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Forum: Social Forum 23rd December 2021, 11:25
Replies: 59
Views: 2,296
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Erm...you have defeated your own point here, with...

Erm...you have defeated your own point here, with the correct statement that Aldi and Lidl are greedy for a larger share of the market! Just like the Co-op, they are charging the highest prices they...
Forum: Social Forum 20th December 2021, 23:42
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Interesting idea, and I'm concerned to hear of...

Interesting idea, and I'm concerned to hear of your problems with the heat source pump. May I ask how long you have you had it? And is the cost vastly more than you were expecting? £25 for a day is...
Forum: Social Forum 20th December 2021, 22:56
Replies: 59
Views: 2,296
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Are you suggesting that Aldi and Lidl aren't...

Are you suggesting that Aldi and Lidl aren't greedy? I had no idea those companies were so marvellously altruistic!
Forum: Social Forum 20th December 2021, 22:50
Replies: 171
Views: 7,148
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
The most common countries of origin for asylum...

The most common countries of origin for asylum seekers in the 12 months to September were, in descending order, Iran, Eritrea and Albania, which blows out of the water the assumption by some that...
Forum: Social Forum 20th December 2021, 22:22
Replies: 171
Views: 7,148
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Remind me exactly when the perpetrators of the...

Remind me exactly when the perpetrators of the grooming gangs arrived in this country?

Please note this is not a dig at all immigrants, of whatever era - I'm merely pointing out the absurdity of...
Forum: Social Forum 20th December 2021, 22:13
Replies: 20
Views: 581
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
A belated HB! Thanks again for your remarkable...

A belated HB! Thanks again for your remarkable posts in the main part of the fourm - a real treasure trove of information!
Forum: Social Forum 12th December 2021, 09:51
Replies: 255
Views: 8,528
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
No, not really. But there's a certain irony in...

No, not really. But there's a certain irony in spelling errors in posts accusing me of being brainwashed and being a sheep, with the associated insinuation of being uneducated and incapable of...
Forum: Social Forum 11th December 2021, 22:09
Replies: 255
Views: 8,528
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
My alter ego gets ordained just after you alter...

My alter ego gets ordained just after you alter the altar so it's spelt properly!
Forum: Social Forum 11th December 2021, 21:48
Replies: 37
Views: 1,389
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
EV battery recycling is already an enormous...

EV battery recycling is already an enormous business globally, and will grow even bigger in the years ahead
Forum: Social Forum 11th December 2021, 21:44
Replies: 37
Views: 1,389
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
If it's perfectly serviceable, why does it need...

If it's perfectly serviceable, why does it need fixing?

And hydrogen is absolutely not the answer for personal vehicles. It does have potential for certain transport uses - trains and ships, and...
Forum: Social Forum 11th December 2021, 21:29
Replies: 255
Views: 8,528
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Yes, it's pretty plain! I think we all...

Yes, it's pretty plain!



I think we all know which path you're walking!
Forum: Social Forum 11th December 2021, 21:09
Replies: 67
Views: 2,373
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
So you would prefer a complete news blackout? ...

So you would prefer a complete news blackout? Nothing reported, ever?

In recent times, we have seen not just politicians and entertainers, but even clergy and royalty caught with their trousers...
Forum: Social Forum 11th December 2021, 20:12
Replies: 255
Views: 8,528
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Wow! I didn't realize we had a world-class...

Wow! I didn't realize we had a world-class comedian in our ranks. What a treat, funniest thing I have read for ages :laugh::laugh::laugh:
Forum: Social Forum 11th December 2021, 17:51
Replies: 255
Views: 8,528
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
A couple of facts: 1. At the point when the...

A couple of facts:
1. At the point when the NHS is about to be overwhelmed, the country will go back into lockdown, as has happened before. We're not there yet, but it's perfectly conceivable that...
Forum: Social Forum 11th December 2021, 17:24
Replies: 171
Views: 7,148
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Unfortunately, you're not! And rather than me...

Unfortunately, you're not! And rather than me pointing out the factual errors in what you have posted, why don't you do some homework before posting?
Forum: Social Forum 10th December 2021, 17:20
Replies: 255
Views: 8,528
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Hear hear!

Hear hear!
Forum: Social Forum 10th December 2021, 13:08
Replies: 67
Views: 2,373
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Could you provide some examples of...

Could you provide some examples of 'indescretions' or similar misdemeanours by Sir Keir or senior members of his team? Even the right wing press have been unable to find any dirt to fling at him...
Forum: Social Forum 10th December 2021, 13:01
Replies: 67
Views: 2,373
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
What makes you think that this escalation isn't...

