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by mikeonabike
13 Dec 2019, 6:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 536865

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

For the last 3.5 years the Tories have successfully avoided discussing what sort of Brexit we will end up with. So in the end we will leave and still have no clue as to what the final deal will look like (not the "certainty on Brexit" that my new MP promised). Attempts by the opposition to...
by mikeonabike
11 Dec 2019, 6:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 536865

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

I think you are correct. We've done the Political Compass test a few times on here, and just about all of the contributors were left/liberals, including me. I still want us out of the EU, but more than that, I want rid of the all the Tories. If that means we remain, so be it. Now there is some sens...
by mikeonabike
11 Dec 2019, 6:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 32576

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

For anyone thinking of voting Tory, here's a nice clear account of how the Tory establishment fake-news machine went into action to discredit the story about the boy on the hospital floor. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/11/paper-story-jack-williment-barr-online-lies-yorkshire-pos...
by mikeonabike
6 Dec 2019, 6:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 765
Views: 17416

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

For those who think that none of the leaders are suitable to be PM so you won't bother voting - I suggest you vote with the intention that none of them get a majority big enough to do whatever they want...
by mikeonabike
26 Nov 2019, 10:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hong Kong
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: Hong Kong

Yeah but the extradition treaty was so unnecessary - China can simply kidnap people from HK and lock them up in China. Could have simply carried on with that and avoided all this aggro. And anyone who complained too much could be sent for re-education a la Uighur.
by mikeonabike
15 Nov 2019, 8:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 536865

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

Yuuuup! It's all their fault, the wicked Tories. Four legs good two legs bad. The situation is that many of the ills you mention require investment to produce the wealth that ultimately pays for social services and care of the vulnerable. The Soviet Union and it's satellites collapsed and China ado...
by mikeonabike
7 Nov 2019, 8:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tower Block Disaster
Replies: 529
Views: 17353

Re: Tower Block Disaster

What I think might be valid about the JRM comments is as to why the fire was allowed to progress for as long as it did before LFB questioned it's own plan, time is always a major factor in the prevention of death occurring? Had I and my family been in such a situation I would have defied the advice...
by mikeonabike
5 Nov 2019, 6:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 536865

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

I see Rees-Mogg has said that if the authorities tell you to Leave then you should just use common sense and ignore them.
by mikeonabike
26 Aug 2019, 9:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Alpine lake tour suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 747

Re: Alpine lake tour suggestions

How far would you want to go in 4-6 days? Tour round Lake Geneva is about 200km and would be quite suitable for you.
by mikeonabike
22 Aug 2019, 7:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 536865

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

..... yes the conncession was to the WHOLE UK WIDE backstop , NOT THE ORIGINAL Northern Ireland only backstop. BOTH are unacceptable is Boris' claim...... In which case why has he voted supporting the agreement? As did many of his cabinet. Why? 1) Because they didn't understand it? 2) Because the c...
by mikeonabike
22 Aug 2019, 7:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: MPs say people will have to get out of their cars
Replies: 48
Views: 2640

Re: MPs say people will have to get out of their cars

According to "No Planet B", using 2018 UK statistics, the biggest use of energy is transport: 38% of the total.

Truth is of course that we need to use less energy in all sectors.
by mikeonabike
22 Aug 2019, 9:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 50 books to read before you...Favourite Classic books
Replies: 47
Views: 1421

Re: 50 books to read before you...Favourite Classic books

Vorpal, I guess you have more sense than the average Pokemon Go punter.

My suggestion is For Whom The Bell Tolls by Hemingway.
by mikeonabike
22 Aug 2019, 9:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 536865

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

So who's position is dishonest? After three years, we need to go back to the start. An honest Brexit is possible, but nothing, so far, about the Government's approach has been honest, and for that reason it will fail. It's only a matter of how soon and how much damage is caused along the way. In te...
by mikeonabike
22 Aug 2019, 9:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 536865

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

The serious point is that the UK govt claims to want to avoid a hard border, and claims to believe that "alternative arrangements" can easily be devised to achieve that, even if UK quits customs union and single market. EU's response has been that just in case those arrangements won't quit...
by mikeonabike
22 Aug 2019, 9:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 536865

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

mercalia wrote:... But I do point the finger at the EUs dishonest position
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So the EU is dishonest but Johnson isnt? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: