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Started by: Tommy Two Stroke (6314)

"Britain's £81million giveaway to CHINA: How UK taxpayers' cash funds rice production, opera and ‘Shaun The Sheep In Shanghai’ - despite China being world's second-biggest economy"


www.dailymail.co.uk/UK-gives-81-MILLION-taxpayers-cash-year-

What next, sending sand management consultants to Saudi Arabia?

Started: 30th Nov 2020 at 14:39

Posted by: tomplum (6968) 

no one gives owt for nowt, they are clodding bread on the water to net better deals with the mobile phone systems, China has already warned of cutting off support with Huawei,

Replied: 30th Nov 2020 at 16:10

Posted by: PeterP (8226)

There is a highly paid Government department who think up how to waste billions of pounds of our money

Replied: 30th Nov 2020 at 16:12

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

"Where's your bin"?

"I bin in back garden, cutting grass"!

Replied: 30th Nov 2020 at 20:27

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

"No,mate, where's your bin"?

"I tell you where I bin, in back garden, cutting grass"!

Replied: 30th Nov 2020 at 22:33

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

(Comment removed because it broke the rules)

Replied: 30th Nov 2020 at 22:41

Posted by: firefox (3239)

WRONGUN!

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 03:39

Posted by: peter israel (1001) 

I wish they would stop saying the money is going to China or India ETC because it does not go to the country!!! it goes to a Non-profit organization inside the said country....WHY because of that countries religious belief or political leaning etc. etc. they may not fund the said Non-profit for example a "girls school in some Muslim countries" so they have to get support from over seas..... its funny or sad how some people like to rally around a slogan or a nice little basket like this "Britain's million giveaway" They should have put it on the side of a bus

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 08:11

Posted by: PeterP (8226)

Peter they say charity begins at home . There are homeless people over here and many thousands of people relying on foodbanks. Dont get me wrong we has a nation waste a lot of money over here -HS2-tunnel under stonehenge-pop up cycle lane to name a few . Has a nation we are going into debt but are still sending money abroad no sense at all and it as to stop.

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 08:29

Posted by: tomplum (6968) 

Peter I agree with most of that except the cycle lane bit, As a cyclist myself I see more and more cyclists getting about on bikes and when the weather gets warmer you motorists will be moaning about us slowing your journeys down, Also we need those lanes to protect us from the unobservant motorist who phones/text while at the wheel, I ve a few close calls of late, cycle lanes are the future, they are environmentally friendly, people friendly, healthy and fun,

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 08:57

Posted by: peter israel (1001) 

the point I was trying to make was that sometimes A policy is more complex!! then just sorry we have no money ......some time a policy is pushed out like this one is because the gov wants to change the news cycle or "the subject" know one ? is talking about Priti Patel anymore

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 09:08
Last edited by peter israel: 1st Dec 2020 at 09:40:18

Posted by: firefox (3239)

know one?

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 09:13

Posted by: peter israel (1001) 

firefox happy

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 09:41

Posted by: firefox (3239)

Always

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 09:45

Posted by: peter israel (1001) 

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 10:22

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6314)

The Government is trying to turn us into Holland, where every bugger has a bike, but Holland is flat, and Scholes isn't, and not everyone can afford an electric bike

So bugger off, and yoo can't get hold of a bike at the moment, because they are all sold out, so what is the point of blocking a lane of traffic off, which causes traffic jams, and increases pollution, and then look at how many bloody bikes there are in the pop up traffic jam, there normally none

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 11:13

Posted by: basil brush (15870)

I wish "some people" on here would get on there bike.

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 11:33

Posted by: firefox (3239)

They do. They can afford them. Enjoy your slow walks

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 11:34

Posted by: basil brush (15870)

Need to keep active in these awful times

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 11:41

Posted by: firefox (3239)

No need to walk to the dole office.

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 11:43

Posted by: basil brush (15870)

How rude

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 12:18

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

Peter Isreal, there’s no such thing as a ‘non-profit organisation.

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 13:41

Posted by: firefox (3239)

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 14:33

Posted by: broady (16460) 

However folk dress it up it is still monies leaving the shores of the UK that could be put to better use in the UK. Charity begins at home.

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 14:59

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6314)

It certainly does

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 15:01

Posted by: PeterP (8226)

Tomplum I am not against well thought out cycle lanes but read about the pop up lane which are causing nothing but trouble with roads grid locked and higher pollution. They say get on your bike and cycle to work,This is OK if you live only a short distance from work but most commuters live many miles from work and it is not practable to cycle to work.Wigan area is very built up and it is a fine line where cycle lanes can be put. The cycle lanes stroke public footpath from Pemberton to the Saddle being a prime example. You when you worked would be all right with your plumbing gear swinging from the handle bars ooh arr

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 15:15

Posted by: peebee (513) 


Councils start to rip up bike lanes: Round One to MoS as ...www.dailymail.co.uk › news › article-8996711 › Coun...
3 days ago — The fight against the cycle lanes clogging up our towns and cities has recorded a major victory as councils begin moving to scrap them.

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 16:10

Posted by: broady (16460) 

They have the same manic obsession with them here and for at least four months of the year they are covered in snow.

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 16:17

Posted by: tomplum (6968) 

Peter, the cycle lanes are not causeing traffic chaos and polution, the cars are, In my view , there are not enough cycle lanes yet and the ones we have do not go far enough, Let me give you an example,
Today i went on a bike ride to Buscough, From my house, I can get on the shared pavement to the round about at the new A49 junction, Then there is a useless chalked cycle lane down Warrington road, which is useless because, cars park in it, then there is the famous saddle cycle lane system which is excellent from the saddle to the junction to the Red Robin pub on Robin Park Road, After that its roads only, So on that 30 mile round trip to Buscough, There is 2 miles of cycle lane and shared pathways, the rest is roads, So a new cyclist who has little or no confidence on roads can only do 2 miles and because most of that is shared pathway, you get many, ( I'm not moving for a bike) minded people who snarl at us,

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 16:49

Posted by: peter israel (1001) 

what's the point

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 17:09

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6314)

Point is that 'Pop Up Cycle Lanes' are quite simply like a broken pencil ......

Pointless

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 18:24

Posted by: tomplum (6968) 

you can resharpen a pencil, up to a point,

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 18:54

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

Tom, why on Earth would you go into Wigan, from your house, to get to Burscough? It's in the opposite direction!
Mind you, you didn't go 'into' Wigan. But it's still the wrong bloody way!

P.S. Pickavances strike again!

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 19:26
Last edited by tonker: 1st Dec 2020 at 19:29:02

Posted by: tomplum (6968) 

Tonker, its a bike ride, speed and direction don't go in the equation, The shortest and quickest is not the best way to enjoy sex or bike rides,

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 19:53

 

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