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by Nick
February 18th, 2018, 3:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3087
Views: 72103

Re: In or out?

Nick, you are a nice person who maybe cannot understand that views do change over time, especially over the EU, and that things are not black and white. The EU is a strange, changing and complex creature which has aspects which repel both political extremes, I would say. I did not vote in the 1975 ...
by Nick
February 18th, 2018, 3:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3087
Views: 72103

Re: In or out?

animist wrote:
Nick wrote:And then there's this.

Hmmm...

interesting and indicative of his cleverness, I would say. BTW, like Dunt I am now, FWIW, a soft Brexiter since the vote went the way it did. Any problem?


Err... except, if I'm reading it right, Dunt has gonc from Leave to Remain...
by Nick
February 17th, 2018, 11:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3087
Views: 72103

Re: In or out?

And then there's this.

Hmmm...
by Nick
February 17th, 2018, 11:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3087
Views: 72103

Re: In or out?

Let's have a look at the protagonists. In one corner, we have: Warwick Lightfoot: Oxford graduate (though some are crap of course... :wink: ), one time treasury economist at RBS economist, he served as a special adviser to the Secretary of State for Employment, Norman Fowler, and to three Chancellor...
by Nick
February 17th, 2018, 11:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3087
Views: 72103

Re: In or out?

which is? This one: https://policyexchange.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Unilateral-Free-Trade.pdf But anyway, why is the Dunt one bad? Maybe later, but for starters, it's more like tabloid sensationalism than a rational discussion. that is daft, I have to say. Anyway, I await your later respon...
by Nick
February 17th, 2018, 10:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3087
Views: 72103

Re: In or out?

How about a comment on the (altogether better) paper being discussed? :D which is? This one: https://policyexchange.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Unilateral-Free-Trade.pdf But anyway, why is the Dunt one bad? Maybe later, but for starters, it's more like tabloid sensationalism than a rational d...
by Nick
February 16th, 2018, 7:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3087
Views: 72103

Re: In or out?

animist wrote:
Nick wrote:
animist wrote:Nick, how about a comment on this?
http://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2018/02 ... it-trade-c


Poor.

Will that do? :)
no


Oh. :sad:

How about a comment on the (altogether better) paper being discussed? :D
by Nick
February 16th, 2018, 12:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3087
Views: 72103

Re: In or out?

animist wrote:Nick, how about a comment on this?
http://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2018/02 ... it-trade-c


Poor.

Will that do? :)
by Nick
February 3rd, 2018, 10:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Shaking the Magic Money Trees - bbc R4 - Listen to it here
Replies: 17
Views: 174

Re: Shaking the Magic Money Trees - bbc R4 - Listen to it here

Glad to see you find it funny. You still miss the point, though, which was that I cannot possibly know what your brain intended to type: it might have been possible to jump to a conclusion about what you intended to type, assume you had only made a single character error, but there was no way of kn...
by Nick
February 2nd, 2018, 11:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Shaking the Magic Money Trees - bbc R4 - Listen to it here
Replies: 17
Views: 174

Re: Shaking the Magic Money Trees - bbc R4 - Listen to it here

I've no idea. As I said, I'm not a mind reader. Never mind being a mind reader I'm struggling to see a mind at all. Why is substituting "Laura" for "Dale" a better fit than an e for an a? Still, I think it's vey funny! :laughter: Glad to see you find it funny. You still miss the...
by Nick
February 2nd, 2018, 10:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Shaking the Magic Money Trees - bbc R4 - Listen to it here
Replies: 17
Views: 174

Re: Shaking the Magic Money Trees - bbc R4 - Listen to it here

Mind reading is not one of my skills, I'm afraid, so how am I to know you'd made a typographical error? Maybe you were referring to Laura Carnagie ? To use the Alan H path to success, "why the fuck" would I mean that? I was right previously, :wink: I've no idea. As I said, I'm not a mind ...
by Nick
February 2nd, 2018, 7:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Shaking the Magic Money Trees - bbc R4 - Listen to it here
Replies: 17
Views: 174

Re: Shaking the Magic Money Trees - bbc R4 - Listen to it here

Yahoo seem to know anything about him either so I would appear to be in good company. I'd have thought that someone of your ability would a) have heard of him anyway, and b) might have the wit to realise that I had inadvertently substituted an a for an e. After all, the search engines cited even en...
by Nick
February 2nd, 2018, 6:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Shaking the Magic Money Trees - bbc R4 - Listen to it here
Replies: 17
Views: 174

Re: Shaking the Magic Money Trees - bbc R4 - Listen to it here

Yahoo seem to know anything about him either so I would appear to be in good company. I'd have thought that someone of your ability would a) have heard of him anyway, and b) might have the wit to realise that I had inadvertently substituted an a for an e. After all, the search engines cited even en...
by Nick
February 2nd, 2018, 5:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Shaking the Magic Money Trees - bbc R4 - Listen to it here
Replies: 17
Views: 174

Re: Shaking the Magic Money Trees - bbc R4 - Listen to it here

Alan H wrote:
Nick wrote:You've obviously given Dale Carnagie a miss, then, Alan... :wink:
Who the fuck is Dale Carnagie?
:laughter: I think that confirms it!


Does he teach about argumentation and logical fallacies?
You seem to be implying I've committed a logical fallacy. Care to share? :)
by Nick
February 2nd, 2018, 1:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Shaking the Magic Money Trees - bbc R4 - Listen to it here
Replies: 17
Views: 174

Re: Shaking the Magic Money Trees - bbc R4 - Listen to it here

You've obviously given Dale Carnagie a miss, then, Alan... :wink:
by Nick
February 2nd, 2018, 9:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Shaking the Magic Money Trees - bbc R4 - Listen to it here
Replies: 17
Views: 174

Re: Shaking the Magic Money Trees - bbc R4 - Listen to it here

Alan H wrote:
Nick wrote:All this shows is the spectacular ignorance (or mendacity) of Michael Robinson. The man's an idiot and is misleading the public. He should be put in detention and forced to learn his economics! Grrr!!
Tsk, tsk.


Typically useful and informative response, Alan. :rolleyes:
by Nick
February 1st, 2018, 4:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Shaking the Magic Money Trees - bbc R4 - Listen to it here
Replies: 17
Views: 174

Re: Shaking the Magic Money Trees - bbc R4 - Listen to it here

Shaking the Magic Money Trees-bbc R4 Listen to it here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09pl66b During last year's general election, Theresa May argued there was "No magic money tree" to pay for the things some voters wanted. Although she was chided for being unsympathetic to various wort...
by Nick
January 25th, 2018, 8:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3087
Views: 72103

Re: In or out?

REES-MOGG MOCKED BY TRADE EXPERT FOR CLAIMING HARD BREXIT IS PRICE WORTH PAYING FOR CHEAPER FRUIT Thre we have it, in a nutshell: the EU is just an anti-free-trade, protectionist racket. Fine, if you are inside, but sod the developing world. Shame shame shame! Grrrr!! there we have it in a nutshell...
by Nick
January 25th, 2018, 12:52 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Josh Kutchinsky
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Josh Kutchinsky

I knew him slightly. Gone too soon. Sad news.
by Nick
January 25th, 2018, 12:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3087
Views: 72103

Re: In or out?

REES-MOGG MOCKED BY TRADE EXPERT FOR CLAIMING HARD BREXIT IS PRICE WORTH PAYING FOR CHEAPER FRUIT He said: “I heard an MP on Wednesday say: ‘Well, one of the reasons to trade outside of the Common Market – to enter into trade deals – is that we’ll have access to cheaper tropical fruit.’ “I sat ther...

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