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by Spinners
4 Jan 2020, 10:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 332
Views: 6964

Re: The next Labour Leader

I'd certainly rank her above Rebecca Long-Bailey. As for Sir Keir Starmer, I honestly thought he was a Tory until a few months ago (which I acknowledge is a failing on my part). You are clearly an astute political commentator then! I must take more interest in astute political views. Thanks for tha...
by Spinners
4 Jan 2020, 10:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Has Trump just started WW3?
Replies: 121
Views: 2744

Re: Has Trump just started WW3?

Iran has been in the USA's crosshairs for at least a decade now. I can remember a radio documentary from about 10 years where they played an audio clip of a red-neck mob singing, "Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran" (to the tune of The Beach Boys 'Barbara Ann). Pretty chilling then...
by Spinners
4 Jan 2020, 10:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 332
Views: 6964

Re: The next Labour Leader

As I have said before, mostly what was wrong with Labour's list of policies was its length. Too many of them. Ten times too many. So many that it was funny. Free this, free that, and all very nice, individually. But collectively, ridiculous. We need a Leader, preferably based outside the London bub...
by Spinners
4 Jan 2020, 10:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 332
Views: 6964

Re: The next Labour Leader

There are many good choices for a new Labour leader. Problem is they aint going to get elected by the massive hard left wing rump that now controls the Party unless something radically changes Al I don't know if it's simple political agitation or ignorance, but your much repeated catchphrases lack ...
by Spinners
3 Jan 2020, 12:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone else affected by Photobucket's continued 'outage'
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Anyone else affected by Photobucket's continued 'outage'

About one week before Christmas, Photobucket went down worldwide. Despite them posting that most areas are now back up and running my pictures posted to forums like this, back as far as 2008 and easily in excess of 10,000 pictures, are still not visible and I cannot log in. Anyone else having proble...
by Spinners
2 Jan 2020, 1:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 332
Views: 6964

Re: The next Labour Leader

horizon wrote:
Spinners wrote:Do we think that a Labour leadership contender TV debate would be interesting and entertaining? I'd certainly watch it.


Given what I wrote above, I would rather not be infantilised by the process. Entertainment it might be, of value, very little.


I'll take that as a maybe then.
by Spinners
2 Jan 2020, 12:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 332
Views: 6964

Re: The next Labour Leader

Do we think that a Labour leadership contender TV debate would be interesting and entertaining? I'd certainly watch it.
by Spinners
1 Jan 2020, 5:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 639
Views: 57506

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

RickH wrote:What is the commonest type of owl?









A teet owl!


Love it!
by Spinners
1 Jan 2020, 12:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )
Replies: 44
Views: 3334

Re: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )

Greystoke wrote:Thanks Spinners. Will mudguards not fit with the 25 tyres fitted?
I need mudguards for my commute


I did squeeze them in but it was tight when compared to the lovely clearances on the B'Twin Triban 100 I now use as my commuter/winter bike.
by Spinners
1 Jan 2020, 10:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )
Replies: 44
Views: 3334

Re: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )

I rode my mid 80's 531c forked bike a few days ago....magic ride but don't want to use it for my commute. Anyone riden these bikes? Will the mid priced steel fork bike ride nice? As mentioned, I've had one and they do ride nice. Apart from the weight, there's doubt wrong with the steel fork. One po...
by Spinners
31 Dec 2019, 11:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Celtic Hootenanny! Happy New year to all!
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Celtic Hootenanny! Happy New year to all!

What have BBC Scotland done with Jackie Bird? Hogmanay Live just isn't the same without her :(

Happy New Year :D
by Spinners
31 Dec 2019, 6:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How was Cycling 2019 for you?
Replies: 59
Views: 1968

Re: How was Cycling 2019 for you?

For the first nine months of 2019 I was retired and really didn't make the most of it. For the last three months I've been part-time and have really enjoyed commuting the 10-miles each way. Overall though, not the greatest year for mileage and I'll only just get to 5000km. Desperate for a drier 202...
by Spinners
31 Dec 2019, 6:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Labour finished?
Replies: 56
Views: 1030

Re: Is Labour finished?

windmiller wrote:Labour is finished as a credible opposition for as long as it holds the working class in contempt.



Something that a couple of people on here are guilty of as well.
by Spinners
31 Dec 2019, 6:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Labour finished?
Replies: 56
Views: 1030

Re: Is Labour finished?

Even in the 2019 "Conservative landslide" most people didn't vote for the Tories. Their vote share was was 43.6%. Mrs Thatchers share of the vote was always under 44% too. What is your point? My point is that most people never vote for the GE winner!! All of which means that a little humi...
by Spinners
31 Dec 2019, 4:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Labour finished?
Replies: 56
Views: 1030

Re: Is Labour finished?

and despite the fact that most people did not vote for a Tory Government... Even in the 1997 'Labour landslide' most people didn't vote for Labour (the Labour vote share was 43.2%). Even in the 2019 "Conservative landslide" most people didn't vote for the Tories. Their vote share was was ...