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  1. PaulCP

    What made you UNHAPPY today!

    Taking a phone call late yesterday from Aimee at LS informing me that she had just taken a deposit on my Evora . Normally, when selling a car I’d be over the moon at a quick sale (LS only picked it up on 27th Nov), but this time............ to the DVLA and their “one size fits all computer says no” mentality. Still intend to keep challenging their decision to revoke my licence due to a medical condition but their appeal procedures & stages you have to go through are well designed to frustrate
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    Euro question - 23rd June

    Just a thought...... The EU have stated that “the current deal is the only one available, with the only alternatives being No Deal Brexit or No Brexit” whilst indicating that they are not prepared to consider any modification to the terms. Various alternatives/tweaks are being proposed by some MPs and then we have Comrade Corbyn starting how he will negotiate a better deal. Question, will the EU stick to their guns or not? If they do come back to the negotiating table with someone other than May, are these unelected bureaucrats guilty of stitching up the current U.K. Government’s negotiating team, or even the Government itself if we end up with a general election. It really is a case of “it’s not over until the fat lady sings”
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    Euro question - 23rd June

    I see the arrogant EU Dictators can’t just keep their traps shut again. Why can’t they let the U.K. go through it’s own process without constant interference. Tusk just issued his latest threat, “If this deal is rejected in the Commons, we are left with... an alternative: no deal or no Brexit at all. I want to reassure you that the EU is prepared for every scenario." Are the rest of the EU so blind not to see that the EU’s leading dictators all have German/French blood in their veins. Why are they unelected, because Germany & France fear any other country being involved in running their cosy EU arrangement.
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    Euro question - 23rd June

    Exactly, not just a pathetic politician but a thoroughly pathetic individual who, given his past record of providing U.K. secrets to Russia, Palestine etc should bar him from being any kind of a public figure His only view as leader of the opposition is to oppose everything, as once again demonstrated, and push for his own vested gain and collapse the U.K. economy. He has never uttered one constructive word in his life
  5. PaulCP

    Euro question - 23rd June

    Anybody remember that not long into the mid 2000s Financial Crisis, both the Treasury and the BOE told us we were on the turn upwards and outwards just before the big 2 year dive. It’s all opinions without justifiable quatified and qualified data, the truth only comes sometime after the events
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    Euro question - 23rd June

    Everyone has an opinion, which they believe is correct, quoting all sorts of distorted twisted facts and the media just report without questioning.. No one can tell the future, only the past. Whatever happens we will only really know who was right in another 10 years. Until then it’s “Vested Interests Rule” without any questioning or interrogation of so called facts by our useless media.
  7. Just an update, my car has just been collected from my home by Lotus Silverstone so will be available for viewing there from tomorrow on SOR basis. Still gutted for even having to consider selling, but major thanks to Aimee & Matt for their very professional approach and agreeing to collect it in these unfortunate circumstances.
  8. PaulCP

    Euro question - 23rd June

    Exactly correct! I have never forgotten a comment made to me by a French business owner during a French acquisition I was involved in back in 1994. Whilst frustrating him going through some detailed questions he said “you know, the trouble with the U.K. is that they want to cross all the T’s and dot all the I’s, in France and in Europe we just agree to everything and ignore it later if we don’t like it” It has benefitted the EU to keep that cultutural approach over the years.
  9. PaulCP

    Euro question - 23rd June

    Yep, unelected, unaccountable, just an egocentric dictator to justify his fat salary at the expense of the EU economy along with his suitably unelected, unaccountable cronies. They know the deal won’t get past Parliament. It doesn’t take much to realise that U.K. MPs are just like them. Take Corbyn’s real view on the the way forward for instance “Labour will oppose it because we want a general election.” He doesn’t care about anything else.
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    Euro question - 23rd June

    Throughout it all the media and majority of politicians have been the same No journalist questions and askes the doom mongers to justify, quantify and qualify their statements by showing the masses and sources of research that has been carried out to formalise their conclusions. It’s all opinions created to justify their blind ignorance and their personal and prejudiced vested interests, in the belief that the general public are just idiots. It is time some of the politicians were shown the door, they have outlasted their welcome, and the BBC & ITV reporters were brought to task as to why they can’t do their jobs right by mere reporting when it should also be their jobs to ensure that the public’s are correctly informed. One of the first things I would do is inform the BBC that there is no more tax or licence payers money to fund their useless organisation and that, after the end of this year they are on their own so they can compete on the same ground as ITV etc. As for Reece-Mog and his cronies, are they still watching endless episodes of House of Cards in the belief that it is the best training for them?
  11. PaulCP

    Distracted Walking

    @ramjet That’s exactly what I do I’ve magaged to see 2 phones tossed out of people’s hands as I’ve allowed them to walk straight in to me totally oblivious to their surroundings Although, you do have more of a “pedestrians have right of way” deal in Oz don’t you from what I remember, unless you are walking in or crossing a cycle lane that is.
  12. PaulCP

    New 410 musings - Ex Cayman

    @jonnyboy, Great to hear that Lotus have recovered their position with you Jon, it all bodes well for the future
  13. Every possibility has crossed my mind, including putting it in professional storage for a while so I don’t have to keep tearing at the heart strings by knowing that it’s just in the garage outside. Unfortunately, there becomes a time when facing up to the realities of some of the challenges that life can suddenly drop on you is probably a less frustrating and practical way forward.
  14. Thanks Bibs, DVLA are no more than an outdated computer system. They blame the medical profession but, as my consultant said to me “the DVLA, to learn anything, first of all need to learn to listen and adapt” An organisation of intrenched burocrats
  15. Thanks Paul. It’s going to be a long battle (12 months+) with a totally out of date and inflexible organisation, hence the decision to sell. Looks like no more Ledenon days for me