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    #11
    Originally posted by OwlHoot View Post
    It's a pathetic and pointless sentimental gesture.
    It might be, but it's also something he spent 40 years campaigning for, so it does seem a rather simple tribute to make which will ensure he remains remembered.
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      #12
      Originally posted by northernladuk View Post
      I don't quite understand how doing this is linked to paying respects to Sire David Amess?
      He campaigned tirelessly for it, so this is a fitting commemoration. He was known for bringing it up all the time.

      The benefits of city-ship itself, I have no idea other than a sense of local pride, but that's a separate issue to why doing it seems appropriate.
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      I'd still not breastfeed a nazi
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      Urine is quite nourishing

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        #13
        Originally posted by d000hg View Post
        He campaigned tirelessly for it, so this is a fitting commemoration. He was known for bringing it up all the time.

        The benefits of city-ship itself, I have no idea other than a sense of local pride, but that's a separate issue to why doing it seems appropriate.
        Ah.. That would make a lot of sense. Thank you.
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          #14
          Originally posted by northernladuk View Post
          I don't want to sound disrespectful but can someone explain what the benefits of being a city are? I don't quite understand how doing this is linked to paying respects to Sire David Amess? I'm not complaining about it, I genuinely don't know.
          I live there and all becoming a city means to me is that North Korea now have a nuke aimed at my house.
          Last edited by TheDude; 19 October 2021, 07:40.

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            #15
            Originally posted by TheDude View Post

            I live there and all becoming a city means to me is that North Korea now have a nuke aimed at my house.
            You presume their nukes work....
            "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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              #16
              Originally posted by SueEllen View Post

              You presume their nukes work....
              He lives in Southend ... you presume he has a house
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                #17
                Doesn't this effectively downgrade proper cities, with a rich history, places of learning and ancient history?

                I mean, you might at well make Swindon a city instead of a dead end town like southend on sea.
                I design idiot proof software. Trouble is, they keep making better idiots.

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                  #18
                  Originally posted by _V_ View Post
                  Doesn't this effectively downgrade proper cities, with a rich history, places of learning and ancient history?

                  I mean, you might at well make Swindon a city instead of a dead end town like southend on sea.
                  Presenting the keys to Swindon. Its like noticing she has crabs...
                  "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

                  I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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                    #19
                    It's a nice gesture that ultimately will have very little impact and costs very little to implement. It's a simple thing to do that means a lot to a few.
                    I did a stroll around Windsor on 2 Oct for Alzheimer's Society. You can chuck me a few quid here if you like: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lmallen-1

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                      #20
                      Originally posted by _V_ View Post
                      Doesn't this effectively downgrade proper cities, with a rich history, places of learning and ancient history?

                      I mean, you might at well make Swindon a city instead of a dead end town like southend on sea.
                      Not the time....
                      "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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