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  1. 22 hours ago, Barrykearley said:

    ......the only splitting of the vote I would suspect would be of the snp. She’s done some serious damage to her political party.

    The new party is not going to be contesting the constituency seats apparently, so sadly with our crazy 1st and 2nd vote system up here, what they (SNP/Alba) are hoping will happen is that people will cast their 1st (constituency) vote for the SNP and their 2nd (regional or 'list') vote for Alba so creating the situation suggested by Paul above, :angry:. It was this system that allowed the Greens at the last election to get 6 seats, and hold the balance of power, with a tiny percentage of the votes.

    If we had some form of proportional representation, then it would be a whole different ball game as this chart of the results from the election in 2016 shows.


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  2. 2 hours ago, C8RKH said:

    Actually they can't rant about that as the Scots now have access to more fish and what BoJo has actually done is given the Scots more fish!  Will be interesting to see how Sturgeon spins that one.......

    Apparently, BJ's 'deal' is a total betrayal of the Scottish fishing industry - that's the industry that will be protected under the new Fisheries Bill (now an Act) that the SNP voted against last month and the industry that they were fully prepared to (and had behind the scenes already offered to) hand back to the EU upon Scotland being admitted as an independent European country. 😠

    Their hypocrisy knows no bounds!

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  3. On 03/12/2020 at 12:23, LotusLeftLotusRight said:

    Didn’t Thomas or someone say that the GTE wing created so much downforce at high Autobahn speeds that the uprights compressed and closed the panel gap to the clam and rubbed the paint? Not a problem you would get in this country!

    Mine did too - rubbed a patch on each side right down to the undercoat in a matter of a few weeks. Fixed by attaching an adhesive rubber pad (the ones you get for the bottom of furniture legs) to each side.

  4. My wing was originally from Lotus Motorsport (purchased when they were selling-off their surplus stock at a Brands Hatch Lotus Festival several years back), is in GRP rather than CF, has the end plates bolted on as per the DeRoure diagram (which for me was great as it made the application of the two-tone paint job so much easier for my local bodyshop), and had no high-level brake light which was something I addressed - story here: 


  5. Well, since my post above about my 'considerate' neighbour having his concrete driveway ripped-up we have been waiting with baited breath for the next installment, with a week of inclement weather being in our favour.

    Unfortunately, our luck has run out. It's been relatively rain-free for the past 48 hours so at 8 o'clock sharp this morning, less than an hour after I had put my head down on the pillow, all hell broke loose again. 😠

    A quick glance past the side of the black-out blind confirmed my worst fears - he's having monoblock paving laid. Not in nice easy straight lines though, oh no, but in artistic sweeping curves so that a considerable number of the bricks will need to be trimmed to shape to some extent.

    Of course, the only location for the powered circular saw type machine that's being used to cut the bricks is at the corner of their garage, a few feet from my bedroom window - I mean, where else could it go? :censored:

    So that's another rest period destroyed, the consequences again being that it's not safe for me to go out driving tonight so another job having to be sub-contracted at short notice with all the financial implications that go with that course of action.

    Where there's blame there's a claim? 

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  6. My 'neighbour from hell' is at it again, 😠.

    Ever since he retired (at the age of 50 I might add - nice for some) at the start of the year, not a month has gone past without some project or other taking place and all of them seem to involve lots of noise at close quarters to our house.

    I came in from nightshift at 6 this morning and went to bed about 7.30 only to be rudely awakened an hour later by a jack-hammer. Seems he's decided that his textured concrete driveway has got to go and so the contractors are in digging it up. All this is taking place barely 15 feet from my bedroom window. Even through in the conservatory, which is at the other end of the house, it's still clearly audible and as there's too much light there and I can't sleep with earplugs in, I've now given up.

    I was supposed to be working again tonight but sleep deprivation and a 44 tonne truck don't really mix so I've had to sub-contract out the job - not just lost sleep but lost income too.

    The most annoying thing about it is that on Wednesday morning, as I was taking the dogs out for their first constitutional of the day, he stopped at his gate to chat to me and part of the conversation involved him asking me if I was still working nights - no mention of what was taking place today though! :censored:

    The sooner Priti introduces the defence of 'justifiable homicide' into our legal system the better.

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