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Everything posted by forestboy

  1. If that's what you want to think.
  2. Stu it was not my intention to slag anyone off. I myself retired from the public sector aged 55 with a Government pension. I then went into the private sector before retiring fully aged 67. There was no second pension only the OAP which kicked in at 65. I have no problem with Derek continuing to work. I just don't see the need for him to play the public relations card on this forum. I would just keep my head down and get on with the job in hand and let others discuss the pros and cons of the post.
  3. What I can't understand is why MR Flint has joined in with so many comments on this thread. I would have just got on with the job and not got involved with comments on a public forum. He was just the same as a police officer. A real self publicist.
  4. Please NO. Burley and Boulton two of the most unlikeable full of their own importance interviewers on television.
  5. Yes Tom Mason highly recommended.
  6. Keeping themselves in a job
  7. You could perhaps make a good detective. I believe you should apply as I heard they have been trying to recruit them from the U.K. I didn't say in what capacity I served with him - there are many civilian civil service staff employed at police headquarters!!! Now there's a clue for an amateur detective.
  8. Would that include civil service, prison service and fire service? I'll ignore your final crap sentence.
  9. Talking of the police I believe their maximum commutation under the Police Pension Regulations is 25%. Please correct me if I am misinformed.
  10. Yes they are paying tax but like the UK the higher earners should be on a higher tax band. So change the legislation. Agree with closure of scheme or significantly increase pension contributions. Are you sure about the 30%? I always thought it was 25%. What makes you think I might be a retired copper?
  11. Unpopular decisions should have been started many years ago. More stealth taxes to come. Public service pensions and lump sum payouts must be capped. Those earning £50k. per year should pay 25 or 30% tax on any earned income above that. The lower income earners are being screwed at present . The haves are the ones being looked after by our wishy washy government at the expense of the downtrodden have nots. The civil service numbers must be substantially reduced especially the higher grades.
  12. Some very bulging envelopes at that.
  13. Presently in UK but recently advised by Flymaybe my return flight home tomorrow from Birmingham has been cancelled. Earliest booking I could get was for Wednesday. Makes a change that it's not their fault with the severe gales forecast. Only bonus being a couple of extra days with family.
  14. How do you know what I like or don't like? Please quote where else I bleat on the internet.
  15. Too many people like you doing this on the Silverburn Estate on the frontage of the bungalows and dangerously near junction. One car doing this over several days had a couple of its tyres let down!!
  16. Think Andrew Williamson was the smoker.
  17. Bloody fish take precedence over alleviating flooding to properties near our rivers. Some dredging has been/is taking place on the Silverburn river near my property after much pressure being put on the DOI. They are also doing some flood protection work on adjacent land. Their thinking/priority is always the river fish above safety of property and residents. Just following EU and or U.K. directives it would seem.
  18. I don't think so. I listen most days. Stu often plays devils advocate.
  19. Don't worry he's still laughing all the way to the bank as they say with a wonderful pay off package.
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