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Jennifer McM

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  1. Jennifer McM

    Brexit 2019

    BTW Mogg has a huge international business, and has explained, that when he sets up a fund in a country, like Ireland for his Irish customers, he needs capital there. It's not about moving his capital to a safer place, it's more like a 'working float'.
  2. Jennifer McM

    Brexit 2019

    There's no way I can imagine what's in their heads, I'll never be in that situation. But I'm pleased Dyson has invested in the next generation of UK 'inventors'. We're not all 'capitalist barons' that want to leave the EU.
  3. Jennifer McM

    Brexit 2019

    That's up to him, but don't forget the huge investment he's made to the kids in the UK https://www.dysoninstitute.com/the-degree/, " People are entitled to disagree with his support for Brexit, but it should be recognised that for Dyson, and for many others, Brexit isn't about retreating in on ourselves – it's about stepping out into the world and capitalising on new markets. By boosting his manufacturing presence in Asia Dyson is doing exactly that – while remaining committed to his projects here in the UK. Regardless of Brexit we could do with a few more James Dysons, and fewer Alastair Campbells." http://www.cityam.com/266733/james-dysons-post-brexit-globalism-design-cars-uk-build BTW "Sir James Dyson's farming business was the biggest private recipient of EU basic payments in the UK in 2016, receiving £1.6 million, Greenpeace says" https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/eu-farming-subsidies-billionaires-high-uk-rich-list-recipients-brexit-james-dyson-earl-rosebery-cap-a7815871.html So I really don't think he's a hypocritical Brexiteer, he's just used the system.
  4. Jennifer McM

    Brexit 2019

    My mother-in-law often said, "Those that need help the most, are too ashamed to ask". She knew, as a widow of 3 young boys what it was like to have nothing. I'm pleased that sentiment is changing for those who are in need, though it's a worry if the poorest gets pushed to the back of the queue.
  5. Jennifer McM

    IPad alternatives

    Have you thought about Amazon Fire? There're various types, from under £50 to about £150. I bought one in an Amazon sale about 6/7 years ago for £35 and it's still going strong. I use it mainly for browsing the internet, Twitter and Kindle book apps, and playing solitaire. The odd occasion I've watched TV on it, and often listen to the radio. Mainly it's a 'bed thing'.
  6. Jennifer McM

    Brexit 2019

    Sorry, that's a typo, Sutherland Sunderland. Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/eu-referendum-sunderland-result-vote-brexit-leave-live-latest-remain-a7098776.html
  7. Jennifer McM

    Brexit 2019

    The most fervent Brexiteer that even made my head spin, was my husband's Greek surgeon. He was fervently anti-EU. He blamed the EU for rubbishing his country, his family vineyard in Athens is practically worthless, and without his job in the NHS his family would be destitute. He's been in the UK for about 20 years, and had planned to retire to his vineyard, except he can't afford to give up working in the UK as his family in Greece is depending on him. My OH, being wide awake while the surgeon wielded his scalpel to cut out basal cancer cells out of his face, was concerned about the surgeon being so emotionally charged. Greeks would love the chance to leave the EU.
  8. Jennifer McM

    Brexit 2019

    The irony here is that Sutherland is well known for its pro-Brexit stance. The CBI once thought it would be beneficial for the UK to be in the Eurozone - since then, it's been demonstrated that joining the Euro would have catastrophic for our economy. If they were wrong then, maybe they could be wrong now?
  9. Jennifer McM

    Roof Vegetable Garden

    Thought the use of drainpipe was a brilliant idea, easily adapted to fit a narrowboat's roof. Smaller sized pipes are used to make the frame
  10. Jennifer McM

    Brexit 2019

    So? You're assuming Sunderland will close, as told by Project Fear. Who knows at this stage, there's also a suggestion the plant could pick up trade from the overpriced German car manufacturers. No one knows. The IMF (Osborne's Project Fear Shrill) yesterday upgraded the UK's growth forecast, "The International Monetary Fund has released a forecast showing they expect the UK to have the joint-fastest (with France) GDP growth among European countries in the G7 nations in both 2019 and 2020." Why not talk Britain up, instead of knocking her down? As Maggie once said, "Rejoice in the Good News!"
  11. Jennifer McM

