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by pete75
9 Jul 2019, 5:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17482
Views: 422757

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

If Labour are not worried about losing even more support in Leave-voting Labour heartland areas such as the North East, they should be. Labour lost Scotland years ago, and looks like losing industrial northern towns like Sunderland. Jeremy has every reason to wonder whether an outright Remain stanc...
by pete75
9 Jul 2019, 5:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hanging bike by front wheel on trains?
Replies: 33
Views: 1133

Re: Hanging bike by front wheel on trains?

Surprised at hanging spaces on a 125. They always have a guards van with "channels" in which the bike stands IME . Why are LNER doing it differently? No that's the 225s. The oder 125s have the bicycle gallows. Nowt really wrong with them other than you're meant to take all your panniers o...
by pete75
9 Jul 2019, 4:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17482
Views: 422757

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

It's been particularly damaging for Labour, as they seem to have been basing their entire Brexit policy on a misunderstanding of statistics, confusing Leave voters in Labour areas with Labour voters in Labour areas. If Labour are not worried about losing even more support in Leave-voting Labour hea...
by pete75
9 Jul 2019, 4:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hanging bike by front wheel on trains?
Replies: 33
Views: 1133

Re: Hanging bike by front wheel on trains?

Randy_Butternubs wrote:
Getting the bike out on a moving train before I reached my station was not easy.


Never tried. You might find it easier to get the bike out of a stationary train that's reached the station - just saying. :lol:
by pete75
9 Jul 2019, 4:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hanging bike by front wheel on trains?
Replies: 33
Views: 1133

Re: Hanging bike by front wheel on trains?

Surprised at hanging spaces on a 125. They always have a guards van with "channels" in which the bike stands IME . Why are LNER doing it differently? No that's the 225s. The oder 125s have the bicycle gallows. Nowt really wrong with them other than you're meant to take all your panniers o...
by pete75
9 Jul 2019, 3:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17482
Views: 422757

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

This is the best analysis I've seen - from the LSE. Brexit was not the voice of the working class nor of the uneducated – it was of the squeezed middle https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/brexit-and-the-squeezed-middle/ LSE? Ashcroft? It's all the same thing! How are they the same? Ashcroft i...
by pete75
9 Jul 2019, 3:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17482
Views: 422757

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

So you really think votes in a democracy should only be advisory unless they go your way? So that's a yes then Please refrain from putting words in others mouths. Thank you. Do you think votes in a democracy should only be advisory unless they go your way? please answer the question It was the gove...
by pete75
9 Jul 2019, 3:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cost/feasibility of converting these wheels from V-brakes to disc?
Replies: 17
Views: 527

Re: Cost/feasibility of converting these wheels from V-brakes to disc?

A reasonable pair of wheels with Deore hubs and fairly decent Rigida rims https://www.taylor-wheels.com/bike-wheels/26-inch-bike-wheel/lr-26vr-zc20swd-nisw-hbm475bl-qr-sw-2009044124443# . I've had Taylor wheels and so have several other people I know. They're not bad at all. About 65 quid posted to ...
by pete75
8 Jul 2019, 6:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17482
Views: 422757

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

Electoral law is there for a reason. Spending rules are there for a reason. We know that both VoteLeave and Leave.EU broke the law on an unprecedented scale. Their supporters try to claim the democratic high ground while condoning the criminality that gave them the victory. Brexit supporters like t...
by pete75
6 Jul 2019, 11:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17482
Views: 422757

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

As a Leave voter I certainly don't feel like a victim. Total victory for my side is now just a matter of time , when any victory at all seemed highly improbable only four years ago. In my opinion the post referendum debate has been most notable for the Remainer reaction. They tell us that they have...
by pete75
6 Jul 2019, 11:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17482
Views: 422757

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

As a Leave voter I certainly don't feel like a victim. Total victory for my side is now just a matter of time , when any victory at all seemed highly improbable only four years ago. In my opinion the post referendum debate has been most notable for the Remainer reaction. They tell us that they have...
by pete75
6 Jul 2019, 10:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17482
Views: 422757

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

As a Leave voter I certainly don't feel like a victim. Total victory for my side is now just a matter of time , when any victory at all seemed highly improbable only four years ago. In my opinion the post referendum debate has been most notable for the Remainer reaction. They tell us that they have...
by pete75
6 Jul 2019, 10:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17482
Views: 422757

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

Boris is not a populist, he actually supported the EU until the referendum was conceived. he's a ruthless opportunist who views himself as a romantic chancer. When he realised that Brexit was the sort of populist cause that might enhance his career he jumped on the band wagon. If that's not populis...
by pete75
5 Jul 2019, 7:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17482
Views: 422757

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

Boris is not a populist, he actually supported the EU until the referendum was conceived. he's a ruthless opportunist who views himself as a romantic chancer. When he realised that Brexit was the sort of populist cause that might enhance his career he jumped on the band wagon. If that's not populis...
by pete75
5 Jul 2019, 7:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17482
Views: 422757

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

I think enough people were sufficiently taken in as to think they were getting back at Cameron and Osborne. They didn't realise we would still have a tory government, such is the lack of civic education in the UK. They were indeed sick of being shafted but it wasn't the EU: it was austerity, an ent...