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by aggi
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

RingoMcCartney wrote:I also asked whether the rabble alliance had any sort or electoral mandate?

Yes or no?


Yes.

Each of those MPs was voted for by the public. That's where their mandate comes from. That's how a representative democracy works.
by aggi
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Hi Martin, isn't that what "no problem" means - it's "not for us to decide on." I think the legal term for English high court was "non-jurisdictionable." It's funny how you wanted to say I'm "not even close to being right" when, what you meant to say was &quo...
by aggi
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

The first question posed by the blogger is "In the wake of the Brexit referendum result, it was oft repeated that the older generations were more likely to have voted for Britain to leave the European Union. This presents something of a puzzle; why would older generations, likely to have exper...
by aggi
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

But it’s not the status quo, is it. The EU wants over the next 5 years. To remove all veto’s. To push all members to take on the Euro. Be members of the EU army. Give power to the EU your fiscal policy, so they set your taxes. The EU does not want to stand still, it wants to take over. You guys are...
by aggi
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Let's be honest, lowbank has illustrated repeatedly that he's happy to believe and regurgitate unsourced "facts" that he's read on the internet so long as they support his point of view. If you don't agree with them he won't provide actual facts he'll just mutter about conspiracies and say...
by aggi
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

The over 65s are more likely to have voted for Brexit. Interestingly, the older living generations may be more pro-EU. The theory seems to be that having lived through the war they value the principles of unity more (obviously that doesn't stop people who didn't fight in WWII attempting to claim th...
by aggi
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Yes Peterborough was such a fixed result it was embarrassing. Let’s not get into a big discussion about it as it so obviously fixed, then covered up . Well, if we're going all conspiracy theory then the Brexit Party is definitely financed by the Russians with the aim of destabilising the UK and the...
by aggi
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

If we have an election soon I'd tip the Brexit party to get half a dozen seats at most.
by aggi
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Philips Hue Lighting
Replies: 8
Views: 786

Re: Philips Hue Lighting

I've got quite a bit of the connected home stuff but I find these lights are the best bit so far. They're very easy to use and, most of the time, don't seem that smart in that they're not controlled by an app or whatever. I have some set up with these switches https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/imag...
by aggi
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

I heard an interesting stat the other day (although I don't know the original source).

At the time of the Brexit vote the age demographic tipping point between leave and remain was 45. According to polling that is now 52. I would have expected it to increase but not by that much.
by aggi
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Another Question About VAR
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Another Question About VAR

I have not seen any of the referees go to check an incident via the TV on the touchline. Is this not a thing in the Premier League or is it just that nobody has had to go an do a "check", like we have seen in the Women's World Cup, Champions League etc They can do it but they're trying to...
by aggi
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Lowbankclaret wrote:If he stands again, I will be wrong, and will admit as such.


He's already said he's not standing but I'd be happy to put money on the Burnley conservative candidate not being Eton educated.
by aggi
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

I think the Brexit Party might not want your help on the doorstep if that is what you are going to be saying. Unless of course people like me have been right along about the motivation of the Brexit Party. But its all about sovereignty isn't it? Really, I thought scaremongering about immigrants was...
by aggi
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Lowbankclaret wrote:Let’s see who stands eh, didn’t know Aggi was a died in the wood Tory.


Just because I point it out when you make stuff up doesn't make me a Tory.

The last candidate went to Park High and Nelson and Colne college according to Google but I know that you prefer hyperbole and lies to facts.
by aggi
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Well my point not well made was. Say you have an issue with a road and you want to talk to your local MP. Your walking in to see an eton educated Tory to talk about it. Or a a burnley fan who was at the last away game, who would strike a conversation with and feel more confident with. You can have ...
by aggi
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Book recommendations
Replies: 37
Views: 940

Re: Book recommendations

Bosscat wrote:Herberts original Dune book was brilliant but it got very laboured by the 3rd and 4th book in the series.....


I liked the prequels much more than I liked the sequels.
by aggi
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Dont try and cloud the waters by introducing RPI and real terms aggi. Jesus, you want to discuss prices over a 40 year period but don't want to talk about RPI and real terms. You really don't have a clue do you. I think we can put to bed your tale of being a pensions adviser if you can't understand...
by aggi
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

martin_p wrote:Can you point out how Labour have gone against their manifesto re Brexit and engaged in sheer thuggery and abuse? Otherwise people might think you’re just making **** up.


