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Old 13th Feb 2019, 15:41
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Originally Posted by Parapunter View Post
Get yourself to school, Noel. I'm not saying anything that isn't well documented & out there. So why did you bring up Soros in the first place? Throughout this entire thread, you won't find another reference to him other than the one made by you & now you'd like me banned for pointing it out.
I was quoting comments made recently by Soros that were reported in a very reputable newspaper. There was nothing inappropriate in my comment. Yours was totally inappropriate and disgusting.
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Old 13th Feb 2019, 16:17
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Originally Posted by NoelEvans View Post
I was quoting comments made recently by Soros that were reported in a very reputable newspaper. There was nothing inappropriate in my comment. Yours was totally inappropriate and disgusting.
I'm afraid I disagree, you r post was chock full of various anti EU insinuations not based in facts, I pointed this out one by one. Soros' name is heavily linked to various right wing causes in a pejorative manner & I provided a link to the Wapo, an equally reputable newspaper, to illustrate that in some detail. You must keep in mind that offence can never be given, only taken so if this forum is proving a bit much for you to take, then perhaps it isn't for you?
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Old 13th Feb 2019, 16:54
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Parapunter, if you do not understand that using the term 'Jewish' when a person's religion is entirely irrelevant, then it normally illustrates the writer's mindset, and it isn't a pleasant one.

Regarding the future of the EU, you might like to consider how improbable predicting the downfall of the Soviet Union in 1981 (or even 1986) was regarded, then your predictions for the stability of the EU take on a diferent perspective.
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Old 13th Feb 2019, 16:59
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Originally Posted by tescoapp View Post
I don't see a crisis.....

And therein lies the essential difference between those who are happy with no deal, and those who see it as economically very damaging.

44 days. Well it looks like indeed we may see then.

And then the negotiations will start. Lengthy, brutal, and with us with almost no leverage and with no automatic right to provide tariff free Goods or Services in the EU that we have enjoyed for many years. Which would include air passenger services -my industry- (where theEU have made an announcement on how that will initially be dealt with), and engineering services (where they have not).

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Old 13th Feb 2019, 17:34
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Fitter, itsi precisely because I understand the irrelevancy that I have an issue with it.
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Old 13th Feb 2019, 17:40
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Me an sums, or maffs, were never really compatible so perhaps one, or more, of our resident trade / economics experts could explain the mere £101bn discrepancy here.....

https://www.theguardian.com/business...trade-deals-eu
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Old 13th Feb 2019, 19:29
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Number of international trade treaties by the EU the UK government promised to replicate in time for Brexit: 40+
Number of international trade treaties by the EU the UK government has actually replicated so far: 4

Number of other international treaties by the EU the UK government promised to replicate in time for Brexit: 400+
Number of other international treaties by the EU the UK government has actually replicated so far: 21

So let the milk and honey begin to flow. The, as it is known in Brussels, "copy and paste" strategy of HM government appears to work brilliantly.

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Old 13th Feb 2019, 20:23
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On the subject of promises, I take it many of us are aware of this lot:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe...iggest-donkeys

....and for the sake of balance I’ll point out that Mr Corbyn got his own billboard this morning...

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-corbyn-labour
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Old 13th Feb 2019, 20:40
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Seriously folks, I think a little spot of calming down is called for here. The heat, light and emotion is getting out of hand with everybody arguing passionately for their view. Nothing wrong with that but, when it starts to degenerate into personal attacks, slanging matches etc, it is time to recognise this sort of behaviour belongs in Westminster.
I agree. This thread has become ugly, reflecting a rotten cultural behaviour in our society. In or out, be respectful?
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Old 13th Feb 2019, 20:57
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Agree some of this is an ugly read.
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Old 13th Feb 2019, 20:58
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My favourite:

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Old 13th Feb 2019, 21:24
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Issues the CEO of Heathrow currently deals with (from last Friday's guardian):
He said Heathrow was stockpiling for its own operations and those of its suppliers: “The obvious thing you might think of is our baggage system, which has a Dutch supplier, so do we have the spare parts?“But some of the other things that are more urgent are the rubber gloves that security officers wear when they are searching somebody. They come from the EU and if you don’t have them, you can’t search people.“The fabric swabs that we use for detection also come from the EU, and there isn’t a UK supplier, so we need to make sure we’ve got a good stockpile of those. We’ve been working on that for some time.”
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Old 13th Feb 2019, 21:51
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Originally Posted by virginblue View Post
Issues the CEO of Heathrow currently deals with (from last Friday's guardian):
Next thing we know he will be stacking aircraft.
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 01:25
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You of all people PN know that they've been doing that for decades.
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 03:32
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Re the possible re-naming of this thread, may I suggest "Untied Kingdom Politics Hamsterwheel"
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 06:38
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 06:56
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There's always been some confusion for many regarding "sell by " and "use by " and "best before " dates.....

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...brexit-cartoon

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Old 14th Feb 2019, 07:26
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I guess at least Brexit has distracted us from another fine mess Boris was very much involved in....

”The charity behind a plan to build a garden bridge across the Thames in London spent £53.5m without even beginning full construction, final figures for the abandoned scheme have revealed.

Of the total spent by the Garden Bridge Trust, £43m was public money – £24m from Transport for London and £19m from the Department for Transport, TfL said on Wednesday.”

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...tion-tfl-finds

” Boris Johnson has said he can’t remember why he agreed to water down conditions for the release of public money for the bridge”..

Yep, sure.....
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 07:34
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 07:52
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Brexit may of course provide equal opportunities...

https://www.newstatesman.com/politic...-poses-may-and

For the few still holding the belief that Brexit is all about what is best for the people of the Untied...err United Kingdom the last paragraph makes interesting reading ...

”The lesson which May has taken from history is that it is better to stand back as Britain and Ireland hurl towards the cliff’s edge than to risk a Tory split by putting country before party.“.....
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