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Justin Smith

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  1. Am I getting confused between the Ozzy Osbourne tour and the Gillan tour ? I saw both at the City Hall.
  2. No, you`ve misunderstood me entirely. It`s best of any number, that`s Democracy, it doesn`t just stop at a result one group of electors want. Even if there was a People`s Vote and Remain won bey a larger margin than 52/48 (and, more significantly, on facts not fantasy) that does not preclude UKIP from standing in elections on a platform of leaving the EU.
  3. Was he the one who played with Ozzy Osbourne ? I can remember seeing them at the City Hall with some big bald bassist with a moustache, in a different lifetime.....
  4. And why would any reasonable person want to disable it ? I certainly hope that, if vehicles concerned had their speed limiters disabled, and were involved in an accident, it would be possible to check that the drivers had done that. And the appropriate conclusions drawn. One things for sure, anyone wanting to disable it cannot logically dislike speed cameras. Not if they`re being consistent anyway.
  5. I think you're forgetting a load of stuff here. In a Democracy people can vote to change things all the time, that`s the definition of democracy. It`s not a best of two or three or whatever. Voters have the right, at every General Election to vote to leave the EU, they do so by voting UKIP, which, truth be told, was always going to be the only way this country would have a hard Brexit because our democratic system is not set up for a simplistic question (which raised more questions than it answered) to force Parliament to adopt something which was never closely defined anyway. To recap, since 1993 (or whenever UKIP was formed) people had the opportunity to vote to leave the EU, but they didn`t because until Cameron embarked on his ill considered gamble to reunite the Tory party (and Leave got going with its lies), the VAST majority of people in this country weren`t bothered about the EU one way or the other. Brexit, a solution looking for a problem :
  6. I`ve never had a speeding ticket, in fact I can`t actually remember ever having been caught for speeding. When I was a younger immature driver I did speed, though only marginally, but as I`ve grown up, particularly since I have got married and even more so since I became a father, I never deliberately break the speed limit. In fact if I have my lad in the car I make it a policy to drive under the limit if the latter is over 40mph. If I drive a bit slower the car is a bit quieter, does a bit more MPG and, all other things being equal, means the consequences of any accident will be less severe. On the negative side the journey might take 5% longer, though often it won`tactually take any longer at all. It`s a no brainer really
  7. You`re very wrong to imply that "the vast majority of people break the speed limit", certainly if you mean deliberately break the speed limit as opposed to by accident. I suspect very strongly that most people DO NOT break the speed limit, unless by accident, and therefore would be very happy for a system to be introduced that prevented their errors. But, whether a certain %age of drivers want to be able to break the speed limit or not is totally beside the point. It increases the risk to other road users (and pedestrians) and is illegal anyway, therefore anything which stops them doing that can only be a good thing.
  8. You are, of course, free to think of yourself as whatever you want, but that doesn`t alter the fact that : 1 - The referendum was only won 52/48 and, provably, on a load of lies. 2 - There is no longer a majority in this country for leaving the EU. Therefore, no matter what happens now, there will be a democratic deficit, in this country.
  9. Thus proving that there are a significant number of drivers out there who don`t think speed cameras are "revenue raising devices", even though they also want to speed. I wonder of any of them would be honest enough to admit that on here ? I`ll bet there aren`t.
  10. I`ve just read this statement by Theresa May, which just shows she has no idea about how the country is thinking : "I've just come from chairing seven hours of Cabinet meetings focused on finding a route out of the current impasse, one that will deliver the Brexit the British people voted for and allow us to move on and begin bringing our divided country back together. "I know there are some who are so fed up with delay and endless arguments that they would like to leave with no deal next week. I've always been clear that we could make a success of no deal in the long term." Two things spring to mind : 1 - Bearing in mind it looks like my European Citizenship is going get stolen from me, on a 52/48 result by a load of lies, I cannot see any way this country is going to be "brought back together". It`ll; take at least a generation in my opinion. 2 - The bit in bold sums up TM`s blinkered view. There are just as many people who are fed up with the delays, the lies and the endless arguments, that they`d like the whole thing called off, or, at the very least, subject to a people`s vote. But she never said that or even alluded to it. And she`s the one claiming she wants to reunite the country ? I don`t think so.
