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    Green Devil reacted to Van Lady in "That's why I really want to get back to Britain because I know it will be taken care of - health-wise, at least,"   
    My mother’s maiden name was Hamilton and one of my sister’s has it as a middle name. 
    Late mother always, slightly IMO, deluded herself that she was possibly a descendant of the Duke of Hamilton due to historical links with Lanarkshire. Oh dear, her father was a farm worker/gravedigger and her mother was sent to work in service for a well off family but escaped and returned home.
    My late father had a similar “lowly” background and started work at a young age in a Glasgow shipyard plus went to night school to gain qualifications that lead to work in Malaysia in mining. When he returned he married my mother and they relocated to Cumberland where he had secured a well paid job with prospects at a nuclear facility.
    At least my parents escaped their low life prospects from their family background through opportunities. They never claimed any benefits at all in their life.
    My gripe these days is that social mobility has been well and truly hobbled for a vast majority of indigenous people. 
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    Green Devil got a reaction from Van Lady in Question Time   
    Tossers. The lot of em.
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    Green Devil reacted to Gordie Lastchance in "That's why I really want to get back to Britain because I know it will be taken care of - health-wise, at least,"   
    Frank's on to something.
    Something to be called henceforth "The Frank Hovis Dosbods' Decree".
    Some of the more able brains among us will be able to phrase and frame it better, but it goes something like this:
    1) Under the decree, people such as Ms Begum shall be treated as a British subject and be allowed to retain their passport (thus nullifying any argument that they might be rendered stateless by stripping them of their nationality).
    2) Those persons, such as Ms Begum, appealing to return to the United Kingdom, must first undergo a de-radicalisation programme of not less than five years' duration.
    3) This de-radicalisation programme shall be located in a United Kingdom overseas territory with no human population (South Georgia). This has been mandated in order to ensure the security of mainland United Kingdom and that the programme's participants pose no threat to a resident population.
    4) Following the successful completion of the de-radicalisation programme, the participant shall spend a minimum of 15 years in the Western Culture Re-integration Programme on South Georgia.
    5) Successful completion of this re-integration programme shall enable the participant to choose to remain on South Georgia, or another uninhabited island in the chain of British Overseas Territories.
    These are the rules under which the UK will accept the return of Ms Begum and her cohorts. If she doesn't like it, she can always claim asylum elsewhere.
    Under this decree, the UK is fulfilling the "obligations" it seems to have to her that the media are touting.
    As for yuman rights, the programmes shall provide a few sheep, chickens, a cow (I think pigs are out), gardening tools etc and materials with which to build shelter.
    Supervision and security shall be provided by ex-military personnel.
    If we've got these territories, why not use them?
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    Green Devil got a reaction from sarahbell in Energy saving   
    It's being enforced I think. I went in b and q to get a replacement bulb and the only ones were leds. At 3" or 4 times the price of old. halogens. You can't really sell it as going green as you don't have a choice.
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    Green Devil reacted to Kilham in Countdown to Brexit   
    Looks good here - are you planning to embed it into the RH sidebar?.
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    Green Devil got a reaction from OurDayWillCome in Brexit Betrayal thread - Part 2   
    The UK will be left stuck in the backstop while the eu collapses around. How ironic. Lol
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    Green Devil got a reaction from Malthus in Because Brexit   
    Because the flights to Eastern Europe were only ever full on the route to the UK. Now both are empty? 

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    Green Devil got a reaction from Malthus in Because Brexit   
    Because the flights to Eastern Europe were only ever full on the route to the UK. Now both are empty? 

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    Green Devil got a reaction from Malthus in Because Brexit   
    Because the flights to Eastern Europe were only ever full on the route to the UK. Now both are empty? 

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    Green Devil got a reaction from Malthus in Because Brexit   
    Because the flights to Eastern Europe were only ever full on the route to the UK. Now both are empty? 

