Keep the flags flying over the city

Keep the flags flying over the city

Keep the flags flying over the city

First published in Letters by

DURING the Queen's visit to York on April 5, 2012, I wrote about how this disrespectful Labour administration had failed to fly any Union flags over their city buildings.

The three handsome flagpoles on the balcony of the St Leonard's Place offices, only a few hundred yards from the Minster where Her Majesty presented the Maundy money, stood devoid of any flag.

In contrast, the sight of the Royal Standard fluttering over the Minster's western tower was awe-inspiring.

The Council did string some bunting between lamp-posts, but most was provided by York residents with many Union flags hoisted by hotels, shops and businesses.

As a proud Yorkshireman, Peter Coates (Letters, May 5) bemoaned the absence of the English flag for St George's Day for fear of upsetting foreigners.

The City now has a distinctive yellow hue with pennants, banners, T-shirts and sprayed bicycles etc in readiness for July 6 - Le Tour de France Le Grand Debacle.

When these bikers and their flashy support vehicles hit town, I bet the Council will have raised numerous French national flags - Le Tricolour, together with the European blue rag, particularly in the newly created "Le Boulevard St Leonard's".

Without a pole at the new flagship West Offices, the Labour Council cannot join in Le Grand Departy and fly a flag of any colour - not even their beloved red one!

Geoffrey Widdows, East Mount Road, York

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11:53am Mon 9 Jun 14

Pinza-C55 says...

"In contrast, the sight of the Royal Standard fluttering over the Minster's western tower was awe-inspiring."

I find it touching and rather sad that anyone can feel awe at the sight of a flag.
"In contrast, the sight of the Royal Standard fluttering over the Minster's western tower was awe-inspiring." I find it touching and rather sad that anyone can feel awe at the sight of a flag. Pinza-C55
  • Score: 46

12:47pm Mon 9 Jun 14

oi oi savaloy says...

the York labour run council are a disgrace, vote UKIP!
the York labour run council are a disgrace, vote UKIP! oi oi savaloy
  • Score: -41

4:15pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Jonothon says...

Don't fly the butchers apron for me. Why don't you monarchists have a whip round amongst yourselves and fly a flag?
Republicans are already sufficiently out of pocket supporting the world's most expensive social security scroungers.
Don't fly the butchers apron for me. Why don't you monarchists have a whip round amongst yourselves and fly a flag? Republicans are already sufficiently out of pocket supporting the world's most expensive social security scroungers. Jonothon
  • Score: 19

5:48pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Thislittleold market town says...

Jonothon wrote:
Don't fly the butchers apron for me. Why don't you monarchists have a whip round amongst yourselves and fly a flag?
Republicans are already sufficiently out of pocket supporting the world's most expensive social security scroungers.
Jonothan only supports the flying of the rainbow flag
[quote][p][bold]Jonothon[/bold] wrote: Don't fly the butchers apron for me. Why don't you monarchists have a whip round amongst yourselves and fly a flag? Republicans are already sufficiently out of pocket supporting the world's most expensive social security scroungers.[/p][/quote]Jonothan only supports the flying of the rainbow flag Thislittleold market town
  • Score: -31

6:44pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Jonothon says...

Thislittleold market town wrote:
Jonothon wrote:
Don't fly the butchers apron for me. Why don't you monarchists have a whip round amongst yourselves and fly a flag?
Republicans are already sufficiently out of pocket supporting the world's most expensive social security scroungers.
Jonothan only supports the flying of the rainbow flag
The Gay and Lesbian flag?
A great suggestion. Lets do it. it will drive the Kippers apoplectic, especially in the wake of their Newark triumph
[quote][p][bold]Thislittleold market town[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonothon[/bold] wrote: Don't fly the butchers apron for me. Why don't you monarchists have a whip round amongst yourselves and fly a flag? Republicans are already sufficiently out of pocket supporting the world's most expensive social security scroungers.[/p][/quote]Jonothan only supports the flying of the rainbow flag[/p][/quote]The Gay and Lesbian flag? A great suggestion. Lets do it. it will drive the Kippers apoplectic, especially in the wake of their Newark triumph Jonothon
  • Score: 30

7:08pm Mon 9 Jun 14

A.P.Feeders says...

They couldn't put the rainbow flag up quick enough.probably on instructions from councillor rug muncher!!!
They couldn't put the rainbow flag up quick enough.probably on instructions from councillor rug muncher!!! A.P.Feeders
  • Score: -34

7:10pm Mon 9 Jun 14

notpedallingpaul says...

Pinza-C55 wrote:
"In contrast, the sight of the Royal Standard fluttering over the Minster's western tower was awe-inspiring."

I find it touching and rather sad that anyone can feel awe at the sight of a flag.
Are you serious, does not the sight of the union flag stir emotion, evidently not, good job you weren't at the D-Day commemorations then, if any thing it's you who are sad.
[quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: "In contrast, the sight of the Royal Standard fluttering over the Minster's western tower was awe-inspiring." I find it touching and rather sad that anyone can feel awe at the sight of a flag.[/p][/quote]Are you serious, does not the sight of the union flag stir emotion, evidently not, good job you weren't at the D-Day commemorations then, if any thing it's you who are sad. notpedallingpaul
  • Score: -30

7:15pm Mon 9 Jun 14

oi oi savaloy says...

A.P.Feeders wrote:
They couldn't put the rainbow flag up quick enough.probably on instructions from councillor rug muncher!!!
lol :)
[quote][p][bold]A.P.Feeders[/bold] wrote: They couldn't put the rainbow flag up quick enough.probably on instructions from councillor rug muncher!!![/p][/quote]lol :) oi oi savaloy
  • Score: -34

7:16pm Mon 9 Jun 14

notpedallingpaul says...

Jonothon wrote:
Don't fly the butchers apron for me. Why don't you monarchists have a whip round amongst yourselves and fly a flag?
Republicans are already sufficiently out of pocket supporting the world's most expensive social security scroungers.
As a dyed in the wool Labrador, it's a typical response, it makes me cringe that there are k**b heads like you who are disrespectful to the flags of our nation, why not move over to to Russia, it may suit your left wing views.
[quote][p][bold]Jonothon[/bold] wrote: Don't fly the butchers apron for me. Why don't you monarchists have a whip round amongst yourselves and fly a flag? Republicans are already sufficiently out of pocket supporting the world's most expensive social security scroungers.[/p][/quote]As a dyed in the wool Labrador, it's a typical response, it makes me cringe that there are k**b heads like you who are disrespectful to the flags of our nation, why not move over to to Russia, it may suit your left wing views. notpedallingpaul
  • Score: -28

7:18pm Mon 9 Jun 14

oi oi savaloy says...

Jonothon wrote:
Thislittleold market town wrote:
Jonothon wrote:
Don't fly the butchers apron for me. Why don't you monarchists have a whip round amongst yourselves and fly a flag?
Republicans are already sufficiently out of pocket supporting the world's most expensive social security scroungers.
Jonothan only supports the flying of the rainbow flag
The Gay and Lesbian flag?
A great suggestion. Lets do it. it will drive the Kippers apoplectic, especially in the wake of their Newark triumph
jonothon, everybody knows you are a labour/lgbt activist!
and as for the newark triumph, it was a massive sway to the kippers from lots of other voters , so well done to the kippers!

vote UKIP you know it makes sense
[quote][p][bold]Jonothon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thislittleold market town[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonothon[/bold] wrote: Don't fly the butchers apron for me. Why don't you monarchists have a whip round amongst yourselves and fly a flag? Republicans are already sufficiently out of pocket supporting the world's most expensive social security scroungers.[/p][/quote]Jonothan only supports the flying of the rainbow flag[/p][/quote]The Gay and Lesbian flag? A great suggestion. Lets do it. it will drive the Kippers apoplectic, especially in the wake of their Newark triumph[/p][/quote]jonothon, everybody knows you are a labour/lgbt activist! and as for the newark triumph, it was a massive sway to the kippers from lots of other voters , so well done to the kippers! vote UKIP you know it makes sense oi oi savaloy
  • Score: -32

8:19pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

It's just cloth, it's just paint.




