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Posted: 15/04/2014 at 08:23

Anyone that thinks there is any logic to some of the speed limits in force in this country has to be bonkers. I'll take a stab at it and for no particular reason say 20 m.p.h.

The price of trainers

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 08:26
Flob wrote (see)
It is Becoming increasingly difficult not to buy from amazon USA. Even with post and import tax, there are still great savings to be made. Things will only get worse if we leave Europe and have to pay tax on imports from the continent.
I'm embarrassed to say I bought some stuff in sporrtssdirect yesterday and it was competitive but not cheap. I only went in there as no where else local sells the size 12-15 footy socks I like for running(non krappimor).

No need to worry about that, we buy more from them than they do from us, they're hardly going to want to spark off a tariff war.


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 10:52

I'm only in favour because I'm sick of hearing about it, let them have it, its pretty drab, they eat shit food, talk weird and wear kilts, its full of midges, the roads are crap  and there is no Loch Ness monster, why would we want to keep them? just to bury them all early at the state's expense with their arteries clogged up by fat, and their faces red and bloated by fried mars bars.

To be honest I don't think their roads can be much worse than ours.


Posted: 14/02/2014 at 08:41
Screamapillar wrote (see)



Colin McLaughlin wrote (see)

The Scots seem pretty hopeless about arranging their independence, frankly.

When we say they won't be able to keep the pound, we get called "bullies". How absurd is that?

If they want to be independent, they should have their own independent currency. Surely that's obvious?


They haven't sorted out whether they are going to be in the EU or not after independence either.  If they don't sort that out, Scots won't know if they will have any right to be in the rest of the EU or not after independence.


If  they join the EU, and particularly the Eurozone, then the independence they voted for will immediately be lost. Very much looking forward to seeing the Troika descend upon Edinburgh and creaming off the top of people's bank accounts as in Cyprus. If they renege on their share of UK debt and consequently struggle to borrow from the market this is a distinct possibility.

help for flood victims

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 12:29
Screamapillar wrote (see)

I'm no good at maths but I can tell you that 110m won't go as far as 17bn.


Well I'd like to see the daily £55m stopped for evermore, we'd soon pass £17bn then.

help for flood victims

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 08:41
Screamapillar wrote (see)

I don't think it's to do with the number of properties so much as the geographical extent of the flooding and the potential for even greater damage to come. Especially since there is no sign of a let-up in the weather.

There are currently 16 severe flood warnings, 137 flood warnings and 282 flood alerts. Hardly a river in the south of England isn't affected along some part of its length.

It isn't a disaster but it certainly isn't trivial.

One thing I would say is that the money earmarked for HS2 would be better spent on Britain's flood defences.


Better to withold a couple of days' contribution to Brussels where a bunch of fonctionnaires and unelected commisioners decide how best to allocate our money. £110m will go a long way towards sorting out the flood defences and there might even be a bit left over to build a hospital and fill in some potholes.


help for flood victims

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 10:44
Nick Windsor 4 wrote (see)

We provide aid all over the world when there is a disaster, this is the same and maybe we will never get foreign aid but our own foreign aid effort should be diverted to pay for this little lot to be cleaned up and for preventative measures going forward.

Some of our money even finds its way to Argentina via the EU aid programme.

Somerset Flloods

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 21:57
Rafiki wrote (see)
Cake wrote (see)


Only decent question to ask other than why build there is why hasn't the environment agency cleaned the river's in 20 years? Would have still flooded but would have cost the tax payer a lot less.

I would have thought the question to ask was why have all these whinning farmers ripped out all their hedgerows over the last 50 years, allowing excess sediment to flow into their ditches (which they never clear) and allow the sediment to flow into, and then block, the river system. Or is that too obvious ...... easier to blame someone else??!!?

As you were

I would love to see you stand face to face with a Somerset farmer and offer him these words of wisdom.

£9000 a year too much for a degree?

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 10:45
seren nos wrote (see)

£9000 a year might be good value for a medical costs a hell of a lot more to run the course.......

but £9000 a year for a part time HND is a local college taught by college teachers doesn't sound great value to me..........


luckily in Wales the government pay over £5000 of it each year.........that with a grant means my children can still attend further education without massive debts......

By 'the government' of course you mean the good old English taxpayer.

The bargain thread

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 11:10
JT141 wrote (see)
Skins A200 Long Sleeve Men's Compression Top in black M & L
Currently 24.50 at

Quick update - extra 20% off if you use the code SPORTS20.

The medium is £39.99, Large at £24.50 for info.

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