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by PDQ Mobile
15 Oct 2019, 6:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 131
Views: 2370

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

It is a curious quirk of history that Wales remained a distinct entity, rather than being completely absorbed into the newly forming England, while other once independent areas like Northumbria became a part of England. Scotland was always difficult to get to from the centre of power on the south o...
by PDQ Mobile
15 Oct 2019, 5:19pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: (Robert) Saunders Spacepacker vs upgraded(lighter) Saunders Base-Camp tent
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: (Robert) Saunders Spacepacker vs upgraded(lighter) Saunders Base-Camp tent

My Saunders tent expoded (there's no other description) in a hoolie of a November gale by the shores of Loch Duich. The stitching blew out all around the pole and I spent two hours hand out of the fly roughly repairing it. I always carry needle and thread. The Saunders tent was never trusted again t...
by PDQ Mobile
15 Oct 2019, 11:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 131
Views: 2370

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Calstock - is twinned with Saint-Thuriau. The people come over, and our lot go over there. If you go to Brittany and tell them you live in Cornwall - or better still say you're Cornish - they can't do enough for you. Conversely, they aren't as friendly to other places in UK. Never been to Savoy or ...
by PDQ Mobile
15 Oct 2019, 10:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 131
Views: 2370

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

There are actually very few real differences between say Cornwall and the rest of the UK or even from Europe. (Language is often the biggest one) We are all homogenized in a great many areas as Peoples. There is a deal of individualism about on a personal level but that is also a truely pan European...
by PDQ Mobile
15 Oct 2019, 9:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 131
Views: 2370

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

I don't think that the Scottish indy ref was in any way suggesting loss of rights such as free movement residency and work? It was simply about where political power lies. In that way it differed significantly from the "other" referendum. The tragedy about all this recent talk of "Ind...
by PDQ Mobile
14 Oct 2019, 9:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20385
Views: 499338

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

Is it me or did our Queen look extremely unhappy to be there with the undignifying role of reading a speech of obvious deceptions? Now would be a good time to abdicate, I think. Let Charlie handle all the flak.... Yep her neck ain't stiff enough. "We do not enter into politics, we are above su...
by PDQ Mobile
14 Oct 2019, 8:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20385
Views: 499338

Re: Remainers Angst thread

Dunno about the Scottish indy ref. Our son, who was living in Scotland at the time, but is not ethnically Scots, was able to vote on the Indy ref. As far as I know, he voted to stay in the UK. Possibly the majority of other non-Scots living in Scotland did the same. I suppose the SNP, and others, m...
by PDQ Mobile
14 Oct 2019, 8:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20385
Views: 499338

Re: Remainers Angst thread

What about a French person living in UK on the electoral register in his home in UK? Can he have a vote on UK leaving the EU or not? Dunno about the Scottish indy ref. As far as I know UK citizens can vote on some UK issues when resident/working elsewhere. By post. The UK resident Frenchman could n...
by PDQ Mobile
14 Oct 2019, 8:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20385
Views: 499338

Re: Remainers Angst thread

On a similar note, do you personally think it was fair that UK citizens living in the EU were denied a vote? What about all the Scottish people who live abroad? Do they have no vote about Scottish Independence? Why do non-Scots living in Scotland have a vote on Scottish independence? What about a F...
by PDQ Mobile
14 Oct 2019, 8:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20385
Views: 499338

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

The Queen's speech. Made me feel sick to the stomach. And you have it from the mouth of the Queen herself, " new opportunities for the legal and financial sectors". They want a tax haven type economy. I guess there's little else left after ten years of mismanagement. Nothing about UK citiz...
by PDQ Mobile
14 Oct 2019, 8:58am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 71
Views: 1998

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

softlips wrote:I’d forgotten I’d had mine yesterday until reading this.

Amnesia - a new and unknown side effect? :shock:
Only joking.
by PDQ Mobile
13 Oct 2019, 1:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Chip and Pin question
Replies: 51
Views: 1119

Re: Chip and Pin question

Is that different from encrypted?
by PDQ Mobile
13 Oct 2019, 12:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Chip and Pin question
Replies: 51
Views: 1119

Re: Chip and Pin question

Kwackers Think on...? Think on what? I am old I fear. Perhaps it's a colloquialism. Try to use your card but the pin isn't accepted, switch on the grey matter and realise you changed the pin (think on) so you enter the old pin and viola! As in a string orchestra starts to play! Voila! Just like tha...
by PDQ Mobile
13 Oct 2019, 10:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Chip and Pin question
Replies: 51
Views: 1119

Re: Chip and Pin question

Kwackers
Think on...?
Think on what?

I am old I fear.
by PDQ Mobile
13 Oct 2019, 10:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Chip and Pin question
Replies: 51
Views: 1119

Re: Chip and Pin question

Very interesting NA. Thanks. Makes sense. Still doesn't explain how all this works without being connected to a bank, or by using one of the little gadgets from Natwest I showed that verifies the Pin or how the bank can send you a new card with the existing Pin. PS, we don't have to go online and v...