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by horizon
19 Feb 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Goodbye YHA
Replies: 48
Views: 2182

Re: Goodbye YHA

What about the independent (ie non-YHA) backpackers' hostels in the UK? What are people's experiences and opinions of those, if you've used them recently? Whether they are independent or YHA, the fact is that a shared dorm will be the principle way to keep prices low. Add in a kitchen and you've go...
by horizon
23 Jan 2019, 10:50am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Best Ebikes for Touring?
Replies: 19
Views: 885

Re: Best Ebikes for Touring?

99% roads occasional railtrails, canal towpaths etc. 50- 60 miles per day. I know little about e-bikes but AFAIK those who do may need to know how much luggage you want to take (e.g. is this fully loaded camping touring or just day rides with no luggage), how fit you are and how hilly your terrain ...
by horizon
23 Jan 2019, 12:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12224
Views: 298191

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

It doesnt do the Leave (sic) argument any good at all spreading scare stories, they just damage credibility. Whether you voted Leave or Remain please post whether you actually believe any of these assertions. Al Al: I think we need to know why the Tories want these bilateral trade deals. My assumpt...
by horizon
22 Jan 2019, 8:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12224
Views: 298191

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

In case you were wondering what EU-inspired laws the Leavers may be unhappy with, someone found all 72 that the UK government voted against but ultimately agreed to at https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1087360379691380736.html mjr: this is gold dust. If it is actually true, then not only does the ...
by horizon
22 Jan 2019, 1:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12224
Views: 298191

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

Hi there, I merely stated that the very fact that a firm produced the tract actually showed that the business wasn't without dissidents! I laid no down no words to support it's veracity. TTFN MM There are quite a number of Leave supporting businesses. However they are generally the ones led by char...
by horizon
22 Jan 2019, 12:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12224
Views: 298191

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

bovlomov wrote:Here's my MP, Theresa Villiers, in April 2016, dismissing worries about the Irish border (no border checks necessary), and giving her views on negotiations with EU in the event of a Leave vote (they will go well).


That video is priceless. Oh, the joy of hindsight. Should be compulsory viewing.
by horizon
22 Jan 2019, 11:55am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 699
Views: 26835

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

Bmblbzzz wrote:Perhaps it's not "trial for" but "begins for"? As in, "When I finish my task, the work begins for you."


Thanks for that! I have a feeling you are being too kind to the Guardian but yes, it could be seen as that so I'll sleep better on that basis! Interesting.
by horizon
22 Jan 2019, 11:43am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 699
Views: 26835

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

horizon I give in. (All I can think of is that the event is called Shoreham Airshow so they can either stick with that or say Shoreham air show. Then, as the colon doesn't start a new sentence, it shouldn't be followed by a capital letter. I cannot imagine that this does your head in.) My beef with...
by horizon
22 Jan 2019, 11:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12224
Views: 298191

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

seems like the affect of Brexit on Ireland was trumpeted way back in 2016. Blair mentioned the issue of the border that Brexit would affect https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jun/10/the-guardian-view-on-brexit-and-ireland-another-closure-of-the-mind That's a remarkably prescient article...
by horizon
21 Jan 2019, 3:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12224
Views: 298191

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

It would be a very honest Remain MP who admitted that they supported the outcome of the referendum in order to save their seat. But that's probably the case for many. I think it's lovely that MPs respect referendum results but it simply isn't sustainable, particularly if the question was a bit blur...
by horizon
21 Jan 2019, 2:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12224
Views: 298191

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

Who are you counting as remain MP's? Article 50 was supported 494 to 122 and in the General Election all those from the two main parties were elected on Brexit manifestos. Too little too late from those MP's who thought more for their jobs than what they were doing, Ken Clarke was the only Tory MP ...
by horizon
21 Jan 2019, 1:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12224
Views: 298191

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

To be fair to the Remain MPs, they seem very concerned to "respect the vote". That seems to be a kindness less extended by Leave. I accept that that might be due to the fact that Leave feels very threatened and very anxious that they are about to be betrayed.
by horizon
21 Jan 2019, 11:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12224
Views: 298191

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

Labour and/or Remain supporting MP's get all upset when they get put under the same spotlight regarding their views as Conservative and/or Leave supporting MP's. I'm coming to the conclusion that Remain MPs should have remained exactly that. The problem with Brexit is that is it is predicated on a ...
by horizon
20 Jan 2019, 8:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12224
Views: 298191

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

Cunobelin wrote: " . . . it is the anti Brexit MPs who have stopped Brexit"


Well, yes: that's their job, surely?
by horizon
20 Jan 2019, 7:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12224
Views: 298191

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

But on the age thing, there seems to be a sizeable element - at least measured by newspaper opinion - of WWII sentimentalists who are too young to have experienced WWII. In my experience, the war generations didn't like to go on about it. Perhaps, though, there were exceptions who never let their c...