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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
Last post by Slim - August 15, 2019, 23:15:43 pm
.. I might also mention that our lovely parliament had a chance to vote for a deal three times, and rejected it. Given that the deal it voted against is the only one the EU is prepared to support, then in a very real sense our parliament has already voted for No Deal.

You get offered a single, one-chance only deal, you reject it - you've chosen no deal. Really not hard.
General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
Last post by Slim - August 15, 2019, 22:25:39 pm
In what sense is the government "out of control"? Sorry, that's ridiculous. It is acting on the will of the British people as expressed in a referendum, on its own party's manifesto, and on a decision already made by parliament, to declare Article 50.

Furthermore, the government does not wish to "impose" a No Deal Brexit - it simply wishes it to take its proper course, as outlined in law. Indeed in a very meaningful sense it's the EU who are imposing No Deal upon us, in the sense that they are refusing to act reasonably and negotiate.

It's the opposition parties that are lamentably out of control, attempting to defy our democracy and spit on millions of ordinary people who want their country back.
Fan Meets / Re: EUCON 2019
Last post by Matt2112 - August 15, 2019, 22:25:33 pm
FFS. Here's the bad news: my band have been invited to play at a big local weekend festival during a prime slot which clashes with the Saturday night; so there's no way I'll make Eucon that night.  :(

The better news is that I should still be able to make the Friday night instead.  :)  Overnight stay TBC.
Events / Re: Bloodstock 2019
Last post by Matt2112 - August 15, 2019, 22:19:56 pm
Quote from: Analog RH on August 15, 2019, 15:16:42 pmI played Bloodstock this year. Well, for one minute and 10 seconds anyway. Got up to play drums with BongCauldron on the Sophie Lancaster stage. In front of a couple of thousand people.  ;D

Whilst the main stage was a bit pants this year there was some killer stuff on the Sophie, New Blood and Jager stages. Beggar, Ten Ton Slug, Widows, Saurr, Barbarian Hermit, Footprints In The Custard, Raging Speedhorn. All killed it.

Ah yes, I have seen the footage; you properly milked it and rightly so. :D

Oh, and talk us through that "walk" off stage afterward.  ;) ;D
General Chat - English / Re: 30,000!
Last post by Matt2112 - August 15, 2019, 22:15:46 pm
Congratulations James and keep posting. 

I mean that sincerely; it feels like there aren't many TNMSers left...!  :D
TNMS News / Re: TNMS v2.1 - RC2
Last post by Nïckslïkk2112 - August 15, 2019, 22:11:32 pm
Better. I can see what I'm doing. Although that isn't completely necessary when you type bollox, but I'd hate to type sense by mistake...
General Chat - English / Re: 30,000!
Last post by Nïckslïkk2112 - August 15, 2019, 22:07:16 pm
General Chat - English / Re: 30,000!
Last post by Nick - August 15, 2019, 21:37:50 pm
Congrats, is there some award we should bestow?
General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
Last post by Nick - August 15, 2019, 21:37:08 pm
Quote from: Slim on August 15, 2019, 19:07:15 pmBoris Johnson has already set one up. Seriously. A government that seeks some sort of accord and agreement with our friends in the EU (they aren't really our friends I know, but that's the diplomatic spin Boris has stuck to, fair play) while seeking to honour the referendum result - and the declaration of Article 50 which after all was carried by a large parliamentary majority - is always going to better serve the crucial interest of unity than a government installed in a coup with the assistance of a criminally biased Speaker. Seeks to thwart a referendum result and consists solely of people on the losing side, specifically excluding representation for the majority cannot lead to unity.

It's a sick and perverse flavour of Orwellian NewSpeak to describe what Clarke, Soubry, Grieve, Watson, Benn et al want as "unity". that's the last thing they care about.
We live in a representative democracy and parliament will have its say - MPs elected by the people will not allow an out-of-control government to impose no deal against the wishes of the majority of the public and of parliament.
General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
Last post by Chris Quartly - August 15, 2019, 21:29:35 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 14, 2019, 19:37:13 pmThe EU has had nothing to do with peace. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing and Nothing. Zilch. Zip. Nada. Nowt.
Thank goodness EU labour laws have saved us from the gig economy and zero hours contracts. Thank Goodness.
Environmental laws which allow the Germans to burn up vast quantities of Lignite, do you think we'd have been able to get away with that in the UK?

Germany's disastrous need for lignite is down to them replacing their nuclear power plants with renewables (solar/wind). If they'd have replaced their coal plants with renewables and kept their nuclear plants then Germany would be emitting zero carbon for their electricity. Should be a lesson for the world.
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