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by PDQ Mobile
20 Oct 2019, 1:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20242
Views: 496646

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

While there is some merit in the idea that Beeching formed the roots of Brexit by isolating rural and outlying communities, it would be folly to attribute too much of the blame there.IMV. But it didn't. Most of the rural areas that had railways taken away by Beeching already had bus routes providin...
by PDQ Mobile
20 Oct 2019, 1:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20242
Views: 496646

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

While there is some merit in the idea that Beeching formed the roots of Brexit by isolating rural and outlying communities, it would be folly to attribute too much of the blame there.IMV. East Grinstead in Sussex (which happened to be Beeching's home town, oddly enough) was cruelly afflicted by the...
by PDQ Mobile
20 Oct 2019, 10:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20242
Views: 496646

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

An interesting take on the roots of brexit. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/oct/06/without-the-beeching-report-there-might-not-have-been-brexit While there is some merit in the idea that Beeching formed the roots of Brexit by isolating rural and outlying communities, it would be folly to ...
by PDQ Mobile
20 Oct 2019, 9:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20242
Views: 496646

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

kwackers wrote:I see BoJo sent the letter but didn't sign it.

Now I must admit I'm childish enough to probably do the same thing but then I wouldn't make a great PM - I'm much more dictator material.

:)
My day was brightened -again.
by PDQ Mobile
19 Oct 2019, 9:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20242
Views: 496646

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

To me it's stark and simple. Theresa's deal[s] were bad. Bojo's deal is worse. No-deal is worst of all. Everyone knows what I want. While I would like the same as you, I wonder if you would care to expand on why you think it's worse than Ms May's? As I read , it is much the same with the exception ...
by PDQ Mobile
18 Oct 2019, 1:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20242
Views: 496646

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

661-Pete wrote:
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Are you accusing Mick of Xenophobia?
Sounds like it.
At least you're not alone Mick according to 661pete.
You need to clarify that remark.

Clarity is not his strong point.
by PDQ Mobile
18 Oct 2019, 9:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: One solution to tailgating?
Replies: 125
Views: 42133

Re: One solution to tailgating?

^^ vorpal. I agree. It is just one of those things in heavy traffic. To some extent it is a necessary "spreading" of the traffic. Entry points such as short motorway slip roads in intense traffic require the taking of available space and decision time can be very limited. Sometimes I am in...
by PDQ Mobile
17 Oct 2019, 9:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20242
Views: 496646

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

It's a cop out Mick. You are really contradicting yourself. We need passports already. The UK is not in the Schengen area. You are happy with the "rest of the World having free movment it just should be restricted a bit" Restricted by whom? And on whose say so? Resticted to which groups? T...
by PDQ Mobile
17 Oct 2019, 8:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20242
Views: 496646

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

Well I had a gander at this new deal. We will continue pay all the money we are obliged to under existing agreements. There is a period of transition until Dec 2020. Until then we continue to use EU standards. Free movement to continue until above date at least. Right to settle remains until said da...
by PDQ Mobile
16 Oct 2019, 12:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: One solution to tailgating?
Replies: 125
Views: 42133

Re: One solution to tailgating?

Bonefishblues wrote:I agree. I control what I can control.

Exactly.
And you can actually extend that control a tad under some circumstances.
Happy days!
by PDQ Mobile
16 Oct 2019, 11:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: One solution to tailgating?
Replies: 125
Views: 42133

Re: One solution to tailgating?

Okay. I'll wait for a dry day. Meanwhile, I'll use my rather more all-weather approach on mornings like today I think! I am only suggesting a nice polite and safe method of helping to keep a safer distance behind you. It works well in dry or semi dry conditions. The distance you leave in front is a...
by PDQ Mobile
16 Oct 2019, 7:07am
Forum: On the road
Topic: One solution to tailgating?
Replies: 125
Views: 42133

Re: One solution to tailgating?

Don't knock it, try it!
by PDQ Mobile
15 Oct 2019, 10:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: One solution to tailgating?
Replies: 125
Views: 42133

Re: One solution to tailgating?

How does that work? The spray residue goes over your car and onto the following car's windscreen. The nearer they are the better it works! So they need to wipe and wash their windscreen. It may smear a little too. It works very well. Used it yesterday on a "one light wonder" who dropped b...
by PDQ Mobile
15 Oct 2019, 9:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20242
Views: 496646

Re: Remainers Angst thread

Citizens of the UK living abroad can vote in UK elections & referendums for the first 15 years of residence abroad, but not after that. I tried to find out more. I wanted to know how that largish group voted but it is not shown in any results table I can find. Eligibility was gained presumably ...
by PDQ Mobile
15 Oct 2019, 7:53pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: (Robert) Saunders Spacepacker vs upgraded(lighter) Saunders Base-Camp tent
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: (Robert) Saunders Spacepacker vs upgraded(lighter) Saunders Base-Camp tent

It has occurred to me that if I ever get round to writing off an old tent (which I do tend to hang on to) I could cut up the inner to end up with a floor to use beneath a newer tent as a footing. I always use an emergency bivvy bag- usually one of those bright orange ones. They make double and sing...