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  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Optimal sale potential. in the forum PC Talk 2 days ago

    Ain’t that a fact.   Its a damn shame that that AMD and Intel don’t make Kettles………..❗

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Time for Tasers? in the forum UK 1 week ago

    I am 100% against the death penalty unless self administed by some perp who cannot face the fact that the Life Imprisonment Sentence s/he was given truly means LIFE (which it should).   The reason I am so against it is that in US states that have reintroduced the DP the murder rate has actually gone up after the reintroduction.

    Returning to…[Read more]

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Time for Tasers? in the forum UK 1 week, 2 days ago

    There are of course many, many more instances of the over use of other methods of restraint than the Taser which have resulted in, shall we say, “unusual accidental deaths”.    So its swings and roundabouts as always.   I have for some time been coming round to the belief that the general issuing of Tasers carries more benefits than risks.   All t…[Read more]

  • The VFM Addict started the topic Time for Tasers? in the forum UK 1 week, 2 days ago

    After this mornings horrific machete attack on a Police Officer during which it seems he was only able to protect himself from further harm than he suffered by use of his Taser – and while I am entirely against the universal issue of firearms – I have finally concluded that all officers should these days carry Tasers.

    I wonder what other peeps’ views are?

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  • Not a bad result for the Tories at all losing by just 1,425 votes given that May had saddled the constituency by making then re-stand the very MP  who, due to his conviction for  fraud, had caused the by-election to take place.     Notable is that if the Tories and Brexit Party had reached a pact and stood a single Leave candidate he/she would…[Read more]

  • @Dave

    I must admit I am increasingly bemused when folks say that “we” negotiated a deal or that there was a Withdrawal Agreement (although I admit I do myself use the term WA as shorthand for what May arrived at).   The truth is of course that “we”, neither Parliament nor the People, ever negotiated nor agreed anything.   In the main it was unt…[Read more]

  • Dave, this is why he will not try to call a GE himself.    He wants to keep heading firmly for a No Deal by 31 October and the sole reason he doesn’t get there to be Parliament (i.e. not his fault nor lack of effort on his part).    The GE that results will see him saying all he needs is the majority required to get it through.    That will be…[Read more]

  • I’m certain BoJo means what he says but not for the reason it first seems.

    His plan is to force Labour to go heavily Remain and call a No Confidence Vote which he (BoJo) will hopefully lose.   He knows he can smash Labour at the ballot box while Corbyn remains leader.   So he wants a GE asap.    But as if forced to not of choice.    By holding…[Read more]

  • Eire’s Electorate, Economists and Political Commentators are starting to turn on Varadkar over his Brexit Backstop position, calling the backstop fraudulent and saying that sticking to it will trash the Eire economy.    I say that backlash is only just starting.

    Watch it ramp up more and more through August and September as Eire realises that Bo…[Read more]

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Brexit now = CETA +/-? in the forum Europe 3 weeks ago

    The ‘inter-dependence’ was indeed cited as a means of preventing wars when the project was started in the 1950’s and was at least to some degree both credible and of merit in that decade.   However, extrapolated to consider its merit in the current situation is to imply that if the N.I. backstop is dropped then somehow war in Europe becomes more l…[Read more]

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Brexit now = CETA +/-? in the forum Europe 3 weeks ago

    The simple answer is because the motivations are entirely different.   The backstop or non-existence of one does not directly impact Germany either way.     On the other hand its existence impacts the UK directly; and as shown on multiple occasions May’s WA cannot pass while it remains.    Put another way we might be prepared to cut our noses of…[Read more]

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Brexit now = CETA +/-? in the forum Europe 3 weeks ago

    I both agree and disagree with your opening tenet.    The argument is similar but not identical because it now exists in a fully evidenced different environment.    Germany is now far more vulnerable than ever before; of that there is no doubt.    So for that matter is Merkel’s finger tip grip on power.    To saddle Germany now with bailing…[Read more]

  • First time ever i think I agree with Barnier.

    Can’t help but agree with Barnier that BoJo is trying to split EU Unity; especially between Eire, France and Germany.     If it’s a WTO Brexit then the EU will need to dig deep to bail out Eire; and without the £39B from us either.

    Germany as the EU’s ‘main banker’ typically has to be the main one t…[Read more]

  • Don’t worry Dave its continuing to climb today.

  • Well the money markets seem to like the Boris win.   Pound climbing against the euro and the USD.

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Brexit now = CETA +/-? in the forum Europe 1 month ago

    There are always two sides to a coin.   I have mixed feelings about the recent constituency boundary changes.   It certainly makes sense to make each constituency of the same size re electorate numbers.   Such is not controlled by government but by the electoral commission.  But the recent changes do provide advantage to the Tories.    Surely th…[Read more]

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Brexit now = CETA +/-? in the forum Europe 1 month ago

    WTF…… Are you even reading posts before you reply?    Where did I even suggest you were saying we had more democracy in the UK.   Point it out if I did.     You were saying there was no difference and  I was the one saying that at least in the UK we can get the heads of government out if the UK electorate want to which we cannot in the EU.

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Brexit now = CETA +/-? in the forum Europe 1 month ago

    WTF ……   Where do you get that from?    I was promulgating an absolute truth.   I was explicit that “we” could not remove the commission.   Not if every man, woman, child and goat in the UK wanted them out.    Cameron was totally against Junker being appointed but what happened?

    I reject your arguments about there being no greater dem…[Read more]

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Brexit now = CETA +/-? in the forum Europe 1 month ago

    Your analogy with the Civil Service makes no sense. The Civil Service cannot take us to war, cannot pass laws on knife crime, on benefits on taxes, etc.    Only our politicians can and we can vote the Government out.   But this is not so in the EU.  We the UK to a man may be ferociously against any EU president being appointed (indeed we were…[Read more]

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