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by aggi
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Boris
Replies: 117
Views: 2677

Re: Boris

The thing is, those who support him just don't care. I think it was Crosspool on here who asked for examples of Boris not keeping his promises, was presented with a big list of Boris not keeping his promises and just ignored them whilst also being convinced that he would keep his promises for the fu...
by aggi
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10425
Views: 155343

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:Yeah, because they're opposition


Yep, as soon as Corbyn gets in he'll be all over this privatisation of the NHS lark.
by aggi
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Boris
Replies: 117
Views: 2677

Re: Boris

I believe that time has been and gone. Surprised that out of the two that are left, you think that Brexiteer Boris is the least likely to deliver it. I'd agree that Boris is the least likely of the two to deliver it. His only plan appears to be that we have to believe more that we can do it. He's n...
by aggi
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tommy Robinson Tuesday
Replies: 732
Views: 26109

Re: Tommy Robinson Tuesday

Nah, not that bothered about words hurting crybabies, Trumpton is trying to improve the world the best way he can, if his words hurt a few babies along the way then so be it, get over it, they're words. And how can he be racist, have you not seen the pic of him surrounded by about 20 coloured peopl...
by aggi
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: if you come to London, you're in, says...
Replies: 105
Views: 2905

Re: if you come to London, you're in, says...

Siddo wrote:We visit London at least twice a year and the cheapest pint in London costs more than the most expensive in Manchester.
Both are fantastic cities.


It sounds like you may be missing a lot of places in both cities.
by aggi
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: SENEGAL V ALGERIA
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: SENEGAL V ALGERIA

Sounds like there are some real celebrations going on near me. Roads are closed and all the local buses diverted
by aggi
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gender-neutral toilets at BFC
Replies: 188
Views: 7077

Re: Gender-neutral toilets at BFC

I forgot that I took this picture whilst out having a few drinks on Saturday https://vmqpqw.db.files.1drv.com/y4mSU4m4g5VRroAyE0rnj_q7ZgqNujDwArZR1vBr-Ac_rpy74JIwRNyYeEps3ZLosbLmSFRjh_V6rv-e5-4NkfzEbqAYKNPw65UtDj-o1j9peH5s8Bs6L1EpMNAo7dY6MAmD6KYXTZ4e8QfL8zAgTIXxfWWgdzAykynfJBvaKFzzrjO_XHytiPlZQ5prK3...
by aggi
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10425
Views: 155343

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

When you say enough, that's strictly correct. But only all of them is enough. Revoking, altering or superseding Maastricht requires unanimity, and until that happens we, The Commission, Parliament, The Council, and the ECJ are all strangulated by Maastricht. The only realistic way to escape Maastri...
by aggi
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10425
Views: 155343

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Not convinced that counts as 'quite a bit better'. The LGBT thing is a worry, I'll give you that. I've just learnt this is being addressed with the upcoming equalities act, though (can't believe I'm sticking up for US labor rights - they are pretty terrible). If the US pass the $15/h minimum wage t...
by aggi
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10425
Views: 155343

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

I can't find aggi's and my comparison between the EU and US. There's an account here, though: https://www.dol.gov/general/aboutdol/majorlaws Whether you'd chose the US or EU rights would really depend on which rights you valued most, really. The US has an absolute right to free association and coll...
by aggi
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10425
Views: 155343

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

I'll let the rest go, in the sense we've both had our respective says on the matter, and leave it at that. It's those parts where you keep telling me what my argument is, then producing a different one, that riles. I can't tell if you doing this sincerely because you genuinely think that is my argu...
by aggi
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Cycling advice
Replies: 70
Views: 1338

Re: Cycling advice

Personally, if it were me I'd go with something that's described as an adventure/touring bike. They're a bit comfier and more robust than a full on road bike and can take larger tyres. I'd go for disc brakes and try and get Tiagra (Sora isn't bad but not quite as good, 105 would be out of your budge...
by aggi
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10425
Views: 155343

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Oh, it doesn't matter. Okay. There doesn't seem to be any dispute that the power of corporations has increased since we joined the EU, and the power of labour has declined. So I could reasonably theorise that being a member of the EU certainly hasn't prevented this. So the question becomes did it a...
by aggi
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10425
Views: 155343

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

I would suggest that if the EU are going to provide a perfect arena for companies like VW to become enormously profitable - which they have - then the least we should expect is for the EU to be exceptionally robust with their punishments when they break the rules. It seems to me VW benefited from t...
by aggi
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A lot of people aren’t fans of the new sponsors ...
Replies: 74
Views: 3262

Re: A lot of people aren’t fans of the new sponsors ...

