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Old 30th Oct 2018, 10:21
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UK Politics Hamsterwheel MkII

I've given up trying with the original thread.

For those who can't help themselves there are the Hamster Wheel threads. If you absolutely need to talk politics, do it there. Do not start new political threads, they will be closed or merged. If you choose to participate in a Hamster Wheel or a religious thread, show some restraint and a goodly dose of maturity.
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Old 30th Oct 2018, 19:26
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Never had any problem with that thread here (apart from the several bugs that plague the whole site).

SO, you could try using Internet Explorer.
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Old 30th Oct 2018, 19:39
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The "new" interface sucks.
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Old 30th Oct 2018, 20:25
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Evenin' all! Haven't been back here in yonks, let alone posted, but was there not a Brexit hamsterwheel or somesuch, once upon a time? Maybe the subject is off-limits here now...?

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Old 31st Oct 2018, 06:43
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https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/n...rway-v5jwg292j

Britain can’t copy our deal, declares Norway

A “Norway for now” plan favoured by some Conservative MPs to prevent a no-deal Brexit was yesterday rejected by Norway itself.

In recent weeks senior Tories, including Brexiteers and Remainers, have signalled their support for the “Norway option” as an alternative to the Chequers plan favoured by Theresa May, who yesterday delivered the first address by a British prime minister to the Nordic Council in Oslo.........

Norway’s prime minister rejected the idea for Britain to join. Erna Solberg suggested that her country was not pleased with the idea of Britain temporarily piggybacking on their relationship with the EU as a convenient way out of the present impasse. “I don’t think it’s easy to think that you can enter into an organisation you are preparing to leave at the same time,” she said. “It is a little bit difficult for the rest of us.”........

Jean-Claude Piris, a former head of the EU’s legal service, said on Monday that the Efta treaty was not intended to be a temporary arrangement.........

“At the moment the European Economic Area is the Norway model. If Britain, a massive economy, joins then that changes it. It will be over,” a European diplomat said........






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Old 31st Oct 2018, 06:45
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Aha ! the embryonic alternative politics for the chums only has emerged it seems.

So let's think .....
  • You MUST be a committed Mail or Telegraph reader and staunchly right wing, this thread is for consensus political views only. Express readers will be considered once evidence of their wish to progress can be demonstrated.
  • You MUST be in the 40% or above tax bracket, have held a commission or be of similar inconsequential standing in the civilian world.
  • You MUST have to ability to be excessively and continuously self-aggrandizing
  • You MUST take expensive holidays, reside in an elite post code area and drive at least one, preferably two, top of the range marques of vehicles.
  • You MUST NOT have any form of social conscience or understanding of the broader spectrum of society that exists outside your own incestuous little cabals.
  • You MUST detest the BBC, and the public sector, and swear an oath of allegiance to the Holy Grail of Privatisation
  • You MUST NOT be a socialist, liberal minded, left wing, have the ability to think independently, question the veracity of other posters extensive claims or be a Guardian reader. A legal clause for the inclusion of these criteria is currently being drafted for inclusion in the Statute Book
  • You MUST NOT have any sense of humour other than when denigrating people in the lower income brackets, people on benefits and women.

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Old 31st Oct 2018, 07:52
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Old 31st Oct 2018, 08:12
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GTW, alas there is a world out here not dependent on Microsoft using machines and browsers of many flavours other than Internet Explorer. Indeed even Microsoft has gone beyond IE. I use Silk.
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Old 31st Oct 2018, 08:43
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This is confusing, should I be in MkI or MkII?
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Old 31st Oct 2018, 09:19
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Originally Posted by Grayfly View Post
This is confusing, should I be in MkI or MkII?
Judging by the fact that some are still able to access and post in the original thread, yet some cannot, for reasons unknown, I don't think there's an answer to that question.

The error message that some are getting when trying to access the original thread seems related to something that's taking too long to redirect, and for some here there doesn't seem to be an easy solution. There must be a record kept of every thread/post that's been viewed by any member, as it doesn't matter what machine you use to access the forum, it remembers which threads/posts you've have already seen, and marks them by changing the font from bold to normal on read threads. Perhaps something has gone awry with the way that works for some of us, leading to the reported access problem. I've no idea why it only affects some, and not others, perhaps one of our IT literate members might be able to hazard a guess.
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Old 31st Oct 2018, 10:03
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
Aha ! the embryonic alternative politics for the chums only has emerged it seems.

