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robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

28 Mar 2012 09:57
bill wrote: But it wasn't big brother watching, people actually called the police. I understand your(and everyone else's) argument though. It's one of them issues where it could become a worry if it were applied to other issues which people get easily offended by.

No one has the right not to be offended but as it stands, essentially outlawing public expressions of racism is not really a bad thing, however you look it at.
Big brother was the wrong phrase but it's worrying that SOMEBODY is always watching, especially when you're saying things which could look very bad when taken out of context (Mr X) or when you're drunk, as claimed in this case. And there are better cases of inciting racial hatred to make examples of if that was the intention here
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

28 Mar 2012 21:53
dont know where to put this, but i think some riots are due.
summer ones will be a lot nicer.

petrol shortages, anyone seen massive ques yet? (i have)

and the cunts putting 20% vat on fucking pasties, sausage rolls and pies. what the fucking fuck.
that is such a piss take on poor people, while them cunts pay 12 pence for 3 course gourmet food in their workplace that those poor people helppay for.

oh and did anyone see the sun front page headline?

MUAMBA TROLL JAILED 2 MONTHS. (LOL HA-HA)
Hello World
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12096 posts since 7/3/05

28 Mar 2012 21:58
VAT has always existed on those foods, it was 0% rated but the EU has banned that.

Basically everything served hot already has 20% VAT on it (like pizza or fish and chips from a shop) pasties and pies and shit have been a loophole because they are not classified as hot, simple cooked, left to cool, so they are "warm"

Gregs and the supermarkets have been using that to coin in on those loop holes with warmers, like chickens and stuff.

he is just locking that down.

petrol was a bit of a problem this morning, but like every supreme release it is jut hype, nobody is moaning about petrol prices when there is a threat of a shortage! they are buying cans and cans of the stuff!

Nothing like some good old hype get the market going.
ridingscared
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534 posts since 5/4/10

28 Mar 2012 21:59
Noble Locks wrote: petrol shortages, anyone seen massive ques yet? (i have)

yep, queuing in the coop garage by me tonight , Tesco up the hill had the no entry signs out. Watch all the cunty pensioners and folk who do 2 mile a day fill the fuck up like last time 'just in case'. Same cunts that buy a gallon of milk and forty loaves of bread errytime it fucking snows.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

28 Mar 2012 22:03
cloosing down on a loophole.
yeah a fucking loophole that affects the poor and extracts even more money from them when they cant even fucking survive as it is.
riots soon come, this time imma reach.
DuffMan
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14249 posts since 21/2/07

28 Mar 2012 22:15
Nah man the tories really care about the poor and disadvantaged in society Ubercool
d_low
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803 posts since 20/8/10

28 Mar 2012 22:53
Maybe no one knows about the ASDA I was at earlier, Only one there Ubercool

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/rapidshare-case-go-german-supreme-305215?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm;_medium=twitter

Also, The end is nigh, surely?
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

29 Mar 2012 12:31
this is the exact wording on the front page headline of the sun today.

Sun Exclusive.
DARTH VADER:
1D ZAYN
PINCHED
MY GLOVES.
See Page 9.


im not for this fucking world any longer i swear it. how much is a week in one of them euthanasia clinics in switzerland?
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

29 Mar 2012 12:51
What's 1D ZAYN?
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

29 Mar 2012 13:37
had to go to page 9 to find out.
a member of one direction, are you thick or summat?. Evil
andymakesglasses
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20147 posts since 26/1/06

29 Mar 2012 14:20
http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/382493-vicar-hospitalised-with-potato-up-his-bum

A&E nurse Trudi Watson wrote: He explained to me, quite sincerely, he had been hanging curtains naked in he kitchen when he fell backwards on to the kitchen table and on to a potato.

Laughing out loud

Metro wrote: She went on to reveal other objects removed from people's derriére, including a cucumber, a Russian doll and a carnation.