Correction for you Mr Widdows - "Le Tricolore"

Oh no! Now I said that I must a right old frog-lover! You can spot me by the flags on my roof.
Thousands of years of human evolution and this is where we came? Put some colours up and make them the colours I like. Or else!
You don't agree? You lefty! Well F- you, righty! F- you, lefty! And you righty!
ETC.... Until "kaboom"
It's just cloth, it's just paint. Correction for you Mr Widdows - "Le Tricolore" Oh no! Now I said that I must a right old frog-lover! You can spot me by the flags on my roof. Thousands of years of human evolution and this is where we came? Put some colours up and make them the colours I like. Or else! You don't agree? You lefty! Well F- you, righty! F- you, lefty! And you righty! ETC.... Until "kaboom" Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 26

8:54pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Pinza-C55 says...

notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
"In contrast, the sight of the Royal Standard fluttering over the Minster's western tower was awe-inspiring."

I find it touching and rather sad that anyone can feel awe at the sight of a flag.
Are you serious, does not the sight of the union flag stir emotion, evidently not, good job you weren't at the D-Day commemorations then, if any thing it's you who are sad.
As Samuel Johnson said "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel" so I am not surprised you would cheapen the memory of those who fought at D Day by mentioning them in an absurd attempt to make a point.
But I will tell you what; the next time Elizabeth Windsor (real family name Saxe-Coburg Gotha) and/or her Greek husband visit York, you just drive there in your Nissan, Honda, Toyota or Mazda and wave your little plastic flag which says "made in China" and enjoy yourself.
[quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: "In contrast, the sight of the Royal Standard fluttering over the Minster's western tower was awe-inspiring." I find it touching and rather sad that anyone can feel awe at the sight of a flag.[/p][/quote]Are you serious, does not the sight of the union flag stir emotion, evidently not, good job you weren't at the D-Day commemorations then, if any thing it's you who are sad.[/p][/quote]As Samuel Johnson said "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel" so I am not surprised you would cheapen the memory of those who fought at D Day by mentioning them in an absurd attempt to make a point. But I will tell you what; the next time Elizabeth Windsor (real family name Saxe-Coburg Gotha) and/or her Greek husband visit York, you just drive there in your Nissan, Honda, Toyota or Mazda and wave your little plastic flag which says "made in China" and enjoy yourself. Pinza-C55
  • Score: 32

9:58pm Mon 9 Jun 14

parkthebus says...

notpedallingpaul wrote:
Jonothon wrote:
Don't fly the butchers apron for me. Why don't you monarchists have a whip round amongst yourselves and fly a flag?
Republicans are already sufficiently out of pocket supporting the world's most expensive social security scroungers.
As a dyed in the wool Labrador, it's a typical response, it makes me cringe that there are k**b heads like you who are disrespectful to the flags of our nation, why not move over to to Russia, it may suit your left wing views.
Kippers resorting to personal abuse eh? Who would have thought it?
[quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonothon[/bold] wrote: Don't fly the butchers apron for me. Why don't you monarchists have a whip round amongst yourselves and fly a flag? Republicans are already sufficiently out of pocket supporting the world's most expensive social security scroungers.[/p][/quote]As a dyed in the wool Labrador, it's a typical response, it makes me cringe that there are k**b heads like you who are disrespectful to the flags of our nation, why not move over to to Russia, it may suit your left wing views.[/p][/quote]Kippers resorting to personal abuse eh? Who would have thought it? parkthebus
  • Score: 29

10:12pm Mon 9 Jun 14

notpedallingpaul says...

Pinza-C55 wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
"In contrast, the sight of the Royal Standard fluttering over the Minster's western tower was awe-inspiring."

I find it touching and rather sad that anyone can feel awe at the sight of a flag.
Are you serious, does not the sight of the union flag stir emotion, evidently not, good job you weren't at the D-Day commemorations then, if any thing it's you who are sad.
As Samuel Johnson said "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel" so I am not surprised you would cheapen the memory of those who fought at D Day by mentioning them in an absurd attempt to make a point.
But I will tell you what; the next time Elizabeth Windsor (real family name Saxe-Coburg Gotha) and/or her Greek husband visit York, you just drive there in your Nissan, Honda, Toyota or Mazda and wave your little plastic flag which says "made in China" and enjoy yourself.
I don't think you have the slightest idea of what being patriotic means, your obviously a republican with your attitude to the royal family, but as far as D-Day goes we lost two of our family landing on the beaches, so don't try and tell me I'm cheapening their memory.
And should the very unlikely event happen I would be able to greet HM in German and greet her husband in Greek, that's after getting out of my German built car waving my made in China plastic flag.
Probably the best place for the likes of you and Jonothon would be Russia as it would suit your ideologies.
[quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: "In contrast, the sight of the Royal Standard fluttering over the Minster's western tower was awe-inspiring." I find it touching and rather sad that anyone can feel awe at the sight of a flag.[/p][/quote]Are you serious, does not the sight of the union flag stir emotion, evidently not, good job you weren't at the D-Day commemorations then, if any thing it's you who are sad.[/p][/quote]As Samuel Johnson said "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel" so I am not surprised you would cheapen the memory of those who fought at D Day by mentioning them in an absurd attempt to make a point. But I will tell you what; the next time Elizabeth Windsor (real family name Saxe-Coburg Gotha) and/or her Greek husband visit York, you just drive there in your Nissan, Honda, Toyota or Mazda and wave your little plastic flag which says "made in China" and enjoy yourself.[/p][/quote]I don't think you have the slightest idea of what being patriotic means, your obviously a republican with your attitude to the royal family, but as far as D-Day goes we lost two of our family landing on the beaches, so don't try and tell me I'm cheapening their memory. And should the very unlikely event happen I would be able to greet HM in German and greet her husband in Greek, that's after getting out of my German built car waving my made in China plastic flag. Probably the best place for the likes of you and Jonothon would be Russia as it would suit your ideologies. notpedallingpaul
  • Score: -54

10:15pm Mon 9 Jun 14

notpedallingpaul says...

parkthebus wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Jonothon wrote:
Don't fly the butchers apron for me. Why don't you monarchists have a whip round amongst yourselves and fly a flag?
Republicans are already sufficiently out of pocket supporting the world's most expensive social security scroungers.
As a dyed in the wool Labrador, it's a typical response, it makes me cringe that there are k**b heads like you who are disrespectful to the flags of our nation, why not move over to to Russia, it may suit your left wing views.
Kippers resorting to personal abuse eh? Who would have thought it?
Yea absolutely, what will they think of next, perhaps winning a parliamentary seat?
[quote][p][bold]parkthebus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonothon[/bold] wrote: Don't fly the butchers apron for me. Why don't you monarchists have a whip round amongst yourselves and fly a flag? Republicans are already sufficiently out of pocket supporting the world's most expensive social security scroungers.[/p][/quote]As a dyed in the wool Labrador, it's a typical response, it makes me cringe that there are k**b heads like you who are disrespectful to the flags of our nation, why not move over to to Russia, it may suit your left wing views.[/p][/quote]Kippers resorting to personal abuse eh? Who would have thought it?[/p][/quote]Yea absolutely, what will they think of next, perhaps winning a parliamentary seat? notpedallingpaul
  • Score: -62

10:32pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Pinza-C55 says...

notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
"In contrast, the sight of the Royal Standard fluttering over the Minster's western tower was awe-inspiring."

