isac

@isac

active 4 months ago
  • isac posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    I believe the insurer would normally blame the reversing driver in any incident where one driver was reversing and the other not. Definitely on anything you might describe as a main road, but perhaps not always in a car park. I’ve always seen reversing as one of those things where the onus is on you to make sure there’s no-one else about or in…[Read more]

    • “I go past the space, then pull up next to the next parked car, indicate left, and pop it in reverse.”

      Get your indicator on before you stop. No wonder people aren’t leaving you enough space to reverse in, they don’t know your intentions until it’s too late 😉

  • isac posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    For many people in the UK the EU has opened up many opportunites for work, travel, etc.

    Unfortunately for many people, especially those who live in economicaly deprived areas, these opportunities do not present themselves in the same way.

    Competing with an EU migrant for a job or watching your wage rate being undercut doesn’t exactly inspire you…[Read more]

  • isac posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    The £350 million on the bus and the whole Leave campaign might have convinced some people to vote leave but I think that most people had either made up their minds about the EU before any debate began or voted leave just to annoy the politicians.

    In order to broaden my right wing, nationalist outlook I have taken to reading other papers than the…[Read more]

  • isac posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    Your inability to see why some people are unable to access the benefits of EU membership mystifies me.

    I don’t think my posts have laid the blame of Brexit at the EU’s door, that needs to be the responsibility of the UK.

    The chaos caused by Brexit might be the catalyst needed for political change, it’s hard to see how else a ‘revolution’ will…[Read more]

    • It just won’t, not for the better anyway. Brexit will not deliver economic growth, economic opportunities for the low skilled/poor or increased political accountability, there is always another scapegoat, the only question is for how long will it remain the other before the blame is focused on you (it’s already on me as a member of the ‘guardian…[Read more]

    • isac replied 4 months ago

      For many people in the UK the EU has opened up many opportunites for work, travel, etc.

      Unfortunately for many people, especially those who live in economicaly deprived areas, these opportunities do not present themselves in the same way.

      Competing with an EU migrant for a job or watching your wage rate being undercut doesn’t exactly inspire you…[Read more]

    • “For many people in the UK the EU has opened up many opportunites for work, travel, etc.”

      “Unfortunately for many people, especially those who live in economicaly deprived areas, these opportunities do not present themselves in the same way.”

      Why not? I only speak English, my skills are no more or less transferable than those of a joiner or a…[Read more]

  • isac posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    Your last paragraph where you state that you were reasonably happy with the way things were going pre referendum goes to the heart of the matter.

    17 million people didn’t share your view and voted for a change. We’ve argued as to the rights and wrongs of this decision for years now and your posts on this thread point out, quite rightly, how much…[Read more]

    • “Your last paragraph where you state that you were reasonably happy with the way things were going pre referendum goes to the heart of the matter.”

      The things I wasn’t happy with stem from things we have little control over like economic cycles and from those we do like poor domestic government which has at best failed to effectively mitigate the…[Read more]

      • isac replied 4 months ago

        Your inability to see why some people are unable to access the benefits of EU membership mystifies me.

        I don’t think my posts have laid the blame of Brexit at the EU’s door, that needs to be the responsibility of the UK.

        The chaos caused by Brexit might be the catalyst needed for political change, it’s hard to see how else a ‘revolution’ will…[Read more]

        • It just won’t, not for the better anyway. Brexit will not deliver economic growth, economic opportunities for the low skilled/poor or increased political accountability, there is always another scapegoat, the only question is for how long will it remain the other before the blame is focused on you (it’s already on me as a member of the ‘guardian…[Read more]

        • isac replied 4 months ago

          For many people in the UK the EU has opened up many opportunites for work, travel, etc.

          Unfortunately for many people, especially those who live in economicaly deprived areas, these opportunities do not present themselves in the same way.

          Competing with an EU migrant for a job or watching your wage rate being undercut doesn’t exactly inspire you…[Read more]

        • “For many people in the UK the EU has opened up many opportunites for work, travel, etc.”

          “Unfortunately for many people, especially those who live in economicaly deprived areas, these opportunities do not present themselves in the same way.”

          Why not? I only speak English, my skills are no more or less transferable than those of a joiner or a…[Read more]

  • isac posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    I have no problem with free trade, customs unions, common regulations, etc.

    I do have a problem with free movement of labour when it skews the domestic labour conditions, handing over large sums of money to fund a political aim and having to accept european laws in a domestic setting.

    It is/should be possible to share common goals and ambitions…[Read more]

    • I don’t think that quite covers this case. People were assured it would be in their best interests eg £350m a week for the NHS, you will keep all the same rights, countries will be queuing up to sign trade deals, it can all be sorted in a couple of quick meetings etc etc. Well it’s not quite panned out like that so I believe people should now be…[Read more]

  • isac posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    My objection to paying the EU money is based on fairness.

    Either all countries pay or none do.

    But that of course wouldn’t allow the EU to finance its social programme would it?

