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

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

Postby 661-Pete » 24 Dec 2018, 9:32am

Cunobelin wrote:Must admit that I fail to see the correlation between General and Local elections.

Locally people are more likely to vote for an individual, than be Party based
I think the main difference is that Locals are largely ignored by the voters. The turnout can by abysmal.

But where else do you start? With a fair voting system (not yet in place in England, not even for Locals), none of this would have happened.
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby pete75 » 24 Dec 2018, 10:28am

Cyril Haearn wrote:
pete75 wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:In bad light or smoke one might not be able to identify them
Best to have great big simple text in black/white/fluorescent
Post 9 999 :wink:


In bad light or smoke it's harder to read the text which isn't usually very big.

Why are you so argumentative? :wink:
I wrote: great - big- simple text in b/w/f
(You could have just Plus Oned my post)
They could be colour coded as well, and with tactile marks in case of complete darkness, why not? Colour-coding is ableism, comparable to racism, increases danger. The EU did me some good, got me thinking about fire-extinguishers (answer to mm)

I was merely pointing out the text on these isnt usually very big. astonishing is ableism?

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

Postby Cunobelin » 26 Dec 2018, 11:07am

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

Postby cycleruk » 26 Dec 2018, 11:21am

Common sense Aussies-

I'm not going through 600 pages to see if this has been posted so apologies if it has:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9s9eHb3WUqg
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby Cyril Haearn » 26 Dec 2018, 11:42am

Cunobelin wrote:Image

Plus One, God shave Her Majesty
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby 661-Pete » 26 Dec 2018, 1:58pm

cycleruk wrote:Common sense Aussies-

I'm not going through 600 pages to see if this has been posted so apologies if it has:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9s9eHb3WUqg
No 'common sense' detected on my radar. Just more pro-Brex**it Sky bullsh*t. But what else might one expect from that source?

I note that the report, early on (I didn't listen through the whole lot of it), comes up with the words "democratic vote to leave". I do wish people wouldn't chuck around this word "democratic" so much! Where's the word "democratic" bandied about most often? Remind me...

...Ah yes. "Democratic People's Republic of Korea". Fine specimen, that! And then there's "Democratic Republic of the Congo". Another perfect model, I suppose.... :? And until a few years ago, we had "Deutsche Demokratische Republik". Excellent! Couldn't ask for more - but I bet there are more....
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby 661-Pete » 26 Dec 2018, 2:16pm

Cunobelin wrote:Image
I'm trying hard to figure out which "one of her relatives" it was that "gave us the gift of democracy". Without success.

Some might argue - perversely - that democracy in this country "began" with the Commonwealth back in 1649. I seem to recall that ER's "relative" of the time was somewhat against it....

Then there was the Glorious Revolution of 1688 - which at least established a Constitutional as opposed to Absolute Monarchy. I think another ancestor, one James IIRC, was rather against that - too - though he didn't suffer the fate of his Dad....

I would argue that true democracy didn't happen until 1918 with women's suffrage. Although it didn't become on equal terms until 1928. And even today there is something suspect in the word "democracy" - as I mentioned elsewhere.

So what about it, your Maj.? I seem to recall you stuck your finger in, early on, possibly with detrimental consequences. Naughty naughty!
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby reohn2 » 26 Dec 2018, 2:33pm

cycleruk wrote:Common sense Aussies-

I'm not going through 600 pages to see if this has been posted so apologies if it has:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9s9eHb3WUqg

Oh,but were it that simple.
About the only thing correct about that broadcast was that the UK government and parliament is a useless entity
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby Cyril Haearn » 26 Dec 2018, 4:11pm

We have a sort of demockracy a bit twisted by financial interests :?
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby Oldjohnw » 26 Dec 2018, 5:44pm

Whilst I like HM, in general monarchy doesn't actually 'give' you anything. They might, under duress, and when their future is under threat, concede something.

Having said that, our current chief lady generally makes a lot of sense in her Xmas broadcasts, imho.
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby PDQ Mobile » 26 Dec 2018, 5:55pm

Oldjohnw wrote:
Having said that, our current chief lady generally makes a lot of sense in her Xmas broadcasts, imho.


Hmm. Always the same.
Without much real substance or inventiveness, unless it's been an "anus horriblis"!
Though or some of us it has been just that given the chaos and division over Brexit

Uninspiring doesn't come close.

Still it would seem it was the most watched programme on the box Xmas Day, which may say something about the rest of the fare on offer rather than anything else?

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

Postby 661-Pete » 26 Dec 2018, 6:21pm

Oldjohnw wrote:Having said that, our current chief lady generally makes a lot of sense in her Xmas broadcasts, imho.
Not really. Just repeating the same old mantra as in previous years.

Can't say I blame her though. It ain't much fun I suppose, being a head-of-state with circumscribed powers.
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby mjr » 26 Dec 2018, 6:24pm

661-Pete wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:Having said that, our current chief lady generally makes a lot of sense in her Xmas broadcasts, imho.
Not really. Just repeating the same old mantra as in previous years.

Can't say I blame her though. It ain't much fun I suppose, being a head-of-state with circumscribed powers.

I thought she was the head of the Church of England . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ? ;-)
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby mercalia » 26 Dec 2018, 6:29pm

661-Pete wrote:
Cunobelin wrote:Image
I'm trying hard to figure out which "one of her relatives" it was that "gave us the gift of democracy". Without success.

Some might argue - perversely - that democracy in this country "began" with the Commonwealth back in 1649. I seem to recall that ER's "relative" of the time was somewhat against it....

Then there was the Glorious Revolution of 1688 - which at least established a Constitutional as opposed to Absolute Monarchy. I think another ancestor, one James IIRC, was rather against that - too - though he didn't suffer the fate of his Dad....

I would argue that true democracy didn't happen until 1918 with women's suffrage. Although it didn't become on equal terms until 1928. And even today there is something suspect in the word "democracy" - as I mentioned elsewhere.

So what about it, your Maj.? I seem to recall you stuck your finger in, early on, possibly with detrimental consequences. Naughty naughty!

yes she is one deluded woman. she certainly has some nice things as in the picture?

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

Postby reohn2 » 26 Dec 2018, 11:08pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:We have a sort of demockracy a bit twisted by financial interests :?

Do you mean financial interests of the rich?
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