Poul-Henning Kamp

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  • Commented on What else can you do with a Big Dumb Booster?
    Global Albedo adjustment satellites. This gets us in to the payload size where it becomes practical to launch sunshades to mitigate our greenhouse gas polution. The military implications of the very same technology should not be overlooked....
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    I'm also old enough to remember Irelands past, although I'm one more body of water away from it. And yes, there are certainly people and issues which would be against unification. But the question at the end of the day...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    You think it will primarily be race riots rather than class- or age- riots ?...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    I'm surprised you single out Ireland for potential violence. To me they seem to have the simplest solution of everybody: Unification. Yes, there are still old grudges, but compared to the new grudges, they may not be that important any...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Charlie in your considered opinion, is there any risk this UK mess turn seriously violent?...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    I was referring to you blaiming UK's mess on BXL, and thinking that UK gets to call all the shots in EU. That's basically why EU is more than ready for UK to leave....
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    If nothing else Greg, you certainly proves that John Olivers characteristic of the UK attitude to the EU/Brexit issue is not fiction....
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    With respect to a royal intervention: It will not be taking sides, it will be conservative, which in this case means don't leave in a huff....
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    I wouldn't bet on The Square Mile retaining Euro business. Quite the contrary, a lot of EU people want London and the channel islands firmly outside EU and regulated with a very fine tooth comb to stop all the tax-evasion...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    I actually think Boris has a good case there. EU has no interest in cutting EU and UK markets or trade apart. What Boris doesn't mention is that UK will have to pay EU for that access, just like Norway...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Until A50 is activated or alternatively, UK convinces EU that it will not be, UK is in limbo EU-wise. Either way, there is no going back to the VIP-membership status UK has (ab)used for 40 years. Considering that the open...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    ... who immediately announces that he was always a closet-revolutionaire, but didn't want to hurt mums feelings, but now she's gone, UK is going to become a proper republic. Election to the constitutional assembly will take place in a forthnight,...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    We're in full agreement there. The comments from EU about "minimizing uncertainty" can be taken at face value: They just want this over and done with, as fast as possible, but they also have a big desire to not dig...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Well, you'd better pray (or toast) her good health then because it would be really inconvenient for that plan to have a change of monarch this week......
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    First, I don't think EU would want the precedent set that some careless remark causes a country to leave EU. Second, why would they ? The fact that UK has gone total Monty Python and lost 10% of the £...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Well, you may easily be so lucky. That is the only sane reason to have a (royal) backstop for your democracy, and if she doesn't stop the mayhem, people will rightfully wonder about the expense being worth it....
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    So here is my prediction: Now that Labour is also imploding, the general headless-chicken-running-around will continue until tuesday evening. Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning, H.M. E.R. II goes on BBC and announces: 1) Parliament is dissolved and sent home with...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    We are in total agreement there, UK just set a new world record for selfinflicted damage, and pretty much everybody in UK had their spoon in the pot. The point I'm trying to get across is simply that no matter...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    But do they even need to put the Conservatives in the crosshairs ? Cameron quitting without pushing Article 50 into action means that whoever becomes the pilot charged with rowing the locomotive ashore is on a suicide mission from day...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Before the crash of last decade, I would have agreed with you that such metrics gave a indication of where a country were in the contemporary economic paradigme. But it is important to understand that their predictive ability is critically...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    I find it strange that people&press in UK still think that the referendum was just a local UK affair with no implications beyond The Channel. The result caused EU to loose all faith in UK, the same way an employer...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Sorry, but the "everybody but Germany suffers with the EURO" is as fact-disconnected as the Leave campaign was. France 10 year state bonds are below 1% interest. That is clear indication that nobody thinks there is anything approaching state finance...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Denmark has no EURO problems, we kept the DKK....
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    The Danish government did a redo with the Maastrict Treaty when the electorate didn't return the result they wanted. In that instance a very unified parliament pushed much harder the second time, and won by a smidgen. I don't think...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    ... and what most people seem to have forgotten/overlooked/closed their eyes for, is to what extent the proposed EU reforms were resisted, derailed or vetoed by UK. The most important example is how UK continuously has twarted any attempt to...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    No, Wasa sank as the direct result of continual changes, (always expansions) to the design after the actual building had started. The original Wasa would have been an OK ship, not fantastic, but OK....
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Well, it's not going to be a walk in the park for EU, but despite the lofty rethoric from various neofascist parties here and there, there will not be a rush towards the door leaving BXL empty and deserted like...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Denmark is EU member, Greenland is not. The same model could be applied to NI and Scottland, but certainly not to London....
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    So that's a thing I havn't seen any press cover yet: February agreement was conditional on a Stay result: www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/european-council/2016/02/euco-conclusions_pdf/ Juncker said in no uncertain words that this agreement was now pining for the fjords. In other words, even if...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Nobody is talking about doing anything that hampers trade, that would be suicide for both EU and UK. Some kind of free-trade agreement will happen, that's guaranteed! The conditions will be quite similar to Norways: You have to follow all...
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