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    Godwin’s law has been fulfilled in only 6 posts on the subject of shortage of GPs. This must be a new record surely?

    Which was my thought too, pathetic isn’t it?

    in reply to: You couldn't make it up. #170232

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    According to a National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) spokesperson that the rule is a “guidance” and “not part of legislation.”

    https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/1027254/Speeding-ticket-fine-10-percent-tolerance-fine-points

    Yes, as i said, it’s still feasable to get pinched for 1 mph. over but, not likely due to the GoSafe policy.

    in reply to: You couldn't make it up. #170209

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    The “10% +” tolerance on speeding no longer exists these days. If you’re caught doing a mere 1mph over the posted limit you’re liable to prosecution.

    This taken from the GoSafe website where it states the criterion for being offered a speed awareness course.
    It specifies the minimum and maximum tolerance.

    “Speed has to be within 10% plus 2 and 10% plus 9 of the speed limit”.

    The lower speed is what they work to when deciding if you are to receive a NIP (notice of intended prosecution) in other words the threshold for prosecution is 35 in a 30. It is theoretically possible to be done at 31 in a 30 but, these days, unlikely.

    in reply to: You couldn't make it up. #170064

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    To treat a questionable environmentally based speed limit as this the same as a safety issue and fine people £100 plus three points or even inviting them to attend an “envioronment awareness” course (one would be invented if needed) would be a travesty and would bring the Police and scamera vans into even greater disrepute than they already are and, i suspect, something the Police would realise and not want a part in.

    The greater farce will be when they catch someone doing 60 and attempt to fine them and they’re in an electric car so they are producing 0 emissions on that stretch.

    You make a good point :) The same limit will apply to less poluting vehicles as most poluting ones in fact, everything, wagons, electric, hybrid, motorbikes large and small, classic cars, wagons and motorbikes that have never been near emissions testing equipment, two stroke engined vehicles, everyone the same which, tbh. isn’t joined up thinking. Remember too that these limits apply day and night 24 7 365 so if there were to be average speed cameras to enforce it would mean (unless they were switched off) someone could get a ticket at 3am. on a Sunday morning! How stupid would that be? The more thought is applied to the situation the more ludicrous it becomes. It seems to me that our local AM is trying to look really pious on the subject as well as trying to make a name for herself as someone who really cares for the environment when in fact it isn’t really the case it’s just a bandwagon and, a box ticking exercise. It occurs to me that the lady says she does 50mph, well, if she really cares she wouldn’t treat the 50 as a target and reduce her speed further to say, 40 then she would be less poluting still and, i have to ask, does she run an electric or hybrid vehicle or even, could she not set an example and take the bus or ride a bike indeed as we are all being encouraged to do. I guess not :)

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    in reply to: You couldn't make it up. #170042

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    There was talk of putting up Average Speed Cameras, Who is going to pay for them to be erected and maintained?

    The taxpayer i’d guess.

    To treat a questionable environmentally based speed limit as this the same as a safety issue and fine people £100 plus three points or even inviting them to attend an “envioronment awareness” course (one would be invented if needed) would be a travesty and would bring the Police and scamera vans into even greater disrepute than they already are and, i suspect, something the Police would realise and not want a part in.


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    The road through Gresford is being totally resurfaced beginning at the Beeches Restausrant. The relatively little used Park Avenue road has been resurfaced from the shops. However the main Chester Road is crater ridden again from its junction with Grove Road and pot holed right through to the Gresford Roundabout. The pot holes are regularly filled with tarmac only to grow bigger in a few days when the tarmac wears always again . Does Chester Road meet the criteria or is it more to do who your local Councillor is ?

    That’s a question we round here have been asking tbh. A road not far away was resurfaced when there were worse roads closer in to us. There is a councillor lives on that road though. We are thinking that the louder you shout the more chance of getting you’re pot holed road re-done.

    in reply to: should politicians have experience of the real world #169438

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    hi imho
    farage is trying to appeal to working class people,but I haven’t seen his list of candidates for any parliamentary elections.The MEP candidates read like a gallery of ghouls with the likes of Annunziata Rees-Mogg(whose never done a days work in her life) and anne widicombe.
    Farage is just a tory,and rather than being the new force in british politics he claims to be,in reality he is very old establishment hat and should really be selling second hand cars to mug punters.

