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by horizon
23 Oct 2019, 9:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20481
Views: 500716

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

How I felt and what my motives were on that day back in 2016 when I stood in the polling booth considering a very simple referendum question will remain personal to me I think what perplexes Remainers is that the why and wherefore of Brexit is hard to fathom. I think that's because not enough weigh...
by horizon
23 Oct 2019, 2:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20481
Views: 500716

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

NB Cycle spaces are not available on ticket machines and our local station does not in any case have one (like most local stations in Cornwall). The ticket machines will print the cycle reservations you've ordered online. The easiest way for you would be to use the GWR phone app which holds tickets...
by horizon
23 Oct 2019, 2:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20481
Views: 500716

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

mjr wrote:[qu
Referendum Party existed 1994-1997 and first Cameron government 2010-2015. Which of them had the time machine?




My apologies, I meant UKIP.
by horizon
23 Oct 2019, 1:13pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 85
Views: 2230

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

Without asking anybodies specific age, what age are people starting to have these flu vaccinations? Ian AFAIR it was offered to me this year and last when I reached 65. I've had both a letter and telephone call in the past. Given that no-one wants the flu I imagine it will soon be offered to the en...
by horizon
23 Oct 2019, 1:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 120
Views: 4804

Re: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC

Is there a material difference between a push bike at, say, 20mph and an ebike? It could be that this case starts to sort out questions like that. I am also doubtful that having insurance, wearing a helmet and carrying number plates would have saved the pedestrian's life. Having said that, my guess...
by horizon
23 Oct 2019, 12:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20481
Views: 500716

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

I'm sure there are road as well as rail connections to Cornwall. Is it not possible to ride a bicycle out of the county. Buying tickets online works in real time and you can pick them up from a station ticket machine straightaway or ven print them off from a PC or get them electronically on a phone...
by horizon
23 Oct 2019, 12:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20481
Views: 500716

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

Is that so? I've seen research (could be rubbish) showing how little the public was bothered about the EU, right up until the referendum was called. I'm sure that's true. But although I haven't checked the statistics, I think the Referendum party was biting at the heels of the Conservative party ri...
by horizon
23 Oct 2019, 11:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20481
Views: 500716

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

So his rock and a hard place, completely of his own making , is significant and unavoidable. I would question that. Membership fo the EU has been rumbling away as a political question ever since we joined. Nigel Farage and a sharp increase in European immigation brought it to the boil. Johnson's re...
by horizon
23 Oct 2019, 11:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20481
Views: 500716

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

Not correct. A bike space can be reserved online when you book your tickets on the website. Using the GWR website you can even reserve bike spaces online for travel with other rail companies like LNER which do not have the facility on their own sites. I buy my tickets on the train (the local statio...
by horizon
23 Oct 2019, 11:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20481
Views: 500716

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

What he has in his favour and has correctly surmised is his brand of right wing populism appeals to a large part of the UK electorate. What he has also correctly surmised (IMV) is that for the Conservative party to survive as other than a reduced rump in Parliament it must capture this part of the ...
by horizon
23 Oct 2019, 11:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20481
Views: 500716

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

An underlying concern about what is happening in Westminster is how it is illustrating how stupid our PM is, how he is totally unable to see a way through anything. His bill got passed but anybody with a half functioning brian cell would have seen that Parliament was going to be unhappy about it be...
by horizon
23 Oct 2019, 10:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20481
Views: 500716

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

I had a moment's sympathy with the DUP this morning: Paisley lets rip at Tories. Asks Smith bluntly what county he lives in. Smith: I like in N Yorkshire and London Paisley If you had to move goods from N Yorkshire to Lon and have to fill in a form, you’d fill pretty aggrieved .. We are in the same ...
by horizon
23 Oct 2019, 10:31am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 85
Views: 2230

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

Actually this is off thread since it is about the side effects of the flu jab -on which, strictly speaking you are unable to comment. :wink: Quite right. I too would not have the flu jab and have quite strong views about it, but this thread was not offering that discussion so I have desisted. The o...
by horizon
21 Oct 2019, 11:04pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Spa cycles steel frame tourer 57cm (sold)
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: Spa cycles steel frame tourer 57cm (sold)

I'm thinking that I'll probably never buy a new bike again - yours isn't the only one that has gone for silly prices recently (and others remained unsold). If you are really feeling sorry for yourself, just wait a bit and buy your replacement bike at an equally silly price - that way you won't have ...
by horizon
21 Oct 2019, 10:49pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Bosch active line based bike suitable for touring?
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Bosch active line based bike suitable for touring?

That pretty much ties up with what the Bosch range assistant says: https://www.bosch-ebike.com/en/service/range-assistant/ There is a HUGE difference between what can be done on the flat in eco mode, and what will happen in real situations: the range assistant shows that up pretty well. Interesting...