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Forum: Hungary
Yesterday, 7:06 pm
Replies: 11
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Posted By Watchpost

Re: Hungarian Time

Are you in the UK and your (Hungarian) friend still has his watch set to Central European Time, or have you not yet grasped the central European way of telling the time ("half four" = half past...
Aug 3rd 2020, 6:17 am
Replies: 1,271
Views: 63,031
Posted By Watchpost

Re: Shamima Begum has UK citizenship revoked

Sadly Assanah is right. The Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act doesn't state that an individual cannot be stripped of their British citizenship if it would make them stateless; only that the...
Aug 2nd 2020, 12:02 pm
Replies: 1,271
Views: 63,031
Posted By Watchpost

Re: Shamima Begum has UK citizenship revoked

I there any conclusive evidence of anything at all, in her case?

And if there is, shouldn't it be presented to a court? And shouldn't she have the right to be present in that court?
Aug 1st 2020, 4:57 pm
Replies: 1,271
Views: 63,031
Posted By Watchpost

Re: Shamima Begum has UK citizenship revoked

No one should be stripped of their citizenship without due process. Simple as that. Citizenship is "the right to have rights".

If she is accused of treason or some other offence she should be...
Aug 1st 2020, 4:50 pm
Replies: 1,271
Views: 63,031
Posted By Watchpost

Re: Shamima Begum has UK citizenship revoked

... previously known as "mob rule".
Aug 1st 2020, 1:13 pm
Replies: 21,254
Views: 646,856
Posted By Watchpost

Re: Post EU Referendum...Part II

DG, this pandemic is a real b****.

I'm watching my business heading for the rocks with a broken rudder. My accounts are just hemorrhaging money, the reserves I built up over the years being...
Jul 30th 2020, 1:40 pm
Replies: 21,254
Views: 646,856
Posted By Watchpost

Re: Post EU Referendum...Part II

I think that's oversimplification (and it's also what we were saying 40 years ago about Japan). They have used imitation heavily to catch up with the west, but they're beyond the stage now where all...
Jul 30th 2020, 12:02 pm
Replies: 21,254
Views: 646,856
Posted By Watchpost

Re: Post EU Referendum...Part II

What worries me much more than China's "crap" is the good Chinese stuff - stuff that is good because they've either copied our stuff or quite simply bought our expertise and then used near slave...
Jul 27th 2020, 6:31 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 728
Posted By Watchpost

Re: New UK tax to pay for health care

I readily admit that I don't know, but my hunch is that the reason for the tax being introduced (at least initially) for the over-forties is so that the older generation, who for most of their lives...
Jul 24th 2020, 3:52 pm
Replies: 21,254
Views: 646,856
Posted By Watchpost

Re: Post EU Referendum...Part II

The US and Australia are not western European countries. Like the UK, they are countries of the brave and the free. Which is why they don't do this ID card thing, which - as Yellowroom has helpfully...
Jul 24th 2020, 2:50 pm
Replies: 21,254
Views: 646,856
Posted By Watchpost

Re: Post EU Referendum...Part II

I agree that some of these measures are far-reaching. The fact that, for example, I have to complete a form giving contact details if I visit a restaurant or a hairdresser's. But you cannot deny that...
Jul 24th 2020, 11:24 am
Replies: 21,254
Views: 646,856
Posted By Watchpost

Re: Post EU Referendum...Part II

Thanks for that. "Continuum fallacy", must remember that one!
Jul 24th 2020, 11:04 am
Replies: 21,254
Views: 646,856
Posted By Watchpost

Re: Post EU Referendum...Part II

Yes, if you think the choice we have is between anarchy and government by the Chinese Communist Party; and that embracing civic duty and collective responsibility is the first of many steps from the...
Jul 24th 2020, 9:22 am
Replies: 21,254
Views: 646,856
Posted By Watchpost

Re: Post EU Referendum...Part II

In my opinion, that is one of the population's roles. "My opinion" here is based on my understanding of civic duty and collective responsibility.

There is a strong school of thought in the US, in...
Jul 23rd 2020, 8:53 pm
Replies: 21,254
Views: 646,856
Posted By Watchpost

Re: Post EU Referendum...Part II

Do you think that it's the wrong solution in Germany, or only in the UK? Do you think that Germany would be a better place if it abolished ID cards?
Jul 22nd 2020, 9:15 pm
Replies: 21,254
Views: 646,856
Posted By Watchpost

Re: Post EU Referendum...Part II

Essentially, "closely regulated" is being misrepresented as "authoritarian". Also, some people are just too lazy to look over the Channel and see how things work in neighbouring countries that have...
Jul 22nd 2020, 12:28 pm
Replies: 21,254
Views: 646,856
Posted By Watchpost

Re: Post EU Referendum...Part II

A comprehensive official report on the UK situation was published last month:

ico.org.uk/media/about-the-ico/documents/2617838/ico-report-on-mpe-in-england-and-wales-v1_1.pdf...
Jul 21st 2020, 12:45 pm
Replies: 21,254
Views: 646,856
Posted By Watchpost

Re: Post EU Referendum...Part II

I have some sympathy with this.

But you hardly have to be obliged to carry ID for this to happen. It's more about whether the police are allowed to stop you without a reason, and whether the...
Jul 21st 2020, 9:37 am
Replies: 21,254
Views: 646,856
Posted By Watchpost

Re: Post EU Referendum...Part II

As a citizen, I have rights. An ID card enables me to assert those rights. I find that anything but disturbing; I find it empowering. A German ID card? "That'll do nicely."

I'd be far more...
Jul 18th 2020, 11:56 am
Replies: 21,254
Views: 646,856
Posted By Watchpost

Re: Post EU Referendum...Part II

But you conveniently fail to mention that an exception was made for exports of PPE forming part of concerted international aid efforts, and also that the ban was lifted as soon as the German...
Jul 16th 2020, 11:13 am
Replies: 341
Views: 7,289
Posted By Watchpost

Re: When does stolen land become your land?

I am fed up of being challenged to defend arguments that I clearly don't hold and points that I have never made.

I am opposed to colonization, as I've made clear. I have no position per se on...
Jul 16th 2020, 9:45 am
Replies: 341
Views: 7,289
Posted By Watchpost

Re: When does stolen land become your land?

My interest in participating in this thread ceased when Bipat insisted on repeatedly presenting fictitious arguments as my own.
Jul 13th 2020, 12:16 pm
Replies: 341
Views: 7,289
Posted By Watchpost

Re: When does stolen land become your land?

Er, yes. And your point is? What? That that justifies the West German army invading East Germany? Or what?



This is what it comes down to, isn't it. Your...
Jul 13th 2020, 10:07 am
Replies: 341
Views: 7,289
Posted By Watchpost

Re: When does stolen land become your land?

I don't have the faintest idea what point you're trying to make here.



The term "voluntarily" is, I agree, unfortunate, but it refers to the fact that the British negotiated a withdrawal,...
Jul 13th 2020, 8:47 am
Replies: 341
Views: 7,289
Posted By Watchpost

Re: When does stolen land become your land?

Presumably you think that West Germany should have invaded East Germany and reunified the country by force. And yes, we are discussing 1961, the year the Berlin Wall went up. The country was...
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