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by Richard
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister
Replies: 345
Views: 21470

Re: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister

That's Lawyers for you, scoring points off opponents! I agree the NHS is geared toward necessary treatments - using some form of risk assessment. It is a well-worn phrase to say 'free at the point of use'. It is 'free at the point of need' that would seem to be more appropriate. If you have a painfu...
by Richard
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Herring anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Herring anyone?

Manwaring Baines, one time curator of Hastings museum and Parish Clerk of All Saints and St. Clements.
It's curious case that if you lend books they are rarely returned.
by Richard
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Herring anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Herring anyone?

The Herring festival is next weekend so here is some background information: A short history of why Cinque Ports (Portsmen) were allowed rights/privileges over herring in Great Yarmouth: Great Yarmouth owes both its origins and its growth to the North Sea herring. The town’s origins go back to the t...
by Richard
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister
Replies: 345
Views: 21470

Re: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister

Don't forget free internet zones are available at many locations across the U.K. London is covered in hotspots from The Cloud that give you 15 minutes of free WiFi daily, as well as the public networks BT WiFi and O2. Since 2012, mobile operator O2 rolled out the free internet to millions of residen...
by Richard
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister
Replies: 345
Views: 21470

Re: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister

For ColinL
From the wonderful John Reed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gihg_BfgACU
by Richard
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister
Replies: 345
Views: 21470

Re: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister

ColinL said: 'Gone are the days when the fire service would look at a building and see if it had a sun on the facade to decide if they would do their duty.' It all started with The Great Fire of London in 1661 - there were no organised fire brigades before then. In 1666, London blazed for days, a lo...
by Richard
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister
Replies: 345
Views: 21470

Re: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister

Nothing is ever really 'free' is it? Even our wonderful NHS (with all its current problems) has to be paid for somehow. If BT's Openreach is made (supposedly) 'free' by nationalisation, free to all, then the other companies who can still charge for their services will try to provide even better spee...
by Richard
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister
Replies: 345
Views: 21470

Re: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister

I wonder if Corbyn has worked out how to pay the pensions of people in companies they intend to re-nationalise? How to pay a wage to those on a proposed 4-day week and the impracticality of applying it to the understaffed NHS, School teachers and other public sector workers? Now he wants to have a g...
by Richard
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Lost Relatives / Friends
Topic: Sidney Little
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Sidney Little

Sidney Little, MICE (1885–1961) was a civil engineer, he was born in Carlisle so there may be no connection between your grandmother who was Ellen Drew (nee Little), assuming that she was local to Hastings.
by Richard
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister
Replies: 345
Views: 21470

Re: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister

In looking at governmental failures in some of the big issues that affect ordinary people, such as the NHS and Flood-control, seahermit points the finger of blame in the right direction. It's more a matter of bad management and ignorance of practical realities. Current headline-grabbing news has typ...

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