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#1 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:16 pm

Nothing to do with films really but I see here in the UK another one time great
Department store chain is to close. British Home Stores.
Good riddance I say. My only regret is that the next time I am on Union St. Aberdeen
I will have to find an alternative place to pop in by for a quick pee !
It was always handy for this.
See I told you it was nothing to do with films but I just had to say that.


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#2 by Eivind Mork , Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:55 pm

I was in a BHS in Edinburgh last summer :-) Was a short trip to Glasgow too. But never been in Aberdeen.



 
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#3 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:15 pm

I think Philip Green needs investigating, so does his wife who lives in Monte Carlo, with a LOT of money that was put in her name,
probably the pensions of the 8,000 workers, why else would he sell this firm for a £1.00? His knighthood should be revoked, but they hand those out to any crook that wants one these days. I reckon I could get a confession out of him, tied to a plank and put in a furnace an inch at a time, he'd talk.



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#4 by David Ralph ( deleted ) , Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:25 pm

We have/had a BHS in our town. The only time it have some life/atmosphere was during the Christmas season when it was decorated and festive. All other times it had the semblance of a well kept grave. It was inevitable that BHS went the same way as Woolworths, Austin Reed et al. The people I feel sorry for are the 11000 people who are now out of a job, where some of these folk will struggle to fine employment and those whose pensions are now compromised.


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#5 by Tom Photiou , Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:57 pm

P Green and the asshole he sold it to are all massive C words as far as i'm concerned, Thatchers little blue eyes pricks, those were the sort of people her and scum croonies all supported and say "we need them".
My ex Sister in law was/is the manageress of the Plymouth branch & my young Daughter had/has a Weekend job in there as well, if you knew half what i know about this company and the C***ts that have owned it and what they have done with there profits then you would know why i am so mad about it. 550 million for the pension is piss money to the Government, but because it's not a fucking bank or any manufacturing industry the 12000 employees (as far as the corrupt government is concerned) can all go onto the scrap heap. Thatcher at least is where she deserves to be.

Still nothing to do with film, but got it off me chest.



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#6 by Gwyn Morgan , Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:07 pm

yes a very sad day for all the employees what is happening to this country?


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#7 by Tom Photiou , Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:20 pm

Simple mate, look at the news, the scum are helping immigrants into the English Channel now, i see on the main news they talked about the ones they caught off Dymchurch but NOT ONE MENTION of the THREE boats of these scum caught off Plymouth Sound in the last week or two.
Thats whats happening to this country. Did you also see on the news,(i am surprised it got reported) that muslums in prison in this country claim they are gradually getting the rules changed to suit there needs.

ANYWAY, i wont rant on otherwise this will turn into the old devil of politics, WE MUST STAY ON TRACK WITH FILM NOW.



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#8 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:05 pm

Sad fact my friends, but the last true socialist leader of our country was Mr Clem Attlee, he even gave out of his own pocket to the poor of this country, I am not old enough to remember this great man, but from what I've read about him, there was nothing to dislike, comparison with todays excuses for World Leaders is like comparing sparrows with Hawks. Mrs Thatcher's ashes should have been thrown over her son, while red hot, wastrel, playboy, trouble maker and full time shit. Also, the Government should make good those folks pensions, too easy to write that off, I recommend searching Phil Green's offshore accounts and his wife's, freeze their bank accounts until
all investigations are concluded, they do it with Joe Public quick enough with benefit fraud!



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#9 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:26 pm

The one in Oxford shut down just after Christmas. Probably a victim of the Internet. There are so many things that one just can not buy in the high street any more, plus you can shop around for the best deals. To my surprise I have found some items on Amazon a lot cheaper than Ebay.


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#10 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:48 pm

I just received this in an email, concerning the closure of BHS.
BREAKING NEWS: BHS, one of Britain’s best known high street names, has collapsed. Up to 11,000 workers stand to lose their jobs, facing an uncertain future, unsure if they can pay the bills.

As if that's not bad enough, it also leaves a massive pensions deficit of £571 million. Thousands of workers won’t just lose their jobs -- they could also lose great chunks of their retirement savings.

Most of that deficit was built up under Sir Philip Green, who owned BHS for 15 years until 2015. During that time, he underfunded the pension scheme -- while paying his wife £400 million in BHS dividends, all channeled through a tax haven.

While BHS workers face an uncertain future, the Green family is waiting for a new £100 million superyacht to be delivered any day now. Let’s show Philip Green we won’t stand by while he sails off with BHS workers’ futures.

Philip Green: fully fund the BHS pension deficit you built up!

Philip Green offloaded BHS for the nominal sum of £1 last year, washing his hands of the struggling business and its skyrocketing pension problems. The new owners have failed to turn the business around, and now BHS faces liquidation.

But unluckily for Green, former owners of corporations can be asked to pay up to cover the pension deficits they helped to create -- even if they have sold the business. And, right now, the UK pensions regulator is deciding whether to order Philip Green to cough up £280 million -- an amount that would still see 13,000 BHS staff take a 10% cut to their pensions.

But Green is trying to wheedle out of even that. Instead, he has offered to pay a paltry £40 million in cash -- small change to a man worth £3.5 billion. That’s just insulting. Even the head of the Institute of Directors, Simon Walker, says that Sir Philip has "moral responsibilities" over the demise of the firm and plight of the pension scheme.


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#11 by Tom Photiou , Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:20 pm

Philip Green is nothing more than a thieving piece of shit. That fat fuck Robert Maxwell did a similar thing all those years ago, Remember? The only good thing is that Robert Maxwell joined the drifters, i hope Green and the piece of trash he sold it to who also pilfered profits all die young. I dont mince my words with c**ts like these, they deserve nothing less. That prick Green could sell one of his pissy little yacht's & that would pay the pension problem, he wouldn't even miss. How the hell can they call these thieving scum business people, there common thieves.