Noble?
timmbo
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3406 posts since 9/2/10

29 Mar 2012 15:14
Laughing out loud
Ju
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1267 posts since 5/9/09

29 Mar 2012 15:19
Laughing out loud
Bails78
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596 posts since 6/1/08

29 Mar 2012 19:17
I'm glad this shit is starting to get some air play, been going on for far too long
http://www.channel4.com/news/new-police-corruption-alleged-in-secret-report
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

29 Mar 2012 20:25
brillaint article, even thought it was me speaking at some points.

By ROD LIDDLE, Sun Columnist
Published: 28th March 2012 A GRANNY tax, piling more duty on cheap booze… even a PASTY tax. Many saw the Budget as an attack on Brits coping on low incomes.


OSBORNE insults Brits by saying avoid hot food to dodge VAT hike
‘Pasty Tax’ gets Greggs pasting Labour’s ten-point poll lead The 17 donors PM invited to his PM admits hosting donors £250k gets you dinner with PM Here our columnist explains why the Goverment's measures show contempt for poorer members of society.

DID you see the bald, fat Tory spiv on television over the weekend, offering a private dinner with the Prime Minister and his missus for two hundred and fifty grand?

This was Peter Cruddas, who until Sunday evening was the treasurer of the Conservative Party.

He was caught in a sting by Sunday Times reporters, offering access to the Prime Minister — and political influence — for huge bungs of wonga from rich private companies.

Two hundred and fifty grand got you dinner with Dave and Samantha.

We didn't find out what Dave and Sam would do for a million, sadly. Probably dress up as characters from your favourite cartoons or sing excerpts from Mamma Mia! while juggling plates.

I suppose it's a bit more expensive than the sort of service you can pay for from those rough-looking women hanging out at London's King's Cross station — but it amounts to the same thing.

Like the Budget a few days before, it told you all you need to know about this Government.

Marie Antoinette said "Let them eat cake" and now the chinless Chancellor has said: "Let them eat cold pasties."

If you are well off, there is nothing they will not give you.

Tax breaks for individuals and companies, dinner with the PM in his Downing Street flat, influence over policy decisions.

If you're poor, meanwhile — well, you can get stuffed.

Never has that phrase they used to trot out every day — "we're all in this together!" — seemed more laughable.

Or, indeed, cynical.

This is what happens when you have a Government comprised almost entirely of public school-educated millionaires.

It is not simply that they do not care about the less well-off — they are actually actively hostile towards them.

You can imagine chinless Chancellor George Osborne and his chinless advisers drawing up the Budget plans.

"Now we've put half of the poor out of work, how the hell are we going to screw more money out of them?" Osborne wonders.

"I understand the poor are often partial to alcohol, Chancellor."

"Really? Well, we'll whack the price up on that. Just the cheap stuff the oiks drink, cut-price lager, cider and what have you. The stuff the supermarkets sell.

"Make sure you don't do anything to the price of a decent bottle of Cab Sav."

"Very good, sir. And of course, they also smoke."

"Good. Shove fags up by as much as you dare. Shall we say £7.50 for a pack of 20?

"In any case, there's nowhere for them to smoke them any more."

"Excellent, Chancellor. And then there's their… I hesitate to call it this… food."

"Ah, yes — their food. I hadn't thought of that. What do those awful little people eat?"


"Pies, Chancellor. And sausage rolls. And pastry confections sometimes filled with bacon, cheese and tomato sauce in a folded-over triangular envelope sort of construction. It's hard to explain, really."

"Good Lord! Where do they get them?"

"A High Street retail conduit called Greggs, I believe, sir."

"Wonderful. Put VAT on it. That will really annoy them." "Yes, sir. And on pasties too?"

"Definitely pasties too. Nobody with a decent upbringing ever ate a pasty. I met someone who ate a pasty once and he was most disagreeable."

"There's one other thing, Chancellor. Despite all those pies and pasties and bacon and cheese-based pastries, some of them still live to be quite old…"

"Do they?"

"Yes, several of them, apparently. "I suggest we make the elderly poor pay more money in tax. This would also help to pay for tax cuts to decent, well-bred, upper-class people who don't eat pasties."

