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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:18 pm

In short, not really a lie, just more partisan bullshit.
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:01 pm

Welsh independence referendum 'before 2030' Plaid leader says

There will be a referendum on Welsh independence by 2030, Plaid Cymru's Adam Price has said.

He told BBC Radio Wales' Breakfast programme that a referendum would take place "definitely in the next decade".

The party leader claimed Wales could get £2bn extra as a European Union member in its own right.

Speaking at the Plaid Cymru conference in Swansea, Mr Price said Wales deserved £20bn in reconstruction funds paid for by Westminster.

He outlined policies aimed at lifting 100,000 children out of poverty, and said a Plaid government would build a rapid transit line for the south Wales valleys.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-49919125

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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:20 pm

They already get substantially more than the English under the Barnett Formula, as do Scotland and Northern Ireland.
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:55 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:20 pm
They already get substantially more than the English under the Barnett Formula, as do Scotland and Northern Ireland.
But they don't want to sink with the mother ship. :twisted:


US diplomat's wife leaves UK after becoming suspect in fatal road crash

The wife of a US diplomat has left the UK after becoming a suspect in an investigation into the death of a motorcyclist involved in a fatal road collision, police said.

Harry Dunn, 19, died after his motorbike and a car collided near RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on 27 August.

Northamptonshire police said a 42-year-old American woman who was being treated as a suspect in their investigation had left the UK.

The foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, said he had called the US ambassador to “express the UK’s disappointment that she had left the country.

“I wish to offer my condolences to the family affected by this tragic incident,” he said.

Supt Sarah Johnson said the suspect had previously told the force she did not intend to “leave the country in the near future”.

Johnson said: “Northamptonshire police followed all of its usual procedures following the incident, including liaising closely with the suspect, who engaged fully with us at the time and had previously confirmed to us that she had no plans to leave the country in the near future.”

She said due process was followed in seeking the necessary paperwork to arrest and interview the suspect, and the force was “exploring all opportunities through diplomatic channels” to ensure the investigation continued. This included working with the Foreign Office to try to resolve the situation.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... -collision

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:05 pm

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:56 pm

Took a pic I think sums up the British experience. I call it ‘waiting for a bus that isn’t coming, in the rain’

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Giz » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:13 pm

Witness wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:56 pm
Took a pic I think sums up the British experience. I call it ‘waiting for a bus that isn’t coming, in the rain’

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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:37 am

Breaking News!
Dr Simon Rookyard set for World Porridge Making Championship.
A SCIENTIST is hoping to stir up a successful dish and be named as the world’s best porridge maker for the second time this weekend.

Dr Simon Rookyard, from Culcheth, is competing in the 26th Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championships in the Scottish Highlands today, Saturday.

The 29-year-old scientific consultant previously claimed the coveted Golden Spurtle in 2015.
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:46 pm

Porridge Boy. A name to wear with pride.

Is also there a mushy peas contest? :mrgreen:
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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:00 pm

Sadly not, although the annual World Black Pudding Throwing Championships are held in nearby Ramsbottom. :)
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:13 pm

A black pudding throwing contest.

Nothing to do with eating the damn things obviously. :BigGrin3:
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:16 pm

Ramsbottom was named from an unfortunate misunderstanding that occurred in 1067, as the Normans were still not fully acquainted with local customs.

It is now of course also the title of a great and noble family. 8)
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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:22 pm

Bury Black Puddings are a local delicacy, (if a bit of an acquired taste.) :)
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:30 pm

Throw them, bury them, anything but eat them.
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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:58 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:16 pm
Ramsbottom was named from an unfortunate misunderstanding that occurred in 1067, as the Normans were still not fully acquainted with local customs.

It is now of course also the title of a great and noble family. 8)


(It's thought that the name was originally Ransoms Bottom, ransoms being a kind of wild garlic which grows freely in the area and bottom being a low-lying area.)
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:07 pm

Ransom was said to be a fetching young lad. Ennobled by King William in 1070.

No "ennobled" isn't slang for anything. I think. :notsure:
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:26 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:37 am
Breaking News!
I'm sure not even Trump owns a Golden Spurtle! :shock:



Sadly there are also darker UK news:
Man convicted of rape after fathering six children with own daughter

A man who fathered at least six children with one of his own daughters, has been found guilty of 36 counts of rape.

Over the course of two decades, he repeatedly assaulted her, along with another daughter at home and in his car, Swansea Crown Court heard.

He also repeatedly raped one of the girls his daughter had given birth to.

The man manipulated his daughters by using mysticism and sending them instructions through what they believed was a psychic app, instructing them to have sex with him and other men, the jury was told.

The man, who cannot be name for legal reasons, also arranged for a friend to rape one of his daughters while he watched.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/c ... 52141.html

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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:32 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:30 pm
Throw them, bury them, anything but eat them.
Not at all! I made egg, mushroom and black pudding muffins for lunch. :)

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Re: The UK thread

Post by ed » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:58 pm

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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:08 pm

Fag
Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.