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by Vorpal
20 Nov 2017, 10:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 4124
Views: 116457

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

Started in august 2016 consistently showing around a 4% lead for right, it stayed that way for the best part of a year, the last 5 results have been -1%, -1%, -5%, -3%, -4%. That's a fairly significant movement in opinion. without any error given? Not likely. Polls can easily be off by more than th...
by Vorpal
20 Nov 2017, 10:28pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: When to rest
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: When to rest

gbnz wrote:Also worth considering working other forms of exercise into your routine. I.e. Take a two day break, but do a ten mile run, or 1.5 Hr swim on the second day

It might be better to do something for muscle tone & flexibility, like yoga, pilates, or martial arts.
by Vorpal
20 Nov 2017, 3:11pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: When to rest
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: When to rest

It's difficult for someone else to say what's best for you, but if you feel you need to rest, I would try skipping one ride, so leave three days between rides, instead of one. If you find you are still fatigued, take a week off. When you start again, increase gradually, or try a different pattern; p...
by Vorpal
20 Nov 2017, 12:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Politricks
Replies: 46
Views: 871

Re: Politricks

How does that work? Presumably the voters vote both for parties and individuals. Are the individual votes still held on a local constituency-like basis, or does every voter in the country get presented with a list of all the candidates being presented by every party, and vote for one or more from a...
by Vorpal
20 Nov 2017, 11:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Staying safe
Replies: 25
Views: 1367

Re: Staying safe

Maybe we should have a "straw pole" on daytime lights,results could be interesting. We've had previous discussions on DLRs... https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=47293 https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=57128 https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&a...
by Vorpal
20 Nov 2017, 9:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What English do you SPEAK?
Replies: 35
Views: 531

Re: What English do you SPEAK?

I speak a well enunciated blend of American and British. Carefully enunciated because I work mostly with people who speak English as a second language. The blended comes from having lived and worked in both countries. For some reason I acquire accents easily, so I tend to gradually sound more and mo...
by Vorpal
19 Nov 2017, 6:06pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Simple UK mushroom guide
Replies: 34
Views: 1065

Re: Simple UK mushroom guide

Anyone know how one might use/prepare sloes, they seem to taste of nothing? They're okay as jam. And go well with other mild fruits, like apple and pear, so you can use them to make a crumble or something, as well. The nicest sloes I ever had were in an apple, sloe & whiskey sorbet. That was at...
by Vorpal
19 Nov 2017, 12:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Politricks
Replies: 46
Views: 871

Re: Politricks

It seems to me that a drawback of PR compared with FPTP is that voters only select parties, and have no control over the individuals appointed to office, and therefore it gives more power to party leaders and less to individual MP's. That's not necessarily the case. In some PR systems, people can s...
by Vorpal
18 Nov 2017, 9:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Politricks
Replies: 46
Views: 871

Re: Politricks

Much of the problem with politics in the UK (and the USA) is the involvement of money and monied interests. It is impossible to sort the upper class politicians from their (or their families') interests in various corporations, funds, or industries. Part of the reason fro proportional representatio...
by Vorpal
17 Nov 2017, 3:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Politricks
Replies: 46
Views: 871

Re: Politricks

Much of the problem with politics in the UK (and the USA) is the involvement of money and monied interests. It is impossible to sort the upper class politicians from their (or their families') interests in various corporations, funds, or industries. Part of the reason fro proportional representation...
by Vorpal
17 Nov 2017, 2:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Roads Minister interview
Replies: 47
Views: 2103

Re: Roads Minister interview

thirdcrank wrote:
Vorpal wrote:I'm hoping that the UK can learn from other countries.


The signs are not good, particularly with regard to learning from Europe.

:lol: :lol: good point :cry:
by Vorpal
17 Nov 2017, 2:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Politricks
Replies: 46
Views: 871

Re: Politricks

PR must be the future aim. I believe the UK is virtually the only major democracy to still use FPTP. The USA uses it. Some local authorities have some form of proportional representation and/or open election systems, but state and national elections are all FPTP. The USA doesn't exactly set an idea...
by Vorpal
17 Nov 2017, 1:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Roads Minister interview
Replies: 47
Views: 2103

Re: Roads Minister interview

I'm hoping that the UK can learn from other countries.
by Vorpal
17 Nov 2017, 11:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: turning right
Replies: 26
Views: 1179

Re: turning right

One of my scariest ever near misses was this type of incident. I was taking my kids to the zoo. I think Iwas pulling the trailer with my hybrid. The entrance to the zoo is on a busy B road going into Colchester. I had a lovely, quite rural route going there, except for the last mile and a bit on thi...
by Vorpal
17 Nov 2017, 11:21am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Roads Minister interview
Replies: 47
Views: 2103

Re: Roads Minister interview

Like it or not, I fancy that the future holds more pedestrian railings and more farcilities for cyclists to get them "out of the road." It would remove a lot of what is dressed up as unpredictability. I could imagine, for example, sophisticated dashcams being fitted to driverless vehicles...