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  1. Well mint can we assume unless you have wi-fi access from your prison cell[:D], that you have managed to avoid the clutches of SFR and IJ? I am wanting to switch from SFR to a new supplier, but not sure I want all the hassle that you have had. Saying that the service from SFR is appalling with the Internet connection disconnecting several times a day now. Add to this their massive price rise then I must bite the bullet and move to somebody else. I am looking at Orange or Bouygues, I guess that lots of people out there will have good and bad opinions of both companies. My neighbour has Bouygues and is very pleased with the service, and we used to have Orange, and I must say that their service was far superior to SFR.
  2. The queen, OTOH, is merely a figurehead and a very expensive model for a stamp. [:D] [:)] [:D]
  3. I really think the tories and May in particular are going to regret using 'the magic money tree' soundbite, the article above posted by Norman blows their whole austerity claim out of the water. The soundbite is now showing up all over the media with usually similar comment being made about it, as in The Guardian article. As I stated before the election soundbites was all that May had apart from personal abuse of Jeremy Corbyn. The old 'strong and stable' soundbite was totally shot to bits with the four day U-turn on the dementia tax[:D]. I am also guessing that the slur they tried to pin on Corbyn with his alleged support of the IRA will now be quietly dropped (just as grammar schools were today). The fact that they have now jumped into bed with terrorist sympathizers will have finished off that soundbite, unless they are going to start peddling good terrorist/bad terrorist soundbites. I am personally glad that the tories have jumped into bed with the DUP as it will hasten their demise, the British public is not going to wear the one and a half billion pounds being bunged to the DUP, whilst they are being told the only way is austerity for the rest of the UK. Roll on the next election, although not too soon I want to see the tories burn the economy a while longer with their reckless Brexit soundbite, 'no deal is better than a bad deal', just buy your popcorn and sit back and watch[:D]
  4. Lucky May, wouldn't mind a cutting from her money tree to see whether it will grow here in the Dordogne.....ha, ha! Me too mint, so long as the money tree with grow in Deux Sevres, a bit cooler than where you are, so perhaps I will need to apply some sort of protection for it over the winter.[:)] Just to remind ourselves what our lying Theresa said in response to the nurse that questioned why she hadn't had a pay rise for 8 years: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUtJEfB9Hi4
  5. It seems that the tory party never ceases to amaze as to how low it will stoop to remain in power. May stood up in front of a Question Time audience telling a nurse who had not had a pay rise in real terms since 2009, 'there is no magic money tree'. Obviously they must have planted one in the back garden of Downing Street to find the reported £1 billion pounds they have paid to bribe the DUP. So whilst the NHS continues to crumble, class sizes expand, the sick and disabled being systematically attacked, the list goes on, the tories manage to find a billion pounds to cling to power. Truly sickening.
  6. The next potential unelected UK tory prime minister is just as caring as May. When asked about cuts to the Fire Service by a Labour councillor, Johnson replied 'get stuffed'. Still I guess once a tory... http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/grenfell-tower-fire-boris-johnson_uk_594267c2e4b0d31854872fed?ir=UK+Politics&utm_hp_ref=uk-politics
  7. The Queen's speech has been cancelled and Queenie is not impressed, it may mean that she has to miss part of Royal Ascot.[+o(] I guess that is the price that she will have to pay as the tories scramble around and enter into a 'Coalition of Chaos' with the planet fryers.
  8. TM was a banker, Richard, for something like 15 years... What a fine upstanding job she used to do then, hope she wasn't instrumental in selling any dodgy mortgage deals that helped to precipitate the financial crisis in 2008. Still WoolyB so long as she is an alcoholic and eats meat then I guess she gets your vote.[geek]
  9. So the only way that Theresa and the tories can cling to power is to form a coalition with the DUP. But surely Theresa that is a 'coalition of chaos', that you sooooo strongly warned us about. Priceless!
  10. There is a very clear choice in this election, vote for heartless May or caring Corbyn. Here is an excerpt from an article in The Guardian from a young person who has been energised by Corbyn to vote... “I had to go to the jobcentre to apply for universal credit. At the next table was a man with disabilities who was in tears. I don’t know why he had his payments cut, but [seeing the officer] in tears too is a sign that something is very wrong. Pretty much sums it up really.
