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General Discussion Area / Re: Where is Rods 2?
« on: Yesterday at 19:17:07 »
Thanks for the updates on the three fronts especially last para.  :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Brexit
« on: 21 March 2019, 22:04:51 »
having not read all the comments posted. but having heard Nigel Farage saying that he would have sent negotiators to companies hoping i guess to put pressure on their respective governments to point out how the uk ,s brexit plans would also cause problems to their trade. i dont think spanish veg & fruit growers will want all their produce rotting in trucks. firms like Varta sell millions of euros in the uk of their products. real negotiators could have maybe done things different to May.
Nobody in the EU cares about Spanish farmers and the like ;)

As I've been saying for nearly 3 years, we were always in a bad place to negotiate, and the EU were never going to give us what was promised by the Leave lot during the referendum.  So, again as I've repeatedly said, the deal negotiated probably was about the best available, no matter who was sent to negotiate it.  Anyone thinking otherwise probably spent too much time reading the (old) Daily Fail.

Now I really don't like or rate our PM, but blaming her for the contents of the deal is a bit daft really.

The whole thing was all very predictable, but now completely ballsed up even further by our elected MPs. That is where 100% of our anger should be pointed.

I will take issue with you on two points highlighted.

First in the grand scheme of things you are right that farmers are insignificant however break it down to a local level e.g. country or province in that country and Spanish farmers not being able to sell their tomatoes to Britain or Danish bacon or French Beaujolais wine or indeed hundreds maybe thousands of other "insignificant" things and it amounts to a local disaster. Sure the EU can do things like find alternative markets (not easy as the prices are supported) or emergency grants. If you are a farmer you cannot live on emergency grants for ever.

Who do you think negotiated the deal if it wasn't May and her right hand man Olly Robbins? I think what you meant to say is the Eu dictated the terms and at no point did she say "no that is unacceptable we will just take our chances on both sides of the channel with no deal". If you go to a negotiating table and just keep taking the scraps then you end up with a bad deal. At no stage did we take the offensive. I do agree that the politicians have let us all down. I wonder where a business owner with a genuine claim for losses would stand in a court of law claiming against T.May on 29th March?

General Discussion Area / Re: Where is Rods 2?
« on: 21 March 2019, 21:18:14 »
Maybe he is Mueller? maybe he blew a main fuse?

Seriously though unusual for him to be absent especially at this critical point. Hope it isn't a health issue.

General Discussion Area / Re: Brexit
« on: 21 March 2019, 21:02:54 »
You know , I can see a no deal becoming a reality here and then I'd bet that it would be MADE to be a disaster from within UK just so the media , sanctamonious politicians et all could have the smug satisfaction of saying " there , we told you so .."

Will it ever be normal again  :-\

In a word NO. There have been too many bridges burnt now for anything that happens to be classed as normal.

I saw the bit about the military in the event of a no deal. A casual observer might assume it would be to drive urgent medical supplies off one of Grayling's ferries whilst a million lorries are held up on one or both sides of the channel by politician's ideology. Think a bit deeper and it will be to help our overwhelmed police force (anyone actually seen a policeman in the last twelve months?) with civil disorder. That could be anything from looting toilet roll shops, angry mob outside parliament, these idiots issuing death threats to MPs or worse. We are in the social media era now. (Except STEMO and ronnyd of course) 

The whole issue of Brexit has been handled badly from day one.

Maybe be like Sam Smith ( singer).

Identify with neither male or female.

Wouldn’t  be so many first names available for parents to avoid ( facilitate?) confusion.

General Discussion Area / Re: Brexit
« on: 20 March 2019, 21:06:29 »
Breaking news 5.00 p.m.

Leo Varadker says he understands prime minister Theresa May will address the UK public this evening.

Oops more evidence of who is pulling the strings!  If she was in charge she would have briefed the media.
She will make a speech from Downing Street at 20:15, according to the BBC.
Or 20:30, or 20:45, or...........

Should have asked Varadker what actual time.

