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by Flinders
2 Jun 2019, 4:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16682
Views: 400984

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: 279

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: 16682
Views: 400984

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: 16682
Views: 400984

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: 16682
Views: 400984

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: 16682
Views: 400984

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: 3479

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: 16682
Views: 400984

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: 11983

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: 8067

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: 3655

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: 15275

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: 15275

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: 15275

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: 16682
Views: 400984

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...