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#12 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:19 pm

I remember Robert Maxwell AKA 'The Bouncing Czech'. He lived just outside Oxford, and when British Leyland was privatised, he bought Nuffield Press, that printed all their stationary and calendars. He helped himself to the workers pension fund. I remember 2 sisters taking him to court, but don't remember what the outcome was. They had worked there most of their life, then found they had nothing for when they retired.



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#13 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:09 pm

Crivens I never thought I would get a reply to my off the cuff remark regarding BHS.
Thanks guys.
Remember what ever happens soon we are all still better off in the E.U. NOT !!!!


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#14 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:21 pm

Three weeks David. David Cameron isn't old enough to remember life before the Common Market as it was then known. We survived before and we can do it again. I don't think pulling out will put us at risk of WW3, house prices crashing, and a plague of locusts of Biblical proportions. We are better placed because we still have the Commonwealth, and I'm sure Europe will still want to trade.


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#15 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:41 pm

I tire of these dire warnings myself Robert, GLOBALISATION is the prime enemy, letting foreign countries buy into the country, buy
housing stock, shares in your food industry, power supplies, decimating countryside to build houses for immigrants, risking peoples
fresh water for Fracking. British Values? we don't have any, our country is bought and paid for by the rich in foreign lands. WE STILL
HAVE A COMMONWEALTH and NEVER needed to be in what was The Common Market in the first place, God Bless Charles De Gaulle,
he kept us out of it for years.



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#16 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:48 pm

You've probably seen the advert 'By now you should have received your impartial guide', I have only received 'Staying In' propaganda, which went straight into the bin without reading. Did you read that 12 million Turks want to come here if they join the EU. We need someone who puts our country first; doubt I will see it in my lifetime. De Gaulle was probably the best friend we had, spent the war years in Britain in safety, then went back to a hero's welcome, HERO?, my father used to say 'He didn't do anything', then referred to us as those 'Terrible English'.


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#17 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:12 am

Robert, in some ways he was right, General Woolf kicked the French out of Quebec, if he hadn't succeeded in doing that, Canada & the
USA would have been speaking French. We have brought civilisation to a great part of this planet, we united India, they were all fighting
among themselves until we invaded 'em and showed them the error of their ways. Lets be honest here, the French have never forgiven us for Joan of Arc!! Something they can never take away, we ruled the world in Football vandalism!



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#18 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:01 am

Is it just me but does anyone else have a gut feeling that the so-called Majority of U.K.
citizens are going to vote to remain part of the E.U. ?
I hope I am very very very wrong.


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#19 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:16 am

I think the propaganda machine is working well, but there are a lot of us DON'T want to remain, nothing against folk in Europe,
but we buy more from them, than they do from us, so where is the horror. No, we want our own laws back in place, by people
voted in, that can be voted out. Also, the Irish contingent, half a million of them in London, should not be allowed to vote, just as we couldn't
vote in their decision, twice by the way, until they voted the way that was wanted, and immigrants should not be voting either,along with ex pats, bit
like turkey's voting for Christmas. Democracy is a joke in this country.



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#20 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:49 pm

Hugh I second you on that one there as I am sure so would many others in this country.



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#21 by Tom Photiou , Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:40 pm

I made the mistake of watching a BBC propaganda program Thursday night. Question time, some stuck up slag of an MP said most of the people who want out are old people who simply want to turn time back, then it went onto to show clearly how this countries University's are now clearly being tweaked by the Government to brainwash the kids,(yes i mean kids, they have no experience of life yet other than pissing it up every day for three years on the tax payer). to vote yes to stay in. My Daughter has just completed her three years in law study and told me we should stay in because the Uni stated all the benefits, The yet no one single lecturer will talk about leaving. That says it all.


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#22 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:57 pm

Our Universities Tom, rely on a lot of overseas pupils, a lot of them don't pay their fees, they scarper, our lot are lumbered, because
there's no job at the end of it. Did their lecturers tell then that any jobs they apply for will no doubt have been advertised abroad first,
to get the cheaper labour force. If this "fair" Referendum is to be won, immigration and the lack of control is a very strong argument, just keep hammering that one. Belmarsh Prison is full of terror suspects that radicalise other inmates, they have a library of their religious books etc and access to Smart phones, WHY? If one of us was in one of their prisons, we'd be lucky to get water in a cup!!
The agreement on these people was that they should be sent to their respective countries to serve the sentence, that was the agreement 5 years ago........ they're still here, kept in luxury at our expense. So much for "Dodgy Dave" and his "cracking down".



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#23 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:34 am

I saw a headline yesterday on the Daily Mail, that the far right were getting involved in the 'OUT' campaign. I wondered if this was a dirty trick by the press to influence voters to remain in. I would have thought the Mail would have been in favour of pulling out.


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#24 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:46 am

The EU wants a European Army, so does that mean historic regiments will disappear, we all wear the same uniform, taking orders from someone in a foreign country, rather than our own chiefs of staff. Or, could they amalgamate units: the Swiss Guard and The Black Watch becoming The Swiss Watch


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#25 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:49 am

My opinion on slurs against people joining "Far Right" organisations is simply this, they are formed by the inactivity of weak Governments,
people see that by joining some collective, is in effect a knee jerk reaction by them to try to put through a change or close a loophole that should
have been done in the first place. Indeed if our Governments hadn't been so weak and told lies after signing away our rights in this country, UKIP would never have existed, as it stands, it throws into relief just what we have lost. how can anyone take Tony Blair, a war criminal and John Major a failed Prime Minister seriously, both signed away our country, but both said "Of course everything will be fine". until the lies catch up with them and we have this situation now.



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