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  • John Green
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2011
    • 6643

    Fine piece by former MP Peter, now Lord Peter Lilley, in the D. Tel. 29th inst. He points out that the EU is not about to commit 'economic suicide' by indulging in a campaign of outright hostility. He writes that should the French ports be denied by means of a 'go-slow' or, outright closure then Belgium and Dutch ports would be vying for our business.

    It is not widely known that there are three Treaty commitments: the original WTO treaty. the Trade Facilitation Agreement and the Lisbon Treaty, all require the EU to behave in a 'neighbourly fashion' towards adjacent states. Perhaps we could solicit the ECJ to pronounce on the meaning of 'neighbourly'.

    Lilley comments that if the benefits of Remaining were as beneficial as the Remainers claim then the benefits of Remaining would far outweigh the benefits of Leaving and we would stay.

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    • Agent K
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • May 2005
      • 1009

      Angry and bitter and twisted pro brexit right wing MP, writing in the right wing DT, promoting a pro Brexit opinion whilst choosing to live in France..

      Another traditionally well balanced and checked article promoted by you again...........

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      • John Green
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Mar 2011
        • 6643

        Thank you for your last sentence - I agree.

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        • St. John
          Rank 4 Registered User
          • Jan 2018
          • 568

          A Chinese startup may have cracked solid-state batteries

          A Chinese startup may have cracked solid-state batteries



          Solid-state batteries have long been heralded as The Next Big Thing after lithium-ion, with companies from all quarters racing to get them into high-volume production. Dyson, BMW and car manufacturer Fisker are just a few names that have been working on the tech for the last few years, but now, reports suggest a Chinese start-up might be the first to have cracked it.

          According to Chinese media, Qing Tao Energy Development Co, a startup out of the technical Tsinghua University, has deployed a solid-state battery production line in Kunshan, East China. Reports claim the line has a capacity of 100MWh per year -- which is planned to increase to 700MWh by 2020 -- and that the company has achieved an energy density of more than 400Wh/kg, compared to new generation lithium-ion batteries that boast a capacity of around 250-300Wh/kg.

          Details beyond this are sparse. The headline news here, if accurate, would be that the company has managed to put solid-state batteries into high volume production, but it's not clear how Qing Tao Energy Development has achieved this, nor what price points are involved. Furthermore, while a capacity of 100MWh is not to be sneezed at, it still only equates to fewer than 2,000 long-range EVs per year. Nonetheless, the news demonstrates that progress is happening in the solid-state battery arena. We might not feasibly yet be at high volume production, but we're on our way.

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          • MrBlueSky
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Jan 2006
            • 1154

            Oh dear...
             

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            • John Green
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Mar 2011
              • 6643

              That's really quite sad !

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              • MrBlueSky
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Jan 2006
                • 1154

                Toddler left scarred after being bitten 15 times by kids at Seacroft soft play centre


                https://www.leeds-live.co.uk/news/le...being-15387673

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcABek5iTU0
                Last edited by MrBlueSky; 1st December 2018, 00:59.

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                • MrBlueSky
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Jan 2006
                  • 1154

                   

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                  • MrBlueSky
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Jan 2006
                    • 1154

                    Happy Christmas...
                     

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                    • John Green
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Mar 2011
                      • 6643

                      Wonderful ! Even the cat looked happy.

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                      • MrBlueSky
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Jan 2006
                        • 1154

                        Wow, who would have thought some Mexicans would be bigoted & racist against another countries people...

                        Starts at 2.52
                         
                        Last edited by MrBlueSky; 12th December 2018, 19:20.

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                        • MrBlueSky
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Jan 2006
                          • 1154

                          Jesus, anyone would think there as bad as the people in the West...
                           
                          Last edited by MrBlueSky; 12th December 2018, 19:22.

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                          • MrBlueSky
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Jan 2006
                            • 1154

                             

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                            • Agent K
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • May 2005
                              • 1009

                              If only the true Americans (i.e. the native not immigrants) had been able to stop the immigration of previous centuries, especially the Drumpf family, the world would be a better place.........

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                              • Bradburger
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Jan 2000
                                • 1446

                                Jonathan Agnew to Gary Lineker: 'Keep your political views private'

                                Though it would seem that Mr Lineker doesn't think he should!

                                https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46565154

                                https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46566574

                                Cheers

                                Paul



                                The most usless commodity in aerobatics is the amount of sky above you!

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                                • John Green
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Mar 2011
                                  • 6643

                                  It's a gilt edged certainty that the Beeb won't sanction him.

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                                  • Agent K
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • May 2005
                                    • 1009

                                    Check out BBC Andrew Neils tweets, they wont sanction him too....

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                                    • Agent K
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • May 2005
                                      • 1009

                                      Yet another exit from the revolving door of the POTUS cabinet. I just wonder how his draining the swamp is going?
                                      Zinke, who has been accused of using his position for personal gain, becomes latest cabinet official to depart

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                                      • MrBlueSky
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Jan 2006
                                        • 1154

                                        About time...

                                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgRuUnxeM5I

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                                        • MrBlueSky
                                          Rank 5 Registered User
                                          • Jan 2006
                                          • 1154

                                          Have the Police nothing better to do, I suppose they thought they might have been far right activists taking video for a later terror crime...
                                           
                                          Last edited by MrBlueSky; 11th January 2019, 12:13.

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