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by vrdiver
June 26th, 2019, 12:16 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 2089
Views: 39787

Re: Brexit all over?

I think the point you make is also fair. But then another question follows, who has the right to call for the vote? Is that just Scotland or could it be called for by others in the UK. With the relative size of the Scottish population do you then open up a situation where Scotland could potentially...
by vrdiver
June 25th, 2019, 11:55 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 2089
Views: 39787

Re: Brexit all over?

Brexit: Survival of UK in doubt, Gordon Brown warns https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48756810 If at some point in the future the Scottish people decide they wish to leave the UK why would it not be right to respect their wishes? Fair point. I do wonder though, whether the rest of the union sh...
by vrdiver
June 25th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 2089
Views: 39787

Re: Brexit all over?

Honesty by the Vote leave leaders would have made it a landslide for remain. I think that is highly questionable. I think that people were skeptical about the rather polarised claims from both sides. Agreed. Not necessarily with the conclusion you draw, but that instead of stating your view as a fa...
by vrdiver
June 25th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 2089
Views: 39787

Re: Brexit all over?

The only manipulation of the first referendum was carried out by the BBC and the UK Establishment Meaningless assertion with no proof, neither of the manipulation nor of the lack of any other manipulation. Might be helpful if you could offer some explanation of what you mean by "manipulation&q...
by vrdiver
June 25th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 2089
Views: 39787

Re: Brexit all over?

Alternatively, you could put this to bed by just answering the question. Is it really so hard?

Or, just accuse somebody else of something and use that as a reason not to actually respond with a real answer...

Yawn.
by vrdiver
June 21st, 2019, 10:51 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Pirate's birthday....
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: Pirate's birthday....

... and why are they pirates? ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ Because they "arghhhhhhh"!
by vrdiver
June 21st, 2019, 10:10 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 2089
Views: 39787

Re: Brexit all over?

The Country will choose Boris over Corbyn any day. He must, however, do a deal with Sir Nigel Farage. Last I checked, Farage hadn't been knighted.... As for doing a deal, I suspect Boris would blow him out of the water if it came to a debate between the two. Boris would attract many of Farage's sup...
by vrdiver
June 21st, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Things that make you go oooh thread....
Replies: 26
Views: 1005

Re: Things that make you go oooh thread....

swill453 wrote:Neither works in my campervan. No arrow, and the fuel line on the pump graphic is on the wrong side.

(Peugeot Boxer 2010, fuel cap on left.)

Mine's a Boxer, 2017. Wonder when they adopted the protocol?

Alternatively - you've been fueling it wrong! :lol:

VRD
by vrdiver
June 20th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Egg yolks
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: Egg yolks

You can freeze them (ice cube tray in a bag will do it) for later use. Then use them to enrich chocolate puddings, ice cream, cakes, pancake mix, creme brulee, anything that uses an egg but doesn't require exact measures.

VRD
by vrdiver
June 20th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The Conservatives and Momentum - 2 sides of the same coin?
Replies: 19
Views: 561

Re: The Conservatives and Momentum - 2 sides of the same coin?

Oh yeah? Free speech you say? One word. Rats. Not loving the thread title: Framing the Conservatives (a mild if ineffectual bunch) alongside Momentum (usually displaying the worst of British Marxist class envy mixed with Stalinist attitudes towards autonomy of speech and thought). But it's my right...
by vrdiver
June 20th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Health & Wellbeing
Topic: My journey to health and wellbeing - July 2017 - to date
Replies: 36
Views: 1794

Re: My journey to health and wellbeing - July 2017 - to date

I'm interested in what sort of rowing machines / static cycle converters people recommend? I enjoy cycling and would be happy to use my road bike on a static stand, but wouldn't want to damage it (I know nothing about the conversion kits, except for seeing one on offer, then reading some terrible re...
by vrdiver
June 20th, 2019, 12:07 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Things that make you go oooh thread....
Replies: 26
Views: 1005

Re: Things that make you go oooh thread....

Bottom right - fuel gauge - central icon under the curve - image of a petrol pump with a triangle pointing to the left, indicating the fuel filler cap is on the left of the vehicle. On mine there is no arrow (or triangle). The indication comes from the graphic, with the fuel line on the petrol pump ...
by vrdiver
June 19th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: BBC lets known Islamic extremist to question future PM
Replies: 33
Views: 732

Re: BBC lets known Islamic extremist to question future PM

I am not clear at all what the purpose of these debates is. The electorate is limited to Tory MPs, followed by Tory members. Not the electorate of the whole country. In this at least, I agree with you. By the time we (non party members) get a say, it will be far too late to influence anything. I'm ...
by vrdiver
June 19th, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread
Replies: 673
Views: 43091

Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

Here's a bicycle I spotted in 2016 whilst diving the Albert Dock, Liverpool:
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One year later and it was still there, the spokes now home to a mussel colony:
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by vrdiver
June 19th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: BBC lets known Islamic extremist to question future PM
Replies: 33
Views: 732

Re: BBC lets known Islamic extremist to question future PM

Oh, and "words have consequences"? Only if you're Boris, not if you're Jo Brand and work for the BBC commenting about battery acid, that's different.... Consequences? Like repeating statistics after you've been officially informed that you are using them in a misleading way? Which particu...
by vrdiver
June 19th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: BBC lets known Islamic extremist to question future PM
Replies: 33
Views: 732

Re: BBC lets known Islamic extremist to question future PM

Clearly that question is aimed at making things hard for Johnson in a way it won't for the other four." I don't support Johnson, I hope he is not the next PM, but I thought the choice of question was a bit dodgy. I think that's a risk any front-runner will face. Prior to the debate there was s...
by vrdiver
June 19th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: BBC lets known Islamic extremist to question future PM
Replies: 33
Views: 732

Re: BBC lets known Islamic extremist to question future PM

My main issue with organs like the BBC is that they present the extremes, and make it seem like normality, and not pointing out how unrepresentative these things are. This behaviour ranges from presenting an outspoken anti semitic Imam, headmaster of a failing school, as if he were just any man in ...
by vrdiver
June 18th, 2019, 11:31 pm
Forum: Room 101
Topic: 70% for Rory Stewart
Replies: 12
Views: 440

Re: 70% for Rory Stewart

You, along with others, may not have given a Rat's Rectum, but I notice that several RR's were taken anyway.

A shame, as it was getting almost lighthearted, a rarity for that place...

VRD
by vrdiver
June 18th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 2089
Views: 39787

Re: Brexit all over?

Anyone who wants to see the economy destroyed is an idiot. For one thing GDP wouldn't fall to zero even if England was hit with multiple nuclear weapons, heavily bombed for several months and placed under naval blockade. This happened to Japan in 1945 when its GDP fell by just over 50%. For a less ...
by vrdiver
June 18th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 255

Re: What would you do?

Wait. It's up to the cashier to assess the situation and prioritise their attention as per their training. Some stores have specifically trained their cashiers to engage in conversation and to treat the current customer as the only customer, other stores train to maximise throughput. What you don't ...

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