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by Tony.Williams
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: General Election matters
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: General Election matters

Not the natural home of Labour supporters, the SW. Traditionally, they seem to like LibDems or woo. :roll:
by Tony.Williams
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Northern Ireland politics.
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Northern Ireland politics.

I was just watching BBC news - Naga was interviewing the health secretary. She showed us two clips - the first of Johnson (looking very drunk TBH) waffling on in only a marginally coherent fashion about tariffs and paperwork between NI and GB, the second of the trade secretary saying almost complet...
by Tony.Williams
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Northern Ireland politics.
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Northern Ireland politics.

The Tories must be hugging themselves with delight that their main opponent is Corbyn - they couldn't have chosen a better opposition if they'd tried. Corbyn has, quite rightly IMO, been described as unfit to be PM. The problem is, so is BoJo. In fact, given the centrifugal forces throwing the two m...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Science and Mathematics.
Topic: This New Technology Can Fully Charge an Electric Car in Just 10 Minutes
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: This New Technology Can Fully Charge an Electric Car in Just 10 Minutes

I think you are right, but I would expect EVs in general (and very fast charging systems in particular) to be phased in gradually. All it takes is somebody in the right place to do some sensible planning..... you're right, we're in trouble :gh
by Tony.Williams
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Science and Mathematics.
Topic: This New Technology Can Fully Charge an Electric Car in Just 10 Minutes
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: This New Technology Can Fully Charge an Electric Car in Just 10 Minutes

EV tech is evolving at a phenomenal rate, in terms of both battery power density (larger-capacity batteries in the same space) and charging rates.
by Tony.Williams
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Health Issues.
Topic: Wine polyphenols might be good for your oral health.
Replies: 1
Views: 1129

Re: Wine polyphenols might be good for your oral health.

Sipping wine is good for your colon and heart, possibly because of the beverage’s abundant and structurally diverse polyphenols. Now researchers report in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that wine polyphenols might also be good for your oral health. It's probably not very simple, bu...
by Tony.Williams
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Alternative Medicine and Therapies.
Topic: Homeopathy in The Mail
Replies: 1
Views: 266

Re: Homeopathy in The Mail

Nice to see a red-top promoting scientific arguments rather than woo....
by Tony.Williams
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Happy non-Brexit day
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Happy non-Brexit day

I have made a note to look carefully into every ditch I pass, just in case.... :v
by Tony.Williams
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Health Issues.
Topic: Totnes
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Totnes

Curious - they have a reputation for being "green", sustainable, ecologically pure, veggie type people (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/dest ... ee-and-do/) . I didn't realise that anti-vax beliefs would go with that.
by Tony.Williams
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Humour.
Topic: New cartoon thread.
Replies: 349
Views: 64557

Re: New cartoon thread.

Are they digging him out, or digging him in deeper?
by Tony.Williams
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 793
Views: 111193

Re: Brexit consequences

I think we would have to undertake to action the result whatever. Yes - but the public should be made very aware that "actioning the result" would vary enormously depending on the result. If the answer is "leave", that will mean years more delay while the terms of leaving the EU are re-run, plus tr...
by Tony.Williams
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 793
Views: 111193

Re: Brexit consequences

Leavers seem confident enough that they will win so they shouldn't have a problem with it. I agree that a second referendum would be the best way of resolving this problem, the main initial drawback being that it would take months to organise. I think that the outcome would be wildly unpredictable:...
by Tony.Williams
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 793
Views: 111193

Re: Brexit consequences

Soon to change to: "We are desperately hanging on to the increasingly faint hope that we might just leave on 31 October. However, we would appreciate any offers of a nice, comfortable ditch."
by Tony.Williams
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: TV And Film.
Topic: "Spiral"
Replies: 1
Views: 484

Re: "Spiral"

The was a brilliant French political drama a couple of years ago, which went into three series. It was called "Spin" when transmitted in the UK but the French title meant something like "men in the shadows". It was focused on a political spin doctor managing campaigns for the French presidency. It w...
by Tony.Williams
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 793
Views: 111193

Re: Brexit consequences

Interesting. But it's beginning to look as if it's all academic anyway, given the DUP's position.