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by mrblackbat
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: General Election
Replies: 1744
Views: 128099

Re: General Election

So allowing two MPs in who are on the right spectrum tarnished the whole party? You guys are nuts, honestly. It's hardly surprising the Conservatives are able to win elections with such terrible records when the moderates are so quick to hang themselves. Jim: on the 5p charge for plastic bags, have ...
by mrblackbat
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: General Election
Replies: 1744
Views: 128099

Re: General Election

How exactly are the Lib Dems less liberal by the day? Pray tell, I'm really curious?
by mrblackbat
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: General Election
Replies: 1744
Views: 128099

Re: General Election

And Lib Dems track higher than Labour according to YouGov.

https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/ar ... ept-update
by mrblackbat
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 420
Views: 19706

Re: Brexit....or in.

Corbyn back to being a leaver?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49786833

"Pressed on which side he would back in another referendum which Labour is promising, he said "let's see" what kind of new deal he was able to negotiate with the EU."
by mrblackbat
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: General Election
Replies: 1744
Views: 128099

Re: General Election

Labour continue to be democratic....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49776100
by mrblackbat
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 420
Views: 19706

Re: Brexit....or in.

But your argument makes no sense, yet again. Perhaps if you'd said we've had three years remaining in after the decision was made, then it would at least have some (albeit flawed) logic. 26 years is completely and utterly irrelevant in the context. It makes perfect sense. :shrug: Gibbon said a comp...
by mrblackbat
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 420
Views: 19706

Re: Brexit....or in.

I do like how you've proven your own flawed logic in a single post RTT :lol: Serious case of blinkers on the go here. Remember: the Leave campaign don't have to stick to any if the issues they campaigned on..... :dunce: The Leave campaign were not a political party. :dunce: Is this where you're rea...
by mrblackbat
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 420
Views: 19706

Re: Brexit....or in.

Or a compromise could be to stay in until lunchtime and then go out? Yes? So you mean after 26 years in the EU we should now have 26 years out? I'm all in favour of that. We can have another referendum in 2045. ;) I'm really not clear how you think our length of time in the EU has anything to do wi...
by mrblackbat
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 420
Views: 19706

Re: Brexit....or in.

Your argument is as compelling as RTT's that we should leave with no deal because 52% of people voted to leave and therefore must prefer that option to remaining, or leaving in a way that removes all the benefits of leaving (I.e. negotiating trade deals and in some people's flawed minds preventing ...
by mrblackbat
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 420
Views: 19706

Re: Brexit....or in.

mcteeth wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:02 pm
I do like how you've proven your own flawed logic in a single post RTT :lol:
Serious case of blinkers on the go here. Remember: the Leave campaign don't have to stick to any if the issues they campaigned on..... :dunce:
by mrblackbat
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 420
Views: 19706

Re: Brexit....or in.

If half your family wants to go out for the day, and the other half want to stay home, you could suggest standing in the doorway all day so everyone gets a bit of what they want. Or a compromise could be to stay in until lunchtime and then go out? Yes? So you mean after 26 years in the EU we should...
by mrblackbat
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 420
Views: 19706

Re: Brexit....or in.

Your argument is as compelling as RTT's that we should leave with no deal because 52% of people voted to leave and therefore must prefer that option to remaining, or leaving in a way that removes all the benefits of leaving (I.e. negotiating trade deals and in some people's flawed minds preventing ...
by mrblackbat
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 420
Views: 19706

Re: Brexit....or in.

Surely the essence of compromise is reaching an agreement somewhere between two binary positions? I don't disagree with that at all. What I'm arguing is that you cannot infer what and where the compromise should be from the referendum result at all, because there is simply no information in that re...
by mrblackbat
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 420
Views: 19706

Re: Brexit....or in.

What about the 27.79% of the electorate who didn’t bother to/abstained to vote? Should your proposed compromise take their choice into account by the government being a bit dithery and failing to make any meaningful impact? Oh wait... ;) Or the extra 2 million that are old enough to have a say now ...
by mrblackbat
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Brexit....or in.
Replies: 420
Views: 19706

Re: Brexit....or in.

Um, right. :shrug: I guess May wasn't the only one who didn't understand compromise :D I understand compromise. However the vote was binary. There isn't any compromise available in a binary decision. The issue was that leaving the EU is not a binary problem and is heavily nuanced, as we've discusse...