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by Vorpal
13 Dec 2018, 4:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9585
Views: 241910

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

If you look at things like that, or the FT https://www.ft.com/content/24e88c30-bc5f-11e6-8b45-b8b81dd5d080 It looks like inequality is not increasing. The problem is, that those mainly look at annual income. When other forms of wealth (property, investments, etc.) are considered, the picture is a ve...
by Vorpal
13 Dec 2018, 4:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9585
Views: 241910

Re: The Galileo Effect.

It would take a big change in global thinking to reduce hours. First off we're paid according to hours served. If I only worked 30 hours I couldn't afford my house payments and to live. What you're possibly talking about is minimum income at a level people can live. If you're working or not to get ...
by Vorpal
13 Dec 2018, 3:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9585
Views: 241910

Re: The Galileo Effect.

I don't think anything will change there'll just be more have-nots and the haves will have more. But that is also true of the current approach. The strategy is to 'grow' the economy, with only limited sector-specific strategies, and almost nothing for shaping the future economy. All that will mean ...
by Vorpal
13 Dec 2018, 1:57pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Trailer users experience sought
Replies: 37
Views: 1086

Re: Trailer users experience sought

I tour with tandem and trailer if the kids are with, but not otherwise. I don't think that a trailer is particularly better or worse than panniers. Each has its own advanatages and disadvantages. I do recommend avoiding segregated routes with a trailer. Barriers can be a hassle. Kissing gates design...
by Vorpal
13 Dec 2018, 1:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9585
Views: 241910

Re: The Galileo Effect.

So how are all the people without jobs going to live - off the backs of those who do have jobs. I can see that going down well. We need to change how we think about such things. How we think about economies and work needs to change. Not having a job in the traditional sense of the word doesn't mean...
by Vorpal
13 Dec 2018, 11:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Winter bike gloves
Replies: 16
Views: 321

Re: Winter bike gloves

If cost is a concern, almost any lightweight winter glove will do, if you also invest in some merino glove liners. IMO, it's worth spending more on those, and getting something inexpensive for over them. The merino glove liners will add insulation, and extend the cold range of the gloves. They also ...
by Vorpal
13 Dec 2018, 11:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9585
Views: 241910

Re: The Galileo Effect.

R&D requires well trained and educated people and in service industries highly educated people like lawyers make good money but a lot of the jobs are poorly paid "dustpan and brush" type stuff. The problem is we need manufacturing to provide reasonably well paid jobs for all types of ...
by Vorpal
12 Dec 2018, 1:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9585
Views: 241910

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

There's been green councillors in my local council. Balance of power games gave them too much influence compared to their share of the vote. Not a good thing locally unless you're starting a green initiative and needed funding. I think the Americans have something called pork barrel politics. Well ...
by Vorpal
12 Dec 2018, 1:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Bikepacking/ Touring Bike Advice
Replies: 61
Views: 2054

Re: New Bikepacking/ Touring Bike Advice

Foxyrider, yes most riders use carbon , some keep their smart carbon bikes for summer , but no one would judge a newbe turning up in something that looked OK ( even if it it was ultra cheap and metal) I decided I knew what I wanted when I bought my first modern go faster bike, but after a few month...
by Vorpal
12 Dec 2018, 1:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Compensation post cycle accident
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: Compensation post cycle accident

pedgepuk wrote:
Has anyone had experience of the Part 36 offer?

Sorry to hear about your trouble.

I honestly would ask the lawyer to explain it in layman's terms. They certainly have more experience with part 36 than anyone one here.
by Vorpal
12 Dec 2018, 1:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9585
Views: 241910

Re: The Galileo Effect.

What I'd regard as a British manufacturer is one that's largely British owned and has an attachment to manufacturing here that goes beyond just making money. Such a company would be far less likely to up sticks and clear off to Slovakia than the foreign automotive sector based here. If you think my...
by Vorpal
12 Dec 2018, 12:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9585
Views: 241910

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

Norway is however a member of EFTA. The EFTA nations have been pretty clear they do not want the UK joining and disrupting their association. One of the few things No Deal Leavers have been clear about is their wish to seek trade deals around the world. These trade deals will require divergence fro...
by Vorpal
11 Dec 2018, 3:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **
Replies: 346
Views: 36191

Re: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **

Today's moan: able bodied people who insist on parking their car - often a 4wd - on the double yellow lines just at the supermarket door, blocking the road, when there are loads of spaces in the car park.Presumably because they cannot be bothered walking 100 yards. I've known someone to drive aroun...
by Vorpal
11 Dec 2018, 3:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9585
Views: 241910

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

It's beyond incredible that the EU is far more concerned than the UK about preserving peace on the island of Ireland. It's really time we called out all these 'no deal' leavers for the warmongers they are. If you are calling for no deal and think it is abusive to describe you as a warmonger, please...
by Vorpal
11 Dec 2018, 2:46pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Jess Varnish ..
Replies: 18
Views: 594

Re: Jess Varnish ..

I think that it is long past time that the difference between grants and employment status was clarified. It's not only in sports, but also in some other areas, such as artistic endeavors where people are effectively employed, but contractually considered to be self-employed. I don't have a problem ...