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Evil Inky

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  1. He did. This is a quote from the Conservative Party manifesto for the 1970 election:
  2. Ted Heath was democratically elected: he didn't seize power in a coup, you know.
  3. One consequence would be leaving the EU, surely, or would you have been prepared to be flexible on that point?
  4. It doesn't bother you that the guy in charge of Brexit was telling lies about Brexit to the House of Commons?
  5. David Davis, (then Brexit secretary), told the House of Commons that “there will be no downside to Brexit at all, and considerable upsides”, in October 2016.
  6. In addition, many jobs require qualifications: if an employer is looking for a time-served joiner, someone with a degree in astronomy isn't going to be any use to them.
  7. Just pointing out that when it's suggested we put a customs border down the Irish Sea, and introduce a pile of red tape, you're all "woo-hoo! What's the worst that could happen?", but when it's proposed that the Co-op build a shop in Sandwick, you seem to think that's a bit too risky.
  8. I'd have thought that, as an ardent Brexiteer, you be all for this
  9. ^^^ I'm guessing they might be produced somewhere like China by criminals who aren't too familiar with English?
  10. Oranges and bananas were just examples of things that can't be produced in the UK. If you insist on an Australian example, you could pick bauxite.
  11. I would imagine it is because other countries can produce things that we want that we can't produce here, for example oranges or bananas, and in turn, we can produce things that other countries can't. If we're going to be trading with another country, it makes sense to strike a trade deal to cut down on the red tape .
  12. ^ Is there any evidence that unregistered donations are being made to the SNP? Much of the issues about the donation to decorate the PM's flat was that it wasn't registered: in other words they were trying to keep it secret. And why would they want to keep it secret, I wonder?
  13. You don't think there's any chance that Lord Brownlow, the guy who donated £58,000 to decorate Johnson's flat might be expecting something in return? I mean, it could be that Lord Brownlow is just a very generous man, but if so, why not donate the money to a slightly more deserving cause, say a muscular dystrophy charity?
  14. ^ If you think that a spat between Boris Johnson, who was sacked from The Times for making up a quote, later sacked from the Shadow Cabinet for lying about an affair, and who won't even confirm how many children he has, and Dominic Cummings, who claimed he took his family on a trip to Barnard Castle in order to test his eyesight, is going to be the source of any "realism and straight-talking", I really don't know what to say.
  15. Johnson has denied making these remarks, so either he made them, and is now lying about not making them, or he didn't make these remarks in the first place. Either way, I can't see how you can praise him for "realism and straight talking".
  16. I don't think it will be long before there's a thriving second-hand market for electric cars. And at some point, as a greater proportion of cars are electric, rather than ICE, it's going to be less convenient to drive an ICE car as filling stations close, and fuel prices rise as petrol and diesel become more of a niche product.
  17. It's an attempt to show the flaws in this rugged individualist macho persona that certain posters adopt. The implication appears to be that if they don't care what people say about them, then they have the licence to say whatever they like about others. I'm trying to demonstrate that at least some of the time, it can matter a great deal what other people say about you.
  18. So you wouldn't be too bothered if a rumour went round accusing you of being a child molester?
  19. You really think that saying that the world would be a better place if people were a bit nicer to each other is going to "open a can of worms"?
  20. I'm guessing it's not the "blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth", and "love your neighbour" bits, then.
  21. "Black", "African American", and "People of colour" have different meanings. For example, while Obama manages to be all three, Lenny Henry isn't African American, and Gok Wan is a person of colour, but is neither black, nor African American.
  22. On the other hand, it means I can browse the Shetlink forums without having to wade through pictures of people's genitals, which is nice.
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