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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by sparky Paul on February 21, 2019, 09:44:10 PM »
I see that Honda are softening their stance regarding the closure having nothing to do with Brexit after being challenged over comments that were made to the workforce last year. Interesting piece in The Guardian from a couple of days ago, I missed it until now but it's worth a quick read.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/19/carmakers-quitting-britain-wont-blame-brexit-its-not-in-their-interest
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by sparky Paul on February 21, 2019, 09:34:02 PM »
And another thing - anyone leaving their party because they no longer agree with their manifesto at the election should have to stand for reelection on their current beliefs.
Is that not the way it works anyway. Parties normally do not admit those that have left, back in.

In which case there would be a candidate from their 'old' party ( as well as other registered parties who have nominated a candidate ) standing against them.  If these defectors really believed in what they were doing they should be happy to fight a by election to give them some credibility

The only problem with a by-election is the risk of splitting the vote for the incumbent party between the new candidate and the incumbent MP standing as an independent, skewing the result of the election.~

That said, doing nothing is highly unsatisfactory, and I absolutely agree with you regarding forcing them to stand for re-election. It's probably the best option there is.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Climate change.
« Last post by peteo48 on February 21, 2019, 09:02:58 PM »
I take the view that it is not 'the end of the Earth' but merely the end of mankind's time as the dominant species. In much the same way that the age of the dinosaurs came to an end and things changed drastically in favour of mammals, the coming catastrophe will simply change the makeup of life on Earth. Earth itself will endure.


Yes. I agree. Once humanity has destroyed itself, then the planet will regenerate.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Faint metallic rattle sound from front
« Last post by monkeydave on February 21, 2019, 08:53:49 PM »
what about the timing chain?
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Ban on gas heating for new UK homes
« Last post by culzean on February 21, 2019, 08:35:08 PM »
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/advice/11411880/Could-the-cavity-wall-insulation-scandal-rival-PPI.html

Retrofit cavity wall insulation is a mechanism driven by government to fulfil climate change targets, but the targets for actually installing it have to be met by energy companies, same as badly implemented 'smart' meters.  The people who knocked on our door ( in late 2017 ) told my wife that cavity wall insulation was becoming mandatory in 2018 and you would not be able to sell a house without it,  these were a different company to the ones I told we didn't want it a couple of months earlier.  I wrote to trading standards and our MP complaining about these people's hard sell tactics.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Climate change.
« Last post by culzean on February 21, 2019, 07:00:40 PM »
Man made or natural, we (the human species) are going to have to live and cope with it.

Agreed.

For most of Earths history the climate has been unsuitable for humans to survive - we have been in a 'goldilocks' zone for a very short time compared to age of our planet.  Scientists have found fossils of huge insects, which because of the way insects breathe (and the way it limits their size ) means that atmospheric oxygen was over 30% when they were alive. They also found evidence that higher CO2 in the past ( and it has been a lot higher ) lagged warmer periods, so the warming caused CO2 to rise..
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Climate change.
« Last post by Jocko on February 21, 2019, 06:37:51 PM »
Man made or natural, we (the human species) are going to have to live and cope with it.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: CVT oil change - include the filter?
« Last post by NewJazzyowner on February 21, 2019, 06:34:26 PM »
I know its had one. I got the car in June last year.

Now I know what the filter looks like I can see it just to the front left of the gearbox under the expansion tank between the rad and engine block. I've attached the diagram sent to me by the dealer.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Climate change.
« Last post by culzean on February 21, 2019, 06:08:32 PM »
https://www.livescience.com/9701-save-planet-kids.html


https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/100-reasons-why-climate-change-natural-and-not-manmade

Plants need CO2 to grow, more CO2 is greening the planet, more CO2 means vegetation grows faster,  deforestation has a big effect on atmospheric CO2 as trees act as sink to store the gas.
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