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Sir Nibble

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Sir Nibble last won the day on September 28

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About Sir Nibble

  • Birthday 02/27/1958

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    Interesting things, like the taste of good ale, the smell of a beehive, the sound of a Rolls Royce Merlin, and the sight of a working pair of ploughing engines.
    Being slightly drunk, slightly stoned and gently warmed by a friendly sun.
    Friends, held in gentle company where nothing need be spoken.

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    Technical instructor.

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  1. Sir Nibble

    Battery wiring at fault? 12v socket reading jumping.

    There is probably a break in one of the meter leads
  2. Sir Nibble

    Brexit 2017 - 2018

    It has all turned into a bit of a clusterfu<k and it doesn't help having the barking at hubcaps wing of the Conservative party hijacking the whole thing and becoming self appointed figureheads. Personally, I never thought it would be easy. I never took much notice of the argument of the irreducible complexity of membership, it seems to me that how hard it is to achieve is a poor basis on which to choose a course of action. To misquote JFK, "We don't choose to do these things because they are easy". I am just dismayed at how hard it has been made by a combination of remainers who will do all they can to screw it up so it doesn't happen and over entitled inbred halfwits who think that a 4% majority gives them personally a mandate to found a new England that bears no resemblance to reality. However, I really, really believe that a second referendum would be more damaging by far. You think the country is divided now, that's nothing to what a second referendum would do. Imagine the outrage of an entire half of the population even before a vote was run. This would threaten our very identity as one people. More quotes, "the die is cast". Article 50 crossed the Rubicon and we really have to come together. We have no hope of getting through this with 50% of the population sulking. No, I meant your failure to watch the campaign closely enough to notice who was the leader of the official remain campaign.
  3. Sir Nibble

    Custom Christmas cards

    Progress so far.
  4. Sir Nibble

    Custom Christmas cards

    Two years ago I made a "set" with a hole cut in it, pursuaded Slartibartfast the hamster to put her head through it and got this. then last year it was this. This year the theme is "Lo, there was an angel" and will be based on this.
  5. Sir Nibble

    Brexit 2017 - 2018

    Allowing the people a vote IS democracy, but only, very much only, if that vote is then acted upon. seeking to overturn it is anti democratic and seeking to overturn it by another vote because you don't like the result is a cynical denial of democracy dressed up to disguise the fact that you feel your wishes should be enacted despite a vote to the contrary. The losers wanting another vote is not the same as we need another vote.
  6. Sir Nibble

    Brexit 2017 - 2018

    Yea, they will rush to the rescue of those who's pay has been depressed by freedom of movement and declare "Don't worry, we'll see to it you get the EU funded arts centre you've been praying for" Then everyone gets free university tuition, Diane Abbot will make it illegal to be white, it will only rain on mondays and everyone will be happy.
  7. Sir Nibble

    Brexit 2017 - 2018

    I take your point, the voice of sweet reason motivated entirely by your long standing opposition to the result of the last vote rather than seeing democracy served. Dress it up how you like you would not advocate a second referendum if the last one had gone the other way. The only reason for a second vote is because we didn't get it right first time around.
  8. Sir Nibble

    Brexit 2017 - 2018

    Possible, though there is scant evidence and not from want of looking. The problem is that if that's a reason for a second vote then it's a reason for a third, and fourth, and fifth. The referendum was not a surprise, we all knew it was coming and had ample chance to think it through before voting. I started as a remainer but changed my mind. As for those others who may have changed their minds, the only people I see who want a second vote are hardline remainers and the second vote they want is so skewed as to be a diktat. Calling for another vote is just a reminder of how the EU works with regard to referendum results they don't like.https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/da117cf1-32ab-4d86-979f-2b96d6d8f8c4
  9. Sir Nibble

    Brexit 2017 - 2018

    Given the numbers in the vote it is right as I have said before that we leave, softly. The biggest flies in the ointment are the hard line remainers moving heaven and earth to simply overturn the democratic vote and go back to business as usual. We could make a far better fist of this if there weren't those on both sides who believe that they are sooo right that it allows no dispute. So given a vote between this deal and no deal you would vote for no deal? I know you have a record of not watching the issue too closely but surely you would like to read the agreement first wouldn't you?
  10. Sir Nibble

    Brexit 2017 - 2018

    Or you could look at it as a soft Brexit reflecting the voting proportions. Not read it yet myself, I believe it is a weighty document.
  11. Sir Nibble

    Boatmen commemorated

    Marketing usually is free to the intended recipient. It was about CaRT's profile, that's all. Do you ever remember the cenotaph ceremony saying "They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old, except boatmen, screw them"
  12. Sir Nibble

    Brexit 2017 - 2018

    I heard that. You have mis-remembered it. What he said was that everyone is looking no further than the end of their nose and it's all about where we will be in ten years time. The remainer on after him added the "at least".
  13. Sir Nibble

    Brexit 2017 - 2018

    I agree, no way to stay in without hurting some too but up until 2016 no one was listening to them.
  14. Sir Nibble

    Brexit 2017 - 2018

    Predictable though. The UK side just wants to negotiate an out without anyone getting hurt whilst the EU side wants to negotiate on the basis of minimum pain to them and maximum pain to us so we didn't even have the same end in mind. Worse than leaving with no deal at all?
  15. Sir Nibble

    Boatmen commemorated

    A marketing exercise on the back of the war dead, disgusting. Of course boatmen are commemorated, they always have been, just like everyone else who fell. To single out one group based upon their peacetime occupation is ridiculous. On another note, the Royal armories museum fired off an artillery piece every ten minutes from 10.00, then for the last ten minutes a continuous "barrage" stopping at 11.00. Most effective I thought. There were a few children kicking up during the silence but rather than see it as a disruption of a solemn moment I felt it was more akin to birdsong after the gunfire.
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