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by al_yrpal
23 Sep 2019, 8:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Unbelievable... Times - Labour party survey
Replies: 46
Views: 1077

Unbelievable... Times - Labour party survey

From today's The Times... Labour Party members want to sack the Queen, abolish Britain’s borders and the nuclear deterrent, and support a general strike to bring down the government. They also blame Britain, rather than the IRA, for terrorist attacks in Northern Ireland and dislike the national anth...
by al_yrpal
22 Sep 2019, 8:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: To buy another boat...
Replies: 27
Views: 773

Re: To buy another boat...

Had a Moody 29 for 25 years. Always sailed throughout the year. Brilliant tough little boat, quick and very spacious. Other folk in the club used to call it the Tardis. Got bored in the end.

Go for it....

Al
by al_yrpal
21 Sep 2019, 3:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclists v Tummy fat( Power/weight ratio implications)
Replies: 41
Views: 1635

Re: Cyclists v Tummy fat( Power/weight ratio implications)

Hmmm. I thought it was a family trait. If I just look at a pie it goes straight on my tum. I have lost a stone in the last four months and am at what I think is my ideal weight what I weighed when I was 40 and super fit from playing a lot of squash, but...the tum is still there. And, my son, a cycli...
by al_yrpal
21 Sep 2019, 2:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 50 years ago
Replies: 23
Views: 847

Re: 50 years ago

Bell bottoms with creases. Matelots dont wear them any more.... :D Or do they?

Al
by al_yrpal
21 Sep 2019, 12:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New Bib Tights
Replies: 45
Views: 1379

Re: New Bib Tights

Never mind that, I bought this... Ortler_Bozen_Performance_Damen_Trapez_schwarz_matt_[640x480].jpg I thought it was a step through frame and later on they labelled it as a ladies bike! What with you cycling around Cornwall with Tits and me looking like one in Devon we are a right pair of Jessies! :l...
by al_yrpal
21 Sep 2019, 9:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lucky baby boomers
Replies: 94
Views: 1764

Re: Lucky baby boomers

Al blames immigration for the pressure on housing but I think this is just part of the problem.


I dont, I said population growth, immigration is just a part of that. Huge rapid population growth and the growth of small time landlords caused by low interest rates has exacerbated the problem.

Al
by al_yrpal
20 Sep 2019, 8:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lucky baby boomers
Replies: 94
Views: 1764

Re: Lucky baby boomers

Higher prices forced by housing shortage caused by population growth. Al Higher house prices are a result of greater ability to pay for a commodity that is always in short supply due to its nature (non-elastic supply). Greater ability to pay is partly due to the increased availability of credit and...
by al_yrpal
19 Sep 2019, 11:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lucky baby boomers
Replies: 94
Views: 1764

Re: Lucky baby boomers

Higher prices forced by housing shortage caused by population growth. Main reason I voted leave. But, virtually unrestricted immigration from outside the EU needs the most action, it's a scandal. Employers need to pay decent wages instead of relying on impoverished EU immigrants. I am prepared to pa...
by al_yrpal
19 Sep 2019, 10:54pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Alcohol Consumption Guidelines: Do you care?
Replies: 234
Views: 7843

Re: Alcohol Consumption Guidelines: Do you care?

Not tonight, stressful time at the moment due to Mrs's total loss of mobility. Two whacking great G and Ts.


Al
by al_yrpal
19 Sep 2019, 7:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lucky baby boomers
Replies: 94
Views: 1764

Re: Lucky baby boomers

Our first house in Sandhurst. Purchased for £4250 in 1968 with a borrowed deposit of £250 from the bank and the rest a mortgage. https://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/detailMatching.html?prop=53427910&sale=4262383&country=england I think I earned about £1100 pa and the Mrs earned about £2...
by al_yrpal
19 Sep 2019, 2:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20112
Views: 494617

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

Hello there, So a number of posters seem to be saying that we must accept into this country anyone who wants to come ? With over 66 million + already in the country what might be their suggest feasible number which the U.K. can manage before it goes into total meltdown? As we already have serious h...
by al_yrpal
18 Sep 2019, 9:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lucky baby boomers
Replies: 94
Views: 1764

Re: Lucky baby boomers

Born in 1942, I am from an earlier generation. I think successive generations have had some things better and some things worse. Housing has been a particular problem for later generations caused by fast population growth and lack of new houses. Although my generation lived in real austerity there w...
by al_yrpal
17 Sep 2019, 11:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: All You Wanted to Know About Chlorinated Chicken
Replies: 17
Views: 482

Re: All You Wanted to Know About Chlorinated Chicken

Its not chlorinated its simply washed in chlorinated water just like many of the fruits, salads and vegetables you are eating.

Al
by al_yrpal
17 Sep 2019, 11:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...the best UK place to live for cycling
Replies: 95
Views: 3103

Re: ...the best UK place to live for cycling

The Chilterns where I just had to move from. Lots of woodland, lots of open countryside, 4500 footpaths, hundreds of bridleways, wonderful pubs in small villages, great market towns. Very convenient for cities of Reading and Oxford, Heathrow and the West End. Just over an hour to the South Coast and...
by al_yrpal
17 Sep 2019, 10:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20112
Views: 494617

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

A second 'Clegg' moment I suspect, oblivion awaits....

Al