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by SpannerGeek
3 Dec 2016, 5:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: UK could pay to access the EU single market
Replies: 67
Views: 3052

Re: UK could pay to access the EU single market

Starting from scratch it would take a UK manufacturer at least 20 years to get to where Shimano are now, by which time Shimano would be 20 years ahead. Like I said you're naïveté is to be admired, but we lost the ability to compete with other manufacturing countries 40 years ago and once it's gone, ...
by SpannerGeek
3 Dec 2016, 5:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: UK could pay to access the EU single market
Replies: 67
Views: 3052

Re: UK could pay to access the EU single market

Unless they work in the UK manufacturing industry. If imports cost more, you never know, perhaps the bike brands selling in the U.K. will start sourcing components from UK suppliers. And British built bikes will be better value compared to imported bikes. It's good news all round! Flushed down the ...
by SpannerGeek
3 Dec 2016, 4:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A Cry From the Elites
Replies: 29
Views: 1628

Re: A Cry From the Elites

Try googling 'Rothschild Net Worth'... You won't get anywhere, they dont even appear on the Forbes magazine list of most wealthy families. After the Napoleonic wars, they were SO wealthy they were able to buy the ENTIRE debt of Great Britain. Many sources conclude that GB is STILL in hock to the fam...
by SpannerGeek
2 Dec 2016, 7:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A Cry From the Elites
Replies: 29
Views: 1628

Re: A Cry From the Elites

Another bleat from the elite bemoaning the fall of 'the old world order'. Boris Johnson at his pro establishment best!

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... orld-order
by SpannerGeek
2 Dec 2016, 7:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A Cry From the Elites
Replies: 29
Views: 1628

Re: A Cry From the Elites

There can be no doubt we're on the cusp of something that ain't good. If anyone thinks this people power and isn't the Establishment morphing and shedding it's skin into another worse creature(sorry for the Ickeism),they're very sadly mistaken..... I doubt a chicken would indeed morph itself into a...
by SpannerGeek
2 Dec 2016, 11:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A Cry From the Elites
Replies: 29
Views: 1628

Re: A Cry From the Elites

I don't know what made the US vote for Trump, but I'm pretty sure that the Brexit vote was nothing to do with any sort of Neo-Fascism. I don't know any Neo-Fascists. I imagine most of us don't. You can try to talk it up as a sort of Bogeyman thing, but in reality Neo-Fascism, in the UK, is near ext...
by SpannerGeek
2 Dec 2016, 7:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A Cry From the Elites
Replies: 29
Views: 1628

A Cry From the Elites

For those unfamiliar with 'the elite' and what they are trying to do to the world, Stephen Hawking inadvertently gives you an insight: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/01/stephen-hawking-dangerous-time-planet-inequality those sceptical of the current anti elite Zeitgeist (Brexit, T...
by SpannerGeek
25 Nov 2016, 7:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Major/Blair: Case for 2nd Brexit referendum?
Replies: 22
Views: 1134

Major/Blair: Case for 2nd Brexit referendum?

Seems like the establishment really don't like the idea of people power (or democratic process):

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... referendum
by SpannerGeek
25 Nov 2016, 5:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Law to stop people wearing medals they never earned.
Replies: 32
Views: 2152

Re: Law to stop people wearing medals they never earned.

A law to stop politicians concealing vital aspects of Brexit? Only the most important piece of constitutional reform since the second world war.

Lock em all up.
by SpannerGeek
25 Nov 2016, 4:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why was Thatcher given a state funeral ??
Replies: 95
Views: 4291

Re: And Thatcher was given a state funeral for what??

Frankie Boyles take on the Thatcher funeral:

£3 million for a state funeral for Thatcher?

'For 3 million you could have bought everyone in Scotland a shovel, and we could dig a hole so deep we could hand hand her over to Satan in person '

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmmomV-ax-s&sns=em
by SpannerGeek
24 Nov 2016, 11:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: £121 billion hole in Brexit
Replies: 88
Views: 3496

Re: £121 billion hole in Brexit

Will anyone have the courage to suggest we need to pay more tax? Me! And particularly those who can afford to! Conservative government -> least well off and most vulnerable would get landed with higher taxes whilst those at the top get tax cuts in the name of "boosting the economy". So hi...
by SpannerGeek
24 Nov 2016, 9:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: £121 billion hole in Brexit
Replies: 88
Views: 3496

Re: £121 billion hole in Brexit

Will anyone have the courage to suggest we need to pay more tax? Not this side of another GE. Tory supporters would spontaneously combust. I reckon my children, and probably their children will be paying for Brexit for decades to come. And remember, Hammond had to update the IFS original estimate o...
by SpannerGeek
23 Nov 2016, 9:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: supply a chat bubble
Replies: 21
Views: 1210

Re: supply a chat bubble

661-Pete wrote:This forum is full of grumpy old geezers. I wouldn't wish it otherwise! :lol:


Grumpiness is good for the soul.. Grumpiness + alcoholic beverages .. Even better :lol:
by SpannerGeek
23 Nov 2016, 5:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacement pedals needed - advice please
Replies: 13
Views: 1029

Re: Replacement pedals needed - advice please

I've got superrstar nanno flats on my mtb, nice big platform and low profile. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/mattyfez/IMG_20160814_115005_zpstfymg8tw.jpg This is almost identical to the Nano fit £16.50 delivered. Use them myself, bombproof AND lightweight. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322200792...
by SpannerGeek
23 Nov 2016, 4:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: £121 billion hole in Brexit
Replies: 88
Views: 3496

Re: £121 billion hole in Brexit

I'm with you pwa, lets see whats happening in June. Labour bankrupted the country so no can get us into a worse position. The OBR was forecasting a £100 billion budgetary hole in borrowing only two weeks ago. Hammond preempted today's announcement a week ago by saying the same thing. Another £21 bi...