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  • dave replied to the topic Sir Christopher Chope in the forum Banter 1 year, 8 months ago

    He has tried to use the same parliamentary mechanism to push a bill through to get people to pay for NHS treatment, so it’s not an objection to the mechanism in principle, it’s that he’s an unpleasant individual!!

  • Had the same happen to me, heard the post come through the letterbox, so disappointingly thought no parcel that day, then went and found the card there a little while later. Complained to sorting office manager, who basically called me a liar, when I said I had heard it come through the letterbox and gave him the time as well. This resulted in a…[Read more]

  • dave replied to the topic Capitalism vs Communism in the forum Banter 2 years, 1 month ago

    What I wonder is this. Is our lifestyle sustainable, not just environmentally, but financially, long term. Could any system deliver it, left or right, socialist or capitalist . Or is it just a huge Ponzi scam with a can being kicked down the road, that eventually someone somewhere sometime, is going to have to deal with.

    Not really, imho.…[Read more]

  • I can’t understand why France doesn’t just arrest them and put them in a jail until they can be deported, is just due to the sheer numbers/cost? They are in France illegally, if they needed refuge then I’m sure France would be happy to process them and put them in a suitable french refugee camp. But if they refuse then they aren’t anything but…[Read more]

  • dave replied to the topic Basic curry cooking question in the forum Banter 2 years, 1 month ago

    I’m no cook but it seems to me that curry evolved as a way of covering the taste of meat that was past its best before refrigeration. It also seems that you are not going to get the spices to infuse the meat by searing it and caramelising the outside, which is done in western meat cooking to seal in the moisture.

    I hate to be “that guy”, but…[Read more]

  • dave replied to the topic Is Donald Trump racist? in the forum Banter 2 years, 1 month ago

    Deliberate “leak” with a pre-planned follow-up. The people offended were never going to vote for him and the people whose support he needs will be encouraged by his tone and the unusually well-prepared White House comment: “Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the A…[Read more]