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The Stampede Begins

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Ivor Novello, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    My bet still stands BP
    Any winnings will of course be donated to charity
    Any losses will, as usual, be my problem :D
     
  2. Burndenpark

    Burndenpark Star commenter

    TBH I'm really not sure what bet you are talking about.:confused:
     
  3. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I know you've slept since but last night at about 10:50pm I joked about my bet on the result and my propensity for getting bets wrong
     
  4. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Are you propositioning Burndenpark?
    :eek:
     
  5. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    me....nah one wife is enough.unless some one wants her...slightly used, long suffering and never stops knitting and generous in letting me borrow money:rolleyes:
     
  6. Burndenpark

    Burndenpark Star commenter

    Oh that- I thought you meant a bet between us two.

    TBH it's better than the offer Lexus made me.
     
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  7. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Well im not upping the stakes.....:p
     
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  8. Burndenpark

    Burndenpark Star commenter

    You already have done, you don't know what he offered.
     
  9. Mr_Ed

    Mr_Ed Established commenter

    Right, well, some things need to happen:

    There needs to be a change at the top of the Conservative party and consequently a new PM, probably later this summer, once the financial markets have settled down. There is no way Cameron and Osborne can run the exit strategy after heading up the 'Remain' campaign.

    And

    In relation to the OP, steps need to be taken: a massive and emergency increase in staff controlling our borders (maybe involving the Army), specifically at the Channel tunnel and also the beaches and harbours within reach of France by small boats, especially while the summer weather is with us.

    What about the border between N. Ireland and Eire? I don't really know enough about that.

    Payments to Europe: even if we sign article 50 today, we are still looking at two years to complete the withdrawal. I never understood why the bus said £350million a week, when it's more like £125million. But they got away with that and still won. However, 125 x 104 = £1.3 billion, do we still have to stump up that dosh or can we get out of it?

    Oh how weird, Dimbleby has just asked a guy on the TV (Liam Fox) about that - apparently we can't do anything about it.....:(

    Finally, again referring back to the OP, I assume for the two years and possibly longer - if the PM drags his feet - the free movement of people from EU countries will still be in place, how do we stop a 'swarm' (Cameron's words, not mine) of people coming here, before we can actually "take control"?
     
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  10. Ivor Novello

    Ivor Novello Occasional commenter

    All hands to the guns, I think.
     
  11. mseerie

    mseerie New commenter

    Isn't that sad, though? Shouldn't we regret that we didn't take in huge numbers in 1939? I really wish we had, it gives me no joy to think of the millions that could have been saved had more countries opened their doors to them. Anne Frank would still be alive had her father's asylum request been granted.

    A child that is not born here is not worthy of safety and comfort, then? Leaving a refugee camp in Turkey to try to achieve that makes refugees unworthy, does it?

    The children in 1939 were worthy because there weren't many of them, is that it?
     

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