TemerityDrax

TemerityDrax

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1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - James Frayne: Worboys,... · 0 replies · +1 points

Not all speed awareness courses are the same. That which I attended at the Transport Research Lab about ten years ago was both intensely participative and highly illuminating, involving driving simulations, reaction time tests, hazard detection and a VR exercise which determined the accuracy of one's sense of speed.

After the course I talked with some of the other attendees; with the exception of one blustering recidivist (a middle-aged woman) they agreed that the course would certainly modify their behaviour.

It's a shame that courses in different locations vary so much in approach. Had I attended one as described by jeremyodonoghue I too would have regarded it as a waste of time. There's clearly an argument for establishing best practice and a standardised national format for these courses.

2 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Carillion's collapse w... · 2 replies · +1 points

Former infrastructure czar Lord Adonis - titter - has been popping away at HMG today, motivated doubtless by his festering dislike of Chris Grayling and his profound aversion to Brexit (though not necessarily in that order).

It seems to have escaped his Lordship's recollection that in autumn last year the industry association which represents contractors wrote to him to outline their concern that low margins on public sector contracts put private contractors at risk of failure. Adonis blithely asserted that he was 'not bothered in the slightest', rejoicing that 'indefensible margins' had been 'cut down to size'.

Oops.

As the blithering fool Adonis self-interestedly capers atop the wreckage of Carillion some industry figures must be tempted to say 'We told you, but you wouldn't listen'.

2 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Catherine Anderson: Ou... · 0 replies · +1 points

It's always marvellous when someone tries to advance a bad idea by insulting the very people whose support he or (as in this case) she needs to mobilise. How very stupid.

Furthermore, the author states "Part of the problem is that we continually cite the examples of two female Prime Ministers ..."

I think most of us have recoiled from that particular argument since the wheels came so very obviously off Mrs May's go-kart. Mrs May might enjoy the title of PM but she is in every other respect utterly deficient in the role. Thus, she is a poor example of 'women in politics'.

How many young women look at Mrs May and think 'Crikey, there's someone with deep principles, good skill-set and unrestrained get-up-and-go'? Someone who's got to the top by knowing her own mind and doesn't have to be propped up in the role by her gray-suited, middle-aged male friends?

In the future, let us draw a veil over Mrs May. Let her be airbrushed from history. I won't mention her if nobody else will.

Anyhow: Does my aversion to quotas mean I'm a sexist Col. Blimp? Not a bit of it. If there were 26 cabinet ministers and they all happened to be women I wouldn't care as long as they were all demonstrably better than ever other candidates.

2 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Catherine Anderson: Ou... · 0 replies · +1 points

EMTurner dropping truth like bombs.

2 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Gary Porter: Leaving t... · 0 replies · +1 points

Current model: UK Gov collects taxes to send money to the EU for them to send back to UK local bodies

Proposed model: UK Gov to collect taxes, stick them in a new 'shared prosperity fund' and disburse to UK local bodies

Why introduce a completely superfluous entity for the disbursement of these funds when perfectly adequate channels already exist for all the other centrally raised expenditure? The Good Lord only knows.

2 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Nicky Morgan: The Prim... · 0 replies · +1 points

Another vacuous piece from the MP quite disrespectfully slurred by the appalling Quentin Letts as 'an overfed penguin in search of friends'.

It defies explanation that Mrs Morgan gets away with constantly submitting these hollow, 'something really must be done' pieces.

3 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Remainers are ready to... · 0 replies · +1 points

It's because he likes marching and he's a frog. The Kermit-y kind of frog, obvs, not the excitable, hand-waving garlic-munching kind of frog.

3 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Binita Mehta-Parmar: W... · 0 replies · +1 points

All sweetness and light, me. A song on my lips and a spring in my step.

:-)

3 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Binita Mehta-Parmar: W... · 0 replies · +1 points

Do you know, I rather think we both can.

:-)

3 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Remainers are ready to... · 0 replies · +1 points

Certainly, he seems to have a problem with reading something and superimposing an entirely different meaning on it.

I suppose if one is completely cuckoo it must be difficult to accept that an individual might modify their views in the light of events.