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by ColinL
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Independence Day
Replies: 113
Views: 8474

Re: Independence Day

Oh honestly Northants, do you understand anything about contemporary politics post 1989? Russia is no longer a left orientated regime; it is firmly rooted on the right of politics embedded in capitalism and shady deals between oligarchs who often come to Britain not to meet with left organisations b...
by ColinL
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Independence Day
Replies: 113
Views: 8474

Re: Independence Day

Mr Farage is the stigma of UKIP. Perhaps not as pure as the current leader but he is the one who said he feels 'uncomfortable' (?) on his train from London to Kent hearing foreign voices, or living next to some Romanians. I expect that he might find an exception to Romanian oligarchs out for a good ...
by ColinL
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Religion and Politics
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Religion and Politics

Richard, You used the terms 'alien to us' towards the end of the piece in relation to the Jewish faith. Who constitutes 'us'?. I am atheist, writing from the heart of the Jewish, Muslim and other groups in Gateshead. The local Jewish community has been established here for over 120 years. Their reli...
by ColinL
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Independence Day
Replies: 113
Views: 8474

Re: Independence Day

You have obviously never worked in immigration law otherwise you would not trot out the standard "why they can repeat perfectly what they have been coached to say to gain refugee status." And then this "even though anyone with eyes to see could see they were well past childhood"....
by ColinL
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Independence Day
Replies: 113
Views: 8474

Re: Independence Day

cbe Let us be very clear. Migrants are wholly a different category of people to refugees; the latter of whom are unable to remain in their original country. You are being wholly disingenuous in aligning the two different groups. My simple point was that in a binary choice situation, the 'losing' sid...
by ColinL
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Independence Day
Replies: 113
Views: 8474

Re: Independence Day

This is a general comment given that we cannot rewind history. By contrast to the 1975 referendum which was just a few years after joining was largely a simple issue for most people other than the politicos After 45 years a Referendum was never viable option for voters to make given that there one v...
by ColinL
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Old Buildings and Streets
Topic: Greens Gentlemens Outfitters - White Rock
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: Greens Gentlemens Outfitters - White Rock

I looked up on the Hastings Observer archive but I was unable to locate anything.
Is there anything particular that you were looking for.

It was a shop of a by-gone era aimed at a clientele that had long gone by the 1960s.
by ColinL
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Old Buildings and Streets
Topic: Market Cottages
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: Market Cottages

The Public Library reference section at Claremont may have a picture in their records. Phone 0345 6080196 I had a quick look on the Hastings Observer archive and a postcard site without success. That area of Clive Vale had several nurseries and market gardens at that period and it is not very likely...
by ColinL
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Bayeux Tapestry
Replies: 76
Views: 5803

Re: Bayeux Tapestry

Sorry, I'm not meaning to be insulting! Just winding up a bit maybe .. But seriously I'm not comfortable with woolly thinking and I think it is important here to be precise, atleast about facts which ARE known, there's enough uncertainty already around the story of the battle as told by, yes, the v...
by ColinL
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Bayeux Tapestry
Replies: 76
Views: 5803

Re: Bayeux Tapestry

Hey guys, we can do without insults and just have friendly disagreements. History is written by the victors who can then interpret events to the liking of the then rulers.Most of the writers of history at the time were Normans, however there were also the Anglo Saxon Chronicles that spanned the peri...

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