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by Blue Peter
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit process
Replies: 5662
Views: 335359

To quote my own post, these numbers are an interpretation from flavible.com It is hard to see the party ignoring these numbers, if they are a genuine reflection of the public mood Latest polls from Comres has voting for 6 of the PM candidates. With Stewart , Brexit gets 188 seats and Tories get 52 ...
by Blue Peter
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Assange Watch
Replies: 974
Views: 172626

What are the Australian worries about China? Peter. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/29/chinas-policies-put-australias-5bn-coal-export-earnings-at-risk Australia's golden goose might choose to not destroy the planet after all. Thank you. I haven't really followed things in Australia...
by Blue Peter
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: News
Topic: Assange Watch
Replies: 974
Views: 172626

BritDownUnder wrote: Australia has enough of its own worries with China to be bothered about him.
What are the Australian worries about China?


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by Blue Peter
Fri May 24, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit process
Replies: 5662
Views: 335359

Resigned Gone by June 7th About time. Pretty much whatever your political views May's destined to go down as one of our worst leaders in history. Ian Dunt has her down as 2nd worst: https://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2019/05/24/may-ends-her-premiership-as-she-started-it-with-the-greatest which is pro...
by Blue Peter
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Wind Power
Topic: UK wind record
Replies: 215
Views: 127050

New record?

Currently, http://www.mygridgb.co.uk/ has wind as 11.GW,


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by Blue Peter
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: General Election June 8
Replies: 469
Views: 65683

Worst case scenario, and we can't bring down the divorce bill to half that or less, then yes, because remaining a long-term member of the EU would mean yearly net contributions into the EU coffers of billions anyway.* I'd be interested to see a costing of replicating all the regulatory bodies etc. ...
by Blue Peter
Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: General Election June 8
Replies: 469
Views: 65683

20+ points to this, and Theresa May had the advantage of knowing there was going to be election while Corbyn did not. Although I am beginning to wonder whether she just had a funny moment one night and decided to call an election even she wasn't expecting. It's *so* annoying that *someone* called a...
by Blue Peter
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Wind Power
Topic: UK wind record
Replies: 215
Views: 127050

Indicated wind power currently at virtually 7GW which I think may be a record. With the present perilously low natural gas stocks, this is most welcome as every GWH generated from wind is about 2.5GWH* of natural gas not burnt and therefore still in stock for later. *no great accuracy is claimed in...
by Blue Peter
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: Global Climate Destabilisation
Replies: 58
Views: 22871

It's enough gravitational attraction that even if you add enough water to the oceans to produce an average 7 m of sea level raise, the loss of Greenland's gravitational attractions means the local sea level falls. On the left, Greenland, on the right, West Antartica. The scale is normalised, it's t...
by Blue Peter
Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is France on the brink of civil war?
Replies: 19
Views: 5755

by Blue Peter
Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: Conservative government watch
Replies: 285
Views: 77782

His first task will be root-and-branch reform of the Foreign Office itself
Unless that can be done in half an hour tops, then Boris really isn't your man,


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by Blue Peter
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Living in the Future
Topic: A doomers guide to the future?
Replies: 20
Views: 10769

clv101 wrote: Apparently Ukraine has vast, untapped agricultural potential.
Ah, Lebensraum, you say! :wink:


Peter.
by Blue Peter
Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: EU membership referendum debate thread
Replies: 1298
Views: 143605

Catweazle wrote:To counter this we must loudly proclaim that we are ready to sign trade deals with other exiters and are ready to talk about them now.
We're not:
Britain does not have the negotiating resources for that endeavour and even if it did the timescale would be impossible.
From: Here


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by Blue Peter
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: EU membership referendum debate thread
Replies: 1298
Views: 143605

All of the issues you speak of regarding the EU giving the UK a hard time in terms of trading with the EU would certainly hurt the UK. However, they would hurt the EU even more. So, again, I ask why would they do this? It makes no game theoretical sense. I think it's a mistake to view it as people ...
by Blue Peter
Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: EU membership referendum debate thread
Replies: 1298
Views: 143605

What is "harm" in your opinion? Calling it "harm" is just a weasel word. Basically the economy will not perform as well as it would remaining in, Won't it? How would it perform if we stayed in? These calculations are basically difference calculations - run the same model with on...