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by Psamathe
21 Nov 2017, 10:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 4162
Views: 117148

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

And (back to Brexit) I see that despite government promises that they wont be cutting our rights and protections when we leave the EU I see that the Brexit Bill before Parliament explicitly states “ The charter of fundamental rights is not part of domestic law on or after exit day. ". So they a...
by Psamathe
21 Nov 2017, 10:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 4162
Views: 117148

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

reohn2 wrote:Do you think the present Labour party bears any resemblence to New Labour under Blair?

When I look at the MPs sitting on the Labour benches there are a lot of faces common under both leaders.

Ian
by Psamathe
21 Nov 2017, 10:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 4162
Views: 117148

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

..... I fail to see how you can lay any blaim at the foot of the current Labour party..... In a general context (and somewhat off-topic) I can't see a justification for distinguishing between "the current Labour Party" and a recent "former Labour Party" - mostly the same faces a...
by Psamathe
21 Nov 2017, 10:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suggest a GPS computer
Replies: 18
Views: 479

Re: Suggest a GPS computer

Phones are also bulky and complicated. http://www.argos.co.uk/product/5654640 You sure ? That phone is incredibly poor quality though. 1400 mAh battery? Mine has 4100 mAh. How far does he want to go??? Whilst my iPhone has a battery of 1580mAh and a 30 mile ride might use less than 20% of the batte...
by Psamathe
21 Nov 2017, 9:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 4162
Views: 117148

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

Well the government is often willing to pay disproportionate attention to the daily mail, despite its readership being a relatively small proportion of the electorate. Like most, governments can over prioritise certain groups of shouty folk and ignore the quieter people. David Cameron was banking o...
by Psamathe
21 Nov 2017, 9:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 4162
Views: 117148

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

Isn't there enough evidence now to explode this myth of "the will of the people"? A wife beating question? The government could pull the plug on Brexit under any pretext that it chooses. The referendum was only advisory. The problem is that it would then have to face "the will of the...
by Psamathe
20 Nov 2017, 12:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 4162
Views: 117148

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

People and commentators keep on telling us how weak Mrs May is - well it seems Merkel aint so well of either failing to make a govt that has a mandate and maybe haveing to rule with a minority govt? So what has that got to do with the price of fish? Just another opportunity to raise something negat...
by Psamathe
20 Nov 2017, 10:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mugabe the survivor?
Replies: 31
Views: 438

Re: Mugabe the survivor?

A quick Google shows Mugabe's net worth to be 10 million US dollars, compared to Tony Blair's £60 million. I'm surprised it's that low. On TV last/the other night they were going on abut his many properties, incl. "residences" in S. Africa, house in the exclusive area in Singapore, etc. P...
by Psamathe
20 Nov 2017, 10:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mugabe the survivor?
Replies: 31
Views: 438

Re: Mugabe the survivor?

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:....
And the world has watched for decades doing zilch.

Except our (UK) Royal Family/politicians did decide to honour him with a knighthood in the 90's.

And it was not that long ago that our future king (Charles) was shaking hands with him at the Pope's funeral.

Ian
by Psamathe
19 Nov 2017, 10:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 4162
Views: 117148

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

My take on the referendum being re run is that it would go in favour of remain because non of what was promised better trade deals,sovereignity,or what IMO most brexiters expected a huge reduction in immigration will be realised...... The Campaign Director of Vote Leave said (after the outcome) tha...
by Psamathe
19 Nov 2017, 10:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 4162
Views: 117148

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

.... The problem is the British(well 51.9% of them anyway)suffer from the British disease,in that they know the cost of everything but the value of nothing :? It seems Mercalia is a one of the 51.9% :wink: I think that is the underlying reason why negotiations are going so badly. All UK can underst...
by Psamathe
16 Nov 2017, 10:06pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: School trying to make helmets compulsory
Replies: 189
Views: 7656

Re: School trying to make helmets compulsory

Could Cycling UK arrange a one day conference to discuss all aspects of children cycling and helmet requirements and the evidence behind their position paper on helmets? Schools could be given a discount price for attending. Why would school representatives pay to attend something where they will b...
by Psamathe
15 Nov 2017, 1:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone know if this workstand is any good?
Replies: 35
Views: 1101

Re: Anyone know if this workstand is any good?

Either that, or he had to do it that way because clamping on the seat-tube or -post would have made it overbalance. I'd want something with a wider footprint. It looks like a "music stand" where you can open out the legs/feet and adjust the sizeof the footprint. But I've no idea about the...
by Psamathe
15 Nov 2017, 12:13pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: School trying to make helmets compulsory
Replies: 189
Views: 7656

Re: School trying to make helmets compulsory

What I find worrying about all this is that in effect we have regulations being introduced by those with no real knowledge (or with a strong personal opinion) - no sensible review about the impacts of effects. In effect it is becoming legislation by the back-door with punishment for transgressors. A...
by Psamathe
15 Nov 2017, 12:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mozilla Firefox v 57.0
Replies: 20
Views: 478

Re: Mozilla v 57.0

well I must be one of the few who (used to)use NOSCRIPT plugin as a way to stop web pages loading what ever thet want and doing what ever they want? That dont work now :( When I used to use Firefox I used to use the NOSCRIPT plug-in (as well as loads of others. These days I don't normally use Firef...