Comments for en-gb 30 Sat 12 Jul 2014 05:52:26 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at Big Sister No, Chris, I think I'll go, in mirth, to the firth in the forth of the north. Tue 13 May 2008 11:48:13 GMT+1 Chris Ghoti Big Sister @ 26, wouldn't you rather go firth in morth? Tue 13 May 2008 11:28:10 GMT+1 Big Sister David: I will go firth in mirth. Tue 13 May 2008 08:50:19 GMT+1 David_McNickle BS 23,Go Firth and multipy. Mon 12 May 2008 15:27:43 GMT+1 U10783173 There was group in the 60's called Amen Coroner. They had a No.1 with "If Paradise Is Half as Nice". Mon 12 May 2008 14:38:05 GMT+1 Big Sister David: Frances and I have settled for Colin Firth. Mon 12 May 2008 10:11:02 GMT+1 David_McNickle And if the Firth of Forth rises, run for your lives! Mon 12 May 2008 10:03:03 GMT+1 David_McNickle BS 19,I'll raise you one Rebecca Frith and one Leon Spinks. Mon 12 May 2008 09:55:44 GMT+1 David_McNickle Frances O 18,I didn't hear it. I was against the war in Iraq, US or whoever. I guess I've been reading too much John Pilger and Robert Fisk and listening to too many people like Harold Pinter. Mon 12 May 2008 08:56:37 GMT+1 Big Sister Frances: Which bit do you want, or shall we toss up? ;o) Sun 11 May 2008 22:39:32 GMT+1 needsanewnickname I have to say that Colin Firth knocks Cullen Skink into a three-cornered hat, Big Sis. Shall we share him?David, I heard a deeply touching documentary earlier today on R4 about US troops in Iraq. It was certainly not anti-American; in fact, I'm glad of the chance to say how moving it was. We're not all chicken tikka-eating victory monkeys, y'know. Sun 11 May 2008 18:51:44 GMT+1 Big Sister Well, Frances, I rather think David might have won with Colin Firth, don't you? ;o) Sun 11 May 2008 18:04:41 GMT+1 David_McNickle FO 15,I said they are a cross-breed. I heard it on Radio 4. I only brought it up because of the anti-American slant here. Sun 11 May 2008 15:03:52 GMT+1 needsanewnickname Pftooey! Those native strawberries are the most delicious things you could taste. Not like the large red cotton wool things in the supermarkets. Sun 11 May 2008 14:39:15 GMT+1 David_McNickle I heard that British strawberries are a cross between American and wild British strawberries (those teenie things).I also larfed when I heard that French walnuts they are so proud of are a cross between their original type and American black walnuts because of a disease that hit their trees, like phloxera that destroyed much of the grape crops. Sun 11 May 2008 09:32:44 GMT+1 David_McNickle BS 11,And I'll raise you one Colin Firth and one Bob Spink. Sun 11 May 2008 09:25:52 GMT+1 needsanewnickname Are you sure, Big Sis? Really, really sure? Sat 10 May 2008 17:12:41 GMT+1 Big Sister I'll see your Cullen Skink and raise you one Colin Stink Sat 10 May 2008 16:04:17 GMT+1 needsanewnickname I'll see your skunk and raise you one Cullen Skink Sat 10 May 2008 16:03:08 GMT+1 DI_Wyman Cheddar Strawberries, Glastonbury Skunk, Cricket St Thomas (as sign posted on the M5)....don't yer just love Zomerzet........Now gert orff moy land.ex Banwell Basher! Sat 10 May 2008 15:34:47 GMT+1 David_McNickle RJM 7,In the US, a lot of coroners hold their positions through election. Sat 10 May 2008 13:56:18 GMT+1 RJMolesworth pmLeader @3 Your point was what? Did you get a satisfactory outcome? You can't leave the story hanging in the air like that.Are Coroners better or worse than the rest of the legal system. My uneducated guess is that, generally, they are slightly better. Coroners seem to be more approachable than Judges, for example. There was a good series on Radio 4 about them a few years ago. Perhaps that could be repeated? I got the impression if you went to the Coroner and asked why an inquest had been delayed he would try to give you a satisfactory answer. Sat 10 May 2008 09:22:56 GMT+1 David_McNickle Perry Como was a very famous coroner. Sorry, crooner..... Sat 10 May 2008 08:49:20 GMT+1 David_McNickle I bought some Cheddar cheese with bits of apricot in it. Very nice, it was. Sat 10 May 2008 08:39:27 GMT+1 mikethefoodie Sorry to bang on about Cheddar Strawberries (in my respectful opinion one of the three best products in the world produced locally - to widen the debate the others being asparagus and of course proper cheese - not the "soap" rubbish and not a poly tunnel in sight!) , but why the problem with polytunnels? Isn't it necessary to maximise the available land use? Isn't that one of the points? Sat 10 May 2008 08:05:11 GMT+1 U11204129 Hope those comments below were helpful to iPM on coroners!My feeling was that the court was very friendly but determined to run things in a pre - determined way. In a sense the hearing was a demonstration (one might say a play) of the coroner's view of the case. That view seemed to me to depend heavily on how powerful the interested parties were. The care home where my mother died from a fall out of bed was very well represented and the court's pre - hearing knowledge of its case was exhaustive.As the person who had requested the inquest I was certainly not party to any pre - hearing discussions.As I say, the hearing did seem to be a presentation of a given view. That is not to say that there were not carefully orchestrated enquiries about that view before it was finally confirmed. These enquiries had an oddly hierarchical structure. Cleaners, care workers, nurses, senior staff, doctors and specialists gave their evidence (different perspectives on the same agreed narrative) in rank order. The atmosphere of the court changed from 'open season' (which suggested real enquiry) to abject sychophancy as the witnesses got more senior and powerful.Each rank 'cleared up' any outstanding doubt about the agreed view left by the rank below. What seemed a 'bad' was spun as making no difference by the next grade up in a way, one felt, they had expected before the hearing ever took place. Correspondingly lesser staff acted as if they expected a 'going over'.The aim of the hearing is presumably to satisfy interested parties. The truth is a hard pill to swallow sometimes but is a great deal more palatable than a drama of doubtful pedigree. Sat 10 May 2008 04:23:09 GMT+1 Big Sister Cheddar strawberries? Whatever next!I think the restauranteur's point was that the British strawberries that we are buying now have been grown in polytunnels.He certainly 'went on', didn't he? Anyone would have thought it a no-news day. Fri 09 May 2008 21:50:17 GMT+1 mikethefoodie I did not catch the name of the restraunteur and whilst no fan of Gordon Ramsey, would be happier if people (who should know) got their facts right.Cheddar strawberries have been producing fruit for the last two weeks at least so suggestions tht youy can't get local cheddar strawberries in May are plain wrong.Mikethefoodie Fri 09 May 2008 20:27:38 GMT+1