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tarquin
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:25
How IS Deggsy doing flogging his Cyprus villas these days?
old git roundabout
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:28
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you can keep your Hatton
ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:33
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Hanners, I'm from Liverpool and my understanding is that those streets were named well before Soviet times.

Remember, Liverpool was a Conservative city until relatively late in the C20 (not least because of the sectarian divide - Labour was effectively the Catholic party).
tarquin
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:35
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Still is, at least in Scotland
ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:36
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Indeed, and there is something of a history of Proddy sectarianism associated with the SNP. So it would be particularly fucking stupid, wouldn't it, tarquin, for someone to run together "Labour / SNP" as if they were the same thing?
212 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:38
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ReggiePerrin
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Hanners, I'm from Liverpool and my understanding is that those streets were named well before Soviet times.

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Fair enough, Reggie.

Doubtless if they had been called Reichstag Drive, German Drive, German Avenue and Berlin Avenue they would have been untouched by 20th century Liverpool councils.
212 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:39
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"...it would be particularly fucking stupid, wouldn't it, tarquin, for someone to run together "Labour / SNP" as if they were the same thing?"

Where did Labour's lost Scotch votes go to?
ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:39
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Untouched by the right-wing ones, probably, yes.

There's a couple of Blucher Streets named after the Prussian general, but I can't think of any other German ones off hand.
ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:40
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The Lib Dems, I expect.
212 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:44
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Reggie, that's unlikely. LibDems had an 11.4% swing AGAINST them in Scotland in 2015.

Labour admittedly had a 17.7% swing against.

Tories were only hit by 1.8% and got twice the LibDem vote.

SNP had a favourable 30.1% swing.
ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:45
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The Greens then.
212 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:45
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Reggie, it was left wingers like Labour's Oswald Mosley who backed National Socialism.
ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:48
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Absolutely. And don't forget leftists like Hindenberg, Hugenberg and von Papen, who backed Hitler against the right-wing SPD. (I may be getting a few of the details wrong.)
tarquin
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:48
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Hitlers brother lived in Liverpool, and the Fuhrer visited him there

Presumably there is a blue plaque up somewhere to commemorate
ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:48
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I think that's a myth, tarquers.

"And did those feet....?"
212 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:50
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ReggiePerrin
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The Greens then.

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Hardly, they got 8,000 fewer votes than UKIP that election, came 6th.
SumoKing
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:51
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interesting

interesting, good investigative work there by Hanners.....

....... out of interest, does anyone know which street "Russia Row" leads into in London?
old git roundabout
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:52
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he was the Beatles' first manager, before Brian Epstein, and got them their Hamburg gigs.
212 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:53
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Heh! That's hilarious. Good work, SK.
ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:53
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Hanners, I'd urge you to ask yourself whether I was being entirely serious in my posts of 15.40 and 15.45.
tarquin
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:53
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Hitlers brother lived in Upper Stanhope Street, Liverpool
ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:54
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Heh!
ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:55
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Hitlers brother lived in Upper Stanhope Street, Liverpool

Yes.... It's the "brother" bit that rather undercuts the claim, isn't it?

He was married to an Irish Liverpool girl, I think.
212 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:55
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ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:57
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That's not a reliable source, Hanners. Do some more research. His brother lived there, but the claim that Adolf came to visit is generally regarded as a myth.
212 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:58
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That source specifically says that the story is unsubstantiated and possibly fabricated, Reggie! Read it before you jump down my throat, you dick!
ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:00
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Sorry, I maxed out at the bit where it said that he was an artist so he came to Liverpool because it was known for its art school......
Sigh of the Oppressed
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:01
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ReggiePerrin
Posted - 17 March 2017 15:53
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Hanners, I'd urge you to ask yourself whether I was being entirely serious in my posts of 15.40 and 15.45.

The bigger question is whether you were being entirely serious in suggesting that the 85 year old Hindenberg knew what planet he was on, let alone who the failed post office manager was.
ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:01
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This, on the other hand, is a particularly fine piece of oral history:

It is true. My great grandfather used to own a small grocery store in Stanhope Street in 1911-1916 and he remembers serving the young Hitler many times. He used to buy drawing pencils, paper and military magazines and spoke very few words but had a distinct German accent. He didn't say much but always seemed happier on days when Liverpool won a game. JD Hume

I assume that JD Hume is an Everton man.

https://www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-1915,00.html
ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:05
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The bigger question is whether you were being entirely serious in suggesting that the 85 year old Hindenberg knew what planet he was on, let alone who the failed post office manager was.

He was probably compos mentis in January 1933.

Less so by the following year, admittedly. But Oskar Hindenberg, another left-wing socialist, was on hand to interpret his father's wishes to the world.
Used Psychology
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:11
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Bump