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by PDQ Mobile
23 Oct 2019, 10:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20480
Views: 500685

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

To be fair Franco, there was always an risk, a risk that we would leave the EU. To me its always been obvious. Clues were, no Euro, no Schengen and the frequent election of Kippers to the EU Parliament which shouted that there was a lot of antipathy towards the EU, which there still is. Al You appe...
by PDQ Mobile
23 Oct 2019, 8:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20480
Views: 500685

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

Don't you "my dear fellow" me! :lol: :lol: I was suggesting that the whole thing started in the early 60's as a common market. TBH, if it had stayed like that - even if my ten year old personality couldn't stand to be "common" - we would be fine now and there wouldn't be any com...
by PDQ Mobile
23 Oct 2019, 8:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20480
Views: 500685

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

I think it all happened well after '69 ............... but the seeds were sown in the very early '60s. I remember telling my mum that I didn't want to be in a common market, as being "common" wasn't a nice thing. I was maybe ten years old - 1962. So your animosity all stems from misunders...
by PDQ Mobile
23 Oct 2019, 7:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20480
Views: 500685

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

To be fair Franco, there was always an risk, a risk that we would leave the EU. To me its always been obvious. Clues were, no Euro, no Schengen and the frequent election of Kippers to the EU Parliament which shouted that there was a lot of antipathy towards the EU, which there still is. Al You appe...
by PDQ Mobile
23 Oct 2019, 6:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: In praise of England
Replies: 14
Views: 428

Re: In (less) praise of England

England's ok or rather some of it is. Lonely, a great deal of it is not! The ubiquitous roadside litter is a national disgrace. Eating out is (almost) always overpriced and of variable quality. Ditto the quoted article's recommended fish and chips. Ditto a lot of accommodation. Road surface quality ...
by PDQ Mobile
23 Oct 2019, 11:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20480
Views: 500685

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

An underlying concern about what is happening in Westminster is how it is illustrating how stupid our PM is, how he is totally unable to see a way through anything. His bill got passed but anybody with a half functioning brian cell would have seen that Parliament was going to be unhappy about it be...
by PDQ Mobile
23 Oct 2019, 11:13am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Found - Twenty Quid
Replies: 86
Views: 2375

Re: Found - Twenty Quid

I was thinking about the fees at the ATM end, but you raise a good point about fees from the card provider too. Carrying cash is always a risk. I've been robbed/pick pocketed 3 times in the last 5 years abroad and simply wouldn't do it again. Transferwise give you the market rate for currency every...
by PDQ Mobile
22 Oct 2019, 8:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20480
Views: 500685

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

bovlomov wrote:I said earlier that a lot of people are bad at financial planning, but to be fair to those retired persons abroad, they couldn't have reasonably expected that the UK government would deliberately trash the economy. It's far beyond the usual currency fluctuations.

All extraordinarily true.
by PDQ Mobile
22 Oct 2019, 8:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20480
Views: 500685

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

Had the exchange rate gone the other way would the pensioner just be lucky or would they need to pay the taxpayer something back? +1 When you choose to retire or live outside your country you obviously take a financial risk, I cannot see why the taxes we pay should be used to bale out expats giving...
by PDQ Mobile
22 Oct 2019, 9:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Found - Twenty Quid
Replies: 86
Views: 2375

Re: Found - Twenty Quid

brynpoeth wrote:One could glue a pound coin to the ground and stand back to observe people trying to pick it up :wink:

Did you miss my Dave Allen link upthread.
£20 note stuck under a VW Beetle wheel. A classic.
Here you go.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sA-iF45pOlI
by PDQ Mobile
22 Oct 2019, 9:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Found - Twenty Quid
Replies: 86
Views: 2375

Re: Found - Twenty Quid

When travelling in Europe I have reverted to cash. I am very thrifty(and poor)! My card transactions were being subject to varying "non sterling" fees and variable (not particularly good) exchange rates. I know there are (were?) some card providers that don't charge fees- Nationwide was o...
by PDQ Mobile
21 Oct 2019, 9:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20480
Views: 500685

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

In all the wrangles over economic issues one very important thing is often overlooked. That is the freedom of Europe. This diverse and wonderful Europe. Freedom to live, work, study or simply travel without restriction for long periods of time. I know some on here don't value it (though some have be...
by PDQ Mobile
21 Oct 2019, 8:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Found - Twenty Quid
Replies: 86
Views: 2375

Re: Found - Twenty Quid

When travelling in Europe I have reverted to cash. I am very thrifty(and poor)! My card transactions were being subject to varying "non sterling" fees and variable (not particularly good) exchange rates. I know there are (were?) some card providers that don't charge fees- Nationwide was on...
by PDQ Mobile
21 Oct 2019, 9:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ten mental health tips
Replies: 87
Views: 9826

Re: Ten mental health tips

Cugel, also a bit wary of Kipling reads, which are often the literary equivalent of Kipling "cakes". Sweet & sickly & tasting queer, like Olde English Spangles past their sell-by date. Dare I suggest "The Bridge Builders" on a teeming wet and dark Welsh night. Certainly ...
by PDQ Mobile
21 Oct 2019, 9:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Whats wrong with Pacer trains?
Replies: 20
Views: 449

Re: Whats wrong with Pacer trains?

They run on diesel!
Or should that be coal?