It seems the figures are from SportingIntelligence which means that although they won't be 100% accurate they at least won't be entirely made up. It seems our shirt sponsorship deal last season was boosted by our appearance in the Europa League and I guess we must have managed to use that as the bas...
by aggi
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10425
Views: 155343

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

No deal looking a bit less likely with a substantial victory in House of Commons for stopping Johnson from closing down Parliament - majority of 41. I never thought it would come to that but the other issue is the fairly hefty majority of 41 suggests it would be difficult to get No-Deal through parl...
by aggi
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Nugent taking his smile back to Deepdale
Replies: 31
Views: 1736

Re: ARTICLE: Nugent taking his smile back to Deepdale

I'd forgotten about him playing for us for some reason. Given he was earning double what anyone else in the squad was earning there wasn't a huge impact.
by aggi
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 2 men arrested for terrorism in Burnley
Replies: 56
Views: 3197

Re: 2 men arrested for terrorism in Burnley

I imagine it's possible to modify an AAM for use from the ground. But more importantly it shows that at least one far-right has access to this kind of weaponry (and that there's at least one group willing and able to supply it), and it was apparently a surprise to the people who found it. So there'...
by aggi
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 2 men arrested for terrorism in Burnley
Replies: 56
Views: 3197

Re: 2 men arrested for terrorism in Burnley

It was pretty substantial

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by aggi
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A lot of people aren’t fans of the new sponsors ...
Replies: 74
Views: 3262

Re: A lot of people aren’t fans of the new sponsors ...

ClaretTony wrote:It's more that they throw far more money at it than anyone else, usually the Far East companies.


Kind of.

They throw the money at the mid/lower tier teams in the division where I guess they think they get the most bang for their buck.

None of the biggest teams have gambling sponsors.
by aggi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: O/T Book Publishing Advice
Replies: 37
Views: 663

Re: O/T Book Publishing Advice

For that kind of book you're going to have to approach a fairly specialist agent or publisher.

How are you expecting it to be distributed? Electronic, physical, both? Is it targeted at specific levels of experience or beginners? I.e. specialist or mass market?
by aggi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10425
Views: 155343

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Everybody seems to want to keep telling me that the current UK administration has done even less than the EU did. But that was never the point that was being made. It went like this: I said the EU acts primarily in the corporate interest, that its rules are primarily geared towards the interest of ...
by aggi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10425
Views: 155343

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

I'm wincing on your behalf, now. Have you really reduced yourself to intentionally and willfully ignoring my actual, honest answer of " I don't know ", instead underlining a suggested possible guide, then flourishing it with an insult of you are being so simplistic you sound like Ringo, y...
by aggi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Accounts sdvice please .
Replies: 16
Views: 658

Re: Accounts sdvice please .

Yes...ofsted registered dsr. I guess tvc has it right when he says its probably about not sitting just above the threshold and accruing pointless expense...as registration is compulsory above 85k despite the zero vat rating. Thanks to all you people though...appreciated. No. That's not the case. It...
by aggi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A lot of people aren’t fans of the new sponsors ...
Replies: 74
Views: 3262

Re: A lot of people aren’t fans of the new sponsors ...

Vino blanco wrote:Aren't the details published in the company accounts?


Nope. Not at that kind of detail.
by aggi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A lot of people aren’t fans of the new sponsors ...
Replies: 74
Views: 3262

Re: A lot of people aren’t fans of the new sponsors ...

It's obviously very, very unlikely that the details of all of these deals are in the public domain. I'd take this with a hefty pinch of salt.
by aggi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Accounts sdvice please .
Replies: 16
Views: 658

Re: Accounts sdvice please .

If it's a nursery then the fees are very possibly exempt (not zero rated) which means the £85k threshold doesn't mean anything as that only relates to VATable supplies (even if zero percent). I can't remember the rules offhand, I think it may be whether they provide education and how they're registe...
by aggi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10425
Views: 155343

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Well not really. I'm saying 'I want to leave the EU'. I've repeatedly said, just recently on this thread, that I can understand the reasons why the EU is as undemocratic as it is - I actually get that - and also that it would probably be unworkable if it was made substantially more democratic. That...
by aggi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10425
Views: 155343

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

More likely. Much more likely. There isn't any realistic chance Maastricht will be revoked, so there is no realistic chance we can rein in corporate excess, because Maastricht was designed as a corporate paradise. If we leave it could go either way, but at least I'll get a say. And I don't consider...
by aggi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10425
Views: 155343

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Let's take a step back. Among your list of examples where the EU had reined in corporate excess, you listed VW. I said the EU had barely done anything to take VW to task. Combatclaret's comparison with the US response dramatically illustrates this. You are now saying it's up to individual countries...
by aggi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Trump/Russia Dossier
Replies: 1250
Views: 55742

Re: Trump/Russia Dossier

Absolutely. There's no way he'll be thrown out of office, no matter how serious his crimes, but he'd definitely be impeached. Democrats have enough votes for that on their own. He won't be convicted, because the Republicans would never leak enough senate votes to allow that, no matter what his crim...
by aggi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gender-neutral toilets at BFC
Replies: 188
Views: 7077

Re: Gender-neutral toilets at BFC

A lot of new stadiums nowadays are set up with toilets that, although not fully unisex, can be switched between male and female depending on the event. For instance go to Wembley to watch the spice girls and most of the toilets are for women. Go to watch football and a lot have been switched to male.
by aggi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: OT Help - Landline hacked
Replies: 55
Views: 1582

