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Its Tough Being A Toff In The Trough - 13/1/2012 4:56:23 PM   
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You wont read a more heartbreaking story of poverty all year.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2085486/As-family-led-life-privilege-face-5m-debt-said-upper-crust-recession-proof.html

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RE: Its Tough Being A Toff In The Trough - 13/1/2012 5:10:00 PM   
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Am I supposed to feel sorry for them? 

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RE: Its Tough Being A Toff In The Trough - 13/1/2012 5:20:54 PM   
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Knew what this was going to be before I opened the thread.

It's the children I feel most sorry for. Since he can't keep his kids in private school he is homeschooling them and letting one only take 5 GCSE's this year. Awful decision.

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RE: Its Tough Being A Toff In The Trough - 13/1/2012 5:32:18 PM   
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"...the story of their descent into a financial quagmire is a vivid illustration of how precarious even the most comfortable of existences can be..."

Or a vivid illustration of the shit that rampant and unrestrained greed can land you in.

Perhaps we could start a tax on article headlines more than five words long. We'd make a mint from The Mail.


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RE: Its Tough Being A Toff In The Trough - 13/1/2012 6:15:51 PM   
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Knew what this was going to be before I opened the thread.

It's the children I feel most sorry for. Since he can't keep his kids in private school he is homeschooling them and letting one only take 5 GCSE's this year. Awful decision.


Do I get a prize for most inventive thread title this year?

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RE: Its Tough Being A Toff In The Trough - 13/1/2012 6:43:58 PM   
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The heart bleeds. Get the kids into state education, Mum and Dad off to work in the supermarket, sell the houses and the cars and get on with it.

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RE: Its Tough Being A Toff In The Trough - 13/1/2012 7:00:56 PM   
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Having no money and owing the bank is no fun. I know this from experience. So, I shouldn't find anything funny in this. But it is freaking hilarious. Is this real or a spoof?

He can't get a job because he has just 3 o-levels and has no experience outside farming. She can't get a job because she is a housewife and has never worked outside the home. But she has considered selling the dog.

I'd love ITV to bring back the Telethon for these guys. Michael Aspel running a 24 hour show, highlighting the plight of poor Charity (at least the kid is well named) who can't afford to go to prep school. And Iona, who has no experience of working outside the home, but has had to learn how to bargain hunt for the best supermarket special offers.

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RE: Its Tough Being A Toff In The Trough - 13/1/2012 10:27:33 PM   
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It's been a LONG time since I've seen that many punchable faces in one photo.

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RE: Its Tough Being A Toff In The Trough - 13/1/2012 10:56:42 PM   
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It's been a LONG time since I've seen that many punchable faces in one photo.




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RE: Its Tough Being A Toff In The Trough - 14/1/2012 12:10:24 AM   
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And that was the last one I saw...

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RE: Its Tough Being A Toff In The Trough - 14/1/2012 12:24:48 AM   
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Am I supposed to feel sorry for them? 



No your supposed to die for them [/goldeneye]

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RE: Its Tough Being A Toff In The Trough - 14/1/2012 1:46:02 AM   
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It's been a LONG time since I've seen that many punchable faces in one photo.





True, but I'd gan reet up the asian lady at the front.

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RE: Its Tough Being A Toff In The Trough - 14/1/2012 2:05:14 AM   
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It's been a LONG time since I've seen that many punchable faces in one photo.





True, but I'd gan reet up the asian lady at the front.


You mean Baroness Warsi? She's arguably the most punchable of the lot (cue outrage).

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RE: Its Tough Being A Toff In The Trough - 14/1/2012 9:32:08 AM   
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I knew you were Kelvin Mackenzie Spaldron, I just knew it

Anyway, nothing more to comment really. My heart doesn't bleed, however I do have some sympathy for people who have built a fortune and lost it (through bad fortune rather than greed), why we should all clap our hands and revel in their loss I find quite bizarre. Sending their kids to private school shouldn't be shameful, it's wanting what they consider best for their children.

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RE: Its Tough Being A Toff In The Trough - 14/1/2012 11:41:23 AM   
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ORIGINAL: great_badir

It's been a LONG time since I've seen that many punchable faces in one photo.





True, but I'd gan reet up the asian lady at the front.


You mean Baroness Warsi? She's arguably the most punchable of the lot (cue outrage).


I watched her on Question Time a few years ago after a particularly strong horn-inducing spliff and ever since I've struggled to shake the lustful attraction.
I'm not proud of it, though it's a pretty convincing anti-drug argument - Stay Off The Skunk, It Makes You Wank Over Tories.

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RE: Its Tough Being A Toff In The Trough - 14/1/2012 2:01:06 PM   
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I knew you were Kelvin Mackenzie Spaldron, I just knew it

Anyway, nothing more to comment really. My heart doesn't bleed, however I do have some sympathy for people who have built a fortune and lost it (through bad fortune rather than greed), why we should all clap our hands and revel in their loss I find quite bizarre. Sending their kids to private school shouldn't be shameful, it's wanting what they consider best for their children.


There's something to be said for their attitude, though - "oh I can't get a job anywhere despite being a once-successful property trader" "oh I can't get a job even though we really need the money and I'm probably perfectly qualified for something low level but reasonably-paid, instead I'm going to teach my kids at home instead of sending them to those dirty public schools"

The article basically inadvertently sells them as hoighty upper-classmen without an income to back that up. Which compromises their arguments of "cutting down" considerably. I mean it's great that they want to 'keep the family seat' but when it comes down to it dude was fucking reckless with money and he's not willing to pay the price now that push comes go shove. Just because he has fireplaces in every room doesn't mean we should be more sympathetic for him.

