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by Flinders
15 Apr 2019, 12:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Abusive dog walker
Replies: 96
Views: 3178

Re: Abusive dog walker

There is a dog owner problem IMO:- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-47913219/sheep-attacks-these-dogs-have-got-a-taste-for-blood Sadly this is a common thing, ask any sheep farmer. Some suffer from this sort of thing on a regular basis if they are in touristy areas, though in two cases farmer...
by Flinders
14 Apr 2019, 9:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14605
Views: 356166

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

The problem with democracy is that, as has been said many times before, it is a poor system of government*, it's just better than anything else anyone has ever tried. *people ignorant of the facts have a vote that carries as much weight as those who know what's going on I was brought up half-Quaker,...
by Flinders
25 Feb 2019, 9:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hartside cafe
Replies: 44
Views: 11829

Re: Hartside cafe

When there are so many (reasonable) gripes about cafes not wanting to serve cyclists, it'd be nice to think that someone on a cycling forum like this would encourage this chap trying to open the place up and wish him luck. Just shows where this forum has ended up, doesn't it? Carping at a regular po...
by Flinders
25 Feb 2019, 9:22am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Saddles (Probably Again)
Replies: 22
Views: 7906

Re: Saddles (Probably Again)

It does seem that the Diva suits a lot of people, and not only the ladies. I've found mine to be very good so far, but will see what happens when I up my distances, which for various reasons I haven't been able to.
by Flinders
25 Feb 2019, 9:18am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Derby cyclists strip off to protest scrapping of bus and cycle lane
Replies: 6
Views: 3552

Re: Derby cyclists strip off to protest scrapping of bus and cycle lane

I have lived in Derby in the past, and cycled there. I think that like most places of its type it was wrecked in the centre by subservience to the car, and combine that with the usual hatred of cyclists you get in that sort of place and this isn't surprising. A pity, because situated where it is, it...
by Flinders
24 Feb 2019, 2:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Has the forum hit rock bottom?
Replies: 222
Views: 15166

Re: Has the forum hit rock bottom?

Just came back to the forum after another absence, and one of the first posts I read (on another thread) was deliberately offensive to get a rise out of others, (IMO at least) not truthful, and also deliberately obtuse, and not the first one of its kind by the poster, who basically does it all the t...
by Flinders
13 Feb 2019, 10:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Has the forum hit rock bottom?
Replies: 222
Views: 15166

Re: Has the forum hit rock bottom?

Here's a picture of me falling off in a ford. https://forum.cyclinguk.org/download/file.php?id=19244 It was a long time back and I have little recollection of the incident but it is possible that my bottom hit a rock :wink: . Oooh, I feel for you, I did just exactly that once, on greasy setts. 15 m...
by Flinders
13 Feb 2019, 10:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Has the forum hit rock bottom?
Replies: 222
Views: 15166

Re: Has the forum hit rock bottom?

What with 'bring back the birch,English/Irish/Scotsman jokes,and most boring town in the UK threads. Is the forum running itself into a cult de sac of drivle? :? I'm spending less time on forums in general, including this one. I suspect I'm not alone. I don't mind different opinions, and I'm more t...
by Flinders
5 Feb 2019, 4:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14605
Views: 356166

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

Hello Flinders, So now Politicians are a protected Species? Can't be to many supporting that cause! TTFN MM * P.S. Was that a departed relative of yours whose remains were rediscovered at Euston Station? (An effort at humour, to lighten the mood) Matthew Flinders deserves great respect, indeed some...
by Flinders
5 Feb 2019, 4:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14605
Views: 356166

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

Nissan is now not building the new X Trail in the UK, despite the government's assurances. As, indeed, I predicted. They are also 'looking at' the things currently produced in Sunderland, so that's not even the worst of it. Especially now Japan has just signed a big treaty with the EU, I'm reasonab...
by Flinders
5 Feb 2019, 4:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14605
Views: 356166

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

Two pages since I was last on! :lol: Irish border again .................. What people seem to forget, is that before The Troubles, there was free movement across the border. British passports and serving in the UK armed forces proves it. Your memory of free movement forgets the movement of goods, ...
by Flinders
5 Feb 2019, 4:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14605
Views: 356166

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

Hi 661-Pete, Always nice to be told that any decision we have made in life has been an action occasioned by stupidity! I wish I was as much of a genius as you! (Note heavy sarcasm) We numpty's must learn our place in the way of things! Oh to be as perfect and fault-free as you. What do I have to sa...
by Flinders
5 Feb 2019, 4:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14605
Views: 356166

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

hi again, So Nissan's decision to build their next model in Japan rather than the Uk is all down to Brexit? Well the financial section of the Daily Telegraph quotes the Chairman of Nissan's European arm as laying the blame firmly on "Business reasons" affected by rules on diesel engines a...
by Flinders
2 Feb 2019, 11:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14605
Views: 356166

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

Nissan is now not building the new X Trail in the UK, despite the government's assurances. As, indeed, I predicted. They are also 'looking at' the things currently produced in Sunderland, so that's not even the worst of it. Especially now Japan has just signed a big treaty with the EU, I'm reasonab...
by Flinders
2 Feb 2019, 11:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14605
Views: 356166

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

That's never included Ireland. How do you work that out? VoteLeave's website: In a world of so many new threats, it's safer to control our own borders and decide who can come into the country. How is that possible with no border between the UK and Ireland? Or by 'the country', did they mean England...