Re: Standard Units
...and whether it was carrying a coconut.
1071 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
...and whether it was carrying a coconut.
In which case, it becomes the government's (with the consent of parliament) job to go for a form of Brexit that would be best for the country. Or, if that's not workable then forget the whole thing. The problem seems to be that government are going for the best political solution (for them), rather than the best scocial and economical solution for everyone.
...plus the employers may just bugger off.
This question doesn't seem to bother the mainstream media, so why should it bother Facebook?
I hear grey is in this month.
Lets just call them Heidi Powell #1 and Heidi Powell A.
That's a fair point Xamol; until we can engineer self-driving cars that specifically identify white vans and BMWs and act accordingly, they'll never be able to prevent accidents of this kind.
To be fair, one of them was competently driven but it wasn't by any human.
Gregxit? That would be the independence of a certain inexpensive baked goods shop?
"Say what you like about the UK, at least our employment law does something to protect employees"
You just wait.
Not that the all female Ghostbusters are female alternatives of Ray, Egon, Peter and Winston, they're entirely new characters.
It's all a bit wibbly wobbly timey wimey, isn't it?
"Only an idiot (or a person with a vested interest)"
That covers most MPs then.
Presumably it's so they can be controlled centrally without needing a dedicated network.
Most scifi these days seems to focus on things going badly wrong, which probably reflects the mood that our best days are behind us. All very depressing, so a bit of optimistic forward looking would be quite welcome.
Anyone who thinks that people who are offended by the suggestion of mass-murder should seek help, should have "help" forced upon them whether they seek it or not.
That's what this "Pay to Stay" thing is all about. The problem is that the threshold outside of London is going to be £30k (household income). If you live and work in the South East, losing the council house discount is just going to push you into that dead zone.
You should probably stop reading the Daily Mail. Or stop commenting here. Your choice.
Yeah, they would since the default result should be the status quo. Since the result was a very narrow majority, it's not at all conclusive given the turn out.
"It is interesting how many disgruntled 'remainers' are of the opinion that many who voted to exit want Johnny Foreigner kicked out sharpish."
Not really, since that was the thrust of the Leave campaign.
Nobody said the EU was perfect, in fact there is a lot to dislike about it. However none of those things seemed worse to me, at least at the time of voting, than the cost of leaving. Not that Leave campaign discussed the genuine problems with the EU, instead it was based entirely on a pack of lies. Sadly the Remain campaign was bloody useless and completely failed to call out the Brexiters on their bullshit.
You'd better put a ring on it.
Not surprising, since the Leave side conveniently overlooked the fact that anything at all.
...which suggests that what little labour protection we have will disappear completely post-Brexit. Assuming we have a Tory or even Tory-lite Labour government in power at the time.
I think my biggest problem with Labour's attempt at an ID card was being required to £80 to get one. £80 for something I don't currently need and don't really want? No thanks!
How dare you suggest such a thing! Rhubarb rhubarb, undemocratic, rhubarb rhubarb, take back control, rhubarb rhubarb, make Britain great again!
These all look really amateur.
Personally I love that ships like HMS Belfast get preserved and I find it a real shame when one gets scrapped. I wish HMS Warrior had been properly preserved, rather than being turned into a hulk. The restoration is amazing, but a lot of it's based on guesswork since there aren't any proper plans. Unfortunately HMS Victory is looking pretty shabby these days.
"I know im in the minority"
Thank god for that.
"I would support some sort of extra monitoring order for people like this"
People like who? This "no smoke without fire" nonsense makes a mockery of our legal system.
"I don't think you understand the law too well."
You say this and then demonstrate that you don't understand how our legal system works.
Within our justice system there is no grey area; you are either innocent or guilty. If you are proved not guilty, then you are innocent. If there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond reasonable doubt that you are guilty, then you are also innocent. The question of actual, moral innocence is irrelevant.
The fact that this sort of power has been given to the police is frankly horrifying.
If she thinks that's what's best for the country, then that's her job. We live in a parliamentary democracy, so unless a legally binding referendum is held (which this wasn't), the only say the people have in how the country is run is in electing the MPs we want to represent us. In doing so, we defer to them decisions that need to be made on our behalf.
This referendum was nothing more than a poll to see what people thought should happen. Without setting an appropriate majority threshold, based on turnout, the whole exercise was pointless. Parliament is quite right to ignore it, if they think it's in our interest.
...also I'm sick and bloody tired of being told "you lost, get over it". This isn't a fucking football match!
There's something rather odd about discussing the toxicity of a bullet.
Do people actually eat Richmond sausages? I thought they were just fakes for filling out part-empty supermarket shelves.
How about a handy suppository. Pop one in after your morning ablutions and you're away.
Yeah, you're never going to get a government contract with that attitude.
@boltar: Oh year? Check the EULA.
Updation? That's a new one on me.
I once sat through a prezi presentation about the benefits of Second Life et al. to science. It managed to bore me senseless (I think every sentence contained the phrase "virtual world"), while simultaneously giving me motion sickness.
I'd watch Galaxy Quest 2.
"I seem to recall quite a few of them being stinkers."
Every odd-numbered one in fact.
"no taxation without representation"
What is it MEPs do then? Maybe if we didn't elect the likes of Farage as our MEPs, since he can't be bothered to show up half the time, we'd get better representation.
I'm a massive lefty and I'll happily have a conversation with someone who holds differing views. That is, as long as that person is also capable of having a rational conversation, rather than shouting "IMMIGRANTS, IMMIGRANTS, FARAGE FOR PRIME MINISTER, IMMIGRANTS" at me.
You do know what Oxbridge means, right?
Yeah, far better to stick all your notes in a mattress.
Hmm... wasn't there a corruption summit a week or two ago?
Why am I asking? Oh, no reason.
Do you really want to be in the bog when the plane hits heavy turbulence?
G&T? Lucky bugger. I got to wear somebody's freshly brewed, piping hot coffee!
...Oh and then Delta lost my luggage, so I didn't have anything to wear that wasn't coffee flavoured.
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