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Forum: Jet Blast
12th Feb 2022, 01:26
Replies: 34
Views: 6,862
Posted By Gipsy Queen

Well, she wasn't and she didn't. Some of her...

Well, she wasn't and she didn't.

Some of her many failures in command have been noted here, although I'm surprised that her most egregious incompetence hasn't been mentioned - Operation Midland....
Forum: Freight Dogs
7th Feb 2022, 21:20
Replies: 9
Views: 3,820
Posted By Gipsy Queen

Let's hope not!

Let's hope not!
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Feb 2022, 21:14
Replies: 220
Views: 26,516
Posted By Gipsy Queen

At the risk of boring Mr Reid with more...

At the risk of boring Mr Reid with more prolixity, can I for a moment return to the original subject?

Consider this scenario; under the new amendments to the RTA, Highway Code etc., what would be...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Feb 2022, 21:53
Replies: 220
Views: 26,516
Posted By Gipsy Queen

Now who's being "Niamh"? Those with any working...

Now who's being "Niamh"? Those with any working experience of dealing with governmental and similar departments readily will admit that "consultations" seldom amount to more than PR exercises....
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Feb 2022, 19:52
Replies: 220
Views: 26,516
Posted By Gipsy Queen

Well done, that man! But who is "they"? ...

Well done, that man!

But who is "they"?

Only joking - great to witness an appreciation of grammatical construction. Pretty rare these days.
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jan 2022, 01:26
Replies: 220
Views: 26,516
Posted By Gipsy Queen

The old "Road Fund Licence" ceased being...

The old "Road Fund Licence" ceased being specifically that many years ago. However, regardless of what the taxes might be called or from where the money is drawn, the fact remains that financial...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jan 2022, 23:45
Replies: 220
Views: 26,516
Posted By Gipsy Queen

Perhaps you might consider that the apparent...

Perhaps you might consider that the apparent priority given to cyclists seems a little disproportionate to vehicle drivers who are required to spend substantial sums on insurance, vehicle condition,...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jan 2022, 18:09
Replies: 220
Views: 26,516
Posted By Gipsy Queen

And so is that silly young man sporting the...

And so is that silly young man sporting the permanently idiotic grin and masquerading as the Minister of Transport. The performance of external mirrors is mandated in various EEC and ECE Directives...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jan 2022, 17:47
Replies: 12,012
Views: 1,166,990
Posted By Gipsy Queen

CJ - I can't help feeling that you purposefully...

CJ - I can't help feeling that you purposefully "misunderstand" my comments. Curiously, our views are not as diametrically opposite as you suppose.

I am a Conservative, and if I'm to be...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jan 2022, 17:01
Replies: 12,012
Views: 1,166,990
Posted By Gipsy Queen

CJ - I don't dispute that there are Tory...

CJ - I don't dispute that there are Tory backbenchers of probity and ability, but they are unlikely to become (or be allowed to be) party leader in the immediate future - we need them now - and that...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jan 2022, 00:43
Replies: 12,012
Views: 1,166,990
Posted By Gipsy Queen

This is a sad disposition shared by many ex...

This is a sad disposition shared by many ex patria types.

I was fortunate to live in the US for many years and from where it was possible to view the decline of my country with a certain...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jan 2022, 16:06
Replies: 76
Views: 13,337
Posted By Gipsy Queen

Not pedantic - just correct!

Not pedantic - just correct!
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jan 2022, 20:20
Replies: 76
Views: 13,337
Posted By Gipsy Queen

Probably not. Andrew has behaved with...

Probably not.

Andrew has behaved with incredible stupidity, even for someone as low on the spectrum of intelligence as himself, but unlike his spiteful nephew, he has not sought to so maliciously...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jan 2022, 20:25
Replies: 76
Views: 13,337
Posted By Gipsy Queen

I think this is a fundamental point. It is the...

I think this is a fundamental point. It is the royal connection which becomes the deciding factor - a sort of perverse Andy parallel in that this useless pair has to be protected in order to mitigate...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jan 2022, 22:49
Replies: 18,773
Views: 2,440,940
Posted By Gipsy Queen

Regrettably, one of the reactions to Covid,...

Regrettably, one of the reactions to Covid, generated by a government seeking absolute authority, has been to stifle any debate on the subject. "Follow the science" has become an all-encompassing...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jan 2022, 23:16
Replies: 18,773
Views: 2,440,940
Posted By Gipsy Queen

Frankly, I think this whole subject has been done...

Frankly, I think this whole subject has been done to the point of utter boredom. I'm reminded of Lord Macaulay's We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jan 2022, 22:35
Replies: 389
Views: 62,224
Posted By Gipsy Queen

I don't think Jerry Lee Lewis knew that!

I don't think Jerry Lee Lewis knew that!
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jan 2022, 22:33
Replies: 389
Views: 62,224
Posted By Gipsy Queen

To take your example, it would be surprising if...

To take your example, it would be surprising if the opinion of the coloured juror was not be influenced by his/her own experiences of similar treatment. But for the rest of the jurors, these...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Jan 2022, 17:45
Replies: 31
Views: 4,620
Posted By Gipsy Queen

I'm not a structural engineer, but would be...