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RE: Its Tough Being A Toff In The Trough - 16/1/2012 12:27:18 PM   
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Whilst I agree with you jonson about the bad luck and wanting the best for your kids bit, I only agree with it in principal. Otherwise, I still cannot get by the fact that families like that and the private/public (whatever the hell it's called these days) school system, just chuck out the kind of chinless posh cunts who are now running/ruining this country.

Also, it's about time that someone at that end of the financial spectrum experiences the suffering that average folk suffer routinely (not very often we see headline stories about people on an average wage losing their home and well-being because of the recession) and it goes some way to show them that they aren't bullet proof.

Although, to be honest, whilst that article makes much of how much they're "suffering", I have no doubt that they'll be able to claw themselves back to their own financial "normality" by pulling a few strings - the ("Fucking") Fulfords were, so say, forever on the breadline and on the verge of losing their country pile, but they're still living there and still living the relative high life now, much the same as the family in this story no doubt. What's "virtually penniless" to one person is completely different to someone else.

Whilst I'm (sort of) on the subject, why do we call them "public" schools anyway, when they're about as far from being public as you can get?!?!?!

(And that's a genuine question, by the way, not angry lefty sarcasm...)

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RE: Its Tough Being A Toff In The Trough - 16/1/2012 12:33:18 PM   
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It's hung on from the very very old days as a contrast to the religious limited schools - only the faithful got into them but anyone (the public) could get into the latter. As long as they were rolling in dosh of course 

I guess back then it was more difficult to turn up at church once and use a distant cousin's address


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RE: Its Tough Being A Toff In The Trough - 16/1/2012 1:14:19 PM   
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Ahhh, right. That actually makes sense.

Still, they should probably think about officially changing it to Private School now...

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RE: Its Tough Being A Toff In The Trough - 16/1/2012 1:22:48 PM   
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Politically I think the sector has always found the confusing name useful - particularly with all the charity status bollocks they get away with. 

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RE: Its Tough Being A Toff In The Trough - 17/5/2012 12:48:56 PM   
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Toff wankers upset their nightclub closes.

http://www.metro.co.uk/news/899332-toff-haters-force-closure-of-royals-kings-road-nightclub-public

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‘If a dwarf says he can’t live opposite a nightclub, then it is impossible to have a nightclub there because able-bodied people are having fun. ‘This country has become so scared of being non-PC.’


And his picture will be added to the Twat thread.

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RE: Its Tough Being A Toff In The Trough - 17/5/2012 11:04:17 PM   
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God, he is a twat, isn't he?

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Residents in an assisted housing block near Public in the trendy King's Road had complained about people fighting, being sick, urinating and swearing in the street outside.

But Mr Spooner said those who complained ‘should be ashamed of themselves’.


Ummmm, they should be ashamed of themselves??????

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RE: Its Tough Being A Toff In The Trough - 17/5/2012 11:28:49 PM   
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How dare they want to live in a community not blighted by drunken violence and vomit. They should put up and shut up and let me make money from their despair. The oiks.

(Essentially what he is saying)

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RE: Its Tough Being A Toff In The Trough - 18/5/2012 8:14:49 PM   
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Mr Spooner added: ‘If someone with a disability complains, it has ten times the weight of an able-bodied person’s complaint.

‘I was labelled non-PC because it was said my customers did not move out of the way for someone in a wheelchair.

‘If a dwarf says he can’t live opposite a nightclub, then it is impossible to have a nightclub there because able-bodied people are having fun.

‘This country has become so scared of being non-PC.’



I got mega confused at this part! Why does he start ranting about disabled people?

To quote Great_Badir with my new favourite saying, "chinless posh cunts". Pissing, puking and fighting in the street isn't any more acceptable just because you're what-ho, golly-gosh, royal hanger-on folks.

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RE: Its Tough Being A Toff In The Trough - 18/5/2012 8:43:06 PM   
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Mr Spooner added: ‘If someone with a disability complains, it has ten times the weight of an able-bodied person’s complaint.

‘I was labelled non-PC because it was said my customers did not move out of the way for someone in a wheelchair.

‘If a dwarf says he can’t live opposite a nightclub, then it is impossible to have a nightclub there because able-bodied people are having fun.

‘This country has become so scared of being non-PC.’



I got mega confused at this part! Why does he start ranting about disabled people?

To quote Great_Badir with my new favourite saying, "chinless posh cunts". Pissing, puking and fighting in the street isn't any more acceptable just because you're what-ho, golly-gosh, royal hanger-on folks.


I think those in the sheltered housing nearby who found the drunken idiots and violence late at night a bit unpleasant (how dare they, the evil toerags ) were disabled.


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RE: Its Tough Being A Toff In The Trough - 20/5/2012 9:35:55 PM   
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How dare they want to live in a community not blighted by drunken violence and vomit. They should put up and shut up and let me make money from their despair. The oiks.

(Essentially what he is saying)


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/my-perfect-weekend/8538704/My-perfect-weekend-Guy-Pelly.html

Interesting how he "likes to get out of London on Friday evenings" - perhaps he's not a fan of the site of people vomiting etc. either, except that he has a way of avoiding it.

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RE: Its Tough Being A Toff In The Trough - 20/5/2012 10:13:33 PM   
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Nice use of the word "Vexatious" though. And at least he's willing to stand up and speak out against all these nightclub hating, fun killing, party pooping, economy destroying dwarves we have running the country these days.

The dwarf says jump and we say how high. It's about time someone stood up for the rights of the tall & privileged.

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