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by al_yrpal
8 Oct 2019, 5:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20333
Views: 498205

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

Fear, uncertainty and emotional attachment could equally apply to Remainers too. Al :lol: I think there is an emotional attachment to the EU amongst some Remainers, myself included. In fact, I reckon most people were surprised at that - after all it's only an old lumbering bureaucracy. But the EU d...
by al_yrpal
8 Oct 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 735
Views: 14314

Re: Extinction Rebellion

I would like to know exactly what practical steps Extinction Rebellion want governments to do right now? Not just declaring climate emergencies, but what... Restrict aircraft? Ban fossil fuel heating? Ban air conditioning? Scrap car manufacture? Restrict car use. Stop producing oil and gas? Shut dow...
by al_yrpal
8 Oct 2019, 3:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20333
Views: 498205

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

Fear, uncertainty and emotional attachment could equally apply to Remainers too. As for the other slurs and unwarranted insults its just par for the course in a stream of bile and hate that those who voted leave have had to put up with. Personally its like water off a ducks back. I am quite clear an...
by al_yrpal
8 Oct 2019, 2:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20333
Views: 498205

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

Give me evidence that the UK will be better off economically,environmentally or socially outside the EU and I'll be willing to listen to a Brexit argument. It isn't a case of the UK being better off. It's a case of a big chunk of the population feeling more secure in their identity as British. Well...
by al_yrpal
8 Oct 2019, 12:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20333
Views: 498205

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

The EU costs us lots... Gut feeling again :wink: I wish I'd know this in 2016 I would have voted leave :lol: Wouldnt have made the slightest difference. The majority felt the same and voted leave! Al :lol: ...and ..... https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/10/07/parliament-remain-mps-will-blame...
by al_yrpal
8 Oct 2019, 11:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20333
Views: 498205

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

https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/governmentpublicsectorandtaxes/publicsectorfinance/articles/theukcontributiontotheeubudget/2017-10-31 https://fullfact.org/europe/our-eu-membership-fee-55-million/ The BBC is notoriously Remain biased. As part of the establishment one cannot believe a word they say... ...
by al_yrpal
8 Oct 2019, 10:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20333
Views: 498205

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

A while back MickF asked how much had Brexit cost the economy the answer then was approx. 40 £ Billion My question was how much did UK pay (net) a year to be a member of the EU. £8.9 Billion nett. The EU spends some of our money in the UK in the form of subsidies and grants but this is not necessar...
by al_yrpal
7 Oct 2019, 4:47pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 71
Views: 1912

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

I went into Tesco to the Pharmacy to pick up my meds and they offered a free flu jab which saved me going for an appointment at the quacks. No ill effects.

Alan
by al_yrpal
7 Oct 2019, 4:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Just Waiting (Hospital)
Replies: 25
Views: 542

Re: Just Waiting (Hospital)

One day recently I was visiting my Mrs in the Royal Devon and Exeter and drove round for 45 minutes to find a space. £8.50 per day. I was going in twice a day. I was tempted to take the Brompton, park a mile from the hospital and cycle in. Now I have a Carers card so in future parking will be free. Al
by al_yrpal
7 Oct 2019, 3:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite Museums
Replies: 54
Views: 3169

Re: Favourite Museums

Visited the Aeospace Bristol Museum this morning and stepped aboard the last Concorde. Full of exhibits from my Apprenticeship. Concorde, Harrier, Bloodhound, Olympus 593, Rapier, a great experience. The visit was part of our 60th MOD Apprentices anniversary get together. Whilst a handful have dropp...
by al_yrpal
3 Oct 2019, 2:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rail Lines - Past and Present - Cornwall
Replies: 39
Views: 3977

Re: Rail Lines - Past and Present - Cornwall

On my cross country route from Cully to Tiverton I pick up the old Tiverton branch line into the town, its right next to the Grand Western Canal. Its about a mile or more of a flat wide path in a canopy of trees loved by Tiverton dog walkers. A bridge still stands over it. Its a pleasure to spend a ...
by al_yrpal
3 Oct 2019, 2:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rail Lines - Past and Present - Cornwall
Replies: 39
Views: 3977

Re: Rail Lines - Past and Present - Cornwall

I was looking at a 1960 OS map west of Cornwall earlier. The line left Launceston (ancient capital of Cornwall) and went Egloskerry, Tresmeer and Otterham, before heading south to Camelford St Kew, Wadebridge and out to Newquay. Camelford Station, after closing as a station, was used as a cycling m...
by al_yrpal
2 Oct 2019, 9:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are some colours out of favour?
Replies: 30
Views: 1133

Re: Are some colours out of favour?

In an idle moment whilst frying bacon this morning in our new frying pan, it struck me that Teflon is a great invention. Brilliantly non-stick. Cleans easily. Fashionably black! Cheap and simple. Why aren't bike components and frames coated in Teflon? Why aren't cars painted in the stuff? It would ...
by al_yrpal
1 Oct 2019, 11:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Picos de Europa + Coach travel
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: Picos de Europa

This is a pretty useful site. Gives multiple options from anywhere to anywhere... just click on an option to see the route and costs.

https://www.rome2rio.com/s/Roscoff/Bilbao

Al
by al_yrpal
30 Sep 2019, 7:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The tories priorities?
Replies: 94
Views: 1921

Re: The tories priorities?

Here endeth the latest lesson... er, I mean the latest pile of tripe :D

Al