I find it touching and rather sad that anyone can feel awe at the sight of a flag.
Are you serious, does not the sight of the union flag stir emotion, evidently not, good job you weren't at the D-Day commemorations then, if any thing it's you who are sad.
As Samuel Johnson said "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel" so I am not surprised you would cheapen the memory of those who fought at D Day by mentioning them in an absurd attempt to make a point.
But I will tell you what; the next time Elizabeth Windsor (real family name Saxe-Coburg Gotha) and/or her Greek husband visit York, you just drive there in your Nissan, Honda, Toyota or Mazda and wave your little plastic flag which says "made in China" and enjoy yourself.
I don't think you have the slightest idea of what being patriotic means, your obviously a republican with your attitude to the royal family, but as far as D-Day goes we lost two of our family landing on the beaches, so don't try and tell me I'm cheapening their memory.
And should the very unlikely event happen I would be able to greet HM in German and greet her husband in Greek, that's after getting out of my German built car waving my made in China plastic flag.
Probably the best place for the likes of you and Jonothon would be Russia as it would suit your ideologies.
"I don't think you have the slightest idea of what being patriotic means"
Probably better than you, not that I care whether you are patriotic or not.
"your obviously a republican with your attitude to the royal family"
Please try to get a grasp of the English language; "your" is not the same as "you're". Yes I would like to see the royal family abolished, hopefully in my lifetime.
At least you can grasp the obvious.
"so don't try and tell me I'm cheapening their memory."
I have told you and will continue to tell you. You have no right to decide what those people fought for.
"that's after getting out of my German built car waving my made in China plastic flag"
There you go, that's the extent of your patriotism.
"Probably the best place for the likes of you and Jonothon would be Russia as it would suit your ideologies."
No thanks, I am staying here where I was born and bred. Deal with it.
Now go away, you bore me.
[quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: "In contrast, the sight of the Royal Standard fluttering over the Minster's western tower was awe-inspiring." I find it touching and rather sad that anyone can feel awe at the sight of a flag.[/p][/quote]Are you serious, does not the sight of the union flag stir emotion, evidently not, good job you weren't at the D-Day commemorations then, if any thing it's you who are sad.[/p][/quote]As Samuel Johnson said "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel" so I am not surprised you would cheapen the memory of those who fought at D Day by mentioning them in an absurd attempt to make a point. But I will tell you what; the next time Elizabeth Windsor (real family name Saxe-Coburg Gotha) and/or her Greek husband visit York, you just drive there in your Nissan, Honda, Toyota or Mazda and wave your little plastic flag which says "made in China" and enjoy yourself.[/p][/quote]I don't think you have the slightest idea of what being patriotic means, your obviously a republican with your attitude to the royal family, but as far as D-Day goes we lost two of our family landing on the beaches, so don't try and tell me I'm cheapening their memory. And should the very unlikely event happen I would be able to greet HM in German and greet her husband in Greek, that's after getting out of my German built car waving my made in China plastic flag. Probably the best place for the likes of you and Jonothon would be Russia as it would suit your ideologies.[/p][/quote]"I don't think you have the slightest idea of what being patriotic means" Probably better than you, not that I care whether you are patriotic or not. "your obviously a republican with your attitude to the royal family" Please try to get a grasp of the English language; "your" is not the same as "you're". Yes I would like to see the royal family abolished, hopefully in my lifetime. At least you can grasp the obvious. "so don't try and tell me I'm cheapening their memory." I have told you and will continue to tell you. You have no right to decide what those people fought for. "that's after getting out of my German built car waving my made in China plastic flag" There you go, that's the extent of your patriotism. "Probably the best place for the likes of you and Jonothon would be Russia as it would suit your ideologies." No thanks, I am staying here where I was born and bred. Deal with it. Now go away, you bore me. Pinza-C55
  • Score: 32

12:04am Tue 10 Jun 14

Jonothon says...

notpedallingpaul wrote:
Jonothon wrote:
Don't fly the butchers apron for me. Why don't you monarchists have a whip round amongst yourselves and fly a flag?
Republicans are already sufficiently out of pocket supporting the world's most expensive social security scroungers.
As a dyed in the wool Labrador, it's a typical response, it makes me cringe that there are k**b heads like you who are disrespectful to the flags of our nation, why not move over to to Russia, it may suit your left wing views.
notpedallingpaul You obviously dozed off for twenty years or so. There is nowt left wing about Russia, land of the oligarchs anti-semitism and denial of free speech.

As for patriotism, you support a Monarch whose uncle and his wife, Mrs Simpson, were traitors to their country at a time of war, grovelling sycophants to Hitler and his Nazi death machine. Lord Haw Haw was hanged as a traitor, but Edward spent his last days living in luxury in France at the taxpayers expense.
I take no lessons in patriotism from the House of Windsor or its supporters

Don't get so stressed that I am a republican. I have no objection to others grovelling and tugging the forelock, I just don't intend to do it myself.
[quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonothon[/bold] wrote: Don't fly the butchers apron for me. Why don't you monarchists have a whip round amongst yourselves and fly a flag? Republicans are already sufficiently out of pocket supporting the world's most expensive social security scroungers.[/p][/quote]As a dyed in the wool Labrador, it's a typical response, it makes me cringe that there are k**b heads like you who are disrespectful to the flags of our nation, why not move over to to Russia, it may suit your left wing views.[/p][/quote]notpedallingpaul You obviously dozed off for twenty years or so. There is nowt left wing about Russia, land of the oligarchs anti-semitism and denial of free speech. As for patriotism, you support a Monarch whose uncle and his wife, Mrs Simpson, were traitors to their country at a time of war, grovelling sycophants to Hitler and his Nazi death machine. Lord Haw Haw was hanged as a traitor, but Edward spent his last days living in luxury in France at the taxpayers expense. I take no lessons in patriotism from the House of Windsor or its supporters Don't get so stressed that I am a republican. I have no objection to others grovelling and tugging the forelock, I just don't intend to do it myself. Jonothon
  • Score: 44

9:15am Tue 10 Jun 14

inmandres says...

Jonothon wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Jonothon wrote: Don't fly the butchers apron for me. Why don't you monarchists have a whip round amongst yourselves and fly a flag? Republicans are already sufficiently out of pocket supporting the world's most expensive social security scroungers.
As a dyed in the wool Labrador, it's a typical response, it makes me cringe that there are k**b heads like you who are disrespectful to the flags of our nation, why not move over to to Russia, it may suit your left wing views.
notpedallingpaul You obviously dozed off for twenty years or so. There is nowt left wing about Russia, land of the oligarchs anti-semitism and denial of free speech. As for patriotism, you support a Monarch whose uncle and his wife, Mrs Simpson, were traitors to their country at a time of war, grovelling sycophants to Hitler and his Nazi death machine. Lord Haw Haw was hanged as a traitor, but Edward spent his last days living in luxury in France at the taxpayers expense. I take no lessons in patriotism from the House of Windsor or its supporters Don't get so stressed that I am a republican. I have no objection to others grovelling and tugging the forelock, I just don't intend to do it myself.
Strange how the Monarchist and kipper views of the world are so similar. Neither brooks any dissent or argument, neither are open to any alternative view, both are convinced of their rightness and both consider anyone with alternative or opposing views as unhinged traitors.
What a wonderful world they inhabit!
[quote][p][bold]Jonothon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonothon[/bold] wrote: Don't fly the butchers apron for me. Why don't you monarchists have a whip round amongst yourselves and fly a flag? Republicans are already sufficiently out of pocket supporting the world's most expensive social security scroungers.[/p][/quote]As a dyed in the wool Labrador, it's a typical response, it makes me cringe that there are k**b heads like you who are disrespectful to the flags of our nation, why not move over to to Russia, it may suit your left wing views.[/p][/quote]notpedallingpaul You obviously dozed off for twenty years or so. There is nowt left wing about Russia, land of the oligarchs anti-semitism and denial of free speech. As for patriotism, you support a Monarch whose uncle and his wife, Mrs Simpson, were traitors to their country at a time of war, grovelling sycophants to Hitler and his Nazi death machine. Lord Haw Haw was hanged as a traitor, but Edward spent his last days living in luxury in France at the taxpayers expense. I take no lessons in patriotism from the House of Windsor or its supporters Don't get so stressed that I am a republican. I have no objection to others grovelling and tugging the forelock, I just don't intend to do it myself.[/p][/quote]Strange how the Monarchist and kipper views of the world are so similar. Neither brooks any dissent or argument, neither are open to any alternative view, both are convinced of their rightness and both consider anyone with alternative or opposing views as unhinged traitors. What a wonderful world they inhabit! inmandres
  • Score: 21

12:04pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Yorkshine1 says...

As an indiginous person, I don't have an issue with the French. Therefore I don't see the point is of mentioning their flag in this letter, unless of course - French=foreign=euror
pean=not English=bad??

And I'd rather have the five-lions flying over our civic buildings than any royal/unionist stuff any day.
As an indiginous person, I don't have an issue with the French. Therefore I don't see the point is of mentioning their flag in this letter, unless of course - French=foreign=euror pean=not English=bad?? And I'd rather have the five-lions flying over our civic buildings than any royal/unionist stuff any day. Yorkshine1
  • Score: 12

12:56pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Old_Man says...

