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  1. The fact that we are not taking such effective measures in the face of such arrogance and intransigence tells us that our negotiating position is compromised by bribed/blackmailed /etc parties at home. We see this all day long in brexit debates: it's never about the morality; it's always about how strong the EU is.
  2. Uber stripped of its licence to operate in London

    Never used Uber in the UK because they've always been uncompetitive when I've priced them. But when we were in Florida a few months ago, they were a million percent better on price/service/attitude than the main taxi services. I chatted with every driver about their work, and got no bad feedback. I get the impression that Uber's biggest problem is not unprofessionalism, it's breaking the taxi mafias' networks/cartels. London's taxi mafia is notorious.
  3. Sounds like something the Wehrmacht said before the last World War. And the whole remain stance is a warlike one: weak Britain against strong EU; stupid little engishers against enlightened europeans. Not the slightest trace of willingness to negotiate and compromise. Just modern day dictatorial mentality.
  4. UK's May sets out transition plan in bid to unlock Brexit talks

    "Brexit on the never never" is a Euro fantasy. We actually owe the EU nothing. We've spent forty five years having our politicians bribed/blackmailed into taking us into a position from which it is extremely difficult to now extricate ourselves. We now have to buy our way out of this stitch-up in order to avoid several years of uncertainty. Whatever it costs, good riddance, and five years down the line, people will understand why we got out (if we get out).
  5. An important root cause of the distribution and choice of the referendum vote and the polls used here is that of wealth. Most of the younger voters who wanted to remain were concentrated around London and the SE and they are those most likely to belong to relatively affluent families, which in turn have been more able to afford to send their kids to university, even through the recent years of steeply rising tuition fees. The bread-winners of these wealthier families in the SE are also more likely to be pro EU as many of them are employed by large multi-national corporations, which promote the EU down through their managerial staff hierarchies (EU policy favours big business) and which also extensively lobby the EU in Brussels. The children of these breadwinners must be influenced by their parents and that is natural. All of the young people in the UK have grown up with the EU there as a constant reference point that they may be scared to lose and I understand that too. But I'm glad that some of the kids have had the vision to research the pros and cons of EU membership, critically, and come to their own conclusions. To say that more people with a higher level of education voted remain is probably true. However, many of those who have recently graduated have had the chance only after the availability of places increased dramatically, after most of the poly-technical colleges became universities and especially after Blair's policies of the 1990's - possibly good intent but at what cost? Many academics have recently voiced concerns about dumbing-down of marking/grading, lowering of course entry requirements (grades) and plagiarism, which is apparently all too common. Do we need 50% of the population to have a BA (Hons) Angry Birds anyway? Looking at the TV interviews of the young remainers demonstrating in London on the day after the referendum, many of whom said they were students, present or recent, most of these were able to demonstrate little or zero actual knowledge of the EU, it's structure, it's workings or who the main leaders were. So I would have to say no, we don't we need 50% of them to have an Angry Birds degree. There is a better case for less pure universities and a return of more colleges which would grant credible, achievable, practical and respected diplomas and certificates in technical and other needed fields. This would encourage higher standards across the board and maybe even help stop the fees going up! The student loan debt figures indicate a shambles! Lastly, it is totally unfair to accuse the older voters for being uneducated (assuming that that means at least a first university degree). What chance did most of them have of attending university? Especially post WW2? The number of universities were far fewer and available places fewer still. TGIF Happy Hour Enjoy! The attempts by remainers to correlate broad intelligence with higher education, and present brexiters as a bunch of dimwits for the most part is what used to be referred to by the existentialist branch of philosophy as bad faith, which, frankly, reeks of desperation and paucity of argument (as we see time and again in debates on here, where remainers regularly try to take the discussions down narrow, speculative dead ends, then shout 'stupid' once it's pointed out to them that they've reached a dead end).
  6. Crikey, puck2, flooding the forum with that type of stuff doesn't help anybody, especially yourself.
  7. Corbyn is a pathetic, virtue-signalling figure who is out of touch with reality on almost every issue. Except for a large chunk of The Establishment and their MSM puppets being at odds with PM May's government, Corbyn would still be portrayed by them as a modern-day Tony Benn or Michael Foot, and would thus be viewed as such in the eyes of most of the general public, over-generous social policies or not. His strictly-enforced policy on islamicist radicalism/terrorism, and muslim paedophile rings (whistle-blowers are sacked or forced out) was put firmly into perspective by the former chief prosecutor of North West England's CPS, Nazir Afzal, here: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/rochdale-grooming-prosecutor-nazir-afzal-13271237
  8. You're quite right in that Chuchill was "no raving lefty". He was a tory politician! And Churchill also liked to use the quote: "Democracy is the worst system, except for all the other systems."
  9. Some remainers appear to have gotten themselves more than a little bit 'out there' in their zeal to justify themselves. Democracy is now on the line!!! Maybe one of them can point to a modern non-democratic government which works better than democracy. The high-minded notion of self-appointed experts and professionals running a country has always resulted in abject failure when put into practice
  10. He built a faux-empirical argument around some opinion polls that pointed toward uni students and post-grads supporting remain. As an example for you, my daughter and the rest of her uni crowd voted remain on the single issue of wanting to keep visa-free travel around Europe (as if that would change under brexit! Maybe another remain lie circulated amongst students?) When I tried to raise all the other issues, both pro and con the EU, her face went blank. I asked her if she and any of her friends had discussed these other issues. Guess what the answer was? Further anecdotally, as a long-time business owner, I've had the opportunity to discuss brexit with many other business owners (some of them hugely successful). Only one, who runs a moderately successful industrial plumbing business, voted remain, because he is a staunch Labour supporter, and Labour recommended remain. What's the point in trying to debate with someone who takes the immature view (and based on a false premise) that his opponents are stupid? Best just to ignore people like that.
  11. Yes, I can. Your analogy of pistols is preposterous. Remainers go on and on about how the EU holds all the cards, and twist the trade figures to make the UK's side look insignificant, when it isn't (not to mention the fact that we can simply buy most of the stuff we buy from the EU elsewhere and cheaper once we're free of them). And there's the security aspect, which can't be underestimated (though remainers will do their best to do so): without the UK's input, the rest of the EU is woefully defended and it's intelligence networks aren't even in the same galaxy. What amazes me is just how hard remainers push their absurd claims that the UK doesn't have a leg to stand on and is falling apart at the seams. Though in dunroaming's case, he has been honest enough to admit to having a large vested interest.
  12. But no criticism of the EU, who should be the party coming up with a figure. It's always the UK's fault in remainers' eyes.
  13. In my opinion, Cameron did no better or worse than any other UK leader could have done. Like all dictatorships and quasi-dictatorships, the EU does not allow being stood up to. And we've had that confirmed with their total intransigence in the ongoing negotiations.
  14. This is going nowhere. To all intents and purposes, any serious investigation into this is an investigation into the leading figures in the junta.
  15. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    Check out the government's own figures for how much it spends on obligatory EU-related quangos. The members club subscription is peanuts in comparison