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    Green Devil got a reaction from One percent in Brexit Betrayal thread - Part 2   
    https://amp-theguardian-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/15/uk-mps-intense-talks-setting-up-new-centrist-party-labour?amp_js_v=a2&amp_gsa=1#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From %1%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguardian.com%2Fpolitics%2F2019%2Ffeb%2F15%2Fuk-mps-intense-talks-setting-up-new-centrist-party-labour
     
    Can I suggest a name? 
    The Traitorous Scumbag Remoaner Party? 
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    Green Devil reacted to Dipsy in Brexit Betrayal thread - Part 2   
    No "democratic" which is ironic.
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    Green Devil got a reaction from One percent in Brexit Betrayal thread - Part 2   
    https://amp-theguardian-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/15/uk-mps-intense-talks-setting-up-new-centrist-party-labour?amp_js_v=a2&amp_gsa=1#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From %1%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguardian.com%2Fpolitics%2F2019%2Ffeb%2F15%2Fuk-mps-intense-talks-setting-up-new-centrist-party-labour
     
    Can I suggest a name? 
    The Traitorous Scumbag Remoaner Party? 
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    Green Devil reacted to Long time lurking in Brexit Betrayal thread - Part 2   
    It`s even funnier when you consider steptoe is a brexiter i`m really starting to believe they believe their own bullshit 
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    Green Devil got a reaction from maynardgravy in hunted   
    Just visit the other site and start browsing the Brexit thread? 
    Second thoughts don't risk it! You'd lose the will to live. 
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    Green Devil got a reaction from sarahbell in hunted   
    Watched this recently. They get access to your phone, phones social media, contacts,  police cameras, council cameras car tracking,  phone tracking triangulation, card details? All linked in a seamless system? Can't be true. It must be gifted access to go on the show? Otherwise now come our coppers are so inept?
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    Green Devil got a reaction from onlyme in Brexit Betrayal thread - Part 2   
    Sorry I reposted this but couldn't delete it. 
     
    Brexit has wiped £40 billion from Britain's annual economic growth since referendum, top Bank of England official reveals | London Evening Standard
    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/brexit-has-wiped-80-billion-from-britains-economic-growth-since-referendum-top-bank-of-england-a4066851.html
     
    Well who gives a shit?
    My question is how much of the 40 bill has been seen by the dosbodders? 
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    Green Devil got a reaction from Bear Hug in Canadian House Price Crash   
    Population over expansion affects quality of life. At least in Canada or Australia you get a decent house and garden for you bubble money. UK you get a rabbit hutch about big enough to swing a cat if you're lucky for your bubble money. 
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    Green Devil got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in "That's why I really want to get back to Britain because I know it will be taken care of - health-wise, at least,"   
    Question on question time. 
    If you can stomach it. 
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    Green Devil got a reaction from The Masked Tulip in "That's why I really want to get back to Britain because I know it will be taken care of - health-wise, at least,"   
    What you think doesnt matter though.
    I expect she will be welcome back to britain, and sold as "We are so welcoming to people less well off than ourselves".
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    Green Devil reacted to macca in Breaking bad basement   
    Worth £150’000 of anyone’s money.. 
    These Disney land prices can’t be sustainable, especially when people find out concrete and bricks are quite cheap to buy.. 
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    Green Devil got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Breaking bad basement   
    I reckon cutting holes in 2ft thick reinforced concrete for windows might a bit of a task! 
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    Green Devil reacted to Frank Hovis in Barbarians at the gates   
    We were astonishingly great; in the 17th and 18th centuries Britain ruled the world. 
    Then got rich and bored in the 19th century and started on the craze to "do good" which then steadily dismantled what had built the empire before inevitably just giving it away.
    For this in microcosm I give you the Marquesses of Bute previously Earls of Bute.
    A powerful family who had a Prime Minister and many politically active members and the Second Marquess of Bute basically created modern Cardiff to serve as docks for the family coalfields making him probbaly the richest main in the world.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Crichton-Stuart,_2nd_Marquess_of_Bute
    He died in 1848 and was succeeded by the third marquess.  Who then came with a multitude of ways of pissing it all away including building fancy new houses so that he was known as "Philanthropist".
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Crichton-Stuart,_3rd_Marquess_of_Bute
    The fourth was the same.
    The fifth went for ornithology.
    And the sixth (died 1993) was back on architecture.
     
    So hundreds of years building up power, status and wealth followed by 150 years of doing nothing and giving it away to "good causes".
    There is the Empire in one family.
    Yes Sulla, the first dictator of Rome who Julius Caesar copied, was blonde but it never received more than a passing mention suggesting that it wasn't unusual at the time.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sulla
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    Green Devil got a reaction from billfunk in Barbarians at the gates   
    Problem is we aren't a great civilisation are we? What we got to show for it. A few shitty tower blocks that catch fire easily. 
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    Green Devil got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Breaking bad basement   
    I reckon cutting holes in 2ft thick reinforced concrete for windows might a bit of a task!