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by ferdinand
13 Sep 2015, 5:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Refreshed and Energised Labour Party
Replies: 787
Views: 20755

Re: Refreshed and Energised Labour Party

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by ferdinand
13 Sep 2015, 7:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Refreshed and Energised Labour Party
Replies: 787
Views: 20755

Re: Refreshed and Energised Labour Party

"Hard left" or "extreme left" are descriptions used by people with no imagination and no historical knowledge. Or by people who are scared of ideas and want to close down all debate. Better to argue on individual policies. Some of Corbyn's ideas are traditional left wing, and ot...
by ferdinand
12 Sep 2015, 6:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Refreshed and Energised Labour Party
Replies: 787
Views: 20755

Re: Refreshed and Energised Labour Party

On a slightly lighter note, I have just seen someone quip that we can work out how many Tory MPs joined as Supporters by counting the £3s that appear on Parliamentary Expenses.

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by ferdinand
12 Sep 2015, 6:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Refreshed and Energised Labour Party
Replies: 787
Views: 20755

Re: Refreshed and Energised Labour Party

Probably about 25% of the electorate are sympathetic or can be made sympathetic to Corbyn's worldview and policies. That's not enough to win an election. The Tories won the 2015 election with the votes of 22.5 % of the electorate. 37% (Tory share) of 61% (turnout). @firedfromthecircus I suppose I s...
by ferdinand
7 Sep 2015, 6:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Join the Big Pathwatch
Replies: 25
Views: 3071

Re: Join the Big Pathwatch

The angle with the ramblers would be disabled access. I haven't asked them about the Big Pathwatch, but they say this: In particular the Ramblers supports the British Standard 5709:2006 on Gaps, Gates and Stiles which requires the least restrictive option for all potential users, including people wi...
by ferdinand
7 Sep 2015, 5:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trails for Wales
Replies: 9
Views: 2708

Re: Trails for Wales

CTC seem to be supporting an online click-spam email campaign on this one. http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1689&ea.campaign.id=41461 As a member of CTC I think that is a terrible idea. Such emails and responses will be grouped together and devalued or ignored. I'd urge anyon...
by ferdinand
6 Sep 2015, 6:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trails for Wales
Replies: 9
Views: 2708

Re: Trails for Wales

CTC seem to be supporting an online click-spam email campaign on this one. http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1689&ea.campaign.id=41461 As a member of CTC I think that is a terrible idea. Such emails and responses will be grouped together and devalued or ignored. I'd urge anyone...
by ferdinand
6 Sep 2015, 2:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Refreshed and Energised Labour Party
Replies: 787
Views: 20755

Re: Refreshed and Energised Labour Party

I don't think I've heard a peep from the Tories, apart from a little blog noise. I'd say their strategy is the Napoleonic one: ‘Never interfere with an enemy while he’s in the process of destroying himself.’ It's a matter of opinion whether you think Labour are doing that or not, but I think that i...
by ferdinand
6 Sep 2015, 2:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Refreshed and Energised Labour Party
Replies: 787
Views: 20755

Re: Refreshed and Energised Labour Party

There's a lot of daylight between now and the next election,this bunch know a threat when they see it. So why are loads of Tories signing up so they can help vote him in? But then why are Cameron and Osborne telling us what a disaster Corbyn will be? If they really think he will damage Labour, why ...
by ferdinand
2 Sep 2015, 1:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Removal of anti-cycling gates. How?
Replies: 274
Views: 50232

Re: Removal of anti-cycling gates. How?

I'm not claiming that is an authoritative legal opinion, but with what I have above I am happy that I can make the argument to Councils and back it up credibly. It's certainly of some use, though do note the difference between your wording "a right to use" and that of the disabled rambler...
by ferdinand
2 Sep 2015, 10:08am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Removal of anti-cycling gates. How?
Replies: 274
Views: 50232

Re: Removal of anti-cycling gates. How?

An exchange of correspondence with the CTC this morning - Cherry Allan (Campaigns and Policy Information Coordinator): Cherry Can I also ask you for help. I am trying to obtain a comment from a legal eagle on whether people on Mobiliy Scooters have a right to use footpaths and bridleways, under the ...
by ferdinand
2 Sep 2015, 9:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Colour printer
Replies: 12
Views: 1986

Re: Colour printer

I'm a fan of colour lasers, which have the advantages of speed and moisture fastness, and may be cheaper in the long run. I bought an Epson colour laser for ~£400 or so back in 2005 (Epson Aculaser c900 iirc), and I have only just got rid. Colour quality was professional level despite the "pers...
by ferdinand
2 Sep 2015, 8:58am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Removal of anti-cycling gates. How?
Replies: 274
Views: 50232

Re: Removal of anti-cycling gates. How?

Councils will have responsibility to ensure disabled people are considered in the construction of highways and any other routes they provide, though as you note the issue of practicability raises its head. Agree that practicability and reasonable adaptations need to be considered, and can be used i...
by ferdinand
2 Sep 2015, 8:45am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Removal of anti-cycling gates. How?
Replies: 274
Views: 50232

Re: Removal of anti-cycling gates. How?

Bicycler the definition of a footway in the 1970 is irrelevaent as the Disabled and Chronically Sick Act specifies that the defintion of a footway to be used in conjunction with the act is the one given in the 1980 Highways Act via an ammendment to the act. So while the defintion of a footway may b...
by ferdinand
1 Sep 2015, 10:53am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Removal of anti-cycling gates. How?
Replies: 274
Views: 50232

Re: Removal of anti-cycling gates. How?

A brief further update. I now have responses to my FOI requests onm several things, in case anyone is tracking the wording and responses needed. 1 - Catchment areas for schools (relevant for looking at local desire lines and potential cyclist traffic) https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/catchment...