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Would you be tempted to buy a milkshake when Tommy Robinson is in town?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Duke of York, May 3, 2019.

  1. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter


    Yeah....

    I think we all know where you are coming from now! ;)
     
  2. Abadie

    Abadie New commenter

    You know nothing about me
     
  3. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    You have been very scrappy lately, Frank.
     
  4. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    You can think that if you like....;)
     
  5. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    What peculiar behaviour.
     
  6. Abadie

    Abadie New commenter

    What is that supposed to mean?
     
  7. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter


    I won't patronise you by spelling it out.
     
  8. Abadie

    Abadie New commenter

    Enjoy the rest of your Saturday. Fun as it has been there is some paint drying that needs my attention.
     
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  9. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    I'd just like to make it clear I wasn't saying taxi drivers and takeaway staff were more likely to be involved in child exploitation. I was talking about the environment of the night-time economy. There is a police presence in towns and cities at night but it is a reduced presence. Likewise, there aren't as many people on the streets and as many places of safe refuge open.

    Even in high summer it is getting dark by 10 p.m. By 2 a.m. there are even less people around and there is more likelihood that those people are either trying to get home or tired and possibly not as aware of their surroundings if they have been out drinking. There isn't the casual vigilance associated with daytime activities whereby parents would notice a child alone. Although I aren't myself a parent, I think parents tend to notice children alone because it triggers a thought that they wouldn't want their child out alone at that time.

    Though I am seldom if ever out after dark these days, I recall a very different atmosphere in the early hours of the morning. There seemed to be a lot more lost and lonely people about and a great deal more vulnerability and anger.
     
  10. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Oh, I see. You are falsely implying that @Abadie is someone else.

    You are out of order, Frank.
     
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  11. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Paranoia levels on here now demand that any new poster is actually a returning troll come to stir up trouble. Probably because it's what the accuser would do.
     
  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Would tend to agree with you... I was in my local town centre on Friday and the number of homeless visible was disturbing (esp as we'd read Stone Cold in class that day) ... one woman was barefoot.

    I write this and think "why didn't I offer to buy her shoes?" ... I always think of these things afterwards. Feel bad now.
     
  13. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Has done, even.
     
  14. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter


    Not new though...that's the point. ;)
     
  15. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    It's even more disturbing when you hear some statistics.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0004smf
     
  16. artboyusa

    artboyusa Lead commenter

    I fell for that one once. A humane impulse but she already has shoes. She and her gang boss are counting on people's humanity and trying to play them.
    https://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/13260398.scam-warning-over-barefoot-begging-con/
    https://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/13270646.warning-scam-of-barefoot-begging/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/london/com...e_to_beggars_and_are/?st=jvk0l91m&sh=107cc2b1
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2019
  17. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Now it's fish.

    Link
     
  18. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

  19. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Oldham

     
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  20. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    He ain't the only one, there are at least five currently.
     

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