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by Eton Rifle
6 Feb 2019, 6:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21052
Views: 511756

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

Hello Playmates, My mongrel grandfather was of Anglo Irish extraction, served with the Royal Fusiliers, after wounding Durham Light Infantry, after further wounding Army Labour Corps. When WW2 arrived he signed up for the Royal Artillery, but after a proper medical he was declined for active servic...
by Eton Rifle
4 Jan 2019, 5:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21052
Views: 511756

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

The prominence given to fishing is really a er red herring. Fishing is important and culturally significant but contributes just 0.5 % of GDP. The other 99.5% is also heading rapidly for the rocks. It's actually less than that - 0.1%. We're talking 15k jobs on the boats and a few thousand more in t...
by Eton Rifle
31 Dec 2018, 6:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them
Replies: 97
Views: 9371

Re: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them

Dogs are half-wild animals and very unpredictable Read about one recently that killed both its keepers :( They aren't as unpredictable if you are good at predicting them. I don't think I'm ever surprised by a dog. Why should I have to? The dog owners are the people choosing to impose their dirty, n...
by Eton Rifle
25 Dec 2018, 9:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Les 'gilets jaunes'
Replies: 134
Views: 6526

Re: Les 'gilets jaunes'

Hello, there, One shouldn't relish the possibility of more rioting in France, nor of it spreading through the UK! I have lived through both Moss Side & Toxteth Riots. Rent-A-Mob everywhere, egged on by the extremists. When one has to stay awake all night to ensure that your home or business doe...
by Eton Rifle
22 Dec 2018, 6:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21052
Views: 511756

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

merseymouth wrote:Hi, The Longest Journey Starts With The First step. MM


When that first step is off a cliff, you probably need to have another look at the map.
by Eton Rifle
22 Dec 2018, 5:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21052
Views: 511756

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

Interesting about Compiegne. Mrs May's deal does seem a bit like surrender. Of course, as full members of the EU we had equal status. The current government seems to wish to give that up in its attemp to secure the Brexit she thinks people voted for. I agree. Two and a half years of paralysis, bill...
by Eton Rifle
21 Dec 2018, 4:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 396
Views: 31518

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Plusminus, is it good business to express ones political views so strongly? I can imagine boycotting a business in such a situation 'He who has many enemies has many friends' might apply :? Certainly works for me. I specifically avoid Wetherspoon's pubs to avoid contributing to the gammony idiot ow...
by Eton Rifle
18 Dec 2018, 8:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21052
Views: 511756

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

Hello again, Dear oldjohnw, the points you cite me as having posted (post time 3-45), have never been stated by me, nor supported by me (Can I put an exclamation mark here?). Mr Merseymouth - you claimed we were run or controlled from Europe. I asked in what way. I said certainly not in that list. ...
by Eton Rifle
15 Nov 2018, 8:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21052
Views: 511756

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

Raab and McVey have resigned, on the basis that the deal doesn't deliver the promised unicorns and ambrosia to the population. McVey's letter is positively plaintive: The proposals put before cabinet, which will soon be judged by the entire country, mean handing over around £39bn to the EU without ...
by Eton Rifle
15 Nov 2018, 8:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21052
Views: 511756

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

Getting control of our fisheries IS a big concern, not only for our fisherman who are all kicking up a hell of a stink at the moment supported by the vast majority of the public. If you disagree you should take a trip to Peterhead or Newlyn and spout your ludicrous unsubstantiated assertions on the...
by Eton Rifle
21 Sep 2018, 10:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21052
Views: 511756

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

Not me matey, or thirsty, or short of fuel or cash. Im prepped, and if it all goes smoothly then the preps wont be needed, but wont be wasted in the long term. Yep but also lay in about 500 12 bore cartridges in case the underclass turn to violence , robbery, raping and looting. Hull Extreme BB a g...
by Eton Rifle
11 Sep 2018, 10:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Interfering stranger lecturing my son about bike clothing
Replies: 252
Views: 8180

Re: Interfering stranger lecturing my son about bike clothing

Lecture? Like when I parked my bike at the pub sans helmet and on ordering my pint got a disapproving look from the barman along with a comment of "well, it's your funeral." I couldn't be sure if it was the lack of helmet, having one pint before cycling, or the combination that would kill...
by Eton Rifle
28 Jul 2018, 4:03pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: "Best" panniers for cycle camping
Replies: 63
Views: 4155

Re: "Best" panniers for cycle camping

Carradry version of Carradice might be a compromise? I'm a fan of Ortliebs so can't help much but unlimited money it's arkel (lottery win permitting of course otherwise I can't justify £300+). Just out of interest, I had a look at Arkel - they do look very nice - the classic bags especially but by ...
by Eton Rifle
28 Jul 2018, 3:02pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: camping chair hunt
Replies: 103
Views: 15978

Re: camping chair hunt

I have three Helinox chairs, the most recent purchase being a Chair Zero, specifically for cycle touring. Really grateful for it on a recent tour in France. It is small and light, takes up very little room in a pannier, yet the seat is far enough from the ground to make it practical. So comfortable ...
by Eton Rifle
12 Jun 2018, 8:30pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Loaded Camping Gear Weight
Replies: 92
Views: 4986

Re: Loaded Camping Gear Weight

ossie wrote:Someone mentioned the Helinox chair.

A brilliant bit of kit, just find room for it and at 850g it will transform your camping experience. My luxury item.


Helinox has quite a few different ones in its range now. I took the Zero on tour recently; it worked really well and weighs only 524g.