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By Boiler
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Tee hee.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50329890
Investors in UK pub chain JD Wetherspoon are being urged to reject the firm's annual report over its failure to clear pro-Brexit spending. The call comes from influential shareholder group Pirc, which says the promotion broke company law.

It comes after Wetherspoon's spent nearly £95,000 on pro-Leave beermats, posters and booklets during the 2016 referendum campaign. Pirc said such political expenditure required shareholders' backing.
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By youngian
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I’d rather pay Ben to produce quality food rather then run Jurassic Park for red squirrels and eat US chlorinated chicken.

Living on one of the only slopes in the Fens there’s two apple orchards near me that are fabulous dog walks with seats provided to watch the sun set and rise. I found out the farmers weren’t doing this out of the kindness of their hearts but applied for a CAP environmental grant for social use. Sounds like the sort of thing Goldsmith and Gove would like to roll over but I’ll predict they’ll be housing estates by 2025.
 
By Boiler
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My home village sits atop a ridge some sixty feet ASL and looks down towards Holme Fen which is the lowest point in the UK. I just hope that when it becomes my final resting place others will still see that view. The only place I knew with a notable slope is that ridge that is as you come towards Dereham, I think?

When I moved here in 1987 we did indeed have some orchards. Now we have an Orchard Drive, or roads named after apples.
 
By youngian
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The only place I knew with a notable slope is that ridge that is as you come towards Dereham, I think?

I’m in Haddenham on the Isle of Ely. I’ll guess you‘ve visited for our annual Steam Engine rally. I was told its the highest point on that latitude west of the Urals which sounded like nonsense but I’ve travelled as far as Berlin on the train and that might be true. Its flat as a pancake.
 
By Bones McCoy
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youngian wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:48 am
The only place I knew with a notable slope is that ridge that is as you come towards Dereham, I think?

I’m in Haddenham on the Isle of Ely. I’ll guess you‘ve visited for our annual Steam Engine rally. I was told its the highest point on that latitude west of the Urals which sounded like nonsense but I’ve travelled as far as Berlin on the train and that might be true. Its flat as a pancake.
My Grandad used to say he same about Raunds (Northants).

I remember the surrounding farmland mostly being a big flat plain, the the town sloping down alarmingly
toward the high street.
A sort of Grand Canyon of the midlands.

The place held various extreme temperature records until recently, so maybe there's something in it.
 
By Snowflake
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How the far-Left's vile hate drove me – a Nottingham miner – from working for a Labour MP to standing as a Tory in the election.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -Tory.html

When I "came out" as a Brexiter. :roll: So basically then if you can't beat the cunts, become one instead.
 
By youngian
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Why would the far left intimidate someone for being a Brexiter? Arthur Scargill's Socialist Labour Party's raison d'etre is leaving the capitalist Common Market to reopen coal mines for over two decades so they should have been just the party for Lee. But Lee seems more interested in snubs to Roy Chubby Brown.
 
By Snowflake
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'Pick potatoes, cold shower, lights out': Tory election candidate sparks fury for saying nuisance council house tenants should be forced to live in TENTS and pick vegetables as punishment.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... TENTS.html

This would be the same Lee Anderson as referenced above, presumably?
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