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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by culzean on Today at 10:35:19 AM »
Theresa May finally steps down after trashing her party, she said 'I will remain caretaker prime minister until 7th June'  - but that is all she has ever been.

In a weird twist to 2019 calendar it won't be the official end of May until 7th June this year.....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-48394091
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by culzean on Today at 10:16:19 AM »
I remember hearing both sides put by politicians, but I was lapping up all the info I could get, not just the news headlines.

Unfortunately, from my experience, many have no interest in politics beyond the slogans and headlines - these are the things I had repeated to me ad infinitum... including the 350 million a week for the NHS.

Certainly the money for NHS was never a feature of my vote, but remainers have fixated on this as 'showing the gullibility of leave voters'  and ignored the blatantly fixed economic and other projections by establishment / remain. 

I see that Junckers is furious that Conservatives are ditching his useful fool Theresa May, best thing is the next prime minister can just ignore the damage she did and go for no deal ( present withdrawal agreement is actually not a deal, it is a treaty with no exit clause  :o  ).   

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/mps-couldn-t-stop-no-deal-under-new-prime-minister-tories-warn-k59db9nq7     

Article is behind a paywall but this is the opinion of the institute of government

There were a lot of remain voters with grave reservations about the EU and the way it was going but they chose the 'safe' option of remaining a member.  Some were probably swayed by thinking they would lose cheap air travel or the hassle of getting through passport control or having to get an international driving licence rather than using their EU 'approved' UK one. Make no mistake, many remainers were swayed by Project fear and its dire ( biased) forecasts of economic armageddon and job losses - Oh let me see what really happened post referendum, sustained fall in unemployment and best growth in EU / Eurozone - the Euro is a slow motion economic train crash and Scotland could soon be part of it if they let SNP have their way.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/britain-s-growth-to-match-europe-s-best-says-imf-zf975d76g
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / CRV Information
« Last post by Njazz on Today at 09:10:09 AM »
Looking at getting a CRV 3rd Generation.

Anything to look out for?
Is high mileage a problem? (95000 upwards)

Thanks in advance.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by sparky Paul on Today at 09:08:34 AM »
I remember hearing both sides put by politicians, but I was lapping up all the info I could get, not just the news headlines.

Unfortunately, from my experience, many have no interest in politics beyond the slogans and headlines - these are the things I had repeated to me ad infinitum... including the 350 million a week for the NHS.
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Also don't forget that using indicators can help the pedestrians who are trying to find a gap in the traffic to get across a road. There's a roundabout near where I live which has 3 lanes going around it and, on part of it the outside lane is marked as being for a minor road and the next bigger road. Pedestrians have to figure out when it's safe to cross the minor road (there's an island in the middle which helps). There's a steady stream of traffic and to avoid some very long waits it's necessary to assume that a vehicle which isn't indicating to turn off is going to the next road. However, about the drivers of about 50% of the vehicles turning into the minor road don't bother to indicate their intention so pedestrians need to be ready to move quickly. There's also plenty of potential for harvesting a load of fines!
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 08:25:44 AM »
I remember hearing both sides put by politicians, but I was lapping up all the info I could get, not just the news headlines.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: WTO rules?
« Last post by Basil on Today at 08:21:34 AM »
@JimSh

I cannot figure how you can want another indyref after seeing the problems with brexit, Scotland does not even have its own currency, most of its trade is with UK.   If the UK which is 5th largest economy will have trouble signing trade deals imagine Scotland on its own,  EU rules say you would have to sign up to ERM, have your own currency and economy stable and within their inflation and debt rules for two years and then into the Euro you go, a new member would not get a choice but it is nowhere near a done deal that you could join the EU, This would set a bad precedent for places like Catalonia, so Spain at least would veto your membership.


I would rather the rest of UK revoked Article 50 than Scotland be forced to seek independence to escape the consequences of Brexit.
With regard to the currency, Ireland has changed currency more than once. Why not Scotland?
The SNP have not decided yet on the policy regarding currency. As with most things they are waiting to see what happens with Brexit.

@JimSh



People did not vote to leave EU only if no damage to economy, they know you cannot put a price on sovereignty - your own Walter Scott put his finger on it ' breathes there a man with soul so dead he never to himself has said, this is my land my own country' - something the EU does not understand.

https://www.poetrynook.com/poem/breathes-there-man-soul-so-dead

People were incentivised to vote for Brexit by the prospect of financial gain.(The only people to gain will be disaster capitalists.)
They will lose sovereignty with each deal made post Brexit.

" True freedom requires the rule of law and justice, and a judicial system in which the rights of some  are not secured by the denial of rights to others"           -Jonathan Sacks

Quite right JimSh, "regain our sovereignty and subsidise the NHS with the money we currently pay to the EU" was what I remember, not once did I hear "regain our sovereignty, we'll be financially worse off but it'll be worth it in the end".  Anyone with a grip on reality would admit to that.
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I witnessed a similar accident, in busy traffic, and was the only one to go to the cyclists aid. For months I had phone calls and correspondence, back and forward, with his insurers and lawyers. Never found out how it all panned out.
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Cons...
For me there are only two:

Road noise from the tyres, although I suppose that might improve depending on future tyre choice.
It's a bit sluggish.......but actually, that doesn't really bother me.
What tyres are currently on the vehicle? They are unlikely to be the originals.
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In 84 I was that cyclist. Coming up the inside of a stationary line of traffic someone let a car turn in front of me. I was OK but wrote off a brand new bike (remarkably I'd insured it). No action with either driver - even I didn't think of it. I'm still careful now.
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