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  2. Davy51

    Jumping Jack Flash,

    Strangely enough ,they were showing a very light car on BBC local news tonight which incorporated the amazingly strong graphene into its construction. Should be good for reducing fuel consumption ,but how light can a vehicle become before it starts to leave the road & become a safety hazard ?
  3. Davy51

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    Gadzooks ,Latchford Locks ,looking at the map ,Dallam Lane station was still operating in1938. Was that a passenger or goods facility ?
  4. Observer II

    Brexit again -

    So, since when did LEAVING, mean we keep a foot in the door. OUT is OUT - totally and cleanly. All the cakeism that's been floated around by Remoaners, is the main reason the EU has been enabled to dominate the negotiations, they realise our politicians aren't supportive of the Referendum decision, and thus not supportive of the people; so ignore the people and inflict an elitist capitulation. Not a case of dogmatic posturing, merely a case of fulfilling the referendum result. Yes I will bother with "project fear", as we had it throughout the Referendum campaign, and have been fed it daily by the Remoaner media ever since; just waiting for that asteroid heading for the UK, to be included in their apocalyptical doom mongering. 😄
  5. Confused52

    Brexit again -

    No we didn't vote for a way of leaving, just that we should leave the EU. Oh, and I didn't vote to leave either. Nor did we vote for a collapse in the car industry which is what the manufacturers are now threatening. Dogmatic posturing is always bad for the economy. You seem to be suffering from believing Boris, many do but usually regret it in the cold light of day. Don't bother with the Project Fear allegations either I have had enough of the self-deluded after looking at the last two days in the House of Commons.
  6. Observer II

    Brexit again -

    It's what happens when you have a Remoaner PM trying to obtain a "soft" Brexit, by playing soft ball with the EU, with cakeist demands. It's either REMAIN or LEAVE, all the nonsense in between are worse than either extreme. We voted to LEAVE, not for any "deals", so our politicians should respect the result and get on with a no deal Brexit.
  7. Observer II

    Why do Governments struggle ?

    An average net influx of 250,00 per year for at least the past 12 years = 3 million (that's being conservative). Yes, some will come and work in the public services that they are over-loading, but their wives and kids will require health and education so a net overloading. Some will be on menial wages so won't be paying taxes and some will be on benefits so paying no tax at all. The asylum seekers will spend years having their claims assessed, with legal aid funded by the tax payer, being fed and sheltered by the State in the meantime. Then you've got the "illegals"; ether illegal entrants or those that have illegally over-stayed their visa and disappeared off the Gov radar. So basically a total mess.
  8. Milky

    Why do Governments struggle ?

    Yes there is. A person who claims to be persecuted and isn't is a bogus asylum seeker. It is a bit inaccurate that asylum seekers only get £5 a day to live on as they get bills paid for as well such as heating and power, do they not also get a TV and free license too?
  9. Milky

    Why do Governments struggle ?

    So were do the 250,000 or whatever figure it is come from? OK I know half is people coming legally from the EU, but how do we end up with the rest. Sorry for my ignores?
  10. Milky

    Jumping Jack Flash,

  11. Milky

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    I use my phone quite a lot, my soft spot is Youtube, spend far to long on it, I use it to check my bank, my emails, play word games. I use the GPS on it too from time to time. Used to have a boot full of A to Zs but now if I had to find an address without my phone now I would be stuck. I am surprised how much people text!
  12. Latchford Locks

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    Next to the Lymm Hotel Lymm railway station was a station to the west of Whitbarrow Road, Lymm, England on the Warrington and Stockport Railway. It opened on 1 November 1853; and it closed to passengers on 10 September 1962. The railway was absorbed by the LNWR. Wikipedia Platforms in use: 2
  13. Milky

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    Where was the train station in Lymm?
  14. Latchford Locks

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    Yes, I always got the Latchford to Lymm train as a kid to go to the dam in summer. always on time there and back 👌
  15. asperity

    Brexit again -

    It seems that Treacherous Treeza is now officially World Can Kicking Champion.
  16. Evil Sid

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    I have a phone. can't remember the last time i actually used it to make a phone call. Only gets used to reply to text messages these days, usually off Mrs Sid wanting to know what time i will be back from domino's or bowls. nobody rings me on it part from the usual ppi etc. and even those are getting few and far between. (great feature this blacklist one for cutting down on those calls) I am sure diz that you could quietly sneak that app Bill is on about into their phones set to run invisibly in the background with a link to your phone. Add a tracking app as well and be your family equivalent of MI5. 🕵️‍♂️🤣
  17. Dizzy

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    No disrespect meant Bill but why does your daughter in law need an app to monitor how many times a day she picks up her phone or how much time she spends online on it. Sure as she's the one picking it up and using it she should know that she's using it ha ha. Could it be that she is using her phone more (as per the monitoring results) because she is now constantly checking the app all the time and that in itself must count towards 'usage'. I'd love to know how much time some of my family spend on their phones every day though as they can't seen to put theirs down...shame there isn't an app to spy on family usage. When they say they "didn't have time" to do something I asked or needed as per usual I could then say "WELL IF YOU'D NOT BEEN ON YOUR BLOODY PHONE FOR ........"
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  19. Bill

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    My daughter in law told me that she had an app that monitored her phone activity and it showed that on average she spent three hours a day online and picked up the phone over 70 times! I pick up the phone when it rings, about once a fortnight. Bill
  20. Milky

