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by Reinhardt
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 134
Views: 7893

Re: Antifa Violence

Just to put a European countries perspective on this. ANTIFA exist in Germany. In the city I live there is a big very left wing neighbourhood. They hate the 'gentrification' that is cleaning up their area, they hate the rising rental costs, they hate the modern infrastructure being built, they say t...

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by Reinhardt
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked
Replies: 37
Views: 1258

Re: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked

The whole thing stinks. Part of an Ambassador's job is to write detailed and secure information about the country he is in, and the leaders of said country. Also what nobody has said yet, is that what Sir Darroch said is entirely correct on what we know of Trump and the white house. Whoever leaked i...

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by Reinhardt
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105843

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

3. Again, correct, although the argument could be made that such tight control was necessary to get a new party off the ground in time for the Euro Elections. I think it's purely so he can't get kicked out. So what happened at UKIP can't happen again. 4. Not in the traditional sense. They held a &q...

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by Reinhardt
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105843

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

People have a democratic choice to vote for them. Their manifesto will be forthcoming. Watch this space. Democracy, ha, there's a nice notion. Would be great if we had it back again. Oh we will. It will be very interesting to see if he has changed his mind on gun ownership and privatisation of the ...

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by Reinhardt
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105843

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

How are the Brexit party undemocratic? 1/ The Brexit Party is a not a party in the tradiitonal setup, it is a Limited Company. 2/ There are no members, only people who donate money. Members have no say over the direction of policy. 3/ Nigel Farage is the Director. He has overall control of the 'Par...

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by Reinhardt
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America The Bully?
Replies: 45
Views: 2600

Re: America The Bully?

Those are just lines on a map. Somebody's bright today! :duck: Transport routes from China to EU are already changing. Before, you either shipped by Air (relatively expensive but fast) or Sea (slow but cheap). Now you can have goods shipped via Train from China to the EU. It takes 2-3 weeks but it'...

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by Reinhardt
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105843

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

No nothing twisted, it was a derogatory remark directed at brexiteers. This discussion reminds of “What Are Little Boys Made Of?“ It was quite clear he was aiming his remark to those who sold / lead Brexit, not those of the public who voted for it. He's right. A derogatory remark is still a derogat...

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by Reinhardt
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105843

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

When your quote twist the meaning by altering half the sentence, yes No nothing twisted, it was a derogatory remark directed at brexiteers. This discussion reminds of “What Are Little Boys Made Of?“ It was quite clear he was aiming his remark to those who sold / lead Brexit, not those of the public...

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by Reinhardt
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105843

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

The position of no Deal exit was part of the process from the onset, it’s what they voted for.The U.K.’s position from the start should have been prepare for the worst case and hope for the best. The deal proposed by the government was a bad deal parliament refuses to ratify it so following the pro...

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by Reinhardt
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105843

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

The thing about Stewart is that he's the only person in the room who seems vaguely normal and moral. I liked that he was confronted by an interviewer saying it hadn't gone well for him and he came straight back with something like "no, not really - I don't think I was comfortable with the form...

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by Reinhardt
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105843

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Would he? He might well be more grounded in reality policy-wise than his rivals, but he has to sell that to the Conservative Party base ahe has all the charasma of a dead possum, unfortunately. I actually like the way he talks. There is no bravado. He answers questions with answers, instead of tryi...

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by Reinhardt
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105843

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

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Tory party interests trump country interests. It's appaling, but not suprising.
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Tory party interests trump country interests. It's appaling, but not suprising.

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by Reinhardt
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28148

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

I'm a very strong believer in science and I believe what my eyes see. We live on this planet for a short time, I try to live a good life and my moral compass comes from life experience but also how I was bought up by parents. I say this, because many believers cannot accept that morals can come from...

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by Reinhardt
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105843

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Britain’s High Commissioner to Singapore on Brexit. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/12/brexit-shambles-has-ruined-uk-reputation-says-senior-diplomat Wightman said that as a result of Brexit, the nation that Singaporeans “admired for stability, common sense, tolerance and realism groun...

