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by 661-Pete
15 Feb 2020, 9:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: New supermarket without cycle parking
Replies: 42
Views: 1120

Re: New supermarket without cycle parking

Is it worth a moan to the local council ? Part of the local council is Mrs P - who was with me when we made this discovery. But she's got far too much else to worry about... Is there REALLY nowhere to stand a locked bike ? I can always find somewhere. There may be. We just had a quick look on our w...
by 661-Pete
15 Feb 2020, 7:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 764
Views: 17363

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Some people have the cheek to take exotic holidays involving multiple flights and then support Extinction Rebellion. They are termed hypocrites! I guess you were referring to my post (wouldn't be the first time! :roll: ). No problem - I'm cool! I detect the irony in your second sentence. If you wan...
by 661-Pete
15 Feb 2020, 6:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 192
Views: 4740

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

As I understand it the root of the problem is that driving within the base is done on the wrong side of the road and that driving outside of it is done with vehicles that have their steering wheel on the wrong side. I wasn't aware of that. Absolutely ridiculous situation! How on earth do even the a...
by 661-Pete
15 Feb 2020, 3:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: New supermarket without cycle parking
Replies: 42
Views: 1120

New supermarket without cycle parking

This store - a Co-op, a bit larger than a convenience store but smaller than a full-blown supermarket - we just found out about a few days ago, though it's been up and running for about 3 months now. At around half a mile from our house, it would become our nearest shop for groceries etc. So we chec...
by 661-Pete
15 Feb 2020, 1:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 639
Views: 57506

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

peetee wrote:I have decided to take a job as a mirror polisher.
I might take a shine to it or see things the other way but will have plenty of opportunity to reflect on my choice.
Just so long as you don't break your contract - else you'll be out of work for seven years.
by 661-Pete
15 Feb 2020, 1:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 192
Views: 4740

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

In all seriousness, I don't think that would make any difference. Signage/flashers/lookouts etc at Base Exit - now that would. Or there's that sort of barrier, consisting of a set of hinged metal spikes or plates mounted at an angle, which can only be driven over in one direction: if you go the wro...
by 661-Pete
15 Feb 2020, 1:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 764
Views: 17363

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power? Easy, it's The Will of The People.... As with Brexit - it ain't It is the will of a minority of the people The other flaw with this mantra is that it totally ignores the unequivocal will of the Scots I totally understand and was being mischievous. Apolo...
by 661-Pete
15 Feb 2020, 12:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 192
Views: 4740

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

I can't understand why they don't just close that wretched airbase. What purpose does it serve? Or at the very least, send all the guys from across the pond, back home across the pond? That's not going to happen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Croughton All right then. Revoke all the Internationa...
by 661-Pete
15 Feb 2020, 11:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 192
Views: 4740

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

I can't understand why they don't just close that wretched airbase. What purpose does it serve? Or at the very least, send all the guys from across the pond, back home across the pond? It was a gal that did the killing. Yes, but - in US-speak at any rate - the word "guys" (in the plural) ...
by 661-Pete
15 Feb 2020, 8:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 192
Views: 4740

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

I can't understand why they don't just close that wretched airbase. What purpose does it serve? Or at the very least, send all the guys from across the pond, back home across the pond?
by 661-Pete
15 Feb 2020, 8:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 764
Views: 17363

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Just read elsewhere, Boris in the run up to the election “I’m going to give you an absolutely categorical assurance that I will keep Sajid Javid as my chancellor. How about that? I think he’s a great guy and he’s doing a fantastic job and I’m proud to count him as a colleague.” That's what's known,...
by 661-Pete
15 Feb 2020, 8:27am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8114
Views: 307471

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

Some enchanted evening you may see a strangler, you may see a strangler across a crowded garotte. And somehow you noose was tied to the gallow tree on a rainy afternoon in Lerwick. Strong winds had been forecast for Gale but she left the room under a cloud of squid ink (may contain nuts). some mint ...
by 661-Pete
14 Feb 2020, 6:09pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8114
Views: 307471

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

Some enchanted evening you may see a strangler, you may see a strangler across a crowded garotte. And somehow you noose was tied to the gallow tree on a rainy afternoon in Lerwick. Strong winds had been forecast for Gale but she left the room under a cloud of squid ink (may contain nuts). some mint ...
by 661-Pete
14 Feb 2020, 5:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 764
Views: 17363

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

I think Labour did so badly in the election because of its membership. That membership is dominated by affluent, middle class people who are strongly pro-EU, and they were responsible for the party's risible stance on Brexit during the election campaign. Whoa - whoa! You're making a rather big assu...
by 661-Pete
14 Feb 2020, 2:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Democracy
Replies: 76
Views: 1647

Re: Democracy

Oldjohnw wrote: Nearly half a century ago. People are a little more aware now.
With all respect, I was around and reasonably 'aware' back then. As, I'm sure, you were.

The politician who really threw the spanner in the works, back in 1974, was Enoch Powell - as I'm sure many people remember.