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  1. you really do believe in faries. Very sad! If Boris Johnson were to request an extension he would be toast, so it ain't going to happen anytime soon.. Should Parliament order him to seek the extension, he just refuses and calls an election and wins a comfortable majority.
  2. Wishful thinking. Time really is limited. The only window of opportunity is shown on this graphic: The vote of confidence, should it be tabled will not succeed as the Pro-EU conservatives, Independents and about 40 Labour Party members will not support it. I admire your bravado, but in reality there are no fairies at the bottom of the garden! Plus the Pro-EU Conservatives have I understand, decided to wait until the end of September to see if it looks like Boris can get a deal before attempting to legislate against a no-deal in the light of the comments from Angela Merkel and the reported comments yesterday of Mr Macron in which the French President suggested the EU Withdrawal Agreement could after all be amended to allow the UK to quit the bloc with a deal. Apparently it is reported that the concession saw the Prime Minister raise his hands in the air in apparent triumph on his return to Downing Street from his talks in Paris. Mr Macron, in a seeming shift from his hard-line refusal to consider any renegotiation of the Withdrawal Agreement, conceded an “intelligent” solution to break the deadlock over the Irish border backstop could be found with “goodwill” on both sides.
  3. Being a "half full glass' person rather than the 'half empty glass' people on contributing their views, which I respect, I thought a couple of reports today regarding contentious matters relating to this much debated subject, might just bring some re-assurance to both sides of the discussion. Both are good news for the UK. Reports. Despite the concerns issued by those associated with Project Fear, it has been reported that the UK will sign a "trade continuity" deal with the Republic of Korea. There had been fears that the UK would be unable to sign any trade deal with leading countries around the world. But this agreement marks a huge development in the UK's post-Brexit future The agreement with South Korea will allow businesses to keep trading freely until after the October 31 exit date. The new free trade agreement allegedly replicates the parameters of the current EU-South Korea trade deal which was signed in 2011. Recently appointed Trade Secretary, Liz Truss will apparently sign the deal with Korean Minister of Trade, Yoo Myung-hee in London. In a statement, the Korean Minister insisted that signing the deal would remove the uncertainty of Brexit. Ignore Project Fear! Customs expert confirms there ARE alternatives to Brexit backstop Chair of Joint Customs Consultative Committee Peter MacSwiney confirmed that goods could be checked away from the Irish Border using technology. Mr MacSwiney noted that this would be a difficult process for some “micro-businesses” but noted that it could be done for other types of business. He told Sky News’ Kimberly Leonard: “Well, I guess there are alternatives to the backstop. Technology is available to track goods, to report goods, we have got systems of fiscal clearance away from the physical frontier. “But it all hinges on the person moving the goods tells you they are doing that. So folks, it's not all doom and gloom. Just requires a positive attitude of mind!
  4. Being a "half full glass' person rather than the 'half empty glass' people on contributing their views, which I respect, I thought a couple of reports today regarding contentious matters relating to this much debated subject, might just bring some re-assurance to both sides of the discussion. Both are good news for the UK. Reports. Despite the concerns issued by those associated with Project Fear, it has been reported that the UK will sign a "trade continuity" deal with the Republic of Korea. There had been fears that the UK would be unable to sign any trade deal with leading countries around the world. But this agreement marks a huge development in the UK's post-Brexit future The agreement with South Korea will allow businesses to keep trading freely until after the October 31 exit date. The new free trade agreement allegedly replicates the parameters of the current EU-South Korea trade deal which was signed in 2011. Recently appointed Trade Secretary, Liz Truss will apparently sign the deal with Korean Minister of Trade, Yoo Myung-hee in London. In a statement, the Korean Minister insisted that signing the deal would remove the uncertainty of Brexit. Ignore Project Fear! Customs expert confirms there ARE alternatives to Brexit backstop Chair of Joint Customs Consultative Committee Peter MacSwiney confirmed that goods could be checked away from the Irish Border using technology. Mr MacSwiney noted that this would be a difficult process for some “micro-businesses” but noted that it could be done for other types of business. He told Sky News’ Kimberly Leonard: “Well, I guess there are alternatives to the backstop. Technology is available to track goods, to report goods, we have got systems of fiscal clearance away from the physical frontier. “But it all hinges on the person moving the goods tells you they are doing that. So folks, it's not all doom and gloom. Just requires a positive attitude of mind!
