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by Oldjohnw
23 Oct 2019, 3:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 119
Views: 4698

Re: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC

I am.pretty sure that if I were in an accident on my legal ebike at, say 18mph, and no matter the circumstances or blame, the press would say ,"70 year old.man on ebike in accident". Yes, there might be a greater mass with an ebike but not necessarily: the rider's weight iand luggage carri...
by Oldjohnw
23 Oct 2019, 12:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 119
Views: 4698

Re: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC

Is there a material difference between a push bike at, say, 20mph and an ebike?
by Oldjohnw
23 Oct 2019, 12:34pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 79
Views: 2121

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

I had my first in my late 50s as an asthma sufferer.
by Oldjohnw
22 Oct 2019, 11:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20434
Views: 499997

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

So the Government both won and lost by the recurring ratio 52:48.

Seems Parliament is just the same as the country.
by Oldjohnw
22 Oct 2019, 4:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20434
Views: 499997

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?
by Oldjohnw
22 Oct 2019, 10:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20434
Views: 499997

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

Interesting tweet from. Caroline Lucas MP in which she obawrv s that Parliament had more time to discuss Wild Animals in Circuses Welfare Act which apparently affects 19 animals than a life changing act which affects 65million people.

Says it all.
by Oldjohnw
22 Oct 2019, 10:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20434
Views: 499997

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

I always find it amusing that people like Corbyn (and Tony Benn) thought the EU a capitalist conspiracy. People like Johnson -and Trump - think it a socialist conspiracy. Meanwhile we have always: Set our taxes Decided on our own welfare/pensions/health Decided our own criminal justice and prisons S...
by Oldjohnw
22 Oct 2019, 7:38am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Baseball cap helmet
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Re: Baseball cap helmet

Can you wear it back to front or sideways?

Can I get it in bright red emblazoned with the word "T..mp"?
by Oldjohnw
21 Oct 2019, 7:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20434
Views: 499997

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

Whatever happened to Newcassell Broon?
by Oldjohnw
21 Oct 2019, 6:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20434
Views: 499997

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

A reminder: most cases which come before the ECHR are Russia based. Russia, is, of course, a member. I do believe that when someone throws in he word "traitor" they should define it. I won't hold my breath, though. In the same way that I won't hold my breath waiting to learn which laws are...
by Oldjohnw
21 Oct 2019, 1:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20434
Views: 499997

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

Can someone please enlighten me on what it is the DUP want? As far as I can tell they seem to want a 'hard Brexit' i.e. leaving the customs union AND no hard border with Eire - which seems impossible, or did I miss something obvious? Coming to you guys because I can't seem to find a clear answer an...
by Oldjohnw
21 Oct 2019, 1:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What cycling did you do this weekend?
Replies: 37
Views: 915

Re: What cycling did you do this weekend?

Four miles Forest Walk and hill climb in South Lanarkshire with Mrs OJW, son and his two dogs. Sunday lunch in a pub in Biggar. So no cycling.
by Oldjohnw
21 Oct 2019, 12:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20434
Views: 499997

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

The country is more or less evenly divided. Roughly half want to leave and half want to remain. The latter is possibly more than half. Parliament, which we elected, is more or less the same. The opposition do not have a duty to support the government whatever it does but rather to challenge what it...
by Oldjohnw
21 Oct 2019, 10:12am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: unnecessary flights
Replies: 54
Views: 7058

Re: any thoughts ?

I use train as much as possible. Up to a couple of years ago I was taking over 200 flights a year, will do less than 50 this year. Seems a lot, care to explain why? I think one might want to meet the people once, could then upgrade to video conferencing Some colleagues of mine went to China, glad I...
by Oldjohnw
21 Oct 2019, 9:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20434
Views: 499997

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

Reasons for the continuing rejection of Johnson's deal are that it does not formally protect either workers rights or the environment. All the Govenment reassurances, no matter how loudly and frequently voiced, are worthless. This is simply because the Government is simultaneously saying that it wil...