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  1. why exactly? again just a preciction by more doom and gloomers
  2. this is a very important point. and one of the main reasons I voted to leave the sinking ship. we are in a great posit6on now to get all our renegotiations done before france and germany will be doing the same in the future when the eu collapses
  3. you are conveniently not taking into account the advice from all the leave experts.
  4. how can you say your predictions are reality. they havent happened yet
  5. we buy more from eu than sell to them. they will be only to happy to renegotiate trade deals with us, probably on similar terms as before. now the whole world is our market on our terms, not dictated too by unelected bureaucrats that we know nothing about. anyway enough said as time will tell
  6. exactly. we managed fine before the eu and we will manage fine now. problem is many people here are too young to remember this so are filled with fear as theyve never known a uk outside of the eu.
  7. what do you actually mean by free access to the eu market. Most countries in the world trade with the eu. they dont have to let eu citizens enter their countries to live and work and these countries that trade with the eu dont pay any kind of a fee for the privilage of doing business with it. we will simply become one of those other dozens of countries.
  8. what is your source of information that says the eu will stop sharing information on criminals and vise versa
  9. Love to see your sources for this information. One of the advantages of leaving the eu is that we dont have let anyone in that the uk doesnt need its as simple as that. We buy more from the eu than we sell to them. They will be happy and grateful to deal with us on our terms
  10. 1.7 or 2 im not going to quibble over 0.3. plus there are people not in employment who are not job seekers
  11. Talking about issue of immigration isnt racist. its a genuine concern that has been clearly shown with this referendum result
  12. not wanting immigrants coming here doesnt make you a racist. you are confused and deluded if you cant see the difference racism and common sense. What is the logic behind letting in an uncontrolled number of unskilled workers when there are already 2 million people here who can do those jobs. And before you say 'they dont want to do the work', yes there are a lazy percentage but not two million of them. Letting others in uncontrolled just increases an already over populated country and puts even more pressure on our services and resources. Now we are in an idea position to be able to let in people who we actually need such as doctors and nurses.
  13. young ants are the same size as adults. the larva stage is where they do the growing. At this stage they are not moving around but are laid out in nurseries and dependent on the adults. They look like grubs and nothing like the adult. When they have grown to the size of adults or bigger then they change to a pupa, at which stage they take on the shape of full size adults. so the new ants start off full size.
  14. Tropical ants are unlikely to survive our winters unless they are nesting in your house
  15. you hit the nail on the head there Phil. You summed up beautfully the problem with our society and how it will even come crashing down. continuous growth is unsustainable as we have limited resources and space. The logical solution is stability in the population consuming a fixed amount of resources and recycling them. but our society is geared towards consuming more and more and constantly growing. I liken the human population to a bacterial culture growing in a petri dish with finite resources, space and no predators, and anyone with a basic knowledge of biology can predict the outcome
  16. Some interesting reading I found on the internet, not my research but plenty of stuff most of us will recognise but may have forgotten about. INTERESTING READING OK,.. here's a short list of financial and industrial FUBARs from the EU then,.. Cadbury moved factory to Poland 2011 with EU grant. Ford Transit moved to Turkey 2013 with EU grant. Jaguar Land Rover has recently agreed to build a new plant in Slovakia with EU grant, owned by Tata, the same company who have trashed our steel works and emptied the workers pension funds. Peugeot closed its Ryton (was Rootes Group) plant and moved production to Slovakia with EU grant. British Army's new Ajax fighting vehicles to be built in SPAIN using SWEDISH steel at the request of the EU to support jobs in Spain with EU grant, rather than Wales. Dyson gone to Malaysia, with an EU loan. Crown Closures, Bournemouth (Was METAL BOX), gone to Poland with EU grant, once employed 1,200. M&S manufacturing gone to far east with EU loan. Hornby models gone. In fact all toys and models now gone from UK along with the patents all with with EU grants. Gillette gone to eastern Europe with EU grant. Texas Instruments Greenock gone to Germany with EU grant. Indesit at Bodelwyddan Wales gone with EU grant. Sekisui Alveo said production at its Merthyr Tydfil Industrial Park foam plant will relocate production to Roermond in the Netherlands, with EU funding. Hoover Merthyr