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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Preezy » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:48 am

You could always take him to Smyths, they seem to be going strong.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Moggy » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:51 am

Preezy wrote:You could always take him to Smyths, they seem to be going strong.


I could but I don't wanting him eating too many crisps.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Preezy » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:58 am

Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
Preezy wrote:You could always take him to Smyths, they seem to be going strong.


I could but I don't wanting him eating too many crisps.

I said Smyths, not Smyths :roll:

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by Lex-Man » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:59 am

Toys R Us was a paradise to me as a kid, although I barely ever went. I don't think my parents ever took me, TBH.

If they do liquidate I think I may go and splurge on some lego. Might even buy something as well.

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by Jam-Master Jay » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:08 pm

I don't think I've ever been to a Toys R Us. gooseberry fool to have these potential job losses looming over people at this time of year.

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by KK » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:19 pm

I have a lot of fond memories as Toys'R'Us as a kid (even then, never bought anything) but I went there last year because I had to get a board game for somebody and I thought it'd be a good excuse to take a look around again. Honestly, hadn't changed at all. Apart from more LEGO, it was the same as it was in 1999. The layout, the decor, the tills...it was astonishing.

I only really visit town centre high streets maybe 3 or 4 times a year (i.e. pedestrianised strips that run from one end to the other and tend to include an increasingly empty and run-down shopping centre, rather than say a village or small town that's adjacent to a road) and they seem to get worse every time I go. As a shopping experience they're awful. You're in another bloody Tesco Express or M&S Food or whatever and it's fine. You step outside and it's grim. Poundland, PoundWorld, Wilko, Pound Stretchers, Cash Converters, Iceland, a million betting shops, Chicken Cottage for when even KFC is just too extravagant...I use these discounters, the bargains can be exceptional, but even the most optimistic person has to admit as a shopping experience...I never get any joy from being there, let's put it that way.

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by Squinty » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:49 pm

lex-man wrote:Toys R Us was a paradise to me as a kid, although I barely ever went. I don't think my parents ever took me, TBH.

If they do liquidate I think I may go and splurge on some lego. Might even buy something as well.


Its the risk of being caught :datass:

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by Rex Kramer » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:40 pm

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:45 pm

Looks like the Rebel Scum are on course to win a majority in the Catalonia parliament again :lol:

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by KK » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:00 pm

Following on from the other day, update to The Guardian’s payment requests:

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Top left, even bigger yellow banner, and now from “as little as £1”

It’s not a good look.

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by KK » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:24 pm

I know someone who wanted to move their partner and child to London. She doesn’t earn a lot a year (about £5,000, if not less) but owns her own house (worth at least £425,000) and has savings of £50,000. He’s also worth a lot (American), but that’s exempt. Wasn’t enough! The savings threshold demanded was now in excess of £62,000 in her bank account. Mind boggling.

They’ll get there in the end (I’m sure he’ll give her the money and then she’ll have to sit on it for 6 months or come in on some other visa) but if you’re not hitting the £18,500 yearly pay threshold (more I think with a kid) the system is clearly broken and needs to be reworked. There is no logic to it. That you can effectively be worth combined well in excess of half a million and still be considered a potential drain on society or be deemed incapable of funding yourself is preposterous.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Hypes » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:30 pm

You can just close it by clicking the cross

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by Lex-Man » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:44 pm

KK wrote:Following on from the other day, update to The Guardian’s payment requests:

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Top left, even bigger yellow banner, and now from “as little as £1”

It’s not a good look.



Apparently the New European is also going under.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Moggy » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:23 am

lex-man wrote:
KK wrote:Following on from the other day, update to The Guardian’s payment requests:

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Top left, even bigger yellow banner, and now from “as little as £1”

It’s not a good look.



Apparently the New European is also going under.


I think the only papers that make money are those that dabble in racism and xenophobia.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Drumstick » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:11 am

Did anyone else in the South East receive UKIP's latest piece of propaganda? It was a small booklet complaining about career politicians ruining Brexit and how Teresa May has agreed to an exit bill with nothing in return yet guaranteed.

Of course it had a picture of Farage grinning smugly on the back page; totally undermining the point it was trying (and failing) to make. Shame a decent percentage of people in my area won't have the intelligence or will to see the irony.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Moggy » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:24 am

Harry Ellis wrote:Of course it had a picture of Farage grinning smugly on the back page;


Is there any other type of Farage smile?

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by Lagamorph » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:37 pm

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Moggy » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:39 pm

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by Skarjo » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:41 pm

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by satriales » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:07 pm

Conservatives vision of the future is handing the country over to US tax-dodging companies, while the rest of us are stuck in The Matrix?


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