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by Tony.Williams
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: A second referendum - or a general election?
Replies: 6
Views: 79

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: 6
Views: 79

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: 344

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...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: A second referendum - or a general election?
Replies: 6
Views: 79

A second referendum - or a general election?

At last, Brexit looks as if it might become interesting as opposed to merely depressing, with both Jeremy Corbyn and Tom Watson saying that they would be prepared to back another referendum if Labour Party members voted for that policy at their conference in Liverpool. Given that a poll showed that ...
by Tony.Williams
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Music And Literature.
Topic: Which instrument for you?
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Which instrument for you?

The BBC has posted a quiz to enable you to choose the most suitable musical instrument for you to learn: https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/articles/bbd3a255-1196-43ec-a374-92ce28af5712?intc_type=promo&intc_location=news&intc_campaign=whichinstrumentshouldyoulearn&intc_linkname=bbcmusic_rm_low_c3 My natura...
by Tony.Williams
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Skepticism and Critical Thinking.
Topic: Croydon Cat Killer
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Croydon Cat Killer

Not heard of the Croydon Cat before - is it a particularly nasty breed? :gmc
by Tony.Williams
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 547
Views: 44920

Re: Brexit consequences

Oh dear, oh dear: https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/liam-fox-spitfire-trade-plan-fly-steve-anglesey-brexit-factor-1-5703506 When Liam Fox announced this week that he was backing a post-Brexit around-the-world flight by a restored Spitfire, thoughts inevitably turned to the last politician...
by Tony.Williams
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 547
Views: 44920

Re: Brexit consequences

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45546785 : The International Monetary Fund has warned that a "no-deal" Brexit on World Trade Organization terms would entail "substantial costs" for the UK economy. Leaders of the car industry, probably among the most vulnerable major organisations to Brexit, hav...
by Tony.Williams
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General Health Issues.
Topic: "Intense Farming Better Than Organic."
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: "Intense Farming Better Than Organic."

Good luck to them with that:
The door of a bigoted mind opens outwards so that the only result of the pressure of facts upon it is to close it more snugly.
- Ogden Nash
by Tony.Williams
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Harmless Diversions.
Topic: Weather presenter in line for an Oscar?
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: Weather presenter in line for an Oscar?

Brilliant! :clap

I sometimes wonder if the weather forecasters compete for bragging rights, as in:

"I've done my report in a 50mph wind!"

"That's nothing, I once stayed upright in a 65mph gale!!"
by Tony.Williams
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 547
Views: 44920

Re: Brexit consequences

Very depressing. The only bit that doesn't personally bother me is the chlorinated chicken and hormonal beef, since I don't eat either.
by Tony.Williams
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 547
Views: 44920

Re: Brexit consequences

But a no-deal Brexit is something every reasonable politician would want to avoid at any cost.
Yes. But that gives me no encouragement at all. Since when have our Brexiter politicians showed any signs of being "reasonable" over this issue?
by Tony.Williams
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 547
Views: 44920

Re: Brexit consequences

Appears to be zero for me... :con
by Tony.Williams
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: TV And Film.
Topic: "Bodyguard."
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: "Bodyguard."

I've been saving them to binge-watch later - I hate waiting a week between episodes.