    Brexit 2019

    You sound really bitter. Norton Bikes, a British company, who are proud of what they are achieving. They are just one company of many who are doing well. Not that you'd hear about it in the media. But go on, you can have a pop if it cheers you up.
  12. Jennifer McM

    Brexit 2019

    For the 'Misty Eyed Brexiteers' ..... wonder why we don't hear about positive news on the TV?
  13. Jennifer McM

    Brexit 2019

    There's a recent remake of the film I believe.
  14. Jennifer McM

    Brexit 2019

    Oh that's funny 😂 Believe there's a new film out called 'Logan's Run', does anyone remember the TV series decades ago? It's from a book published in 1967. If we stay in the EU, come 200 years, that book will definitely be in the 'current affairs' section, or perhaps it won't be as the Globalist wouldn't want us 'thinking' for ourselves! Synopsis: In the year 2274, young residents enjoy an idyllic, hedonistic lifestyle within the protective confines of a domed city. The general belief is that when each person turns 30, they are reincarnated for another blissful life cycle. Those who know the much darker truth become "runners" and flee to a hidden sanctuary. When law enforcement officer Logan (Michael York) goes undercover to locate the refuge, he winds up instead trying to initiate a revolution with runner Jessica (Jenny Agutter).
  15. Jennifer McM

    Roof Vegetable Garden

    Here's a guy that has a narrowboat that's turned into a floating garden centre. He even explains how to grow cucumbers.... http://wonderlandfreelance.co.uk/2017/02/27/cultivating-the-cut/
  16. Jennifer McM

    What fuel?

    Thanks for that...... the perils of 'Fake News'
  17. Jennifer McM

    What fuel?

    We usually use Excel but was told that was being replaced by New Heat (?) - can't confirm that though. We've been burning New Heat for about a month now, and are finding it really good. One 20kg bag lasts us just over 3 days, the last price paid was £10.50 a bag. Our stove is a Stovax. Yesterday passing Midland Chandlers, we took them up on their special offer on Excel, buy over 6x25kg bags and get a 10% discount off = £10.80 a 25 kg bag. Doing a quick add up it looks like we're carrying 225 kg worth of coal in the bow ❄️ - with a fair wind who knows, we might not need to buy any more this winter 🌞.
  18. Jennifer McM

    Brexit 2019

    Something's eating at Abbot - article gives an insight into the train journey from London to Derby. https://www.conservativehome.com/platform/2019/01/steven-edginton-the-bbcs-question-time-last-week-abbott-was-the-victim-of-her-own-rudeness-not-of-racism-as-i-saw-at-first-hand.html
  19. Jennifer McM

    Brexit 2019

    Respectfully can I point out the irony, calling someone's attitude 'old' while quoting their Mum to stack up the argument? The French do keep the good stuff for themselves, https://financesonline.com/top-10-most-expensive-red-wines-in-the-world-cabernet-sauvignon-tops-the-list/
  20. Jennifer McM

    Brexit 2019

    Pssst....
  21. Jennifer McM

    Brexit 2019

    In response to the Grieve plot trying to take over Parliament, here's an article from Sir Stephen Laws (I've never heard of him either, though since found out there's not many above him on Parliamentary constitution.) https://policyexchange.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/The-Contest-to-Take-Control-of-Brexit.pdf
  22. Jennifer McM

    Brexit 2019

    Pedantic alert..... 🔊🔊🔊😄
  23. Jennifer McM

    Brexit 2019

    FFS you sound like a Remainer! I broke my leg when I fell off the tap tapdancing. Show me where I said I was on the bonnet of a Morris?
  24. Jennifer McM

    Brexit 2019

    No I didn't do the Morris thing..... I fell off when I was on the tap dancing with 'clicky shoes'
  25. Jennifer McM

    Brexit 2019

    I did exactly that, only I fell off the tap!
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