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by horizon
21 Mar 2019, 12:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13093
Views: 323466

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

Theresa May's address

Well it won't be Downing Street much longer after her address tonight. I think she's always had a difficult hand to play but she blew it tonight. It was insulting and patronising and damaging to the institution of Parliament. I give her two weeks.
by horizon
20 Mar 2019, 11:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13093
Views: 323466

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

Anyone would have found any Brexit difficult to deliver. Theresa May, by her dishonesty, obstinacy, and weird obsessions, made it impossible. AIUI, the Tory party would have split had she moved towards a softer Brexit (and in effect worked with Labour). So she has stuck to her priorities but I'm no...
by horizon
20 Mar 2019, 9:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13093
Views: 323466

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

That is the worst fear and will be brought about by sheer incompetence and selfishness on the government and parliament's part. My point above was that the present "mess" is Theresa May's particular version of the Brexit mess. She is beholden to her right wing. But anyone else would proba...
by horizon
19 Mar 2019, 11:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13093
Views: 323466

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

I'm not sure I agree with all the invective against May. She managed to get a deal agreed with the EU which has the support of the bulk of her own MPs and actually appeals broadly to the stated aims of the party opposite. And, as she would say, delivers Brexit. The problem is Brexit, not May. Compro...
by horizon
19 Mar 2019, 9:38am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Delta Alloy Stem Raiser SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Delta Alloy Stem Raiser

Yes please, PM sent.
by horizon
18 Mar 2019, 3:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13093
Views: 323466

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

While we are waiting to hear what the DUP have decided, can we at least agree on another important matter:

Should it be an Extension to Article 50 or an Extension of Article 50?

Your views please.
by horizon
17 Mar 2019, 7:01pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Thorn XTC tourer 50cm(20")
Replies: 3
Views: 738

Re: Thorn XTC tourer 52.5cm

PM sent. Cheers, horizon.
by horizon
16 Mar 2019, 8:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13093
Views: 323466

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

Interesting to see what kind of extra bung is given to the Arlene Foster bunch in return for support. I have a feeling that there will be no need: it's My Deal or No Brexit. Even the DUP can see the writing on the wall. With No Deal off the table and a two year delay threatening, there is going to ...
by horizon
16 Mar 2019, 8:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Am I mad, newbie tourer
Replies: 108
Views: 4829

Re: Am I mad, newbie tourer

I'd like to propose a vote of thanks to the OP for presenting us with a really interesting thread, to lay bare his ignorance (such as it is) and having the bottle to take a lot of criticism on the nose from strangers (as well as the courage to think about doing a challenging ride in a foreign countr...
by horizon
16 Mar 2019, 2:46pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: US style hot weather tents
Replies: 28
Views: 678

Re: US style hot weather tents

Thanks for that WJ. I did explore Esvo last year before settling on a Robens. Cycle campers must have endured heavier weights in the days before Robert Saunders but I couldn't make any current cotton tent work. I was also put off the Esvo Eskimo as the inner is a synthetic/cotton mix (the outer is 1...
by horizon
16 Mar 2019, 2:33pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Heaviest tent?
Replies: 57
Views: 3630

Re: Heaviest tent?

Sweep wrote: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.
by horizon
16 Mar 2019, 12:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13093
Views: 323466

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

Just to say that while we are discussing the fine points of whatever, Theresa seems to be edging towards getting her deal through next week. It's 50/50 at the moment and that's without a fourth MV which might make it game, set and match.
by horizon
15 Mar 2019, 5:40pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Heaviest tent?
Replies: 57
Views: 3630

Re: Heaviest tent?

On top of the rack (lengthwise in my case) is just such an obvious place.
by horizon
15 Mar 2019, 2:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13093
Views: 323466

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

I'm always surprised that we British think ourselves above such extreme politics as the fascist or some other left-wing flavour of totalitarianism. We have a history of such that was only slowly made democratic in the last couple of centuries. We have far more centuries of history in which an arist...
by horizon
15 Mar 2019, 1:52pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: US style hot weather tents
Replies: 28
Views: 678

Re: US style hot weather tents

Unless you’re counting every gram, there’s little to be lost in choosing a tent that can preform well in both situations. I’be been on tours where my tent has all the mesh opened up and the fly raised one night and everything closed the next. I also wouldn't be so specfic about the role(s) for my t...