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Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 19:01
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
I can only speak for the U.K. - but vehicle...

I can only speak for the U.K. - but vehicle tracking is routine here in the U.K. for company vehicles fleet management purposes. So the technology is already here. And - no - I don’t have an issue...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 18:15
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
Could you at least read what is there. On...

Could you at least read what is there. On countless occaisions I have stated that I do believe EV’s can be taxed on their road use. AND I have given a number of possibilities as to how.

Hence my...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 18:11
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
Yes I would - but for your argument to work - you...

Yes I would - but for your argument to work - you would have to assume that the tax on petrol is negligible. And isn’t now and it won’t be in the future I would suggest.

And don’t forget - your...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 17:55
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
I would expect a government to even try to - I...

I would expect a government to even try to - I think your argument is flawed.

I suspect the answer lies in Tolls and Tachographs - Modern technology can already be used to track a cars...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 17:41
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
Why are you assuming that there is need to do...

Why are you assuming that there is need to do this?

And even if your assumption is correct - there are numerous examples of energy having differing tariffs depending upon how it is used.
...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 17:23
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
I don’t agree with your assumption that electric...

I don’t agree with your assumption that electric vehicles need to be taxed. You have said yourself that bicycles are not taxed - and they use the roads.

But given governments desire to raise tax...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 13:52
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
Why should we have to pay a tax revenue for...

Why should we have to pay a tax revenue for running a vehicle?

If we scrapped tax on fuel now then we would see prices of all goods drop because transportation costs would fall.

The tax revenue...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 11:21
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
I don’t see a problem with this. I already have...

I don’t see a problem with this. I already have solar panels and enjoy the FIT offered by government and I shall have this for another 15 years or so. I have always been a fan of EV’s - apart from...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 09:25
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
I don’t think it is being “shoved down our...

I don’t think it is being “shoved down our throats” on here - on here there is a calm mature sensible discussion about policies proposed by Extinction Rebellion that would, if they were ever enacted,...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 06:13
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
Oh my God! - now we have ER - for all its obvious...

Oh my God! - now we have ER - for all its obvious devious faults being “questioned” by reference to Schlanger (and presumably the Schiller Institute) - both of which are equally as unsavoury as ER.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th October 2019, 11:34
Replies: 10,988
Views: 737,576
Posted By Darcydog
Checked the plenum drains - all ok but a bit...

Checked the plenum drains - all ok but a bit crudy - we have had non stop rain here for days and that always gets me twitchy after finding a good few inches of water trapped due to leaf crud.

But...
Forum: Social Forum 13th October 2019, 08:42
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
There will be a backlash against this stupidity. ...

There will be a backlash against this stupidity. In Holland it seems that it was sparked of by a politician in their ruling coalition stating that they would half the number of cows that Dutch...
Forum: Social Forum 13th October 2019, 07:53
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
Interesting. And of course the Yellow Vest...

Interesting. And of course the Yellow Vest protests throughout France were triggered by exactly this stupid idea of “Green taxes” on fuel.

And whilst it’s not reported here - the recent protests...
Forum: Social Forum 12th October 2019, 10:30
Replies: 11
Views: 116
Posted By Darcydog
Have a great day Wes!!!

Have a great day Wes!!!
Forum: Social Forum 12th October 2019, 09:01
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
I suspect it will all fizzle out when reality...

I suspect it will all fizzle out when reality dawns. Focusing on kids works when you offer them an opportunity to bunk off school for a day for a so called noble cause. But kids are not daft - and...
Forum: Social Forum 12th October 2019, 08:28
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By Darcydog
Totally agree Ian - and this is why I see nothing...

Totally agree Ian - and this is why I see nothing “smart” about the concept at all!
Forum: Social Forum 11th October 2019, 20:17
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By Darcydog
They showed the entire footage from the lorry...

They showed the entire footage from the lorry previously. The Lorry driver had no chance whatsoever to avoid the collision. He was overtaken by another HGV who then pulled in front of him and...
Forum: Social Forum 11th October 2019, 10:51
Replies: 20
Views: 347
Posted By Darcydog
SWMBO is waiting for an op on a hammer toe - so...

SWMBO is waiting for an op on a hammer toe - so expect the same sort of delays.

My last op was for a my umbilical hernia that ruptured when I lifted a large bag of wet straw - wet straw mess is a...
Forum: Social Forum 11th October 2019, 09:41
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
Andrew Neil on the BBC interviewed Zion Lights...

Andrew Neil on the BBC interviewed Zion Lights (yes - that is her name apparently) - spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion.

Makes a very interesting watch.


Recommended
Forum: Social Forum 10th October 2019, 19:27
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By Darcydog
Sadly no experience from me here at all - but we...

