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Ronnie Biggs

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Margaret13, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. Margaret13

    Margaret13 Honorary Member

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    Ronnie Biggs has died .... seem like he was going to go on for ever.... RIP Ron
     
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    End of an era, RIP.
     
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    Don't believe he is someone we should be feeling sorry for.
     
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    He certainly doesn't get a RIP from me!
     
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    I do find it amusing how people think he was such a lovable rogue.... he couldnt even do his job properly for the robbery (he was only allowed in the gang as he claimed he could provide a train driver. ... that he failed to do so basically was just on the outskirts of it all not having any part really)

    He then was given a share where he hot footed it oit the country (after evading capture and escaping) living the life of reilly abroad, he then ran out of money and was pretty much f*cked so came back to receive the medical treatment and even then he tried to impose conditions!!!!
     
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    Goood foooking riddance!!!!!!!!
     
  7. yorkshireshoot

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    Didn't a guard or someone die in the robbery ?
     
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    came back for the nhs, no other reason, ripped off the country twice !
     
  9. stevemandm

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    the world's a better place without scum like him ... may he eternally burn in hell
     
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    I really don't get the " people's hero " tag he seems to have ? If some gang did over a securicor van in a town centre , beat the guards and disappeared to Spain with their loot would we mourn their passing ? I really don't get it ?
     
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    I have no sympathy for him or any other criminal but 30 years for his part in the crime (he sat in a Landrover) was way over the top, he served 9 1/2 years I'd have thought that to be about right, if it had happened today he'd have been out in 5, to put it in to prospective the animal Ian Watkins could be out in just over 20 years, another thing to note he never committed any more crimes ie he wasn't a danger to the public.
     
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    Yes, the train driver was very badly beaten up (possibly he died from his injuries?).

    Ronnie Biggs was not a folk hero - he was a small time tea leaf with a chip on his shoulder who felt that the UK owed him something.

    Good riddance.
     
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    And they say 'crime never pays' . KB1
     
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    If he lives that long....

    He was part of a criminal gang who conspired and then proceeded to rob a mail train, inflicting GBH on the driver. even if subsequently he wasn't a danger to the public he was still an arse who deservedly went down hard for it.
     
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    He done a crime he served his time The man is dead have some respect
     
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    He gets an rip from me ...yes he was a criminal a d they robbed that train....but he wasnt a nonce or a pervert or a child molester .so he was a proper man compared to people like that
     
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    Well said Essex Sniper
     
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    I remember him well...
    [video=youtube;Rq212jZi1yk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq212jZi1yk[/video]
     
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    But he didn't serve his time!!!!
     
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    So a proper man robs, would you say the same about the burglar that robs your house?

    Yes its sad that a man has died and for his family but he doesn't deserve respect.
     

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