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    Factory built 2013 Red 2.0L Zetec Blacktop

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  1. BBC 18Mar2019 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47610439 "Brexit: EU wary of divisions over UK delay." "The EU has almost given up understanding what's going on in UK politics. This weekend, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte compared UK Prime Minister Theresa May to the Monty Python knight whose limbs get cut off in a duel, but insists to his opponent that the fight was a draw. Elsewhere in the EU, there is less attempted humour about the situation, especially with the prospect of a lengthy delay to Brexit on the cards." A fair attempt at humour but not sure who's laughing. So either no delay/no deal, OR possible 3 month delay, OR possible 9 to 21 month delay meaning taking part in EU MEP elections. I do wonder what the percentage turnout will be if these go ahead.
  2. Brexcrement. I thought I'd invented this but then spotted it was already online.
  3. To avoid ruining TV viewing should the never-ending political saga be moved to its own TV channel and not mentioned again on TV outside of that channel?
  4. I noticed https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Ben-Nevis/forecasts/1344 This table gives the weather forecast for Ben Nevis at the specific elevation of 1344 m. ie the top. "Our advanced weather models allow us to provide distinct weather forecasts for several elevations of Ben Nevis." Currently showing 5 day forecast 14 to 19 March 2019 but could be checked when you are thinking of doing the trip. Chart shows max. temp/ min./ chill/freezing altitude/snow levels. Good luck with the car and the trip; but the trip isn't mandatory.
  5. I could certainly see a solid half tonneau improving air flow and top speed so no harm trying it if regs. allow. Of course the very best aero device for a seven type car is to follow another seven type car and slingshot passed when approaching the finish line.
  6. Great news--she's back just 106 days since having surgery after fracturing her spine in a high-speed crash. Sophia Florsch has first F3 test outing since Macau GP crash. 07 Mar 2019 https://www.autosport.com/f3/news/141942/florsch-has-first-test-since-macau-gp-crash
  7. from fabulous Scotland. Enjoy your new toy.
  8. Agree with Blatman regarding the above and I would add VW over the emissions scandal. Looks like I'll be getting the pushbike out of the hut after all.
  9. Ah--nostalgia for the early '70s, miners strikes, 3 day week and regular power cuts. With so many unknowns at present and politicians largely useless and contradictory IMO best to keep the car you've got as likely to lose less money that way.
  10. "Because Brexit means Brexit, and we're going to make a success of it". https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/theresa-may-tory-leadership-campaign-8396030 Above said by Mrs May on 11 July 2016 shortly before being declared Cameron's successor as PM. 32 days to go to 29 March 2019 and talk today of a lengthy extension to the withdrawal. 24 Feb 2019 https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/24/brexit-could-be-delayed-until-2021-eu-sources-reveal "Brexit could be delayed until 2021 under plans being explored by the EU’s most senior officials, at a time of growing exasperation over Theresa May’s handling of the talks, the Guardian can reveal." "Replacing the 21-month transition period with extra time as a member state would allow the UK and the EU to develop their plans for the future relationship with the aim of making the contentious Irish backstop redundant." "“People are talking about the extension of article 50 as if it solves the issue when of course it won’t. It defers the point of decision. There comes a point when we must make that decision.” Brexhaustion definitely setting in here. Will it ever end?
  11. On a sunny, 16C Sunday with clear roads it absolutely DID happen and not surprised you didn't stop; that's how I feel when out in the westie. My car is still SORN and needs MOT so I hope to be back on road at start of April.
  12. Tymoshenko v Tymoshenko: Funny business at the polls (Ukraine). 24 February 2019 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-47333307 "Two of the candidates in next month's Ukrainian presidential election have the same name - Tymoshenko. And the same initials. And even though the frontrunner to become the next president is a comedian, this is no joke - as the BBC's Jonah Fisher in Kiev explains. "So, Yuriy Volodymyrovich Tymoshenko, on the ballot paper you will be right next to Yulia Volodymyrivna Tymoshenko - one of the frontrunners. Do you see why that's a problem? Ukraine's incumbent president, Petro Poroshenko is facing 43 other candidates. "The widespread suspicion is that Yuriy is what's known as a clone candidate, planted maliciously to steal votes from confused people who really want to vote for the former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko. Yes, the woman with the curled blonde plait." "Some of the other candidacies are just as perplexing. It's hard to see who's going to be voting for Roman Nasirov, the former head of the state fiscal service, currently standing trial for corruption. Or for Volodymyr Petrov, who's under house arrest, accused of creating a sex scandal on Facebook… or indeed for Igor Shevchenko, whose main claim to fame is taking too many blue bobble hats from a stall at Davos." I'm glad our UK politics is so simple!?
  13. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/feb/22/team-sky-ben-swift-intensive-care-training-crash-cycling "Team Sky’s Ben Swift recovering in intensive care after training crash. • Bleeding from the spleen required immediate treatment. • Swift clipped a rock on a descent. The Team Sky doctor, Inigo Sarriegu, said: “He suffered quite a heavy crash while out training. Thankfully though, he didn’t lose consciousness and was aware of the incident afterwards. We will continue to monitor him over the coming days but 24 hours on from the crash he is already feeling better.”
  14. Just spotted Brexhaustion.
  15. from a fellow Zetec owner. Your car looks great and an early Spring to enjoy it.
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