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by Psamathe
26 Nov 2018, 10:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9877
Views: 246804

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

Most of the above is moot - there's not going to be another referendum. It suits never labour ..... I'm unsure about that. Certainly it does not suit the Corbyn/McDonnell team but the membership (incl Momentum & unions) seem to be taking a very different view and it is now at the point where Co...
by Psamathe
26 Nov 2018, 10:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9877
Views: 246804

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

I think May has sunk (or is sinking) her own deal now. Seems she's decided on a "charm offensive" with the public. May and "charm offensive" in the same sentence? Saw the video of her recent phone in At end of a question after May's long waffle Interviewer (to caller): Michael, h...
by Psamathe
26 Nov 2018, 10:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9877
Views: 246804

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

I understand that some legal opinion ( reported some time ago ) reckoned we owe them nowt, so maybe not black and white One problem is that if we leave paying nothing then the EU would obviously pay nothing towards incomplete started projects in the UK and UK euro MP pensions, so there would be a w...
by Psamathe
26 Nov 2018, 10:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9877
Views: 246804

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

[...] but red lines can be moved and that can open up other options (e.g. "Norway" - which would be quick, meet the result of the referendum as we would leave the EU, etc.). How would "Norway" be quick? Negotiating rejoining EFTA would take a while - how long did it take the fir...
by Psamathe
26 Nov 2018, 9:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can the UK follow the Netherlands as a successful utility cycling country? - Student project.
Replies: 109
Views: 2385

Re: Can the UK follow the Netherlands as a successful utility cycling country? - Student project.

• We can’t afford to make the relevant changes to our road network to accommodate cyclists safely. We can easily afford the changes. It's just that our politicians wont. • It would be dangerous for cyclists to share the road with vehicles. In terms of accidents and illnesses relating to pollution. ...
by Psamathe
26 Nov 2018, 9:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can the UK follow the Netherlands as a successful utility cycling country? - Student project.
Replies: 109
Views: 2385

Re: Can the UK follow the Netherlands as a successful utility cycling country? - Student project.

foxyrider wrote:There is only one thing preventing the move and that is political will.
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+1

Ian
by Psamathe
26 Nov 2018, 9:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9877
Views: 246804

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

Most of the above is moot - there's not going to be another referendum. I wouldn't be so definite. We have a media tide that can turn in a moment, a volatile public opinion swayed this way and that by a few slogans, an unprincipled government, an unprincipled parliament, and a civil service working...
by Psamathe
26 Nov 2018, 9:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9877
Views: 246804

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

Most of the above is moot - there's not going to be another referendum. It suits never labour ..... I'm unsure about that. Certainly it does not suit the Corbyn/McDonnell team but the membership (incl Momentum & unions) seem to be taking a very different view and it is now at the point where Co...
by Psamathe
26 Nov 2018, 9:28am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Planning our first small Tour ( novice cyclists )
Replies: 113
Views: 3190

Re: Planning our first small Tour ( novice cyclists )

Thanks for all the replies. To clear things up a little we have bought the bikes, mud guards, gone with tubeless tires ..... Are tubeless tyres the best choice for touring use? If you get a puncture ... can you fix a tubeless tyre by the side of the road? (because that is where most punctures will ...
by Psamathe
26 Nov 2018, 12:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9877
Views: 246804

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

For me the question of a 3rd referendum arrises because it looks like the Government will completely fail to deliver what the referendum campaigners promised and there is increasing questions about Banks and his funding and it's legality (courts deciding on voiding the referendum in Dec ( https://ww...
by Psamathe
25 Nov 2018, 6:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I just got my first smartphone but ...
Replies: 44
Views: 1081

Re: so I just got my first smartphone but ...

Internet wise you can use a VPN (which will help, but much depends on where you e.g. locate your e-mail servers and they can often read your e-mail through their invasions of privacy of the other party (sender to you or receiver from you). I look at is as you can limit their invasions of privacy bu...
by Psamathe
25 Nov 2018, 3:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9877
Views: 246804

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

1st May tried buying votes for £1bn (of our money) - didn't work. Now she's trying giving out knighthoods (see below) - didn't work Arise, Sir John: knighted Tory MP still won't back May's deal A veteran Conservative MP whose sudden knighthood prompted scorn and mockery from colleagues who assumed i...
by Psamathe
25 Nov 2018, 3:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Planning our first small Tour ( novice cyclists )
Replies: 113
Views: 3190

Re: Planning our first small Tour ( novice cyclists )

...... I recall when a couple with minimal paddling experience joined the sea kayaking club I'm in. They'd just done lots of research and both bought very well thought of boats and associated gear. The boats would have been 2-2.5K a piece. It turned out that one of the pair was really a bit light f...
by Psamathe
25 Nov 2018, 2:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I just got my first smartphone but ...
Replies: 44
Views: 1081

Re: so I just got my first smartphone but ...

True, "look at me ... except you can't". Once you've drawn attention to yourself then they can. The phone is a small part of the overall surveillance. If you're of interest then there's a vast array of things that can occur, from the good old fashioned (and effective) to the complex techn...
by Psamathe
25 Nov 2018, 12:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I just got my first smartphone but ...
Replies: 44
Views: 1081

Re: so I just got my first smartphone but ...

Internet wise you can use a VPN (which will help, but much depends on where you e.g. locate your e-mail servers and they can often read your e-mail through their invasions of privacy of the other party (sender to you or receiver from you). I look at is as you can limit their invasions of privacy bu...