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by horizon
18 Jan 2019, 1:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10720
Views: 266331

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

[q Should a no confidence vote be tabled then, I can't see any way out for May. Michael Portillo suggested tonight (BBC1) that a softer Brexit could emerge and that could carry the day. If TM accepted the customs union she would walk it with Labour MPs. The DUP seem convinced that she won't give wa...
by horizon
17 Jan 2019, 10:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10720
Views: 266331

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

In a further development, a poll conducted by YouGov of more than 1,000 voters on Wednesday found 56% would now vote to stay in the EU, against 44% who want to leave. They also said: Against the prime minister’s deal, remain led by 65% to 35%, while against no-deal was 59% to 41% in favour of stayi...
by horizon
17 Jan 2019, 4:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How did you vote in 2016? How would you vote now?
Replies: 63
Views: 1006

Re: How did you vote in 2016? How would you vote now?

those bullies in Brussels RRSODL : there's a view held by Remainers that Leavers are heavily influenced by the Daily Mail in the forming of their views about the EU. So I put this to the test and Googled "Daily Mail bullies in Brussels". Here are the results: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/c...
by horizon
17 Jan 2019, 4:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10720
Views: 266331

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

Given the general chaos, there are for sure other possibilities, but I'm struggling to see obvious scenarios for them coming about. If "No no-deal" gets through (no-one is quite sure how yet but tectonic plates are moving) then this will trigger a delay to Article 50. Once that happens, t...
by horizon
17 Jan 2019, 2:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10720
Views: 266331

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

We trade with the rest of the world on EU terms (which are pretty good). But the pesky EU might say, "sorry chums, that beef you want to import comes from cows reared in appalling conditions!" To which the canny Brexiters say, "don't worry we'll just put all those annoying regulations...
by horizon
17 Jan 2019, 12:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10720
Views: 266331

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

Can anyone explain to me why a Customs union is such a difficult thing? You have to abide by the rules of the customs union which means that you cannot make your own trade deals with other countries. I'm fully in agreement with the Leave position on this: I know lots of Leave voters (there's old Mr...
by horizon
17 Jan 2019, 1:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10720
Views: 266331

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

I have to say that the current Brexit process has completely restored my faith in politics. This is due to (a) the tight and surprising referendum result (b) the loss of Theresa May's majority (c) Gina Miller's successful action to allow Parliament a say (d) Dominic Grieve's amendment to allow amend...
by horizon
16 Jan 2019, 3:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First Posters Seeking Advice - Genuine or Not?
Replies: 14
Views: 453

Re: First Posters Seeking Advice - Genuine or Not?

As far as forum organisation is concerned, all I want is an “everything but The Brexit Tea Shop” option. The thread actually tidied up and then coralled all new threads into it. Unfortunately the fence was breached so we've now got a proliferation of Brexit threads. I think there should be a couple...
by horizon
16 Jan 2019, 2:51pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 647
Views: 25265

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

I post these little clippings just see what other people think. They are mostly from the Guardian as that's what I read but obviously one expects a high standard of English in the Guardian, indeed it's an expectation they have of themselves. I don't always get it right; in fact I'm looking for some ...
by horizon
16 Jan 2019, 12:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10720
Views: 266331

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

the worst crisis since WW2 Your are joking, there is no crisis, There's a parliamentary "crisis" in that it isn't 100% who has the power to do what. But that is as much a result of the hung parliament as Brexit. The Winter of Discontent in 1978/79 was a bigger crisis IMV. The real crisis ...
by horizon
16 Jan 2019, 12:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First Posters Seeking Advice - Genuine or Not?
Replies: 14
Views: 453

Re: First Posters Seeking Advice - Genuine or Not?

Coincidence or spoof? Generally I think they should be taken at face value - it is the ensuing discussion that is the interesting bit. Same with questions about which bike to get and health issues for instance. Even the wind-up questions are sometimes good if taken in good spirit. My only doubt is ...
by horizon
14 Jan 2019, 4:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much for a decent bike?
Replies: 114
Views: 3338

Re: How much for a decent bike?

Airsporter1st wrote:Its a funny old world isn't it? All this talk about snobbery and yet the only snobbery to be found in the above thread is of the inverse variety.


I think a lot of it is to do with dealing with people's objections to buying a bike while at the same time valuing the good things about a good bike.
by horizon
14 Jan 2019, 12:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: WHAT!
Replies: 60
Views: 2266

Re: WHAT!

Given the alacrity with which the private car-clamping industry takes action against "offenders", I'm not sure there isn't a case at least for a self-funded state agency that would attend to all these matters. While I'm hesitant to propose any more rules and regs, I would have thought that...
by horizon
14 Jan 2019, 12:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much for a decent bike?
Replies: 114
Views: 3338

Re: How much for a decent bike?

I've never spent £1000 on a bike purchase. The closest I've come to that was £800 on a used Geoff Smith tourer (which is a lovely, comfortable bike). There seems to be a point at which it is possible to buy a steel framed touring bike with quality components. I'm thinking Surly LHT, Dawes Galaxy, S...
by horizon
13 Jan 2019, 11:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much for a decent bike?
Replies: 114
Views: 3338

Re: How much for a decent bike?

But what is enough? It's usually just a bit more than they expect to have to spend. Generally, people don't want to spend anything - it's what marketing people call a distress payment, like petrol. They don't like the idea of having to cycle anyway, especially in the rain, and give up their privile...