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by cwathen
Fri 01 Oct, 2021 20.06
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Fuel situation in your area
Replies: 31
Views: 1689

Re: Fuel situation in your area

Genuine question. Is this still in the news because of continuing shortages in London/the south east and the usual London/SE view that this therefore equals a countrywide problem? Yesterday went to my usual sainsburys forecourt and although they had someone marshalling, if anything it was quieter th...
by cwathen
Mon 27 Sep, 2021 10.53
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Fuel situation in your area
Replies: 31
Views: 1689

Re: Fuel situation in your area

I would have thought this will burn itself out as the panic buyers will eventually get their cars filled and then that'll be it. Coincidentally I had brimmed the tank last week anyway for a trip I didn't end up making, so I still have plenty left in the car. However I'm moving house on Thursday and ...
by cwathen
Thu 23 Sep, 2021 22.20
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Energy bills: How spanked will YOU get?
Replies: 25
Views: 1606

Re: Energy bills: How spanked will YOU get?

I'm with Octopus and am fixed until Jan 22. Hopefully things will have calmed down by then. I have never understood the government's obsession with wanting to get everyone off gas, considering that it costs nearly 4x as much per kwh to use. Plus, electric stoves (in my experience) are never as good...
by cwathen
Tue 21 Sep, 2021 13.42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Energy bills: How spanked will YOU get?
Replies: 25
Views: 1606

Re: Energy bills: How spanked will YOU get?

Alongside the handing out referral credit they were clearly not charging enough to run their business at the start, hence the repeated price hikes. Part of their spiel was that it was a very simple and easy to understand model with only one tarrif and they would lower their prices when the cost of ...
by cwathen
Tue 21 Sep, 2021 10.15
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Masks
Replies: 16
Views: 1362

Re: Masks

One thing that gets me is the absolute aggressiveness and abusiveness from many people over not wearing masks. To balance this out, there are some pretty vile individuals on the anti-mask side doing the same thing the other way around. There seems to have been a total failure by both pro mask and a...
by cwathen
Tue 21 Sep, 2021 09.47
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Energy bills: How spanked will YOU get?
Replies: 25
Views: 1606

Re: Energy bills: How spanked will YOU get?

I'm with Bulb which is also at risk of going under. TBF although the increase in wholesale energy is the thing that pushed them over I'm not sure how viable these businesses ever were (or at least, how resilient they would be in the event of something like a big increase in wholesale). Bulb built it...
by cwathen
Sun 19 Sep, 2021 18.39
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Masks
Replies: 16
Views: 1362

Re: Masks

No, nor will I unless it is mandated by law again, and I strongly disagree with that happening, nor any Covid restrictions ever being reimposed. 18 months has gone by since we locked down for 3 weeks and still we aren't back to normal. Covid isn't going anywhere, we can't 'learn to live with it' if ...
by cwathen
Fri 17 Sep, 2021 11.47
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: GB News - Does anyone take it seriously?
Replies: 7
Views: 1093

Re: GB News - Does anyone take it seriously?

...and 3 months after launch, Andrew Neil's gone. I give it till the end of the year
by cwathen
Thu 02 Sep, 2021 15.29
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: GB News - Does anyone take it seriously?
Replies: 7
Views: 1093

Re: GB News - Does anyone take it seriously?

What I think changed at some point in the first half of the 2010's is a large shift away from centrist political views and indeed compromise meet-in-the-middle approaches to many subjects in general. Instead increasingly issues come down to two all-or-nothing viewpoints with those sufficiently motiv...
by cwathen
Mon 02 Aug, 2021 18.06
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Local Newspaper Feeds
Replies: 12
Views: 1452

Re: Local Newspaper Feeds

Stories outside the area but from the wider region, often with no mention until you click (Major road closed “Drivers were stuck for hours” - when clicking on it it’s a road 30 miles away) This. Since all the titles owned by Reach replaced their individual websites with the 'Live' sites this seems ...
by cwathen
Sat 31 Jul, 2021 22.49
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tommy Robinson + other big libel cases...
Replies: 11
Views: 1301

Re: Tommy Robinson + other big libel cases...

Damages should be measured in terms of the harm caused to the innocent party, rather than the maximum amount that can be potentially screwed from the defendant. Whilst not disagreeing with your argument, I'm not sure it's that simple in all cases. Unlike say a claim over a contract dispute where a ...