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"No names, no pack drill" Pack drill is, or was, an arduous exercise in the army, perhaps used as a punishment, I gather, but why 'No names'? Did soldiers have a code of silence or of not 'grassing' ?...
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What does the Daily Mail expect us to think about this? That the man should not have been prosecuted? That he shouldn't have got six years? That the drug dealer should have been prosecuted for...
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Interesting : Swiss voters are to decide whether to reintroduce quotas for migrants from European Union countries in a referendum that could plunge the country’s relations with its neighbours into...
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Windows XP will soon have no support, no patches etc from Microsoft. I hate Windows 8. Is it possible to change the XP operating system on the computer ( a Dell) to Windows 7 and would that be...
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The LibDems have some novel ideas. Any thoughts on expats' MPs or job sharing MPs. If someone has emigrated for over 15 years, have they not distanced themselves from voting ? [Below: The Times]...
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Off to NYC. My partner has never been. Has anyone got any favourite restaurants or things to see or do which are not the usual sights, things which surprised or interested them ? For example, last...
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Bob Crow, the transport union leader, has been spotted living the high life on a cruise. The Daily Mail is, I think the word is, outraged. Now, had he been a QC he would be on as good or better money,...
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And it's raining, of course. Decided to hang some pictures, so watch out for power cuts all over the region as I blow the national grid. Now come on, it must be possible to drill a hole in a wall...
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In the new drama about the Three Musketeers, shown on the BBC, one of the three, Porthos, is black, by Jove ! This is political correctness gone mad ! It is sheer multi-cultural tokenism ! Surprised...
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In case you were wondering ! Some men have been charged in connection with taking discarded food from a skip :...
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Nigel Farage has lashed out at the “Walter Mittys” damaging UKIP as he warned the party’s candidates that they must show more discipline before a series of crucial tests at the ballot box. In an...
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Where is everyone ? Hey, it has been raining. Got the s/h Mark VI Golf on Saturday. My plan not to take my daughter with me, so that the salesman didn't think I was buying it for her and hold out for...
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Police have arrested 13 people after a young woman was gang-raped in a brutal punishment allegedly handed down by tribal elders after she was found to have an intimate relationship with a man from a...
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Do you say 'ha RASS ment' ? If you do, I bet you don't say emba RASS ment ! Trying to work out when the given pronunciation became popular in Britain. Within the last 40 years, I think. Even...
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Having had one of the dogs put down (terminal ill-health) last night, I see that I have a doctor's appointment today. Hope he doesn't think like the vet ! Still feeling smug after telling my...
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Thinking about auctions (see the good morning thread of boaty),,, Beginners think if they scratch their nose ,they'll get a Modigliani or something knocked down to them. They won't but there are other...
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Dry and calm here in South Cambs No excitements lined up for today, but they happen anyway. Had just stoked up the fire to a good flame now, when the chimney started to roar like a jet engine at take...
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The Prime Minister, who was speaking at the annual Westminster Correspondents dinner, recounted an anecdote about a day spent canvassing with the Mayor of London in Hampstead, North London. He said:...
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The Governor of the Bank of England has told the Treasury Select Committee that the Bank expects house prices to rise by about 10 per cent over the next two years;the ONS noted that price inflation in...
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What should I be looking for in the specification for binoculars for birdwatching in Britain? And does anyone have a preferred brand or brands? Would you go more expensive if it was worth it ?