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Brexit Thread VI - The Knockout Phase ?!?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Hrothbern, Mar 22, 2019.

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  1. EnglishEdward

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    The answer to excessive complexity is not more complexity.


    They exist to benefit bigger companies, who can employ many experts, at the expense of smaller companies, that cannot.

    The overall impact on the economy is debatable.
     
  2. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    I too can mouth platitudes whilst providing no answers.
     
  3. really

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    Smaller companies suffer from regulation and restriction. They benefit when they are removed. Big companies having more resources doesn't really come into it.

    Gains from trade is long established as an economic principle going back to Ricardo and Smith.
     
  4. EnglishEdward

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    Alas complex international trade deals inherently cramp the scope for individual nation states to reform their own industries, markets, regulations, restrictions etc.

    I am not disputing that.
     
  5. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Are there any polls on the Boris1 vs Boris2 election?
     
  6. AmazonQueen

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    RealBoris (in as much as someone who changes their mind as often as him can be real) is beating FakeBoris 53% to 29% according to the latest poll I could find that wasn't behind a paywall

    https://www.theguardian.com/politic...s-hunt-by-two-to-one-in-tory-leader-race-poll

    Thats consistant with polls of Tory party members since the election began

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opini...9_Conservative_Party_(UK)_leadership_election

    The latest poll was done for the Torygraph so I don't have access to it
     
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    What I don't get is how the bumbling buffoon routine doesn't make Boras lose votes. His idiosyncratic stutter is worse than Hugh Grant's.
     
  8. EnglishEdward

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    Just look at the competition.

    We don't have the greek tradition of classical speakers like Alcibiades or Pericles.
     
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    He looks and acts like a rugby bloke. A lot of people seem to like that.
     
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    We do however have the time-honoured tradition of politicians making things a lot worse for people with their populist rhetoric, just like Alcibiades.
     
  11. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    I suppose you'll have to go to the Celts for quality orators. Like Gladstone...or Lloyd George...or Nye Bevan...

    Oh! Peel! He was unqualifiably English. Just think of comparing that thatch-haired idiot to Robert Freaking Peel.
     
  12. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    The importance of this qualification cannot be overstated.
     
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  13. AmazonQueen

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    Probably should be qualified even further. English rugby union bloke. He wouldn't go down too well in the Valleys.
     
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    tjs282 Un(a)bashed immigrant

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    That surely depends on how many boyos 'tackle' him simultaneously, no?
     
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    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    Also, sometimes, he forgets what sport it is.

     
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    That really looks pathetic... What the hell was he even doing...
     
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    He's a big guy, once he gets momentum, it's hard for him to stop or change direction. Simple physics.
     
  19. Kyriakos

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    He is a pillock :shake:
     
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    For those not in the know, Boris Johnson is the same man who said that investigating historical accounts of child abuse (Jimmy Saville, the church and the like) is a waste of money, just incase you still didn't think he was a piece of crap yet.

    Ontop of being homophobic, Islamaphobic, Racist, a sexist and a philanderer.
     
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