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by Spinners
22 Dec 2019, 7:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 445
Views: 10584

Re: The next Labour Leader

The paucity of prospective Labour leaders being mentioned on this thread convinces me that Labour have a bleak future.
by Spinners
22 Dec 2019, 4:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Goodbye Old England - Jockxit. It's Time We Were Gone
Replies: 257
Views: 6799

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

windmiller wrote:... they talk a lot about leaving the country even.



All talk no action me thinks.
by Spinners
22 Dec 2019, 4:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cleats shoes pedals where to start ?
Replies: 61
Views: 1954

Re: Cleats shoes pedals where to start ?

After many years of using Look pedals and shoes I converted to Shimano 'road touring' pedals and shoes 12 years ago - best of both worlds really as you avoid the 'duck' walk but they still feel racy and secure including when sprinting. My go to pedal is Shimano's single-sided PD-A600 - very light at...
by Spinners
21 Dec 2019, 6:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 33293

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!
by Spinners
21 Dec 2019, 5:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 547306

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

If Johnson wants a people's government, perhaps he should listen to the majority that didn't vote for him. Funny that, because everytime I mentioned that I just couldn't vote for Jeremy Corbyn some smart ar5e would helpfully point out that I couldn't vote for him anyway because I don't live in Isli...
by Spinners
21 Dec 2019, 2:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is anyone moving?
Replies: 209
Views: 6748

Re: Is anyone moving?

Cyril Haearn wrote:One place I shall certainly not be moving to is London, Englandshire :wink:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp0Pqcj1Nis
by Spinners
21 Dec 2019, 10:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The beginning of the end ?
Replies: 55
Views: 1261

Re: The beginning of the end ?

Marcus Aurelius wrote:
Hobbs1951 wrote:
*btw, the family silver was sold years ago (by Thatcher's gov't).

I think you’ll find that was Labour, under Gordon Brown.


That was my understanding too.
by Spinners
21 Dec 2019, 10:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mashing the tea.
Replies: 32
Views: 922

Re: Mashing the tea.

I have a little book somewhere about my childhood dialect called "Ey up,mi duck". When our head office was in Alfreton (Derbyshire) I'd often hear that charming welcome. I've heard of 'mashing the tea' but never in my home area of South Wales or where my other family members are from (Mid...
by Spinners
18 Dec 2019, 6:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: No more unelected peers: Scrap and replace the House of Lords now!
Replies: 22
Views: 516

Re: No more unelected peers: Scrap and replace the House of Lords now!

It would be good to get cross-party agreement on allowing the number of HoL members to slowly reduce down by not having new ones...

and/or having a cull :evil:
by Spinners
18 Dec 2019, 6:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 445
Views: 10584

Re: The next Labour Leader

If Labour is serious about forming a credible opposition, they should elect a new leader on merit alone. Gender, ethnicity, religion, even class should not be allowed to cloud pragmatism. Totally agree. Comments like, "The next leader must be a woman" and "The next leader must come f...
by Spinners
18 Dec 2019, 5:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 547306

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

PDQ Mobile wrote:No because it is a Brexit related impact.
IMHO


Please explain. It was an election pledge.
by Spinners
18 Dec 2019, 5:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: No more unelected peers: Scrap and replace the House of Lords now!
Replies: 22
Views: 516

Re: No more unelected peers: Scrap and replace the House of Lords now!

I studied British Constitution whilst at school and came away with the idea that it's a good thing in so much that it's independent from the HoC but actually compliments it whilst also checking/challenging the Government of the day. I still think that's a good idea but would agree that the cost need...
by Spinners
18 Dec 2019, 5:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 547306

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

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/election-2019-50834894/matt-hancock-and-dan-walker-clash-over-tory-50000-nurses-pledge Matt Hancock is convinced that by stopping nurses leaving he can INCREASE their numbers by 50000. Needing to recruit many less than 50000. There is some logic to his statement but I ...
by Spinners
18 Dec 2019, 4:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 547306

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

For every person who claims the BBC has a 'left' bias there's somebody to say they have a 'right' bias which probably means they're slap bang in the middle. All talk about them being pro-leave and pro-Tory is utter twaddle so just suck it up. Are there any surveys to back that up, ideally split by ...
by Spinners
18 Dec 2019, 4:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?
Replies: 225
Views: 4340

Re: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?

PDQ Mobile wrote:It's called the much bandied about "democracy".


Now you're getting the idea.