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General Discussion Area / Re: I drive over to Liverpool......
« on: Yesterday at 23:32:55 »
I hear the people of Liverpool have always been keen on making the environment better. Apparently Liverpool was the first city to have unleaded churches. :)

I understand that the catholic faith is quite popular in Liverpool and they have long queues outside of the confessional booths.  :-\

All that guilt .... sigh!  ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Facial recognition
« on: Yesterday at 14:28:57 »

Apparently Mi5 and London underground's system works better (allegedly)


I've no doubt that the facial recognition systems available to the authorities are very good and are in a different league to those available to the general public.  ;)

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Has your insulation been packed tightly into the eaves?  ???

Depending on the construction of your roof, there might be gaps where the air can circulate or there might be vents on the soffits that are blocked by insulation material.  For example, my roof has Marley tiles and there are natural gaps with the corrugation of the tiles.

An easy way to increase ventilation in a loft, is to make some wedges from polystyrene and push them in where the felt overlaps on the underside, separating the felt from the layer above and creating an airway.  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Brexit Deal acceptance.
« on: Yesterday at 14:12:30 »
1.  The UK has signed an international treaty (The Good Friday agreement) with Ireland which states there will never be a hard border between NI and Eire.  There is no end date to the agreement.  The UK is in the agreement in perpetuity and cannot withdraw unilaterally.  The UK can only get out of the agreement with Ireland's (and the people of NI's) agreement. 

There is no such provision in the Good Friday Agreement (written or implied) that prohibits a 'hard' border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, neither is there any provision mandating or encouraging a 'soft' or invisible border.  In fact there is nothing specific in the GFA about the border between the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom. 

It's arguable however that to erect checkpoints at the border whether by the British Government or the Republic of Ireland Government would contravene the spirit of the GFA.  That's all.

3.  The EU says "Tell us what you are going to do about the border to ensure there is no hard border.  It isn't our problem, it is your problem because you have chosen to leave.  If you don't leave, there is no problem".

This is where things have got a bit muddy, as it's true that by leaving the European Union, the United Kingdom has created a problem. However strictly speaking it is not the UK's problem but a problem for the Government of the Republic of Ireland and the European Union in how to interpret and enforce their laws on their side of the border.  Once the United Kingdom has left the European Union, EU law will not apply and it shouldn't be for the UK to work out how EU law can be enforced in an EU state.

I was listening to Any Questions on Radio 4 last night and they were talking about the border and the backstop.  Dimbleby asked Hillary Benn who will erect the border posts?, given that the EU, RoI, and the UK have said that they will not.  Predictably Benn answered with a lot of waffle along the lines of The EU says this.... The EU says that.... EU law.... blah blah blah , but he didn't actually answer the question and I thought that it seems that many of these politicians and commentators are in thrall to the EU and while it's clear that they are not in favour of BREXIT, it's also clear to me that they don't seem to 'get' that we will no longer be subject to to laws, rules and regulations of the European Union.  Stockholm syndrome springs to mind.  ::)

4.  Consider animals.  EU law states that any animal crossing an EU border must be inspected unless it comes from somewhere which applies the EU laws relating to animals. So animals can cross the France-Belgium border freely.

5.  Some NI farms straddle the border and animals roam freely across the border.

There are already veterinary checks between Great Britain and Northern Ireland and it would be sensible to maintain these, but as said earlier applying the whole body of EU law to Northern Ireland does contravene the GFA as it alters the status of Northern Ireland without the consent of the people of Northern Ireland. 

The whole issue of the border on the island of Ireland has been inflated by the EU into this huge insolvable problem that can only be solved by the effective annexation of Northern Ireland from the UK. In my opinion the British government have been complicit in this deception to make it seem that leaving the European Union is too hard and to have another referendum.  It seems likely to me that they will succeed.  :(






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General Discussion Area / Re: Facial recognition
« on: Yesterday at 09:36:42 »
I think you'll find that it's been in use for some time in the UK and we are the most surveilled populus on the planet.  :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Brexit Deal acceptance.
« on: Yesterday at 01:38:27 »
Looks like no deal  wiith Euroland will now be the outcome  :-X
swmbo is asking me what we need to start stock piling first :-\

Spam.  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Tough decision
« on: 14 December 2018, 17:28:52 »
The best steaks I've eaten in recent years have been in Texas.  :y

Chlorine washed, irradiated, and full of hormones and penicillin no doubt!  :P

Yum!  ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Condensation in certain parts of loft
« on: 14 December 2018, 17:01:50 »
Have you put more insulation up there recently?

