Sir James Dyson: Britain should walk away from Brexit negotiations over 'outrageous'
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    You have gone native. The Swiss don't believe in democracy. Just making as much money as possible.
    The fact that the majority of British people who voted in the referendum voted to leave does not in any way change the following facts:

    1. The vote was not legally binding on the government nor parliament.
    2. The UK is a representative democracy - MPs votes according to what they think is best for the country, not what the majority of the voting electorate think.
    3. As a result of 1. and 2. there is nothing undemocratic or unlawful about MPs/the government choosing to cancel Brexit.

    My opinion is that Brexit is bad for Britain, and worse for Britain than remaining. This opinion does not indicate in any way, shape or form, a lack of belief in democracy being the least worst possible form of government.

    Quote Originally Posted by meridian View Post
    Erm, the Swiss have 4 referendums a year. Every year. Are you saying that referendums are not democratic?
    That's just federal. At cantonal and community level there's even more. (Some are called initiatives). But yes, Switzerland is the most democratic country on earth. Sovereignty resides with the community, power is devolved to higher levels, but may, in principle, be taken back.
    --drunk on abuse of power--

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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    Why spend xxxx on a BMW/Merc when there are cars which are perfectly adequate for less?
    OK, i give up! - why?
    Entropy is NOT what it used to be.
    Inertia, however........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    My opinion is that Brexit is bad for Britain, and worse for Britain than remaining.
    That is your opinion and I would fight for your right to say it. Not that the Swiss would fight for my right to my opinion.

    You can use all the weasley words you like. No-one has any idea what the affect on Brexit will be on the UK.

    Lets say it will end badly for the UK. What price freedom?

    In South Africa to get freedom from an oppressive regime, violent action was taken which minimized civilian casualties. Now that is seen as not just okay, but the right thing to have done. Nelson Mandela is seen as a freedom fighter, not a terrorist.

    And yet the apartheid regime used similar weasley words to which you used to justify their actions.

    I might add that few in the UK want Brexit. However the people are sick and tired of inequality. The vote was a protest one.

    I would cancel Brexit if it meant stopping non-dom status, disallowing branding as a business expense and taxing global income on UK citizens. And if HMRC went after the rich with the same zeal they go after the poor.
    I'm single now, and it's really weird for me to be dating again because, for the last three years, I've just been cheating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    OK, i give up! - why?
    Because they think having more money than someone else makes them a better person.

    You can tell what God thinks of money - look at those he gives it to.....
    I'm single now, and it's really weird for me to be dating again because, for the last three years, I've just been cheating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Because they think having more money than someone else makes them a better person.

    You can tell what God thinks of money - look at those he gives it to.....
    yes, I know that, i just wanted him to say it
    there's also the flash car = small dick explanation
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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    yes, I know that, i just wanted him to say it
    there's also the flash car = small dick explanation
    Cojak drives a 2CV.....
    I'm single now, and it's really weird for me to be dating again because, for the last three years, I've just been cheating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    No-one has any idea what the affect on Brexit will be on the UK.
    Yes they do - plenty of ideas. From the new British Empire right through to a desolate wasteland. Your opinion is that no-one can know what will happen. This is true. That's why it's all couched in probabilities - because we can reason as to what is likely to happen.

    Lets say it will end badly for the UK. What price freedom?
    My considered opinion is that the people of the UK will be less free if / when the UK leaves the EU. In which case, the price of freedom is "stay within the EU".

    I would cancel Brexit if it meant stopping non-dom status, disallowing branding as a business expense and taxing global income on UK citizens. And if HMRC went after the rich with the same zeal they go after the poor.
    Sure. And I might support Brexit if it meant stopping non-dom status, disallowing branding as a business expense and taxing global income on UK citizens. And if HMRC went after the rich with the same zeal they go after the poor.
    --drunk on abuse of power--

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    In South Africa to get freedom from an oppressive regime, violent action was taken which minimized civilian casualties. Now that is seen as not just okay, but the right thing to have done. Nelson Mandela is seen as a freedom fighter, not a terrorist.
    Unless you're a Tory who branded the ANC a terrorist organisation...
    Pants are no good unless they stick to the wall after you've taken them off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darmstadt View Post
    Unless you're a Tory who branded the ANC a terrorist organisation...
    Going round killing civilians is my idea of a terror organisation.
    I'm single now, and it's really weird for me to be dating again because, for the last three years, I've just been cheating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Going round killing civilians is my idea of a terror organisation.
    US and UK governments then, under the Bush/Blair axis of evil
    Pants are no good unless they stick to the wall after you've taken them off.

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