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by Tony.Williams
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: General Health Issues.
Topic: Covid Vaccine issues
Replies: 55
Views: 1974

Re: Covid Vaccine issues

Ouch - sorry to hear that, Ketchup. I hope all goes well.
by Tony.Williams
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Electoral reform?
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Electoral reform?

It does seem odd that the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish parliaments/assemblies all use voting systems other than "first past the post", which is effectively an admission that FPTP is not the best system out there. Yet, there is little interest in adopting a new model for the UK. I sup...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Electoral reform?
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Electoral reform?

A review in The New European of Gavin Esler's new book: How Britain Ends . https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/brexit-news/review-of-gavin-esler-how-britain-ends-7318078 That the UK as we know it is finished, Esler is in no doubt. The question for us all now – and above all, for the English – is not wh...
by Tony.Williams
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Electoral reform?
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Electoral reform?

Yup - I'm feeling increasingly disenfranchised. Neither of the two major parties are a fit for me. Probably the Lib Dems are the nearest but what's the point of voting for them? That's exactly my position. I suppose Labour might become so - have to wait to see what Starmer can do. Yes - judgement v...
by Tony.Williams
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: TV And Film.
Topic: Some recent crime series
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: Some recent crime series

Possibly even better is "Nordic Murders" - the worst thing about it is the terrible title, particularly since it isn't actually set in any Nordic country! It is set on the NE corner of Germany on the Baltic Sea coast, right on the border with Poland, and the action crosses the border (obs...
by Tony.Williams
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Electoral reform?
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Electoral reform?

I suspect that we might hear rather more about this over the next few years (I hope so, anyway).

Here's an interesting take on it: https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/brexit ... st-7327090
by Tony.Williams
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: TV And Film.
Topic: Some recent crime series
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: Some recent crime series

chaggle wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:08 pm Aaaarggghhhh!!!

The end of Death in Paradise. :gh
The series are rather short, aren't they? Brilliant ending, though - I laughed out loud!
by Tony.Williams
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: General Health Issues.
Topic: Covid Vaccine issues
Replies: 55
Views: 1974

Re: Covid Vaccine issues

Such topics tend to be dominated by covid these days, but I seem to recall reading, in the pre-covid era, that a refusal to get vaccinated for some serious childhood ailments had led in some places (not in the UK) to a refusal to allow such children into schools. Discuss...
by Tony.Williams
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: US Presidential election
Replies: 11
Views: 1436

Re: US Presidential election

I suspect BoJo might get his cherished tunnel between Scotland and Northern Ireland finished just in time for Scottish independence. Still, it will come in useful when Northern Ireland bows to the inevitable and merges with the Republic, as the (no doubt incredibly expensive) tunnel will then conne...
by Tony.Williams
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: General Health Issues.
Topic: Covid Vaccine issues
Replies: 55
Views: 1974

Re: Covid Vaccine issues

chaggle wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:41 pm Anybody get an appointment for their 2nd dose? OH didn't.
I booked on-line at the central booking site. That automatically prompts you to book the second jab.
by Tony.Williams
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: TV And Film.
Topic: Some recent crime series
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: Some recent crime series

chaggle wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:56 pm Damned difficult to hear what they're saying in The Mallorca Files.

Poor sound and they mumble.

And some of them speak funny. :???:
I agree. It seems to be a common complaint with TV drama these days. At least with the foreign-language ones we can read the subtitles!
by Tony.Williams
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: General Health Issues.
Topic: Covid Vaccine issues
Replies: 55
Views: 1974

Re: Covid Vaccine issues

chaggle wrote: Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:03 am I wouldn't normally link to The Mail but this is an interesting account of what goes on in a vaxxing centre.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/arti ... -line.html
:thumb:
by Tony.Williams
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: TV And Film.
Topic: Some recent crime series
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: Some recent crime series

The Bay - saw the first series, definitely watching the new one (stacking the episodes up in PVR because I don't like to wait a week between episodes. The Drowning - didn't record that, something put me off. The Mallorca Files - series 2 will be finishing shortly, then they go straight into repeati...
by Tony.Williams
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: General Health Issues.
Topic: Anti-COVID sentiment
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Anti-COVID sentiment

Piers Corbyn hits new depths..... :roll: :fp https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-55930940 Piers Corbyn - brother of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn - has been arrested over leaflets comparing the UK's Covid-19 vaccine rollout to Auschwitz. The 73-year-old said he voluntarily attended a police stat...
by Tony.Williams
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: TV And Film.
Topic: Some recent crime series
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Some recent crime series

I always enjoy browsing through foreign-language crime series such as those on the More4 website under the "Walter Presents" heading. One recent one is "Bullets", which is a mix of conventional crime and a political assassination plot set in Finland. Ten episodes of 45 minutes ea...