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by BobbyD
February 22nd, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1583
Views: 53157

Re: Musk endeavours

One for the list...

Autoline After Hours - The ABCs of Designing EVs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dttwAlmA_qo
by BobbyD
February 22nd, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: How does the Independent Group reflect on the Lib Dems?
Replies: 62
Views: 789

Re: How does the Independent Group reflect on the Lib Dems?

Timber!

Labour MP Ian Austin quits the party
Dudley North MP says he has no plans to join the Independent Group


https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... -the-party
by BobbyD
February 22nd, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Shamima Begum
Replies: 51
Views: 865

Re: Shamima Begum

I think that was a more nuanced issue, in an area of constitutional law. In the begum case, if Javid goes out on a limb, and loses, he not only looks incompetent, but heartless too. We are talking about the government led by the Home Sec who pioneered the hostile environment. It isn't an outcome Ma...
by BobbyD
February 22nd, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: How does the Independent Group reflect on the Lib Dems?
Replies: 62
Views: 789

Re: How does the Independent Group reflect on the Lib Dems?

Hopefully not going too far off topic, the problem with the energy business for the Tories is that they have never thought the issues through. In gas and electricity supply the costs of the raw materials and transport are, to a great extent fixed by World prices, the Green levy and the transmission...
by BobbyD
February 22nd, 2019, 3:33 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Shamima Begum
Replies: 51
Views: 865

Re: Shamima Begum

AIUI immigration and citizenship is a rules based process. After hundreds of years experience, there should be no doubt about the rules, which is why I would have thought Javid must have received correct advice. But it does shine a light on how risky it is, scattering British passports around like ...
by BobbyD
February 22nd, 2019, 3:26 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: How does the Independent Group reflect on the Lib Dems?
Replies: 62
Views: 789

Re: How does the Independent Group reflect on the Lib Dems?

How do you support that leftward movement you state for the Conservatives We have a Conse.. Theresa May Party government which has bought in price controls on energy... something the Conservative party derided a few years earlier as economically illiterate Marxism when it was proposed by Red Ed...
by BobbyD
February 21st, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: How does the Independent Group reflect on the Lib Dems?
Replies: 62
Views: 789

Re: How does the Independent Group reflect on the Lib Dems?

That now seems under threat from the unlikely turn to the Left by Labour. Labour turned to the left well before all this kicked off. Corbyn was a joke openly mocked in the papers. It took the Conservatives turning in to the Theresa May party to make him a credible electoral threat. This schism may ...
by BobbyD
February 21st, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: How does the Independent Group reflect on the Lib Dems?
Replies: 62
Views: 789

Re: How does the Independent Group reflect on the Lib Dems?

We also have large swathes of the country effectively under one party control. Despite both Labour and Conservative at various times in the last 50 years winning large majorities, 50% of the seats in England have never changed hands during that period. Lightweights. My constituency has been going s...
by BobbyD
February 21st, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Shamima Begum
Replies: 51
Views: 865

Re: Shamima Begum

If it is as clear as this then the Home Secretary must have had some poor advice from his lawyers. I would hope the UK government is advised by competent lawyers that would not have simply overlooked this judgement. ...or it's a nice story to have in the press if you want to look tough on 'undesira...
by BobbyD
February 21st, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: How does the Independent Group reflect on the Lib Dems?
Replies: 62
Views: 789

Re: How does the Independent Group reflect on the Lib Dems?

We also have large swathes of the country effectively under one party control. Despite both Labour and Conservative at various times in the last 50 years winning large majorities, 50% of the seats in England have never changed hands during that period. Lightweights. My constituency has been going s...
by BobbyD
February 21st, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Shamima Begum
Replies: 51
Views: 865

Re: Shamima Begum

If it is as clear as this then the Home Secretary must have had some poor advice from his lawyers. I would hope the UK government is advised by competent lawyers that would not have simply overlooked this judgement. ...or it's a nice story to have in the press if you want to look tough on 'undesira...
by BobbyD
February 21st, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: How does the Independent Group reflect on the Lib Dems?
Replies: 62
Views: 789

Re: How does the Independent Group reflect on the Lib Dems?

You may like the crisp delineation this causes on most matters, but it undeniably also leads to see-saw outcomes that make long term strategic planning very difficult. And then you get a issue like Brexit that is (mostly) orthogonal to this and the result can quickly be capture of that issue by a z...
by BobbyD
February 21st, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1583
Views: 53157

Re: Musk endeavours

China’s Kandi says it has received approval from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to import two of its electric cars to the U.S. Kandi intends on importing its Model EX3 and Model K22 to the U.S. The company made its ambitions clear last year when it showed off new U.S. versions o...
by BobbyD
February 21st, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1583
Views: 53157

Re: Musk endeavours

Tesla burns through the talent on Musk’s exhilarating ride Top-tier churn makes it harder for electric carmaker to build institutional knowledge as it grows There are clear disadvantages in all of this. One is that Tesla churns through talent at a rapid rate ...Another problem is that it makes it h...
by BobbyD
February 21st, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Shamima Begum
Replies: 51
Views: 865

Re: Shamima Begum

Just out of interest, how many people who would be outraged if she keeps her British citizenship would be equally outraged if we couldn't extradite a foreign jihadi detained in this country because their sole nationality had been stripped by their home country which then refused to take them back?
by BobbyD
February 21st, 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Too late to Remain?
Replies: 22
Views: 339

Re: Too late to Remain?

On the other hand, if we do leave, when we inevitably try to rejoin in a decade or so we will not get our current “EU+” terms again. The first couple of years of reentry negotiations will be wasted while EU officials lock themselves in a room and try to suppress their laughter so as not to embarras...
by BobbyD
February 21st, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: How does the Independent Group reflect on the Lib Dems?
Replies: 62
Views: 789

Re: How does the Independent Group reflect on the Lib Dems?

I wouldn't be too complacent yet. At the moment it stands at https://twitter.com/britainelects/status/1098193444034564096 CON: 38% LAB: 26% IG: 14% LDEM: 7% via @YouGov, 18 - 19 Feb which would be a Conservative majority of around 60. Anybody trying to convert polling figures in to seats needs thei...
by BobbyD
February 21st, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1583
Views: 53157

Re: Musk endeavours

... have pulled back to focus on the growing Chinese and Indian market and not leave themselves exposed to trying to sell into a vastly more competitive European market


The Chinese EV market is bigger and more competitive than the European EV market...
by BobbyD
February 21st, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Quote of the day
Replies: 122
Views: 6597

Re: Quote of the day

The great catastrophe marched upon us in the daylight. But everybody thought that somebody else would stop it before it really arrived.


- H.G. Wells
by BobbyD
February 19th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: ... and another one gone ...
Replies: 56
Views: 946

Re: ... and another one gone ...

Or maybe it isn't. Maybe the Honda closure is just another stone that unhappy Remainers, who won't accept the decision of the British voters in the referendum, can blame on Brexit. https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/honda-ceo-says-decision-end-production-uk-not-083242177--finance.html Do you really ...

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