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Davy51

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    Heat and kitchen ?

    But any election over the next few weeks or months ,like Corbyn wants will not just be about Brexit , every other issue will be involved which will take many leave voters off on a tangent & could put JC in power.
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    Heat and kitchen ?

    Mrs May's folly was in calling a General Election. The referendum was fought on just one issue with two possible results, whereas the election was concerned with the everyday problems facing the voters .May was naive to think leaving the EU would be the only issue in the general election.
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    Heat and kitchen ?

    Yes Obs, the EU definitely want to make an example of the UK but you would expect the Mother of all Parliaments not to put up with that & steel their attitude to the Brussels elite. As for Corbyn ,all he is interested in are the keys to number 10 , so he can start his radical left wing policies & then show his true colours over Europe.
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    NHS

    When you think back over the last 50 years there has been a definite watering down of the skill levels & employment opportunities available to the average working person. Although there are some brilliant jobs in the UK , the employment levels needed have been reduced by new technology & also the removal of many of the jobs that needed skilled labour ,many of our jobs having been taken over by continental operators who now sell to us the raw materials & finished products that we once produced. It is little wonder that many people want to keep a foot in the door of the single market to avoid a major restructuring & rebuild of the British manufacturing base & so avoid the need for training schemes by recruiting from abroad the people to fit the jobs on offer.
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    Heat and kitchen ?

    The Brexit process has caused so many divisions throughout the public & MPs of all parties & has interfered so much with the running of the day to day business of Parliament that i think a cross party committee or department reporting to Parliament would have been a good option for handling Brexit.
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    Heat and kitchen ?

    I think probably advancement to the upper house or seats in the EU Parliament are uppermost in many MPs minds.
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    Merry Christmas everyone!

    Happy New Year to forum members .
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    Why do Governments struggle ?

    I believe HMG have invested in ferries to cope with the " nightmare of a no deal catastrophe " .
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    Drones ?

    The police have now stated that police drones were operating in the area at the time of the incident.....oh dear me. In fact ,one of the photos they showed a couple of days ago was so blurred it could even have been a bird of prey.
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    Supply chains ?

    One of the advantages of supply chains in road transport terms is that depots are strategically placed so as drivers can always get there & back comfortably in their scheduled hours. As a result, the actual transport hardware ,vehicles, can be kept to a minimum but be double or even treble shifted during a 24 hour period. Looks good in theory anyway. As with all industry though ,the bigger an operation becomes the more gremlins creep into the machine.
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    Supply chains ?

    I think road transport in any country is a cash cow for its respective governments with all the tax involved. Governments that really only pay lip service to saving the planet & will do their bit for such by raising taxes to benefit themselves.
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    Drones ?

    How about an outside broadcast game show ? Bring back the goldenshot with grandson of "Bernie the Bolt " taking the deadly crossbow shots ?
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    Merry Christmas everyone!

    Yes, Merry belated Christmas to everyone !
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    Smart Meters

    I think the national grid would go into meltdown if the UK got serious about electric cars.
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    Hospital Parking

    I must be honest ,if i need to go to Warrington Hospital , i only use my car as a last resort. I would rather get as close as i can by bus then arrive for my appointment on Shanks's pony.
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    Brexit again -

    Just wondering if leaving the EU will have any effect on VAT. Wasn't VAT a tax instigated by Common Market rules ?
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    Rough sleeping ?

    Apart from being a national disgrace that people in 21st century Britain are so far in poverty to have to sleep rough , you would expect local authorities to be only too keen to get rough sleepers off the streets to boost the image of their town or city. It would be much better to give these people somewhere safe & comfortable to sleep to avoid unnecessary trouble from yobs & possible hospital treatment. Britain needs a safety net against such hardship & solving the problem should probably be a cross party issue.
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    Brexit again -

    No wonder we have so many MPs wanting to remain & wanting to be seen to want to remain when there are quite a few top jobs coming up in the EU polit bureau next year.
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    Drones ?

    Another unwanted bi product of the internet /techno/ electronic age , but hopefully just a bit of mischief that will open a few eyes to how dangerous they would be in the wrong hands. A brilliant piece of kit but the antidote to their nuisance value should have been concretely put in place before they were put on sale to the public.
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    Rough sleeping ?

    There was one poor fellow being treated for pancreatic cancer & nurses going round to the rough sleepers doing blood tests to monitor their health. This blight on UK society along with food banks & the indiscriminate victimisation of universal credit must be priorities during the life of this parliament.
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    Violent attacks becoming common

    What i find alarming is that horrific crimes are so commonplace these days & as such don't even make the news. I remember how upset i was seeing the full front page images of child victims Lesley Anne Downey, Sarah Harper & Susie Maxwell...they were big & stuck in the mind, but ,over the years,such crimes have been shunted into a bit parts in the quagmire of violence sweeping the streets of Britain, crimes often committed by young people.
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    Violent attacks becoming common

    What i don't like about these computer games is that when a character is killed it is up & running again seconds later. I think some of the people who commit these attacks though really are detached from reality & probably have no empathy with the society beyond their own four walls. At least the rough & tumble of the playground ,the sports field & playing out with your mates after school & at weekends fostered positive interaction between individuals & an understanding of life in the wider world.
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    Who's fault ?

    A general election would not be fought on EU membership alone. A host of other subjects would come into play which is where May took bad advice in her last GE fiasco & naively believed Brexit would be the only topic under discussion. Domestic issues would muddy the waters & could well produce a Labour government. The negotiations should have taken a route of more assertiveness from the UK from the outset ,respectfully but assertively setting out our demands & requirements , instead of playing second fiddle to the cartel.
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    Brexit again -

    I am disgusted at the arrogant attitude of the burghers of the EU towards the UK & i hope that remainers take a salutary lesson from the type of people they want to stay in bed with .Any rescinding of Article 50 would leave SS UK just a short step away from future full EU integration & the irreperable ending of GB as a sovereign nation with full dictat from Brussels . Apart from good,old fashioned gun boat diplomacy i think a WTO departure with ceremonial 2 fingered salute is Britain's best option.
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    Smart Meters

    Storage heaters, i had them in the 70s when they had all the super duper tariffs for the use of. I found they did get very hot & even had a four hour daytime boost but didn't give much heat into the room. They were very good at retaining their heat. Smart meters, some woman phoned me a few weeks ago & more or less demanded that i have one. Interrogated as to why i didn't want one ,i said it wouldn't make any difference to my habits of usage & i just didn't want one. Apparently,that wasn't a good enough answer as to why i declined to have one fitted & she became quite miffed. As for causing fires, there was a tv programme a couple of years ago where it was suggested that faulty installation was to blame when coupling the meter to the existing house wiring.
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