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This Tosser
Started by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
Thinks the poor souls in a towering inferno should have used their "common sense"


It's already been pointed out that the "common sense" thing to do was not cover buildings with
flammable cladding or cut emergency services to the bone.
There's a woman who lives a few miles down the road from this catastrophe who we are all chucking in for so she can have a £300 Million refurb.
I'm guessing she wont be having any 'flammable cladding'.

Posted by: firefox (156) Report abuse

Interesting (and truthful)reading
https://www.spectator.co.uk/2019/11/toxic-regulations-not-the-fire-brigade-are-to-blame-for-the-grenfell-deaths/

Posted by: Anne (3580)  Report abuse
Taking the compulsory emergency drill aboard passenger ships I have often wondered if it would be best to do my own thing in the event of sinking/fire etc. I normally book a high balcony cabin. If it meant using narrow enclosed corridors, interior stair wells in order to get to my assigned muster point which usually has no quick outside access would it not be better to stay on the balcony, or, do as instructed?
I think given certain circumstances common sense would prevail.







Posted by: grimshaw (2015)  Report abuse
Rees fogg.

Another knob wobbling tory twonk who should be consigned to join the rats in the nearest sewer cept the rats would leave in disgust .

Posted by: TerryW (2614) Report abuse
I agree, Anne. I can't see me waiting for something to put me or my family in danger, I would act accordingly to get to safety. I was given this sense when born and won't hesitate to use it.

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
I'm sure we would all 'act accordingly' and use our 'common sense' when sat on the couch mulling it over with hindsight.
Being trapped inside a raging towering inferno might make us act and think a little 'unaccordingly' especially the disabled or elderly.

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
maybe if you were at the top of a tower block& not in a downstair basement you might have second thoughts on running into it . but it just shows how much contempt the torys have for the common man & women.

Posted by: Anne (3580)  Report abuse
I was once on a ship when fire broke out, granted it was in dock at the time. the first thing I did was open the cabin door looked out then decided to stand on the balcony with the patio doors closed behind me. a number of other people were doing exactly the same thing looking down to where smoke was coming from. Nothing serious but who knows.

Posted by: gaffer (6170)   Report abuse
From the official report,

Despite praising the bravery and commitment to duty shown by individual firefighters, Sir Martin said that this could not “mask or excuse the deficiencies in the command and conduct of operations”.

An analysis of the events on the night of the fire revealed a number of “significant systemic and operational failings” on the side of the LFB. These include the amount of time it took to override the ‘stay put’ policy. The report concludes that a decision to organise an evacuation could and should have been made between 1.30am and 1.50am and would likely have meant fewer fatalities. The report adds that the best part of an hour was lost before stay put advice was revoked.

According to Sir Martin, the early incident commanders failed to effectively seize control of the situation.

Meanwhile, those who were responsible for managing information from 999 calls failed to establish a clear system for receiving, recording and transmitting information, meaning much was left to the initiative and improvised methods of individual officers. The report brands this a “deplorable state of affairs”.

There are many reasons listed for the failures in communications, including problems with defective physical or electronic communication systems, which “significantly limited the efficiency of search and rescue operations inside the tower”.

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
Using the same title of another thread to suggest there is an equivalence between Mogg and corbyn is ludicrous.
Corbyn sympathises and supports people that would do this deliberately
Mogg just gave his opinion on what he would do in a certain situation

“I think if either of us were in a fire, whatever the fire brigade said, we would leave the burning building. It just seems the common sense thing to do.”

I can't see anything nasty in that statement.
If you can leave the building then why stay put.
Remember:
Get out. Stay out

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
You may not have seen anything 'nasty' in that statement.
but on reflection Rees-Mogg did, hence:

"Mr Rees-Mogg "profoundly apologised" for his comments on Tuesday, saying: "What I meant to say is that I would have also listened to the fire brigade's advice to stay and wait at the time."

And so did that buffon Bridgen who tried to defend him but also ended up issuing an apology!

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
Yes, the man apologised, as good men do, regardless.

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
And you just tried to defend him so.....?

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
Your 'as good men do, regardless' bit.
Is that you saying he was actually in the right (or he thinks he's in the right) but being a 'good man' he apologised anyway?(especially with an election coming up).

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
Go easy on him, Chatty.
He's not recovered from the last bout with you regarding the homeless. I think he's still in shock

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
To be honest I'm surprised he hasn't disputed it happening, with his track record.

Posted by: TerryW (2614) Report abuse
The homeless he left and went home after taking a photo to post on a website then salved his conscience by leaving a few bob for them. No common sense used on this occasion.

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
Being the good man that he is he left him a few bob.

Whats wrong with that?
Plenty wouldn't have!

Posted by: TerryW (2614) Report abuse
Plenty wrong with it, it was payment for a photo so he could prove a point. He had no intention of helping the person or making sure they were safe, the photo was more important so he could cock stride on here with the "evidence" that there was a rough sleeper in town.

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
Are you sure?
Were you there to witness this?
Did you speak to anyone involved in this incident?
Have you any hard evidence to back your statement up?

Or, is it just your opinion?

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
The homeless he photographed to show all the naysayers that people are sleeping rough on our streets.
But guess what they still tried to deny it happening.
And they still seem to have their noses out of joint!

Posted by: baker boy (14994) Report abuse
common sense to flee a burning building thats this topic's question.
i for one would not have wasted my time in phoning the fire brigade,i would have ushered my precious one's out of that building as fast as i possibly could.
politicians these days dare not comment on such issue's for fear of an unwarranted attack on themselves.
i presume this ,it's only my viewpoint ,but i bet a considerable number ,if not all of those families minutes later where regretting the advice they where given.
whose responsibility it was to ensure the safety of the building should be brought to book.they failed in a most terrible way imaginable.

Posted by: TerryW (2614) Report abuse
You photographed instead of helping to prove your point like I said. Makes no odds how you try to make it look that's what you did. Just shows how concerned you are about the homeless. More of a concern to get one over on someone on WW more like. Well done you.

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
Part of the topics question was, why did the less well off end up living in a fire hazard, and why are vital services being cut to the bone?
You for one may 'not have wasted anytime' but plenty in that building were disabled and elderly, and may not have been able to get out under their own steam even if they had the chance!

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
Go fly a kite Tez.
Your mate Spangler was so adamant they didn't exist he made a special trip up town to photograph empty doorways.
Why on earth then would I not use photographic evidence to show he was talking absolute bollocks!

Posted by: baker boy (14994) Report abuse
chatty
who knew it was a fire hazard ,surely the fire brigade issued a safety certificate.
someone somewhere must by law have carried out flammabilty test's.
i am elderly ,but i would still have fled as fast as possible.
what happened to the family of the flat whose fridge/freezer exploded/set alight ,who did they warn.

