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  1. Thread: Raab gone

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    The WA is better than no deal, and has been...

    The WA is better than no deal, and has been accepted by the EU. The issue is not on that side of the agreement, it’s coming up with something that the U.K. parliament can agree on that is the...
  2. Thread: Raab gone

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    It’s a bit more clear-cut than that. As part...

    It’s a bit more clear-cut than that.

    As part of the request for an extension to 31 October, the U.K. government agreed not to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement.
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    A checklist for our next PM

    Start ticking them off for each candidate, the one with the most checks wins.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9YBK6tXYAAm54g?format=png&name=small
  4. Some people just want to watch the world burn....

    Some people just want to watch the world burn. Unfortunately, they’re in the majority of Tory members...

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9Xw1nbXkAEniUl?format=jpg&name=medium
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    You misunderstand me. When I say the U.K. is a...

    You misunderstand me.

    When I say the U.K. is a major part of the EU and therefore, if there is a problem, it is part of the problem, I mean the EU and not German or French banks.

    You say, “the...
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    You keep saying this without quite appreciating...

    You keep saying this without quite appreciating that:

    a) The UK is major part of the EU, so very much a part of the problem if there is one;
    b) Greece can, as a sovereign nation, walk away at any...
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    It’s not difficult to understand or square. ...

    It’s not difficult to understand or square.

    When we join with other nations however tightly or loosely coupled (whether by treaty, FTA, whatever) we pool and/or lose some of our sovereignty.
    ...
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    Sorry, I should clarify - for my current Clientco...

    Sorry, I should clarify - for my current Clientco it’s nothing to do with Brexit. YMMV for other clients.
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    Clientco here (FTSE100) is culling UK-based...

    Clientco here (FTSE100) is culling UK-based contractors and either moving the work offshore or giving it to offshore bods onshore. Nothing to do with Brexit, just a combination of market forces and...
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    Depends. Is there more than one member of the...

    Depends. Is there more than one member of the party?
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    Yep, I’d popped off for a lunchtime wander and...

    Yep, I’d popped off for a lunchtime wander and was thinking about it and came to the same conclusion while I was thinking through what you were saying originally.

    While the electrical safety of...
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    That correlates with a wee bit of Googling on the...

    That correlates with a wee bit of Googling on the subject. Other posters seemed certain that there was a difference though, hence the question.

    On the face if it, the “superior standards” of the...
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    That’s what I was asking - why, technically, it...

    That’s what I was asking - why, technically, it is considered that the U.K. 3-pin plug is a better standard.

    My question was why is the U.K. configuration considered safer.

    (The CE mark,...
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    Thanks for that. Is that necessarily true,...

    Thanks for that. Is that necessarily true, though? What you appear to be saying is that a child can safely stick a fork into a U.K. socket and not be electrocuted?
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    Great time to leave on WTO terms

    The two stories are linked.

    The WTO only provides the framework for remedies. With the current trade wars under way, the WTO is in danger of being swamped with requests for independent...
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    It’s both not true, and I don’t know. Not...

    It’s both not true, and I don’t know.

    Not true, because you can’t make a blanket statement like “x is better than the EU”, simply because “the EU” only sets minimum standards, and it’s up to...
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    We’re not at cross purposes, we’re disagreeing. ...

    We’re not at cross purposes, we’re disagreeing.




    Case in point. The less intellectually endowed (you, in this case) can not fathom the mere fact that the beans are within the EU borders means...
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    Because they don’t meet the EU’s standards. ...

    Because they don’t meet the EU’s standards.






    They are sold under the standards issued by the EU (which at the moment still includes the U.K.). Substandard manufacturing would kill people...
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    They are labelled with a CE mark to show that...

    They are labelled with a CE mark to show that they conform to European regulations, including safety standards.

    Your position appears to be, let in anything we like even if it does not conform to...
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    The USA and China, mostly, via the WTO. If the...

    The USA and China, mostly, via the WTO.

    If the U.K. lets in all goods tariff, customs, and sanitary-check free from the EU (and vice-versa), why doesn’t it let in all goods the same way from other...
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    TCS and Wipro already have their bids ready. All...

    TCS and Wipro already have their bids ready. All of them have 10 years experience in the new tech required that is still being developed, and are ready to start.
  22. Thread: Car boom!

    by meridian
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    Yeah, alright, calm yerself down Rockefeller...

    Yeah, alright, calm yerself down Rockefeller...
  23. Thread: Car boom!

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    Car boom!

    Good for them, it’s nice to see manufacturing supported in Wales.

    However:

    An EU Government supporting a loss-making manufacturer to encourage the factory to stay in their country. Isn’t that...
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    It took less than two minutes to find this, which...

    It took less than two minutes to find this, which suggests that the heaviest routes are Dublin - Holyhead and Dublin - Liverpool.

    If you want the source data, email the CSO.

    Data shows ports...
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    Popped in for a second, and can see you’re still...

    Popped in for a second, and can see you’re still the same old cretin.




