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by mosschops
July 17th, 2018, 6:35 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Chequers goes pop.....
Replies: 52
Views: 670

Re: Chequers goes pop.....

What did the ERG expect? They’ve pretty much forced this. If I was more cynical I would say they wanted the backstop in place.
by mosschops
July 17th, 2018, 7:37 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Chequers goes pop.....
Replies: 52
Views: 670

Re: Chequers goes pop.....

Love the way that the man warning about “socialist votes” last week actively courted and then relied on Labour rebels to pass his amendment. I think May has only three options really, drop the mic and walk off stage leaving someone else to deal with this, general election as this parliament clearly ...
by mosschops
July 17th, 2018, 7:14 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Chequers goes pop.....
Replies: 52
Views: 670

Re: Chequers goes pop.....

It’s dead now, the EU won’t agree to it. It’s another pointless suggestion of a way forward with the amendments.
by mosschops
July 10th, 2018, 12:52 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris resigns
Replies: 153
Views: 2457

Re: Boris resigns

I see the remainers are out in force again and by implication still insulting the 17.4 million people who wanted to take back control of their country. I wonder how many of them would have given up the money and perks of a Cabinet Minister? All talk! I can still never understand why anyone that lov...
by mosschops
July 9th, 2018, 3:54 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris resigns
Replies: 153
Views: 2457

Re: Boris resigns

Going to be replaced by disgraced former Defence Secretary Liam Fox apparently. Not a very deep pool of talent to pick from it seems.
by mosschops
July 9th, 2018, 3:33 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris resigns
Replies: 153
Views: 2457

Re: Boris resigns

A shockingly poor tenure as Foreign Secretary made Ben worse by the cowardly opportunism of his exit. God help us all if he challenges for the leadership and wins.
by mosschops
July 4th, 2018, 2:53 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Random long form articles
Replies: 7
Views: 806

Re: Random long form articles

James Anderson of SMT on “The Great Transition”: https://resoluteoptimism.bailliegifford ... xtinction/
by mosschops
June 17th, 2018, 2:43 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The Job of Brex part deux: £350m worth
Replies: 77
Views: 843

Re: The Job of Brex part deux: £350m worth

I'm wondering about the timing of this and the fact that there is no clarity on where the money will come from. Could it be that May is planning for a general election in the near future either because she thinks she might lose a confidence vote or that she has decided to risk it all by calling one...
by mosschops
June 15th, 2018, 8:04 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit: parts of UK manufacturing 'at risk of extinction', CBI says
Replies: 103
Views: 2113

Re: Brexit: parts of UK manufacturing 'at risk of extinction', CBI says

Plus the quarter of a million Polish men (and one bear) who fought in North Africa, Greece and Italy as part of the Polish Army in the West. It was them who closed the Falaise pocket in Normandy at Hill 262, who finally took the summit of Monte Cassino and fought in the Battle of Bologna, they also ...
by mosschops
June 14th, 2018, 8:49 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit: parts of UK manufacturing 'at risk of extinction', CBI says
Replies: 103
Views: 2113

Re: Brexit: parts of UK manufacturing 'at risk of extinction', CBI says

It has become obvious that extremist Brexiteer sentiment, as expressed so often on here, does not reflect the views of the people (leavers or remainers) - indeed such sentiment is now being revealed as not caring whether the ordinary fellow citizen suffers significant hardship and poverty as long a...
by mosschops
May 17th, 2018, 6:17 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Voter suppression
Replies: 192
Views: 2494

Re: Voter suppression

Expressly disproved as shown by my earlier citation to his letter to Greeley. Where? Doesn't mention states rights. He says that he is focussed on maintaining the Union. He is just stating his constitutional responsibilities as President. He says that in the letter. Lincoln clearly stated that his ...
by mosschops
May 17th, 2018, 5:58 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Voter suppression
Replies: 192
Views: 2494

Re: Voter suppression

He was interested in it as a states rights issue only as it pertained to slavery. Expressly disproved as shown by my earlier citation to his letter to Greeley. Where? Doesn't mention states rights. He says that he is focussed on maintaining the Union. He is just stating his constitutional responsib...
by mosschops
May 17th, 2018, 5:42 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Voter suppression
Replies: 192
Views: 2494

Re: Voter suppression

It was two and a half years and that’s because the war was still going on, and Texas was the last place to be occupied. 19th June 1865 when Union troops landed at Galveston: Irrelevant to my main point which was that slavery would have gone away anyway, as it has everywhere, even without the war. T...
by mosschops
May 17th, 2018, 2:51 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Voter suppression
Replies: 192
Views: 2494

Re: Voter suppression

the Emancipation Proclamation was equally applied to all the Confederate States. It is widely known that Texas retained slavery for at least 3 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. It was two and a half years and that’s because the war was still going on, and Texas was the last place to be occ...
by mosschops
May 17th, 2018, 2:31 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Voter suppression
Replies: 192
Views: 2494

Re: Voter suppression

Texas who was part of the Confederacy and who explicitly mentioned slavery as part of their secession document as posted like 4 posts above? Don’t think you would even have reached the sixth form with that analysis... Evidently my point went over your head. Texas was not bound to get rid of slavery...
by mosschops
May 17th, 2018, 2:15 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Voter suppression
Replies: 192
Views: 2494

Re: Voter suppression

The reason for "quitting" was the North's growing interference with the South's continued use of slaves. Something which threatened the economy of those Southern states and the wealth of landowners. Hence as attested by the secession documents the issue of slavery was the cause of the Ame...
by mosschops
May 16th, 2018, 5:43 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Voter suppression
Replies: 192
Views: 2494

Re: Voter suppression

Saying slavery caused civil war is like saying shooting an archbishop in his car caused WW1. No, it's not. Slavery was evil so it follows that it has to be the reason - looked through modern eyes. I am sure it helped a lot. And through eyes at the time, South Carolina's Declaration of Secession: Bu...
by mosschops
May 16th, 2018, 5:06 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Voter suppression
Replies: 192
Views: 2494

Re: Voter suppression

... the Confederates recast the American Civil War in the 1890s/1900s to be a question of states rights rather than slavery, when at the time if you asked anyone what the war was about then slavery would be their first response. They were pretty successful in their efforts,.... Lincoln didn't have ...
by mosschops
May 16th, 2018, 3:38 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Voter suppression
Replies: 192
Views: 2494

Re: Voter suppression

The recent (and it is recent, probably because the generation that fought in the war are dying out) phenomenon of people trying to frame the Nazis as left wing has a lot in common to the way that the Confederates recast the American Civil War in the 1890s/1900s to be a question of states rights rat...
by mosschops
May 16th, 2018, 9:48 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Voter suppression
Replies: 192
Views: 2494

Re: Voter suppression

I am really enjoying the debate, but think it is rewriting history to argue the NSDAP was right wing. The clue is in the name: it is " Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei" It was clearly informed by socialist principles: hence the demand that unfortunate citizens subjugate thei...

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