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
If I was talking bollox why did you refuse to walk thru the town centre with me.
The offer still stands

Posted by: TerryW (2614) Report abuse
Not my mate, I don't know the chap.

What you did was obnoxious and you know it. So stop with the photographic evidence BS.

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
Why the hell do I need to walk through the town centre with you, you are the one in denial.
Do you need someone to walk you past where Grenfel tower stood?

'Obnoxious' Tez?
Still ploughing on with your feigned indignation then!

bb I haven't a clue who "issued" what, but apparently there are still people living in similar identified blocks, why?
I'm quite sure you would have 'fled as fast as possible', but that's no consolation to people in wheelchairs housed in high rised deathtraps!

Posted by: elmos (2772)  Report abuse

This man not worth a toss.

Posted by: TerryW (2614) Report abuse
"feigned indignation" Far from it disgusted to be honest, what you did was lower than low but what did you care, you got your spoils and that is all that mattered. Very Christian of you.

Several times now you have used the "feigned indignation" line to avoid the facts and ease your own actions, if it was feigned on my part believe me It would have been dropped by now. Just own up to what you did was very wrong as was the reason for doing it.

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
I took a photo get over it, and yourself!

Posted by: basil brush (12718) Report abuse
Posted by: Salmon & Ball (391) Report abuse


Are you sure?
Were you there to witness this?
Did you speak to anyone involved in this incident?
Have you any hard evidence to back your statement up?

Or, is it just your opinion?


Well said s+b

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
Chatty, you don't want to because you and I both know that I am correct.
You really are a stupid man, trying to argue with someone who knows far more about the situation than you do.

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
you mean he squirmed out of it & did,nt have the decency to come & apologise himself & sent a deputy out instead.

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
You really are a stupid man, trying to argue with someone..

Am I thicker than the bloke who has been shown photographic evidence that he is wrong and yet is still denying the fact that he is wrong???
You've seen the photo? Please explain it way to me?


I don't "want to" because I don't need to!

What would it show if I went out with you and there was no one sleeping out on the streets that night?.... It would show there was no one sleeping on the streets THAT NIGHT!

What would it show if I went out with you and there was someone sleeping out on the streets that night?...It would show what I have ALREADY PROVED there are people sleeping rough on the streets!

No point you doing a King Canute impression and flapping at the waves, the tides already been in!
Close the stable door behind you on the way out....even though the horse as already bolted!

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
The offer still stands.
Put up or shut up

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
I have put up, with photographic evidence!
Please explain said evidence away????????????

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
I believe it was staged,
a walk thru the town centre on any night of your choosing eill solve it.
I'm there anyway so I won't be put out in any way shape or form.
Put up or shut up

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
Posted by: chatty (6967)

"No point you doing a King Canute impression and flapping at the waves, the tides already been in!"

It would be a riveting night out with spangles scouring the streets of Wigan taking snaps of nothing. Especially when the only word in his voabulary is Corbyn!

I'd sooner paper a ceiling than turn out with spangles

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
Of course, you wouldn't want to be proven wrong

Posted by: laughing gravy (5070) Report abuse
s&b how come you've not asked chatty this concerning the canute statemen?

Are you sure?
Were you there to witness this?
Did you speak to anyone involved in this incident?
Have you any hard evidence to back your statement up?

Or, is it just your opinion?

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
Of course, you wouldn't want to be proven wrong
YOU ALREADY HAVE!

I believe it was staged,
Do you really think I would bother going to any sort of trouble to make a (deceitful) point!

I can fully understand that you feel embarrassed by the fact you went out on a limb and was so adamant it wasn't happening but was proved wrong, and are probably thinking for you to have any credibility on here from now on that arguing the toss may save some face, but it is just making you look preposterous!

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
Offer still stands
Put up or shut up

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
Go away you silly fool.
You are like a wasp thats eaten too much fruit extract and is looking for someone to attack after being swatted off several times.

I thought you would have learned your lesson by now after the "swatting" Chatty has given you over the past few weeks!

Go away you pest

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
Put up or shut up

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
I'll shut up. As I think you have suffered enough. The "putting" has been "put" up. And you have been humiliated. There is nothing else to add.
Can you understand that?

Now slither off and find yourself a hobby. Theres a good chap

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
I'll take that as a no

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
Offer still stands
Put up or shut up


What am I "putting up"?
I don't need anything "offering"!

I don't need to be shown anything I know for a fact, I even have evidence.
You on the other hand are desperate to try and somehow claw a slither of credibility back, but you can't!
Everybody makes mistakes nothing wrong with that, when I do hold up my hand and move on.
But to keep on swearing Black is actually White when all the evidence proves otherwise really is making you look ridiculous!

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
Stay in denial then

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
I believe it was staged,

I resent that sentence more than your inability to admit you are wrong!
I have already stated in an earlier post that I would swear on oath in any court in the land but more than that I also swore on my children's lives it wasn't staged, so for you to still question my honesty puts you beyond contempt!!!!

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
Stay in denial then

And you my friend can stay looking like a clown with zero credibility!

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
As long as I know I'm right

Posted by: basil brush (12718) Report abuse
😂😂😂@S+B

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
A clown with zero credibility who is beyond contempt!

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
And you

Posted by: grimshaw (2015)  Report abuse
Have some charity chatty .

You are giving him one hell of a beating.

Clearly he gets riled when you miss .

What an hypocrite .
What a loser.








































Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
As long as I know I'm right

That's all that matters in your world, even when you're patently not!

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
As I have stated grimshaw, I don't give a monkeys if he thinks the moon is made of green cheese, but to question my honesty is beyond contempt!

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
I know I am, even made an offer to prove it.
Put up or shut up

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
It would 'prove' absolutely nothing.
The best it could 'prove' for YOU, is no one was sleeping rough THAT NIGHT.(You posted on numerous occasions that no one ever did)
You are obviously struggling to understand that point?

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
Whilst we're on about the homeless, I found this:

I asked my friend’s little girl what she wanted to be when she grows up. She said she wanted to be Prime Minister some day. Both her parents, Labour supporters, were standing there, so I asked her, “If you were Prime Minister what would be the first thing you would do?”She replied, “I’d give food and houses to all the homeless people.” Her parents beamed, and said, “Welcome to the Labour party!” “Wow…what a worthy goal!” I told her. I continued, “But you don’t have to wait until you’re Prime Minister to do that. You can come over to my house, mow the lawn, pull weeds, sweep my drive and I’ll pay you £25. Then I’ll take you over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out. You can give him the £25 to use toward food. ”She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, “Why doesn’t the homeless guy come over and do the work and you can just pay him the £25?” I smiled and said: "Welcome to the Conservative Party.”

