Frank Hovis

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    Frank Hovis reacted to gibbon in Immigration Map   
    Just incase you miss it https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51099579
    Got to spend 5 hours in A&E last night, first time I've been there for a decade. Sitting in there you'd think I was in the middle east or mogadishu. Got talking to some guy in a wheel chair who was fuming telling me he'd been there 3 hours and hadn't even seen a nurse yet. Obviously no link between wait times and the fact we've emptied the entire fucking 3rd world into this country, no sir. Checked where I live on the map, listed in the highest category. Funny as 10-15 years ago it would have been listed as one of the lowest. But hey we've been now got an extra 50k uber drivers on the road locally and extra 200 barber shops (neither of which pay tax)...isn't that what really matters? Diversity is our strength. 
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from UmBongo in Amusing or interesting local news stories   
    This isn't for the story itself but for the quite frankly execrable use of English in the title.
    Plymouth's condemned theatre nobody is allowed inside of
    https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/history/gallery/plymouths-condemned-theatre-nobody-allowed-3661899
     
    I was staggered to read that the author has a first class degree in English literature I kid you not.  Ok it's from Plymouth Uni but even so.
     
    University of Plymouth
    BA (Hons) English Literature First Class Honours
    2011 – 2014
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-waddington-95b6a378
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from LC1 in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
    Indeed.
    All the "Eastenders" cleared out long ago; whole streets going to Basildon, Grays etc.  Not all at the same time but one goes and the rest hear how nice it is and follow living close to their friends.  This happened from the 80s onwards and I worked with several of them who either used to live in east London or their parents had but now they were commuter Essex.
    It would be more representative of Basildon - Basildon Bonders.
    It perpetuates a myth that your average Londoner is a cockney on a market stall and that London is a British city when in reality your average Londoner isn't even indigineous.
     
    And that's 44.9% of people legally here with a fixed address.  Maybe 35% in reality. 
    https://www.ethnicity-facts-figures.service.gov.uk/uk-population-by-ethnicity/national-and-regional-populations/regional-ethnic-diversity/latest
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Mike Roberts in Fuck me   
    I would appraise it as an experiment that has mostly failed.
    To correct it take all immigrants down to the third or fourth generation and any not working full time and in receipt of state benefits is deported.
    Then you could genuinely say that immigration has been of net benefit.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to One percent in Fuck me   
    Im dropping this in here as i would bet a ransom that both the perpetrators and victims are here to enrich our lives
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-51171184
    Three men have died in a stabbing in east London.
    Police said they were called at about 19:40 GMT on Sunday to reports of a disturbance in Elmstead Road in Seven Kings, Ilford.
    Three men, aged in their 20s or 30s, who were involved in a fight, were found by emergency services with stab injuries, the Metropolitan Police said.
    All three were pronounced dead at the scene. Two men, aged 29 and 39, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.
    Ch Supt Steve Clayman said a fight had broken out between two groups who were armed with knives, leaving three men fatally stabbed.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to spygirl in Fuck me   
    An estimated one in seven people living in the UK today was born outside the country.
    The majority of these are from outside Europe, often from countries with historical links to the UK.
    1 in 7 is ~15% of the population.
    For a country with a lucrative in 'work' benefit' system and expensive, free at the point of use public services like education and health, those figures are *FUCKING INSANE*
    If UKGOV were charging migrants for all public services and looking to turn a profit - say 30% - then the UK would be running huge budget surpluses.
    If people want to come to the UK then fine, let them.
    BUT CHARGE THEM THRU THE FUCKING NOSE FFS
    15% if the official counted figures. Id guess theres a few million who dont make those figures.
    So, that figure is going to be getting towards ~20% of UK pop.
    And if the UK pop is somewhere between 70-75m - and we really dont know - then we can can put that 15-20% figure in millions - ~11-15m migrants living in the UK, putting my ~10m EUers in play ...
    if the So-Called BBC was so proud of migrants why not change the headline to -
    ~13m Million migrants in UK, mainly dependent on state benefits and free public services
     
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Transistor Man in £50k to leave the country - wouldja?   
    £50k is an umimaginable amount of money for most people.
    The denizens of this forum are incredibly financially sophisticated when compared to the general populace. That doesn't mean wealthy; it means financially aware.
    If you were offered £50k for something you'd start looking at yield, NPV and preservation of capital.
    We are the minority.
    For most people £50k in one go is

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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from gibbon in Fuck me   
    I would appraise it as an experiment that has mostly failed.
    To correct it take all immigrants down to the third or fourth generation and any not working full time and in receipt of state benefits is deported.
    Then you could genuinely say that immigration has been of net benefit.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from longtomsilver in Fuck me   
    I would appraise it as an experiment that has mostly failed.
    To correct it take all immigrants down to the third or fourth generation and any not working full time and in receipt of state benefits is deported.
    Then you could genuinely say that immigration has been of net benefit.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from spygirl in Fuck me   
    I would appraise it as an experiment that has mostly failed.
    To correct it take all immigrants down to the third or fourth generation and any not working full time and in receipt of state benefits is deported.
    Then you could genuinely say that immigration has been of net benefit.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to desertorchid in Fuck me   
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/ideas/videos/when-globalisation-makes-you-feel-like-you-dont-be/p0807ts8?playlist=bbc-briefing
     
