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goldfinger - 09 Jun 2005 12:25

Thought Id start this one going because its rather dead on this board at the moment and I suppose all my usual muckers are either at the Stella tennis event watching Dim Tim (lose again) or at Henly Regatta eating cucumber sandwiches (they wish,...NOT).

Anyway please feel free to just talk to yourself blast away and let it go on any company or subject you wish. Just wish Id thought of this one before.

cheers GF.

TANKER - 15 Jun 2012 09:11 - 17121 of 80736

cameron as alzheimers.
and he is running the country that is why we are going down the pan .
leveson inquiry let him off a white wash what a waste of money but thet are making millions out of tax payers , but we are all in it together

ahoj - 15 Jun 2012 09:54 - 17122 of 80736

Tanker, Are you medic?
I think we all have Alzheimer, the level is different depending who you compare it to!

Fred1new - 15 Jun 2012 11:01 - 17123 of 80736


I think this country at the moment is led by a bunch of mindless lemmings and which is dragging part of the country over the cliff with them.

In 2010 George and Dave promised their adherents that they could walk on water and strutted out their wares and promised miracles leading to a promise land.

However the bubble is bursting and they have proved that they are not up to the jobs and should resign.

They persistent U-turns and indecisions and attempts to grab positive headlines has destroyed public and business confidence and led to further market contractions.

Like lemmings they jump before looking and thinking.
The belated financial support for bank lending is an improvement, but earlier spending money on infrastructure development would in the longer term more advantageous.

This would provide an overall lift to the internal market, even though both will lead to a gradual but temporary devaluation.

(Where has the outcry gone about bailing out the banks.)

I think many Europeans are getting fed up with the Cameron and Osborne bleating at the Euro-zone to do something, i.e. increase European debt to bail out the sinking UK economy, when at the same time are trying to avoid any of its responsibilities for the functioning of the Euro-zone. This attitude is backfiring and may lead to increasing future problems. If the Euro-zone reforms politically and fiscally, which is to be expected, Britain, due to being thought by many Europeans to be a thorn in their backsides, who may reject future policies, even if they are “sensible”, in retaliation for some of the present governments self centred posturing.

Also the UK is now in recession due to actions of the failing current government, while the major players in the Euro-zone GDPs are still positive.

Latest financial figures show British trading deficit increases.  

“Debt crisis: UK trade deficit widens as exports suffer
Britain's goods trade deficit unexpectedly widened in April as exports to countries outside the European Union fell sharply while imports dipped less, official data showed on Friday.”

Fred1new - 15 Jun 2012 11:04 - 17124 of 80736


"I think we all have Alzheimer, the level is different depending who you compare it to!"

Or perhaps, as seen by rambling Dave, when he need the disorder.

aldwickk - 15 Jun 2012 11:41 - 17125 of 80736

That's Right let's all joke about Alzheimer's

skinny - 15 Jun 2012 11:47 - 17126 of 80736

Now here is a man with 'selective' memory.


Fred1new - 15 Jun 2012 11:58 - 17127 of 80736


Just forget about it!

TANKER - 15 Jun 2012 12:00 - 17128 of 80736

the women arrested in pakistan why have they not arrested the two men .
then hang the three together or is it OK in pakistan for just women to be hanged
hang them all.

TANKER - 15 Jun 2012 12:01 - 17129 of 80736

we do not want thhem back here. parasites and scum

Fred1new - 15 Jun 2012 12:17 - 17130 of 80736


Are you any better?

Haystack - 15 Jun 2012 12:21 - 17131 of 80736

Ed Balls memory sems to fade when it comes to the extent that he support the mad Brown.

TANKER - 15 Jun 2012 12:45 - 17132 of 80736

fred honest asthe day I was born .if it is mine I do not touch it. I do not like druggies
and hate dealers even more hang them all and rid the world of these evil people

TANKER - 15 Jun 2012 15:50 - 17133 of 80736

gold to lose its sparkle .it is going to fall big time

Fred1new - 15 Jun 2012 16:32 - 17134 of 80736

Must have been an immaculate delivery!

greekman - 15 Jun 2012 16:55 - 17135 of 80736

The best blame game I ever heard was this one.

A mother of a youth being sentenced for his umpteenth burglary said this to a Crown Court Judge when the youths criminal record had been read out.

The only reason my son has a criminal record, is because the police keep locking him up.
I remember that even the Judge could not stop himself laughing.

The troubling thing was, the woman was being serious and couldn't see what was so funny.
Actually I suppose she was right.

Fred1new - 16 Jun 2012 14:06 - 17136 of 80736

Why after being locked up for the umpteenth time was he still offending?

required field - 16 Jun 2012 14:17 - 17137 of 80736

Have to say : isn't "The Shard" a magnificent building ?......looks fabulous.....a few more like that would grace the london skyline.....perhaps one day a fixed link between the UK and Northern Ireland will be on the agenda with a fast rail lin London to Dublin via this link.....also for the future how about the winter olympics being awarded to Edinburgh....with a little help from our Norwegian friends for the ski-jumps and a few other events....most of them could be held in Scotland in january-february.....also....a fixed link from Wales to Southern Eire....and I don't see why not ?.....check out the proposed link from Japan to South Korea and to China !.....think big...longterm.....

Davai - 16 Jun 2012 15:47 - 17138 of 80736

Reading here about different opinions of each party. No-one seems to understand. It doesn't matter who is in power, the country is broke.

The current government at least is trying hard to cut down the unsustainable spending, but guess what? No-one sat at home on benefits likes it. Labour stand up and say we are worse off under a conservative government and yet Blair and Brown jointly crippled us over the past ten years.
Instead of reducing Britains debt whilst the going was good, they spent more and more... benefits for everyone, hey, come to Britain, we will give you a house and enough to live on...

Its inbred in the vast majority of the population. Why should i work for 50 hours a week and be worse off than her next door with two kids, who does naff all and yet still has enough for sky TV, decent furniture and can afford a night out or two a week down town?

The point is, no government can win, cos the average joe doesn't understand the state of the economy. Introduce austerity and you'll not last more than a term. Just keep printing guys, that's how we got in this mess in the first place, but we are now well past the point of no return...

Britain is running out of credit cards. Inflation is the only answer. Wait until interest rates start rising, but without wages and the job situation improving to match. Nice to have a £120/150/200k mortgage then... The real problems haven't even begun yet.

You could earn £500 a week as a builder 20 years ago and buy a house for £40k. Earnings haven't changed but that same house is £150k+ now. The difference? Lower interest rates. Nice, providing interest rates stay low, but with printing presses working overtime, whats the end game?

doodlebug - 16 Jun 2012 16:47 - 17139 of 80736

Good post Davai. The "average joe" seems to be quite happy to spend lots of money on a season ticket to watch a very average football team playing mostly very average football! It's about time these overpaid footballers got a reality check. There's far too much money dished out by various banks and companies on sports sponsorship in this country imo - the average tax payer is footing (sorry about the pun) the bill for all this nonsense. BT has just spent a fortune on a deal with Sky - BT customers just watch your phone bills go up!

And I agree with you, Blair & Brown had a long time to get it right and failed - despite that, they very nearly won the last election. If Blair had still been the leader of the Labour party they possibly would have won.

aldwickk - 16 Jun 2012 19:26 - 17140 of 80736

yes , Good post Davai
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