Posted by: grimshaw (2015)  Report abuse
What a load of tosh .

Grow up you turgid knob wobbler .

Throw in the towel before you suffer more embarrassment .

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
Another in denial

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
Back on topic:
"During Boris Johnson's time as London Mayor before the Grenfell blaze, he shut 10 London fire stations, sacked 588 front line firefighters and retired 27 engines.
When Labour Assembly member Andrew Dismore warned Johnson these cuts would cost lives they fell on deaf ears.
During that debate on fire cuts Dismore was told to 'get stuffed' by Johnson after he accused him of 'lying to the people of London in his election'"

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
thats true chatty but what can you expect from a proven liar .

Posted by: laughing gravy (5070) Report abuse
whups who lied about iraq having WMD and how many lives did that cost? take your time i'll wait...

Posted by: laughing gravy (5070) Report abuse
not answering then whups...BUFFOON.

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
I'll give whups his due, he isn't trying to excuse the inexcusable.
Even he must be appalled by Blair

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
@spangler.

Posted by: chatty (6995)

"During Boris Johnson's time as London Mayor before the Grenfell blaze, he shut 10 London fire stations, sacked 588 front line firefighters and retired 27 engines.
When Labour Assembly member Andrew Dismore warned Johnson these cuts would cost lives they fell on deaf ears.
During that debate on fire cuts Dismore was told to 'get stuffed' by Johnson after he accused him of 'lying to the people of London in his election'"

Surely you are appalled by Johnson?
Or are you in denial?

Posted by: laughing gravy (5070) Report abuse
s&b whose actions cost more lives blair or johnson? or are you in denial?

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
A Life is a life.
It matters not who cost more lives

If it could have been avoided, then people should be held accountable for their actions / mistakes.

Posted by: gaffer (6170)   Report abuse
In 2003 the fire service in England attended 473,600 fires. There has been a steady decline since then. In 2017 the number of fires attended was 162,000.
Today’s Private Eye notes,
The Grenfell inquiry chairman said the risks were known since at least the 1991 non fatal Knowsley Heights fire.
Lessons weren’t learnt from the 2009 Laksnal House fire in Southwark which killed 6 people.
One month before the Grenfell House fire the head of London Fire Brigade’s fire safety department wrote to London local authorities warning of the dangers of external fire spread in tall buildings.The letter highlighted the fact that external panels tested after the Shepherd’s Bush fire in 2016 did not meet the requirements of the building regulations in terms of combustibility. Yet very, if any, of the incident commanders or senior officers who attended the Grenfell fire were aware of the risks posed by exterior cladding.

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
no mention of the then mayor of london boris johnson getting rid of 500 fire fighters & their depots ? .

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
After the event,
but still

Posted by: grimshaw (2015)  Report abuse
The forest was shrinking but the trees kept voting for the axe.
For the axe was clever and convinced the trees that because his handle was made of wood he was one of them .

Ye olde proverb .

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse

A Life is a life.
It matters not who cost more lives

If it could have been avoided, then people should be held accountable for their actions / mistakes.


I couldn't agree more.
Let's start with Tony Blair

Posted by: grimshaw (2015)  Report abuse
You have a nerve spangles given you are a 22 carat hypocrite .
W W number one phoney .

Posted by: firefox (156) Report abuse
A party only knows what the voters want by listening to the people, the labour party said they would honour the result of the Brexit vote and thought it best to ignore it, because they know what's best, and the voters are thick racists. They don't listen, and will pay the price.


Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
Regardless of what you think I am
anthony charles lynton blair
is a war criminal responsible for over a million deaths, mostly civilians.
Let's start with him

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
What has Blair got to do with the present Labour party,
spangler

Posted by: grimshaw (2015)  Report abuse
You are still a knobwobbling hypocrite spangler .

You always will be .

Woudnt want you alongside me in the trenches .

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1566) Report abuse
Another Tory with nowt say

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
You're right there grim, you wouldn't be in the British trenches, that honour belongs to people who respect democracy and their country.

Posted by: grimshaw (2015)  Report abuse
I have news for you spangler .

I HAVE been in the trenches ,brit ones .

IN defence of the realm while you no doubt slept peacefully .
I maybe many things spangler .
But i am not a shallow minded hypocrite such as you .

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
What was you doing in the trenches, calling them names, I bet there were a lot of hurt feelings

Posted by: grimshaw (2015)  Report abuse
Go fly a kite phoney .

A shallow phoney tory .

Ex J C admirer .

Hypocrite .

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
More name calling

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
posted by: grimshaw (1946)



"I HAVE been in the trenches ,brit ones .

IN defence of the realm while you no doubt slept peacefully "

Now then, spangler.
What have you got to say about that?
Maybe an apology

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
I don't apologise to the disrespectful

Posted by: grimshaw (2015)  Report abuse
The more a society drifts from truth ,the more it will hate those who speak it .

Put that in your oh so shallow pipe spangler .

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
Remember this truth that cost the lives of more than a million

'Iraq can launch a WMD attack on Britain in 45 minutes'


Posted by: grimshaw (2015)  Report abuse
Remember your previous posts phoney spangler .

Then deny your a shallow twonk hypocrite .

Posted by: broady (15090)   Report abuse
Grimshaw,
At long last this oft mentioned WORKING CLASS did something for me. A couple of tanners at 18/1. Free day.

Posted by: grimshaw (2015)  Report abuse
Nice one .

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
sorry to correct you zz but 650 mps voted for that war so are they war criminals too ? .

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
Only the ones that were in on the lie

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
And btw it was 414 not 650

Posted by: basil brush (12718) Report abuse
And I REALLY thought the heading was about one particular poster on here🤔🤔🤔

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
No basil it's not about you

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
posted by: grimshaw (1946)

"I HAVE been in the trenches ,brit ones .

IN defence of the realm while you no doubt slept peacefully "


Which ones?

Posted by: grimshaw (2015)  Report abuse
Go fly your kite spangler the hypocrite .

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
Which trenches have you fought in

Posted by: grimshaw (2015)  Report abuse
All i am prepared to reveal twonk is it was in the Med .

Make of that what you will .

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
You said you had news for me!
Well,
Which trenches have you fought in

Posted by: grimshaw (2015)  Report abuse
I am not,repeat not, prepared to reveal more except it was many many moons ago so put that in your pipe and puff on it .

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
Nice and vague

Posted by: grimshaw (2015)  Report abuse
If you say so hypocrite .
Now twonk off .

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
Trenches🙂

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
grimshaw, It wouldn't matter if you gave him name, rank and serial number, with a photo of you in hand to hand combat with a bayonet mounted rifle under your arm, he'd accuse you of 'setting it up'

A clown with zero credibility who is beyond contempt!