So let's think .....
  • You MUST be a committed Mail or Telegraph reader and staunchly right wing, this thread is for consensus political views only. Express readers will be considered once evidence of their wish to progress can be demonstrated.
  • You MUST be in the 40% or above tax bracket, have held a commission or be of similar inconsequential standing in the civilian world.
  • You MUST have to ability to be excessively and continuously self-aggrandizing
  • You MUST take expensive holidays, reside in an elite post code area and drive at least one, preferably two, top of the range marques of vehicles.
  • You MUST NOT have any form of social conscience or understanding of the broader spectrum of society that exists outside your own incestuous little cabals.
  • You MUST detest the BBC, and the public sector, and swear an oath of allegiance to the Holy Grail of Privatisation
  • You MUST NOT be a socialist, liberal minded, left wing, have the ability to think independently, question the veracity of other posters extensive claims or be a Guardian reader. A legal clause for the inclusion of these criteria is currently being drafted for inclusion in the Statute Book
  • You MUST NOT have any sense of humour other than when denigrating people in the lower income brackets, people on benefits and women.
Excellent, that's me approved then
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Old 31st Oct 2018, 11:08
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
Aha ! the embryonic alternative politics for the chums only has emerged it seems.

So let's think .....
  • You MUST be a committed Mail or Telegraph reader and staunchly right wing, this thread is for consensus political views only. Express readers will be considered once evidence of their wish to progress can be demonstrated.
  • You MUST be in the 40% or above tax bracket, have held a commission or be of similar inconsequential standing in the civilian world.
  • You MUST have to ability to be excessively and continuously self-aggrandizing
  • You MUST take expensive holidays, reside in an elite post code area and drive at least one, preferably two, top of the range marques of vehicles.
  • You MUST NOT have any form of social conscience or understanding of the broader spectrum of society that exists outside your own incestuous little cabals.
  • You MUST detest the BBC, and the public sector, and swear an oath of allegiance to the Holy Grail of Privatisation
  • You MUST NOT be a socialist, liberal minded, left wing, have the ability to think independently, question the veracity of other posters extensive claims or be a Guardian reader. A legal clause for the inclusion of these criteria is currently being drafted for inclusion in the Statute Book
  • You MUST NOT have any sense of humour other than when denigrating people in the lower income brackets, people on benefits and women.

You're excluding yourself and we actually need and look forward to your humour, so maybe a few alternative rules for membership....
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Old 31st Oct 2018, 12:54
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
Aha ! the embryonic alternative politics for the chums only has emerged it seems.

So let's think .....
  • You MUST have to ability to be excessively and continuously self-aggrandizing

Well you're OK then!
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Old 31st Oct 2018, 12:59
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Originally Posted by Grayfly View Post
This is confusing, should I be in MkI or MkII?
Use this one - MkI seems to be causing too many problems now - time it was retired!

Incidentally, enthusiastic hamster wheeler Racedo seems to have got himself banned...
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Old 31st Oct 2018, 14:26
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VP, I think you are only partly correct. AFAIK the top many redirects and continual failure only affects that one thread.
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Old 31st Oct 2018, 14:41
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
VP, I think you are only partly correct. AFAIK the top many redirects and continual failure only affects that one thread.
You are right, it's only the UK politics thread that seems to have the problem. We have a few IT gurus around, it would be interesting to get their take on why that thread is causing problems for some of us (from what I can gather everyone with a problem accessing that thread are seeing the same problem, with the long delay and try again message).
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Old 31st Oct 2018, 14:51
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For some people the Formula One thread also suffers the same effect with iPhone and iPads.

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Old 31st Oct 2018, 16:14
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Is, perhaps, the problem with the MkI thread that there are too many unassigned pages - where the content has disappeared (presumably by deletion by Mods) but the page numbers remain?
There are threads (such as TTRAB) with far more pages but that don't have the 'spare' pages.

I can access the MkI by clicking on the title and then selecting 501/601/701/801/811.

HTH
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Old 31st Oct 2018, 18:25
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I think the thread just got too big and unwieldy.

I had to laugh at the 'qualifications' page.

I see our Foreign Sec is today making another 'management consulting foray' into government organsiations not having learned anything from the NHS, even funnier are the papers examples of 'leading business men' I thought all our leading companies were actually run by non brits these days.
You can just see Branson at the US State department and Alan Sugar at the Elysee palace. No disrespect though to the two concerned-both have aviation connections fo course.

It seems that from *unts remarks Britain is to secretly and discretely hold the free world together after Brexit through its diplomatic service. Should work well when 80% of the world thinks we are complete idiots
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Old 31st Oct 2018, 18:27
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Just to say I have had problems with the thread for some time I used to be able to redirect and get on but then that didn’t work.

just for info I use an iPad
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