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General Discussion Area / Andrea Leadsome
« on: Yesterday at 20:34:56 »
I see the old girl has resigned from the government, and intends to run for leader. At least she is a brexiteer.

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General Car Chat / Re: Any motorhome owners on here.
« on: Yesterday at 20:29:42 »
Alright, Captain Mainwaring, keep yer fickin wig on. :P

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General Discussion Area / Re: British Steel
« on: Yesterday at 20:27:54 »
Sadly I haven't the tech with me in Haggis land  to post a link.

Have a look on bbc.co.uk for the article . I have no reason to doubt the claim.

Have you a link to “ poorer quality” than most?  I would not be surprised to find it is on a par now. China excels at stealing tech, know how, designs and then building on them. For example have you seen their bridge building efforts or high speed trains.?

Anyway we aren't going to leave the EU , just be a subservient member. Things like a steel industry will just be a nuisance. We can buy warships from France for our contribution to the EU army.
If we have any sort of war, can't we outsource it? There of lots of people in India and Pakistan that would fight Russians for much less than we pay our soldiers. They could provide their own weapons too, including nukes if required.

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General Discussion Area / Re: British Steel
« on: Yesterday at 19:37:26 »
Should they be government supported?

Two interesting facts.

China has produced more steel in the last 23 months than Britain has since it started in the industrial revolution.

British steel is an efficient outfit.

A question. If Britain loses its steel making capability due to China undercutting, how do you make weaponry in the event of the next war? Buy the steel in from China?

Where did that "fact "come from  . . .seems wildly inaccurate . . .thats a lotta steel :o
There's a lot of Chinese, Al. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Any motorhome owners on here.
« on: Yesterday at 18:55:16 »

Things have changed a lot obviously, won't comment on everything but as for the 3 foot comment it is the six metre rule on proper sites, we both love it & have had everything over the last 45 years from a tiny tent to our present 26 foot twin axle caravan, believe me after my time in the forces this is not " roughing it "😎 We can afford to eat out if we wish but like to cook & eat outdoors preferably, but as I said understand it is simply not for some people.

I have to say, being able to self-cater is great on holiday, especially when abroad and the local markets yield lots of interesting produce to use. I quickly get bored of mediocre hotel food or having to eat out every night. My choice of camper might be a canvas one in the boot of the Omega, but there is a lot to be said for self-sufficiency on holiday, IMHO.



Yes it's great enjoy the outdoors always have even to the extent of disappearing completely on my own using survival skills learnt years ago ! Although family insist I take a mobile and a Zimmer frame nowadays..😀

Very wise  ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Service history dealer /independent
« on: Yesterday at 14:36:45 »
A number of main dealers offer reduced priced servicing on cars 3 years and older.....such as Tata.

I pay £229 for an A service and £285 for a B service. Once every 12 months or 16000 miles.


This includes free coffee and cakes......a lift into town and return trip.......plus a suck on the receptionist's tits.😁
You get around £80 worth of parts, so the suck on the titties costs anything from £149 to £205.  ;D

Ah....but when you figure in labour charges plus the cost of coffee and cakes, the 'titty suck' becomes more reasonable.

Oh.....and there is the cost of a return trip into town to be taken into consideration. :)

Also, Jaguar only employs young fragrant receptionists with good tits.

Vauxhall probably employ an old crone with tits that swing about her knees.
He looked alright to me  :-*

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General Discussion Area / Re: British Steel
« on: Yesterday at 13:06:01 »
On the news now, it's gone into administration.

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General Car Chat / Re: Service history dealer /independent
« on: Yesterday at 12:44:25 »
A number of main dealers offer reduced priced servicing on cars 3 years and older.....such as Tata.

I pay £229 for an A service and £285 for a B service. Once every 12 months or 16000 miles.


This includes free coffee and cakes......a lift into town and return trip.......plus a suck on the receptionist's tits.😁
You get around £80 worth of parts, so the suck on the titties costs anything from £149 to £205.  ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: British Steel
« on: Yesterday at 11:09:51 »
A complex and difficult conundrum.
Irrespective of our vote to leave the EU my head says that we should maintain the strategic ability to produce steel for our own needs.
With Port Talbot being in a precarious state too it's a problem that will need addressing soon.
It's a classic example of the EU shadow having a long term effect on the base infrastructure of a member country by means of directional subsidies or preferential decisions .
The importation of lower cost Chinese ,or other foreign produced , steel is also something that is difficult to control in this day of international trade and with the still hoped for democratically decided Brexit  ;) makes that even more arduous.
However , I trained as an Instrument Engineer at Ravenscraig Steel Works in Lanarkshire and seen the cavalier financial attitude that was enjoyed by both management and workers at that plant in the 70's and 80's when the nationalised money tree was in fruit.
That plant, and the ten others in the area closed for the correct reasons ,being built inland instead of on the coast , but the effect it had on the economy of the region was devastating and still being felt today .
I guess it's down to the value that a country places on it's free standing ability in the world.
It's not just a case of keeping a steel production capability, Don, it's a case of making it competitive. Even British companies will buy Chinese steel if its half the price of home produced stuff.
Personally, if I was in government and so minded, I would subsidise them to the hilt, and f**k the EU. But our government would have to grow a spine first.

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General Car Chat / Re: What is wrong with this Vectra?
« on: 21 May 2019, 10:46:41 »
I read about fuel pump problems a while back. Don't know how common this is.

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They hang a bit low these days, so I'll airbrush my knees out. ;D

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With the tyres removed and some rails laid, i'm sure further improvements could be made to the steering  :-\
got any links to the bushes spherical bearings ?
so I can see what they are please
I'll send you a pic of my spherical objects, Dave  ;D

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Don't forget to buy some shares in shell, BP or Exxon, I suspect the consumption on one of those is pretty jaw dropping
The one in the link is 12.6mpg around town, 24 on a run. If you take into account that manufactures figures are usually a tad optimistic........ ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Tata warranty dilemma?
« on: 20 May 2019, 15:45:28 »
Just called Jaguar.

To extend the existing and very good Jaguar approved warranty for another year is £1039.

........or £103.90 a month by DD.

Good value?

Overpriced?
Only you can answer that. The law of sod says that, if you buy it, your car will be faultless over the next year. Whereas, if you don't.............

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General Car Chat / Re: Tata warranty dilemma?
« on: 20 May 2019, 11:33:47 »
I would advise option five. The charity in most need of funds at the moment is Charitable Association for Schools and Housing. C.A.S.H. in short. Send the cheque to me and I will ensure it goes to the right place spend it on option 4.  :D

Just like that STMO chappie, you are far too old to be boning nubile young totty while snorting white powder.

I'll send you enough money for a nice warm scarf and a tin of Ovaltine. :) ;) :D
I can only wear cashmere, anything else brings me out in a rash. That'll be £1000 for the scarf, please, I'll let you off with the tin of ovaltine.


£1000.....consider it done. :y
Tell yer what, mate, I don't feel the cold, so keep the grand and buy yourself a warranty with it  :y

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