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  1. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    FWIW I think the 'People's Vote' is a stupid movement in principle (a different plebiscite to shape the outcome of a previous one) and in the practicalities of setting up the question and campaigns. The much clearer argument should be that the negotiations have now been made, a proposal is on the table and that Parliament can determine the final decision. If the current deal fails in the Commons then this completely shambolic government must finally be put out of its misery, Then you hold a snap GE in which the voters provide a mandate for Parliament to settle the issue once and for all.
  2. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    The mechanism is perfectly straightforward and has been set out just this morning by someone who knows what he speaks of: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/17/europe-britain-brexit-article-50-second-referendum The idea that the March deadline cannot be moved is preposterous - if the UK opts to hold another vote then the EU will obviously agree to extend it. Elections to the European Parliament are not a huge obstacle: they could be held in rEU in May as scheduled with a UK ballot taking place the following year or later. It can be done.
  3. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    That's what No-voters got strapped in for when they utterly shat the bed in 2014.
  4. What Are You Drinking ?

    I've been working through a case of Belgian beers (Bornem; Piraat; Gulden Draak) that a certain German discount supermarket is selling at 5 Euros for six bottles at the moment. Last week's choice was the original Gulden Draak, which is definitely one of my favourite Belgian dark beers and ridiculously easy to drink at 10.5% ABV. Tonight I went for the Gulden Draak Quadruple, which is a little lighter in colour and sweeter tasting but both are equally good.
  5. Uefa nations league

    France have been absolutely woeful in the second half and should be two or three goals down.
  6. Ayr’s adorable little bubble to be burst by a 2-0 victory for The Famous.
  7. Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.

    That doesn’t address their need for a politician though.
  8. Unpopular opinions.

    What do you mean by both ‘state-mandated charity’ and the ‘original point of charity’? Be specific. If enough additional taxes can help the state resolve the main causes of homelessness - which they quite obviously could - then the need of that charitable cause goes away. Which unless you’re in that industry of fundraising or trying to make yourself look good is absolutely the point of donating to charity.
  9. Glastonbury

    Liam Gallagher would be a shan yet predictable enough headliner for a TRNSMT-sized festival - a lucrative nedfest for the day for someone whose music has been terrible for years. It would be laughable to have him headline Glastonbury but Emily Eavis is certainly on impressive form. Two years between one of the most sought-after festival slots in the world and you end up choosing a 'grime' artist with just one album to headline.
  10. The James McClean Sponsored Poppy Thread

    Erm yes, I'm sure that's the real reason why the Bunfields are frothing at the mouth again.
  11. Queens v Morton

    ^^^ knicker-wetting fantasist ^^^ award-winning, fact-based analysis
  12. Scottish Cup TV Rights

    Or they could just go the game instead. My sympathy for fat armchair-supporting bigots having to split their giro three ways is approximately zero.
  13. The James McClean Sponsored Poppy Thread

    Interesting* definition of 'accepting the democratic process' given you think that people shouldn't be allowed change their mind on an issue because you just can't be arsed with the extra hassle tbh. * Moronic
  14. What Are You Drinking ?

    True lager-drinking cultures like the Czechs know that a bountiful head is key to a good pint and so use much larger glasses to accommodate it; whereas in Brexit Britain punters have a meltdown and threaten to knife the barman if they dare add more head/‘cheat’ them out of volume from a rancid pint of Carling. Which is why lager in the UK tastes utterly shite without fail.
  15. The James McClean Sponsored Poppy Thread

    There’s a slight difference between something that happened 100 years ago and two-four years champ. It’s short odds that you’ll be part of the gammon brigade though.
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