Van Lady

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    Van Lady reacted to swiss_democracy_for_all in The 2ND GREAT BIG General Election thread   
    Not since John Smith died so conveniently, no. 
    But Labour voters have taken until now to realize. 
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    Van Lady reacted to swiss_democracy_for_all in The 2ND GREAT BIG General Election thread   
    I see nothing glorious about having an untrustworthy posho cunt and his mates in complete charge for five years. This isn’t just about Brexit.
    He has constantly shown that once he no longer needs someone or something, whatever he said before is thrown out of the window. He’d sell his grandmother if it suited him. He’d sell out Brexit, or indeed anything, if it suited him. 
    The horrible thing is, there was nothing else for it, the others were worse. 
     
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    Van Lady reacted to Tdog in The 2ND GREAT BIG General Election thread   
    It would be if it was BXP walking the election.
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    Van Lady reacted to Hopeful in The 2ND GREAT BIG General Election thread   
    Piers' Twitter feed is superb atm
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    Van Lady reacted to spunko in The 2ND GREAT BIG General Election thread   
    They'll reset shortly at midnight,  unfortunately it's limited by the software
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    Van Lady reacted to Bedrag Justesen in The 2ND GREAT BIG General Election thread   
    Out of reps.
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    Van Lady reacted to whocares in The 2ND GREAT BIG General Election thread   
    Maybe together?
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    Van Lady reacted to maynardgravy in The 2ND GREAT BIG General Election thread   
    Depressing. There's no joy in this. Tories not as shit as Labour - deep joy.
    Two party system back in control.
    Pretend Brexit coming up.
    Boris' seat showing the capital city becoming more dislocated from the UK by the day.
    What a  sham.
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    Van Lady reacted to The Generation Game in The 2ND GREAT BIG General Election thread   
    It would be hilarious if the overall vote showed a pro-Brexit bias but all the leaders lost their seats. That would be a proper protest vote!
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    Van Lady reacted to maynardgravy in The 2ND GREAT BIG General Election thread   
    I'm failing to see what the difference will be?
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    Van Lady reacted to choochoo in The 2ND GREAT BIG General Election thread   
    Betfair showing Boris is likely to lose his seat 😄😄😄
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    Van Lady reacted to sbn in The 2ND GREAT BIG General Election thread   
    Here we go!  Who's going to be the first to post the exit poll results?  I am not watching the bloody TV to get it!
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    Van Lady reacted to Kwyjibo in Doors   
    I had a new composite door fitted precisely because of the draughts, my house was pretty much unusable downstairs in the winter because of the bow on the dual colour (that’s the killer for bowing) upvc door. I now have a dual colour (go figure) composite which seems a lot better, but you are looking about 1k fitted for a composite and I was still advised to keep all the locks “shot” when the door is unlocked to stop the bowing. They all tend to come with 3* cylinders, multipoint locking etc. these days, but the best are solid core doors but will probably set you back about 1.5k. You can fit a lot of secondary devices to doors that make it a lot stronger, but a solid core is a good start. (Believe it or not, PAS24 security compliance in the UK pays no attention to the glass, you can have an all glass door that complies with all the standard with 20+ point locking, but if I was a burglar I would just lob a brick through the glass)
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    Van Lady reacted to Kwyjibo in Your most romantic lines   
    That has reminded me of a time when I worked in a pub and the landlord walked past the end of the bar where the key hooks were and threw the pub keys a good four feet and they landed on the hook (he had tried this many times before and always failed).
    There happened to be a group of attractive women at the bar who saw this and they were so impressed they clapped, and as he turned to me and smiled about his fortunate timing to actually pull it off he forgot about the step up to the next level of the pub and fell flat on his face. Hero to zero in a split second 😁
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    Van Lady reacted to The Masked Tulip in Shopping centres In crisis   
    Shops have been giving very poor deals since the BF 'event'. Amazon was dire for decent deals. Ebay didn't give a much anticipated discount. Even sellers of flat screen televisions have not done much in the way of mass discount.
    In the past day or so some of the food retailers are beginning to drop prices - alcohol mainly. But even then there are catches with, for example, Tesco only offering them to those who have their Premium Clubcard - yes, that is a thing apparently - which is like Prime. Speaking of Amazon, they have decided to deal on spirits big time but only if you are buying bundles of 3 bottles of a particular spirit at any given time. It is like they need the sales but are trying like mad not to give too much of a discount at all.
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    Van Lady reacted to Shaneyson in Spoilt ballot paper. Yes or no?   
    Collected my children from school and we diligently walked to the polling station. On the way I discussed how I felt it was the democratic duty of everyone to vote as it was the only say we had. We entered the polling station and I explained each part of the process and we all moved to the voting booth. We had a bit of a pretend vote for the kids deciding on which picture was the nicest and they pretended to make their selection. I then  dutifully took my pen out wrote none of the above and drew a large cross through the paper. My son was allowed to place it in the ballot box and we made our way back in to the rain.
    I wrestled with my conscience and decided that when I was entirely honest with myself and couldn't bring myself to vote for any of them. Sadly the Beast of Bolsover was on the paper and he is one of the few politicians I consider to be decent. Sadly the party that he represents no longer exists and he is an anachronism.
    If we get a rainbow coalition I did not vote for it and will  watch the forest fire engulfing the economy, happy in the knowledge that a regeneration will come from it allowing the next generation opportunity. Five more years of dragging along extending and pretending with not much hope is not  preferable to a collapse.
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    Van Lady reacted to Reck B in The 2ND GREAT BIG General Election thread   
    Does anyone else find the purpose of exit polls just a little bit immature? Like shaking a christmas present to try and guess what it is?
     
    Why can't we just fucking wait?
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    Van Lady reacted to The Masked Tulip in No more casting couch.   
    Not just a zimmer frame but an over-sized shirt and suit with a shirt collar askew. Creates an image doesn't it?
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    Van Lady reacted to JoeDavola in No more casting couch.   
    He spent the night with @One percent
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    Van Lady reacted to spunko in When can I put up a Christmas tree   
    Ask and ye shall receive, I hope Mr Pin doesn't mind but I've added a poll.
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    Van Lady got a reaction from spunko in When can I put up a Christmas tree   
    Do you feel a poll opportunity? How many Christmas cards do you get?
    I’ve had one so far from someone I used to work with over 20 years. I bump into her now and again, thank her for the card and remind her I don’t send cards. 
    I know I’ll get one less card than last year due to a family member posting on Facebook that they’d made a donation to two charities instead of sending cards.
    My son, daughter and my great niece and nephew are given one of those wallet type cards with cash in from me. I wouldn’t mind getting sack loads of those 
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    Van Lady reacted to Austin Allegro in The 2ND GREAT BIG General Election thread   
    I have had some nice moments though. A chap in my village pub who I have become friends with over the last year or so finally came out to me as a Brexiter. He's from a very anti-Brexit public sector environment. I had my suspicions about him from things he'd said but I just assumed he must be a Remainer given his background. Turned out he disliked the EU for exactly the same reasons I did (Greece's bankruptcy and the mishandling of the migrant crisis).
    It reminded me of an essay by George Orwell who wrote that if one was anti-British Empire as he was, while living in India in the 1920s, one had to be very careful who one 'came out' to and there was a sort of series of questions people would ask each other to find out if they held the 'correct' opinions. We've almost become like that now with Brexit.