Sadly no experience from me here at all - but we did have a friend whose son went for cabin crew with an airline and initially he did very well but he was rejected for having a tattoo on his arm that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th October 2019, 14:26
Replies: 17
Views: 671
Posted By Darcydog
We have a i30 Tourer which is a 1.4 Petrol and it...

We have a i30 Tourer which is a 1.4 Petrol and it is boringly reliable. Only issue we have has been a failed coil pack - which was cheap to fix.

On fuel costs it is marginally more expensive than...
Forum: Social Forum 10th October 2019, 11:04
Replies: 26
Views: 1,205
Posted By Darcydog
Load of what?:shrug: Just...

Load of what?:shrug:

Just asking...........:getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th October 2019, 14:51
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By Darcydog
I’m planning to fit Mk2 facelift seats to my Mk1...

I’m planning to fit Mk2 facelift seats to my Mk1 ZTT and so have bought a set of the new connectors mentioned above - they do three and two pin versions.

Any thoughts or suggestions welcome.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th October 2019, 12:55
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By Darcydog
With mine I found wear on the pipe close to the...

With mine I found wear on the pipe close to the EGR where it was rubbing and was able to simply shorten the pipe a bit.

No problem since then.
Forum: Social Forum 9th October 2019, 10:02
Replies: 26
Views: 1,103
Posted By Darcydog
Many thanks - I will let you know - it is sad...

Many thanks - I will let you know - it is sad that so many Sci Fi films set out with a really good concept - then fall apart. I was hoping Ad Astra was going to be good. And yes - Gravity is a...
Forum: Social Forum 9th October 2019, 09:52
Replies: 40
Views: 1,342
Posted By Darcydog
Hopefully good news Looks like Hays Travel...

Hopefully good news

Looks like Hays Travel is going to buy all TC Shops - could mean that thousands of jobs are saved.

Fingers crossed!
Forum: Social Forum 9th October 2019, 07:16
Replies: 26
Views: 1,103
Posted By Darcydog
Looking forward to seeing the new film Ad Astra. ...

Looking forward to seeing the new film Ad Astra.

Good cast - hopefully a good film.
Forum: Social Forum 9th October 2019, 06:24
Replies: 26
Views: 1,205
Posted By Darcydog
I don’t doubt that at all.

I don’t doubt that at all.
Forum: Social Forum 8th October 2019, 19:17
Replies: 26
Views: 1,205
Posted By Darcydog
There are reports she has at least one conviction...

There are reports she has at least one conviction in the USA for driving without due care and attention. :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 8th October 2019, 09:44
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
I know we are guaranteed the FIT we secured back...

I know we are guaranteed the FIT we secured back in 2014 for 20 years from that date. But I believe it has stopped now for new customers from June 2019.

I also think a new scheme called SEG...
Forum: Social Forum 8th October 2019, 09:28
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
We had to have a before and after EPC assessment...

We had to have a before and after EPC assessment when we fitted our Solar Panels about 5 years ago. They insisted that to get the FIT - we had to have the roof space insulated. And whilst I had no...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 18:50
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By Darcydog
Silicone spray can solve this. But I also...

Silicone spray can solve this. But I also suggest checking for anything loose - things can work loose and a methodical tightening can solve one of my pet hates!

I really hate a creaky dash. Our...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 18:42
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By Darcydog
Ah! - many thanks - I wondered how you did this. ...

Ah! - many thanks - I wondered how you did this. I replaced a non working fan with a working secondhand one from one of the traders on here - and over the winter the plan is to strip the U/S one...
Forum: Social Forum 6th October 2019, 09:55
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Darcydog
Normal lane “etiquette” seems to be pretty much...

Normal lane “etiquette” seems to be pretty much non-existent on the M25 I have found Ian. Undertaking seems to be the norm whereas it’s very rare on other motorways.
Forum: Social Forum 5th October 2019, 17:26
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
With the wheels coming off the “science” - such...

With the wheels coming off the “science” - such that Government and individuals refer to the advocates as the “Green Taliban” those advocates are forced to apply pressure not by the corrupt science...
Forum: Social Forum 4th October 2019, 07:27
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By Darcydog
You are correct - yes - cover can be for a Sole...

You are correct - yes - cover can be for a Sole Trader, a Partnership, a Limited Liability Partnership or a Company.
Forum: Social Forum 4th October 2019, 06:07
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
Edit For anyone interested - do look up...

Edit

For anyone interested - do look up Ottmar Edenhoffer via google. His Wikipedia entry is quite enlightening - especially the entry as to the views of “others” that influence him.
Forum: Social Forum 4th October 2019, 05:52
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
In 2010 Ottmar Edenhoffer - Co Chair of the IPCC...

