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by Tony.Williams
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 544
Views: 44365

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: 41

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: 55

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: 544
Views: 44365

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: 544
Views: 44365

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: 544
Views: 44365

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: 4
Views: 224

Re: "Bodyguard."

I've been saving them to binge-watch later - I hate waiting a week between episodes.
by Tony.Williams
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 544
Views: 44365

Re: Brexit consequences

"Now he's working out how to get himself out of the mess."

How about working out how to get the country out of the mess he helped to create?
by Tony.Williams
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 544
Views: 44365

Re: Brexit consequences

I have, somewhat despairingly, come to the conclusion that our senior politicians on all sides can no longer conceal the fact that their collective management competence is nowhere near enough to manage a small whelk stall. At a time when they should be working together as much as possible to deal w...
by Tony.Williams
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Overrated Tourist Traps to Avoid at All Costs.
Replies: 11
Views: 422

Re: Overrated Tourist Traps to Avoid at All Costs.

Croydon13013 wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:52 pm

Disappointment at lack of clowns?
I think it was probably explained to me that all the clowns were in this big building by the river... :???:

My favourites were the flying trapeze artists, although the double-decker buses must have been a real hazard for them. :clap
by Tony.Williams
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Overrated Tourist Traps to Avoid at All Costs.
Replies: 11
Views: 422

Re: Overrated Tourist Traps to Avoid at All Costs.

Times Square in New York. Not a square at all in the London sense: just an elongated road junction with lots of advertising displays. If you found that disappointing, you must have really felt let down by Piccadilly Circus. It's such a long time since I first went there, I don't recall my initial r...
by Tony.Williams
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Overrated Tourist Traps to Avoid at All Costs.
Replies: 11
Views: 422

Re: Overrated Tourist Traps to Avoid at All Costs.

I've been trying to think of sights I've seen which were disappointing. One of them is on the list: Times Square in New York. Not a square at all in the London sense: just an elongated road junction with lots of advertising displays. Another is also in New York: Wall Street. This is a short, narrow ...
by Tony.Williams
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Psychics and Mediums.
Topic: Sally Morgan. Again.
Replies: 17
Views: 1519

Re: Sally Morgan. Again.

I bet she didn't see that coming... :D
by Tony.Williams
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: FB Meme
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: FB Meme

Every day, I am reminded of what a good decision it was to stay well away from Facebook and the like. :ang
by Tony.Williams
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Overrated Tourist Traps to Avoid at All Costs.
Replies: 11
Views: 422

Re: Overrated Tourist Traps to Avoid at All Costs.

I visited Sevilla, Cordoba and Granada, in three consecutive days! Being on a brief holiday focuses the mind. I lived within easy reach of London for many years but never visited the Tower of London, or many other tourist attractions. If you live close to something, there's always the feeling that y...