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by PDQ Mobile
16 Jul 2018, 4:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6132
Views: 173247

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

And I'm not claiming all leave voters are racists,not at all so please don't tar me with that brush,however UKIP is another matter . I have mentioned this before but the only UKIP voter (in the 2015 GE) who admitted as much to me is a woman who has done more charity work than most of the people on ...
by PDQ Mobile
16 Jul 2018, 2:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6132
Views: 173247

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

Wind bag isn't far off the mark,and a nasty piece of xenophobic work to boot along with the rest of his fascist party bretheren IMHO Can I use this as one of the examples Brian Fox requested of people being set upon as racists when talking about immigration. You can use it but I don't think it stan...
by PDQ Mobile
16 Jul 2018, 2:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6132
Views: 173247

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

For a long time any mention of immigration was squashed by playing the racist card. This allowed it to simmer and fester. I don't recognise that as an argument. It was debated and discussed long before and during the referendum. As an "oldie" I take the point about acceptable language tho...
by PDQ Mobile
16 Jul 2018, 1:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6132
Views: 173247

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

I agree. There is to much simple blaming and accusation. Bring polite argument and reasoning to the debate. I can get cross when faced with mere "bring back control" argument not backed up by some vestige of fact. But I try not to sling insults at what I perceive as empty argument. Passio...
by PDQ Mobile
16 Jul 2018, 1:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6132
Views: 173247

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

What was new was the suppression of the people from expressing their views. People were scared to participate in debate because there was an ever changing set of rules about how you had to say things without being set upon. I don't recognise this. It might help if you could be more specific. For in...
by PDQ Mobile
16 Jul 2018, 1:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6132
Views: 173247

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

Criticism is not insult, I agree.
Can be a fine line though.
by PDQ Mobile
16 Jul 2018, 12:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6132
Views: 173247

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

You're right in that. The country will probably remain split particularly if leaving the EU does have dire economic consequences. Remain voters will then heap opprobrium onto leave voters and rightly so. Probably not a good tactic considering 52% of those who voted did vote leave. I agree. There is...
by PDQ Mobile
16 Jul 2018, 12:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6132
Views: 173247

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

All the main leave protagonists have resigned partly in my view because they could not deliver what they promised. That is certainly the case for Farage. A windbag. A strange interpretation of Farage's resignation after having had success in his main goal of having and winning an EU referendum. UKI...
by PDQ Mobile
16 Jul 2018, 11:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6132
Views: 173247

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

It's all circular arguments. I'm a Leave person, someone else will be a Remain person. We will never agree, so there's no point in debating it. One thing that occurred to me earlier, is that here in UK, we are going for Devolution. SNP want to break away from UK. Scotland has its own parliament. Ma...
by PDQ Mobile
15 Jul 2018, 11:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6132
Views: 173247

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

Sad that those who are already the victims of this new aristocracy are too bamboozled by the mass media to discern who it is that's actually degrading their lives - and will do so at an increasing rate if & when EU reins are let loose from the nationalist and fatcat halters. Cugel ""T...
by PDQ Mobile
14 Jul 2018, 10:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6132
Views: 173247

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

Chatting to a friend yesterday and we got onto Brexit. She voted to remain and I asked her why. She said that she didn't really know and just thought it would be good to carry on like before. Status quo? We had a good discussion after that, and within ten minutes, she agreed with me that we should ...
by PDQ Mobile
12 Jul 2018, 11:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6132
Views: 173247

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

The biggest to me is the EU is significantly biased in favour of monoculture and corporate farming. I would prefer to design farm subsidies that better suit British farms and encourage better preservation of the environment, etc. (as I have previously argued). The same applies to fishing and forest...
by PDQ Mobile
12 Jul 2018, 3:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6132
Views: 173247

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

The biggest to me is the EU is significantly biased in favour of monoculture and corporate farming. I would prefer to design farm subsidies that better suit British farms and encourage better preservation of the environment, etc. (as I have previously argued). The same applies to fishing and forest...
by PDQ Mobile
12 Jul 2018, 2:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6132
Views: 173247

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

If a country is not united in its direction, then a reasonable and democratic way to resolve the issue is to have a free public debate and then a vote. If the vote goes against you there isnt really any point in repeating the arguments that you made before the vote and which were not accepted as a ...
by PDQ Mobile
12 Jul 2018, 12:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6132
Views: 173247

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

But "Mike" and "MickF", it's surely more than a "personality cult" issue. Why so focussed on that? There is a great deal at stake. Not least amongst those things is our food supply from Europe. You must have noticed just how much wonderful food we import from Europe? No...