    The video " When globalisation makes you feel like you don't belong" is downright evil. Patronising and dismissive of anyone who gains wellbeing from their culture and way of life. "Embrace change", "not let ones uncertainty engulf one". Very Sad. Why not ask the Chinese in Beijing or the Japanese in Tokyo or the Saudi's in Riyadh to do the same. No I thought not, because they value their history, ethnicity and culture and practically legislate it. How dare the So-Called BBC deliver this on taxpayers money. 
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from The XYY Man in Pandemic coming? - Wuhan Coronavirus Dec/Jan 2020   
    Panic!
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    Frank Hovis reacted to spygirl in Fuck me   
    Has  feel of last grasp/panic about it.
    Before the UK kicks migrants  out?
    before the So-Called BBC guts all the useless cunts put their by Brown?
    Before the liceinse tax goes???
    On the whole, UK migration has been one geat big fuckup and money sink.
    The number of productive, law abiding, tax paying migrants are outweighed by ~5 to 1 by the benefit sinks, stabbings, etc.
     
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    Frank Hovis reacted to desertorchid in Fuck me   
    The advertisement "what would the UK be like without immigration" is toe curlingly embarrassing. It is just so one sided and warped in its assessment of how great the UK is because of immigration it can only be regarded as propaganda.
    As with Brexit, there are more more meaningful, deeper reasons why a certain way of life is deemed positive than, 'we wont have as many Indian restaurants' or 'there would be less biochemists'. Culture, community, friendships and shared purpose are important parts of human life and have been for a millennia.
    Complete drivel.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Stunley Andwin in The United Kingdom is too precious to be lost to narrow nationalism   
    Hmm. If we go back 20 to 25 years, let us for example say to April 1997, Britain was a safe, stable, peaceful, prosperous country with very good government finances, high interest rates and high wages. 
    Something seems to have changed since then. I wonder who could have caused that.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Popuplights in Owen Jones   
    Yep.
    Let's all fight to defend high house prices, multiculturalism, and a non-contributory welfare system.
    On the other hand: let's not.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from bobo in Avocado seeds   
    If they were smaller then they would rattle around in the avocado.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Charles Carter in £50k to leave the country - wouldja?   
    Yes. A cave in a Scotland isle.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Sgt Hartman in £50k to leave the country - wouldja?   
    £50k is an umimaginable amount of money for most people.
    The denizens of this forum are incredibly financially sophisticated when compared to the general populace. That doesn't mean wealthy; it means financially aware.
    If you were offered £50k for something you'd start looking at yield, NPV and preservation of capital.
    We are the minority.
    For most people £50k in one go is

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    Frank Hovis reacted to ccc in The normalisation of female obesity   
    Fry ups are hugely underated. 
    I have one at 8.30 and I've zero interest in food till about 3pm.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from PatronizingGit in £50k to leave the country - wouldja?   
    £50k is an umimaginable amount of money for most people.
    The denizens of this forum are incredibly financially sophisticated when compared to the general populace. That doesn't mean wealthy; it means financially aware.
    If you were offered £50k for something you'd start looking at yield, NPV and preservation of capital.
    We are the minority.
    For most people £50k in one go is

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    Frank Hovis reacted to SillyBilly in £50k to leave the country - wouldja?   
    That article was horrendous, no idea how people read that stuff every day. Some fellow unemployed scrote probably wrote the note on the back of a B&M receipt and a local drunk probably heard (on the grapevine of course) that her head was turned by it. 
    As for what to do with £50k to leave the country...I'd probably need at least 10 times that with my need for security. With £50,000 I'd be fretting over every penny from minute 1. I'd want to buy a place and never have to work again (unless I wanted to). If I couldn't guarantee that I may as well stay here and slog it out in the rat race where at least everyone speaks English (well in this part of town anyway).
    I accept for most of these types though they see £50k as millions and coupled with the fact they can;t budget would end up skint and back in the country within a year or so. 
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    Frank Hovis reacted to maynardgravy in £50k to leave the country - wouldja?   
    I have roughly 50k of musical instruments/gear.
    You could definitely say I have 'blown' most of it.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from maynardgravy in £50k to leave the country - wouldja?   
    £50k is an umimaginable amount of money for most people.
    The denizens of this forum are incredibly financially sophisticated when compared to the general populace. That doesn't mean wealthy; it means financially aware.
    If you were offered £50k for something you'd start looking at yield, NPV and preservation of capital.
    We are the minority.
    For most people £50k in one go is

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    Frank Hovis reacted to The Masked Tulip in Another whitey keeping the blacks down...   
    Any chance of a less offensive thread title? Thread titles like this will only draw the wrong kind of attention and make us look like some kind of racists out of a 1970's British sitcom. It will give ammunition to those who see any and every oppoortunity to shout racist.
    I know you wish to be clever with your thread titles @spygirl but just stop and think what a casual observer will think when seeing your thread titles pop up in a google search.