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  1. I would have serious concerns if I caught my daughter watching a Bojo speeches and if she did inadvertently catch me watching one hopefully I would be able to change it to a porn channel quickly enough and try and explain it away was just ‘channel surfing’ and I wasn’t really looking at Boris. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  2. Maybe this not so subtle poster.... Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  3. Ridiculous overreaction to a comment that didn't even specifically mention sex tourists and i see how the ante has now been upped to include child sex tourism. Just shows how empty this major speech on Brexit was if this is the talking point that came out of it.
  4. Maybe so but this is not from Thai media but headline material in UK national press.
  5. That it was a major speech about Brexit yet Boris has got everyone talking about sex tourism is a masterstroke of political slight of hand.
  6. The problem with that argument is that he has declared this and it is common knowledge - there was a similar article in The Guardian last year I seem to recall and his involvement with Somerset is a matter of public record. The sad fact is that the vast majority of ‘haves’ who sit on both sides of Brexit have both domestic and overseas investments along with offshore bank accounts and will probably do very well out of Brexit. By moving discussion about JRM onto his money, something that is very obvious and well known about, it diverts attention from his political beliefs, affiliations and unsound economic theories. It seems to be almost Trumpesque the way time is not given to actually look at his statements/behaviour before it is moved on to the next thing and we have gone from him effectively lying in the HoC with his staged question last week (though couched in enough insinuation to wriggle out of it) to the ridiculous performance in Bristol to now this article which is old news but shifting the focus again. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  7. Though the details are correct this is not really anything new, indeed identifying JRM as a shareholder of Somerset Asset Management without mentioning that he was one of it’s founders back in 2007 seems a bit disingenuous of the article. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  8. Just found this which gives more detail http://www.thailandlaw.org/theft-in-thailand.html Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  9. Yes - theft at night carries a heavier penalty. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  10. Fair play to Mr Claus for seeing this through so that justice is done. Not many would want there name splashed all over the national press for having sex with a ladyboy over 5000 baht.
  11. Isn’t that exactly what I was doing, discussing an on topic issue with Dick Dasterdly on the open forum. Feel free to criticise my point and you are welcome to accuse me of trolling and baiting, my skin is thick enough, but why you think I don’t have the right of reply is beyond me. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  12. That was my reply to someone else - feel free to put me on ignore if you can’t handle debate and insist on making it personal and accusing me of baiting and trolling you. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  13. The free movement of people is a political issue rather than one of fairness - the EU has set its stall out that the four freedoms are indivisible so is never going formally agree to dropping one of them even for a transition. Same as the issue the UK govt has where it can’t politically ask for an extension to Art 50 and wants a transition which is effectively the same thing minus the representation in EU institutions. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  14. Not baiting or trolling at all. We have triggered Art 50 and will leave the EU in March next year - to have any expectation of being involved in making EU laws after that point is a ridiculous idea. We had asked for a transition deal giving us access to the EU markets for an addition 2 years and, quite clearly, to do this meant accepting their rules- they have offered slightly less than this but the day they are working towards does fit in better with EU budget and also our commitments to it so not really a bone of contention. They have also said there is no problem with us negotiating with third parties during this period. There is a very obvious answer if our requirement is to keep our institutional involvement with the EU during this transition period which is to extend the Art 50 period but this is politically difficult to do. Also we have the option of not taking a transition deal and facing the consequences that brings head on - a choice not without merit since inevitably the U.K. will get back on track in the long term and the sooner we get there the better. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  15. Of course they are - UK have agreed to play by their rules without input up to the key date of Dec '20 when their current budget finishes. Why should they worry about alienating the British people who are the ones that decided to leave.
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