In 2010 Ottmar Edenhoffer - Co Chair of the IPCC working group III said:-

“One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. Instead climate...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd October 2019, 20:34
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
It’s been mooted that the traditional...

It’s been mooted that the traditional environmentalism has been hijacked by those with a specific agenda. Some sort of “noble cause corruption” where CO2 is labelled a poison and linked to dire...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd October 2019, 06:04
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By Darcydog
Oooooo! I say!! That is absolutely beautiful...

Oooooo! I say!! That is absolutely beautiful :drool4:
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2019, 19:54
Replies: 27
Views: 619
Posted By Darcydog
I’ve no idea - but if you hear heavy breathing...

I’ve no idea - but if you hear heavy breathing and feel hot breath on the back of your neck!!! - suggest you don’t hang about....
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2019, 19:09
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Darcydog
Peter Sissons dies

ITV and BBC Newcaster. Died at age 77

In his autobiography he stated that “left wing bias runs through the BBC’s DNA.”

Some of the examples cited raised quite a few eyebrows!!!
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2019, 18:25
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Darcydog
I didn’t know who she was until she appeared on...

I didn’t know who she was until she appeared on Strictly Come Dancing - (SWMBO is an avid fan :duh:) - she is an amazing person.

Quite humbling to see how some people deal with adversity.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2019, 18:16
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By Darcydog
Hmmmm.... not sure I like the sound of that. Too...

Hmmmm.... not sure I like the sound of that. Too similar to biased insurance assessors valuing our cars for my liking.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2019, 17:16
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
I feel I have made my position clear on the...

I feel I have made my position clear on the Alarmist hype we can all sit back and watch whilst munching on the popcorn or what ever takes our fancy.

I am what I call and “old style”...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2019, 12:17
Replies: 22
Views: 614
Posted By Darcydog
It wasn’t dangerous but it was stupid - took my...

It wasn’t dangerous but it was stupid - took my girlfriend out in Dads Ford Anglia 105E (Harry Potter Car) and whilst in the back having “fun” with the front seats push forward- one of us pushed too...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2019, 09:32
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By Darcydog
Excellent! That’s got me wondering if my sons...

Excellent! That’s got me wondering if my sons Public Liability Insurance covers him for this? - I’ve never checked what “bolt on benefits” are provided within the policy.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2019, 06:15
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By Darcydog
True - but for that you get a whole raft of...

True - but for that you get a whole raft of benefits of which help with a possible tax investigation is just one.

And on top of that you are part of an organisation that gives a powerful voice to...
Forum: Social Forum 1st October 2019, 21:19
Replies: 40
Views: 1,342
Posted By Darcydog
The average worker at RBS had no idea what danger...

The average worker at RBS had no idea what danger their employer was being taken to by a powerful minority at the top.

Same with Northern Rock and Equitable Life.

Inability to change in a...
Forum: Social Forum 1st October 2019, 19:43
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By Darcydog
I watched this being done at the time via TV...

I watched this being done at the time via TV reports. I remember thinking at the time that they didn’t seem to be putting in Groins :shrug:

If you look at south coast beaches they have Groins and...
Forum: Social Forum 1st October 2019, 19:18
Replies: 40
Views: 1,342
Posted By Darcydog
We are probably thinking the same thing - but as...

We are probably thinking the same thing - but as to exactly what - I couldn’t possibly comment! :D
Forum: Social Forum 1st October 2019, 18:48
Replies: 40
Views: 1,342
Posted By Darcydog
It looks like Fosun - a Chinese Company was...

It looks like Fosun - a Chinese Company was blocked from taking a majority stake holding in Thomas Cook by EU rules. Talks stopped in August it seems, when it was realised that EU rules prevented...
Forum: Social Forum 1st October 2019, 13:13
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By Darcydog
Yes - the Federation of Small Business - worth...

Yes - the Federation of Small Business - worth every penny of Membership.

We had a tax investigation because the HMRC got it into their heads that the rental income received should have been...
Forum: Social Forum 27th September 2019, 21:37
Replies: 11
Views: 197
Posted By Darcydog
Abbey Road

It was 50 years ago today The Beatles Abbey Road was available to buy.

I remember going to a School Disco in 1969 just after the Album was released and a couple of guys put the Album on and we ALL...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th September 2019, 18:55
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By Darcydog
That has got to be the best, most sensible, post...

That has got to be the best, most sensible, post of the entire thread!! :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th September 2019, 17:33
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By Darcydog
Agree - fads come and go and the young jump on...

Agree - fads come and go and the young jump on any fashionable bandwagon that gives them a chance to kick out at something.

It wasn’t so long ago that the “Ban the urban 4x4” nonsense was all the...
Forum: Social Forum 27th September 2019, 11:00
Replies: 16
Views: 426
Posted By Darcydog
The English Language is so rich with alternatives...