factory moved out of UK to Czech Republic and the Far East by Italian company Candy with EU backing. ICI integration into Holland’s AkzoNobel with EU bank loan and within days of the merger, several factories in the UK, were closed, eliminating 3,500 jobs Boots sold to Italians Stefano Pessina who have based their HQ in Switzerland to avoid tax to the tune of £80 million a year, using an EU loan for the purchase. JDS Uniphase run by two Dutch men, bought up companies in the UK with £20 million in EU 'regeneration' grants, created a pollution nightmare and just closed it all down leaving 1,200 out of work and an environmental clean-up paid for by the UK tax-payer. They also raided the pension fund and drained it dry. UK airports are owned by a Spanish company. Scottish Power is owned by a Spanish company. Most London buses are run by Spanish and German companies. The Hinkley Point C nuclear power station to be built by French company EDF, part owned by the French government, using cheap Chinese steel that has catastrophically failed in other nuclear installations. Now EDF say the costs will be double or more and it will be very late even if it does come online. Swindon was once our producer of rail locomotives and rolling stock. Not any more, it's Bombardier in Derby and due to their losses in the aviation market, that could see the end of the British railways manufacturing altogether even though Bombardier had EU grants to keep Derby going which they diverted to their loss-making aviation side in Canada. 39% of British invention patents have been passed to foreign companies, many of them in the EU The Mini cars that Cameron stood in front of as an example of British engineering, are built by BMW mostly in Holland and Austria. His campaign bus was made in Germany even though we have Plaxton, Optare, Bluebird, Dennis etc., in the UK. The bicycle for the Greens was made in the far east, not by Raleigh UK but then they are probably going to move to the Netherlands too as they have said recently. Anyone who thinks the EU is good for British industry or any other business simply hasn't paid attention to what has been systematically asset-stripped from the UK. Name me one major technology company still running in the UK, I used to contract out to many, then the work just dried up as they were sold off to companies from France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, etc., and now we don't even teach electronic technology for technicians any more, due to EU regulations. I haven't detailed our non-existent fishing industry the EU paid to destroy, nor the farmers being paid NOT to produce food they could sell for more than they get paid to do nothing, don't even go there. I haven't mentioned what it costs us to be asset-stripped like this, nor have I mentioned immigration, nor the risk to our security if control of our armed forces is passed to Brussels or Germany. Absorb this and then tell me that it's a good idea to stay a part of the EU !!!! PLEASE VOTE LEAVE.
  17. yes you are correct. I should have said 'perpetuated' instead of 'created'
  18. he also created the instability in the middle east resulting in europes refugee crisis
  19. europe is breaking up and wont last long. look at the issues surrounding greece. think what it will cost to support turkey and other backward countries desperate to get in and their hands on all that eu money. my prediction is that in less than 10 years time germany will have had enough and leave. leaving britain as one of the biggest contributors to have to fork out even more. Leave the restaurant now I say or we will be picking up the bill
  20. it can occur in any VFT. It can have nothing to do with genetics. It could be down to one or a combination of things like temp fluctuations, disease, nutrient deficiency, mechanical shock, insect damage and other things i havent thought of. Here is an hypothesis, i have no evidence to support it. your plant looks like it has just started to grow after dormancy. maybe it has insufficient elements to produce an even dence pigmentation so the plant (through natural selection) has devised a strategy to lay down the sparse amount of pigment it is able to produce mainly where it it will be most effective. ie in the centre of the traps so attracting insects there where there is greater chance of a successful capture. Look at the plant later in the year and see if the pattern still exists. if so then it maybe a genetically controlled characteristic. however, if the traps then show normal pigmentation then it is probably and environmental factor.
  21. mantrid

    VFT Seedlings

    Sounds to me from your description that you have cactus seeds germinating. I grew these once and the description fits what I observed. Can you describe what the seeds looked like and better still upload a pic of the seedlings
  22. Too warm? Where exactly in the plant do you think the heat is going to be coming from
  23. You can get more than enough vitamin D in a balanced diet. Dont be tempted however to eat a polar bear's liver to suplement your vitamin D intake as it contains enough to kill you Edit Its vitamin A not D. thats what over 20 years does to the memory of ones undergraduate lectures