Serialluncher

Serialluncher

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2 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Daniel Hannan: Identit... · 1 reply · +1 points

I agree with most of the thrust of this article (ie. that it is a left and right problem) but your claim that the bigots/sectarians on the right are only "angry young men in their bedrooms" is almost certainly not true in my experience. Such unqualified speculation is beneath your intellect. There are surely many old or middle aged men too in that group. Not at all sure this group collectively qualifies as tiny either. Would be good to see some actual numbers.

2 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Joe Baron: Leaving the... · 0 replies · +1 points

We have Thatcher to thank for the Single Market which has been a stupendous success for the UK. Not part of the Brexiters' mythology but true nonetheless. We also have her to thank for giving the militant, politicised unions a well deserved haircut.

2 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: Raab says Barni... · 1 reply · +1 points

Raab (in the future with luck): I hadn't quite understood the importance of customs unions.

2 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - THE UNITED KINGDOM HAS... · 0 replies · +1 points

Maybe theoretically is the wrong word. We are officially out agreed but the transition period may carry on for a while yet - a long while yet. Brexit as intended doesn't start until the transition period expires. Ignoring that is not thinking like an adult.

I disagree that it is political suicide to extend the WA. We've been in a similar situation before with Johnson. So long as he looks like he's doing everything to avoid an extension he is okay. His majority is too large for any group to hold him to ransom in Parliament.

2 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - David Gauke: The drama... · 0 replies · +1 points

Maybe you are right that Brexiters don't mind being poorer. But it hasn't really been tested. Words are cheap. We'll see.

2 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - David Gauke: The drama... · 0 replies · +1 points

I think Johnson is gently trying to inject some realism into the Brexit project. He has now said there will be bumps in the road. Shades of Nigel Lawson's "blip" back in the day?

2 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - THE UNITED KINGDOM HAS... · 2 replies · +1 points

Even if we are bereft of representation we are in practical economic terms still in the EU if theoretically not. And, to be sure, we don't know that the transition will end on 31 December. It could be extended by another 2 years. I am aware that the government has passed a law forbidding it but that's straightforwardly reversible. And the current WA can of course be amended or replaced extending it even further than 31/12/22.

2 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - THE UNITED KINGDOM HAS... · 0 replies · +1 points

How long will the transition period last? I don't mean just the maximum as currently agreed with the EU but also including any replacement agreement extending it further. I'd be interested to know what people realistically think (as opposed to what they hope for).

2 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: The Brexit Stor... · 0 replies · +1 points

Okay, the 42.4% was May's result. My mistake. However interesting how little difference there is between a minority in the HoC and a healthy majority in the HoC don't you think?

My point is that people cannot claim that GE19 proves that a majority of voters support Brexit whatever the various merits of FPTP (chiefly the ability to get rid of a government). It doesn't.

2 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: The Brexit Stor... · 2 replies · +1 points

A huge stonking majority of 42.4% of the popular vote.