sootyandjim

  • looks like sooty is out for a fight!

    Not at all, in fact I’m keen on the complete opposite.

    I’ve served in NI, I was at Bessbrook Mill when Stephen Restorick was murdered by Bernard McGinn, then read how McGinn laughed in court when his sentence was passed, knowing that he’d be released under the GFA.

    I don’t want Northern Ireland to ever return…[Read more]

  • No plans to explain how you managed to read “held to account for criminal actions” as “the Army should get a free pass” then?

  • …but par for the course when discussing how the army should get a free pass

    Putting words into other people’s mouths seems to be par for the course too.

    Did I stutter? Did I say the Army should get a free pass?

    I fully agree that members of the British military should be held to account for criminal actions,

    Just how did you manage to read…[Read more]

  • I’ve been in the back of one of these a few times. (Cant tell you why!)

  • while occupying their country

    Nice use of divisive and factually incorrect language.

    Just for clarity, Aughnacloy is in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom.

    I fully agree that members of the British military should be held to account for criminal actions, but so to should members of of the Republican and Loyalist…[Read more]

  • sootyandjim replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 3 days ago

    How odd that YouGov polls are so optimistic regarding the Tories and so pessimistic regarding Labour, it’s almost as if there is some motive behind the quality of their polling.

    Oh hang on, by, wasn’t YouGov started up by Stephan Shakespeare, former owner of ConservativeHome and Nadhim Zahawi (who needs no introduction really), slumlord and Tory?

  • The focus should be on the vigilante group, not the Police.

    Unfortunately these groups rarely seem to contain the brightest of individuals as the ’cause’ often seems to attract the kind of people who also talk about “muslamic rayguns”, people who have little understanding of important things such as the legal process.

    We’ve seen the idiocy of…[Read more]

  • sootyandjim replied to the topic Tom Watson! in the forum Chat Forum 5 days ago

    There also needs to be a recognisation that these “centrists” are often just as ideological driven as anyone else. Its just either they dont recognise it or dont admit to it.
    Its reflected in comments like “ideologically reactionary spiral ” which seems determined to ignore the fact that is precisely what we got from the “centrists” in the UK. The…

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  • sootyandjim replied to the topic Tom Watson! in the forum Chat Forum 5 days ago

    …claim that the center ground is obsolete or no longer existent…

    So, who has the centre ground at the moment? Oh, and if you mention Lib Dems that is a hard fail.

    The lack of truly centrist parties, in England at least, is pretty self-evident.

  • sootyandjim replied to the topic Tom Watson! in the forum Chat Forum 5 days ago

    More moderates and centrists leaving front line politics.

    You say that like it’s a bad thing.

    There is no place for centrists in current British politics.

    We have three right of centre parties in the Brexit Party, Tories and Lib Dems. Centrists are incapable of challenging such a shift to the right without travelling that way themselves (as the…[Read more]

  • Pound for pound the old Dragon Lady (U2) has got to be up there with the loudest military jets.

    Used to see these all the time in Cyprus and the detachment had by far the best bar at Akrotiri*.

    (*Of course they were never in Cyprus and thus neither could that excellent bar have been…)

  • sootyandjim replied to the topic Geri/Halliwell in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Yeah, I know it’s not her natural colour…

    It was the colour she had her hair when I met her and that’s good enough for me.

    I’ve still no idea how I held it together all evening and maintained the ability to have a conversation with her, rather than turn into a giggling and blushing school boy!

  • sootyandjim replied to the topic Geri/Halliwell in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Having met Ms Ms Anderson in person (I wont go into details) I can confirm she is intelligent, witty and charming. The whole package you might say.

  • sootyandjim replied to the topic Geri/Halliwell in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Sorry but when I think ginger I think…

  • sootyandjim replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    What is it about the current crop of vocal libdem supporters that they seem willing to lie almost as much as Johnson?

    They are desperate for a sniff of government again and, as in 2010, will do anything to try and make that happen.

    Blatant lies, jumping into bed with homophobic xenophobes, wholesale adoption of Tory policies, there is likely no…[Read more]

  • sootyandjim replied to the topic Stolen bikes in Nottingham in the forum Bike Forum 1 week ago

    I’m in Bramcote, I’ll keep my eyes peeled for them.

  • sootyandjim replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    What’s it like, being you?

    New tactic from you Binners? Going the ‘complete hypocrite’ route?

    Makes a change from you building straw men and waffling on about 6th Formers.

  • On the plus side my home in Nottingham will be closer to the sea by quite a considerable amount, with the bonus that Skegvegas will also be gone.

    I thought this was supposed to be a negative thread?

  • sootyandjim replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    FTFY

    You haven’t fixed anything @raybanwomble . What you’ve done is display an outstanding lack of political knowledge, specifically regarding the substantial difference between Communism (which features politburos) and Socialism (which among many other differences, does not feature politburos).

    Perhaps you should try getting your political…[Read more]

  • sootyandjim replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    What are you on about @Kelvin?

    – The Brexit Party is full of old Tories.

    – The Conservatives are, well, Tories.

    – The Lib Dems are led by an MP who stuck more to the Tory whip whilst in coalition than Gove and Hunt, have a number of ex-Conservative MPs (including a particularly nasty homophobic and xenophobic one) and a number of ex-Blairites…[Read more]

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