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by Tony.Williams
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 15
Views: 218

Re: Brexit Plan B?

So the Maybot seems prepared to do it - it looks as if her Plan B will consist of Plan A with extra talking. I read a perceptive comment the other day, that the term 'Maybot' is doubly appropriate: it not only describes her robotic style of delivery, but also refers to the fact that once programmed ...
by Tony.Williams
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 611
Views: 67826

Re: Brexit consequences

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46917999 The UK has yet to finalise agreements to replace existing free trade deals the EU has with 40 big economies if there is a no-deal Brexit. International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said he "hoped" they would but it depended on whether other countries were...
by Tony.Williams
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Choping
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: Choping

I see that the Dishonourable Member for Upskirting has been overridden after all: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46884697 :thumb
by Tony.Williams
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 15
Views: 218

Re: Brexit Plan B?

The latest lie by the Brexiters (including David Davis) is that if we crash out without a deal, we can negotiate a free-trade deal during the two-year transition period. :fp THE TRANSITION PERIOD IS PART OF THE DEAL, MORONS. NO DEAL = NO TRANSITION PERIOD! P.S. sorry for shouting, but my tolerance o...
by Tony.Williams
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 15
Views: 218

Re: Brexit Plan B?

I suspect that if we did withdraw A50 until parliament agreed what Brexit means (apart from "Brexit") we would never re-submit it, 'cos they can't agree on anything. I remain convinced, as I have been saying for a long time, that a crash out "hard Brexit" will not happen. It can be deferred for a wh...
by Tony.Williams
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 15
Views: 218

Re: Brexit Plan B?

Quote from The Times, 5pm today. European Union officials are examining plans to delay Brexit until 2020 after Germany and France indicated their willingness to extend withdrawal negotiations because of Britain’s political turmoil. Diplomats and officials are preparing a longer than envisaged exten...
by Tony.Williams
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 15
Views: 218

Re: Brexit Plan B?

I gather that one German source was quoted as using a traditional proverb to justify accepting Nodexit:

"Better a horrible end than horror without end”.
by Tony.Williams
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 15
Views: 218

Re: Brexit Plan B?

What could happen next? The usual helpful guide from Auntie Beeb: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46393399

PS MPs must have a curious anatomy - the eyes go one way while the nose goes in the opposite direction. :gmc
by Tony.Williams
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 15
Views: 218

Brexit Plan B?

In the light of today's developments, I think it's worth starting a new thread. So... the Maybill rejected by such a resounding total that it seems very unlikely that any deal will gain a majority in Parliament in the foreseeable future. Particularly since the EU has reaffirmed that it is not willin...
by Tony.Williams
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: A second referendum - or a general election?
Replies: 89
Views: 4705

Re: A second referendum - or a general election?

The more I learn about this issue, the more convinced I am becoming that every single option is completely unacceptable.

I'm not sure where that leaves me... :con
by Tony.Williams
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: A second referendum - or a general election?
Replies: 89
Views: 4705

Re: A second referendum - or a general election?

Is there in reality any form of second referendum which would work? Somehow I doubt it. Could be a 2 stage poll (on one ballot paper): 1. In or out? If "in" wins >50%, cancel Article 50. 2. If "out" wins, go on to stage 2: choose between Nodexit or Maybill (all papers counted, including those who v...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: A second referendum - or a general election?
Replies: 89
Views: 4705

Re: A second referendum - or a general election?

It looks as if next week might be more than usually "interesting" in political terms. Westminster's response to the pleas from business for certainty and the general population's wish that they would just get on with it (whatever "it" might be) is to get itself in ever-greater tangles and bitter div...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: EDL on vegan sausage rolls.
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: EDL on vegan sausage rolls.

bindeweede wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:01 pm
The EDL stand in proud defiance against this evil. we are the knights chosen to slay the vegan dragon. no surrender.
I am left struggling with the mental image of a dragon grazing in a grassy field.... :eek:
by Tony.Williams
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Chinese fun!
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Chinese fun!

This photo of a large solar panel farm in China reveals an unexpected sense of fun... :clap
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by Tony.Williams
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Ultima Thule etc
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Ultima Thule etc

I am no linguist, but as I understand it "th" is often pronounced "t" in Germanic languages, and if "e" is the final letter of a word it is always pronounced - but as "uh" rather than "ee". I recall a German athlete whose name was "Silke", invariably pronounced "silky" by British commentators - it w...