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Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 22nd 2019, 9:06 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 5,227
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, 7:22 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 5,227
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, 7:53 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 9,465
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, 10:43 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 9,465
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, 10:34 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 9,465
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, 1:34 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 9,465
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, 12:18 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 9,465
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, 11:54 am
Replies: 152
Views: 9,465
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, 11:27 am
Replies: 152
Views: 9,465
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, 11:18 am
Replies: 9
Views: 773
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, 2:45 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 773
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, 12:14 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 2,957
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, 12:36 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 70,647
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, 10:48 am
Replies: 270
Views: 9,258
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, 5:32 pm
Replies: 258
Views: 9,860
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, 5:24 pm
Replies: 258
Views: 9,860
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, 11:18 am
Replies: 258
Views: 9,860
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, 11:07 am
Replies: 258
Views: 9,860
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, 8:42 am
Replies: 258
Views: 9,860
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, 4:42 pm
Replies: 258
Views: 9,860
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, 2:23 pm
Replies: 258
Views: 9,860
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, 11:30 am
Replies: 258
Views: 9,860
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) ...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 7th 2017, 8:33 am
Replies: 258
Views: 9,860
Posted By Eeyore

Re: Brexit Negotiations

As Miss Ann Thrope has pointed out, that's utter nonsense - and yet you clearly believe it. Why aren't you interested in finding out how the EU actually works?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 6th 2017, 8:34 am
Replies: 39
Views: 1,785
Posted By Eeyore

Re: Going loco down in NoKo

Ah yes, that poll conducted by the Express among fifteen people in a pub in Merthyr Tydfil.

The Express manages to be even more delusional over Brexit than the Mail :)

You seriously think that...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 5th 2017, 8:15 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 1,785
Posted By Eeyore

Re: Going loco down in NoKo

Sure. Then. Are you confident that if another referendum were held, Leave would still win?

In any event, the the ever-aptly-named IKnowNothing seems to be labouring under the delusion that there's...
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