Re: Well done Boris, Michael and Dominic
He is looking forward to cutting the ribbon at the opening of the Kent lorry park.
2579 posts • joined 11 Dec 2015
More than a point of principle. Scotland relies on much UK enabling legislation (for example on lockdown) and if the UK gov had not screwed up so badly first time round, it might well have used it. But they fucked up and so Scotland reskinned the NI solution. However, using the common framework it should be compatible with whatever England has done (if it works)
As I understand it, in Scotland we use the NI sourced app rebadged with minor tweaks, - maybe not world-beating, but at least it is out there, being used and (maybe) helping a little bit. Is anyone holding their breath on England actually releasing one at all that does not involve a significant bung for favoured party donors and hangers-on?
It isn't surprising. Streaming/Audio files are fantastically convenient and eminently portable. CDs (except as a purchase/hard backup medium) are en par with vinyl, although with a little more durability and convenience. Vinyl is a 'lifestyle' choice in the main (I have to confess I still listen regularly and enjoy my vinyl on a Rega turntable (no directional cables foto the pre-amp though) and enjoy the experience -including raising my arse off the sofa to turn the record over). My eldest son (who only saw vinyl as a child and was encouraged not to play with Dad's collection and rather use the CDs and then the ripped versions), has acquired a turntable and enjoys it - as much retro novelty as anything else (although being a tad younger will have a rather better audio range than myself).
Besides, you need some sacrificial vinyl for the coming zombie apocalypse.
whether BoJo wants a trade deal with the US or the EU more.
You have to ask? With magic trade deals with China scuppered and a dominant parliamentary party who appear to hate our neighbours, I am sure Johnson is praying that the US will ride to the rescue. At least it will distract the Daily Mail and others from the breakup of the 'United Kingdom'. Past governments (of both colours) have put all of their eggs in the financial services basket, so technology is just an irrelevance to them.
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