What makes you think that this escalation isn't happening already? I would be amazed if the social workers in this tragic case hadn't done their best to help, yet they suffer the same problem as...
Forum: Social Forum 8th December 2021, 09:55
Replies: 171
Views: 7,148
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Please don't check the facts of where they come...

Please don't check the facts of where they come from, because you might not enjoy realizing that your assumption is wrong! None of the countries you list is in the top three countries of origin for...
Forum: Social Forum 8th December 2021, 09:51
Replies: 171
Views: 7,148
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
If that's aimed at me, I have no idea what you're...

If that's aimed at me, I have no idea what you're on about! You appear to be attributing to me a statement by someone else.
Forum: Social Forum 8th December 2021, 09:48
Replies: 255
Views: 8,528
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Although it's impossible for me to predict...

Although it's impossible for me to predict exactly what will be happening in two weeks or four weeks' time, I think it's working out about as well as it could. This time last year we were in a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd December 2021, 18:01
Replies: 18
Views: 1,378
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Thanks to everyone who has replied. I didn't...

Thanks to everyone who has replied. I didn't think the numbers were right! The strange thing is that it's only possible to specify certain models on the site - and of the available options, three...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd December 2021, 11:39
Replies: 18
Views: 1,378
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
How many are actually left?

Looking at the website, the total number of 75s left in this country (licensed or SORN) appears to be approximately 600. Without the website, I wouldn't even be able to hazard a guess at how many...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd December 2021, 10:13
Replies: 171
Views: 7,148
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
I certainly didn't intend to imply that - I don't...

I certainly didn't intend to imply that - I don't believe that at all. And it's true that plenty of foreigners commit crimes in Britain, whatever path they took to get here - in the same way that...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd December 2021, 08:53
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Pedant alert! Omicron is one of two Greek...

Pedant alert!

Omicron is one of two Greek letters for O, the other one being Omega. Likewise they have two letters for E, namely Epsilon and Eta
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2021, 09:21
Replies: 171
Views: 7,148
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Thank you. What a shame that so many people fell...

Thank you. What a shame that so many people fell for it!
Forum: Social Forum 30th November 2021, 23:34
Replies: 171
Views: 7,148
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Indeed so (the first bit) - and not helped by...

Indeed so (the first bit) - and not helped by hysteria, which is fed by lazy assumption.

I suspect that your hypothetical mass migration from Aus/NZ would meet a different reception, because...
Forum: Social Forum 30th November 2021, 23:24
Replies: 171
Views: 7,148
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Yes, but it's not good English! As I have said,...

Yes, but it's not good English! As I have said, an influx cannot enter a country because it's an abstract - and anyway, it's a noun, not a pronoun ;)
Forum: Social Forum 30th November 2021, 23:12
Replies: 171
Views: 7,148
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
What have Pakistani grooming gangs got to do with...

What have Pakistani grooming gangs got to do with migrants crossing the Channel? Secondly, please tell me how many of the approximately one million "regugees" who entered Germany in 2015 took part...
Forum: Social Forum 30th November 2021, 21:59
Replies: 26
Views: 1,210
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
I'm not sure at all, and I'm sorry if I have been...

I'm not sure at all, and I'm sorry if I have been unclear - all I have to go on is the information in the link, which others have already pointed out may be wide of the mark. I was simply trying to...
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2021, 09:08
Replies: 171
Views: 7,148
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Oh dear! How does an influx enter the country? ...

Oh dear! How does an influx enter the country? In English it would read:

'...since the influx of these illegals to the country'

or alternatively:

'...since the increase in the number of...
Forum: Social Forum 28th November 2021, 23:33
Replies: 171
Views: 7,148
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Sorry, that's nowhere near good enough - what I...

Sorry, that's nowhere near good enough - what I am waiting for is statistics showing 'That the rape and paedophilia that is going on has increased ten fold since the influx of these Illegals entered...
Forum: Social Forum 28th November 2021, 12:09
Replies: 171
Views: 7,148
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Show me the statistics that prove your point. I...

Show me the statistics that prove your point. I won't hold my breath. And anyway, you're missing the point - I don't dispute that some of the immigrants commit crimes, some of which are very...
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2021, 21:58
Replies: 171
Views: 7,148
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Exactly what proportion of immigrants commit...

Exactly what proportion of immigrants commit rape, either here or in their own country? The later point about FGM is valid, and that is a shocking issue, but to suggest that immigrants come here for...
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2021, 15:14
Replies: 171
Views: 7,148
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
I thought he was American! As to the risk of...

