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by bindeweede
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 703
Views: 83043

Re: Brexit consequences

Another lengthy and detailed post from the excellent Chris Grey. In the immediate aftermath of the 2016 referendum seeking soft Brexit would have been both a possible and sensible way for the UK to proceed. Now, although in times of such uncertainty nothing is impossible, I think that ship has saile...
by bindeweede
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Humour.
Topic: New cartoon thread.
Replies: 331
Views: 47232

Re: New cartoon thread.

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by bindeweede
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Morgan Motor Company to be bought by an Italian investment firm.
Replies: 6
Views: 367

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

Founded in 1909, Morgan is one of the last car companies still under British ownership. It sells about 700 handmade sports cars , with buyers sometimes forced to join a waiting list that can last six months. It reported revenues of £33.8m in 2018 and an after-tax profit of £3.2m. https://www.bmmaga...
by bindeweede
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Music And Literature.
Topic: Topical limerics.
Replies: 32
Views: 6181

Re: Topical limerics.

The minister Christopher Grayling

Found government isn’t plain sailing;

He racked up a bill

Of 33 mil

Through yet more incompetent failing.
by bindeweede
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 703
Views: 83043

Re: Brexit consequences

"Amsterdam’s Brexit bonanza." Nobody in the Dutch capital is happy the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union; the economic downside will be sizable. But the city has arguably done more than any other European competitor to minimize the damage, and even find considerable upsides. The Dutch ci...
by bindeweede
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 703
Views: 83043

Re: Brexit consequences

I have almost given up on the whole thing. I can do nowt and the parliamentary perambulations leave my brain pickled. All of those "experts" in Parliament will sort it satisfactorily, I expect. 😂😂😂😂😂
by bindeweede
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 703
Views: 83043

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." LONDON — The UK government is due to hold emergency talks with industry leaders today after discovering that the country doesn't ha...
by bindeweede
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Music And Literature.
Topic: Late night music.
Replies: 171
Views: 30042

Re: Late night music.

Delibes - Flower duet from "Lakme". The very old BA advert. With flowers!



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by bindeweede
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Humour.
Topic: New cartoon thread.
Replies: 331
Views: 47232

Re: New cartoon thread.

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by bindeweede
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: "Why We Think Cats Are Psychopaths."
Replies: 3
Views: 481

"Why We Think Cats Are Psychopaths."

I've never had a pet cat. Assorted neighbours have, over the years, and none of them have been remotely friendly. There was "Morag" who occasionally would sit happily on my thighs, then suddenly stick her claws in. I generally get on better with dogs. Cats, she pointed out, simply don’t have the fac...
by bindeweede
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 703
Views: 83043

Re: Brexit consequences

"May's very-quiet admission of her total failure." They slipped it out just before 6:30 last night. It was a statement from DExEU, on the government's latest talks with the EU, written in its traditionally impenetrable passive-mechanical voice. But if you peeled the lid off it and peeked inside, it...
by bindeweede
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Boris Johnson.
Replies: 16
Views: 2830

Re: Boris Johnson.

"Legal papers lodged against Boris Johnson over his big red Brexit bus ‘lies’. A prosecution against Boris Johnson for ‘lies’ told during his Brexit campaign has moved a step closer after legal papers were lodged. The Vote Leave figurehead is accused of ‘abusing public trust’ over claims the UK sen...
by bindeweede
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 703
Views: 83043

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 bindeweede
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 703
Views: 83043

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. 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 poli...
by bindeweede
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 703
Views: 83043

Re: Brexit consequences

Another interesting piece from Ian Dunt. Regarding the ERG, he concludes.. But it doesn't matter, because the ERG are not fighting for a reformed deal. They know they won't get it. They are fighting for no-deal. In their insane world, the crippling disaster of this scenario provides some sort of rel...