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by Croydon13013
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 11
Views: 92

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 The EU ruled that A50 can be withdrawn at any time.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: 2
Views: 39

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: 398

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: 166

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: 4393

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: 4393

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: 185

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: 94

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: 4393

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: 4393

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...
by Croydon13013
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: A second referendum - or a general election?
Replies: 89
Views: 4393

Re: A second referendum - or a general election?

I'm finding that remoaners are becoming as delusional as the brexiteers. One of the things that stood out to me about the original argument (I won't call it a debate) running up to the referendum was that the quality of the points made by the remain side was often much higher than on the leave side....
by Croydon13013
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: A second referendum - or a general election?
Replies: 89
Views: 4393

Re: A second referendum - or a general election?

Many are pointing out to Jacob Grease Smug the incongruity in claiming that 63% support is insufficient whilst also stating that 52% is the incontrovertible will of the people. Yes, Maths with Jacob Wee Smogg: 48% = You lost, you get nothing. 37% = A huge number, must be taken seriously. Meanwhile,...
by Croydon13013
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: How Democracies Die
Replies: 10
Views: 1550

Re: How Democracies Die

A new book by Americans Levitsky and Ziblatt, subtitled 'What History Tells Us About Our Future'. I haven't read it - only a long review by Andrew Marr, so this is a second-hand review of a few key points: Worth noting that Andrew Marr has never been a fan of democracy. In his youth he was a Maoist...
by Croydon13013
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 607
Views: 66843

Re: Brexit consequences

I see that some of the MPs who wanted our parliament to be sovereign "again" and for MPs to be able to make up their own minds; and who wanted a referendum so that "the people" could decide... Now don't want parliament to be sovereign, it should do as it is told; and don't want a "people's vote" ref...
by Croydon13013
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: The commons debate
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: The commons debate

I can't be bothered to watch. I saw my MP (Sarah Jones, Labour) and her contribution was very sensible and well made (she's not voting for this mess). But I doubt she said anything different to dozens of other Labour MPs. If a single MP changes their mind over the days of debate it will be because o...