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  1. Europe --- In or Out

    Incredible. Look at this, only now, with barely 7 months left until Brexit day, the government is advertising for "Head of Airspace Strategy/Head of Aviation EU Exit Negotiations". This suggests no team has even been assembled. But read the requirements for it which include "Prior knowledge of airspace and the aviation sector is an advantage but not necessary." Fucking Hell May as well get the Mackem taxi driver in the role. This is surreal. https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/jobs.cgi?jcode=1586968
  2. Precedent Trump

    What's it going to take for people to wake up and actually get worried, even scared, about the situation in the US and also here (to a lesser extent)? Whenever I've expressed concern, it's not taken long before I'm labelled a screaming fanny. The dire situation in the US couldn't be clearer. In Trump they have a completely amoral despot who is destroying the foundations the country stands on. Yet people still support him. You don't have to go far back in history to know where this could end up. History shows one thing with certainty. We never learn from it.
  3. Politics

    Like Gareth Keenan from the Office.
  4. HR Experts

    Can't believe anyone is criticising you for this mate. Your health (physical and mental) is the most important thing, and safeguarding that is also important for your company. Alex mentioned the NHS. Each trust is probably different but imo employee welfare is not top of their agenda. I know a colleague who had a serious heart condition which he received surgery for at the trust he worked for. Didn't stop the trust dragging him over the coals for his attendance record.
  5. Europe --- In or Out

    We'll have to use French rockets to launch it, in 20 or 30 years time. Didn't see Marr today but sounds like May has lost the plot. What a shame we have a useless cunt like Corbyn in opposition, who has persuaded his zealots coming second is success.
  6. booze

    I'm inclined to think not as it happens. You're concerned enough to post about it on a message board, what does that tell you? You don't need to abstain completely yet though as far as I can tell. Some good advice posted here. Have a bit of a break and cut down, see how it goes.
  7. booze

    You're at risk though, obviously wired that way. I'm the same as you. I love the relief from anxiety alcohol gives (at the time). But in the morning, when I'm inevitably feeling shit and being grumpy with the kids, I think always think it's just not worth it. But alcohol is weird, not only does it wipe out your memory of the previous night, over a short time you forget how wretched it made you feel the next day, so you get a craving, and a few weeks later you do it again. I tend to anyway. In all honesty, it'd probably be better for me to give up completely like adios. I actually find abstinence easy and frequently give up for a month or longer. But let's be honest, that is depriving yourself of one of life's pleasures, and I find socialising without drink difficult to say the least. So noe I just ration myself. No alcohol during the week. No drinking at home for the sake of it (but will if football is on or socially). One weekend off a month. One month off a year. And as soon as I feel pissed to the extent I might get memory loss, stop (that's the tricky one). But then, if you get this neurotic about it ultimately that's not a good sign is it? As Homer Simpson said, alcohol really is the cause of and solution to all life's problems. I'll reflect on this tonight with a pint.
  8. Politics

    "No, no, no. Let me see some examples of this so called upskirting first [phwoarrr]".
  9. Politics

    This should become a thing. Everybody who meets him in public should photograph his crotch and upload it. After all, it's not illegal is it?
  10. Politics

    Bet he keeps his shoes nice and shiny. Seriously, I notice this cunt has an OBE. Sums up this country.
  11. booze

    That's because you were always doobied up iirc.
  12. Europe --- In or Out

    Has CT named a single law introduced that has negatively affected him yet? Which country's are we going to trade more with that's going to make up for the loss of trade with the EU? What are we going to sell? Why will we get a better deal than the EU, which is economically five times bigger? DexEU have calculated the maximum uplift from making our own FTAs is 1%, but this will be at the expense of a 6% loss with the EU (12% in the NE). This is obviously very bad. Does CT have the alternative economic forecasts showing sunny uplands after the choppy waters handy? What about NI? Still no solutions? WHAT ABOUT AI? See, the thing that really bugs me about this Brexit bollocks is I just can't see what the benefits are even supposed to be, none of it makes logical sense. If I could see a point to it, even if I disagreed, at least that would be a basis for discussion. But how can you even discuss things with the frothing gammon brigade. It's like a mental illness.
  13. General Random Conversation..

    None required.
  14. General Random Conversation..

    Sorry but Even if you succeed in building this industrial contraption, you'll get about 3 days a year use of it in sunny Manchester. Glad there's nothing else more deserving to do in your new house.

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