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by georgew
5 Jan 2019, 5:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10816
Views: 267962

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

Exactly so.......but when I posted earlier exactly this explanation in response to the question of supporters of brexit sticking to their opinions despite all the evidence and reasoned argument against their stance, my post was deleted, and probably because it was interpreted by the mods as being i...
by georgew
5 Jan 2019, 12:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10816
Views: 267962

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

.................................................snip Personally I'm sceptical of bald opinions. These don't really have any kind of resilient truth as they have no underpinning of reason, logic or even coherence with other opinions held by the human who holds them. Yet all of us have beliefs that ...
by georgew
17 Dec 2018, 10:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10816
Views: 267962

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

...........Today it's a rare person who isn't wholly a product of some mass media set of propaganda horns. We don't have a telly and we don't take newspapers. Trouble is, most folk do, and they are influenced by them as you so rightly point out. The other trouble is, we talk to people and we have a...
by georgew
16 Dec 2018, 4:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10816
Views: 267962

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

Ah....I remember way back to that thread on Scottish Independence, a thread replete with the Little Englander mentality in which Scotland was regarded by many as just another region of England. We have now witnessed in the last few years the lies and deceit of the <SNIP> Brexit campaign and the rise...
by georgew
21 Nov 2018, 1:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10816
Views: 267962

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

Interesting situation developing over Gibraltar We're over a barrel. Why wouldn't anyone with a vested interest want a pound of flesh? Ditto WTO. Wasn't it Spain that suggested Scotland could join the EU? I get the impression that's to make us think about England/Scotland in a Spain/Gibraltar sort ...
by georgew
8 Nov 2018, 12:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10816
Views: 267962

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

Some of the other questions asked were daft. E.g. " Do you think Brexit will be good, bad or make no difference to each the following? " - Ian What i thought was daft about that particular question, was the incredulous daftness of the third who replied Brexit won't make no difference, whe...
by georgew
28 Oct 2018, 11:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10816
Views: 267962

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

661-Pete wrote:The infuriating thing: England is being "punished" for something less than half Englanders voted for...



"England"......."England" is being punished?

What about the poor, bloody Scots who voted against Brexit?
by georgew
26 Oct 2018, 10:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Turkish Moral High Ground over the Saudis
Replies: 29
Views: 596

Re: Turkish Moral High Ground over the Saudis

Yes, Erdogan must find it very nice to have a regime to look down on. I've never tried doing it, but it would be interesting to rank states according to Human Rights. The murdering thugs of the Saud family must be near the very bottom, the Turks not great but definitely a few steps up from that roc...
by georgew
9 Oct 2018, 10:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10816
Views: 267962

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

Blessed be the moderators, for they shall inherit the web. Back on topic, the florid insanity catalysed by Brexit has been bursting into glorious flower these past 24 hours. Firstly, it turns out, quite incredibly, that fully 73% of voters for the Conservative and Unionist party think it's worth sa...
by georgew
1 Oct 2018, 11:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10816
Views: 267962

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

#yawwwwwn…. That's quite an argument. Who said age does not necessarily bring wisdom. Think again! If it's any help........it is a mistake to believe that a political position is formed from a careful consideration of the facts, or results from a logical analysis of the situation or by some process...
by georgew
30 Sep 2018, 11:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10816
Views: 267962

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

Doom! Doom! Doom! We're all doomed! No....I don't think that we're all doomed....as there are some of us who have insulated themselves quite nicely from the consequences by being rich or by moving their business interests abroad. It is those people who were uninformed enough to be influenced by the...
by georgew
16 Sep 2018, 11:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10816
Views: 267962

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

Some historian would come on and correct me I'm sure. I don't think that Scotland have ever had their own currency...................................................... I'm no historian but before the Act of Union in 1707 the "Merk" was the unit of currency in Scotland. https://www.google...
by georgew
15 Sep 2018, 3:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10816
Views: 267962

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

The stand out guy that intimated this to me owns a chain of hotels situated all over Scotland, presently acquiring and building hotels in England. Al As you said though it's not a problem since HQ's are usually relatively poorly staffed. It's not like he can move his hotel staff to England. For the...
by georgew
15 Sep 2018, 10:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10816
Views: 267962

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

The SNP? They just hate Westminster and many do actually hate the English Establishment and thats what its all about. After all they have long had many of their own institutions like the law etc and want to run their own affairs. Most of my pals up there believe that Scotland is much better off in ...
by georgew
9 Sep 2018, 12:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10816
Views: 267962

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

Hi, Side stepping a bit. 4th sep, Nicky now pushing and received applause from fellow politicians. Its in the interest of Scotland to go independent...... .....words to that effect. No longer waiting for the brexit deal outcome.........obviously feeling confident......... Not sure how many politito...