    Hospital Parking

    Went to Halton Hospital on Friday, running late, did not look at the arrival time, consultant saw us within a few minutes and kept us 10 minutes or so. Should I pay the £2.50, apparently despite the technology being available there is no way of finding out how much time you have been parked, decided not to. Getting home I decided to be on the safe side and pay via the app, but I need a park number and searching the net I couldn't find one, so e mailed park by phone who did not reply, rang the hospital reception said they were to busy to check. Not desplaying the due fee on the pay machine is a scam, over pay and the parking company wins, under pay and they fine you.
  21. Milky

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    Latchford Locks you remeber when trains ran on time, I don't! Iti s all very well saying that people managed without them in the past, but if something you relay on gets taken away you will struggle. Tesco are offering me 2gb of free data if I top up in January, they will probably take it away at the end of the month.
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  23. Evil Sid

    Ho HO oh no

    Enjoy
  24. Dizzy

    TM

    Ha ha.. Good one 😂 😂
  25. Dizzy

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    Seems all the pour souls are actually going to get compensation but from O2 Evils. Do they really need it though... I mean it was only a day they were without. I can see how it might have caused problems for business users and maybe they might have lost some business but the compensation of 2 days free extra usage probably won't help cos most are on unlimited use anyway as are many non business users. Even those not on unlimited would have saved data allowance use by not having been able to use it for a day so they now have more left until the end of their month lol. I'm sure their customers will be happy to know they are getting compo though.... could be enough to buy a packet of chewing gum if they are lucky enough depending on their monthly contract and tariff 🤔🤣
  26. P J

    Why do Governments struggle ?

    just so that we all know what we are talking about, a few facts. I am sure some are fully aware of this but reading all the conflation and bigoted rhetoric I thought a reminder may be helpful. Asylum seekers are looking for a place of safety There is no such thing as an ‘illegal’ or ‘bogus’ asylum seeker.Under international law, anyone has the right to apply for asylum in any country that has signed the 1951 Convention and to remain there until the authorities have assessed their claim. There is nothing in international law to say that refugees must claim asylum in the first country they reach. A European regulation allows a country such as the UK to return an adult asylum seeker to the first European country they reached. This means that countries on the edge of Europe have responsibility for a lot more asylum seekers than others. Some of the countries through which people travel to get to Europe are not safe places and many have not signed the Refugee Convention, meaning that people who remain there will not get international protection and be able to rebuild their lives. It is recognised in the 1951 Convention that people fleeing persecution may have to use irregular means in order to escape and claim asylum in another country – there is no legal way to travel to the UK for the specific purpose of seeking asylum. (United Nations 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees) The top ten refugee producing countries in 2015 all have poor human rights records or on-going conflict. Asylum seekers are fleeing from these conflicts and abuses, looking for safety. (UNHCR, 2014 Global Trends: World at War) In 2014, worldwide, 34,000 children applied for asylum having arrived in the country of refuge alone, with no parent or guardian. 1,945 of these applications were made in the UK. Many of them come from Eritrea, which was recently condemned by the UN for gross human rights violations. (Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea, 2015) Many refugees and asylum seekers hope to return home at some point in the future, if the situation in their country has improved. The 1951 Refugee Convention guarantees everybody the right to apply for asylum. It has saved millions of lives. No country has ever withdrawn from it. p.s many asylum seekers are banned from taking a job and are given £5 a day to live on. Hardly fleecing the system.
  27. Confused52

    Brexit again -

    I am afraid that the crash being caused by rich speculating bankers is probably a class battle too far. The underlying problem was that there were a large numbers of poor loans that US banks were required to give to people by law. They should have not given out the loans. The crooks then packaged up some bad loans with a larger number of good quality loans such that the performance was slightly impaired but good investment grade taken together. Then they sold those to institutions who were required by central banks only to buy good investment grade bonds of which there was a shortage. This effectively incentivised people to create money as loans to sell more of those products which did not have the worth that they were sold with but it was the system that demanded that the type of derivatives that were made to exist. That is why they clamped down on what assets banks could hold in each class to make them more able to stand shocks in terms of loss of value to their assets. Then there was a move to make lending on homes much more difficult in order to reduce risk. That has increased the deposit required for a mortgage whilst the interest rate is low. However the old system of taking out an insurance policy for up to 95% of the loan which was common in the 70's when institutions had more trust doesn't work. That leads us to having the mortgage on a home being less than the social rent and hence the housing shortage you go on about. The mistrust of banks is therefore responsible for the housing shortage because if young people could get houses with only 5% deposit things would look different. However the rules about creating money were to blame so that was down to whoever was in government in the years leading up to 2008. I will give you a clue, it wasn't the Tories here and in the US it started under Clinton but Shrub did nothing to stop it. I really don't see the stupidity of the UK electorate, which has always given a mandate at one election and then protest voted at the next one to reduce the chances of extreme behaviour and the similar behaviour in the US which is encouraged by the constitution has any bearing on the French. The French take to the streets violently at least once in every decade and boycott something to thwart their government more often than that. That is the reason that France's pension timebomb is worse than ours and they are so much weaker than Germany. Dressing up normal moaning by the plebs (as you call us) as something of significance is over-egging the pudding. The latest opinion polls suggest that the public has no concerted opinion about what they want to happen next on Brexit so where is the populist element then? Please just ignore the rant, I am starting to get annoyed by the lot of them at Westminster for now, rationality may resume soon!
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