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by Robert88
Mon Jul 15, 2019 20:15 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up
Replies: 3566
Views: 119221

Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Alan Turing to appear on £50 note.
by Robert88
Sun Jul 14, 2019 21:32 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Meh.
Replies: 33888
Views: 580564

Re: BREXIT - Gina Miller Rears Her Ugly Head Again

Goo, I think your thread title chang are quite amusing. Although as you're the OP you can do what the **** you want with the thread title and all everyone else can do is moan about it. Which is kind of in keeping with the nature of this thread :) It is the national culture, moaning. No use moaning ...
by Robert88
Sun Jul 14, 2019 17:27 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Meh.
Replies: 33888
Views: 580564

Re: BREXIT - Gina Miller Rears Her Ugly Head Again

Were they official reports, leaked official reports or officially leaked official reports?
by Robert88
Sun Jul 14, 2019 13:24 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Meh.
Replies: 33888
Views: 580564

Re: BREXIT - Ich Bin Auslander

Clearly the leak and the way it was so targeted at getting rid of Darroch is the biggest problem. Ambassadors can't do their job if they have to assume private briefings could become public at any point and Darroch's successor will have the same problem until that investigation is concluded (I thin...
by Robert88
Sun Jul 14, 2019 13:03 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: National Anthem of England/UK/GB&Ni needs changing
Replies: 38
Views: 784

Re: National Anthem - England/UK/GB&Ni

We should have a referendum.

1. Should we keep the anthem

2. Should we not keep the anthem.

No need to choose the new one until we have decided we need it then it should be easy enough to agree on the replacement.
by Robert88
Sun Jul 14, 2019 04:37 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Campervan
Replies: 57
Views: 1401

Re: Campervan

NB. Back in 2006 when we bought said apartment Euro rate was 1.50 to the pound Annual running costs including pool condo less than a grand a year. As an aside half a mile from the local campsite so we have plenty of campervan neighbours. Used to be predominantly Brits but the French seem to be the ...
by Robert88
Sat Jul 13, 2019 15:40 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Meh.
Replies: 33888
Views: 580564

Re: BREXIT - Go Boris Go Boris Go Boris Go Boris Go Go Go

Some of this may be simply down to a greater awareness of electronic media and how easy it is to distribute. I'm sure that in years gone past, comments like these would be done as a private conversation or a phone call. I mean, even letters can get leaked as this bloke who was an ambassador back in...
by Robert88
Fri Jul 12, 2019 07:33 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Campervan
Replies: 57
Views: 1401

Re: Campervan

When I was a student I had a VW camper, the really cool ones in orange and white. It was also really old and rusty but somehow it attained an MOT and manged to go quite often. ANy kind of hill gave it the heeby-jeebies but given time it always got to the top eventually and it was often relief that t...
by Robert88
Fri Jul 12, 2019 07:20 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Meh.
Replies: 33888
Views: 580564

Re: BREXIT - Ich Bin Auslander

Given that a large part of an ambassadors job is to deal with senior figures in the government of the country where he is located, it is a bit difficult to see how he can do that job if that government refuses to deal with him for whatever reason. Trump says all sorts of stuff. He has form for loud...
by Robert88
Thu Jul 11, 2019 16:27 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Meh.
Replies: 33888
Views: 580564

Re: BREXIT - Ich Bin Auslander

Two things I have noticed that have changed this week: - The remoaners are back to spouting their usual rubbish (the pips are squeaking :lol: ) - Project Fear has been rebooted... (funny how it went away when May surrendered to the EU late March) Some things never change. Coopster, do you think you...
by Robert88
Thu Jul 11, 2019 15:35 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Meh.
Replies: 33888
Views: 580564

Re: BREXIT - Ich Bin Auslander

Two things I have noticed that have changed this week: - The remoaners are back to spouting their usual rubbish (the pips are squeaking :lol: ) - Project Fear has been rebooted... (funny how it went away when May surrendered to the EU late March) Some things never change. Coopster, do you think you...
by Robert88
Thu Jul 11, 2019 15:25 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Meh.
Replies: 33888
Views: 580564

Re: BREXIT - Ich Bin Auslander

I'd suggest I am a lot closer to attaining that Singapore penthouse than Coopster ever will be. Which one is that? And what is the relevance? Ferchrissake, keep up at the back there.. Why don't you? https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/17AC1/production/_107816969_dyson.penthouse.owner.jpg
by Robert88
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Meh.
Replies: 33888
Views: 580564

Re: BREXIT - Ich Bin Auslander

Two things I have noticed that have changed this week: - The remoaners are back to spouting their usual rubbish (the pips are squeaking :lol: ) - Project Fear has been rebooted... (funny how it went away when May surrendered to the EU late March) Some things never change. Coopster, do you think you...
by Robert88
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Campervan
Replies: 57
Views: 1401

Re: Campervan

Met this guy in a campsite with a biggish van. Said he'd brought an entire city centre to a halt when he encountered a low bridge. Unfortunately the traffic had backed up behind him in a narrow street and he could not turn round. It was only resolved with aid of a big police operation to unjam every...
by Robert88
Thu Jul 11, 2019 06:31 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Meh.
Replies: 33888
Views: 580564

Re: BREXIT - Ich Bin Auslander

Of course he had to go. The real story is still who leaked it and who knew. Yes of course he had to go. He joined the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension Scheme in 1976 (42 years ago if you wish) and probably maxed his lifetime contributions. Old, bored and in no need of all of this. Yes you can ...
by Robert88
Wed Jul 10, 2019 18:27 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: NHS and Amazon
Replies: 40
Views: 844

Re: NHS and Amazon

The problem with free-at-the-point-of use services is that it is extremely expensive and open to abuse by people who perhaps aren't in need of treatment at all. The benefits of pay-at-the point-use are that people will only call if they really feel they need treatment. And they will pay accordingly;...
by Robert88
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: NHS and Amazon
Replies: 40
Views: 844

NHS and Amazon

Should the NHS allow Amazon to get into bed with it?

People will be able to get expert health advice using Amazon Alexa devices, under a partnership with the NHS, the government has announced
.

Is this the start of a pay at point of use instead of free at the point of use?
by Robert88
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Meh.
Replies: 33888
Views: 580564

Re: BREXIT - Ich Bin Auslander

FWIW a decent sign of sovereignty would be to reciprocate an ambassador boycott, but presumably the U.K. won’t, as it is cap-in-hand to the same nation. Sovereignty has always been a false prospectus for Brexit. It's just handy for whipping up nationalist support. Indicative of current state of bot...
by Robert88
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Donald Trump
Replies: 9789
Views: 224673

Re: Donald Trump

KingstonGraham wrote:Call me old fashioned, but I hope the President of the USA wasn't involved in Epstein's crimes.



There's another thing I hope the President of the USA isn't. Unfortunately it appears that he is.
by Robert88
Mon Jul 08, 2019 19:21 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Last Film Watched
Replies: 948
Views: 57389

Re: Last Film Watched

The Queen's Corgi.

Weird. Maybe it's a sign of the times.

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