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    A few SLK (R171) questions

    Thanks all for the replies, much appreciated.
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    A few SLK (R171) questions

    I'm potentially on the search for a SLK (R171), specifically the 350 model. I've a few questions: - Was there a facelift/engine upgrade in 2008. As 2008 cars are listed as 305bhp, whereas earlier ones 272bhp, or is this an Autotrader typo? - Are the exhaust tips on all SLK350 >2008 cars...
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    My Car Has Been Stolen

    Sorry to read of this. Nasty times for you. Hope you recover soon. Best wishes.
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    Massive fire in London apartment block

    I thought zinc had a lower melting point than aluminium? But anyway, was it not the insulation material that combusted?
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    The UK Politics & Brexit Thread

    Its flight deck is 280m long and 70m wide - enough space for three football pitches FIFA 2026 bid?
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    Massive fire in London apartment block

    intentionally ironic?
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    The UK Politics & Brexit Thread

    How do you know he wasn't otherwise very capable within his job and his only shortcoming was in disaster management?
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    The UK Politics & Brexit Thread

    No, his 4th point. You originally denied the right to protest, which is a legal right. I think what you meant to say was to deny violent protest, which we all would agree. Maybe something got lost in translation. Either way we both agree with Phil's post, so all is good. Will
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    The UK Politics & Brexit Thread

    Mark have you now reconsidered your earlier post? First you say protest against an election is undemocratic and now you like Phil's post saying the minority should have a voice. No one sensible is saying direct or violent action is legal, but protesting peaceful is legal and our democratic...
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    The UK Politics & Brexit Thread

    My prediction is on another referendum on the final Brexit deal. We'll be offered a £100bn divorce fee, worse trading deal, worse economic outlook. The Government will vow to spend £xbn on the regions and demographic that voted for the original Brexit, who will then vote against the final Brext...
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    The UK Politics & Brexit Thread

    Marching/protesting against a democratic election/policy is not only legal but is a part of the democratic process as is seen daily on Speaker's Corner in Hyde Park. It's inherent in the freedom of speech. Almost every decision is reversible and open for legal change, so the freedom to debate...
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    The UK Politics & Brexit Thread

    see.....you can't help yourself ;)
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    The UK Politics & Brexit Thread

    I've asked you a billion times to stop exaggerating....
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    Massive fire in London apartment block

    I remember the Herald of Free Enterprise. 193 people died.
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    The UK Politics & Brexit Thread

    BBC Volunteer Swarzy Macaly, who is helping to co-ordinate the emergency effort following the fire at Grenfell Tower, says the images of angry crowds are not a "true reflection" of how people are responding. She told the BBC: "All over the news are riots and (people) kicking down doors. That...
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    The UK Politics & Brexit Thread

    Placards with 'no to Tory cuts' have little if anything to do with this fire. The building after all had just had millions spent on it. The whole event is desperately sad.
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    Massive fire in London apartment block

    I've been there too and I had family living there as a civil engineer on construction projects. So mine is also first hand information. Just a different perspective.
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    Massive fire in London apartment block

    Indeed, that was my point too. :) The UAE may provide state of the art fire safety to whites and locals, but offer little but over cramped sweat boxes to the Pakistani and Indian labourers. Whilst I'm sure much can be done to improve social housing in the UK, it can not be compared to the...
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    Massive fire in London apartment block

    I'm quite certain that the UAE is not a beacon of light in the world of industrial and residential safety. The very poor manual labour migrant population are treated appallingly.
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    Massive fire in London apartment block

    No one blames the Queen for any part in this fire. People are blaming Government. I gather May is to visit some on hospital. Granted, she could have done this yesterday. But all of this is political posturing. What matters in the short term is housing, clothes and food for the survivors...
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