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Jethro

Jethro

Coronavirus: The GDP figures are dire - but the bigger question is what happens next

Millions unemployed as the payment of wages from the government stop. Its not rocket science, now we shall see who's got the savings to survive, and who's been spending everything and living on credit.
12/08 Jethro
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Jethro

Jethro

WW3 warning: 'Major threat' of nuclear war 75 years on from Hiroshima.

The world is on the brink, it seems that everybody hates everybody else. Nation against Nation. It all comes down to, “Too many rats in the barrel”.
09/08 Jethro
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KOTFrank

KOTFrank

Wearing the Bloodstained Men pants does attract people who are so taken aback they want to know more and so in this way it is attractive. Like while waiting for a BART train in Walnut Creek, CA. a really nice smartly dressed 45 ish woman introduced herself to say she used to assist in circumcisions as a nurse. She hated doing this and on those days she would have to take Valium to be able to sleep at night. She finally had enough and quit her nursing job. She's now working the other spectrum - giving pleasure to men. Bless her. Remarkably she had the bearing of a doctor.
03/08 KOTFrank
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Jethro

Jethro

Dramatic moment Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested in secret hideaway after "cat and mouse hunt"

Prince Andrew will be pooping himself now knowing she will be spilling her guts to lessen the charges she faces. The US legal system will now try to build a case with her evidence to get him into their courts. I'll bet the palace legal eagles are working overtime trying to access the damage.
05/07 Jethro
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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

Apparently the police are going to come down like a ton of bricks on anyone who goes out today, gets a bit drunk and engages in a bit of riotous behaviour.

Well, I have a simple solution for anyone who feels inclined to do so. Just get a plain t-shirt and a marker pen and write the letters BLM on the t-shirt. You'll be good to go!
04/07 grumpyoldwoman
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Jethro

Jethro

OH NO! Tax rises needed to plug £130 billion black hole from coronavirus, IFS warn

As predicted, get ready for some real wallet pain. I can see the image of driveways full of Geman cars for sale.
19/06 Jethro
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Jethro

Jethro

Coronavirus: Bank of England expands crisis QE programme to £300bn

Just wait until everybody finds out what they must pay back into the UK's finances when this Covid epidemic is finally over. People at this moment don't realize just how broke the UK is. Peoples life styles are going to be serverely compromised. This is not a good time to spend on credit or commit to something without financial backup.
18/06 Jethro
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NOT a hanger on

NOT a hanger on

JDW ‘willing to consider’ new pub name due to slave trade connection

https://bit.ly/30Ln5h0

This is getting bloody ridiculous, first the statues, then TV programmes and now this. What next? Let's just get rid of the UK because of past links to slavery.

You can't change history and rather than trying to perhaps it should be used as a platform for education. Fucking idiots!
17/06 NOT a hanger on
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Jethro

Jethro

State pension: Rishi Sunak 'prepares to break' triple lock pledge despite Boris commitment

I doubt the Tories have the bottle to do this. There are too many OAP Tory voters that would take revenge on them if they did. Fcuk with the OAP's at your peril!
17/06 Jethro
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NOT a hanger on

NOT a hanger on

@grumpyoldwoman the motives and movements of politicians still puzzle me.
17/06 NOT a hanger on
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NOT a hanger on

NOT a hanger on

Mexit - love it! May they be happy in their never, never after. We've got enough to deal with here thanks.
17/06 NOT a hanger on
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Jethro

Jethro

FIT FOR A KING Prince Harry & Meghan Markle ‘made Canadian taxpayers foot £30k security bill after fleeing £11m mansion during Megxit’

Nice to see nothing has changed for the royals and their hangers on.
16/06 Jethro
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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

Can anyone explain why Keir Starmer is having a go at Boris over the plan for reopening schools? It was only a few weeks ago that Labour and the teachers' unions were saying "it's too soon" and blocking all attempts to get them open!
11/06 grumpyoldwoman
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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

I do wish people would stop going on about Dominic Cummings. He was ill, worried and trying to do his best for his family. It doesn't seem likely that he put anyone in danger.

I suspect that most of us would have found it difficult to know what to do in the same circumstances. I also suspect that at least half of those screaming for his head have broken the lockdown rules themselves.

Just give it a rest and let him get on with his job; this is difficult for all of us without the professionally outraged making it worse.
28/05 grumpyoldwoman
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Guest.

Guest.

Bank of England to finance UK government Covid-19 crisis spending

And prey tell us, if the UK Government is broke, then where is the bank of England going to get this money from? because the ECB is in deadlock.
09/04 Guest.
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