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  1. superblue24

    Southern Rail Unions

    time to get them abolished, they are taking the ****! the odd strike here and there when it is right to do so is acceptable in my opinion (although unions going on strike when the average Joe is not able to is an unfair privilege in my opinion) . What Southern workers are doing is a)...
  2. Car Tax

    With the changes being implemented in October i believe as you will no longer have a physical disc to display, my question is : Isn't about time this was abolished perhaps in favour of adding a couple of pence per litre to fuel to cover the shortfall in revenue? My reasonings behind this are...
  3. Tangled up in Blue

    Should private schools be abolished?

    Simple question. What's your opinion? Personally I believe they should-and I went to a local one for a while as a kid. There's an excellent article on the subject by ex-Grammar School boy Alan Bennett in the LRB,which you can link to here:-...
  4. pickledseal

    Pay Rises

    After reading this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20978487 I get paid well as a teacher and I've worked hard for promotions to keep my salary rising. However we're in 3rd year of pay freeze (apparently this year equivalent to a 3% drop) and *if* we get a rise next Sept it'll be 1% and...
  5. OldBlueLady

    Death Penalty vote back in the forefront

    According to Sky News, MPs may be about to debate the reintroduction of the death penalty: With the vast improvements in DNA and forensic findings, is it time for a more up to date viewpoint from the cross section of SZ posters at large? For myself, I believe that if the evidence is 100%...
  6. Capital Punishment

    Bring it back or not? Use it in extreme cases? Keep it abolished? In the wake of the 'Baby P' murderers being granted a new life when they leave prison, with all the trimmings i might add, would Capital punishment be more fitting for these scumbags? What's your take on it all?
  7. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - David Webb

    For 84 years Southend was a team that bounced around the lower divisions. The opening words of the official club history are: "Other teams dreamt of Wembley, some hankered for the first division championship or a place in Europe - but Southend only ever wanted second division status." We'd...
  8. If Trafalgar was today..

    Nelson: "Order the signal, Hardy!" Hardy: "Aye, aye sir." Nelson: "Hold on, that's not what I dictated to Flags. What's the meaning of this?" Hardy: "Sorry sir?" Nelson (reading aloud): "'England expects every person to do his or her duty, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation...
  9. J

    The Official St George's Day thread.

    First of all, no thread hijacking, or anti-english crap, if you don't like it or don't want to participate, then **** off - Ok, below is a colelction of many things English, songs, pictures etc etc. I am very proud of my country, although we are a soft left wing taget, i still think we hold...
  10. Trafalgar

    Nelson: "Order the signal, Hardy." Hardy: "Aye, sir." Nelson: "Hold on, that's not what I dictated to the signal officer. What's the meaning of this?" Hardy: "Sorry sir?" Nelson (reading aloud): " England expects every person to do his duty...
  11. The Artful Shrimper

    Football's appeal is fading.

    Due to the high cost of entry into games many people are turning their backs on the beautiful game. This prompted Joe Cole to appeal to football bosses and rethink admission charges. Excuse me Joe but when poncey players demand poncey wages to keep their equally poncey girlfriends in stacks of...