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by cwathen
Mon 19 Aug, 2019 20.01
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 185
Views: 16172

Re: Brexit

I wish the left would take *some* responsibility for their role in coarsening political debate, especially when anybody to the right of Ed Miliband is smeared as a hard right fascist, and calling for Tories to be lynched is the language of the shadow chancellor. Yet they don't. I can't move on my F...
by cwathen
Thu 15 Aug, 2019 23.04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Public Transport in your particular part of the region
Replies: 382
Views: 58141

Re: Public Transport in your particular part of the region

They regularly use Pacers on the line that stops near me and, I don’t know, they seem alright to me 🤷‍♂️ They get from A to B and are just as reliable than any others, if not more so. Wheelchairs can get on and off. Just. They make an awful squealing noise when on the slightest curvature or when br...
by cwathen
Tue 13 Aug, 2019 20.49
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Public Transport in your particular part of the region
Replies: 382
Views: 58141

Re: Public Transport in your particular part of the region

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-49323007 Can't say this is particularly surprising...but despite being told that Pacers absolutely, 100%, must go by the end of 2019, DDA regs mandate it and all that, Northern are still going to be using some of them into 2020 after all. How ma...
by cwathen
Sun 11 Aug, 2019 19.56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 185
Views: 16172

Re: Brexit

Labour’s still practicing the same position of cluelessly avoiding open goal after open goal of opportunity. Literally any other leader of this party would be leading them to an extraordinary victory at another general election. What a shame they’re still lumped with this abominable leader at such ...
by cwathen
Wed 19 Jun, 2019 20.27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1646
Views: 372138

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

[/url]https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48687828[/url]
After launching Jack's, Tesco have now lurched to the other extreme and is considering launching a chain of high end convenience shops to take on M&S Simply Food.
by cwathen
Fri 07 Jun, 2019 18.46
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Front door legalities
Replies: 9
Views: 991

Re: Front door legalities

Oh you don't have to display one. It's more displaying a potentially "inaccurate" one that's the issue. There is a road I know of in Plymouth which has several terraces of houses on it which were built at different times and originally all had separate names and therefore were separately numbered. ...
by cwathen
Wed 22 May, 2019 21.26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: End of MAY
Replies: 34
Views: 3083

Re: Mays on the way out

Who honestly thinks a different PM is going to manage this debacle any better? At least they could pick a direction and try and try to convince a majority to follow with it being clear what they do and do not stand for. Either go for a remainer's brexit with a deal being mandatory with second refer...
by cwathen
Wed 22 May, 2019 19.46
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: End of MAY
Replies: 34
Views: 3083

Re: Mays on the way out

Andrea Leadsom has just resigned...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48374098

My call would be Friday morning once the EU election results become clear.
by cwathen
Mon 08 Apr, 2019 13.33
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1646
Views: 372138

Re: The Tesco & Other non-Morrisons Supermarket Thread

This has now sent me down a path of Tesco logo geekery. Firstly, I'm amazed the current logo has lasted so long and hasn't changed, I think it's aged very well - though I imagine the surrounding brand elements and packaging from that time look quite old now. Secondly, there's a Tesco Metro in Brist...
by cwathen
Tue 26 Mar, 2019 20.37
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 185
Views: 16172

Re: Brexit

Also, it’s inappropriate to describe a People’s Vote as a re-run (language like “second referendum” plays into this). It is a vote on a final set of options, which were explicitly not known or set out when the initial referendum was held. As I've said before, I think a multi-stage referendum where ...
by cwathen
Sat 23 Mar, 2019 09.08
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 185
Views: 16172

Re: Brexit

It's been pointed out quite a bit in the last few days (why it's taken so long is a mystery to me) that while leave may have had the biggest vote in history, due to the fragmentation of that vote, between no-deal f*** the EU and socialist wonderland bring on the red tape, remain actually holds the ...