[modern] Radar detectors

I was going to buy a radar detector until I say the following article, printed
in the 27th September issue of ‘Autocar’ in the UK.

<----
Radar and laser detectors that help drivers spot Gatso camaras and police
speed traps are to be banned by the end of the year.

The department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions is drawing up
plans to outlaw the licence savers. A DETR official told Autocar: "The sole
purpose of these devices is to help drivers who speed avoid detection. The
Government is seeking to once again make their use illegal.

A driver prosecuted for using a radar detector won a reprieve in January 1998.
Since then, police have been unable to prosecute people found using the
devices.

In the future, drivers caught using the detectors will face stiff fines and
licence endorsements.
---->

I am waiting to see the outcome of this before making any decisions. If they
are banned, for me it is simply another reason to leave this sh*t hole of a
country. I am travelling to Germany tomorrow to work their for the following
two weeks. While their I shall be looking for job vacancies.

I must rush. I want to try and get a drink before the pubs close. We are not
deemed responsible enough to drink beyond 22:30 on a Sunday, as we may become
alcoholics, vandals, and muggers.

regards,Kam Purewal
Walsall, Soviet Republic of Great Britain-----------------------------------------
96 XJR
99 CBR1100xx

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I was going to buy a radar detector until I say the following article,
printed in the 27th September issue of ‘Autocar’ in the UK.

<----
Radar and laser detectors that help drivers spot Gatso camaras and police
speed traps are to be banned by the end of the year.

The department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions is drawing up
plans to outlaw the licence savers. A DETR official told Autocar: "The sole
purpose of these devices is to help drivers who speed avoid detection. The
Government is seeking to once again make their use illegal.

A driver prosecuted for using a radar detector won a reprieve in January
1998. Since then, police have been unable to prosecute people found using
the devices.

In the future, drivers caught using the detectors will face stiff fines and
licence endorsements.
---->

I am waiting to see the outcome of this before making any decisions. If they
are banned, for me it is simply another reason to leave this sh*t hole of a
country. I am travelling to Germany tomorrow to work their for the following
two weeks. While their I shall be looking for job vacancies.

I must rush. I want to try and get a drink before the pubs close. We are not
deemed responsible enough to drink beyond 22:30 on a Sunday, as we may
become alcoholics, vandals, and muggers.

regards,Kam Purewal
Walsall, Soviet Republic of Great Britain-----------------------------------------
96 XJR
99 CBR1100xx

Kam

I have not seen the article in Autocar or any other mention of this ‘reversal’
of thought or to be more correct ‘reversal of fortunes’ for the government.

If you go to Germany you had better stay there until after the New Year because
as New Years’ Eve falls on a Sunday - guess WHO forgot to alter the licensing
laws for the occasion. Yes you’ got it, the members of parliament who have just
managed to drag their rear ends back from summer recess (3 MONTHS) today.

It apparently takes over 60 days to make the change of the licensing hours and
the government has not even begun to think about it yet, which leaves a great
possibility that pubs will not be able to stay open past the standard Sunday
hour of 22.30. If this does occur, the only chance is that the hours can be
extended by application to a magistrate but that would mean every single pub
in the land going through this farce.

It would be better for you to get a job in Germany as they get 42 days holiday
a year. Guess who gets the lowest number of days off in Europe - yes, right
again, it’s the British - well not quite. Whilst the British get 31 days a year the
Irish take the bottom place with 29 days.

And if you needed any more impetuous to consider the pros and cons, an
Environment Minister (euphemism for plonker or worse) Michael Meacher
yesterday stated that the government could re-impose the fuel tax escalator which
raises petrol prices by 6% over inflation each year. All this in the face of the
Chancellor sitting on a 16 BILLION POUND war chest, 10 BILLION more
than was predicted. This surplus has confirmed the sheer scale of stealth taxes
introduced, and it’s purpose - to buy votes.

There are many good things about the UK, I am only sorry that there has not been
much NEW good for a long, long, time and as far as the motoring public is concerned
there is no good news at all, mores the pity.

Regards

           Steve-----------------------------------------------------------------

Stephen Gibson
Supercat Jaguar Spares
www.supercatjaguarspares.freeserve.co.uk

----- Original Message -----
From: Kam Purewal kam@purewalk.worldonline.co.uk

I was going to buy a radar detector until I say the following article,
printed in the 27th September issue of ‘Autocar’ in the UK.

<----
Radar and laser detectors that help drivers spot Gatso camaras and police
speed traps are to be banned by the end of the year.

The department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions is drawing up
plans to outlaw the licence savers. A DETR official told Autocar: "The sole
purpose of these devices is to help drivers who speed avoid detection. The
Government is seeking to once again make their use illegal.

A driver prosecuted for using a radar detector won a reprieve in January
1998. Since then, police have been unable to prosecute people found using
the devices.

