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by Tony.Williams
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Ian Dunt on Johnson's new Cabinet.
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: Ian Dunt on Johnson's new Cabinet.

Yep, Chris Grey is equally scathing about the quality of the Cabinet.

Well, at least Johnson is making absolutely certain that if/when it all goes tits-up, the blame will be entirely owned by him.
by Tony.Williams
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 813
Views: 120524

Re: Brexit consequences

https://www.theweek.co.uk/94326/ceuta-and-melilla-why-does-spain-own-two-cities-in-africa History The port town of Ceuta and its larger sister city Melilla sit around 250 miles apart on the Mediterranean coast of Africa, and their Spanish past traces back more than 400 years. For centuries, Ceuta a...
by Tony.Williams
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 813
Views: 120524

Re: Brexit consequences

Yet another unintended consequence. Johnson might end up spending a fortune on his favoured Scotland to Northern Ireland Bridge only to find it is connecting two independent EU countries. On the subject of Spain and Gibraltar, I do think the Spanish have a nerve pressing for the "decolonisation" of ...
by Tony.Williams
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Skepticism and Critical Thinking.
Topic: Help with a fallacy
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Help with a fallacy

I'm having a discussion on another board where someone is accusing me of something-or-other because I am so negative about Brexit - he says we should all be pulling together and stop being so negative. He is asserting that these 'bad thoughts' are not helping the situation. I can see that taking a ...
by Tony.Williams
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 813
Views: 120524

Re: Brexit consequences

Chris Grey continues his analyses, this week focusing on the need for the government to stop campaigning and start governing: https://chrisgreybrexitblog.blogspot.com/2020/02/brexiters-need-to-stop-campaigning-and.html The first and most important thing that would have to change is for Boris Johnson...
by Tony.Williams
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Harmless Diversions.
Topic: Advanced Grammar Test for a High IQ.
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: Advanced Grammar Test for a High IQ.

I expect Tony will do very well - he's a writer. :ugeek: :thumb Doesn't follow..... I should be good at this as I went to a grammar school :D and I would probably have waltzed through it when I was 16. However, like so much of what I was taught, it slipped out of my mind as soon as I no longer need...
by Tony.Williams
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 813
Views: 120524

Re: Brexit consequences

Yep - I was dozing off at that time. I must admit I had forgotten about it, until I heard a single, distant firework which puzzled me until I remembered...
by Tony.Williams
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: BBC funding
Replies: 3
Views: 444

BBC funding

I see that Gary Lineker, the highest-paid presenter in the BBC, has suggested that paying the licence fee should be voluntary.

He would presumably be happy for the BBC to regard their payment of his salary as voluntary, too. :roll:
by Tony.Williams
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 813
Views: 120524

Re: Brexit consequences

Matt wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:14 pm
Indeed, every silver lining has a cloud...
...and this one will be pissing on us for a long time to come... :gh
by Tony.Williams
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 813
Views: 120524

Re: Brexit consequences

Good article by Dunt - I've bookmarked that for future reference. There's a response to the Bovill article in Chris Grey's latest blog post: https://chrisgreybrexitblog.blogspot.com/2020/01/is-f-business-now-government-policy.html : Certainly there was much Brexiter excitement about a Reuters’ repor...
by Tony.Williams
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Humour.
Topic: Post-Brexit menus to relish.
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Post-Brexit menus to relish.

Don't forget the rat... (from a couple of years ago):

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by Tony.Williams
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Racism and Meghan
Replies: 10
Views: 523

Re: Racism and Meghan

That may have been a your subjective view from the sidelines but it's clearly not their experience unless you think they're unfairly playing the race card? I can't comment on their experience, but I have no doubt that social media hosts many racist trolls of varying degrees of nastiness. All I can ...
by Tony.Williams
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Racism and Meghan
Replies: 10
Views: 523

Re: Racism and Meghan

I must admit I've been surprised by the current fuss. I thought that the fact that Harry's bride was of mixed race was a strong positive, and had understood that most people thought the same way. But then, I don't read the ragtops let alone social media (unless this forum counts...?)
by Tony.Williams
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Gwyneth Paltrow's Candle
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Gwyneth Paltrow's Candle

I must admit that my immediate thought on reading the heading was "I bet I know what she'll be stuffing that inside" :fp
by Tony.Williams
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 813
Views: 120524

Re: Brexit consequences

Ian Dunt's summary of the UK's latest situation, with some predictions. Second, it meant that the Brexiters finally have to own their project. They have a massive majority. The withdrawal agreement bill zoomed through its Commons stages this week. There's no more Leavers vs Remainers, no more parli...