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by Tony.Williams
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 645
Views: 72887

Re: Brexit consequences

If nothing else, this whole sorry saga underlines just how dysfunctional our political system has become. As things stand, I cannot imagine myself being willing to vote for either of the main parties in the next general election, but voting for anyone else is a waste of time in our system. So I expe...
by Tony.Williams
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 645
Views: 72887

Re: Brexit consequences

The EU doesn't give a toss any more. Does anyone except dedicated Brexit nerds still care, I wonder? Still, I suppose that if the latest craze among female debaters for stripping off on TV catches on, that might lead to a rise in interest... :shock: https://uk.yahoo.com/news/brexit-news-latest-mome...
by Tony.Williams
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 20
Views: 627

Re: Brexit Plan B?

chaggle wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:53 pm

That is very well written.

The problem is that only remainers will read it.
Of the general public, yes - but I get the impression that this blog is followed by journalists and politicians, so it might just have some influence (if only to provide some ammunition and quotes!).
by Tony.Williams
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 20
Views: 627

Re: Brexit Plan B?

This sums up the current state of Brexit rather well: http://chrisgreybrexitblog.blogspot.com/2019/02/britain-in-tailspin.html For the circles we are going round are not a neat holding pattern, waiting patiently for a safe landing according to known procedures. Rather, Britain is in a vicious tailsp...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 645
Views: 72887

Re: Brexit consequences

So Tusk wonders "What that special place in hell looks like for those who promoted Brexit, without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out safely". Various Tories, DUP MPs and UKIP MEPs rant and rave about having been insulted; thus identifying themselves as clueless loons who didn't have a pla...
by Tony.Williams
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 645
Views: 72887

Re: Brexit consequences

An interestingly varied set of newspaper headlines today, with quite a few not featuring Tusk's remarks: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-papers-47152588 In fact, only the "serious" papers plus the Metro mention Brexit on the front page. Perhaps an indication that the majority of people are just...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 645
Views: 72887

Re: Brexit consequences

So what is the status on brexit? Are we having a second referendum? I don't know why people think NO DEAL means things stay the same, NO DEAL is pretty self explanatory. Take your pick: "up in the air" is polite, while "up shit creek without a paddle" is more accurate. Basically, May has been autho...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 645
Views: 72887

Re: Brexit consequences

By the way I've just read (and I don't know how true it is) that many people believe that 'NO DEAL' means 'things will stay exactly as they are - nothing will change'. That would not surprise me in the slightest - the terminology used can be rather confusing. Throw "no backstop" into the mix and I ...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 645
Views: 72887

Re: Brexit consequences

Sunderland voted 61% Leave, so my sympathy is limited.
by Tony.Williams
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 20
Views: 627

Re: Brexit Plan B?

I had to laugh: in the evening news the BBC included an item about a museum at the former RAF airfield at Biggin Hill. At the end of the news, there was a slight hiccup during a recap of the main story, concerning May's expected visit to Europe: the background film clip was of a squadron of Spitfire...
by Tony.Williams
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 20
Views: 627

Re: Brexit Plan B?

Funny, isn't it: it's perfectly OK for Parliament to reconsider a proposal which was massively rejected only a couple of weeks ago and change its mind, while it would be undemocratic for the electorate to have a chance to reconsider a decision made over two years ago. By the way, I am pissed off wit...
by Tony.Williams
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Humour.
Topic: From the BBC News Quiz
Replies: 1
Views: 111

From the BBC News Quiz

Fifty cuttings: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articl ... -news-quiz

Nice to find something to laugh at!
by Tony.Williams
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 645
Views: 72887

Re: Brexit consequences

Government no deal preparations are irresponsible, unnecessary and dangerous. The latest from Chris Grey, Professor of Organization Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London. "We are now approaching a very dangerous moment of national polarisation, including threats of political violence, of ...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: "Scottish stone circle isn’t so ancient after all....."
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Re: "Scottish stone circle isn’t so ancient after all....."

The story is a good example of how new information can force scientists to reconsider their initial conclusions. “I also think it is important in all walks of life to be open to new information that can question your ideas and hold your hands up to say when you got it wrong,” Not just scientists? O...
by Tony.Williams
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Psychics and Mediums.
Topic: Brazilian 'psychic surgeon' accused of rape.
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: Brazilian 'psychic surgeon' accused of rape.

That prompts a question - do people like that become "psychic surgeons", or cult leaders or whatever, just to get into a position where they could rape young girls, or do they merely take advantage of their situation when they realise they can do so?