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by ralph
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: The bit about Brexit they haven't told anyone about,
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: The bit about Brexit they haven't told anyone about,

The bit they are keeping quiet.....or they may not have thought about. Is If there is a watered down version of leaving No ones thought of the social unrest this will bring. If a load of Frenchies can riot in Paris just because of a Fuel Tax Hike. Just think what will happen if the UK leavers think...
by ralph
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: the falkland islands.
Replies: 15
Views: 220

Re: the falkland islands.

Whip if the residents of the Falkland Islands wished to become part of Argentina Britain wouldn't step in their way... They don't and didn't wish to be invaded. Same as Gibraltar. They wish to remain part of Britain. Isn't this what democracy is all about. Quite so Memor. It should be remembered th...
by ralph
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: brexit
Replies: 15
Views: 305

Re: brexit

I voted leave but if it comes to another vote I will abstain, I turned 70 this year and listening to younger people they seem to think I stole their future just before I exit, so I will not take part in another referendum. By all means listen to young people, but do bear in mind that by declining t...
by ralph
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: the falkland islands.
Replies: 15
Views: 220

Re: the falkland islands.

i enlisted for the Forces. Saw a bit of skirmish and realised what weapon's can do. Grew to dislike war's and weapon's. For sure I used them, as I was trained to do so. I can boast that no one got killed or injured whilst any weapon's was in my hand's :D Well one thing is for sure, the Services are...
by ralph
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: WOW this site is terminally ill
Replies: 20
Views: 586

Re: WOW this site is terminally ill

whip wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:53 pm
Nothing like a good bit of heart'y banter to get the miserable so & so's talking :)
Quite right Whip. :D
by ralph
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: the falkland islands.
Replies: 15
Views: 220

Re: the falkland islands.

We should have given them back to Argentina year's ago so we should. Gib to Spain also. England's domination is absolutely worth less now. We acquired our Colonies when attitudes were very different and we were no different from the other major powers in those times. The problem is: our smaller col...
by ralph
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: WOW this site is terminally ill
Replies: 20
Views: 586

Re: WOW this site is terminally ill

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's security bill Paid by the tax payer for new home could reach £5million. Unreal, all the emergency services being cut with their funding. A damn disgrace so it is. My tax contribution's could have been put to better use. £5 million...Read below An “appalling” 200-yea...
by ralph
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: WOW this site is terminally ill
Replies: 20
Views: 586

Re: WOW this site is terminally ill

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's security bill Paid by the tax payer for new home could reach £5million. Unreal, all the emergency services being cut with their funding. A damn disgrace so it is. My tax contribution's could have been put to better use. £5 million...Read below An “appalling” 200-yea...
by ralph
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: the falkland islands.
Replies: 15
Views: 220

Re: the falkland islands.

We should have given them back to Argentina year's ago so we should. Gib to Spain also. England's domination is absolutely worth less now. We acquired our Colonies when attitudes were very different and we were no different from the other major powers in those times. The problem is: our smaller col...
by ralph
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: merchant navy personnel
Replies: 14
Views: 209

Re: merchant navy personnel

Pilot wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:27 pm
People used to laugh and say Common by name, common by nature, but they were a good company to work for, I was with them from 1968 to 1975 as 3rd mate, 2nd mate and 1st mate and they treat me very well.
That's all that counts in the end.
by ralph
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: the falkland islands.
Replies: 15
Views: 220

Re: the falkland islands.

has anyone worked or visited there, i have. I never got the chance to visit the Falklands, but I have vivid memories during the Falklands War, of gathering with workmates each day around the TV to watch the news - and very depressing it was at times. One of the Captains from Port Line (my old compa...
by ralph
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: merchant navy personnel
Replies: 14
Views: 209

Re: merchant navy personnel

how many are still with us? Sam, I was in the MN 1965 to 1969, with Port Line. I spent most of that time trading between Canada, The US, Australia and New Zealand, but I did in 1967 a voyage from London, out through Suez missing the Israel-Egypt blow-up by a few hours. We went on to Australia and N...
by ralph
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: brexit
Replies: 15
Views: 305

Re: brexit

who? is waiting in the wings to become the next prime minister the vultures are circling. That Sam has become the main problem: rampant ambition by others in both main Parties, to get a better job. I watched a programme on TV the other night about Chimpanzees where the dominant Chimp was old and po...
by ralph
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: WOW this site is terminally ill
Replies: 20
Views: 586

Re: WOW this site is terminally ill

Pilot wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:35 pm
resists temptation.......
Don't resist Pilot, you know you want to have a go... :lol: :lol: :lol:
by ralph
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Fireworks
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Fireworks

its the 10th Nov and the fireworks are still going off #-o its ridick! my poor parot is traumatised ..but on a good note its time to put my christmas tree up :D In London we seem to have had fireworks going off for weeks and I'm not just talking about a few 'pretty' rockets lighting up the skies. S...
by ralph
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: WOW this site is terminally ill
Replies: 20
Views: 586

Re: WOW this site is terminally ill

andysfootball wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:13 am
The British Monarchy will be in place in another thousand years.

God save the kings and queens that serve during this time.
Let us hope so Andy, particularly if they follow the great example shown by our present Queen.
by ralph
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: WOW this site is terminally ill
Replies: 20
Views: 586

Re: WOW this site is terminally ill

Not this site. Them damn royals need to be terminally ill so they should. Charley boy is not going to be a meddling buffoon as king :lol: is my response. Do England really need a King ? i blame it all on the NE of England, they not so refined as us in the NW. Bury rules so it do's , not buck house ...
by ralph
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: The wife says i watch too much Master chef...
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: The wife says i watch too much Master chef...

http://i67.tinypic.com/68y0if.jpg :lol: Champion, your pic made me smile. For a number of years I was involved in Corporate entertainment, where the catering was provided by some very well known chefs. The prices per head were astronomical and many a dish turned up looking remarkably similar to you...
by ralph
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: WOW this site is terminally ill
Replies: 20
Views: 586

Re: WOW this site is terminally ill

Terminally ill? Possibly, but I hope not. I often look in without signing in - just to see what is happening. Some of our most 'sparky' contributors have now died and I miss them. The topic could at times be controversial and tongues a little sharp, but it was often those sort of posts that kept goi...
by ralph
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: Conversations on planes
Replies: 15
Views: 612

Re: Conversations on planes

Unfortunately I used to tend to talk a lot on trains an Coaches. Nerves mostly. Learnt to shut up though. Even I thought I was a boring b*****d. Till one day after not saying many words to a stranger opposite. I heard her say to the person she was meeting. "Thank god that journeys over sat opposite...

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