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by Tony.Williams
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Choping
Replies: 5
Views: 86

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: 44

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...
by Tony.Williams
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 486
Views: 31460

Re: Brexit consequences

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44570931 Airbus has warned it could leave the UK if the country exits the European Union single market and customs union without a transition deal. That's 14,000 jobs directly at risk, plus an estimated 100,000 in the supply chain. There will still be some "hard ...
by Tony.Williams
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Choping
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Choping

You are certainly right about the law of unintended consequences. As far as I am aware, though, Chope objected to it simply on the principle that not enough time had been devoted to discussing it - something he apparently makes a habit of doing whenever any private members bill comes forward. It was...
by Tony.Williams
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Choping
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Choping

I see that the MP for Christchurch has promptly had his name applied to the offence of "upskirting", after blocking a bill to make this illegal. The practice is now known as "choping". One wonders if the reverse applies, and he becomes known as the "Honourable Member for Upskirting". Or would that b...
by Tony.Williams
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: US Presidential Election.
Replies: 107
Views: 7755

Re: US Presidential Election.

Matt wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:31 pm

Why would Christians be worried by a spell that attempts to stop their president from doing harm. Shouldn't they be praying for the same thing?
I suspect that you wouldn't find much agreement in how to define "harm" where Trump's actions are concerned.
by Tony.Williams
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: US Presidential Election.
Replies: 107
Views: 7755

Re: US Presidential Election.

Well, it doesn't seem to be working. In theory I should be pleased about that, but in practice... :???:
by Tony.Williams
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 486
Views: 31460

Re: Brexit consequences

:fp
by Tony.Williams
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Music And Literature.
Topic: The Second Coming
Replies: 1
Views: 116

The Second Coming

A line from a poem was niggling at my memory, so I immediately tracked it down (one of the things the internet is best for, IMO) and found it in a 1919 poem by W B Yeats. I though the poem worth repeating in full here (the line I recalled is emphasised), as it seems rather appropriate in the light o...
by Tony.Williams
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: "Trump Is Making Decline Great Again."
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: "Trump Is Making Decline Great Again."

I vaguely hoped that Trump might become more conventional when faced with the day-to-day reality of government, but instead he seems to be getting more outrageous as he grows in confidence. I can't see this having a good ending. The one person who is surely most delighted about current goings-on mus...
by Tony.Williams
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Prepping
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Prepping

The "just in time" philosophy of shops and other businesses taking deliveries only as they need them is certainly vulnerable to any kind of disruption - particularly transport, especially across borders. If it's just food supplies you are concerned about then yes, a cache of tinned and dried foods w...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Art And Photography.
Topic: Your own photos - new thread.
Replies: 85
Views: 5498

Re: Your own photos - new thread.

Been meaning to get to Ghent some time. I can get to Hull without too much trouble and P&O does daily overnight ferry services to Zebrugge and Europort. They do day trips from the ports to some cities, laying on a coach which picks you up at the port in the morning and delivers you back again in the...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Prepping
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Prepping

I have given that a little bit of thought - mainly concerning utility supplies. The problem with gas central and water heating is that you need both the gas and the electricity to work. A separate gas fire doesn't require electricity; portable electric radiators don't require gas, and a camping gas ...
by Tony.Williams
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Boris Johnson.
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: Boris Johnson.

So, was that what it was all about?

I can't say I'm surprised by anything he said - he's made no secret of his views.
by Tony.Williams
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 486
Views: 31460

Re: Brexit consequences

Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain expressing astonishment and anger at the stupidity of having no plan for Brexit prior to the referendum - surely only surpassed by the stupidity of those who voted leave knowing there was no plan. The Leavers were focused on getting their clear and simplistic me...