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by mikeonabike
10 Jul 2018, 5:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540157

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

A couple more Tory MPs have resigned from their minor party roles because May's Brexit won't be hard enough for them. No big shakes, but both their resignation letters blame the agreement to have a backstop arrangement to avoid hard border in NI. Well wake up guys! It was obvious in December that no...
by mikeonabike
9 Jul 2018, 9:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540157

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

So the rats are starting to leave the sinking ship. David Davis concedes that he can't deliver what he promised us. We'd all have been better off if he'd admitted that 2 years ago.
by mikeonabike
5 Jul 2018, 7:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540157

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

... There will be a few people here who will believe that the EU will become a panacea of peace and harmony in 40 years time but l frankly can't see it. Big, unwieldy organisations end up failing, and the EU is precisely that. I see Project Fear isn't finished :roll: But if you are right then the c...
by mikeonabike
4 Jul 2018, 11:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540157

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

... Being in the Common Market / EEC / EC was a journey not endorsed specifically by any referendum or deemed ideal by anybody. .... This isn't a trick question. Can you explain what you mean in a bit more detail? Basically I mean that where we were in pre-referendum 2016 was a place not resulting ...
by mikeonabike
4 Jul 2018, 9:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Irish tour - route advice?
Replies: 9
Views: 1585

Re: Irish tour - route advice?

According to climbbybike, the steepest section of Priests Leap from the north is 16%. The route from the south isn't recorded, but the first section out of the valley looks quite steep on the map. Given the reports of sheep/gravel/grass all over the road, is it better as a day ride than on a loaded ...
by mikeonabike
17 Jun 2018, 8:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: World cup - looking forward?
Replies: 194
Views: 4661

Re: World cup - looking forward?

reohn2 wrote:
Paulatic wrote:Mexico... well played, sorry Germany :D

There's nothing nicer than seeing an underdog take down a giant!
It's good for the tournament :)

Fingers x'd we won't be saying that tomorrow evening
by mikeonabike
6 Jun 2018, 9:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: National Insurance cards
Replies: 15
Views: 1242

Re: National Insurance cards

Never had one ... Never needed one .. :) +1..... +1 for me too, which perhaps unfairly led me to the impression that Scott was a bit of a drama queen in being so obsessed about his card. mjr , thanks for that example from 1940, it surely belongs in a museum! But by the 1960s computers had been inve...
by mikeonabike
5 Jun 2018, 3:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: National Insurance cards
Replies: 15
Views: 1242

National Insurance cards

I've just caught upon the final episode of the excellent Very English Scandal. One thing I didnt understand was the significance of Scott's NI card having gone missing, so he found it difficult to get a job. Couldn't he simply have got a replacement? Is there anyone on the forum who was working in t...
by mikeonabike
5 Jun 2018, 2:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540157

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

If I took a dislike to the top bod in the EU and sought their removal from office, which voting procedure could I turn out for to get rid of them? At best I would be voting for someone who might in turn vote for someone else. That may satisfy some of you, but if the EU wants to tempt people like me...
by mikeonabike
21 May 2018, 8:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Swansea to Fishguard
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Swansea to Fishguard

May be worth trying to book on a train to Haverfordwest instead? Not that far from Fishguard
by mikeonabike
9 May 2018, 10:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dublin & ferries
Replies: 13
Views: 2066

Re: Dublin & ferries

Just to follow up with my experience attempting to book the rail/sail deal. In principle it is a good deal: from London £60 (incl £10 bike supplement) pp each way, compared to £41 for the ferry alone. Standalone train tickets would be more than the difference, even the best advance fares (though no ...
by mikeonabike
29 Apr 2018, 10:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson caught lying ? ( yet again ? )
Replies: 245
Views: 8328

Re: Boris Johnson caught lying ? ( yet again ? )

On the backbenches Rudd can vote in the country's interests rather than to further her political ambition. That's why Gove was spouting nonsense yesterday in an attempt to support her - of course like all the cabinet he will have known full well that the home office had deportation targets. But real...
by mikeonabike
29 Apr 2018, 10:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson caught lying ? ( yet again ? )
Replies: 245
Views: 8328

Re: Boris Johnson caught lying ? ( yet again ? )

So one blond buffoon has been forced to resign for lying and being incompetent. Boris, are you following?
by mikeonabike
24 Apr 2018, 7:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: London Marathon
Replies: 39
Views: 2074

Re: London Marathon

Of course running on uneven ground causing twisting could be the way running causes more knee injuries but without that it's better mode of movement than walking for getting around. Makes sense we're evolved for running being a grassland ape. I think the idea is that we are not actually evolved for...
by mikeonabike
23 Apr 2018, 8:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: London Marathon
Replies: 39
Views: 2074

Re: London Marathon

One of the papers ran an article about marathon running being a rather unhealthy form of exercise - obviously strain on joints, but also because it's an extended period of not particularly hard work. Much better to do something more gentle with occasional hard cardio work. It didn't go on to say tha...