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mespilus

Member since Aug 2012 • Last active Jun 2021
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    (South) Ruislip was, of course, the headquarters of Express Dairy.
    Imagine my confusion, on crossing the border, to Ickenham, to attend secondary school, and finding they did not use electric milk floats in that otherwise innocuous suburb

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Magnets.

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    He has a foreshortened view of world history.
    21 days to him must be like decades, or even a century, to us.

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    Any of these fence panels south facing?
    If yes, espaliered fruit trees are the obvious choice.

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    I have no direct experience of Labour Party by-election protocols,
    but I would suspect there are a couple of reasons for running a candidate;
    a) There may be some dyed in the wool Socialists who will never switch allegiance,
    b) To avoid giving the Tory press the opportunity to claim the Labour Party are 'no longer a National force',
    c) A presence can be organised by the local Labour Party, without HQ being involved,
    d) A candidate gets to experience the (heightened) atmosphere of a campaign, and their performance can be monitored,
    e) force the incumbent party to defend their performance across the whole spectrum of local and National policies rather than just rubbishing the Progressive Alliance.

    Others can, no doubt, add more.

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    There must be someone along Wadsworth Road just across the A40 from you in Perivale.
    (Get my Espace MOT'ed/serviced/repaired along there, and I'm certain I've seen signs for AC re-gassing).

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    Can the tent be pitched on a pontoon?

  • in COVID-19
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    Is it familiarity?
    I had the swine flu vaccine back in the previous decade,
    but until my AZ1, had only received the normal flu vaccine last Autumn.

    AZ1 definitely seemed to hurt more as the skin was pierced compared to AZ2.

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    The proposed 'Progressive Alliance' will mean that Labour essentially stands aside in seats where it has no likelihood of winning. Chesham & Amersham had been the seat of Cheryl Gillan for 29 years. The defeats you list show no indication there was a latent demand for a Labour MP.

    Losing a deposit is a small price to pay for one less Tory MP.

  • in COVID-19
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    I asked at my second AZ jab: same volume each time, 0.5ml, as confirmed by the explanatory sheet of information offered at each vaccination.

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