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by beardy
5 Mar 2016, 7:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...
Replies: 1489
Views: 45515

Re: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...

Rivers of Blood speech pt2. Been waiting for the first rivers of blood for 50 years now. Glad to see some "You are all going to die!" from both sides of the debate. :lol: Your demonising of the foreigner just doesnt wash with me because I am not some "Insel Affe" who hasnt been o...
by beardy
5 Mar 2016, 11:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...
Replies: 1489
Views: 45515

Re: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...

and you give a flippant reply, completely unrelated to the question. Not at all. This demonstrates that Merkel can act for "the greater good" rather than with the selfish nationalistic (we win or nobody does) attitude that Tory Prime Ministers like to try and give. Which of your points do...
by beardy
5 Mar 2016, 10:53am
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club
Replies: 703
Views: 270452

Re: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club

It looks like charities are really businesses. income from about 50 million to 700 million Yes, the battle was lost a few years ago, the members' cycling club was taken over (hostile to my mind) to be a charity. Now people must be paid much more to run it. No use crying over spilt milk. Like most o...
by beardy
5 Mar 2016, 10:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...
Replies: 1489
Views: 45515

Re: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...

Even a German car? :shock:
by beardy
5 Mar 2016, 10:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...
Replies: 1489
Views: 45515

Re: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...

There are two groups fighting to have supremacy over the population. One group has their seat of power at European level, the other at UK level. It may be that one of those groups is more in tune with your personal politics and for some of us that is Westminster and for others that is Brussels. It m...
by beardy
5 Mar 2016, 10:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...
Replies: 1489
Views: 45515

Re: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...

Live happily ever after . . . . of course. :wink: You have been reading the wrong newspapers. If you leave the EU, everybody is going to die a long (but short) agonising death after watching ISIS take over the (pollution destroyed) world, enslaving your children and letting you starve or worse whil...
by beardy
5 Mar 2016, 10:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...
Replies: 1489
Views: 45515

Re: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...

One specific example - not that far from me there is plenty of horticulture. It is RELIANT on foreign labour, not just because its low paid (I expect it is anyway) but because its very very hard work (I did it once, many years ago when I was much younger and fitter, just for the day. Nearly killed ...
by beardy
5 Mar 2016, 9:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...
Replies: 1489
Views: 45515

Re: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...

I take it you are alluding to recent non-German migrants. It is clear whose interests Merkel favours. In your allusion, you make my point for me. Look, you say you are an EU citizen before a British citizen, a nonsense if ever I have heard any, but it is simply not true. You are a citizen of the wo...
by beardy
5 Mar 2016, 12:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...
Replies: 1489
Views: 45515

Re: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...

I trust Angela Merkel to look after my interests more than I trust Cameron or IDS. The same Angela Merkel who invited over a million migrants to Germany last year with at least as many due again this year. If she can't look after German interests by inviting an unending tide of migrants into her co...
by beardy
4 Mar 2016, 10:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...
Replies: 1489
Views: 45515

Re: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...

I don't think belittling the UK population and praising our EU neighbours brings anything good or logical to the conversation. I am an EU citizen more than a UK citizen. I am just speaking up for my own people regardless of which country they are in. There may be jokes that Yorkshire would do anyth...
by beardy
4 Mar 2016, 9:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...
Replies: 1489
Views: 45515

Re: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...

: The fact that Cherie Blair has grown rich/fat on the Human Rights legislation.

She also has it from a very reliable source that 45 minutes after the vote to leave we are all going to be destroyed en masse.
by beardy
4 Mar 2016, 9:41pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Failing friendship over helmet wearing
Replies: 70
Views: 3258

Re: Failing friendship over helmet wearing

That is until we find out we are not leaving the EU and then wearing a cycle helmet is made law Not likely when you consider the existence of all those lidless Dutch cyclists. Our government on the other hand has said it is just waiting until the existing take up is high enough that any rebellion i...
by beardy
4 Mar 2016, 8:47pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Failing friendship over helmet wearing
Replies: 70
Views: 3258

Re: Failing friendship over helmet wearing

Any one else had something similar? How did you deal with it? Avoid the subject. I have two friends, at least, who are absolutely convinced that a helmet saved their lives. They were both fairly badly hospitalised with head and jaw fractures between them. They lecture, I keep silent, they leave it ...
by beardy
4 Mar 2016, 8:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...
Replies: 1489
Views: 45515

Re: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...

In, we are voting against 27 othe countries who have a declared interest in voting against us. That is how a large proportion of the UK see things, (our press sees to that!) however on the other side of the channel there is a much greater sense of co-operation and working for the common good. All t...
by beardy
3 Mar 2016, 6:05pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: Chair's statement
Replies: 19
Views: 24424

Re: Chair's statement

What do I do with all of my CTC branded stuff? £100 winter jacket?? Silver CTC Badges???

Keep wearing it.
There isnt any directive from "above" for sections to change their kit.
and if there was, it would just be (rightly) totally ignored. :mrgreen: