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Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jan 2020, 11:06
Replies: 52
Views: 7,036
Posted By Groundbased

But Arthur Daley drove a Jag, and he was surely...

But Arthur Daley drove a Jag, and he was surely one of the good guys.
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Dec 2019, 15:44
Replies: 4,697
Views: 372,946
Posted By Groundbased

I'm hoping that this Government might, as part of...

I'm hoping that this Government might, as part of its reform agenda, sweep away the House of Lords and replace it with a properly elected (smaller) second chamber to provide the oversight that is...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Dec 2019, 21:40
Replies: 4,697
Views: 372,946
Posted By Groundbased

But this is nothing new is it. In 1997 the Labour...

But this is nothing new is it. In 1997 the Labour party polled about 13.5 m votes and the Conservatives and Liberals polled about 14.8m but Tony Blair became Prime Minister, so over time one or other...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Dec 2019, 09:49
Replies: 4,697
Views: 372,946
Posted By Groundbased

Yes, I think the Lib Dems problem was starting...

Yes, I think the Lib Dems problem was starting from such a low base at the last election and the unpopular revoke policy.
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Dec 2019, 08:52
Replies: 4,697
Views: 372,946
Posted By Groundbased

The situation in Scotland and NI (and in fact in...

The situation in Scotland and NI (and in fact in England) suggests to me that the Union will be finished within the next 5 years. Times move on, people change, the environment changes, people get on...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Dec 2019, 08:01
Replies: 4,697
Views: 372,946
Posted By Groundbased

But I think what this result shows is that the...

But I think what this result shows is that the Remain side is not in the majority. Fortunately for the Conservatives, they also didn't buy into the Labour Party manifesto, or their leader.
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Dec 2019, 06:45
Replies: 4,697
Views: 372,946
Posted By Groundbased

Yes, but it doesn't really matter whether it is...

Yes, but it doesn't really matter whether it is or it isn't, what is important is what people thought they were, and they thought Labour had become a Remain party.
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Dec 2019, 06:19
Replies: 4,697
Views: 372,946
Posted By Groundbased

I suspect also that events in NI may point to the...

I suspect also that events in NI may point to the border issue being resolved by the re-unification of Ireland over the next couple of years.
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Dec 2019, 13:27
Replies: 12,265
Views: 1,537,840
Posted By Groundbased

Just to be clear the 25K figure is an average of...

Just to be clear the 25K figure is an average of full and part time workers. The average salary for the full time worker is 37,428 according to the ONS. So actually 40% tax is a reality for a lot...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Oct 2019, 13:21
Replies: 6,278
Views: 891,267
Posted By Groundbased

That may be the case. My view is that from the...

That may be the case. My view is that from the EU's perspective "no re-negotiation" was really a mantra for "just push the existing deal through" as that was more advantageous to them than where the...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Oct 2019, 11:50
Replies: 6,278
Views: 891,267
Posted By Groundbased

Negotiating.

Negotiating.
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Oct 2019, 11:35
Replies: 6,278
Views: 891,267
Posted By Groundbased

He wasn't the Prime Minister. If you mean...

He wasn't the Prime Minister.

If you mean since he became Prime Minister then he has had 90 odd days to re-open and re-negotiate something that had taken 2.5 years to put together, which most...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Oct 2019, 11:00
Replies: 6,278
Views: 891,267
Posted By Groundbased

This surprises me also. Given that the EU have...

This surprises me also. Given that the EU have continually stated that their primary objective is to ensure the GFA is not compromised I can only assume that by agreeing to the deal they believe it...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Oct 2019, 10:48
Replies: 6,278
Views: 891,267
Posted By Groundbased

This deal was not on the table. May's deal was...

This deal was not on the table. May's deal was and that was different.
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Oct 2019, 10:46
Replies: 6,278
Views: 891,267
Posted By Groundbased

That depends on your point of view. From the...

That depends on your point of view. From the perspective of the remain majority (of MPs) May's deal was obviously going to be better than anything that came later for the reasons I stated in another...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Oct 2019, 09:28
Replies: 6,278
Views: 891,267
Posted By Groundbased

I don't disagree with this, it would clearly have...

I don't disagree with this, it would clearly have been better to have agreed a position before enacting Article 50 to go into the negotiation with as the EU did. It would also have clearly been...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Oct 2019, 09:19
Replies: 6,278
Views: 891,267
Posted By Groundbased

C I didn't express myself clearly. My point...

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I didn't express myself clearly. My point was that when Theresa May's deal was finalised and brought to Parliament it was clear that the only thing that could be closer to remaining in the EU...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Oct 2019, 09:09
Replies: 6,278
Views: 891,267
Posted By Groundbased

How could he have signed this deal months ago? ...

How could he have signed this deal months ago? It wasn't on the table until two weeks ago.
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Oct 2019, 14:40
Replies: 6,278
Views: 891,267
Posted By Groundbased

I have not heard anyone (other than those who...

I have not heard anyone (other than those who wish to remain) state that "if it all goes wrong the public are to blame. If it is worse than Theresa May's deal then why did they not vote for that...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Oct 2019, 13:03
Replies: 6,278
Views: 891,267
Posted By Groundbased

He's got this in common with many in all parties....

He's got this in common with many in all parties.

On the employment protections I don't really get this. My understanding is that all the existing protections will still be applicable in the UK...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Oct 2019, 11:44
Replies: 6,278
Views: 891,267
Posted By Groundbased

No not having a laugh. Taking control of the...

No not having a laugh. Taking control of the order paper to bring it in the first place, second reading, committee stage, consideration and third reading of a backbench Brexit bill on a single day...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Oct 2019, 10:07
Replies: 6,278
Views: 891,267
Posted By Groundbased

Perhaps we wouldn't be 9 days away from the crash...

Perhaps we wouldn't be 9 days away from the crash if Parliament had got behind the idea of delivering on the referendum and agreeing a deal rather than playing party politics and attempting to...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Oct 2019, 09:52
Replies: 6,278
Views: 891,267
Posted By Groundbased

I didn't notice any complaints when the remain...

I didn't notice any complaints when the remain faction were ramming the Benn act through without proper scrutiny. OK it is a smaller piece of legislation, but nonetheless constitutionally...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Oct 2019, 09:51
Replies: 6,278
Views: 891,267
Posted By Groundbased

I'd disagree with that because it would split the...

I'd disagree with that because it would split the leave vote. It would not be fair to have one remain question and two leave ones.

Parliament is re-aligning itself along this deal or no Brexit...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Oct 2019, 17:10
Replies: 6,278
Views: 891,267
Posted By Groundbased

The legal challenge appears to have been...

The legal challenge appears to have been rejected.

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