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Forum: Advice 22-04-2014, 20:46
Replies: 30
Views: 1,615
Posted By davidmcn
In general, I would be paranoid about selling a...

In general, I would be paranoid about selling a high value item to someone with no feedback. Though not sure why Antrim is relevant!
Forum: General Discussion 22-04-2014, 15:14
Replies: 52
Views: 1,624
Posted By davidmcn
Why, what do you think they wrote headlines about...

Why, what do you think they wrote headlines about 50 years ago?
Forum: General Discussion 22-04-2014, 14:14
Replies: 52
Views: 1,624
Posted By davidmcn
But it's not just reported crime which has...

But it's not just reported crime which has fallen. Surveys like the British Crime Survey (which asks people if they've been a victim of crime, whether or not they called the police) also show a...
Forum: General Discussion 21-04-2014, 15:55
Replies: 37
Views: 1,855
Posted By davidmcn
Apologies for the Daily Mail link...

Apologies for the Daily Mail link (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2609197/Parents-fury-young-girls-built-den-holidays-threatened-Asbo-police.html), but from their version of events it seems...
Forum: General Discussion 20-04-2014, 08:18
Replies: 21
Views: 1,253
Posted By davidmcn
And is self-fulfilling as readers on the BBC site...

And is self-fulfilling as readers on the BBC site (like the OP) click on the "most read" link to see the story...
Forum: Advice 17-04-2014, 19:13
Replies: 22
Views: 1,282
Posted By davidmcn
I'd go for traditional traps. Tried and...

I'd go for traditional traps. Tried and tested.

Also (and sorry if this is bleeding obvious) - hide the food! If everything is in rodent-proof cupboards/containers/fridges, and crumbs etc are...
Forum: Politics 13-04-2014, 22:25
Replies: 286
Views: 7,744
Posted By davidmcn
I think you misunderstand the circumstances in...

I think you misunderstand the circumstances in which the judge can declare there's no case to answer. It only happens where he decides that, as a matter of law, the evidence cannot possibly amount to...
Forum: Advice 12-04-2014, 07:56
Replies: 23
Views: 1,937
Posted By davidmcn
Probably a good chance if it's a first...

Probably a good chance if it's a first "offence".

You can always threaten to take your overdraft elsewhere!
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2014, 08:12
Replies: 20
Views: 848
Posted By davidmcn
They're a business providing a service, so the...

They're a business providing a service, so the law applies to them. It's no more legal than "no blacks or Irish".
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2014, 08:10
Replies: 20
Views: 848
Posted By davidmcn
and "why do you want to get into the sort of...

and "why do you want to get into the sort of crappy establishment which has that policy anyway".
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2014, 07:53
Replies: 121
Views: 5,822
Posted By davidmcn
Because they've committed a statutory offence...

Because they've committed a statutory offence (which also happens to be mentioned in the Highway Code). The point is that nobody gets charged with breach of a Highway Code rule.
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2014, 07:43
Replies: 20
Views: 848
Posted By davidmcn
Nevertheless, it's unlawful discrimination and...

Nevertheless, it's unlawful discrimination and has been since the 1970s. If anyone is really that bothered about it they could try bringing a case against them.
Forum: Advice 07-04-2014, 06:41
Replies: 24
Views: 2,079
Posted By davidmcn
Unless you can pledge a couple of thousand quid...

Unless you can pledge a couple of thousand quid or so for a charity place then you'll have to take your chances in the (vastly oversubscribed) ballot for ordinary entrants. Enter if you like, but I...
Forum: Advice 06-04-2014, 16:48
Replies: 25
Views: 1,390
Posted By davidmcn
Ah, right. Building regulations rather than...

Ah, right. Building regulations rather than planning.
Forum: Advice 06-04-2014, 15:51
Replies: 25
Views: 1,390
Posted By davidmcn
Permitted development rules are (mainly) to do...

Permitted development rules are (mainly) to do with floor area, I don't know why heating methods would be considered relevant.
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2014, 10:57
Replies: 46
Views: 1,051
Posted By davidmcn
They will if they look for it. It will show up in...

They will if they look for it. It will show up in search results. Or if somebody goes to your timeline.
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2014, 21:32
Replies: 44
Views: 1,996
Posted By davidmcn
To be fair, the most likely error is for them to...

To be fair, the most likely error is for them to put the wrong notes in the machine, in which case the receipt's not going to help you if the machine thinks it's dispensed 5 x 20 and it's actually...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2014, 07:54
Replies: 31
Views: 1,660
Posted By davidmcn
No, you can speak out against homosexuality as...

No, you can speak out against homosexuality as much as you want.

Pointing at someone and encouraging others to stone him is probably illegal though.
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2014, 22:24
Replies: 78
Views: 3,098
Posted By davidmcn
Fruit/veg tends to get washed or peeled before...

Fruit/veg tends to get washed or peeled before use, so it doesn't really matter what you do with them beforehand.

The bread is different, but if you think your hands or your conveyor belt are filthy...
Forum: Politics 01-04-2014, 21:02
Replies: 76
Views: 1,881
Posted By davidmcn
No, I was just pointing out that you're unlikely...

No, I was just pointing out that you're unlikely to get a truly proportionate result, even in a 129 member parliament where the top-up system is meant to even things out (and which arguably was...
Forum: Advice 01-04-2014, 20:54
Replies: 28
Views: 3,053
Posted By davidmcn
We are talking about hairdressers who offer home...

We are talking about hairdressers who offer home visits as part of their normal service, not dragging someone unwillingly out of the comfort of their salon. If their normal service is visiting...
Forum: Politics 01-04-2014, 07:42
Replies: 76
Views: 1,881
Posted By davidmcn
But on only 44/45% of the popular vote. Every PR...

But on only 44/45% of the popular vote. Every PR system has some sort of margin for error - we'll see that again in the Euro elections, as there are limits to how representative you can be when...
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2014, 00:10
Replies: 33
Views: 1,402
Posted By davidmcn
No, like I said above, Fatal Accident Inquiries...

No, like I said above, Fatal Accident Inquiries are not connected to any criminal proceedings. It's a more wide-ranging investigation into the circumstances of the death and what lessons can be...
Forum: General Discussion 31-03-2014, 20:13
Replies: 33
Views: 1,402
Posted By davidmcn
It's just the name for judicial investigations...

It's just the name for judicial investigations into any sudden deaths in Scotland (separate form any criminal charges), sort of equivalent to coroners' inquests in England. I presume they'll be...
Forum: Advice 31-03-2014, 18:46
Replies: 28
Views: 3,053
Posted By davidmcn
Not quite, as they're not exempt from the...

Not quite, as they're not exempt from the Equality Act. But I think being a women's hairdresser is a justifiably specific service. If they normally cut men's hair but had a problem with, say, his...
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