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by Nimrod103
September 16th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!
Replies: 62
Views: 1216

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

hiriskpaul wrote: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.


Sounds like it to me:

https://order-order.com/2019/09/14/lib- ... me-empire/
by Nimrod103
September 16th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!
Replies: 62
Views: 1216

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

Remainers: "Brexiteers are just harking back to Empire days." Guy Verhofstadt: "We must build an EU Empire!" Leavers: let's surrender control of Europe to the Germans Churchill: let me spin here in my grave for a bit ;) - sd So, after all, you Remainers really do admit Germany i...
by Nimrod103
September 16th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!
Replies: 62
Views: 1216

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

Remainers: "Brexiteers are just harking back to Empire days."

Guy Verhofstadt: "We must build an EU Empire!"
by Nimrod103
September 16th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: A very bitter man
Replies: 23
Views: 657

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 Nimrod103
September 11th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Own Goal By Remainers?
Replies: 42
Views: 784

Re: Own Goal By Remainers?

I would not be surprised if the BBC gave Ian Blackford his own TV Channel, as he seems to be permanently on our screens. His air time is out of all proportion to that justified by the small population of Scotland. Owen. I only watch one programme on BBC tv so I have not had the dubious pleasure of ...
by Nimrod103
September 11th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Own Goal By Remainers?
Replies: 42
Views: 784

Re: Own Goal By Remainers?

I would not be surprised if the BBC gave Ian Blackford his own TV Channel, as he seems to be permanently on our screens. His air time is out of all proportion to that justified by the small population of Scotland. Owen. I only watch one programme on BBC tv so I have not had the dubious pleasure of ...
by Nimrod103
September 8th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Tories looking at breaking convention and standing candidate against Speaker
Replies: 51
Views: 1164

Re: Tories looking at breaking convention and standing candidate against Speaker

To be honest it does not surprise me, they must be extremely hacked off with him. I have seen little reporting on it, but my understanding is that he played a critical part in last week's anti no deal Brexit Bill. Ever since a Newsnight interview with Dominic Grieve I had understood such a bill wou...
by Nimrod103
September 8th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 1051
Views: 20777

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

If Boris goes to jail for his beliefs, he will be a national hero. I expect that a few more traitors will come out of the woodwork next week. This will be good news, as they can then be flushed out of the Party. Hang on in there Boris, the silent majority is with you! He wouldn't be going to jail f...
by Nimrod103
September 7th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 1051
Views: 20777

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

Nicholas Soames a gentleman, a little too patriarchal for my tastes, but a gentleman. " gentleman: a chivalrous, courteous and honourable man." You have a funny idea of what being a gentleman is. From Wikipedia: Allegations of sexism According to the book Women in Parliament published in ...
by Nimrod103
September 5th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 1051
Views: 20777

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

Did you hear Laura Kuessenberg's joke on the six o'clock news? Jo Johnson is the only MP who left to spend less time with his family! regards Howard A number of people have been making the same joke throughout the day - I'm pretty sure Laura Kuessenberg wasn't the first. eg https://www.cityam.com/j...
by Nimrod103
September 4th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Rebel EU Withdrawal Bill
Replies: 228
Views: 4265

Re: Rebel EU Withdrawal Bill

Perhaps somebody could explain? This rebel bill cannot become law without Royal assent. If Boris remains PM he can tell the Queen not to sign. Apparently Blair did something similar in about 2002 in connection with an Iraq war vote. So the only way to pass the bill is to remove Boris and form a new ...
by Nimrod103
August 27th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Thirty Eight degrees today - really?
Replies: 159
Views: 3462

Re: Thirty Eight degrees today - really?

Do you remember what it was like before heated rear windows came in Ford's pioneering introduction of a heated front windscreen is also a great boon in winter. I believe they held a patent on it, but other manufacturers are now following their example - although I don't know if they use the same sy...
by Nimrod103
August 26th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Thirty Eight degrees today - really?
Replies: 159
Views: 3462

Re: Thirty Eight degrees today - really?

I find the most valuable use for car air conditioning is to clear misting and condensation in the autumn and winter. The UK is after all an essentially damp country. Heater and AC both on full, up the inside of the windscreen.
by Nimrod103
August 24th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Google Maps live traffic
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Google Maps live traffic

Can somebody explain how Google maps records live traffic data and how reliable it is? I'm currently looking at a main road to the coast, wiere there are shown jams at the predicted congestion points. Are they real, or just a prediction based on previous data?
by Nimrod103
August 22nd, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Can we sell Scotland, NI and Wales to Trump?
Replies: 13
Views: 459

Re: Can we sell Scotland, NI and Wales to Trump?

it is actually not really English generosity, it is generosity of certain parts of England to both Scotland , Wales, NI and the rest of England. Cannot find GDP but here is GRP. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_regions_of_the_United_Kingdom_by_GRP_per_capita Probably true, but as la Sturgeon i...
by Nimrod103
August 22nd, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 1051
Views: 20777

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

Apparently it's not rude, Boris just did it very briefly for a laugh. Unfortunately, he seems to do pretty much everything for a laugh. Looking at the picture of Boris and Macron shaking hands, I think that Boris is being an incredibly polite guest by trying to reduce his height so as not to embara...
by Nimrod103
August 22nd, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Can we sell Scotland, NI and Wales to Trump?
Replies: 13
Views: 459

Re: Can we sell Scotland, NI and Wales to Trump?

Scotland is certainly going to get a nasty shock if it leaves the Union. How much would the SNP have to raise taxes to replace English generosity? What services would Ms Sturgeon have to axe? I have said it before. England needs to hold an independence vote, just for the schadenfreude of seeing SNP...
by Nimrod103
August 22nd, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: 71 days to go: ONS lies, damned lies edition.
Replies: 21
Views: 401

Re: 71 days to go: ONS lies, damned lies edition.

The problem is that they haven't been recording people coming in and going out - instead they have been relying on the International Passenger Survey which just asks a sample of people at 19 airports, eight ports and the Channel Tunnel rail link where they're from, why they are in the UK and how lo...
by Nimrod103
August 22nd, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: 71 days to go: ONS lies, damned lies edition.
Replies: 21
Views: 401

Re: 71 days to go: ONS lies, damned lies edition.

Can we have a link please to the ONS "made up statistics" story. Also a link to the "rumour" about the census would be helpful but I'd imagine that link to "my mate Fred down the pub" could be tricky. John How does one provide a link to 'rumours'? Word on the street. R...
by Nimrod103
August 22nd, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: 71 days to go: ONS lies, damned lies edition.
Replies: 21
Views: 401

Re: 71 days to go: ONS lies, damned lies edition.

Can we have a link please to the ONS "made up statistics" story. Also a link to the "rumour" about the census would be helpful but I'd imagine that link to "my mate Fred down the pub" could be tricky. John How does one provide a link to 'rumours'? Word on the street. R...

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