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Jaymo

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  1. Test driving a pure electric on Tuesday- was planned prior to this as her ladyship is due a new car.
  2. At what stage does a Government have to say ‘no’ to bail outs all the time and to private firms at that! Why should they? If you mismanage your finances, should they bail you out too? There is no magic money tree to ‘sub’ each and every industry without further tax and NI increases. That would be on top of the increases passed onto the consumers already. Fair wage for a fair days pay, safe environment. Your industry as is mine, is regulated but where there are regulation and limitations, there will always be those striving to make maximum efficiency and gains by working you to the max. Many on here know my profession, we’re limited on hours per day. Depending on start times, then these limits vary. But like you, it’s not just the actual time worked within the legal constraints, but the numerous days spent living out of a suitcase that goes with it. We don’t particularly like that aspect, but it’s part of the job and we accept that as it was known before embarking on this career path. Dont tell me that people entering the haulage industry didn’t expect long irregular hours and sleeping in the cab.
  3. They weren’t moles that he caught from ‘fat Sarah’ 😉
  4. That why I said I didn’t have a Scooby about the numbers. If it’s 100k drives then we get this The £264 mill becomes 2.64 billion. Still think the generals public are going to stand for that or be happy with an increase in prices. RPI has rocketed even before all of this, the perfect storm has only just started brewing and yet people think that pushing prices up by artificially inflating wages is a good idea? Just checked the ONS stats and it’s closer to 300,000 HGV drivers , so almost 8 billion pounds a year your thinking is acceptable increase in costs? Not peanuts, not small potatoes
  5. Ok, £100 per driver x 10000 drivers ( honestly don’t know how many there are) x 261 equals £261 million extra per year— who is going to pay that? Yes, we the consumer as these costs have to be passed on. Ever been a procurement agent or negotiation advisor for one of the major supermarkets? You will realise the implications of a haulier imposing these additional charges- you go elsewhere, you outsource overseas ( so much for having jobs for the UK) or accept the increase in costs and pass them on to your consumers. It’s a no win situation for all except your having drivers in the short term. Long term, the public resentment will prevail just as on here, to those who think that Sportsmen/Footballers/ CEO’s/ Politicians etc are overpaid and don’t deserve what they have. Im not saying this as an open ‘remoaner’, but from a realistic perspective. Oh, I know more scrappy’s, builders and car dealers who wear Rolex’s than I do CEO’s
  6. Indeed. I appreciate that on the continent that they have to pay for tolls on motorways in France and Switzerland ( no road tax though), but the facilities offered far far exceed anything we have here. You want a pee stop here and you have to travel miles. Out there, there are loads of clean open air places to stop and rest, unlike our crappy lay-bys
  7. Nope, jump right in as a 7.5 really isn’t a great deal diff from a 3.5 Luton… 18t or tractor units would be my pref should I give up the ‘wings’
  8. Be thankful that I didn’t have to pay the divorce bill! Oh, u mean the four legged variety
  9. I already know his location 🙂
  10. That’s it. I’m going to text you tomorrow and I expect a reply 👍🏻
  11. You oldies, what are you like!!!!!!!! I don’t think that you liked mobiles, even when they first appeared and are happy with your VHS cassettes along with a Hostess trolley 😉😉😉
  12. I’m feeling hungry now! The mrs is making a mushroom risotto and I would much prefer that Morrison’s breakfast.
  13. Jaymo

    F1

    It does give odd ‘nerve’ sensations, but after three ops by a really good ortho surgeon, we’re good 👍🏻 Went back to track days, but even they became a liability with to many ‘wannabes’ Still tempted though but I don’t bounce the same these days ( much more to bounce too).
  14. Jaymo

    F1

    Nice one, I only managed two seasons on two wheels before injury curtailed things. But, look at the video on the previous page from 1min 26 onwards and clearly the wheels are not rotating ( check the side wall detailing) and the crush damage to the Halo is fully evident. stand by what I said, you see a crushed Halo and yet can’t be ***** to check on the person. Even if the wheels on 44 had been turning, isn’t it entirely feasible to say he could had been injured and the car in gear but ‘beached’ and not stall? End of the day, we’re both entitled to an opinion and so we’re the Stewards. Did they penalise Mercedes? Tells you something doesn’t it! Just seen from another angle. Yes on first glance that he took, There was rotation. Still think that he should have been a little more sporting and checked on his fellow competitor.
  15. Jaymo

    F1

    Nope, it’s a Mercedes so probably cheating on their emissions!!!!!!
  16. Jaymo

    F1

    Think you need to go to spec savers 🙂 As max walks past, he gives a very slight movement to the left of his head and a second one to the rear of the car. At that point the No44 of Hamilton’s did not have any wheel rotation. To not even stop is deplorable and you know he was guilty as hell by his radio message- Max is normally extremely vocal on the radio with his expletives or protesting and yet this time he took it as just a verbal ‘shrug’. If you follow F1, or any other sport, then your aware of the Jules Bianchi, Henry Surtees and Felipe mass’s incidents to name just three. then you don’t walk past someone who’s vehicle you have just mounted.
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    F1

    Max has already punched someone, Sebastian Ocon… Micheal might have been a great driver, but some of his victories were some dubious.
  18. Jaymo

    F1

    On exit from the pit lane, there is a white line that your not able to cross ( keeps you out of the path of faster vehicles as you join and also stops you darting across and blocking the path). There is no right of way at all, once past the end of the white line then it’s a free for all….. Difference is, at Silverstone, Hamilton made the move down the inside and ‘attempted’ the right turn and with no where to go collided. Yesterday, Max tried it up the inside and had the option to do what every other driver did at that corner when they overcooked it, that was to back out and run over the strips and take the escape lane. He wasn’t stationary next to the car that he had just launched over and clearly see the damage to the Halo and airbox, as Max could see easily.
  19. Jaymo

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    Disgraceful behaviour by the the Dutchman. At the bare minimum he should have checked to see if Lewis was ok? Just because Lewis was moving and he had attempted to free his car, shouldn’t have been the assumption that he was ok! Regarding the events leading up into the corner. From the first lap argy bargy that occurred ( when Lewis decided it’s better to back out and run wide than risk it all) then you knew that because of the Silverstone incident, that Max would carry out a kamikaze manoeuvre at any cost. Lewis was ahead into the first part of the chicane and took the racing line on the exit- to say he should have yielded would then mean that every driver would in the future, know that they can always take the inside line regardless of theirs cars positioning and force the other driver not to run wide, but to yield totally. Therefore diminishing the very nature of the sport that is racing. One thing that struck me this time in comparison to say Silverstone, was Christian Horners defence of Max. Normally his golden boy can do no wrong and he defends him extremely vocally, but not this time! Does that say something? End of the day, I’m just relieved that the one thing that was introduced that I thought looked daft ( the halo), has potentially saved a life in the sport… PS, Max’s father isn’t an angel. Check out his court appearances for attempted murder and violence…
  20. That was noted in our household too.
  21. Woooo hoooo and I’m not even a great tennis fan.
  22. Wow, what a match so far… Whatever the outcome, she has done a fantastic job.
  23. That puts you on 100k salary
  24. Actually, that’s quite a bargain for most. The outlay for your own possible future care and potential of gaining massively for any inheritance, which would otherwise be lost under the current system is a potential bargain. If you think Social charges and taxes here are high, try most of Europe for size and you would be keeping really quiet about the rates we pay. Think of it as paying for an insurance policy. You hope not to have to use it, but it’s there to catch you. Like a lot of insurance, you often don’t receive the benefit of paying out your premiums, but many many do benefit.
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