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by francovendee
15 Feb 2019, 8:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 63
Views: 1233

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

If she makes it back to the UK without any help from the UK's armed services then she should be allowed to remain. Whatever laws she's broken should receive the proper punishment.
I think if all this happens then afterwards she should always be a person of interest to security
by francovendee
14 Feb 2019, 4:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Techno Innovation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1268

Re: Techno Innovation?

With you there, although I think I prefer the '50s. I am sure it is rose tinted spectacles and it was only good for some. I was a child in the 1950s and we were poor, but my memories are sill great. Same here, I like the good bits from many past eras, right back to the 17th Century. My daughter has...
by francovendee
14 Feb 2019, 8:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Techno Innovation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1268

Re: Techno Innovation?

I think most of us over a certain age had some sort of record player and a collection of records. Why was this, because at that time it was the only way to play music in the home. I found the advent of stereo a real wonder and spent £££'s buying and updating my system. Today, unless I liked the idea...
by francovendee
13 Feb 2019, 8:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12188
Views: 296575

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

^^ Which makes him a fruitcake in my view. Plenty of madmen show similar traits. Greed for power over others and personal financial avarice. He is missing a quinissential point about human existence. His moral hypocrisy alone is enough to make one cringe. Have you not noticed!? The world is owned a...
by francovendee
12 Feb 2019, 8:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12188
Views: 296575

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

The biggest irony is that in a few months when the UK is deep in the mire, the whole fiasco will act as a deterrent for other countries toying with leaving the EU Brexit may actually be strengthening the remaining EU Isn't that their whole idea behind their negotiation technique? If(?) and when we ...
by francovendee
11 Feb 2019, 8:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's Most Boring Town
Replies: 62
Views: 1996

Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

Can't find your 650 million figure anywhere? 90 million tourists over the course of a year could easily consume 200 million meals though, doncha think? Your most recent link is from 2015... C'mon stop the defender of the French belle vie bit. The French eat plenty of junk food. And from touring exp...
by francovendee
10 Feb 2019, 8:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 408
Views: 10037

Re: Duke In Rollover

:D :D :D :D :D
kwackers wrote:If only old codgers would surrender their right to vote that could have prevented a huge car crash.
by francovendee
9 Feb 2019, 8:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Car hire for over 70's
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Car hire for over 70's

I drive back to the UK less these days and usually take a cheap flight. Up til now I've then just used public transport but next visit I need a car. I've heard that some people have been refused car hire because they are over 70. I contacted one company, Eurocar, and I've been told they did hire to ...
by francovendee
3 Feb 2019, 8:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rugger Starts At 19.25 Tonight - Eng V Irl Tommorow Spoilers Possible!
Replies: 27
Views: 1668

Re: Rugger Starts At 19.25 Tonight - Eng V Irl Tommorow

Still bored. I thought you didn't have a telly :? We were down at the White Hart earlier this evening. They had a telly on in the back room with the rugby on. Some people were watching, but the vast majority of the clientele - including the three of us - paid no attention at all. https://www.whiteh...
by francovendee
1 Feb 2019, 8:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12188
Views: 296575

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Poor old little UK being bullied by that nasty EU when the UK has always been so utterly reasonable . :cry:
by francovendee
30 Jan 2019, 8:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12188
Views: 296575

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Oldjohnw wrote:So Mrs May joins with her backbenchers in demanding change to the deal she negotiated and which she claimed was the only deal possible.

You couldn't make it up.


Remember it's the Tory party and you won't find this at all strange. It's the tail wagging the dog!
by francovendee
26 Jan 2019, 8:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Computers
Replies: 26
Views: 1229

Re: Computers

Two years ago I was in the same position as you. I had an ageing Lenovo laptop that I wanted to replace. My wife had a Macbook but I ruled these out partly on price. I ended up not buying a laptop but a Chromebook. It was on offer at less than £200 so I thought I'd give it a punt. I have been very p...
by francovendee
26 Jan 2019, 8:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'O' rings
Replies: 12
Views: 1920

Re: 'O' rings

Hi Brucey, Have you ever come across 'O' rings in kit form? I seem to remember them at one company I worked. They had them in the R&D workshop. The rubber came in a variety of diameters and the kit had a way of cutting the rubber square. It was then joined with some sort of glue. I got them to m...
by francovendee
24 Jan 2019, 8:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Beaujo For PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2306

Re: Beaujo For PM

Do we really think the ~Tories would risk jettisoning May? No contest, I say. No PM since the war has survived such an onslaught of defeats in the house. Since there is absolutely zero party political consensus on Brexit, she's hogtied, therefore all she can expect is more and more and more of the ...
by francovendee
22 Jan 2019, 8:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 408
Views: 10037

Re: Duke In Rollover

Just a thought, in my car (2012 Golf) if I, or a passenger isn't wearing a seat belt then an alarm sounds. Perhaps you can switch them off on a Range Rover? He was driving a Freelander. John. N.B you can buy a simple mechanical device to stop the alarm. Sorry, I knew it a 4 wheel drive vehicle and ...