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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:09
Replies: 101
Views: 2,398
Posted By Phil 2804
Its a point, you burn something like 300 calories...

Its a point, you burn something like 300 calories doing an hour of housework, equivalent to going on an afternoon walk. Modern white goods have taken away some of the hard work and as most modern...
Forum: Politics 25-08-2015, 11:06
Replies: 3,838
Views: 160,885
Posted By Phil 2804
As the most staunchly unionist of the main...

As the most staunchly unionist of the main parties this is predictable. Its a consequence of fear of the SNP and realisation that it may be sometime before Labour will be a strong opposition again....
Forum: General Discussion 25-08-2015, 10:56
Replies: 41
Views: 1,482
Posted By Phil 2804
Its worth mentioning that the FTSE 100 has now...

Its worth mentioning that the FTSE 100 has now fallen more than 1200 points since its peak last year. The main reason the China crash isn't bigger news is that so far the fallout has been somewhat...
Forum: Politics 22-08-2015, 10:13
Replies: 226
Views: 8,932
Posted By Phil 2804
In all other circumstances I'd vote to stay in...

In all other circumstances I'd vote to stay in but clearly the immigration system needs fixed and the only way to do that is to re-establish proper border controls with our EU neighbours. If we can't...
Forum: Politics 20-08-2015, 23:04
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By Phil 2804
I always take progressive to mean supporting...

I always take progressive to mean supporting better opportunities for all people. Equal rights for all people, supporting better housing for everyone, including home ownership, wealth more widely...
Forum: Politics 20-08-2015, 12:02
Replies: 45
Views: 1,650
Posted By Phil 2804
Always been the case, pension lump sums have...

Always been the case, pension lump sums have always been paid tax free, same as with redundancy/severance payouts the tax threshold on that is about 30k iirc.
Forum: Politics 20-08-2015, 12:00
Replies: 45
Views: 1,650
Posted By Phil 2804
I'm in two minds, access some of the money now,...

I'm in two minds, access some of the money now, but leave enough in their to give you some income for the longer term. Pensions are a lottery in some ways, final salary schemes always had the option...
Forum: Politics 20-08-2015, 11:51
Replies: 25
Views: 783
Posted By Phil 2804
Turn back the clock 40 years and NI pastors were...

Turn back the clock 40 years and NI pastors were saying the same thing about their catholic neighbours, so strong was the anti-catholic rhetoric it spread into the political sphere and spawned the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 17-08-2015, 20:25
Replies: 38
Views: 2,057
Posted By Phil 2804
I deal with cabin crew everyday in my job many of...

I deal with cabin crew everyday in my job many of the older BA, United, American etc cabin crew are among the nastiest and most vindictive people you'll ever encounter. Unfortunately they don't like...
Forum: Politics 17-08-2015, 18:41
Replies: 478
Views: 12,493
Posted By Phil 2804
Names aren't what integrate you, its behaviour,...

Names aren't what integrate you, its behaviour, both yours and those who come here. Whether or not a Sikh couple name their children Parm or Jaspreet, Paul or Jane will matter not one bit if the...
Forum: General Discussion 16-08-2015, 18:43
Replies: 229
Views: 7,244
Posted By Phil 2804
...and... Whose the best DJ to see on the Radio...

...and...

Whose the best DJ to see on the Radio 1 Roadshow?


ITV announces it's new Saturday morning show, Number 73.;-)
Forum: General Discussion 15-08-2015, 10:25
Replies: 229
Views: 7,244
Posted By Phil 2804
You forgot.... "Dallas Season 6...

You forgot....
"Dallas Season 6 rumours/speculation"
Forum: Politics 11-08-2015, 17:18
Replies: 3,838
Views: 160,885
Posted By Phil 2804
Probably, ...and if you can name me a single one...

Probably,

...and if you can name me a single one party state that is a social and economic success then I will wish them good luck.

As a Scot who now lives in England but still spends about 4-5...
Forum: Politics 11-08-2015, 17:08
Replies: 105
Views: 3,438
Posted By Phil 2804
Maybe the cows should be put on zero hours...

Maybe the cows should be put on zero hours contracts and minimum wage?

The fact is there are two areas of life in Britain where the free market has been a proven failure time and again, one is food...
Forum: Politics 11-08-2015, 10:34
Replies: 41
Views: 1,571
Posted By Phil 2804
Why did the Conservatives run a deficit of 50...

Why did the Conservatives run a deficit of 50 billion (9% of GDP) in 1992/1993. There was no recession that year. Why were they still running a deficit in 1996/97? Why did they only balance the...
Forum: Politics 10-08-2015, 19:15
Replies: 105
Views: 3,438
Posted By Phil 2804
At what point does good animal husbandry factor...

At what point does good animal husbandry factor into the equation?

Britain is over dependent on food imports. Prior to WW2 there was a collapse in British, American and European agriculture and that...
Forum: Politics 07-08-2015, 21:50
Replies: 156
Views: 4,632
Posted By Phil 2804
By supporting the NMW you are basically...

By supporting the NMW you are basically contradicting the entirety of your tirade against collective and individual bargaining. Effectively the Government is bargaining on all our behalfs telling...
Forum: Politics 07-08-2015, 21:37
Replies: 25
Views: 1,112
Posted By Phil 2804
Not actually true if you'd watched the...

Not actually true if you'd watched the documentary you'd know what actually happened. Kraft made their first offer at which point the make up of Cadbury's shareholders changed almost overnight, gone...
Forum: Politics 07-08-2015, 11:49
Replies: 156
Views: 4,632
Posted By Phil 2804
What's the alternative then? Individual...

What's the alternative then? Individual bargaining then? Only works in large firms as long as everyone holds their ground, but in reality you'll always get some without the backbone to stand up for...
Forum: Politics 07-08-2015, 11:39
Replies: 25
Views: 1,112
Posted By Phil 2804
If you put your right wing glasses down you'd...

If you put your right wing glasses down you'd know there was a BBC documentary on this back in April featuring input from Dyson and former Cadburys board members. They said much the same thing and...
Forum: Politics 07-08-2015, 11:18
Replies: 25
Views: 1,112
Posted By Phil 2804
Thatcher had no problem with state owned industry...

Thatcher had no problem with state owned industry either in certain cases. Its why neither Royal Mail or British Rail were privatised under her watch. In the case of the railways she was dead against...
Forum: Politics 07-08-2015, 11:13
Replies: 831
Views: 24,109
Posted By Phil 2804
Indeed born in a stable because his parents were...

Indeed born in a stable because his parents were told there was no room at the Inn.
Forum: Politics 07-08-2015, 11:08
Replies: 156
Views: 4,632
Posted By Phil 2804
In the past 7 years I've had pay rises equating...

In the past 7 years I've had pay rises equating to 25% of my salary in 2008, I've also received a bonus of 3500 related to efficiency savings negotiated between the Unions and the company. At the...
Forum: Politics 07-08-2015, 10:57
Replies: 831
Views: 24,109
Posted By Phil 2804
In a world where Barack Obama is branded a...

In a world where Barack Obama is branded a socialist and Reagan a liberal anything that doesn't promote xenophobia or corporate greed over collective wealth is considered left wing these days.
Forum: Politics 07-08-2015, 10:51
Replies: 831
Views: 24,109
Posted By Phil 2804
Don't watch Songs of Praise never have as myself...

Don't watch Songs of Praise never have as myself my parents are atheists and thats how i was raised but Christianity was brought to the UK by immigrants and we could have just as easily ended up a...
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