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  1. What's your point? That I'm a racist? That there are supposed double standards? I can very clearly point to examples to indicate all of the above. "Things like that" is a suitably vague phrase. I don't know or remember what people said at the time. I usually choose my words carefully as I believe that they actually have meaning. If you're incompetent, you're incompetent, regardless of political leaning, age, race, sexual orientation. There are plenty of muppets in Labour too if that makes you feel better?
  2. Be fair, she's not just a conservative. She's also incompetent, mendacious, and hypocritical, to name just a few of her better qualities.
  3. He's not arguing it's not a lie, he knows full well what it is. A clever use of language that separates 2 different things into individual sentences but makes them seem linked together. As individual sentences they can be both perfectly true, but throw them together, and they form a gross distortion. It's a classic tactic that is in use widely at the moment that is just not called out enough. As a non-government agency, even with prominent politicians in front, there was never any chance that it would happen, but it never needed to be; it wasn't a commitment in any way. It was just deliberately thrown out there to give the impression it could. It just underscores the fact that there was never a coherent plan for the people that came up with this, other than naked personal ambition. It's the malignant agendas of others that are linked in the background that people need to dig out.
  4. That's probably the problem - it's not hiding anything, and therefore can't be released because it will highlight how closely linked to foreign money and influence our dear leaders are. Very dear I would imagine, to the tune of hundreds of thousands. Just in case you've taken time out from gaslighting to misunderstand, I think the point being made is that the colour is less the issue than the importance attached to the colour by those advocating it, ergo "sovereignty". i.e. "Look, we get back our proper British blue passports now we've left the EU" vs. "Look, we get back the passports we could have had already, and are now producing overseas for a different overseas company! " If that's sovereignty, you can keep it. They are the "most technologically advanced ever" apparently, i.e. they've improved, which you would expect as a minimum. But they can't let you travel freely to 27 countries now though can they?
  5. Thought The Guardian was full of leftwing nonsense?
  6. As horrific as many incidents have been that have involved the IRA, and in no way condoning terrorist activity, it's an unbelievably dumb thing to say, just to say something like "its in their blood". Read some history Dave. This stuff didn't start in the 1970's. If you still have questions why, by all means come back and I'd be happy to discuss with you at that point.
  7. No-one takes Patel more seriously than herself. Distinguishes herself by combining being one of the dimmest, most mendacious, and just downright nasty Ministers in a cartel of them. Quite the achievement.
  8. Dave, is it from the Express or the Sun? Neither of them are particularly positive. The first one talks about Britain leaving Europe "in its economic wake" then talks about a forecast of 0.1% higher growth rate than Europe over 2 years. What it doesn't say is that this is entirely dependent on an orderly transition from the EU. The 2nd one doesn't mean what I believe you think it means... It is NOT companies that have had no business in the UK thinking that it looks like the sunlit uplands post Brexit and they want a slice of the action. It IS existing companies, in the EU, that already do business with the UK, that know it will be pretty difficult after Brexit to do so, and are instead opting to set up something in the UK so that it can continue to operate the same business temporarily until they know what the landscape looks like. The might all move out again once they know, if it's unfavourable.
  9. You think it's funny. I think it's tragic. Says it all. Gaslight, obfuscate, sloganize, deflect, repeat. Yawn. As usual, you're talking about what you think you've read, rather than what was actually written which makes any point you've made invalid.
  10. With respect, I think you're mistaking what strength is Dave. What the government now has is breathing room. And clarity - an effective mandate for continuing Brexit. But that's not strength. Strength is having the levers at the negotiating table to push and pull on your counterpart, and the UK doesn't have those - the EU does. Alexander might think No Deal is a big lever, but, unsurprisingly, his lever isn't as big as he would like to think. The British electorate has zero impact on any deal. They are not in the room. They don't get a say on anything that happens now, until the next general election in 5 years, by which time, it's too late. So how are they the UK's strength? UK negotiators aren't going to ask the public for input, they will get whatever they can. I'm not sure what your definition of good deal is, but there is no better deal than the one that the UK currently has. Take out Regal's delicious "sovereignty", or whatever pseudo intellectual nonsense you want to call it, and it's a cold negotiation about regulations, laws, relationships, governance, frameworks. Brexit is an ideology, an idea, a dream - the language it is painted in is emotive, not rational. Let me tell everyone a little story. My brother in law worked for the NHS in patent law and emerging tech, and started an NHS part-owned company that develops new medical technologies. They currently have plans to sell in Europe and the US, but don't know how they can sell in the UK currently because they don't know who is going to be the regulator, or what the regulations will be. That's right, a British company that has spent British money on developing British products doesn't know how it will sell said products to benefit British people. It's Brexit in a microcosm. It will probably change, and work itself out, sort of somehow. But that's probably the rub now. Things will sort of somehow work themselves. What a way to live.
  11. Yeah, it all happened in a voter vacuum. Probably one of those nice, non-domicile Dyson ones I would imagine. The voters just decided democratically that they didn't like the undemocratic EU (where, entirely incidentally, you have elected representatives, and vetoes as a privileged state) and they would just rather be led by Alexander Johnson. Everything else that has happened was purely incidental. The EU have, from Day 1, been entirely clear eyed about the whole thing. To say they are are delusional is utterly, utterly astonishing. They may still not quite believe that the UK are continuing to drive off the cliff, expecting the brakes to be applied, even if at the last second, but they have been preparing for it to happen, because they act rationally, in collective self-interest. They don't imagine that No Deal would be sanctioned, because it's like declaring war on yourself. But if it is, they'll say - "OK, come back to the table when you're ready." The UK, in marked contrast, has lurched from one crisis to the next, with no fixed policy, no coherent strategy, no notion of what might happen next as ideology bumps into practical realities and spaffing billions up the wall in desperation for "No Deal Preparation" when it looks like it might be possibility. It is likely to get much worse in the next round. Watch for the next series of "compromises" that will occur - desperate attempts to chalk up the optical illusion of a 'win' that will instead cause lasting damage to the UK.
  12. He's only played 20 odd league games, so he clearly lacks experience, but he's also scored a few goals, which we've lacked in a midfielder for YEARS (I think Sage mentions it annually around May/June) and should grow with a full season under his belt. He's definitely worth it - he's a good age, with decent potential and it he continues to develop, a prospect to contribute now, and potentially sell in the future if the chance arises - plus it's quite exciting to hear of us looking to invest too! That said, we shouldn't get too excited and overcommit - we're still developing under Askey, and we're not at the stage where it would get us over the line for promotion for example.
  13. The Price of Football podcast is an interesting listen. It's got Kieran Maguire from Liverpool Uni on it, who specialises in football finance. The numbers in the Championship are staggering. Debts, wages, stadium 'sponsorships' and sales, FFP, I could go on. The EFL is self-regulated and needs serious reform or there will be many more Bury's. As an example - apparently, Derby paid Tom Ince's mum 700k per year to be a 'scout'...
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