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by thirdcrank
28 May 2020, 10:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1229
Views: 26305

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

IMO, he's an excellent impersonator and if he had been around at the same time as Churchill, he could have had a career like Mike Yarwood, Rory Bremner etc. And his excellence is demonstrated by the people who are taken in by what is only an impersonation. This is nothing to much do with Brexit, exc...
by thirdcrank
28 May 2020, 10:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1229
Views: 26305

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

IMO no matter how he likes to portray himself, Boris Johnson is pretty much the opposite of Winston Churchill. The former's model of democracy was to offer policies and invite people to follow his lead. The result was he spent a lot of time in the political wilderness especially when appeasement was...
by thirdcrank
27 May 2020, 3:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1229
Views: 26305

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

Boris Johnson has decided to keep Dominic Cummings in post. (He can't do without him and can't risk him working with a rival for the top job eg Gove.) There's no real mechanism to make him change his mind unless rank-and-file tory MPs get restless en masse . Whoever unearthed this story, it's not ju...
by thirdcrank
26 May 2020, 4:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1229
Views: 26305

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

kwackers wrote: ...
Hear me larf...
I doubt the economy will have recovered by the time I croak.


I've spent my adult life trying to avoid poverty in old age and at 75 I've probably less time left than you to end my days in poverty, but I cannot see how you can print money and avoid a firestorm of inflation.
by thirdcrank
26 May 2020, 4:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1229
Views: 26305

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

Where's C C? YouGov now has Boris's popularity at 39%. Cervantes has it at-1% It's the popularity on election day that counts, not opinion polls. The election in 2024 will be decided on the usual matters - the economy, jobs, taxes, health, immigration etc, not a minor matter 4 years previously when...
by thirdcrank
26 May 2020, 11:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1229
Views: 26305

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

Benjamin felt a nose nuzzling at his shoulder. He looked round. It was Clover. Her old eyes looked dimmer than ever. Without saying anything, she tugged gently at his mane and led him round to the end of the big barn, where the Seven Commandments were written. For a minute or two they stood gazing ...
by thirdcrank
10 May 2020, 7:57am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Grant Shapps, Transport Minister
Replies: 30
Views: 4207

Re: Grant Shapps, Transport Minister

By coincidence, I noticed in yesterday's Daily T that it was the birthday of Ruth Kelly, a name which older readers may remember.
by thirdcrank
9 Mar 2020, 4:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Accident Police not doing anything!
Replies: 43
Views: 2399

Re: Accident Police not doing anything!

I can't avoid feeling I told you so. The Home Secretary has recently announced what will inevitably be taken to be policing priorities for the next several years https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51645526 She said success would be measured against a set of national policing outcomes, with priorities inc...
by thirdcrank
8 Feb 2020, 10:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The "Royals" Thread
Replies: 273
Views: 9713

Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Today I see that poor old ANDY has deferred his promotion to Admiral.
...


This means he will retain his current rank of vice admiral. (Know what I mean, squire?)
by thirdcrank
17 Jun 2019, 10:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Guides to rules abroad...
Replies: 24
Views: 1171

Re: Guides to rules abroad...

mjr

It's just occurred to me I've no plans for travel abroad, by bike, pack animal or motor vehicle so I'll leave it to you.
by thirdcrank
17 Jun 2019, 9:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How many times can you rewaterproof Gore?
Replies: 20
Views: 896

Re: How many times can you rewaterproof Gore?

I don't know if it's effective and cost-effective but I believe retaping services are available.
eg https://www.scottishmountaingear.com/re ... e/gore-tex

That's just a google hit. Sounds kosher but I have no idea.
by thirdcrank
17 Jun 2019, 9:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Guides to rules abroad...
Replies: 24
Views: 1171

Re: Guides to rules abroad...

For the benefit of any chivalrous English speaking visitors to this scepter'd isle, I'll mention that this is prohibited here too: Rule 68 You MUST NOT carry a passenger unless your cycle has been built or adapted to carry one .... https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code/rules-for-cyclists-59-t...
by thirdcrank
17 Jun 2019, 8:41pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Transgender woman wins cycling championship
Replies: 162
Views: 30003

Re: Transgender woman wins cycling championship

cyclemad Speaking personally, I don't find your latest post much help. I'm inferring from it - perhaps wrongly - that you feel that some of the posts have been inappropriate or possibly worse. If so, IMO the solution is to continue to challenge them or if it's worse than that, a report to the mods o...
by thirdcrank
17 Jun 2019, 8:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Guides to rules abroad...
Replies: 24
Views: 1171

Re: Guides to rules abroad...

... Does anyone produce guidelines like this for tourists? Could be quite useful. ... My suspicion that the answer is "No" seems to be confirmed by nobody coming up with a gem everybody had missed. We've had a lot of controversy over different guides to the law as it affects cyclists in t...
by thirdcrank
17 Jun 2019, 7:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 887
Views: 26988

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Today's BJ campaign newssheet, AKA the Daily Torygraph leads with this frontpage headline Boris Johnson pledges fast internet for every home by 2025 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/06/17/boris-johnson-pledges-fast-internet-every-home-2015/ More gripping at (optic) fibres than straws, but t...