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by meic
16 Jul 2018, 9:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6162
Views: 173509

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

I have no problem with a referendum but for the reasons given above it was lies,lies and more lies aand should never have been a simple majority YVMV mine won't. It isnt as if we had a choice though. The UKIP vote had got too powerful to dictate terms to and they were still growing. Cameron offerin...
by meic
16 Jul 2018, 9:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6162
Views: 173509

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

What I would say is that had the vote gone the other way I would not always use "democracy" as a stick to beat the other side with, but rather try to list and show some of the advantages that the vote had produced. Leave on the whole are not using democracy to beat the other side with. Th...
by meic
16 Jul 2018, 8:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Elliptical chainring.... suppliers
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: Elliptical chainring.... suppliers

Highpath Engineering, formerly of Lampeter now reborn in England, used to sell rings made to all sorts of designs including various ellipticals at very high prices but no longer do. The common mass produced ones that I heard of were Sugino Cycloid and Shimano Biopace and they aimed for the opposite ...
by meic
16 Jul 2018, 7:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6162
Views: 173509

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

It didnt in my world. I dont have any issue with Leave voters.
We lost the vote, it was a fair vote but it didnt go my way.
I live in a democracy and that is how it goes, you let the ballot box decide and live with the outcome.
by meic
16 Jul 2018, 7:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6162
Views: 173509

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

But the main issue on the minds of enough voters to change which party would get elected into power No idea what you mean, can you explain? 12% vote for UKIP was enough votes to swing whichever of Labour or Conservative offered a referendum, at least, into power if the other party offered nothing.
by meic
16 Jul 2018, 6:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6162
Views: 173509

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

As I understand it, the EU was extremely low on most voters concerns prior to calling the referendum.

But the main issue on the minds of enough voters to change which party would get elected into power.
by meic
16 Jul 2018, 6:40pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: how do I train for a super-steep hill ?
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: how do I train for a super-steep hill ?

Interval training. Look it up if need be. While out on rides, insert little full force sprints into the ride, with longer periods of normal riding in between. I would agree that while on the actual event, walking up can have you setting off from the top with revitalised legs compared to cycling up a...
by meic
16 Jul 2018, 6:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6162
Views: 173509

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

I doubt think this is anything to do with a "culture under attack". Working class culture is no more or less intolerant of incomers than middle or upper class. Our recently departed Foreign Secretary and his "picaninnies with watermelon smiles" can, for instance, attest to the t...
by meic
16 Jul 2018, 6:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6162
Views: 173509

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

I'm rather mystified as to what this has to do with suppression of views on Brexit that you claimed. Because the common person isnt up to speed on what views are acceptable and which words they are or are not allowed to use at the moment. They know that certain subjects are dangerous and full of bo...
by meic
16 Jul 2018, 5:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Deterring mobile phone use
Replies: 248
Views: 36772

Re: Deterring mobile phone use

50mph is recommended as even more fuel efficient.

What is really needed, remembering that we have signed the Paris agreement is a reducing of the maximum speed limit, not the introduction of a environmentally unfriendly minimum one.
by meic
16 Jul 2018, 5:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6162
Views: 173509

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

I feel that you're confusing anti-hate and anti-persecution laws with an attempt to make free thinking illegal. In general, the anti-hate laws are an attempt to stop the sort of intolerance that results in active persecution and harm to people who are not at any fault other than being in the hater'...
by meic
16 Jul 2018, 5:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Deterring mobile phone use
Replies: 248
Views: 36772

Re: Deterring mobile phone use

I am taking about a vehicle travelling at a speed such that it becomes a hazard in that context equally as much as driving in excess of the prevailing limit. It was advice I was given as a learner driver, and is still the advice now, seemingly https://www.theorytestadvice.co.uk/driv ... ogress.htm ...
by meic
16 Jul 2018, 4:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6162
Views: 173509

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

Cugel: The other side is those who fundamentally disagree with your analysis of the situation and those with whom you fundamentally disagree. You would probably only see them as Conservatives, racists, xenophobes etc. Though I can see that you, like myself, dont appear to be singing off any one part...
by meic
16 Jul 2018, 3:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6162
Views: 173509

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

Wind bag isn't far off the mark,and a nasty piece of xenophobic work to boot along with the rest of his fascist party bretheren IMHO Can I use this as one of the examples Brian Fox requested of people being set upon as racists when talking about immigration. Meic Examine the UKIP party leaders,of w...
by meic
16 Jul 2018, 2:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bells
Replies: 16
Views: 519

Re: Bells

automotive lobby and their self serving associates, the ramblers.
A rather unlikely alliance.