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by mjr
11 Dec 2018, 10:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9450
Views: 239685

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

merseymouth wrote:The problems over Ireland are bad enough without the E.U. sticking it's oar in.

The EU isn't sticking its oar in. Ireland is a full member of the EU and is working as part of it, in a way that the UK rarely does.
by mjr
11 Dec 2018, 8:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wrist mirror
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: Wrist mirror

https://irp-cdn.multiscreensite.com/d0dd43b8/dms3rep/multi/desktop/myklopsscreengrabupclose.jpg A small sharp disc of plastic (I really hope it's not glass) near one's wrist? What could possibly go wrong in the worst case? (In case it's not clear, I think this is only just less daft as an idea than...
by mjr
11 Dec 2018, 8:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9450
Views: 239685

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

Hi There, I wonder what the reaction would be in Eire & Northern Ireland if the Westminster Government fully applied "The Ireland of Ireland Act 1920"? Might make the fur & feathers fly! IGICB MM Assuming you meant the Government of Ireland Act 1920, there's nothing left to apply....
by mjr
11 Dec 2018, 6:10pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Jess Varnish ..
Replies: 16
Views: 409

Re: Jess Varnish ..

No ... just read the article in the Grauniad ... often wondered what her issue was .... discrimination, bullying, rude Aussies .... but Laura Kenny grew during the coach's tenure .... and went fast enough ...... JV didn't. Her funding was removed because she did not meet performance standards, i be...
by mjr
11 Dec 2018, 6:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9450
Views: 239685

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

Renegotiations? Merkel says no more! https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu/eu-rules-out-brexit-renegotiation-as-may-seeks-help-from-merkel-idUSKBN1OA0MH Bit of comedy for you https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/11/brexit-grabbing-mace-theresa-may-cancelled-vote :- there are ho...
by mjr
11 Dec 2018, 4:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rights over lost delivery?
Replies: 17
Views: 289

Re: Rights over lost delivery?

I cannot go around asking for my parcel unless I find out where it has been delivered. Even then they could just say it hadn't been delivered. If it's important to you, why the heck not go around asking? Maybe take the chance to deliver the greetings cards, too. They could say it's not been deliver...
by mjr
11 Dec 2018, 4:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9450
Views: 239685

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

There is no hard border between Norway and Sweden, despite Sweden being an EU member and Norway not. There is a customs checkpoint on most roads that cross the border. On the main E road between Oslo and Gothenburg, I have seen it manned exacetly one time in dozens of trips over the border to Swede...
by mjr
11 Dec 2018, 4:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9450
Views: 239685

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

The now ancient Good Friday Agreement is casting a dark shadow over the whole issue? Rather an anachronism now, times have changed, the original Protestant attempt to disenfranchise the Catholics that led to a resurgent IRA now ancient history? The IRA are now old men or dead. Eire needs to give up...
by mjr
11 Dec 2018, 3:12pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vision - use of glasses and neck pain
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Vision - use of glasses and neck pain

Sounds to me like your glasses haven't been fitted properly and the arms are too long.

(I've worn glasses 25 years and currently have both some little half-frameless rectangles and some aviators for longer days on the bike. I look through both of them.)
by mjr
11 Dec 2018, 3:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rights over lost delivery?
Replies: 17
Views: 289

Re: Rights over lost delivery?

Tangled Metal wrote:Basically can I insist they get a replacement to me? How long is reasonable to wait?

It depends what the terms were when you bought it.

In your place, I'd probably be cancelling the order and making plans to visit a real shop in a nearby city that holds stock in my size.
by mjr
11 Dec 2018, 2:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9450
Views: 239685

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

This for example from djnotts " Letting monkeys vote never a good idea." quoted in the post of mine that you're responding to. Ah, you've interpreted that much differently to me. I thought it was a general comment on the ways that people voting tends to cause some problems... after all, w...
by mjr
11 Dec 2018, 10:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9450
Views: 239685

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

... Time for a gilet jaunes movement in the UK? ... After a decade of bank crisis, austerity, etc., crowned with Universal Credit and a long hot Summer, there's still not been much sign of disorder - even with hi-viz togs to make it easier to spot. Don't worry! Politicians have figured out how to s...
by mjr
11 Dec 2018, 10:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9450
Views: 239685

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

In the past week or so almost all posts seem to be from remainers making disparaging remarks about the people who voted leave. You say "remainers" plural - I remember Cugel making some comments which could be interpreted as disparaging, but who else? To me, it still feels like mostly leav...
by mjr
11 Dec 2018, 9:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What to pack when riding my first road bike
Replies: 37
Views: 1015

Re: What to pack when riding my first road bike

Not any more, as far as I could tell. The Google Maps app now refuses to work fully until it gets full permissions. I think that you have to allow it to use your device, then change the settings afterward. But I don't recall for certain. Tried that. The next time you open the Google Maps app, it di...
by mjr
10 Dec 2018, 8:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9450
Views: 239685

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

If MP,s overturn brexit it will have gone against the will of the people. How would individuals feel if after a GE the result was reversed somehow. What, like in 2017 and every other time a PM has "gone to the country" early to try to reverse a result that only gave them a weak majority? ...