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by Croydon13013
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 47
Views: 3218

Re: On the PM.

I've been wondering whether some form of split membership might have advantages for the UK: most of the seats being constituency ones won on an FPTP basis as now (but fewer of them), but in addition a smaller number of seats allocated to parties on a straight PR basis, possibly with a 10% qualifica...
by Croydon13013
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 47
Views: 3218

Re: On the PM.

Among the newspaper observations concerning BoJo's tribulations I came across a comment that after frequent rows with the girlfriend, he would like a reconciliation with his wife: as "a friend" put it, he would like everything to go back to the way it was before. I assume that means with one wife a...
by Croydon13013
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 47
Views: 3218

Re: On the PM.

Well, once candidate A scores more votes than Candidate B, then any further votes for Candidate A are wasted, as they have no effect on the outcome (same applies between B and C etc). Only some form of proportional representation ensures that all of the votes count. But even with pure PR the same i...
by Croydon13013
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Religion, Humanism and Philosophy.
Topic: Most atheists believe in the supernatural
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: Most atheists believe in the supernatural

At the risk of falling for the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, I would suggest that anyone who believes in "at least one supernatural ... entity" is not an atheist. I appreciate that some people are complicated. My mother used to say that she was Church of England but that she didn't believe in god; a f...
by Croydon13013
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: All Change at "Change UK".
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Re: All Change at "Change UK".

12 hours is a long time in politics, these days. Five years is obviously so long that you can say or do anything and forget it five years later! Chuka Umunna, 4 June 2014: "Lib Dem supporters: Please stop asking me to join. I wouldn't be caught dead in a yellow rosette, and that's a #chukapromise" ...
by Croydon13013
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: On the PM.
Replies: 47
Views: 3218

Re: On the PM.

Matt wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:49 pm
He's campaigning to the party. The nation doesn't get a say on who leads us out of the undemocratic EU, just the party....
True, but I very much noticed what Chaggle did. It was all about saving the Tories not the country. Hopefully floating voters will be noticing the same thing.
by Croydon13013
Tue May 21, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Skepticism and Critical Thinking.
Topic: "Why You Can't Win An Argument With an Idiot".
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: "Why You Can't Win An Argument With an Idiot".

I know how to keep an idiot in suspense.
by Croydon13013
Thu May 16, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Music And Literature.
Topic: Voynich manuscript
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Voynich manuscript

https://phys.org/news/2019-05-bristol-academic-voynich-code-century-old.html Yet again someone is claiming to have translated the Voynich manuscript and yet again the international press have picked up the story and are repeating it uncritically. My prediction: Another loony, it will all prove to be...
by Croydon13013
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: The Brexit Party
Replies: 1
Views: 299

The Brexit Party

Smug wankstain Farage launched his new party by encouraging his supporters to commit criminal offenses against MPs and then resigned as leader. But social media seem more interested in two of his fans: https://www.thepoke.co.uk/2019/04/15/frank-reactions-to-the-couple-who-flew-over-from-benidorm-to-...
by Croydon13013
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 744
Views: 98279

Re: Brexit consequences

An interesting blog post, dated January 29, 2019, but still relevant to the current situation. "Brexit cannot break the Iron Triangle." https://heterocephalusgabler.wordpress.com/2019/01/28/brexit-cannot-break-the-iron-triangle/ This is very popular on social media at the moment. If it is helping l...
by Croydon13013
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 50
Views: 3859

Re: Brexit Plan B?

I gather that the government has instructed the civil service to cease planning for 'no deal' forthwith. I don't know how significant that is. Preparing for the no deal exit scenario has cost the country £billions. One Govt Department alone has spent at least £4b, every penny of which is now wasted...
by Croydon13013
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 744
Views: 98279

Re: Brexit consequences

17.4 million people knew what they were voting for! Which was, it seems, endless temporary extensions to our EU membership.
by Croydon13013
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 744
Views: 98279

Re: Brexit consequences

Anyone got any good Halloween jokes?
by Croydon13013
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Fog
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: Fog

We still get fog in London, but not much. My memory tells me that there used to be more and that it used to be worse. I'd like to see statistics.