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by ncutler
21 Apr 2020, 5:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1062
Views: 23216

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

The NHS is a very large nationalised industry and therefore It amazes me that people expect it to be the model of efficiency. As it happens NHS Logistics & Procurement, the process that is currently melted down into chaos, has been privatised for some while. Part of the story is here: https://s...
by ncutler
11 Apr 2020, 9:56am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: An opportunity for more cycling in cities
Replies: 3
Views: 379

An opportunity for more cycling in cities

Other countries are making extra cycle and walking lanes in cities while roads are empty of traffic.
Here, however, as we have comee to expect from our useless gov we dither and do nothing.
See: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... d-cyclists
by ncutler
14 Mar 2020, 10:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 52568

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Quite a good summary of the likely mortality in The UK:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... he-numbers
by ncutler
10 Mar 2020, 10:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling in Palestine
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Cycling in Palestine

Interesting article in today's Graun about cycling in a disputed territory:
https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... itical-act
by ncutler
22 Dec 2019, 12:57pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Fave quotes...
Replies: 257
Views: 20943

Re: Fave quotes...

"She had realised that he was just another strong man, in one of those societies, at one of thos stages, in which it was easier to be the strong man than it was to be truly courageous."

from 'Matter' by Ian M Banks
by ncutler
25 May 2018, 10:09am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: GDPR - are you ready?
Replies: 20
Views: 1820

Re: GDPR - are you ready?

Sorry, but you are missing the central point of the legislation:

You have to obtain the bicycle's consent before attaching any pannier, bag, suitcase, or any other apparatus designed for the portage of stuff*.

* The definition of 'stuff' is highly technical but in essence means 'things'.
by ncutler
3 Mar 2018, 9:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Weather Forecast
Replies: 255
Views: 11242

Re: Weather Forecast

I'm surprised by this conversation. I frequently look at the Met Office forecasts on t'web ( https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/ ) and find that over the last few years they have improved beyond recognition and are now remarkably accurate. What a forecast can't do is tell you exact...
by ncutler
28 Feb 2018, 3:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 541492

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

Bonefishblues wrote: (shameless re-post)


Wonderful :lol:
by ncutler
28 Feb 2018, 12:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 541492

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

Bonefishblues wrote:And so it begins, as night follows Wednesday, and cheese becomes intimate with onion. :P

are you trying to shunt this topic into a siding ?
by ncutler
28 Feb 2018, 11:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 541492

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

Vorpal wrote: gone off track ;)


That's a good point
by ncutler
28 Feb 2018, 10:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 541492

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

Cyril Haearn wrote:Fortunately French trains run on the left

Is that a political or geographical statement ?
by ncutler
27 Feb 2018, 9:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: the beast from the east is here
Replies: 23
Views: 1208

Re: the beast from the east is here

Ah, but you have to realise that the red top papers hate this cold snap because it comes from Europe and we can't control it.
by ncutler
27 Feb 2018, 9:18pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Fave quotes...
Replies: 257
Views: 20943

Re: Fave quotes...

One of the newspapers said of Boris earlier ( apropos his remarks about the Irish Border being much the same as Camden ):

"better to remain silent and be thought a fool than open your mouth and prove it ..........."