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Forum: Jet Blast
26th Mar 2019, 11:06
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Posted By Pontius Navigator

State at the outset that all non voters will...

State at the outset that all non voters will count as status quo or set the leave bar at 60%.

If you didn't vote but support leave you might just GOYA and vote.
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Mar 2019, 08:02
Replies: 6,895
Views: 526,095
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Good idea but maybe limit to close results, say...

Good idea but maybe limit to close results, say 2-4000 votes.
25th Mar 2019, 21:35
Replies: 53,908
Views: 7,555,376
Posted By Pontius Navigator

LOL, exactly what I was thinking.🙅

LOL, exactly what I was thinking.🙅
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Mar 2019, 20:34
Replies: 6,895
Views: 526,095
Posted By Pontius Navigator

If you had said I would agree. ...

If you had said


I would agree.



Go with that too. Now If the chap in our village who said the French want out and do something about it, short of actually leaving, things could get really...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Mar 2019, 20:05
Replies: 6,895
Views: 526,095
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Tescoapp, not quite. A short while back, before...

Tescoapp, not quite. A short while back, before we sank to where we are now, I saw the EU as obstructionist and determined to make Brexit as punitive as possible. To get the whole farago over I...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Mar 2019, 18:41
Replies: 6,895
Views: 526,095
Posted By Pontius Navigator

GTW, did remain include the Irish border in their...

GTW, did remain include the Irish border in their 'fear'?
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Mar 2019, 17:00
Replies: 209
Views: 24,781
Posted By Pontius Navigator

As BV said earlier, selfish reasons. One way is...

As BV said earlier, selfish reasons. One way is take our money and then giving EU grants for regional projects. In practice we might get something that central Government would not fund. GTW might...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Mar 2019, 11:26
Replies: 209
Views: 24,781
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Wiggy, my point really hinged on the failure to...

Wiggy, my point really hinged on the failure to declare an
​​​​interest at the outset. The rest of your point is valid. Mine is one of distrust of someone that does not declare their interest. As...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Mar 2019, 11:13
Replies: 6,895
Views: 526,095
Posted By Pontius Navigator

EF, Are those 150 polls of fresh...

EF,



Are those 150 polls of fresh 'random' samples each time, or do they canvas the same people to detect change of opinion?

I have been stopped in a High Street twice. The first time I...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Mar 2019, 10:55
Replies: 6,895
Views: 526,095
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Good explanation. As for false answers, I...

Good explanation. As for false answers, I suspect that an even spilt is not that likely. Suppose the media suggest that A will win, then by saying you will support A you will reinforce that,...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Mar 2019, 08:56
Replies: 209
Views: 24,781
Posted By Pontius Navigator

To a point, but I have certainly experienced in...

To a point, but I have certainly experienced in my club and my family opposite views and never the scorn and insults seen here.
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Mar 2019, 08:52
Replies: 209
Views: 24,781
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Wiggy, did you miss the word immediately? ...

Wiggy, did you miss the word immediately?

It may be true that he was well informed but as BV frequently reminds us. Confirmation bias.

A person, having decided on a course of action as being...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Mar 2019, 08:40
Replies: 56
Views: 3,458
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Certainly true in UK, maybe 60% of people are...

Certainly true in UK, maybe 60% of people are willing to vote every two to three years or so but I have certainly seen grumbling when it is more frequent and two in one month well the annoyance in...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Mar 2019, 21:52
Replies: 6,895
Views: 526,095
Posted By Pontius Navigator

I thought one explanation was those canvassed...

I thought one explanation was those canvassed gave a false answer.


I have heard of CA involvement but don't know how they could affect the result. Is there a simple explanation?

I just read...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Mar 2019, 21:35
Replies: 209
Views: 24,781
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Pax I think the reasons have been...

Pax



I think the reasons have been expounded in JB ad nauseam with what options to pose and the time in which to hold it. What to do if there is a similar narrow margin?

Even a GE is no...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Mar 2019, 21:15
Replies: 209
Views: 24,781
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Aside from my mother-in-law who lived through the...

Aside from my mother-in-law who lived through the Blitz I am not sure that is a significant number. Of that original poster who would be under 93?

​​​​​​​I concede the beer swilling louts that are...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Mar 2019, 21:05
Replies: 6,895
Views: 526,095
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Actually I wonder how many were Bots? ...

Actually I wonder how many were Bots?

Seriously I wonder how many were actually tourists just wanting to experience a peaceful demonstration, or even not knowing why? Not a hundred thousand but I...
24th Mar 2019, 17:42
Replies: 24
Views: 6,602
Posted By Pontius Navigator

I once had someone seeking access on the basis...

I once had someone seeking access on the basis that he worked for the RAF News. For ID he produced a driving licence. I refused him access. He had once written an article for them, no way did he...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Mar 2019, 15:21
Replies: 209
Views: 24,781
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Need a referendum first :) The precedent...

Need a referendum first :)

The precedent would be the PR referendum.

How would it be policed? What penalty if you fail to vote? In NSW

If it appears you didn't vote at an election you were...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Mar 2019, 14:44
Replies: 6,895
Views: 526,095
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Representative democracy in progress. She leads;...

Representative democracy in progress. She leads; she pays.
It also affects cabinet who share collective responsibility. She goes; they go.
Some may come back under a new leader but technically,...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Mar 2019, 14:28
Replies: 56
Views: 3,458
Posted By Pontius Navigator

And on our behalf they said Yes. That is the...

And on our behalf they said Yes.

That is the example of democracy. There is no requirement for an MP to seek an opinion from his constituents. They were trust to represent and thus elected. At...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Mar 2019, 14:23
Replies: 209
Views: 24,781
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Sallyann, You've been called. ​​​​​​​ ...

Sallyann,
You've been called.

​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Mar 2019, 09:48
Replies: 56
Views: 3,458
Posted By Pontius Navigator

I think a perfect example of democracy was when...

I think a perfect example of democracy was when our representatives voted against the Government in the question of bombing Syria.

It was not a question posed to the people at an election. It was...
23rd Mar 2019, 21:49
Replies: 53,908
Views: 7,555,376
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Sweaty Betty crosses her fingers as she forgot...

Sweaty Betty crosses her fingers as she forgot her oxygen mask.
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Mar 2019, 18:41
Replies: 209
Views: 24,781
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Sprigget, I was referring not to what either you...

Sprigget, I was referring not to what either you or Hussar said but your uncouth comments. You clearly did not understand what I meant. Debate on fact and opinion not abuse.
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