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by D363
29 Mar 2020, 1:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Alex Salmond - court case concluded
Replies: 152
Views: 4630

Re: Alex Salmond - court case concluded

carpetcleaner wrote:It doesn't say much for the quality of the Scottish prosecution system when it permits so many weak cases to go to court to be dismissed by a jury.

Possible explanations are that it is politicised, incompetent or a combination of both.


Is that really the full range of possibilities?
by D363
10 Mar 2020, 10:00pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: 2 Schwalbe marathon supremes
Replies: 2
Views: 904

Re: 2 Schwalbe marathon supremes

Great stuff, I'll pm contact details
by D363
7 Mar 2020, 5:10pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: 2 Schwalbe marathon supremes
Replies: 2
Views: 904

2 Schwalbe marathon supremes

Folding tyres, 26 X 2". Less than 200 miles, condition as pictured with some minor fraying of the reflective strip on one. Very comfortable tyres but it turns out I prefer something with a bit of tread.
£25 posted for the pair, or collected from Sheffield for £20.
by D363
16 Jan 2020, 7:58am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?
Replies: 67
Views: 3501

Re: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?

Worth reading this from George Monbiot in the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/15/tresspass-trap-law-land-travelling-people-rights The only problem with this article is that it's <i>[rude word removed]</i>. The proposed legislation, for which the consultation has been pu...
by D363
22 Dec 2019, 5:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 192
Views: 5077

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

Yes, definitely. Apologies for the response, I knew the comments were ironic but reacted anyway. Possibly that's because the family's still in limbo and more or less forced into the position of either accepting that she left and won't come back, or publicly agitating for something further to be done...
by D363
22 Dec 2019, 3:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 192
Views: 5077

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

Lawyer doing lawyer's job, to present his client in the 'best' way. "...a potential penalty up to 14 years..." Clearly, everyone would have preferred she stayed, faced the music, received 18 months, suspended, saw the victim's parents making the customary 'travesty of justice' speech outs...
by D363
22 Dec 2019, 11:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 192
Views: 5077

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

How so? In raising the prospect of a 14 year sentence. Although her lawyer is (presumably) only trained in US law, it's basic legal knowledge that the 14 year upper limit applies where there are aggravating factors and that such a sentence isn't even remotely possible in this case. She's raised it ...
by D363
22 Dec 2019, 10:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 192
Views: 5077

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

This road death is getting a lot more publicity than most. Trump and Patel have become involved. Has de Piffle stuck his oar in? Most road "accidents" do not become a political issue and I imagine this will affect the eventual outcome. Possibly. But she's already playing the victim card a...
by D363
22 Dec 2019, 10:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 192
Views: 5077

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

This road death is getting a lot more publicity than most. Trump and Patel have become involved. Has de Piffle stuck his oar in? Most road "accidents" do not become a political issue and I imagine this will affect the eventual outcome. Possibly. But she's already playing the victim card a...
by D363
22 Dec 2019, 9:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 192
Views: 5077

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

Having left the country at the earliest opportunity, Sacoolas has now made a statement through her lawyer to the effect that of course she would come back to face the music, but the prospect of a 14 year prison sentence is too much for what was basically an accident, so she won't. I believe she sai...
by D363
22 Dec 2019, 9:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 192
Views: 5077

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

Having left the country at the earliest opportunity, Sacoolas has now made a statement through her lawyer to the effect that of course she would come back to face the music, but the prospect of a 14 year prison sentence is too much for what was basically an accident, so she won't.
by D363
21 Dec 2019, 9:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 32932

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

With all the excitement of last week's GE I've only just caught up with the news that Mike Gapes, Chris Leslie, Anna Soubry and Chuka Umunna all lost their seats. Brilliant! AFAIK everyone who stood "differently" lost their seats. To their credit all stood down from their former parties, ...
by D363
21 Dec 2019, 7:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 192
Views: 5077

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

It's in no way unusual for a conviction for causing death by dangerous driving to attract a substantial prison sentence - a lot of the leniency results either from a lesser conviction being secured, from acquittal after trial or indeed no adequate prosecution being pursued to begin with. A skim read...
by D363
21 Dec 2019, 6:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mashing the tea.
Replies: 32
Views: 750

Re: Mashing the tea.

When you make beer, the stuff is put in a mash tun to boil it and get all the different grains and ingredients cooked and to turn the starch into sugars. It isn't - no boiling takes place in the mash tun. What happens in the mash tun is, the grain is steeped in hot water (about 60-70 degrees Celsiu...
by D363
21 Dec 2019, 3:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mashing the tea.
Replies: 32
Views: 750

Re: Mashing the tea.

Brewing beer uses a mash tun, but that's to make all the ingredients mash together when cooked. No. The mash tun is where the malted barley is soaked in hot water to extract the sugars. That's the mashing process - soaking in hot water to extract properties from the dried ingredient(s) and add them...