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Forum: Portugal
Jun 6th 2019, 11:52 am
Replies: 16
Views: 942
Posted By captainflack

Re: Decent Lump Wood Charcoal

I have noticed it's far easier to light charcoal here, but I assume that's because the general dryness throughout the summer means the charcoal is bone dry even if you leave it in a sack outside (but...
Forum: Portugal
Jun 6th 2019, 11:50 am
Replies: 16
Views: 942
Posted By captainflack

Re: Decent Lump Wood Charcoal

I love the way when I empty my bbq ash tray after using supermarket charcoal, there are always rocks and stones there. I am pretty sure it's possible to make charcoal without accidentally getting...
Forum: Portugal
May 30th 2019, 12:25 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By captainflack

Re: Family lawyer needed for child acces agreement PT

Whereabouts is the mother located in Portugal? My wife is a lawyer, and although she primarily deals with immigration and property for foreign clients, she also does family law such as custody and...
Forum: Portugal
May 30th 2019, 12:21 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By captainflack

Re: HOW CAN WE CONTACT SOLICITADORS

My wife is a lawyer here in Portugal. She mainly deals with foreigners who are immigrating to Portugal, and/or buying property. Her clients frequently tell her she was the only lawyer who responded...
May 3rd 2019, 10:47 am
Replies: 3,488
Views: 133,934
Posted By captainflack

Re: Tories in chaos

So the Tories are saying that the electorate "wants brexit done" and this is why they're suffering in the local elections?

But apparently the public are doing this by voting for anti-brexit...
Apr 11th 2019, 3:03 pm
Replies: 11,332
Views: 259,840
Posted By captainflack

Re: Politics of Chequers, No Deal, etc

With May in charge? Good luck with that.

She'll never concede anything to Labour, she'll never put her deal to a public vote, and she'll simply use up the remaining time and then go to the EU...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 10th 2019, 4:27 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 13,776
Posted By captainflack

Re: Brexshit

The whole "Germans control the EU" take is a case in point.

Germany has a minority fraction of the MEPs and there are 27 other countries in the commission, and vetoes. And yet, somehow, the...
Apr 10th 2019, 4:13 pm
Replies: 11,782
Views: 308,198
Posted By captainflack

Re: Post EU Referendum...Part II

Not true. The EU has agreed to extend unilaterally permission on certain derivative contracts for up to a year after brexit no deal brexit. However, this is purely self interest. It is done to...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 10th 2019, 11:24 am
Replies: 127
Views: 13,776
Posted By captainflack

Re: Brexshit

I do find it interesting how brexit arguments and viewpoints have shifted since the referendum. It has parallels with anti-vaxxers.

During the referendum, no brexitter or anyone representing leave...
Apr 10th 2019, 8:20 am
Replies: 11,782
Views: 308,198
Posted By captainflack

Re: Post EU Referendum...Part II

Yes it does. If you don't grandfather the EU's free trade deal with Japan, then you either have to create a new deal (lots of time, will be on worse terms because Japan's terms with the EU guarantees...
Apr 9th 2019, 3:34 pm
Replies: 11,782
Views: 308,198
Posted By captainflack

Re: Post EU Referendum...Part II

This is true. The UK would negotiate only with its own interests, rather than having the EU's interests as a whole considered.

However, the size difference between the EU and the UK is...
Apr 9th 2019, 12:17 pm
Replies: 11,782
Views: 308,198
Posted By captainflack

Re: Post EU Referendum...Part II

Right wing commentator, "strong brexiteer" Peter Oborne (formerly of the Torygraph and now Daily Mail) flips
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Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 9th 2019, 9:09 am
Replies: 127
Views: 13,776
Posted By captainflack

Re: Brexshit

Exhibit 'a' above. Why Britain is heading for the EU exit.

The Germans... it's pretty amazing how for a country just a little bigger than our own, and less than 20% of the entire EU population,...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 8th 2019, 3:07 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 13,776
Posted By captainflack

Re: Brexshit

Peter Oborne, ex Telegraph and presently Daily Mail political hack cracks in brexit panic.
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Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 6th 2019, 11:45 am
Replies: 127
Views: 13,776
Posted By captainflack

Re: Brexshit

By-elections always have low turnout. 37% is par for the course. Therefore, majorities tend to be lower because far fewer people are voting. They are also typically used as protest votes against the...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 5th 2019, 1:53 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 13,776
Posted By captainflack

Re: Brexshit

Lol. 9%. Almost. And apparently that's only because half confused him with Lewis Hamilton.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 4th 2019, 11:38 am
Replies: 127
Views: 13,776
Posted By captainflack

Re: Brexshit

Firstly very much doubt the UK will riot over anything. The average age of brexitters is a lot older than the average person. The Tory party membership is average age 75+. There is a limit to how...
Forum: Portugal
Apr 4th 2019, 11:08 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,879
Posted By captainflack

Re: last orders

I am always slightly confused by people who think that all the things they like about being in the EU will just continue on as before, while all the things they don't like will magically stop.

The...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 29th 2019, 1:48 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 13,776
Posted By captainflack

Re: Brexshit

You do know it's the brexit backing ERG and the wingnuts of the DUP who keep voting against Theresa May's deal, not her remain MPs who were the problem?

As I said, the problem is not remainers....
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 29th 2019, 1:39 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 13,776
Posted By captainflack

Re: Brexshit

Aside from the Electoral Commission's verdict that the Leave side's overspending and other violations would cause they to nullify the result and re-run it, only they cannot because it was only...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 28th 2019, 3:34 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 13,776
Posted By captainflack

Re: Brexshit

I am always slightly amused by the reluctance to commit to an EU army.

The UK is after all a member of NATO, whose Supreme Commander in Europe is always an American.

Put all our troops, and the...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 28th 2019, 1:29 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 13,776
Posted By captainflack

Re: Brexshit

If they really, really want to put an end to this, as Theresa May claims, then here's a plan.

1. On Monday, parliament will accept the most popular (or least unpopular) of the various alternatives...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 26th 2019, 12:02 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 13,776
Posted By captainflack

Re: Brexshit

I met someone recently who insisted the UK needed to leave the EU and control its borders because of the threat of terrorist attacks. I pointed out that the UK always had border checks between the UK...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 26th 2019, 11:51 am
Replies: 127
Views: 13,776
Posted By captainflack

Re: Brexshit

The brexitters argue that WTO rules are "nothing to fear" when it comes to trade with the EU, which makes up about 50% of our trade. At the same time, they rule out a customs union because it stops...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 21st 2019, 3:30 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 13,776
Posted By captainflack

Re: Brexshit

It is not paranoid at all. Virtually all major industry bodies, the TUC, the CBI, car manufacturers, farming, economists, etc. are saying the same. The UK is simply not prepared. The CBI and TUC...
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