4892
Views: 65106

Re: General Election Is On

martin_p wrote:It’s not paid on dividends, that’s a different tax (not surprisingly called ‘dividend tax’).
If you have dividends, you pay income tax at the dividend rate. Income tax. There is no separate dividend tax.
by dsr
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 4892
Views: 65106

Re: General Election Is On

So you didn’t pay yourself an income less than the personal allowance then and take the vast majority of your income through dividends then? You do know that if you take income from dividends, it's from money that has already been taxed at Corporation Tax rates? That's why dividends are now, and al...