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by Lancasterclaret
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 2340
Views: 28207

Re: General Election Is On

Been a good day for the Conservatives....not

Candidate in Aberdeen north suspended

And this little fella advocating work camps

https://twitter.com/SpillerOfTea/status ... 3718012930
by Lancasterclaret
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 2340
Views: 28207

Re: General Election Is On

Lib Dem is more of a centre ground vote. I've voted for them in the past. Admittedly for tactical reasons in a general election, and in the local elections because we have very good Lib Dem councillors that make a difference in communities. But the issue with Lib Dem in this general election is not...
by Lancasterclaret
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 2340
Views: 28207

Re: General Election Is On

But who to vote for? The liberal’s priced me out with revocation of A50, Brexit and UKIP are mental and the greens is a wasted vote. Where is the centre vote these days? As an aside, my MP is Nigel Evans who I consider a decent bloke anyway. Well, Brexit does complicate stuff no doubt about it. But...
by Lancasterclaret
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 2340
Views: 28207

Re: General Election Is On

It’s the system that makes it self perpetuating, but i can see a circular argument coming here so I’ll leave that point there! I’m a big supporter of PR but I can’t see it ever happening in this country. Even when the Lib Dems managed to force a referendum the two main parties made sure people were...
by Lancasterclaret
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 2340
Views: 28207

Re: General Election Is On

Well. we had our chance in the PR referendum and only 42% bothered voting. Because both the Labour and the Conservatives have no real interest in changing it. Not sure that STV (was it that one? can't remember to be honest) was a easily explainable solution as well. If only there was a really catch...
by Lancasterclaret
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 2340
Views: 28207

Re: General Election Is On

But that will take a shift of tens of millions of people. The biggest shift of voters in recent times was to UKIP but even they only managed to actually win a single seat (who was a sitting MP who had defected from the Tories anyway). The system just isn’t designed to let any new parties come throu...
by Lancasterclaret
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 2340
Views: 28207

Re: General Election Is On

But with our current electoral system their isn’t really. You’ve got to accept that our PM will be Johnson or Corbyn and vote accordingly in your constituency to try and get the one you want in. But if enough people vote, then it will change. I'm torn between voting for what I want or tactically bu...
by Lancasterclaret
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 2340
Views: 28207

Re: General Election Is On

Its with absolutely no surprise that we see that JOhnson isn't interested in finding out the economic impact of his new withdrawal agreement.

If we don't know how bad its going to be, then we can't blame him for it?

Is that how it works now?
by Lancasterclaret
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 2340
Views: 28207

Re: General Election Is On

They certainly take a share of the blame. It’s a fact that the Tories couldn’t have implemented their austerity programme without Lib Dem support. Now you may argue, as Nick Clegg often does, that it would have been worse without Lib Dem intervention but it was still pretty bad. Not denying it (tho...
by Lancasterclaret
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 2340
Views: 28207

Re: General Election Is On

But you need to include the Lib Dems in that list. They’ve had power (or a share at least) more recently than Labour and it was pretty disastrous. As a junior partner in a coalition, which made it easy for the Conservatives to claim credit for Lib Dem policies, and made it easier for both Lab and C...
by Lancasterclaret
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 2340
Views: 28207

Re: General Election Is On

Considering Corbyn cant even be honest when calling May a stupid woman on camera, I can’t really see what the point is in trusting any of them, let alone arguing one is more ‘honest’ than the other. What I will say is that the Conservative manifesto has a better chance of being implemented as they ...
by Lancasterclaret
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bravest thing you have seen.
Replies: 50
Views: 1629

Re: Bravest thing you have seen.

TheFamilyCat wrote:Nigel Farage bravely, dare I say courageously, putting the country before his own party.


Thats a good point.

Can't have been easy telling 350 odd gammon that the money they had paid to be election candidates wasn't going to be given back to them as they need it for, er, "expenses".
by Lancasterclaret
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 2340
Views: 28207

Re: General Election Is On

Politician lies, in other news water is discovered to be wet. There is a certain level of lies though normally Johnson appears to lie every single chance he gets, which isn't a great look. Look, if both him and Corbyn are attached to audible lie detectors on that debate tonight, Johnsons machine wo...
by Lancasterclaret
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bravest thing you have seen.
Replies: 50
Views: 1629

Re: Bravest thing you have seen.

Completely different to a madman wanting to conquer Europe & maybe the world than a handful of p*ss*d off students in Hong Kong, don't you think! Point is that you have to draw the line somewhere in every situation. This one isn't great for the UK, and it shows that when we pulled out of Hong K...
by Lancasterclaret
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bravest thing you have seen.
Replies: 50
Views: 1629

Re: Bravest thing you have seen.

That's just my own personal perspective outlook on life, I don't really care it's better to take control of situations you can change & than somewhere thousands of miles away with a different way of life, people meddle & get involved too much & make situations worse, it's easier to step...
by Lancasterclaret
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bravest thing you have seen.
Replies: 50
Views: 1629

Re: Bravest thing you have seen.

