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by Tony.Williams
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 401
Views: 11398

Re: Brexit consequences

chaggle wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:37 am
These fears about a race to the bottom are based on nothing, not history, not intention, nor interest.
I thought that the origin of this idea (i.e. the UK becoming like Singapore as a low-cost production and trading centre) came from some of the Brexiters?
by Tony.Williams
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Bad news for UKIP.
Replies: 38
Views: 1000

Re: Bad news for UKIP.

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by Tony.Williams
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Humour.
Topic: The Rochdale Herald
Replies: 10
Views: 184

Re: The Rochdale Herald

"Just £3 a month will pay for cocaine and child prostitutes for an Oxfam Aid worker"

"Fat Controller to be renamed Big Boned Team Leader in Thomas revamp"
by Tony.Williams
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: TV And Film.
Topic: Trauma
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: Trauma

Oh yes, and of course I forgot the X-Files... :roll:
by Tony.Williams
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: TV And Film.
Topic: Trauma
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: Trauma

I'm getting somewhat swamped by screen drama at the moment, what with Endeavour, Shetland, Collateral, Rebecka Martinsson, and of course that grim example of Caribbean Noir - Death in Paradise... :shock: Not to mention a stack of DVDs that I seem to accumulate faster than I can watch (same problem w...
by Tony.Williams
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 401
Views: 11398

Re: Brexit consequences

The referendum issue is an important one, and Soros makes some good points. We are not Switzerland, and our tradition is for parliamentary decision-making rather than referendums - making important decisions is what parliament is supposed to do, the electorate's job is to choose the parliament. Just...
by Tony.Williams
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Why best online essay writing service is a beneficial option
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Why best online essay writing service is a beneficial option

If that's an example of the standard of English they offer, I can't see it fooling many people - or getting high marks even if it does.
by Tony.Williams
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Humour.
Topic: Conversion therapy for Christianity
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: Conversion therapy for Christianity

Good one! :D
by Tony.Williams
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Art And Photography.
Topic: Garden photos competition
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Re: Garden photos competition

Ah, I see.

I believe they had different categories in the competition. The caption to the lilypads pic says:
Cathryn Baldock won the Abstract category by overlaying multiple lily pads to show their beauty and intricacy.
by Tony.Williams
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Art And Photography.
Topic: Garden photos competition
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Re: Garden photos competition

Sorry, only just got round to viewing the link. Amazingly beautiful images. And how fortunate for the photographers to have been there and then. The dried flowers pic so impressive even on my phone...impressionistic, even. Not dried, apparently, just catching the sun: ""Marcio has captured a specta...
by Tony.Williams
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Art And Photography.
Topic: Garden photos competition
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Garden photos competition

A wonderful variety of superb pics - the winner shown below is just amazing. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-42960835

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by Tony.Williams
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 401
Views: 11398

Re: Brexit consequences

Things are beginning to warm up: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-43001931 EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has warned that a transition period immediately after Brexit in 2019 is "not a given". He outlined continuing disagreements between the UK and EU over issues like freedom of movement d...
by Tony.Williams
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Alternative Medicine and Therapies.
Topic: Homeopathy on the NHS
Replies: 15
Views: 454

Re: Homeopathy on the NHS

chaggle wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:01 am
GP Dr Michael Dixon, chair of the College of Medicine...
Impressive! Apart from The College of Medicine is the remnants of Prince Charles' quackery promoting Foundation for Integrated Health.
Oh dear, and it sounded such an impressive institution! :twisted:
by Tony.Williams
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Humour.
Topic: Cheddarman
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Cheddarman

Hard to tell which comments are serious and which are taking the piss. I presume that this one is a joke, if only because there are no spelling mistakes: "Next they'll be saying that Jesus had dark skin just because he was from the Middle East." I have to say that the combination of blue eyes with d...
by Tony.Williams
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: How Democracies Die
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: How Democracies Die

Another new book out on a related theme: Trumpocracy - The Corruption of the American Republic , by David Frum. From the review: "This is a book about a culture, not a politician, about a political system, not a president... [Frum's] interest is not in racist tweets, narcissism or even incompetence....