Search found 1437 matches

by georgew
10 Jun 2019, 8:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16755
Views: 402147

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

Hi Georgew, So yet again the "Independent Scotland" cry goes up! But think on the next possibility, Independence for Orkney and Shetland? I seem to recall that they were not members of the "Nicola Sturgeon Fan Club"! When we were living in Scotland in the 70s, there was a Scotti...
by georgew
10 Jun 2019, 8:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 456
Views: 8532

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Gove has had it? The magic word cocaine its not cannabis all the images it conjures up :cry: This latest picture confirms it :oops: _107298578_epaandyrain.jpg Now this may sound harsh....but I wouldn't be the least surprised if this man has also self-abused in the past.....dear me yes. 8)
by georgew
10 Jun 2019, 8:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16755
Views: 402147

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

Now......I'm aware that things look pretty bad what with all this populist madness going on and the complete breakdown of our Parliamentary system which is happening before our very eyes.....but take heart as there's a silver lining ahead, for some of us anyway. Scotland has now looked at what's goi...
by georgew
5 Jun 2019, 10:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Kinross to St Andrews
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Re: Cycling Kinross to St Andrews

That's the usual route taken by the Edinburgh to St Andrew run and most others and consists mainly of quiet roads.....if any can be described as such these days.
by georgew
5 Jun 2019, 10:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16755
Views: 402147

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

The point about the NHS is that it will remain 'free' at the point of delivery although you do have to pay for some dental work and glasses. The private sector is involved at every level, you are often referred to private hospitals where waiting around is less and quality of care is better. Recentl...
by georgew
5 Jun 2019, 10:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16755
Views: 402147

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

Do you think Trump is stupid because he insults people with their consent? His so called intellectual superiors have underestimated him all the way to the White House. So who's looking dumb now? I agree Farage has a few flaws, the worst of which is his fickleness. Merkel has destroyed more lives th...
by georgew
30 May 2019, 11:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16755
Views: 402147

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

The only thing that needs moderation is moderation itself. It is the so the called wholesome hovis moderates that have got us in this mess in the first place. Moderation has been the new extremism for decades now. Freedom of speech and democracy have never been so weak since 1653. Politicians are t...
by georgew
29 May 2019, 1:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16755
Views: 402147

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

[quote="mercalia"].............................................. .............well nothing really is happening in Scotland? They want to remain in the EU or leave the UK, what else is there? All the trouble is in England? SO I think you are being unfair. "Labour suffered a wipeout in ...
by georgew
29 May 2019, 10:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16755
Views: 402147

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

I find it interesting that in this whole thread, there is scant if any interest expressed in Scotland's position in the Brexit debacle. As is the case with the British media, everything, and I mean everything, is about England and this at a time when every council area in Scotland, apart from Orkney...
by georgew
14 Apr 2019, 2:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Julian Assange? Who's that?
Replies: 156
Views: 21978

Re: Julian Assange? Who's that?

Why all this fuss and news reporting about a relatively insignificant individual. He's accused of rape in Sweden. This, to my mind, is a far more serious crime than embarrassing the US Government or armed forces so to Sweden he should be sent. A couple of points. Assange is hardly insignificant giv...
by georgew
8 Apr 2019, 10:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16755
Views: 402147

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

Interesting....... as if in some macabre striptease some of the most fervent leavers posting in this thread...piece by piece... publicly divest themselves of any belief in the trappings of democracy and appear to show themselves as they really are.

It's disturbing.......but not really surprising.
by georgew
29 Mar 2019, 2:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16755
Views: 402147

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

Has this been quoted already? Theresa May has fallen on her sword & missed! (attribution unknown) This was said by Nicola Sturgeon in the Scottish Parliament....and as most things which happen in Scotland it tended to be unreported. https://www.facebook.com/heraldscotland/videos/266904083313835...
by georgew
21 Mar 2019, 9:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Local accents - what be yourn?
Replies: 45
Views: 4083

Re: Local accents - what be yourn?

Really want to hear Cugel speaking, especially when the Welsh seeps in :wink: I used to speak standard Oxford English, but not posh like the PurgaTories Don't think it has changed much, but people make assumptions about me when I mention Oxford, +1? Plenty more on my thread 'What English do you SPE...
by georgew
19 Mar 2019, 6:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16755
Views: 402147

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

The only bright spot in this whole sad, ridiculous saga, is that the Scottish people now see Westminster and the political parties there for what they really are. Surely now, no-one here can think for a moment that we cannot do better in managing our own affairs than that sorry bunch of incompetents...
by georgew
13 Mar 2019, 4:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: coffee machines and grinding coffee beans
Replies: 54
Views: 4425

Re: coffee machines and grinding coffee beans

Bialetti's should just be cleaned in clean water, no soap or anything. Every now and again take the bits apart, leave to soak for a while, then clean in fresh water. No......don't think so. Coffee is oily and will leave an oily deposit which water will not remove. This in time will impart an acid f...