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by djnotts
4 Apr 2019, 12:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14605
Views: 356163

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

"What do you suggest in the absence of a better method of determining a way forward for the country as a whole?" Is not the problem that there iS no way forward for the country as a whole? The issue has simply underlined the fact that the UK is hugely divided - the EU being to some extent ...
by djnotts
23 Mar 2019, 8:11am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: SOLD 'Giant’ Entour 2018 Medium Hybrid Electric Bike
Replies: 9
Views: 2902

Re: ‘Giant’ Entour 2018 Medium Hybrid Electric Bike

FWIW, too much information to be out in public domain - address and even when you'll be out! Edit if I were you.
by djnotts
21 Mar 2019, 12:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14605
Views: 356163

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

I'd even sign a petition simply asking that May et al cease referring to the "people". "A relatively small majority of the people who voted some time ago...." would at least acknowledge that there ARE quite a lot of "people" who do not support Brexit in any form, whatev...
by djnotts
19 Mar 2019, 7:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Peace & Reconciliation?
Replies: 30
Views: 3377

Re: Peace & Reconciliation?

"Because there were no war criminals in the IRA"

Which I neither wrote nor implied. Of course there were.
by djnotts
18 Mar 2019, 8:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Peace & Reconciliation?
Replies: 30
Views: 3377

Re: Peace & Reconciliation?

"The families of 13 innocent unarmed civilians who were murdered want those responsible to be prosecuted and to face justice. That doesn't sound like revenge to me. In fact given that it's taken 47 years to get to this point and given that no one will be prosecuted for 9 of those murders, they ...
by djnotts
18 Mar 2019, 1:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14605
Views: 356163

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

There has of course been one positive thing about the whole sorry business. ALL one needs to know about any given other person in order to know Friend or Foe, whether worth speaking to, is "leave" or "remain". If the former then at best naïve and simple minded in not understandin...
by djnotts
15 Mar 2019, 9:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14605
Views: 356163

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

My boycott is playing only a small part, but every bit helps!

"Wetherspoon, which is the owner and operator of more than 900 pubs in UK and Ireland, saw profits tumble by 18.9% to £50.3m ($66.5m) in the six months to January 27, 2019."
by djnotts
28 Feb 2019, 2:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Form over function - a global institution?
Replies: 11
Views: 882

Re: Form over function - a global institution?

"Has marketing become so prolific and persuasive that we are incapable of applying any reasoned and neutral purchasing decisions?"

If by "we" you mean the majority of consumers, then "yes". And that's it really.
by djnotts
21 Feb 2019, 7:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14605
Views: 356163

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

And amid all these trivial issues like the economic and social future of this (dis)United Fiefdom, I'm going to have to find private health insurance to replicate the benefits of the EHIC. Perspective, eh?
by djnotts
20 Feb 2019, 11:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14605
Views: 356163

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

Ne'er mind Honda, I shall be out of the UK - worse, in EU - when "we" crash out. Will I be allowed back in? Will I be crushed in the tide of those heading the other way? Thank goodness I don't have any other Passport. Those who have sought "safety" of say an Irish or Polish Passp...
by djnotts
15 Feb 2019, 9:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shiny bikes & their advocates
Replies: 47
Views: 3566

Re: Shiny bikes & their advocates

I think that Trek aero is a stunning looker - I'd love one! But my only criterion for a road machine is light. My P-x Super Light Pro is near enough 16lbs with an Ultegra triple set up and a very light rear wheel (the matching front Roval SL collapsed!) and I can get up "my" hill home on a...
by djnotts
10 Feb 2019, 1:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14605
Views: 356163

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

"Most uk residents have more wealth and possessions than they need, I think" If someone gets only their minimum contracted hours, say 25, then that pays only their rent in the SE. Zero hours contract, then often have next-to-nothing, never mind more than they need. Tell it to those on mini...
by djnotts
10 Feb 2019, 1:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Insulting advertising targeted at "Seniors"
Replies: 22
Views: 1763

Re: Insulting advertising targeted at "Seniors"

The pay-for-your-funeral insurance schemes can actually be pretty good value for money! If like me you have a reasonable chance of living >2 years but little likelihood of >5, a much better investment than saving. The interest rate is way more than simply saving say £30 a month! Worked out a good ga...
by djnotts
2 Feb 2019, 9:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14605
Views: 356163

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

"It's the EU who want to control all their external borders."

ALL trading blocks and/or individual nation states have done so for many centuries. Hence smuggling!
by djnotts
30 Jan 2019, 1:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14605
Views: 356163

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

Stil in cake and eat it land. Always predicated on false belief that can cherry pick benefits without the obligations. I cannot see why the other members would want to allow this to happen. Imperial delusions live on.....