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by meic
12 Nov 2018, 9:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17490
Views: 423041

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

especially if voters who choose Remain as the first choice and leave the other options blank, are deemed to have voted for one of the Leave options as their second preference. I cant see what issue you are worried about here. If a remain voter's second preference has to be considered are they not o...
by meic
12 Nov 2018, 9:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17490
Views: 423041

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

I agree with you for once - that is possible

I thought that you voted remain. :wink:
by meic
12 Nov 2018, 9:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Prescription Charges
Replies: 63
Views: 1198

Re: Prescription Charges

Any sales tax is regressive taxation.

Like luxury goods sales tax? :?
A SYSTEM can be very progressive with some regressive elements in it. The more successful the tax is in its purpose the less social impact it will have.
by meic
12 Nov 2018, 8:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Prescription Charges
Replies: 63
Views: 1198

Re: Prescription Charges

I agree with you but sadly devolution was limited to certain areas only.
by meic
12 Nov 2018, 8:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17490
Views: 423041

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

I've long held the view that referendums are a device instigated by dictators to justify their despotism. Our dictators got this one rather wrong, didnt they? Or possibly they had to resort to a referendum because they were not dictators and were forced into it by the voting public who were abandon...
by meic
12 Nov 2018, 8:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Prescription Charges
Replies: 63
Views: 1198

Re: Prescription Charges

BUT how are they coping with running their health costs over the border? No idea, have you any idea how the budget is allocated on your side of the border? Since devolution we dont have to compare our method of expenditure. It isnt difficult to afford free prescriptions because they are not free in...
by meic
12 Nov 2018, 8:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BC membership up
Replies: 109
Views: 5268

Re: BC membership up

Here from the link I posted earlier.
https://www.letsride.co.uk/rides/belate ... thday-bash
by meic
12 Nov 2018, 8:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Prescription Charges
Replies: 63
Views: 1198

Re: Prescription Charges

A jest surely. Fuel should be about 50 pence a litre. The price is mad artificially high by taxation. Not a jest at all :? It should be much more expensive so driving is less attractive Bet a few on here agree with me It's a regressive tax that hits the poorest hardest. My preference is for a progr...
by meic
12 Nov 2018, 8:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Prescription Charges
Replies: 63
Views: 1198

Re: Prescription Charges

Which is why I used the word should.
by meic
12 Nov 2018, 7:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BC membership up
Replies: 109
Views: 5268

Re: BC membership up

If they drop helmet compulsion when doing so then that would be a good idea. If they accept helmet compulsion when doing so then that would be a bad idea, but on the bright side it would save me almost £50 a year. :) There is no helmet compulsion with BC.You are quite free to join whether you wear ...
by meic
12 Nov 2018, 7:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Prescription Charges
Replies: 63
Views: 1198

Re: Prescription Charges

That is just the cost of extraction and refinement. The raw materials are communal property and a limited resource. There should be a price paid by a user for the valuable crude oil that was taken to start with. That natural resource is seriously undervalued and all state governments should make use...
by meic
12 Nov 2018, 7:35pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sustrans Report "UK Cycle Network is unsafe for children"
Replies: 53
Views: 4591

Re: UK cycle newwork unsafe for children

The call for the removal of thousands of barriers is very welcome. Sustrans were to a very large extent caught in the middle about these barriers. Opposing their imposition from external influences and then defending the barriers to their volunteers and users. Hopefully on the paths that are now wel...
by meic
12 Nov 2018, 7:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17490
Views: 423041

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

I am genuinely curious how a self-proclaimed remain voter can put forward a position in which more than two years of developments can just be dismissed as irrelevant. Phrased that way, it is easier to answer. Because those who are calling for this to be taken into account have been trying to overtu...
by meic
12 Nov 2018, 6:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17490
Views: 423041

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

I've long held the view that referendums are a device instigated by dictators to justify their despotism. Our dictators got this one rather wrong, didnt they? Or possibly they had to resort to a referendum because they were not dictators and were forced into it by the voting public who were abandon...
by meic
12 Nov 2018, 5:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is the best rear light, a front light.
Replies: 57
Views: 2127

Re: Is the best rear light, a front light.

The things that are a danger to you have great big headlights on the front, which would make the added light pretty inconsequential.
The reflective material would bounce the light from your lamp back towards the lamp, not to the eyes of the danger sources. The reflectives are very directional.