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  Topic: Brexit - a quick resume of where we are.
peter

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Views: 10504

PostForum: Hile Troy's Think-Tank   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:52 pm   Subject: Brexit - a quick resume of where we are.
Mmm....

Not a slippery slope thing I think; parliament is after all the legislature and the government the executive. It is the function of government to execute on the basis of instructions receiv ...
  Topic: Brexit - a quick resume of where we are.
peter

Replies: 364
Views: 10504

PostForum: Hile Troy's Think-Tank   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:52 am   Subject: Brexit - a quick resume of where we are.
This week parliament has again the chance to implement Dominic Grieve's amendment to allow itself to perform it's constitutional right to instruct the government in the event of a no deal Brexit. Last ...
  Topic: North Korea needs to be put in check
peter

Replies: 423
Views: 17735

PostForum: Hile Troy's Think-Tank   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:21 am   Subject: North Korea needs to be put in check
Absolutely true that the whole thing is resting on a wish and a prayer at the moment - but at least it's a start and Trump must be given credit for that. He has succeeded where Obama and others have f ...
  Topic: What Do You Think Today?
peter

Replies: 2200
Views: 95303

PostForum: General Discussion Forum   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:04 am   Subject: What Do You Think Today?
Will do Sky. Smile
  Topic: What Do You Think Today?
peter

Replies: 2200
Views: 95303

PostForum: General Discussion Forum   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:37 am   Subject: What Do You Think Today?
We had a big outcry in the press here Sky against the use of girls on the grid lines of F1 races and between rounds in boxing matches. The argument was that it was objectification of women and was unp ...
  Topic: Global Corporatism Vs Free Market Capitalism
peter

Replies: 8
Views: 390

PostForum: Hile Troy's Think-Tank   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:21 am   Subject: Global Corporatism Vs Free Market Capitalism
In this instance Sky, Farage was speaking generally about the world situation and making the point that everywhere politicians, and the institutions upon which our laws and agreements are based, are ...
  Topic: Global Corporatism Vs Free Market Capitalism
peter

Replies: 8
Views: 390

PostForum: Hile Troy's Think-Tank   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:30 am   Subject: Global Corporatism Vs Free Market Capitalism
Nigel Farage, for many years the biggest proponent of the drive to leave the EU said in a recent interview with Robert Peston that freemarket capitalism was effectively dead at the hands of a limited ...
  Topic: What's playing?
peter

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Views: 56405

PostForum: Flicks   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:12 am   Subject: What's playing?
For anyone who likes a good horror movie, the recently released Hereditary is making some pretty big waves. Billed as 'this generations Exorcist', the trailer certainly has a very unsettling edge to ...
  Topic: Brexit - a quick resume of where we are.
peter

Replies: 364
Views: 10504

PostForum: Hile Troy's Think-Tank   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:03 am   Subject: Brexit - a quick resume of where we are.
Andrew Neil pretty much summed it all up in his comment on The Week yesterday by saying that the Commons has essentially split into two waring factions while the government does anything and everythin ...
  Topic: What Do You Think Today?
peter

Replies: 2200
Views: 95303

PostForum: General Discussion Forum   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:53 am   Subject: What Do You Think Today?
Yesterday celebrity gameshow hostess Amanda Holden is splashed on the front cover of The Sun in a bikini holding up the football World Cup in celebration of the current competition taking place in Rus ...
  Topic: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
peter

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Views: 478

PostForum: Flicks   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:05 am   Subject: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
I'm with all the comments on this one. It ain't gonna change the world -but it's good fun pop corn stuff! Very Happy
  Topic: Brexit - a quick resume of where we are.
peter

Replies: 364
Views: 10504

PostForum: Hile Troy's Think-Tank   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:38 am   Subject: Brexit - a quick resume of where we are.
Laughing Yes Luke! I saw that one at work and had a chuckle. Good post!
  Topic: Brexit - a quick resume of where we are.
peter

Replies: 364
Views: 10504

PostForum: Hile Troy's Think-Tank   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:55 am   Subject: Brexit - a quick resume of where we are.
It transpires that Theresa May's promise of a meaningful vote made behind closed doors to her (remainer) rebel MP's in order to get them to vote against a meaningful vote a couple of days ago had no m ...
  Topic: Brexit - a quick resume of where we are.
peter

Replies: 364
Views: 10504

PostForum: Hile Troy's Think-Tank   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:20 am   Subject: Brexit - a quick resume of where we are.
Yes it's interesting that. We in the UK are always under the impression that ours is a secret vote - but a few elections ago I noticed that the woman who recorded my presence also noted against it the ...
  Topic: President Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital
peter

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Views: 24322

PostForum: Hile Troy's Think-Tank   Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:51 pm   Subject: President Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital
There are many types of force that are not 'violence' as such, and the State will always have recourse to these before physical violence/coercion is utilised; but when the chips are down I'm thinking ...
  Topic: Brexit - a quick resume of where we are.
peter

Replies: 364
Views: 10504

PostForum: Hile Troy's Think-Tank   Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:36 pm   Subject: Brexit - a quick resume of where we are.
Turnout was pretty high - around seventy plus percent, which is a good bit higher than normally achieved in general elections. No - voting is not mandatory; the idea has been mooted [I think Aus has a ...
  Topic: Brexit - a quick resume of where we are.
peter

Replies: 364
Views: 10504

PostForum: Hile Troy's Think-Tank   Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:11 am   Subject: Brexit - a quick resume of where we are.
Yesterday's proposed amendment to the Withdrawal Bill - that the UK remain in the EEA post Brexit - was voted down in the House as MP's decided to support the government rather than the pro remaining ...
  Topic: Brexit - a quick resume of where we are.
peter

Replies: 364
Views: 10504

PostForum: Hile Troy's Think-Tank   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:54 am   Subject: Brexit - a quick resume of where we are.
That is one of the points being made Sky; if the EU know that the final deal will be subject to veto by the house, it will make them drive for a different end result than if they think the government ...
  Topic: Brexit - a quick resume of where we are.
peter

Replies: 364
Views: 10504

PostForum: Hile Troy's Think-Tank   Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:48 pm   Subject: Brexit - a quick resume of where we are.
[Big deep breath]

Ok peter - stop whining and get your shit together![slap's self on back]

What this is all about - today in parliament I mean - is that the Governments Withdrawal Bill has retur ...
  Topic: President Trump
peter

Replies: 1705
Views: 72869

PostForum: Hile Troy's Think-Tank   Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:14 pm   Subject: President Trump
Don't fret yourself Cail - they're big boys. they can take it. Wink
 
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