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by Tony.Williams
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 47
Views: 3219

Re: On the PM.

Either I'm rapidly coming to the conclusion that Isabel Oakeshott is only marginally more entitled to call herself a journalist than Tommy Robinson. As I recall she was the one who encouraged Vicky Pryce to spill the beans on that motoring offence by her former husband Chris Huhne, thereby getting ...
by Tony.Williams
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 47
Views: 3219

Re: On the PM.

I see that following the more or less enforced resignation of our US ambassador, Brexiters are warning May not to get involved in the appointment of his successor, but to leave that to BoJo (assuming he doesn't self-destruct at the last moment). I don't normally have much time for conspiracy theorie...
by Tony.Williams
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 744
Views: 98279

Re: Brexit consequences

If the facts are in conflict with strongly-held beliefs, then obviously the facts must be wrong. There is therefore absolutely no point in looking at the facts, it's just a waste of time. QED.
by Tony.Williams
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: "a political crisis in July, or October, or both."
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: "a political crisis in July, or October, or both."

An interesting perspective on the Brexiters on Chris Grey's blog: https://chrisgreybrexitblog.blogspot.com/2019/07/enjoy-brexit-doldrums-while-they-last.html They got the outcome they wanted in the Referendum, and its implementation now is entirely a matter of domestic politics rather than anything ...
by Tony.Williams
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 744
Views: 98279

Re: Brexit consequences

I've just caught a glimpse in passing of a Tory on Victoria Derbyshire's show being challenged over the plan to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement, which the EU has said is impossible. The response was something like "you have to believe that it's possible". In other words, if you wish really, really,...
by Tony.Williams
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: "a political crisis in July, or October, or both."
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: "a political crisis in July, or October, or both."

But we've had strong and stable governance all that time, haven't we?

:gmc
by Tony.Williams
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: "It was a miracle..."
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: "It was a miracle..."

Impossible in a long-haul flight (this one was 9 hours) - not enough air to live on at 40,000', and with temps down to -60 he was probably frozen solid by the time he dropped from the plane, accounting for the shattered paving stone he hit. Short flights are doable, if they keep lower. The main dang...
by Tony.Williams
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: "a political crisis in July, or October, or both."
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: "a political crisis in July, or October, or both."

Some random speculations: it has been pointed out that whoever wins the vote to become the next Tory leader will not necessarily become Prime Minister - before that can happen, Hunt or Johnson has to be able to win the support of a majority in the House, or he will suffer a vote of no confidence. Ev...
by Tony.Williams
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: "It was a miracle..."
Replies: 2
Views: 320

"It was a miracle..."

An unfortunate stowaway on a Kenyan airlines flight fell to Earth when the aircraft undercarriage doors opened on the approach to Heathrow, and landed in a garden "only a yard" from a sunbather. Neighbours said "it was a miracle no-one was killed" because so many people were out of doors enjoying th...
by Tony.Williams
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 744
Views: 98279

Re: Brexit consequences

What immaculate timing: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48807161 The EU and South American economic bloc Mercosur have clinched a huge trade deal after 20 years of negotiations. The deal aims to cut or remove trade tariffs, making imported products cheaper for consumers while also boosting e...
by Tony.Williams
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 47
Views: 3219

Re: On the PM.

I am increasingly baffled by the insanity which seems to be gripping the Tory candidates as they try to outdo each other in offering goodies which are completely unaffordable, as well as planning an approach to Brexit which is either impossible or relies on the cooperation of an EU which has already...
by Tony.Williams
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 47
Views: 3219

Re: On the PM.

Among the newspaper observations concerning BoJo's tribulations I came across a comment that after frequent rows with the girlfriend, he would like a reconciliation with his wife: as "a friend" put it, he would like everything to go back to the way it was before. I assume that means with one wife a...
by Tony.Williams
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 47
Views: 3219

Re: On the PM.

I've been wondering whether some form of split membership might have advantages for the UK: most of the seats being constituency ones won on an FPTP basis as now (but fewer of them), but in addition a smaller number of seats allocated to parties on a straight PR basis, possibly with a 10% qualifica...
by Tony.Williams
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 47
Views: 3219

Re: On the PM.

Does the Woke Club offer joint membership with the Snowflake Club?