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Fun Stuff / Off to the match
« Last post by Sorastro on June 18, 2024, 07:46:16 PM »
A bloke took his mate to the footy match, it was the mates first time at a live game and they stood on the tiered terrace enjoying the game.
Suddenly his mate turns and starts to walk away "Where are you going?" the bloke asks, his mate said he's going to the toilet for a wee,

The bloke says "Don't go you'll miss the game" and pointing to a man on the tier below him says "Look just p*ss in his pocket" his mate said "Won't he notice"? and the bloke replied WELL YOU DIDN'T!!!!
Politics / Re: And so it begins
« Last post by Sorastro on June 18, 2024, 07:31:33 PM »
Last week there was another election debate on t.v. with all the main parties, and I.T.V. came on a few days before asking viewers to send in questions that can be put to the candidates. I ended up having to tape the programme and watched it the next day and the whole programme, which was almost 2 hours long, consisted of about 4 studio audience questions and just 1 viewer question.

If your going to do something like that have a programme with audience questions and one with viewer questions, or at least the same amount of each.

P.S.  In my opinion Farage won hands down.
Politics / Re: And so it begins
« Last post by Sorastro on June 17, 2024, 11:52:29 AM »
Since the start of proceedings I have had leaflets through the door from the Reform party, the Tories and just this morning Labour, all of which are now adorning the bottom of my wheelie bin.

I think the only people making any money out of this are the printers!

It appears a few of the Tory big wigs are already admitting defeat as it doesn't look good for their party. They are actually asking Tory voters, who are disillusioned with the party, to vote for anyone but Labour to try and water down Labours majority.
Although Labour must be rubbing their hands together already, nothing is certain till the last vote is counted.
Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Chesterfields Grot Spots
« Last post by Sorastro on June 15, 2024, 04:41:03 PM »
Looks like new businesses are coming to Chesterfield one of which is a "pub" taking over the old Bank of Scotland premises at the top of Stevenson place... another is a bakery, what makes them think they will be a success here when Birds the bakers couldn't make it pay?

It's ok trying to re vitalise the town but as fast as one business moves in one disappears, the amount of empty floor space in Chesterfield is frightening, and it will stay like that for the foreseeable future.

What would YOU do if you were on the planning council in Chesterfield??
     I know what I would do, I would sort out Chesterfield once and for all, firstly by getting everything between Markham road and Burlington street and bulldoze the lot of it flat.......the precinct, Vicar lane, Low pavement and the Market hall get rid, rebuild the retail park up there instead because lets face it the retail park, where it is, WILL flood again...and again.
Then move all thriving businesses into the remaining premises up to the new bus station on the donut r/about.
Politics / Re: And so it begins
« Last post by Sorastro on June 15, 2024, 04:10:57 PM »
Say what you like about Nigel Farage he's the only one that seems to be talking sense.
 I mean after all, the chances of him getting anywhere near number 10 are slim to none so he has no reason, when interviewed, to lie or in any way bend the truth.

I think the man should be given a chance... Farage as P.M. with Martin Lewis as chancellor of the exchequer, as P.M. he certainly couldn't do any worse.

Politics / Re: And so it begins
« Last post by Old Cruser on June 14, 2024, 02:50:11 PM »
We can't win. If people working struggle some needing food banks what chance do pensioners have.We can't pick up a bit of available overtime to help pay bills.
Politics / Re: And so it begins
« Last post by Sorastro on June 14, 2024, 02:43:48 PM »
The Triple Lock for pensioners..

I have just had a quick look at the Triple Lock promises made by Labour and Conservative.
 For those unfamiliar with T/L this has been used when calculating pensions, this goes up annually by either 2.5% or inflation {whichever is the greater} granted over the last couple of years it's gone up by the rate of inflation which has been high so it looks {on paper} as if O.A.P.'s are doing well, unfortunately the personal tax threshold {P.T.T.} which is the figure what O.A.P's are allowed to receive in pension before having to pay tax on it, which has always gone up slightly at the same time, has been frozen since 2021 and both the Tories and Labour have virtually said the freeze will continue till at least 2028 which means that O.A.P's {especially O.A.P.'s on just the basic pension} will find their pensions overtaking the P.T.T. and will have to start paying tax which is taxed at 20%.
I myself am already paying tax as I have two small private pensions coming in and this has tipped me over, not only for this year but last year as well.
General Discussion / The Weather - again
« Last post by Old Cruser on June 13, 2024, 11:25:01 AM »
When are we going to get some warmer weather. Fed up of this cool weather now. At least a few days spattered in with the odd cool day would be welcomed. I've not bothered to get my summer clothes out yet!
Rants / Re: Honking horns
« Last post by Old Cruser on June 13, 2024, 11:22:53 AM »
Perhaps the taxi was on time, but the folk weren't.  (y)

No idea Fly, but we've the occasional one which has done that and we haven't been late. I know it's possibly to let customers know they are there but it annoys me.
Rants / Re: Honking horns
« Last post by Fly on June 11, 2024, 11:22:35 PM »
Perhaps the taxi was on time, but the folk weren't.  (y)
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