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by djbenedict
September 13th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: Measuring Expenditure in Retirement
Replies: 8
Views: 822

Re: Measuring Expenditure in Retirement

SalvorHardin wrote:At the time my bike was a forty year old BMW R75. I now have a thirty-something BMW R80RT (it's much lighter than the R75 which I'd have some difficulty handling nowadays due to the weight.


Nice bikes. Quirky.
by djbenedict
September 12th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Iweb / Nationwide problems
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Iweb / Nationwide problems

djbenedict wrote:I added £500 to my iWeb ISA account earlier today (from First Direct as it happens). All fine. Hope you get it sorted quickly.


NB this was at 1209 if that is useful to know.
by djbenedict
September 12th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Iweb / Nationwide problems
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Iweb / Nationwide problems

I added £500 to my iWeb ISA account earlier today (from First Direct as it happens). All fine. Hope you get it sorted quickly.
by djbenedict
September 10th, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: Measuring Expenditure in Retirement
Replies: 8
Views: 822

Re: Measuring Expenditure in Retirement

until I was banned from my local cinema I reckon that I saved £8 per month just by going in the afternoon rather than in the evening. I've been banned from pubs, clubs and even a restaurant. But a cinema? It was over my motorcycle helmet. I had just bought my ticket (afternoon showing) and the usua...
by djbenedict
September 10th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 995
Views: 19425

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

During the debate about wanting a general election, Boris said something close to "I will not postpone Brexit any further", and made reference to honouring the democratic vote of the people. He also made reference to parliament thinking they know better than the people and that parliament...
by djbenedict
September 9th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Expiration of 2016 referendum advisory direction
Replies: 23
Views: 638

Re: Expiration of 2016 referendum advisory direction

So maybe the wording should instead have been: "Should the UK be in the EU or out of the EU?" That way people wouldn't get all hung up on the processes, details and tactics involved, which should never be something that people vote on anyway. You can read at the following link why the ori...
by djbenedict
September 9th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Expiration of 2016 referendum advisory direction
Replies: 23
Views: 638

Re: Expiration of 2016 referendum advisory direction

Well granted Remain was deliverable, but it would have helped if the outcome people voted for was also deliverable. Yet here we still are. Maybe it has something to do with the fact a remain leaning Parliament set the question? Conspiracy theorists unite... That isn't how the eventual question was ...
by djbenedict
September 9th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 995
Views: 19425

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

It never ceases to amaze me (or perhaps not) how the BBC's interviews seem to consist almost exclusively of remainers, Tory rebels/remainers, Lib Dems, Labour MP's, SNP leaders and the likes of Anna Soubry who barely even has a party, (oh and other scaremongerers trying to frighten voters away from...
by djbenedict
September 9th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 995
Views: 19425

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

Richfool - still waiting for your examples of the U.K. being “dictated to” by the EU. Please give it a go. Spet, apologies for the delay, I am still working my way through the 52,741 laws* introduced in the UK as a result of EU legislation since 1990, which could take me some time. If you know of a...
by djbenedict
September 8th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Expiration of 2016 referendum advisory direction
Replies: 23
Views: 638

Re: Expiration of 2016 referendum advisory direction

O I thought it would be interesting to compare the amount of time since the 2016 referendum with the average length of a UK parliament. ... On 15 November 2019, it will be 3 years and 145 days since the referendum of 2016. On average, in peacetime after such a period, the UK electorate have been ent...
by djbenedict
September 6th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Expiration of 2016 referendum advisory direction
Replies: 23
Views: 638

Re: Expiration of 2016 referendum advisory direction

I thought it would be interesting to compare the amount of time since the 2016 referendum with the average length of a UK parliament. Taking the data from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duration_of_English,_British_and_United_Kingdom_parliaments_from_1660 , from 1922 (when the modern state of Irelan...
by djbenedict
September 6th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Expiration of 2016 referendum advisory direction
Replies: 23
Views: 638

Expiration of 2016 referendum advisory direction

I thought it would be interesting to compare the amount of time since the 2016 referendum with the average length of a UK parliament. Taking the data from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duration_of_English,_British_and_United_Kingdom_parliaments_from_1660 , from 1922 (when the modern state of Ireland...
by djbenedict
September 6th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 995
Views: 19425

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

On the contrary, it continues our access to an extremely good deal, namely membership of the EU and participation in all of its treaties. And it continues, all the associated costs, limitations, restrictions, obligations, loss of sovereignty, and general vassalage, etc etc. As discussed ad infinitu...
by djbenedict
September 6th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 995
Views: 19425

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

DPRK has No Deal. Iran has No Deal. Everyone else has a Deal. It's just childish to pretend No Deal is a real option. There will be a Deal, whether before, or after, we leave. If after then tell me, given the costs that would by then be sunk, what would be the incentive for the EU, our major tradin...
by djbenedict
September 6th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Rebel EU Withdrawal Bill
Replies: 228
Views: 4190

Re: Rebel EU Withdrawal Bill

Just like you did with your comment about "doey-eyed teenagers with a romantic view of loving-thy-European neighbour", you mean? To expand on the point, let me put it this way: working on a building site has never attracted the crème de la crème, in intellectual terms. So you have a selec...
by djbenedict
September 5th, 2019, 9:30 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 995
Views: 19425

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

Re your last sentence, - we would certainly be holding more cards if No Deal was kept on the table. It's quite ridiculous and against the national interest to take no deal off the table. But there again, remainers only see what they want to see. DPRK has No Deal. Iran has No Deal. Everyone else has...
by djbenedict
September 5th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Rebel EU Withdrawal Bill
Replies: 228
Views: 4190

Re: Rebel EU Withdrawal Bill

But I admittedly have no contact with workers on building sites at the moment. So you just made that up based on your prejudice. Just like you did with your comment about "doey-eyed teenagers with a romantic view of loving-thy-European neighbour", you mean? To expand on the point, let me ...
by djbenedict
September 5th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Rebel EU Withdrawal Bill
Replies: 228
Views: 4190

Re: Rebel EU Withdrawal Bill

My two boys in their early twenties are ardent leavers (not convinced I had anything to do with this enlightened viewpoint as they live independently). I work on building sites with an abundance of young workers and I don't know a single one of them that isn't a leave supporter. I can imagine that ...
by djbenedict
September 4th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Rebel EU Withdrawal Bill
Replies: 228
Views: 4190

Re: Rebel EU Withdrawal Bill

The old people who (mostly) wanted Brexit are dying. The young people who (mostly) didn't are becoming eligible to vote. The probability that we will actually leave gets smaller all the time. That's like the argument that old people are Tory but are dying out, so soon Labour will always win. The pr...
by djbenedict
September 4th, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Rebel EU Withdrawal Bill
Replies: 228
Views: 4190

Re: Rebel EU Withdrawal Bill

The old people who (mostly) wanted Brexit are dying. The young people who (mostly) didn't are becoming eligible to vote. The probability that we will actually leave gets smaller all the time. That's like the argument that old people are Tory but are dying out, so soon Labour will always win. The pr...

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