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Phil.

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  1. Brexit 2017

    So your answer to a lack of faith in our own politicians, is to hand great swathes of power now, and into the future, to a bunch of foreign ones.
  2. Brexit 2017

    Not so. The eu has resulted in a lot of good in this country. Some of it may have occurred anyway, some may not.
  3. As you have indicated that you are getting nowhere dealing directly with the company, engaging a solicitor is your only real chance of resolving matters. Hopefully your contract spells out the spec you were expecting and the terms of the warranty, as this will be your evidence of any breaches. Just for info, if I am told I am getting a vetus 65 and I get a canalline 60, this is not acceptable.
  4. Brexit 2017

    Yes, but all the negatives you mention, and I am sure there will be more to come, are mainly due to uncertainties. Once the end result is known and everything settles down it will be ok. You never know it may even be better.
  5. Drones, new legislation

    I doubt the military think it too funny. All joking aside it is a major issue if correct, and someone needs a rocket up their backside.
  6. Brexit 2017

    And there was me thinking that the policy of leaving the eu means, we determine who comes to live and work in our country, we decide who we sign trade deals with around the world, and we decide what laws are enacted and that our Supreme Court, has primacy of all law relevant in the UK. That's just for starters.
  7. Trump

    Whilst the Trump rhetoric is hardly diplomatic it is probably the language Kim will understand. NK has been subjected to the most draconian sanctions of any nation on the planet in an attempt to convince them not to pursue nukes, it has failed. The bottom line is that the world cannot afford for NK to either keep or improve their nukes, simply because any despot who is prepared to treat his own people the way Kim does can never be trusted not to unleash his weapons on a whim. It would also play into the hands of others who seek to be nuclear armed as in Iran. If they see NK allowed to keep theirs then nothing will stop anyone else pursuing this course and nuclear non proliferation is dead in the water. As to what needs doing, whilst diplomacy still has some way to go mainly with China who until now have been lacking in resolve there comes a time when the nettle has to be grasped if all else has failed.
  8. Trump

    Not as dangerous as doing nothing though.
  9. Brexit 2017

    I am with you on that, but I would drop litres, kilos and grams for gallons, pints, lbs and ozs in a heartbeat.
  10. Brexit 2017

    You often quote percentages whereas I prefer pounds shillings and pence. The deficit in trade between us and Germany is a rather salty 25 Billion in their favour. Given that they may have to cough up more to the eu once we go, that is no mean figure. As for Gibraltar, whilst the people their did vote overwhelmingly to remain in the eu, they appear resolute in their determination that Spanish sovereignty is not a price they will even discuss, so yes I would bet on it.
  11. Brexit 2017

    Oh where to start. German business is increasingly worried due to the huge deficit between us on trade terms. Spain is worried about losing us as tourists and second home owners, re Gib we were never going to sacrifice it for a deal so they have probably be told to wind their necks in over it. Italy are sinking under the migrants which has all but destroyed schengen and threatens the eu itself. Greece are still a basket case, threatening to veto a deal if we don't return the Elgin marbles, which are privately owned so that won't fly. Visigrad countries are almost at war with the eu commission with Poland about to be stripped of its voting rights. France has to reform its employment law, but Macron is no longer Mr popular and the French unions are more militant than ours were in the 70s, so good luck with that. All in all, lots of cracks for us to throw spanners into if need be, and that's before we decided whether to give them any of our money.
  12. Brexit 2017

    I have been thinking the same for some time. http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/838960/brexit-latest-news-ireland-irish-border-uk-scared-mairead-mcguinness anyone want to guess when the second ref will be announced.
  13. Calder & Hebble length

    Not done it personally but had our boat made to 60' in order to do it one day. All the info is here, http://www.penninewaterways.co.uk/calder/locks.htm
  14. Brexit 2017

    Are you sure. http://www.politico.eu/article/united-kingdom-brexit-eu-david-davis-the-uks-secret-brexit-strategy-so-stealth-even-the-british-cant-see-it/
  15. Brexit 2017

    Quelle surprise, that the French ambassador would not highlight French or eu weaknesses.
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