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  1. Anyone got any tips/experience of using the Easyjet Bristol service to hire a car and drive down to Cornwall for a week? Never used that route before so might tick it off the list this summer.
  2. Oh I don't know. Most of my neighbours are South African and on a summers evening we're the only house without a Braii going on in the back garden. Does tend to make one feel a little out of place.
  3. We have it very, very good over here. Whenever I venture back to the north west to visit friends and family I see it's declining at a rate of knots. The bigger question is how long can the island keep abreast of the decline as it isn't in a robust shape financially and I don't envisage us being able to solely make decisions about our immigration policy for much longer.
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    Decided to give Vellika a try and was very impressed. Food was great, priced right the only issue was it was bloody freezing in there, had to keep our coats on. Also tried Royal India in Peel and it was possibly the worst curry we've ever had. What can best be described as slop, varying little in taste from one dish to the next and I've no idea what the meat was but it wasn't edible.
  5. Again, for clarity, why are you so personally wary about something you don't appear to understand?
  6. Why is it corrupt? It's exactly how you want your government to work, to be flexible enough to protect companies and jobs in the short term. It's a temporary fix to ensure long term health.
  7. Again, why are you so personally bothered about something you don't appear to understand?
  8. Why does that narrative bother you so much?
  9. Or he could have gone to a licensed and reputable intermediary and exchanged it for a currency of his choice. So that story doesn't ring true, on either his side or yours.
  10. Interesting. Didn't know that.
  11. Isn't a lot of wealth just piss and wind. Trillions of digits of various denominations increase and decrease by the nano second, Bitcoin is just the latest in a long line of them.
  12. True. I often wonder how these companies make it work. They clearly rely on volume but at those kind of margins it's a precarious business and every decision needs to be spot on.
  13. Exactly. If it wasn't Branson it would have been someone else. The interim holding company was only ever a short term measure until it took it's last breath. Stobart's will have a plan for the health contract. Over and above that who knows.
  14. So Malta isn't taking all the e-gaming sector then?
  15. This is about the most predictable occurrence imaginable. When Branson malevolently engineered his fingers into it (share offer 37p down to 1p!) and created a holding company the intention was to asset strip it, take the prime slots and fold it. I've no idea what his eventual plan is but he doesn't go into a business with the intention of being a saviour.
  16. The bikes got nicked right after that photoshoot.
  17. Flybe prices are terrible now. My usual trips to Manchester are now via Liverpool for half the price.
  18. Are the wildlife staff on the new 12 hour shifts like the police? Those crafty pandas have worked out shift rotation patterns, they're not daft.
  19. So if any would be burglars times his business spot on then right at the end of the new designated 12 hour shift is about the perfect time to go for a walkabout, when all the existing bobbies are thinking about knocking off and the others haven't got started yet. Better still, target Peel when it'll take 20 minutes to get there on a good day.
  20. Maybe his replacement just wasn't up to the job?
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    Any recommendations for a decent curry on the island? I must admit I've not been impressed with most of the curry houses in the past but having not been out or a curry for years we're deciding to venture out again. Anyone any decent experiences recently?
  22. They have plenty of expertise in dreaming up wheezes to take more money out of the pockets of the public to pay their salaries and pensions. Which of course is all this climate change nonsense is once it gets to governmental level.
  23. How do you motivate an entire workforce when there just isn't enough work for them to all be busy every day of the week. That's the truth of the matter. We're a small island with a tiny population and there just isn't enough to do to keep thousands of public sector workers happy and motivated. Sure, you can pay them a decent wage and keep them comfortable but when your brain isn't being engaged then a sick day seems like a bit of respite, I would imagine. So too does a bit of gossiping. Or ten tea breaks a day, Or a paid jolly off island for some spurious reason. Anything to not sit down and try and look busy. They know they can't move jobs as no-one in the private sector would spend hard earned funds on people with no discernible skills so they're stuck. As much as I have little sympathy I can see it would be a pretty miserable existence.
  24. I've long had a particular dislike of civil servants, could we start with them please. Ginger ones first.
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