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by 661-Pete
20 Oct 2019, 1:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20243
Views: 496660

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

Hello again, In my 70+ years I have seen so many changes on the ground, but also what words one is allowed to use without being called offensive! It is now at the stage where one can't say anything to move things forward. With respect (which is code for, "I don't agree with you" ), I thin...
by 661-Pete
20 Oct 2019, 11:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20243
Views: 496660

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

I lived in the North of England for quite a while. On the whole, I thought public transport links there were reasonably good at the time. The part of Britain that suffered most from Beeching was probably Scotland. On the other hand, are we really 'spoilt' for public transport in the SE? Try travelli...
by 661-Pete
20 Oct 2019, 10:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20243
Views: 496660

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

While there is some merit in the idea that Beeching formed the roots of Brexit by isolating rural and outlying communities, it would be folly to attribute too much of the blame there.IMV. East Grinstead in Sussex (which happened to be Beeching's home town, oddly enough) was cruelly afflicted by the...
by 661-Pete
20 Oct 2019, 10:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20243
Views: 496660

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

Just out of curiosity, I thought I'd take a peek at the Daily Fail's (website - with Adblock enabled of course!) coverage of yesterdays events, in particular the People's Vote March. After all, I was there and able to witness it at first-hand. Column after column on the alleged 'abuse' suffered by C...
by 661-Pete
20 Oct 2019, 9:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20243
Views: 496660

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

David Cameron calls Boris Johnson a ‘greased piglet’ before backing Brexit deal Ian I saw that story on Friday and had time to prepare my poster for Saturday's march accordingly (a bit the worse for wear - we got caught in the rain...): IMG_1310_piglet.jpg Mind you - Cammers wants to be a bit caref...
by 661-Pete
19 Oct 2019, 9:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20243
Views: 496660

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

What I wanted to add was, on the march we passed Boris in person giving us a bit of encouragement: :lol:
IMG_1308_Boris_lookalike.jpg

Oh alright, he may have been just a lookalike. But very convincing! I wonder if it was a wig...
by 661-Pete
19 Oct 2019, 9:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20243
Views: 496660

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

But you do persist in repeating your mantra. As long as you do so, I and others will counter it.... What do you want me to say............I changed my mind :mrgreen: No, I don't expect that. Just try and re-phrase your message differently. "Oh you lost anyway get over it" is so hackneyed....
by 661-Pete
19 Oct 2019, 8:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 712
Views: 13925

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Have you cycled past any weddings of late with massed bridesmaids? I'm not anatomically equipped to be a bridesmaid, but I do recall being a page-boy - at the tender age of five - at my uncle's wedding. I was dressed up as a proper charlie for that - in tartan trousers. I don't recall even getting ...
by 661-Pete
19 Oct 2019, 7:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 712
Views: 13925

Re: Extinction Rebellion

I was observing their protests in London yesterday. In my opinion, it’s a very well scripted, choreographed affair. Essentially, it looks like a collection of actors, who are being bankrolled, by hands unseen. There’s no spontaneity, and there’s a particular element If you look between the white fl...
by 661-Pete
19 Oct 2019, 6:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20243
Views: 496660

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

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Sorry 661-Pete :oops:
I did edit my post back along to clarify what I quoted you for.
Yes I saw that. No hard feelings. :lol:

But you do persist in repeating your mantra. As long as you do so, I and others will counter it....
by 661-Pete
19 Oct 2019, 6:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20243
Views: 496660

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

Are you being serious? It's Parliament who are preventing the democratic will of the people (i.e. the result of the 2016 Referendum) being carried out. I think you'll find that it's quite a lot of people (1 million?) in London today who also want a re-assessment of the "democratic" snapsh...
by 661-Pete
19 Oct 2019, 6:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20243
Views: 496660

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

Incidentally, just what has been happening today? We've just got back from the march (and are pretty knackered). Someone told us the Letwin thingy passed...
by 661-Pete
19 Oct 2019, 6:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20243
Views: 496660

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

Clarity is not his strong point. Personal comments. I don't think it is a personal comment. It's a reflection on how you've posted on this forum, not on your character as a whole. But we'll let that pass. OH you lost anyway get over it. Is that the best you can come up with - after three years? I s...
by 661-Pete
19 Oct 2019, 9:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20243
Views: 496660

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

There you are. Agreement (sort of) - even if our ultimate objectives are quite the opposite..
by 661-Pete
19 Oct 2019, 8:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20243
Views: 496660

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

Quickly. Let's take a step back from government/parliament/politician-bashing and look at the basics. To me it's stark and simple. Theresa's deal[s] were bad. Bojo's deal is worse. No-deal is worst of all. Everyone knows what I want. If I were an MP, I would still vote against Bojo's deal. Even if t...