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  1. It was boring, it could easily have been written into an hour long programme.
  2. It would seem that Ofgen,backed by the government, has allowed energy companies to increase their prices twice this year already. Firstly they have been allowed to increase every customers bill by around £25 per year. Unbelievebly this has been allowed to compensate the companies for the massive increase of payment defaulters. Secondly the price cap has been increased, and this will add about £95 per year on the average bill. The final nail in the coffin for consumers is the fact that the majority of companies will not allow customers to have a lower price deal unless they have a smart meter fitted. So I assume that as so many customers couldn't pay their bills last year there will be even more this year. We really are choosing between eating and heating now, thanks to our caring government.
  3. All the BBC have offered over the Xmas period is a mass of repeats, hardly any new programmes at all. They don't even offer a plus one hour channel and they can't even keep to time.Anybody who records a BBC program will be lucky if they get the ending as programmes are often several minutes late finishing.For this abysmal mess we are required by law to pay about £170 per year.It would be nice to know just what The BBC are spending our money on ,it certainly isn't new programmes, it must be on obscene wages to second rate presenters. The BBC is now unfit for purpose and it is time the licence fee was stopped.
  4. Yes you are right Janus,I have been wondering about this.These vehicles with one dazzler always appear to be almost new.I have also noticed newish vehicles also seem to have headlights that appear to brighten when the vehicle goes over a bump. When one of these vehicles is following me it gives the impression the driver is flashing me to stop,in fact when this first happened I did stop,but of course the other driver didn't. I have been wondering if both of these problems are caused by a faulty light levelling system which is now fitted to many new cars.
  5. I've always said that it should be done like this anyway, sometimes people don't really want two but they buy the BOGOF offer and then one gets wasted. What really bugs me is the shops that have offers something like: £5 each,buy 4 for £8. These items really should be priced at £2 each.
  6. Holland and Barrett already do this with therr 99pence sale. You buy one item at full price and another of the same for 99 pence.
  7. Has there been a second lockdown then? I thought it had been cancelled. When this was due to start I thought things would be the same as the first lockdown so I stayed in for the first week. I then decided to go and get some grub,I was amazed. There were cars and people every ware.I decided to avoid the traffic and go to Fox Valley.The car park was packed as were the shops. Most of them appeared to be open including those I didn't think were allowed to open,I gave it up as a bad job.It came as no surprise that the death toll has since continued to rise.The governments answer, lets have five days of doing anything,mixing and going anywhere over xmas. Start a third wave and force another lockdown.The mind boggles at such gross incompetence and total lack of consideration for NHS workers.
  8. There was yet another example of this on Jeremy Vine this week. The discussion was weather or not Pritti Patel should resign over the bullying claims. A viewer rang in and said he thought she should not resign because she was the victim of racism,other politicians wanted her out because she was coloured. At this point Jeremy held up his hand and said "woman of colour " and cut the viewer off. I still don't see the difference so perhaps black or white should be the terms used, or would this upset somebody?
  9. This question was briefly discussed on Jeremy Vine last week, but the so called experts couldn't come up with an answer. Apparently to refer to someone as coloured is disrespectful,a person of colour is the correct term.I couldn't see the difference, so I checked to see what was on the internet and there were umpteen different opinions .Some sites said coloured was the disrespectful one, others said people of colour was the disrespectful one, so I am still at a loss .I know Dianne Abbott asked for an apology when Amber Rudd referred to her as coloured but I heard Matt Hancock use the term last week. Whatever term is used it would seem that some people will be upset, so it would be really interesting to know what is the correct and accepted version so that no offence is caused.
  10. Energy companies are laughing all the way to the bank .Because of two lockdowns people are staying in and therefore using more energy. My usage is up about 40%, the same can be said for water usage with the extra hand washing advised. No surprise if this surcharge isLooks as though it will be sensible to join the non payment club. implemented as we already pay extra council tax to compensate for non payers and extra insurance for uninsured drivers. Looks as though it would be sensible to join the non payment club.
  11. Good answer Presley,I'm daft enough to do it every week when i come away from Rowsley car boot.
  12. Why do people keep asking for stats,stats can be made to prove anything? I suspect covis is caused by potatoes.After all i bet 95% of people with covis eat potatoes.
  13. The test gets worse.Once upon a time if an air bag or an abs warning light stayed on it was not a test failure ,but it is now.The simple way to make one of these lights go out is to reconnect the bulb or diode to either the ignition warning light or the oil pressure warning light.
  14. Surprised the show didn't go to Julian Clary,he is really cringeworthy.
  15. BBC is already dead,it will never make a comeback.
  16. Does anybody know what the travel restrictions are now that Sheffield has come into tier 3. All that I can come up with is that the government says we should cut down ( not stop ) non essential travel and stay in the area. What is the area? I live in S6, does this mean I should just stay in S6,or does it mean I should stay in the Sheffield postcode area? If it is the latter that would mean I can travel as far as Hathersage but Castleton is just out of bounds. More clear as mud instructions from Doris.
  17. How can you spend a whole day at Bakewell?
  18. Yes I did believe everything he had done and it didn't cost me a penny for the repair.
  19. Yes I think you have heard right.Only last week a gas fitter who was repairing my boiler told me to avoid smart meters completely because the supplier can switch you off at any time and for any reason they like.This means of course that if the supplier makes one of their regular mistakes in their billing department and thinks you are in arrears, you may be cut off for no reason at all.You're right,forget the smart meter.I just ignore the suppliers letters,phone calls and E.mails and will do until smart meters become compulsory.
  20. I usually watch Martin Lewis but I missed this one.Martin also has a price comparison site and he always states that smart meters are mandatory on the quotes that require one fitting.Some quotes also state they are for new customers only and I have heard that was to be disallowed but nothing appears to have been done yet.My energy company seems to be getting round the smart meter rules by stating in the small print that they reserve the right to remove a customer from any tariff at any time. They really do appear to have us by the throat.
  21. The energy companies are blackmailing us.Most of them will only allow people who already have a smart meter,or who are willing to have one fitted,sign up for their cheapest tariffs.So a smart meter can save you money.This practice should of course be illegal,but of course it isn't.
  22. I have an old Acer Aspire 5732z windows 7 laptop which has worked perfectly well for the last 10 years .However about a month ago I started getting the message" net_err cert authority invalid" when trying to get on a small number of sites.The message also said the site may be under attack.On all but 2 of the sites there was an option to click on at my own risk.The 2 sites I couldn't get on to were Post Office and Gov Uk. I have tried re booting the router and also stopping the Anti Virus as recommended, but this has not helped. Any ideas please.
  23. If it's a free country why can't we say what we think?
  24. What I can't understand is the fact that the government puts all these measures in place then allows car boots to take place all over the country and also various demonstrations.Both these activities attract thousands of people who are all close together.I was also surprised that not only has Blackpool illuminations been allowed to take place they have been given a two month extension.Allowing these activities is a bad decision,small wonder youngsters organise booze ups and quite rightly think they have the right to organise a similar crowd mixing activity.
  25. Jeremy Vine has been absent from his morning chat show for a couple of weeks.His place has been taken by Ann Diamond who is doing a much better job of it.She is much more cheerful and pleasant than Jeremy and she does give the people who phone in a chance to talk, whereas Jeremy often interrupts and cuts them off.She is well worth considering for a permanent job.
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