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  1. It is a dead cat story to deflect away from the announcement about customs checks and non frictionless trade. Johnson couldn't even get his Garden Bridge in London done.
  2. Interesting, there is another image from a different source here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stockportmike/8445407648
  3. Just to clarify, the blog post is not mine. It is incredible what can be observed. I recently saw something about some Alpine being observable from the Pyrenees, a distance of 400 miles or so.
  4. Snowdon from the top of Kinder Scout... http://portervalleydaydreams.blogspot.com/2017/02/snowdon-as-seen-from-kinder-scout.html?m=1
  5. Yes, and Green Moor Road above Stocksbridge. The Humber Bridge can be seen with the naked eye from there in clear conditions.
  6. I may have misunderstood your post so apologies...but the biggest contributor to climate change is CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels. Plastic also comes from fossil fuels, but only 4% of fossil fuels are used to make plastics. 90% of fossil fuels are used in transport, energy production and heating i.e. they're just burnt, and end up in the atmosphere. Plastic may be a handything that people can campaign against, but it is a drop in the ocean in tackling the climate emergency. It is the rise in global temperatures that will account for major extinction events, not plastic production.
  7. Lack of indication and too much mobile phone use really annoys me. My biggest bugbear is that there just seems to be a lack of awareness with many drivers. Turning right at a light controlled crossroads on a single carriageway road ( eg Netheredge crossroads or Psalter Lane/ Junction Rd) for example...so many right turn drivers don't progress far enough into the junction, which prevents people who want to drive straight ahead from making progress. It directly leads to congestion and is just lazy and inconsiderate.
  8. Oh, it will be a pact for sure. The Conservatives just aren't admitting how they've reciprocated. Everything about Farage's career to date has been "what's in it for me"...Lord Farage of Gammonshire to be announced in the next but one honour's list.
  9. Yes - the soundtrack was Iron Maiden - "Phantom of the Opera"
  10. Motor manufacturers investing billions in electric vehicles and associated infrastructure, to force people into not owning cars and getting them on public transport? Righty ho.
  11. But that isn't what happened. The two largest parties were demonstrably willing to implement the referendum result as they pledged in their manifestos. They just couldn't find an agreed path to do so.
  12. If you think that 31 Oct is the end, think on Churchill's words ( seeing as Brexiters are so fond of invoking WW2 imagery)...this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
  13. Brexit, if it happens, will just be the start. There won't be a clean break but years of negotiation on trade deals and other agreements. Get Brexit Done may be a nice electioneering slogan, but it is far from the reality.
  14. Sadly 2 Steps don't do their own pies anymore; they are Pukka now. Their homemeade pies were ace - I used to phone up to reserve on a Friday to ensure I didn't miss out.
  15. Except at the time she was a young journalist and Johnson was the editor of a magazine she occasionally contributed to. It's not hard to see why it wasn't raised at the time. It is how their subsequent career paths have played out that make her the more believable party in the story.
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