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  1. BacktoDemocracy

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Yes but the Tories have been in power for 8 years and I wasn't talking about policy, I was talking about managing it, the failure to do that and the use by May of the " Hostile Environment' story played straight into the racist and nationalist hands. Really , you need to try following the argument rather than just diverting it to suit yourself, again!
  2. How many trucks are there on the roads daily, just guess, say 500,000 hours journey time per day on narrow road corridors concentrate in a few areas of the country but affecting quite a large percentage of the population on a regular 5/6 day cycle for pretty well 52 weeks of the year, so on that comparison 25,000 wood burning stoves would have to be concentrated in smallish area to achieve the same concentration of pollutants and those usually are only in use for 15 hours per day for, say 6 months? Are my assumptions way off??? Not to say that they shouldn't be regulated but it is hardly like when every house burnt coal and led to the smog of the 40's/50's
  3. BacktoDemocracy

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    It must be right, it's in the Mail. When is this stupidity going to end. All because the British govt couldn't be bothered to MANAGE the immigrant employment in the UK, if employment legislation had been properly enforced and employers properly supervised none of this would have been a problem but because the Tories are ideologically opposed to state intervention in anything we have ended up with this dog's dinner. This whole stupid escapade is just down to Tory ideologues obsessed with turning the clocks back to Empire time and punishing the poor with Austerity.
  4. BacktoDemocracy

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Because, in the same way of the USA constitution, it was designed to unify Europe into a single entity, that is behind the 4 freedoms, something the British have such a problem with and which has been exploited by the fantasist right.
  5. BacktoDemocracy

    How long to allow?? Help

    You can just replace plugs on electrical items so long as you take care and use the correct 'amp' fuse in the plug, as UK is on same voltage, our Australian fridge and washing machine work here and our Australian tv works with a £35 set top box which gets main free to air channels. If you put stuff in store make sure it is insured there have been a couple of serious storage facility fires where people have lost heavily, even with removals companies.
  6. BacktoDemocracy

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    You got your dividends. You thought they were worthless so you used them for toilet paper and flushed them away. Oh, sorry, we're all out of toilet paper now but we've got 587 pages of a new agreement which pays absolutely no dividends at all which you can use for the next 5 years
  7. BacktoDemocracy

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    This is a bit desperate isn't it, constantly quoting stuff out of context and selectively, Macron himself qualifies his statements and agreements, everyone admits that if their countries were presented with such a poorly drafted binary choice in a referendum and if a bunch of rabble rousing right wing fantasists were allowed to lie to their populace supported by a press allowed to print lies then there was a strong possibility their countries might vote to leave, but and it is a big but, our countries have in place laws to prevent referendums and to prevent outright lies to be used in political campaigns or printed in our press.
  8. BacktoDemocracy

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    I assume that came from the AfD, such a charming bunch of wonderful populist nationalists https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37274201
  9. BacktoDemocracy

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    That's what you do when you join a partnership and what you do when you invest in a company expecting it to make a profit and when you leave a company there is often a non competition agreement preventing you from using their intellectual property or using your knowledge of how they work to set up in opposition to them, so why did we think we could just walk away and everything would just carry on as before but we would be able to snaffle the EU 's trade. What a bunch of twonkers
  10. BacktoDemocracy

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    We have never understood the unifying thinking behind the EU, we have always treated it as a economic exercise and nothing else and that is why our MP'S have always performed so badly and achieved so little.
  11. BacktoDemocracy

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    If you read any of what he said none of it adds up to your opening statement, if you look up Sikorski he is an ardent supporter of the ideals of the EU, yet again selective quoting of individual sentences taken out of context, completely worthless.
  12. BacktoDemocracy

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Spain govt invested heavily in its tourist trade building hotels and villas which encouraged pop growth, Greece concentrated on tourism and paying huge pensions and benefits to its populace to stay in power, no diversification so along came a tsunami from the GFC and they were f....d, just like the world was after 1926.
  13. BacktoDemocracy

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    What is their that you don't understand that individual govts in individual countries make economic policies for THEIR countries which determine how successful the economies are in the same way that the much vaunted UK GOVT does here and do you realise that if YOU WORK ONE HOUR IN THE UK then you are considered to be EMPLOYED, other countries do not consider you employed until you have a proper job.
  14. BacktoDemocracy

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Because the EU is protecting itself and the British people from this government cutting corporate taxes, cutting regulations, inviting cheap labour in and becoming a BVI parked off Europe and flooding Europe with cheap goods and cheap money
  15. BacktoDemocracy

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Watch that space as they all get behind it