** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

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

Postby roubaixtuesday » 17 Oct 2019, 6:42am

Mick F wrote:
mercalia wrote: ..........quite perplexing that those convinced about Brexit still hold to their views. They must be getting their info from certain sources only, which are poo-pooing the facts that the last 3 years have thrown up?
I don't agree in the slightest, and you know I don't.

I have held my views for well over 50years.
"Facts" aren't going to change this view of mine.


Obduracy is not a virtue.

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

Postby Mick F » 17 Oct 2019, 7:26am

Are you virtuous?
Are you always right?

Do you have opinions that aren't inline with other people's opinions?
Are other people's opinions always wrong?
Mick F. Cornwall

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

Postby roubaixtuesday » 17 Oct 2019, 8:13am

Mick F wrote:Are you virtuous?
Are you always right?

Do you have opinions that aren't inline with other people's opinions?
Are other people's opinions always wrong?


Are rhetorical questions a helpful way to debate?

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

Postby merseymouth » 17 Oct 2019, 8:15am

Hi MickF :D , With regards to Rubaixtuesday's potential "Sainthood" I give you Joe E Brown's last words in "Some Like t Hot" _ "Nobody's Perfect" :oops:
IGICB MM

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

Postby Mick F » 17 Oct 2019, 8:25am

roubaixtuesday wrote:
Mick F wrote:Are you virtuous?
Are you always right?

Do you have opinions that aren't inline with other people's opinions?
Are other people's opinions always wrong?


Are rhetorical questions a helpful way to debate?
They weren't rhetoric.
They were questions directly to you.



MM, good comments! :D
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby roubaixtuesday » 17 Oct 2019, 8:27am

Mick F wrote:
roubaixtuesday wrote:
Mick F wrote:Are you virtuous?
Are you always right?

Do you have opinions that aren't inline with other people's opinions?
Are other people's opinions always wrong?


Are rhetorical questions a helpful way to debate?
They weren't rhetoric.
They were questions to you.



MM, good comments! :D


Do you understand the meaning of a rhetorical question?

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

Postby merseymouth » 17 Oct 2019, 8:42am

Hi Roubaixtuesday, Sounds like you think only those with success at Academia should be allowed to post? Having suffered the travails of Secondary Modern Education, failed my 11+ on purpose because the teacher confiscated my cap bomb, Grammar & Bar Council "Rules of Evidence" didn't crop up!
But one thing I do know is that if you insist on using a "Leading Question" you will almost certainly meet with evasion. If you want explanatory comment cut us poor illiterates some slack, we don't spend our days recalling halcyon days in the City of Dreaming Spires. MM

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

Postby 661-Pete » 17 Oct 2019, 8:45am

merseymouth wrote:Hi MickF :D , With regards to Rubaixtuesday's potential "Sainthood" I give you Joe E Brown's last words in "Some Like t Hot" _ "Nobody's Perfect" :oops:
IGICB MM
Your mention of "Joe E Brown" put me in mind of a different Joe Brown - he of Joe Brown and his Bruvvers - who appeared in the 1960s movie What A Crazy World and sang the song of the same title:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztwzf4sROcY
Over half a century ago - but very pertinent to today's shambles, methinks! If today's situation isn't utterly crazy, I don't know what is!
Suppose that this room is a lift. The support breaks and down we go with ever-increasing velocity.
Let us pass the time by performing physical experiments...
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby reohn2 » 17 Oct 2019, 8:56am

On this thread I've read people's reasons for leaving the EU but never once have they been based in fact,that's a fact!

So I ask yet again of Brexit supporters what facts do you have to support leaving the EU that will make the UK better economically,environmentally and socially?

What facts have you got for me to ponder?

Feelings don't nor can't count as they're just that and can lead someone to believe all kinds of weird and wonderful nonsensical ideas.
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby 661-Pete » 17 Oct 2019, 9:12am

Back to topic: so now it's the DUP once again sticking their oar in.
"It ain't over till the *** lady sings" eh? At the moment she ain't singing. :roll:
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby Oldjohnw » 17 Oct 2019, 9:14am

If the DUP designed the agreement themselves they would still vote against it.
John

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

Postby pete75 » 17 Oct 2019, 9:26am

Mick F wrote:Are you virtuous?
Are you always right?

Do you have opinions that aren't inline with other people's opinions?
Are other people's opinions always wrong?


It appears you're addressing these questions to everyone who posts here so perhaps you could start by answering your own questions. For what it's worth here are my answers.

1. Define virtue.
2. Yes except when I'm wrong.
3. Everyone has.
4. No.

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Postby Cunobelin » 17 Oct 2019, 9:58am

mercalia wrote:
Psamathe wrote:Image
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-party-wetherspoon-tim-martin-twitter-parody-a9158636.html wrote:Brexit Party accidentally promotes Wetherspoon boss parody account that says pub chain ‘caters to bitter old alcoholics’
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In a tweet to advertise an upcoming event featuring Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin as a speaker, Nigel Farage’s party inadvertently promoted a parody account poking fun at the pub chain founder.

If the account’s name, @GroovyTimbo, wasn’t warning enough of the mistake, the accompanying Twitter bio should have been the giveaway.

“I'm Tim Martin, chairman of JD Wetherspoon, a luxury business catering to bitter old alcoholics in the mornings and p***ed-up students in the evenings,” it reads.

Ian



Is that Madame Tussauds? if not should be


A recent survey of Twitter looked at the top ten Twitter contributions, and all the PArties were genuine, apart from the Brexit Party, where 8 of the top 10 were automated "Bots"

If there is a way to be corrupt the process Farage will find it

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

Postby Cunobelin » 17 Oct 2019, 10:01am

The `DUP's policy on Brexit is quite clear.... they simply haven't been paid enough to side with Boris yet


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

Postby Mick F » 17 Oct 2019, 10:09am

roubaixtuesday wrote:Do you understand the meaning of a rhetorical question?
Good grief! :shock:

I won't be asking anything else of you and I won't bother reading anything of yours again.
Goodbye.
Mick F. Cornwall