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Evil Inky

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  1. The EU never prevented people coming to the UK from India or the Philippines. Don't try to rewrite history.
  2. To be honest, I think the Brexiteers think the damage is worth it to spite the Remainers.
  3. It's finally happened! https://www.shetnews.co.uk/2022/06/22/women-and-girls-allowed-gender-restriction-removed-on-lerwick-up-helly-aa-squads/
  4. We hold different opinions on whether attaching a bicycle to a lamppost is vandalism, but I'm prepared to explain why I hold my opinion on why it isn't vandalism: namely that it doesn't damage or prevent the lamppost from functioning, that it's the equivalent of parking a car, and that it's not vandalism in a legal sense. For all your bluster, you haven't yet explained why you think it is vandalism.
  5. The thing is, I don't believe attaching a bicycle to a lamppost is vandalism, and long as the lamppost isn't damaged during the process of attaching the bicycle to it. Are you able to point me at any cases where someone has been prosecuted for vandalism after locking their bike to a lamppost?
  6. OK, would you agree that if someone damages a bicycle chained to a lamppost, then that's vandalism?
  7. If someone steals a bicycle that's chained to a lamppost, that's treated as theft, so I can't see why stealing a sign attached to a lamppost is any different.
  8. Legally, I think it has to be vandalism. If people were allowed to damage property left out in public, it would be legal to slash the tyres of a car parked in the street.
  9. To be fair, people are wearing masks much more often these days
  10. Obsolete? It was only installed 12 years ago... https://www.shetnews.co.uk/2022/03/08/obsolete-cctv-network-to-be-dismantled/
  11. I'm not sure cluster-bombing civilian areas and shelling nuclear power stations is a proportionate response to one of your neighbours wanting to join a free trade area.
  12. Well, if you remember the film, Threads, from the 80s, it'll probably be a bit like that, but with fewer laughs.
  13. Plenty of females in squads in the non-Lerwick UHAs.
  14. People who express opinions you disagree with are not bullying you.
  15. I'm not a lawyer; could you explain in simple terms why it would be illegal for the Jarl's wife or daughters to take part in the procession?
  16. What about (in rough order from the status quo to full equality): 1) Allowing the Jarl's wife and daughters to take part in the procession only 2) Allowing females into the Jarl's squad only 3) Allowing females into squads but only to a set maximum number 4) Allowing female-only squads, but no mixed squads 5) Allowing mixed squads, but with a set minimum of males
  17. If this is your idea of bullying, you've led a very sheltered life.
  18. I think you're confusing facts and opinions here. Let's say Alex Jones or David Icke states that they believe that the Royal Family are shape-shifting lizards. They may well be telling the truth in that this is their actual opinion. But since there is no evidence that the Royal Family are shape-shifting lizards, or that shape-shifting lizards even exist, it can be demonstrated that their opinion is factually incorrect.
  19. The thing is though, when it comes to pandemics, the opinion of an epidemiologist who's studied the subject for years isn't equivalent to the opinion of someone who's found out from Facebook that Bill Gates is putting 5G-enabled microchips in the COVID-19 vaccine in order to cover up that the Moon landings were faked.
  20. Ah, debate by hyperlink. Nothing quite like it.
  21. He did. This is a quote from the Conservative Party manifesto for the 1970 election:
  22. Ted Heath was democratically elected: he didn't seize power in a coup, you know.
  23. One consequence would be leaving the EU, surely, or would you have been prepared to be flexible on that point?
  24. It doesn't bother you that the guy in charge of Brexit was telling lies about Brexit to the House of Commons?
  25. 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.
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