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by georgew
22 Dec 2019, 7:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Goodbye Old England - Jockxit. It's Time We Were Gone
Replies: 257
Views: 6634

Re: Goodbye Old England - Jockxit. It's Time We Were Gone

...IMO independence is up to the Scots. Shame to see Scotland go though. No it's not. It's up the the Scottish electorate. Many many many Scots don't live in Scotland, and they have no say regarding the referendum. We Brits are a mixture of peoples, as are the people in Scotland of course. You cann...
by georgew
22 Dec 2019, 11:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540416

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

To those who still assert that the BBC is impartial, I ask you this. Whoever would have imagined that the BBC could mock-up a graphic of the leader of her Majesty's Opposition...wearing a Russian hat interposed on a picture of the Kremlin? We could argue I imagine that this is only fair, given that...
by georgew
22 Dec 2019, 10:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 32941

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

With all the excitement of last week's GE I've only just caught up with the news that Mike Gapes, Chris Leslie, Anna Soubry and Chuka Umunna all lost their seats. Brilliant! AFAIK everyone who stood "differently" lost their seats. To their credit all stood down from their former parties, ...
by georgew
22 Dec 2019, 10:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Goodbye Old England - Jockxit. It's Time We Were Gone
Replies: 257
Views: 6634

Re: Goodbye Old England - Jockxit. It's Time We Were Gone

The SNP, over the years, has proved to be a competent Government in Scotland. Having a laugh? It has over centralised the police and fire services. Tried it's best to get a big brother named person scheme pushed through only to be blocked at the Supreme Court. Made Scotland the highest taxed part o...
by georgew
21 Dec 2019, 4:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540416

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

Whoever would have imagined that the BBC could mock-up a graphic of the leader of her Majesty's Opposition...wearing a Russian hat interposed on a picture of the Kremlin? I could say you would have imagined it, but it's probably more accurate to say that you believed the allegation because of your ...
by georgew
21 Dec 2019, 10:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Goodbye Old England - Jockxit. It's Time We Were Gone
Replies: 257
Views: 6634

Re: Goodbye Old England - Jockxit. It's Time We Were Gone

Nothing changes.....lots of posts from English people living in England who believe that England has the right to "grant" or "bestow" permission.....and this in a union of supposed equals. Not only that but believe that despite living in England, they possess some inside knowledg...
by georgew
21 Dec 2019, 9:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540416

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

To those who still assert that the BBC is impartial, I ask you this. Whoever would have imagined that the BBC could mock-up a graphic of the leader of her Majesty's Opposition...wearing a Russian hat interposed on a picture of the Kremlin? We could argue I imagine that this is only fair, given that ...
by georgew
19 Dec 2019, 10:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540416

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

The fact that the BBC news is inevitably based upon the headlines of the Redtops ......all right-wing....does mean that there is a built-in bias I would have thought. Here in Scotland, we are not the least in doubt after witnessing countless incidents of outrageous ant-SNP bias and markedly so durin...
by georgew
13 Dec 2019, 3:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Goodbye Old England - Jockxit. It's Time We Were Gone
Replies: 257
Views: 6634

Re: Goodbye Old England - It's Time We Were Gone

Hmmm..the other predictions didnt go too well, although mine did :? If the Scots want independence they should have it, they are a distict talented and proud nation with their own culture. Lets hope that one day we see a United Ireland too. When it comes to it I think the pragmatic Scots will decid...
by georgew
12 Nov 2019, 10:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shaft drive..why? why not?
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: Shaft drive..why? why not?

shaft drive has been around for a long time. http://www.atticpaper.com/prodimages/081111small/columbia.jpg https://oldbike.wordpress.com/1898-pope-mfg-columbia-chainless-shaft-drive/ however it is expensive to make, inefficient, inflexible, heavy and (a bit like a belt) feels a bit weird when you p...
by georgew
7 Nov 2019, 11:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Booze - minimum price?
Replies: 41
Views: 1459

Re: Booze - minimum price?

The Scottish Government felt that something had to be done after the medics pointed out the damaging effects of cheap booze on Scottish society. "Given the link between consumption and harm and evidence that affordability is one of the drivers of increased consumption, addressing price is an im...
by georgew
6 Nov 2019, 10:22am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Statins - side effects
Replies: 510
Views: 41583

Re: Statins - side effects

I've taken 40mg of simvastatin daily for high cholelstoral, unresponsive to dietary control, for 30 years without side effects. That's great......but I along with many others have had the opposite experience and they made my life hell. I only felt human again when I stopped taking them. I have read...
by georgew
28 Oct 2019, 10:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540416

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

You dont seem to understand that not everything that people do is logical. You tomes often arent but few of us choose to mention it. Al I think....after reading this thread and your own contributions....that everyone should understand this. "The best argument against democracy is a five-minute...
by georgew
17 Sep 2019, 10:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 540416

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

And where democracy falls in all this? Parliament has not mandate to revoke article 50. If the Liberal Democrats want to revoke article 50 then I'd say let them campaign for a revoke of article 50 on the next General Elections and if they win by overall majority then they would have a mandate to re...
by georgew
13 Sep 2019, 10:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Education
Replies: 154
Views: 4024

Re: Education

Well you have to come up with a different one then. Fewer holidays and longer days so that there is more school time? Or less work done and less stuff learned? Well.....it doesn't work that way. We already know that reducing working time may result in increased production and that to suggest that m...