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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    Technically, at what point does a leader become a dictator? (Asking for a friend. )
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    You're beginning to sound like Yvonne Stone, 62. You reap what you sow.
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    ...but if no-one had ever jumped off a 200m cliff, what would be your best guess on the outcome based on your knowledge of gravity and the capacity of human bodies to react to high-speed impacts with rocks? If you simply believed you could survive, would you jump? The 'dangerous dog' analogy is also interesting. When assessing expert opinion, you also need to look at who is giving that opinion, do they have a vested interest in one side? In this case I'd go with 'the dog whisperer' in that it is bad owners that make dangerous dogs. Should we insist instead that all owners should pass training courses and be personally liable for the actions of their dogs? maybe. I can get a little where you're coming from in that until it's been tested, an idea is merely hypothesis (rather than opinion). For example, it was believed when cars were first invented that people would suffocate at speeds above 30mph. This turned out to be not true, but was that expert opinion or just public hysteria/fake news? As another, as yet, no-one has fallen into a black hole, but expert opinion, based on current knowledge and understanding, suggests the outcome would not be good. Do you think you could survive falling into a black hole? Anyway, I'm resigned to leaving the EU with either a bad deal or no deal due to the incompetence of the government and its opposition. How we got from 'no down sides' and 'a Brexit Dividend' to 'I have faith in the British people to survive Brexit' without ever pausing and thinking 'hang on, maybe this is not such a good idea, should we check that this is what people really want?'
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    The insistence of the PM and others that we will leave the EU "on time" and the initial rush to invoke Article 50 seem to be held in great import by "the party" I know it's been mentioned on here, but how much do the dates work around the 'Anti Tax Avoidance Directive'? https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/business/company-tax/anti-tax-avoidance-package/anti-tax-avoidance-directive_en "Member States should apply these measures as from 1 January 2019" Has anything been done about this? If we leave before the end of the tax year, does this mean we can just ignore it?
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    I don't see any issues here, after all... It's the will of the people, you need to learn to respect democracy.
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    It seems to me that Mrs. May has pulled a blinder, perhaps only through her incredible obstinance? She made her deal, and made sure it was the only one on offer. No-one other than the salaried lackeys supported it. She postponed the vote once and then got completely hammered when she was forced into it. She said it was her deal, no deal or no brexit. The latest situation is that she seems to have silenced the 2nd ref/no brexit brigade and yet again kicked the can down the road on the pretence of 'reopening negotiations' with the EU27. The reality is that she'll come back with nothing (as nothing is possible) and run down the clock until the choice is just her deal or no deal, knowing that enough of parliament are sufficiently afraid of no deal to avoid jumping off the cliff and vote for her deal. This is political genius to get to here from where she was in November... or maybe it's just relative.
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    This appeared on my Facebook news feed, shared by a 'friend'. Can anybody explain the logic of this?
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    Opera browser

    I've just recently started using opera after some time with Firefox then chrome and back to Firefox. I find it OK, but in the last couple of weeks the 'vpn' has been failing to connect sometimes. Works OK if you switch it off. The built-in ad-blocker seems OK too. Also started using duckduckgo as Google also seems to object to the 'vpn'. Got bored of clicking on traffic lights. The reason I ended up there is that my network blocks vimeo and the 'vpn' gets round it, so I can watch TrinityTV. I would be interested in better options of free vpn. Was happy with Firefox before it kept breaking and required almost daily updates. Used the opera vpn app on my android phone until they discontinued it. Now use ProtonVPN.
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    Uninteresting Trivial Facts

    Well, blow me! I never realised that.
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    Could they not use drones to follow the drones? Or even attack/crash into them?
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    2019 kits (Merged Threads)

    How do I prevent SWMBO seeing the price?
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    I think it's great. I'm buying GBP on Friday. I love a bargain me. Nice boost for the Christmas celebrations.
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    Those nice tories

    So, if she loses tonight, who goes to the EU meeting tomorrow? Or aren't we invited?
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    PM: No deal available without a backstop Brexit Statement House of Commons Parliament Theresa May says the backstop is a necessary guarantee to the people of Northern Ireland and there is no deal available that does not include the backstop. She says there are inescapable facts: that Northern Ireland has a border with another sovereign state, that hard-won peace has been built in Northern Ireland over the last two decades over a seamless border, and that after Brexit, the Northern Ireland/Ireland border will be the external frontier of the EU's single market and customs union. ...hang on a minute, how can that be? A member of the EU is a sovereign state?
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    Twitter links

    I think Bearman has an issue in reading fb/twitter links. It's ok on my pc, but on my android phone I have to open the link in another tab. If I just tap on it the link disappears and it doesn't open.