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by Croydon13013
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 645
Views: 72923

Re: Brexit consequences

I am reminded of a campaigning slogan which crops up now and then concerning road safety at some spot perceived to be dangerous. The usual cry is "Does someone have to be killed before something is done?" To which the honest answer is: "Yes, actually. There's a point scoring system to determine whi...
by Croydon13013
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 645
Views: 72923

Re: Brexit consequences

So Tusk wonders "What that special place in hell looks like for those who promoted Brexit, without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out safely". Various Tories, DUP MPs and UKIP MEPs rant and rave about having been insulted; thus identifying themselves as clueless loons who didn't have a plan...
by Croydon13013
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 645
Views: 72923

Re: Brexit consequences

Matt wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:34 pm
Were you in Wetherspoons again?
:D I haven't been in a Spoons for some time. Unfortunately I was at work. One colleague is an idiot (the one I was arguing with), another is an all-out UKIPper. Fortunately there are a whole bunch more who are OK.
by Croydon13013
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 645
Views: 72923

Re: Brexit consequences

By the way I've just read (and I don't know how true it is) that many people believe that 'NO DEAL' means 'things will stay exactly as they are - nothing will change'. I had an argument last week with someone who thinks that "no deal" will give us tariff free trade with the whole world. And is thus...
by Croydon13013
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 645
Views: 72923

Re: Brexit consequences

Tory brexiteer MP wants EU to block British parliamentary democracy:

https://www.thepoke.co.uk/2019/01/23/to ... -the-week/
by Croydon13013
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 20
Views: 629

Re: Brexit Plan B?

I'm pretty sure I heard some time ago (like a couple of years) that it would not be possible for the UK to withdraw A50 and then re-present at some time in the future. I can't remember if it was legally or politically not possible. The EU ruled that A50 can be withdrawn at any time. Any member stat...
by Croydon13013
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Silly Stuff.
Topic: penn state doctoral thesis template
Replies: 4
Views: 1925

Re: penn state doctoral thesis template

You let a bot in again?
by Croydon13013
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: New Years Resolutions
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: New Years Resolutions

One of my resolutions is to be more polite this year. I have made a couple more but I'm not sharing them with you bastards.
by Croydon13013
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Ultima Thule etc
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Ultima Thule etc

I've heard Thoolay and toolay on TV. I'm sticking with Thool which is how I've always thought it was pronounced. After all there are disagreements on how to say Betelgeuse and how to get your mouth around Uranus.
by Croydon13013
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: A second referendum - or a general election?
Replies: 89
Views: 5456

Re: A second referendum - or a general election?

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/dec/21/jeremy-corbyn-labour-policy-leaving-eu Jeremy Corbyn has defiantly restated Labour’s policy of leading Britain out of the European Union with a refashioned Brexit deal, shrugging off intense pressure from Labour MPs and activists for the party to thr...
by Croydon13013
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: A second referendum - or a general election?
Replies: 89
Views: 5456

Re: A second referendum - or a general election?

Bercow may hold the key.... :shock: :???: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46593750 Corbyn is refusing to hold a vote of no confidence because he would lose it. There is no other reason. If any one group out of the DUP, Brexiteers or Tory Wets say they will support it then he will call it. If...
by Croydon13013
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Stupid ******
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Stupid ******

I've watched it dozens of times now. I cannot tell what he says. But I'm 99% sure it isn't "woman". There seems to be a double plosive which rules out "woman" and leaves "people" as possible. It's important to watch it at normal speed. Both the Beeb and Sky keep broadcasting it slowed down only. Onc...
by Croydon13013
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Resigning the Whip?
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Re: Resigning the Whip?

I don't know about the Tories but in the Labour Party you have resigned completely if you resign the whip. Something that Frank Field seems to have been unaware of until recently when he tried to pull the same stunt.
by Croydon13013
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: A second referendum - or a general election?
Replies: 89
Views: 5456

Re: A second referendum - or a general election?

I think that a Ref2 would have the advantage (assuming that it includes the three main options - Nodexit, Maybill or cancel Article 50) that whichever is chosen, no-one can now complain that the choice was made in ignorance; the quality of understanding of the issues is now much higher (not among e...
by Croydon13013
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: A second referendum - or a general election?
Replies: 89
Views: 5456

Re: A second referendum - or a general election?

Good rant but I don't know the same kind of remainers as you. >snip< No-one I know of or read thinks that 2 ref will result in rainbow coloured unicorn poo. I wish I could say the same. I don't know where it is coming from, it wasn't something I had noticed until recently. I've been arguing elsewhe...