Re: OT Help - Landline hacked

I had this happen to me (mobile number rather than landline). People repeatedly calling me to say I'd phoned them. I ended up just not answering the phone unless I recognised the number. It was pretty frustrating. My mobile operator first of all denied it was happening, then suggested that it was my...
by aggi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10425
Views: 155343

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

What seems to be happening now is the EU are going after member states: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-volkswagen-emissions-eu-idUSKBN13W2UG That is, the taxpayer is on the hook because VW killed people. VW is now back to record profits. We - the taxpayers - will pay the fines. This might be pa...
by aggi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10425
Views: 155343

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

This messageboard can send anyone a bit mad, but it's not like you to ludicrously misrepresent to this extent, or surmise a conclusion for me that is so far removed from the reality of what was said as to be totally meaningless. Where on earth has the I want another say come from?? Let's look at wh...
by aggi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Boris alliance with Brexit Party ....
Replies: 115
Views: 3491

Re: Boris alliance with Brexit Party ....

I see the Brexit party are keeping up their reputation for honesty:

https://mobile.twitter.com/Channel4News ... 5977425922

It's so easy to forget who you were working for two years ago.
by aggi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Gender-neutral toilets at BFC
Replies: 188
Views: 7077

Re: Gender-neutral toilets at BFC

I wouldn't agree the principle is sound. Because if male and female toilets are replaced with unisex, then either you don't have urinals which means much more water usage and slower throughput, or else you do have urinals which means that females are in a room where males (with their back to them) ...
by aggi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10425
Views: 155343

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Oh, by the way, you listed the EU's handling of Nike, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, VW etc., seemingly as examples of why the EU is not run in the corporate interests. I asked if these companies, in your view, had been suitably constrained by the EU. I don't think you've answered yet. Take VW, say. ...
by aggi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10425
Views: 155343

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

That makes no sense at all, so far as I can tell. I said the EU was undemocratic, you said this was the UK's fault, not the EU's, then I said "Yes, I know". No idea how you've reached the above from that. I didn't say it was the UK's fault, more that your complaints about why you thought ...
by aggi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10425
Views: 155343

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

The fact we aren't prepared for no deal is the fault of our weak, spineless and useless government. It's also the fault of both Brexiteers and remainers but neither side will accept any blame. We've never held all the cards and were never going too, but neither do the EU. As for what people voted f...
by aggi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10425
Views: 155343

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

And as subsequent events have proved, Parliament has no problem in overriding May. With Bercow on side (and in this respect - and this respect only - I am not criticising Bercow) Parliament can have its say on anything and the government can't stop it. As it should be, frankly. It's sad that Parlia...
by aggi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10425
Views: 155343

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

I wasn't apportioning blame. I maintain that no country had more influence over how the EU ended up than the UK. I'm saying there's a vast democratic deficit in the EU. Who made it thus isn't relevant. I, unlike others, have never blamed the Germans or the French for the EU's flaws. Quite the oppos...
by aggi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10425
Views: 155343

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

RingoMcCartney wrote:I see aggi is still struggling to accept the result of the largest single expression of democracy this country has ever witnessed.

Adults find it an easy to process to come to terms with.


If it was down to me we'd have left by now. It's the hardliners who are working so hard at keeping us in.
by aggi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10425
Views: 155343

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

There should never have been any need for Gina Miller to go to court to force Parliament to have its say. Parliament (especially with the Speaker on the Brexit side) would have been able to have its say anyway, and to have votes on all the issues it has had votes on, and presumably to fail to pass ...
by aggi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10425
Views: 155343

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

But you could say that about UK democracy. Or any democracy. That voters don't really know what they're doing. Yet we wouldn't allow a UK system where the cabinet was composed of unelected officials, appointed by the PM, and were the only people that could decide what MPs voted on. And even when MP...
by aggi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10425
Views: 155343

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Remain have spent the last few years deciding the vote result was a given, in their favour of course, to it was wrong, the winners didn't understand what they were voting for, to they were stupid and now it wasn't what they voted for. I'm well aware Leave are having to change how we leave, but it's...
by aggi
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10425
Views: 155343

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Thank you Aggi. The thing that sticks out for me is that the campaign ignored Parliamentary democracy. It started before Parliament had the chance to vote on the deal. We know what that vote became but in my opinion the timing was all wrong. The soundbites were elitist, things like leave voters did...
by aggi
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10425
Views: 155343

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

RingoMcCartney wrote:Agreed.

You're an Euvangelical zealot!


I see Ringo is still struggling with the adult conversation. It's weird he's so anti-EU whilst knowing so little about it.
by aggi
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 10425
Views: 155343

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

That is true. I'll gladly concede that one. It is Major's fault we didn't get a say on Maastricht, and Blair's fault we had no say on Lisbon. Yet I, as a person, am still bound by them, and probably will be till I die. The Commission and ECJ are bound by them too. I was in the majority that didn't ...
by aggi
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Trump/Russia Dossier
Replies: 1250
Views: 55742

Re: Trump/Russia Dossier

A question for IT (or anyone else who wants to chip in). Given that, due to the composition of the houses, it's very unlikely that Trump would actually be impeached do you still want impeachment proceedings to start? Do you think things being brought out into the public eye will offset the damage of...

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