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Re: Brexit
« Reply #100 on: December 28, 2020, 08:45:45 am »
Devonport probably, which is where the attack boats live.

Scotland is going to make itself extremely unpopular if it dismantles half of Europe’s nuclear deterrence on a whim. A lot of things go unsaid in public.

This is what actually goes through leaders minds:

https://www.army.mod.uk/deployments/baltics/

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #101 on: December 28, 2020, 08:53:16 am »
Scotland is going to make itself extremely unpopular if it dismantles half of Europe’s nuclear deterrence on a whim.

Surely the whole of this topic (Brexit) is about a whim?
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« Reply #102 on: December 28, 2020, 09:28:10 am »
Being in the EU is trivial compared to being in NATO. And Trump seriously put the willies up European leaders. They might have tried much much harder to keep the UK in the EU if he had been in power then. There is serious regret now and lots of finger pointing.

Even the deeply unaware seem to have noticed something is amiss:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/28/uk-quietly-shifts-away-from-promise-of-deep-foreign-and-security-links-with-eu

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« Reply #103 on: December 28, 2020, 10:11:42 am »
Being in the EU is trivial compared to being in NATO. And Trump seriously put the willies up European leaders. They might have tried much much harder to keep the UK in the EU if he had been in power then. There is serious regret now and lots of finger pointing.

Even the deeply unaware seem to have noticed something is amiss:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/28/uk-quietly-shifts-away-from-promise-of-deep-foreign-and-security-links-with-eu

What were you expecting? Due diligence?

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #104 on: December 28, 2020, 02:01:21 pm »
If I was pregnant (which is of course pretty unlikely), I would seriously consider giving birth in Northern Ireland, allowing any progeny to claim Irish and therefore EU citizenship...

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #105 on: December 28, 2020, 02:11:54 pm »
Michael Parkinson's dad famously drove his labouring wife back over the Yorkshire border from somewhere else to give birth, just in case his son happened to be good at cricket. I'm not even sure if he knew it was a son in those days, so that's double-cautious ;)

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« Reply #106 on: December 28, 2020, 05:22:27 pm »
There used to be lots of similar tales - especially around Earby and Bar'lick, where the nearest maternity hospital used to be in Colne, on the other county.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #107 on: December 28, 2020, 09:41:32 pm »
Michael Parkinson's dad famously drove his labouring wife back over the Yorkshire border from somewhere else to give birth, just in case his son happened to be good at cricket. I'm not even sure if he knew it was a son in those days, so that's double-cautious ;)

Didn't make him immune to Emu attacks though did it?

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« Reply #108 on: December 28, 2020, 09:47:44 pm »
Devonport probably, which is where the attack boats live.

Looks like you may be right about that. Appears that there are already several nuclear subs there awaiting decomission.

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« Reply #109 on: December 28, 2020, 10:40:18 pm »
Didn't make him immune to Emu attacks though did it?
He may have been called Hull, but he was from Kent ;)

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #110 on: December 28, 2020, 11:40:56 pm »
TBF Rod Hull was bloody good.


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« Reply #111 on: December 29, 2020, 07:25:57 am »
Didn't make him immune to Emu attacks though did it?
He may have been called Hull, but he was from Kent ;)
Surprising fact no. 2,642...I nearly bought Rod Hull's house in Kent. Somewhere near Lenham I recall, next to a cricket pitch. It was thatched, and that finally put me off at the time. Bit daft in retrospect - we've been living in a thatched cottage for the last 25 years.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #112 on: December 29, 2020, 08:16:11 am »
Have you ever had to adjust your TV aerial though? ;)

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #113 on: December 29, 2020, 12:05:39 pm »
Harsh.

I remember a review of the Scottish independance white paper suggestig alternative sites for the nuclear fleet, it was not a long list. I remember Fowey being on there as a deep water port.

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #114 on: December 29, 2020, 03:26:40 pm »
Just to complicate things, there are also the Z berths which may be controversial, local residents are provided with iodine tablets in case of radiation leaks from a sub. A number are scattered around Scotland, eg Loch Ewe.

http://www.ports.org.uk/port.asp?id=960

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #115 on: December 29, 2020, 06:14:50 pm »
TBF Rod Hull was bloody good.



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Re: Brexit
« Reply #116 on: January 01, 2021, 01:34:10 am »
The definition of irony? I don't know whether to be happy or upset. I hope we'll see less of him, so in that respect I guess it's good news:

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/dec/31/stanley-johnson-confirms-application-for-french-passport-on-eve-of-brexit

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« Reply #117 on: January 01, 2021, 02:19:29 am »
Oddly enough he is a remainer according to the stuff I read today.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #118 on: January 01, 2021, 09:13:23 am »
 Bye, Brits  :down:
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« Reply #119 on: January 01, 2021, 09:49:04 am »
Oddly enough he is a remainer according to the stuff I read today.

Bowis is a raging Europhile. Frost, the UK’s chief negotiator in 2020, has a degree in Medieval French and was ambassador to places like Denmark. They are united in a belief that the EU is cocking it all up the way they are going. They are as likely to be right as anyone else, and are a lot less dim than the average journalist (Frost in particular).

My view is that this was largely a vote against a disinterested elite in London.

We are now Switzerland about 30 years ago and I think the EU is contemplating losing the will to live on that front.

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« Reply #120 on: January 02, 2021, 10:51:54 pm »
Not worth a thread of it's own, so dumping it here.

The Farage Garage in Kent does not have a sinkhole!

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jan/02/authorities-investigate-possible-sinkhole-in-kent-lorry-park

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Re: Brexit
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #122 on: January 12, 2021, 01:48:57 am »
Flipping heck. Lorry sandwich-gate in the Daily Mail! Dial turned up to 11, you'd think by the Comments on the website that they weren't happy that Brexit 'is done'. Don't think they'll be happy until Joan of Arc is resurrected and burnt again.

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #123 on: January 12, 2021, 08:31:34 am »
A really nice French caver I once knew told me in all seriousness that the reason that the French don’t like the English was because of Jeanne d’Arc.

The Greta Thunberg of her day.

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #124 on: January 12, 2021, 08:41:52 am »
She was quite late in the Hundred Years War - we'd been interfering in each others governance (due to all the kings of Europe being related) long before that.

 

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