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by bigjim
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit process
Replies: 5662
Views: 335917

So who exactly would benefit from a "hard" brexit democrats and who would not? anti-democrats I will say that the referendum asked only the question on Britain's EU membership. There was nothing whatsoever about joining the EEA, EFTA or any other sort of deals with the EU. So anyone who c...
by bigjim
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit process
Replies: 5662
Views: 335917

No, it will just be a border. Like the "hard" border between, say America and Canada. To any extent it is "harder than that is entirely due to the anti-democratic EU and anti-democratic traitors in this county You seem to have been infected with the same angriness disease that the In...
by bigjim
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit process
Replies: 5662
Views: 335917

Of course it’s a fudge but it’s probably the least worst solution to the problem
by bigjim
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: EU membership referendum debate thread
Replies: 1298
Views: 143799

If those international agreements involve handing over sovereignty of this nation, then referenda are precisely what are required. This was understood when we joined the common market. But the piss was taken in the intervening years. which is why the pressure for a second referendum grew until fina...
by bigjim
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: EU membership referendum debate thread
Replies: 1298
Views: 143799

I didn't say and have never said the UK should not have international agreements that have been made with the permission of the British people and which can be unmade with that same permission. And that is the central point. Arrangements, both internally and externally, enacted by our sovereign par...
by bigjim
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USA presidential elections 2016
Replies: 863
Views: 99699

So it is Trump+1 and I wake up to headlines of "Anti-Trump protests sweep US cities: burning effigies and chants of 'he's not my President'". It really is Brexit all over again. These are the direct US equivalent of the Remainers who can't accept the result of the referendum. I think it's...
by bigjim
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USA presidential elections 2016
Replies: 863
Views: 99699

This "inevitable" tag is false. trump is there only because of the voting system in the US. I heard on radio4 this morning that Clinton had more popular votes than trump, but because of the system (like parliamentary system in the UK) trump gets it. That means in the end everyone gets it,...
by bigjim
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: EU membership referendum debate thread
Replies: 1298
Views: 143799

This will end with bloodshed. And it should. I used to consider you view on this to be unduly alarmist, but now I wonder ? The people have made it clear, via the recent referendum that they wish the UK to leave the EU. A significant proportion of government MPs are in favour of remaining, as are a ...
by bigjim
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: EU membership referendum debate thread
Replies: 1298
Views: 143799

No, I mean people like me. You may recall, there are many millions of us. and we have just about had enough of this shit. Do pay attention. What we have now is a Brexit process that can be properly scrutinised by MPs of all parties. It's far too complex and important to be left to that May woman an...
by bigjim
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: EU membership referendum debate thread
Replies: 1298
Views: 143799

A democratic result in favour of Brexit. So, do I take it you would be content, following any general election, for Parliament to debate whether to immediately re-run that election if 4 million of the losing side signed a petition? And, if the debate went the way of running it again, that would be ...
by bigjim
Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: EU membership referendum debate thread
Replies: 1298
Views: 143799

Yes, student nurses now have to, effectively, pay to work. You couldn't make this shit up Student nurses do a fantastic job. I think the NHS would collapse without their efforts, they frequently end up doing work that ought really to be done by paid health care assistants. Even if they're in receip...
by bigjim
Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: EU membership referendum debate thread
Replies: 1298
Views: 143799

What a trolling question? It is up to the swedes if they want you, if it was up to me you can go today, and it should be up to the UK majority if we want our population unemployed by allowing euro immigrants. Not really trolling, and under current arrangements it still is up to Swedes if they want ...
by bigjim
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: EU membership referendum debate thread
Replies: 1298
Views: 143799

You are, not unusually, factually wrong. The UK parliament has constitutional laws. Those include the Bill of Rights, The Act of Union, The Human Rights Act and the European Communities Act 1972. (and about 10 others). http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1972/68/contents This affect how law is enfo...
by bigjim
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: EU membership referendum debate thread
Replies: 1298
Views: 143799

The reason there is a shortage of indigenous staff for the NHS is due to a deliberate policy of not providing enough training places in this country in order to offshore the training costs to the countries of origin of said migrants. Which, of course, puts an intolerable financial burden on the tax...
by bigjim
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: EU membership referendum debate thread
Replies: 1298
Views: 143799

Not George's best ever. I am sure both sides were over funded. We all know of cash for access, so how is it a Brexit story? He seems miffed at the lose vote - yet none of the remainers accept that there was a massive fear propaganda campaign, including unrelenting TV pressure to avoid leaving and t...