    This.

    It already exists under the TIR convention, essentially for transport to transit without unloading.

    Nothing...
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    Not an exclusively gay trait. Perhaps stop making...

    Not an exclusively gay trait. Perhaps stop making them feel guilty about who they are?


    Not exclusively gay (believe it or not there are also straight people that have issues conceiving); again,...
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    They generally wish they didn't feel ashamed and...

    They generally wish they didn't feel ashamed and self-loathing. Because of the opinions of twunts like you, making them feel like something's wrong with them.

    HTH, BISDI.
  28. Careful now, there are a few on here that are...

    Careful now, there are a few on here that are triggered by the G.
  29. Thread: Election DOOM

    by meridian
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    You’re right about that, I was being kind so as...

    You’re right about that, I was being kind so as not to hurt your feelings. They seem to be damaged easily.




    Ah, of course - I forgot that although GCSEs might be over for some, those in the...
  30. Thread: Progress

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    I’d say right about now when the existing Council...

    I’d say right about now when the existing Council Tax upper band is charged the same no matter whether its a house that just scrapes inside the band, or a mansion out of reach of most.

    There’s an...
  31. Thread: Progress

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    It’s your fault for reading and believing the...

    It’s your fault for reading and believing the Torygraph. It’s not about gardens, it’s about home owners. The proposal is for it to replace Council Tax.



    Summary of Recommendations - Land for...
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    Ann Widdecombe

    Sure. If there was a clamour for it from gay people. Funnily enough, the ones that are “just asking” whether science has a solution tend to be straight.





    It’s called “context”. Her comments...
  33. Thread: Election DOOM

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    Nice comeback. And in only six hours, too!

    Nice comeback. And in only six hours, too!
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    They sure are, it happens all the time. Once the...

    They sure are, it happens all the time. Once the price reaches a tipping point though, people will no longer buy.

    “Competitive” is comparative, though. Competitive within the U.K.? The EU? On a...
  35. Thread: Election DOOM

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    I’m extrapolating. Cretin Brexiters are likely to...

    I’m extrapolating. Cretin Brexiters are likely to have cretin children.

    Is school out?
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    Make sure you take him for a long drive...

    Make sure you take him for a long drive afterwards. Country roads are best.
  37. Thread: Luftwaffe One

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    Misleading headline - check. Reference to the...

    Misleading headline - check.
    Reference to the war - check.
    Reference to Germany, even though Germany has only provided one President in the EU history? - check
    Daily Mail? Of course.
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    Or Islas Malvinas.

    Or Islas Malvinas.
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    As per the article, it was a response to her...

    As per the article, it was a response to her position on gay conversion therapy. So, suggesting it “could” be fixed.

    Her suggestion that it “should” be fixed is another conversation.

    Odd that...
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    If that’s the sum of your argument to support...

    If that’s the sum of your argument to support Brexit, you can be added to the ever-growing list of cretins. :eyes
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    You won, get over it :eyes If the Brexiter’s...

    You won, get over it :eyes

    If the Brexiter’s vision of leaving was able to be matched by written detail, why haven’t you managed to convince 48% of the population that leaving is good for us?
    ...
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    Our representative in Europe. Imagine 300 more in...

    Our representative in Europe. Imagine 300 more in the Commons...

    Ann Widdecombe: Fury as MEP says 'science may produce an answer' to being gay - Mirror Online
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    It certainly has the makings of a good...

    It certainly has the makings of a good constitutional crisis. Farage is unelectable as an MP, but the leader of a party that might run (and win?) a U.K. GE.

    Assuming the BxP wins a GE, who would...
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    All of your posts demonstrate that you simply...

    All of your posts demonstrate that you simply don’t know the difference between Europe, the EEC, and the EU. In your head they are all the same thing and have always existed at the same time.

    If...
  45. Thread: Election DOOM

    by meridian
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    Election DOOM

    No manifesto, no plan for the U.K. apart from setting fire to everything and privatising the NHS for their American mates, no party members and an autocratic setup where the “leader” cannot be...
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    LMGTFY...

    LMGTFY
  47. Thread: The Purge

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    I suspect that you look at my posts and think...

    I suspect that you look at my posts and think that I am defending YouGov’s accuracy. I am not.

    I am pointing out that your assertion of how people voted is equally, if not more, invalid.

    I’m...
  48. Thread: The Purge

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    According to you, a YouGov survey is flawed and...

    According to you, a YouGov survey is flawed and inaccurate, but anecdotal evidence from you and a few mates down the local ‘Spoons is “scrutiny”

    You’re a moron, no matter how big you think your...
  49. Thread: The Purge

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    Do you know what the word “scrutiny” means? ...

    Do you know what the word “scrutiny” means?

    The plural of “anecdote” is not “data”.
  50. Thread: The Purge

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    And yet, somehow, you feel that your...

    And yet, somehow, you feel that your unsubstantiated anecdotal data carries more weight and is correct.

    Do you see the discrepancy?
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