The English Language is so rich with alternatives it is easy to get the message across without upsetting a “Computer says no” automatic - no brain involved - filter.

If I was to jokingly call...
Forum: Social Forum 26th September 2019, 06:25
Replies: 20
Views: 613
Posted By Darcydog
Mathematics linked to the Periodic Table is...

Mathematics linked to the Periodic Table is thought to be the universal equivalent of a Rosetta Stone.
Forum: Social Forum 25th September 2019, 15:00
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
Remember Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping up...

Remember Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping up Appearances? - she handed her personally cleaned milk bottles to the milkman with instructions that she wanted those same ones back in the morning!!:D
Forum: Social Forum 25th September 2019, 11:05
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
Very true Ian - and I as a child remember being...

Very true Ian - and I as a child remember being scared witless about Global Cooling in the 1970’s. - then Margaret Thatcher invented Global Warming so we would no longer need coal mines - or Coal...
Forum: Social Forum 25th September 2019, 10:39
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
Agreed! - makes me laugh how Glastonbury went...

Agreed! - makes me laugh how Glastonbury went “green” to save the planet apparently and of course most of the acts flew in from other countries and those attending slept in plastic throw away tents...
Forum: Social Forum 25th September 2019, 10:30
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
Agreed. But many see the cynical use of a child...

Agreed. But many see the cynical use of a child as an indication that the Alarmist rhetoric now bears little similarities with the actual science.

Climate Scientists such as Prof Peter Ridd...
Forum: Social Forum 25th September 2019, 09:49
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
I don’t like her or loath her - to me that is an...

I don’t like her or loath her - to me that is an emotional inappropriate response.

As for things having to change - when didn’t they?

My issue is that demanding change for changes sake often...
Forum: Social Forum 25th September 2019, 05:49
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
Interestingly it’s just been pointed out to me...

Interestingly it’s just been pointed out to me that Greta Thunberg has her own IMDB page which lists her as “Actress” represented by “Miscellaneous Crew”. :shrug:

The page lists not just her...
Forum: Social Forum 25th September 2019, 04:45
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
Quite! And while I seriously dislike the man...

Quite!

And while I seriously dislike the man - this is where Trump has a point. He (rightly or wrongly) concluded that the Paris Agreement required his country to place a “Climate Change” chain...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th September 2019, 04:33
Replies: 45
Views: 2,373
Posted By Darcydog
I like both marques Wes - but I doubt we will...

I like both marques Wes - but I doubt we will ever get another 2 seater now (decades ago we had a Triumph GT6 :drool4:) seeing as we have two dogs one of which is a large breed. So I’m more likely...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2019, 21:55
Replies: 45
Views: 2,373
Posted By Darcydog
I have had the same from the guy who looks after...

I have had the same from the guy who looks after my ZTT. I broached the subject of the F / TF as I thought it might be fun and his reaction was “Don’t bring it here!”.

“Problems?” I asked - and...
Forum: Social Forum 24th September 2019, 20:11
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
Poor girls a puppet.

Poor girls a puppet.
Forum: Social Forum 24th September 2019, 18:02
Replies: 20
Views: 613
Posted By Darcydog
Infinity? Never hear the end of it!

Infinity? Never hear the end of it!
Forum: Social Forum 24th September 2019, 17:54
Replies: 40
Views: 1,342
Posted By Darcydog
Don’t worry - they will simply increase parking...

Don’t worry - they will simply increase parking charges to compensate.......:getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 24th September 2019, 17:05
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
Agreed - but I would add “too many bad decisions,...

Agreed - but I would add “too many bad decisions, made in haste”. It does not matter how good your intentions are - if you simply react because you feel “something must be done” then be prepared...
Forum: Social Forum 24th September 2019, 13:49
Replies: 98
Views: 2,700
Posted By Darcydog
I would disagree with that. Climate Change...

I would disagree with that.

Climate Change is as much about Deforestation and Land use as transport.

It’s very convenient for a Country to blame “Climate Change” for floods bad weather etc when...
Forum: Social Forum 24th September 2019, 11:08
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By Darcydog
You should review your options here Dawn - treat...

You should review your options here Dawn - treat it like any other savings scheme - put it where the charges are low and the returns good.

And as I said earlier - most old schemes for contracting...
Forum: Social Forum 24th September 2019, 11:05
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By Darcydog
Good advice Dawn. And just to clarify -...

Good advice Dawn.

And just to clarify - SERPS was for everyone BUT! it was designed to benefit those who paid more NIC. So whilst the low paid did benefit - those on high pay paid more into the...
Forum: Social Forum 24th September 2019, 07:24
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By Darcydog
They do make mistakes - and in my experience they...

