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Re: The UK thread

Post by Giz » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:11 pm

How is this even allows! !d!!d!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Watch

I demand it is changed to "men in skirts who self identify haggis as food! "

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Re: The UK thread

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:27 am

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:56 am

Yes, poor Charles:

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Few heirs to the throne have suffered as much humiliation as Prince Charles. Despite his hard work and genuine concern for the disadvantaged, he has struggled to overcome his unpopularity. After Diana's death, his approval rating crashed to 4% and has been only rescued by his marriage to Camilla. Nevertheless, just one third of Britons now support him to be the next king.

Many still fear that his accession to the throne will cause a constitutional crisis. That mistrust climaxed in the aftermath of the trial of Paul Burrell, Diana's butler, acquitted after the Queen's sensational 'recollection'.
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Re: The UK thread

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:48 am

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Brighton. :)

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Giz » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:11 am

Someone found edible fish and chips in Brighton? (Or is this a modern day Taman Shud case, and the fish and chips did em in?)

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:18 am

What the Brits deem "edible" is a murky subject… :mrgreen:

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Giz » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:23 am

Soft lands breed soft men (Persian proverb).

Do you think Britain would have been so hungry for conquest if we could eat well at home?

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Grammatron » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:25 pm

Giz wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:23 am
Soft lands breed soft men (Persian proverb).

Do you think Britain would have been so hungry for conquest if we could eat well at home?
Then why did the Vikings plunder it?

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Giz » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:30 pm

Because without vikings there would be no "immigrant song".

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Grammatron » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:38 pm

Good foresight to keep it going centuries before without any kind of communication breakdown.

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Giz » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:43 pm

Eclipsed by the Egyptians building pyramids so that they'd get sweet 20th century tourism dollars (they didn't build em to store grain, you know)

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:30 am

EU tells Jeremy Hunt he could benefit from ‘opening a history book occasionally’

Foreign Secretary compared EU membership to being occupied by the Soviet Union

The European Commission has hit back at Jeremy Hunt after the foreign secretary used a speech at Conservative Party conference to compare EU membership to being occupied by the USSR.

A commission spokesperson suggested Mr Hunt was ignorant of history and could benefit “from opening a history book from time-to-time”.

The put-down follows strong criticism of the Cabinet minister’s comments from EU states that were occupied by the Soviet Union, as well as a string of senior British diplomats.

Baiba Braze, Latvia’s ambassador, said the USSR had “ruined lives of three generations” in her country while EU membership had brought “prosperity, equality, growth, respect”. Tiina Intelmann, the Estonian ambassador, said: “EU and USSR not comparable. Soviet regime was brutal, I lived under it, comparison is insulting.”

Vytenis Andriukaitis, Lithania’s EU commissioner took a more personal approach to his criticism.

“Dear Jeremy Hunt,” he said. “I was born in Soviet gulag and [have] been imprisoned by KGB a few times in my life. Happy to brief you on the main differences between EU and Soviet Union. And also why we escaped the USSR. Anytime. Whatever helps.”

Piling in for condemnation at home, Lord Ricketts, a former head of the Foreign Office, said Mr Hunt’s claim was “rubbish unworthy of a British foreign secretary”. The peer’s successor as Britain’s chief diplomat, Simon Fraser, said he agreed with his predecessor and that the foreign secretary had displayed a “shocking failure of judgement”.
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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:54 pm

Why am I never in Manchester when things like this happen?

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Re: The UK thread

Post by ed » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:22 pm

Grammatron wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:25 pm
Giz wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:23 am
Soft lands breed soft men (Persian proverb).

Do you think Britain would have been so hungry for conquest if we could eat well at home?
Then why did the Vikings plunder it?

Have you "experienced" Scandinavian food? Thats the crap that Pillory eats.

think about it.
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:38 pm

Sorry Old boy, it's not really art unless they are French or at least some form of garlic breather. :p
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:11 am

From Summer:
Animal rescuers note surge in drunken seagull calls

July 6 (UPI) -- Animal rescuers in Britain said they have noted an uptick in calls to rescue "drunk" seagulls that apparently got into brewery waste.

RSPCA officers Jo Daniel, Clara Scully and Paul Adams said they have responded to more than a dozen calls in recent weeks about gulls exhibiting the same intoxication symptoms. The animal rescue charity said the birds are believed to have gotten into waste from a brewery or alcohol producer.

"We have had a number of these come through over the last couple of weeks," Daniel said. "We think they're gaining access to some brewing waste products somewhere."

"At first, the birds look like they have botulism but then, after vomiting, most seem to recover," she said. "The birds absolutely stink of alcohol when we collect them so now our vans smell like pubs!"

RSPCA veterinarian David Couper said most of the intoxicated gulls were collected in Devon, but some were spotted in Dorset.
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"These birds were clearly wearing their beer gog-gulls when they scavenged their meal for the day and they've really been suffering with hangovers after a gulls' night out," Scully said.
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Even the gulls! :shock:

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Giz » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:06 am

Oi, why's your van smell like a pub?

It was the, uh, seagulls boss. That's the ticket!

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:22 pm

Police in Manchester are caught using face-scan cameras as they spy on shoppers in the search for criminals
  • Millions of shoppers secretly had their faces scanned by high-tech cameras
  • Each visitor to Manchester's Trafford Centre over six months was monitored
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