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by Ben@Forest
26 Jan 2021, 11:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's had the vaccine?
Replies: 313
Views: 7468

Re: Who's had the vaccine?

I assume you are talking about the UK vaccination process, which so far has got jabs in arms about five times quicker than have our European neighbours. If our process is a mess, how would you describe their processes? You'd have to look to Israel for a nation doing it substantially better. My moth...
by Ben@Forest
26 Jan 2021, 5:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Egg’d
Replies: 31
Views: 1113

Re: Egg’d

I was egged by a passing car when riding, but many years ago when I was 14 or so, it hit me squarely on the thigh and it made me ride onto the wide, grassy verge where I fell off. My mum told the village policeman (this was in the days when village policemen still existed) who did precisely nothing....
by Ben@Forest
25 Jan 2021, 9:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's had the vaccine?
Replies: 313
Views: 7468

Re: Who's had the vaccine?

Well it's not only our leaders getting it in the neck. Macron has called France 'a nation of 66 million prosecutors' after criticisms of France's Covid response:

https://www.fr24news.com/a/2021/01/macron-calls-france-a-nation-of-prosecutors.html
by Ben@Forest
25 Jan 2021, 2:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's had the vaccine?
Replies: 313
Views: 7468

Re: Who's had the vaccine?

daveanmucker wrote:I had the vaccine 2 weeks ago, no indication as to when the second dose will be given.


My father (mid-80s) has had two. His partner (nearly 10 years younger) the same. My wife - a nurse - has had one and is scheduled to have another.
by Ben@Forest
25 Jan 2021, 1:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Politics/current affairs sub-forum-Poll
Replies: 39
Views: 997

Re: Politics/current affairs sub-forum-Poll

One thing I do notice though is that those who won't accept the facts before them,and there are a few who can't,mostly turn to petty sniping,snide comments and name calling when cornered and their argument dismantled peicemeal. Problem with that statement is - what are the facts and how are they in...
by Ben@Forest
24 Jan 2021, 10:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Politics/current affairs sub-forum-Poll
Replies: 39
Views: 997

Re: Politics/current affairs sub-forum-Poll

It wouldn't have to be called specifically 'Political/Religion/current affairs' etc.I've seen 'Get it off your chest' or 'Adult Themes' used with the subsection having an separate set of rules anyone entering must agree to with sin bins/red&yellow cards used etc,etc.Some are self moderated. Rar...
by Ben@Forest
23 Jan 2021, 9:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Politics/current affairs sub-forum-Poll
Replies: 39
Views: 997

Re: Politics/current affairs sub-forum-Poll

I don't vote on these polls (unless they're so trite to be worthless anyway). But no. There are threads which start on something apparently innocuous, have flashes of temper and then return to calm. By your reckoning when does a thread which starts on bus routes and then go, contentiously, onto free...
by Ben@Forest
23 Jan 2021, 6:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flageolet beans shortage
Replies: 11
Views: 367

Flageolet beans shortage

Right, in an effort to get away from bitter, entrenched positions and old stories.... where have tinned flageolet beans in the supermarkets gone? This does not appear to be either a Brxxxt or Covid issue, as the more expensive D'Aucy brand are available online - but since about June they've been lik...
by Ben@Forest
23 Jan 2021, 5:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When is remoaning not remoaning?!
Replies: 236
Views: 4810

Re: When is remoaning not remoaning?!

thirdcrank wrote:I do understand the effects of FPTP and I do understand that with proportional representation in its different forms outcomes might be different.


So Farage not winning a Westminster seat is no particular measure of his political acumen. And he was an MEP for years.
by Ben@Forest
23 Jan 2021, 5:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When is remoaning not remoaning?!
Replies: 236
Views: 4810

Re: When is remoaning not remoaning?!

... We're not talking about FPTP - keep up! .... I think FPTP was trotted out to explain how Farage repeatedly failed to get into Westminster. Natalie Bennett failed to win in two parliamentary seats in two elections as leader of the Green Party. In the second she lost a substantial number of votes...
by Ben@Forest
23 Jan 2021, 4:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When is remoaning not remoaning?!
Replies: 236
Views: 4810

Re: When is remoaning not remoaning?!

The word including "moan" was coined during all the "we won, you lost, get over it" gloating immediately after the Referendum. It's been resurrected in this thread AIUI, to discuss how that is turning out. Turning out four weeks after the UK- EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement w...
by Ben@Forest
23 Jan 2021, 3:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When is remoaning not remoaning?!
Replies: 236
Views: 4810

Re: When is remoaning not remoaning?!

It could be argued that Nigel Farage was the most successful politician of the last 20 years - and the FPTP measure of 'success' is a flawed one - we know that Brexit parties (or the Green or the Liberal Democrats) should have been better represented in Parliament. And having three (with the SNP - ...
by Ben@Forest
23 Jan 2021, 3:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When is remoaning not remoaning?!
Replies: 236
Views: 4810

Re: When is remoaning not remoaning?!

If somebody has made this point before on here, I've missed it. The majority "Leave" vote was achieved on the back of a simple, bullet-point campaign which was notoriously displayed on a big red campaign bus but also on ubiquitous posters and a campaign of TV ads which hammered away relen...
by Ben@Forest
23 Jan 2021, 1:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When is remoaning not remoaning?!
Replies: 236
Views: 4810

Re: When is remoaning not remoaning?!

Interesting speaking of unlawful practices given the practices of our current government. The electorate had opportunity every 4 years or so to consider what the various parties were doing re the EU. There was even a political party set up specifically to leave. It had limited success. It's leader ...
by Ben@Forest
23 Jan 2021, 12:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When is remoaning not remoaning?!
Replies: 236
Views: 4810

Re: When is remoaning not remoaning?!

I know the argument to leave wasn't just about trade, if it was then what more did the UK want? The figure varies but the UK has been placed as the sixth richest and this was whilst working within the 'confines' of the EU. I'm not going to re-run the Brexit thread but there was more to it than bord...