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by mjr
16 Jan 2019, 11:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Your vote on Mrs May's Deal ( just for today)
Replies: 55
Views: 1007

Re: Your vote on Mrs May's Deal ( just for today)

hello all, If the unlawful "Back-Stop" was removed I would support the deal. One should never offer blank cheques for anything! Politics is supposed to be about the possible, not about the impossible. MM Go on then: how is the "backstop" unlawful? It seems like the EU (and espec...
by mjr
16 Jan 2019, 11:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10720
Views: 266328

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

Hi, The press on Sky were saying (one pundit) that if we go for no deal brexit the supporters of brexit will want to negotiate more conditions, they will never be happy..............more moans from stayers. .. There are folks who will never be happy. Yet again NA has called it wrong. The leavers ha...
by mjr
16 Jan 2019, 10:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10720
Views: 266328

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

It appears some here want babies in the pram to vote :lol: Hi all, It seems that some folk want the vote to be given to all who are "Potty Trained". I conclude from the need to exaggerate to silly extremes that neither of you have a good argument against Votes At 16 , which has been a co-...
by mjr
16 Jan 2019, 9:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Your vote on Mrs May's Deal ( just for today)
Replies: 55
Views: 1007

Re: Your vote on Mrs May's Deal ( just for today)

Mick F wrote:I would vote No for any deal brokered by the Tories about any subject.

Irrational voting on prejudices is what made this country what it is today: a political basket case and the laughing stock of Europe :-(
by mjr
16 Jan 2019, 9:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10720
Views: 266328

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

I think it likely May will survive the vote tonight, so what then? The problem has always been that leave isn't a binary choice despite the "leave means leave" moronically simplistic message. Democracy is now being served by parliament as the people we elected to make decisions for us att...
by mjr
16 Jan 2019, 9:28am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots
Replies: 159
Views: 3227

Re: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots

... - not huge, but enough for motorists to notice IMO... That's the great thing about signage, it does nothing to address the reasons that put ordinary people off cycling, they know where they need to go because they drive there every day. It does, however, signal very clearly to motorists that so...
by mjr
15 Jan 2019, 11:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: It's March 29th, 23h00: What happens next?
Replies: 335
Views: 6346

Re: It's March 29th, 23h00: What happens next?

Many of us knew at the time that Leave campaigners were making contradictory pledges, and that those pledges would mean nothing in the event of victory. Shame the media didn't think to shine a stronger light on them. To be fair, just about every remain speech I heard extolled the idea of staying in...
by mjr
15 Jan 2019, 11:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Your vote on Mrs May's Deal ( just for today)
Replies: 55
Views: 1007

Re: Your vote on Mrs May's Deal ( just for today)

Pointless and contrived post ... Does anyone actually know what her deal was .. Does anyone ?? All i ever hear is how bad the deal is, how there is no alternative ... What is the bloody deal !!! Yeah, the EU Commission published it the day May and Juncker agreed: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/fil...
by mjr
15 Jan 2019, 11:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10720
Views: 266328

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

I also have a passionate belief in Democracy. Over the years Governments have been voted in with policies I deeply object too, but they were voted in legitimately and whilst I may not agree with their policies, I like just about every person in the country accepts the result and doesn't demand anot...
by mjr
15 Jan 2019, 11:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots
Replies: 159
Views: 3227

Re: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots

Streetview doesn't take you onto the lengthy shared use traffic free bits which are attractive and wide. Acknowledged, but there's nothing on http://www.cyclestreets.net/photomap/ yet and https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2711411 shows a substandard-width boardwalk, which is also not a good smooth ...
by mjr
15 Jan 2019, 10:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10720
Views: 266328

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

Confidence vote: think of turkeys and Crimbo. I think it's infinitely more complex now. They can't get rid of May until next December. She's going to be pretty toxic after tonight. So .. How to get rid and get moving with another version of Brexit? Back a no confidence vote and start from scratch, ...
by mjr
15 Jan 2019, 8:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fear.
Replies: 35
Views: 1293

Re: Fear.

Vorpal wrote:Cyclists may deserve special malice because of things like cycle lanes and cycle 'superhighways' which clearly make traffic worse at the expense of the taxpayer.

Oh no it doesn't. It enables massive flows of higher density traffic.
by mjr
15 Jan 2019, 8:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots
Replies: 159
Views: 3227

Re: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots

It is the link between Bridgend centre and north to meet NCN4, which effectively links an area called Sarn to Bridgend. Sarn has lots of housing and the route comes out beside a medium sized Tesco at the Bridgend side. https://www.google.com/maps/@51.5334139,-3.5885611,3a,37.5y,23.96h,85.53t/data=!...
by mjr
15 Jan 2019, 8:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots
Replies: 159
Views: 3227

Re: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots

Sorry but thinking that any government in the forseeable is going to clamp down on lawbreaking motorists in any significant way is the real "dreamland pie in the sky thinking" - I reckon there's more chance we get another Eric Pickles who encourages cars to be dumped irresponsibly with no...
by mjr
15 Jan 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots
Replies: 159
Views: 3227

Re: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots

Survey results don't completely support that. Even in the most danger-inclined-IMO survey (Mintel's Bicycles in the UK), "too dangerous" is still more often not mentioned than it is (about 40-45% IIRC). Every non cyclist I've spoken to complains that the roads are too dangerous to cycle o...