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by al_yrpal
7 Dec 2019, 11:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21316
Views: 520389

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

Very unexciting two heads debate. Obviously both candidates had been fully briefed to avoid gaffes. Punches landed by both sides but deflected by prepared statements. The election auction looks more favourable on the Labour side but there are huge public misgivings over whether the cost can be cover...
by al_yrpal
6 Dec 2019, 11:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 786
Views: 17008

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Corbyn is clearly Labour left. Not ultra or hyper or far, just left. The Tories are currently dominated mostly by their right wing, not far right or ultra right or whatever, simply "right". If somebody doesn't like one of these political strands, fine, but let's not exaggerate in either d...
by al_yrpal
6 Dec 2019, 11:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 786
Views: 17008

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

All the ultra left wing Labour once outlawed have been let back in ensuring that Corbyn or people like him will continue to lead the party. That deprives the British Public of a sensible moderate and electable Labour Party to vote for. The shilly shallying over Brexit doesnt help either. We are goin...
by al_yrpal
6 Dec 2019, 10:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What music are you listening to now !
Replies: 61
Views: 1859

Re: What music are you listening to now !

Radio 6 Music. Its all too easy to ossify constantly listening to the music of your youth so I like to listen to new music and oddball stuff from the past to discover new sounds on Radio 6. Just pruned my CDs and sent the dross to Music Magpie. Dont really know why I am keeping anything because I li...
by al_yrpal
5 Dec 2019, 10:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: J'aime la France
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: J'aime la France

Just gotta love the French...

Al
by al_yrpal
5 Dec 2019, 5:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 786
Views: 17008

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

I would agree that Corbyn and Co have been turned into Bogeymen by a lot of the media including the BBC. Same for Boris, everybody is well aware of all his shortcomings gaffes and general lack of capability. His interview performance is abysmal, Andrew Neil would destroy him. But Brexit believers se...
by al_yrpal
5 Dec 2019, 4:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 786
Views: 17008

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

None of the TV bits reflect reality. They are curated by the journalist and an scattergun approach not necessarily representative of how people think or will vote. Al So what do you think is reality? For the two mothers interviewed their food and heating situations seem very real. What I meant was ...
by al_yrpal
5 Dec 2019, 1:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21316
Views: 520389

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 al_yrpal
5 Dec 2019, 12:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 786
Views: 17008

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

None of the TV bits reflect reality. They are curated by the journalist and an scattergun approach not necessarily representative of how people think or will vote.

Al
by al_yrpal
5 Dec 2019, 11:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 786
Views: 17008

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

55% against Brexit? I thought it was 52% for Brexit? Only two Referendums concerned with the EU, first one to confirm joining the EU, in the second we voted to leave. Do you know the difference between voting and opinion polls, its important? However some folk believe that referenda smacks of Mob Ru...
by al_yrpal
5 Dec 2019, 8:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: On the Role of our MPs: Representative or Delegate?
Replies: 28
Views: 650

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

francovendee wrote:Keep going AI, Don't agree with your views but it livens the debate on here.
You certainly get a lot of replies to your posts. :lol:


Thanks Franco, always like yours too. Plenty of frogs down there in the Vendée. Are they on strike this week? Give you a bit of peace! :lol:

Al
by al_yrpal
4 Dec 2019, 5:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 786
Views: 17008

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

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
by al_yrpal
4 Dec 2019, 4:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 786
Views: 17008

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
by al_yrpal
4 Dec 2019, 2:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: On the Role of our MPs: Representative or Delegate?
Replies: 28
Views: 650

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 al_yrpal
4 Dec 2019, 11:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)
Replies: 52
Views: 1009

Re: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)

The essential feature of the NHS is that Care and Treatment remains free at the point of delivery. As far as I am aware no one is suggesting we move to an insurance funded NHS other than dental, optical and dementia care as at present. My wife and I have received treatment via Private Hospitals free...