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Old Oct 20th 2019, 5:43 pm
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Happy events---

-It's Diwali week-----thousands despite the rain in Leicester.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-50040087

Also Scot---Andy Murray ---great come back. Wins European open title just 9 months after hip op.

https://news.sky.com/story/european-...rgery-11840702
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Old Oct 26th 2019, 7:48 am
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Happy events---

-It's Diwali week-----thousands despite the rain in Leicester.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-50040087

Also Scot---Andy Murray ---great come back. Wins European open title just 9 months after hip op.

https://news.sky.com/story/european-...rgery-11840702

HAPPY DIWALI TO ALL

(Climate change-----heavy flooding and storms down west coast of India----houses damaged (not ours) trees down-----no one shopping in town, UK Leicester flooding means change of venue for some of the festival)
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Old Oct 26th 2019, 12:08 pm
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HAPPY DIWALI TO ALL

(Climate change-----heavy flooding and storms down west coast of India----houses damaged (not ours) trees down-----no one shopping in town, UK Leicester flooding means change of venue for some of the festival)
The Little Lion is arriving in Leicester today for a week. He owns no wellies...
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Old Oct 26th 2019, 12:24 pm
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The Little Lion is arriving in Leicester today for a week. He owns no wellies...
Yet.

Happy Diwali Bipat.
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Yet.

Happy Diwali Bipat.
Thank you.
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Old Oct 26th 2019, 1:44 pm
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The Little Lion is arriving in Leicester today for a week. He owns no wellies...
I think it is OK in town etc. The festival venue was changed because of mud and crowds on a recreation ground.
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I think it is OK in town etc. The festival venue was changed because of mud and crowds on a recreation ground.
Where is the festival venue? What will they do there?
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Yet.

Happy Diwali Bipat.
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I think it is OK in town etc. The festival venue was changed because of mud and crowds on a recreation ground.
He's staying in a house out of town somewhere, don't know where. Allegedly with his "study group" for something called consolidation week that they have on his uni course.

He must think I was born yesterday...
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He's staying in a house out of town somewhere, don't know where. Allegedly with his "study group" for something called consolidation week that they have on his uni course.

He must think I was born yesterday...
They do seem to assume that.

Mind you, I do enjoy asking faux naive questions.
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Old Oct 28th 2019, 4:12 pm
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Where is the festival venue? What will they do there?
Main area is around Belgrave road, although events all over the city.
The recent flooding meant that a recreation ground area and funfair were cancelled. All else went well as rain held off yesterday, although numbers visiting were down on the 40,000 of previous year.

https://www.visitleicester.info/whats-on/diwali-p704841
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-50040087
https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/n...ctures-3473463


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The Commonwealth is just a goodwill organisation of ex-British colonies and one country that was never British but thought it looked good and asked to join (Mozambique).
It has never been a free-trade organisation. The only trading between them (or us) is cultural exchange, or student scholarships.
I doubt the bigger or smaller Commonwealth economies have a great clamour for a free-trade deal. I've never heard Modi nor Trudeau, or even the PM or President of Malta, call for this. And it's had decades to be a bona fide trading body, and hasn't taken that route. Most members have continental trading bodies anyhow - we have (technically since we haven't left yet) the EU. Canada has the new deal with the USA and Mexico that Trump struck. And India has many bilateral ties. Sinapore has ASEAN, and Australia has close economic ties with the Far East.
Nigeria and Ghana are prominent members of ECOWAS in West Africa.

This is a bit of a pipedream from Brexiteers, since they'ver never understood what the point of the Commonwealth was.
If anything, and rather ironically, it was Britain joining the EU under Ted Heath that killed the concept of trading Commonwealth. I know Australia and New Zealand were pissed off mightily about how their trading arrangements would get ****ed up from it.
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Old Nov 19th 2019, 11:14 pm
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I think Elgin may have returned.
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I dunno what your issue is - but you're equating me with some random person named "Elgin" is pretty comical.
all I've done is post here and added my views, but seemingly this has bothered and offended you.
I know I dissed Corbyn, but truth be told I'm a Tory - so I have no love for him nor his party.
oh, and the truth why i "haven't been here in seven years"?
I forgot that I actually had signed up. since 2012 I've done a LOT in my life, like careers, jobs, studies, and the same once I moved back to "Blighty".
Maybe put your nosing to better use, perhaps on your own life and not those of random Web strangers.
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Old Nov 19th 2019, 11:58 pm
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No issue. Welcome back.
(we're all strangers by the way )
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what or who is to welcome?
it's clear for some baffling reason you have some issue.
the amount of ****s i truly give is zero....
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