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darrenm last won the day on December 21 2016

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  1. So Ben Bradley hasn't had the requisite dog whistle training and blows a full on loud whistle by saying Corbyn has sold secrets to communist spies. No hint of suggestion, just tweets it. Thing is, shit like that can't go unchallenged. You expect newspapers to make things up but MPs should have a bit of decorum. This latest stuff coordinated by Cleverly isn't cricket and has consequences https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/30/finsbury-park-attack-darren-osborne-kill-jeremy-corbyn So Corbyn threatens to sue for libel if he doesn't delete it. About 5 mins later it was gone. Tories are playing a dangerous game recently, it seems they didn't watch what happened to Nasty Nick.
  2. What do you drive?

    Unless you go really old and really toxic on the diesel it wouldn't. But you'd be a public health hazard with anything before euro 5. There's half as many moving parts in a hybrid. Nothing ever goes wrong with them. Diesels are notorious for DPF troubles, dual mass flywheel, fuel pump.
  3. *spoilers* The Walking Dead *spoilers*

    I stopped watching back in season 6 when Glenn fell off a dumpster and got eaten by walkers. He was my favourite character so there was no point me watching after that.
  4. Anyone Watching A Good Tv Show?

    I am literally crying with laughter here. "Just watch the 1st ep of season 6 Dem" "no, I'm too disappointed they killed off my favourite character" "still might be worth giving it a go just in case <wink>" "no, there's no point now he's dead"
  5. What do you drive?

    Not really no. From my limited fact gathering exercise, VAG were terrible in real world and are now one of the better ones. Some of the Japanese manufacturers like Mazda are shockingly bad and most of the industry is playing the game. JLR apparently have never even tried to use a defeat device. Some really interesting findings here: http://equaindex.com/equa-air-quality-index/ I single VAG out specifically because of shit like this: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jan/30/vw-suspends-media-chief-monkey-exhaust-tests-diesel-emissions "The carmaker Volkswagen has suspended its head of external relations and sustainability after admitting that he had known about experiments in which monkeys were locked in small chambers and exposed to diesel exhaust." With a hybrid you'd do the same or better MPG, save money on things that go wrong on the car, be allowed to drive into city centres, and not contribute to the air quality health crisis https://www.ippr.org/publications/lethal-and-illegal-londons-air-pollution-crisis "Across the UK as many as 40,000 deaths a year are attributed to outdoor air pollution, and it is the second most significant factor impacting on public health in London, after smoking."
  6. What do you drive?

    Are there honestly still people buying diesel cars? Haven't you been watching the news over the last 5 years? About the worst possible combination is a VAG diesel. VAG cars are unreliable, pump out loads of crap causing the deaths of thousands each year and VAG are a pretty despicable company all round. My Ateca is an awful car and I wish I'd stayed with the Toyota hybrid. Yet the Ateca wins awards and hybrids are slated.
  7. Possibly interesting maps...

    Meh Tiffany Thompson
  8. I don't really understand why councils need to be politically attached. They're all shit.
  9. A continual referendum might be a good thing actually. Have a live score from smartphones of in or out and our tarriffs can applied in real time. ©Darrenm 2018
  10. Of course don't forget that Cameron was also under pressure from lib Dems to have a referendum.
  11. It's just becoming apparent https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/feb/09/northern-ireland-will-stay-in-single-market-after-brexit-eu-says "UK negotiators have been warned that the EU draft withdrawal agreement will stipulate that Northern Ireland will, in effect, remain in the customs union and single market after Brexit to avoid a hard border. The uncompromising legal language of the draft agreement is likely to provoke a major row, something all parties to the negotiations have been trying to avoid. .. The move is widely expected to cause ructions within both the Conservative party and between the government and the Democratic Unionist party, whose 10 MPs give Theresa May her working majority in the House of Commons."
  12. Some lefty students protesting against an old right winger, then gammon faced old men start getting a bit punchy. Colour me shocked.
  13. Anyone Watching A Good Tv Show?

    FFS I was going to start watching that and accidentally clicked the spoiler.
  14. Anyone Watching A Good Tv Show?

    What happened? In detail.