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by horizon
21 Mar 2019, 10:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13283
Views: 325524

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

Bonefishblues wrote:1.14M now - my email finally came through


10.40 pm Thursday: It's just passed 2,000,000 and I think the media is taking it seriously. Remain has awoken, the lion has roared!
by horizon
21 Mar 2019, 3:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13283
Views: 325524

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

Psamathe wrote:(Almost) back again.

I have spent the last 4 months independently travelling round Peru, Bolivia and parts of Chile

Ian


Yes, welcome back!
by horizon
21 Mar 2019, 3:22pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Heaviest tent?
Replies: 58
Views: 3674

Re: Heaviest tent?

A pic of my bike loaded for touring would doubtless horrify you. Sweep: I'll try and send you a picture of mine if you send me (privately) a picture of yours. They would be certainly be quickly banned on the forum as obscene and offensive to sensitive forum members. Feel free to send yours if you w...
by horizon
21 Mar 2019, 3:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13283
Views: 325524

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

mercalia wrote:1M


Parliament's petitions committee tweeted that the rate of signatures was "the highest the site has ever had to deal with", after the website crashed.
by horizon
21 Mar 2019, 2:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13283
Views: 325524

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

mercalia wrote:wow nearly 1M


It's very close - I reckon 3.00 pm. 7000 short and about 1000 per minute coming in.
by horizon
21 Mar 2019, 11:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13283
Views: 325524

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

Mick F wrote:
RickH wrote:I note it has now passed 3/4 million!
A tiny drop in the ocean.

If it were to get to 34million it might be worth taking note of it.


Last night Theresa May lumped us all together as "you". Well at least .75 million of us have made a point and found a voice.
by horizon
21 Mar 2019, 11:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13283
Views: 325524

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

pwa wrote:I do see the point of it as a protest, but only as a protest.


Yes, that's right. But it seems to have touched a nerve and for Remainers it is nice to know there are others out there.
by horizon
21 Mar 2019, 11:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13283
Views: 325524

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

pwa wrote:The petition, whatever you think of it, is pointless.


As I said above, we (Remain) seem to be being airbrushed out of the argument. That's why it has taken off so dramatically - people really want to say "Oy! We're still here". TMs "You the public" doesn't include me.
by horizon
21 Mar 2019, 10:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13283
Views: 325524

Re: Govt's petitions site crashes after 'Revoke Art.50' petition

I think it crashes out at about 2000 per minute. Which means a million signatures by lunchtime if it works. I'm currently getting "Error 502 - Bad Gateway". I got Error (448 I think) - "You are an undesirable, get lost!"[/quote] It's currently running at about 1800 per minute an...
by horizon
21 Mar 2019, 10:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13283
Views: 325524

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

Graun says the petition won't make a ha'porth of difference. Petitions are debated in Westminster Hall and results are non-binding. IMO it probably wouldn't get debated before September anyway. It refutes the idea (propounded by May last night) that the public are simply gagging for Brexit. Actuall...
by horizon
21 Mar 2019, 10:47am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: cycliing and ageing
Replies: 18
Views: 598

Re: cycliing and ageing

I took part in the study. It was a fairly grueling experience in the lab including a series of electric shocks to the neck [emoji15] The results were worth the temporary discomfort though [emoji6] toontra: that's brilliant - really nice to know that a forum member was involved - brings it home. And...
by horizon
21 Mar 2019, 10:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13283
Views: 325524

Re: Govt's petitions site crashes after 'Revoke Art.50' petition

Here's another thread re-titling - if not exactly thread drift. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/mar/21/petitions-site-crashes-after-thousands-back-call-to-revoke-article-50 Interpret that how you will. It means something to me at any rate! Yes it's true! It's crashed. Not possible to sign...
by horizon
21 Mar 2019, 10:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13283
Views: 325524

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

thirdcrank wrote:IMO this petition is pointless. Arguably, the Brexit referendum was a sort of double petition, which resulted in most "signatures" for leave.


I don't think "Revoke Article 50" has ever been offered in a referendum.
by horizon
21 Mar 2019, 9:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13283
Views: 325524

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

It was running at about 600 per minute overnight (when people sleep) so it could be 2000 per minute now. I don't what the limit is. Petitions is down for maintenance We know about it and we're working on it. Please try again later Offically crashed but it was running I think at about 2 - 3000 per m...
by horizon
21 Mar 2019, 9:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13283
Views: 325524

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

It was running at about 600 per minute overnight (when people sleep) so it could be 2000 per minute now. I don't what the limit is.