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Day: April 4, 2019

No deal better than a bad deal
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No deal better than a bad deal

    No-deal is better than a bad deal was Theresa May's mantra for two years, making clear that Britain would walk away from negotiations with the EU if necessary. Her statement after the marathon cabinet meeting on Tuesday night, however, put paid to that. In a move which threatened to split her party always something she had sought to avoid Mrs May dramatically changed strategy and announced she would seek a deal with Labour support. What changed her mind? I have been told by government insiders and those close to the prime minister that the answer is the UK union. One of her inner circle said: She's fixated on the union. No-deal clearly puts huge strain on the Irish border and the consequence of that is a border poll becomes a real possibility. She thinks it wou...
Drivers don’t know the dangers of part worn tyres
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Drivers don’t know the dangers of part worn tyres

    One in five British drivers have bought part-worn tyres, despite more than 98 percent being sold in an illegal state. That’s according to analysis by AA Cars suggesting our knowledge of tyres is a bit, well, rubbery. Among that one in five, one in 10 said they would never buy part-worn tyres again. But 13 percent plan to in the future. Even though a third (33 percent) of people see part-worn tyres as cost-effective, 62 percent were wrong when asked what the legal minimum tread depth was. This is 1.6mm, although many part-worn tyres are sold with around 2mm of tread remaining. Doesn’t sound like value for money to us… The kicker, though, is that more than 20 percent of drivers reckon most used tyres sold in the UK are perfectly legal. The reality, by comparison, is ...