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Events / Re: What's in Your Gig Diary - 2019
« Last post by Nïckslïkk2112 on Yesterday at 23:35:35 »
Mar 22nd - Riverside, The Stylus, Leeds Uni (With Mrs S  :( :( :( :( :( :( :()
Mar 24th - Riverside - Birmingham, The Mill (On my own  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D)
Jun 7th - Steve Hillage Band - O2 Ritz Manchester
Jun 20th - King Crimson, Royal Albert Hall
Nov 5th - Steve Hackett (Genesis Re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re Visited & Spectral Mornings 40th Anniversary Tour) I'll expect fireworks, or at least brother John (from beyond the grave - in-joke with Mrs S).
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by Slim on Yesterday at 23:13:29 »
Interesting Rees Mog very interesting.


63% of the vote is a defeat; she should go to the Queen


52% the biggest mandate the country has ever had!

You're not the first person to indulge that false dichotomy this evening, so don't feel too bad. But the point is that the dynamic of a referendum is very different from that of a parliamentary party which itself is a minority in every vote it takes part in in the Commons. Furthermore we're talking about confidence, not merely a choice between two viable outcomes. It's important that she has the confidence of a high percentage of her MPs, and she hasn't.


But here's an interesting one:




I had to check it wasn't a spoof account. It's not. How short does he think our memories are? I find the brazen hypocrisy absolutely gobsmacking.


Anyway - so she won, and she staggers on. I'm pleased at least that she had to play her trump card, and promise not to fight the next election as leader.

But all she wants to do is seek "clarification" and reassurances, and that won't get her betrayal through the Commons. That can that's been kicked down the road is going to clatter into a tall brick wall before long.

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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by döm on Yesterday at 22:15:09 »
Interesting Rees Mog very interesting.


63% of the vote is a defeat; she should go to the Queen


52% the biggest mandate the country has ever had!
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by döm on Yesterday at 19:45:05 »
Is he? Really? He's been awfully quiet about just what he is lately


I think any party leader would do the same while the opposition tears itself apart.  No need to do anything.


He's certainly very ambivalent towards Europe. One of the things I like least about him.
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by DavidL on Yesterday at 19:15:13 »
Quack...hop...quack...hop...quack
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General Chat - English / Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
« Last post by DavidL on Yesterday at 18:46:53 »
"an Islamist known to authorities" - sounds familiar, doesn't it?
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by DavidL on Yesterday at 18:38:21 »

Best let Corbyn in then - he's a Leaver through and through....good luck with that!! :P
Is he? Really? He's been awfully quiet about just what he is lately
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by DavidL on Yesterday at 18:35:55 »

These comments about Gina Miller are outright racist, you have in those few words shown your brexit to be racist.
No they're not and no he hasn't


Ridiculous commentary
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Travel & Culture / Re: Greece
« Last post by snodes on Yesterday at 18:32:30 »
Athens metro is very good and 5e stations have interesting exhibits of historical stuff unearthed when it was built. Top tip is to get a combined ticket that covers the Acropolis - buy it from a less popular site (Temple of Zeus(?) just round the corner is good, then you can just swan past the long queues at the Acropolis. TOM Holland’s brilliant book Persian Fire is a great background to the history of Athens, Persia and Sparta which will whet your appetite and give it all some context.  Enjoy!
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by döm on Yesterday at 17:42:34 »
The Radio 4 headline made me laugh.


'Theresa May is trying to convince her party that she should remain as their leader'.


Great choice of word!
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