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By Boiler
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MisterMuncher wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:17 pm
You'll have it boiled to bits alongside your instant mash like a good little prole.
I didn't know you'd met one of my great-aunts? She was notorious for boiling veg into near-slop.
 
By Boiler
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Malcolm Armsteen wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:21 pm
Boiler wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:07 pm
Speaking as someone who was fed bread and beef Oxo dissolved in boiling water as a restorative...
My father was a school caretaker. He told us of one kid he had to rinse down after an incontinence was badly neglected. He was sent to the shops by his mother for a packet of Players (for her), a small loaf and six Oxo. His main, often only, meal was bread soaked in Oxo. That would have been 1957 or so. Stayed with me, that story.
It was something my mother was doing in the 70s, and I can remember her eating it herself. If you've ever read the section in Mrs. Beeton's Book Of Household Management on caring for the infirm there's a recipe that involves a thin beef consommé (almost) and bread. This, I'm assuming, is where the idea came from.

I'm assuming Abers will have studied the criteria for choosing a wet nurse in great detail :wink:
 
By Boiler
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That's tragic, Malc :(

By coincidence I was having a chat with one of my colleagues today who was watching some of the social history stuff on iPlayer - I was pointing out on another forum about how if, as some wanted, the BBC went commercial we'd lose stuff like this.

The programme he was watching is called Morning In The Streets - I'll watch it myself another time.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b ... he-streets
 
By Kreuzberger
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I grew up as the family was hauling itself out of inter-generational poverty. WW1, a major disinheritance, the flu epidemic and WW2 had really rattled my immediate forebears.

At some time in the late-60s, my mother discovered a magical device known as a Marguerite Patten rolodex with weekly recipe cards from Woman's Own, and we ate like minor royalty. Or, at least that's how it seemed to me. That included kale which I love to this day.

Littlejohn, the glottal millionaire, would have hated us while pulling up the ladder.
 
By davidjay
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Malcolm Armsteen wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:55 pm
My impoverished classmate seems to have left behind a very clever (9A* +1A, nice degree) daughter, so there was social mobility even in the worst cases.
My barely-literate great-grandmother's great-granddaughter got a DBE for services to education.
By Andy McDandy
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https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailym ... -Clue.html

Standard stuff, they're all traitors, etc. However he's now accusing May of being obstinate and high-handed in the negotiations so far, and things should have been run differently from the start. Just as some of us were saying, from the start.

He has one point though - if Labour had anyone else as leader, they'd be in power by now.
By Andy McDandy
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https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailym ... -ruin.html

Ultra low emissions, isn't Khan useless, don't bother me with that hippy shit.
 
By youngian
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Look, those of us who live and work in London are well aware that traffic is a nightmare and air quality leaves much to be desired. But motorists are only partly responsible. Most of the blame lies with politicians like Khan, in thrall to fanatical anti-car, pro-bike, vegan headbangers, and always on the lookout for exciting ways to raise taxes.

Far from cutting congestion and improving air quality, they have made things ten times worse. Congestion has been created by thousands of extra traffic lights every few hundred yards, which only change to green long enough to let through a couple of cars before reverting to red, causing interminable tailbacks.


Hence the introduction of low emissions zones you thick fuck.
By Andy McDandy
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/arti ... ister.html

Back to the seventies, there's no easy answer, I want no deal, I just don't want no deal like this...
 
By Big Arnold
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As a young labour and industrial correspondent, I spent days standing on the pavement opposite waiting for the leaders of the TUC to emerge and scatter their pearls of wisdom.

(OK, so I actually spent more time in the Red Lion pub over the road, but you get the general idea.)
In the Seventies and early Eighties, the threat to our democracy came from trades union leaders, drunk on power. (And often drunk, full stop.) Sadly, today the real ‘wreckers’ are to be found in Parliament.
Another irregular verb.
Hacks spend time in the pub.
Trade union leaders get drunk.
 
By Big Arnold
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Golf on the NHS? Are they trying to kill us all off! RICHARD LITTLEJOHN on the NHS’s ‘gimmick’ plan to prescribe social activities to battle loneliness and depression

Look, I know it’s easy to mock. But someone’s got to do it.
No they don't. Not when a successful trial is being extended.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/arti ... -plan.html
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