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by gryffron
December 14th, 2018, 6:37 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Who pays for ocean rescues?
Replies: 0
Views: 6

Who pays for ocean rescues?

British yachtswoman rescued in mid-Pacific - great news. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/sailing/46568243 But who pays? Presumably it costs quite a lot of money to detour a freighter. Both in direct fuel costs, and potentially penalties for not delivering their cargoes on time. So who pays for this? Is ...
by gryffron
December 14th, 2018, 11:40 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: An Essential Brexit Read
Replies: 38
Views: 361

Re: An Essential Brexit Read

ap8889 wrote:Can you ever imagine a Brit getting made EU president if we stay?

There are so many unelected EU presidents we're bound to get one of them eventually.

And yes btw, I agree with you, the fact there are so many unelected EU presidents just sums up why we should leave.

Gryff
by gryffron
December 13th, 2018, 9:13 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: £39 Billion - Why?
Replies: 14
Views: 244

Re: £39 Billion - Why?

I dont dislike Farage or brexit. See my many posts on this very board.

However it does seem quite hypocritical that a man who has spent his entire career dissing the EU, will be trousering a very substantial pension of around €70kpa from the very organisation he is so critical of.

Gryff
by gryffron
December 13th, 2018, 8:51 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Tory MPs are Liars (says Tory MP)
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: Tory MPs are Liars (says Tory MP)

UncleEbenezer wrote:Tory MPs are Liars (says Tory MP)

But do you believe her?

:shock:
by gryffron
December 13th, 2018, 8:41 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: £39 Billion - Why?
Replies: 14
Views: 244

Re: £39 Billion - Why?

I concur. These payments are not for future trading access, they are for historically agreed payments. Payments into the existing EU budget until 2020, some long term building projects already funded and underway, then payments for Pensions for UK MEPs/commissioners etc. It's not a single one-off pa...
by gryffron
December 13th, 2018, 11:47 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: No-confidence vote predictions
Replies: 14
Views: 334

Re: No-confidence vote predictions

I think Keir Starmer might well have been able to convince him of the benefits of Article 112 of the EEA agreement in limiting free movement... I think Corbyn seems to be more flexible and open to being persuaded. Keir Starmer clearly wants EEA/BINO/rule taker. And would take free movement to get t...
by gryffron
December 13th, 2018, 11:35 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Now what's going to happen.
Replies: 76
Views: 1099

Re: Now what's going to happen.

Howyoudoin wrote:Can you think of other circumstances where the people are given a vote on something and then that thing doesn't happen?

EVERY time anyone votes against the inexorable federalism of the EU superstate (e.g. Ireland repeatedly)

Gryff
by gryffron
December 12th, 2018, 8:39 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: † † † Buy Cheap Sockets and DIE! † † †
Replies: 14
Views: 396

Re: † † † Buy Cheap Sockets and DIE! † † †

Earth connections are not that common globally. Much of the world seems to do without them. It's only there for insurance after all. Likely most people never need it. :| I worked in an assembly works when PAT testing was introduced. It drove us all mad and we were constantly trying to sneak electric...
by gryffron
December 12th, 2018, 8:26 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Christmas cake & cheese
Replies: 36
Views: 519

Re: Christmas cake & cheese

Many years ago I was invited to lunch at a friend's family. Huge Yorkshire pud and gravy. Delicious. I thought that was it. But no, it was indeed just the first course. Main meat course followed. Yes, in harder times the yorkshire pud was intended to fill people up before the meat course. So it was ...
by gryffron
December 12th, 2018, 11:55 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Who'd be Theresa?
Replies: 29
Views: 1059

Re: Who'd be Theresa?

...or a no deal. She did say that No Deal was better than a bad deal, so perhaps her game plan is for a No Deal IF that were true, you would have thought she might have bothered with some no-deal planning. Like building and recruiting extra customs facilities for example. No-deal would have been a ...
by gryffron
December 12th, 2018, 10:27 am
Forum: Mortgages
Topic: Being paid in AED in Dubai
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Being paid in AED in Dubai

A UK resident working in the UK and you claim she will be "UAE resident". I find that very hard to believe. If you could avoid UK tax just cos the contract/employer was offshore, then we'd all be doing it! However to answer your question: For regular currency transfers you can't beat the o...
by gryffron
December 11th, 2018, 11:19 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Who'd be Theresa?
Replies: 29
Views: 1059

Re: Who'd be Theresa?

I have a theory that it's all fake anyway. The secret 'backstop' (for want of a better word) was that, in the unlikely event of a leave vote, the whole subsequent process would be engineered by the UK and the EU towards a second vote. I'm sure the EU has no win exit strategies in place for all it's...
by gryffron
December 8th, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Should 'Fairytale of New York' be censored?
Replies: 26
Views: 696

Re: Should 'Fairytale of New York' be censored?

And their faces when a sweet little old lady says "I could murder a fag".

:lol:
by gryffron
December 8th, 2018, 2:08 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Should 'Fairytale of New York' be censored?
Replies: 26
Views: 696

Re: Should 'Fairytale of New York' be censored?

Certainly not in the UK. Where a faggot is a meatball or a lump of wood to put on a fire. I've never heard anybody in this country use it as an insult. Indeed, the act of banning it could well justify and spread its Amercanised meaning. Not like we Brits are so short of insults for gays that we need...
by gryffron
December 7th, 2018, 11:12 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Buzzing transformer on Christmas lights
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: Buzzing transformer on Christmas lights

Is it a transformer? Very heavy? Almost solid metal.

That would be very unusual these days. Normally it is a switched mode power supply. Very light. If it is buzzing, it is faulty. They normally run at above 20kHz. Beyond normal hearing. No way it should produce a mains hum.

Gryff
by gryffron
December 7th, 2018, 2:02 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: calling HMRC
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: calling HMRC

IME: The phone number on your coding notice gets you straight through to the department that know about YOU. Any of the generic HMRC numbers you can wait hours and be passed from pillar to post. Gryff [edit] oops, just realised this is too late. Never mind, I'll leave it here in case it helps anyone...
by gryffron
December 7th, 2018, 10:50 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Electoral Reform
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Electoral Reform

So is the house in favour of electoral reform? Is PR really "better"? With FPTP, you know who your representative is. Even if you didn't vote for them they (hopefully) still fight for your interests. And there's no horse trading. Largest votes wins - end of. The system usually ends up with...
by gryffron
December 7th, 2018, 10:25 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: No justification for 2nd. referendum
Replies: 123
Views: 1391

Re: No justification for 2nd. referendum

Nimrod103 wrote:the border issue in the WA

What's a WA? Second time it has been mentioned on this thread and I still have no clue.

Gryff
by gryffron
December 6th, 2018, 6:28 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: No justification for 2nd. referendum
Replies: 123
Views: 1391

Re: No justification for 2nd. referendum

Perhaps we'll see a new centre party emerge with a commitment to electoral reform. Who knows. Hard to believe we'd just continue on as usual, pretending it all never happened... We already have a centre party committed to electoral reform. If you recall, they got a referendum on it in 2011, where i...
by gryffron
December 5th, 2018, 3:45 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: I got a phone call from my son's school today
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: I got a phone call from my son's school today

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