I thought he was American!

As to the risk of being murdered, how likely is that in France (as one example of a western European country)? The fact that France receives three times as many asylum...
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2021, 12:37
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
I'm not a blind devotee of the Beeb (I usually...

I'm not a blind devotee of the Beeb (I usually get news from Reuters which I find more reliable as well as less parochial), but in this case, is it not their job to report on looming issues?
...
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2021, 09:37
Replies: 171
Views: 7,148
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
There's a certain degree of NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY...

There's a certain degree of NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD- being spouted by some on here!

If you don't think the UK is involved in any warfighting, have a look at Op Shader...
Forum: Social Forum 24th November 2021, 23:27
Replies: 26
Views: 1,210
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
The conditions listed include dementia and...

The conditions listed include dementia and Parkinson's. From the limited information available, it doesn't sound like there is a move to use any serious medical condition, which as you say would be...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 24th November 2021, 11:51
Replies: 6
Views: 1,345
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Thanks for the link. I think the answer is yes -...

Thanks for the link. I think the answer is yes - it certainly has most of those features, lacks the ones it should lack, but not sure about a couple (haven't played with the seat functions yet other...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd November 2021, 16:59
Replies: 255
Views: 8,528
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
This article would seem to confirm the efficacy...

This article would seem to confirm the efficacy of the "so-called vaccine" in warding off the most serious symptoms.
...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 23rd November 2021, 11:42
Replies: 6
Views: 1,345
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Thanks, I'll be interested to hear. Even if it's...

Thanks, I'll be interested to hear. Even if it's not, it's a lovely car, and the contrast between the Wedgwood Blue on the outside and the Neptune Blue interior is beautiful. It seems to be in...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 22nd November 2021, 20:35
Replies: 6
Views: 1,345
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
And all of a sudden...

And all of a sudden...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd November 2021, 09:52
Replies: 26
Views: 1,210
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
At the risk of interrupting a good rant, the...

At the risk of interrupting a good rant, the article states that it will only apply to drivers with severe medical conditions, and it is not a complete driving ban in any case. If this is correct...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd November 2021, 09:47
Replies: 255
Views: 8,528
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
I think you're missing the point. It's not just...

I think you're missing the point. It's not just about raw pay, it's about the whole deal, crucially pension. And the point about being able to find a private dentist but not an NHS one simply...
Forum: Social Forum 21st November 2021, 21:35
Replies: 255
Views: 8,528
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
...you mean lots of cases in the younger age...

...you mean lots of cases in the younger age group, which has a lower vaccination rate? Thank you, case closed!

And more useful than the question you posed would be to ask what proportion of...
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 21:23
Replies: 255
Views: 8,528
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Unfortunately you have defeated your own...

Unfortunately you have defeated your own argument! As you say, those who have already had the virus are unlikely to get it again, so natural immunity isn't reducing the current number of infections....
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 19:48
Replies: 255
Views: 8,528
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
That's simply not true. This time last year we...

That's simply not true. This time last year we were entering a second mini-lockdown, which was followed very shortly afterwards by a third more stringent lockdown. While there may yet be a further...
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2021, 22:48
Replies: 255
Views: 8,528
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Take issue with whatever you want! But...

Take issue with whatever you want! But another_clean_sheet has it right - my point is that the vaccines have played a part in reducing the hospitalisation rate. As I'm sure you're aware, plenty of...
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2021, 15:27
Replies: 255
Views: 8,528
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
It's not mandatory for either group to have the...

It's not mandatory for either group to have the Covid jab! But the employment prospects of both will suffer - in their current line of work - if they don't get it. It's not an identical situation,...
Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2021, 17:00
Replies: 255
Views: 8,528
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
My point was that the Covid jab is new, and...

My point was that the Covid jab is new, and therefore a new requirement. Applies to both groups.
Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2021, 13:43
Replies: 255
Views: 8,528
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Sorry, now I'm more confused! Your statement...

Sorry, now I'm more confused! Your statement that 'I would want to be cared for by someone who had not been jabbed.' doesn't appear to fit in with the rest of what you have written.

In respect of...
Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2021, 09:16
Replies: 255
Views: 8,528
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Is there a 'not' missing from the second...

Is there a 'not' missing from the second sentence?

The obvious benefit of care-home workers being vaccinated is that they are less likely to fall ill with Covid, and therefore they will be more...
Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2021, 08:46
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Nail, head, go! Unfortunately, there are some...

