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branwen

Member since Apr 2010 • Last active Dec 2018

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    Also if you're trying to convince them, better to buy from a actual shop so you have a CS representative to complain too if when it breaks

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    FWIW I snapped one of the arms off mine last year and its not caused any issues

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    I'm sure the answer to this is "no", but would another camera app solve the OTT post-processing issues?

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    Only about 2 years too late to be of any impact

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    I think the classic rain jackets have always been better than the city/commuter versions.

    I won't bring up my own experience as the Raphael jacket is very much not current so not really relevant, but I have a few goretex shells which always impress me for breathability considering I run very hot, so I don't think it's an unreasonable expectation

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    Edit: not sure

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    Responses to updated info on six month queues at Dover/Calais if we get no deal

    I need my medication
    Guess I will just use the Internet then for postal delivery from abroad
    Lol

    I honestly can't tell if that's satire or not at this point

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    What a load of tosh recycled for the umpteenth time. If or when we regain control of our borders it will be up to us what customs checks we impose at Dover and elsewhere and how long we take to let goods in. If our roads get clogged with goods going the other way, stopping the Irish through traffic with customs checks before it gets to the UK will solve that one

    I ... uh ... would that be a border between NI/RoI then?

    Another day, another Establishment Project Fear 2 load of scaremongering.
    Does nobody up there realise that we want to make our own laws? We don't want a Euro Army. We don't want tear gas and water cannon in our capital. To hell with a short term economic dip or a queue at Dover. Buy British!!!

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    Back with more from the mines, this time almost entirely focused on people not understanding the GFA;

    We all slag off May - remainers and leavers alike. As a quitter, I'm really disappointed with how she has managed things - however, it wouldn't matter who was negotiating as the protectionist EU could never offer an acceptable deal which could appease such a fragmented and divided nation.

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    I can’t really see a trade deal covering 450 million being sacrificed for a trading area covering 1.5 million people.
    Once parliament rejects the backstop the EU will drop the demand because they can’t afford to have the second biggest economy locked out of the rest of the EU over a matter covering just a smidge of the population.
    We are closer to a deal than people realise.

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    If any other EU country wants to Leave they would have to be offered the same deal as the UK.
    But, the backstop is specific to the UK.
    Say France decided to Leave on the same terms without a backstop that wouldn’t be fair.
    The backstop is only there to stop us leaving. The EU don’t really care about the GFA, it’s just an excuse. Nobody has plans to build a wall between Nth & Sth Ireland.

    This one is just for the slip at the end

    The deal may is offering is a bad deal for the uk. As Brexiteer i must we would be better off stay in the Eu than this crap deal. But it there was an election I voted for may with the crap deal than labour with Corbyn as Corbyn would wreck the country. His ideas all got paid for which mean higher borrowing and taxies.

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    Re withdrawal agreement and future pledge document.
    This whole thing relies on a technology based solution to the NI border. Which Bojo n JRM have said is possible for months and are instantly dismissed.
    This deal means ni border becomes trading chip for Eu to use prob to gain uk fishing access
    Wake up MPs

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    More from the BBC Brexit Salt mines

    Remainers who constantly lump leave voters into one category and tarr them with so many brushes whats the difference between those sorts of generalizations and saying things like 'Asians dont drive well' or 'all muslims are extreme' ??. Absolutely nothing you bigots. Dont think yourself any more rightious than anybody else. Hypocrites.

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    May is 100% a Remainer. Her deal has been exposed as 100% Brino.
    The first priority should now be to find a suitable person to enact the will of the people as expressed in the largest vote this country has ever seen.

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    MPs should reject the deal. Leave in March with No Deal & then negotiate when the EU realise how much they need us ! Last time I checked there were more than 160 non EU countries in the worrld - they will all want to trade with us - especially if we offer them better terms than the EU !

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    It has been noticeable all along that Mr Barnier and his advisers have been woefully short of ideas in these negotiations.
    We should have made it clear long ago that it was also the responsibility of Europe to resolve trade arrangements and border issues between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. We represent one side of the border, and the EU should represent the other.

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    I have run out of intelligent things to say about brexit.
    Should I join the leave camp now?

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    Truss: My new vision is all about the roads. We need to push to get company sponsorship for the Top 10 motorways. Like they have in the USA where Burger King sponsor pot holes. We'll wait until the New Year though because obviously now everything is consumed by Brexit.

    Belatedly, and kinda beside the point but this was actually Domino's and was a fairly successful marketing stunt only - can't even get simple facts right

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