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  1. OK maybe walking under that ladder and using petrol pump 13 wasn`t a good idea today ....after about a dozen enjoyable rides in the 2.2 , its run of good behaviour ended. Running on 3 cylinders and a snapped clutch cable. It meant that people joining the North Circular from the A1 got a great view of a flashing Elite rear end on a grass verge. Hats off to the recovery guy who used wooden planks creatively to get it onto and off the ramp. Overheard one man declare poshly that it was a "Jensen Interceptor". Nah mate. Try reading the badge on the back !
  2. It seemed similar but was slightly different in that the "lugs" seemed more solid and less tinny, -pure speculation but maybe because it was the original factory-fitted one. My replacement cap does seem identical to your newer one, bought it at a stall at the NEC show.
  3. Hi Soldave I too bought a replacement 10lb one and it was really reluctant to turn / remove at first but for no apparent reason other than the sheer abnormal number of times I`ve removed it to pour coolant in, it is straightforward now as though it had to "wear" in.
  4. There is an understandable but fundamental misconception that you all adopt here. You are firing flaming bazookas at an invisible target that you call "Socialism". We are just told that household savings are at their lowest since the 1970s running at 1.7% of income. No-one can say that is a healthy state of affairs in our free enterprise society. Personal cerdit is running out of control with all the stress and depression that defaulting brings to a household. (Of course one problem with Capitalism is that you run out of public assets to flog off to your megarich mates, but that`s a
  5. Well Paul we are constantly being told how low unemployment is (although cynically they always include the impoverished self-employed in those figures) so that in itself would suggest that its a smallish number who prefer intoxicants to their kids. ...which leads us on to the Royal Family. They are incredibly wealthy simply for who they are and that is morally wrong. That is my real beef with them . Plenty of Americans and French felt the same way once -( much angrier than me about it !) That`s where we must resoundingly agree to disagree, I strongly suspect. Same with the foot
  6. Well considering 1% of the UK population own 14% of the wealth and 15% of the UK population own nothing of any value or are in debt, Corbyn is perfectly correct to raise wealth redistribution as an issue. But no I hadn`t noticed him smiling, the last politician whose smile I noticed a lot was Blair-not a good example to follow. Anyway if you follow politics as I do, you will be interested to know that Mr. Sainsbury (he of the supermarkets) has stopped funding Mr. Blair`s wing of the party. Good, how bloody working class was Mr. Sainsbury ?! Same as Tristram Hunt who swans off to run an ar
  7. I can see how my post above can be interpreted as a personal attack on the Queen and I apologise for that because it was certainly not my intention. Her devotion to public duty is exemplary by any standards and I was moved to see her and Phil standing steadfastly in the wind and rain on the occasion of their procession down the Thames when people half their age would have buckled. (An ancestor of mine also foiled an assassination attempt on George II believe it or not-he pushed the offending firearm out of the hand of the intended regicide ! What I intended to attack was the institution
  8. Hello Theresa , we`re firefighters police ambulance drivers and paramedics. We came in quite useful in the past few weeks I think you`ll agree. Could you give us more staff and a pay rise ? Theresa : There is no Magic Money Tree. Of course we can print our own money but we only do that for our mates the bankers. Its not for the likes of YOU. Hello Theresa, Our 10 MPs will support you - on the basics anyway-if you give Northern Ireland 1.5 billion quid. Hello ,Queen here, I need 82 million for Buck House. Can you sort it or I`ll have to doss down at Windsor Sandringham or Ba
  9. "If this potential terrorist was known to the security and intelligence agencies why wasn`t he monitored and prevented from carrying out this murderous attack ?" -Diane Abbott The Guardian 28th May 2017, writing about the ISIS- supporting perpetrator of the Manchester atrocity. Therefore Barry I do not think you are correct in jumping to portray Diane Abbott as the villain of the piece. (Incidentally (!) her constituents just voted her back in with a majority larger than Theresa May`s entire vote). The streets of Finsbury Park were filled the other day with people of all creed
  10. Well, both are certainly not short of a bob or two.....
  11. Reading more and more of the Varoufakis, the nearest we have to an existing Brexit experience. Interesting that despite being one of the most left-wing people ever to hold high office in post-war Europe, -he agrees 100% with Maggie Thatcher that the Euro was a poisonous idea. Briefly- its because she was correct to realise that the Euro would be under the control of a central bank, not politicians. That would be its fatal flaw. The commitment to the Euro became a purely bureaucratic project, not a political one. That undermined its foundations from day 1. Once the effect
  12. "May the best woman win" Angela Merkel appreciates your support mate, she`ll get an easy ride.
  13. "In 7 General Elections as anchor of Channel 4 news, Theresa May is the first serving Prime Minister to refuse me an interview. Why ?" John Snow . ...extraordinary, just where are you hiding Mrs May ? In a bed with the blankets over your head ? Letting your billionaire mates scream "terrorists terrorists terrorists " for you ? ...........and people think this feeble charlatan of a bureaucrat is some kind of true-Brit leader. Wow. Just wow.
  14. If a human rights act case were brought on the basis that terrorists shouldn`t have been killed (Article 2 ECHR) , the central issue would be whether the police response was proportionate. The facts would vary from case to case but (leaving aside the rather obvious point that many are suicide bombers as in Manchester), it is very hard to see on the available evidence from London Bridge how the police could fail to justify shooting to kill. The fact that these scum wore fake bomb belts rather suggests that they knew that would get them killed. It is typical of May`s react
  15. Meanwhile where is our Strong and Stable PM ? Whose idea of "naughtiness" was running through a wheatfield. Personally I think it is rather naughty to do business deals with alleged sponsors of terrorism and then refusing to release David Cameron`s Report into it. - A no-show for Question Time. -A no-show for Womans Hour. - A "meeting with the public" (who forget to take their blue rosettes off LOL) -No reply to senior police officers who accuse her of lying about police numbers. (at least Diane Abbott was talking about increasing police numbers when she screwed
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