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by Croydon13013
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 698
Views: 81992

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: 698
Views: 81992

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 ...
by Croydon13013
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 698
Views: 81992

Re: Brexit consequences

The no-deal amendment vote of 312 - 308 was interesting. It suggests that if/when May manages to cock things up to the point where the only way to prevent a crash out is to revoke Article 50, a majority will vote to revoke. The 312 were saying that there must not be a no-deal under any circumstances...
by Croydon13013
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit Plan B?
Replies: 23
Views: 1250

Re: Brexit Plan B?

I do wonder how much longer this feeble excuse of a Government can survive, especially with a PM who appears to be not only something of a fantasist, but challenged by both truth and reality. Did you see the bit where, after Corbyn re-suggested the Customs Union, she tried to mock him, saying that ...
by Croydon13013
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Morgan Motor Company to be bought by an Italian investment firm.
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: Morgan Motor Company to be bought by an Italian investment firm.

Tony.Williams wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:36 pm
Matt wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:07 am
McLaren ?
Yep - "very specialised with negligible sales" ;)
McLaren are much bigger than Morgan. Turnover of almost £1billion a year. But are Middle-East owned.
by Croydon13013
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 698
Views: 81992

Re: Brexit consequences

May has spent weeks convincing the EU to say the same thing in a slightly different way. This is the big step forward around which we can all unite. Forward to poverty and misery!
by Croydon13013
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Humour.
Topic: The poems of Brian Bilston.
Replies: 62
Views: 7949

Re: The poems of Brian Bilston.

That one reminds me of a genuine announcement I once heard in the days of British Rail: "British Rail apologises for the late arrival of this train, which was due to it being delayed" :fp They still do loads of stupid announcements like that. "Southern apologise for the late running of this service...
by Croydon13013
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Humour.
Topic: The poems of Brian Bilston.
Replies: 62
Views: 7949

Re: The poems of Brian Bilston.

Announcements We would like to apologise for the delay. This is due to the wrong kind of deal, which indeed is any kind of deal that might make your forward journey possible at this time. Passengers are advised to seek alternative countries where available. We would like to apologise for the delay. ...
by Croydon13013
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 698
Views: 81992

Re: Brexit consequences

OOps! Just another problem that seems to have been missed. "No-deal Brexit panic after ministers realise the UK doesn't have the right pallets for exporting to the EU." This is the sort of thing that I've been talking about for years. I had no idea about this particular example, but I knew of a few...
by Croydon13013
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 698
Views: 81992

Re: Brexit consequences

Though it will never happen, worth noting the Leo Varadkar is encouraging Sinn Fein to take their seats. So frustrating that they wont do that. So frustrating that they've been increasing their vote and taking more parliamentary seats over the last couple of decades, only to waste them, to actually...
by Croydon13013
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 698
Views: 81992

Re: Brexit consequences

But the arithmetic regarding Government majority may well be different in a couple of days. Indeed. But I still wouldn't trust these "independents" to vote against the Govt. Or Frank Field, who is now an independent independent. He left the Labour Party last year after losing a constituency confide...
by Croydon13013
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 698
Views: 81992

Re: Brexit consequences

As I'm sure you know, there have been three defections this morning. At 11 MPs, TIG now outnumbers the DUP - just. It would only take four more Tory defections, and May's majority would disappear. Two more defections needed surely? Although in practice it only takes a couple of abstentions from som...
by Croydon13013
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 698
Views: 81992

Re: Brexit consequences

However, I agree that it almost certainly won't amount to much. The current domination of the two main parties is almost guaranteed to remain in place unless the political - and especially election - system is changed, and why would the two big parties allow that, as it would be to their disadvanta...
by Croydon13013
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 698
Views: 81992

Re: Brexit consequences

It will be interesting to see whether or not any Tories who have been contemplating resigning the whip decide to join the new group. That was certainly the plan. I'm told that they expect more Labour MPs and a handful of Tories to join them. They will then form some sort of remainer-electoral-pact ...
by Croydon13013
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 698
Views: 81992

Re: Brexit consequences

The best hope would seem to be if sufficient numbers of MPs in both main parties realise that they are facing deselection by their constituencies, so they have absolutely nothing to lose by cutting loose and forming the core of a new party (or more realistically two new parties). Would there be eno...