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by Tangled Metal
10 Oct 2019, 8:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 720
Views: 14102

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Don't MPs have constituency meetings and surgeries? Aren't they the means to get views of the citizenry? Appointed assemblies could be stacked with a majority containing one POV over another so might not give a fair representation of citizenry opinions. Every system is flawed. Until you can explain ...
by Tangled Metal
9 Oct 2019, 10:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 720
Views: 14102

Re: Extinction Rebellion

How is appointing people for the assemblies democratic? Juries aren't democratic they're supposedly random but I've known people who have been selected for jury service many times yet others who have never been selected throughout their long life. Somehow random seems to mean keep picking people rep...
by Tangled Metal
9 Oct 2019, 10:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1725

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

I wrote a long reply but it got lost when I didn't press send so here goes again. I'd work 6 months then unofficially retire telling my employer and colleagues I'm changing career or some sort of deflection story. Real reason is to spend more time with the family. We'd buy a modest house with a gard...
by Tangled Metal
7 Oct 2019, 4:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2148

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

If nations were honest could home nations try their own? Assuming equivalency of course. Why not? America already tries offences committed overseas so they don't have jurisdictional constraints like some nations do.
by Tangled Metal
7 Oct 2019, 4:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 231
Views: 21978

Re: Visitors

Whenever I've seen Robin and blackbird altercations the Robin is always the winner. Cocky little birds and I've good reason to appreciate them. Following a midwinter cold spell and a walk in a forest with route diversions not not enough diversion signs. It was getting dark and the batteries of my he...
by Tangled Metal
7 Oct 2019, 3:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2148

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

I don't recall that's had a need for acknowledgement before. Why now on this thread? No idea. Suddenly felt the need... (Probs because "Monday" ;) ) Good reason. I'm probably grouchy and sensitive hence my curiosity. Blame a bout of seasonal vomiting bug and cabin fever due to imposed qua...
by Tangled Metal
7 Oct 2019, 11:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2148

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

I don't recall that's had a need for acknowledgement before. Why now on this thread?

I agree btw just it's a blunt point and nobody has felt a need to make it about any of the similar threads that elicited opinions before.
by Tangled Metal
7 Oct 2019, 10:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tree identification.
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: Tree identification.

Could it be a type of American Sorbus species? My dad replaced 8 poplar trees with a few Rowan and an American sorbus. Both small habit and with less disruptive roots. Btw tree roots aren't always as you might expect. The poplar tends to root uphill with shorter roots the other way. That certainly w...
by Tangled Metal
7 Oct 2019, 9:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2148

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

With that attitude there would be no point in posting in political threads which are full of opinions and suggestions for better systems without the knowledge or experience to found those ideas on. Is it only certain topics you can express ideas or opinions on? People are only expressing views that ...
by Tangled Metal
7 Oct 2019, 9:42am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should we be pushing for greater fairness in C2W?
Replies: 26
Views: 777

Re: Should we be pushing for greater fairness in C2W?

Why should it be done through purely tax regime? Why not give straight discount for bikes and limit it? Why use tax thresholds? Why just bikes? Why not the Scandinavian system? That is totally fair and honest.
by Tangled Metal
7 Oct 2019, 9:39am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should we be pushing for greater fairness in C2W?
Replies: 26
Views: 777

Re: Should we be pushing for greater fairness in C2W?

It is just like the scrapping credit for cars, moves cash, creates work, uses resources -1 Why would anyone want more than one cycle? :wink: Different cycling duties, different needs from bikes means more than one bike and generally new "bright and shiny" toy effect for big boys and girls...
by Tangled Metal
7 Oct 2019, 9:29am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should we be pushing for greater fairness in C2W?
Replies: 26
Views: 777

Re: Should we be pushing for greater fairness in C2W?

How many of your journeys on those were work commutes? Does anyone actually buy bikes through C2W for over 50% commuting duties? The scheme is unjust because it uses income and tax rates to give different discounts. It's flawed because it has no guaranteed way to encourage anything. Having said that...
by Tangled Metal
7 Oct 2019, 9:18am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should we be pushing for greater fairness in C2W?
Replies: 26
Views: 777

Re: Should we be pushing for greater fairness in C2W?

I understand about the unfairness of being just over a threshold but our household has two earners who have a combined probably below the threshold and we have to buy our bikes with less discount. Is that any fairer? Guess how many we've bought in 11 years? The answer is 1 and I couldn't get C2W any...
by Tangled Metal
7 Oct 2019, 9:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2148

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

I'm not talking about giving away immunity for such protective reasons as rogue states like Iran. I'm talking about countries with rule of law equivalent or more honest than your own nation's. As I would have it that if families, perhaps even diplomats themselves, break a local law that's got an equ...
by Tangled Metal
6 Oct 2019, 11:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should we be pushing for greater fairness in C2W?
Replies: 26
Views: 777

Re: Should we be pushing for greater fairness in C2W?

Why not make it work based on lower tax rate? It's something that bothered me. If you're earning enough to be taxed at the higher rate you're on a good salary and probably able to save up to £1000 (unless you're living to your means to keep up with the Jones of course). So the government gives you a...