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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd August 2022, 12:04 AM
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Posted By Vixen
Let's be clear. Truss is referring specifically...

Let's be clear. Truss is referring specifically to the UK Acts of Parliament albeit predicated on EU law, itself heavily influenced by the UK (I believe Boris Johnson's grandparent actually wrote...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd August 2022, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
Well, there is always the alternative of Rish!...

Well, there is always the alternative of Rish! Sunak as shiny and slithery as an oil slick. At Leeds he tried to ingratiate himself with a joke about having a sun tan and then in Exeter about how he...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd August 2022, 04:26 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
Having the National Insurance guys up in...

Having the National Insurance guys up in Newcastle, National Savings in Glasgow and DVLA in Swansea has helped bring jobs to those regions, so the idea does have some merit. The Civil Service is top...
Forum: Trials and Errors 1st August 2022, 01:02 AM
Replies: 1,106
Views: 290,267
Posted By Vixen
Or, the person whose handwriting matched the...

Or, the person whose handwriting matched the ransom note.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st August 2022, 12:59 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
In a way, it is a shame Rish! isn't going to win.

In a way, it is a shame Rish! isn't going to win.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st August 2022, 12:58 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
Looks like the bunny boiler is down for a peerage.

Looks like the bunny boiler is down for a peerage.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st August 2022, 12:56 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
How will that work when Oxbridge is already...

How will that work when Oxbridge is already massively over-subscribed? So it is back to 'talent-spotting' where pushy parents again push their darling Tristram and Cressida to the forefront of the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st July 2022, 05:11 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
He wears Speedo's so he's one of us.

He wears Speedo's so he's one of us.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th July 2022, 01:11 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
I don't think Truss is 'braindead'; more likely...

I don't think Truss is 'braindead'; more likely an introvert who finds the public spotlight agonising. From the hustings on Thursday in Leeds, the following views became apparent:

Rish! Sunak: ...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th July 2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
The authors, who are professional sociologists...

The authors, who are professional sociologists (totally objective), argue that despite all the moves to 'egalitarianism' (for example, comprehensive schools) class privilege is as strong as ever in...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th July 2022, 03:44 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
I didn't know you were a sociologist. Maybe you...

I didn't know you were a sociologist. Maybe you should contact Friedman and Laurison and put them right. What do they know?

GUARDIAN...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th July 2022, 02:23 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
A note used to go round our class every year...

A note used to go round our class every year asking us what our parents did for a living. It was truly pathetic to watch how the teachers sucked up to the kids of the obviously rich and/or famous.
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th July 2022, 02:07 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
Here in Finland whilst public schools in the...

Here in Finland whilst public schools in the style of Eton or Winchester are banned, people are allowed to set up a school (say for religious reasons) BUT they are not allowed to charge fees and they...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th July 2022, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
Whether or not you believe in public schools or...

Whether or not you believe in public schools or not, is not the issue. The point you are missing is as follows:


The Conservative Party Manifesto pledges 'levelling up' - this refers to social...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th July 2022, 04:11 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
Definite Red Flag. Johnson is kompromat, hence...

Definite Red Flag. Johnson is kompromat, hence his trying to get Evgenny accepted by MI5 (they refused to even let him in the building), ignoring the intelligence advice not to accept him into the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th July 2022, 04:04 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
A common misconception of 'equitable' that Liz...

A common misconception of 'equitable' that Liz Truss touched upon is that 'we are all grade C now'. So, when a race is run EVERYBODY should win first prize, even if the person who touched the tape...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th July 2022, 03:48 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
He's an opportunist, isn't he? He grabs...

He's an opportunist, isn't he? He grabs opportunities with both hands. If he fails to make PM, it's no skin off his nose, I am sure.

Another opportunity will be along soon.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th July 2022, 03:42 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
It is all very simple. Imagine that education...

It is all very simple. Imagine that education is running a race and you are running to win it.

Everybody is at the same starting line. However, a parent with a fistful of money, manages to...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th July 2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
I get what Truss means. My grammar school went...

I get what Truss means. My grammar school went from being highly academic, sporting and competitive to the opposite with the appointment of a headmaster who appeared to despise the grammar school...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th July 2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
I wasn't actually advocating for the return of...

I wasn't actually advocating for the return of grammar schools. I was pointing out that as long as there is a level of elite education that people can buy into - and let's not kid ourselves, how...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th July 2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
I saw a two-minute clip of the shambles on the...

I saw a two-minute clip of the shambles on the BBC webpage - that is enough for me in this waste-of-time sideshow - and I have to say, I couldn't believe how rude Sunak was, talking over and...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th July 2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,213
Posted By Vixen
Glad your daughter is all right. If that...

Glad your daughter is all right. If that happened in Finland, the driver would probably be barred from driving until declared medically fit to continue. My stepfather thought Finnish police were...
Forum: Trials and Errors 24th July 2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2,558
Views: 180,672
Posted By Vixen
Er, didn't OGGI publish pictures of Raffy-Boy...

Er, didn't OGGI publish pictures of Raffy-Boy frolicking on a beach on Dominica with mafia chum?
Forum: Trials and Errors 24th July 2022, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2,558
Views: 180,672
Posted By Vixen
The answer is libel laws would prevent authors...

The answer is libel laws would prevent authors and scholars from saying someone is guilty if their conviction has been legally annulled.

This is what protects so many (for example, Epstein's...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd July 2022, 05:06 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
Donors gotta be able to donate vote.