I am a Republican. The Royal Family serve no useful purpose and should be abolished. I am an atheist. I don't mind if someone is Christian, Moslem or whatever, just don't use it as an excuse to attack others.

I embrace multiculturalism. I love meeting people from other countries and backgrounds and would much rather live in a street full of "immigrants" than have some of the commenters on this thread as neighbours.

I like to think I respect other people, regardless of ethnicity or sexuality. However I have zero respect for thick, jingoistic, morons who have absolutely no idea about life and society and blame 'foreigners' for everything wrong in their own sad lives when in fact the answers to all their perceived social problems lie at their own doorsteps. And what sort of idiot uses a term like 'rug muncher'?

Anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a polling station.

It's sad and laughable that people actually believe in a party that has no policies whatsoever!

As for the Union Jack it's a bit of cloth that represents everything that is really wrong with Britain.
I am a Republican. The Royal Family serve no useful purpose and should be abolished. I am an atheist. I don't mind if someone is Christian, Moslem or whatever, just don't use it as an excuse to attack others. I embrace multiculturalism. I love meeting people from other countries and backgrounds and would much rather live in a street full of "immigrants" than have some of the commenters on this thread as neighbours. I like to think I respect other people, regardless of ethnicity or sexuality. However I have zero respect for thick, jingoistic, morons who have absolutely no idea about life and society and blame 'foreigners' for everything wrong in their own sad lives when in fact the answers to all their perceived social problems lie at their own doorsteps. And what sort of idiot uses a term like 'rug muncher'? Anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a polling station. It's sad and laughable that people actually believe in a party that has no policies whatsoever! As for the Union Jack it's a bit of cloth that represents everything that is really wrong with Britain. Old_Man
  • Score: 40

2:01pm Tue 10 Jun 14

inmandres says...

Old_Man wrote:
I am a Republican. The Royal Family serve no useful purpose and should be abolished. I am an atheist. I don't mind if someone is Christian, Moslem or whatever, just don't use it as an excuse to attack others. I embrace multiculturalism. I love meeting people from other countries and backgrounds and would much rather live in a street full of "immigrants" than have some of the commenters on this thread as neighbours. I like to think I respect other people, regardless of ethnicity or sexuality. However I have zero respect for thick, jingoistic, morons who have absolutely no idea about life and society and blame 'foreigners' for everything wrong in their own sad lives when in fact the answers to all their perceived social problems lie at their own doorsteps. And what sort of idiot uses a term like 'rug muncher'? Anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a polling station. It's sad and laughable that people actually believe in a party that has no policies whatsoever! As for the Union Jack it's a bit of cloth that represents everything that is really wrong with Britain.
Hear Hear!
[quote][p][bold]Old_Man[/bold] wrote: I am a Republican. The Royal Family serve no useful purpose and should be abolished. I am an atheist. I don't mind if someone is Christian, Moslem or whatever, just don't use it as an excuse to attack others. I embrace multiculturalism. I love meeting people from other countries and backgrounds and would much rather live in a street full of "immigrants" than have some of the commenters on this thread as neighbours. I like to think I respect other people, regardless of ethnicity or sexuality. However I have zero respect for thick, jingoistic, morons who have absolutely no idea about life and society and blame 'foreigners' for everything wrong in their own sad lives when in fact the answers to all their perceived social problems lie at their own doorsteps. And what sort of idiot uses a term like 'rug muncher'? Anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a polling station. It's sad and laughable that people actually believe in a party that has no policies whatsoever! As for the Union Jack it's a bit of cloth that represents everything that is really wrong with Britain.[/p][/quote]Hear Hear! inmandres
  • Score: 28

5:34pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Seadog says...

Even as a committed Christian with no particular axes to grind in the Royalist v Republican debate, I wholeheartedly concur with Old_Man's general outlook, which is is both reasonable and refreshing.
Even as a committed Christian with no particular axes to grind in the Royalist v Republican debate, I wholeheartedly concur with Old_Man's general outlook, which is is both reasonable and refreshing. Seadog
  • Score: 54

6:48pm Tue 10 Jun 14

oi oi savaloy says...

Old_Man wrote:
I am a Republican. The Royal Family serve no useful purpose and should be abolished. I am an atheist. I don't mind if someone is Christian, Moslem or whatever, just don't use it as an excuse to attack others.

I embrace multiculturalism. I love meeting people from other countries and backgrounds and would much rather live in a street full of "immigrants" than have some of the commenters on this thread as neighbours.

I like to think I respect other people, regardless of ethnicity or sexuality. However I have zero respect for thick, jingoistic, morons who have absolutely no idea about life and society and blame 'foreigners' for everything wrong in their own sad lives when in fact the answers to all their perceived social problems lie at their own doorsteps. And what sort of idiot uses a term like 'rug muncher'?

Anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a polling station.

It's sad and laughable that people actually believe in a party that has no policies whatsoever!

As for the Union Jack it's a bit of cloth that represents everything that is really wrong with Britain.
Old man! I think you're just full of ****! You probably think you are doing your bit for multiculturalism by getting an Indian take out once a month!
Why is it that anybody who doesn't vote or see it your way is an idiot?
You don't know the education of 11k+ people in York, how do we not know that it's you that is the idiot? After all we don't know your education? Are you the moaning old bore that sits to the left of the door in what used to be the Anglers arms on a Sunday afternoon?
[quote][p][bold]Old_Man[/bold] wrote: I am a Republican. The Royal Family serve no useful purpose and should be abolished. I am an atheist. I don't mind if someone is Christian, Moslem or whatever, just don't use it as an excuse to attack others. I embrace multiculturalism. I love meeting people from other countries and backgrounds and would much rather live in a street full of "immigrants" than have some of the commenters on this thread as neighbours. I like to think I respect other people, regardless of ethnicity or sexuality. However I have zero respect for thick, jingoistic, morons who have absolutely no idea about life and society and blame 'foreigners' for everything wrong in their own sad lives when in fact the answers to all their perceived social problems lie at their own doorsteps. And what sort of idiot uses a term like 'rug muncher'? Anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a polling station. It's sad and laughable that people actually believe in a party that has no policies whatsoever! As for the Union Jack it's a bit of cloth that represents everything that is really wrong with Britain.[/p][/quote]Old man! I think you're just full of ****! You probably think you are doing your bit for multiculturalism by getting an Indian take out once a month! Why is it that anybody who doesn't vote or see it your way is an idiot? You don't know the education of 11k+ people in York, how do we not know that it's you that is the idiot? After all we don't know your education? Are you the moaning old bore that sits to the left of the door in what used to be the Anglers arms on a Sunday afternoon? oi oi savaloy
  • Score: -31

7:24pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Jonothon says...

oi oi savaloy wrote:
Old_Man wrote:
I am a Republican. The Royal Family serve no useful purpose and should be abolished. I am an atheist. I don't mind if someone is Christian, Moslem or whatever, just don't use it as an excuse to attack others.

I embrace multiculturalism. I love meeting people from other countries and backgrounds and would much rather live in a street full of "immigrants" than have some of the commenters on this thread as neighbours.

I like to think I respect other people, regardless of ethnicity or sexuality. However I have zero respect for thick, jingoistic, morons who have absolutely no idea about life and society and blame 'foreigners' for everything wrong in their own sad lives when in fact the answers to all their perceived social problems lie at their own doorsteps. And what sort of idiot uses a term like 'rug muncher'?

Anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a polling station.

It's sad and laughable that people actually believe in a party that has no policies whatsoever!

