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Goodafterbad

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  1. Top tip for the forum devs. Automatically flag anyone who says they wont be getting vaccinated and add a 'filter by nutcase' option to the search tools.
  2. Curious what sort of work at home requires those speeds. Completely understand that consumption requires a fat downlink, but not sure what productive work really needs a that. General office type work deals in emails, documents, spreadsheets and VOIP, but nothing so huge that a modest connection couldn't cope. Then people who work on large data sets often manipulate that data on a remote machine, rather than downloading the full set to their local machine. Only group I can think off is image/video designers editors (youtubers?!), where more bandwidth would be essential. I think that residential bandwidth is mostly for consumption, which is why I'm interested to hear why people need it for productive work.
  3. https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/90311162 Price Change History 14/10/2020 Price Changed: £415,000 £399,950 20/08/2020 Price Changed: £430,000 £415,000 17/07/2020 Price Changed: £440,000 £430,000 02/06/2020 Price Changed: £450,000 £440,000 10/03/2020 Initial entry found.
  4. Can you draw your nice little red line on this one?
  5. So basically the chairman of an EA used a tenuous link to current events to publicise his company in a national rag. A rag whose readership it's predictably easy to wind up with stories about 'political correctness'.
  6. Obviously I wasn't as clear as I hoped, so I'll see if I can do a little better. I wasn't asking you to judge future events at the time, or pre-empt them in any way. I was and still am asking you to describe an imagined future in which you'd be forced to admit you were wrong about leaving the EU.
  7. The question cuts both ways. If the UK leaves without a deal, as a remainer (I'm assuming you are), what set of circumstances would leave you in the position of having to say you'd got it wrong and we the country was right to leave all along?
  8. Sorry, I must not be making myself clear, I've no idea how you managed to read that into what I've written. I don't think I even wrote the word 'referendum in any of my posts. I was wanting to know if after a no deal, any scenario exists where you'd admit you were wrong? Is there any set of future facts which would let you say, 'I was wrong to want to leave the EU'?
  9. Sorry, didn't realise you'd edited your post and I hadn't seen your additional thoughts. You're perspective would carry more weight if the status quo was that we were out of the EU and thinking about joining. Surely if you're a proponent of a change to the staus quo, you'd want that change in order to improve things. If that's not the case, the I'm puzzled about what would motivate you.
  10. Surely you must be able to point to something other than this circular logic? There must be some improvement from leaving the EU other than we wont be a member of the EU. If this is really what it boils down to for you, then you're in the enviable position of never being wrong about it as its self fulfilling.
  11. That kind of sounds like project fear on steroids. If in another 10 years, the EU doesn't turn into the superstate you fear, would you then admit you'd got it wrong? If not, can you describe any future situation where you would say that the idea of leaving the EU without a deal was the wrong decision?
  12. Fair enough if the economic impact of leaving wasn't a major factor for you, but there must be something you are hoping will change for the better by leaving the EU without a deal. Are you able to point to something you anticipate will be improved by leaving and offer a time frame for that improvement to occur, after which you'd admit you'd got it wrong?
  13. In the case of no deal, what would it take for you to admit you'd got it wrong? This is supposed to be a question for both the leave and remain side of the debate. If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, what events/outcome would be necessary, and in what time-scale, before you'd admit your previous analysis was incorrect and the other side of the debate was right? As someone who thinks we should remain, I'd need to see tangible economic improvements for the whole country. And being very generous, I'd want to see them within about two years. If all we had, was some abstract idea of 'more' sovereignty, this just wouldn't cut it for me. Additionally, if any of the predictions which had been labelled as 'project fear' came to pass, then I'd need the tangible benefits to exceed them.
  14. Just curious how that reaction goes? I thought one of the processes used to manufacture the chlorine dioxide used in disinfection required hydrochloric acid as a reagent.
  15. OK, I didn't realise that. Who is obliged to notify HMRC? One of the banks involved?
  16. Its my intention that when I move out of the property I'm renting to let HRMC know the dates we rented the property, the amount we paid and the landlords details. I've no reason to suspect that our landlord is dodgy, and if they're not, it wont be a problem for them
  17. Under any other circumstances wouldn't we already have some government props for the market by now? The continuing Brexit débâcle seems to have have paralysed the government and pulled their focus from everything else, including housing. My feeling is that they'd have to get any props in before sentiment shifts, otherwise they'll have no effect. Is it already too late for props and if not, will Brexit continue to occupy all government activity?
  18. But then that's nothing you couldn't already do with the American's GPS. Sorry I probably misunderstood your comments. I thought you were worried that they were going to be able to 'track you from space' without your knowledge.
  19. Do you think this means that the satellite could track a car without any requirements on the car itself? Surely this would mean the cars would need to be fitted with GPS receivers and then connect to some sort of radio network?
  20. Can you explain the connection between a passive satellite navigation system and the active tracking of a vehicle?
  21. What I was driving at, and what @HairyOb1seemed unable and unwilling to accept, is that the default position is if nothing is agreed, then all the EU treaties just stop applying to the UK. Yes, with intervention, there could be all sorts of alternative outcomes, but crashing out is the default outcome. If my interpretation of this default outcome is wrong, I'd really appreciate being corrected. Assuming I am correct about this fall-back position, then we can ask what alternatives there are to this default and how likely each one is. As I understand it, getting an extension under article 50 requires agreement of the European council, and I doubt they'd just rubber stamp the UK's request without wanting something in return. @HairyOb1 was arguing that article 50 can just be stopped by the UK parliament. I'd like to see analysis to show the mechanism by which parliament could stop it and where the numbers in parliament come from for a vote. To me it seems that the possibility of a cliff edge brexit is not as as remote as some would have us believe.
  22. Ok, my she's quick, and good too. She tells me in January, the UK will formally apply to either extend Article 50 by 2 years, or rescind it. The EU will meet the following month and support it, meaning we're still in the EU on April 1st. HTHBIDI I wasn't asking you to predict what the UK might do, in fact I tried to that as clear as possible by saying "if the UK takes no further action between now and March 31st". You're quite right to doubt that your answer helped, but I can't see what would make you hopeful that it had. It seems a bit strange that you're being so evasive and unable to address such a simple question, so I wont embarrass you by asking it again.
  23. Well by its definition anything I think will happen is what could and might happen. However, we could have a GE in November, Moog might get into power and will withdraw us immediately. There are a few options open, however, if the government votes before March over a No Deal, one of the options mooted is extending Art 50, or even revoking it. Personally, I believe we'll appeal to extend it, have a GE or Referendum. Either it's moot anyway, as I have never believed we would leave anyway. Sorry if I'm being a bit thick, but I don't feel that you've answered my question. I've done my best to state it as clearly as possible, but I'll try again. Given that article 50 has been triggered, if the UK takes no further action between now and March 31st, what is the relationship between the UK and the EU on April 1st?
  24. Nope, we can go back and say, look, can we extend this please, or at least stay until we sort this mess out.  I'm not quite sure what you're saying 'nope' to. If nothing shifts between now and March 31st, what is your interpretation of what will happen? Not what could happen, not what we might do, but what will happen if we do nothing from now and given article 50 has been triggered.
  25. As article 50 has been invoked, if nothing further happens between now and March 31st, what is your opinion as to what would happen on March 31st? Would the treaties cease to apply? Assuming the UK could unilaterally revoke article 50, how could this come about? Who would put this bill before parliament and where would the numbers come from to vote it though?
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