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Re: UK going to the dogs

August 9th, 2019, 7:39 pm

I like Anglican churches. I visited them rarely (for sightseeing or chamber music) and heard the preachers only a few times, but I can imagine it's a place I would go to if I needed to feel for a moment that I am not completely crazy. Ironically, this scene also gives me such reassurance :-)
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Re: UK going to the dogs

September 6th, 2019, 10:00 pm

 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

September 7th, 2019, 1:09 am

"Dumb" would seem to be a succinct summary.
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

September 21st, 2019, 6:32 pm

John Humphrys, middle of the road presenter, leaves BBC and writes for Daily Mail. Both become more left wing.
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

September 22nd, 2019, 7:02 am

I stopped listening to the BBC World Service when they stopped playing that fine Ulster-Scots catchy tune Lilliburlero, when it became too outward looking (is that left-wing?) and when John Peel passed.

And blackout during the Falklands war and the actor to impersonate Gerry Adams.

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Re: UK going to the dogs

September 22nd, 2019, 7:28 am

I just watch Strictly. Haven’t watched their news for ages, and deleted their news app a couple of years ago.
 
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September 22nd, 2019, 9:56 am

I don't watch Newsnight anymore. 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

September 24th, 2019, 8:59 pm

The Supreme Court (!) has made a judgement over what it is allowed to make a judgement. Well, I’ve just made a judgement over what I can make a judgement about in my family. So it’s curry for every meal!
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

September 25th, 2019, 12:33 am

I'd object to curry for breakfast on an ongoing basis. But one does get the impression that Messrs Johnson and Rees-Mogg kind of hate the rule of law at the moment, because it doesn't let them do what they want to do. And let's not even get started on the Parliament! If we could just get rid of these silly obstacles, the true will of the people would prevail. However briefly...
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

September 25th, 2019, 1:40 am

That’s the point. One group of judges said one thing. Another said the opposite. It wasn’t even clear whether they had any jurisdiction. But guess what? They decided that they did!

Every convention/precedent that the UK system relies on has been torn up and thrown away by remainers.

It might all end well. If we don’t leave then we Brexiteers will cope. In my experience Brexiteers are generally nice people. They don’t foam at the mouth like remainers.

BTW it’s now called the rule of lawyers.
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

September 25th, 2019, 2:37 am

I think you are probably right, to a point. Your tribe of Brexiteers have the money and other resources to manage either way. In a Brexit scenario, you will be better off relative to the rest of the population, because you have access to all the loopholes and workarounds. So even if everybody is poorer, you will be less so, and you are at the part of the income/wealth distribution where relative wealth is far more important than absolute wealth. I'm probably channeling Veblen here. And if no Brexit, as long as Corbyn doesn't take over, you'll be just fine.
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

September 25th, 2019, 3:00 am

Or:

The tribe of Remainers have the money and other resources to manage either way. In a Brexit scenario, they will be better off relative to the rest of the population, because they have access to all the loopholes and workarounds. So even if everybody is poorer, they will be less so, and they are at the part of the income/wealth distribution where relative wealth is far more important than absolute wealth. I'm probably channeling Veblen here. And if no Brexit, as long as Corbyn doesn't take over, they'll be just fine.

The differences:
a) remainers are on average richer than Brexiteers
b) any relative wealth differential could well decrease after Brexit. Possibly due to richer getting poorer and poor getting richer:

David Dimbleby: "Moving on to the issue of immigration and the impact on wages very briefly, if free movement were to end following Brexit, is it not reasonable to suppose that we could see increases in wages for low-skilled workers in the UK, just off the back of the economic impact of free movement on wages?
Lord Rose [chairman of Remain campaign and ex CEO of M&S]: "If you are short of labour, the price of labour will go up, so yes, but that is not necessarily a good thing."

It's a good thing if you are that labour. But not if you are the CEO of M&S.
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 30th, 2019, 9:13 pm

I will so miss him... but he needs to focus more on his wife and family. Nothing left to watch on BBC :-(
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 30th, 2019, 9:26 pm

I think his wife has enough people "taking care" of her.
 
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Re: UK going to the dogs

October 30th, 2019, 10:26 pm

I can tell a woman who wants to leave her husband from a woman who wants more of her husband for herself.
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