As for the Union Jack it's a bit of cloth that represents everything that is really wrong with Britain.
Old man! I think you're just full of ****! You probably think you are doing your bit for multiculturalism by getting an Indian take out once a month!
Why is it that anybody who doesn't vote or see it your way is an idiot?
You don't know the education of 11k+ people in York, how do we not know that it's you that is the idiot? After all we don't know your education? Are you the moaning old bore that sits to the left of the door in what used to be the Anglers arms on a Sunday afternoon?
This takes us back to Old Man's point about anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a ballot box
[quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old_Man[/bold] wrote: I am a Republican. The Royal Family serve no useful purpose and should be abolished. I am an atheist. I don't mind if someone is Christian, Moslem or whatever, just don't use it as an excuse to attack others. I embrace multiculturalism. I love meeting people from other countries and backgrounds and would much rather live in a street full of "immigrants" than have some of the commenters on this thread as neighbours. I like to think I respect other people, regardless of ethnicity or sexuality. However I have zero respect for thick, jingoistic, morons who have absolutely no idea about life and society and blame 'foreigners' for everything wrong in their own sad lives when in fact the answers to all their perceived social problems lie at their own doorsteps. And what sort of idiot uses a term like 'rug muncher'? Anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a polling station. It's sad and laughable that people actually believe in a party that has no policies whatsoever! As for the Union Jack it's a bit of cloth that represents everything that is really wrong with Britain.[/p][/quote]Old man! I think you're just full of ****! You probably think you are doing your bit for multiculturalism by getting an Indian take out once a month! Why is it that anybody who doesn't vote or see it your way is an idiot? You don't know the education of 11k+ people in York, how do we not know that it's you that is the idiot? After all we don't know your education? Are you the moaning old bore that sits to the left of the door in what used to be the Anglers arms on a Sunday afternoon?[/p][/quote]This takes us back to Old Man's point about anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a ballot box Jonothon
  • Score: 43

9:20pm Tue 10 Jun 14

oi oi savaloy says...

Jonothon wrote:
oi oi savaloy wrote:
Old_Man wrote:
I am a Republican. The Royal Family serve no useful purpose and should be abolished. I am an atheist. I don't mind if someone is Christian, Moslem or whatever, just don't use it as an excuse to attack others.

I embrace multiculturalism. I love meeting people from other countries and backgrounds and would much rather live in a street full of "immigrants" than have some of the commenters on this thread as neighbours.

I like to think I respect other people, regardless of ethnicity or sexuality. However I have zero respect for thick, jingoistic, morons who have absolutely no idea about life and society and blame 'foreigners' for everything wrong in their own sad lives when in fact the answers to all their perceived social problems lie at their own doorsteps. And what sort of idiot uses a term like 'rug muncher'?

Anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a polling station.

It's sad and laughable that people actually believe in a party that has no policies whatsoever!

As for the Union Jack it's a bit of cloth that represents everything that is really wrong with Britain.
Old man! I think you're just full of ****! You probably think you are doing your bit for multiculturalism by getting an Indian take out once a month!
Why is it that anybody who doesn't vote or see it your way is an idiot?
You don't know the education of 11k+ people in York, how do we not know that it's you that is the idiot? After all we don't know your education? Are you the moaning old bore that sits to the left of the door in what used to be the Anglers arms on a Sunday afternoon?
This takes us back to Old Man's point about anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a ballot box
yes jonothon ,you are another lefty who thinks the same way as old man, someone who thinks that anybody who doesn't see it way is an idiot, again you don't know my education yet you can sit behind a keyboard and come out with your twaddle time after time, i won't call you an idiot because i don't know your education or merits! but i will just say this the once, i voted UKIP this year for the first time ever, previous to that my last vote was in 2005 when i voted labour for the very last time after voting for them for 26 years. You lot are the true bigots, you think you can sit behind keyboards and call people whatever you want and put their education down just because they don't vote your way, i reckon you and old man probably have very soft jobs in the public sector (or had in old mans case), probably never produced anything of any worth to anybody, go back to your sad little life and laptop!
[quote][p][bold]Jonothon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old_Man[/bold] wrote: I am a Republican. The Royal Family serve no useful purpose and should be abolished. I am an atheist. I don't mind if someone is Christian, Moslem or whatever, just don't use it as an excuse to attack others. I embrace multiculturalism. I love meeting people from other countries and backgrounds and would much rather live in a street full of "immigrants" than have some of the commenters on this thread as neighbours. I like to think I respect other people, regardless of ethnicity or sexuality. However I have zero respect for thick, jingoistic, morons who have absolutely no idea about life and society and blame 'foreigners' for everything wrong in their own sad lives when in fact the answers to all their perceived social problems lie at their own doorsteps. And what sort of idiot uses a term like 'rug muncher'? Anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a polling station. It's sad and laughable that people actually believe in a party that has no policies whatsoever! As for the Union Jack it's a bit of cloth that represents everything that is really wrong with Britain.[/p][/quote]Old man! I think you're just full of ****! You probably think you are doing your bit for multiculturalism by getting an Indian take out once a month! Why is it that anybody who doesn't vote or see it your way is an idiot? You don't know the education of 11k+ people in York, how do we not know that it's you that is the idiot? After all we don't know your education? Are you the moaning old bore that sits to the left of the door in what used to be the Anglers arms on a Sunday afternoon?[/p][/quote]This takes us back to Old Man's point about anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a ballot box[/p][/quote]yes jonothon ,you are another lefty who thinks the same way as old man, someone who thinks that anybody who doesn't see it way is an idiot, again you don't know my education yet you can sit behind a keyboard and come out with your twaddle time after time, i won't call you an idiot because i don't know your education or merits! but i will just say this the once, i voted UKIP this year for the first time ever, previous to that my last vote was in 2005 when i voted labour for the very last time after voting for them for 26 years. You lot are the true bigots, you think you can sit behind keyboards and call people whatever you want and put their education down just because they don't vote your way, i reckon you and old man probably have very soft jobs in the public sector (or had in old mans case), probably never produced anything of any worth to anybody, go back to your sad little life and laptop! oi oi savaloy
  • Score: -30

9:38pm Tue 10 Jun 14

A.P.Feeders says...

If people agree or disagree with some of the above comments the fact they have to participate in vote rigging says a lot about what type of people they are.
If people agree or disagree with some of the above comments the fact they have to participate in vote rigging says a lot about what type of people they are. A.P.Feeders
  • Score: -33

9:46pm Tue 10 Jun 14

oi oi savaloy says...

A.P.Feeders wrote:
If people agree or disagree with some of the above comments the fact they have to participate in vote rigging says a lot about what type of people they are.
it's almost an online bullying case where a group of people (labour voters) just go online and call anybody who doesn't agree with their views idiots.
[quote][p][bold]A.P.Feeders[/bold] wrote: If people agree or disagree with some of the above comments the fact they have to participate in vote rigging says a lot about what type of people they are.[/p][/quote]it's almost an online bullying case where a group of people (labour voters) just go online and call anybody who doesn't agree with their views idiots. oi oi savaloy
  • Score: -52

9:53pm Tue 10 Jun 14

parkthebus says...

oi oi savaloy wrote:
Jonothon wrote:
oi oi savaloy wrote:
Old_Man wrote:
I am a Republican. The Royal Family serve no useful purpose and should be abolished. I am an atheist. I don't mind if someone is Christian, Moslem or whatever, just don't use it as an excuse to attack others.

I embrace multiculturalism. I love meeting people from other countries and backgrounds and would much rather live in a street full of "immigrants" than have some of the commenters on this thread as neighbours.

I like to think I respect other people, regardless of ethnicity or sexuality. However I have zero respect for thick, jingoistic, morons who have absolutely no idea about life and society and blame 'foreigners' for everything wrong in their own sad lives when in fact the answers to all their perceived social problems lie at their own doorsteps. And what sort of idiot uses a term like 'rug muncher'?

Anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a polling station.

It's sad and laughable that people actually believe in a party that has no policies whatsoever!

