it appears that i have got myself embroiled in some interesting exchanges on other threads.
I am quite willing to continue our debate, subject to the approval & determination of the site administrators whose decisions must remain final and binding regarding the relative merits of this post and my offer.
so as not to disrupt the rest of the forum I suggest anyone wishing to take me up on any of the issues do so here.
please note that I make reference to debate - i.e. an exchange of ideas, views, information etc with the intent of positive dialogue. Defamitory rhetoric will be henceforth be treated with the contempt it deserves - so put up or shut up!!!!