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by bovlomov
21 Oct 2019, 9:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20346
Views: 498434

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

When Rees Mogg said of the referendum result; "a victory as great as Waterloo" (roughly), he turned my stomach and set me against him. I cannot respect such a narrow and silly man. And quite apart from being silly, he's a liar and a hypocrite. As a general description though, 'silly' does...
by bovlomov
20 Oct 2019, 6:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20346
Views: 498434

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Soft brexit That'll need defining. The ground has shifted so far and so fast that no one can agree on anything any more. Before the referendum, Norway, EFTA and Customs Unions were thrown about by Brexiters as desirable outcomes. Now they are a betrayal of the Will of the People. So, Soft Brexit - ...
by bovlomov
19 Oct 2019, 12:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20346
Views: 498434

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

so any one here think Boris has done a good job. His deal required him to do something he said, only a few weeks ago, was utterly unacceptable, and something May said no PM could ever do. I know Johnson has no beliefs beyond self interest, but discarding even his pretended principles so casually su...
by bovlomov
18 Oct 2019, 6:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20346
Views: 498434

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Everyone, remainer or brexiter, should be afraid of a government that either 1) doesn't have a clue how its policies will pan out, or 2) wants to hide its findings from the public. Sounds like every Government we've ever had :lol: Well, yes. Evidence based policy is a rare thing. But when the count...
by bovlomov
18 Oct 2019, 5:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20346
Views: 498434

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Hi Psmathe, Always view the creation of such economic models as about as reliable as feeling seaweed to predict weather! My rheumatism is more accurate :lol: :lol: :lol: . MM Your alternative? Government policy should be entirely evidence free? Government shouldn't plan at all? Everyone, remainer o...
by bovlomov
18 Oct 2019, 2:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lost members?
Replies: 26
Views: 719

Re: Lost members?

Who defines the "super" aspects of an enhanced human superman? Will it, for example, include a greater or lesser ability to empathise; kill; set and attain goals; etcetera? What might be better for an individual might not be better for society. And what about strength in diversity? Presum...
by bovlomov
17 Oct 2019, 10:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lost members?
Replies: 26
Views: 719

Re: Lost members?

Mick F wrote:Yesterday there was someone wanting to sell Nike stuff, and the other day someone wanting to supply fake ID.

But some of us are very interested in purchasing fake ID. Nike stuff, not so much.
by bovlomov
9 Oct 2019, 9:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20346
Views: 498434

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

And now the "leave eu" guys see fit to call Angela Merkel a "Kraut"*. See here . Oh yes, of course they had to apologise - belatedly - after at first upholding their slur. So, there you go, Brexit supporters. You complain about being characterised as racist. You know who to writ...
by bovlomov
8 Oct 2019, 12:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20346
Views: 498434

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

The GFA is the target because a lot of people on the right don't like it, Brexit or no Brexit. Brexit is just a convenient excuse to undermine something they have long wanted rid of. But even if the GFA never existed, would those same people see no problem with putting up a border between north and ...
by bovlomov
7 Oct 2019, 7:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20346
Views: 498434

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

It comes from other people and firms protecting themselves from currency movements. You could bet if you want to but you have to be prepared to lose as well. You need to have spare capital and the ability to move money quickly. Most of us have neither. I've seen a lot of comfortably off retired peo...
by bovlomov
7 Oct 2019, 5:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20346
Views: 498434

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

An interesting article about the drop in £ (sterling) and how devaluation helps our exports (or does it?). I remember following the referendum when the £ crashed and subsequent drops how many (including some here) have been saying about how sterling was "overvalued" and how the drop will ...
by bovlomov
5 Oct 2019, 5:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20346
Views: 498434

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Oldjohnw wrote:
Psamathe wrote:
To me, if I were Hungary I can't see the up side to doing the UK's bidding.

Ian


All right-winger populists together.

Orban's skill has been to constantly taunt the EU for his domestic audience while taking EU money. I'm not sure Hungary will make any sacrifices for the UK.
by bovlomov
5 Oct 2019, 10:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20346
Views: 498434

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

As I understand it, if the EU were to grant an extension there would likely be some conditions attached (minor or major, who knows) e.g. to not disrupt the EU or to hold an election or a referendum or to make a decision or something. And the law requiring him to request an extension does not requir...
by bovlomov
5 Oct 2019, 9:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20346
Views: 498434

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

What are the odds that BoJo writes the 'Please delay Brexit' letter as legally required (if a deal has not been agreed) then just sends a second letter saying "Didn't really mean it, please ignore my previous letter" and drops us out of the EU with no deal? It would be classic, and very s...
by bovlomov
4 Oct 2019, 8:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20346
Views: 498434

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Cynically.. By presenting to a Scottish Court, any decision would be challenged by an English Court, and then Parliament More about tuning down the clock than democracy It's a weird way to run down the clock though - giving undertakings to a court at the very same moment as your office is briefing ...