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by Tony.Williams
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 729
Views: 89438

Re: Brexit consequences

Depressing but not surprising. For any controls on immigration to work, the first priority is to know who is coming in, who is leaving, and who is entitled to stay (for any given length of time). It has been obvious for years that the UK does not know this. The next stage is to have a trigger system...
by Tony.Williams
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Humour.
Topic: Misleading news headlines.
Replies: 30
Views: 3446

Re: Misleading news headlines.

Last Friday's Times heralds the return of decapitation to our disciplinary procedures:

"Head struck off for failing abused pupil" :shock:
by Tony.Williams
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 729
Views: 89438

Re: Brexit consequences

Very good!
by Tony.Williams
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 41
Views: 2095

Re: Brexit Plan B?

Well, we have a six-month gap before approaching the cliff edge again, so some of the planning could be out of date by then, and obviously there would be no point in stocking-up on medicines and other perishable goods in the meantime.
by Tony.Williams
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 41
Views: 2095

Re: Brexit Plan B?

And another: http://chrisgreybrexitblog.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-eu-is-protecting-itself-from.html The EU is protecting itself from Brexiter dishonesty and delusion - and throwing Britain a lifeline extract from conclusion: So the humiliation for Britain is not, primarily, in having had to ask the E...
by Tony.Williams
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Humour.
Topic: May Claims Asylum In Ecuadorian Embassy In London.
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: May Claims Asylum In Ecuadorian Embassy In London.

I like the cartoon which shows the Ecuadorian embassy sporting a Blue Plaque saying "Julian Assange stayed here for what seemed like 700 years"
by Tony.Williams
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 729
Views: 89438

Re: Brexit consequences

We must be making progress - we are now offered flexible extensions (form an orderly queue, gentlemen... ) :ey
by Tony.Williams
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 729
Views: 89438

Re: Brexit consequences

Well, I've run through various emotions during the Brexit process with sheer exasperation dominating, but for the first time I am feeling shocked and angry. Not by anything May has done (for once) but by the reaction to her belated attempt to cross party lines to find a solution (a bloody obvious mo...
by Tony.Williams
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 729
Views: 89438

Re: Brexit consequences

bindeweede wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:36 pm

Earlier today, I saw the word "Brextinction". Now, I DO like that!
Hmmm, not too sure about that - if Brexit means "British exit" then Brextinction means "British..."? :???:
by Tony.Williams
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 41
Views: 2095

Re: Brexit Plan B?

Another excellent, thought-provoking post by Chris Grey: http://chrisgreybrexitblog.blogspot.com
by Tony.Williams
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: Psychic warfare
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Re: Psychic warfare

The Icelanders have some even more peculiar beliefs: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesig ... es-or-else :shock:
by Tony.Williams
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 729
Views: 89438

Re: Brexit consequences

Some of the MPs do help in simplifying the whole process. F'rinstance, if Mark Francois says he's against something, then I'm for it - no further thought required. :thumb
by Tony.Williams
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 41
Views: 2095

Re: Brexit Plan B?

In a wild flight of fancy I considered what would happen if we applied some sort of voter political literacy test to a second referendum. I actually dread to think what the result would be if our MPs were tested on their knowledge of Brexit. A couple of days ago I was watching a Commons Brexit deba...
by Tony.Williams
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 41
Views: 2095

Re: Brexit Plan B?

So, May has allegedly dropped the ball into Corbyn's court - an interesting development, and one which creates much pleasure in observing the reaction of the ERG. However, can May and Corbyn really overcome their bone-deep political convictions to co-operate? Chances are that they will fail. I gathe...