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Paper Rounds And the Latest EU Nonsense
January 29, 2016

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Paper Rounds And the Latest EU Nonsense

January 29, 2016

When I was a lad there were two much sought after pre school paid occupations. The most prized and best paid one was helping the "milkie" on the milk floats doing his rounds. The second best was a paper round. Both tasks involved early morning rises, a fair amount of self discipline and, especially in the winter, a hardy soul and temperament. They also taught self reliance, hard work and the value of money. Sadly the days of the "milkie" and his electric float are mostly long gone but paper rounds still flourish in most places in the UK. So far so good. BUT; now the latest edict from Brussels seeks to outlaw paper rounds claiming the practice contravenes the European Social Charter and is harmful to children and their education. The Eurocrats find that having a paper round puts childrens' health, moral welfare and development at risk. Of course it does! Teaching children the value of earning their own money, how to self discipline themselves, to get some exercise, brave the elements and show some determination obviously adversely affects a kid's health and moral well being. Who can argue with that sort of common sense., erudite way of thinking!!  While David Cameron is busy collecting platitudes and half hearted promises of renegotiated deals on immigrants and benefits, the Eurocrats work tirelessly to come up with yet more inane, totally bonkers edicts that will surely sway any of the fence sitters still undecided about whether or not we should leave the EU. I am totally perplexed as to how we can even contemplate continuing this charade. The EU costs us £billions, £billions of wasted money to pay mindless prats to devise mindless edicts that are nonsensical beyond words and., to add insult to injury,  the gravy train grows daily. You couldn't make it up!!

January 29, 2016

Joined: May 14, 2014
Posts: 977
Paper Rounds And the Latest EU Nonsense

January 29, 2016

David. As a boy in Liverpool, one of my best pals was the son of our local milkman, with electric milk van, and he asked if I wanted to help. I agreed, got a generous bit of pocket money, starting at 4.30 am each morning, 7 days a week. both his son and I had a great intro to "the work ethic" and it stood us both in good standing for later life. These so called leaders are not only killjoys, they are also guilty of trying to stop youngsters from learning all about "work" in a great environment. Rain, snow, hail, high winds, and all the other elements did not stop either of us learning that work can be enjoyable, fun at times, and productive. We got on well also with the customers we delivered to, where they appreciated what we were doing, and treated us both, though young, as equals, since we were doing a vital (at the time) service. Shame on these unelected Euro politicians who seek only to stop all personal and social learning, since it would undermine THEIR control of the status quo. Clueless, useless, and unwanted by the vast majority of we minions, whatever our age. I want rid of them, these Euro politico "leaders" Roll on the Euro Vote...

January 30, 2016

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Posts: 555
Paper Rounds And the Latest EU Nonsense

January 30, 2016

This latest edict from the Eurocrats is yet, hopefully, another nail in their coffin with regards our membership. As a young lad I had both a paper round and an "order" round, riding one of those big heavy bikes with a huge basket on the front containing the grocery orders. My wage was 12 shillings a week, 11 shillings of which went as a weekly payment for my brand new Raleigh "Blue Streak" bike (10 gears, twin water bottles and dropped handlebars !). The other shilling went to my Mum, who returned 6d to me for a bar of Holland's Toffee & 2 x Fillery's lollies !! The jobs gave me independence, plenty of exercise in the fresh air (in all weathers), a sense of responsibility knowing the items HAD to be delivered on time, and  the ability to use my money (fairly) wisely. The Christmas tips were great too, one household even annually gave me £1 "tip", an absolute fortune to a young lad like me in those days. My point is that doing such jobs as a young 'un is excellent grounding for character building & gaining social responsibilities along the way, traits our forebears needed during the last attempted take-over by Europeans (WW2)!! Why should we pay such gross amounts of cash to stay within these idiotic confines of bureaucracy ? The sooner we get out the better, so roll on the referendum I say. John (JKW)


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