I'm not a structural engineer, but would be inclined to think that - supposing the balcony to have been designed by a competent, person - there would have been substantial cantilever integrity...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Jan 2022, 00:30
Replies: 389
Views: 62,224
Posted By Gipsy Queen

Actually, I have made no judgement of his...

Actually, I have made no judgement of his position. I have done no more than comment upon his situation as I understand it and I certainly have not given any opinion of guilt or otherwise - you have...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Jan 2022, 19:58
Replies: 389
Views: 62,224
Posted By Gipsy Queen

The Duke's evident arrogance, obfuscation and...

The Duke's evident arrogance, obfuscation and sense of entitlement have made this conclusion almost inevitable.

It is possible that the terms of the extraordinarily prolix legal document disclosed...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Jan 2022, 11:00
Replies: 389
Views: 62,224
Posted By Gipsy Queen

It's inappropriate! But to scotch any notion that...

It's inappropriate! But to scotch any notion that I'm holier than thou, I once had similar thoughts about Wendy Deng!
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Jan 2022, 10:24
Replies: 5
Views: 1,462
Posted By Gipsy Queen

The wireless this morning has been reporting that...

The wireless this morning has been reporting that a petition raised in objection to the elevation of the mendacious Blair has exceeded 100,000 signatures and, evidently, counting.

Mr Mac. I was...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jan 2022, 20:13
Replies: 5
Views: 1,462
Posted By Gipsy Queen

Is the 2022 New Year's Honours list a celebration of mediocrity?

I thought that modern life could provide few more surprises, but this morning's list of the patently unworthy did come as a bit of a shock. Has this country really descended to such depths of...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jan 2022, 19:19
Replies: 389
Views: 62,224
Posted By Gipsy Queen

Would her claimed 20 million inheritance already...

Would her claimed 20 million inheritance already be subject to some means of confiscation since it derived from Mr Hoch's embezzlement of pension funds?

I feel there is little doubt that Maxwell...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jan 2022, 17:40
Replies: 47
Views: 7,348
Posted By Gipsy Queen

I had assumed Kissinger would have been obvious,...

I had assumed Kissinger would have been obvious, but you forgot Henry Cooper! And any administration would do well to ignore the world views of Henry Ford.
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Dec 2021, 22:15
Replies: 47
Views: 7,348
Posted By Gipsy Queen

The demise of the British Empire began with the...

The demise of the British Empire began with the South African Wars, but the process took half a century.

I don't recall the histories making any reference to the Kaiser's alleged observations...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Dec 2021, 21:21
Replies: 47
Views: 7,348
Posted By Gipsy Queen

Agreed, the failure of this woeful administration...

Agreed, the failure of this woeful administration to in any sense capitalise on such advantages as BREXIT has generated, is very thin gruel indeed, but given the capabilities (or lack thereof) of...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Dec 2021, 19:57
Replies: 47
Views: 7,348
Posted By Gipsy Queen

There may have been little cause for...

There may have been little cause for belligerence, nevertheless, at some point a cause would have been manufactured. Kaiser Bill had several chips on his shoulders and harboured profound resentments...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Dec 2021, 22:46
Replies: 12,012
Views: 1,166,990
Posted By Gipsy Queen

I think your MP (albeit unwittingly) has managed...

I think your MP (albeit unwittingly) has managed to provide an excellently-worked example of the political cop-out and at the same time, made a substantial contribution to global warming. I hope you...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Dec 2021, 22:19
Replies: 12,012
Views: 1,166,990
Posted By Gipsy Queen

The "logic" you advanced in your post and to...

The "logic" you advanced in your post and to which I referred is unlikely to be recognised by Parmenides or Aristotle, but we'll let that pass.

However, we are very much ad idem regarding the man...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Dec 2021, 23:32
Replies: 12,012
Views: 1,166,990
Posted By Gipsy Queen

Steady on, CJ, I have credited Boris with...

Steady on, CJ, I have credited Boris with nothing. He might be accorded some kudos for signing off Kate Bingham's inspired appointment, but beyond that, I am not aware of any noteworthy performance...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Dec 2021, 01:35
Replies: 12,012
Views: 1,166,990
Posted By Gipsy Queen

CJ Like you, I was born before the War, I...

CJ

Like you, I was born before the War, I remember it and the consequences thereof plainly; I was fortunate to miss Korea. We are a dwindling band! But because of the experiences we have had and...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Dec 2021, 23:05
Replies: 12,012
Views: 1,166,990
Posted By Gipsy Queen

Refreshing indeed, although I don't know how...

Refreshing indeed, although I don't know how these less extremist Conservative MPs might be defined - I find it almost impossible to recognise any Conservatives in this wretched government, let alone...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Dec 2021, 22:44
Replies: 12,012
Views: 1,166,990
Posted By Gipsy Queen

Absolutely not. Ditto the "entrepreneurial"...

Absolutely not. Ditto the "entrepreneurial" Jeremy Hunt. The excellent John Redwood would be a fine choice but, sadly, I think he may no longer have an appetite for the job. The new man will have to...
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