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Perhaps if he had a shave. That scruffy beard is neither on damn thing or another. Maybe he’s a really nice guy under that gloomy exterior - we may soon find out! :biggrin:

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President Trump could not attend a joint US and French service because it was raining ………….poor diddums!

Have you seen what happens to candy floss (cotton candy) when it gets wet?

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I like Corbyn - and I don't care what he looks like, so there!!!

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He will lead us into the wilderness with his endless borrowing, and our standard of living will nosedive dramatically ! 

He might want to save the world, but he's not doing it at my expense !

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10 hours ago, philmayfield said:

What's not to like about himsmile2

Supporter of the IRA, refers to Hamas and Hezbollah as 'our friends' probable anti-Semitic, yeah quite right, what's not to like about him...

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Although I dont usually get involved in political/religious discussions (they can get quite heated), I do think Corbyn and his cronies are quite dangerous. I agree with Fly and dread the thought of him being in power. 

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I bet his IRA sympathies  go down well in Warrington, even 25 or so years after the bombing atrocities.

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For decades Corbyn was a backbencher. He had no influence and his idiotic views didn't really matter. Now there is a very real chance he could be PM. God help us if that happens.

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I think it may be just you and me, MelissaI!  

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Margie H and MelissaJKelly your not on your own, count me in. I wouldn't go so far as liking him and his methods, but I have do like the broad principles he holds.

 

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Corbyn is a politician with principles, to his credit he sticks to them.

I prefer his consistency to those who lie and change their minds according to personal profit or popularity.

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On 9/10/2018 at 1:31 AM, IAN123. said:

1914, Sherwood Foresters assembled ouside Victoria Station.60400.1.640.640.UNPAD.jpgNote the horse drawn and motorised Jolleys Taxis at the rank.

Wonderfully moving picture, I always wondered if the officer addressing the troops went off to war or jumped back behind the wheel of the car..a whiskey at the Black Boy before returning to HQ.

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Got me thinking..Great Great Grandad was in the Nott's & Derby's in the 1880's and his daughter married Great Grandad who was in Foresters in 1908..both men did their musket training at Newark..were the Foresters still based there in 1914?

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Yesterday marked exactly 101 years (21.3.1918) since since Germany launched what became known as their spring offensive in France. Their attack was initially very successful and they gained much ground but for tactical and practical reasons it proved to be the beginning of the end for Germany capitulated within months. Many thousands were killed that bloody day in a bloody war. Poinient for me as my paternal Grandfather was killed having the misfortune to be at the front where the attack was particularly severe. His battalion was literally wiped out. He has no known grave. His letters home are heartbreaking, his last written just 3 days before his death. Germany had a further attempt at World dominance 20 years later and were again thwarted with much loss of life on all sides. I am conscious that political comments are not allowed but will just say I wonder what those many many thousands killed would have to say if they could look at down and witness the European battle taking place at Westminster now.

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I know what my paternal grandfather would have said. Unusually, for an Old Contemptible, he never stopped talking about the war. He was not in favour of the armistice either. If he'd had his way, Germany would never have caused any further trouble.

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Nice thought provoking post letsavagoo, nothing political in your post at all, just facts and history that cannot be changed

 

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Great posting letsavagoo! Your reminder of the heartbreaking losses of 1918 should never be forgotten; as indeed the losses of both world wars. We seem unable to learn lessons from our past and have a most unfortunate capacity to generate new ways of causing mayhem and grief.

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No mention of 4th battalion or Special resreve in Newark then? circa 1914?

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Do tell us more HSR, always willing to learn sommat new

 

Rog

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I remember being quite upset at school after reading a book about the first battle of the Somme. I calculated it there were over 160 killed or injured for every square yard of ground gained... I've not thought of that for sixty years... put quite a damper on my day that has...

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