  11. Sadly mint you are spot on with your assessment, whilst you mentioned pensioners don't forget raising the retirement age, that's a nice little earner some 13 billion pounds I think they save for each year that they raise it, they be able to give to their rich mates plenty of tax cuts with that amount banked. The sick and disabled have been hit hard by the totally heartless cuts to their benefits under the tories, and if they retain power then you can be certain that they will be back to take even more off them. From April this year people who have been diagnosed with cancer, have had a heart attack or stroke or any other nasty illness or condition you can think of have had £30 a week taken off them. The tories claimed that it will encourage them back to work quicker, for **** sake when you are battling cancer I can assure that work is the last thing on your mind. Whilst I did not watch last nights debate, sorry Theresa dodging questions from the audience, I see some moron was attacking Corbyn for not wanting to wipe out the other half of the world by not pushing the button. I guess that he will not be worried about any of the above cuts we can look forward to that you listed, so long as Theresa pushes the button. For goodness sake. So basically mint as you have stated its more cuts for the peasants and tax cuts for the likes of MacDonalds and Starbucks, very depressing indeed.
  12. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/ed-miliband-fails-to-look-normal-while-eating-bacon-sandwich-ahead-of-whistle-stop-campaign-tour-9409301.html Used on a daily basis by all the right wing rags, and most 'impartial' television channels.
  13. Thats a very unfair photo Norman, you have never hidden your hatred of conservatives but that is getting personal and stooping low. So bacon sandwiches are OK then?
  14. I see that Corbyn has challenged her to debate him directly this evening on the Question Time debate. We all know that 'strong and...' sorry can't be bothered to finish that soundbite will run away scared again. It will be interesting if she uses the excuse that she is too busy preparing for Brexit, if this is the case I am assuming that she will be sat there with her Brexit strategy, working on it whilst being questioned.[:D]
  15. Excellent post Norman, and the simple answer is he would be torn to shreds by the right-wing press. How very depressing it all is that May can do all the above and not be held to account. I find it both scary and depressing how the tories are allowed to rule like this, I am sure that if there was a balanced press in the UK her government would have been kicked out years ago. She doesn't even have the guts to turn up for a leaders debate, utter contempt for the British electorate. All she is capable of is spewing out verbal abuse against Jeremy Corbyn, in a hope of increasing her majority in the unnecessary election that is now happening. Nice to see that she is using up two months of the two years time limit of the Brexit negotiations putting her party before the country.
  16. Hopefully this video will encourage the youngsters to exercise their right to vote, and bring an end to the treatment that the tories have inflicted upon them. They have been the ones to suffer most under the tories, although I would add in the sick and disabled as well. The video well documents all the lies that the tories have told, how many times was it Ms May you said that there will be no snap election, forgotten have we, 17 actually Ms May. I see that that the BBC have banned it being played on the radio, understandable I guess, but I am guessing that it will not be played on any topical satirical programmes either. If it had been about Corbyn then I am sure it would have made its way into mainstream TV. Still with over a million hits already it is obviously reaching a large audience.
  17. Oh come on Theresa don't be shy now, why won't you appear on tonight's leaders debate, surely it will be a chance for you to show us 'Strong and Stable' you are. Just think you can actually get to abuse Jeremy Corbyn to his face, rather than using your right-wing attack pack, loosely know as journalists. Come on and explain to us how 'no deal is better than a bad deal', especially as to all of us Brits living within Europe, when no deal would definitely mean the end of our S1s. Or maybe how it will benefit the banking community when they lose their passporting rights, or how the car industry will not be able to operate on a 'just in time basis'. Perhaps you could explain to all The Sun readers what a tariff is. I am guessing that our 'Weak and Wobbly' leader will continue to hide behind the sofa and hope that things will turn out alright next Thursday. Jeremy Corbyn is far stronger than you Ms May, with everything that has been thrown at him from all angles, all you can do is call him names, and hurl personal abuse at him. Corbyn just rises above it all, with no name calling back, he is truly the 'Strong and Stable ' person.
  18. If that turns out to be the case lindal then it will be of her own making, and I guess that the British public will punish her accordingly. I can only think that the tories are either stupid or arrogant, or I suspect both, to publish a manifesto that promises to punish their core voters, knowing that the Labour manifesto will be full of voter friendly policies. Whether Labour can deliver on their manifesto remains to be seen, but hey ho telling big lies worked for the Brexiteers and Trump, so good luck Corbyn.
  19. If the latest poll is to be believed then things have just got very interesting indeed, with the tory lead cut back to just five points. If this turns out to be the actual result, the projection is that May will have her majority cut to just two! I guess with a majority of two the EU will be quaking in their boots when Madame May breezes into town. I know that it is only one poll, but the general trend has been a narrowing of the lead between Labour and the tories. I am not sure what Ms 'Weak and Wobbly' can do about the current situation, when she opens her mouth all that comes out are soundbites, U-turns and a personal attack on Jeremy Corbyn, and I could say telling lies about the eventual Brexit outcome. Whereas at least Corbyn is trying to give people some sort of vision and hope with his policies, although I guess if you earn over £80k you would not be voting for him. I suspect that the campaign will now turn a whole lot nastier from the tories side, with our Lynton blowing his dog whistles as loud as he can. I see that Davis pulled out of a speech today, obviously with the publication of the latest poll, Lynton has some serious thinking to do.
