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by PH
19 Mar 2019, 11:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13093
Views: 323466

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

That way if the EU tries to do something they don't like they can simply vote against it and the EU requires all member states to agree on something else it can't happen. That isn't how it works, most decisions are made by qualified majority voting, this varies but it's commonly 55% of states (used...
by PH
19 Mar 2019, 1:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13093
Views: 323466

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

So despite what Bercow has done May is going to need to get her deal before parliament again otherwise I can't see a way forward. So she has to make it "substantially" different. Now obviously the actual deal can't be made different but she could in theory append something to it. So for e...
by PH
19 Mar 2019, 11:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13093
Views: 323466

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

Whilst not disagreeing with that, I think it's important to not lay it all at her door. The Benn/Cooper amendment last week that would have given Parliament control over the process was defeated. Which doesn't surprise me in the least in a house stuffed full of self seeking morons(bar a few)set onl...
by PH
19 Mar 2019, 10:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13093
Views: 323466

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

[....... The country fell into the hands of someone only capable of making a very bad situation infinitely worse. ... It makes you wonder if Mother Theresa has any conceivable idea just how bad she is at her job, Whilst not disagreeing with that, I think it's important to not lay it all at her door...
by PH
18 Mar 2019, 7:26pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 31
Views: 832

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Changing one tax migrant Leave supporter sponsor for another. Hold my nose and pass the cash, eh? Best give all professional sport a wide berth if you dislike the smell. Or do you know of one that isn't tainted with with dirty money? Can't I just support a more ethical team? Imperfections don't mea...
by PH
18 Mar 2019, 6:35pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 31
Views: 832

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

mjr wrote:Changing one tax migrant Leave supporter sponsor for another. Hold my nose and pass the cash, eh?

Best give all professional sport a wide berth if you dislike the smell. Or do you know of one that isn't tainted with with dirty money?
by PH
18 Mar 2019, 6:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13093
Views: 323466

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

No he hasn't. He's just said that he'll uphold the rule which has been in place since the 1600s! Flaming Brexit Broadcasting Corporation and its spinning reporting - when do they hear whether the licence fee continues? ;) Except those rules are as advisory as the referendum was. The Speaker is expe...
by PH
18 Mar 2019, 8:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard puzzle
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: Mudguard puzzle

I use rubber tap washers to fit my guards, threadlock the screws and tighten them just enough to start pinching the rubber. Also adjusted (With bent stays if necessary) in a way that nothing is strained and it will all stay in place with any part unattached. There is some movement but no rattles and...
by PH
17 Mar 2019, 10:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Changes to working hours.
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Changes to working hours.

Offered 20 hour contracts or 20 hours work? I know several supermarket workers on short hour contracts and usually working twice the hours. The advantages are all in the employers favour - holiday pay is based on your contracted hours, the employer has flexibility to reduce staff anytime they want a...
by PH
16 Mar 2019, 11:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rims with decent braking surface thickness?
Replies: 104
Views: 5435

Re: Rims with decent braking surface thickness?

To say otherwise is like maintaining the earth is flat. In that case, careful you don't fall over the edge. The arguments have been done to death, there's nothing more to say on the pros and cons, chose what you want based on your own criteria but thinking that someone with different criteria shoul...
by PH
16 Mar 2019, 10:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who should we be boycotting?
Replies: 117
Views: 11079

Re: Who should we be boycotting?

However profits down 19%, and it is all the fault of “Remainers” Can you show anywhere he says that, or anything else that backs it up? As usual, he uses the platform he has for a Brexit rant, but in the report I read he made no link between that and profits. His success as a publican gives him som...
by PH
15 Mar 2019, 1:17pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: US style hot weather tents
Replies: 28
Views: 678

Re: US style hot weather tents

Unless you’re counting every gram, there’s little to be lost in choosing a tent that can preform well in both situations. I’be been on tours where my tent has all the mesh opened up and the fly raised one night and everything closed the next.
by PH
14 Mar 2019, 2:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13093
Views: 323466

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

100%JR wrote:MPs to vote today on giving the pubic a 2nd Referendum vote.........

Not supported by the Peoples Vote campaign or the Labour Party, it'll fail badly and damage the chances of getting a second vote, this from an Independent Group MP, typically not thought through.
by PH
14 Mar 2019, 2:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13093
Views: 323466

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

Why do you think debt is evil BTW - are you some sort of Victorian moralist? I don't and I'm not. I assumed you did, why else ask a question for which borrowing is the only possible answer? The demonising of debt has been a fundamental of UK economic policy since the 80's, not only leading to the g...
by PH
14 Mar 2019, 11:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13093
Views: 323466

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

Where are the billions needed to renationalise the likes of BT and the electricity companies to come from? Borrow it - before you go off on the evils of debt, that's how the current owners of most utilities have funded their acquisition, so why would it be good for the private sector and bad for th...