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by kwackers
12 Dec 2018, 9:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9535
Views: 241124

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

so what now? And that question sums up brexit in a nutshell. I can't answer that but there is one question I'm curious about. What happens come March if parliament hasn't agreed anything? Do we crash out? Essentially a hard brexit but without parliaments say so? If so that seems odd since it's the ...
by kwackers
12 Dec 2018, 9:22pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-bikes: depressing or what?
Replies: 255
Views: 13549

Re: E-bikes: depressing or what?

There is an obvious argument that some people will find an e-bike the key to being able to get any benefits out of cycling, but here, in a leafy suburb with a population including retirees, e-bike use, fortunately rare, includes a surprising number of young people with no obvious need for assistanc...
by kwackers
12 Dec 2018, 6:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9535
Views: 241124

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

Thing is they voted for May in 2016 and now they want a second vote...
How does that work?
by kwackers
12 Dec 2018, 12:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trains...why?
Replies: 192
Views: 4447

Re: Trains...why?

22 minutes from the centre of Warrington to the centre of Liverpool and nearly always on time (I can count on one hand the number of times in a year its been more than 5 minutes late). 50 minutes by car but with a -10 to +30 minute variability (and probably once a month you can add an hour and in on...
by kwackers
12 Dec 2018, 9:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9535
Views: 241124

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

I'm going to call it.
May will survive the leadership vote.

Of course we only have the public face of what's going on, who knows what all the stories and whispers are and how all the players are really thought of in 'The House'?
by kwackers
11 Dec 2018, 10:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9535
Views: 241124

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

This is all fun to watch if you're an outsider but not if it's your parliament and country. ish. I can't do anything about it, so I might as well sit back and enjoy it. There are only two things that actually annoy me about the whole thing. The politics, particularly with regard to the initial vote...
by kwackers
11 Dec 2018, 10:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9535
Views: 241124

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

According to the beeb (and other sources) it's sounding like the Tories may have the 48 letters of no confidence they need to start a leadership challenge.

The comedy continues...
by kwackers
11 Dec 2018, 5:38pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Lighting
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: Lighting

There's no reason why the voltages to the various devices is low, plus most of them are simply switches, even if they could power your light it'd go off whenever the switch closed. Then there's the potential issue of you loading the devices too much so the bike gets confused about what's happening. ...
by kwackers
11 Dec 2018, 3:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Climate change
Replies: 48
Views: 873

Re: Climate change

Only a few days ago we were being told that CO2 levels had begun rising at a higher rate than predicted and the cause was being cited as increased coal burning in China. Was that wrong? I don't blame the Chinese personally for this, but industrial production has been concentrated there and that is ...
by kwackers
11 Dec 2018, 9:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Climate change
Replies: 48
Views: 873

Re: Climate change

Our supertanker has slowed and is gradually starting to turn the corner. China's has only just been launched and is still accelerating in the wrong direction. They need to stop building coal fired power stations now, not ten years from now. For their own sake as much as anyone else's. What counts h...
by kwackers
11 Dec 2018, 8:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: On the wireless
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: On the wireless

You've been licked by a cat?

If so have some idea of what having a pet lion might do - he should thank his lucky stars he even had a chin.
by kwackers
10 Dec 2018, 10:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 147
Views: 11088

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Brexit.

(Do I win an award for a one worder?)
by kwackers
10 Dec 2018, 10:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9535
Views: 241124

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

If I feel queer I go to the doctor, she knows much more than I do Likewise, politicians are experts on politricks, they should have stuck to that instead of asking The People Plus One for representative democracy! They asked the people precisely because they were playing politics. Was never actuall...
by kwackers
8 Dec 2018, 10:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Climate change
Replies: 48
Views: 873

Re: Climate change

I always took the view there was a "middle way". That is we could enjoy the benefits of fossil energy but we should not be profligate with it. Use small cars, cycle lots, leccy trains running on sustainable energy and carrying a fair bit of goods. Low energy homes using local fuel sources...
by kwackers
8 Dec 2018, 6:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9535
Views: 241124

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

So what's the solution? A return property qualification perhaps? Educational? I grew up in a council house so I guess I'm one of your plebs - does that make my vote any less valuable than yours? I've no idea what the solution is - do you? I'm simply pointing out that expecting folks to have a say o...