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by Alan H
Yesterday, 3:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 2930
Views: 67658

Re: In or out?

Tory government votes not to retain European human rights charter in UK law after Brexit MPs have voted against including the European Charter of Fundamental Rights in UK law after Brexit. A Labour amendment, tabled in the name of Jeremy Corbyn, sought to retain the provisions in the Charter but wa...
by Alan H
Yesterday, 10:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 2930
Views: 67658

Re: In or out?

May’s Brexit pledges have turned to ashes. Was she deluded or dishonest? One of the unanswered questions about the Brexit talks is whether Theresa May is deluded, dishonest or both. Exactly one year ago, the prime minister stood in Lancaster House and gave a speech setting out her Brexit plan. Foll...
by Alan H
Yesterday, 10:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 2930
Views: 67658

Re: In or out?

Is Boris at it again?

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by Alan H
January 16th, 2018, 9:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 2930
Views: 67658

Re: In or out?

Guy Verhofstadt on Facebook - click here to watch his five-minute speech in the European Parliament: Since meeting Barnier, Farage has backed another EU referendum and seems hugely disoriented. His confusion is contagious: Gove doesn't seem to remember that action on plastic bags stems from EU regul...
by Alan H
January 16th, 2018, 3:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 2930
Views: 67658

Re: In or out?

From the 'you couldn't make it up' department: Brexit Department Hires New Staff - But Knowledge Of EU Is Not A Requirement The government’s Brexit department is hiring a glut of new staff - but has come under fire for failing to include knowledge of the EU in its job specifications. The Department ...
by Alan H
January 16th, 2018, 1:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 2930
Views: 67658

Re: In or out?

‘Stop all the clocks’ moment ticks closer This is where the debate currently stands. Last week several important voices were raised, suggesting that attempts to stop Brexit were either doomed or misguided, or both. In the Times Danny Finkelstein said that Andrew Adonis’ candid statements on halting...
by Alan H
January 16th, 2018, 10:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 2930
Views: 67658

Re: In or out?

Britain can still stop Brexit and change its mind, EU Council President Donald Tusk declares t's not too late to stop Brexit because Britain can still change its mind, the President of the European Council has said. Donald Tusk made the startling comments just days after a shock poll found Remain w...
by Alan H
January 16th, 2018, 12:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: The future of the NHS (if any)
Replies: 1747
Views: 95356

Re: The future of the NHS (if any)

Hunt's secret NHS plan opens the door to further privatisation Brexit's dominance of media coverage and parliamentary time is providing the perfect cover for controversial reform of the NHS by stealth. Jeremy Hunt and NHS England's latest big idea is Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs). These bod...
by Alan H
January 15th, 2018, 10:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: The future of Government (if any)
Replies: 3182
Views: 114519

Re: The future of Government (if any)

Why Carillion has gone into liquidation rather than administration Contrary to popular — and populist — opinion, outsourcing is a messy business with little margin for profit. Or for error. Serco boss Rupert Soames has a lavatory brush on his desk to remind himself not to bid for work below the ave...
by Alan H
January 15th, 2018, 8:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: The future of Government (if any)
Replies: 3182
Views: 114519

Re: The future of Government (if any)

Carillion bosses face inquiry after protecting ‘exorbitant’ £4m bonuses ahead of collapse Carillion bosses face an investigation into a “shameful” bid to protect their bonuses before the firm went bust, with the company’s collapse now threatening to turn into a major corporate scandal. The Governme...
by Alan H
January 15th, 2018, 7:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 2930
Views: 67658

Re: In or out?

Good to see the Government finally publishing their Brexit impact report: Brexit could cost Scottish economy £16bn a year Scotland’s economy faces losing up to £16bn a year as a result of leaving the EU, according to a Scottish government forecast. The updated analysis warns that a hard Brexit, in w...
by Alan H
January 15th, 2018, 12:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 2930
Views: 67658

Re: In or out?

Alan - I don't know whether you have posted this already. The "Ukraine option" (DCFTA) seems almost too favourable to Britain to be acceptable to the EU. For one thing, Ukraine is presumably a net exporter of labour, so one can see why the its deal with the EU would not require free movem...
by Alan H
January 14th, 2018, 12:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 2930
Views: 67658

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SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has told hardline Brexiteers “you’ve had your chance and failed”. Scottish Government analysis, to be published this week, will set out the impact on Scotland’s future economic growth of three options for the future UK relationship with Europe – if the country cannot rema...
by Alan H
January 14th, 2018, 12:37 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Science videos
Replies: 544
Views: 43916

Re: Science videos

by Alan H
January 13th, 2018, 2:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 2930
Views: 67658

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The crumbs of hope So what exactly does the government want? Has it actually decided or does it remain split? Will it put options to parliament or decide itself? Is it even capable of deciding itself? The last question is far from rhetorical. The ultra Brexiters don’t actually want a deal. They thi...
by Alan H
January 13th, 2018, 11:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 2930
Views: 67658

Re: In or out?

So much good stuff in this: The week that Brexit plumbed new depths of absurdity Any expectation that the New Year would concentrate Brexiters’ minds on the pragmatic realities of Brexit has been abundantly dashed this week, with a string of absurdities. Yet, absurdities though they be, each of them...
by Alan H
January 11th, 2018, 7:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 2930
Views: 67658

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Time For a Re-Think? The new year has begun with a heightened sense of the magnitude of the UK’s decision to leave the EU and the imminence of the departure date. The fuse was lit in the dying days of 2017 when Lord Andrew Adonis resigned from his position as Chair of the National Infrastructure Co...
by Alan H
January 10th, 2018, 6:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 2930
Views: 67658

Re: In or out?

Russian bid to influence Brexit vote detailed in new US Senate report Russia’s attempts to influence British democracy and the potential vulnerability of parts of the UK political system to anti-democratic meddling during the EU referendum have been detailed in a report prepared by the US Senate. T...
by Alan H
January 10th, 2018, 10:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 2930
Views: 67658

Re: In or out?

This Brexit thingy is all going tickety-boo, isn't it? The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has warned European companies with links to the UK the “real transition period” has already begun. Despite plans for a transition period of around two years after the date of Brexit in March 2019, Michel Barnier ...

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