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  1. Orac

    Doubts rise over Feb 24 poll date

    http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/politics/30348134 Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  2. Orac

    Doubts rise over Feb 24 poll date

    Don't need a protest. They already announced some time ago that an election couldn't happen before a certain significant event and no dates for that have been announced yet.
  3. Not sure how relevant Corbyn's statement is since the ECJ will now be deciding this before UK parliament get a meaningful vote as UK court has blocked UK govt appeal regarding this. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-article50/british-government-cannot-stop-brexit-case-going-to-ecj-scottish-court-says-idUSKCN1ND1RX
  4. So why did he admit being in the BNP to Andrew Neil when he interviewed him on Sunday Politics a few years back - mind you he could have been lying about that as well. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  5. Didn’t take many minutes. Boris’s brother Jo has just resigned from govt - calling for a second referendum. https://medium.com/@JoJohnsonUK/why-i-cannot-support-the-governments-proposed-brexit-deal-3d289f95f2bc Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  6. If they are doing the work in the UK, even if employed by an overseas company, they are legally entitled to UK minimum wage. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  7. No - just a reality of what happens when we choose to remove ourselves from EU controls and the EU directives that govern them. A deal needs to be reached to resolve this and many other minor issues that effect many industries that have been intimately linked and entwined with the EU over several decades. Gone are the days of solving these things on a nod, wink and firm handshake - one of the key (and valid) reasons for leaving the EU is the overbearing buearacracy and regulations since it is, in essence, a construct of law and rules rather than one of culture and history but that will not go away when we leave.
  8. Yes, but the concern of the RHA is that under a no deal scenario or unless it is specifically written into a deal agreement then mutual recognition will cease on Certificates of Professional Competence which affect both transport companies in that a company’s transport manager must hold an International CPC to operate trucks on the continent (I hold one) and all drivers must hold individual ones which are different to the managers ones. Yes it would cause chaos both ways without that recognition but that does not stop it from happening. The contingency is to operate transport hubs at either end of crossings to transfer to different drivers/trucks/separately registered business in EU/U.K. but will incur heavy costs and handling delays. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  9. Unless there is an agreement to recognise U.K. driving qualifications then they will not be allowed. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  10. Orac

    War hits investor confidence index

    “Although the SET Index dropped to a low of 1,596 points in October, it is expected to rebound to the 1630-1640 range next month, according to the ICI.“ It is currently at 1680?
  11. I believe the phrase the Institute of Economic Affairs use is “greater labour force participation at older ages” . Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  12. Criminal investigation started into Arron Banks: “Mr Banks was not the true source of the £8m reported as loans The parties to the financial transactions that led to the £8m being paid into BFTC’s bank account included a non-qualifying or impermissible company, Rock Holding Limited, which was incorporated in the Isle of Man Leave.EU, Elizabeth Bilney (the responsible person for Leave.EU), BFTC, Mr Banks, and possibly others, concealed the true details of these financial transactions, including from us, and also did so by knowingly making statutory returns/reports which were incomplete and inaccurate, or false Various criminal offences may have been committed” https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/our-work/roles-and-responsibilities/our-role-as-regulator-of-political-party-finances/sanctions/report-on-investigation-into-payments-made-to-better-for-the-country-and-leave.eu http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/news/1498-nca-initiates-investigation-following-electoral-commission-referral Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  13. To be fair Farage looks quite reasonable compared to UKIPs current leader who takes incompetence to a whole new level. Interesting that fishing is back in the conversation again as we have seen here today, just a shame that Batten slept in when he was supposed to be talking about it in front of the fishmongers at Lowestoft yesterday.
  14. Given that Farage has failed to be elected as an MP seven times including on one occasion being beaten by a man dressed as a dolphin, I am not sure it is his level of funding that his making him so unpopular in U.K. parliamentary elections Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  15. “Real genuine news” ? The article is two years old. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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