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    • Hi DX   That is the only info letter I have we can't locate the first letter or original parking fine notification My wife said there wasn't  anything on the car windscreen. Do I ask the DC for the original notification ?   what shall I do just wait until they pursue through court ?   apologies for lack of info  Cancookwill
    • Hello, I've been following this thread and have some experience to share... Stand by for lots of words.   About 6 weeks ago, the engine seized on my car - 10 days before planning to use it for our 2 week trip around the UK!  I searched the internet for companies who could replace/rebuild the engine and get it back to me in time... One company that came up was 169 UK. I called the number and explained my predicament and the chap on the phone (who called himself Lee - I'm not convinced this was his real name) promised that if the vehicle got to him the next day or so, he'd have it done in time for our holiday!. He gave all kinds of reassurances about the types of vehicles they work on, from Porsches etc, even people from Spain taking their cars to him.. All work came through 3rd party websites (how i'd found them too) so you generally wont find reviews.    I was weary going into this, but you got to put your faith somewhere, right? so off it went on a trailer to Essex. NOW... I'd already asked where it would be going and I also tracked it by leaving a mobile phone hidden in the car. Interestingly, the place i was told i'd be collecting it from was not the same place the recovery guy (called Patrick?) told me he was delivering it to..    Anyway, they get the car and straight away tell me that the sump is full of diesel and that my ECU is faulty and its locked open one bank of injectors - causing the failure. All of this is feasible, but it meant that the car would not be ready in time for my holiday  He also tells me the DPF's (i'm sure it only has one, but he referred to there being more) were also completely blocked solid and needed to be dealt with (in this case, drilled and mapped out - which is also illegal) All of these little extras have now taken the cost from £3500 to nearly £5000  - as he was " putting together a special package for me" I tell him ok, i'm now away for 2 weeks so you have a little more time, i'll collect it when i get back.  I call him on the Friday before we travel home, asking how its going... he says "well, we aven't done it.. you said you were gonna be away for 2 weeks" apparently he marked to dairy wrong. So i call him again on the Monday following, I say I want to collect it that Thursday... not unreasonable. He then starts with the excuses that he has loads of guys off sick at the moment etc.. BUT, The car IS in the workshop and the boys ARE getting on with it. I say, OK.. but keep me updated daily as i need to make arrangements to come and get it. Tuesday passes without a word, so Wednesday morning i txt him asking for an update. He called me back around and hour later to tell me that the ECU they sourced for me is also faulty (they tested it before fitting it as they're nice like that) and it has water damage so he has to get another one, but that isn't going to get to him until the following Tuesday - which brings us up to this week.   Everything up until this point has been feasible if not a little annoying, BUT here is where is gets good...  On Sunday i happened to be in Essex on other business so decided to swing by Basildon and see if i could find my car. Knowing where it had been dropped off before the tracking phone died, i had a good idea where to look. And i also had the address of the garage where i'd be picking it up from. Hoping to not find it too easily - after all, it was being worked on on the Monday; Imagine my surprise to find it in the exact location it had been dropped off 4 weeks previously!  I lifted the bonnet - nothing had been touched.  The amount of dust on the bodywork and distinct lack of any hand prints etc strongly indicated that nothing had been touched and it certainly hadn't been moved in all that time. He may well have taken the ECU out to test but put it back, that's easy to do - but there is now way to tell from there that the DPF is blocked without removing it, or having full access to the ECU - which is faulty, remember?  It had all been LIES.  Now i am annoyed, but informed and he doesn't know that i know he's been lying to me.  I spent the next couple of days talking to various people i know and arranged my own recovery to get the car back - even if that meant effectively stealing it back. Long story short, i had it collected and got it back to me last night.  The guy who collected it went to the garage i'd been told i'd be collecting it from - Unit 28 Noble Square( Essex car and Commercial) and asked for Lee... Low and behold no-one by that name works there and the car (and others parked in the same place) were nothing to do with them! but then one guy did say "oh hang on, i think i know who you mean, let me give him a call"... 10 minutes later, 'Lee' showed up.  My man then had to endure conversation with this charlatan, but did glean some information that might be of interest.  "LEE" doesn't directly do any of this work... he takes on jobs, maybe up to 30 at a time and then farms them out to local garages. This explains why nothing had been done and why so many others get stuck in this net.   I was surprised that he was calm and didn't get the hump about me taking the car back, i still don't really understand what the scam is, but there definitely is one.  I think i've been very lucky that no money has been paid, i owe him nothing and i got out of there.  The amount of mental anguish and anxiety this has caused me has been extreme.  Now i'm back to square one, still with a broken car. But i'm only £500 out of pocket (for the recovery each way) and not £5k that it was supposedly going to cost... at some point, who knows when!     
    • Good luck from me as well Dixon, fingers crossed.    HB
    • Last time, the Judge provided me with, I would say, the most amount of time to speak. She started with HMRC, and they moved on to me. Essentially, since HMRC last responded to me (the original document I scribbled notes on), I feel it's right I should go first and just comment on each of their responses.   I'll leave sending that link to them, just in case HMRC then find something against it. I'll just bring it up, and mention the above quotes.
    • It's fine. Someone who deals with this more often than me will know.   HB
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Just looking at the current views on the ins and outs of an October election and saw this

 

"Case, who worked as Private Secretary to Prince William before being given his big promotion by Johnson, knows whereof he speaks. Asked by committee chairman William Wragg if he would be “uncomfortable if a Prime Minister capriciously requested of Her Majesty a Dissolution”, Case replied: “It would be quite wrong for the Prime Minister to put the sovereign in a difficult position constitutionally.”

