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by syklist
22 Feb 2019, 6:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12270
Views: 300346

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

Hi, Honda's going to close Swindon it seems. It's a biggy. And they say that’s because they want to concentrate on electric cars, they said nothing to do with Brexit. I think it is safe to say that you are not an avid reader of the Swindon Advertiser... https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/1598...
by syklist
5 Dec 2016, 4:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??
Replies: 95
Views: 4232

Re: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??

Ben@Forest wrote:Sorry - I thought we were just having a friendly conversation about why someone might/might not think that residence = right to vote.

Personally I think that the right to vote should be based on where you pay your taxes to.

No taxation without representation.
by syklist
5 Dec 2016, 4:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??
Replies: 95
Views: 4232

Re: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??

Sorry - I thought we were just having a friendly conversation about why someone might/might not think that residence = right to vote. I promise I will never reply to any post you make on any subject again. Sorry too. Sometimes it is hard to see that something is meant in a friendly way. Especially ...
by syklist
5 Dec 2016, 3:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??
Replies: 95
Views: 4232

Re: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??

You are right, I cannot be sure but I would be extremely surprised if a majority of the 3 million or so EU citizens living in the UK(?) would have voted for Brexit if they had been given the chance to take part in the referendum. They live and work in the UK too. As do non-EU immigrants. I've added...
by syklist
5 Dec 2016, 2:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??
Replies: 95
Views: 4232

Re: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??

And you cannot be sure ' the majority of the people living and working in the UK are unwillingly being taken out of the EU '. The majority of those who voted voted out and though it is true 13 million didn't vote perhaps it was because all of them didn't care one way or the other. They obviously di...
by syklist
5 Dec 2016, 1:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??
Replies: 95
Views: 4232

Re: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??

For right or wrong the British public had had enough of over-powerful unions calling the tune - and Scargill was the epitome of this - he genuinely believed it was his (or the NUM's) right to bring down a democratically elected government. And I would say that there have been much bigger impacts on...
by syklist
2 Dec 2016, 10:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Wireless shifting for the masses $199
Replies: 23
Views: 3044

Re: Wireless shifting for the masses $199

And when it fails, or the battery runs out... I'm sure they are fine for racing, where people have support vehicles, fine for the mechanically inept who can't mange two simple levers (heavens help us) While I was able to manage two simple levers (well, four actually as I had indexed derailleurs), I...
by syklist
2 Dec 2016, 10:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Reflections,lets see 'em
Replies: 35
Views: 4154

Re: Reflections,lets see 'em

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by syklist
2 Dec 2016, 9:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??
Replies: 95
Views: 4232

Re: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??

Did I read it right that Thatcher is responsible for the Johnny foreigner taking our jobs attitude? She really liked "Them and us" and used it to divide the country further. "Them and us" can be applied in all circumstances men vs women, rich vs poor, public school vs state scho...
by syklist
2 Dec 2016, 7:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??
Replies: 95
Views: 4232

Re: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??

Funny how prime ministers get voted in but some time after their leadership has ended their popularity conveniently gets forgotten and they move into the reviled or hatred category. I believe it happens a lot. Thatcher has been very popular but now some people on here are painting a wholly negative...
by syklist
2 Dec 2016, 6:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: UK could pay to access the EU single market
Replies: 67
Views: 3004

Re: UK could pay to access the EU single market

But with the result of being in a worse situation than we are now, with far less influence over the rules. I suspect there will be some pretty disgruntled folk on both sides if that ends up being the final result. The political situation here. The people voted not to join the EU but the government ...
by syklist
2 Dec 2016, 6:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??
Replies: 95
Views: 4232

Re: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??

Whatever I still hold that Thatcher is no better or worse than later leaders or earlier leaders. They all do harm in different ways. That's fine, but you have to expect that people will disagree with you. Changing the subject to take the fire away from the person in question (or widening the subjec...
by syklist
2 Dec 2016, 6:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??
Replies: 95
Views: 4232

Re: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??

She was responsible for that divide, because she consciously cultivated division - us and them - as a political strategy. If you do that, you can hardly be surprised if some want to dance on your grave. +1 How do you think that so many members of a nation once seen as as tolerant as the UK can now ...
by syklist
1 Dec 2016, 8:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: UK could pay to access the EU single market
Replies: 67
Views: 3004

Re: UK could pay to access the EU single market

Flinders wrote:quote="mercalia"]
Then there should be Brexit tax for those companies to pay



'Brexit tax' should be paid by those who voted to leave. They keep saying it's a price worth paying, so they should pay it.[/quote]
+1
by syklist
1 Dec 2016, 5:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: UK could pay to access the EU single market
Replies: 67
Views: 3004

Re: UK could pay to access the EU single market

"The UK would consider making payments to the EU after it leaves the bloc to secure the best possible access to the EU single market, Brexit Secretary David Davis has said." Assuming that is something that the EU is actually prepared to offer as opposed to the supporters of brexit politic...