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Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 08:50
RicF wrote (see)

Has anyone's life fallen through the floor yet because of this vote?

Ok, I'm aware that anyone shifting money out of Sterling across the worlds ponds on Thursday night got buggered, but that's about it.


When the FTSE crashed on Friday I reckon I lost about £10K (pension and ISA). It bounced back up a bit, but I'm still down about £7K.

My brother put an offer in on a house a couple of weeks ago, buy he hasn't sold his own yet so he's now in a potentially difficult position.

My friend's wife was verbally abused on Friday. Apparently she's "come over here" and "stolen" someone's job.

My girlfriend's mother needs to go through the hassle and expense of applying for British Citizenship, otherwise she may get kicked out at some point in the not too distant future.

But at least we got our sovereignty back.


FWIW, I think we'll (eventually) end up in the EEA / EFTA. We'll still have free trade and free movement and things won't really be all that different. But the many years it's going to take to unravel all the current agreements and make new ones are going to be pretty rocky.

Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 08:37

1. Remain

2. Mostly self-interest (i.e. I think I'll personally be better off), but also the Leave campaign has failed to answer the fairly basic question of what sort of relationship we will have with the EU if we quit. So if you vote Leave what exactly are you voting for?

3. Up until a week ago I was pretty confident Remain would win. Right now I'm quite nervous and I think it could go either way.


You Sank my battleship

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 23:31

Probably doesn't help you, I just felt like posting it.

The VW Diesel cover up

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 08:27

Inevitable Downfall parody here.

The VW Diesel cover up

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 20:58

I have a Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI. Not sure if it's affected by this - they don't sell Skodas in the US, but I imagine all the VAG engines are basically the same underneath.

I'm not sure how bad this will be for VW, I expect there's a lot more information to come out. This is VW's share price, something like £20 billion (or $ or €, I forget) got wiped off.


Running with surgical gloves on

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 22:24

Ran the Bristol Half Marathon on Sunday. Waiting in the pen at the start and a few minutes before we're due to go I notice the guy in front of me pulling on a pair of latex gloves, the kind of thing your GP might wear when he checks your prostate.

Seemed like rather an odd thing to do. It was a fairly warm day, I can't recall seeing anyone else wearing gloves of any description. Anyone know (or would like to speculate) what the reason was for wearing them?

What is middle class?

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 23:03


(Currently reading Game Of Thrones)

Cyclist ruding on pavement runs down child

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 22:47

As far as children cycling on the pavement goes, the age of criminal responsibility is 10. So if a child under 10 cycles on the pavement then there's not much the police can do about it.

race tactics

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 21:52

Get yourself to the French parkrun.

Their highest turnout was 12 people and the fastest time is 20:42.

Ways of finding volunteers to help out at a race

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 20:41

Got an email from England Athletics today promoting this site for sports volunteers:

hopefully that's of some use to you.

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