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    Now that's what I call profit. The car cost about £3100 in 1957.

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    In 1957 an average working bloke earned £6 to £8 per week, that's around £400 per year.

    So £3,100 was 8 years' salary.

    He got it as a bonus gift on top of his earnings for winning for MV Augusta, well earned and a credit to MV Augusta for rewarding him.

    If we say £20,000 per year today, an average sports car at 8 years' salary would cost £160,000.

    Yes lots of profit. Good-oh. As long as someone will pay more in the future. And I'm sure someone will.

    John Surtees had fun and earned a good living and fame, and was backed by men with money.

    But others like Vincent van Gogh and many others died poor, struggling to make a living, and to me it's vultures making profits from those peoples' struggles.

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    So... Where are we now, chaps?:

    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/p...-dead-12932690

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    Hello Jim,

    too many remainers pull;ing in the wrong direction. The decision was made two years ago, all M.P.'s now should be working for the good of the country and Brexit. Those that don't should be fired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piman View Post
    Hello Jim,

    too many remainers pull;ing in the wrong direction. The decision was made two years ago, all M.P.'s now should be working for the good of the country and Brexit. Those that don't should be fired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piman View Post
    all M.P.'s now should be working for the good of the country and Brexit. Those that don't should be fired.
    How do you fire somebody who has been elected?
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    Ask (tell) her to resign from any official government post she holds, along with the rest who are trying to derail the democratic decision of the people.

    I feel even now, that had the referendum been to remain or renegotiate staying terms, if any Brexiteers had tried to derail then I would want them kicked out too.

    Democracy is just that, govrrnment by the people, and this is a one-time and last time in most peoples' lives they have even smelt it and these rats are trying to take it away.

    Blair is the first I would lock up for both this and for taking us into the Iraq war against the will of the Gullible British Public.

    My age group are lucky to have had a real vote two times in our lifetime.

    I can't see future politicians allowing one again, since it's caused so much disruption and discord, can you?

    Democracy died with the Griks of 3000 years ago.

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    Surely a valid sign of a democracy is that people are allowed their views to be heard. Shutting people up or removing them is not in keeping with a fair, democratic, lawful nation. Anyway, enough of politics ...

    If it is accepted that a a return of the hard border in Ireland is not possible, the patently obvious that so far the practical problem of managing the non-border in Ireland has no workable solution. Without this we have stalemate. Until the government can actually put forward a solution that people can get behind, major dissent will continue to exist.
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    There are solutions to the border between NI and ROI,but they will come at some cost and will need co-operation with the ROI.

    Incoming traffic to the ROI,both vehicle and pedestrian,will need asking at the point of entry into ROI if they intend to travel on into either NI or UK,if so,then suitable customs checks will be needed.These travellers can be flagged up by customs to be checked again as they leave ROI/NI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E30MW View Post
    Incoming traffic to the ROI,both vehicle and pedestrian,will need asking at the point of entry into ROI if they intend to travel on into either NI or UK,if so,then suitable customs checks will be needed.These travellers can be flagged up by customs to be checked again as they leave ROI/NI.
    That sounds like solid solution. Why is the Government having so much trouble then
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