As for the Union Jack it's a bit of cloth that represents everything that is really wrong with Britain.
Old man! I think you're just full of ****! You probably think you are doing your bit for multiculturalism by getting an Indian take out once a month!
Why is it that anybody who doesn't vote or see it your way is an idiot?
You don't know the education of 11k+ people in York, how do we not know that it's you that is the idiot? After all we don't know your education? Are you the moaning old bore that sits to the left of the door in what used to be the Anglers arms on a Sunday afternoon?
This takes us back to Old Man's point about anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a ballot box
yes jonothon ,you are another lefty who thinks the same way as old man, someone who thinks that anybody who doesn't see it way is an idiot, again you don't know my education yet you can sit behind a keyboard and come out with your twaddle time after time, i won't call you an idiot because i don't know your education or merits! but i will just say this the once, i voted UKIP this year for the first time ever, previous to that my last vote was in 2005 when i voted labour for the very last time after voting for them for 26 years. You lot are the true bigots, you think you can sit behind keyboards and call people whatever you want and put their education down just because they don't vote your way, i reckon you and old man probably have very soft jobs in the public sector (or had in old mans case), probably never produced anything of any worth to anybody, go back to your sad little life and laptop!
I think you're missing the point here Mr sausage. You keep ranting about education but Old_Man's very valid point was about the intellegence or otherwise of the kippers, not their levels of education. Point proved I think!
[quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonothon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old_Man[/bold] wrote: I am a Republican. The Royal Family serve no useful purpose and should be abolished. I am an atheist. I don't mind if someone is Christian, Moslem or whatever, just don't use it as an excuse to attack others. I embrace multiculturalism. I love meeting people from other countries and backgrounds and would much rather live in a street full of "immigrants" than have some of the commenters on this thread as neighbours. I like to think I respect other people, regardless of ethnicity or sexuality. However I have zero respect for thick, jingoistic, morons who have absolutely no idea about life and society and blame 'foreigners' for everything wrong in their own sad lives when in fact the answers to all their perceived social problems lie at their own doorsteps. And what sort of idiot uses a term like 'rug muncher'? Anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a polling station. It's sad and laughable that people actually believe in a party that has no policies whatsoever! As for the Union Jack it's a bit of cloth that represents everything that is really wrong with Britain.[/p][/quote]Old man! I think you're just full of ****! You probably think you are doing your bit for multiculturalism by getting an Indian take out once a month! Why is it that anybody who doesn't vote or see it your way is an idiot? You don't know the education of 11k+ people in York, how do we not know that it's you that is the idiot? After all we don't know your education? Are you the moaning old bore that sits to the left of the door in what used to be the Anglers arms on a Sunday afternoon?[/p][/quote]This takes us back to Old Man's point about anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a ballot box[/p][/quote]yes jonothon ,you are another lefty who thinks the same way as old man, someone who thinks that anybody who doesn't see it way is an idiot, again you don't know my education yet you can sit behind a keyboard and come out with your twaddle time after time, i won't call you an idiot because i don't know your education or merits! but i will just say this the once, i voted UKIP this year for the first time ever, previous to that my last vote was in 2005 when i voted labour for the very last time after voting for them for 26 years. You lot are the true bigots, you think you can sit behind keyboards and call people whatever you want and put their education down just because they don't vote your way, i reckon you and old man probably have very soft jobs in the public sector (or had in old mans case), probably never produced anything of any worth to anybody, go back to your sad little life and laptop![/p][/quote]I think you're missing the point here Mr sausage. You keep ranting about education but Old_Man's very valid point was about the intellegence or otherwise of the kippers, not their levels of education. Point proved I think! parkthebus
  • Score: 38

10:06pm Tue 10 Jun 14

oi oi savaloy says...

parkthebus wrote:
oi oi savaloy wrote:
Jonothon wrote:
oi oi savaloy wrote:
Old_Man wrote:
I am a Republican. The Royal Family serve no useful purpose and should be abolished. I am an atheist. I don't mind if someone is Christian, Moslem or whatever, just don't use it as an excuse to attack others.

I embrace multiculturalism. I love meeting people from other countries and backgrounds and would much rather live in a street full of "immigrants" than have some of the commenters on this thread as neighbours.

I like to think I respect other people, regardless of ethnicity or sexuality. However I have zero respect for thick, jingoistic, morons who have absolutely no idea about life and society and blame 'foreigners' for everything wrong in their own sad lives when in fact the answers to all their perceived social problems lie at their own doorsteps. And what sort of idiot uses a term like 'rug muncher'?

Anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a polling station.

It's sad and laughable that people actually believe in a party that has no policies whatsoever!

As for the Union Jack it's a bit of cloth that represents everything that is really wrong with Britain.
Old man! I think you're just full of ****! You probably think you are doing your bit for multiculturalism by getting an Indian take out once a month!
Why is it that anybody who doesn't vote or see it your way is an idiot?
You don't know the education of 11k+ people in York, how do we not know that it's you that is the idiot? After all we don't know your education? Are you the moaning old bore that sits to the left of the door in what used to be the Anglers arms on a Sunday afternoon?
This takes us back to Old Man's point about anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a ballot box
yes jonothon ,you are another lefty who thinks the same way as old man, someone who thinks that anybody who doesn't see it way is an idiot, again you don't know my education yet you can sit behind a keyboard and come out with your twaddle time after time, i won't call you an idiot because i don't know your education or merits! but i will just say this the once, i voted UKIP this year for the first time ever, previous to that my last vote was in 2005 when i voted labour for the very last time after voting for them for 26 years. You lot are the true bigots, you think you can sit behind keyboards and call people whatever you want and put their education down just because they don't vote your way, i reckon you and old man probably have very soft jobs in the public sector (or had in old mans case), probably never produced anything of any worth to anybody, go back to your sad little life and laptop!
I think you're missing the point here Mr sausage. You keep ranting about education but Old_Man's very valid point was about the intellegence or otherwise of the kippers, not their levels of education. Point proved I think!
not really, we could split hairs and "rant" on forever about the difference between education and intelligence , but the fact still remains old man and many of the lefties don't know the education merits or the 'intelligence' of the people who are turning to UKIP (many ex labour voters sick to death of the current labour party) right stop interrupting me i am trying to read some Tolstoy!!
[quote][p][bold]parkthebus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonothon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old_Man[/bold] wrote: I am a Republican. The Royal Family serve no useful purpose and should be abolished. I am an atheist. I don't mind if someone is Christian, Moslem or whatever, just don't use it as an excuse to attack others. I embrace multiculturalism. I love meeting people from other countries and backgrounds and would much rather live in a street full of "immigrants" than have some of the commenters on this thread as neighbours. I like to think I respect other people, regardless of ethnicity or sexuality. However I have zero respect for thick, jingoistic, morons who have absolutely no idea about life and society and blame 'foreigners' for everything wrong in their own sad lives when in fact the answers to all their perceived social problems lie at their own doorsteps. And what sort of idiot uses a term like 'rug muncher'? Anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a polling station. It's sad and laughable that people actually believe in a party that has no policies whatsoever! As for the Union Jack it's a bit of cloth that represents everything that is really wrong with Britain.[/p][/quote]Old man! I think you're just full of ****! You probably think you are doing your bit for multiculturalism by getting an Indian take out once a month! Why is it that anybody who doesn't vote or see it your way is an idiot? You don't know the education of 11k+ people in York, how do we not know that it's you that is the idiot? After all we don't know your education? Are you the moaning old bore that sits to the left of the door in what used to be the Anglers arms on a Sunday afternoon?[/p][/quote]This takes us back to Old Man's point about anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a ballot box[/p][/quote]yes jonothon ,you are another lefty who thinks the same way as old man, someone who thinks that anybody who doesn't see it way is an idiot, again you don't know my education yet you can sit behind a keyboard and come out with your twaddle time after time, i won't call you an idiot because i don't know your education or merits! but i will just say this the once, i voted UKIP this year for the first time ever, previous to that my last vote was in 2005 when i voted labour for the very last time after voting for them for 26 years. You lot are the true bigots, you think you can sit behind keyboards and call people whatever you want and put their education down just because they don't vote your way, i reckon you and old man probably have very soft jobs in the public sector (or had in old mans case), probably never produced anything of any worth to anybody, go back to your sad little life and laptop![/p][/quote]I think you're missing the point here Mr sausage. You keep ranting about education but Old_Man's very valid point was about the intellegence or otherwise of the kippers, not their levels of education. Point proved I think![/p][/quote]not really, we could split hairs and "rant" on forever about the difference between education and intelligence , but the fact still remains old man and many of the lefties don't know the education merits or the 'intelligence' of the people who are turning to UKIP (many ex labour voters sick to death of the current labour party) right stop interrupting me i am trying to read some Tolstoy!! oi oi savaloy
  • Score: 9

12:42am Wed 11 Jun 14

Old_Man says...

I can only comment on the intelligence/educati
on of the fascist commenters on this thread based on the evidence I see.

None of them can write coherently or use punctuation. Therefore I can only conclude that they are thick/uneducated.

