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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

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

Joined: May 5, 2014
Posts: 557
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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