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by Croydon13013
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Mystery over village in Devon rising 2cm every year
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Mystery over village in Devon rising 2cm every year

So how much higher is Willand now than it was 10 years ago? Or 100 years ago? After ten years of 2cm a year it should be 20cm higher. That is a big difference. There would have to have been some serious roadworks to fix a shift like that or roads would be completely impassable. Any property on or ne...
by Croydon13013
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Mystery over village in Devon rising 2cm every year
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Mystery over village in Devon rising 2cm every year

http://metro.co.uk/2018/04/12/mystery-village-devon-rising-2cm-every-year-7461773/#mv-a My first question is not "why is it rising?" but "is it really rising?". I've seen properties where the ground has shifted by a couple of cm and there were lots of cracks. The photos don't show cracks in the grou...
by Croydon13013
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Bad news for UKIP.
Replies: 44
Views: 2229

Re: Bad news for UKIP.

In 2014 UKIP contested 42 out of 70 council seats in Croydon. In 2018 they can only manage 8 candidates:

https://insidecroydon.com/2018/04/07/uk ... elections/
by Croydon13013
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: The gender wage cap
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: The gender wage cap

Am I the only one who is entirely unconvinced that there is anything necessarily sinister about this gap? It isn't necessarily sinister. You've identified various reasons that are all going to apply sometimes. And the process of looking at headline salaries without considering task/grade issues isn...
by Croydon13013
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: TV And Film.
Topic: The City and the City
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: The City and the City

I read the book but must admit that I don't remember it clearly. China M is always worth reading but this one clearly didn't impress me as much as some of the others.
by Croydon13013
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: "First use of a nerve agent on European soil since WW II."
Replies: 10
Views: 570

Re: "First use of a nerve agent on European soil since WW II."

1. If Novichok is such a super-duper devastatingly effective nerve agent, why are the Skripals still alive? Supposedly, exposure to even a faint trace of the stuff should kill in seconds. 2. How certain is the government that this could only have come from Russia? A casual browse of the net reveale...
by Croydon13013
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: Winter advice from a Canadian.
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: Winter advice from a Canadian.

Tony.Williams wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:13 am
Weren't we promised better weather if we left the EU? :???:
Ah, but we haven't left yet...
by Croydon13013
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Music And Literature.
Topic: What book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 147
Views: 5448

Re: What book are you reading at the moment?

Matt wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:07 pm
Only one I've read was the Men Who Stare at Goats. Definitely recommend.
Yes agreed. The film that was based on it is very different but still good. The book is a great piece of humorous scepticism.
by Croydon13013
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: Arthur C Clarke.
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Arthur C Clarke.

Clarke was wrong. It's Scorpio the Sceptic. Saggytarians are believers.

And isn't his most famous quote: "Hello little boy, would you like a sweetie"?"
by Croydon13013
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 451
Views: 19527

Re: Brexit consequences

Do I vote Tory to keep out a hard-left Labour government which would probably do considerable damage to the economy? :lol Have you been reading the Daily Mail again? We have a Govt that has more than doubled the national debt; it has done more damage to the economy than any other Govt in living mem...
by Croydon13013
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 451
Views: 19527

Re: Brexit consequences

I think Labour would have been well advised to keep quiet TBH. If they state policy, those policies can be attacked. Their traditional voters largely voted to leave and might well see this as a betrayal and switch allegiance to the Tories who they see as carrying out their wishes. I can see the Tor...
by Croydon13013
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Music And Literature.
Topic: What book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 147
Views: 5448

Re: What book are you reading at the moment?

bindeweede wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:43 am
The first book by Ronson I've read, but I think I'll try one or two more. Anyone got any recommendations?
All of them. I've read most of them, loved all of them.

One of them includes this brilliant piece: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/ ... .jonronson
by Croydon13013
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 451
Views: 19527

Re: Brexit consequences

Would the UK actually be forced to implement a border between NI and the republic? The EU might have to but do we? What if we just didn't? Yes. I'd like more information on the permutations. Obviously this wouldn't satisfy the racist-right as it would allow "millions" of illegals to flood in (as if...
by Croydon13013
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 451
Views: 19527

Re: Brexit consequences

I was certainly aware of it and it's oft been said that the referendum was only advisory. But those horses have well and truly bolted. I had thought so, but everything is turning around slowly and who knows where we will be in a year's time? I suspect that arguments about the validity of the refere...
by Croydon13013
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 451
Views: 19527

Re: Brexit consequences

Has anyone already linked to this doc on this thread?: http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7212/CBP-7212.pdf Guidance Note to all MPs before the vote on the referendum. Lots of interesting stuff. Section 5: "This referendum is advisory only. It doesn't bind either Parliament o...