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by CriticalMass
Mon Aug 01, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Archie Battersbee
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: Archie Battersbee

As a father who lost his only son as a new-born, I would not have wished to keep him in limbo, alive while his brain was completely inactive. The parents are not facing up to the reality of their son died and is only being kept bodily alive by the machines. My personal view is they are being cruel t...
by CriticalMass
Wed Jul 27, 2022 9:50 am
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: The Cock Up at Dover.
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: The Cock Up at Dover.

The only way I know of getting the local French on your side is to invite them in for a glass or two of good wine and don't let them leave without a bottle! . If you can stomach it, then driving an old 2 CV will also put a smile on their faces!. Make sure that wine is locally grown, pressed and bot...
by CriticalMass
Mon Jul 25, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: The Cock Up at Dover.
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: The Cock Up at Dover.

I think you have summed it up perfectly. Rather that throw in the towel, however, we are thinking of starting a small business in SW France. I have always fancied a Deer Park and this place looks promising. What do you think? https://www.french-property.com/sale-property/329-EL3245?source=featured-...
by CriticalMass
Sun Jul 24, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Boris is going.
Replies: 36
Views: 742

Re: Boris is going.

Is our Party system the best way to elect a Government.? It is basically tribal. Where there is no overall majority a Government can only be formed if different tribes agree to collaborate; as soon as they do that, any idea of representation goes out the window. :( This is my biggest fear! My mind ...
by CriticalMass
Sun Jul 24, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: The Cock Up at Dover.
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: The Cock Up at Dover.

This kind of frikkin ignorance from the French was always going to happen as soon as Brexit was started. There was a time when we'd take the car from Pompey to Caen on Brittany Ferries and then drive all the way down into deepest SW France where we had a holiday house and stay from the late spring i...
by CriticalMass
Sun Jul 10, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Boris is going.
Replies: 36
Views: 742

Re: Boris is going.

There are plenty, including me, who would argue that the outcome of the last general election was more about the avoidance of Jeremy Corbyn than a ringing endorsement of Boris, besides which, any man who can appoint Dominic Cummings to any sort of position must surely have his judgement called into...
by CriticalMass
Sun Jul 10, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Boris is going.
Replies: 36
Views: 742

Re: Boris is going.

It's purely academic now - the Tories lost the next Election when they cancelled the Triple Lock. Absolutely correct RH. Being a south cost resident, I gain the views of many pensioners and I have already written to my Tory MP that the dissatisfaction is immense which will be reflected in the next ...
by CriticalMass
Thu Jun 09, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Price of petrol
Replies: 17
Views: 525

Re: Price of petrol

Presumably it is all down to Putin's War in Ukraine.?

OR, the greed of the supply and sales chain!!
by CriticalMass
Thu Jun 09, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Price of petrol
Replies: 17
Views: 525

Re: Price of petrol

"It's not just the motorist who is being clobbered. Haulage costs are passed on through everything we buy so the price hike is inflationary". That would be a huge rip-off because the fuel purchased and used by any genuine transport business would of course be a running cost deductible and ...
by CriticalMass
Sat Jun 04, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Will you ever fly again?
Replies: 20
Views: 1411

Re: Will you ever fly again?

Indeed DC, I would rather spend the money in good restaurants not a million miles from Maidenhead For a good meal in a decent setting, may I recommend 👇 Antico's Restaurant at 42 High Street, Eton. 01753 863 977. In over 35 yrs I've never been disappointed with the food or the service. Or as a good...
by CriticalMass
Tue Feb 08, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Boris shall not pass!
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: Boris shall not pass!

The sooner 'partygate' is over, the better. At worst, Bojo will have to pay a nominal fine . It's all a big distraction from some really serious issues. A fine? What about the statute of limitations of 6 months for a fixed penalty misdemeanour? .. .. and all this staged faux outrage at Starmer in t...
by CriticalMass
Tue Feb 08, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Gas
Replies: 15
Views: 904

Re: Gas

With the latest political shenanigans, I've decided on relinquishing any political party preference. I've got maybe four more elections left - As a selfish grumpy pensioner, I'll vote for whoever does good for pensions and pensioners. Don't hold your breath. They are all self serving snollygosters ...
by CriticalMass
Tue Feb 08, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Was Whoopie wrong?
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: Was Whoopie wrong?

I don't know if Whoopi was right or wrong, but this twat, who has always annoyed me, seems to have shot himself in the foot. He describes his programme as 'a career ender.' Let's bloody well hope so. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-60261876 As someone originally of Jewish extraction, ...
by CriticalMass
Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:56 pm
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Gas
Replies: 15
Views: 904

Re: Gas

It matters little which plan/tariff you decide upon, the supplier will always screw as much as legally possible from you at every possible opportunity. With the toe toasting option of a roaring coal/log fire becoming more difficult as time marches on, it'll soon be the case of pay up and feel warm o...
by CriticalMass
Fri Oct 29, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Grump of the Moment
Topic: Things you thought you knew.
Replies: 14
Views: 706

Re: Things you thought you knew.

I now know it's a load of bollocks that lightning doesn't strike the same place twice. A recent storm provided lightning which struck the same tree that was struck just a few weeks previously only this time it completely destroyed it. Bollocks in this life seem to abound!