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by Tony.Williams
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: "Why We Think Cats Are Psychopaths."
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: "Why We Think Cats Are Psychopaths."

One possible answer to the heading - because they kill vast quantities of small birds and other animals, just for fun? :???:
by Tony.Williams
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Boris Johnson.
Replies: 16
Views: 2422

Re: Boris Johnson.

Expecting politicians to tell the truth? I've never heard of anything so ridiculous :roll:
by Tony.Williams
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 662
Views: 75207

Re: Brexit consequences

So what does she do now? She seems doggedly determined that the UK will leave the EU on March 29th, but the way things are going, parliament could still be deadlocked by then which means (to the delight of the ERG) the hardest of Brexits. Hence the warning to May made by Rudd, Clark and Gauke: https...
by Tony.Williams
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 662
Views: 75207

Re: Brexit consequences

Momentum and most of the left of the Labour Party support electoral change/improvement. I'm not sure that there's an agreed specific policy, but something that moves towards a more proportional representation. Perhaps single transferable vote as in Ireland. Perhaps a system with constituencies and ...
by Tony.Williams
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 662
Views: 75207

Re: Brexit consequences

It will be interesting to see whether or not any Tories who have been contemplating resigning the whip decide to join the new group. However, I agree that it almost certainly won't amount to much. The current domination of the two main parties is almost guaranteed to remain in place unless the polit...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 662
Views: 75207

Re: Brexit consequences

Of course we have no idea when the next general election will be (unless this government goes full term) and we have no idea what political scenario will pertain at the time of that election so a voteworthy party could could become apparent in the meantime. True, but the political dice are so massi...
by Tony.Williams
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 662
Views: 75207

Re: Brexit consequences

If nothing else, this whole sorry saga underlines just how dysfunctional our political system has become. As things stand, I cannot imagine myself being willing to vote for either of the main parties in the next general election, but voting for anyone else is a waste of time in our system. So I expe...
by Tony.Williams
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 662
Views: 75207

Re: Brexit consequences

The EU doesn't give a toss any more. Does anyone except dedicated Brexit nerds still care, I wonder? Still, I suppose that if the latest craze among female debaters for stripping off on TV catches on, that might lead to a rise in interest... :shock: https://uk.yahoo.com/news/brexit-news-latest-mome...
by Tony.Williams
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 20
Views: 761

Re: Brexit Plan B?

chaggle wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:53 pm

That is very well written.

The problem is that only remainers will read it.
Of the general public, yes - but I get the impression that this blog is followed by journalists and politicians, so it might just have some influence (if only to provide some ammunition and quotes!).
by Tony.Williams
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 20
Views: 761

Re: Brexit Plan B?

This sums up the current state of Brexit rather well: http://chrisgreybrexitblog.blogspot.com/2019/02/britain-in-tailspin.html For the circles we are going round are not a neat holding pattern, waiting patiently for a safe landing according to known procedures. Rather, Britain is in a vicious tailsp...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 662
Views: 75207

Re: Brexit consequences

So Tusk wonders "What that special place in hell looks like for those who promoted Brexit, without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out safely". Various Tories, DUP MPs and UKIP MEPs rant and rave about having been insulted; thus identifying themselves as clueless loons who didn't have a pla...
by Tony.Williams
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 662
Views: 75207

Re: Brexit consequences

An interestingly varied set of newspaper headlines today, with quite a few not featuring Tusk's remarks: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-papers-47152588 In fact, only the "serious" papers plus the Metro mention Brexit on the front page. Perhaps an indication that the majority of people are just...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 662
Views: 75207

Re: Brexit consequences

So what is the status on brexit? Are we having a second referendum? I don't know why people think NO DEAL means things stay the same, NO DEAL is pretty self explanatory. Take your pick: "up in the air" is polite, while "up shit creek without a paddle" is more accurate. Basically, May has been autho...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 662
Views: 75207

Re: Brexit consequences

By the way I've just read (and I don't know how true it is) that many people believe that 'NO DEAL' means 'things will stay exactly as they are - nothing will change'. That would not surprise me in the slightest - the terminology used can be rather confusing. Throw "no backstop" into the mix and I ...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 662
Views: 75207

Re: Brexit consequences

Sunderland voted 61% Leave, so my sympathy is limited.