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by cdd
Fri 01 Nov, 2019 01.59
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2273
Views: 478938

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: 1614
Views: 297898

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: 20873

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: 20873

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: 20873

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: 20873

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: 2198

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: 21783

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...
by cdd
Sun 22 May, 2016 09.31
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The BIG MetroPoll - IN or OUT ?
Replies: 239
Views: 21783

Re: The BIG MetroPoll - IN or OUT ?

In - because of free mobile phone roaming.

It may be a frivolous reason - but at least it's a reason...
by cdd
Thu 10 Sep, 2015 17.37
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1665
Views: 388037

Re: The Tesco & Other non-Morrisons Supermarket Thread

I've noticed more and more supermarkets are including clear perspex 'cutout covers' over the chewing gum shelves. Does anyone know what purpose these are meant to serve? My guesses were some sort of anti-shoplifting idea, or stopping them getting knocked off by people walking by, but I can't imagine...
by cdd
Mon 07 Sep, 2015 15.10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: BBC News Channel Feed - Or Autoplay Window
Replies: 13
Views: 3143

Re: BBC News Channel Feed - Or Autoplay Window

The traditional route (which I'm not saying you should go down, but this is how I suspect most places would do it!) would be to have two feeds into the television - one being the display, and one being a conventional television receiver - and use the built-in Picture-In-Picture (or similar) feature ...