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Re: The UK thread

Post by gnome » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:15 pm

Is that an official prediction? How many years do you refer to?
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:17 pm

gnome wrote:
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Is that an official prediction? How many years do you refer to?
This is assuming no major revolution of course.
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:18 pm

It'll be after the Queen dies, so it might be a while. ;)
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:37 pm

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Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:15 pm
Is that an official prediction? How many years do you refer to?
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:40 pm

It might not be all at once.

First the C of E will become more "inclusive" ...
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:51 am

ISPs’ listed speeds drop up to 41% after UK requires accurate advertising

Only one of top 12 ISPs raised listed speed after new truth-in-advertising rule.

Most broadband providers in the UK "have been forced to cut the headline speeds they advertise when selling deals" because of new UK rules requiring accurate speed claims, according to a consumer advocacy group.

"Eleven major suppliers have had to cut the advertised speed of some of their deals, with the cheapest deals dropping by 41 percent," the group wrote last week.

The analysis was conducted by Which?, a brand name used by the Consumers' Association, a UK-based charity that does product research and advocacy on behalf of consumers.

"BT, EE, John Lewis Broadband, Plusnet, Sky, Zen Internet, Post Office, SSE, TalkTalk, and Utility Warehouse previously advertised their standard (ADSL) broadband deals as 'up to 17Mbps,'" the group noted in its announcement on Saturday. "The new advertised speed is now more than a third lower at 10Mbps or 11Mbps."

"TalkTalk has completely dropped advertising speed claims from most of its deals," the consumer group also said. "Vodafone has also changed the name of some of its deals: Fibre 38 and Fibre 76 are now Superfast 1 and Superfast 2."
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:36 am

Aw, shocking!
We lady aristocrats demand equality too! Daughters of hereditary peers are going to court to fight for the right to inherit titles and seats in the Lords which have always gone to male heirs
  • Daughters' Rights group is campaigning for equality to inherit titles from fathers
  • Headed by Charlotte Carew Pole they want to see the aristocracy modernised
  • They are asking to allow firstborn daughters to inherit titles and be able to stand in the House of Lords
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... itles.html

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Giz » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:28 am

They will claim what is theirs in fire and blood. dracarys!

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:10 pm

Wait a minute.

Didn't the UK eliminate hereditary peerages a while back :?
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Giz » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:40 pm

“the 1999 House of Lords Act. An important amendment allowed 92 hereditary peers to remain members of the Lords for an interim period. “

Note: there are over 600 peers in the House of Lords. Most of them are life peers, not hereditary.

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Doctor X » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:04 pm

Giz wrote:
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Note: there are over 600 peers in the House of Lords. Most of them are life peers, not hereditary.
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:13 pm

Giz wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:40 pm
“the 1999 House of Lords Act. An important amendment allowed 92 hereditary peers to remain members of the Lords for an interim period. “

Note: there are over 600 peers in the House of Lords. Most of them are life peers, not hereditary.
So what are the ladies on about?
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Giz » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:44 pm

The 92 seats I guess.

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:09 pm

What's all the fuss about monastic brewing? Introducing the first English Trappist ale

Henry VIII has a lot to answer for, but the lack of monastic brewing in Britain probably isn't the first thing that springs to mind. Yet had the Tudor monarch not decreed the Dissolution of the Monasteries, perhaps it would not have taken us until the 21st Century to get our first Trappist brewery. Still, better late than never. Monks at Mount Saint Bernard Abbey in Leicestershire this week revealed their Tynt Meadow beer - the world's first English Trappist Ale, on sale from today.

The monastery, which was established in 1835, previously operated a dairy farm. But by 2013, in common with many other farmers they found themselves no longer able to generate enough income from it.

"We decided to close the farm and we needed something to replace it," says Father Erik, the Abbott of Mount Saint Bernard, explaining the decision to start brewing. "We need income to maintain the buildings and to be able to do our charitable work. We also wanted something that we could do as a community."

A Trappist brewery may be a UK first, but Monks in Europe began brewing beer as far back as the 9th Century. The earliest known drawings of a modern brewery, made in 829 AD, were part of architectural plans for St Gallen monastery, in Switzerland. Some of the famous Trappist breweries producing beer today have been doing so for hundreds of years.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-dr ... -trappist/

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