Political Bollocks

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SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
This was posted next door, but bears sharing here:



Courtesy of a mate in the NZ Army:

Once upon a time, diversity of thought was permitted, indeed encouraged in the NZ Army, until a Corporal penned the 'wrong' thoughts and won an essay competition:


And here's the essay:



I think a lot of the points are pertinent to the UK, too.
 

fishhead

War Hero
Where did this figure of 30,000 drivers who missed out taking their tests because of Covid come from? Total bollocks,
That figure was stated in a BBC news item on the subject of driver shortage. They claimed the figures came from the DVLA. Take your pick who you believe or not.
 

taffscrivs

War Hero
That figure was stated in a BBC news item on the subject of driver shortage. They claimed the figures came from the DVLA. Take your pick who you believe or not.
Neither, they're both truth massagers. The driver shortage was predicted by the RHA 30 odd years ago as the conditions for drivers was worsening year on year. Transport cafes bought out by the likes of Little Chef, who banned lorries virtually overnight, MSA's providing little or no facilities for truck drivers and charging exhorbitant parking fees and Supermarket RDC's holding lorries for hours, using their trailers as free storage whilst refusing the drivers basic toilet and washroom facilities. Succesive Governments were no better, no investment in dedicated truckstops and totally ignoring the warnings from various haulage associations. On the Continent drivers are treated with respect, not so in this country. Here everyone regards trucks and their drivers as vermin. The main reason that we had to have a reliance on foreign drivers is because the job has long been viewed as pretty rubbish with crap wages, crap hours and crap facilities. These foreign guys have gone home to find that the job is now much better paid in their own country and conditions are improving where in Blighty conditions are getting worse. Yes there are a lot of posh looking Scanias, Volvos and Dafs on our roads, but they haven't got built in toilets or showers. Their drivers still have to park up in some rat infested layby and if nature calls take a dump in the hedge. And the Government now says they can add another 5 hours to what is already a 60 hour week. No wonder drivers are leaving the industry
in such great numbers and it will only get worse. The average age of a truck driver in UK is 50+.
 

Stirlin

War Hero
This was posted next door, but bears sharing here:



Courtesy of a mate in the NZ Army:

Once upon a time, diversity of thought was permitted, indeed encouraged in the NZ Army, until a Corporal penned the 'wrong' thoughts and won an essay competition:


And here's the essay:



I think a lot of the points are pertinent to the UK, too.

True , no one , regardless of colour should have died having a police officer putting pressure on your neck which ultimately led to G. Floyds death.
Since then our TV advertising industry has taken to depicting this country as being 50% black
48% white and 2% asian. That the asian population far exceeds that of the black pop is reason enough to get pissed off about this but no one is questioning it as it would be ....ist.
They are bending over backwards to appease the usual '' rights '' squealers which can only fuel
racial tensions.....and it has to stop. It was bad enough when Harry hooked up with Megan when they went all out to show the majority of couples in this country are mixed race , again not true.
This sort of thing really boils my piss and ITV should be taken to task for allowing it knowing full well that no one will say owt as it will upset a certain group of peeps

AAARRRRHHHH.
 

Sumo

War Hero
another bandwagon for Starmer and co to jump on, must be at least the third one in the last couple of weeks - still never pass up the chance to score completely irrelevant political points
I am sure Boris does it on purpose, to send Stramer down a rabbit hole, or hide something much more important, whilst the tabloids and the opposition go of on a tangent.
 

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