I think they should kip. Permanently.
I can only comment on the intelligence/educati on of the fascist commenters on this thread based on the evidence I see. None of them can write coherently or use punctuation. Therefore I can only conclude that they are thick/uneducated. I think they should kip. Permanently. Old_Man
  • Score: 45

12:49am Wed 11 Jun 14

Old_Man says...

oi oi savaloy wrote:
Old_Man wrote:
I am a Republican. The Royal Family serve no useful purpose and should be abolished. I am an atheist. I don't mind if someone is Christian, Moslem or whatever, just don't use it as an excuse to attack others.

I embrace multiculturalism. I love meeting people from other countries and backgrounds and would much rather live in a street full of "immigrants" than have some of the commenters on this thread as neighbours.

I like to think I respect other people, regardless of ethnicity or sexuality. However I have zero respect for thick, jingoistic, morons who have absolutely no idea about life and society and blame 'foreigners' for everything wrong in their own sad lives when in fact the answers to all their perceived social problems lie at their own doorsteps. And what sort of idiot uses a term like 'rug muncher'?

Anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a polling station.

It's sad and laughable that people actually believe in a party that has no policies whatsoever!

As for the Union Jack it's a bit of cloth that represents everything that is really wrong with Britain.
Old man! I think you're just full of ****! You probably think you are doing your bit for multiculturalism by getting an Indian take out once a month!
Why is it that anybody who doesn't vote or see it your way is an idiot?
You don't know the education of 11k+ people in York, how do we not know that it's you that is the idiot? After all we don't know your education? Are you the moaning old bore that sits to the left of the door in what used to be the Anglers arms on a Sunday afternoon?
I don't do anything for multiculturalism at all. I don't have to because it is there anyway. What I do is enjoy the great things that come from other cultures, like all the restaurants on Fossgate. I know that there's no point in me talking about great food to the fascists who only eat McDonalds and doner kebabs (foreign food btw). Much as I avoid the British who frequent the 'English Pubs' when I visit Europe.

It's sad that the kippers are missing out on a rich and varied life by sticking to their cretinous views. I pity them.
[quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old_Man[/bold] wrote: I am a Republican. The Royal Family serve no useful purpose and should be abolished. I am an atheist. I don't mind if someone is Christian, Moslem or whatever, just don't use it as an excuse to attack others. I embrace multiculturalism. I love meeting people from other countries and backgrounds and would much rather live in a street full of "immigrants" than have some of the commenters on this thread as neighbours. I like to think I respect other people, regardless of ethnicity or sexuality. However I have zero respect for thick, jingoistic, morons who have absolutely no idea about life and society and blame 'foreigners' for everything wrong in their own sad lives when in fact the answers to all their perceived social problems lie at their own doorsteps. And what sort of idiot uses a term like 'rug muncher'? Anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a polling station. It's sad and laughable that people actually believe in a party that has no policies whatsoever! As for the Union Jack it's a bit of cloth that represents everything that is really wrong with Britain.[/p][/quote]Old man! I think you're just full of ****! You probably think you are doing your bit for multiculturalism by getting an Indian take out once a month! Why is it that anybody who doesn't vote or see it your way is an idiot? You don't know the education of 11k+ people in York, how do we not know that it's you that is the idiot? After all we don't know your education? Are you the moaning old bore that sits to the left of the door in what used to be the Anglers arms on a Sunday afternoon?[/p][/quote]I don't do anything for multiculturalism at all. I don't have to because it is there anyway. What I do is enjoy the great things that come from other cultures, like all the restaurants on Fossgate. I know that there's no point in me talking about great food to the fascists who only eat McDonalds and doner kebabs (foreign food btw). Much as I avoid the British who frequent the 'English Pubs' when I visit Europe. It's sad that the kippers are missing out on a rich and varied life by sticking to their cretinous views. I pity them. Old_Man
  • Score: 64

7:16am Wed 11 Jun 14

rat scabies says...

Old_Man wrote:
oi oi savaloy wrote:
Old_Man wrote:
I am a Republican. The Royal Family serve no useful purpose and should be abolished. I am an atheist. I don't mind if someone is Christian, Moslem or whatever, just don't use it as an excuse to attack others.

I embrace multiculturalism. I love meeting people from other countries and backgrounds and would much rather live in a street full of "immigrants" than have some of the commenters on this thread as neighbours.

I like to think I respect other people, regardless of ethnicity or sexuality. However I have zero respect for thick, jingoistic, morons who have absolutely no idea about life and society and blame 'foreigners' for everything wrong in their own sad lives when in fact the answers to all their perceived social problems lie at their own doorsteps. And what sort of idiot uses a term like 'rug muncher'?

Anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a polling station.

It's sad and laughable that people actually believe in a party that has no policies whatsoever!

As for the Union Jack it's a bit of cloth that represents everything that is really wrong with Britain.
Old man! I think you're just full of ****! You probably think you are doing your bit for multiculturalism by getting an Indian take out once a month!
Why is it that anybody who doesn't vote or see it your way is an idiot?
You don't know the education of 11k+ people in York, how do we not know that it's you that is the idiot? After all we don't know your education? Are you the moaning old bore that sits to the left of the door in what used to be the Anglers arms on a Sunday afternoon?
I don't do anything for multiculturalism at all. I don't have to because it is there anyway. What I do is enjoy the great things that come from other cultures, like all the restaurants on Fossgate. I know that there's no point in me talking about great food to the fascists who only eat McDonalds and doner kebabs (foreign food btw). Much as I avoid the British who frequent the 'English Pubs' when I visit Europe.

It's sad that the kippers are missing out on a rich and varied life by sticking to their cretinous views. I pity them.
What an absolute load of nonsense, so fascists only eat at McDonalds and Kebab houses? You are a very ill informed ,ignorant man!
And with your comment in the previous post about people voting for U.K.I.P. kipping permanently, your a very nasty, vile old_man.
And before you call me an idiot because i don't like your view, my IQ is a very acceptable average, my school grades were all good AND i have an engineering degree! i think that qualifies me to vote for who i want, without a jumped up little dictator like you commentating on these message boards!
[quote][p][bold]Old_Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old_Man[/bold] wrote: I am a Republican. The Royal Family serve no useful purpose and should be abolished. I am an atheist. I don't mind if someone is Christian, Moslem or whatever, just don't use it as an excuse to attack others. I embrace multiculturalism. I love meeting people from other countries and backgrounds and would much rather live in a street full of "immigrants" than have some of the commenters on this thread as neighbours. I like to think I respect other people, regardless of ethnicity or sexuality. However I have zero respect for thick, jingoistic, morons who have absolutely no idea about life and society and blame 'foreigners' for everything wrong in their own sad lives when in fact the answers to all their perceived social problems lie at their own doorsteps. And what sort of idiot uses a term like 'rug muncher'? Anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a polling station. It's sad and laughable that people actually believe in a party that has no policies whatsoever! As for the Union Jack it's a bit of cloth that represents everything that is really wrong with Britain.[/p][/quote]Old man! I think you're just full of ****! You probably think you are doing your bit for multiculturalism by getting an Indian take out once a month! Why is it that anybody who doesn't vote or see it your way is an idiot? You don't know the education of 11k+ people in York, how do we not know that it's you that is the idiot? After all we don't know your education? Are you the moaning old bore that sits to the left of the door in what used to be the Anglers arms on a Sunday afternoon?[/p][/quote]I don't do anything for multiculturalism at all. I don't have to because it is there anyway. What I do is enjoy the great things that come from other cultures, like all the restaurants on Fossgate. I know that there's no point in me talking about great food to the fascists who only eat McDonalds and doner kebabs (foreign food btw). Much as I avoid the British who frequent the 'English Pubs' when I visit Europe. It's sad that the kippers are missing out on a rich and varied life by sticking to their cretinous views. I pity them.[/p][/quote]What an absolute load of nonsense, so fascists only eat at McDonalds and Kebab houses? You are a very ill informed ,ignorant man! And with your comment in the previous post about people voting for U.K.I.P. kipping permanently, your a very nasty, vile old_man. And before you call me an idiot because i don't like your view, my IQ is a very acceptable average, my school grades were all good AND i have an engineering degree! i think that qualifies me to vote for who i want, without a jumped up little dictator like you commentating on these message boards! rat scabies
  • Score: -67

