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by cdd
Tue 14 Jan, 2020 05.37
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1672
Views: 313130

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Even Virgin's Little Red domestic services managed a year or so of operation. Don’t forget a significant number of people taking those flights (without a connection) were just in it for the free Gold card. I (personally) think the writing is on the wall for short flights where there is a decent tra...
by cdd
Fri 10 Jan, 2020 16.47
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1672
Views: 313130

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

I’m putting all the chain Italian restaurants in the “negative outlook” category. I don’t think the bloodshed of 2019 is nearly over yet, and there’s still about a million of them. Carluccios has started widely discounting now too, which they never used to do.
by cdd
Fri 10 Jan, 2020 11.24
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread
Replies: 77
Views: 16726

Re: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread

I just hope they don't kill my much nicer looking "Premium" one off yet (closed to new applicants in 2018). I totally agree that the Tesco Premium C/c is one of the best things about Tesco, and is even better now they reduced the annual fee as well as the spend amount to qualify for the clubcard po...
by cdd
Fri 01 Nov, 2019 01.59
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2277
Views: 496062

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

So they’re reviving the unprofitable part of the business, but not the profitable bit. I don’t see it working out well. TA margins are wafer thin these days, especially for airlines.
by cdd
Sat 28 Sep, 2019 15.35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1672
Views: 313130

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

scottishtv wrote:
Mon 23 Sep, 2019 14.10
When I think of Thomas Cook, I still think of the red boxed logo.
I always think of the "GMTV" logo personally!
by cdd
Mon 25 Mar, 2019 19.31
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 186
Views: 23394

Re: Brexit

Few PV'ers seem to support the idea of a straight rerun, instead they want 'remain', 'leave A', 'leave B' etc - so they can claim a victory with less than half the vote. I would guess that most Brexit-supporting individuals were also strongly of the view that FPTP is the most appropriate electoral ...
by cdd
Mon 25 Feb, 2019 13.31
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 186
Views: 23394

Re: Brexit

To be honest, I don’t blame anyone who voted “Leave” in 2016 - I nearly did myself. With the information we had then, it might as well have been a coin flip. But I find it astonishing that, in the face of all this evidence, the opinion of those who were strongly in favour of Brexit has become even m...
by cdd
Thu 29 Nov, 2018 22.03
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 186
Views: 23394

Re: Brexit

Fair points on the original deal not having received a fair shake. I don't see how an extension of democracy can be undemocratic. Switzerland has semi-direct democracy with regular referenda specifically to vote time and time again on policy and reflect *current* and *informed* public opinion. Other...
by cdd
Wed 28 Nov, 2018 20.12
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 186
Views: 23394

Re: Brexit

I think it’s important to remember that the Brexit vote came on the back of two other referendums – Alternative Vote and Scottish Independence – that came back firmly in favour of supporting the status quo. It was widely assumed that this, a decision with an even more obvious response and result, an...
by cdd
Fri 26 May, 2017 17.45
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Terrorism
Replies: 12
Views: 2322

Re: Terrorism

My opinion is that curtailments on reporting of terrorism would go a long way to improving things. I personally don't see what videos of people screaming does to help society, but they certainly help those responsible instil fear and panic throughout the population. I think reporting it in purely fa...
by cdd
Sat 25 Jun, 2016 21.13
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The BIG MetroPoll - IN or OUT ?
Replies: 239
Views: 22934

Re: The BIG MetroPoll - IN or OUT ?

I agree with the threshold idea, simply because the barrier to change has to be higher than the barrier to maintaining the status quo. As it stands, we'll be sinking billions of pounds into this operation, not to mention many times that in short term market issues, as a result of what was effectivel...