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by cdd
Sat 04 Apr, 2020 09.45
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 98
Views: 4631

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

My local Sainsbury’s has filled every formerly-empty bit of random space with toilet rolls stacked to the ceiling. Predictably, nobody appears to be buying them. My M&S is a clothes + food type, and they have tensabarriered off the clothes section you have to walk through to reach the food section. ...
by cdd
Mon 30 Mar, 2020 21.21
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1628
Views: 331239

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

I’ll put Gaucho on the list now.
by cdd
Sun 02 Feb, 2020 00.24
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 172
Views: 28197

Re: Brexit

This is an interesting thread to re-read. For my part, I had a misplaced confidence Brexit wouldn’t happen, and regret some of the things I thought about those who voted for Brexit. I still wouldn’t have voted for it, but suggesting that Brexit needed to be a good idea to go ahead or that people wer...
by cdd
Tue 14 Jan, 2020 05.37
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1628
Views: 331239

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: 1628
Views: 331239

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: 91
Views: 22277

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: 2214
Views: 516207

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: 1628
Views: 331239

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: 172
Views: 28197

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: 172
Views: 28197

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: 172
Views: 28197

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...