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by PDQ Mobile
15 Jun 2019, 11:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 374
Views: 6990

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

With all three of my horses out of the running, I thought I might have a quid on Chuka. He's been in the same party of nearly a week so must be about ready for another and I'm sure there's a way for him to get on the ballot. You could do worse! I see Ken Clark and Dominic Grieve have stated they wi...
by PDQ Mobile
15 Jun 2019, 5:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400697

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

I've been on here saying that everyone I know wants to out of the EU. Today, I heard that someone I know quite well wants to remain! :shock: He's a mathematician, and only a day or so ago I was privvy to a conversation about reconciling bank accounts. Story: He showed a credit card statement and co...
by PDQ Mobile
15 Jun 2019, 9:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400697

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

Bowedw wrote:To continue on the bike analogy, in my opinion the EU is a poor quality bike that has never fitted us and is long overdue for the scrap heap.


"You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone"

Look after things and they will last a long time.
Sadly not a modern philosophy.
by PDQ Mobile
15 Jun 2019, 8:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Went to pick up a leaf -
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Went to pick up a leaf -

On closer examination there were several tiny bees (?) apparently stuck in the flowers. They were most reluctant to be dislodged. I wonder whether they went in to sample the nectar, got drunk on it, and stayed put, to sleep it off? Just a wild guess.... I don't suppose anyone can identify the bee o...
by PDQ Mobile
14 Jun 2019, 9:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 374
Views: 6990

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

kwackers wrote:My problem with Johnston is he was a crap home secretary, a post which imo is a subset of the skills required for PM...


Foriegn Sec surely?
and I agree.

I thought him at the time of his appointment a clever choice.
Boy was I disappointed.

Solace awaits.
Think Titanic and icebergs.
by PDQ Mobile
14 Jun 2019, 8:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 374
Views: 6990

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Another question that now poses itself, given Johnson's first round result, is what a Johnson cabinet would look like? Hammond I think would leave, one way or the other, and a couple of others, I guess. So IBS as Home Secretary? Rees Mogg Chancellor? Gove stays at environment, (he likes growing thin...
by PDQ Mobile
13 Jun 2019, 11:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things that make you disproportionately happy.
Replies: 47
Views: 955

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

Tangled Metal wrote:I can understand that. Both good photos. Made me feel happy looking at the planes but I'm not a woodworker so can't understand why.


Planespotter?
by PDQ Mobile
13 Jun 2019, 12:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 374
Views: 6990

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

mercalia wrote:It will be one of those moments the 31st of October? " What were you doing then Dad"

I already know what I will be doing.(god willing)
Think palms, pizza and blue skies!!
by PDQ Mobile
13 Jun 2019, 12:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 374
Views: 6990

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Yo're assuming the electorate is capable of suddenly seeing reality rather than the propagada-land they're habitually tutored to "see" by the newspaps, political spinners et al. If it all crashes and burns, as seems likely post crash-out, scapegoats and pariahs by the dozen will be found ...
by PDQ Mobile
13 Jun 2019, 10:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 374
Views: 6990

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

He's being reined in so he can't make gaffs. He's being heavily managed and there's a bit whiff of Lynton Crosby in his leadership contest. Of course he's going to be stilted in that launch speech. The less he appears like Boris the greater his chance of winning it apparently. He's also going to be...
by PDQ Mobile
13 Jun 2019, 9:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 374
Views: 6990

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48602988 I thought Boris very ineloquent in his campaign opening gambit. Stumbling, even though he was clearly reading from a statement. A statement which although presumably long in the writing and editing contained nothing uplifting. Indeed the huge and major...
by PDQ Mobile
10 Jun 2019, 7:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400697

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

^^
A well reasoned post again from slowster.
The only omission being that EU citizens are LESS likely to be convicted of crime in the UK than UK citizens.
And considering how far many of them are down the wages ladder it's kind of heartening.
by PDQ Mobile
10 Jun 2019, 1:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lightning: terrible misfortune
Replies: 29
Views: 1020

Re: Lightning: terrible misfortune

Brucey's experience in the alpine area is not unusual. Thunderstorms take on another dimension out there. And can develop incredibly fast. I have heard horror stories of climbers bivvying on big walls with the metal work flying around on it's tethers due to the static. In "High Level", Dav...
by PDQ Mobile
10 Jun 2019, 9:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400697

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

Our National borders are not "wide open" in any sense. There are people that have the right to cross them but they are subject to normal passport checks. And we share info across borders and countries. Did you not know? Do you never travel? As for locking doors etc, if you can be bothered...
by PDQ Mobile
9 Jun 2019, 11:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400697

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

Our National borders are not "wide open" in any sense. There are people that have the right to cross them but they are subject to normal passport checks. And we share info across borders and countries. Did you not know? Do you never travel? As for locking doors etc, if you can be bothered ...