Nail, head, go! Unfortunately, there are some jobs which appear to be 'beneath' a lot of British people - care work, meat processing, fruit picking etc. And don't get me started on HGV drivers -...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 15th November 2021, 22:08
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Thank you, that is no doubt the best way to fix...

Thank you, that is no doubt the best way to fix the problem. I'll drop Trikey a line!
Forum: The Valeting Forum 15th November 2021, 10:03
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Thanks Andy, That does look ideal for the...

Thanks Andy,

That does look ideal for the job, much appreciated!
Forum: The Valeting Forum 14th November 2021, 17:27
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
A couple of specific tasks...

...which I haven't seen covered in this forum, so I would be very grateful if anyone could assist. Having viewed a couple of cars, there are several minor blemishes which no doubt apply to any car...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th November 2021, 21:26
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
And why shouldn't they?

And why shouldn't they?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th November 2021, 17:30
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Was going to be there tomorrow but got Covid!...

Was going to be there tomorrow but got Covid! :duh:

Thankfully my family have dodged it so they are still going - my wife is thrilled to be dragging the children around the show on her own,...
Forum: V8 Forum 12th November 2021, 12:26
Replies: 22
Views: 3,481
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
We all missed our opportunity...

...it's now gone up to £39,995! Ain't inflation a b**ch...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 11th November 2021, 22:28
Replies: 6
Views: 1,345
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
260 #323

So much fun in this car from 2007 to 2018...may a similar car soon appear on the drive once more!
Forum: S525 OVP The Club Car 10th November 2021, 19:49
Replies: 45
Views: 24,013
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Is the car safely under cover for the winter? ...

Is the car safely under cover for the winter? If not, I may able to provide secure dry storage without charge.
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2021, 21:58
Replies: 22
Views: 1,090
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
I think the Mini had to get bloated because the...

I think the Mini had to get bloated because the humans that ride in them got bloated!

Regarding the reduction in driver involvement, it's a fact of life, which is happening equally across all...
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2021, 21:07
Replies: 16
Views: 1,258
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
I have found the same - give them a stiff...

I have found the same - give them a stiff ignoring and they will come back offering more. Although when I had to sell my ZT260 in 2018, they wouldn't even give a value! I was to tempted to report...
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2021, 21:00
Replies: 29
Views: 1,077
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
This has been debated before. I can't remember...

This has been debated before. I can't remember all the issues, but among the key problems were (a) the cost of building infrastructure strong enough to cope with the power of the tide and able to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th November 2021, 17:26
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Thank you! 32 miles is certainly much less far...

Thank you! 32 miles is certainly much less far than you had to go!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th November 2021, 18:39
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
I live in Shropshire and have been wondering...

I live in Shropshire and have been wondering where the nearest expert might be for servicing etc as I look to take the plunge into ownership...I think I have just found the answer!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd November 2021, 17:20
Replies: 48
Views: 3,164
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Terribly bad luck, especially for such a...

Terribly bad luck, especially for such a beautiful car, and especially when you were having a tough time already. Really hoping that the insurers will do the right thing and allow you to return the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th October 2021, 17:41
Replies: 14
Views: 1,188
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Thanks Reebs! Your posts detailing the full...

Thanks Reebs! Your posts detailing the full range of colour options are fantastic, both fascinating and very useful
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th October 2021, 22:54
Replies: 14
Views: 1,188
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Thank you, much appreciated. Unfortunately I...

Thank you, much appreciated.

Unfortunately I don't have the option to 'thank' anyone for their replies - the button doesn't appear on my screen the way I have seen on other sites (maybe because...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2021, 21:02
Replies: 14
Views: 1,188
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Thank you both! Like almost everyone else...

Thank you both! Like almost everyone else (probably!), my absolute dream would be a duotone; could someone offer an idea of how much extra one pays for the privilege, over a car which is otherwise...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2021, 22:35
Replies: 14
Views: 1,188
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Thanks for the replies folks! I had found the...

Thanks for the replies folks! I had found the Ultimate Buyers Guide thread, but it's a while since it was closed, and even the follow-on thread hasn't had much input for some years.



This is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2021, 10:09
Replies: 14
Views: 1,188
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Time to buy (again!)...any advice appreciated

Good morning all,

I have come into a little bit of money (the silver lining to a bereavement) and I think the time is right to treat myself to a Rover 75. I have previously owned a ZT190 and a...
Forum: Windrush's Welcome Forum 22nd October 2021, 13:42
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By Torqueofthedevil
Thank you!

Thank you!
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