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by Tommy
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The elephant in the room - Brexit
Replies: 180
Views: 1639

Re: The elephant in the room - Brexit

Sounds like we've got a juicy week coming up with Labour putting pressure on the government to release the legal papers.

I finish my last exam just before PMQs begins, so hopefully I can be in the pub with a pint as Corbyn tears strips off.

Yes, my life really is this exciting.
by Tommy
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The elephant in the room - Brexit
Replies: 180
Views: 1639

Re: The elephant in the room - Brexit

The immigration and freedom of movement issue is pretty much the biggest reason I'm against the entire idea of leaving, it runs contrary to so much of the core of my beliefs. The fact that it exposes the dark nasty side of so many people in this country is also pretty grim. The worst thing is that,...
by Tommy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The elephant in the room - Brexit
Replies: 180
Views: 1639

Re: The elephant in the room - Brexit

Don''t feel the need to share the name of the add-on or anything. -_- Mantis I would have sent you my copy as I am not going to reread it. It's in very good nick if you still want it. The first 100 pages is just a superb piece of prose Cheers for the offer dude but I only just saw the message and A...
by Tommy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The elephant in the room - Brexit
Replies: 180
Views: 1639

Re: The elephant in the room - Brexit

Don't know if it's of any use to anyone but there's a good addon out there that'll offer better access to articles on some websites. Doesn't eliminate paywalls entirely but really helps to access a range of papers rather than having to focus on just the one free outlet.
by Tommy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The elephant in the room - Brexit
Replies: 180
Views: 1639

Re: The elephant in the room - Brexit

I tend to get a lot of my coverage from Financial Times, Guardian and Telegraph. Likewise, but also the Independent because I find it easier to gauge matters when I read each perspective. FT and Telegraph are to the right, Guardian is kind of centre right or centre left depending on who they're tal...
by Tommy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The elephant in the room - Brexit
Replies: 180
Views: 1639

Re: The elephant in the room - Brexit

I subscribed to Readly (which is brilliant btw !!!) so I read a lot of politics - The Week, Spectator, Newsweek and Time. I tried the National Review and wholly shit it was like reading a magazine caught in a timeloop from a Nazi rally I also read this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Adults-Room-Battle-Eu...
by Tommy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The elephant in the room - Brexit
Replies: 180
Views: 1639

Re: The elephant in the room - Brexit

that attitude is utterly disgraceful. No one has full knowledge of facts and given politics is a social science, no one is right all the time or even, dare I say, most of the time. As humans, language is the best invention ever created and if we just stop talking in case we do not want to hear some...
by Tommy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The elephant in the room - Brexit
Replies: 180
Views: 1639

Re: The elephant in the room - Brexit

I would understand if people didn't want to discuss Brexit on a gaming forum. It's far more contentious an issue than I think we're used to discussing here, and even though I don't think anyone's been unreasonable in this thread, I don't think it's possible to have political discussions where anyon...
by Tommy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Football
Replies: 21
Views: 568

Re: Football

Sol Campbell, finally in management.

Anybody who hasn't watched his first press conference ought to. It's really something.

I find him to be odious (and a leech), but his sheer arrogance is astounding. I hope he backs it up.
by Tommy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The elephant in the room - Brexit
Replies: 180
Views: 1639

Re: The elephant in the room - Brexit

There are others here that don't pitch in on this discussion mainly because of the "stigma" associated with this decision and the reactions it produces. I will join them and if I'm honest I think that this fine forum would be better off without this thread. Final word. It's true. I do wonder about ...
by Tommy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The elephant in the room - Brexit
Replies: 180
Views: 1639

Re: The elephant in the room - Brexit

Jez wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:44 pm
Planning is one thing. A balanced fuckin view is another.
How do you offer a balanced view of an imbalanced set of possibilities?

Also, the Bank of England is independent; it is not a political body.
by Tommy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The elephant in the room - Brexit
Replies: 180
Views: 1639

Re: The elephant in the room - Brexit

So the TV debate is a thing. For the edification of the masses who have no say in it afterward... Or will they? Can't help but feel this is all being engineered by Europe and Government to have a round 2 on the referendum and hope that project fear 2 has the effect of reversing the decision. Projec...
by Tommy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The elephant in the room - Brexit
Replies: 180
Views: 1639

Re: The elephant in the room - Brexit

yeah that was dumb. At best a trade deal will take several years to iron out all the issues and the law get ratified by the courts and parliaments of said countries. On the other hand the whole world is coming to an end (which is the hyperbole I was referring to) has, for me, got old. I have lived ...
by Tommy
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The elephant in the room - Brexit
Replies: 180
Views: 1639

Re: The elephant in the room - Brexit

The Government sent those pamphlets around saying how much we'd all be out of pocket on an individual basis if we left, but the debate was mostly just rhetoric on both sides from what I remember. Bank of England report today shows that No Deal would actually be more damaging than the 2008 crash was...
by Tommy
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The elephant in the room - Brexit
Replies: 180
Views: 1639

Re: The elephant in the room - Brexit

Coming from a family of teachers, I witnessed the devastation he caused in the education sector, the repercussions of which are still happening today. I can't speak for what he's done since then, but his actions as education secretary were wildly incompetent and damaging. I also come from a family ...