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by pete75
25 Jun 2019, 10:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16883
Views: 405735

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

Oldjohnw wrote:It would be useful if MM could tell us what the Swiss and Irish problems actually are: I am not finding the links terribly helpful.

Why bother - do you really think anything the Telegraph will be other than Brexit propaganda to fuel the prejudices of it's septuagenarian readership?
by pete75
25 Jun 2019, 10:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16883
Views: 405735

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

merseymouth wrote:I suppose rose tinted specs are desired items for Remainers & Trots alike? :roll: . IGICB MM


Why do you folk on the far right always call people to the left of centre Trots?
by pete75
25 Jun 2019, 2:41pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: York Rally 2019: 22-23 June
Replies: 22
Views: 6295

Re: York Rally 2019: 22-23 June

The rally has a huge car park, TDC raises it's ugly head again, what can be done? Does the Bicycling Bishop have an opinion? If I were going I should take the train and leave my bike at home, there is plenty to do and see, and of course there are far too many cycles on the trains TDC? Top dead cent...
by pete75
23 Jun 2019, 5:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16883
Views: 405735

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

When did all this start? Has it all been festering away since the Dockers' strike in 1970(?)? Thatcher and The Miners' Strike? Closure of the steel-works (Ravenscraig etc)? ................... and slowly but gradually come to the boil? Really? Can you explain to me what the miners strike has to do ...
by pete75
23 Jun 2019, 4:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Environmental protestors interrupt Chancellor's speech
Replies: 108
Views: 1525

Re: Environmental protestors interrupt Chancellor's speech

But who will admit to being wealthy? People are notoriously loath to admit that their pile of lucre makes them one of the rich. What makes a person wealthy? I'd say assets into seven figures not including the house they live in and a income tax bill of £50,000 plus. I guess that by those criteria y...
by pete75
23 Jun 2019, 4:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 548
Views: 10445

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Troo. Guilty as charged. Perhaps he will soo. Cugel the copycat PS Has there been a discussion hereabouts concerning copyright? It's a favourite bête noire of mine. :-) Quite distasteful. John Entwhistle is dead. There's a difference between breach of copyright and plagiarism. Now then, now then! I...
by pete75
23 Jun 2019, 4:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Environmental protestors interrupt Chancellor's speech
Replies: 108
Views: 1525

Re: Environmental protestors interrupt Chancellor's speech

I imagine WMAWMs are the biggest group on these fora :? But who will admit to being wealthy? People are notoriously loath to admit that their pile of lucre makes them one of the rich. What makes a person wealthy? I'd say assets into seven figures not including the house they live in and a income ta...
by pete75
23 Jun 2019, 8:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Environmental protestors interrupt Chancellor's speech
Replies: 108
Views: 1525

Re: Environmental protestors interrupt Chancellor's speech

The Mansion House is public not private property. The protesters had paid for their tickets and gone through the same security as everyone else there including metal detectors. The fat Tory bully boy would have known this. It's strange how right wingers are so keen to excuse violence when it's prac...
by pete75
23 Jun 2019, 5:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 548
Views: 10445

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Look, he's crawling up my wall Blonde and hairy, very droll Now he's up above my head Hanging by a little thread Boris the spider Boris the spider Now he's dropped on to the floor Heading for the bedroom door Maybe he's as scared as me Where's he gone now, I can't see Boris the spider Boris the spi...
by pete75
23 Jun 2019, 5:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Environmental protestors interrupt Chancellor's speech
Replies: 108
Views: 1525

Re: Environmental protestors interrupt Chancellor's speech

Actually it's probably down to her and the police to call it between them. It certainly isn't down to any of us here to decide! (of course it's fun to discuss it - but I do rather feel this one is in a grey area ... ) It all pivots on "unlawful force" - there's a reason he's claiming she ...
by pete75
22 Jun 2019, 7:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 548
Views: 10445

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Look, he's crawling up my wall Blonde and hairy, very drolll Now he's up above my head Hanging by a little thread Boris the spider Boris the spider Now he's dropped on to the floor Heading for the bedroom door Maybe he's as scared as me Where's he gone now, I can't see Boris the spider Boris the sp...
by pete75
19 Jun 2019, 5:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights
Replies: 69
Views: 2316

Re: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights

OK now here it is from the Horse's mouth and much as I feared... Hi Geoff, Steve has confirmed that it is a requirement by our insurers and something we have to bring to cyclists’ attention. They can choose to ignore it but if they have an accident in the port/going on and off the ship without a he...
by pete75
19 Jun 2019, 5:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16883
Views: 405735

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

I'm still surprised and a little disappointed that one of, if not the main contender for the Tory party leadership wasn't invited to last night's debate. Nigel Farage had to make do with a Telegraph event. His was obviously the "empty podium" even if a chair hadn't been provided for him. ...
by pete75
19 Jun 2019, 5:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16883
Views: 405735

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

And they can have the North Sea oil & gas, as well? Maybe the Scottish government will tax it appropriately. Plus oil is paid for in dollars will be worth a lot more in the pound when it tanks after the Brexiters preferred no deal exit. That will just make cheaper to import from Scotland. Unles...
by pete75
19 Jun 2019, 8:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16883
Views: 405735

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

Bring on a United Ireland and if the Scots vote to leave the UK that's up to them. The subsidies paid by England to Ireland and Scotland deprive the sick and needy in England, so it would be an economic win win for the sick and needy in England. Al And they can have the North Sea oil & gas, as ...