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newres
Posted on: Sep 11 2019, 07:21 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Sep 10 2019, 08:32 PM) *
As for Ms Thornberry. I'll get a deal and then recommend we remain in a referendum. The art of the deal she ain't got.🤣🤣🤣

Unelectable. Lammy, Corbyn, Abbott, McDonnell, Thornberry... the list is endless. How is it possible for an opposition to be languishing so far behind in the polls after the calamity of the current incumbents?

The problem is that in a referendum there has to be a deal to be voted on. You canít vote on no deal because those campaigning for no deal will argue that itís just a step to a deal and weíll end up in the same position- arguing what form of deal we accept from our WTO position.
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Posted on: Sep 9 2019, 02:45 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Sep 8 2019, 06:59 PM) *
As parliament is ungovernable and we have the real chance of civil unrest, it would not be unreasonable to deploy the Civil Contingencies Act tomorrow. This wonderful bit of legislation introduced by Mr Tony Blair on 2004 allows the government of the day to call a national emergency, close down parliament and deploy troops on the street for 30 days.🤣

A few hundred football hooligans will be easy enough to control. That's actually what we're talking about. Whichever way it goes, there will be demonstrations.
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Posted on: Sep 5 2019, 08:53 AM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Sep 4 2019, 11:44 AM) *
I doubt he does. BUT his company benefits directly from CAP. So it is a conflict of interest. And all this rubbish about caring about the poorest of his constituents he has been spouting... yeah.. of course...


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mirror.co....ter-3786578.amp

I'm not a fan. And there is a conflict of interest I accept. But I don't believe it's behind his decision. He's voted for the withdrawal agreement each time don't forget.
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Posted on: Sep 4 2019, 09:58 AM


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QUOTE (James_Trinder @ Sep 4 2019, 10:52 AM) *
He won't be the Tory MP for Newbury any more but he will still be the MP for Newbury until the next (possibly imminent) general election.

It'll be a LibDem MP I suspect. I assume the Greens & LibDems at least will do a deal and the Tories will just keep their extreme vote here.
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Posted on: Sep 4 2019, 09:56 AM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Sep 3 2019, 10:33 PM) *
Benyon is no longer a Conservative MP. Was always going to vote for staying in the EU. Didn't want to lose his CAP payments. At least he won't be the Tory MP for Newbury anymore.

You think he needs the CAP payments? rolleyes.gif
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Posted on: Sep 3 2019, 01:35 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Sep 3 2019, 01:19 PM) *
Two f's in buffoon, buffoon.

You would know.
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Posted on: Sep 3 2019, 12:03 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Sep 3 2019, 12:58 PM) *
Renť Descartes no doubt would approve of the political mindset that seems to be inherent in those who wish to serve. Least it keeps the journalist element employed.

Thought you'd like it. "The cogito".
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Posted on: Sep 3 2019, 11:44 AM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Sep 3 2019, 03:00 AM) *
Can't see it myself. Only a 1/4 of the electorate would ever be mad enough to vote in Steptoe. If BJ gets 40 percent of the vote by joining forces with Farage it gets him a comfortable majority. The only way he could lose is if there was a Lib/Lab/Green pact to only deploy 1 candidate on a remain ticket.

I think JC wants to be PM as much as the bufoon. I think therefore he will.
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Posted on: Aug 13 2019, 11:45 AM


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I expect he killed himself but it looks like his way was "eased".
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Posted on: Aug 8 2019, 11:03 AM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Aug 7 2019, 01:04 PM) *
According to the brexit profits of doom you may well be eating the hedge cuttings soon. "Make privett part of your 5 a day" will be the clarion call.

Not sure about that, but I heard an interesting fact yesterday that the country at any one time only holds 8 days food supplies. I doubt anyone will starve but I imagine choice could be hugely compromised. Weíll definitely stock up on a few things although I do expect no deal to be avoided.
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Posted on: Aug 3 2019, 08:35 AM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Aug 2 2019, 09:29 PM) *
As a Brexiteer I'm desperate they keep him. Corbyn is the most unelectable opposition leader in history. He makes Michael Foot look right wing. Interestingly the Brecon bye election was still won as a percentage of leave v remain by leave. Even after all the warnings. The problem remain have is views are now so entrenched that no amount of scaremongering will work. People have just had enough. Personally I've reached the don't give a sh1t stage. I'll still vote leave but don't actually care now as long as something happens on Oct 31st. Anymore delay and I see civil unrest by both sides! One word of warning though to the EU evangelists. The new plan In the EU into get rid of vetos and have majority voting to implement new laws and regulations. Don't even get me started on what that might mean...

I donít see anything wrong with majority voting. I honestly donít get the fear. Iím guessing youíre all ok with the EU navy? Itís just hilarious. Or it would be.

Incidentally, other than very isolated incidents, there has been and would be no unrest from the Remain side. Whatever the outcome.
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Posted on: Aug 2 2019, 07:39 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Aug 2 2019, 08:11 PM) *
You wish. Who would in your wet dreams would it be?