They do make mistakes - and in my experience they are pretty good at correcting them. We found that many people in the NHS who worked at several different Hospitals and different Trusts would end up...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2019, 22:13
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By Darcydog
I would suggest that your first port of call...

I would suggest that your first port of call should be the Traders and the Wanted Section on here.

I am still gobsmacked after someone dented my passenger front door and I was quoted c. £600 to...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 21:50
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By Darcydog
It certainly sounds like all the i’s were dotted...

It certainly sounds like all the i’s were dotted and the t’s crossed. I would be seriously surprised if they were not.
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 21:45
Replies: 40
Views: 1,342
Posted By Darcydog
Well I was talking to my sons on this - and their...

Well I was talking to my sons on this - and their attitude is that TC was a Dinosaur. They think nothing of organising a holiday hotel, flights, car hire etc all in 30 min via their mobile phone!
...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 21:39
Replies: 40
Views: 1,342
Posted By Darcydog
No - but as I understand Forum Rules - as the...

No - but as I understand Forum Rules - as the Originator of the Thread I can ask for it to be closed. I don’t want to do that because a child mind cannot resist temptation- nor do I want the Mods to...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 21:03
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By Darcydog
This intrigued me a bit (I’m sad like that)...

This intrigued me a bit (I’m sad like that) because I’m not sure you would have been able to take the contracted out bit of an employers pension at age 50?

I may be wrong - in which case you did...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 20:22
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By Darcydog
When you say “took” do you mean you started...

When you say “took” do you mean you started taking the benefits at age 50?

Or did you receive an enhanced pension “pot” as part of a redundancy package which you will now be accessing when you...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 20:18
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By Darcydog
That will be the old SERPS/S2P plus the basic...

That will be the old SERPS/S2P plus the basic OAP. It would NOT have been EXTRA because you contracted out - it would have been decreased a bit and your Contracted Out contributions would have...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 20:06
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By Darcydog
Have a look at your company pension statement -...

Have a look at your company pension statement - you will see it is in two parts - the main scheme and the “Protected Rights” - the later is the bit accrued via you contracting out of SERPS.

At one...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 19:47
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By Darcydog
It’s “the law” Dawn - and to be honest I think it...

It’s “the law” Dawn - and to be honest I think it is quite generous.

We only need to work for 35 years to accrue what is now quite a generous State Pension. They Scrapped SERPS and the Second...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 18:22
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By Darcydog
Yes it will - but as we don’t know what inflation...

Yes it will - but as we don’t know what inflation will be over the next three years they cannot accurately predict what the increase will be.

Looks like you have your full 35 years NIC - so even...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 17:46
Replies: 40
Views: 1,342
Posted By Darcydog
Interestingly ATOL - I think is an entirely UK...

Interestingly ATOL - I think is an entirely UK Based protection which came into force in 1973 and took a few years to set up. And of course 1973 was the year that the U.K. joined what was then the...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 14:13
Replies: 40
Views: 1,342
Posted By Darcydog
Only you could possibly make that ridiculous...

Only you could possibly make that ridiculous connection.

You know very well that was NEVER what was meant or inferred here - but you just have to do it don’t you.:duh:
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 13:13
Replies: 40
Views: 1,342
Posted By Darcydog
Interestingly flight only customers WILL be...

Interestingly flight only customers WILL be repatriated even though current rules do not require it. But those whose return tickets (only) fall after 6th October look like they will not get...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 13:04
Replies: 40
Views: 1,342
Posted By Darcydog
Well said - the post you comment upon is yet...

Well said - the post you comment upon is yet another “low blow” by those with terminal political myopia and an agenda that seeks to blame anyone and everyone for daring to hold a different view.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2019, 08:47
Replies: 29
Views: 1,376
Posted By Darcydog
Back in the late 60’s I used to buy Bike magazine...

Back in the late 60’s I used to buy Bike magazine (I still laugh at Ogri!) and they ran a story set in the future where only electric vehicles existed. The story was of a guy who blasted through a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2019, 07:27
Replies: 29
Views: 1,376
Posted By Darcydog
I always worked on 20 years old as the “rule of...

I always worked on 20 years old as the “rule of thumb”?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2019, 07:13
Replies: 36
Views: 2,912
Posted By Darcydog
Or low hanging Blackberry’s!!

Or low hanging Blackberry’s!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2019, 06:06
Replies: 21
Views: 1,079
Posted By Darcydog
That looks very good . I have been toying with...

That looks very good . I have been toying with the idea of a Seat one for a while as the front end of the ZTT seems to be “missing it” - but even without it I have to be careful when parking - so...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 06:01
Replies: 40
Views: 1,342
Posted By Darcydog
Thomas Cook collapses

Sadly this has been on the cards for a while - another example of how our changing buying habits are having an impact.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2019, 17:21
Replies: 10,988
Views: 737,576
Posted By Darcydog
Good advice - I’m thinking of getting a set to...

Good advice - I’m thinking of getting a set to put to one side - so this sort of preemptive work is needed
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2019, 08:51
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By Darcydog
Hmmm - sorry to hear that. I was hoping an...

Hmmm - sorry to hear that. I was hoping an unattractive “cat” was yet another advantage to owning one of our cars :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2019, 08:22
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By Darcydog
I know that feeling!!! Very satisfying.

I know that feeling!!! Very satisfying.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2019, 08:17
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By Darcydog
Increase in Catalytic Converter thefts

The BBC reports a “huge increase” in catalytic converter thefts due to a jump in the price of precious metals - Rhodium now goes for £4000 an ounce apparently.

Interestingly it looks like our cars...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2019, 04:16
Replies: 45
Views: 2,373
Posted By Darcydog
A few years back my niece married an Aussie in...

A few years back my niece married an Aussie in Brisbane and we then drove down to Sydney (via the Hunter Valley as I had to visit the place that grows the stuff I can’t stop drinking! :} ) We had a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2019, 04:00
Replies: 45
Views: 2,373
Posted By Darcydog
Now that is a REALLY great link! - many thanks. ...

Now that is a REALLY great link! - many thanks. I have never used plastidip before. I amazed at how the stuff peels off the paintwork leaving such a clean line.

Brilliant!! Thanks again.

As...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th September 2019, 14:26
Replies: 37
Views: 1,448
Posted By Darcydog
No please let’s NOT go there :D Like all...

No please let’s NOT go there :D

Like all things technology only leaps forward when there is a need. Old adage now but remember the first cell phones? Size of a brick with batteries that came in...
Forum: Social Forum 19th September 2019, 14:54
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By Darcydog
Yes indeed - my old boss and I are meeting...

Yes indeed - my old boss and I are meeting tomorrow to chat about exactly that.

Thanks - good advice.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2019, 22:00
Replies: 23
Views: 973
Posted By Darcydog
Exactly. My ZTT was hit in the front...

Exactly.

My ZTT was hit in the front passenger door in a car park. Cost to repair was about £600. Maybe not enough to write it off if the value is about £1000 - but close!! - and anyway - even...
Forum: Social Forum 17th September 2019, 21:17
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By Darcydog
Many thanks to all. I think what gets me is that...

Many thanks to all. I think what gets me is that I am 67 next month and apart from a few broken bones and a belly button hernia op - I have never been ill.

I think I feel there will always be...
Forum: Social Forum 17th September 2019, 17:53
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By Darcydog
Sad news about a mate

Sad news today - rang a friend and colleague up this morning and left a message to ask if he could do a job for me.

I knew he had been very ill - very seriously ill in fact. But I had thought it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th September 2019, 19:20
Replies: 23
Views: 973
Posted By Darcydog
Very good point about the parts - as soon they...

Very good point about the parts - as soon they are fitted they make not a jot of difference to the value of the car. Sad but true.

Where a well maintained car DOES have more value is in its...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 16th September 2019, 19:00
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By Darcydog
Sorry for delay - PM sent.

Sorry for delay - PM sent.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th September 2019, 09:30
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By Darcydog
On top of all the valid and interesting points...

On top of all the valid and interesting points above, may I add the enormous damage that the production of biofuels does to the environment. Orangutans losing their habitats as just one example!
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2019, 08:02
Replies: 41
Views: 2,157
Posted By Darcydog
Assume you’re coming down the M3/A303? We’re...

Assume you’re coming down the M3/A303?

We’re about half way on your trip back - can’t do anything on the M3 obviously but if you have an issue off motorway - do give me a call or post on here.
...
Forum: Social Forum 14th September 2019, 23:00
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By Darcydog
I’ve just seen on the News how well his funeral...

I’ve just seen on the News how well his funeral was attended by those that REALLY matter - the people of the country!

What a shockingly low turnout send off.

No more than he deserves.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th September 2019, 09:11
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By Darcydog
Interesting thread as I took my cdti off the road...

Interesting thread as I took my cdti off the road in late June to do a fair few bits of outstanding upgrades - a/c condenser, fan, total coolant swap, working FBH, brake pipes, exhaust back box etc....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2019, 12:24
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By Darcydog
Fully agree - Matt has always been great to do...

Fully agree - Matt has always been great to do business with - and I’m sure Scott will carry on the good work!!

Look forward to visiting if this is possible!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th September 2019, 21:49
Replies: 19
Views: 704
Posted By Darcydog
Congratulations Ian! Can honestly say I know how...

