MattS

MattS

  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Compare and contrast. Daniel Ellsberg who leaked the Pentagon papers, “I did this clearly at my own jeopardy and I am prepared to answer to all the consequences of this decision”. No hiding in the Equadorian embassy or taking a...
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    I like to think of Julian as the Rupert of the hactivism sphere......
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    Clearly WikiLeaks never watched Yes Minister and missed that, ‘you never believe a rumour until it’s been officially denied’....
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    Brexit, a play in two acts. Wherein the very banality of the first act allows the blow to fall afterwards with more awful effect in the second....
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    There is, no exit, from Brexit......
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    Don't worry peeps we're warming up a suite on Christmas Island for Mr Assange even as we speak....
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    Totally tickled pink by this photo Greg :)...
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    I'm going for Flexbrit....
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    He's a brexiteer, burn him! Sorry no :) My personal opinion (FWIW) is that the UK is better off within the EU than out, especially given the special position that it currently occupies. The effect of pulling out of the...
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    One might even say that it's 'fuzzy'... physics joke!...
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    That underselling is not a bug it’s a design feature! One of the chief architects of the EU (Monnet?) expressed the strategy as one of acting to resolve an existing conflict or contradiction in such a way that it set...
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    If the British are incoherent, it seems to be an incoherence shared by others. The very few time that the voters of Europe have been directly asked whether they were happy with the direction the Union was taking they've usually...
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    I was referring specifically to the exit options, i.e. one where there's some agreement that continues the UK's economic access, but not as members of the EU and therefore with no real rights of agreement or consultation, and the other...
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    Turning the chess board around we should also be considering what the EU will lose when the UK exits. That is it will lose the worlds sixth largest economy, the only other nuclear power in Europe, the only member state...
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    Standby for a game changing event, wherein a baked on die hard Brexiteer takes a pop at a Remainer MP. That (if it happens) will change the tone of the debate....
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    OK, well the question from OGH @199 was what would May's next move be? Aligning yourself with the economically conservative bloc that was formed because you were actually leaving the EU would be the logical next step. Both in terms...
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    On the EU front as UK is now back in the game the May government could seek to join the New Hanseatic League, it's a natural fit for the UK as a fiscally conservative northern nation. Then as part of...
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    Yes but suggest you read the current 'future relationships' agreement. As a legal document it's so open you could can read any outcome into it. Which is negotiations speech for there's nothing binding and all issues are on the table....
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    Anyone who argues, as the Tory Eurosceptic Amercinophiles do, that the US is the bastion of free trade has clearly been ignoring what's been going on inside both the major US parties over the last 20 years or so. Frankly...
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    Greg, Apologies I meant to write a short reply but was in a hurry :) It's not just the 'The City', but everyone in the service sectors of the economy who are scared of Brexit, May has sold them down...
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    So I'm now wondering when (or whether) a general strike will be called by the Remainers. Any thoughts?...
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    I think Prospect theory from behavioural economics is a better explanation as to why people voted for Brexit (or Trump).* We've known since the 1980s that humans are biased to be risk averse if it's a question of gain but...
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    Another game you can play when clearing the baffles is to see if you can pass back across the trailing subs towed array and snip it off with your prop....
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    In the game of chicken that Parliament and the PM have been playing it looks like parliament ripping out the steering wheel and waving it in the air may have convinced the PM to swerve....
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    The loss of Arctic ice due to climate change turns out to be a problem for the Russia's Northern fleet submarine force. Less ice cap means they're losing the acoustic advantage hiding in and under the ice gives you....
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    The PM must be working on the Melchett principle of getting out of a tight spot, e.g., "If nothing else works, a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through"...
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    Doggerland shall rise again!...
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    Cognitive dissonance is far more powerful than fluoric acid, "If mistakes were made, memory helps us remember that they were made by someone else", that's really all it takes to trigger a feedback loop of self justification and doubling down....
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    You'll need a hellaciously large slice of lemon as well, there's reputed to be there's something in John Dee's translation of the Necronomicon about the drinking of gin by the elder gods....
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    Actually I don't know if you'd need or want to completely dam across the Straits of Gibraltar, just block it by an amount sufficient to balance net inwards flow against evaporation loss. A bit like a tidal weir....
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