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by Tony.Williams
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Humour.
Topic: Post-Brexit menus to relish.
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Post-Brexit menus to relish.

Don't forget the rat... (from a couple of years ago):

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by Tony.Williams
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Racism and Meghan
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Racism and Meghan

That may have been a your subjective view from the sidelines but it's clearly not their experience unless you think they're unfairly playing the race card? I can't comment on their experience, but I have no doubt that social media hosts many racist trolls of varying degrees of nastiness. All I can ...
by Tony.Williams
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Racism and Meghan
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Racism and Meghan

I must admit I've been surprised by the current fuss. I thought that the fact that Harry's bride was of mixed race was a strong positive, and had understood that most people thought the same way. But then, I don't read the ragtops let alone social media (unless this forum counts...?)
by Tony.Williams
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Gwyneth Paltrow's Candle
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Gwyneth Paltrow's Candle

I must admit that my immediate thought on reading the heading was "I bet I know what she'll be stuffing that inside" :fp
by Tony.Williams
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 797
Views: 116850

Re: Brexit consequences

Ian Dunt's summary of the UK's latest situation, with some predictions. Second, it meant that the Brexiters finally have to own their project. They have a massive majority. The withdrawal agreement bill zoomed through its Commons stages this week. There's no more Leavers vs Remainers, no more parli...
by Tony.Williams
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Iran's 'red flag of war' hints impending revenge.
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Iran's 'red flag of war' hints impending revenge.

I wrote something about this years ago: http://quarryhs.co.uk/Fermi.htm Nothing much has changed since then, except that we know about the existence of large numbers of planets in other solar systems.
by Tony.Williams
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Iran's 'red flag of war' hints impending revenge.
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Iran's 'red flag of war' hints impending revenge.

Much more likely to be one of those aliens that Helen Sharman apparently believes in :???:
by Tony.Williams
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Iran's 'red flag of war' hints impending revenge.
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Iran's 'red flag of war' hints impending revenge.

Am I being overly cynical or does anyone else think that Trump's sudden belligerence might have something to do with his domestic political problems? After all, it would be unpatriotic, would it not, to pursue the impeachment of a president who is in the middle of handling a major international cris...
by Tony.Williams
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: George Bernard Shaw on "Patriotism".
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: George Bernard Shaw on "Patriotism".

From Wiki: George Orwell, in his influential essay Notes on Nationalism distinguished patriotism from the related concept of nationalism: "By 'patriotism' I mean devotion to a particular place and a particular way of life, which one believes to be the best in the world but has no wish to force upon ...
by Tony.Williams
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: George Bernard Shaw on "Patriotism".
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: George Bernard Shaw on "Patriotism".

Sounds good, but I suspect that some of the most patriotic people tend to be recent immigrants.
by Tony.Williams
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Happy New Decade!
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: Happy New Decade!

bindeweede wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:43 pm

Do you foresee roaring 20's or whimpering, I wonder...... :eek:
I expect to see both, but what matters is the order in which they arrive. :???:
by Tony.Williams
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: TV And Film.
Topic: "The Sinner."
Replies: 6
Views: 831

Re: "The Sinner."

Death in Paradise meets Dempsey and Makepeace. Coincidentally I had another reminder about that series today. I was watching a documentary about the chocolate business which was narrated by a woman with suitably warm and chocolatey voice, and noticed in the end credits that she was Glynis Barber. T...
by Tony.Williams
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Humour.
Topic: Westminster salvage?
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Westminster salvage?

One does wonder whether there's anything worth salvaging....
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by Tony.Williams
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: "THE END OF A DECADE WITHOUT A NAME."
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: "THE END OF A DECADE WITHOUT A NAME."

And that's only dealt with the best part of the 2010s - the worst is yet to come!
by Tony.Williams
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 797
Views: 116850

Re: Brexit consequences

Now Brexit is inevitable following the landslide Tory victory, it will be interesting (if depressing) to see what happens. I think it's worthwhile to repeat below the very first post which started this thread straight after the 2016 referendum result. All of the issues I raised then have yet to be r...