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Re: WTF is happening in the UK?

#4321 Post by Boac » Tue May 03, 2022 8:57 pm

TGG wrote:I am now 60, but I am not sure if I am entitled to a bus pass.
In England you can get a bus pass for free travel when you reach the State Pension age.

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#4322 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Tue May 03, 2022 9:01 pm

Boac wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 8:57 pm
TGG wrote:I am now 60, but I am not sure if I am entitled to a bus pass.
In England you can get a bus pass for free travel when you reach the State Pension age.
67...

Tis an odd number and an interesting prime...

Just as well. I shouldn't stop working! ;)))
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#4323 Post by G-CPTN » Tue May 03, 2022 9:02 pm

Which is currently 66 I believe.

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#4324 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Tue May 03, 2022 9:05 pm

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Which is currently 66 I believe.
I have based my whole economy on the number 67, and I am "wrong?" :-o
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#4325 Post by Boac » Tue May 03, 2022 9:21 pm

Don't forget it will be 97 by the time you get there..................... :))

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#4326 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Tue May 03, 2022 9:28 pm

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Don't forget it will be 97 by the time you get there..................... :))
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#4327 Post by ribrash » Wed May 04, 2022 7:42 am

Boac wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 8:57 pm
TGG wrote:I am now 60, but I am not sure if I am entitled to a bus pass.
In England you can get a bus pass for free travel when you reach the State Pension age.
On the Wirral you can get one when you reach 60. :-bd
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#4328 Post by barkingmad » Wed May 04, 2022 8:41 am

Our illustrious Prime Minister is promising to “...fire up the economy to beat the cost of living crisis.”

So we can now emerge from the self-inflicted doldrums and rise to new heights of prosperity at a single stroke of his bus-pass generating rollerball pen.

Here is one idea which hopefully is being assessed for development by our BAE Systems friends at Warton in Lancs;

https://rumble.com/vxhehz-cola-powered- ... d-jet.html

Upsides: Revival of manufacturing industry, replacement for the jets we may have donated to proxy war countries, removal of vast quantities of sugary drinks from the British diet resulting in a leaner meaner population.

Downsides: The Green lobby will complain about the CO2 emissions, the proliferation of single-use plastic and the consumption of cardboard in arms manufacturing at a time of cardboard shortage due to the explosion in home delivered goods resulting from lockdown and high street business closures thanks to BigCorp.

That’s my initial look at the project but I hope the lads and lasses aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth are putting the ski jump ramp to good effect with their own trials? :)) =))

Maybe other O-N members have more thoughts on the benefits and drawbacks of this novel revolutionary concept? :-?

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#4329 Post by John Hill » Wed May 04, 2022 8:44 am

My friend who is a bit of a fitness freak and thought himself in rather good condition for his age went to get his bus pass. Of course the office was on the third floor of the municipal building and predictably he run up the three floors then beaming brightly fronted up to the strumpet filing her nails behind the appropriate counter. "I have come for a bus pass please" he said and hardly pausing the strumpet asked "Initial or renewal".
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#4330 Post by Ex-Ascot » Wed May 04, 2022 11:09 am

I started getting my state pension 6 months ago. Anyone want my bus pass? Is there a train pass or just pensioner's rates?
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#4331 Post by Wodrick » Wed May 04, 2022 12:01 pm

Do the Pensions People think you live in Greece or Botswana ?
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#4332 Post by Ex-Ascot » Wed May 04, 2022 12:16 pm

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Do the Pensions People think you live in Greece or Botswana ?
Generally we try to stick to Greece for financial matters. Think I told pensions that we are Greece but stuck here due to Covid. It is all a bit complicated as we are residents here but not in Greece now.
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#4333 Post by Wodrick » Wed May 04, 2022 1:53 pm

I think, but do not know, that if they think you are EU resident then you will get the invaluable rate increases, not for the non EU resident. How Long this will last who knows.

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#4334 Post by Boac » Fri May 06, 2022 12:56 pm

Media rumours that the Durham Police WILL now investigate 'Beer with Keir'. If there are strong calls for resignation for rule breaching, we could strike gold and get both BoJo and the Charmer out of the way, leaving the luscious Angela to face the frumpy Liz. :))

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#4335 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Fri May 06, 2022 1:39 pm

Boac wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 12:56 pm
Media rumours that the Durham Police WILL now investigate 'Beer with Keir'. If there are strong calls for resignation for rule breaching, we could strike gold and get both BoJo and the Charmer out of the way, leaving the luscious Angela to face the frumpy Liz. :))
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#4336 Post by OFSO » Sat May 07, 2022 9:53 am

Disgraced ex-mayor Lutfur Rahman is back from the slime pits of corruption as the new mayor of Tower Hamlets, London. Never thought that would happen. Have the voters no sense at all...

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#4337 Post by Undried Plum » Sat May 07, 2022 10:31 am

Boac wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 12:56 pm
leaving the luscious Angela to face the frumpy Liz. :))
Will she flash the gash in a Sharon Stone sort of way?

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#4338 Post by Woody » Sat May 07, 2022 1:17 pm

OFSO wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 9:53 am
Disgraced ex-mayor Lutfur Rahman is back from the slime pits of corruption as the new mayor of Tower Hamlets, London. Never thought that would happen. Have the voters no sense at all...
Tower Hamlets got what it deserves, however the situation in Non Iron could be very serious indeed :-o
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#4339 Post by ribrash » Sat May 07, 2022 1:35 pm

Undried Plum wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 10:31 am
Boac wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 12:56 pm
leaving the luscious Angela to face the frumpy Liz. :))
Will she flash the gash in a Sharon Stone sort of way?
Fingers crossed. :-bd
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#4340 Post by k3k3 » Sat May 07, 2022 1:38 pm

Fingers?

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