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by francovendee
27 May 2020, 11:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1232
Views: 26355

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

You won't find me ranting like a barrack room lawyer on an internet forum, making a fool of myself by ignoring learned, expert legal opinions like those of the Attorney General, Suella Braverman. Indeed not, you have your very own method for making a fool of yourself on an internet forum. Wise men ...
by francovendee
27 May 2020, 8:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1232
Views: 26355

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

I've spent my adult life trying to avoid poverty in old age and at 75 I've probably less time left than you to end my days in poverty, but I cannot see how you can print money and avoid a firestorm of inflation. There'll a reckoning that'll see this country devastated due to a combination of ten ye...
by francovendee
26 May 2020, 5:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1232
Views: 26355

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

So glad to see you've posted again C.C.
May I make a request that in future you post early in the day. A good laugh in the morning really perks me up for the rest of the day.
Keep them coming, every one a gem. :D
by francovendee
26 May 2020, 1:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1232
Views: 26355

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

Where's C C? YouGov now has Boris's popularity at 39%. Cervantes has it at-1%
by francovendee
26 May 2020, 12:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1232
Views: 26355

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

Of course Cummings won't resign or be sacked.
In effect he's the one ruling the nation. Boris couldn't manage without him.
Boris has the chat but basically he's lazy so much prefers others doing the work for him.
by francovendee
26 May 2020, 11:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's got the best bike in the peleton...
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: Who's got the best bike in the peleton...

I discovered this years ago. My wife's bike gets more attention than mine. It's worth the effort and avoids the cry 'xyz isn't working' when out for a long day.
by francovendee
25 May 2020, 8:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How Can I Get It So Wrong...Car Mechanics
Replies: 25
Views: 772

Re: How Can I Get It So Wrong...Car Mechanics

Rust! I had a Vauxhall from new that rusted before my eyes, absolutely rubbish bodywork. Mechanically it was faultless and I owned it for 13 years. At the end it had patches welded on patches. I think salt on roads has a worse effect than sea air. Here in France old cars don't have corrosion issues ...
by francovendee
25 May 2020, 8:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dishwashers
Replies: 41
Views: 902

Re: Dishwashers

I remember a Which report years ago that claimed doing the washing up properly in the sink used more water than a dishwasher.
I've always doubted this unless they washed the dishes under running water.

Do the traditional washer uppers on here leave the dishes to drain or dry them?
by francovendee
25 May 2020, 8:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1232
Views: 26355

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

Trouble is, the entire Cabinet have come out in support. The Attorney General, who should not speak on these things, has made a new defence: he was following his instincts to look after his child. "So why did you take the groceries from Tesco without paying?" "I was looking after my ...
by francovendee
24 May 2020, 9:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1119
Views: 25102

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

It's the first topic I look for when logging on. Sad or what :oops:
by francovendee
23 May 2020, 3:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New quarantine rules
Replies: 16
Views: 525

Re: New quarantine rules

Surely, until the virus is completely under control, there should be no international travel by an means. Quarantine should have been imposed at the start of the outbreak. Either it's done properly or not at all. It certainly should have been done at the start, then nobody was sure the NHS could co...
by francovendee
23 May 2020, 11:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1232
Views: 26355

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

carpetcleaner wrote:
francovendee wrote:I think Starmer is biding his time, the govt. themselves are doing his work in discrediting this useless lot.


He's got a lot of time to bide.

The next election is in 2024.

Thank you I wasn't aware of this, to the rescue of the uniformed yet again.
by francovendee
23 May 2020, 9:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1232
Views: 26355

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

I think Starmer is biding his time, the govt. themselves are doing his work in discrediting this useless lot.
by francovendee
23 May 2020, 9:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: is there any such thing as tough DIY paint?
Replies: 80
Views: 2378

Re: is there any such thing as tough DIY paint?

I think the knocks a bike gets will defeat home painting jobs lasting very long. Hammerite today is nothing like the stuff that had all the nasties in it. About 7 years ago I spoke to a couple of painters at work on a bridge over the cycle track. The stuff they were using had a very strong smell and...
by francovendee
23 May 2020, 9:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you go to France with a bicycle in July?
Replies: 54
Views: 1917

Re: Can you go to France with a bicycle in July?

I try to understand decisions made by the govt. but I'm struggling with this latest one. Since the start of the outbreak there has been no requirement to self isolate on entering the UK. This was at a time when the NHS were thought likely to be overwhelmed. The numbers arriving were less, but often ...