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WTFleck?

Have they forgotten Johnson unlawfully proroguing Parliament already?

- Case spouting johnsonisms through his teeth it seems

 

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laughter -but its no joke that British ministers will stand up before their peers and the British public and spout this tripe in support of a ****ing ****bag corrupt liar

 

They are laughing at us all really - they should be shouting SHAME SHAME

 

 

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Sunack and Javid, leader hopefuls have resigned ministerial positions

 

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If they are Johnsonites, they could well be lying ......

... or Johnsons spokesperson lying about them saying it

 

Can't trust a word any of the cabinet or the Johnsonite spads/Senior civil servants say.

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and what a surprise (not) Johnson apparently called a real leader - zelenskyy and tried to brief it for some smokescreen to his lying about lies about lies about the pincher 

 

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Johnson 'poisons the well of our democracy every day'

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Johnson on pincher (demonstrating his bare faced gall and utter inability to learn any lessons or change) :

Sorry - its now clear he wasn't going to learn any lessons and he wasn't going to change

 

 

Is that even nut nut briefing against him that the pincher should never have been promoted. ... LOL

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So far all the nonentities have pledged to stay. About half a dozen haven't pronounced yet, Gove is one.

 

Ladbrokes have suspended betting on how long Johnson lasts and it's 7-1 there's an election this year.

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I'm certain Johnson will try to call a general election when all else has failed, there will be massive efforts by the Tory party to prevent that.

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Would be surprised if Boris is not gone by the end of this week. 

 

There may be other resignations in the pipeline from ministers and Tory backbenchers are probably now looking at who will replace Boris.

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I don't know if it will be that fast, UB, but I'm happy to be proved wrong.

 

From Peston just now.

. has just gone into No10. The expectation is that he will be appointed Chancellor. Presumably, on the basis of what@Jacob_Rees_Mogg just said, the deal is he has to go against Treasury advice and reverse the rise in corporation tax

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Steve Barclay new health minister LOL

- desperation

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That'll be interesting, TJ.

 

They were onto this very quickly, weren't they? I could be wrong but I don't remember replacements for important positions being announced this fast.

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Interesting point:

There are statements about the 1922 committee 'elections in a few weeks 'allowing' a change to the rules to allow a second no confidence, with Bridgen saying he will force it.

.. not clear on this, but didn't the the 1922 committee threaten a change of rules against May to force her out after having a vote the results of which wasn't released and wouldn't be if she resigned (not that Johnson would)?

 

.. so why wait? Too many Johnson loyalists?

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Quite a few PPSs are resigning. Is this so they can vote in a 1922 committee vote next week?

 

But I suppose if they're replaced by people like my 2019 intake MP who seems desperate to keep in with No10, then that neutralises things. I don't think it's right for the government payroll to outnumber backbenchers, it certainly skews any 1922 vote.

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Read a funny comment online about Boris, who is a great admirer of Churchill.

 

"Less Churchill, more like Benny Hill" !

 

I can see political broadcasts in the pipeline by opposition parties showing videos with Boris being a clown, with the Benny Hill theme tune playing in the background.

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Tweet from Larry at 10 Downing Street threatening to leave.

 

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I don't suppose the greased piglet cares, as long as he can stay in Downing Street. Sterling slid yesterday and it's thought it's unlikely to recover until he's gone.

 

Even though hardly anyone at home or abroad trusts him he's determined to cling on. His reputation when he eventually goes is going to be terrible.

 

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Investors flock to the safe haven dollar over concerns about the outlook for UK economic growth.

 

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None of the pundits are speculating over how long Johnson might take to go, even though any other PM would have. Here are Martin Kettle's thoughts on it.

 

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The prime minister’s sense of entitlement will mean he has to be dragged kicking and screaming from Downing Street, says Guardian columnist...

 

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On 13/04/2022 at 16:42, tobyjugg2 said:

just to simplify the sunak not resigning for Johnson issue

 

1. Does anyone really think Johnson would resign if every single one of his ministers resigned? Some are already well in his pocket so there would be always be some remaining.

or would he just replace any who did and carry on regardless?

 

2. Does anyone think sunak stayed because of some (however twisted) sense honor or duty to the position or the government?

or because it was in his own interests (one or both of: his choice to complete some 'projects for his own or pals intterests, or forced via further leak threats or some such)?

 

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It looks as if you could be right, UB. There seem to be eight or 10 cabinet ministers, I've lost track, waiting for him at No10 to tell Johnson to go.

 

This is what Peston thinks on Twitter.

 

Many in the cabinet has come to the view that the government “is not working” under Johnson. Several are now telling me they will tell him to go, in a few moments, they do not expect him to quit, so want a “process” to get him out. This is a full scale crisis

 

And the 1922 committee has decided not to change the rules but is having elections next week.

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Including his new chancellor LOL

 

Also rumors that the existing 1922 committee has changed its rules .. perhaps due to an actual majority of letters of no confidence

 

.. all we need is a recall from his constituency seat for 3/3

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I think that at the very least, Brady is giving Johnson the same options he gave May

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