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by mercalia
18 Oct 2018, 10:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The IMF Speaks: The Tories got it wrong with Privatisation
Replies: 17
Views: 354

Re: The IMF Speaks: The Tories got it wrong with Privatisation

I always love how people forget otherParties exist What about the effects of the Labour Party Economy, PFI etc? After all, as quoted: "The other big reason for the UK’s financial precarity is its privatisation programme, described by the IMF as no less than a “fiscal illusion”. British governm...
by mercalia
18 Oct 2018, 6:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trains...why?
Replies: 79
Views: 1292

Re: Trains...why?

....an even cheaper option was possible, such as a London Travelcard and boundary extension... Be careful with London Travelcards. They can actually work out quite expensive - especially if they cover 'all zones'. We discovered, recently, that if your trip involves a train into a London terminal fo...
by mercalia
18 Oct 2018, 11:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The IMF Speaks: The Tories got it wrong with Privatisation
Replies: 17
Views: 354

Re: The IMF Speaks: The Tories got it wrong with Privatisation

I always love how people forget otherParties exist What about the effects of the Labour Party Economy, PFI etc? After all, as quoted: "The other big reason for the UK’s financial precarity is its privatisation programme, described by the IMF as no less than a “fiscal illusion”. British governm...
by mercalia
18 Oct 2018, 5:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Having the last Laugh
Replies: 32
Views: 908

Re: Having the last Laugh

The Directors Cut seems like he did dry runs that worked every time https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/oct/18/banksy-video-girl-with-balloon-shred-entire-artwork?utm_term=R3VhcmRpYW4gVG9kYXkgVUstMTgxMDE4&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUK&CMP=GTU...
by mercalia
18 Oct 2018, 5:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The IMF Speaks: The Tories got it wrong with Privatisation
Replies: 17
Views: 354

The IMF Speaks: The Tories got it wrong with Privatisation

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/17/economic-lies-neoliberalism-taxpayers?utm_term=R3VhcmRpYW4gVG9kYXkgVUstMTgxMDE4&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUK&CMP=GTUK_email "The other big reason for the UK’s financial precarity is its privat...
by mercalia
17 Oct 2018, 11:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: English in the morning and German in the afternoon
Replies: 0
Views: 93

English in the morning and German in the afternoon

English in the morning and German in the afternoon

What a knock on the head can do

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/disability-45804613
by mercalia
17 Oct 2018, 10:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trains...why?
Replies: 79
Views: 1292

Re: Trains...why?

what a hard choice? a reasonably comfortable seat in a warm/cool train where you can if you want have a snooze and a noisey car where a snooze will have you off the road ( if you are driving )
by mercalia
17 Oct 2018, 3:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trains...why?
Replies: 79
Views: 1292

Re: Trains...why?

quality varies? yes expensive if you dont use Advance Tickets & a Rail Card Some trips are cheaper by train than your car? eg London to Stratford Upon Avon return just £7 or so using the above options - with a bike. The only thing I might agree with is on board loos..... :( :shock: :? :x :oops: ...
by mercalia
15 Oct 2018, 9:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cheap word processing software
Replies: 10
Views: 284

Re: Cheap word processing software

these people -Softmaker https://www.freeoffice.com/en/freeoffice-textmaker for a free suite and their paid version dont cost much either Softmaker is a German company and I have in the past bought their nice office packages that are very compatible with MS Office. if you want to buy ( £60-90 for a w...
by mercalia
15 Oct 2018, 1:31pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: The end of "wild" camping?
Replies: 39
Views: 1280

Re: The end of "wild" camping?

well it seems that wild camping in Hungary is a no-no now?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-45860488
by mercalia
15 Oct 2018, 1:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harry is marrying Ms Merkel?
Replies: 316
Views: 12019

Re: Harry is marrying Ms Merkel?

Back on topic - it's now reported that Harry has 'done his duty' in fathering a sprog. Another 'spare' to add to the lengthening list of 'heirs and spares'. Oh well... that's hereditary monarchy for you! I'm no great fan of Princess Anne, but one has to acknowledge, she should be the one with the b...
by mercalia
15 Oct 2018, 12:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Do you find it harder to take risks as you get older?
Replies: 32
Views: 1062

Re: Do you find it harder to take risks as you get older?

I just dont have the energy to take risks, mostly :wink:
by mercalia
15 Oct 2018, 12:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Guilford to London by Tow Path
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Guilford to London by Tow Path

bikerwaser wrote:Thanks for the info.

If anyone couldn't open the website link then the guy also has a blog which is good :

http://cycle-geography.blogspot.com/



thanks for that always interested in rides around London
by mercalia
14 Oct 2018, 12:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tree nearly hits cycist
Replies: 14
Views: 640

Re: Tree nearly hits cycist

I hope the BBC posts the follow up report