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Old Mar 10th 2021, 12:42 am
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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse View Post
I see that cakeism is rearing its ugly head If we were talking about a carrot cake, issues such as consistency and fluffiness wouldn't be a problem. But no, the poor Victoria sponge once again attracts all the hate. You should all be ashamed of yourselves and I'm seriously thinking of complaining to the Moderators. Or flouncing.

Actually, I love a good Victoria sponge. I would be willing to support the WI on this basis alone, for its efforts to preserve the species.
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
Actually, I love a good Victoria sponge. I would be willing to support the WI on this basis alone, for its efforts to preserve the species.
Let's hear it for the WI MCA.....
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Old Mar 10th 2021, 1:07 am
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While cakes have their place what is wrong with tarts? Who doesn't like a good tart as a change? Right now I wouldn't mind a Manchester Tart and I am not talking about Tracy Barlow.
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While cakes have their place what is wrong with tarts? Who doesn't like a good tart as a change? Right now I wouldn't mind a Manchester Tart and I am not talking about Tracy Barlow.
Are you trifling with me?
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Where is Mr N when you need him?
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Where is Mr N when you need him?
Probably with the rest of the utek family.

(Apologies to fans of Dr Jan itor)...
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Old Mar 10th 2021, 4:15 am
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We haven't seen a good flounce since Piers Morgan.....

Oh, and Farage last week. It seems flouncing's the new normal
We've had a few BE flounces in the past couple of months, they're very entertaining

Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
Actually, I love a good Victoria sponge. I would be willing to support the WI on this basis alone, for its efforts to preserve the species.
WI pffft. My mum makes the best Victoria sponge. And if anyone says their mum makes a better one, I'll punch them



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Old Mar 10th 2021, 4:44 am
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On 8th March the rest of the world celebrates International Women's Day. Here they "celebrate" the tattered remnanst of a dead Empire !
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Old Mar 10th 2021, 6:00 am
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So, are we all sorted then? Commonwealth collaboration good, EU collaboration bad?
How much will the NHS get a week if we leave the Commonwealth?

Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee View Post
If Britain wasn't at the head of it, there'd be a campaign to get us out of it.
Referendum needed, for sure.

Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
It has to be a record.

We are managing to have an argument about that most inoffensive of organisations, the Commonwealth

I think we should start a thread to argue about The English Speaking Union, or maybe the WI.
The WI? Sexist. Disgraceful. Where's the MI?
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On 8th March the rest of the world celebrates International Women's Day. Here they "celebrate" the tattered remnanst of a dead Empire !
Oh, contraire.

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Observation: Global Britain website appears to have not been updated in a while. Surely, it can't be falling apart already?

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Old Mar 10th 2021, 7:51 am
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On 8th March the rest of the world celebrates International Women's Day. Here they "celebrate" the tattered remnanst of a dead Empire !
The Empire is part of history---The Commonwealth shows that good can can come out of bad and it certainly promotes women, The Secretary-General is a woman-.
As shown in previous post International women's Day and Commonwealth day celebrated together.

Secretary-General Receives Kenyan Gender Equality Award | The Commonwealth


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Oh, contraire.

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Someone forgot to turn the lights out there.

I got as far as a headline about how the EU should pay Britain to leave.
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The WI? Sexist. Disgraceful. Where's the MI?
etc.
St James's?
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WI pffft. My mum makes the best Victoria sponge. And if anyone says their mum makes a better one, I'll punch them
Well done that woman! That's the sort of fighting spirit we need in the Commonwealth!

Anyway, here's a list, for those who are interested. Some countries have been in and out several times.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memb...lth_of_Nations
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Someone forgot to turn the lights out there.

I got as far as a headline about how the EU should pay Britain to leave.
A gift that just keeps on giving, long after the party's over
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