    A lot of Parliament and the lords read like a gallery of ghouls tbh. Like it or not, Farage is the most succesful Politician around at the moment (iknow, i know, he’s a failed MP candidate and all that but, so are many) and has been for a long time. He brought about Brexit, the others couldn’t stop him, he devastated the other parties in the Euro elections all from a standing start. Anyway, there are multiple reasons for his success and, which are the most persuasive or not depends on your viewpoint and bias. If you are likening people who support him to “mug punters” you are just continuing many of the remain voters disgraceful behaviour of insulting anyone that disagrees with them and supports Farage and Brexit. Apologies if you aren’t a remain voter but, from your comments i can only assume you are. I try to keep my arguments and comments respectful, i wish some others would do the same as it would aid discourse and help minimise rancorous division.

    in reply to: should politicians have experience of the real world #169433

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    This is a point of debate.Should politicians have experience of living in the real world before being allowed to take office.The House of Commons is full of soliciters, barristers, journalists and lectures,most have degrees and a substantial amount of them went to oxbridge.The vast majority are middle class professionals and a great many of them are multi-millionairs.Should we not be encouraging more working class people into the cushy little wesminister and welsh assembly love in.

    It seems Farage and the Brexit Party have set out to recruit just the kind of people you suggest.

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    in reply to: E.U Elections….who will you vote for? #168892

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    hi IMHO,
    Technically you are right.We joined the common market in 1973,having had two failed attempts in 63 and 67.But we didn’t actually have a referendum until 1975,when the country voted in favour of remaining.We should have voted to get out way back then,as far as I am concerned Harold Wilson made a major mistake in supporting continued membership believing that he could change the EU from within and renegotiate more favourable terms(hmm how many times have we heard that one)…interesting nearly 45 years later we have corbyn trying to do the same thing,some people never learn.
    One of the most neolithic aspects of the EU was and still is the CAP(common agricultural policy) which is effectively an endless money tree for the landowning elite in the EU.

    Totally agree.

    If there was a movement for change then and still is, 45 years later, what chance of change ever occuring as “they” still aren’t listening and, who are “they?” who owns the damn thing? “them” or us? It appears to be “them” as we have had to keep going to “them” in an attempt to enact changes over the decades. No, the people of the member states do not, in reality, own the edifice that is the EU they are subservient to it. It’s time we left it to “them” and made our own way again in the world. Being a member of the EU has sucked nearly all the confidence out of a once proud and confident nation, it has been dragged down and brought to it’s knees by an overarching EU in a away that hasn’t been possible by our enemies through many conflicts where it has always (with help, eventually) won through. The “remainers” are responsible for the mess we are in now not the “leavers” as the uncertainty caused by the prevarication not Brexit is what is killing business because (you may have noticed) we haven’t left the EU yet so things remain the same. No, it’s all down to the anti democratic MP’s that want to overturn the 2016 vote that are to blame for the whole sorry mess. To the remain voters that are thirsting for a re-run of the referendum i’d say this, be careful what you wish for, get your way and go against a democratic vote this time and you can rest assured it will happen again and, next time you may be in the other camp and crying, “but, it’s undemocratic”. What is possible once, is always possible again. Think about it.

    in reply to: E.U Elections….who will you vote for? #168867

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    Yes it did exist in the 70’s,in fact in one form or another it had been around since the 50’s.When we voted to join back in the 70’s we voted to join a common market.Back then I just got the vote and I voted against joining.Since then the EU has become a right wing monstrosity in the pockets of the neocons and the banks,run predominantly by unelected officials.

    We didn’t, in the 70’s, vote to join the Common Market as it was touted to us then we voted wehether or not we wanted to remain in it as we were joined up years earlier without any referendum.

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