9:03am Wed 11 Jun 14

notpedallingpaul says...

rat scabies wrote:
Old_Man wrote:
oi oi savaloy wrote:
Old_Man wrote: I am a Republican. The Royal Family serve no useful purpose and should be abolished. I am an atheist. I don't mind if someone is Christian, Moslem or whatever, just don't use it as an excuse to attack others. I embrace multiculturalism. I love meeting people from other countries and backgrounds and would much rather live in a street full of "immigrants" than have some of the commenters on this thread as neighbours. I like to think I respect other people, regardless of ethnicity or sexuality. However I have zero respect for thick, jingoistic, morons who have absolutely no idea about life and society and blame 'foreigners' for everything wrong in their own sad lives when in fact the answers to all their perceived social problems lie at their own doorsteps. And what sort of idiot uses a term like 'rug muncher'? Anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a polling station. It's sad and laughable that people actually believe in a party that has no policies whatsoever! As for the Union Jack it's a bit of cloth that represents everything that is really wrong with Britain.
Old man! I think you're just full of ****! You probably think you are doing your bit for multiculturalism by getting an Indian take out once a month! Why is it that anybody who doesn't vote or see it your way is an idiot? You don't know the education of 11k+ people in York, how do we not know that it's you that is the idiot? After all we don't know your education? Are you the moaning old bore that sits to the left of the door in what used to be the Anglers arms on a Sunday afternoon?
I don't do anything for multiculturalism at all. I don't have to because it is there anyway. What I do is enjoy the great things that come from other cultures, like all the restaurants on Fossgate. I know that there's no point in me talking about great food to the fascists who only eat McDonalds and doner kebabs (foreign food btw). Much as I avoid the British who frequent the 'English Pubs' when I visit Europe. It's sad that the kippers are missing out on a rich and varied life by sticking to their cretinous views. I pity them.
What an absolute load of nonsense, so fascists only eat at McDonalds and Kebab houses? You are a very ill informed ,ignorant man! And with your comment in the previous post about people voting for U.K.I.P. kipping permanently, your a very nasty, vile old_man. And before you call me an idiot because i don't like your view, my IQ is a very acceptable average, my school grades were all good AND i have an engineering degree! i think that qualifies me to vote for who i want, without a jumped up little dictator like you commentating on these message boards!
The old_man also believes that Fossgate is the epicentre of the world as far as eating cultural food; he also believes he is so superior that he can deride others that choose not to eat 'foreign' food.
[quote][p][bold]rat scabies[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old_Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old_Man[/bold] wrote: I am a Republican. The Royal Family serve no useful purpose and should be abolished. I am an atheist. I don't mind if someone is Christian, Moslem or whatever, just don't use it as an excuse to attack others. I embrace multiculturalism. I love meeting people from other countries and backgrounds and would much rather live in a street full of "immigrants" than have some of the commenters on this thread as neighbours. I like to think I respect other people, regardless of ethnicity or sexuality. However I have zero respect for thick, jingoistic, morons who have absolutely no idea about life and society and blame 'foreigners' for everything wrong in their own sad lives when in fact the answers to all their perceived social problems lie at their own doorsteps. And what sort of idiot uses a term like 'rug muncher'? Anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a polling station. It's sad and laughable that people actually believe in a party that has no policies whatsoever! As for the Union Jack it's a bit of cloth that represents everything that is really wrong with Britain.[/p][/quote]Old man! I think you're just full of ****! You probably think you are doing your bit for multiculturalism by getting an Indian take out once a month! Why is it that anybody who doesn't vote or see it your way is an idiot? You don't know the education of 11k+ people in York, how do we not know that it's you that is the idiot? After all we don't know your education? Are you the moaning old bore that sits to the left of the door in what used to be the Anglers arms on a Sunday afternoon?[/p][/quote]I don't do anything for multiculturalism at all. I don't have to because it is there anyway. What I do is enjoy the great things that come from other cultures, like all the restaurants on Fossgate. I know that there's no point in me talking about great food to the fascists who only eat McDonalds and doner kebabs (foreign food btw). Much as I avoid the British who frequent the 'English Pubs' when I visit Europe. It's sad that the kippers are missing out on a rich and varied life by sticking to their cretinous views. I pity them.[/p][/quote]What an absolute load of nonsense, so fascists only eat at McDonalds and Kebab houses? You are a very ill informed ,ignorant man! And with your comment in the previous post about people voting for U.K.I.P. kipping permanently, your a very nasty, vile old_man. And before you call me an idiot because i don't like your view, my IQ is a very acceptable average, my school grades were all good AND i have an engineering degree! i think that qualifies me to vote for who i want, without a jumped up little dictator like you commentating on these message boards![/p][/quote]The old_man also believes that Fossgate is the epicentre of the world as far as eating cultural food; he also believes he is so superior that he can deride others that choose not to eat 'foreign' food. notpedallingpaul
  • Score: -62

12:05pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

#dichotomy
#dichotomy Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: -40

6:05pm Wed 11 Jun 14

notpedallingpaul says...

Buzzz Light-year wrote:
#dichotomy
#phlebotomy - your turn
[quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: #dichotomy[/p][/quote]#phlebotomy - your turn notpedallingpaul
  • Score: 2

2:04pm Thu 12 Jun 14

the original Homer says...

Pinza-C55 wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
"In contrast, the sight of the Royal Standard fluttering over the Minster's western tower was awe-inspiring."

I find it touching and rather sad that anyone can feel awe at the sight of a flag.
Are you serious, does not the sight of the union flag stir emotion, evidently not, good job you weren't at the D-Day commemorations then, if any thing it's you who are sad.
As Samuel Johnson said "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel" so I am not surprised you would cheapen the memory of those who fought at D Day by mentioning them in an absurd attempt to make a point.
But I will tell you what; the next time Elizabeth Windsor (real family name Saxe-Coburg Gotha) and/or her Greek husband visit York, you just drive there in your Nissan, Honda, Toyota or Mazda and wave your little plastic flag which says "made in China" and enjoy yourself.
The Royal family name may once have been Saxe-Coburg Gotha, but it was legally changed to Windsor. Elizabeth Windsor's "real family name" is therefore Windsor, not Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Similarly, Prince Philip may once have been Greek, but he isn't now.

Remember that this Country is a Monarchy, not a Republic. The Prime Minister and Government are merely servants of the Queen.

It might pay to also remember that capital punishment is still in force for treason.

I don't think you should be telling our ruler what her real name is, or what Nationality her husband is.

That may seem incredibly old-fashioned to you, but that it the constitution we live in.
[quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: "In contrast, the sight of the Royal Standard fluttering over the Minster's western tower was awe-inspiring." I find it touching and rather sad that anyone can feel awe at the sight of a flag.[/p][/quote]Are you serious, does not the sight of the union flag stir emotion, evidently not, good job you weren't at the D-Day commemorations then, if any thing it's you who are sad.[/p][/quote]As Samuel Johnson said "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel" so I am not surprised you would cheapen the memory of those who fought at D Day by mentioning them in an absurd attempt to make a point. But I will tell you what; the next time Elizabeth Windsor (real family name Saxe-Coburg Gotha) and/or her Greek husband visit York, you just drive there in your Nissan, Honda, Toyota or Mazda and wave your little plastic flag which says "made in China" and enjoy yourself.[/p][/quote]The Royal family name may once have been Saxe-Coburg Gotha, but it was legally changed to Windsor. Elizabeth Windsor's "real family name" is therefore Windsor, not Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Similarly, Prince Philip may once have been Greek, but he isn't now. Remember that this Country is a Monarchy, not a Republic. The Prime Minister and Government are merely servants of the Queen. It might pay to also remember that capital punishment is still in force for treason. I don't think you should be telling our ruler what her real name is, or what Nationality her husband is. That may seem incredibly old-fashioned to you, but that it the constitution we live in. the original Homer
  • Score: -29

11:30pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Mowkie says...

" Anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a polling station. "

Anyone who takes the time to VOTE (for anyone) should be given credit for upholding our democratic way of life.
" Anyone who votes UKIP should have to pass an intelligence test before being allowed near a polling station. " Anyone who takes the time to VOTE (for anyone) should be given credit for upholding our democratic way of life. Mowkie
  • Score: -8

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