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General Discussion Area / Re: 48 letters delivered?
« on: 14 December 2018, 16:48:12 »
..............and as for "That would really endear us to our EU masters, friends and neighbours!"; I think we are now beyond worrying about that, and anyway sod em!! ;)

That's the spirit!  :y  ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Tough decision
« on: 14 December 2018, 14:05:55 »
I've given up eating steak.

 I'm  lucky if I get one in ten that is truly tender. :-\

Our local farm shop does excellent steaks. :y  At a price though.  ::)

Supermarket steak has to have the crap beaten out of it with a 16lb sledgey to make it remotely edible.  :(  ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: 48 letters delivered?
« on: 14 December 2018, 14:01:40 »

With BREXIT now we should withdraw from it as the European Court of Justice has ruled we can, without penalty.  Then, with new leadership and a review of what we want to base BREXIT on, with perhaps a chance for the British public to comment by way of a vote that clearly instructs our elected representatives to seek a new BREXIT on terms that truly echo what they want (if that is possible!!) and will give our country the freedoms and powers suitable for our needs. ;)

So what you are saying Lizzie is that we revoke A50, take a deep breath, a step back, another referendum and then invoke A50 for a second time.  ???

That would really endear us to our EU masters, friends and neighbours!  ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: 48 letters delivered?
« on: 13 December 2018, 19:28:43 »


The Guardian had a front page story a couple of days ago telling us that every lorry coming into Dover will have to be physically checked and that it will take eight hours to check each truck!  ::)


That's not the issue because we will soon decide to return to checking random containers. Although 8 hours to pick one, check it and the truck it's on, do all the paperwork and move it out doesn't sound unrealistic to me.


They already do random checks at Dover and they've been doing them for years.  I've been pulled over there by HMRC myself.  ;)

Eight hours to unload a truck and check every item on a manifest, could take 8 hours I agree, especially if it's a container load of small items like matchboxes for example and they decide to count every matchbox!  ::)

I think it's very unlikely that they will check much more than they do already, but who knows?  ::)  :-\


What we should be worrying about is the lorries going into the EU, which we don't control. It's not hard to see them physically checking each truck, and not allowing any more into each docks until there is room for them, just to teach us a lesson.


Yes it's quite possible that the French might get a little arsey, but the head of Calais port was quoted as saying that they wouldn't be increasing checks significantly as it would be economic suicide for France.  I think he was slapped down by Micron though.  ::)


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General Discussion Area / Re: 48 letters delivered?
« on: 13 December 2018, 13:03:53 »
The fact that a tiny percentage of containers coming from outside the EU are physically checked and that all the UK port operators say that they can manage a No Deal situation just dosn't seem to register...  :-\

The British press (of any stripe or political alignment) have never been known to let actual facts get in the way of a front page story.

That's true Jimmy and I wouldn't be at all surprised to see that sort of shite in the Mirror, but I do expect the Guardian's analysis to be a little more thoughtful.  ::)

That's not to say that I agree with much of the shite that they do publish mind.  ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Roadside repairs
« on: 13 December 2018, 12:51:11 »
A friend of mine who lives in Connecticut has a V8 P6 and shipped it over to the  US.

When he went to pick it up from the docks, he overheard a dock worker telling his mate that apparently that little car has a V8 in it!  ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: 48 letters delivered?
« on: 13 December 2018, 12:42:45 »
That will do nicely.  :y......A lot of politicians are determined to stop that from happening though.
Things are as clear as mud at the moment.

Not just the politicians, but the re-mainstream media as well.  ::)

The Guardian had a front page story a couple of days ago telling us that every lorry coming into Dover will have to be physically checked and that it will take eight hours to check each truck!  ::)

The fact that a tiny percentage of containers coming from outside the EU are physically checked and that all the UK port operators say that they can manage a No Deal situation just dosn't seem to register...  :-\

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