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  1. How's that then? More people voted for EU parties than pro brexit... Not that the election was a pseudo referendum anyway.
  2. Those cities are making scrappage schemes available for private cars? On what basis, how do you qualify? I had a quick google and I can find nothing about a scrappage scheme in Manchester. Nor Leeds. London does, but it's business only. https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/scrappage-scheme?cid=scrappage-scheme I wouldn't call £3500 a generous scheme though, when you're talking about people having to "scrap" taxis that are only a few years old and cost north of 20k to buy... More like throwing money away to be honest as the vehicles will be worth far more than that. I know this is specific to the London scheme, but it wouldn't include taxis anyway
  3. Still waiting for you to actually address all the points I've asked you to look at.
  4. I'd guess it's because nobody has ever called it that and common parlance is that the parkway runs to the motorway junction from Park Square roundabout.
  5. Why and how could a scrappage scheme be linked to a single city introducing a clean air zone? A false equivalence if ever I saw one.
  6. It's in the news today. But you don't believe what's written apparently.
  7. I'm asking you to justify this... You keep avoiding it. Waiting for you.
  8. Did you forget what you'd said? If you're asking me to justify why it's legal for (say) a 10 year old kid to cycle, then you're suggesting that it shouldn't be. Perhaps you don't actually think about the implications of what you say at all though, and then you're confused when someone else does... But lets not snipe, instead how about you answer this; Were you hoping to distract with an accusation of strawmanning instead of addressing the actual topic?
  9. Yeah, the bit where they say "we won't do that", whilst they continue doing it. Perhaps you should tell the BBC that they're just rehashing stories though, not me. Did I miss the bit where you said that this wouldn't happen, because the police said it wouldn't. And yet it is doing, did I miss that bit?
  10. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49072302 So this is back in the news today with numerous reports of the police abusing the power and cases being dropped when the phone data is irrelevant. Almost like this was entirely predictable. Did you see the bit in bold Makapaka... A historic case, before people even had mobile phones, dropped because she wouldn't give up her currently mobile phone! So, turns out that I wasn't wrong... And you were. It's even held up cases where the rapist has admitted it. You couldn't even make that one up could you.
  11. What charity? This is a parliamentary study that is finding extensive evidence of people (women) turning to sex work because UC has failed them and left them without any money.
  12. In post #1 you say that 50 - 60 is fine, someone responds to you (and they assume that you are actually joining the discussion, and talking about the 70 mph zone), and you then clarify that you're talking about a bit of road that ISN'T BEING DISCUSSED IN THIS THREAD! If you want to support driving at 50 in the 70 zone, then say that. Then we can tell you that it's inappropriately slow and would cause you to fail your driving test. You even respond directly to Ecconoob, by incorrectly claiming that the limit was set by professionals at 50, when it was actually set at NSL. At least on the bit of road that this entire thread is about and that everyone else is talking about.
  13. 40, 50, I don't really know. Perhaps my kindle history could tell me.
  14. Fair point from Nikki, lets take it back to this. Justify why a license and a minimum age should exist. You can make reference in your response to blaming the victims if you wish. You can also make reference to how someone learns in the first place, children, local quiet streets, parental supervision, and generations past and how they learned. Once you're done there, you can then consider barriers to cycling and how this will reduce take up, you can then continue into thinking about what reduced take up means when it's well established that greater numbers of cyclists mean less danger for cyclists. Finally, you can consider how if licenses reduce take up and thus increase the danger to cyclists, why your suggestion is likely in the long run to result in more danger to cyclists and then try to square that circle.
  15. You stated it yes. Now I'm asking you to show that what you stated is true. You know, evidence. I don't trust your memory, nor your statement, I think you're making it up. Clear? Go ahead and prove me wrong. Your respect for democracy ends at getting the result you want and then demanding that nothing can possibly change. That's not democracy at all though.
  16. Some people won't believe it until they can't deny it.
  17. So, I've done what I normally do, taken what you said, applied it logically and then asked you to justify it. At which point you refuse. You are now asking why it should be legal for a 10 year old to cycle, as if cycling is equivalent to driving... You've got it backwards of course. We license motor vehicle use because they are dangerous to other people. We don't license walking, skateboarding, roller skating, using a pogo stick or cycling. I don't have to justify why licenses shouldn't exist for cycles (although I can), you have to justify why they should. And not with some vague hand waving. You're arguing that kids shouldn't be allowed to use bikes on the roads outside their homes like generations have done. You can't explain why though, or what it would achieve. It's just some vague dislike of cyclists because some of them might not know the rules of the road very well (and yet on another thread you are defending motorists who couldn't currently pass a driving test!). I do understand what a strawman is, why you keep persisting in claiming that I've made such an argument when I haven't I don't know, perhaps you just want to distract from the fact that you can't actually support your point of view with any reasoning, as per usual.
  18. You're very confused about what you said and when you said it... Just as you were confused about which bit of the parkway we were talking about. 1. It's not unsafe, so go ahead and justify why 50mph is acceptable, and not 60, or 70, or 40, or 30. You can't, I've asked you to about 5 times now. 2. Arguable isn't it. As discussed, my car won't even be in top gear at 50, so definitely not driving at its most efficient. 3. Not a point, explained in detail to you. So, you have no points that haven't been thoroughly debunked. Redbig wasn't even talking about the correct bit of the parkway, hardly difficult to "pick holes" in that.
  19. They can obviously say that, but they can't complain that they've been libelled.
  20. Why would they lie to you about it? TUI are a holiday company, not a travel agent, they don't book flights for people.
  21. You realise that the walk, even at it's worse, is like 200 metres. In most multi stories that wouldn't even get you to the exit of the car park, and then the entire town centre is STILL OUTSIDE!
  22. Yeah, you see though there are several different posts quoted there. And you didn't mention the 50 section (that nobody but you was talking about) in that first post did you. So yeah, a quick retreat, in that second post, after realising that nobody else was talking about the 50 zone. Now you don't think it should be reduced. It's fine by you if it is, but you don't think it should be. But you think that 50 - 60 is the right speed, but only in the 50mph section, which we aren't talking about at all! Yeah, you added a lot to this thread, thanks for all that.
  23. So, you don't have any evidence that it happened. Thanks for clarifying.
  24. Universal benefits in the news today. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-49013769 Parliamentary enquiry links UC to people being forced into sex work.
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