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Caustic? So you can't use vinegar?
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General Chat / Re: Spain's Concerns Over Brexit
« Last post by Ivemovedon on Today at 13:07:31 »
This is actually quit amusing: Watching all the former brexit supporters, now realising the brexit is going to be disastrous, trying to find somebody else to blame.

Not really !! I was always a supporter of leaving, still am !!
Nothing will change either way. The normal person in the street will still live his/her live as they have always done, either in or out doesn’t make a whole pile of a difference to them, life is just life. Nothing politicians do make much difference to the day to day drudge of existing. IMHO

I really have to dispute that Spitfire58.

Politicians and the decisions they make if in power can have a catastrophic effect on the day to day lives of normal people. You only have to look back as far as the Blair administration and his New Labour parties policy on open borders immigration to see that. The face of Britain was changed forever in an instant, it's the time the strain really started to tell on social services and you and I began to realize you might have to wait 3 weeks just to see a doctor, you couldn't get on a council house waiting list for love nor money and there's a hose pipe ban after a winter of rain because of the massive numbers of people needing access to our water supplies. Meanwhile he continues to spout his anti brexit rhetoric living in luxury and with a property portfolio only a Russian oligarch could match him with.

That's just the peripheral stuff...if you want the major, that bstd and his cronies  also dragged us into overseas conflicts which killed and maimed thousands of our soldiers and fanned the flames of Islamic terrorism we have to put up with today.

The very decisions May is making right now in brexit negotiations will have an impact, especially if she gets it wrong. These big political calls always filter down to the general public and we end up paying the price of political ego's.

Oh they can affect us all right.

Fair enough. I can agree with some of that. However, I think the Islamic situation would still be a problem.

Also, in my nearest city (Dundee) to quote from Google “Today, over 94% of the population was born in the United Kingdom. Breaking this down further, over 87% of the population was born in Scotland”.

Immigration is not a major issue in reality although people’s perceptions of this seems to be different, possibly the general situation is different in Scotland.
As far as doctors & housing go those numbers do not give enough to allow for the problems.
If I want a doctors appointment I have to jump through so many hoops to get one !! but when you get to the surgery with perhaps 7 or 8 doctors on plus 2 or 3 practise nurses there are never more than four or five people sitting in the waiting room !! The new medical contracts given out a number of years ago plus their productivity level are much more of an issue than being unable to see a doctor because they are overrun with immigrants.
Same goes for council housing. I have seen houses boarded up in council estates for months when they could be recycled & occupied much faster.

With all due respect I think you would look at the immigration question in a different light if you lived in the south east of England or any of the Northern English cities like Bradford and Rochdale. Obviously you can only judge it from where you sit and Scotland has not  (yet ) suffered like the rest. Could be the cold weather up there, I don't know , or the fact discerning immigrants aren't too fussed on deep fried Mars bars. But you certainly don't get your fair share. It must seem a million miles away whats going on in Calais to you, but it's just on our doorstep down south and we are only a heartbeat away from countless thousands more with no visible means of support gaining entry at Dover or other ports. Sooner or later it will creep your way...it's inevitable, its a never ending tide of have not's looking to be have's and nothing is going to stop it least of all a British Government. Although it may take some years and not manifest itself in your lifetime I've no doubt it will for future generations of Scots. But like the problem is ours now it will be yours to deal with then. Unless of course we manage to gain a Government with some courage who are prepared to get tough and confront the problem head on. Which looks nigh on an impossibility to me.
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Son of Dross / Re: Morning/Afternoon/Evening all
« Last post by Baldy on Today at 12:29:53 »

Afternoon all
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Hiya, anyone know where I can buy the liquid descaling fluid:
https://www.dolce-gusto.co.uk/coffee-accessories/maintenance/water-descaler-2

I know Mercadona, Hyperdino and Electron sell the coffee pods, but not seen the descaler.  As it's slightly caustic, can't bring it out in hand luggage.

Anyone any ideas please?

TIA,

Tom.
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General Chat / Re: Spain's Concerns Over Brexit
« Last post by Ivemovedon on Today at 10:56:51 »
There was a vote. There was a result. And there was a whole range of Brexit promises that have to be delivered on to the people or the whole thing needs to be called off.

You missed of the best part of that quote either by accident or deliberately.  It was 'you forget the lies of project fear'.

There were just as may lies told by those who wanted to stay in. You could argue that those lies being told indicate it should go ahead regardless of the deal.
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General Chat / Re: Spain's Concerns Over Brexit
« Last post by Johnrgby2 on Today at 10:35:27 »
There was a vote. There was a result. And there was a whole range of Brexit promises that have to be delivered on to the people or the whole thing needs to be called off.

