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by Croydon13013
Thu May 16, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Music And Literature.
Topic: Voynich manuscript
Replies: 2
Views: 90

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: 176

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: 730
Views: 92732

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: 48
Views: 2730

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: 730
Views: 92732

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: 730
Views: 92732

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: 110

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.
by Croydon13013
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 730
Views: 92732

Re: Brexit consequences

the fact that May and Corbyn have dared to meet to discuss this has apparently enraged substantial numbers of MPs and members on both sides, with shouts of "betrayal!". This has made it glaringly obvious that these people put party interest (or to be precise, the interest of their sects within each...
by Croydon13013
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 730
Views: 92732

Re: Brexit consequences

bindeweede wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:09 am
New buzz word. - "Flextension."😵
I just heard someone say "Flexit", meaning a flexible Brexit. I don't like that. It doesn't make sense to me because once you've removed the "Br" it's just a flexible exit.
by Croydon13013
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 730
Views: 92732

Re: Brexit consequences

The gossip is that she wants a general election. But two-thirds of MPs would have to vote for it and it's hard to believe that enough Tories are that stupid.
by Croydon13013
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 48
Views: 2730

Re: Brexit Plan B?

Since this thread started we seem to have gone from B through the entire alphabet and have now reached Plan Zzzzzzzz ...........
by Croydon13013
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Useless gold coins
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: Useless gold coins

chaggle wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:12 pm
why would someone buy one of these?
Why would someone take homeopathic water instead of medicine for a treatable cancer? Why would someone pay £500 to have their house exorcised? Why would someone vote for Jacob Rees-Mogg?
by Croydon13013
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 730
Views: 92732

Re: Brexit consequences

I do hope you are right. If May fails in her effort to force the DUP and ERG to choose her deal rather than tolerate a long delay, we're likely to get maybe another year or two to think about it. And May won't be in charge. If we end up with the Labour Party's first choice: Leaving the EU but stayi...
by Croydon13013
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 730
Views: 92732

Re: Brexit consequences

I've got a feeling that her deal will be passed this time and we'll be out. I think that there's a better than 50% probability of that. Possible, you just can't tell what some of these insane MPs will do next. But I don't think so. My expectation for a long time now has been that we will not leave ...