    UK law is subsidiary to ECJ law because we signed up to it which was a mistake.

    We’ve had years of uncontrolled immigration from EU countries again because we signed…[Read more]

  • isac posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    Remaining in the EU would not be the end of the world.

    However, doing so would require the overturning of the referendum result.

    Either by another referendum or by the government ignoring the first referendum result.

    While remaining would prevent the economic disaster predicted by many it would create a whole set of other problems.

    Any…[Read more]

    • dave replied 4 months ago

      Thanks for that very full reply. I can appreciate many of the points you raise and actually agree with a lot of them. We are now in a very unenviable position either way. However, in that trite old phrase, we start from where we are and I do believe that we are now reduced to picking the lesser of the evils. In my view that has to be a…[Read more]

  • isac posted an update in the group Group logo of BrexitBrexit 4 months ago

    For me I see no reason to pay any money to the EU, except for an administration fee, and have no wish to fund the development of other EU countries. Either all countries pay or none at all. And yes I know the argument that helping other countries develop increases their ability to buy things from us.

    Why would we want to have another tier of…[Read more]

    • dave replied 4 months ago

      You seem a reasonable and realistic sort of guy so can I just ask this: since you seem resigned to the fact that we are not going to get the clean, painless Brexit we were assured would be ours for the taking during the referendum and since the overwhelming majority of business leaders and most economists seem to be convinced a hard Brexit will…[Read more]

      • isac replied 4 months ago

        Remaining in the EU would not be the end of the world.

        However, doing so would require the overturning of the referendum result.

        Either by another referendum or by the government ignoring the first referendum result.

        While remaining would prevent the economic disaster predicted by many it would create a whole set of other problems.

        Any…[Read more]

        • dave replied 4 months ago

          Thanks for that very full reply. I can appreciate many of the points you raise and actually agree with a lot of them. We are now in a very unenviable position either way. However, in that trite old phrase, we start from where we are and I do believe that we are now reduced to picking the lesser of the evils. In my view that has to be a…[Read more]

    • Kez replied 4 months ago

      “I see no reason to pay any money to the EU, except for an administration fee, and have no wish to fund the development of other EU countries. Either all countries pay or none at all. And yes I know the argument that helping other countries develop increases their ability to buy things from us.”

      How much do you think it’s going to cost to employ…[Read more]

      • isac replied 4 months ago

        My objection to paying the EU money is based on fairness.

        Either all countries pay or none do.

        But that of course wouldn’t allow the EU to finance its social programme would it?

        UK law is subsidiary to ECJ law because we signed up to it which was a mistake.

        We’ve had years of uncontrolled immigration from EU countries again because we signed…[Read more]

    • “I see no reason to pay any money to the EU, except for an administration fee, and have no wish to fund the development of other EU countries. Either all countries pay or none at all. And yes I know the argument that helping other countries develop increases their ability to buy things from us.”

      So which bit of that argument do you disagree with,…[Read more]

      • isac replied 4 months ago

        Your last paragraph where you state that you were reasonably happy with the way things were going pre referendum goes to the heart of the matter.

        17 million people didn’t share your view and voted for a change. We’ve argued as to the rights and wrongs of this decision for years now and your posts on this thread point out, quite rightly, how much…[Read more]

        • “Your last paragraph where you state that you were reasonably happy with the way things were going pre referendum goes to the heart of the matter.”

          The things I wasn’t happy with stem from things we have little control over like economic cycles and from those we do like poor domestic government which has at best failed to effectively mitigate the…[Read more]

          • isac replied 4 months ago

            Your inability to see why some people are unable to access the benefits of EU membership mystifies me.

            I don’t think my posts have laid the blame of Brexit at the EU’s door, that needs to be the responsibility of the UK.

            The chaos caused by Brexit might be the catalyst needed for political change, it’s hard to see how else a ‘revolution’ will…[Read more]

            • It just won’t, not for the better anyway. Brexit will not deliver economic growth, economic opportunities for the low skilled/poor or increased political accountability, there is always another scapegoat, the only question is for how long will it remain the other before the blame is focused on you (it’s already on me as a member of the ‘guardian…[Read more]

            • isac replied 4 months ago

              For many people in the UK the EU has opened up many opportunites for work, travel, etc.

              Unfortunately for many people, especially those who live in economicaly deprived areas, these opportunities do not present themselves in the same way.

              Competing with an EU migrant for a job or watching your wage rate being undercut doesn’t exactly inspire you…[Read more]

            • “For many people in the UK the EU has opened up many opportunites for work, travel, etc.”

              “Unfortunately for many people, especially those who live in economicaly deprived areas, these opportunities do not present themselves in the same way.”

              Why not? I only speak English, my skills are no more or less transferable than those of a joiner or a…[Read more]

  • isac joined the group Group logo of BrexitBrexit 4 months ago

  • isac posted a new activity comment 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Google maps is perfectly adequate, but the Waze App is better (and allows you to stream spotify at the same time)
    Both are available on any android phone (including the Note you already have), so don’t feel tied to samsung