  11. This is rubbish of course. Brexit is Nationalism, pure and simple.
  12. It is impossible "to respect the outcome of the referendum" because Brexit, as advertised by Leave, does not exist. Do you really think that if MPs could vote for a Brexit of the type Leave promised (basically a cake and eat it Brexit with all positives and no negatives) that they wouldn`t have voted for it months ago ? Might I suggest that if you really think they still wouldn`t have voted for that your mind must be closed.
  13. How fantastic, you`ve got a car which car exceed the speed limit for 15 years more than all the others, not sure why that`s a win win. One hopes that if your car can exceed the speed limit you`ll be trying extra hard not to break it, and, even more importantly, not kill or maim anyone else on the roads. Lastly, one assumes you never complain about speed cameras, because that would be hypocritical in the extreme.
  14. I thought that was the 19th of Jan 2019, or thereabouts, which was the day that Britain became a pro Remain country (due to the age profile of Leaver and Remain voters), see the Independent article. "These calculations assume that not one person who voted in the last referendum has changed their mind – and that those whom abstained then would stay at home again. In fact, YouGov’s research shows that a fair number of today’s under 25s who were old enough last time but did not do so, would vote in a new referendum; and these people would divide 82-18 per cent for Remain. (This compares with a 75-25 per cent preference for Remain among the under 25s who DID vote last time.) I have NOT counted any rise in turnout among the under-25s in my prediction that Crossover Day will be January 19. Were I to do so, this would, again, bring the day forward; indeed, it might already have happened".
  15. Left click on picture (on a website) > Properties > copy Address URL > paste into insert other media URL More and more Forums are offering this, incl two others I use.
  16. Aggressive drivers who kill innocent people are my bugbear subject. TBH I cannot understand why they aren`t everyone`s bugbear subject (excluding selfish immature [under 25 ? ] Petrolheads). By any reasonable definition speeding is aggressive driving.
  17. What REALLY annoys me about Brexiteers banging on about "voters losing respect for democracy" is that it forgets that whatever happens a significant %age of the population will lose respect for democracy. I have already lost faith in British democracy because (if Brexit goes ahead) permanent political power has been achieved by lying. But that`s only the start of it, a high %age of young voters have lost faith in democracy because they were too young to vote at the referendum and are having to put up with something for which there is no longer a majority in this country. Basically they`re being dragged out of the EU on the votes of people who aren`t even here any more. permanent political power has been achieved by lying :
  18. The general thrust of Remain`s argument, as you know full well, was that there would be an economic impact. Leave, on the other hand, dismissed it all as "Project Fear". AFAIK nobody now, even Brexiteers, are suggesting there would be no economic impact, particularly in the case of a no deal, or relatively hard, Brexit.
  19. I don`t think anyone is suggesting that the system would not prevent you speeding but only prosecute you for doing so. Is that what you seem to be thinking ?
  20. I think stuff about mentioning "snoopers charter" and stuff as a means of arguing against speed limiters is the kind of poor argument usually advanced by Petrolheads because, let`s face it, they don`t have any other argument. As far as I`m concerned a car is a lethal weapon and driving one is a privilege in which everything should be subsumed to minimising risk for other road users (including pedestrians). TBH I`m not that bothered about the driver himself (aggressive drivers usually are men) putting themselves at risk, it`s others they put at risk (who have no choice in the matter) who I have sympathy for.
  21. That report is entitled "the immediate economic impact of leaving the EU. We haven`t actually left yet, but what we have done is enough. Project Fear, does not exist, apparently :
  22. Could you quote me a Remain lie ? TBH, Leave saying the EU would be falling over themselves to give us what we want wasn`t technically a lie, it was just irresponsibly optimistic and highly unlikely. However, "Turkey is joining the EU" and "the NHS will get £350 million a week", they were lies. Some Brexiteers try to defend the Turkey lie but only succeed in losing respect. The point is, even if there was some very faint glimmer of truth in their argument, the fact is Turkey are not joining the EU now, and therefore things have changed. But Brexiteers will never accept the latter....
  23. I would be interested what definition they use for "not speed related". Particularly in view of the fact I`m certain that if no vehicle was able to break the speed limit it would hugely reduce aggression on the roads, and it`s aggressive driving which causes most deaths. The death figures my have dropped significantly since the 60s, but it`s still far too high. I`m pretty certain any family members of anyone killed on the roads would not be comforted in the least that death rates had dropped by a 3/4 or whatever.
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