Congratulations Ian! Can honestly say I know how pleased you feel!! Mine passed just last week!!
Forum: Social Forum 11th September 2019, 21:42
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By Darcydog
I told my first wife that sex in a hotel room was...

I told my first wife that sex in a hotel room was always better.

Then she cited my postcard in the divorce!!!

Bit unfair that I thought.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th September 2019, 09:33
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By Darcydog
Yes - I’m up for that!!

Yes - I’m up for that!!
Forum: Social Forum 9th September 2019, 23:29
Replies: 176
Views: 12,679
Posted By Darcydog
Look at those paws! - he is going to be a bit of...

Look at those paws! - he is going to be a bit of a bruiser!!
Forum: Social Forum 9th September 2019, 23:22
Replies: 21
Views: 658
Posted By Darcydog
A clinical trial would have to be approved by the...

A clinical trial would have to be approved by the Hospitals Ethics Committee. I have to say that from my experience - any wiff of impropriety would have all prescribing reviewed and the motivation...
Forum: Social Forum 9th September 2019, 23:06
Replies: 21
Views: 658
Posted By Darcydog
As I understand it - much of a Statins benefit...

As I understand it - much of a Statins benefit has little to do with its lipid lowering effects - but far more to do with their marked anti inflammatory effects.

From what I read Statins do have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th September 2019, 22:00
Replies: 33
Views: 1,882
Posted By Darcydog
That does look good.......... Dare not ask...

That does look good..........

Dare not ask what it sounds like .....:drool4:
Forum: Social Forum 9th September 2019, 21:44
Replies: 21
Views: 658
Posted By Darcydog
And I did make it clear it was “what I considered...

And I did make it clear it was “what I considered dangerous” - we all have our own views on things - and on what you suggested - I strongly disagree.

Please do not think that I am inferring that...
Forum: Social Forum 9th September 2019, 21:10
Replies: 21
Views: 658
Posted By Darcydog
I agree! But to accuse GP’s of taking back...

I agree!

But to accuse GP’s of taking back handers from pharmaceutical companies is wrong. The whole system is now set up to control GP’s and to take away their freedom to Rx.

I believe it is...
Forum: Social Forum 9th September 2019, 19:56
Replies: 21
Views: 658
Posted By Darcydog
Well - a lot of what you post is incorrect -...

Well - a lot of what you post is incorrect - dangerously so IMO.

But your accusation against GP’s is way off the mark. They cannot take money from a pharmaceutical company to Rx a particular...
Forum: Social Forum 9th September 2019, 18:13
Replies: 21
Views: 658
Posted By Darcydog
Regarding sugar - this is exactly what this...

Regarding sugar - this is exactly what this Cardiologist was saying. And I find your linking it all to the history of the sugar trade very thought provoking - thank you!

SWMBO bought some fat...
Forum: Social Forum 8th September 2019, 22:00
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By Darcydog
Oh Yes !!! Croissants (home made jam) and...

Oh Yes !!! Croissants (home made jam) and Coffee - nothing better. And the coffee? - For me it has to be Kenyan.
Forum: Social Forum 8th September 2019, 19:51
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By Darcydog
We can’t all be the same Wes - or there would...

We can’t all be the same Wes - or there would just be the one shop outlet !

I can’t abide shopping in any form - but I do find the Lidl’s in Ringwood very good in comparison to other stores. And...
Forum: Social Forum 8th September 2019, 11:01
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By Darcydog
Hobnobs!! (Will that get through the swear...

Hobnobs!!

(Will that get through the swear filter??)

Lidl’s do their own version called “Oaties” I think - last time I looked they were less than half the price of the branded item - and side...
Forum: Social Forum 8th September 2019, 10:19
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By Darcydog
We find Lidl very good overall - their meat...

We find Lidl very good overall - their meat especially. Generally the quality is excellent and I do like the Genuine Greek and Spanish products the occasionally get in.

But the most notable...
Forum: Social Forum 8th September 2019, 09:17
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By Darcydog
Not just biscuits We bought Lidl’s quilted...

Not just biscuits

We bought Lidl’s quilted toilet paper and were disappointed to find the hole in the middle was nearly double the diameter than it used to be!!

Also I like oat cakes and at 55p...
Forum: Social Forum 8th September 2019, 08:22
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By Darcydog
Behave yourself Bob!! :D

Behave yourself Bob!! :D
Forum: Social Forum 7th September 2019, 08:44
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By Darcydog
Many thanks guys!

Many thanks guys!
Forum: Social Forum 7th September 2019, 08:41
Replies: 21
Views: 658
Posted By Darcydog
Statins

Excellent interview on Sky News where a Senior Cardiologist has just stated that prescribing Statins has been a “public health disaster”.

Short summary

They have been used for two to three...
Forum: Social Forum 6th September 2019, 12:24
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By Darcydog
And ANOTHER MOT pass!!

