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  1. And if it was, there's no way that said person wouldn't be a serial killer by now.
  2. Found my dream house and one of the most amazing sights in Europe!
  3. If you missed the early 1980s, you can relive it without the infinite energy required for a Time Machine by simply getting on an express train from Gothenburg to Stockholm. These seats are fabulous. And very comfortable, even for my 21-Stone, 6’2’’ hulking mass.
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    Highest tax burden since? What was it? 1948? The party of low taxes, apparently? The Conservatives are a complete and utter shower and you know it just as well as anybody.
  5. When all the cars lined up properly, did they disappear into thin air?
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    Who has been in government for the last fourteen years?
  7. It has always been my ambition to learn the bagpipes. Now I can live vicariously through @jakebullet
  8. It would be very funny if CND calls the Police for trespass, especially as criminal trespass only applies in very specific circumstances. And this isn't one of them. Would love to see her head explode at that one...
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    Well if turkeys keep voting for Christmas, expect to be carved up.
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    Quite a bit of persecution complex going on in this thread. Me9, have you considered beta blockers?
  11. Big Rover fucks Irishman in findom's garage.
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    200 for my ancient Golf and 20 for the Bini. I'm fine with that...
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    There's definitely a good argument to say that MPs are underpaid for their responsibility and paying them more but banning them from third-party activity would significantly improve our democracy. An MPs salary is the same as our household income which, whilst significant, doesn't strike me as excessive given what they are expected to do.
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    Road tax hasn't got anything specific to do with the upkeep of the roads. It's part of the general taxation pool.
  15. The car. If my Mum's driving. I've never been more terrified at 24MPH.
  16. I'm sure you do a lot more driving than I do and have a more valid opinion. I'm thinking specifically of a couple of slip road with limited visibility from both the carriageway and the slip road. The one closest to me is heavily used by lorries (near Dover) and is more-or-less blind until the last moment so in my experience, being able to get from 40-60 is more valuable. On a properly-designed road with decent visibility? Probably not.
  17. My Old Ford Ka had 59BHP. I was a lot slimmer then but I distinctly remember going over the Pennines in it with a car full of stuff from Mini and ending up in first. My current car has more than double that and the other one is 110BHP and reasonably light and I’d consider them both ‘more than adequate’ with stated 0-60s of around 10 seconds. What really matters for me is getting up to speed on the motorway from (say) 40 so in-gear acceleration and therefore torque is far more important to me.
  18. Norwegian Forest Cats are pretty huge, to be fair.
  19. I was very lucky to live in a town with a 3-lane 'Dual Carriageway' (the A2 just outside of Gravesend) so before learners were allowed on the motorway, I could learn on what was effectively a motorway. Those few lessons were absolutely invaluable and I'm so glad the law has changed.
  20. Just don't try the ford at this time of year. Used to love that as a kid. Went to the Roman Villa on a reasonably regular basis...
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