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by broadway
21 Jan 2018, 2:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 537660

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

Easy to miss this... A poll conducted by the manufacturer’s organisation, EEF, found that 40 per cent of the companies questioned were planning for growth in 2018. Britain’s manufacturers are more upbeat about the state of the global economy than at any time since 2014 and believe demand from overs...
by broadway
13 Jan 2018, 3:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Credit Cards Charges now history
Replies: 25
Views: 830

Re: Credit Cards Charges now history

And I found out today that card companies don't charge for contactless anyway. I was in a shop and they asked me to use contactless (which I never use) and I asked "out of interest, why?" and they said "no commission/charges, card companies treat it as cash". Ian I find that har...
by broadway
10 Jan 2018, 4:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do we really want an Emotional, Gay, Muslim Armed Forces ?
Replies: 54
Views: 1881

Re: Do we really want an Emotional, Gay, Muslim Armed Forces ?

Maybe a few Nazi stormtroopers as well.
by broadway
9 Jan 2018, 9:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC and other fat cats Pay - more than the PM!
Replies: 188
Views: 7576

Re: BBC Pay - more than the PM!

francovendee wrote:Rather depends on how the person fulfils their role. I can certainly say I think Cameron didn't earn his salary. The jury is still out with May.


May earning her salary, that's a joke I assume.
by broadway
3 Dec 2017, 9:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 537660

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

Quiz time, who said this about the Scottish Referendum Bill: "There is a proper role for referendums in constitutional change, but only if done properly. If it is not done properly, it can be a dangerous tool. The Chairman of the Public Administration Committee, who is no longer in the Chamber,...
by broadway
30 Nov 2017, 7:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 537660

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

50 bn GBP divorce fee, that is about 85 GBP a head To what address shall I post my cheque? I think you need a another 0 on there, I'm sure the Tory party will welcome the donation. I look forward to your post of a receipt in due course. Or maybe this http://www.dmo.gov.uk/index.aspx?page=CRND/CRND_...
by broadway
1 Nov 2017, 9:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 537660

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

I have records of household accounts going back to when we first had a bank account back in 1975. The numbers have changed, but costs in the 70's were huge with respect to wages. Inflation was in the 20% region. Mortgages were astronomical in repayments. Chicken was a luxury and only had at Christm...
by broadway
29 Oct 2017, 9:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 537660

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

it should be - the pugalistic /atagonistic/aggressive nature doesnt arise from the words they are saying but the whole format of the process - money THEN trade IE give me what I want or you dont get what you want ( and you aint anyway :twisted: ) PERIOD. And the UK couldnt not agree to doing that t...
by broadway
25 Sep 2017, 4:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 537660

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

To be clear, Broadway, "Brussels" was hand shorthand for "the institutions of the European Community", many of which are based in Brussels. Hope that helps. Yours semantically etc. "Brussel"s is rather catch all shorthand that is often used suggest that the 28 countrie...
by broadway
25 Sep 2017, 12:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 537660

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

reohn2 wrote:
broadway wrote:
BrianFox wrote:
Neither. Brussels has the final say.


Don't the 27 individual EU countries have a bit of input too?

Yes but through Brussels,which is the conduit.


So Brussels doesn't have the final say.
by broadway
25 Sep 2017, 11:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 537660

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

BrianFox wrote:
Who has the final say, May or Davis?


Neither. Brussels has the final say.


Don't the 27 individual EU countries have a bit of input too?
by broadway
13 Sep 2017, 2:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 537660

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

I read one article from the BBC News website ( or was it the Guardian ) ( you lot all read it on Twitter 2 days ago I suppose ) that the EU might be more conciliatory as when we leave 80% of NATO's forces in Europe will then no longer be part of the EU at a time when Russia is rattling sabres. Must...
by broadway
29 Jun 2017, 9:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Booking cycle reservations on Virgin Trains
Replies: 48
Views: 4581

Re: Booking cycle reservations on Virgin Trains

Make sure the train manager knows you have a bike and where you are getting off. Often the train manager never comes through as they check tickets before you get on at the two stations I normally get on at. Even if you do tell them, they tend to forget. I used to do it on a weekly basis and I used ...
by broadway
28 Jun 2017, 10:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Mirror
Replies: 17
Views: 1091

Re: Bike Mirror

[XAP]Bob wrote:I don't see many motorists using mirrors...


I don't see many cyclists checking behind them before changing road position.....
by broadway
28 Jun 2017, 10:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Mirror
Replies: 17
Views: 1091

Re: Bike Mirror

MarcusT wrote:Not sure if I would rely on them for city riding, but for country roads I won't ride without one.


Funnily enough, I would have said the opposite :)