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by BobbyD
November 19th, 2018, 9:28 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1285
Views: 38933

Re: Musk endeavours

Which one is doomed to collapse and why? Regards, I seem to recall somebody saying, repetatively and at length, that legacy car makers were living on borrowed time, and the German automakers didn't know what was about to hit them... don't recall who though. Yes, legacy makers are vulnerable, but Me...
by BobbyD
November 19th, 2018, 7:39 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1285
Views: 38933

Re: Musk endeavours

odysseus2000 wrote:Which one is doomed to collapse and why?

Regards,


I seem to recall somebody saying, repetatively and at length, that legacy car makers were living on borrowed time, and the German automakers didn't know what was about to hit them... don't recall who though.
by BobbyD
November 19th, 2018, 6:51 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Cabinet agrees Brexit agreement
Replies: 234
Views: 2512

Re: Cabinet agrees Brexit agreement

The problem is that if May's deal is voted down, the ball is in May's court. Labour is trying to block a no deal in advance by tabling amendments to the government's legislation, but May may not play ball. If May has a choice between no deal and a referendum, her party might force her to go for a n...
by BobbyD
November 19th, 2018, 6:42 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Remember the Gibraltar problem?
Replies: 15
Views: 182

Re: Remember the Gibraltar problem?

Spain has a veto... Not over the Withdrawal Agreement they don't. It is a simple majority vote by all MEPs (including the UK's) and if passed would be adopted if there was a super-qualified majority of the 27 member states - so only 20 states need to agree (provided that 20 represent at least 65% o...
by BobbyD
November 19th, 2018, 6:24 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1285
Views: 38933

Re: Musk endeavours

odysseus2000 wrote:Mercedes Tesla partnership on electric Sprinter?

https://electrek.co/2018/11/19/tesla-me ... elon-musk/

Regards,


Why wold they partner up with a company doomed to collapse?
by BobbyD
November 19th, 2018, 4:47 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Remember the Gibraltar problem?
Replies: 15
Views: 182

Re: Remember the Gibraltar problem?

I've only read the first 50 or so pages of the draft agreement, but Gibraltar is included with the British Sovereign Bases in Cyprus, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man in one of the definitions in the early pages. Can Spain enter into a separate agreement from the entire EU, or is that capabi...
by BobbyD
November 19th, 2018, 4:40 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Cabinet agrees Brexit agreement
Replies: 234
Views: 2512

Re: Cabinet agrees Brexit agreement

The positive thing about May's plan is that it offers us freedom of movement and prosperity during the transition period. She could end that by agreeing a trade deal, but that is a few years away at least. At least I will not be struggling to find food or die if I need medicine. YoU have to admire ...
by BobbyD
November 19th, 2018, 2:41 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Cabinet agrees Brexit agreement
Replies: 234
Views: 2512

Re: Cabinet agrees Brexit agreement

The positive thing about May's plan is that it offers us freedom of movement and prosperity during the transition period. She could end that by agreeing a trade deal, but that is a few years away at least. At least I will not be struggling to find food or die if I need medicine. YoU have to admire ...
by BobbyD
November 19th, 2018, 2:38 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Remember the Gibraltar problem?
Replies: 15
Views: 182

Remember the Gibraltar problem?

The Northern Ireland problem's little brother has been rather overshadowed over the last 2 years, bt apparently we are now close enough to B-Day for Spain to bring Gibraltar back up. Spain Objects to Divorce Deal Over Gibraltar: Brexit Update ... Spanish officials are working with the EU on Monday t...
by BobbyD
November 19th, 2018, 1:26 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris' water cannons sold for £11,025
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Boris' water cannons sold for £11,025

Bad timing....
by BobbyD
November 19th, 2018, 12:55 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Cabinet agrees Brexit agreement
Replies: 234
Views: 2512

Re: Cabinet agrees Brexit agreement

Spet0789 wrote:You’re right that if we all nodded off now and woke in April we’d have left by default but that won’t happen. There is no way we leave without a deal from here on. It’s either (a close variant of) May’s deal or Remain.


'Sleeping BrEUty' - You forget Brexiteers believe in fairytales.
by BobbyD
November 18th, 2018, 5:23 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Cabinet agrees Brexit agreement
Replies: 234
Views: 2512

Re: Cabinet agrees Brexit agreement

The difficulty is that substantially the government controls the parliamentary agenda. I reiterate my point that parliament has to be able to put forward a decision which stops no deal. It is possible with a reliable majority. It, however, might take a cross party government. I don't think the numb...
by BobbyD
November 17th, 2018, 11:22 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Trump
Replies: 48
Views: 1720

Re: Trump

RowdyReptile wrote:This so called investigation is going on two years now, and has produced nothing, and it will never produce anything.


Indicted: 27 people, 3 Companies.

Convicted:

George Papadopoulos

Michael Flynn

Richard Pinedo

Alex Van der Zwaan

Rick Gates

Paul Manafort

Michael Cohen

Samuel Patten
by BobbyD
November 17th, 2018, 8:00 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Cabinet agrees Brexit agreement
Replies: 234
Views: 2512

Re: Cabinet agrees Brexit agreement

Lootman wrote:Seems like Labour opposes the deal, opposes no deal and opposes remaining :D


It most opposses No deal and deal... what is left... is Remaining.
by BobbyD
November 17th, 2018, 7:09 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Cabinet agrees Brexit agreement
Replies: 234
Views: 2512

Re: Cabinet agrees Brexit agreement

The Health Secretary reportedly told the Prime Minister and her cabinet that he ‘could not guarantee that people would not die’ if no Brexit deal was agreed. Matt Hancock is reported to have said that lives will be at risk due to a shortage of medicine in a no deal scenario during the stormy five-h...
by BobbyD
November 17th, 2018, 6:36 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Spectator's analysis of May' deal
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Spectator's analysis of May' deal

ARTICLE 107 Social security Former members of the European Parliament, irrespective of their nationality, who draw a pension in that capacity, as well as persons entitled to survivor's pensions as survivors of former members, irrespective of their nationality, shall be exempted from obligatory affi...
by BobbyD
November 17th, 2018, 2:29 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Cabinet agrees Brexit agreement
Replies: 234
Views: 2512

Re: Cabinet agrees Brexit agreement

It seems even those leading brexit ministers who haven't resigned are pressing May to renegotiate the deal. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/nov/17/brexit-deal-theresa-may-andrea-leadsom-michael-gove-liam-fox Five Eurosceptic cabinet ministers are pressing Theresa May to make last-minute c...
by BobbyD
November 17th, 2018, 2:01 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Oh, What a Lovely Brexit!
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Oh, What a Lovely Brexit!

Snorvey wrote:Do we really need another f*cking Brexit thread?


Do we really need Brexit...?
by BobbyD
November 17th, 2018, 2:00 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Cabinet agrees Brexit agreement
Replies: 234
Views: 2512

Re: Cabinet agrees Brexit agreement

It seems even those leading brexit ministers who haven't resigned are pressing May to renegotiate the deal. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/nov/17/brexit-deal-theresa-may-andrea-leadsom-michael-gove-liam-fox Five Eurosceptic cabinet ministers are pressing Theresa May to make last-minute c...
by BobbyD
November 17th, 2018, 1:58 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Big name takes pivotal role as Brexit Sec.
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Big name takes pivotal role as Brexit Sec.

He was/is one of the The 24 Conservative MPs who are still on the backbenches and have never rebelled https://www.conservativehome.com/thetorydiary/2012/09/the-forty-non-government-payroll-mps-who-havent-rebelled.html A solicitor by training and former head of anti money laundering and sanctions fo...

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