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by ursaminortaur
September 18th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: Dominic Cummings

Dominic Cummings has now been formally given the power to sack sack cabinet ministers' advisers. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/dominic-cummings-boris-johnson-cabinet-minister-aides-civil-service-sajid-javid-a9109836.html Dominic Cummings has been handed a new formal power to sack ca...
by ursaminortaur
September 17th, 2019, 11:10 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!
Replies: 62
Views: 1173

Re: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!

Maybe so, but I did not say it and I am not responsible for the posts of anyone else. So I do not know why it was raised in relation to a post I made that did not say he did. My post was in response to the latter part of your And nor did I, but the desire to claim others are saying he said "EU...
by ursaminortaur
September 17th, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!
Replies: 62
Views: 1173

Re: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!

And nor did I, but the desire to claim others are saying he said "EU Empire" appears overwhelming! supremetwo made the claim in the original post https://www.lemonfool.co.uk/viewtopic.php?p=251885#p251885 Guy Verhofstadt has addressed the Lib Dem conference this evening to claim the EU is...
by ursaminortaur
September 17th, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 1019
Views: 20248

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

It seems that Yellowhammer's prediction of a “low risk of significant sustained queues” at ports other than in Kent is because large numbers of vehicles would be turned away before reaching those ports as they won't have the required documentation. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brex...
by ursaminortaur
September 17th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!
Replies: 62
Views: 1173

Re: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!

Except of course, Verhofstadt did not say he wanted an EU Empire. What he wants is more collective decision making, but in this speech he did not even call for that. He called for the UK to remain in the EU. Yes, I wasn't saying he talked about the EU as an empire but his use of empires in respect ...
by ursaminortaur
September 17th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Taxes
Topic: Tax liability for back-dated pension
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: Tax liability for back-dated pension

I am trying to help my husband sort out his tax liability for his index-linked final salary pension (from a job he left nearly 20 years ago). He is still working, but became eligible to draw this pension in 2014. Thinking that he would not be able to get it until he turned 65, he did nothing. Havin...
by ursaminortaur
September 16th, 2019, 10:31 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: A very bitter man
Replies: 23
Views: 642

Re: A very bitter man

I can't speak for Cameron but I recall the documentary showed he had been fighting the issue of "free movement" with the EU and had won a concession of 7 years before it became mandatory. I think at the same time UKIP were gaining ground. I am not sure if he was rolling dice or genuinely ...
by ursaminortaur
September 16th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!
Replies: 62
Views: 1173

Re: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!

I didn't make anything up, thank you very much. Verhofstadt was the one who mentioned Empires so take it up with him. Even ursaminotaur is willing to admit that Verhofstadt wants an EU Empire, even if he disagrees on what the definition of an Empire is in the 21st Century. HYD I never said that Ver...
by ursaminortaur
September 16th, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!
Replies: 62
Views: 1173

Re: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!

Yes . . . and he alludes to the fact that he believes that the only way forward is for the EU to become an Empire too. You're in denial if you read that whole speech and don't take that conclusion away. HYD He never used the words "EU Empire". You are making it up. What he warned about wa...
by ursaminortaur
September 16th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!
Replies: 62
Views: 1173

Re: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!

I haven't listened to the speech but a google search brings this up as the top result. Mr Verhofstadt said “In the world order of tomorrow, the world order of tomorrow is not a world order based on nation states or countries, it’s a world order that is based on Empires . . . . ." HYD Is he per...
by ursaminortaur
September 16th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!
Replies: 62
Views: 1173

Re: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!

I have listened to the speech and the title of this thread is factually incorrect. Not once did Verhofstadt say he wanted an EU Empire. Imagine our surprise... I haven't listened to the speech but a google search brings this up as the top result. Mr Verhofstadt said “In the world order of tomorrow,...
by ursaminortaur
September 15th, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Prorogation
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Prorogation

I think there is some evidence that this is being seriously considered. QC Jo Maugham (who is a well known anti Brexit campaigner) has posted the following on twitter which seems to identify a flaw in the Benn Act requiring the PM to request an extension to the notice period. https://waitingfortax....
by ursaminortaur
September 15th, 2019, 9:54 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Prorogation
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Prorogation

Dominic Cummings has suggested that if Boris lost the Supreme Court case on Tuesday he could use executive power to prorogue parliament again knowing that a subsequent court battle would “tie everyone up in legal knots” as the clock ran down towards the scheduled 31 October date for Brexit. Though ...
by ursaminortaur
September 15th, 2019, 9:31 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Prorogation
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Prorogation

Dominic Cummings has suggested that if Boris lost the Supreme Court case on Tuesday he could use executive power to prorogue parliament again knowing that a subsequent court battle would “tie everyone up in legal knots” as the clock ran down towards the scheduled 31 October date for Brexit. Though ...
by ursaminortaur
September 15th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 1019
Views: 20248

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

But to put it even more simply - the idea that a clean/no deal brexit would be an end to the brexit process would obviously be a good electoral message for Boris thus statements undermining that position hurt Boris' electoral chances. agreed - but I suspect the general public are not currently awar...
by ursaminortaur
September 15th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!
Replies: 62
Views: 1173

Re: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!

Many of those who favour the UK remaining in the EU are at pains to deny that some in the EU would like to be part of a federal superstate. All sorts of people are in favour of all sorts of things. It would be brave man that asserted that nobody in the EU wanted a federal Europe. Luckily the EU is ...
by ursaminortaur
September 15th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 1019
Views: 20248

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

[ Boris Johnson's cabinet members had to agree to leaving on the 31st October even if that was with no deal. However as Amber Rudd stated when she resigned from that cabinet Boris' main objective was a no-deal Brexit over leaving with a deal. Brexiteers have characterised a no deal brexit as a clea...
by ursaminortaur
September 15th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: A very bitter man
Replies: 23
Views: 642

Re: A very bitter man

When I saw the topic title of this thread, I instantly knew who it would be about. Cameron. He would have done himself more credit if he had kept quiet. I think we all realised that he had misjudged the mood of the voters (in thinking that Remain would win). He acknowledged that he got it wrong and...
by ursaminortaur
September 15th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Prorogation
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Prorogation

Dominic Cummings has suggested that if Boris lost the Supreme Court case on Tuesday he could use executive power to prorogue parliament again knowing that a subsequent court battle would “tie everyone up in legal knots” as the clock ran down towards the scheduled 31 October date for Brexit. Though n...
by ursaminortaur
September 15th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 1019
Views: 20248

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

Can we get this thread back on topic ? In another blow to Boris the former permanent secretary at the Department for Exiting the EU (Philip Rycroft) has confirmed that a no-deal brexit will not be a clean break that ends brexit negotiations and that future negotiation will start with citizens, mone...

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