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Reasons to be Cheerful.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MJB, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Bit like me and the Tories...
     
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  2. ascu75

    ascu75 Well-Known Member

    I have had my Flu jab :eek: I had it yesterday and today has been a duvet day, Heather managed to get my up around four pm today. I am putting it dow to the jab :rolleyes: zzzzzz Don
     
  3. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    Slice them, slice some courgettes and slow roast them, then put them in a lasagne along with the usual suspects - veg and meat lasagne is yum
     
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  4. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Just bought an original artwork from a friend here on the Island. It isn't the sea, it isn't dreich, it is super. Just up my street. My Christmas present to me.
     
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  5. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Yesterday was State Pension day, tomorrow is works pension day and Saturday is my flu-jab.

    Well, two out of three ain't bad... ;)
     
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  6. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    I like melanzane parmigiana - layers of ragu, aubergine and parmesan. No pasta but similar to a lasagne in concept.
     
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  7. WillieJ

    WillieJ Well-Known Member

    The Labour Party has suspended Jeremy Corbyn.
     
  8. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Doesn't make me cheerful.
     
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  9. WillieJ

    WillieJ Well-Known Member



    it put smile on my face.
     
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  10. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Insomuch as the self destruction of a corrupt party can bring enjoyment, I get that. But the hypocrisy is deafening.
     
  11. WillieJ

    WillieJ Well-Known Member

    I was not aware that I was being hypocrytical. I have always thought Jeremy was a self indulegent useless old ******g ***** whose vain ambition and self indulgence gave BoJo and his puppet master (Gollum) a dangerous mad Tory majority. So please explain how I am hypocritical???
     
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  12. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    This seems a bit vindictive. You already know that I do not support Jeremy Corbyn. Even so, I don't want to keel haul the poor old chap.
    Just let him disappear into a well deserved obscurity..
     
  13. WillieJ

    WillieJ Well-Known Member

    Well Deserved? Come on John, your just trying to stir it - as per usual.
     
  14. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    ...as in: "He bluidy well deserves to be obscure".
     
  15. WillieJ

    WillieJ Well-Known Member

    Sorry you'v lost me there.
    EH?
     
  16. WillieJ

    WillieJ Well-Known Member

    In a more considered response. You and Andrew (not mad Biker) have consistantly slagged off any policy which mitgh have any chance of getting any party elected. So.
    Challenge to you both. IN A DEMOCRACY - very important.
    Can either of you come up with a way to bring about your vision iof a fair society utopia?
    Inacase you try to ignore it - within a democracy is critical.
     
  17. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Not you - the Labour party. Their own investigation revealed obfuscation and deliberate actions to smear Corbyn and weaponise anti-Semitism. Meanwhile Corbyn is suspended but Blair is still dripping in the blood of dead Iraqis following his illegal war but still a member.
     
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  18. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    If we had actual democracy in the UK progressive policies may stand a chance. But we don't.

    Head of state: hereditary, unelected.
    Highest house of parliament: mix of hereditary and direct political appointment, all unelected.
    Lower house of parliament: elected by flawed first past the post system, house rules state you have to be present to vote but the house was deliberately designed to not hold the full number of MPs, constituencies gerrymandered, etc etc.

    At least in Scotland with the list system we get a parliament which more accurately represents the votes of the people. That's why we can see progressive policies and amendments led by left parties, even when they are small. Think SSP in past and Greens now who have a great record of keeping the government in account.
     
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  19. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Yep. In my case because I regard "British democracy" as an oxymoron. We have a lot of people talking about democracy but most people in the political arena really don't want to share a room with it. This isn't a British phenomenom - there are very few countries which get anywhere near a real democracy.
     
  20. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Late Thursday last week I applied for a passport renewal. Estimated timeframe for delivery 3 weeks. Today the new passport arrived.

    New passport is only just on the navy side of black. Pretty boring design, which is a real missed opportunity.
     

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