We chose not to vote in The Referendum, as we will not be returning to The UK and felt it was not right to vote in a referendum that would not affect us, however, while I honestly believe the UK be better off out of The EU I can sympathise with your sentiments,  a large proportion of the promises made were obviously impossible to keep, and people knew that at the time of the vote, the ridiculous amount of money Johnson claimed would be ploughed back into The National Health far exceeded the net figure The UK paid into The EU, and that was widely known, but did not affect the vote, In my humble opinion that added to the perception we would be able to halt immigration and rule ourselves is what made the difference.

What was promised cannot and never could be delivered, and the process can not be stopped as if it where The UK would be in a totally untenable situation in future negotiations, and the laughing stock of the developed world.
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Environment & Weather / Re: El Hierro
« Last post by jand on Today at 10:17:36 »
Update by Enrique regarding the 4.1 earthquake.

Translated.

'' earthquake from 4.1 to ne of the island of LA Palma.- this morning there was an earthquake that has been located by the ign to ne of the island of LA Palma at a depth of 18.8 km It tells us as we said yesterday regional tensions to judge with the last 6 earthquakes that are all aligned in an address nw - se. It could have been meaning in some populations weak, especially on the island of LA Palma.

It has clearly been marked in all the seismographs, notandose the s and p. In Maci, there are also small moves that they may locate when they check the 01:20 h or two smaller to 03:25 and 03:31 H''. (Enrique).

Es2018cfidk 24/02/2018 05:16:31 05:16:31 29.3892-17.4806 18.8 km m 4.1 Mblg Atlantic-Canary Islands

http://www.ign.es/web/ign/portal/ultimos-terremotos/-/ultimos-terremotos/getDetails?evid=es2018cfidk&zona=1

https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28058690_497227350675237_4948465034077240722_n.jpg?oh=d085aff2ccc008aa4828884a35ca849e&oe=5B025276

https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28378906_497227427341896_7376913764149249719_n.jpg?oh=7934a0be78ae3bbcc86e180410392a6f&oe=5B12870F

Phase File:
http://www.ign.es/web/resources/sismologia/www/dir_images_terremotos/fases/2018/es2018cfidk.dat
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General Chat / Re: Spain's Concerns Over Brexit
« Last post by perrypower1 on Today at 09:53:19 »
There was a vote. There was a result. And there was a whole range of Brexit promises that have to be delivered on to the people or the whole thing needs to be called off.
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General Chat / Re: Spain's Concerns Over Brexit
« Last post by spitfire58 on Today at 09:44:01 »
This is actually quit amusing: Watching all the former brexit supporters, now realising the brexit is going to be disastrous, trying to find somebody else to blame.

Not really !! I was always a supporter of leaving, still am !!
Nothing will change either way. The normal person in the street will still live his/her live as they have always done, either in or out doesn’t make a whole pile of a difference to them, life is just life. Nothing politicians do make much difference to the day to day drudge of existing. IMHO

I really have to dispute that Spitfire58.

Politicians and the decisions they make if in power can have a catastrophic effect on the day to day lives of normal people. You only have to look back as far as the Blair administration and his New Labour parties policy on open borders immigration to see that. The face of Britain was changed forever in an instant, it's the time the strain really started to tell on social services and you and I began to realize you might have to wait 3 weeks just to see a doctor, you couldn't get on a council house waiting list for love nor money and there's a hose pipe ban after a winter of rain because of the massive numbers of people needing access to our water supplies. Meanwhile he continues to spout his anti brexit rhetoric living in luxury and with a property portfolio only a Russian oligarch could match him with.

That's just the peripheral stuff...if you want the major, that bstd and his cronies  also dragged us into overseas conflicts which killed and maimed thousands of our soldiers and fanned the flames of Islamic terrorism we have to put up with today.

The very decisions May is making right now in brexit negotiations will have an impact, especially if she gets it wrong. These big political calls always filter down to the general public and we end up paying the price of political ego's.

Oh they can affect us all right.

Fair enough. I can agree with some of that. However, I think the Islamic situation would still be a problem.

Also, in my nearest city (Dundee) to quote from Google “Today, over 94% of the population was born in the United Kingdom. Breaking this down further, over 87% of the population was born in Scotland”.

Immigration is not a major issue in reality although people’s perceptions of this seems to be different, possibly the general situation is different in Scotland.
As far as doctors & housing go those numbers do not give enough to allow for the problems.
If I want a doctors appointment I have to jump through so many hoops to get one !! but when you get to the surgery with perhaps 7 or 8 doctors on plus 2 or 3 practise nurses there are never more than four or five people sitting in the waiting room !! The new medical contracts given out a number of years ago plus their productivity level are much more of an issue than being unable to see a doctor because they are overrun with immigrants.
Same goes for council housing. I have seen houses boarded up in council estates for months when they could be recycled & occupied much faster.
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Son of Dross / Re: Morning/Afternoon/Evening all
« Last post by Ronnie The Bantam on Today at 09:26:13 »
Morning all
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