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Shamus

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  1. For a minute I read your comment as: I normally social distance as just sit in a corner of Reading
  2. That's all when and good but what if you work in an office where people travel widely? I work alongside a man who has just gone to India somewhere not far from the Kerala region to get married. The wedding is likely to involve him meeting several hundred guests. He is having about 3 weeks there before coming back. I wonder if he should self isolate as a matter of course when he comes back in case he does bring the virus back.
  3. Not sure if this new train station at Green Park has been mentioned: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/green-park-station-arriving-one-year-ahead-of-schedule/
  4. Basingstoke is very busy at the moment. The Malls have a reasonable Christmas market and access from the car parks and railway station is good. The older part of town seems to be benefiting from some small independant businesses opening. I think people from 20 miles around Basingstoke will travel there. It's a lot less stressful than travelling into Reading.
  5. +1 Sums up the fiasco nicely: https://hat4uk.wordpress.com/2018/11/13/explosive-a-plain-mans-guide-to-brexit-reality-the-eight-brexit-murderers-named/
  6. I was in Reading at the weekend. Saw the leaning crane against the old Primark building - reported on the South Today evening news. Certainly lot's of characters about - some quite friendly - actually reminds me of Bristol in the mid 90's - there may be some hope yet - well into the next cycle !
  7. For you spyguy the last paragraph made me laugh! BRISTOL is so overrun by ‘relocating’ London twats that it might as well just be in London, it has been confirmed. Thousands are selling their houses in the capital and moving to Bristol, despite the fact that previous influxes of Londoners have already ruined it by opening overpriced vegan milkshake bars. Former London resident Nathan Muir said: “Bristol is really similar to Hackney, but how Hackney used to be in the old days, before people like me moved there and made it an incredibly annoying place to be. “You can pretend Bristol is a bit scary and edgy because there’s loads of graffiti everywhere, whilst being reassured that it’s the middle class kind that is making a gently humorous point about social injustices. “I did think I’d get an extra bedroom for my money. Instead I’ve got a hippy on ketamine living in my garden shed, but at least it’s a slice of authentic Bristol life.” A government spokesman said: “Bristol is so much like London that we’re just going to pretend it’s attached to Peckham and start calling it Brondon. “Eventually the whole M4 corridor will be full of London bastards, except for Reading and Swindon which will be paved over for a massive park and ride scheme. Some places just can’t be gentrified.” Source: http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/bristol-to-be-reclassified-as-london-suburb-20170704131011
  8. Is banana cabarat still there? I remember a female heckler lobbing a glass at the comedian back in 1999/2000!
  9. Basingstoke £645pw in 2014. So £33540. £33540x4.5 = £150930. So with 20% deposit around £181000 for a house. So the best I could find closest to the price: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-46901073.html A bit higher: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-47440947.html
  10. I'll like to believe you - but politicians being politicians .... Perhaps I am just being a tad too cynical in my old age Whatever happens post June 8th it would be good to revisit page 661 of this thread to see who was right!
  11. Brexit - ha ha the Tories have bottled it. It was always going to be Hard Brexit or No Brexit. Hard Brexit being too unpalatable to most of the establishment (and most of the UK workers). Europe have got us by the balls and they know it!
  12. Yes quite - it has been called to save the EU! Look how quick Trump has performed a turnaround re foreign policy. The politicans and media are puppets on a string.
  13. I think this will play out as another referendum with lots of posters up (paid by business and eu supporters) saying you will be worse off by £xxxx per year if you vote conservative and brexit. So a hung parliament could be very likely. We may even see some protests with both sides and confrontations. I expect plenty of turmoil especially as the students will be mostly finished for the summer.
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