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Post 17861

Baron Grim

This is a new report.


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Post 17862

swl

Sorry it's not a new report, it's a report made at the time by a diplomat that has only just been declassified. There isn't a single verifiable direct fact in it.

"The ambassador said his account of the massacre of the night of 3-4 June was based on information from a source who had spoken to a “good friend” in China’s State Council, effectively its ruling cabinet."

A friend of a friend told me.

Seriously?


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Post 17863

Baron Grim

Fine... smiley - sigh


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Post 17864

Bluebottle

Where does the North start?smiley - headhurts
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/a-quarter-of-english-adults-see-the-midlands-as-part-of-the-north-a3732846.html
I reckon that only 3% are right, who have correctly identified that England's only north/south divide visible from space is the Solent. Inexplicably the Isle of Wight isn't showing as its own region?smiley - huh

<BB<


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Post 17865

Icy North

When will people realise that the North/South divide isn't geographical. It's purely to do with accents. Nobody wants Birmingham on their side.


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Post 17866

Cheerful Dragon

As a Warwickshire lass who has worked in Birmingham, I object to that remark. OK, so the Brummie accent is one of the least liked, but Brummies themselves are nice enough people, and friendlier than people from other regions I could name.


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Post 17867

Icy North

Yes, they are nice people. I used to live there myself and have many Brummie friends.


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