In the future, drivers caught using the detectors will face stiff fines and
licence endorsements.
---->

I am waiting to see the outcome of this before making any decisions. If they
are banned, for me it is simply another reason to leave this sh*t hole of a
country. I am travelling to Germany tomorrow to work their for the following
two weeks. While their I shall be looking for job vacancies.

I must rush. I want to try and get a drink before the pubs close. We are not
deemed responsible enough to drink beyond 22:30 on a Sunday, as we may
become alcoholics, vandals, and muggers.

regards,Kam Purewal
Walsall, Soviet Republic of Great Britain

96 XJR
99 CBR1100xx

Hi!

I thought this was Jag-lovers not moan lovers!

Norman Watkins

Kam

I have not seen the article in Autocar or any other mention of this
‘reversal’
of thought or to be more correct ‘reversal of fortunes’ for the
government.

If you go to Germany you had better stay there until after the New Year
because
as New Years’ Eve falls on a Sunday - guess WHO forgot to alter the
licensing
laws for the occasion. Yes you’ got it, the members of parliament who have
just
managed to drag their rear ends back from summer recess (3 MONTHS) today.

It apparently takes over 60 days to make the change of the licensing hours
and
the government has not even begun to think about it yet, which leaves a
great
possibility that pubs will not be able to stay open past the standard
Sunday
hour of 22.30. If this does occur, the only chance is that the hours can
be
extended by application to a magistrate but that would mean every single
pub
in the land going through this farce.

It would be better for you to get a job in Germany as they get 42 days
holiday
a year. Guess who gets the lowest number of days off in Europe - yes,
right
again, it’s the British - well not quite. Whilst the British get 31 days a
year the
Irish take the bottom place with 29 days.

And if you needed any more impetuous to consider the pros and cons, an
Environment Minister (euphemism for plonker or worse) Michael Meacher
yesterday stated that the government could re-impose the fuel tax
escalator which
raises petrol prices by 6% over inflation each year. All this in the face
of the
Chancellor sitting on a 16 BILLION POUND war chest, 10 BILLION more
than was predicted. This surplus has confirmed the sheer scale of stealth
taxes
introduced, and it’s purpose - to buy votes.

There are many good things about the UK, I am only sorry that there has
not been
much NEW good for a long, long, time and as far as the motoring public is
concerned
there is no good news at all, mores the pity.

Regards

           Steve

Stephen Gibson
Supercat Jaguar Spares
www.supercatjaguarspares.freeserve.co.uk

----- Original Message -----
From: Kam Purewal kam@purewalk.worldonline.co.uk

I was going to buy a radar detector until I say the following article,
printed in the 27th September issue of ‘Autocar’ in the UK.

<----
Radar and laser detectors that help drivers spot Gatso camaras and
police
speed traps are to be banned by the end of the year.

The department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions is drawing
up
plans to outlaw the licence savers. A DETR official told Autocar: "The
sole
purpose of these devices is to help drivers who speed avoid detection.
The
Government is seeking to once again make their use illegal.

A driver prosecuted for using a radar detector won a reprieve in January
1998. Since then, police have been unable to prosecute people found
using
the devices.

In the future, drivers caught using the detectors will face stiff fines
and
licence endorsements.
---->

I am waiting to see the outcome of this before making any decisions. If
they
are banned, for me it is simply another reason to leave this sh*t hole
of a
country. I am travelling to Germany tomorrow to work their for the
following
two weeks. While their I shall be looking for job vacancies.

I must rush. I want to try and get a drink before the pubs close. We are
not> > deemed responsible enough to drink beyond 22:30 on a Sunday, as we may
become alcoholics, vandals, and muggers.

regards,Kam Purewal
Walsall, Soviet Republic of Great Britain

96 XJR
99 CBR1100xx

Norman

As someone who has recently performed the Herculean task of surfing the web
and finding a cross reference to a Jaguar oil filter whilst aligning it to finding
the Holy Grail and still gets it wrong, I would choose my words more carefully.

It may have passed you by but the majority of listers are American and as such
do not have any appreciable knowledge of the motorists’ daily environment in
the country of origin of the car that they revere. By recording various news
events appertaining to the motorists’ life in the UK, I would think that it would be
of interest to some, would give pause for thought to others or be of a comparrison
to their own motoring life on a daily basis.

I did preface one of my posts with:-
“This is not intended as a moan (although there is no real reason for it not to be)
but purely to keep motorists’ everywhere abreast of some of the changes that
are taking place. After all, things that happen in one place (country) today may
well happen in another place (country) tomorrow!”

I do not feel that I need preface every post that deals with the current (hours/days)
old motoring news with such a note each time as the majority of listers who may
be interested understand that it is a factually topical subject, some in response to
another lister (as this last one) which they receive superfast and would not perhaps
have ever got to know about.

