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by Tony.Williams
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Harmless Diversions.
Topic: A nice optical illusion.
Replies: 47
Views: 2486

Re: A nice optical illusion.

What am I supposed to see? It doesn't move for me... :cry:
by Tony.Williams
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: M&S sells hijabs for little girls
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: M&S sells hijabs for little girls

There does seem to be a lot of confusion over this. I see no reason to object to any item of dress unless it covers the face. It seems bizarre to object to headscarves, when the Queen wears them (as did my mum).
by Tony.Williams
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 558
Views: 46689

Re: Brexit consequences

chaggle wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:20 am
IMO the chance of 'no deal' is next to zero - although I suppose they have to prepare for it.
Logically you are right, a deal is in everyone's interests except for the nuttier Brexiteers. But I wouldn't put it past our politicians to make a complete mess of it through sheer incompetence.
by Tony.Williams
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 558
Views: 46689

Re: Brexit consequences

I wonder if the ancient Chinese had a curse somewhat stronger than "may you live in interesting times"?
by Tony.Williams
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Not a great start to Tory Party Conference?
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Not a great start to Tory Party Conference?

Fair comment, although I suspect that in some cases over-ambitious targets have contributed to the problems. I was horrified by the ID card proposal of a few years ago, not because I have anything against ID cards as such, but because the government was proposing to use them to access loads of diffe...
by Tony.Williams
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: A second referendum - or a general election?
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: A second referendum - or a general election?

Thought I'd better add this helpful little flowchart to this thread as well, for reference purposes...

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by Tony.Williams
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Not a great start to Tory Party Conference?
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Not a great start to Tory Party Conference?

This is pinched from the BBC News website:

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I hope that everything is now absolutely clear :ang
by Tony.Williams
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Not a great start to Tory Party Conference?
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Not a great start to Tory Party Conference?

Just as a matter of idle curiosity, does anyone know of any examples of significant software development by or for UK governments which have been delivered on time, within budget, and fault free? Most of the big ones seem to get cancelled after absorbing vast sums of money and years of time.
by Tony.Williams
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Harmless Diversions.
Topic: The Wooferendum Is Coming.
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: The Wooferendum Is Coming.

How much have they raised so far? :ey
by Tony.Williams
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 558
Views: 46689

Re: Brexit consequences

If that were to happen (a rather large "if"), that should certainly be a big enough margin of victory to shut up the Brexiters for at least a generation.
by Tony.Williams
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Music And Literature.
Topic: Which instrument for you?
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Which instrument for you?

Actually, the instrument I would most like to be able to play, because for me it produces the most evocative sound, is the piano accordion.

Needless to say, Peter Sarsted's 'Where do you go to my lovely' is one of my favourite pop songs of that era.

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by Tony.Williams
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: General Health Issues.
Topic: Diagnosis of dementia
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Diagnosis of dementia

Good question. I don't know much about this, but am uneasily aware that I'm becoming more forgetful and finding it harder to concentrate and get things done. Normal or not? I don't know - but until it is possible to take measures to mitigate dementia, there doesn't seem much point in knowing. AFAIK ...
by Tony.Williams
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: A second referendum - or a general election?
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: A second referendum - or a general election?

Unless we remain in the Single Market and Customs Union. Sorted. Obviously where we will end up if Labour get their way. I doubt that it would be as simple as that. It would essentially mean retaining the "four freedoms" - including freedom of movement, possibly the greatest factor in the referendu...
by Tony.Williams
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: A second referendum - or a general election?
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: A second referendum - or a general election?

These are Starmer's six tests: 1. Does it ensure a strong and collaborative future relationship with the EU? 2. Does it deliver the “exact same benefits” as we currently have as members of the Single Market and Customs Union? 3. Does it ensure the fair management of migration in the interests of the...
by Tony.Williams
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: TV And Film.
Topic: "Bodyguard."
Replies: 7
Views: 756

Re: "Bodyguard."

I've just watched all six episodes over the last couple of days. Gripping stuff, with enough uncertainty over who did what to be intriguing, while still providing enough information to follow the final twists and turns of the complicated plot. I was going to comment on the effectiveness of the backg...