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by cwathen
Wed 22 May, 2019 21.26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: End of MAY
Replies: 34
Views: 11633

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: 11633

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: 1653
Views: 474046

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: 172
Views: 41119

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: 172
Views: 41119

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 ...
by cwathen
Wed 27 Feb, 2019 21.13
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 172
Views: 41119

Re: Brexit

the Remain campaign should really have made a stronger case out of these facts. The remain campaign, otherwise known as "the agents of project fear"... They tried to (evidently not very successfully) but just got accused of scaremongering by the leave side, who would of course never do such a thing...
by cwathen
Wed 06 Feb, 2019 21.11
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1716
Views: 405280

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

It's an odd world where Trafford Centre and Meadowhall won't have an HMV but Mansfield Four Seasons will. Personally, I think there was no strategy as to which branches will stay and go in terms of coverage, but the actual strategy was entirely around disposing of stores with the longest leases. I ...
by cwathen
Fri 04 Jan, 2019 16.37
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Windows 9 is now Windows 10
Replies: 203
Views: 53405

Re: Windows 9 is now Windows 10

Having spent 3 and a half years making almost no headway with Edge, Microsoft are killing it off (sort of). Windows will continue to ship with a browser called Edge, but it will be a Chromium-based browser (which according to some sources will even support Google Chrome extensions). it will not be a...
by cwathen
Tue 04 Dec, 2018 21.55
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Christmas lights
Replies: 8
Views: 2613

Re: Christmas lights

I still run a couple of sets of ancient incandescent lights with dodgy shades. An early 90's set of 40 which is arranged in a straight line unlike later sets which saved on the cost of a return wire all the way through the set by simply arranging in a loop. Then a second set of 40 from 2001 in the a...
by cwathen
Mon 03 Dec, 2018 19.45
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2256
Views: 598864

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

Poundstretcher are getting away with murder right now. I've always hated them and been bemused by their success. Every one I've ever been in has the ambience of a dodgy early 90's discount shop - rude staff, no real attempt at merchandising, no fucks given about how shit most of their stores look. ...
by cwathen
Fri 23 Nov, 2018 20.23
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 172
Views: 41119

Re: Brexit

I think we can all agree that David Cameron is a dick though. At this point, yes. A huge dick. I always championed Cameron from the time he became leader in 2005. He did feel like the breath of fresh air needed, a younger and more dynamic man who hadn't been an MP under any previous Tory administra...