  20. Quite right mint, life goes on I am afraid and whatever we think about what happened in Manchester, the consequences of who wins the general election will be with everybody for the next five years, or maybe three months, or 18 months or 3 years 2 days if May wins, (sorry that was very cheap). All main political parties have stopped campaigning today, sorry another cheap shot coming here, I hope that there is a journalist out there somewhere counting how many times our great leader uses 'strong and stable' today, and tries in some way blame Jeremy Corbyn for what took place in Manchester.
  21. Quick Theresa grab hold of the handbrake, now pull on it hard, see how easy it is to do a U-turn. Yep our 'Strong and Stable' leader has performed another U-turn only four days after launching 'her' manifesto proposing to screw the elderly. It seems that even her right wing press are unable to save her from this shambles, as the tories have taken out Google ads trying to defend their attack on the elderly, even the tories had to label it the dementia tax. So Ms May is asking the country to give her a landslide victory at the general election to see off those nasty Europeans. As she buckles at the first sign of confrontation God help the UK if she allowed at the negotiating table with the '27'.
  22. Well it is official now, in Berwick-upon-Tweed and the whole of the UK, except for Scotland according to the tories the temperature does not drop sufficiently to put any form of heating on in the winter. Whilst pensioners in Berwick are out basking in the winter sun with their swimwear on, just two and a half miles up the road in Scotland, the poor Scots are absolutely freezing, wearing several layers of clothing, and turning on their heating full blast, sitting back smugly knowing that the rest of the UK, or at least England and Wales are subsidising their heating bills to the tune of £300 a year! Yet another example of the tories well tested 'divide and conquer' routine that they use over and over again. When questioned today Damien Green would not confirm ordinary pensioners, i.e. not the stinking rich, will not have their winter fuel allowance taken away from them, you will have to trust the tories after the election, ha ha. Throw in that they are proposing a dementia tax and I think that May has well and truly shot herself in the foot, one can only hope.
  23. I fancy that hole that you persist in keep digging Donald seems to be getting deeper and deeper. It started off quite funny in the first instance, the biggest inauguration crowd ever, stating that he won the popular vote, when clearly he hadn't etc. But things now seem to have gotten more serious quite quickly. The investigation into whether the Russians interfered in the US election by the FBI, the sacking of Comey, the alleged memo, and whilst having talks with a Russian counterpart, psst do you want to know a secret. Things are not looking good Donald, any photos of the wall by the way. Still I expect Theresa will still hold hands with you when you visit the UK, and all the right wing comics will still tell you what a great guy you are. Oh and I expect a certain 'nutty' person will be along any time now on this thread to pledge his allegiance to you. Boy, the yanks certainly know how to pick their presidents!
  24. Thanks for posting that link lindal, I have read the relevant section pertaining to reciprocal healthcare rights in its entirety. I must say that I do not feel anymore confident now that the situation will be resolved to our advantage. The only thing that we can take comfort from in the section that you posted, is where it states it would be in the UKs interest financially to continue with the current agreement. On the other hand we now have an election in which May will be using anti-Europe rhetoric, and the right-wing comics will be stirring up hatred against the EU on a daily basis in an attempt to achieve a tory landslide. So I am not sure that any logic can be applied to the situation. I am personally not sure that May will really care about a million or so Brits living in Europe, and a percentage will not be able to vote anyway since the tories lied again, saying that the 15-year rule will be revoked. The one thing that I am confident in, is that the EU will not want to see its own citizens shafted and will be firm in protecting EU citizens rights before granting the UK any talks on any future trade agreement with the EU. I still cannot make up my mind as to whether a large tory majority will make May soften her stance on jumping off the cliff, or will embolden her and going completely flat out to show those nasty foreigners living on the continent how tough (she thinks) that she is. Judging by the slight rally in stirling since May announced the election, the money boys think that she will soften her stance, not convinced myself, I am getting ready to bring some more stirling over into euros before the rate turns south again. I think that you are spot on mint with your assessment of May and the tory party, the only aim can be to smash the Labour party and totally dominate British politics, a scary thought really, certainly no thought for the country. I was never easy when both Thatcher and Blair had massive majorities, certainly not a healthy way for the country to be run. The last strong opposition we had in the UK was when Blair was in opposition, he was snapping at the tories day in, day out, although I did not like him he was truly effective. Cameron was pathetic when he kept telling Tony not to worry, we will help you vote your bills through.Sadly with Corbyn, partly through his own making, but mainly through the totally right-wing dominated media in the UK carrying out a character assignation on a daily basis, and the Labour MPs that forced a second leadership contest trying to weaken him. Hope they are pleased with their handiwork now, as some of them will now lose their position at the trough in the forthcoming election.
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