'Right to repair' law to come in this summer
10/03/2021 | news | business | 921
Manufacturers will be obliged to make spare parts for appliances available to consumers.
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jon
10/03/2021 10:42:44 151 6
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All good intensions. But will it work if the cost of replacing with new is lower than the repair cost?
Hire a Pole. He will do it cheaper than an over-charging Brit. Removed
Yeah, a Pole living in a shared 8 to a room with a rent of £50 a month, and take work from the Brit with kids and a mortgage.

You'll find few Poles supporting our pubs at £4/5 a pint. Street drinking suffices. Much cheaper.

Now go to Poland and ask them what they think of the Ukrainians undercutting the Polish workers, by having that lower overhead.
There is no love loss.
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We should also have the right to remove any royal titles from Megan. Well done Piers for speaking for the majority. Removed
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10/03/2021 10:55:12 1 3
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?
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10/03/2021 11:00:19 0 1
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Sad little person. You are in the minority. Suck it up.
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10/03/2021 10:55:23 59 26
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Does this apply to a government that is malfunctioning
No because Boris is a spare part. Removed
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10/03/2021 11:13:53 9 6
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No because Boris is a spare PRAT.
Hire a Pole. He will do it cheaper than an over-charging Brit. Removed
Yeah, a Pole living in a shared 8 to a room with a rent of £50 a month, and take work from the Brit with kids and a mortgage.

You'll find few Poles supporting our pubs at £4/5 a pint. Street drinking suffices. Much cheaper.

Now go to Poland and ask them what they think of the Ukrainians undercutting the Polish workers, by having that lower overhead.
There is no love loss.
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Can we get the Brexit deal fixed or just revoked, it's the biggest breakdown in history. Costing UK businesses way more than we used to pay the EU in customs paperwork, not to mention the livelihoods of shellfish exporters.

Still the Brexiteers knew what they were voting for.
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10/03/2021 11:04:03 0 0
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This is about repairing appliances, not moaning about something that is done and dusted because it doesn't suit you.
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10/03/2021 11:06:59 0 0
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That's been tried and failed
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10/03/2021 11:19:51 0 0
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It's not as though they weren't told! Most have gone into hiding now that reality is showing (albeit temporarily masked by Covid).
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10/03/2021 10:47:49 66 289
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So you want to still use Window 3.1 & drive a horse & cart.

Obsolescence happens, at what point does it become too difficult to support?
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10/03/2021 11:47:03 4 3
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We also need a law to force manufactures to make it easy to change the rechargeable batteries in things like shavers and toothbrushes.

The way these things are deliberately constructed to prevent this is a scandal. It was a major operation, way beyond most people, to replace the batteries in two of my shavers. But they will now give me many years more service: instead of buying expensive new ones