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BleakRefs

Member since Sep 2008 • Last active Oct 2019

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    I'm a big fan of my Trident (which I'm flogging actually, see my previous post). They punch above their weight in terms of what you get for the money. And while they don't hold their value like a Rolex or an Omega, they're pretty much as good as any other similarly tiered brand - Hamilton or what have you. Only problem with the modern ones is the logotype as far as I can see; it looks right on some of their watches but terrible on others. They need to switch to a CW logo stat.

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    If so, then what? Johnson won't have a working majority, opposition could force an election but with Brexit 'done' then the Tories would win with a decent majority so why would they want to do that.

    Whether the deal gets through parliament or it doesn't, Boris gets the boost either way. He's either 'the guy who delivered brexit' or he's 'the guy who would've delivered brexit if it weren't for those pesky MPs'. Either way he gets the boost.

    And I don't see any counter from Labour. They look outmanoeuvred. I hope I'm wrong.

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    They're brilliant guitars. I picked up an Ltd 330 (basically the same as that with a cheaper paintjob) and it's one of my favourite guitars. Really ticks that heavy, humbucky, deep tone itch that I'd only ever been able to scratch with a proper Gibson Les Paul before now.

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    Nice! This is it:

    Bezel is a bit scratched, but the crystal is perfect, it's keeping perfect time, and it comes with the original black crocodile strap on deployment clasp as well as the CW bracelet. Serviced two or three years ago, not 100% I have the paperwork or box but I'll have a look round.

    They seem to go for £400 or so, so I'd probably be looking for £350 on here?

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    I'm selling my Christopher Ward Trident (old logo) if that sort of thing tweaks yer bum

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    Is that the fault of people though? Or is it that we don't just trust what people say but how they say it and where they say it.

    I think Boris Johnson is the greatest threat to the union since Spanish Flu so don't take this as being pro Johnson in any way, but most people engage with politicians through the media - BBC, C4, talk radio, the like.

    Corbyn effectively refuses to do long form interviews with almost all these outlets - I've seen him on Marr a few times, but I see Blair on these things more often than I do Corbyn, and that's nuts. And that creates a vacuum where instead of engaging with what Corbyn actually says, much of which I have sympathy with, they engage with what people say about Corbyn. That's counterproductive.

    I do get that Corbyn doesn't like confrontation, and that's ...I mean it's odd, but we're all humans, so it's fine I suppose. But when Johnson is prepared to go out and be made an idiot of in Leeds, Manchester, what have you, be called a liar to his face, and respond politely, that gives him a certain 'walk it like he talks it' credibility. I only ever see Corbyn talking at rallies he's passionate about - never at potentially hostile environments. That makes him look shifty.

    Basically, what I'm saying is, at what point do we stop blaming 'people' and start blaming 'Corbyn'?

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    That is fucking incredible.

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    @Howard is bang on with the difference between clueless and evil, and is also bang on with the Section 20 process. If they didn't send you notice at least 30 days in advance of this bill, they're breaking CALRA and you can slow things right down. It might not stop you having to pay but it may give you more time. Did you get the notice of major works? Did you get an opportunity to feed back?

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    Are you in leyton / walthamstow by any chance? We have the same tiles in our kitchen and bathroom, clearly inspired by the Warner flats. Lovely tiles. We got a new kitchen and just cleaned ours up with a scraper.

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    That's lovely, suspect it'll be too small as he's a big lad. Loving Black Bough too, @Regal, that Oyster is beautiful.

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