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by JohnW
25 Jun 2019, 11:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 548
Views: 10445

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Boris is like so many people of his generation and privileged class - with a belief in his/their divine right to rule and to tell the 'lower' classes what to do. He's part of his overgrown schoolkid generation - he's not the first to be unfaithful to his wife, it's a common thing these days. He's no...
by JohnW
23 Jun 2019, 1:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 548
Views: 10445

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

reohn2 wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:What a shame Max Clifford is no longer around, he was very good at keeping stuff out of the media, bet he could have helped BoJo with his domestics

The world's a better place without Max Clifford

+1 to that John.
by JohnW
22 Jun 2019, 9:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling shorts - any recommendations?
Replies: 26
Views: 689

Re: Cycling shorts - any recommendations?

...spinning was for dopers Then I thought that's a bit mean, possibly spurious and definitely takes the thread off topic, so I tried to delete it, found I couldn't and then life got in the way. Ah - I once had a similar problem with the Forum -it wasn't exactly the same, but I ended up deleting eve...
by JohnW
22 Jun 2019, 12:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling shorts - any recommendations?
Replies: 26
Views: 689

Re: Cycling shorts - any recommendations?

alexnharvey wrote:I thought

Yes? yes? yes?.......................what did you think Alex? - please don't keep us on the edge of our saddles, what did you think? :D :D :D :D :D
by JohnW
21 Jun 2019, 6:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling shorts - any recommendations?
Replies: 26
Views: 689

Re: Cycling shorts - any recommendations?

around 25 miles when I was developing slight numb spots on my bum bones and was shifting position on the saddle to move the contact points a bit. ...... This really isn’t sounding very good numb spots at 25mls. Suggests position of saddle or type of saddle isn’t suiting you ................. +1 to ...
by JohnW
21 Jun 2019, 2:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling shorts - any recommendations?
Replies: 26
Views: 689

Re: Cycling shorts - any recommendations?

.................I think if you search the forum on corinne Dennis, you will find they are frequently recommended on here. Practically every time the topic of shorts comes up. Oh - absolutely - +1 to that. Their (Corinne Dennis) men's shorts are the best I've ever had in 60+ years of serious adult ...
by JohnW
19 Jun 2019, 7:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 548
Views: 10445

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

mercalia wrote:................. If she had any sense her final act as PM should be revoking article 50, do us all a favour and undo the damage done by Cameron and leave having kicked all the pretenders in the groin.....................


My sentiments also................
by JohnW
18 Jun 2019, 10:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 548
Views: 10445

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Tangled Metal wrote:Better people don't go into politics.................

Dunno about that - what about Bessie Braddock, and Clement Attlee, and Angela Merkel?
by JohnW
18 Jun 2019, 2:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Crankset problem - Stronglight triple
Replies: 13
Views: 616

Re: Crankset problem - Stronglight triple

I fitted a Stronglight 26-36-46 chainset about 3 years ago. The frame is a 1981 Pennine, which had been ridden with double and triple chainsets before being 'rested' about 10 years previously. I had the frame re-sprayed and checked over before I rebuilt the bike. The rear changer is a Shimano Ultegr...
by JohnW
17 Jun 2019, 11:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 548
Views: 10445

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

.................It's the Tories that's got the country in the utter mess it's in now,vote Tory vote mess,and a huge one at that! :? I was born in 1944 - I learned about the Attlee government and what they did from relatives whilst I was growing up. I've been taking notice of political antics and n...
by JohnW
16 Jun 2019, 8:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 548
Views: 10445

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Mick F wrote:What is the definition of "prime minister" in UK?...........................................?


I think that Clement Attlee would be defined differently from B***** Thatcher.
by JohnW
16 Jun 2019, 1:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 548
Views: 10445

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Stradageek wrote:..................how about a compassionate, socially and environmentally responsible government..............

Nah - it'll be Tory.....................
by JohnW
15 Jun 2019, 6:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 548
Views: 10445

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

.............................Perhaps we should make British residence a condition of newspaper ownership. It would reduce their capacity to influence our law on tax havens. There is much dodgy money hidden away in places like Brecqhou. I think I got the name right this time. Another example of good...
by JohnW
15 Jun 2019, 12:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 548
Views: 10445

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

.................... I will be more than happy to eat any number of humble pies should Brexit result in a sunlit upland where there are, for example, no cars and everyone loves their neighbour. I really would. (Humble pie - Mmmmmm)! Still, if it's a matter of gambling (which it is) I'd prefer not t...
by JohnW
15 Jun 2019, 11:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 548
Views: 10445

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Revealed: Secret Tory plan for members to crown Boris Johnson as new leader unopposed ...but he's concerned about how he'll look in the Crown Jewels. Good idea. Couldn't they just plonk the Koh-i-Noor, suitably mounted, on the Bojo thatch? Note for the uninitiated: the Koh-i-Noor diamond is reputed...