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by Tony.Williams
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 28
Views: 720

Re: On the PM.

The first two thoughts to strike the successful contender:

1. "Hooray, I've won! :yay

2. "Oh shit, now what...?" :???:
by Tony.Williams
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 739
Views: 94686

Re: Brexit consequences

I gather that the few Brussels EU people who could be bothered to watch the Tory leadership debate last night (they have other priorities) concluded that the Brexit proposals from the candidates were either old ideas which had been rejected, or new ones which wouldn't work. I can see that the Brexit...
by Tony.Williams
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 28
Views: 720

Re: On the PM.

chaggle wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:41 am

It's going to take someone very special to see this through and none of these is special.

I don't think anyone is at the moment.
I agree, with both points.
by Tony.Williams
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 28
Views: 720

Re: On the PM.

Well, Stewart survived the MP's vote remarkably well but then visibly lost interest during the BBC debate which was a complete shambles. I was hoping to see each candidate subjected to an expert grilling which would pin them down and not allow their usual vague statements to pass unchecked. Instead ...
by Tony.Williams
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 28
Views: 720

Re: On the PM.

Despite the above, BoJo, Gove and Hunt supporters are reportedly panicking about the surge behind Stewart's bid. The Telegraph is even suggesting that Stewart might have been an MI6 spy - which might backfire, as it could boost his popular status no end. He would have to deny it, of course, but if h...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 28
Views: 720

Re: On the PM.

Now the first TV debate is over, it will be interesting to see what impact (if any) it has on the polls. My impression was that Raab did the worst (in terms of what he said and how the audience reacted to him); Hunt was probably the next worst; Javid next, then Gove - but Stewart gained more applaus...
by Tony.Williams
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Religion, Humanism and Philosophy.
Topic: Most atheists believe in the supernatural
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Most atheists believe in the supernatural

Logically, atheism should be based on the lack of any objective evidence for the existence of any kind of supernatural being. Therefore someone who is an atheist should also reject belief in anything for which there is no objective evidence; astrology, telepathy etc etc. However, superstitions seem ...
by Tony.Williams
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: All Change at "Change UK".
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: All Change at "Change UK".

Chuka Umunna, 4 June 2014: "Lib Dem supporters: Please stop asking me to join. I wouldn't be caught dead in a yellow rosette, and that's a #chukapromise" Ah, but he's now happy to be caught live with one :D Politicians should never make unnecessary promises. They are inclined to come back and bite ...
by Tony.Williams
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Religion, Humanism and Philosophy.
Topic: Most atheists believe in the supernatural
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Most atheists believe in the supernatural

An item in the current New Scientist (unfortunately not available on-line unless you're a subscriber) concerning the UK-based Understanding Unbelief project ( https://research.kent.ac.uk/understandingunbelief/ ) which interviewed "thousands of of self-identified atheists and agnostics" from six coun...
by Tony.Williams
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Health Issues.
Topic: Nutrition study
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: Nutrition study

There's a lot of genetic research into this field at the moment, reported in the New Scientist from time to time. The most striking example of the effect of exercise I've seen concerned twin girls, both of whom took up gymnastics; one of them dropped it after a while, but the other continued trainin...
by Tony.Williams
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 28
Views: 720

Re: On the PM.

True, but I very much noticed what Chaggle did. It was all about saving the Tories not the country. Presumably they believe that whatever is good for their party must, by definition, be good for the country. There is of course an even more important priority for the candidates, which usually goes u...
by Tony.Williams
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Travellers
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Travellers

Me neither. It's not as if they're likely to vote, after all... :con
by Tony.Williams
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 28
Views: 720

Re: On the PM.

Saw Andrea Leadsom interviewed by Andrew Marr. To my great surprise, she came across as very competent and thoroughly on top of her brief. Very clear and crisp responses, no waffling. She flattered to deceive.... from Chris Grey's blog: Amongst the absurdities of the different candidates’ positions...
by Tony.Williams
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 739
Views: 94686

Re: Brexit consequences

A good analysis of the Irish backstop issue: https://www.cer.eu/insights/northern-ireland-and-backstop-why-alternative-arrangements-arent-alternative The Brexit trilemma lives. The UK can have two of the following three things, but not all of them: single market and customs union exit; a whole-UK Br...