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by pete75
15 Oct 2019, 9:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 66
Views: 1073

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

I don't live in Scotland so it isn't anything to do with me, but I find the SNP position very interesting in that it seems contradictory. Independence from the UK but not from the EU. So not independence at all. Curious. But none of my business. That's for them and good luck to them whichever path ...
by pete75
15 Oct 2019, 9:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 66
Views: 1073

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Anyone know the history of the union? In my ignorance I was taught about a new world investment bubble the Scots got themselves into causing a big debt. Resistance to joining in a union with England and Wales (and Ireland? ) was overcome hence the union. Technically a union if equals hence the diff...
by pete75
15 Oct 2019, 8:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 66
Views: 1073

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

What about our military bases in Scotland - are they essential? If so they'd probably be retained as British territory like the base areas in Cyprus. If anyone wonders why Scots may feel like anything less than a partner in a union of equals this attitude expressed by Pete should clarify it! We are...
by pete75
15 Oct 2019, 8:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 66
Views: 1073

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Isn't nationally based on place of birth and nationality of your parents? If you're born and bred Scottish but living outside Scotland, say in England, what nationality would you suggest post independence for Scotland? My grandfather was American his whole life despite living in liverpool for most ...
by pete75
14 Oct 2019, 11:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 66
Views: 1073

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

How many people live in Scotland and are actually Scottish? 4million max, and most of them live in the central belt. You may have a point about the central belt. In the 2014 referendum it was only in parts of the central belt and Dundee where there was a majority for independence. http://www.maps.m...
by pete75
14 Oct 2019, 12:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1697

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Hi, Buy a town and call it.........................Don't Stop Here Or Go To Jail :P Or buy a disused aerodrome and put a mine field around it :mrgreen: Buy a town and call it Hell. Obviously somewhere in three overly built up south east. It really depresses me as I travel south until I get towards ...
by pete75
14 Oct 2019, 12:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1697

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Tail End Charlie wrote:I'd buy a massive turnip.


Spendthrift - what's wrong with a big radish? :wink:
by pete75
10 Oct 2019, 3:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The worst place in the UK for cycling?
Replies: 88
Views: 3137

Re: The worst place in the UK for cycling?

The Mildenhall-Thetford direct route is as good as disconnected for most cyclists and definitely most potential cyclists. Calling the 60mph northwestern end of Branch Bank to Littleport "not unpleasant" is almost as much a minority view IMO, especially with the entirely forseeable increas...
by pete75
10 Oct 2019, 12:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20007
Views: 492920

Re: Brexit Means (Chorleywood) Bread?

661-Pete wrote:Nearly every supermarket in our area, perhaps? Which is why I perceive a link between Chorleywood bread and Brex*it-voting areas. After all, our local area is emphatically Remain.



You've evidence for that?
by pete75
3 Oct 2019, 5:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The worst place in the UK for cycling?
Replies: 88
Views: 3137

Re: The worst place in the UK for cycling?

Also, the policy-violating disconnection of Elveden-Mildenhall without a cycleway is a disgrace but adds 2 miles of fairly straight B road as the detour, not a long wandering one. That distance is obnoxious for short journeys but a bigger problem for touring is that the parallel route reached by th...
by pete75
2 Oct 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The worst place in the UK for cycling?
Replies: 88
Views: 3137

Re: The worst place in the UK for cycling?

drossall wrote:That's interesting. I just assumed that it would be so unpleasant as to be best avoided. But so is the alternative, so next time...


It's no less pleasant than the Brandon-Mildenhall road.
by pete75
2 Oct 2019, 6:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The worst place in the UK for cycling?
Replies: 88
Views: 3137

Re: The worst place in the UK for cycling?

Also, the policy-violating disconnection of Elveden-Mildenhall without a cycleway is a disgrace but adds 2 miles of fairly straight B road as the detour, not a long wandering one. That distance is obnoxious for short journeys but a bigger problem for touring is that the parallel route reached by th...
by pete75
2 Oct 2019, 6:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20007
Views: 492920

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

Another interesting snippet. It seems there IS a customs control between Spain and France with lines and lines of lorries waiting to show their documents ( witnessed by an LBC phone in) so if true makes a nonsense of the EUs claims? On which road(s)? Please tell us. It's so easy to check as lines a...
by pete75
2 Oct 2019, 10:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20007
Views: 492920

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

Let us just remind ourselves of Boris's own opinion on "unelected" Prime Ministers Ah yes, but you see: Boris is an Old Etonian. Gordon Brown isn't. That makes all the difference. It worse than that! He's Scottish! And Johnson is an American. He may have renounced US nationality and taken...
by pete75
1 Oct 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20007
Views: 492920

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

Retailers and manufacturers cannot absorb prices long term, though they may be able to do so short term. Retailers are unable to absorb cost increases, they've suffered much margin erosion in recent years, automotive sector economics are very complex, dealers are at the mercy (largely) of both the ...