I'm really looking forward to finding out what thuggery and abuse Caroline Lucas has been involved in.
by aggi
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Drink water injury
Replies: 463
Views: 25149

Re: Drink water injury

The 29-year-old was reported to have torn ankle ligaments in the incident, ruling him out for at least another month, but The Athletic understands that he was kicking a ball at the club’s training ground on Tuesday. Having played so little competitive football of late, Drinkwater was working on bui...
by aggi
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Another big hint. If, at the end of a football match, one side lined up to shake the referee's hand and cheer him off while the other side turned their back, that would be a fair sign that he hadn't been successful at being even-handed. Bercow saw his role as a preventer of Brexit. He is allowed to...
by aggi
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

You answer basing it on Average earnings. Nice swerve. So I'll ask you again but I'll be more specific, to make sure it "DOES SEEM TO APPLY!" People on average earnings may not have been as adversely affected by the rise in prices. However, you concede that prices have risen. Have those p...
by aggi
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

It’s not in house logistics, it’s subcontracted!! Lots of Brexit planning has been done so now it is believed there will be no impact. That’s exactly what the document released is for. Identify risks and mitigate. You guys just think that it’s all going to happen all at once, it won’t. As I said ea...
by aggi
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

1 Have food and fuel prices risen while we've been members of the Common Market / EU? Yes or no? In real terms - no. Average earnings have outstripped RPI over that period. 2 Have Low income groups been disproportionately affected by those price rises in food and fuel.? Yes or No? Given we've estab...
by aggi
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

They don't exist because there is no point making contingency plans for a best case scenario. Oil is always sold in US Dollars, but the question of relative competitiveness between UK firms and European firms still depends on the £/€ exchange rate. You'd still expect some planning to be happening, ...
by aggi
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Book recommendations
Replies: 37
Views: 940

Re: Book recommendations

I found the Gormenghast novels hard work, I got through the first but gave up at that point. I really enjoyed Magician but found the other Raymond E Feist ones in the same world a bit average. Brandon Sanderson is doing some really good fantasy novels at the moment. The Stormlight Archive and Mistbo...
by aggi
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

I think we will actually do quite well economically when we leave the EU - There'll be food shortages and no medicines! Tap water won't be safe to drink ! I think you're getting carried away. There's no reason to suppose there'll be shortages of food or medicine. - Look how it's gone from 'Sunny ec...
by aggi
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

It's interesting that a 4.7% tariff on petrol is going to make petrol exports uncompetitive but a drop in the value of Sterling of about 15% doesn't offset it. Or is operation yellowhammer assuming that exchange rates will shoot up again post-Brexit? A drop in exchange rates is a big boost to expor...
by aggi
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

And there you go, major over reaction. I deal with lots of suppliers everyday who send product all over the world, they think it’s all an over reaction as they already fill in paperwork to get stuff into the EU, USA and just about everywhere. We do these reviews, what’s the worst that can happen, 9...
by aggi
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

According to the Sunday Times' Brexit reporter the title has been changed: What's different about the new Yellowhammer document that the government has just published compared with the one I got hold of last month? The heading. What did the version I had say? BASE SCENARIO Now what does the new one ...
by aggi
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Football Cancer Life Death
Replies: 11
Views: 864

Re: ARTICLE: Football Cancer Life Death

Yes, Paul is Michael's dad.
by aggi
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Book recommendations
Replies: 37
Views: 940

Re: Book recommendations

A few sci-fi Children of time - Tchaikovsky, Adrian Culture series - Iain Banks (I wasn't a huge fan of the first one but they improved) Sea of Rust - Cargill, C. Robert (I thought this was really good) Altered Carbon - Richard K Morgan Neuromancer - Willam Gibson (and the rest of his too but this t...
by aggi
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

You certainly stopped trying to discuss anything. When was the last time you presented (supported by any sort of evidence) a benefit of Brexit? That's hardly unique to Ringo though. As the narrative drifts from sunlit uplands, better deal than we had, we hold all the cards through to there will be ...
by aggi
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Operation Yellowhammer documents released https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/831199/20190802_Latest_Yellowhammer_Planning_assumptions_CDL.pdf For those like Ringo who claim that one reason they're for Brexit is helping those who are less w...
by aggi
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

He said in the linked article that he'd also invested in British companies, but there was no figure given for context against the clear £460 Million figure given by Channel 4. Far from being the unacceptable face of capitalism, I doubt Adam Smith would even consider what he does as capitalism. To b...
by aggi
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

The Telegraph's attempt to paint Farage as a saviour didn't quite work out as planned. I suspect whoever was maintaining their twitter has been sent off to read an encyclopedia as the ine has now changed: https://lfgss.microco.sm/api/v1/files/f6a9826bcc52d2773d670e5247da3ddfdb179e4c.jpg
by aggi
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bury : No Wages
Replies: 704
Views: 41892

Re: Bury : No Wages

duncandisorderly wrote:In what way?


