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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Who should be the next British Prime Minister?
« Last post by JimSh on Today at 03:37:51 PM »
Copied from a facebook post.

Well after the announcement from the Bank of England , there is something very very very wrong in the system...
So... let me get this straight:
* British Gas made a profit of £1.3bn between January & June
* BP announced profits of £6.95 billion between April and June alone
* Shell has profited by £9.4bn in a year
The MEN at the top:
* John Pettigrew, boss of National Grid received £6.5m bonus on top of his salary
* Chris O’Shea, chief executive of British Gas owner Centrica was paid almost £2m last year in salary and benefits
* Centrica's non-executive directors were paid almost £1m
* Scottish Power's CEO Keith Anderson is on £1.15m.
* E.On boss Michael Lewis is on £1m
* EDF's Simone Rossi is also on £1m
* And their top execs enjoyed a share of £4.65m
* Peter Simpson of Anglian Water earned a £1.3m pay package
* Welsh Water bosses awarded themselves bonuses of over £930,000
* Severn Trent bosses awarded themselves bonuses of £5.56m
* Thames Water's Sarah Bentley, received a £727,000 bonus on top of her £2m annual salary
Meanwhile there are...
* People who haven't had breakfast and/or lunch TODAY, because they can't afford it.
* People using FoodBanks because food is becoming more of a luxury than a necessity.
* Children celebrating a birthday without presents.
* Parents worrying about new school uniforms - and some schools enforcing rules which are not cost-effective.
* People who can't get to work because they can't afford to put petrol in their cars/pay for public transport anymore.
* People who are working so much they're making themselves ill, and they STILL CAN'T AFFORD to pay their bills.
* People who have been given fines by these same energy/water companies because they couldn't afford to pay their bills in the first place - increasing their debt.
* Customers being told to do STAR JUMPS TO KEEP WARM for crying out loud!
* Hose pipe bans when gallons of water leak away everyday.
* Elderly people NOT DRINKING because they're worried about running out of water!!!
All this and energy prices are set to rise up to 75% in October...
THIS IS MADNESS! I'm all for supporting profits. I'm not for supporting greed at the cost of lives of others.
Something needs to change.
Why is customers' money being used to make life more comfortable for those who are making life more intolerable for the rest of us?
I actually don't understand how the energy companies are allowed to get away with this and why the government aren't stopping them instead of handing out money...

Copied & pasted from others.
Keep this going around for all to see
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Honda & Other Honda Models / Re: Interesting Honda
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 02:33:05 PM »
Honda Element.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Who should be the next British Prime Minister?
« Last post by JimSh on Today at 12:40:00 PM »
.....The biggest urgency right here and now is the looming catastrophe of so many people not being able to afford to live in the UK (rent/food/energy). I don't hear too much direct action planning from the candidates, time is running, or already has run out. Heads in the sand? Pretend it won't happen? La la la .........

 and the other is how about having a nominal charge for the first few units per day to allow at least a minimum life sustaining supply at an affordable rate. Those with high usage will benefit but by only a relatively smaller amount. I'm sure it's not rocket science to work out the averages to arrive at a neutral revenue take.
Seems like a good idea -- similar to a minimum living wage.

Those with high usage will benefit but by only a relatively smaller amount.
There's the rub. That would surely be counter to Conservative policy.

Edit. Added second part.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - 2020 / Re: Dogs in the Jazz!!!
« Last post by Beachball on Today at 12:27:00 PM »
Yes your right Lord Voltermore.
If ever I lift the rear seats in my Mk.3 I have to make sure they are securely locked in place.
Had one drop down a while ago.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - 2020 / Re: Dogs in the Jazz!!!
« Last post by Lord Voltermore on Today at 12:17:34 PM »
Bunk beds?   ;D     Or one on the rear floor  well with the magic sets up,  and one in the boot maybe?  (The footwell option might suit elderly dogs as they can simply walk in , no need to jump up.  )       Bit like the old joke, " How do you get 4 elephants in a mini?  Two in the front and two in the back.   ;D

On the mk4 you need to check the  magic seats are securely locked in place in  the upright position or they could fall on the dog.  Not sure if its the same with the mk3.
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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Faulty mirror folding
« Last post by Lord Voltermore on Today at 12:06:09 PM »
Disaster, the latest bottle was a bit flat by day 3.  I will have to run the experiments again.  This time I will keep pie charts.  i like pies.
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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Direct Line Insurance Documents
« Last post by Lord Voltermore on Today at 12:03:33 PM »
Most companies I have used in the last few years (car,house etc) issue documents by E mail, unless you specifically ask for paper copies.      It does save them (and indirectly saves you) a lot of money  not having to cut down trees to make paper,  print lots of documents,most of which you seldom read,  ,employ staff (or buy machines) to stuff them in envelopes and lug them round a post room, and then pay postage  to deliver them. . 

I simply put all my Insurance documents in a special folder on my Computer. Easy  to find and easy to manage. I only print off the  certificate of Insurance, for use when travelling on the continent. If it were just for the UK I wouldnt even do that. 
    My real physical filing cabinet is almost empty.   
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Same here, Ice Blue, both mirrors peeling.
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Honda Jazz Mk4 2020 - / Re: Faulty mirror folding
« Last post by Jazzik on Today at 11:13:25 AM »
My latest project is a series of experiments to see how quickly I need to drink a 2 litre bottle of beer without it getting too flat...

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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Who should be the next British Prime Minister?
« Last post by embee on Today at 11:08:53 AM »
.....The biggest urgency right here and now is the looming catastrophe of so many people not being able to afford to live in the UK (rent/food/energy). I don't hear too much direct action planning from the candidates, time is running, or already has run out. Heads in the sand? Pretend it won't happen? La la la .........

Well what do you know, someone in Westminster seems to have just woken up, finger on the pulse and all that, and have arranged a meeting with the energy companies. Martin Lewis made a fantastically emotive plea on the Today programme for someone, (anyone?), to get their finger out and take action, pointing out that it's the Government who need to act to ameliorate the imminent disaster.

I have yet to hear Ms. Truss explain how reduced tax rates will help people whose incomes are below the threshold and don't actually pay any tax. I doubt many of them are Conservative party members, however.

FWIW, various people have suggested ways to tackle the regressive nature of household energy costs which have real potential, though I'm sure the various authorities would come up with numerous reasons why it couldn't be done. The two main aspects are the daily standing charges, especially the electricity loading for green levy and to pay for the failed companies, and the other is how about having a nominal charge for the first few units per day to allow at least a minimum life sustaining supply at an affordable rate. Those with high usage will benefit but by only a relatively smaller amount. I'm sure it's not rocket science to work out the averages to arrive at a neutral revenue take.
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