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by Reinhardt
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105843

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Boris for PM is similar to Trump for President. He has the far right press on his side, paying him £750k a year already. Indeed. Telegraph came up with an amusing number today saying in a GE with BoJo as leader they would be on for a 130 seat majority. Hilarious. Also this: https://www.independent....

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by Reinhardt
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British parliament prorogation debate
Replies: 11
Views: 567

Re: British parliament prorogation debate

The Speaker has said it's unthinkable and he didn't think it was even needed for him to comment on it in the HOC because it's so stupid to even think it could be a possibility. If democracy in the UK is already broken (it is in more ways than one), then doing this would finish it off. But hey, in th...

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by Reinhardt
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105843

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

People earning up to 80,000GBP per year are not "the rich" - and certainly not if they live in London. According to most economists and looking at average wages in the UK, if you earn above £50,000 you are considered a 'high earner'. Maybe it doesn't go far in London these days, but they ...

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by Reinhardt
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105843

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

The UK is a net contributor to the EU Budget. The money spent in Wales by the EU is merely our own money, sent back with strings attached. We can spend it far better ourselves, without the middle man. Rubbish. Succesive UK Govenments have shown utter incompetence in properly funding regions outside...

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by Reinhardt
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105843

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

I am not even sure there will be a UK at all after all the infighting and nondecisions. Maybe there will be 4 pieces. A separate Ireland, Scotland and 2 pieces of what previously was England-Wales. Keep dreaming. Not going to happen. If no deal, or a rubbish deal goes through and Boris or similar i...

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by Reinhardt
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105843

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

That is pure speculation on your part, the NHS is politically sensitive to the UK Trump can insist al he wants if its off the table well we can all just walk away So what happens then to a UK > US trade deal when you walk away? I think Trump will be under huge pressure from the Financial industry i...

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by Reinhardt
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105843

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

From the above report “Is it possible to have a frictionless border with Smart Border 2.0? The simple answer to this is yes. There are no frictionless borders in operations at this moment in time, but as I have stated on numerous occasions, the model I described has, in the past, been tested operat...

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by Reinhardt
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18517

Re: EU elections

Exactly. Putin, if anything, is actually merging population. In Ukraine for example, russians are finally home. We really have to look and listen Anrec80, exactly as you write. There is no such thing as Internet research agency, it´s very existence is a lie spread by unelected bureucrats all around...

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by Reinhardt
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105843

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

After UK has negotiated with EU comes negotiations with USA and signs are USA trade deal is going to be exactly similarly difficult for UK if not more so: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/02/us-wants-access-to-nhs-in-post-brexit-deal-ambassador-to-uk-says The US will want business acce...

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by Reinhardt
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP defies Trump and joins with Democrats on measure to block president from abandoning NATO
Replies: 115
Views: 7405

Re: GOP defies Trump and joins with Democrats on measure to block president from abandoning NATO

Wow. So you're basically saying you are okay with wasting other peoples money as long as it keeps it from being spent in ways that you don't ideologically agree with. What a supremely dumb argument. It's your money, do what you want with it. I'm just adding in my opinion that if you don't do good w...

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by Reinhardt
Fri May 31, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105843

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Reinhardt, the Phrase ‘we Don’t recognise this.’ From politicians that disagree with a reports findings has to be one of the most toxic I’ve heard. It’s one thing to not like an inconvenient fact or report, but to stand in front of people and state ‘you don’t recognise it’ is just plain wrong. It s...

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by Reinhardt
Fri May 31, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP defies Trump and joins with Democrats on measure to block president from abandoning NATO
Replies: 115
Views: 7405

Re: GOP defies Trump and joins with Democrats on measure to block president from abandoning NATO

Do you really think, as a continent, Germans and Poles would stand for Brits and French using nukes east of the Rhine to stop a Russian invasion? Wars start when one side thinks their opponents can’t or won’t fight. Pretty good guess Western Europe can’t fight and and, likely won’t. GF Putin isn't ...

