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by animist
Yesterday, 6:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link
Replies: 685
Views: 16342

Re: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link

Why will we need a fucking huge lorry park, coffee? Just try to think about that for a second, will you? why do I doubt that you will get an answer, Alan? But, coffee, you seem not to mind Britain staying in the Customs Union, since we could do this without agreeing to migration from the EU - possi...
by animist
May 21st, 2018, 3:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link
Replies: 685
Views: 16342

Re: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link

here are some actual facts about WTO in relation to tariffs and trade: http://ukandeu.ac.uk/explainers/no-deal-the-wto-option/
by animist
May 21st, 2018, 12:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link
Replies: 685
Views: 16342

Re: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link

‏Now is the time that we must earnestly and openly prepare for a tariff-free, WTO-based future Oops! Did you know coffee - or has the right-wing xenophobic press not yet told you - that operating under WTO rules is not tariff-free? Any idea how the Brexiters are going to square that circle? No? Tho...
by animist
May 19th, 2018, 2:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link
Replies: 685
Views: 16342

Re: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link

Migrants can illegally buy EU passports 'within hours', BBC find https://www.westmonster.com/migrants-can-illegally-buy-eu-passports-within-hours-bbc-find/ https://twitter.com/WestmonsterUK/status/997468424593985537 point 1 - Britain is not in the Schengen area, so we do not have free travel arrang...
by animist
May 19th, 2018, 1:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link
Replies: 685
Views: 16342

Re: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link

Migrants can illegally buy EU passports 'within hours', BBC find https://www.westmonster.com/migrants-can-illegally-buy-eu-passports-within-hours-bbc-find/ https://twitter.com/WestmonsterUK/status/997468424593985537 point 1 - Britain is not in the Schengen area, so we do not have free travel arrang...
by animist
May 19th, 2018, 11:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link
Replies: 685
Views: 16342

Re: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link

May appoints new peers after Brexit defeats: Brexit News for Saturday 19 May https://brexitcentral.com/today/brexit-news-saturday-19-may/ bit of a non-story for Brexiteers? It has always been possible for premiers and presidents to swamp the alternative power centres, like the Lords in Britain or t...
by animist
May 19th, 2018, 11:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link
Replies: 685
Views: 16342

Re: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link

Migrants can illegally buy EU passports 'within hours', BBC find https://www.westmonster.com/migrants-can-illegally-buy-eu-passports-within-hours-bbc-find/ https://twitter.com/WestmonsterUK/status/997468424593985537 point 1 - Britain is not in the Schengen area, so we do not have free travel arrang...
by animist
May 17th, 2018, 9:50 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: 3-D Optical Illusions
Replies: 102
Views: 9192

Re: 3-D Optical Illusions

yDiXQl7grPQ this was on Facebook, and is an auditory rather than optical illusion. Is it an illusion at all? It seems to be just a case of a computer trying rather badly to mimic some regional accent and coming up with sounds which are not represented in our speech. BTW, the sound sounds to me like...
by animist
May 17th, 2018, 8:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link
Replies: 685
Views: 16342

Re: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link

Not really, animist. Leaving aside the word "optimistic", I think there is plenty of evidence that other countries will enter into new trade agreements. You, ISTM, are making a counter-claim, that there will be a departure from the expected. Hence my interest in how you've arrived at that...
by animist
May 17th, 2018, 11:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link
Replies: 685
Views: 16342

Re: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link

coffee wrote:May 17, 2018
Britain will tell EU it is prepared to stay tied to customs union beyond 2021: Brexit News for Thursday 17 May

https://brexitcentral.com/today/brexit- ... ay-17-may/
so now even May accepts soft Brexit - so amusing, so predictable
by animist
May 17th, 2018, 9:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3458
Views: 91698

Re: In or out?

addressed to anyone who thinks that Britain can make an easy and lucrative trade deal with China post-Brexit. China has a long history of forced trade with the West, though its increased economic power is making it more confident, and possibly open to accepting Western imports. But at what cost? htt...
by animist
May 17th, 2018, 9:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link
Replies: 685
Views: 16342

Re: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link

1) That the UK is a trading nation, and has been for centuries and would be very keen to enter such trade deals. Other countries have already expressed an interest, wishing to expand their economies too. Any why wouldn't they want to? Where is your evidence that they won't want to? (Touche!) oh NIc...
by animist
May 17th, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link
Replies: 685
Views: 16342

Re: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link

ITALY: Leaked Five Star/Lega plan includes mechanism to exit Euro. Euroscepticism is rising! https://www.westmonster.com/five-star-lega-leaked-plan-includes-mechanism-to-exit-euro/ https://twitter.com/WestmonsterUK/status/996691322265366528 The on-line odds of Italy leaving the EU have shortened......
by animist
May 16th, 2018, 9:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3458
Views: 91698

Re: In or out?

Not really. It is claiming that regulation will have catastrophic effects, while ignoring the fact that such effects do not affect other international trade in that way, and making out that the only alternative is to stay in a customs union, instead of reforming or scrapping the regulations. the ar...
by animist
May 16th, 2018, 9:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3458
Views: 91698

Re: In or out?

We had a vote, but were consistently outvoted and dragged in the wrong direction, so our influence was negated. And we can certainly see that the EU has made spectacular mistakes as a matter of policy. um yes, we had a vote, but so did the other 27 - it is something called democracy. Indeed. But as...
by animist
May 15th, 2018, 9:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3458
Views: 91698

Re: In or out?

We had a vote, but were consistently outvoted and dragged in the wrong direction, so our influence was negated. And we can certainly seee that the EU has made spectacular mistakes as a matter of policy. The EU has so far failed to agree a trade deal with either China or India; I don't see trade dea...
by animist
May 15th, 2018, 9:18 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Unless Humanist uk values meets human needs, nobody give a shit
Replies: 14
Views: 171

Re: Unless Humanist uk values meets human needs, nobody give a shit

And it seems to be a quite important part of humanism, as we see it here with the campaigns of Alan and Maria, plus the scientific knowledge of Tetenterre, that doctrine is often a bad thing in principle: we should try to approach issues on an evidence-based, ie empirical basis, and be prepared to ...
by animist
May 15th, 2018, 8:11 am
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Unless Humanist uk values meets human needs, nobody give a shit
Replies: 14
Views: 171

Re: Unless Humanist uk values meets human needs, nobody give a shit

I've glanced over Coffee's lists and I suppose "What a load of rubbish" is as thoughtful and reasonable a response to those as "People don't want bad doctrine and they also don't want no doctrine either, what the public want is a good doctrine and humanist uk can't provide that"...
by animist
May 15th, 2018, 7:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link
Replies: 685
Views: 16342

Re: Brexit News For Brexiteers, please see the link

:hilarity: :laughter: :pointlaugh: it is hard to know how to react to the news that one silly Tory Brexit faction has rubbished the silly ideas of another. Look everyone, we are leaving the EU in ten months, and at least the Labour Party has belatedly committed itself to a customs union arrangement...
by animist
May 14th, 2018, 1:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3458
Views: 91698

Re: In or out?

second meeting of the East Grinstead U3A Brexit group. I think we are now pretty well all Remainers, even those who voted Leave. We are mystified and appalled at what is going on. But our next meeting will focus on the evils of the EU. Your turn to attend and persuade, Nick (and coffee FTM)

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