Implications of a No Deal Brexit for cycling?

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Re: Implications of a No Deal Brexit for cycling?

Postby Cugel » 30 Aug 2019, 12:18pm

poetd wrote:And don't forget the only trade partner that wants anything to do with us Post-Brexit - Trump.

And all he wants is the NHS, for which I doubt we'll get much if anything in return.

So once hospital visits are as expensive as they are over the pond that will help reduce the number of cyclists as no-one will be able to afford the £50,000.00 bill for falling off their bike.


No, no - we will be able to afford the cycling falls as long as we're Boomer-gimmers with a house of average value or thereabouts. On your own figures, such gimmer-cyclists will be able to afford about 4 bouts of Trump-care before they are tossed into the street to rummage in the bins for bits of old pizza.

On the other hand, our newly acquired compulsory opioid addiction might cost a bit.

Mind, houses may no longer be worth so much, as no one will be able to afford a-one because the zero-hours "contract" means they too spend all their time rummaging in the bins, if they have an hour or two to spare between their 10 "jobs". Houses will only be bought by Trump-approved rentiers, for use as slave-hutches. Being a buyers market, we will get about £9 each for a house.

Still, Greese-Bogg's hedge fund will be doing all right.

Cugel, watching civilisation go dark.

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Re: Implications of a No Deal Brexit for cycling?

Postby poetd » 30 Aug 2019, 1:00pm

I admire your optimism!

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Re: Implications of a No Deal Brexit for cycling?

Postby Audax67 » 30 Aug 2019, 2:05pm

Gimmer?
noun Scottish•Northern English
noun: gimmer; plural noun: gimmers

a ewe between its first and second shearing.


Sounds like someone's going to be fleeced.

WRT cyclists biting the dust, won't BoJo's £350 million a week cover everything?
Have we got time for another cuppa?

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Re: Implications of a No Deal Brexit for cycling?

Postby gazza_d » 30 Aug 2019, 6:04pm

One thing that doesn't seem to have been mentioned and it's a bit of a long shot currently as it depends on Johnson staying in power. It is also a slight side issue to brexit

The new cycling minister seems "get" cycling as much as Jesse Norman did, and even Shapps (overall transport minister) does cycle. Also Johnson has reappointed Andrew Gilligan as a national transport advisor. So there maybe a more positive attitude to cycling from government. Whether that's worth the price of a possible no deal, and a Johnson administration is not for judging here.

Also my cycle commute goes past the Nissan factory and if no deal goes ahead could become quite a lot quieter in the future (decent cyclepaths thou)

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Re: Benefits of a No Deal Brexit for cycling?

Postby scottg » 30 Aug 2019, 7:17pm

Wanlock Dod wrote:[snip]

Does this have any implications for cycling? Will imported bikes be cheaper for us to buy? Will export markets for bikes made here expand?


So buying from Rose et al will be a bit more expensive, shipping will take an extra couple days.
Figure it will all get worked out over the next few years.
Maybe Surly and White Industries will be cheaper ?

I don't see Airlite, Brampton and Bayliss Wiley making a comeback. :)
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Re: Implications of a No Deal Brexit for cycling?

Postby Cugel » 30 Aug 2019, 8:12pm

Audax67 wrote:Gimmer?
noun Scottish•Northern English
noun: gimmer; plural noun: gimmers

a ewe between its first and second shearing.


Sounds like someone's going to be fleeced.

WRT cyclists biting the dust, won't BoJo's £350 million a week cover everything?


In The Norf of Ingerlund, a gimmer is an old ewe that's never had a lamb and won't do now.

The term has also been adopted, initially in East Lanx, to mean any olescrote of either gender fit only to perch in a gimmery, which is where they put you when you become otherwise unmanageable, even by a loving spouse or dutiful daughter. Instead, you are "looked after" by Bruno, a poorly-paid male nurse working out his various angsts upon the the gimmers, who cannot escape his attentions.

When asked, the daughter or even the spouse tells the enquirer, "He loves it there".

Cugel, using it so as not to end up losing it (or meeting Bruno).

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Re: Implications of a No Deal Brexit for cycling?

Postby atoz » 31 Aug 2019, 10:22pm

gazza_d wrote:One thing that doesn't seem to have been mentioned and it's a bit of a long shot currently as it depends on Johnson staying in power. It is also a slight side issue to brexit

The new cycling minister seems "get" cycling as much as Jesse Norman did, and even Shapps (overall transport minister) does cycle. Also Johnson has reappointed Andrew Gilligan as a national transport advisor. So there maybe a more positive attitude to cycling from government. Whether that's worth the price of a possible no deal, and a Johnson administration is not for judging here.

Also my cycle commute goes past the Nissan factory and if no deal goes ahead could become quite a lot quieter in the future (decent cyclepaths thou)


You can't look at policy towards cycling without looking at policy towards transport in general. And on this, Conservative policy for years has favoured privatisation of public transport coupled with road building. As for Boris, his record on airborne pollution in London when he was mayor doesn't stand scrutiny. Cycling should be part of an integrated transport policy, not just as a cheapskate addon.