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by Reinhardt
Fri May 31, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP defies Trump and joins with Democrats on measure to block president from abandoning NATO
Replies: 115
Views: 7405

Re: GOP defies Trump and joins with Democrats on measure to block president from abandoning NATO

As a continent, Europe has more than enough Military might and expenditure, inc Nuclear Weapons. You did not address my argument. So it is okay that the German army is basically useless? That's not only unfair to the United States, it's also unfair Britain and France who have also have to partly ma...

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by Reinhardt
Fri May 31, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105843

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Don’t get me wrong I fundamentally agree with what you’re saying, But I also believe if you hold one accountable you have to hold all accountable, where do you draw the line? I think UK politics is in a shocking state. I think the general public's lack of ability to reason and critically think is s...

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by Reinhardt
Fri May 31, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18517

Re: EU elections

The irony is that theses anti UE MEP are not doing their job in Brussels. You should have look at the participation of Farage and the likes. It is abysmal. Particularly in regard to EU wide topics that were effectively weaponised during the referendum. For Farage that is fishing. He attended one of...

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by Reinhardt
Fri May 31, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP defies Trump and joins with Democrats on measure to block president from abandoning NATO
Replies: 115
Views: 7405

Re: GOP defies Trump and joins with Democrats on measure to block president from abandoning NATO

We would spend less if we wouldn't have to cover all the European freeloaders. We're perfectly capable of looking after ourselves thanks. Take whatever military assets out you want. Considering you are probably German (judging by your name) that is a pretty ridiculous statement given about 80-90% o...

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by Reinhardt
Wed May 29, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105843

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

The figure was not a lie. Actually it is a lie. The office for national statistics told him it was a lie, on 3 occasions. He then continued to push the 350m figure. It doesn't include the rebate. It's closer to 250m, which in govenment spending terms and per person per week is nothing. That would m...

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by Reinhardt
Wed May 29, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105843

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Meanwhile... BoJo ordered to appear in court over claims he lied by saying the UK gave the EU £350m every week. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48445430 The Tory leadership candidate has been accused of misconduct in public office after making the claim during the 2016 EU referendum campaign...

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by Reinhardt
Wed May 29, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll finds wide support for Mueller to testify.
Replies: 79
Views: 3988

Re: Poll finds wide support for Mueller to testify.

https://edition.cnn.com/politics/live-news/mueller-statement-russia-investigation-may-29-2019/index.html "Special Counsel Robert Mueller just said that "charging the president with a crime was not an option we could consider" under DOJ policy. It wasn't lack of evidence. It was DOJ po...

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by Reinhardt
Wed May 29, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP defies Trump and joins with Democrats on measure to block president from abandoning NATO
Replies: 115
Views: 7405

Re: GOP defies Trump and joins with Democrats on measure to block president from abandoning NATO

He only said things against NATO to push other member states into contributing more money, and that was wildly successful albeit not yet as successful as one might wish, but certainly more successful than all the velvet glove handling of the Obama years. . If I were European I would want to mention...

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by Reinhardt
Wed May 29, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105843

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Exactly. Remainers are putting up trade barriers, because they want to remain in the EU. However, let me remind you that the UK doesn´t need any trade agreements at all, as it is going to trade under basic the WTO rules, rendering all trade agreements obsolete. It just makes more sense, brexiteers ...

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by Reinhardt
Wed May 29, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105843

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Alright lets be specific. What does the UK import right now and from where that it pays too much for? Where is the alternative and what may they want in return? Remainers have said it themselves trade under WTO rules will increase the cost of goods to and from the EU, the US is pushing for majority...

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by Reinhardt
Tue May 28, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105843

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

But the UK has access to markets elsewhere in the world because of agreements in place, because of it's membership of the EU. Germany does vastly more trade with China and vice versa than the UK does, yet it's in the EU. So what's holding the UK back then? Because it doesn't seem to be the EU. Chea...

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by Reinhardt
Tue May 28, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105843

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

When the new PM takes over and the EU still believes it does not have to also compromise on the WA then it should not matter if the UK sources what it imports from the EU from third countries if we can get the items cheaper with others that have recognised that the UK can implement its own trade de...

