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by Mike Sales
14 Dec 2019, 9:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is anyone moving?
Replies: 48
Views: 1103

Re: Is anyone moving?

I've been considering moving to Italy for the past few years, and this week, this election and the way its been conducted has helped make my mind up. I suggest you read up a bit on Italian politics, I have a feeling you might not like the way the things are run there....but it will be sunnier We ha...
by Mike Sales
14 Dec 2019, 9:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1327
Views: 25801

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

These are the people I blame, rather than the monsters themselves. The enablers. The ones who know it's wrong, but support him - Johnson, Trump... whoever - anyway, through greed, ambition or cowardice. Hancock. Gove. Morgan. What's actually quite impressive is the people in the conservative party ...
by Mike Sales
14 Dec 2019, 8:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1327
Views: 25801

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

There's hardly a commentator or politician alive, left right or centre, that hasn't at some time described Johnson as unfit for public office. Significant parallel with Donald Flatulence, that other lying narcissist. Many of the people who have worked with him and/or know him best describe him as u...
by Mike Sales
14 Dec 2019, 8:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1327
Views: 25801

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

pete75 wrote:He'll probably claim Max Hastings is a lefty :roll:


Obviously Hastings is a communist sleeper who infiltrated the establishment so cunningly that he became editor of The Telegraph !
by Mike Sales
14 Dec 2019, 7:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1327
Views: 25801

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

I don't know what I'm enjoying most. BoJo's landslide, the widespread destruction of Labour or the never ending meltdown from lefties online. It's been an exquisite 48 hours Perhaps you know enough about Max Hastings to know he is very far from being a "lefty". Here are some extracts from...
by Mike Sales
13 Dec 2019, 6:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1327
Views: 25801

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

merseymouth wrote:but it was Arfon or Arvon???). The chap switching between Welsh & English non-plussed me.


Arfon is pronounced Arvon, if you want Saesnegs to get it right!
by Mike Sales
13 Dec 2019, 5:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1327
Views: 25801

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Hi Mike, But if in a compulsory voting system there was a box on the Ballot stating - "None of them" would that appease your disquiet? It would be fine by me. I'm not sure about compulsory voting, but if it were to come about, a 'None of the Above' box would definitely be necessary, and t...
by Mike Sales
13 Dec 2019, 4:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1327
Views: 25801

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

I can't support forced voting - it's perfectly reasonable to decide that one cannot decide, perhaps because they're all equally useless. But if you don't vote, you don't get to moan afterwards ... Is not voting compulsory in Australia? But what you do in the booth is secret of course, so you can wr...
by Mike Sales
13 Dec 2019, 11:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1327
Views: 25801

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

We don't seem to be discussing the result in terms of its effect on future cycling policy or funding Campaigners have expressed alarm at how cycle funding will be slashed in coming years following the election of a Conservative government. The party’s manifesto pledges less than a quarter of current...
by Mike Sales
12 Dec 2019, 4:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1327
Views: 25801

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

The UK does not require it's citizens to have photo ID. Anyone without a photo card driving licence or a passport is unlikely to have any. It's the poorer members of society who are least likely to have these documents. Exactly. https://www.electoral-reform.org.uk/campaigns/upgrading-our-democracy/...
by Mike Sales
12 Dec 2019, 4:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1327
Views: 25801

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Oldjohnw wrote:I just voted. Took less than two minutes.


We'll keep the red flag flying here.



Queue of ten at the pollling station.
It moved fast.
by Mike Sales
12 Dec 2019, 3:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tightening spokes on one side of a wheel
Replies: 16
Views: 507

Re: Tightening spokes on one side of a wheel

When building a new rear wheel and approaching final tensions I like to assess dish, so that centring and getting up to tension are done on one side only. Of course, the effect of an amount of nipple turning varies on either side, depending on dish and so tension. Backing off on the other side may b...
by Mike Sales
12 Dec 2019, 3:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1327
Views: 25801

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

I've just been out in the filthy weather to do my democratic duty.
I'm lucky that my inclination coincides with the tactical vote.
I was away sailing for the referendum vote and did not bother with postal or proxy, and look what happened!
by Mike Sales
12 Dec 2019, 8:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 543
Views: 52972

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Mick F wrote:
philvantwo wrote:Coldplay say they're not going on tour for the foreseeable future due to the pollution it would cause. Not stopped them in the past though.
Thanks for explaining it.
Still not funny though.


Having to explain it is a sure way to kill any joke.
by Mike Sales
11 Dec 2019, 7:24pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Room temperatures
Replies: 44
Views: 2595

Re: Room temperatures

fullupandslowingdown wrote:If you are technically minded and can follow instructions then fitting your own solar system is perfectly OK,.


I guess God was quite handy then, He seems to have done a fairly good job.