High farce. Still greater heights to reach. We are the laughing stock of the world. I have given up trying to defend it to Spanish friends.

General Car Chat / Re: another years worth of motoring!
« on: 20 March 2019, 20:28:47 »
Result. Good feeling.

General Discussion Area / Re: Brexit
« on: 20 March 2019, 18:01:42 »
I don't think we can be dictated to by the EU.

It is up to us if we vote for a third time on TM's personal idea of Brexit.

Where have you been for the last ten years?   ;D The EU does dictate. The one country veto is going in favour of qualified majority. You vill do vott you are told.

General Discussion Area / Re: Brexit
« on: 20 March 2019, 17:05:28 »
Breaking news 5.00 p.m.

Leo Varadker says he understands prime minister Theresa May will address the UK public this evening.

Oops more evidence of who is pulling the strings!  If she was in charge she would have briefed the media.

Knife crime? They kept that quiet. I wonder if they will be appointing a knife zsar?

General Discussion Area / Re: Brexit
« on: 20 March 2019, 15:24:53 »
I don't think most sane folk expected a diamond encrusted leave deal.

There is a huge difference between negotiating a hard deal and tackling arising issues head on TO rolling over and following the EU script.  Ironic isn't it that we may have a no deal exit and yet no one countenanced that all along. In fact some morons wanted it removing as a bargaining tool. We might have had a better deal if we had whacked the table earlier on with no deal every time the EU trotted out its pre ordained script.

I watched an item on Euronews (not surprisingly yet another pro EU media) this a.m. It was a Danish farmer explain why after Brexit bacon won't feature on UK full English breakfasts. I would have loved to ask:

Do you really think Brits would stop buying bacon?

You wouldn't be allowed to sell bacon to the UK?

If there was a bacon shortage presumably the UK would be in a position to turn set aside land into pig production with appropriate grants and assistance.

Did anyone see that an ad had been pulled from TV for "get a loan from someone like "Quid Quick Now" to fund your Brexit stockpiling. Quite right. Apparently 1 in 5 people in the Uk are stockpiling for Brexit. Anyone actually know anyone doing this?

General Discussion Area / Re: Brexit
« on: 20 March 2019, 07:26:23 »
So May is going to ask for a short extension.

I cannothelp but think this is all scripted and pre agreed with the EU.

The crucial date is end of June. To avoid European elections.

Come he end of June and we have a further but longer  extension because surprise surprise we havent agreed diddly squat, we will still be at n the EU but have no representation. I suppose that matters not to the remain at any cost brigade.

What a mess

General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 20 March 2019, 07:05:01 »

General Discussion Area / Re: Washing machine repair 2.0
« on: 19 March 2019, 22:25:31 »
Just buy the love of your life a new washing machine Varche. She deserves it rather than you buggering around with a 15 year old example!

That machine is not like an Omega of that age, and is just fit for the scrappy :D :D ;)

Don't be so mean, Lizzie - Varche has kindly spared 'er indoors the regular trips to the river and the large flat stones to do the washing on by buying her a washing machine in the first place!  :P


Up until the late 80s , the previous ownercarried her washing a mile to the village communal spring, then carried it back wet to dry.

New waching machine must haves:

A sock sub door, digital time left display, at least four different washes.  Nowt will happen on new machine front till she is back. In meantime I can have a tinker plus wash stuff in the village spring..... been saving a pound a week for its replacement.

General Discussion Area / Washing machine repair 2.0
« on: 19 March 2019, 20:35:34 »
Somewhat ironic that only a few weeks ago , I was advocating buying secondhand off Facebook/ gumtree rather than attempt a repair.

Our washing machine is an LG bought in 2004 !

On the plus side management is away for a couple of weeks so I will have a look at it when I am a bit better.

Symptom. Water on floor sometimes. Today about an inch of water in drum which was obviously empty after last use on Sunday. Water on floor might have been the filter which was gunked up with impossible stuff.

Cause? Hose leak inside machine , dirt or calcium stopping fill valve from shutting properly. We had a mains outage a week back.

Does the team agree?

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