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Ha ha ha ha its less than 24 hours after the results came in and the Chickens are already coming in to roost.
Farage says "he didnt promise extra £350million to the NHS in Brexit"
Cornwall claims it was told EU Grants and subsidies would be safe and continue ......eh? how did they think that would work.
Pound down to low low levels Stockmarket at lowest since 1985. Thomas Cook halts Currency sales (they didnt even do that during 2 World Wars)
The Cornish council has issued a plea for “protection” following the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union. Cornwall, which has a poor economy and as such has received millions of pounds in subsidies from the EU each year for over a decade, voted decisively to Leave. But this money is now threatened following the severing of ties with the EU.
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+Steven Sep​​​​​​​​​ ​otherwise known as 'tyranny of the majority.'

When smaller states like Switzerland (or Norway) are pointed to as examples of proximite but functioning and cooperative non-EU nations, it is also worth mentioning their low populations afford the creation of more unified federations with quite consistent political will. This seems more just because it is so straight forward: national politics that stem from closeness of culture (and so in part geography), rather then very abstract and homogenising nation state ideology covering huge expanses and many subsets of the "same" people. Low population density in Norway possibly diffuses counter-national sentiment as in Australia. What is interesting to note is the diversity that proliferates under the hubris of a central state (I'm sure those leaving the EU will recognise that sentiment?) - and the resistance to it - another couple examples would be a strong desire for independence in the Pacific north west and the central (French-speaking) continent which subsumes under the clearly still more powerful idea of The United States or Canada. What is also clear is that Scotland has long illustrated it is at odds with the so-called union and once again deserves its say on matters, i.e. being part of that union. Fortunately, they were prudent enough to envisage such a possibility as the catastrophe that just unfolded... as much as I understand their drive for independence, being part of the European Union is economically more desirable... which now drives new calls for independence. 😀
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Here's what I'm talking about. British Militray Issue Boot brushes with the Service Number imprinted.
Leading Aircraftman Eric Smith RAF Coastal Command Service Number 2475089 +Eekamouse1981 
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4 suspect devices in 24 hours? ;-P
Workman have unearthed what they think might be a landmine at a caravan park near Lowestoft.
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If that's the case it's likely to have been someone's stash of stuff they had after the war, which they have subsequently dumped. Worked a few similar finds over the years, generally how they pan out.
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Just been reading the evening edition of the Telegraph and Argus Bradfords local newspaper and I saw this about building new student digs. Then I saw were it was slap bang in Bradfords red light area! Only a year ago Swansea University announced research that stated that a massive 5% of UK students turn to prostitution to make cover tuition fees
http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/mar/27/university-students-sex-work-living-costs-tuition-fee-debts
Also the hunting ground of the Crossbow Cannibal serial killer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradford_murders
Talk about the planners dream going wrong
A LONG delayed scheme to redevelop the site of an historic mill in the centre of Bradford looks to finally have been brought back to life.
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How to catch a bus #EssexStyle   PIAT Anti-Tank launcher 115yds range 2.5lb hollow point charge capable of piercing 4" of face hardened steel armour plate.
Now do you remember to bring exact fare?
Six anti-tank rockets from World War Two have been found behind a bus stop in Essex, police say.
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+Simon Smith much confuse! 
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Holocaust remembrance day ...  #HolocaustMemorialDay
"First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.. ."
Martin Niemöller

Victims Killed (Approximated of a Total of 17 Million)
Jews 5.93 million
Soviet POWs 2–3 million
Ethnic Poles 1.8–2 million
Serbs 300,000–500,000
Disabled 270,000
Romani 90,000–220,000
Freemasons 80,000–200,000
Slovenes 20,000–25,000
Homosexuals 5,000–15,000
Jehovah's Witnesses 2,500–5,000
Spanish Republicans 7,000
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and this is why I can never vote for Brexit
Racist posters, racist news comments and now Tory East Yorkshire Councillor tweets this.... If we vote Brexit we as a Country are heading to Hell in a handbasket dominated by turds like this guy
THE loathsome Tory councillor has sparked outrage after writing "I've just donated the steam off my piss" on story about MP's memorial fund.
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Done and dusted... fate of economic depression and racism sealed... Love my multi-nationality... Abandoning HMS Turdship! 
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To the 255 killed and 775 wounded British service personnel who Liberated The Falklands Islands this day in 1982 Thank you
 
30 Photographs From The Falklands War
On 2 April 1982, Argentinian forces invaded the British overseas territory of the Falkland Islands. Three days later the UK dispatched a naval task force to reclaim the islands. Here are 30 photos from the conflict.
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Dear World in General and esp. Google 












Bugger off.....
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 not #timeteam   #archaeology   #archaeologicalgeophysics  Just Watching these guys plot out a grid about 1/8th mile by 1/2 mile and start to geophys with fluxgate gradiometer.
The site is about 24 football fields in size, should I tell em that over the 15 years I've lived here I've found nothing, a few shards of mid to late medieval period pottery or that if I look down on the site from my window I can see the traces of medieval ridge and furrow ploughing? 
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+John Goatti   I see your street scene and raise you one Bus Stop on the A30/A14
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UK Channel 5 is still showing WWII Battlefield Recovery (Last year titled Nazi War Diggers) and guess what its still tripe but so tripe its funny (its like Monty Python meets the Goon show for Archeological types. Tonight twisted logic:-
"Look PPsH ammo, but as a great Soviet weapon it was used by the Germans alot so cannot by used to ID the skeleton as German or Soviet"
"Look the buttons off a German bread bag, but as a great piece of German kit it was loved by the Soviets so cannot by used to ID the skeleton as German or Soviet"
"Light Bulb!"
"Look its a German safety razor, the best made at the time, the skeleton must be German QED"
With logic like that I weep ...
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Amateur European Military Historian 1932-46
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Happily Divorced  I worked in Insurance in Leeds doing various roles. My hobby ,no obsession is European Military History 1932-46 and am into Military Archaeology and preservation of sites in the UK which I research and I also wargame Map Sim. by email with similarly minded folk. In the Map Simulations we role play the Generals and ranks above and try and replay Campaigns in the past but with our own personal touch, we also try recreate Campaigns that did not leave the planning table   

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