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  • Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

    Originally posted by Graham_of_Rainham View Post
    The Mayor of London is paying for “crisis consultants”

    They didn’t believe the real experts who said Brexit was a bad idea, but now they will pay new so called “experts” to tell them how to deal with the results of the bad idea.
    Graham, they are actually specialist crisis planners. (Military logistics people?) Which perhaps makes more sense than one would think. If there is a problem with supply of vital stuff, it's probably beyond the capacity of normal everyday management, particularly in a city the size of London.

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    • Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

      Originally posted by Naughty Nigel View Post
      Well, having considered the contents of today's posts and having listened to the advice of others I think we should all make ourselves feel better by pretending that Brexit isn't happening over a nice cup of tea.

      It really wouldn't do to marginalise the Leave camp by admitting that Brexit is a problem especially when we don't even know what the outcome will be.
      Oh, I don't know! In the press this morning, it says that one Nigel Garage is trying to return to front line politics to upset Mrs May's applecart regarding the Chequers Plan. My suspicion is that EU officials are perfectly capable of doing that without Nigel's help!

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      • Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

        You lot are boring now. I was hoping we'd get back to a good old 'up and downer'!



        Jim

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        • Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

          Originally posted by Jim Ford View Post
          You lot are boring now. I was hoping we'd get back to a good old 'up and downer'!



          Jim
          Well post something controversial then
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          • https://twitter.com/doctor_oxford/st...381023232?s=21
            Graham

            We often repeat the mistakes we most enjoy...

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            • Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

              What happens if they manage to get another referendum and the Leavers win again? Best of five?

              Irrespective of views on Brexit, what happened to democracy?

              Off out for the afternoon now......... peeps round door.....
              Last edited by Zuiko; 18th August 2018, 01:01 PM.

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              • Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

                "Brexit means Brexit, and we are going to make a titanic success of it" - Boris



                https://youtu.be/svwslRDTyzU


                Sadly, an awful lot of people do (or did) take Farage seriously and that's why we're in this mess.
                Regards
                Richard

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                • Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

                  Originally posted by Johnheatingman
                  Leave Idiots ? Sorry Tim but it's comments like that which some people find very insulting and needlessly inflames what could be a friendly, respectful political debate on here.

                  John
                  I agree and have amended the original post to "Leavers." I'm sure no harm was intended but it is important that we respect the views of others that are different from our own.
                  John

                  "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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                  • Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

                    You won't find a greater Remain supporter than myself. But I've said before, that the result of the vote has to be honoured, so the British Public can experience first hand just what misery they voted for.

                    It's a bit like the method to put children off smoking. If they were caught smoking it was said that the best way to cure them was to make them smoke a pack of Capstan Full Strength - they'd never smoke another cigarette after that.

                    Let Brexit happen, then run the vote again aftr 10 years and then see how many people vote leave!

                    Jim

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                    • Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

                      I'm sorry Jim, but why put the nation through all the misery and needless expense now that so many people appear to be changing their minds? Cutting off the nose to spite the face seems somewhat pointless. In ten years' time the demographic will have changed anyway with more of today's young people (who tend to be remainers) and fewer of today's old people (who mostly voted leave) so the will of the people (sic) will probably be firmly remain. Always assuming there is still an EU to remain in of course .

                      If a majority of the people now want to have another vote, what price democracy if they're not allowed to have one?
                      Regards
                      Richard

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                      • Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

                        I'm attending Moorfields Eye Hospital late next month and will be seeing several nurses. They will undoubtedly be all foreign. I usually chat to them and this time I'll conduct a straw poll and ask them if they've met hostility since the vote, and if they're considering returning.

                        Jim

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                        • Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

                          Originally posted by Johnheatingman
                          Democracy was applied when the original vote took place and the country voted to leave. Thats how Democratic Society works Otto.

                          To overturn the original vote now would be anything but democratic but no doubt satisfy the demands of the losers.
                          I agree - there has to be a post leave spell of 'You voted for this, so stop whining and suck it up!', for the public to be brought to their senses. I believe it's the only way to put to bed the Brexit nonsense!

                          Jim

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                          • Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

                            Originally posted by Graham_of_Rainham View Post
                            Nigel Farage tweeted that the British Medical Association warning of the dangers of Brexit for the NHS was a “disgrace”.

                            This NHS doctor’s reply to him on Twitter has gone viral (>20K likes). Read the text here:

                            Link to original Twitter thread:
                            https://twitter.com/doctor_oxford/st...381023232?s=21
                            Sadly, this proves beyond a shadow of doubt, just how easy it is for one 'bad apple' to rot the contents of the barrel. Unfortunately, we seem to have more than our fair share in high places that go into a feeding frenzy where a sneeze becomes responsible for a force 10 gale.

                            I recently noticed an advert by 'Factbook' that fake news etc., isn't our friend. If true, then why didn't they clamp down from day one? I wonder if the mass exodus of people deserting - OOPS! - had something to do with the about face?
                            It's not what inspires us that is important, it's where the journey takes us.

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                            • Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

                              Originally posted by Johnheatingman
                              Democracy was applied when the original vote took place and the country voted to leave. Thats how Democratic Society works Otto.

                              To overturn the original vote now would be anything but democratic but no doubt satisfy the demands of the losers.

                              The vote was over two years ago John, a lot has changed since then. By your logic once a General Election has been held it would be undemocratic to hold another one if circumstances changed. I am well aware of how a Democratic Society works, thank you, and there is nothing undemocratic about holding another vote - quite the contrary in fact. Were the original vote held a week ago I might agree with you, but a significant period has elapsed during which many lies have been exposed and facts revealed.

                              Let me ask you a straightforward question: what do you consider you will personally gain from the UK's departure from the EU?

                              Every day there is more information coming out about the damage leaving will likely do to this country so why do you not take notice of that? Information from groups and individuals who have no particular political axe to grind so there's no reason to believe they aren't telling the truth. I believe that you, like me, are a pensioner so what difference is leaving going to make to the remainder of your life, and why do you want to risk adversely affecting the lives of the younger generations who, by a significant majority, are staunch remainers?
                              Regards
                              Richard

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                              • Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

                                Originally posted by Otto View Post
                                The vote was over two years ago John, a lot has changed since then. By your logic once a General Election has been held it would be undemocratic to hold another one if circumstances changed.


                                But we haven't left yet and carried out the peoples wishes. Its like saying we can have an election then before the winning party forms a government have another one. Once we leave then I have no issue with whatever government holding a new referendum to rejoin after a few years.


                                Let me ask you a straightforward question: what do you consider you will personally gain from the UK's departure from the EU?

                                Every day there is more information coming out about the damage leaving will likely do to this country so why do you not take notice of that? Information from groups and individuals who have no particular political axe to grind so there's no reason to believe they aren't telling the truth.

                                Tell me the name of a group that has no particular axe to grind.

                                I believe that you, like me, are a pensioner so what difference is leaving going to make to the remainder of your life, and why do you want to risk adversely affecting the lives of the younger generations who, by a significant majority, are staunch remainers?

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