Donors gotta be able to donate vote.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd July 2022, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3,197
Views: 228,994
Posted By Vixen
Apparently, the French operate the lanes at the...

Apparently, the French operate the lanes at the Dover border, whilst the Calais border is controlled by the Brits, according to the spokespeople. There are supposedly twelve lanes and only about...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 22nd July 2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,309
Posted By Vixen
He descended into Hell.

He descended into Hell.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 22nd July 2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,309
Posted By Vixen
There is this, from wikipedia...

There is this, from wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_12:40#:~:text=For%20the%20succeeding%20night%20up,computed%20from%20night%20to%20morning.%22):
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 22nd July 2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,309
Posted By Vixen
AFAIK Judaic/Christian custom has a holy day...

AFAIK Judaic/Christian custom has a holy day commencing on the evening before. Hence the Sabbath, although being on a Saturday, commences on Friday afternoon. Christmas commences the day before, on...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd July 2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 28,371
Posted By Vixen
Hey guys, look what I managed to find in the...

Hey guys, look what I managed to find in the supermarket - NATO beer (OTAN) so it hasn't had a kybosh slapped on it for intellectual copyright or trademark (so far).

...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd July 2022, 02:34 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
Trade Union leader Mick Lynch has a better grasp...

Trade Union leader Mick Lynch has a better grasp of the economics of tax and corporation tax than the two candidates for leadership, judging by this BBC clip.
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st July 2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
Er, weren't they all up in arms recently about...

Er, weren't they all up in arms recently about P&O Ferries doing exactly that?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st July 2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
Didn't that great statesman Rt Hon. A B Johnson...

Didn't that great statesman Rt Hon. A B Johnson in his valedictory speech say to ignore Twitter?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st July 2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
FIFY

FIFY
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st July 2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
Oh dear. All those soundbites. I'm surprised...

Oh dear. All those soundbites. I'm surprised she is not 'shining a light' on the problem. OTOH in the middle of the Channel at night maybe that is too literal an image.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st July 2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
Opinion polls are only a snapshot at a particular...

Opinion polls are only a snapshot at a particular point in time. Plus people who respond are often self-selected (for example, have strong views or want to game it). Is there any indication that...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th July 2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
I love this clanger from Mary 'Liz' Truss. She...

I love this clanger from Mary 'Liz' Truss. She is 'going to hit the ground from day one'.

She should have it translated into Latin and use as her motto.

Ledo terram ex die una!
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th July 2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
Is it really necessary to use offensive racist...

Is it really necessary to use offensive racist terminology just because the favourite candidate is of South Asian ethnicity? If they are all so racist how come he has so far received the most votes...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th July 2022, 12:49 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
If there is a forest fire weather warning in...

If there is a forest fire weather warning in place then ALL open fire is prohibited. This system is based on air humidity levels and dryness of top soil up to six centimetres, together with a...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th July 2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 28,371
Posted By Vixen
So, three new developments. The USA has...

So, three new developments.

The USA has ratified Finland and Sweden's application to NATO. HOWEVER, 18 Republicans voted against it, including that Majorie Taylor-Green woman. I'm guessing she...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th July 2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
I was surprised to see the London Fire Brigade...

I was surprised to see the London Fire Brigade chief begging people to not start barbecues and to be careful with their behaviour. What on earth goes on in the COBRA meetings to address the wholly...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th July 2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
Good point. People tend to forget, when talking...

Good point. People tend to forget, when talking about the EU, that actually, the UK was a key player in EU decision-making. The UK wasn't just passively having EU laws foisted on it.
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th July 2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
I am not sure Liz Truss has quite got the hang of...

I am not sure Liz Truss has quite got the hang of jack boot Nazism. She plans to send asylum seekers to Spain and Turkey, as well as Rwanda. :D

Can you imagine the 'fury' of the DAILY EXPRESS...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th July 2022, 12:56 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
I did the ten yards swimming certificate aged 11...

I did the ten yards swimming certificate aged 11 and I don't wear dolphins. :mad::dolphin::dolphin:

But all credit to her, Morbid did warn us all of the 76 million Turks on their way to freeload,...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 17th July 2022, 12:52 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,789
Posted By Vixen
The latter. It was a friend's Civil Service...

The latter. It was a friend's Civil Service union Christmas shopping trip to Toronto, the rest was peripheral. Couldn't believe there were casinos nearby the Niagara Falls but the falls are well...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 16th July 2022, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
From the various clips I've seen - admittedly I...

From the various clips I've seen - admittedly I haven't seen the entire debate - if I were a Conservative MP or party member I would back Liz Truss. I hate that she seems to be a bit of a fashion...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 16th July 2022, 04:52 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
According to her wikipedia entry: ...

According to her wikipedia entry:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_Mordaunt

One weird detail that caught my eye, her 'claim to fame' is:
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th July 2022, 04:37 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,789
Posted By Vixen
I recall when visiting the Niagara Falls and...

I recall when visiting the Niagara Falls and Toronto, taking a trip to Lake Ontario, and environs, and being quite astonished to be told that just across the way 'over there' was...New York.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 15th July 2022, 03:48 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
Whoops, silly me. Yes, Devey was in the RAF...

Whoops, silly me. Yes, Devey was in the RAF equivalent. Same principle. Pretty much land-based the whole time.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 15th July 2022, 02:48 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 91,605
Posted By Vixen
She was named after HMS Penelope...

She was named after HMS Penelope (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Penelope_(97)), which unfortunately was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat.


I'm willing to bet the true story is she is...
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