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
Chatty,
Re the first paragraph, you are correct.
When you start running your mouth off about being in the trenches you must be prepared to back your mouth up.
I'm no expert but i'm sure that trench warfare went out 70 years ago

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
And I would also be right to say no matter what subject he 'backs his mouth up' on, or what evidence he provides you are just as likely to dismiss it!

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
No one can reject proof I certainly wouldn't, but I"m not holding my breath.
Still waiting to meet Corbyn

Posted by: grimshaw (2015)  Report abuse
You are spot on chatty .

In the trenches is a colloquialism .
Its saying i woudnt want to be alongside you in a battle .I clearly wrongly thought that was common knowledge but evidently not .

I have served in defence of the realm spangler to preserve your way of life .

Now trot along theres a good little hypo .

End of .

Posted by: TerryW (2614) Report abuse
"I have served in defence of the realm spangler to preserve your way of life ."

Then you follow a man who pays tribute terrorists who have disrupted our "way of life" by bombing and killing British soldiers and innocents on British soil. I think you are a bag of wind and full of it.

Tell ZS your rank, number and Regiment or Corps and where you have been deployed in the Med and for what emergency and prove to him it is so.

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
No one can reject proof I certainly wouldn't,

WTF, the above post confirms you are either delusional, suffer memory loss or are a bare faced liar, or are a mix of the three!

Posted by: grimshaw (2015)  Report abuse
You are a bag of the brown stuff cherry b.

And full of it .

Posted by: TerryW (2614) Report abuse
As I thought just a Walt.

Posted by: grimshaw (2015)  Report abuse
AS i thought when you appeared .

A shallow twonk .

Scared sh.less to go confront the man you demonise at any opportunity .

Cherry no balls .

A 22 carat hypo phoney .

Posted by: TerryW (2614) Report abuse
Regiment or Corps with your deployment to the Med details for ZS?

Posted by: grimshaw (2015)  Report abuse
Twonk off phoney .

Posted by: TerryW (2614) Report abuse
Don't think I'm the phoney here "I have served in defence of the realm "

Details for ZS?

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
AS i thought when you appeared .

A shallow twonk .
Scared sh.less to go confront the man you demonise at any opportunity .

Cherry no balls .

A 22 carat hypo phoney


Please get me a meeting with him, I beg you,
I want to spit in his face.

And if your not prepared to back up your claims about your so called service record your even lower than I thought.




Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
I wouldn't bother with 'Details for ZS?' or to 'back up your claims' grimshaw, he forfeited that privilege the minute it became clear he dismisses anything that doesn't fit his agenda!

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
If he could provide his details he would because at the moment he looks like a Walter Mitty,
There is nothing he would like better than to wipe the smile of my face
but he won't because he can't.

Posted by: grimshaw (2015)  Report abuse
You can get a word with him at any rally he attends .
just go and spit in his face you blatant hypo .You woudnt have the balls .

I dont need to justify myself to racist such as you who are beyond pathetic ,beneath contempt .

Go lick boris bog brush .You should be expert at that .

Posted by: grimshaw (2015)  Report abuse
It shows a lack of brains chatty when they think anyone would give such details of rank no etc etc and the theatre of engagement .Dumb dosnt begin to describe .

THEY are even thicker than i first imagined .

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
.because at the moment he looks like a Walter Mitty,

Why would he gave a flying fig what you think he looks like.

"There is nothing he would like better than to wipe the smile of my face"

Why would 'a clown with zero credibility who is beyond contempt' have a smile on his face.

Posted by: firefox (156) Report abuse
My first deployment was in the Falklands, my battalion 2 Para. We were the first in Port Stanley. We had air support from the Assencion isles by the RAF, my service number was **2904.
I was 18. I am proud to have served. I was 18years old + 1 day.
I had family members follow me in the services, sadly, I wish they didn't. My politics, liklke the majority of the Military, are no longer with the labour party.

Posted by: grimshaw (2015)  Report abuse
Well done you firefox .

Posted by: firefox (156) Report abuse
|Thank you, sir.

Posted by: grimshaw (2015)  Report abuse
I was a little before you but proud to serve .

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
It shows a lack of brains chatty when they think anyone would give such details of rank no etc etc and the theatre of engagement .Dumb dosnt begin to describe .

THEY are even thicket than i first imagined .


Details, ha ha ha ha

Posted by: TerryW (2614) Report abuse
You're service is appreciated Firefox. Obviously you are far from lacking brains for sharing your service details with us.

It would seem that someone not wishing to share his must be one of those SAS types that doesn't want to be compromised. Or just stealing valour from those who have served, a despicable offence.


Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
😂😂😂

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
well well well it seems that the tory party is being funded by donations from russia . i wonder what the torys on here now think about their comments about the labour party being marxist ? . doesnt it make them hypocrites ? .

Posted by: TerryW (2614) Report abuse
Ask the Tories what they think if you know who they are. Labour aren't Marxists they are Tories pretending to be socialists and that's why you Whups are living the good life and continue to vote Labour, there is no other reason you do.

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
what good life . no-one has had a "good life " since 2010 unless your rich. what about your heroes being sponcered by the marxists ? .

Posted by: TerryW (2614) Report abuse
You're good life. I have no political heroes sorry to disappoint you so I don't care who sponsors who to be honest.

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
yes you have . you dont care because it shows your comments about labour being marxist to be hypocritical .

Posted by: TerryW (2614) Report abuse
Well who are my heroes?

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
thatcher , major, johnson , farrage need i go on ?

Posted by: TerryW (2614) Report abuse
It's no wonder you get laughed at.

Posted by: TerryW (2614) Report abuse
Thought you was a big admirer of Thatcher anyway.

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
you know it,s true & it,s your rhetoric that,s laughed at .

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
She fought for Britain, never been anyone of her calibre since.

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
and stuck it to the working classes .

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
Maggie shut 1723 mines.

Callahan shut 1423 mines.

Wilson shut 2531 mines.

Who did more damage ?

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
the torys because they shut them ALL. you could finish at 1 pit then walk down the road & start with another 1 when wilson & callahan where in charge , but thatcher shut them down out of pure spite .there was 200 yrs of coal at golborne so if there was so much coal why shut it ? .you forgot macmillan shut 246 pits & john major closed 55 ted heath shut down with harold wilson between them shut 253. i dont know where your information comes from because their was only 950 pits shut from 1947 - 94 . it makes your list ridiculous.

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles

"Maggie shut 1723 mines.

Callahan shut 1423 mines.

Wilson shut 2531 mines.

Who did more damage ?"

