At the other end of the scale... UK generates a day’s electricity without coal Share of power from the fossil fuel fell to zero on Friday for first time since 1882 https://www.ft.com/content/8f65f54a-26a7-11e7-8691-d5f7e0cd0a16 Carbon emissions down to some of their lowest levels seen since Queen Vi...Jump to post
Latest headline: Conservatives open up biggest lead over Labour in nine years, new poll shows http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/17/conservatives-open-biggest-lead-labour-nine-years-new-poll-shows. My guess is Corbyn will have to step down once he leads Labour into near obscurity. I don't thin...Jump to post
According to one paper I read, the main demographic for people to "Remain" in the EU was in the 18-36 age bracket. By coincidence, it was the 18-36 age bracket that couldn't be bothered to get their backsides down to a polling station or send back the postal vote (which they would have had...Jump to post
I think the suggestion that security ties could be cut was ludicrous and totally removed from reality, so it was a meaningless threat nobody took seriously. However more seriously I don't know what makes the UK think it has some kind of great expertise on Islamism the rest of the EU lacks. Wasn't t...Jump to post
Is calling an election like that, with a very short campaign, when you want (preferably when your opponents are weak), considered perfectly democratic, or does it cause debate ? It would have been put to the Electoral Commission, on what is the quickest timescale to hold a general election. http://...Jump to post
Its a smart move. TM knows she can win. Ken Clarke a Europhile MP will perhaps be replaced. Ken Clarke will not be replaced. Despite him being a strong supporter of the EU, his is a Tory grandee and well respected Parliamentarian and very popular with his constituents. Also with his business connec...Jump to post
Interesting. In the linked article, take a close look at the nose gear in the main photo. Looks like a single wheel configuration. Now look at the photo on the right side of the same page. Looks like a twin wheel configuration to me. 'sparky It also seems to have gained an engine. http://defence-bl...Jump to post
Dreadnought wrote:Dano1977 wrote:The EU is the land of milk and honey and it would be crazy and suicidal to leave this utopia.
LOL! Sure it has its benefits, but you really sound brainwashed.
Are you serious? There are sizable Exit campaigns in a dozen countries. Just how serious are the sizeable exit campaigns in these other dozen countries? Not much. Even madame Le Pen now says she never was serious about Frexit. That's what I thought. The EU is the land of milk and honey and it would...Jump to post
Dreadnought wrote:Dano1977 wrote:Why would the EU be afraid of other countries leaving?
Are you serious? There are sizable Exit campaigns in a dozen countries.
Yes, of course their will be a deal made. The UK and the EU are too close, not too and it is in the best interest of both. The only question is what kind of deal. I'm not so sure. The EU Commission is desperately afraid of other countries leaving the EU. Let's assume that the EU was not concerned a...Jump to post
Sounds like they spent all the R&D money on the gearbox and everything else was designed/built cheapJump to post
My Favourite Blackadder quote is this one... possibly to describe brexit what about Mboto Gorge, for heaven's sake? Yes, that was a bit of a nasty one -- ten thousand Watusi warriors armed to the teeth with kiwi fruit and guava halves. After the battle, instead of taking prisoners, we simply made a ...Jump to post
Although the point is moot as it won't happen, to answer your question We'd win simply because that's what we tend to do. Normally outnumbered and with fewer arms too. Come on, when's the last time Spain won anything - including the Eurovision Song Contest? Gibraltar is a small piece of land surrou...Jump to post
I'm not sure what the UK wished to accomplish by threatening to cut the EU off its spying capabilities. We all know these capabilities are used to spy on us on behalf of the US. Feelings mutual. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/4548753/Britain-under-attack-from-20-foreign-spy-agencies...Jump to post
Here is Boris Johnson's statement as Foreign and Commonwealth office minister. Earlier this evening I called Gibraltar’s Chief Minister Fabian Picardo. I wanted to reiterate that the UK remains implacable and rock-like in our support for Gibraltar. As the Prime Minister herself said earlier this wee...Jump to post
I have ready in other posts that Scotland meets all requirements for membership of the EU apart from the financial ones. I did try and find the financial requirements but could not find them. Can someone who knows these things please post what the requirements are, how Scotland does not meet them a...Jump to post
From a superficial standpoint, it reduces oportunities for Brite to travel. Big picture, value of domestic currency is a large sign of economic conditions. While the UK will definately attract foreign investors, money held by UK households and private savings won't be doing a lot of consumption as ...Jump to post
Anyway, Tusk said he will have a draft answer by Friday. Should be interesting to read. I still bet for a hard brexit as the only focus seems to be immigration so no freedom of movement. The PM's letter was good. crafted well, mentioned special relationships a few times. Then we look at Article 8 o...Jump to post
Did a Tridemt ever visit N. America? I understand there was never Tridemt service in the Americas but wondering if one might have made the rounds during a promo tour. I am fond of the HS 121. My father is from Hatfield where the plane was built and I had a few uncles who worked in that factory. Wel...Jump to post
Andrew Neil former Newspaper editor and now TV political journalist, sums up the mood of the nation.
tommy1808 wrote:Dano1977 wrote:Yep, But if you haven't done anything wrong then their is nothing to worry about.)
