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Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 8th 2020, 12:28 am
Replies: 60
Views: 5,369
Posted By Eeyore

Re: Iran - You leaving or staying?

All the "this happens every few years" comments seem to be ignoring the fact that this time, the White House is occupied by a lunatic in clear mental decline who has no functioning national security...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 12th 2019, 8:33 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,437
Posted By Eeyore

Re: Anyone Taken their TV back to the UK?

But of course there's a plug-in solution - any DTT, DSAT or DCAB box will plug directly into it via HDMI.

I do actually point this out in my post :)

I knew that my TV didn't have a digital...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 6th 2019, 1:29 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,437
Posted By Eeyore

Re: Anyone Taken their TV back to the UK?

We brought our TV back to the UK with us in 2015 - why replace it when it was working fine and was effectively "free" to ship in the container with all our other belongings?

It was properly packed...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 22nd 2019, 10:06 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 7,984
Posted By Eeyore

Re: Who's the next PM

[/left]Indeed. Which is why, of course, even Farage said in May 2016 that the result needed to be a two-thirds majority either way to be definitive. He said that a 52-48 win for Remain would be...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 21st 2019, 8:22 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 7,984
Posted By Eeyore

Re: Who's the next PM

Let's get the terms of reference right.

If you define "the country" as "the total population", 25% voted to leave the EU.
If you define "the country" as "the electorate", 37% voted to leave the...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 9th 2018, 8:53 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 10,297
Posted By Eeyore

Re: The EU after Brexit

Which was so vague as to be meaningless anti-EU boilerplate.


So you'll just allude to deeper knowledge that you refuse to explain with reference to specifics. Again, standard playbook for a...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 8th 2018, 11:43 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 10,297
Posted By Eeyore

Re: The EU after Brexit

Not sure what that's supposed to mean, but it's just a fact that there *isn't* a massive groundswell of popular opinion within the EU about leaving it, no matter what the pro-Brexit nutjobs in the UK...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 8th 2018, 11:34 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 10,297
Posted By Eeyore

Re: The EU after Brexit

So what *are* you talking about?

I realise that the whole "short, uninformative, cagey responses" schtick is a bit of a thing among a certain pro-Brexit contingent, but it would be helpful to know...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 8th 2018, 2:34 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 10,297
Posted By Eeyore

Re: The EU after Brexit

So yes, you're referring to the EU's policy on refugees, as that's the only aspect of migration from outwith the member states which isn't entirely under the control of each state's individual...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 8th 2018, 1:18 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 10,297
Posted By Eeyore

Re: The EU after Brexit

So presumably you're referring to the EU's policy on refugees? Since obviously, all EU member states have 100% control over their own immigration policy for migration from non-EU countries.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 8th 2018, 12:54 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 10,297
Posted By Eeyore

Re: The EU after Brexit

How do you square the idea of "unchecked migration" with Article 7 of the CRD?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 8th 2018, 12:27 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 10,297
Posted By Eeyore

Re: The EU after Brexit

I work in an office full of nationals of EU member states, and they all say the same thing - Brexit is only a front-page obsession in the UK. In continental Europe, nobody cares; the UK's decided to...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 8th 2018, 12:18 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By Eeyore

Re: Is there real money in running quiz nights?

So, a bit of useful extra dosh but nothing you could live on. Cheers.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 6th 2018, 3:45 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By Eeyore

Is there real money in running quiz nights?

I follow a particular Dubai media "name" on Twitter, and he's constantly hammering away with plugs for his quiz night. Obviously he's fully entitled to do that, but the sheer extent of the promotion...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 16th 2018, 1:14 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,145
Posted By Eeyore

Re: Carillion

Phish is an American band (and name of a type of Ben & Jerry's ice cream). Derek "Fish" Dick was the lead singer of Marillion.
Forum: Middle East
Oct 23rd 2017, 1:36 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 105,942
Posted By Eeyore

Re: renew the UK driving licence

Unless the car hire company was willing to put in a formal letter (not an email) that they understood you were driving on a UK licence despite not being permanently resident in the UK and their...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 10th 2017, 11:48 am
Replies: 270
Views: 9,684
Posted By Eeyore

Re: What? Another car thread?

Not normally. A lot of bollocks is talked about "Gulf spec", when all it actually means officially is that the writing on the side mirrors is in Arabic and some kind of alarm goes off at 120km/h....
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 27th 2017, 6:32 pm
Replies: 258
Views: 10,384
Posted By Eeyore

Re: Brexit Negotiations

She won't necessarily fail to conclude a negotiation, but the real question is what she gives up/agrees to. The US, as the massively larger party in the negotiations, holds all the cards and will...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 27th 2017, 6:24 pm
Replies: 258
Views: 10,384
Posted By Eeyore

Re: Brexit Negotiations

And let's not forget that we've been here before...

In 2002-2003, the Bush administration imposed tariffs on steel, which hit UK high-grade steel production. The UK pleaded with the US to drop...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 14th 2017, 12:18 pm
Replies: 258
Views: 10,384
Posted By Eeyore

Re: Brexit Negotiations

It was £350m a week, let's not forget that non-trivial little detail.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 14th 2017, 12:07 pm
Replies: 258
Views: 10,384
Posted By Eeyore

Re: Brexit Negotiations

That's a classic fudge of a response - keep it vague and hope that people take you at your word. Come on, give specific cites.

Politically motivated and blind - a perfect encapsulation of Leavers,...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 14th 2017, 9:42 am
Replies: 258
Views: 10,384
Posted By Eeyore

Re: Brexit Negotiations

So what semi-literate extensively-tattooed "we want are cuntry back" social media hellhole did you learn that particular piece of bullshit from?

And if you want real lies, innuendo and...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 13th 2017, 5:42 pm
Replies: 258
Views: 10,384
Posted By Eeyore

Re: Brexit Negotiations

What's interesting is how the "Project Fear" tag became attached exclusively to the Remain side. Why is that? Leave didn't only promise an easy Brexit that would shower us all with unicorns and gold,...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 13th 2017, 3:23 pm
Replies: 258
Views: 10,384
Posted By Eeyore

Re: Brexit Negotiations

I'd say the Press did a fabulous job propagating all the anti-EU myths, to the point that people just weren't interested in hearing the truth even when clearly and unambiguously presented with it...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 13th 2017, 12:30 pm
Replies: 258
Views: 10,384
Posted By Eeyore

Re: Brexit Negotiations

A former trade minister states no more than the bleedin' obvious (https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/sep/13/brexit-wont-solve-issues-that-led-to-leave-vote-says-mark-price-ex-trade-minister) ...
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