Regards

         Steve-----------------------------------------------------------------

Stephen Gibson
Supercat Jaguar Spares
www.supercatjaguarspares.freeserve.co.uk

----- Original Message -----
From: Norman_Watkins Norman_Watkins@breathemail.net
To: Stephen Gibson <@Stephen_Gibson1>; modern@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 5:34 PM
Subject: Re: [modern] Radar detectors

Hi!

I thought this was Jag-lovers not moan lovers!

Norman Watkins

Kam

I have not seen the article in Autocar or any other mention of this
‘reversal’
of thought or to be more correct ‘reversal of fortunes’ for the
government.

If you go to Germany you had better stay there until after the New Year
because
as New Years’ Eve falls on a Sunday - guess WHO forgot to alter the
licensing
laws for the occasion. Yes you’ got it, the members of parliament who have
just
managed to drag their rear ends back from summer recess (3 MONTHS) today.

It apparently takes over 60 days to make the change of the licensing hours
and
the government has not even begun to think about it yet, which leaves a
great
possibility that pubs will not be able to stay open past the standard
Sunday
hour of 22.30. If this does occur, the only chance is that the hours can
be
extended by application to a magistrate but that would mean every single
pub
in the land going through this farce.

It would be better for you to get a job in Germany as they get 42 days
holiday
a year. Guess who gets the lowest number of days off in Europe - yes,
right
again, it’s the British - well not quite. Whilst the British get 31 days a
year the
Irish take the bottom place with 29 days.

And if you needed any more impetuous to consider the pros and cons, an
Environment Minister (euphemism for plonker or worse) Michael Meacher
yesterday stated that the government could re-impose the fuel tax
escalator which
raises petrol prices by 6% over inflation each year. All this in the face
of the
Chancellor sitting on a 16 BILLION POUND war chest, 10 BILLION more
than was predicted. This surplus has confirmed the sheer scale of stealth
taxes
introduced, and it’s purpose - to buy votes.

There are many good things about the UK, I am only sorry that there has
not been
much NEW good for a long, long, time and as far as the motoring public is
concerned
there is no good news at all, mores the pity.

Regards

           Steve

Stephen Gibson
Supercat Jaguar Spares
www.supercatjaguarspares.freeserve.co.uk

----- Original Message -----
From: Kam Purewal kam@purewalk.worldonline.co.uk

I was going to buy a radar detector until I say the following article,
printed in the 27th September issue of ‘Autocar’ in the UK.

<----
Radar and laser detectors that help drivers spot Gatso camaras and
police
speed traps are to be banned by the end of the year.

The department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions is drawing
up
plans to outlaw the licence savers. A DETR official told Autocar: "The
sole
purpose of these devices is to help drivers who speed avoid detection.
The
Government is seeking to once again make their use illegal.

A driver prosecuted for using a radar detector won a reprieve in January
1998. Since then, police have been unable to prosecute people found
using
the devices.

In the future, drivers caught using the detectors will face stiff fines
and
licence endorsements.
---->

I am waiting to see the outcome of this before making any decisions. If
they
are banned, for me it is simply another reason to leave this sh*t hole
of a
country. I am travelling to Germany tomorrow to work their for the
following
two weeks. While their I shall be looking for job vacancies.

I must rush. I want to try and get a drink before the pubs close. We are
not
deemed responsible enough to drink beyond 22:30 on a Sunday, as we may
become alcoholics, vandals, and muggers.

regards,Kam Purewal
Walsall, Soviet Republic of Great Britain

96 XJR
99 CBR1100xx

Steve

Would you kindly explain your first paragraph please.

Norman

As someone who has recently performed the Herculean task of surfing the
web
and finding a cross reference to a Jaguar oil filter whilst aligning it to
finding
the Holy Grail and still gets it wrong, I would choose my words more
carefully.>

Norman

I thought that it was perfectly self-explanatory. However, several of your
posts culminate in a victorious post declaring the OE supplier of an oil
filter which is not factually correct. Considering that certain facts can
be wrongly reported it does you no credit to follow through with a post
which only contains a personal churlish slur against another lister.

Perhaps it also does me little credit to retaliate but personal attacks
encourage a response as opposed to a general difference of opinion.

Regards

         Steve-----------------------------------------------------------------

Stephen Gibson
Supercat Jaguar Spares
www.supercatjaguarspares.freeserve.co.uk

From: Norman_Watkins Norman_Watkins@breathemail.net

Steve

Would you kindly explain your first paragraph please.

Norman

As someone who has recently performed the Herculean task of surfing the
web
and finding a cross reference to a Jaguar oil filter whilst aligning it to
finding
the Holy Grail and still gets it wrong, I would choose my words more
carefully.