"Why, that's a ripping idea! We could call it a granny tax! Let's do that and lower the tax rate for rich people by five per cent."



Well, of course — I made all that up. Except that IS exactly what Osborne announced in his Budget last week.

It shows a staggering level of contempt towards the vast majority of people in the country — those who earn less than £150,000 per year.

Those who earn more than £150,000 comprise just one per cent of the population.

These lucky people are the only real winners from the Budget and will now be better able to save up and buy a dinner with Dave and Sam, or a second home in the Cotswolds.

The Chancellor suggested that there was good business sense behind this tax cut for the rich. If the rich have more money, they might spend it on creating jobs for the lowly serfs. But there is not the slenderest shred of evidence to suggest this is the case, just wishful thinking.

The Tories moaned when the 50 per cent tax was introduced that the rich would simply take advantage of tax avoidance schemes and store their money abroad.

Does anybody really believe that if that had happened, the rich would now be queuing up to move their money back to Blighty, just because the tax has been reduced by five per cent?

But more than anything it was, as the Labour leader Ed Miliband said, the final nail in the coffin for that idiotic and insulting phrase: "We're all in it together!" We have never really all been in it together. And we are less all in it together now than we have ever been.

Incredibly, though, this dismal Budget doesn't even do what George Osborne wanted it to do.

Even though the Government — in public — have pretended to be strong when faced with demands from the European Union, they have still slavishly followed the German plan to get us out of recession, by cutting back on spending.

A plan which, incidentally, has not worked terribly well either abroad or at home.

But when you add up the figures and take account of our debt repayments, we are still spending more than we make.

So George's chinless Budget hasn't only failed the less well off, it's failed on his terms, too.


http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/4223668/We-have-never-really-all-been-in-it-together-And-were-less-all-in-it-together-now-than-ever.html
Jesus
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5969 posts since 7/10/08

30 Mar 2012 10:03
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/woman-sets-fire-to-herself-decanting-petrol-7602990.html
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

30 Mar 2012 10:51
Noble Locks wrote: It shows a staggering level of contempt towards the vast majority of people in the country — those who earn less than £150,000 per year.
wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong

the tax threshold will have gone from from 6k to 10k over the period of this government, leaving the average person £500ish a year better off

the only people who have been screwed are part-time workers earning less than the tax threshold, people with large families who earn more than enough to care about their child benefit cuts, frequent substance abusers and pensioners, and to be honest i could only give a fuck about the latter

of course the tax threshold raise is a lib dem policy they got as part of the coalition deal - about the only thing they've managed
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

30 Mar 2012 11:00
Double D wrote:
Noble Locks wrote: It shows a staggering level of contempt towards the vast majority of people in the country — those who earn less than £150,000 per year.
wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong

the tax threshold will have gone from from 6k to 10k over the period of this government

Isn't 10k a "target"?
DuffMan
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14249 posts since 21/2/07

30 Mar 2012 11:11
Double D wrote:
Noble Locks wrote: It shows a staggering level of contempt towards the vast majority of people in the country — those who earn less than £150,000 per year.
wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong

the tax threshold will have gone from from 6k to 10k over the period of this government, leaving the average person £500ish a year better off

the only people who have been screwed are part-time workers earning less than the tax threshold, people with large families who earn more than enough to care about their child benefit cuts, frequent substance abusers and pensioners, and to be honest i could only give a fuck about the latter

of course the tax threshold raise is a lib dem policy they got as part of the coalition deal - about the only thing they've managed

Laughing out loud

If they eventually get there it will save people less than £400 a year! Compare that to benefit + welfare cuts, vat increases etc etc
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

30 Mar 2012 12:04
Has Cowell brought The Sun?
1D are front page every day. This non fucking story is on the first page next to the slut as you open it(in fact the whole of page 3 apart from the tits is about 1D . Notice in the net story, its says the bands name, in the paper its written as the papers new pet name to make them even cooler, 1D.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/4228824/One-Direction-news-Band-bring-in-extra-security-to-protect-Niall-Horan-from-pigeons.html