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by niemeyjt
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: The Café
Topic: Another Tory cock up.
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Another Tory cock up.

Cannot see the video due to PC security settings - so I take your word for it that it was a cock "up".

'twas lucky perhaps that the whistle was all she blew?
by niemeyjt
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Health and Social Welfare
Topic: Empty streets in Milan
Replies: 24
Views: 294

Re: Empty streets in Milan

They keep saying "tested positive" for this virus, but, what is/are the tests? A throat or nasal swab to show whether the person has antibodies to the virus. If it appears the same as ordinary flu, bad though that is, I'm just wondering what a positive test is? It is not the same as normal flu alth...
by niemeyjt
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: The Café
Topic: Pension reform: calm before the storm ?
Replies: 14
Views: 259

Re: Pension reform: calm before the storm ?

DominicBest wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:09 pm
No Government could afford to change the way that it pays its pensions.
Or perhaps more accurately - No Government could afford to change the way that it pays its pensions and still get re-elected afterwards.
by niemeyjt
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Brexit
Topic: End of Airbus wings from Wales to Toulouse
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: End of Airbus wings from Wales to Toulouse

PatF wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:55 pm
where will they be made now?
They won't. Airbus is discontinuing production of the A380.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisagarc ... roduction/
by niemeyjt
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: The Snug
Topic: It's bloody well in Spain now
Replies: 23
Views: 338

Re: It's bloody well in Spain now

Simonflys wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:31 pm
. . . and a pain in the arse but no more than that!
Do they still do gamma globulin injections that way?
by niemeyjt
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: The Café
Topic: Finally.....
Replies: 47
Views: 495

Re: Finally.....

Jackie wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:03 pm
The zimmer frame ruse didn’t work so I guess it’s plan B now - luxury hospitalisation to escape prison, Ernest Saunders style... :roll:
Yes - surviving 30 years with Alzheimers must be a record.
by niemeyjt
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: The Café
Topic: Pension reform: calm before the storm ?
Replies: 14
Views: 259

Re: Pension reform: calm before the storm ?

Realistically - raise the retirement age and rethink how careers should progress and what the older workforce can do. And end the Pensions Ponzi scheme.
by niemeyjt
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: French Administration, Legal Issues, Finance and Insurance.
Topic: sterling euro exchange rates
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: sterling euro exchange rates

If you look at the Swiss Franc (what interests me) you will see that is also strengthening vs Euro - the issue is Eurozone weakness I think more that a new-found faith in Boris's economic acumen.
PatF wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:16 pm
What happened in 2015 which made it good for sterling?
Prime Minister Ed Milliband didn't happen.
by niemeyjt
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: The Café
Topic: UK Postage
Replies: 16
Views: 280

Re: UK Postage

And you can thank the Thatcher bitch for that. Postage prices rose steadily once it was privatised. Following the 2010 general election, the new Business Secretary in the coalition government, Vince Cable, asked Richard Hooper CBE to expand on his report, to account for EU Directive 2008/6/EC which...
by niemeyjt
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: The Café
Topic: Julian Assange
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: Julian Assange

I'd swap him for Anna Sacoolas. His extradition hearing was mentioned on the BBC website. Yes - and elsewhere too - but the UK-US extradition treaty is lop-sided and the extradition political: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-11-14-julian-assanges-judge-and-her-husbands-links-to-the-bri...