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I have to say - and this goes against the whole woke nonsense - that old Scrotum, our ancient family retainer, was immensely loyal and very grateful to be allowed off for a full two hours on Sunday to attend his Papist Mass.
Was this Scrotum by any chance related to the sainted Scrotum who so faithfully served the Rawlinsons at Rawlinson End until his (and its) untimely demise?

It seems unlikely that there should have been two such similarly-named and similarly faithful retainers unless it was some sort of family tradition.

Though of course Scrotums are, I believe, relatively plentiful among the servant classes these days.
 

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Was this Scrotum by any chance related to the sainted Scrotum who so faithfully served the Rawlinsons at Rawlinson End until his (and its) untimely demise?

It seems unlikely that there should have been two such similarly-named and similarly faithful retainers unless it was some sort of family tradition.

Though of course Scrotums are, I believe, relatively plentiful among the servant classes these days.
Ahh yes - we knew of old Scrotum, the wrinkled family retainer.

At one time there were upwards of 20 in domestic service locally, but these days the younger Scrotes feel it is beneath them.
 

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Ahh yes - we knew of old Scrotum, the wrinkled family retainer.

At one time there were upwards of 20 in domestic service locally, but these days the younger Scrotes feel it is beneath them.
There really isn't all that much that's beneath a young Scrote, in my experience.
 

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He's taking the piss now, apparently the EU are already turning a blind eye to them breaking the deal so what if they break it a little bit more.
It looks like there's little option but for the EU to devise a way of imposing swingeing trade penalties on Britain, while attempting to minimise the consequent effects on Ireland, north and south.
 

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But that can only change if the fuckwits allow it to grow unhindered by flags and jingoism
Growth being against their interests apparently, and the frosty one's too. You'd have to wonder does he know anything about the Downing Street Declaration.

I don't think (hope) they'll be allowed to disturb too much.
 

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Border officials are no longer required to make basic Covid checks on arrivals in England from green and amber list countries, according to leaked instructions that prompted claims the government is turning a blind eye to the risk of importing Covid cases.

A change that came into effect on Monday means Border Force officers no longer have to verify whether new arrivals have received a negative Covid test, have booked a test within coming days or have a passenger locator form showing an address where they will isolate if necessary.

Border Force sources contacted the Guardian on condition of anonymity to raise serious concerns with the shift in approach and said it was to reduce queues as foreign travel restarts.
 

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Border officials are no longer required to make basic Covid checks on arrivals in England from green and amber list countries, according to leaked instructions that prompted claims the government is turning a blind eye to the risk of importing Covid cases.

A change that came into effect on Monday means Border Force officers no longer have to verify whether new arrivals have received a negative Covid test, have booked a test within coming days or have a passenger locator form showing an address where they will isolate if necessary.

Border Force sources contacted the Guardian on condition of anonymity to raise serious concerns with the shift in approach and said it was to reduce queues as foreign travel restarts.
Serious negligence in England. Water off a duck's back.
 

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Truss and her support are supposedly well advanced in the CPTPP talks but unfortunately have upset New Zealand and the real W PM Ardern by refusing to let NZ lamb enter NI which is the distribution hub for the UK in spite of agreements signed . The fact that was a previous govts seems to be the get out clause........with friends like the UK who needs enemies.
 

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Watching the ten o'clock news at the minute, and the UK is at the centre of another border dispute. This time with Spain

 

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[Mod] As per the sticky post at the top of the thread, we have started deleting posts that are just links with no poster input. [/Mod]
 

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Only the Tories can save the UK?

From the outside it appears that the UK is fast embracing rogue state status, with an a la carte attitude to treaties and the rule of law, constant lies whenever expedient, a nod and wink towards racism and xenophobia, tedious blaming of the other side and now the great Covid gamble. The latter from boredom with 'experts' and the vain hope that if it works then Bozymandias' legacy is assured. (If it doesn't work then many plebs will die in vain, but it's worth the gamble, eh, just think of the plaudits?)

I wonder how long this can last - will the adult Tories act, or cling on in the hope of some miracle? (No point in expecting anything from the opposition, it seems)
 

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Only the Tories can save the UK?

From the outside it appears that the UK is fast embracing rogue state status, with an a la carte attitude to treaties and the rule of law, constant lies whenever expedient, a nod and wink towards racism and xenophobia, tedious blaming of the other side and now the great Covid gamble. The latter from boredom with 'experts' and the vain hope that if it works then Bozymandias' legacy is assured. (If it doesn't work then many plebs will die in vain, but it's worth the gamble, eh, just think of the plaudits?)

I wonder how long this can last - will the adult Tories act, or cling on in the hope of some miracle? (No point in expecting anything from the opposition, it seems)
The adult Tories have long since been sidelined. There were, of course, always people in the Tory party who espoused the sort of views that are now de rigeur in mainstream Tory thinking (tebbit's cricket test anyone?), but long gone are the one nation Tories like Heseltine and Ken Clarke, who despite their policies managed to retain some gravitas and a vestige of humanity. May was the last roll of that particular die.
 

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Brandon lewis will be sticking two fingers up to the EU in the British parliament in about 5 minutes. Chief Gopher, Frost, will be sticking two fingers up in the British Lords at the same time.

For those that might miss it, it'll amount to "Up yours, Delors!"
 

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Brandon lewis will be sticking two fingers up to the EU in the British parliament in about 5 minutes. Chief Gopher, Frost, will be sticking two fingers up in the British Lords at the same time.

For those that might miss it, it'll amount to "Up yours, Delors!"
They've opened a second front with Spain/Gibraltar.
Expect the EU response to be swift, far reaching and merciless, with ramifications for their application to join the Pacific trade agreement.
 

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They've opened a second front with Spain/Gibraltar.
Expect the EU response to be swift, far reaching and merciless, with ramifications for their application to join the Pacific trade agreement.
And securing a US trade agreement.
 
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