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by Reinhardt
Tue May 28, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18517

Re: EU elections

I would imagine you would be fervently defending. It as a democratic vote had the scores been the opposite way. And Nigel Farage said on more than one occasion that if Leave one by just a few % then it wasn't game over. We can go on about this all day. I've stated my position clearly. There is no d...

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by Reinhardt
Tue May 28, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18517

Re: EU elections

Is wrong. It wasn't. 1992 General Election had the highest number of voters and a higher % turnout. . Semantics on your part, The two GE which had a direct impact result using the referenda before and after was the GE of 2015/17 the referenda had a higher turn out than both of the GE which had a di...

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by Reinhardt
Tue May 28, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18517

Re: EU elections

Well I can assure you I am a Civil Servant in a Senior Role. So please do not call me a liar. And you left the UK allegedly because of Brexit? Well there you go. Blinkered really aren’t you. You may well be, but anything to do with International Trade? WTO terms? Or do you look after Health and Saf...

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by Reinhardt
Mon May 27, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18517

Re: EU elections

That's fine, just don't expect us to shut up about it especially when the difference was 3% and one side wants to go hell for leather on the most damaging of options that was never promoted as an option by any Brexiteer prior or post referendum. Unfortunately, if that 3% margin is used for a re-vot...

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by Reinhardt
Mon May 27, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18517

Re: EU elections

Correct. The point I’m making is a comparison: we had a yes or no vote which leftists/remainers won’t accept the result of because it is not what they wanted... and now we have had a GE-style vote in EU elections rather than a yes or no... and the biggest vote share was for clear Brexit party. Can ...

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by Reinhardt
Mon May 27, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18517

Re: EU elections

Well good luck with that vision of utopia, every election will have some "fraud" involved, after all, a number of EU citizens in the UK were turned away at the poll, were they then allowed to vote, legally, illegally, when the investigation is completed, do we then invalidate this vote an...

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by Reinhardt
Mon May 27, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18517

Re: EU elections

Your last phrase is ridiculous. What if the vote had been 70 or 80 percent leave? Would you be using the same false arguments for ANOTHER referendum then? Just because it was “close” the barrel scraping begins of excuses that “we got it wrong”. What if 50.00001 % had voted remain. You wouldn’t be u...

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by Reinhardt
Mon May 27, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18517

Re: EU elections

It was an EU vote. Results are not valid for a GE. Farage never been an MP for example ..... Correct. The point I’m making is a comparison: we had a yes or no vote which leftists/remainers won’t accept the result of because it is not what they wanted... and now we have had a GE-style vote in EU ele...

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by Reinhardt
Mon May 27, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18517

Re: EU elections

How do you use a vote - in the UK - where the majority of the eligible voters chose not to vote to invalidate the results of the largest election turnout in the history of the UK because the result was not what the politicians expected?. Since there has been no second referendum yet on Brexit, this...

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by Reinhardt
Mon May 27, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18517

Re: EU elections

You probably don’t know as much as a British Citizen living in the UK. Labour at the last election promised to deliver Brexit. Labour heartlands overwhelmingly voted to leave the EU. The Labour leader immensely dislikes the EU. I beg to differ, I think I'm rather more informed than you think. I als...

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by Reinhardt
Mon May 27, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18517

Re: EU elections

How the UK’s MEP’s are looking so far. BXT 28 LIB. 15 LAB 10 GRE 7 CON 3 PLC 1 Looking very promising, but I’ll wait till the final wash up. :bouncy: We are looking at around 60% for the leave parties v 40% remain. No you're not. If you are intepreting the results as a vote on whether to leave or s...

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by Reinhardt
Fri May 24, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105843

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Francoflier wrote:
She finally threw in the towel. It took her a lot longer than I thought to realize that her job was impossible to complete...

Let's see who steps up to the gallow plate.


If it's Boris the UK is well and truly screwed. Not just on Brexit.

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