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Stanley
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Posted -  11/01/2009  :  06:04
New Year, new topic. If you want to see the old one do a forum search for same title but 2008.


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Tizer
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Posted - 29/04/2009 : 20:13
Mind you, I might give in too if I were confronted by Joanna Lumley yelling blood-curdling cries and leading a battalion of Ghurkas!


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Stanley
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Posted - 30/04/2009 : 05:47
And waving an unsheathed kukri! I wonder if they dare prosecute he?

Last word on Barclaycard. I have been getting feedback from my correspondents and the key to getting attention is to ask to close your account. You are then put through to the woman in customer services with the power. This is what happened to me and others as well. Go to it!

Back to Godron. Where is his authority now? He must be the most politically inept PM ever. 


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frankwilk
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Posted - 30/04/2009 : 06:39
Not many Championing Godron for PM now.



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Posted - 30/04/2009 : 07:18
"Aayo Gurkhali” Nolic


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Stanley
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Posted - 30/04/2009 : 08:05
Wonderful!  I have just been listening to Godron squirming on the hook, pathetic. They keep saying at up to a zillion people could have access to the UK. Why has nobody asked the question 'How many Commonwealth soldiers (who have automatic right of entry) taken up that right?' Do they really think that the whole Ghurka nation is going to up sticks and invade? As for 'considering carefully what the implications are for overall policy on immigration'. Another bloody smoke-screen! Any competent lawyer's clerk could draft a regulation that applies only to Ghurkas. Why do they hide behind such floods of obfuscation and procrastination? (our business is words......)

Just heard Obama quoting Winston Churchill in defence of his policy on torture. He says WSC said it should not be used because it would reduce us to the level of the enemy, a stance I agree with. However, If you read the history of the secret services during WW2 you will find that there is every reason to believe that at the very least, very cruel methods of interrogation were employed here in the UK. Some have gone so dar as to say it was definitely torture. Slippery stuff history, OB should be very careful.


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Posted - 30/04/2009 : 10:07
My dad fought alongside Gurkha's in Sicily, or Italy, or both. He had great admiration for them as warriors and said that the Germans in particular were extremely fearful of them and thier kukri's. Nolic


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handlamp
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Posted - 30/04/2009 : 15:42
I think all who served in the last war, be they friend or foe,  had that admiration for them. That is why I, and many other veterans, are so disgusted with today's politicians. 


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Stanley
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Posted - 30/04/2009 : 16:04
I heard a labour MP say today that number ten is focussing on politics instead of government....  From your mouth to Godron's ear!


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HerbSG
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Posted - 01/05/2009 : 03:23
Many Japanese soldiers in Burma had sleepless nights when they knew that the Ghurkas were on patrol.  Seems a few years ago that the Ghurka band was over here on a fund raising tour.  They did a good job in the Falklands, and were members of "cells" in the days of violence in Ireland.  Seems that the government simply want to keep the youngest  able bodied "on call" and simply dump them before they serve 20 years.


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WolfSG
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Posted - 01/05/2009 : 05:50
I remember my father saying that when he was fighting with the Ghurkas everytime they took out their knives ( for cleaning or whatever) they had to draw blood!

Don't know if it was true but it sure made me think that they meant business!


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Stanley
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Posted - 01/05/2009 : 05:59
Herb, there is a very good piece in Private Eye this week which focusses on the advantages to the MOD of using the Ghurkas because they are paid less and when they suffer casualties they aren't from the UK and the pensions paid to dependants are much lower. Lip service is paid to their loyalty and courage but not rewarded. The whole subject is a matter of shame to us and is contributing to the frowing contempt of government. This isn't a party matter, everyone has ignored the injustices and only jumped on the bandwagon when the ghurkas themselves got a voice, much of it via the web. It's simple, anyone who is prepared to die to protect us is worthy of special consideration.


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frankwilk
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Posted - 01/05/2009 : 06:18
Don't know if it was true but it sure made me think that they meant business!

Folklore Wolf. I also sered witha lot of Ghurkas in fact took a battalion up to HK during the mao riots in 1966.



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frankwilk
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Posted - 01/05/2009 : 08:15
What grabbed my attention was a letter from Scottish Power offering a5% discount if I pay up front for 12 months Gas and Electric ( estimated ). This is a lot more than I can achieve on the ISA so I think I am off to draw £2k from the Yorkshire.
Anyone see a flaw in this ????



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Tizer
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Posted - 01/05/2009 : 10:22
They could be hedging against deflation - getting the money in now before deflation (or a fall in energy prices) forces a reduction in price. On the other hand I suppose energy prices could go up. Are they fixing the price for 12 months? Otherwise they could do an nPower, take your money, give you 10 months of energy, then say your time is up and demand the next payment. Honestly, npower have done this and they are still fighting consumers who claim there are 12 months in a year.


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Stanley
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Posted - 01/05/2009 : 10:26
What strikes me is the £2k bill for a year. My gas and leccy is £850. It's the heated pool and the sauna that is doing it Frank!


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