Colinb7

Colinb7

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2 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Opposition to new nati... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you. Especially given what a government spokesman is quoted as saying, for now I'll call that a fairly distinct possibility!

2 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - "We are acting on the ... · 0 replies · +1 points

It's probably a function of the way I view this government, in particular DC and tne PM, that I focussed on your negatives, and I should also have said I agree with your positives.

6 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Opposition to new nati... · 2 replies · +1 points

I thought you might have been joking when I first saw that. Do you have a link to reasonable evidence of this?

6 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Opposition to new nati... · 0 replies · +1 points

I'm not sure I understand the point you are making, but if I have correctly understood you to be saying something like "they would die soon anyway", then please consider these points by actuaries on whether people are dying because of or with COVID-19, and by how much might COVID-19 be accelerating deaths. Answer: by more than some people think.

https://www.actuaries.org.uk/news-and-insights/ne...

https://www.theactuary.com/features/2020/05/07/co...

6 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Opposition to new nati... · 0 replies · +1 points

"The Glass in the Field" from James Thurber's 1940 "Fables for Our Time" http://adazylog.blogspot.com/2010/07/fables-for-o...

6 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - "We are acting on the ... · 3 replies · +1 points

I agree with your nots, but what do you think are the chances of "not Cummings" under the current administration? My guess is fairly small.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Bill Cash: We would be... · 0 replies · +1 points

He could even have voted against it if he thought it was really rubbish.

2 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - If Conservative MPs ar... · 0 replies · +1 points

Referring to exceeding a different - and non-Johnsonian - level of incompetence, someone remarked that it was a bar set so low that a limbo dancing ant would struggle to get under it. (It was not, alas, said by me: my own poorer analogy in that instance was to a bar set to below sea level.)

4 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - What could give the Go... · 0 replies · +1 points

Given Dominic Cummings's opinion of David Davis, I think it might be unwise to place a bet on him, unless you can get *very* good odds.

4 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Johnson. Not the Prime... · 0 replies · +1 points

MACHIAVEL:
....
To some perhaps my name is odious;
But such as love me, guard me from their tongues,
And let them know that I am Machiavel,
And weigh not men, and therefore not men's words.
Admir'd I am of those that hate me most:
Though some speak openly against my books,
Yet will they read me, and thereby attain
To Peter's chair; and, when they cast me off,
Are poison'd by my climbing followers.
...

In the prologue to Marlowe's revenge play The Jew of Malta. (A play of which it might be said that, with perhaps two exceptions, none of the characters is sympathetic.)
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/901/901-h/901-h.h...