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by Metalchemyst
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)
Replies: 1324
Views: 186288

Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

I don't know why these rebel MPs don't just join the Lib Dems who are pretty much a centre party (by today's very capitalist standard).
by Metalchemyst
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)
Replies: 1324
Views: 186288

Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

A good article about the state of our political parties:
https://unherd.com/2019/01/could-brexit ... -politics/

His main point is that both Lab and the Cons are coalitions of more than one group each, so voting for either party is not a real choice.
by Metalchemyst
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Fifth Angel
Replies: 2
Views: 1163

Re: Fifth Angel

Call out the warning!
by Metalchemyst
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)
Replies: 1324
Views: 186288

Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

The hard leavers are gambling on a no deal exit and the remainers seem to be hoping for a second referendum to reverse the result. I would bet on the latter but it won't happen without some consequences.
by Metalchemyst
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: The rather morbid celebrity RIP Thread.
Replies: 805
Views: 208221

Re: The rather morbid celebrity RIP Thread.

Gandalf the Red wrote:From the North East, Sunderland I believe.

Sad though.
She didn't sound like a Geordie, but it looks like she'd lived near Manchester for about half her life.
by Metalchemyst
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: The rather morbid celebrity RIP Thread.
Replies: 805
Views: 208221

Re: The rather morbid celebrity RIP Thread.

Weather presenter Dianne Oxberry at only 51. Probably only those of you in the Northwest will know her. She looked so strong, a classic Lancashire lass. And she looked like she could be Nicko McBrain's sister.
by Metalchemyst
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: The rather morbid celebrity RIP Thread.
Replies: 805
Views: 208221

Re: The rather morbid celebrity RIP Thread.

June Whitfield. She talks candidly about working with Tony Hancock and the tremendous pressure placed on the 'stars' of comedy shows, which she modestly claims never affected her, as she wasn't the star. She recalls how she handled Hancock's self-doubt and questioning of life which would present its...
by Metalchemyst
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: What made you Lol Today?
Replies: 40894
Views: 2354407

Re: What made you Lol Today?

^ Excellent :D
by Metalchemyst
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: The rather morbid celebrity RIP Thread.
Replies: 805
Views: 208221

Re: The rather morbid celebrity RIP Thread.

Paddy Ashdown didn't always come across well on telly but his CV is outstanding. Probably the best leader the Lib-Dems have had.
by Metalchemyst
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: A free-for-all thread
Replies: 18367
Views: 1115803

Re: A free-for-all thread

Have you ever bought something on-line which wasn't quite as advertised and, when you request an exchange or refund, they tell you to send a photo of it? Is it necessary to do that? It never used to happen. Do they think the customer is imagining things or is it a tactic to make you not bother?
by Metalchemyst
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: The Voting Age
Replies: 34
Views: 4602

Re: The Voting Age

I just found some more info. relating to this: https://www.inc.com/laura-montini/when-does-intelligence-really-peak-probably-later-than-you-think.html . . . Vocabulary skills were used as a measure of crystallized intelligence, or the ability to use acquired skills, knowledge, and experience. Anothe...
by Metalchemyst
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: What made you Lol Today?
Replies: 40894
Views: 2354407

Re: What made you Lol Today?

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by Metalchemyst
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: What should happen with Brexit?
Replies: 42
Views: 5437

Re: What should happen with Brexit?

im a hard-core remainer but i object the idea of another referendum. it would be a mockery of democracy. the people have spoken. i voted remain and lost. leave the eu, suffer the consequences, wait about 10 years and then have another vote on wether to rejoin. I could live with that. But it assumes...
by Metalchemyst
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: What should happen with Brexit?
Replies: 42
Views: 5437

Re: What should happen with Brexit?

Damn, too slow on the retraction :lol: I know the feeling. Here's a question for you:As it's confirmed that we can withdraw Article 50 penalty free, as few find May's deal any good; how would people feel about revoking art 50, actually thinking up a decent negotiating strategy before restarting the...