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by chaggle
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 781
Views: 108487

Re: Brexit consequences

Apparently, Section 55 of the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018 states that: "It shall be unlawful for Her Majesty’s Government to enter into arrangements under which Northern Ireland forms part of a separate customs territory to Great Britain." Jo Maugham QC has stated, "I believe that the pr...
by chaggle
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Welcome to Skeps. Why not say Hello and introduce yourself?
Topic: Happy Birthday Skeps - 6 years old today.
Replies: 10
Views: 5870

Re: Happy Birthday Skeps - 6 years old today.

Ocho Anos!!!

(which means 8 anuses but I can't find the little thing that turns anuses into years)
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by chaggle
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Get Brexit Done!
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: Get Brexit Done!

I think the outcome of a general election is more predictable that the result of a 2ref. Pretty sure the Tories would win as it stands right now. 2ref would probably produce a majority for remain but it would been to be a big one to be decisive. The LibDems and Labour (and the SNP et al) really need...
by chaggle
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Get Brexit Done!
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: Get Brexit Done!

Update to the above... It appears that if he needs to request an extension, he will threaten countries that agree to it (likely to be all of them) that they will be treated as hostile in any future dealings. i.e. I'm asking for this but you'd better not grant it or else... The world's gone farking m...
by chaggle
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Get Brexit Done!
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: Get Brexit Done!

Where do we stand at the moment? It seems we have a small chance of some sort of deal being agreed between the EU and Johnson. (update - Ranvir on GMB has just said that it's 'going nowhere'.) If it does get the EU's agreement, does it then have to be approved by parliament? If there is no agreement...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Get Brexit Done!
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: Get Brexit Done!

The latest slogan of the Brexiters is "Get Brexit Done", tapping into to the public's weary exasperation with the whole business. However, like so many slogans on this topic, this one is misleading. In the current context, it implies that the whole issue will go away as soon as agreement on a deal ...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Boris Johnson.
Replies: 31
Views: 5954

Re: Boris Johnson.

Don't know if anyone caught the Jennifer Arcuri interview on GMB this morning. Morgan was just about bearable so I gritted my teeth and watched it. Lots of probing questions about improper financial issues and the like which she mostly fielded. The big one was the affair with Boris - a question she ...
by chaggle
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Art And Photography.
Topic: Great pics...great captions?
Replies: 23
Views: 9701

Re: Great pics...great captions?

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by chaggle
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 781
Views: 108487

Re: Brexit consequences

I've no idea why Brexiteers are getting so het-up about this.

I mean - prorogation had nothing to do with Brexit did it... :thumb
by chaggle
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 781
Views: 108487

Re: Brexit consequences

I see Farage has just decided that prorogation was a terrible idea and that Cummings should be sacked.

Strange he waited until now to say that - almost as if he approved until in was ruled unlawful. :cool:
by chaggle
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Welcome to Skeps. Why not say Hello and introduce yourself?
Topic: Hello peasant scum
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Re: Hello peasant scum

Not sure who you're addressing as LibDem supporters Mr Hammer - but I guess that the thinking is that if the electorate were to elect them to power (however unlikely that might be) on such an unequivocal platform then that constitutes the democratic wish of the people. I've got a feeling that when a...
by chaggle
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: On supermajorities
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: On supermajorities

Makes a lot of sense. This was done in the two Scottish devolution referendums - the threshold set being 40% of the electorate for some reason. The first in 1979 resulted in 32.9% for devolution so failed, the second in 1997 44.87% so devolution was passed. However for us... http://janfennellthedogl...
by chaggle
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Welcome to Skeps. Why not say Hello and introduce yourself?
Topic: Hello peasant scum
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Re: Hello peasant scum

Lib Dems are having a second referendum?

I thought they were just going to revoke A50.
by chaggle
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Welcome to Skeps. Why not say Hello and introduce yourself?
Topic: Hello peasant scum
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Re: Hello peasant scum

Hello Yellow - good to see you. :beer

What are your interests vis a vis skepticism?
by chaggle
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 781
Views: 108487

Re: Brexit consequences

An interesting view from Forbes, the American business magazine. The U.K. stock market is increasingly telling us Brexit is dead. This possibility in the almost unfathomable Brexit crisis has become totally feasible. I wondered early on - when the predictions of chaos following a win for Brexit in ...