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by mosschops
July 10th, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Trump
Replies: 286
Views: 14523

Re: Trump

Yes they can refuse to accept their diplomatic credentials. Doesn’t happen very often in “normal” countries though.
by mosschops
June 17th, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: 70% for Rory Stewart
Replies: 59
Views: 1375

Re: 70% for Rory Stewart

Most Tories I know do not emphasise the Union as such, outside of Northern Ireland anyway. The reality is that if NI, Scotland and Wales all broke away then England would have near perpetual Tory goverments - even Blair only won England once, meaning that England has voted Tory in every GE since 19...
by mosschops
March 19th, 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 2205
Views: 50996

Re: Brexit all over?

Surely this wasn’t as big a shock as everyone seems to be saying? The deal was defeated by the largest and the fourth largest parliamentary defeats ever. It couldn’t keep coming back.
by mosschops
March 18th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 2205
Views: 50996

Re: Brexit all over?

No Deal getting ruled out and increased expectations of an extension to A50 and then some form of deal being passed is causing the pound to rise.
by mosschops
March 18th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 2205
Views: 50996

Re: Brexit all over?

“Everything would be great if we had sent a proper Brexiter like Chris Greyling to do the negotiations. What? Oh.”
by mosschops
February 20th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Shamima Begum
Replies: 58
Views: 1943

Re: Shamima Begum

It’s the easy, and the wrong choice. It’s also a horrible precedent. She should be brought back and made to face charges for being complicit in genocide.
by mosschops
February 11th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The EU is stupid
Replies: 57
Views: 1733

Re: The EU is stupid

Most of their stances are dictated by E.U. law, or by the law of underlying member states. There isn’t that much room on their side for movement in a lot of places and the positions they have taken were pretty inevitable.
by mosschops
February 6th, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Donald Tusk
Replies: 186
Views: 4067

Re: Donald Tusk

Like the way that you could fill a book with the dodgy comments the various Brexit politicians have levelled at the E.U., one comment back and they all explode.
by mosschops
January 21st, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Would No-Deal be really that bad?
Replies: 304
Views: 8567

Re: Would No-Deal be really that bad?

Sorry, I do not get that one. if, on No Deal, the UK is trading with Ireland on WTO terms then surely Ireland is trading with the UK on WTO terms. Surely both need to impose a hard border or neither need to impose a hard border as both, across that particular border, are trading on WTO terms. Irela...
by mosschops
January 21st, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Would No-Deal be really that bad?
Replies: 304
Views: 8567

Re: Would No-Deal be really that bad?

One of the things I was confused about in terms of No Deal was the fact that it would mean the problem in relation to the Northern Ireland / Irish Republic border would be accelerated versus reaching no agreement at the end of a Transition Period. I presumed that No Deal would mean the need for a h...
by mosschops
January 21st, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Would No-Deal be really that bad?
Replies: 304
Views: 8567

Re: Would No-Deal be really that bad?

Again, as I understand it, Ireland would then have to put in place a hard border but it would be a response to the U.K. imposing one through choice thus breaking the GFA. The sequence matters. They have been buying up land near their airports and ports, so they are ahead of us on potential planning...
by mosschops
January 21st, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Would No-Deal be really that bad?
Replies: 304
Views: 8567

Re: Would No-Deal be really that bad?

Again, as I understand it, Ireland would then have to put in place a hard border but it would be a response to the U.K. imposing one through choice thus breaking the GFA. The sequence matters. They have been buying up land near their airports and ports, so they are ahead of us on potential planning.
by mosschops
January 21st, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Would No-Deal be really that bad?
Replies: 304
Views: 8567

Re: Would No-Deal be really that bad?

One of the things I was confused about in terms of No Deal was the fact that it would mean the problem in relation to the Northern Ireland / Irish Republic border would be accelerated versus reaching no agreement at the end of a Transition Period. I presumed that No Deal would mean the need for a h...
by mosschops
January 4th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: No income tax without a second vote
Replies: 142
Views: 3593

Re: No income tax without a second vote

There’s like 300 non-Mandarin languages spoken in China. More people with an other language than the population of the USA IIRC. When I lived in Singapore, they were called dialects (or at least the 5 big ones were). There might be 5 main dialects of Mandarin, but there is no way something like Uyg...
by mosschops
January 4th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: No income tax without a second vote
Replies: 142
Views: 3593

Re: No income tax without a second vote

There’s like 300 non-Mandarin languages spoken in China. More people with an other language than the population of the USA IIRC.
by mosschops
January 4th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: BREXIT
Replies: 820
Views: 23557

Re: BREXIT

JRM now identifying the Irish government as the “main culprit” for no deal. Problem the ERG et al now have is that No Deal is the default. When your schtick is based on complaining about whatever happens knowing that you’ll never have to deliver or take responsibility for, and then it actually comes...
by mosschops
December 19th, 2018, 6:49 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Leave win referendum but Remain triumph. What next?
Replies: 131
Views: 2874

Re: Leave win referendum but Remain triumph. What next?

Where’s the line where it tips over into “what people voted for”? Just not being a member of the EU? Not being in the EEA? Not being in the ECHR? No deal? No right to remain?
by mosschops
December 12th, 2018, 9:41 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Now what's going to happen.
Replies: 98
Views: 2652

Re: Now what's going to happen.

Think she likely wins the vote today, but then what will the DUP and the ERG do if a no confidence vote is called? Only chance they have is to force an election.
by mosschops
December 12th, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Now what's going to happen.
Replies: 98
Views: 2652

Re: Now what's going to happen.

Not sure why she is facing this vote. She won a vote in 2016, that means she is Tory leader for ever now as I understand it. These anti-democrat traitors are subverting the will of the people by sending these letters in.
by mosschops
November 29th, 2018, 12:46 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: How do we judge the draft Brexit deal?
Replies: 36
Views: 1305

Re: How do we judge the draft Brexit deal?

None of the leavers have the slightest intention of getting actuallly involved in Brexit, they might have to deliver something then. The entire schtick is based on overpromising, then criticising when it’s not delivered. Whatever happens they won’t own the outcome. Goes badly? Not hard enough. Goes ...

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