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by PH
21 Feb 2020, 10:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 374
Views: 7903

Re: The next Labour Leader

pwa wrote: And when the list of nice things promised gets as long as it was last time people start to laugh.

Yes, I think everyone is agreed on that, I doubt it's a mistake that will be repeated.
by PH
21 Feb 2020, 10:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: British Cycling Member no discounts on Brompton
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: British Cycling Member no discounts on Brompton

I did notice that last year Evans were giving away a front bag 'free' with a new Brompton. Presumably this is as much of a discount as they can get away with. I think you're right. I was eavesdropping someone negotiating a Brompton deal in Cycle Republic, there seemed to be a bit of leeway on what ...
by PH
21 Feb 2020, 10:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 374
Views: 7903

Re: The next Labour Leader

No I have not read the poll, are you still hedging your bets on Polls, I still buy a lottery ticket (one) but we know polls are unreliable I'm surprised people even use them, for anything more than amusement. Not just polls, every single piece of serious analysis shows that the loss wasn't due to p...
by PH
21 Feb 2020, 12:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 374
Views: 7903

Re: The next Labour Leader

Hi, IBut at the party labour state of the nation on tv, he seem to back up corbyn and I got the impression he was of the same mould. Did you look at the YouGov poll I posted above? It's about the popularity of Labour policies. It's not the only one, poll after poll shows they are viewed favorably. ...
by PH
20 Feb 2020, 11:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Taxi recommendation??
Replies: 14
Views: 501

Re: Taxi recommendation??

I agree, too many tales of gloom and doom about National Express. I use them regularly and find them faultless with drivers very helpful. Note that the doomsayers have never had a problem personally . Be fair! One of what you call "doomsayers" had tried to use it and chickened out, one ha...
by PH
20 Feb 2020, 10:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Amazon
Replies: 31
Views: 783

Re: Amazon

I use Amazon a lot. Prices are competitive if not always te lowest. Delivery faster than anywhere else. Most stuff next day, sometimes same day. I wonder if there's something missing in my retail experiences - I've never bought anything that I've had any desire to receive next day. Once I've decide...
by PH
20 Feb 2020, 10:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Google Terms of Service changes
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: Google Terms of Srvice changes

Wasn't there a thing 9 years ago about UK data going to the us? IIRC the UK census data got sent over to the us for processing. Another expensive government cock up. Lockheed were given the contract for a large part of the data processing hardware and software, they would obviously come into contac...
by PH
20 Feb 2020, 12:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 914
Views: 20116

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

... on Patel's rules it is unlikely that her parents would be allowed in. On what do you base that? I heard her being harassed on LBC, what a waste of an opportunity, who cares what the system was 50 years ago? She should have been pressed to explain the current proposals and answer to their predic...
by PH
20 Feb 2020, 12:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Taxi recommendation??
Replies: 14
Views: 501

Re: Taxi recommendation??

IMO it's a shame you've felt it necessary to change your plans. Although it's a possibility that there could have been a problem, I expect the likelihood of that is pretty low and there isn't a transport option that doesn't have to potential for failure. Friends had their flight delayed several hour...
by PH
20 Feb 2020, 12:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Amazon
Replies: 31
Views: 783

Re: Amazon

carpetcleaner wrote:I don't pay more for something if I can find it cheaper elsewhere without too much effort. Do you?

I often do, price isn't the only determining factor.
by PH
20 Feb 2020, 11:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 374
Views: 7903

Re: The next Labour Leader

Do you think there are any parts of Corbyn's last manifesto that should have been left out? Lots of us think Labour promised far too much. Lots of good things, but too many to be credible. What if anything would you wish they had shelved? Yes, too much in it to be credible. Yet offhand I can't thin...
by PH
20 Feb 2020, 11:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Thorn Audax Mk4 or Spa Elan (steel)
Replies: 31
Views: 1206

Re: Thorn Audax Mk4 or Spa Elan (steel)

The one area of cosmetic "finish" that has bothered me about Spa steel frames is the use of sticker decals with no clear coat over the top, so they eventually peel. Thorn have a clear coat over so they stay where they are meant to. This doesn't apply to Spa's current titanium frames, whic...
by PH
20 Feb 2020, 11:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 374
Views: 7903

Re: The next Labour Leader

... policies that have widespread public support, something the Labour Party seems to have almost completely forgotten about. Al Which policies are not popular? here's a YouGov survey https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/articles-reports/2019/11/12/labour-economic-policies-are-popular-so-why-arent-
by PH
20 Feb 2020, 11:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 374
Views: 7903

Re: The next Labour Leader

Hi, Like him or loathe him makes no difference who said it. "Nothing less than a born again' head to toe renewal will do " That's been said for some time now by many people. But we fear that they will not get the message and will roll out just another mould of previous leaders? I don't wi...
by PH
20 Feb 2020, 10:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Amazon
Replies: 31
Views: 783

Re: Amazon

Dislike Amazon, like my Kindle, life's like that. IMO the most ethical thing you can do is to consume less, when you move away from the whole buy, buy, buy culture, price becomes less important even for those on a modest income. I've bought a few things from Amazon when it was the best option, but w...