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by Flinders
6 Sep 2019, 1:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19160
Views: 473561

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

If there'd been a decent majority it wouldn't have been a problem either way. The referendum should have had a supermajority clause (as should anything that moves us away from a status quo). No sensible person can possible think a decision like this which is so well balanced could possibly play out...
by Flinders
21 Jul 2019, 3:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19160
Views: 473561

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

Even the bookmakers got the result drastically wrong. They are usually much more accurate than pollsters as they can't afford not to be I thought bookmakers start with a guestimate and then as the money comes in adjust the odds accordingly. If everyone who bet did so on a leave victory then that wo...
by Flinders
7 Jul 2019, 8:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 776
Views: 32789

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Trump is unstable, not very bright, and is pathologically entitled and self-centred. And he's neither honest nor decent. I'm not impressed by anyone who admires him. Those who do, well, unless they want to look very silly in the next few years or spend a lot of time deleting previous comments, they ...
by Flinders
7 Jul 2019, 7:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone for arsenic?
Replies: 16
Views: 572

Re: Anyone for arsenic?

Weren't those mines where William Morris's family money came from?
...and all that green wallpaper he designed.....
by Flinders
7 Jul 2019, 7:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19160
Views: 473561

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

That's just nonsense. It's nothing like that and all to do with simple incredulousness at how easily you were taken in. You fell for it hook line and sinker and I'm personally astonished by how folk were played - I seriously thought people were better than that but then I forgot about the falling I...
by Flinders
2 Jun 2019, 4:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19160
Views: 473561

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

Current polls suggest that remain would now win by a margin of 12%. That's about a factor of three larger than the margin leave won by before people knew what they were voting for. Three years and one General Election (where we can change our minds about what government we have) ago, incidentally. T...
by Flinders
14 May 2019, 4:06pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Membership by phone
Replies: 4
Views: 2647

Membership by phone

I've just spent two days trying to get through to renew my family's memberships by phone (I had a query about insurance so the website wasn't a suitable option). You wait and wait on the phone, and then are asked to leave a number, which I did. Five times. (I tried at different times of the day.) An...
by Flinders
3 May 2019, 8:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19160
Views: 473561

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

The town elected the Boston Bypass Independents to run the council. No bypass yet, and it would do no good anyway. Classic mimickry of UKIP: use a populist topic to get elected to a layer of government which doesn't have power to do it. What a surprise that worked in Boston in both borough and Euro...
by Flinders
3 May 2019, 8:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19160
Views: 473561

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

Some say Brexiters aren't stupid. Here's proof at least some of them are .... https://lincolnshirereporter.co.uk/2019/05/idiotic-brexiteers-vandalise-town-sculptures/?utm_source=Local+News+Today&utm_campaign=cc3a94c534-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_08_30_01_56_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_...
by Flinders
27 Apr 2019, 4:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19160
Views: 473561

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

"If your view require you to assume that every expert who disagrees with you is part of a massive conspiracy, then you should probably re-evaluate your views."
(source, thelogicofscience.com)
by Flinders
27 Apr 2019, 4:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19160
Views: 473561

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

We aren't part of an 'undemocratic Super State' that argument has been demolished already on these pages many times,keep saying it doesn't make it true! Or you keep claming the opposite benches in the HC are full of 'Trots'! :lol: It hasnt been demolished and no matter how many times you keep asser...
by Flinders
15 Apr 2019, 12:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Abusive dog walker
Replies: 98
Views: 3650

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: 19160
Views: 473561

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: 46
Views: 13035

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: 11689

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.