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by Tony Williams
Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 195
Views: 10259

Re: EU Referendum

If you missed it (and can bear to watch it): Brexit: The inside story of how the Leave campaign won http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07m8n2j/newsnight-brexit-britain-one-month-in-newsnight-special Speaking to many of the key players in the campaign on both sides, BBC Newsnight's Nicholas Watt t...
by Tony Williams
Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Runners and riders
Replies: 52
Views: 3462

Re: Runners and riders

The whole political situation in this country is getting so far-fetched that I need a dose of reality to provide some perspective. I know exactly what to read - I have a copy of Alice in Wonderland on my shelf.. :y
by Tony Williams
Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Your new PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Your new PM

One problem with current events - I am so rooted to the BBC's Politics Live site which is updated every few minutes, with occasional spells away to read the newspapers (despite the fact that they are history before being printed nowadays) that I find it very hard to get any work done.
by Tony Williams
Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Your new PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Your new PM and her cabinet

Matt wrote: https://twitter.com/PadraigBelton/statu ... 8767818752
Presumably PM just wrote F. Off next to Bojo's name and some civil servant misinterpreted it.
:rofl
by Tony Williams
Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Your new PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Your new PM and her cabinet

Boris might not be quite such a stupid appointment as it seems. After the last few weeks I thought I was beyond being surprised by any political developments but my jaw dropped when I heard that one. I suppose there is some logic to it. It puts a big tick in the "Brexiteers in senior posts" box to ...
by Tony Williams
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Women at the top
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Women at the top

A short quiz to test your knowledge of women achievers: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36774481

I scored 1/7 :oops:
by Tony Williams
Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Runners and riders
Replies: 52
Views: 3462

Re: Runners and riders

Saw this headline, thought that perhaps Angela was trying to establish some motherhood credentials... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-36771205
by Tony Williams
Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Runners and riders
Replies: 52
Views: 3462

Re: Runners and riders

Matt wrote: Theresa May summoned to European Court of Human rights - refuses to attend and instead has her pyromancers destroy the court and everyone in it with Wildfire. Crowns herself queen of the Seven kingdoms.
Cancels order for F-35 aircraft in favour of breeding more dragons.
by Tony Williams
Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Runners and riders
Replies: 52
Views: 3462

Re: Runners and riders

David Cameron's happy little hum... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36767880 Can you blame him? Who in their right mind would want to be PM in present circumstances? In fact, it could be argued that a Catch 22 should apply: anyone crazy enough to want to be PM is, by definition, clearly too c...
by Tony Williams
Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Runners and riders
Replies: 52
Views: 3462

Re: Runners and riders

The BBC is providing a minute-by-minute commentary: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-36570120
by Tony Williams
Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Runners and riders
Replies: 52
Views: 3462

Re: Runners and riders

chaggle wrote:Does anyone know if we are going to need a parliamentary vote on initiating Article 50?
No - I don't think anyone knows for sure.
by Tony Williams
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Runners and riders
Replies: 52
Views: 3462

Re: Runners and riders

I see that Labour (if one can use the term collectively at the moment) and the Lib Dems are calling for a General Election. I can see the argument over democractic legitimacy but at the moment I think we have far too much going on - and too much that urgently needs sorting out - to have such a massi...
by Tony Williams
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Runners and riders
Replies: 52
Views: 3462

Re: Runners and riders

Croydon13013 wrote:
Rupert Murdoch has chosen who will lead the Tory Party. Will he get to pick the Labour Leader too?
Well, given the choice of candidates who put their names forward, May is probably the best one to be PM. I mean - Boris? Gove? :roll:
by Tony Williams
Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Runners and riders
Replies: 52
Views: 3462

Re: Runners and riders

Yet another dramatic development with Leadsom's withdrawal. It seems at the moment that May could be in Number 10 very quickly. A good thing IMO in terms of ending the current rudderless drift and getting some certainly over what's happening next. In contrast, the Labour contest grinds on like a slo...
by Tony Williams
Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 547
Views: 44885

Re: Brexit consequences

The BBC Reality Check does its usual thorough job in skewering those Brexiteers who were less than honest during the referendum campaign. As soon as they had recovered from the shock of winning and overcome their initial panic attack when they realised that people would now expect them to deliver on...