If the club requires funding will the council divert funds away from things they fund at the moment? Cutting down on refuse collection to sign a player won't go down well with a lot of people. Or will they increase council tax which I imagine would go down even worse.
by aggi
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Shame they didn't bring this out a day earlier. There might have been even more fun in the House of commons last night. I can't be the only one to find it a bit distasteful that the Labour Party sat there singing the Red Flag shortly after voting to prevent a general election. They may well claim t...
by aggi
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bury : No Wages
Replies: 704
Views: 41892

Re: Bury : No Wages

That seems a bit strange, a council buying a football club seems like something that could open a whole can of worms.

I could understand them buying the ground but the club too is going to lead to problems.
by aggi
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

They don't release full details till Friday. Do we even know on what grounds this prorogation was being challenged? 1. Prorogation is unconstitutional per se? The whole principle of suspension of parliament and re-opening with a Queen's Speech, as practised constitutionally for at least 400 years, ...
by aggi
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Boris Johnson’s suspension of UK Parliament is unlawful, judges at Scotland’s highest civil court rule

No idea what that will mean.
by aggi
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Back to actual news: Tom Watson is calling for a second referendum before a GE. I'd prefer not to have a second referendum, I think it will be a more divisive option than leaving with a deal, but if we do then I think this would be my preferred option. A GE would be messy, party politics getting con...
by aggi
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

So the referendum was two expressions of democracy and a general election is the number of parties involved plus the number of independents expressions of democracy then? Now you're getting it. The last election was 81 single expressions of democracy. (Or possibly 3,304, I'm not sure whether each c...
by aggi
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

:lol: :lol: You're like a dog with a bone aggi!! Let it go! For your own well being! You're the one saying the Leave vote isn't the largest single expression of democracy this nation has ever witnessed. If it isn't, what is? That took a lot of editing for something so illegible. I wasn't saying whe...
by aggi
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

You think wrong aggi. As I've explained to you time and time again. The Leave vote in the referendum was the largest single expression of democracy this nation has ever witnessed. You can huff and puff for the next 3 years like you have for the last 3. But nothing you can say can , will change that...
by aggi
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

I think what RIngo is trying to say is that voting isn't an expression of democracy unless you vote for the side that won.
by aggi
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Six defeats for Johnson inside one week. I wonder how his negotiations are going with the EU? The right-wing hate rags were in a fury this morning. They certainly abhor democracy when it doesn't go their way. I suppose that is the way of the billionaire. I wonder who the next speaker will be? I sup...
by aggi
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Hm. I don't really want to be seen as the sanctimonious one demanding calm and reasonableness, and don't get me wrong - watching the implosion of Tory party has its merit. But I'm not sure about any of this anymore - from either side. Demanding all private communications of MPs (have I understood t...
by aggi
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

I don't see how Johnson can win if the GE is in Nov, after he's been forced to ask for an extension and he's thrown NI to try to win votes in the midlands and the north to counterbalance the losses he will take in Scotland and the south. I don't think many voters outside of NI care about this (and ...
by aggi
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 13980
Views: 256932

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

dsr wrote:Power without responsibility - that's what Parliament has got, and it is choosing to exercise it without fear of the consequences.


Agreed. This humble address and having to "show their workings" may go some way to curbing this but it seems more likely they'll seek to avoid it.
by aggi
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 2019/20: Aston Villa v Burnley – Ticket Information
Replies: 72
Views: 3909

Re: 2019/20: Aston Villa v Burnley – Ticket Information

1989_claret wrote:Got ours on Saturday. Normally drive but getting the train.

How easy/hard is it to get to and from the ground from the city centre? Looks a long walk.


It'd be a fair walk I imagine. In the past I've hopped on the train.

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