You are talking utter, utter twaddle, spangler.
There is no way almost 5700 pits were closed down in 26 years. Can you supply evidence of this?

Where did you get that information from Fantasy Island

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
@spangler

If the above figures which you quoted are true
would you like a little flutter for charity or a good cause of say, £20? The loser will donate to a charity / cause of the winners choice.

If I win you donate it to the homeless or the Labour Party.
Ive not made my mind up yet!

Are you prepared to "put up or shut up"?
If I am wrong I will gladly pay up.
Will you?

Posted by: gaffer (6170)   Report abuse
ZB

Your data is a touch off course.
When the mines were nationalised the NCB took control of 958 underground mines and 60 surface mines employing 708,000 people and producing 200 million tons of coal. Mines employing 25 or fewer were left in the private sector.
In 1979 when Mrs. Thatcher came into office there were 219 underground mines and 106 surface mines employing 235,000 people and producing 123 million tons of coal. When she left office at the end of 1990 there were
104 underground mines and 130 surface mines producing 94 million tons of coal and employing 66,000 people.
In 1947 it took 708,000 people to mine 190 million tons of deep mined coal.
In 1990 it took 55,000 people to mine 75 million tons of deep mined coal.
Pit closures by PM and number per year in office,
Attlee 101 - 25 per year. Churchill 78 - 19. Eden 35 - 17. McMillan 246 - 41. Home 24 - 24. Wilson 235 - 39. Heath 26 - 6. Wilson 18 - 3. Callaghan 4 - 1. Thatcher 115 - 10. Major 55 - 8. Blair 12 - 1, Brown 1 - /. Cameron 5 - 1.

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
Posted by: gaffer (6151)

ZB

"Your data is a touch off course."

A touch!!
I'd say it was here to the moon off course!

spangler is that engrossed in his hatred for the Labour Party he resorts to telling fibs to discredit them

What was that noise? I'm sure I heard a keyboard and monitor being smashed up

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles

"Callahan shut 1423 mines."

"Wilson shut 2531 mines."

Now the truth!
Wilson closed 18.
Callaghan closed 4.

Not far out

I take it arithmetic is not your strong point?

Posted by: broady (15090)   Report abuse
Wilson closed 18 in his second stint as PM and 235 in his first stint as PM according to Gaffers post.

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
A total of 253.
2278 less closures as quoted by spangler
You could say he was a "touch" out with his figures

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
Not to bad at maths, eyesight not as it was,

Thatcher closed 180

Wilson 290

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
not bad at maths , YOUR HAVING A LAUGH .

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
Sometimes I use my phone to post, it is frought with difficulties for me.
But I don't mind if you want to make an issue of it.
Notwithstanding my ealier entry, I'll just keep on posting boring old facts.

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
they wernt facts , they were a million miles off.

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
Aye alright blame your phone!
Just admit you are wrong quoting the above lies!
Nothing wrong with being wrong. Just man up and admit that you did not "read between the lines" when you sourced your information off google.

These are the figures for the Thatcher years:
I'll simplify it for you.

When she took over in 1979 there were 219 pits.
When she got launched out in 1990 there were only 65 left.

1979 .. 219

1980 .. 213

1981 .. 200

1982 .. 191

1983 .. 170

1984 .. 169

1985 .. 133

1986 .. 110

1987 .. 94

1988 .. 86

1989 .. 73

1990 .. 65

Posted by: baker boy (14994) Report abuse
in 1900 wigan was full of pits,deep coal mining was on the slide possibly from earlier than 1900.an old tired dying industry.

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
S&B
Now give us the figures from 1964-70

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
Or shall I?

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
I'll do it.
I don't trust you.

1964 545

1965 .. 504

1966 .. 442

1967 .. 406

1968 .. 330

1969 .. 304

That ok for you?
Ive managed to bring the figures down ( from your lie ) from 3954 to the Truth which is 241!
Bit of a difference Isn't there

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
S&B
these are in addition to the 18 he closed
1974-76

Wilson pit closures

1964 545

1965 .. 504

1966 .. 442

1967 .. 406

1968 .. 330

1969 .. 304



Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
The fact is Wilson closed far more mines than Margaret Thatcher.

So that myth has been laid to rest

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
I give up with you.
You are dafter than what you think!

Those figures are not for pit closures per year.
They are how many were operating at the end of the year!
Can you understand that???

" Based on these figures from the government about 290 mines closed under Wilson in all his time in office, and about 160 under Thatcher. Because the figures are based on year end totals of pits operating, it’s not possible to be precise, but the relative scale of those numbers is clear."

From here.
https://www.conservativehome.com/leftwatch/2013/04/wilson-closed-more-coal-mines-than-thatcher.html

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
So according to the figure you yourself
Have posted

Wilson
545 - 304 + 18 = 259

Thatcher
219 - 65 = 155

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3771) [2,500+

"The fact is Wilson closed far more mines than Margaret Thatcher.

According to you he shut 2531!
I don't think you have recovered from the pasting Chatty gave you the other week.

So I'll give you the benefit of the doubt as I don't think you are thinking straight

I give up with you.
You are one numbskull.

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
Ok now run along

Posted by: baker boy (14994) Report abuse
ballcock

WILSON 290
THATCHER 160

do these figures back up ZS'S statement, labour closed more pits than the tories or does it not.

Posted by: Jazzy (8643)   Report abuse
Regarding Grenfell I worked for 10 years for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. it was standard Fire Service advice in a tower block to stay where you are, unless you are on the floor with the fire, the floor above, or the floor below. This minimised the danger of overcrowding on the stairwells, and people being trampled. It was also so that fire crew are able too find you, and don't waste time looking for you if you subsequently decided to run for it. The London Fire Service had no idea the cladding would burn as it did, though that's another story. Having said all that, I would have got out, I wouldn't have waited.

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
@spangler
"would you like a little flutter for charity or a good cause of say, £20?"

I take that as a no. As you know you have posted incorrect information. And also an admittance of you posting lies.
Goodnight. William Liar!


Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
Can anyone enterpret S&Bs message for me

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
A Splendid Woman

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
Can anyone enterpret S&Bs message for me

Had a word with Howard Carters great grandson and he reckons it roughly translates to you're....

"A clown with zero credibility who is beyond contempt"!

Anyhow in the interests of impartiality:

Posted by: grimshaw (2015)  Report abuse
Chatty..

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
She has achieved a lot
A grandad in the Lords pulling
strings and a multi millionaire daddy
That bought her into a safe
northern seat.
Not even a Wigan lass.

Not a candle to the grocers daughter.


Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
I like Lisa Nandy. Lovely lady.

She does not close pits down.

maggie thatcher shut 1723 mines according to you.
Is that right, spangler?

