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  • My daughter, after a low speed tumble off her scooter. The helmet no doubt saved her from a nasty lump on the head, but preventing a more serious injury? I’m not convinced.

  • Eurostar is electric. A lot of domestic trains are still diesel

    It’s more to do with the French side being mostly nuclear.

  • TBH even with cut off you get complaints.

    I use a B&M for road riding, which has a proper shaped beam. I’ve literally never had any complaints from other road users.

  • ransos replied to the topic Creating little ones in the forum Chat Forum 2 days ago

    Has anyone mentioned those horrible prebirth classes you end up going to as a new parent? Hopefully they are banned now

    We’re really good friends with the people we met at ours.

  • To play devil’s advocate… The railways are subsidised, the roads are subsidised, driving is subsidised, so why not UK air travel?

    Roads and rail provide for low carbon mass transit. I’d happily increase taxes on private car use though.

  • ransos replied to the topic Creating little ones in the forum Chat Forum 3 days ago

    Anyway, OP: I don’t regret it for a second. A new world of joy awaits you.

  • ransos replied to the topic Creating little ones in the forum Chat Forum 3 days ago

    If you want my advice, if you want to be looked after in old age, stay fit, stay wealthy. Ironically not having kids will help that.

    If enough people follow your advice, your old age is guaranteed to be miserable. Old people consume resources that young people provide… So those claiming to be concerned about the environment should do the…[Read more]

  • ransos replied to the topic RIP Roger Scruton in the forum Chat Forum 5 days ago

    Relying on the depth and commitment made to his work does not excuse Scruton from being a racist, a proponent of eugenics or a homophobe.

    This. And a right to free speech does not preclude us from arguing back.

  • I’ve ridden from Fribourg in Switzerland to Kent on a motorbike in a day, not really any issue, 8hrs or so. 11hrs in a car with air con, heated leather, adaptive cruise control, active lane guidance, a decent stereo… Nah I’ll drive.

    Each to their own, but I’d rather be sat reading a book or watching a film. Being sat on the motorway for hours…[Read more]

  • We used to do the charter ski train to the Alps. Eurostar to Paris on Friday evening, bistro dinner near Gare de Nore, board sleeper, wake in Bourg, on the slopes by 10am on the Saturday. Coming back could ski most of Saturday before leaving the resort. Nearly 8 days skiing instead of 6

    We did that, as you say it gains you extra time on the…[Read more]

  • ransos replied to the topic New Labour leader/ direction in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    I was not aware of that, thanks for pointing that out.

    No worries. I’m pretty sure it’s a legal requirement.

  • ransos replied to the topic New Labour leader/ direction in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    ransos – get a couple of things straight:
    – I have not called anyone names in my posts on this subject; referring to McCluskey as comrade len is not name calling
    – your posts suggest you have some comradely love for len; if not then be clear about what you are saying; is McCluskey a waste of space? If not, in your opinion, explain why.

    1. I nev…[Read more]

  • ransos replied to the topic New Labour leader/ direction in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    What ‘lot’ is that?

    Shame you chose to hide behind another silly picture. Coward.

  • ransos replied to the topic New Labour leader/ direction in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Ransos – what has McCluskey delivered for members of the union he leads?

    No idea – why don’t you ask one of his supporters? If you can avoid calling them names that’d be great.

  • ransos replied to the topic New Labour leader/ direction in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Maybe if you lot had learnt anything at all in the last 4 years I might make some effort to mask my total and utter contempt…

    What “lot” is that?

  • ransos replied to the topic New Labour leader/ direction in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    That takes a special kind of stupid

    Always the best way of convincing people of your point of view.

  • ransos replied to the topic New Labour leader/ direction in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Then, comrade, I suggest that you take a look at page 73, subsection 2, paragraph 3, appendage 7, which clearly proves you wrong

    That almost passes for originality in your world.

  • ransos replied to the topic New Labour leader/ direction in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Oh…and SK I’m not answering your question or engaging with you in any way as you’re not even aware of what’s clearly stated on page 66 of your union rule book

    Come on… this is schoolboy stuff…

    Interesting how a post advising a member on how to use his union subscription is hijacked by you and your petty animosities. When I say interesting…[Read more]

  • Have the red tops been slagging them off? If so, what for?

    Well, she’s American, divorced, independently wealthy, black and female. Take your pick.

    My regular glance at the tabloids (when waiting in the checkout queue at the supermarket) suggests that they get a pretty hard time. The Mail seems to loathe her.

  • I love how many people have taken the time to come into this thread and compose a post telling us all how much they don’t give a shit.

    I couldn’t give a stuff about the royal family, but I’m very much enjoying the hysterical media reaction. It’s almost as if they’re annoyed that they’ll have to find someone else to slag off in future…

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