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by Tony.Williams
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 697
Views: 81312

Re: Brexit consequences

I do hope you are right. If May fails in her effort to force the DUP and ERG to choose her deal rather than tolerate a long delay, we're likely to get maybe another year or two to think about it. And May won't be in charge.
by Tony.Williams
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 697
Views: 81312

Re: Brexit consequences

chaggle wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:31 pm
I've got a feeling that her deal will be passed this time and we'll be out.
I think that there's a better than 50% probability of that.
by Tony.Williams
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 697
Views: 81312

Re: Brexit consequences

Oh, I don't think that this was anything to do with any long-term plan - May doesn't ever seem to have had one, except to stick to her deal and keep plugging away at it. However, now she is faced (against her will) with asking the EU for an extension, and the EU is asking (reasonably enough) "for wh...
by Tony.Williams
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 697
Views: 81312

Re: Brexit consequences

What May appears to be doing might actually be quite clever. She seems to be saying to the ERG: "There are two options: if you approve my bill at the third attempt, the A50 delay will only be a few weeks, for technical reasons. If you reject it again, I will ask the EU for a long delay, maybe two ye...
by Tony.Williams
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 697
Views: 81312

Re: Brexit consequences

An afterthought to my post above: let Parliament whittle down the options to the final two as outlined, then put them to a referendum. That would solve the divisive question of "what would a second referendum be asking?"
by Tony.Williams
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Morgan Motor Company to be bought by an Italian investment firm.
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Morgan Motor Company to be bought by an Italian investment firm.

You are right - I wasn't aware that McClaren sold so many cars (4,800 last year). Morgan seem to sell only about 500 per year.
by Tony.Williams
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 697
Views: 81312

Re: Brexit consequences

The only suggestion I have heard which might resolve the problem came from Chuka Umunna (never realised what a difficult name that is to spell - I had to check it three times and make two corrections!): to draw up a list of the options, ranging from Nodexit to Nobrexit plus all stops in between. I s...
by Tony.Williams
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 697
Views: 81312

Re: Brexit consequences

Errm, lost by 149. Now what? :con
by Tony.Williams
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Morgan Motor Company to be bought by an Italian investment firm.
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Morgan Motor Company to be bought by an Italian investment firm.

Matt wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:07 am
McLaren ?
Yep - "very specialised with negligible sales" ;)
by Tony.Williams
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 697
Views: 81312

Re: Brexit consequences

I seem to be past caring about whatever bewildering and bizarre developments happen next. The part of my brain which used to be involved with Brexit has gone numb. : thdown
by Tony.Williams
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Morgan Motor Company to be bought by an Italian investment firm.
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Morgan Motor Company to be bought by an Italian investment firm.

I am trying to think of any British-owned car company still in operation. Caterham came to mind, but they were bought by a Malaysian businessman some years ago. Certainly if there are any, they are something very specialised with negligible sales.
by Tony.Williams
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Humour.
Topic: The poems of Brian Bilston.
Replies: 62
Views: 7879

Re: The poems of Brian Bilston.

Croydon13013 wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:10 am

"Driver, hello driver... Get your train the fuck out of my station!"
:D
by Tony.Williams
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Humour.
Topic: The poems of Brian Bilston.
Replies: 62
Views: 7879

Re: The poems of Brian Bilston.

That one reminds me of a genuine announcement I once heard in the days of British Rail:

"British Rail apologises for the late arrival of this train, which was due to it being delayed" :fp
by Tony.Williams
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 23
Views: 1197

Re: Brexit Plan B?

Another intriguing blog post by Chris Grey: http://chrisgreybrexitblog.blogspot.com ... -what.html :hat