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  • in reply to: Lucas is a Gonner #171305

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    And all the time this is going on Farage is building his Brexit Party up, getting MP candidates, forming policies etc. so the delay is really playing into his hands. You may dismiss Farage but you do that at your peril as he is a clever man and, pretty much the most succesful politician in this country at present because he has done just about everything he’s said he would to date, the same cannot be said for much of the other shower.
    It’s been said before and i’ll say it again, if leaving the EU was such a terrible ldea and was going to completely ruin us then the question should never have been asked in the first place but, it was, and the answer given was leave so, it needs delivering or democratically held referenda’s will be proved worthless and the loss of public confidence in the democratic system epic! Remember, that most decisions by different countries that have gone against what the EU want have either been overturned by a further vote forced on the public or “worked around” so rendering the vote innefective. This exposes the EU as an anti democratic power where all that matters is the EU project which is hell bent on further integration, a federal power with it’s own military all run by the EU. Politicians (the really ambitious ones) just love power and it’s power that feeds them it gets them up in the morning so, why would they not want to expand their sphere of influence. No, it’s not for me i’m afraid and i don’t want to be a part of a pretty much, self governing super power to which i feel i have little or no connection to and, if we are forced to vote again and the answer comes back as stay we would become just another victim of the EU superstate and the poorer for it.
    Project fear has been a continuing feature of Brexit and is still strong but, what’s happened to all the doom and gloom predictions that abounded at the time of the referendum? This MIGHT happen that MIGHT happen this MAY take place ad nauseam. They don’t seem to have materialised, unless you happen to want to stand on one leg with your arm in the air leaning over and squint at the “facts” and interpret them in a way that fits your narrative that is.
    Ok. that’s it from me as i’m sick to death of the sorry mess that has been created by our (bordering on) dysfunctional government and parliament.
    I now await the name calling and insults which have been characterised by the remainers such as “swivel eyed loon” “knuckle scraping Brexiteers” “didn’t understand what they were voting for” “thick” ad infinitum.
    Ok. daily rant over and it’s not yet 9am. i’m on a roll :) Have yourselves a great day remainers and leavers all :)

    in reply to: Lucas is a Gonner #171168

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    There could be a vote on deal or no deal but, the stay/leave argument has already been decided by the referendum. People like Lucas are going to pay the price for their lack of support for the result of a democratically held referendum. The Brexit Party and Farage are growing stronger all the time and please don’t any remainers come after me with your tired arguments about how the referendum wasn’t democratic and how we were lied to and we didn’t know what we were voting for etc etc etc because your insults have only served to strengthen the resolve of the leavers and will continue to do so.


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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 :)

    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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