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by roubaixtuesday
5 Dec 2019, 8:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 196
Views: 3861

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Polisman wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:Eviscerated in absentia by Andrew Neil tonight for refusing to show for the Leaders' interview.


Do you have a Link? I player, YouTube? That I would like to see :)


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50679252

Devastating stuff. But doesn't seem to matter to voters.
by roubaixtuesday
5 Dec 2019, 3:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: On the Role of our MPs: Representative or Delegate?
Replies: 28
Views: 641

Re: On the Role of our MPs: Representative or Delegate?

Carlton green wrote:It hasn’t happened because Parliament don’t believe that it should.


Can't agree with this analysis.

It hasn't happened because there is no agreement in the country as to how it should happen. Parliament is actually reflecting that quite well.
by roubaixtuesday
5 Dec 2019, 1:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21309
Views: 520042

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

al_yrpal wrote: If Brexit succeeds he will give us a decent deal on the basis that he intensely dislikes the EU. Trumponomics! :wink:

Al


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by roubaixtuesday
5 Dec 2019, 12:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21309
Views: 520042

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

By the time Brexit is about to happen Trump will be gone ( impreached) and then where is the trade deal with the USA? Trump is a protectionist nationalist. Why on earth do you think he'll give us some sort of preferential trade deal? The opposite is the - he sees a desperate country and wants to ta...
by roubaixtuesday
4 Dec 2019, 5:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Large Bright Jacket
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: Large Bright Jacket

mattsccm wrote:Altura Night vision maybe. I have a medium and its huge. Reckon I could get a couple of loaded panniers up there as well as me.


I had one of those. Arms not really long enough for us tallsters, at least not if you want them to go over your gloves.
by roubaixtuesday
4 Dec 2019, 5:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 766
Views: 16643

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

al_yrpal wrote:Parliament has largely ignored the peoples vote and has continued to try and foil Brexit at every point and its still trying to foil it. Hence the election.... switch onto reality.

Al


Such as Boris Johnson, who twice voted against Theresa May's deal?
by roubaixtuesday
4 Dec 2019, 5:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 766
Views: 16643

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Oldjohnw wrote:
You keep saying this, Al, but parliament has not, repeat not, ignored the people. Johnson got his vote through (after voting down May's) then walked.


One thing all supporters of Brexit seem to agree is that the mess they've caused is someone else's responsibility.
by roubaixtuesday
4 Dec 2019, 5:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 766
Views: 16643

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Democracy is not Mob Rule? Then Referenda are Mob Rule presumably? Consult the people....then ignore the people because they are too dim, racist and biased to be able to make complex decisions and produce the 'right' answer! Oh dear... :lol: Al Ignoring the people would have been not invoking a50. ...
by roubaixtuesday
4 Dec 2019, 4:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Large Bright Jacket
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: Large Bright Jacket

Im also 6'4 albeit a little more svelte.

Ive recently bought a "showers pass" jacket in xl which, usually, has arms easily long enough, and is if anything, on the baggy side. Excellent kit.

I think they also do xxl, that might do you.

Painfully expensive mind.
by roubaixtuesday
4 Dec 2019, 2:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: On the Role of our MPs: Representative or Delegate?
Replies: 28
Views: 641

Re: On the Role of our MPs: Representative or Delegate?

Oh Al. Parliament has not voted the Brexit deal down. That is something on your and Johnson's imagination. Parliament passed it. It was about to move to Committee stage, in the normal way, when Johnson called it off. If the Tories are not re-elected I'm sure you will respect the fact that the peopl...
by roubaixtuesday
4 Dec 2019, 12:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 766
Views: 16643

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Slowster,

C'est exact.
by roubaixtuesday
4 Dec 2019, 10:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 766
Views: 16643

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Most of the fault for the 2008 crisis lies in the USA. First they repealed the Glass-Steagall act, which was passed in 1933 to prevent a repeat of the 1929 stock market crash. Repealing it allowed banks to invest in mortgage dealing firms, as if there is no conflict in interest (pun intentional!) b...
by roubaixtuesday
4 Dec 2019, 10:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: On the Role of our MPs: Representative or Delegate?
Replies: 28
Views: 641

Re: On the Role of our MPs: Representative or Delegate?

In 1973 Harolds Parliament asked "Do you think the UK should stay in the European Community (Common Market)?" At the time we voted yes. This time we voted no. Cutting through all the waffle obfuscation and legalese, that majority decision must be respected. Its a pity we are having to hav...
by roubaixtuesday
3 Dec 2019, 10:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: On the Role of our MPs: Representative or Delegate?
Replies: 28
Views: 641

Re: On the Role of our MPs: Representative or Delegate?

The difficulty people can sometimes have is in accepting such principles when the outcome is not what they want. The one thing the Brexit referendum guaranteed was an outcome no-body wanted... There's a very good argument that ignoring the historical principles of the constitution is what allowed t...
by roubaixtuesday
3 Dec 2019, 10:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 766
Views: 16643

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

brynpoeth wrote:Mr Tuesday obviously lives near Lille, France
Simples :wink:


That's Monsieur Jeudi to you :wink: