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by Tony.Williams
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Conspiracy Theories.
Topic: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Re: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

My attitude to such reports is influenced by an incident which happened some decades ago. I made a note of it, as follows: Many years ago there was a programme on UK TV concerning a UFO sighting. A passenger on an internal flight had a cine camera and had been filming out of the window. When the fil...
by Tony.Williams
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: On supermajorities
Replies: 1
Views: 25

On supermajorities

Given the present political mess we are in, there is some talk of reforming our political system to put it on a more rational basis. There has also been much discussion about the clash between direct and representative democracy (decision by referendum vs decision by parliament) which is a significa...
by Tony.Williams
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 768
Views: 105558

Re: Brexit consequences

I think that the main problem is that it is well known that BoJo has a very loose association with the truth. I am sure that he lies without even thinking about it, and wouldn't be surprised if he comes to believe his own lies after a day or so. It must get rather depressing for him when everyone ex...
by Tony.Williams
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 768
Views: 105558

Re: Brexit consequences

So the position is binary, dead Brexit or hard Brexit at the end of October. The stock market seems to be now indicating dead Brexit. Interesting that no-one except the Lib Dems are even raising this as a possibility, as far as I know. Withdrawing Article 50 is the only way to bring a halt to the o...
by Tony.Williams
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 768
Views: 105558

Re: Brexit consequences

I know it's very likely that Gove is lying :roll: but can we say for sure that the report is right in that it's the expected rather than the worst case scenario? Specifically, the strongest evidence in favour of that is that Operation Black Swan is listed as covering the worst-case scenario. As far...
by Tony.Williams
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: Travel Insurance

chaggle wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:19 am
I will get it coz it doesn't cost much and OH wants it but I'm really not sure it's worth it.
Like all insurance, it's a complete waste of money until you need it. :gmc
by Tony.Williams
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Science and Mathematics.
Topic: Weird weather
Replies: 15
Views: 1236

Re: Weird weather

Totally OT I suppose, but I'm off on hols to Switzerland on Wednesday. Weather forecast is distinctly chilly for most of the week, but escaping the horrendous shambles in the UK will be so refreshing. Are you planning to ask for asylum? Of course, if all else fails, there's always Dignitas...
by Tony.Williams
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: Travel Insurance

Yep. You have to consider a worst-case scenario - e.g. falling off a cliff while posing for a selfie and rupturing many organs, so needing massive emergency treatment plus a special flying ambulance to bring you home. The only holidays for which insurance isn't advisable would be those within the UK.
by Tony.Williams
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Science and Mathematics.
Topic: Weird weather
Replies: 15
Views: 1236

Re: Weird weather

bindeweede wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:09 am
Totally OT I suppose, but I'm off on hols to Switzerland on Wednesday. Weather forecast is distinctly chilly for most of the week, but escaping the horrendous shambles in the UK will be so refreshing.
Are you planning to ask for asylum?
by Tony.Williams
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 768
Views: 105558

Re: Brexit consequences

I am wondering what on Earth has happened to Winnie the Poo? Having achieved his life's ambition of becoming PM (well, about as close as he could get to King of the World) I expected him to keep waffling on in his usual casual and ineffectual fashion, but he's suddenly turned into Action Man, adopti...
by Tony.Williams
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Science and Mathematics.
Topic: Weird weather
Replies: 15
Views: 1236

Re: Weird weather

Lightning has hidden dangers.... A couple in Florida heard a loud explosion in their house and discovered that their toilet had blown up, scattering ceramic fragments over the bathroom (fortunately, no-one was sitting on it at the time). A plumber reckoned that their outdoor septic tank had been str...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: Richard Osman on Nutrition.
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: Richard Osman on Nutrition.

Alternatively, you could eat it the right way up while you were upside down, and get some exercise at the same time!
by Tony.Williams
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Vote of No Confidence on the cards?
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: Vote of No Confidence on the cards?

It seems very clear, but I still don't have a clue what is likely to happen... :con
by Tony.Williams
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 768
Views: 105558

Re: Brexit consequences

Yep - no doubt the government has had a few thoughts about what needs to be done to address the problems identified in the report, which naturally makes the report "outdated".

I wish somebody would leak Operation Black Swan - must be nightmarish. :eek:
by Tony.Williams
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 768
Views: 105558

Re: Brexit consequences

This account of Yellowhammer is in the European - obviously a biased source, but their report matches the info in the Sunday Times, plus adds the responses of ministers. https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/yellowhammer-is-not-project-fear-says-whitehall-1-6223028 Apart from a "worst case sc...