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Absolute Tosh !
June 19, 2018

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Absolute Tosh !

June 19, 2018

The Daily Mirror ( mouthpiece of Labour) today apparently reported that a quarter of households cannot afford soap and rely on schools to provide it in order for kids to get clean - as per the heading, absolute tosh ! I bet the so called parents of these unwashed kids wouldn't think of saving on their mobile phone contracts and / or tattoo orders to buy some soap instead. I just do not believe, in this benefit reliant society, that sufficient money is not available to buy a block of soap - it is surely a parents absolute responsibility to ensure their kids are kept clean, not the schools. I remember as a kid, having to scrape my toothbrush on the soot inside the grate/ chimney to use as toothpaste until a tin of Gibbs could be afforded, but we always had a block of Lifebouy carbolic soap  to wash with. My Mum would have been so ashamed if the school deemed it necessary to supply us with soap.  John (JKW)

June 20, 2018

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1812
Absolute Tosh !

June 20, 2018

Ours was Port Sunlight soap and it stung like hell when it got in your eyes sitting in the tin bath before for fire in the kitchen ,being the youngest I was last in too.John your on the ball for mobile phones being more important than cleanliness or even playing out ,what memories will this generation have of growing up eerrr "not a lot" as comedian said in days gone by . Extra pocket money being a paper boy or helping the rag and bone man when he came down your street so you could do Saturday morning club at the local flicks . Too much reliance on benefits and not enough on " what can I do to make life better "

June 20, 2018

Joined: May 12, 2014
Posts: 1384
Absolute Tosh !

June 20, 2018

We live in a ‘we are owed, we have rights’ society. We grew up in a ‘if you want something work for it’ society, a society where even the poorest families kept spotlessly clean homes, where their children were scrubbed and dressed in clean clothes, where food and essential household items were prioritised over ‘nice but unnecessary’  things. Many folk have lost any sense of propriety, of self pride, of family values. We weren’t a poor family, my father was in the army up until I joined JLR in 1963. But we were a family of 6 children and clothes were handed down, darned and sewn, shoes were repaired and we were inspected each day before we left for school. Teeth cleaned, nails scrubbed, hair brushed, oh and the ignominy of having behind your ears looked at lol. I remember I had a 3 mile walk to my junior school. In Winter we came home in the dark. We had our holidays camping in Cromer, Hunstanton, Yarmouth and other exotic resorts, we loved it. We used to collect old paper and cardboard and take it 4 miles into Norwich to the paper mill on our home made go kart, my biggest payday was 2/6 I thought I had a fortune! I don’t believe folk can’t afford a few pence for a bar of soap, I think it’s another ridiculous Labour assertion dreamt up by Abbot, Corbyn and co. Even doing a paper round these days pays enough to buy necessary toiletry items. Like JK says,  it’s Tosh.

June 20, 2018

Joined: May 14, 2014
Posts: 1050
Absolute Tosh !

June 20, 2018

I agree with all the sentiments on this item, the world is going mad, and I see no way (apart from a nuke strike,) to bring us back from the brink of calamity (NO not Jane!!!) and let us strive to sort out the raving loons (of ALL parties) who are at present in the Houses of Pratland, where we mere mortals have to suffer the lunatics at present installed in the aformentioned House. Good grief, where do they find these morons, or should I not ask????? Common Sense is a lost art........ and the only one in said House, with common sense is, no doubt, the char lady...... Tom


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