My two children watching their mum (my ex wife) at the age of just 50 battle cancer for six months then losing that battle in June of this year. Especially my 17 year old daughter going through all that and at the same time studying for her A levels working part time and trying to pass her driving ...
by Lancasterclaret
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bravest thing you have seen.
Replies: 50
Views: 1629

Re: Bravest thing you have seen.

True I can't disagree with that, but people having restricted freedom doesn't affect me personally, in no shape or form will my position in everyday life be significantly altered. It's better to accept it is what it is & quite frankly don't give a s**t. No offence Jakub, but that complacency is...
by Lancasterclaret
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bravest thing you have seen.
Replies: 50
Views: 1629

Re: Bravest thing you have seen.

That sound more like stupidity than bravery. Lots of people in the world don't enjoy the freedoms that you take for granted Jakub. Never forget that. Bravest thing I've ever seen? People born in the 1950s going on about how tough it was in World War II because they only saw a banana when they were ...
by Lancasterclaret
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: War of the Worlds....
Replies: 40
Views: 1240

Re: War of the Worlds....

I quite liked the Tom Cruise version to be fair.
by Lancasterclaret
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Robbie Blake on Brian Laws appointmemt
Replies: 99
Views: 3571

Re: Robbie Blake on Brian Laws appointmemt

Still don't understand why Laws wasn't just given to the end of the season to prove himself.

Basically, Coyle was a **** for leaving, but we appointed the wrong man and even then, you can't get away with that in the premier league and hope to stay up.
by Lancasterclaret
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: War of the Worlds....
Replies: 40
Views: 1240

Re: War of the Worlds....

Defo set in 1905 as one of the opening scenes recalls the Russian Baltic Fleet on its way to being sunk at Tsushima thinking North Sea fishermen were actually Japanese torpedo boats, which is a true story and actually happened.
by Lancasterclaret
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 2019 Burnley Election Forecast Competition ...
Replies: 47
Views: 1211

Re: 2019 Burnley Election Forecast Competition ...

Never been a fan of the messageboard police but clarets4me is trying to run a lighthearted guessing comp on the Burnley elections so do we need to start going off on one on here. There is a Brexit thread, an election thread and even a specific Burnley election thread (Julie Cooper one) so can we no...
by Lancasterclaret
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 2019 Burnley Election Forecast Competition ...
Replies: 47
Views: 1211

Re: 2019 Burnley Election Forecast Competition ...

Whats Charlie Briggs political background btw?

Is he just a normal lad whose having a go then?

(Ignore, google is my friend!)
by Lancasterclaret
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 2340
Views: 28207

Re: General Election Is On

He's a old man set in his ways, who believes only he knows the answers, despite all the evidence to the contrary.

Thank god we don't know anyone like that on here.
by Lancasterclaret
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FAO Socrates
Replies: 59
Views: 1831

Re: FAO Socrates

Crikey, had no idea.

Get well soon and I hope you are at home for Xmas
by Lancasterclaret
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FAKE NEWS - EU edition
Replies: 60
Views: 1758

Re: FAKE NEWS - EU edition

I voted to leave the EU and couldn't give a **** about immigration. How does that rate with your automatic "everyone who did is a racist" fantasy? If only I posted that, that would makes some sense. But as I didn't, it just another made up thing on this thread to add to the list isn't it?
by Lancasterclaret
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 2340
Views: 28207

Re: General Election Is On

I for one welcome our new racist backed overlords
by Lancasterclaret
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 2340
Views: 28207

Re: General Election Is On

Paul Waine wrote:No prize from me Lancs. It may be worth you asking your Mum or Dad how it really was when they were raising you.


Or I could use my own experiences of buying a house, getting (and keeping) a job compared to what it is like now?

Ok boomer?
by Lancasterclaret
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FAKE NEWS - EU edition
Replies: 60
Views: 1758

Re: FAKE NEWS - EU edition

Just done a little poll My question, what was the biggest single reason why people voted to leave the EU I asked 14 people of different races All 14 said immigration, without hesitation. When I showed some of the comments on here, the reaction went from amusement to anger. Odd comments like what do...
by Lancasterclaret
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FAKE NEWS - EU edition
Replies: 60
Views: 1758

Re: FAKE NEWS - EU edition

On a non-Brexit note. Apparently (I haven't seen it) Lineker's war thing on the telly box mentioned someone in a battle that could easily have been my dad. Given that my dad was in or around that battle and the unusual nature of his name (and my surname) it is quite likely it could be. I don't know...
by Lancasterclaret
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 2340
Views: 28207

Re: General Election Is On

The Labour Party appear to be morphing into some sort of 'think tank' political party proposing interesting and thought provoking ideas (32 hour week, mass renationalisation, free broadband for all) which are too far from 2019 reality to be taken that seriously. Very strange strategy on the eve of ...
by Lancasterclaret
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 2340
Views: 28207

Re: General Election Is On

More good news for Johnson

Tommy Robinson is backing him

https://twitter.com/JimMFelton/status/1 ... 0484076545
by Lancasterclaret
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FAKE NEWS - EU edition
Replies: 60
Views: 1758

Re: FAKE NEWS - EU edition

I understand Houseboy frustration about being called racist. The level of EU corruption was not clear in the referendum and the full extent is still not clear. I don't believe that was the reason why the referendum resulted in a leave vote. The issue is not if you believe in uncontrolled immigratio...
by Lancasterclaret
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 461499

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

You do it all the time. It’s weird because Johnson is easier to type and a more common name than Johnston, and you’re obviously interested in politics generally - it just seems to be some blind spot you have. Similarly, I always spell weird wrong, but autocorrect comes to my rescue. Edit - at least...
by Lancasterclaret
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 461499

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Greenmile wrote:Lancs - write this out 100 times (no copy and pasting now) :-

“Our current Prime Minister’s surname is Johnson”

It looks like the only way you might learn.


