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by Whippet
28 Jan 2020, 6:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: More than a minute?
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: More than a minute?

He remained incredibly sharpe and witty on the radio right into old age. In a very talented man.
by Whippet
28 Jan 2020, 6:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What is the story behind your nom de plume ,alias here?
Replies: 62
Views: 2185

Re: What is the story behind your nom de plume ,alias here?

I always have ( and love ) Whippets. Nothing to do with my body shape :lol:
by Whippet
28 Jan 2020, 6:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sober on the Rollers
Replies: 12
Views: 498

Re: Sober on the Rollers

I hope the Mercian gets well wiped down afterwards. Wouldn’t like sweat to take its toll on such a cracking bike.
by Whippet
19 Jan 2020, 8:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Calculator
Replies: 33
Views: 1228

Re: Calculator

I had a Texas TI 30 and school in the late 70’s. It’s main advantage was that there was room to store a cigarette in the battery compartment.
by Whippet
13 Jan 2020, 9:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 445
Views: 11792

Re: The next Labour Leader

Yes, the papers might well be hostile but they are largely irrelevant in the modern world. Their circulations have plummeted and they are only surviving by the skin of their teeth. The media that matters is TV / the BBC and the internet, who I’d say were less hostile / possibly more hostile to the Conservatives.
by Whippet
13 Jan 2020, 12:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 257
Views: 8149

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

I was surprised just how well my Commando handled when I bought one 12 years ago.
by Whippet
12 Jan 2020, 7:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 257
Views: 8149

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

ubert767 wrote:Here"s my 1970 BSA Victor, a 441cc single which I've owned since almost new. I rebuilt it a couple of years ago, it's great fun to ride and oil-tight too!

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Rob

Great looking bike!
by Whippet
12 Jan 2020, 7:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 445
Views: 11792

Re: The next Labour Leader

Oldjohnw wrote:
Whippet wrote:To be honest, I don’t have in depth knowledge about any of the candidates ( but prefer Jess Phillips ). Keir-Starmer appears to be favourite but I have my doubts about him. As a London based lawyer and the most prominent remainer I worry that he won’t be about to empathise with those northern constituencies that have turned from red to blue. As a cabinet minister I also think he is partly responsible for the disaster of befell Labour in December.
Would someone like to give me the alternative view please?



London based lawyer!

So instead, those Northern based voters chose an old Etonian classicist.


Loath him or loath him, Johnson knows how to communicate with people across social divides. I’m fully aware that he’ll be screwing over the working class and lining the pockets of the privileged. If Labour want to beat him they will need a leader with similar communication skills.
by Whippet
9 Jan 2020, 5:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 257
Views: 8149

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

I’ve owned quite a few Jap bikes. More interestingly, a 750 Norton Commando and a 675 Triumph Daytona that I raced on in 2009 ( and that won a BSB Superstock race when I lent it to the original owner in the same year ). Currently have a Harley Road King that only does a quarter of my cycling annual mileage.
by Whippet
9 Jan 2020, 12:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New Royals Going It Alone
Replies: 131
Views: 4170

Re: New Royals Going It Alone

Tangled Metal wrote:
Whippet wrote:While I’m a republican, I wonder if the problems this couple are having are down to Megan suffering from post natal depression. Maybe she needed more support.

Seeds set before pregnancy I believe. So can't place this on the little woman's hormones. I'm sure you weren't being that chauvinistic but I'll point out the pov that any major issue involving a woman gets the hormone tag. Never for men despite us having hormones and variations in them through life.

Before you come back on me I know you didn't actually say hormones and probably didn't mean it that way but often post natal depression is used as code in the same way women get dismissed by "it's the hormones" or "it's the time of the month".

I'm pointing this out because it's not necessarily down to her. PH was majorly affected by Diana's issues with the media and royals. Diana, before her death, was very positive about her projects post royal status. They sound exactly the sort of projects these two want to do. It simply could be prince harry wanting his freedom to do his own thing with his family, immediate family that is.


Fair enough. My comment was based on a BBC article that stated that Megan herself commented that very few ask her how she’s doing post pregnancy. This seemed to hint that she was having problems.
by Whippet
9 Jan 2020, 8:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 445
Views: 11792

Re: The next Labour Leader

To be honest, I don’t have in depth knowledge about any of the candidates ( but prefer Jess Phillips ). Keir-Starmer appears to be favourite but I have my doubts about him. As a London based lawyer and the most prominent remainer I worry that he won’t be about to empathise with those northern constituencies that have turned from red to blue. As a cabinet minister I also think he is partly responsible for the disaster of befell Labour in December.
Would someone like to give me the alternative view please?
by Whippet
9 Jan 2020, 8:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New Royals Going It Alone
Replies: 131
Views: 4170

Re: New Royals Going It Alone

While I’m a republican, I wonder if the problems this couple are having are down to Megan suffering from post natal depression. Maybe she needed more support.
by Whippet
3 Jan 2020, 9:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 445
Views: 11792

Re: The next Labour Leader

What do the collective think of Jess Phillips? From the perspective of re-gaining the lost Labour voters, I think she may be a good choice. Despite being remain, I think she could communicate well with the northern leave areas that have abandoned Labour. Sadly, I suspect that the party membership won’t back her in sufficient numbers though.
by Whippet
13 Dec 2019, 7:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What music are you listening to now !
Replies: 140
Views: 5467

Re: What music are you listening to now !

Currently loving Stick in the Wheel: against the loathsome beyond.

Proof that folk is now the genre to go to for creativity.
by Whippet
9 Dec 2019, 8:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 432
Views: 45939

Re: FILUMS ..to see.

Mick F wrote:
Spinners wrote:Image

'A Boy, A Girl And A Bike' (1949) starring John McCallum, Honor Blackman, Patrick Holt and Diana Dors.

Found it.
We'll watch it later or tomorrow! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmAfqNnEA4g


Diana Dors, Thora Hird, Honor Blackman. As my mum would have said: Oh it’s got good stars in it!