Place your bets
When I saw the TV news I wondered about how Theresa May was going to work it to get an election when the current rules say Parliaments must last for a fixed term of five years. So - she is asking tomorrow for a majority vote from MPs to give her permission to do so.
At least she is keeping us and old Nicola up north on our toes.
Big Brother seems to be keeping an eye on the threads, and he seems, I say seems, to take umbridge at direct and indirect personal "Incinerations"
Lets not go back to the days when all threads on which posters have opposing views get binned/banned or shut down, because of attacks at posters.
Politicians are fair game, slag Theresa off as much as you like, but leave the poster alone, Your wording is polite, but the intention is obvious, be a nice man, and desist.
When women rule this blessed isle, we seem to prosper, Bodecia, Lizzie the first, Saint Maggie, and now the blessed Theresa, you gotta admit, we breed strong women. Okay there may have been the odd fella..................
I note your remark about the Site Watchmen aka Big Brother but fear they slipped up strongly over one post on one of your threads when they saw nothing wrong with a blatant, malicious, lying personal attack which didn't even refer to the thread in any way. I think every one will know to which one I am referring.
I think it's time that the sniping stopped against posters by fellow posters. Politicians, however, I reckon are fair game and should I so wish I shall slag any one of them off for the simple reason that they are not members of FR and are thus open to such things.
Attack the post Ladies and Gentlemen.
Strange how many male customers were wearing long raincoats even though it may be a fine sunny day
I must agree with you "yet again" about sniping. Practical criticism is fine we all have to bear that at some time in our live's but vile abuse and bile are not acceptable in any walk of life including those in the public eye and people using such language usually have very little sensible to say anyway.
Interesting that Norman Lamont the ex. Chancellor who was born in Lerwick the Shetland Islands main town says that the Islanders could easily support themselves from the substantial supplies of oil in their territorial waters. He also says the the majority of the people living there consider themselves to be independent in spirit and have more in common with Norway than Scotland. The Islanders voted overwhelmingly against Scottish Independence in 2014 with a 64%. vote.
If Scotland were to stay with the European Union and the Shetland Islands voted otherwise they could become an Overseas Territory and then become a part of the United Kingdom
Yes i'm fine as far as i can being a dozy old git. Looking forward to May 2 when we are off to Crete for a month will miss the bye elections oh! wow how sad.
By the way i was'nt having a go at you just a general observation.
Take care mate.
We are going a place called Koutouloufari a village near a town called Heronissis a pretty village half way up a mountain with load's of restuarants and some shop's we spent a month there the same time last year the people are great. My wife does'nt like the lenght of the flight either.
By the way Mac - I didn't think you were taking a pop at me for one moment so no worries there.
Love and peace all round - Ommmmmm! What happened to all the Flower Power?
Enjoy your holiday but most flight times to Crete / Greece seem to be not much more than three hours, its the Coach ride afterwards that is also quite lengthy. When we went to Nasaki Beach ,Corfu that was 3 hours Plane and two on the Coach.
All these are not to be recommended unless you like travelling.
A couple of years ago we went to Florida in just under nine hours but fortunatley i slept most of the way
Going back to flying we went to Bali in 1999 the outward journey took just over 24 hr's the return took over 30 and that return trip took it's toll on Barbara she felt poorly for nearly 3 month's which put her off flying long distance in fact she really does'nt like it at all. i must admit i always thought that flying west to east caused jet lag maybe i 've got it wrong.
I think it's just crossing the time zones which causes the problem - my daughter and her husband have just had a holiday in Thailand and they were jet lagged because overall it was about 24 hours each way. If you just fly directly north to south or vice versa apparently you're okay. David Frost used to fly Concorde, do a programme in the states and then fly back the same day but starting and landing in the same time zone in the same day avoids jet lag. Strange isn't it? It was only possible because of Concorde's speed.
Sorry for hi-jacking the thread even more but apparently, (this is triggered off by John D's post about Rachel Riley and Countdown,) whereas at one time you could only go on once (counting all the times you won as one appearance - if you won) but now you can go on again. I'm thinking of having another go and since it's now in Manchester it's not far to go. Mmmm! I wonder?
I watched J. Corbyn doing his bit yesterday trying to rally his beleagured troops. I don't know how Labour will ever come back from the last mauling they got. I have supported Labour all my life and although they think that they have changed any, i can't see where. I can't see the Tories losing.
One of the things that never ceases to amaze me is how Corbyn survived his own front benchers openly showing that they had no confidence in him. Following that, his front bench was akin to a game of musical chairs. When the main faces in the Shadow cabinet are changing daily,it doesn't exactly instill confidence in them.I sometimes think that Corbyn is in a time warp, especially when he wears that Trotsky type hat. I am hoping that sometime soon, post June 8th,that he gets ousted and the party finds an electable leader. Rant over for now
Can't argue with you there - he is stuck way back in Greenham Common days, ban the Bomb and so on. I'm waiting to see how many more of the existing Labour MPs jump ship before June 8th.