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
You're on a sticky wicket there Spangler talking about people in politics who have 'achieved a lot' due to family wealth and connections.
20 of the 55 Prime ministers this country has had were educated at Eton, guess how many of them were Labour?

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
She ain't even had a proper job

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
maggie thatcher shut 1723 mines according to you.
Is that right, spangler?

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
She didn't close as many as wilson

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
maggie thatcher shut 1723 mines according to you.
Is that right, spangler?

Just answer the question!!
Did she or didnt she!
A simple yes or no will suffice

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
If you think you can win an argument by repeatedly refering to the effects of my disability, then that's ok.
It must be the only straw you can clutch at
You've posted the figures yourself.
Wilson closed more mines than Margaret Thatcher

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
Is that a yes. Or, a no?

Labour closed mines on economic grounds. The Tories closed them as part of a political agenda.

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
It's a 'she didn't close as many as Wilson'

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
No where near as many as Wilson

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
OK.
How Many did she shut?
Was it 1723? Or, less?

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
By your own figures 155

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
By your figures, 1723
Ok. So you were were wrong quoting duff informaton regarding pit closures under Labour and the tories.

I'm glad you have seen the error of your ways and in a cryptic way you have admitted you were wrong

Fair play to you though. Even you make mistakes

Enjoy your evening

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
The partially blind usually do make mistakes

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
but there was FAR more pits when wilson was PM . thatcher shut pits out of pure spite even when there was a couple of hundreds of years life in them.

Posted by: TerryW (2614) Report abuse
But the coal was cheaper elsewhere and mining here became uncompetitive, higher wages and unit costs was the reasons to import, not to mention new energy sources being brought in and not having to deal with strikes and having the country blacked out. The decline in mining started after the first world war when British coal exporting plummeted, so it would make no difference to mines and how many hundreds of years worth of coal they had. Economics pure and simple.

No one will pay dearer for stuff they want when they know they can get it cheaper elsewhere.

Posted by: gaffer (6170)   Report abuse
Whups it’s not just about the number of pits closed. The more important figure is the rate at which the industry was being run down which is relative to the strain in finding alternative employment for the miners affected.
Harold Wilson oversaw a decline of 39 pits per year, Mrs. Thatcher 10 pits per year. For every miner looking for a new job in Mrs. Thatcher’s time there were 4 during the tenure of Harold Wilson.
Insofar as closing pits which had ‘200 hundred years life left’ it was irrelevant because the end was in sight for the UK market for coal for power generation. Events have proven that to be correct.
Your posts on coal and the NHS are driven by the dogma of the left which is as bad as the dogma of the right. The vast majority of the population generally settle for the middle ground which precludes a contribution from either left or right dogma proponents.
There are 4 million people on the NHS waiting lists. The Blair government tackled a similar situation by giving patients the choice of selecting a private provider but the continuous howls of privatisation has seen that facility quietly withdrawn except for a few exceptions. Mistakes were made in the rush to hand out contracts to private providers but these could have been corrected.
The NHS has never had the capacity to operate without a waiting list. The growth of the population over the past few years wasn’t foreseen by the long term planners in the higher echelons of the civil service, this has added a further complexity to the ability of the NHS to manage patient demand. For the NHS to perform with an insignificant length of waiting list it would need to have a continuous peak load capacity plus which would mean upping it’s staff and facilities by around 15 to 20% at a cost of £ tens of billions.
The middle of the road thinker would see no objection to using private sector capacity if it meant getting prompt treatment providing it was safe and effective.

Posted by: broady (15090)   Report abuse
Gaffer,
Would I be correct in saying that PFI payments are still a millstone around the neck of the NHS? Some horrendous repayments still due before the contracts are finished.

Posted by: laughing gravy (5070) Report abuse
chatty allways backs his mouth up does he? what about the 20 quid bet or the meeting with corbyn he promised?

Posted by: gaffer (6170)   Report abuse
Broady

The current annual PFI repayments are currently costing the NHS just over £2 billion a year. However, the hospitals with PFI schemes are crippled with the repayments. Relatively the worst affected is the Sherwood Forest group of 3 hospitals which sees 16% of it’s budget taken up by PFI repayments.
Barts in London pays annual charges of £116 million for a £1.2 scheme which will have cost over £6 billion when the scheme ends. The annual charge is 8% of it’s annual budget.
To put the £2 billion in perspective it would pay for quarter of a million hip operations per year.

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3790)

"If you think you can win an argument by repeatedly refering to the effects of my disability, then that's ok.
It must be the only straw you can clutch at"

What disability? And when did I repeatedly refer to it?
I think you are clutching at straws now. You incorrigible fool

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
WHO INTRODUCED THE PFI ? .

Posted by: broady (15090)   Report abuse
John Major but the use of it accelerated quite a lot under the Blair/ Brown regimes. Figures are on google. Why are you Shouting?

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
because it takes a 14lb hammer to get it into your head .and your insinuating it,s all labours fault when it was introduced by the torys & exploited just as much as labour.

Posted by: broady (15090)   Report abuse
Where did I insinuate it was caused by Labour? As soon as you asked me I replied who introduced it. Talking of 14lb hammers !!! Most of your comments are repetitive junk. Stick to Darts Weekly. Have you been out canvassing yet. You and Lily Allen would make a good pair.

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
really then why are they now talking in the press & media about the very things iv,e put on here ? .you & charlie corroli would make a perfect pair . maybe you can replace his mate paul the white faced clown .your comments should,nt ever be on here because these issues dont concern you do they runner.

Posted by: broady (15090)   Report abuse
Usual retort. Your lack of intellect clearly shows through. Maybe you should report my comments to the administrator. My advice would be stick to obituaries on the ????????? site.I often wonder, when you haven’t yet reached pension age, how you can spend so much time on here. Must have a good job. But then again I think we did read that your employment had been very sporadic over the last twenty years or so. Anyway, must be off to practice my circus act.

Posted by: baker boy (14994) Report abuse
how much is the great monument to lord smiff costing the taxpayers of WMBC,for the clueless its at the bottom of millgate.

Posted by: gaffer (6170)   Report abuse
Whups

I don't think its Broady who needs the lump hammer.
John Major's government introduced PFI in 1992. It was little used in the NHS until Gordon Brown turbocharged the facility. To be paid for from the £60ish billion the financial sector was divvying up every year in taxes.
The chart from the National Audit office spells it out.
George Osborne tinkered with it to reduce costs and Philip Hammond put a stop on PFI deals for the foreseeable future.


Posted by: baker boy (14994) Report abuse
broady
your wasting your time trying to persuade whups what the facts and figures are,he would not recognise them .he would merely say it was tory party propaganda.
he is dyed in the wool red,why let the truth get in the way of his blinkered 19th century mindset.
me dad voted labour and it's good enough for me.

