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  1. He was the Bedlington Coal Company over-manager; in modern parlance the Managing Director. I say over-manager because both the Doctor Pit and the 'A' Pit had under-managers. His son was the 'A' Pit (Bedlington Station) under-manager and my grandfather (James David Millne) was the Doctor Pit under-manager - though grandfather had a manager's "ticket" and was offered colliery manager positions elsewhere which he gratefully declined. Both reported to Mr Weeks Senior - which I've always assumed is the above depicted one. The Weeks family were succeeded at Laird's House by the Crudas family.
  2. And here's me imagining it was for six of Bercow's car stickers!
  3. https://www.mpsexpenses.info/#!/mp/540 Doesn't look like all those thousands of our money spent on "Publicity services and local paper column writing" delivered any results Ian! I'm fascinated to know what those six items below £1 are, and how much in administrative costs that fiver or so you couldn't spare incurred.
  4. Another farce perpetrated by our utterly biased BBC! I'm not going to bore anyone with further comment, but will simply relay the correct answers to the questions. These are answers no one at the Brussels Broadcasting Corporation actually wants to hear! Credit for the above goes to Brian Chambers.
  5. Really really sad, but all good things do come to an end. It's the way of retailing at the moment, and small retailers are by no means the exception: the iconic Boots is in meltdown, and who would have believed that retail analysts would ever be forecasting that now struggling retail giant M&S won't survive the next decade. I hope Bedlington.co.uk can preserve a bit of the Keenleysides magic for posterity.
  6. Yes, I heard the ruskies hacked the scoring system - we must demand a people's score board.
  7. Some interesting info from Lord Ashcroft's polls about how the establishment parties are fracturing: That's totally astounding, and obviously there are still more to make the jump. The establishment line will be that it's only a protest vote, but the polling indicates that a majority already see it as a permanent transfer of allegiance. So, things can never be the same again - thanks Theresa and Jeremy!
  8. Oh, isn't this fun, and Labour's utter duplicity is clearly getting through to Labour voters too! TBP actually out-polled Liebour in Bradford. A majority of immigrants starting to think just like native Brits is socially cohesive and bodes well. It means Blair's cynical plan to flood the country with ever-grateful voters who themselves have no idea where he's actually coming from, is running out of steam. One more push and we are free of a system which gifts power to some pretty despicable and useless people at multiple levels (I'm looking at you too Mr Lavery) on the eternal basis th
  9. ..totally destroy the Tory Party! Yes, you read that right! https://theblueanchor.wordpress.com/2019/04/11/brex-terminate-the-tories/ P45's all around for the current Westmonster lot! May they all rot in hell afterward; because few of them are in any way employable.
  10. You've got the gender of Cympil wrong I think. Nothing wrong with patriotic Kippers, unless you've still got a dose of that leftie "common purpose" bilge they serve up at uni, and I'd have hoped you'd have got most of it out of your system by now.
  11. And another one representing #1, and who refuses to do the honourable thing... Is he going to refuse to accept the money when he decides not to do what he was elected for, but committed to do in order to get the job? Answers on a post card...
  12. Once again Ronnie Campbell does the right thing by his electors and has abstained from a whipped vote for the so-called Spelman Amendment. This attempts to take the no deal option with the EU off the table, and so tie our negotiator's hands. The same can not be said for our Mr Lavery, who is once again playing politics with his country's future! You'll come to regret your duplicity Mr Lavery; your electors aren't as stupid as you assume!
  13. How thrilling for all those people who elected him as one, and aren't going to be given the choice of another.
  14. Why would the people with their noses in the trough ever agree to this without receiving a huge kicking at the polls first? The same is true for constituents right of recall of their MP. When Carswell tried to introduce a RoR bill it was rapidly buried by the establishment. We are going to have to drag the ConLabLib alliance kicking and screaming into the 21st Century!
  15. If you are looking for a currently running petition Eggy then try this one for size: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/242193 BTW, you might have noticed that this is precisely what both those who defected from the Tories to Ukip honourably did, and I think both were re-elected as a result.
  16. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/226071 I disagree with the "not legally binding" bit (because there is a load of historic and constitutional evidence to indicate it is binding) but that's a mere detail.
  17. Yes, my kind of thing Maggie. Post the lot please. People have forgotten what a brilliant idea EFTA was, and that it actually worked well for small business, and was entirely free of political BS. I wondered why we started it then abandoned our friends in it in the early 1970's. The true reasons are now very clear. It's doubtful you'll find this info anywhere else, as it's politically inconvenient to our politicians and big business lobby groups.
  18. Well, I think you've answered your own question - it's not going to happen, mostly! The problems farmers have were there well before Brexit, and we need a government that will encourage robotics and innovation, as well as operating a fair work visa system that's not politicised. Government no longer has any excuses that they can't do this or that because of Brussels, so we are entering an interesting political era - one that establishment politicos don't seem to like. Anyone who lived through the immediate post war era, and met Poles who came to the UK during wartime has the greatest r
  19. A "whole wedge" of voters frequently do the right thing for the wrong reason, and a "whole wedge" do the wrong thing for the right reason. Over time this tends to balance out and we are left with a democracy that everyone respects the result of - or that used to be the case before Tony Blair. I think you'll be really struggling to find any politician of note on the Leave side who ever claimed anyone was going anywhere. On the Remain side you'll find lots that perpetrated the lie that Brits living in the EU would be going home en masse. The Remain side also perpetrated the lies that we'
  20. ..for voting for the House of Lords amendment to undermine your own country in our EU negotiations! The Labour MP's who did the decent thing and took this out of politics were: Kate Hoey, John Mann, Graham Stringer, Frank Field and Ronnie Campbell So pitifully few from a party that once supported the British working man, and loyalty to the nation above all! The traitors on the Tory side you can probably guess: Ken Clarke, and crazy Anna Soubry. Both will be history come the next election, and they'll likely collect their thirty pieces of silver from some EU related slush fund.
  21. That's because the lies of Project Fear have been made thoroughly obvious to all. The latest one to go down in flames was the supposed broken undertaking (from people who everyone was aware weren't in a position to do this) to fund the NHS with the Brexit dividend. Can you remember mad Vince Cable's sneers about this when he knew full well that it would be a good while before there was any dividend? NHS to get £384m extra a week, as Theresa May locks Britain into leaving EU Oh, and all those European health workers that were going to go home and so cripple the NHS? ...well th
  22. A little perplexed by the BBC's "balanced reporting"? The Telegraph reports what actually happened when the guardians of our democracy had yet another go at someone who certainly isn't playing their establishment game. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/06/12/brexit-bulletin-bad-boy-arron-banks-lashes-remainer-mps
  23. Monday 28th May, 2018 Why are people who advocate respecting animal rights utterly disrespectful of all other rights?
  24. In an ideal world: Jeremy Corbyn would be our conscience, and Donald Trump would be our provider. In the real world: they both demand to be both!
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