ABC. Iím hoping Labour will ditch Corbyn before itís too late but Iím not hopeful.
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Posted on: Aug 2 2019, 06:26 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Aug 2 2019, 04:32 PM) *
I thought the default position was we leave on the 31st October whether a deal is done or not? What happens after that is a general election without the brexit party which means all the tories vote conservative, The "european at any price" will vote lib dem and Corbyn's new socialist order will go back to pre Blair days.
Parliament can no longer delay brexit so they can huff and puff all they like but we will either leave on the end of October with a deal, without a deal or stay in the union until the end of time.
It is no longer your choice Mr Voter.

Thatís not correct. There are various options. We could well have a new PM without an election the way the maths are going.
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Posted on: Aug 1 2019, 03:04 PM


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I just wondered in view of the falling value of sterling and the stagnating economy how people were feeling about a no deal Brexit now?

Still full of optimism?
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Posted on: Jul 27 2019, 05:57 PM


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QUOTE (Strafin @ Jul 27 2019, 11:45 AM) *
I rememebr reading the Frank Skinner one, that was good, I liked the honest bit about not remembering his years as an alcoholic, it was kind of haunting but also humble of him I thought.

I remember too how as a youngster he said heíd wait outside the pub when his dad was in and associated pubs with happiness. Heís on a tour soon so might get along to see him.
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Posted on: Jul 27 2019, 05:54 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Jul 27 2019, 12:40 PM) *
Whilst I agree this is funny, if you joked about Islam like this you would have a fatwa on your heads ..🤣

Hey you just need to mention Diane Abbott in an irrelevant way now and youíve hit the gammon jackpot.
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Posted on: Jul 25 2019, 08:57 AM


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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Jul 25 2019, 08:46 AM) *

Oh dear.
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Posted on: Jul 25 2019, 05:13 AM


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QUOTE (Strafin @ Jul 24 2019, 01:33 PM) *
Thank goodness for Newres wasn't line I ever expected to read on here! Lol.

But then Jesus wasnít appreciated in his home town. laugh.gif

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Posted on: Jul 25 2019, 05:11 AM


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QUOTE (Strafin @ Jul 24 2019, 01:31 PM) *
I don't really like reading much, but I do read a lot of biographies, Nigel Mansell's and Hulk Hogan's I found particularly interesting. Recently I have read James O'Brien's how to be right and found that to really insightful and got me thinking about a lot of my own opinions. Fiction tends to bore me so I don't really indulge in it anymore.

Iíve listened to James OíBrien book. Very enjoyable. Iím sure some of the callers were from here. Some of the clips that went viral were very funny.

Iíve read a couple of biographies. I enjoyed the Frank Skinner one a few years ago. I read the Ronnie OíSullivan one too. Mainly for the running and addiction side as I donít have an interest in snooker.
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Posted on: Jul 23 2019, 09:30 AM


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QUOTE (Berkshirelad @ Jul 23 2019, 09:36 AM) *
They already do. Carnets for certain countries, toll roads in others.

All charging would do is level the playing field a little.

Nonsense.
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Posted on: Jul 22 2019, 07:32 PM


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QUOTE (bonnie @ Jul 22 2019, 07:20 PM) *
I was getting concerned,no new subjects or replies for weeks on the forum.I began to think everybody had vanished off the face of the earth,and I was all on my own unsure.gif .However today up pops Newres,phew.....

..... to save the day with a fluffy thread.
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Posted on: Jul 22 2019, 05:58 PM


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Obviously TDH can't read, but I was interested what people read or are reading. I'm mostly a fiction reader. I like crime fiction but I force myself to read a literary fiction novel every 2/3. I generally have an Audible title and a book on the go.

On Audible I'm listening to a Christopher Brookmyre.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Snowball-****-Chri...e/dp/034912051X

In hardback (differentiated because I'm mostly Kindle these days) I'm reading Big Sky by Kate Atkinson (literary and crime so pleasure and duty).

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07L3FP...wt_bibl_vppi_i0

I recommend Salt Path by Raynor Winn incidentally. Non fiction. We love walking and this is the story of a couple that lose everything and walk the SW Coast path and wildcamp on benefits. Inspirational. She's at the Marlborough literary festival in August. So too Ian Rankin which is great as I'm a huge Rebus fan.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Salt-Path-Bestsell...C143&sr=1-1

Only joking TDH.
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Posted on: Jul 9 2019, 11:36 AM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Jul 9 2019, 11:17 AM) *
Really? I was beginning to think it was "Who can be the biggest name caller". To be honest who the h**l cares what we do as long as this particular issue is put to bed once and for all. angry.gif

I do. A no deal Brexit would be a disaster.
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Posted on: Jul 8 2019, 08:45 PM


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More importantly Labour now back a second referendum of deal (or no deal) v Remain.
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Posted on: Jul 8 2019, 08:44 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Jul 8 2019, 08:42 PM) *
And so it begins... Deutsche Bank is insolvent. 43 Trillion (That's Billion Billion) of ABC derivatives on the balance sheet. No "bad bank" or countless redundancies will solve it.... 2008 is going to look like child's play. The grand EU house of cards is going to fall. If we wait a while we won't have to leave.

You do realise that itís privately owned? Itís like saying that JP Morgan going bust will result in the collapse of the US. Fanciful is being polite.
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