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About Humberstone

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  1. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    A TVF thread wouldn't be complete without Pat Condell of course. Thanks, I've really missed the sour faced old prat, but why did it take until page 173 ?
  2. Three suspected teenage burglars shot dead in US

    Regarding the case in Montana, the guy was shot because the home owner wanted to lure him into the house to kill him. He was a German student or tourist, definitely not a gangster. This is the problem with a stand your ground law as you don't need to prove intent and it can be used as a license to commit homicide. That was my point.
  3. Three suspected teenage burglars shot dead in US

    There was a case in Montana recently where a house owner 'lured' someone into his garage and deliberately shot him dead in the belief that he would be exonerated under a 'stand your ground' law. He was wrong. I'm going to wait and see on this one.
  4. British PM May to fire starting gun on Brexit

    How do you know that the commonwealth will not have similar constraints as the EU ?? Just because they speak English and were former colonies doesn't mean they're going to kowtow to the UK. There is still some lingering animus after way OZ and NZ were treated by the UK when they joined the then Common Market in the 70's.
  5. Three suspected teenage burglars shot dead in US

    This could be entrapment, has happened before. I will wait until the investigation is finished. Someone mentioned that poor old fella in the UK who shot an intruder. Well, his conviction was over turned, but he did shoot someone in the back with an illegally acquired pump action shot gun. So no sympathy from me, particularly after selling his story to the tabloids and getting Max Hastings (yes, that creep) to do his publicity.
  6. Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness dies aged 66

    I, like many others here, grew up during 'The Troubles' in England. I can still remember the dull thud of the bomb that the Official IRA planted in Aldershot in the early 70's. It was an awful time dominating the news with an ongoing cycle of seemingly intractable violence. Whilst I have no sympathy for the IRA, loyalist paramilitary organizations were just as bad - remember it was the UVF who bombed Dublin killing many innocent civilians. The RUC and the army were also guilty of terrible crimes. A lot of mainland Brits are very ignorant regarding the history of Northern Ireland. In the 1960's the catholics had a genuine grievance. The later life of McGuiness ultimately proves that violence was never going to be the solution.
  7. Why's she a 'vile woman' ?
  8. Be careful !! in one of the links you provide (Wiki), it states that the runways were cracked due to over saturated soil and sub grade - either a design or construction fault. Nothing to do with corruption.
  9. Gina Miller tried to stop Brexit ?? Really - and you have actual proof of this ? She might have delayed it with a court case, but then so did HMG when they appealed the ruling.
  10. Her Majesty had no choice in the matter. If the 'will of the people' people was to Remain, do you really think that UKIP and others would've stopped lobbying to leave the EU ?? People have a right to agree or disagree - it shouldn't be a case of put up or shut up.
  11. 2166 is a chance if they manage to get home ground advantage, dodgy referees and a blind linesman again.
  12. 95% ??? - do you really believe this ?
  13. UK Speaker opposes Trump address to MPs

    Thanks. In that case I don't see what all the fuss is about. The Wiki link that someone posted in this thread shows that only a few Heads of State have addressed both houses in Westminster Hall but plenty of others have made an address from other places in HP.
  14. UK Speaker opposes Trump address to MPs

    I could be wrong, but Isn't this just about letting him address both houses in Westminster Hall only ?
  15. Queen Elizabeth marks 65 years on British throne

    You're correct, being puritans also didn't help during the interregnum. Also, there wasn't just one English Civil War, the others just had different names (Wars of the Roses, Barons Wars, The Anarchy etc.)