Brian Lucey

Brian Lucey

  • Commented on Because I am bored ...
    1000% I have been driving for 37 years and and have never got a speeding ticket or a in fraction not because I've always driven perfectly but because of iv driven with the assumption that this is a deadly dangerous...
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    Meanwhile https://news.sky.com/story/new-royal-yacht-named-after-prince-philip-to-be-commissioned-within-weeks-costing-as-much-as-200m-12292880 A quarter of a billion cash money for a royal yacht seems rather a waste no?...
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    Re teabags In every shop large and small across Ireland, where tea is even more ubiquitous than UK,loose tea is sold. Proper tea not vile Tetley's and other drek...😁 Try this https://barrysteashop.ie/collections/loose-leaf-tea/products/barrys-classic-blend-loose-leaf-tea Don't know if they sell to UK anymore,...
  • Commented on Central Banking on Mars!
    Having been a burning clown car for the last several years the UK government has somehow stumbled in to the aura of competence in re Vaccination....
  • Commented on A Quick Infomercial
    Of the three authors only one is faculty at LSE. The others are a doctoral candidate at same and an assistant professor in HK, all three are research associates at an LSE research center....
  • Commented on A Quick Infomercial
    Charlie I'm a editor in chief for two mid-level academic journals, with about 15y editing experience at various levels. As it is in your world, in mine. Academic publishing houses are fast more baroque, fief ridden, siloed, then your might...
  • Commented on What happens now?
    Said person seems to have branched into writing a Qanon comic.......
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    On bullshit and bullshitters, see Frankfort, "On Bullshit" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Bullshit and links therefrom...
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    Ramekins That's what they are....
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    56, Irish imperial is used solely and mainly for height, for some reason, in colloquial. "he's a good six foot" Everything else is metric. I was never taught imperial measures in school. From 1969 !!! school was metric. A slug...
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    So long as Scotland leaves in a constitutional fashion, whatever that is in UK terms (in effect WM saying fine, go so) there is no Catalonia precedent ....
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    I'm not sure anybody in the European Union will believe that Johnson will adhere to anything is signed up....
  • Commented on Countdown to Crazy
    In response to the statement this morning on Irish radio (https://twitter.com/morningireland/status/1325725852966019072?s=20) that a US=UK trade deal was not a priority (from a leading congressman) and in the teeth of repeated cross-party commentary that the IMB would scupper any such...
  • Commented on Countdown to Crazy
    OGH ... You seem to be getting more and more depressed about the possibility of the UK, or more likely England, coming through the next 5-years without massive socio political unrest. I'm interested know what was the tipping point that...
  • Commented on Upcoming Attractions!
    Mein Host Yes of course we must keep this channel care but we do need to probably create a channel starting next Sunday for the US election...
  • Commented on Upcoming Attractions!
    So just finished RACING through DlD Was a bit worried for about first 1/3 but then it took off with various characters motives/methods/powers/aims slowing coming into view Liked the tiebacks to earlier books (Hi Dr Schiller!) and a banging cliffhanger??...
  • Commented on Dead plots
    Meanwhile, in brexit.... https://www.ft.com/content/9906e0d4-0c29-4f5f-9cb0-130c75a2f7a7?shareType=nongift#comments-anchor The UK going for a hard no deal tear up the NI Protocol brexit. Which only makes sense if you want to be seen as untrustworthy gommalogues with whom nobody sentient would want to do business.......
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    An interesting point of comparison is Ireland v the UK https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/14/coronavirus-uk-ireland-delay?CMP=share_btn_tw This basically notes that (even allowing for somewhat lower pop density) and even before we go into the UK death toll being suppressed due to not properly counting nursing...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    "The Cooper-Letwin Bill reciving Royal Assent is VERY USEFUL to May, actually - it "ties her hands", so that No-Deal is impossible, thus frustrating the ultra-brexit loonies" Errr no It doesn't. It has zero binding power on the EU. It...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    A point that is often forgotten is that 30k British Soldiers 10k RUC 10k UDR (a overwhelmingly protestant militia regiment to try to localise the issues which worked great when one's neighbour would pull one over with armed intent and...
  • Commented on "Tomorrow belongs to me"
    no. EU Citizenship comes from national citizenship where the nation is a member of hte EU. So, you will become, oh, Moldova, for nationality purposes....
  • Commented on "Tomorrow belongs to me"
    Most in Ireland have a complex feeling this AM. Sad, that our neighbour is having a psychotic break. Schaudenfreud at the English empire breaking up. Fear, at the forces unloosed next door. Concern/ill disguised glee at seeing unionist politicians in...
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