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  1. Well, I grant that you chose yer moniker well! There was a time when I agreed with this. However, I have to admit to some naivety in that regard. The fact is some, maybe the majority, are never satisfied with their lot. So eventually, you will find one of these sorts: - trying to seduce your wife; - exploit your children; - depreciate the value of your savings or wages; - restrict how far or where you can go; - and lastly, yes, even attempting to steal your beer! And contrary to whatever the Guardian might say, I'd guess most of these sorts won't be attending Davos!
  2. I was wondering when somebody would YT some of that This Week, and wondering when it would show up here. Is this the 1st instance? I mean, like holy sh!t! I couldn't take my eyes away from the screen. It was real car-crash, rubber-necking TV. The OJ/MP exchange was one thing, but the OJ/AN verbal fisty-cuffs took things to a level I've never seen on UK politics shows. It was plain nasty. And all on the back of a QT where panelists openly called each other out as racists and virtue signallers. It stuck me as funny that such a close ally of JC ( Mr A-Kinder-Sort-of_Politics) would take yah-boo confrontation to levels not even seen in his purely journalistic days.
  3. But you must surely accept that Remainer attempts to block no-deal preps is active sabotage of a possible scenario. You don't have to be a Parliament Sq heckler to draw parallels with a hypothetical scenario where a Chamberlain attempted to halt a stepping up of munitions manufacture for fear of readiness making war more palettable to the British public.
  4. It used to be an art form. Now it's just numbers, empriricism: a science. And I hate it too.
  5. I love all this to-ing and fro-ing over whether mortgages or mortgage providers were regulated. Most amusing. The simple fact however is, as Eric has already shown at the top of this thread with his Beeb report on mortgage fraud, that a rather large proportion of the population regard rules as there to be broken. Have I for instance, merely just imagined banks' breaches of money laundering rules? Robo signing? etc, etc. I'm afraid the evidence is there for all to see. From bank heads with class A habits to students flying drones in built up areas: a helluva lot of people out there simly don't give two hoots about rules. And they know the authorities simply haven't the resources to police all these silly rules parliamentarians pass, largely to make it look as if they are doing something. As for HTB being the UK subprime, sure. But who will carry the can? To me it looks an awful lot like student loans, and look where that is going.
  6. I'm not suggesting he is supposed to have influence. I'm merely stating the obvious: a supposedly spiritual person should be at least trying to point us in a different direction. It is surely well overdue. If he doesn't hurry up, the environmentalists will beat him to it.
  7. On this very day: Hotel cancels Christmas Day booking for homeless ... like Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men! — Luke 2:14 No wonder some think Welby and his church are an irrelevance, when he has allowed the supposedly spiritual festival of Christmas to descend ever deeper into a showy, materialist gorge-fest with no place for the disenfanchised. Surely, Christmas should be the spiritual equivalent of 'The Temple'. How's about a touch of Matthew 21:12 Justin, you know, the bit where "Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold..." Instead Justin seems to have more to say about Brexit. Maybe May should conduct the St Pauls Midnight Eucharist this Christmas? 'Spose it would leave Welby with more time to organize a second referendum, or whatever other role he thinks he occupies.
  8. Correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't we talking about other people's money?
  9. Creating a chemical weapons convention doesn't mean you actually approve of conventional weapons. Actually, scratch that. I wrote it and even I can see it's irritatingly enigmatic. ? What I should have said was that the British people have been blissfully unaware of all that has been done in their name wrt Europe. We are either a sovereign nation or none at all. As such, now the people have spoken, I see no reason why we should be bound by a bunch of rules agreed behind our backs. As for saying it was the UK government that came up with it, well, that's hardly a great endorsement given: a) nothing existed beforehand; b) this was a government engaged in the EU project, and thus "European".
  10. I think you have a point there. The one thing we lack are the sheds, and unfettered population expansion has done nothing to help that. Why sit in a shed and fettle when you can convert it into accomodation and let it for a nice little earner? I often think that American's may well be less inventive than we are, but they win out with the size of their sheds.
  11. You mean the same Lord Kerr, who, when drafting A50, was secretary-general of the European Convention? I think that makes him a European. Either that or there is no such thing as a European. You choose.
  12. I'm not arguing otherwise. I'm just stating that our stance has been at odds with the reality all along. And now we claim we can't leave because we are ill-prepared. Surely if we intended to leave, preparation should have been number one on the administration's to-do list. What went wrong? Simple: they chose a remainer to prepare us for leaving.It's like choosing Chamberlain to prepare us for war. Oops.
  13. ... Rules we no longer wish to be bound by. And we will not be, seeing as we are leaving. And apart from that crucial aspect, we agree on the point I was making; as a good deal was never in the offing, we should have prepared for no deal from day one. If they wanted to offer us something while their silly A50 clock counted down, fine. Let them stick to the rules: they have to cos they wrote them.
  14. The EU was never going to be our ally in Brexit. Indeed they have proven themselves quite hostile. And now we find they have designs on our territory: N.I. If similar intentions were prosecuted by force, and a serving PM had knowingly left the country as ill-prepared as we supposedly now find ourselves, they would almost certainly be serving a life sentence.
  15. The problem with the first referendum was that it shut out those it would affect the most: young, as you put it, right thinking people. They know the modern world. They can see what a mess we've made of the past. They know the challenges we face as a society. Take my millenial niece and her friends. They just came back from an 8,000 mile Xmas shopping trip. Every one of them drives a new diesel car. Yep, f**kin' right there with ya David Attenborough, or should they call you Boaty McBoat-face!
  16. Right. Time do do some proper work. That 100kg of jelly won't push itself uphill! Still, it's been fun, and of little consequence. Bit like most things, excepting the 'fun' part that is ... Laters Bs & Gs kiss kiss
  17. Ah yes, because governments and administrations are what make progress. Yeah ...... I'm beginning to see why you are so keen on the EU.
  18. You asserted that the gov were charged with making a deal. Not so. They were charged with getting us ouuta there. Full Stop. Period. Finitto.
  19. On the contrary, we never needed the 2016 vote cos nobody knew what they were voting for in 75, so it's result should merely have been declared void.
  20. I'd prefer a vote on whether that dress was blue or gold. Why should you have your referendum if I can't have mine?
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