The Floods: "African Union: We cannot ignore the plight of Berkshire any longer"
I thought this was good too
its not meant as a dig at weeksey and flooded folk in the UK, its about the casual xenophobia and cheap political point scoring of UKIP and the MailPosted 4 years ago
How awful for you weeksy. How many of your children has the flood claimed so far? Do you think any of your family will survive?
I suppose we can be thankful that at least you still have internet access. 😉
Seriously. Your situation must absolutely suck, but as kimbers says it’s more a dig at the DM/UKIP and its warped sense of perspective. Sorry if it offends you.Posted 4 years agofootflapsSubscriber
Made me laugh anyway:
Professor Henry Brubaker, from the Institute for Studies, said: “People who don’t have flood insurance either didn’t ask for it, which is mentally defective, or were denied it, which should have caused the first faint stirrings of something being amiss.
“If we are going to use some foreign aid money, perhaps we could make a film about how not to buy a house on flood plain.
“It’ll be called How Not to Buy a House on a Flood Plain, it will be 10 seconds long and consist of me holding up a piece of cardboard on which I will have written ‘don’t buy a house on a flood plain’.”
He added: “Meanwhile, you can still do your bit for Britain. If you meet someone today who has signed the Mail’s petition, try your very best to urinate on their legs.”Posted 4 years ago
, ‘For just £159, a Sudanese farmer can give an IT consultant from Surrey a pair of Endura Stocking Foot Protectors. That’s just four months wages to remove dampness from someone’s life’.
Meanwhile Syria’s Assad today announced a cease-fire in his nation’s multi-sided civil war to allow for ‘a whip round’ for Britons who have lost their second homes.
and yes if your complaining about stuff on the internet then it’s not that bad really in the list of global disasters.Posted 4 years agoRichPennyMember
awful for you weeksy. How many of your children has the flood claimed so far? Do you think any of your family will survive?
As I remember, it has undermined an impending house sale. Whilst not life threatening, it is pretty disruptive. If his house does flood, he could be disrupted for months. Nothing wrong with the initial gag, but once you’ve seen someone is upset maybe give it a rest?Posted 4 years agoJunkyardMember
Well granted he lacks your charm and respect for his fellow humans
No one is saying his problems are not real what they are saying is that others suffer worse issues overseas
Would you like to dispute this or just insult someone for being “insensitive” [ oh the irnoning].
FWIW I though that the Birtish were know for retaining their sense of humour in times of crisis…I know I try to
You either find the article amusing and making a good point or you do notPosted 4 years ago
I dont think anyone is trying to mock the flood victims
It was. Just that the first two sentences of that post made you appear to be a goady tosser with no actual sympathy. Not sure you really managed to cancel it out with the half hearted apology.
Okay then, to be clear, I have every actual sympathy for weeksy and flood victims. Their situation sucks.
But I have no sympathy at all for the public petition to withdraw money from overseas aid based on the barely-concealed xenophobic notion that we, as one of the richest countries in the world, shouldn’t be providing basic life-saving humanitarian aid to johnny foreigners when there are nice people here who, in your own words, “could be disrupted for months”.
That is the viewpoint which, I hope, the article satirises.Posted 4 years ago
And that I don’t apologise for.
DezB – Member
Ah, I get it. Weeksy obviously posted before clicking the link too
I get the joke, i see where it’s coming from. I’m usually all up for a bit of humor and amusement at sometihng a bit close to the edge…
But the fact that i’m still having this nightmare is truely destroying my soul. Yesterday we had 30 mins of hard rain in the morning, which then once again brings the floods, it brings masses of water gushing towards my property. It then bring phone call after phone call after email after phone call to get someone to get the hell out here to start pumping it. (Yes, if it reaches danger levels we’ll address it ourselves as we’re still hiring 2 pumps at our own cost of £300 a week each !)…. Eventually the local MP sends an email to someone and then people get up and turn up…. drop the level of water again over the next 4 hours with a pump the size of a Corsa, then we’re back to watching it fill slowly, drop slowly… until tonight… where it’s going to rain all night, i’ve then got to make the decision as to whether to wake up the whole village with the pumps, or wait to see if anyone comes out to pump with the Corsa (which is quieter)… While all this is going on i’m supposed to have a job i go to, but can’t… i’m supposed to have a wife and a 5 year old i spend time with. I’m supposed to have a life… currently.. i wake up and deal with flood stuff, go to bed and dream about flood stuff… and repeat.Posted 4 years agowwaswasSubscriber
Why one or the other?
because it suits members of certain political parties to pretend that we cannot afford both.
they get be seen to be suggesting that their core voters are being hard done by as a result of giving help to foreigners.
All the figures I’ve seen for clean up/pumping costs have been trivial in the scheme of things. We probably spent more on bombs in the first day of the last Iraq war than has been spent on sorting out the floods.Posted 4 years agocrankriderMember
Weeksy, has your house flooded or are are you in a position where it will if you are not pro-active with the pumps?
It must be total hell protecting your property from being messed up but there is always somebody in a position worse than your own, like where the house has already been totally destroyed by flood water – Doesn’t make it any better I know but maybe you can at least feel lucky to be holding out (if you are, if not apologies and good luck with the clean-up)
I do love our press and political system, any excuse for blame throwing etc.
me and the OH where on holiday when the last floods came (the flash floods of summer that were pretty severe) – I remember it being on the news abroad quickly followed by the floods in another country where a suspected 2000 were dead and an entire town was without shelter, food, electricity etc, kind of put things into perspective!Posted 4 years ago
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