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by 1gunsalute
12 Apr 2020, 1:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1377
Views: 30306

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

Carpetcleaner , In my career I have worked for several large private sector firms, and I can assure that they all had plenty of waste. And if your analysis was correct then why didn't Patel explain that, instead of insulting the NHS frontline staff (who won't have been the ones making the decisions...
by 1gunsalute
12 Apr 2020, 11:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1377
Views: 30306

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

I said many, not every. Proper analysis of the crisis will be done in the years to come. I'll judge the UK government's response to the virus when all the facts are known and they have been properly studied by experts. I won't jump to amateurish verdicts influenced by my opinion of the politicians ...
by 1gunsalute
14 Sep 2018, 7:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 547610

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

Yes Mick, it doesnt make sense does it? Scotland would be an even smaller entity with respect to the EU, about 1% instead of 8% of the UK? And yet Scotland has almost zero influence over UK decisions, whereas as an independent nation member of EU it would have more influence over the EU thanks to t...
by 1gunsalute
12 Apr 2018, 4:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: War without a vote?
Replies: 90
Views: 2802

Re: War without a vote?

landsurfer wrote:Trump and his Russian handlers, Corbyn and his Russian handlers ..... what a pair .

No vote, no attacks on Russian personnel or assets, no problem...

And you could have added that May and Bojo wouldn't be in their eminent positions if the Russian money hadn't won the Brexit vote.
by 1gunsalute
7 Dec 2017, 7:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 547610

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

Back to the immediate point at issue, a question to those of you who advocate no deal and a hard border in Ireland, how is that compatible with our commitments in the NI peace process? I don't advocate a no deal and hard border but the DUP were right to object to the proposed 'regulatory alignment'...
by 1gunsalute
6 Dec 2017, 8:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 547610

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

Back to the immediate point at issue, a question to those of you who advocate no deal and a hard border in Ireland, how is that compatible with our commitments in the NI peace process?
by 1gunsalute
30 Oct 2017, 12:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 547610

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

3. The UK govt is an utterly incompetent negotiator. . UK govt is being incompetent if its aim is to achieve a good deal. But why do you assume that? More likely, its aim is simply to achieve "no-deal" in circumstances where any blame can be deflected onto the EU - and from some posts abo...
by 1gunsalute
30 Aug 2017, 12:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 547610

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

Not a U-turn by Labour. Their previous policy was cake and eat it but they've come to a T-junction and had to decide whether to go left or right. A U-turn would be going back the way we came (i.e. staying in EU). Incidentally I see that Maybot has repeated her claim that we can't be in the single ma...
by 1gunsalute
29 Aug 2017, 7:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 547610

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

Anyone got any views on Labour's new policy of staying in the single market during a transition period? The papers have described it as a U-turn but it seems to me a logical consequence of their manifesto policy of prioritising jobs and the economy, now we know that we can't have our cake and eat it...
by 1gunsalute
20 Aug 2017, 5:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 547610

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

Hi, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40972776 "Removing all trade tariffs and barriers would help generate an annual £135bn uplift to the UK economy, according to a group of pro-Brexit economists. " Obviously not as much as the £350m a week we will gain by leaving the EU, but a useful b...
by 1gunsalute
8 Aug 2017, 11:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jogger rage
Replies: 57
Views: 4231

Re: Not only cyclists that can be morons

Joggers should be legally required to wear hi-viz clothing and bells. They should have to buy a licence and insurance. :wink:
by 1gunsalute
16 Jul 2017, 7:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: There is no such thing as hard Brexit or soft Brexit
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: There is no such thing as hard Brexit or soft Brexit

If a Norway/Switzerland model was not going to be on the table post-Brexit, it would have been good of the Leave campaign to say so instead of pretending that all options would be on the table and we would be in control, etc. But that would require the Brexiters to be honest with the British people,...
by 1gunsalute
23 Jun 2017, 9:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 547610

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

According to a recent poll (usual caveats apply) only about 20% of us now believe Brexit should not happen. Maybe some of you should shift your focus to how Brexit can be brought about in the best way. I know most on this thread don't want it, but it is probably going to happen so why not get over ...
by 1gunsalute
23 Jun 2017, 9:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle-friendly hotel in Saint Malo
Replies: 10
Views: 1032

Re: Cycle-friendly hotel in Saint Malo

Last year we stayed in the Escale Oceania, about 1km east of the old town. Nice big garage plenty of room.
by 1gunsalute
23 Jun 2017, 9:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 547610

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

The other anniversary you could celebrate is the day when the NHS started to get its extra £350m a week. Now remind me when that is?