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
especialy when there a pack of lies from a dodgy web site . what makes you think gaffers facts are right ? . iv,e said on many occasions that his facts dont hold water & when i put on about nurse shortages being around 40,000 he said it was rubbish & around 20,000 , now the figure is now between 33 - 43,000 . i put on about the torys having meetings with large drug cartels from america which will put up the NHS drug from 18 billion to 45 billion , an increase of 27 billion he said it was poppycock . this very suject has been talked about tonite on question time & highlighted my very argument . as for being blinkered you take the cake as your prepared to believe anything & everything this guy gaffer says & puts on .

Posted by: broady (15090)   Report abuse
The people will decide in the near future. It must be terrible to be unable to grasp figures off an independent government site UNLESS of course it coincides with your own views.

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
which can be doctored ? .

Posted by: broady (15090)   Report abuse
But only by the Tories I presume. These figures are produced year on year, irrespective of the Government, so questions can be asked in Parliament. Who, besides your good self, decides what's doctored and what isn't?

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
broady it,s all over the news & media the things i,m on about you cant get away from it . brought up in the commons, on tv programs & question time . how much more proof do you need & i,m convinced that gaffer never reads a paper or watches the news. you think that gaffer is some sort of god with his supposed facts & figures which he gets from some website , what makes him right when that data can be fake news or doctored ? .why would the torys change the habit of a lifetime & not want the NHS after every tory government has chipped away at it to the point that it now is on course for implosion & they try & justify it by saying how much money they put into it . 6 meetings the torys have now had with big drug cartels from the USA which WILL put 27 billion on our NHS drug expence , which this price will not go down because trump is adamant that any deal on drugs they will pay the same as any american .it wont affect you but it will affect me & millions of others & that,s why you & other ex pats should not have a vote that can have a devastating effect on peoples lives still here.and yes it,s just the torys because it,s they that wants a privatised NHS & if they get in (with your vote)i,m sure that,s what will happen.

Posted by: broady (15090)   Report abuse
Roll on the election. I repeat I WILL NOT exercise my democratic right to vote. If what you say is correct ( highly unlikely) then Labour will be returned with an overwhelming majority. You seem to be obsessed with Gaffer because he produces facts using his experience. If I wanted to know a 164 checkout I would ask you as a former top player BUT if I want to hear about the NHS i’m afraid it would be someone that has been actively involved.

Posted by: gaffer (6170)   Report abuse
Whups

Philip Collins, a member of Tony Blair’s team in Downing Street, writing in today’s Times.

Of the 119 years that have elapsed since Labour issued its first manifesto, it has spent only 33 of them in office and 13 of them were won by the unperson Blair. There have been 31 elections and Labour have won a working majority just five times. Yesterday, with the publication of the Labour manifesto , we saw why.

It’s quite clear that the thinking of people like you has kept Labour out of office so many times because it’s light years from the centre ground where the vast majority of the voting population stand.
If you think I’ve fabricated the above you can buy a copy of the Times and read it. Similarly you can go to the National Audit Office website and check the chart I posted above.
In the UK there are 414,000 nurses on a full time equivalent basis. At any one time vacancies due to childbirth, ill health, nurses leaving,retirement and early retirement leave temporary and permanent vacancies for over 20,000 nurses. Since 2010 the population growth has outstripped the number of training places for nurses by around 4% thus creating further vacancies. Brexit has also affected EU recruitment of nurses.

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
Angela Rayner was ridiculed by Twitter users after praising the UK Government in 1996. The Labour MP for Ashton-under-Lyne said as a young mum at 16 in 1996, she had a council house “waiting for her” and was able to “get back” into secondary education. Speaking on Good Morning Britain, the Shadow Education Secretary said: “I was a young mum at 16 in 1996 and I had a council house waiting for me to help me.
“I was able to get on back into secondary education, I didn’t have to worry about tuition fees at the time.
“And there was a national health service that was there for me.”

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
And

Oh. Whilst I'm here. What's the weather forecast in the Daily Express?

Posted by: baker boy (14994) Report abuse
some ears will never hear and some eyes will never see,thetruth.

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
And some people ( sadly ) are beyond contempt

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
Stop beating yourself up

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
"What disability? And when did I repeatedly refer to it?"

When you are ready. At least have the decency to reply to the above!
I would prefer a straight answer. Thank you. Not lies. If you are capable of telling the truth

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
Sight issues due to diabetes

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
And when did I repeatedly refer to it?

Feel free to copy and paste any "repeatedly referring" comments of mine regarding this issue

How could I possibly repeatedly refer to it when I knew nothing about it

Posted by: builderboy (2149) Report abuse
I can vouch for the validity of what ZS has just written. I was present at the time he collapsed and had to be taken away in an ambulance .

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
I'm not disputing that, Builderboy. Far from it.
What I am disputing is the fact the he accused me of

"If you think you can win an argument by repeatedly refering to the effects of my disability, then that's ok."

I knew nothing about it!

He added up all the figures correctly But in his haste to try and have a go at the Labour Party he "thought" that the figures were how many pits were closed under the Labour party. And he was way off The figures were for the decline of the pits year by year. Not the total that were closed down under any government.

Then he realised he had made an error. But refused to admit it. Instead, he blamed his sight and then accused me of the above instead of admitting he was wrong



Posted by: broady (15090)   Report abuse
Salmon and Ball,
I have never seen you mention his disability. As you say he should just have said “ Oops, Sorry my error” End of story.

Posted by: builderboy (2149) Report abuse
No argument from me. I haven’t been following the gist of the argument and have no particular axe to grind against posters. I was merely pointing out that ZS does indeed have serious eyesight issues.

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
Thank you, Broady

I really, really appreciate that comment

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
The gist is, Builderboy. He dropped a major clanger in his post. Nothing to do with his eyesight, he got his "facts" wrong.
Instead of admitting that he made a howler he decided to blame his eyesight and then accuse me of mocking his disability

All he needed to say is what Broady posted. That would have been end of story

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
It is end of story,
Mistake or no mistake,
you're just trying to milk it as much as you can to deflect
from the fact that
Thatcher closed less mines than Wilson,
a lot less

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles

"Mistake or no mistake,"
"you're just trying to milk it as much as you can to deflect"

The irony of that!
It was a mistake ( a massive one ) on your part.
You are not man enough to hold your hands up and say, sorry I was wrong.

You went for the sympathy vote and blamed your mince's.
How's that for milking it

You are beyond contempt and are a stubborn, incorrigible liar. It's there for all to see on this thread.
Even a guy in Canada has backed me up on this thread. You are total disgrace

That is my last word on this thread concerning you. You are not worth replying to.


Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
I gave a reason for my mistake, it has nothing to do with sympathy, that may be what you would do but don't think everyone has your mindset.

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (464)  Report abuse
I was not going to reply to you again on this thread. But after your last comment, I could not resist.


"I gave a reason for my mistake"

You have never admitted that you made a mistake!
But you have now
Why did you not put your hands up before instead of throwing spurious allegations at me? That clears this up.

End of story. Enjoy your evening

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
None of my allegations were spurious

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
you just cant admit that it,s now 40,000 + nurses . and it,s now common knowledge that tory ministers have been having meetings with giant US drug cartels ,.wots it going to take for you to open your eyes to whats going on . you called it "utter tosh" when i put it on here months ago , but now it,s comming true. it will implode the nhs & ALL those who now get free prescriptions will have to pay.how great is that & how r u going to explain your statistics then ? .

Posted by: grimshaw (2015)  Report abuse
Well said whups .

Absolutely spot on.

The tory twonks will be first to cry when appointments to get a doctor will be charged .
My nephew is a doc in a huge yorkie hospital .
He has me in tears when describing what is going on .

Posted by: firefox (156) Report abuse
Posted by: Salmon & Ball (447) View Salmon & Ball's page100+ Report abuse

"I was not going to reply to you again on this thread. But after your last comment, I could not resist."


Quelle surprise

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
why would the torys change the habit of a lifetime & care about the NHS & bang on about how much money they put into it while all the time eroding it . weekend work by doctors is taxed so high they are refusing to work week-ends & this was brought in by jeremy hunt & forced contracts on junior doctors . it makes me wonder if those on here want an NHS & the torys are exploiting brexit to get in .the torys will no doubt come back with a deal with the yanks that will surely implode our NHS & all those who are currently getting free prescriptions irrespective of age or illness will start having to pay for them.i know this much that if they get in again under the brexit smoke screen that you can all say goodbye to the NHS.

Posted by: grimshaw (2015)  Report abuse
Terrific whups .

Posted by: broady (15090)   Report abuse
grimshaw,
25/1 on a labour majority. Worth a few sovs would you think. 4/9 on Tory majority.

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
funny isnt it grim that the very thing iv,e been on about is plastered all over the media ? .

Posted by: grimshaw (2015)  Report abuse
You are spot on whups ,it is a smokescreen.
Trouble being the twonks are so blinded and treating the election as a one issue election namely brexit rather than see the big picture .

The idiot twonks are amongst us whups and the scariest thing is they have the vote .
Working class tories .A contradiction in terms .
Working class tories .
Do me a favour .

Posted by: broady (15090)   Report abuse
Conservative Working Men’s Club very near to Golborne Pit if I remember correctly.

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3824) Report abuse
The idiot twonks are amongst us whups and the scariest thing is they have the vote

Very revealing,
the inference is crystal clear


Posted by: baker boy (14994) Report abuse
the big picture ?

Posted by: tonker (20100)   Report abuse
Politico - Lisa Nandy!

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
wrong again broady . the labour club was the nearest as we parked cars on there & walked thru a swing gate str8 into the canteen . the tory club was around 300yds from the pit.

Posted by: broady (15090)   Report abuse
What are you on about again? I said VERY NEAR and never implied it was nearer than the labour club. You want to start reading things properly before gobbing off. Now away and knock on a few doors.

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
the tory club isnt very near the pit is it.

Posted by: broady (15090)   Report abuse
What is it a bus ride away? I probably lived nearer to Golborne than you. I hate to reveal this to you but the pub was full of miners and we got on quite well.

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
it doesnt matter . it wasnt near the pit.

Posted by: broady (15090)   Report abuse
Message removed as on reflection I do not even know why I waste my time reading this buffoon’s comments. Same old twaddle day after day.

Posted by: gaffer (6170)   Report abuse
Broady

At least his initials are in line with what he posts.
BS = Bull S***.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (3942) Report abuse
Well I am still in shock

Finding out that Whupsy is a scouser, and he used to live next door to Ken Dodd



That is why he votes Labour

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
i guess your talking about yourselves broady & gaffer. still no word from you gaffer on the number of nurse shortage & i think i,m nearer the figure than your 20,000 . and no word of the NHS sell-off by the torys i see which you also ridiculed ? .and 1stroke ken dodd was a far better man that you,ll ever be & the pic on the very 1st comment is why you support who you do.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (3942) Report abuse
Well since he dropped that enormous bollock about which this topic is about, they have kept Jacob Reec-Mogg well out of the way, and to folk in places like Wigan, a person like him he is very toxic, born with the old silver spoon in his mouth, and also, what has happened to our 'Lisa (my face is never off the gogglebox) Nandy' she has disappeared, which makes me think that Labour are worried that Wigan will go to the Brexit Party, so they don't want her upsetting any of the 60 odd percent leaver voters in this town, and by keeping her out of the way, they are hoping that the traditional Labour vote will come through in Wigan, which I think it probably will do .....

But Whupsy, how far left do Labour have to go for you to start questioning whether or not they are the party for you, because what happens is that they take control of the states assets, then they take control of the state media, then they take control of the police and military, and the rule of law which applies to all, then does not apply to the government, and then they take control of the people, and then it has become an authoritarian state, a communist dictatorship, and they then eliminate people who oppose them, by using death squads to kill them ....

Is that what you want to happen Whupsy ?

Posted by: broady (15090)   Report abuse
The Conservatives should have ducked out of Wigan. No candidate.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (3942) Report abuse
Well they have one in Makerfield.

Posted by: chatty (7098)  Report abuse
laughing stock (Far too many posts)
chatty allways backs his mouth up does he? what about the 20 quid bet or the meeting with corbyn he promised?

Replied: 21st Nov 2019 at 15:01


What the hell are you talking about, completely lost the plot again.

Posted by: laughing gravy (5070) Report abuse
i thought you meant grimshaw always backs his mouth up..

Posted by: laughing gravy (5070) Report abuse
why are you again dodging questions?

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (3942) Report abuse
Broady:

"The Conservatives should have ducked out of Wigan. No candidate"

Yes they have got a Candidate in Wigan.

List of Wigan Constituency Nominees

Posted by: broady (15090)   Report abuse
TTS,
What I meant they shouldn't have fielded a candidate. If they have left a straight fight between Labour and Farage's party Labour MAY have lost. The presence of a Conservative candidate will split the anti Labour vote. Lots of disenchanted Labour supporters won't under any circumstance vote Tory.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (3942) Report abuse
Oh bugger

I read it wrong

Posted by: whups (4112)   Report abuse
how far right do you want to go 1stroke ? .

 
 
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