Car dropped back here after the Alternator swap and MOT.

Passed with just a couple of advisories - nearside rear spring rusty, and front inner offside wheel (a Hairpin alloy) “slightly distorted”....
Forum: Social Forum 6th September 2019, 11:46
Replies: 19
Views: 857
Posted By Darcydog
I totally agree - especially as the OP here was...

I totally agree - especially as the OP here was one of the main culprits when it came to abusing the sensible guidelines re “B” related posts!

I’m sorry if anyone feels they have to leave this...
Forum: Social Forum 6th September 2019, 06:29
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By Darcydog
Robert Mugabe dies

I don’t suppose many will shed any tears over this corrupt despots death.

The world is now a better place
Forum: Social Forum 5th September 2019, 22:29
Replies: 249
Views: 13,138
Posted By Darcydog
Do you remember the old line in Carry on Matron...

Do you remember the old line in Carry on Matron (I think?) - when two nurses were doing similar to a patient as you describe Wes?

He had to be injected and wasn’t keen

Nurse says afterwards “I...
Forum: Social Forum 5th September 2019, 22:18
Replies: 21
Views: 638
Posted By Darcydog
That is certainly my experience. “A lot more...

That is certainly my experience.

“A lot more comfortable and smooth than the (his) A4!”

......was the last comment I got.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th September 2019, 13:47
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By Darcydog
I fear you are totally correct in your assessment...

I fear you are totally correct in your assessment Rob.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th September 2019, 13:43
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By Darcydog
I’m having the brake pipes renewed and the...

I’m having the brake pipes renewed and the alternator changed this week and we checked out the sills as at last years MOT they flagged up slight rust on rear offside sill.

We had a right go at it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th September 2019, 07:07
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By Darcydog
Decimal point issue?

Decimal point issue?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd September 2019, 22:51
Replies: 16
Views: 1,230
Posted By Darcydog
Really pleased the XJ is that good! We get...

Really pleased the XJ is that good!

We get swamped by negative views from our media - Great to hear what a REAL person feels about a car I admire.

Many thanks.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd September 2019, 22:47
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By Darcydog
Very impressive pictures Wes. I am a bit...

Very impressive pictures Wes.

I am a bit concerned as to exactly where you left your endoscope though.....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd September 2019, 20:00
Replies: 40
Views: 1,719
Posted By Darcydog
Very true. It was an enjoyable event. But cars...

Very true. It was an enjoyable event. But cars are now designed for the likes of my old neighbour who always made a sarcy comment as he went off to play golf on a Sunday whilst myself and my two...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd September 2019, 19:32
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By Darcydog
On my regular trips up to Twickenham and Walton...

On my regular trips up to Twickenham and Walton on Thames - I used the M3 and M25 a great deal - and I put up with the roadworks on the M3 for what seemed like years.

But one thing I noticed was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2019, 21:59
Replies: 77
Views: 3,454
Posted By Darcydog
Nice looking cars the Lancia Beta. But I vividly...

Nice looking cars the Lancia Beta. But I vividly remember the uproar when most at their first MOT at three years were condemned for having terminal rust :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2019, 20:56
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By Darcydog
Thanks for the reference - in my list of contacts...

Thanks for the reference - in my list of contacts now. :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2019, 20:37
Replies: 10,988
Views: 737,576
Posted By Darcydog
Do get it off ASAP - I inadvertently left some...

Do get it off ASAP - I inadvertently left some bird poo on my bonnet and when I washed it off with a jet washer - not on an especially high setting - the bird poo had degraded the lacquer and it...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd September 2019, 15:16
Replies: 249
Views: 13,138
Posted By Darcydog
I sincerely hope this is finally getting sorted...

I sincerely hope this is finally getting sorted for you Wes.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd September 2019, 13:33
Replies: 249
Views: 13,138
Posted By Darcydog
If you don’t make Wes - I and all the other club...

If you don’t make Wes - I and all the other club members will miss you.

May I suggest if the worst happens that you donate your gonads to the club. We could use them as a monthly award.

When I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2019, 08:24
Replies: 40
Views: 1,719
Posted By Darcydog
And don’t forget the careful cleaning up of the...

And don’t forget the careful cleaning up of the contacts on the distributor cap!

I’m convinced a cleaned up rotor arm and dizzy-cap made for a smoother engine!!

Happy days indeed.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2019, 07:38
Replies: 40
Views: 1,719
Posted By Darcydog
Drove an early Toyota Crewcab over the weekend. ...

Drove an early Toyota Crewcab over the weekend. Fond memories of my sons Isuzu TF. The ride is a bit wallowy of course - but my goodness these things are capable! Selectable AWD and simple...
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