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What grinds your gears?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by retrofit, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Dame Kate Bingham's voice grates on my ear drums. Strident and very very irritating woman.
  2. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Possibly the prime qualities for venture capitalists. ;)
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  3. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I just had to switch it off in the end. She would wear anyone down to a frazzle.
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  4. retrofit

    retrofit Well-Known Member

  5. retrofit

    retrofit Well-Known Member

    Spending 6 million on the Marble Arch Mound.

    6 million! I’ll bet most went to paying ridiculous consultancy fees, and the back pockets of the rich…

    We’ve got homeless and we can spend 6 million on that monstrosity.
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  6. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    I think the idea was to bring people to Oxford Street to spend money and revitalise the place. Having just spent £7 or so to climb the mound.

    Rowan Moore, in his Observer New Review architecture column, wasn't impressed either...
  7. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    Oh no! It doesn't grind my gears - it makes me absolutely frigging lived. I have just read a BBC article telling me that in the last two years two women have had to have their babies born in prison, and both babies died. I am absolutely appalled. What country is this? Even the most primitive tribal society wouldn't let their newborns die if they could do anything about it - as we can, today. I don't give a good goddamn about what the woman did, who the father is, how the child was conceived, or any other damned irrelevancies - you don't make mothers give birth in a prison, and you damned well don't let the babies die. Our Anglo Saxon forbears would be as appalled as I am.

    I apologise for the rant and dump, but if I didn't god knows what I would do, seething with anger, but with tears in my eyes. Two years ago and nothing has been done yet - a total failure of the state, which had responsibility for those babies.

    What country is this?
  8. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    The UK, one assumes...
  9. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    You can't blame Boris for it. Blame the socialist mayor. A chap called Sadiq Khan.
  10. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Nope, it is the responsibility of Westminster City Council. Which is Tory run.
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  11. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Oops. Oh B*****. You are right!
  12. retrofit

    retrofit Well-Known Member

    The mound isn’t a permanent feature either? I wonder what the decommissioning cost will be…

    I didn’t want to get too political here, just point out how terrible this thing looks.
  13. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    No shortage of co2 in Northern Ireland as they can import from the EU, yet there are those who will swear blind its not Brexit related.
  14. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    Ok, so this is a pretty sick posting, but ...
    I'm just wondering if Westminster council has, or will be installing a signpost so visitors can more easily spot the burnt-out Grenfell Towers building, which is less than 4 miles away?
  15. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    We have special equipment attached to Parliament Buildings, in Stormont. It extracts the CO2 from all the hot air being blustered. It also filters out the methane from the bullshit spouted.
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  16. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Ah, but is the DUP leadership implicated in a funding scandal relating to this energy scheme? :rolleyes:
  17. Gezza

    Gezza Well-Known Member

    Do you agree with us?
    If we give you a billion quid will you agree with us?
    Heres a billion quid
    Do you agree with us us?
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  18. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Get with The Project, dammit, man!

    We are Mighty Britain and we can tolerate a few shortage of "essentials" like beer, pork and chicken because we beat the Frogs in 1346 and 1415!

    History students, of course, will be able to tell us the result* of that particular little spat with our European neighbours... well, for as long as history teaching is actually funded in this country.

    *I'll give you a clue. Calais.
  19. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    I'd call you cynical, if you weren't right.
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  20. Gezza

    Gezza Well-Known Member

    Does that mean I'm right cynical ?

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