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by kingfisher
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Does David Cameron regret the referendum...
Replies: 61
Views: 1733

Re: Does David Cameron regret the referendum...

Jim- I do not regard you or any other Remain voter as a “traitor”, nor have I ever said so. The only time I recall using the word was in the passage below specifically relating to certain MPs- and I meant it. I’d have used some appropriate Anglo-Saxon expletives in addition, but not on this forum! “...
by kingfisher
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Does David Cameron regret the referendum...
Replies: 61
Views: 1733

Re: Does David Cameron regret the referendum...

So 17.4 million voters, including me, are “twerps” and suckers, Lloyd?
What a silly comment.
Jon
by kingfisher
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: So, the Autocratic Dictator Johnson is Proroguing parliament. Very democratic.
Replies: 103
Views: 3294

Re: So, the Autocratic Dictator Johnson is Proroguing parliament. Very democratic.

From Reuters UK
September 10, 2019 / 4:16 PM / Updated an hour ago
Deal or no-deal, Brexit's puppet master has more strings to pull
Guy Faulconbridge
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-brita ... KKCN1VV1N4
Jon.
by kingfisher
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: So, the Autocratic Dictator Johnson is Proroguing parliament. Very democratic.
Replies: 103
Views: 3294

Re: So, the Autocratic Dictator Johnson is Proroguing parliament. Very democratic.

"This short-sighted culling of my colleagues has stripped the party of broad-minded and dedicated Conservative MPs. She called it an "assault on decency and democracy" after the prime minister sacked 21 "talented, loyal One Nation Conservatives". For the above rhetoric read: An essential and decisiv...
by kingfisher
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Well worth a read...
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Re: Well worth a read...

Well worth a read, Dominic!
by kingfisher
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: So, the Autocratic Dictator Johnson is Proroguing parliament. Very democratic.
Replies: 103
Views: 3294

Re: So, the Autocratic Dictator Johnson is Proroguing parliament. Very democratic.

From Reuters:
“Breaking News:
Scottish court rules that Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament does not contravene the rule of law”.
Jon.
by kingfisher
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Vitamin deficiency
Replies: 21
Views: 1238

Re: Vitamin deficiency

My wife and I have recently gone from vegetarian to vegan, with the addition of a daily B12 supplement. I read up on this, and learned the reason why this is so necessary today. If anyone is interested, apparently, B12 is short for cyanocobalamine, which indicates that it contains the element cobalt...
by kingfisher
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: So, the Autocratic Dictator Johnson is Proroguing parliament. Very democratic.
Replies: 103
Views: 3294

Re: So, the Autocratic Dictator Johnson is Proroguing parliament. Very democratic.

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to suspend parliament, a statement from the official body of advisers to the Queen, known as the Privy Council, said on Wednesday. The statement confirmed that parliament would be suspended on a day between...
by kingfisher
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: So, the Autocratic Dictator Johnson is Proroguing parliament. Very democratic.
Replies: 103
Views: 3294

Re: So, the Autocratic Dictator Johnson is Proroguing parliament. Very democratic.

From REUTERS: “LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Boris Johnson will limit lawmakers’ opportunities to derail his plans for Brexit by announcing his new legislative agenda on Oct. 14 - his boldest move yet in the push to take the country out of the European Union on Oct. 31. Reaction: JAMES CLEVERLY, CHAI...
by kingfisher
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: So...will the Remainers predictions come true?
Replies: 111
Views: 2738

Re: So...will the Remainers predictions come true?

Keep trying you lot- I think you’re wasting your time. If you think you’re going to pull off some Ben Stokes “victory from the jaws of defeat”, and somehow reverse the will of the majority, you’re going to be disappointed!
I’ve just bought more shares in Kleenex.
Jon.
by kingfisher
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Brexit Bill
Replies: 25
Views: 868

Re: Brexit Bill

Were we to stay in, Jim, you would presumably be quite content that we had to borrow even more in order to pay for more EU munificence?
Jon.
by kingfisher
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: EU Trade Deals
Replies: 14
Views: 632

Re: EU Trade Deals

REUTERS. August 24, 2019 / 8:32 PM / Britain joins Germany in criticising Macron's Mercosur threat William James, Michel Rose [Note last sentence!] BIARRITZ, France (Reuters) - Britain joined Germany on Saturday in criticising French President Emmanuel Macron’s decision to block a trade deal between...
by kingfisher
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Another Remain Loser
Replies: 44
Views: 1301

Re: Another Remain Loser

The “USA” hasn’t said anything Jim. A few Democrat hard-liners have kicked up and said they would try their best to thwart a deal- but then, they would do that, wouldn’t they? Same lot who sent many millions of dollars over to the IRA during the troubles to help make a bad situation even worse. Nice...
by kingfisher
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Crisis in UK Social Care
Replies: 14
Views: 529

Re: Crisis in UK Social Care

Welcome to the forum Earlsfield. I would have fallen over when I read your last sentence, except I was sitting down!
More please!
Jon.
by kingfisher
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Backstop
Replies: 34
Views: 1271

Re: The Backstop

Well done Bean, you’ve obviously been paying attention, and spotted the deliberate “mistake”.
For the “Backstop”, read “Northern Ireland Border”.

Jon.
by kingfisher
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Backstop
Replies: 34
Views: 1271

Re: The Backstop

The Backstop, which had scant mention before the referendum, was cooked up by Barnier with a complicit [remainer] May, and by [remainer] Oily Robbins of the “neutral” Civil Service. May, head of the world’s fifth largest economy, was summoned out of bed on a December morning at five o clock by an un...
by kingfisher
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Take Back Control
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: Take Back Control

Have you forgotten which side you are on Jim? The entire remain “argument”, insofar as there was one, was economic and financial. Hence the Mk1, 2, 3 and 4 versions of Project Fear- largely fabricated nonsense. I am now focused on positive economic news coming out of the UK. If I have any fears they...
by kingfisher
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: THE YELLOWHAMMER REPORT
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: THE YELLOWHAMMER REPORT

Some more facts and figures-[and I'm not losing sight of genuine social issues Jim.] UK fast-tracks firms for customs roll as it readies for Brexit LONDON (Reuters) -" Britain will automatically enrol nearly 90,000 companies in a customs system in order to reduce the risk of Brexit disruption, the g...
by kingfisher
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Take Back Control
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: Take Back Control

Leaving aside fiction, here are facts and figures which illustrate the UK’s pre-eminent place at the sharp end- [unlike Germany, which relies on churning out emission-cheating tin in a contracting market.] "Investment in UK tech sector from US and Asia surges" Edmund Heaphy Finance and news reporter...
by kingfisher
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Another Remain Loser
Replies: 44
Views: 1301

Re: Another Remain Loser

While we're waiting, Jackie, let's remind ourselves of the promises made by our remainer friends: