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by Alan H
Yesterday, 10:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3062
Views: 71741

Re: In or out?

This Brexit thingy is all going tickety-boo, isn't it? Brexit expected to lead the UK into recession within two years, investor survey says 56 percent of private equity executives and 57 percent of distressed debt investors said they expect a recession in the next two years. The International Moneta...
by Alan H
Yesterday, 5:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3062
Views: 71741

Re: In or out?

'Let's take back control of our futures': Young campaigner Femi Oluwole's plan to overturn Brexit Mr Oluwole appealed for older generations to think again for the sake of younger people, highlighting that three-quarters of under-25s voted remain. “We’re simply a generation who want to take back con...
by Alan H
Yesterday, 3:56 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: The future of education (if any)
Replies: 807
Views: 67353

Re: The future of education (if any)

Britain wants degree fees to reflect choice of subject LONDON (Reuters) - Students at British universities could be charged variable tuition rates that reflect the economic value of their degrees, Minister for Education Damian Hinds said on Sunday, before the launch of a review of higher education ...
by Alan H
Yesterday, 2:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3062
Views: 71741

Re: In or out?

May's Munich speech: seriously ambiguous Munich may not be the most historically auspicious place for a British Prime Minister to give a speech about European security, but Theresa May delivered what Charles Grant, the widely respected Director of the Centre for European Reform, rightly called a se...
by Alan H
Yesterday, 11:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3062
Views: 71741

Re: In or out?

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? It's odd, don't you think, that many Brexiteers keep shouting about the 'Will Of The People', demanding it be carried out with all haste (due or...
by Alan H
February 17th, 2018, 8:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3062
Views: 71741

Re: In or out?

Who could have foreseen? Revealed: rightwing groups plot to ditch EU safety standards on food and drugs Organisers of the self-styled “shadow trade talks”, which are set to include 10 leading rightwing and libertarian groups from the UK and the US, are preparing to push their “ideal free trade agree...
by Alan H
February 17th, 2018, 12:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3062
Views: 71741

Re: In or out?

Brexiteers Are Driving Britain into a Wall Unrepentant pro-Brexit politicians like Boris Johnson are pushing the UK government to take a hardline approach to the country's divorce from the European Union. Their tactics reveal their deep-seated cynicism -- and the extent to which they are harming th...
by Alan H
February 17th, 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3062
Views: 71741

Re: In or out?

The Brexiter elite are lining up their excuses, but it may backfire on them Boris Johnson’s much-trailed speech – discussed in more detail in my previous post and witheringly dissected by John Crace – seems already to have sunk without trace. It certainly hasn’t injected the optimism and positivity...
by Alan H
February 16th, 2018, 11:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: 2016 US election
Replies: 232
Views: 25693

Re: 2016 US election

Breaking news: Russia-Trump inquiry: Russians charged over US 2016 election tampering Thirteen Russians have been charged with interfering in the US 2016 election, in a major development in the FBI investigation. Three of those named have also been accused of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and five...
by Alan H
February 16th, 2018, 11:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: 2016 US election
Replies: 232
Views: 25693

Re: 2016 US election

What Congress Has Accomplished Since the Sandy Hook Massacre Once again, Americans are facing a tragedy involving guns. This time, at least 17 people were killed during an attack at a Florida high school Wednesday. More than five years have passed since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School,...
by Alan H
February 16th, 2018, 6:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3062
Views: 71741

Re: In or out?

No, this isn't an article from two years ago... Brexit: Angela Merkel says she is still 'curious' about what the UK actually wants Angela Merkel has said she is still “curious” about what the UK’s goals from Brexit are, despite holding talks with Theresa May on Friday. The German Chancellor was spea...
by Alan H
February 16th, 2018, 12:58 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Science images and gifs
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Science images and gifs

Today's APOD : OriginOfElements.png Fascinating, but what are the dark coloured elements such as Polonium? Sorry, Alan, only just noticed your question.They were deemed to be elements that were only known from being synthesised in a lab; most had no stable isotopes. But life moves on, and this is t...
by Alan H
February 16th, 2018, 10:20 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Science images and gifs
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Science images and gifs

What does a million look like? From 1 to 1,000,000
by Alan H
February 15th, 2018, 10:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3062
Views: 71741

Re: In or out?

An answer is needed on Ireland Theresa May’s government is notoriously vague over many aspects of Brexit. One area where it seems increasingly uncertain how to proceed is over Ireland and the need to avoid the re-emergence of a hard border. On Wednesday, Boris Johnson gave a 45-minute speech in Lon...
by Alan H
February 15th, 2018, 1:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3062
Views: 71741

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New from Prof Michael Dougan: eqQJXe0t4wg I've now read so many Guido Fawkes nutters that even I instinctively want to react on seeing that Dougan is "Jean Monnet Professor". If any of them knew the Monnet name (he was the architect of the Common Market IIRC) they would say "So Douga...
by Alan H
February 15th, 2018, 7:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3062
Views: 71741

Re: In or out?

Boris Johnson's speech: leadership ambitions without leadership qualities Finally, if Johnson’s speech was both divisive and intellectually flawed it also failed to deliver on what is perhaps the most pressing leadership challenge of all at the present time. What are the concrete, practical details...
by Alan H
February 14th, 2018, 11:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3062
Views: 71741

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The roadblock hard Brexiteers can’t drive around: Ireland But there is one great question: Ireland. The Brexiteers avoid mentioning it, because Ireland is their roadblock. The border is marked by memories of British bad faith that have been gradually healing over 20 years of peace. What a strange i...
by Alan H
February 14th, 2018, 6:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3062
Views: 71741

Re: In or out?

Boris’s Brexit vision is an answer to a non-existent problem And this, in the end, cuts to the guts of the problem with the Brexit case. On the one hand you have sunny optimists such as the Foreign Secretary forever shambling around the place remarking on how wonderful everything is; and on the oth...
by Alan H
February 14th, 2018, 6:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3062
Views: 71741

Re: In or out?

Boris digs himself in deeper as his usual tricks fall flat It was the pathos rather than the hypocrisy that really struck home. The entertainer who used to sell out the O2 and now can’t even buy a gig as a warm-up act in front of a captive afternoon audience of retirement home residents. Boris John...

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