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  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 20 hours, 38 minutes ago

    BTW, Ed, I note that you keep referring to BoJo as the Mendacious One.    Frankly the whole crew of the HoC could be so described could they not?    Especially the most prominent Remainers.     Enjoy this little refresher.

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 21 hours, 5 minutes ago

    The threat to pull the vote on the legislation if a customs union amendment is attempted convinces me that my earlier analysis was spot on.   The longer the EU hold back on declaring their position re an extension the more the clock runs down.    But they want to hold back so that Parliament truly think they are faced with BoJo’s deal or No Deal…[Read more]

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 1 day, 3 hours ago

    Oh…. I forgot to add Bercow too if he won’t allow the vote. 😂

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 1 day, 3 hours ago

    Read the ‘New Deal’ !!!    The clue is there.   BoJo doesn’t want his deal passed.  He’s aiming for No Deal and skilfully setting up the Blame Burden.

    The EU wouldn’t have wanted the things that were moved from the WA to the PD moved; i.e.  Workers rights, etc.   BoJo got them moved.   Why?    The shifts were to make sure that as many Labour MP’…[Read more]

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 3 days, 1 hour ago

    Today hinges not on the main vote but on the Letwin amendment.   If Letwin passes it is likely BoJo will pull the main vote and it won’t happen.

     

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 3 days, 16 hours ago

    Hold on there……….Ed and Dave.  I won’t be trying to convince anyone that this is a good deal.    Because it isn’t.

    After BoJo once saying you couldn’t polish a t*rd that is exactly what he has done.     Too busy at the mo’ to go into it but it is in most ways every bit as bad as May’s deal being 95% that deal anyway.    Yes he’s got the…[Read more]

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 4 days, 4 hours ago

    Oh, I should have add that the Supreme Court often refer to Hansard to aid in legal construction; i.e. to check what Parliament’s will was such as to assist.    It would not surprise me one bit if Section 55 was discussed during that Act’s passage and its purpose was to add the force of law to there being no customs border in the Irish Sea ‘…[Read more]

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 4 days, 5 hours ago

    I’ll deal with our two tenets in reverse order, Ed.

    Yes, any law can be revoked or amended by Parliament but Parliament cannot on Saturday agree to break the law on the basis that it will change the law before it does so.    On that basis they could agree to execute Theresa May by 31 October 2019 on the basis that they will reinstate the death p…[Read more]

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 4 days, 9 hours ago

    As I read it BoJo’s deal is unlawful.    See here at s.55(1).    And the legal challenge has already been filed.   Anyone want to guess how the Supreme Court would rule if and when it escalates to them?

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 1 week, 4 days ago

    Yep I do have moments of thoughtfulness but don’t worry Bob they don’t last too long…….LOL

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic MPG in the forum Other Motoring Topics 1 week, 4 days ago

    We’d love to Bob but my other half is not up to a move and frankly I wouldn’t feel comfortable being more than the 7.5 miles we are from Harefield Hospital with the state of her ticker.    Crazy really I’m over a decade older than she is and we always thought she’d end up looking after me but it’s the other way round.

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic MPG in the forum Other Motoring Topics 1 week, 4 days ago

    I’ve stopped keeping an eye on MPG its far, far too depressing in London.     20 miles to the gallon, 20 minutes to the mile is how it works around here.

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 1 week, 4 days ago

    There is some truth about there being a lot of nut jobs at the London ER protests.  I know two of the Met’s finest who say a large percentage are on drugs or drunk.   But that is always the way at large London protests.  You’d get the same if you started a protest because some chocolate bar had been reduced by 10% in size.    Its the “any old e…[Read more]

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    I’m not so sure that he ‘wants’ a No Deal rather he knows he needs one because that is the only thing certain to put the Brexit Party out of the game once and for all.

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Not sure of the point you are seeking to make, Bob?   The title of the piece you linked to is explicit – “Paramilitaries Are Surging Again in Northern Ireland.   And it’s not because of Brexit” and includes the following text:

    ‘But while the international media has brimmed with dire warnings of the consequences of Brexit, in Northern Ireland talk…[Read more]

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    With the size and growth of India that was always on the cards in or out of the EU.   But as India grows that gives us more opportunities to ourselves market to them.

    As for the rabbit in the hat we will have to wait and see what it is.   However, I like many, even in political circles, are pretty sure there is one but  remain baffled what it i…[Read more]

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    Dave, I would have thought that was very easy to understand but it seems from your words you do not understand it.

    If we remained in the EU then the EU would listen to us but have no reason to pay particular attention because we would obviously do whatever it said; having demonstrated that we had such a void of confidence in ourselves and a…[Read more]

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    I do agree that No Deal was not the Leave case during the Ref.   But equally it might well have been easier to achieve what the Leave prognosis was had May not gifted the order of discussion to the EU at the start and generally played whatever hand we had as badly as it could ever have been played.    The reality though is that we are where we n…[Read more]

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    Dave, I wasn’t suggesting you were ever a Labour voter.    I was addressing solely you suggestion re swing between election called and election vote.   The point I was making was that the new Labour stance is only ever likely to alienate many of those who stuck with Labour in 2017 because it said it would honour the Referendum result and that FoM…[Read more]

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Oh BTW, Dave, I forgot to reply to those words.

    Everyone agrees that Immigration was a key factor in the Leave vote.    Labour retained many of its core voters in 2017 because in its 2017 manifesto it stated that it would honour the Referendum result and that Freedom of Movement will end when we leave the European Union (!).

    Truly, Dave, ho…[Read more]

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