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Forum: General Discussion Today, 16:36
Replies: 87
Views: 1,836
Posted By LostFool
What would you define as an essential service? TV...

What would you define as an essential service? TV and radio, transport, websites (should DS close on a Sunday?), sporting and musical events, bars and restaurants, hotels?
Forum: General Discussion Today, 15:56
Replies: 63
Views: 2,736
Posted By LostFool
Amazing how quickly 10 years has passed. I was...

Amazing how quickly 10 years has passed.

I was on holiday at the time and didn't hear about it until the evening when I walked into a bar and they had Sky News on the TV.

However a friend who...
Forum: Politics 03-07-2015, 10:51
Replies: 134
Views: 2,551
Posted By LostFool
There would be an "English government" - the...

There would be an "English government" - the Secretaries of State of Education, Health and other devolved matters only have responsibility for England. You could go further and have a "First Minister...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2015, 09:53
Replies: 72
Views: 2,679
Posted By LostFool
Birmingham already has an airport and it has...

Birmingham already has an airport and it has recently been expanded. There's nothing to stop people flying to other regional airports. The problem at the moment is that extra capacity is needed in...
Forum: Politics 03-07-2015, 09:32
Replies: 134
Views: 2,551
Posted By LostFool
Why do we need to spend hundreds of million on a...

Why do we need to spend hundreds of million on a new English parliament building with more elected politicians and another layer of bureaucracy? Far simpler and cheaper to have MPs from English...
Forum: Politics 03-07-2015, 07:38
Replies: 134
Views: 2,551
Posted By LostFool
That's because devolution is a reserved issue so...

That's because devolution is a reserved issue so is a matter for the UK to decide in negotiation with Scotland.
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2015, 22:03
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By LostFool
Yes, it seems fairly common in new-build homes I...

Yes, it seems fairly common in new-build homes

I have two "double" bedrooms but the only way you can get a double bed in each is to put one side up against a wall and there's not room for much else....
Forum: Politics 02-07-2015, 20:36
Replies: 134
Views: 2,551
Posted By LostFool
Maybe because they have better parties? Or...

Maybe because they have better parties?

Or maybe, as explained above, the committee is to oversea the functioning of the Scottish Office which is a UK government department.

Why isn't the Foreign...
Forum: Politics 02-07-2015, 20:11
Replies: 134
Views: 2,551
Posted By LostFool
The Scottish Office needs scrapping too. Or at...

The Scottish Office needs scrapping too. Or at least merging with the Wales and NI Offices to a new Department of Devolved Affairs.
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2015, 20:08
Replies: 72
Views: 2,679
Posted By LostFool
Hmmm - clearly that's why there are no immigrants...

Hmmm - clearly that's why there are no immigrants in Birmingham....
Forum: Politics 02-07-2015, 19:07
Replies: 134
Views: 2,551
Posted By LostFool
The SNP are in favour of Heathrow expansion as it...

The SNP are in favour of Heathrow expansion as it will make it easier for them to get home at the weekend.
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2015, 19:06
Replies: 72
Views: 2,679
Posted By LostFool
Birmingham airport was recently extended and now...

Birmingham airport was recently extended and now they offer flights to India, China and elsewhere. It's just that it doesn't make national headlines or cause endless debates in...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2015, 19:02
Replies: 72
Views: 2,679
Posted By LostFool
I have no real emotional, historical or...

I have no real emotional, historical or sociological attachment to where I live. Offer me a fair settlement for my property (at an acceptable premium) and cover my legal costs to buy somewhere else...
Forum: Politics 02-07-2015, 18:53
Replies: 134
Views: 2,551
Posted By LostFool
Yes, the hypocrisy is incredible. If they had won...

Yes, the hypocrisy is incredible. If they had won the independence vote then we would have had de-facto EVEL in the New United Kingdon.
Forum: Food and Drink 02-07-2015, 18:16
Replies: 26
Views: 1,593
Posted By LostFool
Don't mind them once in a while but I much prefer...

Don't mind them once in a while but I much prefer garden peas.

Can't stand processed peas though.
Forum: Politics 02-07-2015, 13:08
Replies: 22
Views: 1,006
Posted By LostFool
I seem to remember that it was the UK Treasury...

I seem to remember that it was the UK Treasury which rescued these banks. Therefore the UK government can sell them.

Would a Scottish government block the takeover of any business they considered...
Forum: Politics 02-07-2015, 08:27
Replies: 239
Views: 5,676
Posted By LostFool
There's no doubt that LGW has improved massively...

There's no doubt that LGW has improved massively in the last 5 years. I used to go out of my way to avoid it for short haul flight but now I use it several times a year. Breaking free of BAA/HAL was...
Forum: Politics 01-07-2015, 21:39
Replies: 239
Views: 5,676
Posted By LostFool
Nothing to do with the BBC but Newcastle Airport...

Nothing to do with the BBC but Newcastle Airport is in favour

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/13363152.Newcastle_Airport_bosses_welcome_Heathrow_expansion_recommendation/
Forum: Politics 01-07-2015, 21:13
Replies: 239
Views: 5,676
Posted By LostFool
Birmingham is being expanded. Just last year it...

Birmingham is being expanded. Just last year it got an extended runway so that it can serve more long haul destinations and the A380...
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 01-07-2015, 20:11
Replies: 17
Views: 1,560
Posted By LostFool
Maybe not plausible but the "ship has been taken...

Maybe not plausible but the "ship has been taken over by a bunch of crazies" is a staple plot line for many Cult shows. It happened every few weeks in each Trek series.
Forum: Politics 01-07-2015, 19:38
Replies: 239
Views: 5,676
Posted By LostFool
Don't most of the economists in the aviation...

Don't most of the economists in the aviation industry prefer Heathrow expansion?
Forum: Politics 01-07-2015, 19:30
Replies: 41
Views: 1,262
Posted By LostFool
Who is Helen Wood?

Who is Helen Wood?
Forum: Politics 01-07-2015, 19:03
Replies: 239
Views: 5,676
Posted By LostFool
Who in their right mind would want to fly to...

Who in their right mind would want to fly to Heathrow from Luton, Gatwick, Stansted, London City, Norwich, Southampton, Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham or other "regional" airports? It's the same reason...
Forum: Advice 01-07-2015, 17:24
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By LostFool
Keeping receipts of income and expenses is one of...

Keeping receipts of income and expenses is one of the first rules of being self employed and is a legal...
Forum: Politics 01-07-2015, 17:16
Replies: 239
Views: 5,676
Posted By LostFool
Move it a few miles west. There's a small...

Move it a few miles west. There's a small settlement called Slough which would have to be demolished but nobody would miss it.

The Queen might lose some land in Windsor too but the Castle could...
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