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    • Hello,

      On 15/1/24 booked appointment with Big Motoring World (BMW) to view a mini on 17/1/24 at 8pm at their Enfield dealership.  

      Car was dirty and test drive was two circuits of roundabout on entry to the showroom.  Was p/x my car and rushed by sales exec and a manager into buying the mini and a 3yr warranty that night, sale all wrapped up by 10pm.  They strongly advised me taking warranty out on car that age (2017) and confirmed it was honoured at over 500 UK registered garages.

      The next day, 18/1/24 noticed amber engine warning light on dashboard , immediately phoned BMW aftercare team to ask for it to be investigated asap at nearest garage to me. After 15 mins on hold was told only their 5 service centres across the UK can deal with car issues with earliest date for inspection in March ! Said I’m not happy with that given what sales team advised or driving car. Told an amber warning light only advisory so to drive with caution and call back when light goes red.

      I’m not happy to do this, drive the car or with the after care experience (a sign of further stresses to come) so want a refund and to return the car asap.

      Please can you advise what I need to do today to get this done. 
       

      Many thanks 
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    • We have finally managed to obtain the transcript of this case.

      The judge's reasoning is very useful and will certainly be helpful in any other cases relating to third-party rights where the customer has contracted with the courier company by using a broker.
      This is generally speaking the problem with using PackLink who are domiciled in Spain and very conveniently out of reach of the British justice system.

      Frankly I don't think that is any accident.

      One of the points that the judge made was that the customers contract with the broker specifically refers to the courier – and it is clear that the courier knows that they are acting for a third party. There is no need to name the third party. They just have to be recognisably part of a class of person – such as a sender or a recipient of the parcel.

      Please note that a recent case against UPS failed on exactly the same issue with the judge held that the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 did not apply.

      We will be getting that transcript very soon. We will look at it and we will understand how the judge made such catastrophic mistakes. It was a very poor judgement.
      We will be recommending that people do include this adverse judgement in their bundle so that when they go to county court the judge will see both sides and see the arguments against this adverse judgement.
      Also, we will be to demonstrate to the judge that we are fair-minded and that we don't mind bringing everything to the attention of the judge even if it is against our own interests.
      This is good ethical practice.

      It would be very nice if the parcel delivery companies – including EVRi – practised this kind of thing as well.

       

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Considering the latest news about PFI, would it not be an ideal time for labour to table a motion calling for a vote of no confidence and trigger a general election.

 

I do not think I am stereotyping but I am sure a lot of UDP members work in the industry and they might have second thoughts propping up tories.

 

Why would it be a bad idea to try ?

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because they wouldnt win it for starters

and secondly even if they did it means nothing unless they can get a majority of MP's to then say they are going to vote against every other bill passing through parliament and that isnt going to happen either.

 

The PFI scandal is actually the fault of Toby Liar and Jocky Broon so be careful what you wish for.

 

Unionist MP's work for the same people as all MP's, (themselves)

and they wont be doing anything that makes them unemployed.

 

The days of people going into politics to give something back are long gone

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motions_of_no_confidence_in_the_United_Kingdom

 

since the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, a vote of no confidence means the government has 14 days in which to win a vote of confidence, or a general election is held.

 

 

DUP have backed labour going against the tories on the nhs even though there was a deal, there is no reason why they might not do the same if a vote of no confidence was tabled.

 

After all deals are made to be broken, the tories and the DUP are hardly ideal bed fellows.

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Under fixed term parliament act, very difficult to force a general election through a specific no confidence vote. Think it requires a two thirds majority vote against Government, so many Tories would have to support. The two third requirement was added to assist the con/lib coalition.

 

The way to force an election, is government losing finance bill motions, so they can't fund their policies.

 

As for PFI issues, this started in the 90's under the Tories and was expanded under Blair/Brown. Blair/Brown were enthusiastic about using the private sector, but they made the PFI's very lucrative for private companies. Since 2010 the Tories have tried to limit profitability of private companies gaining Government funded projects and encouraged biding that did not cover the real costs of a project. If Carillion have failed because of contracts they signed not even covering their costs of runnung contracted works, then Government needs to look at the bid evaluation process.

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Ah yes, I'd forgotten about that, thanks for reminder.

 

DUP have backed labour going against the tories on the nhs even though there was a deal, there is no reason why they might not do the same if a vote of no confidence was tabled.

 

NHS wasn't in scope of the deal so DUP were free to vote with labour

 

 

"The DUP agrees to support the government on all motions of confidence; and on the Queen’s speech; the Budget; finance bills; money bills, supply and appropriation legislation and estimates … the DUP also agrees to support the government on legislation pertaining to the UK’s exit from the EU and legislation pertaining to national security.”

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Under fixed term parliament act, very difficult to force a general election through a specific no confidence vote. Think it requires a two thirds majority vote against Government, so many Tories would have to support. The two third requirement was added to assist the con/lib coalition.

 

According to trebormoinet's link it needs 2/3rds majority to agree to have a general election before the 5 years is up (ie what T May did last June) but a vote of no confidence is a simple majority.

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