  5. Thank you RayHaas, extremely useful info. I will adopt 'belt and braces' and have available Lump sum plus evidence on monthly deposits (FTT) for the previous 11 months. I note on the Consulate application form it requires 'name and contact number of Guarantor in Laos' ?? Plus on the Embassy proper site it states that 'a Copy of the Spouses ID Card' and "a certified copy" Is certified copy meant to be the actual ID card, if not who can certify it?
  6. Thank you again for your thoughts. The 46 was minimal so I wait in trepidation over the next week or so!!! Thank you everyone for replying and offering such helpful inputs. It is very much appreciated.
  7. Thanks OOTAI for the advice. I am never one to ignore sensible advice, so thanks once again. No I was not an Engineer. I spent 34 years in the Forces retiring as a Lt Col promoted from the ranks. Maybe the symmetry was acquired by the many times I gave the order 'from the right, right dress'. LOL
  8. I was just concerned that I was going to end up with a front lawn of brown patches, so it is re-assuring to read all the comments. Thank you all. I use a Bison petrol/gas self propelled mower on the second lowest setting. I have disposed of the cuttings up until now. Subject to rain, which in my area North of Khon Kaen, has been noticeably absent for the last forever or so it seems, I water once a day with water taken from the well that I was sunk when house was built a couple of years ago. Fertilizing only once with a mixture of 46 something? and all the 16s. Only did this today so I wait in anticipation that the mixture was not too strong. Thank you OOTAI for the kind comment. Just something I designed earlier! LOL.
  9. Thank you everyone for your input which is much appreciated. This 'dog' has now finished his bone!!!
  10. Thank you, that is extremely helpful. Do I have to produce bank book with regular deposits - say for the last 11 months plus a lump sum - or just a straight forward lump sum in the book supported by a statement -
  11. Thank you all. Police and medical clearance do not appear as a requirement in Vientiane check list for Non Imm O (to live with Thai Spouse) so I guess that's conclusive, well I hope so. Reports to the contrary would seem erroneous.
  12. Recalling Parliament is pointless. What would they achieve other than attempt to subvert the wishes of 17.4 million people. They were unable to agree to anything in 3 years, so nothing positive to ensure we leave the EU with a deal would be achieved. Regardless of political tribalism, the nation made a decision and it is up to politician to honour that decision. A deal with the EU is preferable, but in the absence of that, a no-deal on withdrawal seems to be on the cards. It was and is my understanding that we voted in June 2016 to Leave the EU. How we left we delegated to the politician but sadly, because they had other ideas, we are where we are now. The Prime Ministers job now is to steer the country through this problem and we, the people, must not lose our nerve. If he is stopped by the Pro-Euro MPs in Parliament as may happen, he will call an election, although given the divisive split in the country, I'm not sure that will resolve anything. To continually go round the houses as to the rights and wrongs of this situation will achieve nothing other than to produce more hostility and animosity amongst the nation. We must stop prevaricating and honour the decision.
  13. Sorry to be like a 'dog with a bone' and continually asking questions, but I am really unsure what the Thai Consulate Vientiane require for Non Immigrant O (for the purpose of staying with Thai spouse). My question : Do they require a UK police check plus medical clearance? On reading different blogs, some people are saying yes others No. In Feb 2018 I see that Ubon Joe commented that he now understood they might be required, yet I cannot find information from the Consulates website to confirm this. I can't find this particular entry now, so my apologies if I have mis-read the comment. If anyone has very recent experience of the requirements in Vientiane, I would be most grateful to hear from them. Many thanks
  14. Thank you to both for your interest and syggestions, Prior to cutting for the first time - this was after 5/6 weeks of planting/laying - the appearance was of lush green grass. After cutting the brown (dead) patches were plainly evident. Currently there are a few strands of green grass growing through the dead grass. I have attached a pic as of today.
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