And if you do plan on some wrong doing, they are mostly good for TV pictures after the event.
Isn't a big brother police state what the government wants? Have you been to London? That city is as close to a 1984 style surveillance city as you can make it. best regards Thomas Yep, But if you haven't done anything wrong then their is nothing to worry about. Plus also factor in the laws put int...Jump to post
4 confirmed dead including the attacker
20 people injured
pvjin wrote:I wonder what the motive is, could be either Islamic terrorism or some pro-EU anti-Brexit guy.
BBC now reporting...
12 people run over by a 4x4 vehicle
It appears that:
Several people run over by 4x4 on bridge. Crashes into barriers. Driver gets out and stabs a policeman, and then as he runs to get into parliament is shot.
So now we have a date article 50 will be triggered... I wonder how the negotiations will start... Good Morning Leaders of Europe, Lets save us all some time. We all know that these negotiations will go down exactly like the last major encounter we had with Europe in that we will win, Germany will co...Jump to post
The Crown Estate belongs to the country, what the monarchy brings to that is 0. It's probably negative in fact, as it could be better used and bring more revenue. The French state owns plenty of stuff too, what that might bring into public coffers is not considered revenue from having a president o...Jump to post
I don't see how people can still care about or support monarchies. I'd be interested in someone explaining the reason they do, for me it's and archaic tradition that gives people privilege by birthright, a drain on taxpayers and without any positive use. Oh, the myth of the burden to the taxpayer. ...Jump to post
So if the EU wants a divorce settlement... Then It's reasonable to expect that the UK would have a claim to a share of the assets and/or a sum representing the amount that the UK has contributed to? The final amount (If any) has to be fair and reasonable and non punitive! Just because we are not a m...Jump to post
I pay around £45 per month for Broadband,TV and landline phone.
That includes Sky and BT Sport
300+ channels of tv
200+Mbps download speed unlimited non choked
unlimited free uk landline and mobile calls
unlimited free 0845 0870 calls (usually consumer help or other such)
Hi, apparently the UK government still has to wrap their head about the fact that financial long term commitments made to other EU countries don´t just disappear by leaving the European Union, but have to be met until the commitment runs out. https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-01-31/brace...Jump to post
Trump is coming across as bit thin skinned... I posted this in another subject. but very apt for this topic Spot the odd one out: John F. Kennedy, 1961 – after he had been slated by the press over Bay of Pigs, and was asked as to whether he still read newspapers. Oh, yes. No, no, I think it is inval...Jump to post
1.Despite being tarred in the failing media as a white supremacist he has a penchant for picking up gay black men. For years he would leave late-night parties flamboyantly telling friends that he was “off to KFC” in the hope of getting lucky. And you're offering that as "proof" against wh...Jump to post
https://order-order.com/2017/02/22/12-things-wont-read-milo-elsewhere/ 1.Despite being tarred in the failing media as a white supremacist he has a penchant for picking up gay black men. For years he would leave late-night parties flamboyantly telling friends that he was “off to KFC” in the hope of g...Jump to post
Oh, yes. No, no, I think it is invaluable, even though it may cause you—it is never pleasant to be reading things that are not agreeable news, but I would say that it is an invaluable arm of the presidency, as a check really on what is going on in the administration, and more things come to my atte...Jump to post
He continues to build his narrative. He's just tweeted that the media are the enemies of the people. Next will come regulation and control in order to 'protect' the people, and slowly but surely the eradication of the biggest threat to his rule will begin. Once he has vilified and dismantled the org...Jump to post
Everyone and everything is terrible. He, however is tremendous. It was like the live stream was on a loop, he just keeps repeating the same thing over and over Dementia - who knows. Narcissist - Yes Symptoms include:- exaggerating their own achievements and abilities (I'm worth 5,10,15,20,50 Billion...Jump to post
I have taken an interest in foreign politics in recent weeks. I am always intrigued and entertained watching a session of the British House of Commons, and it got me thinking about a few questions. 1. Would the US benefit from a weekly congressional questions to the president segment that works ver...Jump to post
Impressive achievements! And yet, Britain has failed to make its own airliner design in decades preferring to mooch off European projects instead. Their space-programme failed to send a rocket into space after the abortive "Black Arrow" project of the 60's preferring to mooch off the Amer...Jump to post
Salt for the chip on your shoulder sir? Again, no thread no response, this one is on OP. I won't deny that the British have messed up almost everything, but they've also done plenty of positive things. But the more important point is that the people that messed things up are dead. Gone. And blaming...Jump to post
Almost every world issue or failure has a British hand in it, starting from Americas, India-Pakistan, Malaysia-Singapore and Israel-Palestine are just few examples. Watch John Oliver's comments on Colbert. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJR9QjezRGg&feature=youtu.be&t=318 You guys cannot ev...Jump to post