Jesus, have I done it again?

I think I'm getting better though!
by Lancasterclaret
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 2340
Views: 28207

Re: General Election Is On

Andy - proper questioning of politicians and their ideas is very good. That is why election campaigns are great, because people who normally avoid scrutiny like the plague have to face the music. Not one politician has come out well so far, and the likes of Hancock, that Labour bloke and that SNP la...
by Lancasterclaret
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 461499

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

I think the public are beginning to take these black and white deadline dates with a pinch of salt. Whether the free trade negotiations take one or two years isn't that important to most people imo. Obviously we must have the option of leaving without a deal if the EU don't negotiate with reasonabl...
by Lancasterclaret
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 461499

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

It's possible for the UK to complete a FTA relatively quickly,IF we don't diverge too much from the current regulations,but Johnson is adamant that's not the path he wants to take. If he's determined to pursue this policy no-deal rears it's ugly head once more,which helps no-one in the UK or the EU...
by Lancasterclaret
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 2340
Views: 28207

Re: General Election Is On

I take it you think the Lib Dems are lying then with their response to it. Having seen anything on it other than the idea to be fair. I think its an excellent idea. But its perfectly possible that its a terrible idea that just sounds like a great soundbite. labours version of "Brexit means Bre...
by Lancasterclaret
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 2340
Views: 28207

Re: General Election Is On

And you trust a Labour Government who can't protect their own website to do this ? Back when BT was a state run company, you had to wait up to 18 months for a phone line. I applaud the idea and its very aspirational. I'm impressed that you've managed to analyse all the dangers and none of the posit...
by Lancasterclaret
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 2340
Views: 28207

Re: General Election Is On

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:Ahh right, you think I earn half the cost of my house ? I wish I did


Your first house.

I'm 46, and my first house cost me double my salary.
by Lancasterclaret
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 2340
Views: 28207

Re: General Election Is On

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:Not sure I get your response but hopefully the prize is a good one


Sadly, the prize is a country in which people who earned about 1/2 the cost of their home when they bought it, had a permanent contract and free education tell us all that we just need to work harder to achieve what they managed.
by Lancasterclaret
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Colne Road again.
Replies: 156
Views: 5970

Re: Colne Road again.

Daft question as I don't really know the road, but is there any scope for more traffic lights, mini roundabouts, speed chicane things to slow down the traffic?
by Lancasterclaret
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 2340
Views: 28207

Re: General Election Is On

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:It is a small price to pay for those who in general seem to want everything given to them in life


HOUSE! HOUSE!

I win Brexit Boomer Bingo today!
by Lancasterclaret
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 2340
Views: 28207

Re: General Election Is On

Its a good idea to make sure everyone has reliable and decent broadband. In the modern world we live in (and contrary to the opinion of a few on here, you can't go back) its an exceptionally good idea, especially if we are going to strike out on our own, having everyone with a superb internet connec...
by Lancasterclaret
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21182
Views: 461499

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

PM: July deadline guaranteed 'if we get a working majority' Boris Johnson's withdrawal agreement says the UK and the EU would have to decide by 1 July 2020 whether to extend the post-Brexit transition period beyond 31 December 2020. So if the UK were to leave on 31 January, there would be exactly f...
by Lancasterclaret
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FAKE NEWS - EU edition
Replies: 60
Views: 1758

Re: FAKE NEWS - EU edition

I have never ever said immigration was the biggest issue. POINT TO IT, GO ON. That was the first sentence in a post that I GENERALLY agreed with. You talk of people peddling lies but you have just proved yourself a liar. When you have been on protests fighting racism, when you have boycotted South ...
by Lancasterclaret
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Colne Road again.
Replies: 156
Views: 5970

Re: Colne Road again.

They are planning to bring in average speed cameras for the A683.

Not sure if that would help on Colne Road?
by Lancasterclaret
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FAKE NEWS - EU edition
Replies: 60
Views: 1758

Re: FAKE NEWS - EU edition

Well if you're saying that confidence in the EU has grown, think again, the EU just negotiated a trade deal with South America, this was very much against the interests of the working people in Europe, thankfully it was stopped by Italy and Austria. The point is that the EU recommended it and 25 st...
by Lancasterclaret
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: FAKE NEWS - EU edition
Replies: 60
Views: 1758

Re: FAKE NEWS - EU edition

Well, those figures are hilariously out of date now.

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