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by mikeonabike
1 Dec 2018, 7:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540223

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

It's been a while since anyone on here, from whatever side of the fence, defended May's deal (or, as the latest ex-minister said, her DINO "deal in name only" because it doesn't bring us any nearer to knowing what our long term relationship will be with EU) Indeed May would leave us on a w...
by mikeonabike
1 Dec 2018, 7:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Democracy?
Replies: 72
Views: 2020

Re: Democracy?

On the second point, yes migration numbers boil down to lots of individuals. For me it is a difficult topic because I don't like the idea of people being disappointed, unable to access the future in the UK that they hoped for. But set against that I want the numbers entering to be closer to the num...
by mikeonabike
21 Nov 2018, 9:42am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Wind direction in query
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: Wind direction in query

Have a think about what weather conditions are associated with different wind directions. Generally in the UK, south-west winds come with wetter warmer weather whereas north-east winds come with dryer colder weather. My pet hate is riding into the rain so I would normally prefer to ride from SW to N...
by mikeonabike
3 Oct 2018, 12:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540223

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

Actually Hunt seemed to me to be addressing the EUs wish to keep the Superstate together by making it very difficult to leave. They are paranoid about keeping Greece and Italy in because lots of their citizens want to leave and they fear competition from the leaver nations freed of their red tape. ...
by mikeonabike
14 Sep 2018, 3:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540223

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

The SNP? They just hate Westminster and many do actually hate the English Establishment and thats what its all about. After all they have long had many of their own institutions like the law etc and want to run their own affairs. Most of my pals up there believe that Scotland is much better off in ...
by mikeonabike
14 Sep 2018, 1:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540223

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

Half the population of the UK make a living peddling imported stuff, welcome to today's world! Tim runs a massively successful business I would rather listen to his ideas than Eeyore and the Carney sock puppet. They have been practically 100% wrong so far, simply Treasury mouthpieces. The establish...
by mikeonabike
14 Sep 2018, 12:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Failing To Stop Gets Suspended...Pedestrian Dead!
Replies: 21
Views: 687

Re: Failing To Stop Gets Suspended...Pedestrian Dead!

Whats the maximum sentence for failing to stop/report? It ought to be reasonably hefty because potentially the driver has left the victim to die of her injuries instead of getting medical treatment asap.
by mikeonabike
11 Sep 2018, 8:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540223

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

I want the decoupling done as painlessly as possible, "As painlessly as possible" means the Norway+ deal that Labour apparently support. I know several other Leave voters who would support this, as would most Remain voters I guess. It's a shame that the Tory Brextremists have wasted the l...
by mikeonabike
11 Sep 2018, 7:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540223

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

I don't think they know what imagination is. They will be difficult to deal with from the outside, but I prefer that to having to be inside and unable to change things. Our influence while on the inside was negligible. And I think the EU is going down the pan. In my view our influence on the EU has...
by mikeonabike
4 Sep 2018, 9:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540223

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

If it went "leave" again that would be the end of all arguement about it, from my POV. From my POV, that's only true if Leave is clear what "leave" means - there's no point having another referendum if Leave can repeat the stunt of saying that "leave" means whatever yo...
by mikeonabike
16 Aug 2018, 7:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dublin & ferries
Replies: 13
Views: 2066

Re: Dublin & ferries

Belatedly thanks to mjr for that link, it helped me with the Virgin booking. When it became bookable I went to Euston and the travel centre there were very helpful. They booked us on the direct train from Holyhead to Euston, which left about 2 hours after the ferry arrival (the normal connection wou...
by mikeonabike
20 Jul 2018, 7:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540223

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

It's just like any other thread if one is not interested or has little or nothing sensible to contribute then don't read it. Very simple. For this thread, that seems too high a standard. After all, our prime minister has nothing sensible to say on the subject. I see today she was in Northern Irelan...
by mikeonabike
11 Jul 2018, 11:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540223

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

I agree that many of our MPs seem completely hobbled on this issue. The problem is that people have been told they can have cake and it eat, and get upset if their MP doesn't deliver that. What it needs is for the cake merchants to fess up to the British people that cakeism is off the menu. But they...
by mikeonabike
11 Jul 2018, 11:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540223

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

meic 's argument about sovereignty assumes that a member of the EU is not a sovereign country. But that's clearly false because the UK can decide to leave the EU and there is no Union army invading to stop us. And anyway, our sovereign parliament can decide to go for a Norway option if it decides t...
by mikeonabike
10 Jul 2018, 6:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540223

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

And more supporter of brexit MPs moaning on the news: May is "duping" the British people. The irony! From the people who sold us cake and eat it Brexit.