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Forum: Jet Blast
11th Oct 2020, 22:43
Replies: 3,763
Views: 165,079
Posted By Economics101

(A Van) . I think others in much earlier posts...

(A Van) . I think others in much earlier posts have made somewhat similar points. However Fox News polls have been giving Biden a lead much like the others. No remotely credible news outfit, whatever...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Sep 2020, 22:27
Replies: 744
Views: 68,876
Posted By Economics101

M Mouse: I can understand why there is a case...

M Mouse:
I can understand why there is a case for tax incentives to purchase EVs, at least in the short term. However I fail to see why they should enjoy free parking or zero congestion charges. An...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Aug 2020, 08:59
Replies: 63
Views: 2,617
Posted By Economics101

Back in the 80s the Coombe Hospital (one of the...

Back in the 80s the Coombe Hospital (one of the main public maternity hospitals in Dublin) provided a daily free bottle of Guinness to all new mothers. Nowadays bottle feeding for mothers or babies...
14th Aug 2020, 22:28
Replies: 46
Views: 4,863
Posted By Economics101

Jolihocistix: your reference to a Portuguese lady...

Jolihocistix: your reference to a Portuguese lady at Changi reminded me of my late mother-in-law who was of British nationality but of Portuguese ancestry (de Sousa) and whose British Army husband...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jul 2020, 17:07
Replies: 2
Views: 698
Posted By Economics101

Wink Final takeoff for de Havilland

Just breaking on the BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-12717233
I blame the cancel culture for this
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jul 2020, 22:28
Replies: 650
Views: 118,961
Posted By Economics101

Gipsy Queen, you say: Sorry, but the UK as a...

Gipsy Queen, you say:
Sorry, but the UK as a member of the Council of Europe is a party to the European Convention on Human rights effectively since 1953, and thus pre-dating the European Union and...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jul 2020, 22:55
Replies: 554
Views: 97,758
Posted By Economics101

There was a time when high birth rates and high...

There was a time when high birth rates and high death rates combined to give relatively low rates of population growth. For a century or more we have seen a pattern of , first, a fall in death rates...
19th Jun 2020, 22:47
Replies: 5
Views: 2,209
Posted By Economics101

"Somehow, I don't see them just letting people...

"Somehow, I don't see them just letting people walk in".
It seems that at least some locals have been able to cross the Spanish-Gibraltar frontier for work purposes all along. And they usually walk...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jun 2020, 09:05
Replies: 10,744
Views: 986,064
Posted By Economics101

I found this very interesting in the Torygraph:...

I found this very interesting in the Torygraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/clean-hands-face-masks-uk-needs-learn-quickly-portugal/

It doesn't seem to be behind...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jun 2020, 22:44
Replies: 10,744
Views: 986,064
Posted By Economics101

For many of the smaller and very open European...

For many of the smaller and very open European economies, post-pandemic economic performance might depend on how badly their trading partners are hit. So even if you handle things well, and your big...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th May 2020, 11:00
Replies: 10,744
Views: 986,064
Posted By Economics101

currawong: Your point about Spain and Portugal...

currawong: Your point about Spain and Portugal raises interesting issues. Portugal's population density is not all that different to Spain's, but both countries have huge regional variations. The 40%...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th May 2020, 08:05
Replies: 10,744
Views: 986,064
Posted By Economics101

ATNotts: Interesting points you make about GB/IRL...

ATNotts: Interesting points you make about GB/IRL comparisons. Some points to consider:

Re testing regimes, not so sure it is easy to compare, especially when you consider the possible different...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Feb 2020, 11:15
Replies: 6,308
Views: 893,295
Posted By Economics101

There has been a previous reference on this...

There has been a previous reference on this thread to a piece by Tony Connelly of RTE, He has a lengthy and very well-informed piece to-day on the so-called Irish Protocol which governs the problem...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jan 2020, 22:16
Replies: 5,437
Views: 273,737
Posted By Economics101

It got stuck in my craw And caused my old...

It got stuck in my craw
And caused my old ticker to fail.
___________________________
While jumping about in a barn
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Nov 2019, 22:12
Replies: 53
Views: 7,212
Posted By Economics101

Smile There are other dimensions of...

There are other dimensions of Equality/Anti-Discrimination which if carried to extremes produce ridiculous results. My favourite, the precedent for which was set by some court in Belgium and was...
19th Sep 2019, 22:05
Replies: 18
Views: 2,756
Posted By Economics101

I don't think so. The UK-IRL common travel area...

I don't think so. The UK-IRL common travel area will still be there, so your arrival at DUB gets you into the CTA, which is quite a separate from (and predates) the EU.
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Sep 2019, 22:34
Replies: 6,308
Views: 893,295
Posted By Economics101

WingNut60: It's not just electrical products, and...

WingNut60: It's not just electrical products, and certainly not just what wattage is used for kettles. I was trying to make a point about common product specifications in general. My point extends to...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Sep 2019, 22:18
Replies: 6,308
Views: 893,295
Posted By Economics101

I'm intrigued about how this thread has got...

I'm intrigued about how this thread has got preoccupied with kettles.

Seriously, though, the real issue is whether it is better to have agreed international (Europe-wide at least) regulations for...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Aug 2019, 08:48
Replies: 6,308
Views: 893,295
Posted By Economics101

Pontius Navigator: you posted You are...

Pontius Navigator: you posted

You are referring to what I posted: .

What I meant was that in straightforward EU budgetary terms, Ireland is now a net contributor (payments to EU budget exceed...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Aug 2019, 22:33
Replies: 6,308
Views: 893,295
Posted By Economics101

Jack D : This it total rubbish. First the...

Jack D :

This it total rubbish. First the RoI has been a net contributor to the EU budget for a few years now. It is a net beneficiary from the SIngle Market and the Customs Union, and like...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Aug 2019, 11:30
Replies: 6,308
Views: 893,295
Posted By Economics101

Maybe this is in the wrong thread, but I think I...

Maybe this is in the wrong thread, but I think I have the solution to the Brexit mess. Boris should go to his friend Trump and tell him to forget Greenland, why not buy Northern Ireland instead. The...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Aug 2019, 22:22
Replies: 6,308
Views: 893,295
Posted By Economics101

Boris Johnson has written to Donald Tusk to-day:...

Boris Johnson has written to Donald Tusk to-day: https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/political-parties/conservative-party/boris-johnson/news/106014/read-full-boris-johnsons

BJ writes:

What...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Aug 2019, 22:20
Replies: 6,308
Views: 893,295
Posted By Economics101

She hasn't gone away, you know: ...

She hasn't gone away, you know:



https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/12/caroline-lucas-apologises-for-omitting-bame-women-from-proposal
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Aug 2019, 22:43
Replies: 6,308
Views: 893,295
Posted By Economics101

I'm sure the Brexiteers will have a good laugh at...

I'm sure the Brexiteers will have a good laugh at this. For once I would agree with them.
...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Jul 2019, 22:17
Replies: 1,375
Views: 221,883
Posted By Economics101

yellowtriumph The Irish beef farmers have...

yellowtriumph

The Irish beef farmers have been totally over the top in their reaction to the EU-Mercosur proposals. Like farmers in most of Europe they don't want to give up a huge level of...
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