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by Tony Williams
Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 195
Views: 8782

Re: EU Referendum

An interesting analysis reported by the BBC: A new piece of evidence on this has been released by Populus, a pollster that is doing a lot of work for the Remain camp. Their data suggests: People aged 65 and over are 23% more likely to vote Leave than the average voter. Voters aged 18-24 are 37% more...
by Tony Williams
Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Humour.
Topic: New cartoon thread.
Replies: 306
Views: 20633

Re: New cartoon thread.

From the BBC website, some Russian social media cartoons about their football team's disastrous performance in the European championships (I particularly like the first one): http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/onesport/cps/624/cpsprodpb/59FA/production/_90043032_euro3.jpg In the first image, President Putin is...
by Tony Williams
Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 195
Views: 8782

Re: EU Referendum

PPS on the Australian points system and its applicability: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-e ... m-36449294
by Tony Williams
Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 195
Views: 8782

Re: EU Referendum

Well, it's almost over. I managed to see most of the debate last night, although I was unimpressed by the general tone and the quality of debate from both sides. The three arguing for Leave were the same as in the previous TV panel debate but Remain put up three new spokesmen - less polished and reh...
by Tony Williams
Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 195
Views: 8782

Re: EU Referendum

A polemical piece by A A Gill which had me laughing out loud - here's a couple of extracts: We all know what "getting our country back" means. It's snorting a line of the most pernicious and debilitating Little English drug, nostalgia. The warm, crumbly, honey-coloured, collective "yesterday" with i...
by Tony Williams
Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 195
Views: 8782

Re: EU Referendum

...and furthermore, our summers just aren't as nice and sunny as they used to be, nor do we often get any proper snowfall in winter since joining the EU - instead we get far more storms and floods (source: Met office).
by Tony Williams
Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Religion, Humanism and Philosophy.
Topic: Women's dress causing rivers to run dry
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Re: Women's dress causing rivers to run dry

Well, what people wear could have an indirect effect on the flow of some rivers, in that cotton plants require a vast quantity of water - a quick google reveals that the quantity of cotton to make one shirt requires 400 gallons of water to grow. So the less people wear, the better. However, to addre...
by Tony Williams
Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 195
Views: 8782

Re: EU Referendum

Oh well. If the current polling trends are an accurate guide (I know, I know :roll: ) and the vote is to leave, we will at least be granted the entertaining if unedifying spectacle of a full House of politicians running around like headless chickens trying to work out what happens next.
by Tony Williams
Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 195
Views: 8782

Re: EU Referendum

Now that the polls show little difference between the two sides, perhaps we can start a campaign to persuade the TV commentators to avoid the obvious cliches I might have known - the campaigners are even worse than the media. I didn't know that Tourette's was catching, but the Leave team in Thursda...
by Tony Williams
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 195
Views: 8782

Re: EU Referendum

I have a vague recollection that there are problems with multiple-choice referendums, which is why the simplest possible binary choice is usually provided. Given the date that raged for a while about the exact wording of the current referendum, I hate to think of the rows which would take place in d...
by Tony Williams
Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 195
Views: 8782

Re: EU Referendum

This is an interesting twist: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36457120 Pro-Remain MPs are considering using their Commons majority to keep Britain inside the EU single market if there is a vote for Brexit, the BBC has learned. The MPs fear a post-Brexit government might negotiate...
by Tony Williams
Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Alternative Medicine and Therapies.
Topic: Veterinary Homeopathy
Replies: 7
Views: 641

Re: Veterinary Homeopathy

Does he believe what he's saying or is he just a fraud? I find it difficult to believe that someone who has trained as a vet (which must presumably include some science) can think like this - whether he knows he is lying or if he's just deluded. The human mind is wonderfully flexible. I recall seei...
by Tony Williams
Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 195
Views: 8782

Re: EU Referendum

Whatever your views are, this makes 'interesting' reading: http://www.spiked-online.com/spiked-review/article/the-eu-mirage/18383?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=spiked%20review%20june%205&utm_content=spiked%20review%20june%205+CID_0c2383a8de85bdcb3579f294348d53dc&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20softw...
by Tony Williams
Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 195
Views: 8782

Re: EU Referendum

16 for me too, but some of those were blind guesses!
by Tony Williams
Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 195
Views: 8782

Re: EU Referendum

Now that the polls show little difference between the two sides, perhaps we can start a campaign to persuade the TV commentators to avoid the obvious cliches

I'll start with: "It's too close to call"

and follow up with: "neck and neck".

Any others?