Saintslass

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  1. Saintslass

    Our new position in the EU

    The shut down isn't to do with Brexit. They have one every year. Bringing it forward is to do with Brexit though and it seems like a sensible idea, just in case there is no deal and things are disrupted for a while as a result.
  2. Saintslass

    Our new position in the EU

    They have a shut down every summer to clean everywhere up. They are bringing it forward this year to March/April as their no-deal Brexit planning. It isn't news. Except in Islam's head. But he's already reigned back on his original misleading hysteria.
  3. Saintslass

    Our new position in the EU

    Oh c'mon ckn. You know full well that car manufacturers reduce their working weeks whenever there is a dip in sales and there are often dips in car sales. A casual glance at British car manufacturing history will show just how often reduced working weeks have been introduced as a result of a dip in sales. Maybe JLR just make relatively naff cars. I notice no other manufacturer is cutting their working weeks as yet.
  4. Saintslass

    The Culture Wars

    But your response didn't address Farmduck's point.
  5. Saintslass

    Our new position in the EU

    Incorrect. (Scroll past the EC's attempt to justify its incompetence to the actual judgement as written by the actual judge)
  6. Saintslass

    Those nice tories

    His opinion may well be considered but that doesn't mean he isn't spouting. Just like ranting, spouting simply implies that he's free to say what he likes, which he is, because there are few consequences to him doing so. When the government of a democratic nation like ours begins to call leaders out on TV then that can have serious ramifications, not least for our own people living in those countries, and especially when those leaders have been democratically elected.
  7. Saintslass

    The Culture Wars

    I've done a fair amount of research, yes. Hence I know that conditions in Bangladesh aren't good and because I've looked at labels I know that some stuff sold by M&S is from Bangladesh (but then all a person needs to have done is watch the news over the last few years to know that things aren't good in Bangladesh - M&S were criticised for taking stuff from a company based in a building that fell down just a few years ago). It isn't actually very hard to find out even just a general idea of where stuff you buy comes from. You just have to care.
  8. Saintslass

    The Culture Wars

    Yes. Sad isn't it? One is only fab if one has specific opinions on things. On a slightly different tack but along the same journey I think this story epitomises left wing identity politics at its worst. It seems dwarfs are not allowed to be gainfully employed wrestling other dwarfs because that is discrimination against, er, dwarfs. This whole PC hogwash has gotten out of hand.
  9. Saintslass

    The Culture Wars

    Oh purlease! Google is your friend (or maybe not, if you're far left!).
  10. Saintslass

    Those nice tories

    Iain Dale used to be a member of the Tories. I'm not sure whether he is still. I debated his point on Twitter, though he didn't respond. I make the same point I made when Saudi Arabia came up on here (as it invariably does every now and again) and indeed in relation to Trump: the British government should not be criticising or condemning the leader of another country. We have diplomatic channels for that kind of thing. It's easy to spout like Dale has done when you aren't in government. It's a different matter when you actually have responsibility and what you say on TV actually has impact.
  11. Saintslass

    Those nice tories

    Ah right, so you weren't talking about the government, whereas I was. As for Facebook: racists exist on there. I doubt JRM knows how to get on Facebook much less see what garbage is being put on there but I would confidently assert that if that kind of BS was highlighted to him he'd be the first out of the blocks to condemn it.
  12. Saintslass

    Our new position in the EU

    That isn't what was said. Vote Leave acted on the advice given by the EC.
  13. Such a shame that London fell away in the last few minutes. They are so competitive and yet just fall short.
  14. Saintslass

    Serena Williams

    Sexual preferences are surely just that: sexual preferences? If we're now saying that a woman who doesn't fancy a certain ethnic group is racist what then are we saying about straight people generally or gay people? The former don't fancy their own gender; the latter don't fancy the opposite gender. Fancying someone is personal, subjective and entirely out of that or the other person's control. It would be a very sad day indeed - and in fact a rather weird and sinister one - when we all had to fancy everyone regardless of their race, gender, sexual preference, disability, age, etc, etc (you get my drift).
  15. Saintslass

    Those nice tories

    Oh, you mean Tories don't share your opinion or way of doing things?