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by Oldjohnw
17 Oct 2021, 10:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How does the UK stop cutting off it's nose to spite it's face
Replies: 104
Views: 1416

Re: How does the UK stop cutting off it's nose to spite it's face

Sorry to mention Germany again but not only is that country more productive with higher GDP, it pays higher wages, has better pensions, better and more affordable child care, Trade a Union people in the boardroom, more immigration and less Covid.

Socially progressive employment and social care legislation works. It isn’t as if the UK genuinely leaves things to the market: the latter is very biased towards the rich by regressive taxation. The market is fixed to the disadvantage of the many.
by Oldjohnw
16 Oct 2021, 5:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris's Brain is missing
Replies: 1146
Views: 30105

Re: Boris's Brain is missing

I thought about care worker but then realised that these roles were actually skilled despite the minimum pay.
by Oldjohnw
16 Oct 2021, 4:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris's Brain is missing
Replies: 1146
Views: 30105

Re: Boris's Brain is missing

Matt Hancock, former Secretary of State for Health has lost his job as UN Covid recovery special representative to Africa before he started. They must have now read the report.

Suggestions for alternative employment?
by Oldjohnw
16 Oct 2021, 1:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EE - No More Free Mobile Roaming from January
Replies: 176
Views: 5513

Re: EE - No More Free Mobile Roaming from January

PDQ Mobile wrote: 16 Oct 2021, 12:29pm

Ps perhaps I am getting ever more like a well known forum member who takes everything literally!! :shock:
Yesterday, I worked my ar** off, literally. When Mrs Ojw saw me her eyes popped out on stalks. My daughter jumped out of her skin. My son went through the roof.
by Oldjohnw
16 Oct 2021, 11:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How does the UK stop cutting off it's nose to spite it's face
Replies: 104
Views: 1416

Re: How does the UK stop cutting off it's nose to spite it's face

francovendee wrote: 16 Oct 2021, 10:32am Yes Covid has had an affect but in case anyone has forgotten this was was warned of in Project Feaer so widely derided by those now in government.
Maybe the industry bosses should have ignored David Davis and prediction's of the easiest deal in history and they're now to blame for not making provisions for shortages and delays.
Leaving the EU with or without a deal could have been better managed but instead we have this useless bunch.
I don't really care what party is in power so long as the UK gets back some of it's self respect as a functioning country.
Around 2001/2 Nigel Farage predicted the break up of the EU and it still hasn't happened.
Any country that has a sizeable 'exit' group will see the ongoing mess caused by leaving has done nothing to gather support.
A break up of the EU is possible but the one country that has left won't spur others to do the same.
I would guess that the UK’s omnishambles would put most sane people off from emulating it.
by Oldjohnw
16 Oct 2021, 9:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How does the UK stop cutting off it's nose to spite it's face
Replies: 104
Views: 1416

Re: How does the UK stop cutting off it's nose to spite it's face

And UK citizens went to Europe for high wages.
by Oldjohnw
16 Oct 2021, 9:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How does the UK stop cutting off it's nose to spite it's face
Replies: 104
Views: 1416

Re: How does the UK stop cutting off it's nose to spite it's face

The UK Transport Select Committee warned 5 years ago that the even then well-known driver shortage would get worse post Brexit.

The government ignored that and then came Covid making it even worse .

Not so much wages as ignoring the obvious.
by Oldjohnw
16 Oct 2021, 8:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How does the UK stop cutting off it's nose to spite it's face
Replies: 104
Views: 1416

Re: How does the UK stop cutting off it's nose to spite it's face

You can be diagnosed for cancer by AI but it appears that supermarket shelves need humans.
by Oldjohnw
16 Oct 2021, 7:42am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 446
Views: 38032

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

If I were a non-cyclist visiting a pub, whether or not a Wetherspoons, I would probably not want to see half a dozen bikes in the bar.

Why can’t pubs have bike racks?
by Oldjohnw
15 Oct 2021, 7:32pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Free/wild camping - toilet paper
Replies: 46
Views: 941

Re: Free/wild camping - toilet paper

Like I said, only burn if safe to do so. But I would never use a bog as a bog.
by Oldjohnw
15 Oct 2021, 8:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How does the UK stop cutting off it's nose to spite it's face
Replies: 104
Views: 1416

Re: How does the UK stop cutting off it's nose to spite it's face

It is perhaps worth observing that Germany, which has the greatest amount of immigration in Europe, has the highest wages and greatest productivity.
by Oldjohnw
14 Oct 2021, 7:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: We Are Eating Less Meat ...
Replies: 93
Views: 1295

Re: We Are Eating Less Meat ...

People taking statins less likely to die from Covid:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/202 ... SApp_Other
by Oldjohnw
14 Oct 2021, 6:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Route 74 has gone
Replies: 66
Views: 1355

Re: Route 74 has gone

Does it need a FOI request? As a charity, Sustrans accounts should be available to the public.
by Oldjohnw
14 Oct 2021, 6:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Breaking International Law
Replies: 298
Views: 9783

Re: Breaking International Law

Johnson makes promise to DUP that he will tear up the protocol:

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... SApp_Other

Of course, these are the people to whom he promised that there would be no GB/NI border. If they believe him they are as perfidious as he is.

Does the DUP actually represent anyone anymore?