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by Tony.Williams
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: ‘The Holes in the Official Skripal Story’,
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: ‘The Holes in the Official Skripal Story’,

He certainly asks some valid questions (some of which have been evident from the start) but until we know a lot more than has been released to date, it's difficult to comment. The most plausible explanation I've heard so far is that it was an unofficial attack by some people in Russian Army intellig...
by Tony.Williams
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Humour.
Topic: New cartoon thread.
Replies: 306
Views: 20711

Re: New cartoon thread.

For some reason, I am reminded of this one:

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by Tony.Williams
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 509
Views: 35348

Re: Brexit consequences

And another one bites the dust - BoJo has gone!! :yay
by Tony.Williams
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 509
Views: 35348

Re: Brexit consequences

He was in charge and he messed it up, from start to finish. After all those complaints about the EU, he did not understand even very basic things about it. After all that arrogance and swagger, there was no intellectual force to back it up. He failed completely. Apart from that, he did really well ...
by Tony.Williams
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Harmless Diversions.
Topic: Grease - Central Station Antwerp.
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Grease - Central Station Antwerp.

This reminds of this: [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtESUuA2gTc[/youtube] an extract from a BBC4 programme on clog dancing from about five years ago. I remember seeing it then - great fun indeed!
by Tony.Williams
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 509
Views: 35348

Re: Brexit consequences

chaggle wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:53 am
I see he's another leaver.
He would have to be, to maintain the "balance" in the Cabinet.
by Tony.Williams
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 509
Views: 35348

Re: Brexit consequences

So we now have Raab. I do hope that the PM took the precaution of getting him to sign in blood his full support for her proposal... :???:
by Tony.Williams
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 509
Views: 35348

Re: Brexit consequences

Either that or he did a lot and got overruled by her at the final furlong marker (or are we entering the final straight?). More realistically "the end of the beginning": the easy bit was the government sorting out what it wanted. Now the hard bit begins... Not surprised he resigned Me neither, but ...
by Tony.Williams
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 509
Views: 35348

Re: Brexit consequences

I would hope that May will appoint a successor to Davis today, and maintain the timetable. His position was little more than symbolic anyway - I mean, he didn't seem to do much.
by Tony.Williams
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 509
Views: 35348

Re: Brexit consequences

So, we have, after two years of pain and futile thrashing about, at last got an agreed solution to Brexit - agreed by the Cabinet, that is (for today, anyway). Next week it is to be ceremonially presented to the EU. Which will almost certainly reject it because it does not comply with their principl...
by Tony.Williams
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Humour.
Topic: Bojo's absence
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Bojo's absence

Love the front cover of the current Private Eye, showing Bojo in discussion with an Afghan minister during his desperate "escape the Heathrow third runway vote" mission:

Minister: "I understand you are the turd runaway?"

Bojo: "I think something was lost in translation".

Or not.... :lol
by Tony.Williams
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 509
Views: 35348

Re: Brexit consequences

I have to confess to being consistently wrong about Brexit - in that I keep thinking that it can't possibly get any worse. :gh
by Tony.Williams
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Psychology and Neuroscience.
Topic: The psychology of belief.
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: The psychology of belief.

Sounds good. Books on this subject get published every now and then, which IMO is a Good Thing - it helps to reach new audiences. The one I recall from a decade ago was Thomas Gilovich's How We Know What Isn't So . I reviewed it on my blog here: http://sciencefictionfantasy.blogspot.com/2008/08/how-...
by Tony.Williams
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Choping
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Choping

Hmm. It sounds as if he really has worked hard to earn the knighthood he was awarded six months ago... :gh

https://www.esquire.com/uk/latest-news/ ... eresa-may/
by Tony.Williams
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: “We need a mass cleansing..."
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: “We need a mass cleansing..."

And there was I thinking the heading meant that we had got too dirty for our own good :roll: Such statements from prominent politicians are like chucking a burning match into an explosives store. As the fate of Yugoslavia demonstrated, apparently civilised countries can fall apart very quickly if th...