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jsabine

Member since Feb 2009 • Last active May 2021

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    ^^ Belford Mews, I fancy

  • in Current Projects (non-bike)
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    Just seen this bump ... I still could be.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Who's recommended for servicing an Omega? Pop in to Alsal and see what they say?

    (60s Constellation auto, bought about 20 years ago, ran fine for several years. Time keeping became poor, got Austin Kaye to service it, then stopped working at all two or three years later. I've been meaning to get it looked at for more than a decade ...)

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Just to cross the streams and infuriate the maximum number of people, this would be simple, visually arresting, and 100% wrong:

    Why would it be so wrong? How about the yellow bonnet/wing stripe colour matched to your brake calipers, and either H2E or H2Engineering in the same yellow on the doors - H2E in the corner or in front of the rear wheel arch if you want to be slightly more understated, H2Engineering across the door bottom with pinstripes or swooshes if you want to be bolder.

    Sure, it doesn't need the E-Type's roundels.

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    Smith would have been discredited in the Monklands scandal.

    Maybe, maybe not ...

    Helen Liddell held the seat and its successor, then John Reid kept it Labour, and meantime the scandal - which was local authority rather than parliamentary, not that people draw a distinction - had long fizzled out.

    Councillors suspended, a couple of inquiries with the official one finding no wrongdoing - were there any prosecutions?

    Messy maybe, but discrediting?

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    Mandelson, Watson and their shit gang of Blairdad grifters lack the self awareness to acknowledge that they were and continue to be most unappealing, unelectable aspect of the Labour Party.

    The problem with that assertion is that they actually did get elected and formed a government.

    Three times.

    Unlike Labour in 2010, 2015, 2017 or 2019.

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    We're in danger of getting into 'best prime minister we never had' territory here ...

    He always came across as a man of integrity and intelligence in his public appearances. The only time I saw him speak in a smaller venue though - Labour meeting with maybe 30 there - he didn't seem to have the depth I'd expected and hoped for.

  • in General
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    Someone apposite might be writing a column celebrating 200 yrs of something.

    Reckon we should have a cup of tea?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Always reminds me of graffiti I saw years ago - There's no Tory like a Lavatory

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    That's not a Brexit dividend though - it's a change in EU import rules which we were in the process of implementing, and brought into force around the same date as the end of the Brexit transition period.

    Meantime the EU27 have delayed their implementation of the same regulations until later in the year, I think because of covid.

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