Jun 15, 2020 -- 4:54AM, sparrow wrote:
ericster....So in your opinion was his benefits too high or was the job very poorly paid and below the National Minimum wage and therefore illegal.
Interesting question sparrow.
I doubt that the job was too poorly paid, he had [some] pride, I don't know.
Jun 16, 2020 -- 12:19PM, dukeofpuke wrote:
talking to my 85 year old dad the other day he told me during rationing in wartime he got half an egg
Jun 16, 2020 -- 12:51PM, snowynoon wrote:
half an egg !! luxury! my grandad only got half an egg shell !! and he had to share it with his 8 brothers and sisters!
MP: You were lucky. We lived for three months in a brown paper bag in a septic tank. We used to have to get up at six o'clock in the morning, clean the bag, eat a crust of stale bread, go to work down mill for fourteen hours a day week in-week out. When we got home, our Dad would thrash us to sleep with his belt!
GC: Luxury. We used to have to get out of the lake at three o'clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of hot gravel, go to work at the mill every day for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad would beat us around the head and neck with a broken bottle, if we were LUCKY!
TJ: Well we had it tough. We used to have to get up out of the shoebox at twelve o'clock at night, and LICK the road clean with our tongues. We had half a handful of freezing cold gravel, worked twenty-four hours a day at the mill for fourpence every six years, and when we got home, our Dad would slice us in two with a bread knife.
EI: Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night, half an hour before I went to bed, (pause for laughter), drink a cup of sulphuric acid, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad and our mother would kill us, and dance about on our graves singing 'Hallelujah.'
MP: But you try and tell the young people today that... and they won't believe ya'.
ALL: Nope, nope..
Jun 17, 2020 -- 3:03AM, toilettennisplayer wrote:
Far too many envious, hard-nosed, unfeeling, self-righteous, mean-spirited, bile-spouting ****s been posting on this thread, including (obviously) the O.P - imo .....
Agreed. I really don't why they feel the need to do it.
Marcus Rashford almost single highhandedly changed the very rigid stance of the Government. I note that in interviews, Kier Starmer is trying to subliminally take credit for this in interviews, even though Labour had almost no effect in forcing this U turn.