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by Nimrod103
February 16th, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Customs Union - isn't it good enough?
Replies: 76
Views: 964

Re: Customs Union - isn't it good enough?

It would be good if you could actually provide sources to justify your claims. A comparison say between the EU minus the UK and the UK would do. Google is your friend: https://tradingeconomics.com/united-kingdom/gdp-growth-annual https://tradingeconomics.com/euro-area/gdp https://www.telegraph.co.u...
by Nimrod103
February 16th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: China cancels trade talks
Replies: 16
Views: 328

Re: China cancels trade talks

Williamson is a complete lightweight. Intellectually negligible. The fact he has ambitions to be PM reflects so badly on the paucity of political talent right now. I'm not sure that is fair. Do you have an answer to China's assertion - which is for the UK to stay out of the Pacific, it is a Chinese...
by Nimrod103
February 16th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Customs Union - isn't it good enough?
Replies: 76
Views: 964

Re: Customs Union - isn't it good enough?

It would be good if you could actually provide sources to justify your claims. A comparison say between the EU minus the UK and the UK would do. Google is your friend: https://tradingeconomics.com/united-kingdom/gdp-growth-annual https://tradingeconomics.com/euro-area/gdp https://www.telegraph.co.u...
by Nimrod103
February 16th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Customs Union - isn't it good enough?
Replies: 76
Views: 964

Re: Customs Union - isn't it good enough?

The latest figures show that the UK is starting to out perform again a Euro area which is spiralling down into recession. Please give me some sources for your "latest figures". Actually I think Q4 figures for 2018 were both at 0.2%, but the Eurozone has a definite downward trend due to th...
by Nimrod103
February 16th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: China cancels trade talks
Replies: 16
Views: 328

Re: China cancels trade talks

Williamson is a complete lightweight. Intellectually negligible. The fact he has ambitions to be PM reflects so badly on the paucity of political talent right now. I'm not sure that is fair. Do you have an answer to China's assertion - which is for the UK to stay out of the Pacific, it is a Chinese...
by Nimrod103
February 16th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Customs Union - isn't it good enough?
Replies: 76
Views: 964

Re: Customs Union - isn't it good enough?

IMHO I don't think we get benefits which are more than the amount we pay The hard benefits of additional trade and also additional domestic activity can be quantified. For example using rough figures. If the UK GDP is GBP 2,000,000,000,000 (2tn) (2,000bn) 1% of additional activity (from growth) is ...
by Nimrod103
February 16th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Customs Union - isn't it good enough?
Replies: 76
Views: 964

Re: Customs Union - isn't it good enough?

Whatever, what we pay is an insignificant sum in comparison to.the benefits. I disagree with this. I think the amount we pay is material or significant in comparison to the benefits. However, the benefits are substantially more than the amount we pay. IMHO I don't think we get benefits which are mo...
by Nimrod103
February 16th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: China cancels trade talks
Replies: 16
Views: 328

Re: China cancels trade talks

BobbyD wrote:
Nimrod103 wrote:Put the flags out. It might reduce our trade deficit with China, currently 26 billion.


Or just stop buying flags. Where do you think they were made?


UK. Since 1837.
https://www.flagmakers.co.uk/about-us/
by Nimrod103
February 15th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: China cancels trade talks
Replies: 16
Views: 328

Re: China cancels trade talks

Put the flags out. It might reduce our trade deficit with China, currently 26 billion.
by Nimrod103
February 12th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The EU is stupid
Replies: 57
Views: 954

Re: The EU is stupid

My suspicion (and call me cynical) is that the video has been edited and doesn't represent the full story of what transpired. Simply put, close up shots of the speaker, then cutting to Juncker, could have been contiguous (timeline) from two different cameras, or they might not be. That the border i...
by Nimrod103
February 11th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The EU is stupid
Replies: 57
Views: 954

Re: The EU is stupid

The sticky issue of the backstop comes t, o mind. If the EU gets its way, we will have to stay in the CU until such time as a "borderless border" can be sorted out; however long it takes to develop and deploy all that remote, non-intrusive electronic tracking and checking technology etc. ...
by Nimrod103
February 11th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The EU is stupid
Replies: 57
Views: 954

Re: The EU is stupid

As a remain voter, I have come to the conclusion that the EU should agree to all the demands of the leavers. What demands did you have in mind? Can the Leavers even agree on what they want? The sticky issue of the backstop comes t, o mind. If the EU gets its way, we will have to stay in the CU unti...
by Nimrod103
February 10th, 2019, 8:36 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: British school cancels Darwin/Evolution play
Replies: 86
Views: 1179

Re: British school cancels Darwin/Evolution play

Ever noticed how Christianity dumped all the Jewish Kosher food laws ? And I think evolution had come up with family structures in the various pre-cursors to Homo-sapens as well as early modern humans before there is any sign of organised religious behaviour preserved in the fossil record. How exac...
by Nimrod103
February 10th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: British school cancels Darwin/Evolution play
Replies: 86
Views: 1179

Re: British school cancels Darwin/Evolution play

Interesting,is it not, that biological Darwinism is (almost) universally admired and approved, yet social Darwinism is regarded as despicable, and any thoughts of it stamped out.
by Nimrod103
February 9th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Grayling scraps ferry contract
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: Grayling scraps ferry contract

as it was in the process of acquiring new ferries. Then without warning on Friday, Arklow withdrew its support from Seaborne Freight, throwing the start-up into crisis. The Independent article mentions the Irish company Arklow Shipping and Mogg's suggestion that the Irish Government put pressure on...
by Nimrod103
February 9th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Grayling scraps ferry contract
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: Grayling scraps ferry contract

Chris Grayling has cancelled the contract with Seaborne Freight the ferry company with no ferries which had copied its terms and conditions from a pizza delivery company. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-latest-chris-grayling-cancels-ferry-contract-no-deal-ships-seaborne-freigh...
by Nimrod103
February 9th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: British school cancels Darwin/Evolution play
Replies: 86
Views: 1179

Re: British school cancels Darwin/Evolution play

I doubt most white (or even black) Christians would be offended by a play about evolution, a pretty universally accepted concept, even if it mocks a bishop's now largely discredited views... Is mockery of other people's honestly held opinions something we should be teaching young children? That rea...
by Nimrod103
February 8th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Signs of Spring
Replies: 16
Views: 757

Re: Signs of Spring

bungeejumper wrote:
Nimrod103 wrote:I hope they are English bluebells, and not the dreaded Spanish imported variety?

British as can be. Why, I had them specially imported from Gibraltar. :D

BJ


The only good bluebell to be found in the Mediterranean area:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Bluebell_(K80)
by Nimrod103
February 8th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: British school cancels Darwin/Evolution play
Replies: 86
Views: 1179

Re: British school cancels Darwin/Evolution play

My point was a general one. For far too long religious types have hidden behind things such a blasphemy laws which prevent questioning of "honestly held beliefs" A pedophile might have the "honestly help belief" that sexual relations between an adult and a child are a beautiful ...
by Nimrod103
February 8th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Signs of Spring
Replies: 16
Views: 757

Re: Signs of Spring

I put some bluebells in last year, and the first flower is now appearing. Six mini-clumps appear to be coming up nicely. The location is behind a north-facing fence (i.e. on the north side). The first lavender crocuses are just flowering, and bluebell leaves are showing. I have masses of summer sno...

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