Brexit Endgame

That has to be the funniest thing I’ve seen, Nah whatever you do keep it quiet. Richard Branson would have competition.
Lots of socialist are millionaires, let us turn the hate up on the billionaires.
 
OK, here you go:

Scotland population: 5.50 million
Wales: 3.1 Million
NI - 1.8 Million
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Total: 10.4 Million
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England population: 67.9 Million

So my mistake, for every 1 person (combined) in NI/Wales/Scotland - there's 6.53 English people.
More than a slight exaggeration there sir. The official figures for the population of England is 56 million. Even with the amount of illegal immigrants in the UK, I doubt that it is anywhere near that number. Although admittedly, it may seem that way in London!
 
Much like you feel about the EU we feel the same. The Welsh don’t have a voice in Westminster it’s all about England. They give token powers to the Assembly without the cash to back it up. We have unelected knobs like Mark Reckless trying to remove what little powers we have and forming dispand the assembly groups. I have never once implied I don’t see myself as British. All we ask for is fairness, not more, not less.
I am not sure how you or anyone for that matter would measure 'fairness' - I am sure we all have different criteria in mind. Nevertheless, one official measure is the amount spent per head of population and the amount contributed in taxation by the same population. Current/recent data illustrates that Wales has the lowest tax-take of all the parts of the UK with a defecit per capita of £4500. In short, the population of Wales is subsidized by the rest of the UK to the tune of £4500 per person.

NI has the highest subsidy however, of £5,437 and Scotland - a deficit of £2824 per head. If wee Nippy wants to go 'independent' she needs to reduce that figure. Frankly, I doubt she will even recognize the issue - but she only has two choices - reduce spending, or increase taxes (that, in short is an example of 'fairness')

What then of Wales - is it going to chuck its toys out of the pram because it isn't getting enough? And as for the NI lot - time they wound their neck in.

But the real dilemma facing BJ and the Cons is that on the one hand, London, precisely because it sucks in human and other resources, has resulted in an imbalance in the economy. Outward investment has been promised, but the cash is coming from the 'London Cow' - and it cannot be imbalanced or their will be no bloody cash to invest......anywhere.

With 100+ billion committed to a new rail link (starting in London) and I assume to facilitate Brummies et al also being sucked into the Capital on a daily commute - a nice new never to be used Nuc Deterrant costing another 100bn + - where is the investment going to come from.

With problems like this, not difficult to find that 'alms for the poor' from Wales is falling on deaf ears, as is another Referendum in Jockland. Neither they, nor the rest of us can afford it.
 
I am not sure how you or anyone for that matter would measure 'fairness' - I am sure we all have different criteria in mind. Nevertheless, one official measure is the amount spent per head of population and the amount contributed in taxation by the same population. Current/recent data illustrates that Wales has the lowest tax-take of all the parts of the UK with a defecit per capita of £4500. In short, the population of Wales is subsidized by the rest of the UK to the tune of £4500 per person.

NI has the highest subsidy however, of £5,437 and Scotland - a deficit of £2824 per head. If wee Nippy wants to go 'independent' she needs to reduce that figure. Frankly, I doubt she will even recognize the issue - but she only has two choices - reduce spending, or increase taxes (that, in short is an example of 'fairness')

What then of Wales - is it going to chuck its toys out of the pram because it isn't getting enough? And as for the NI lot - time they wound their neck in.

But the real dilemma facing BJ and the Cons is that on the one hand, London, precisely because it sucks in human and other resources, has resulted in an imbalance in the economy. Outward investment has been promised, but the cash is coming from the 'London Cow' - and it cannot be imbalanced or their will be no bloody cash to invest......anywhere.

With 100+ billion committed to a new rail link (starting in London) and I assume to facilitate Brummies et al also being sucked into the Capital on a daily commute - a nice new never to be used Nuc Deterrant costing another 100bn + - where is the investment going to come from.

With problems like this, not difficult to find that 'alms for the poor' from Wales is falling on deaf ears, as is another Referendum in Jockland. Neither they, nor the rest of us can afford it.
Fortunately, most Taffs and Jocks disagree with the few anti-English nationalists in their mist mate.
 
Obviously someone telling porkies and not the sort of thing we can expect in the brave new world.

Bought a new cooker yesterday.
"would you like to pay £189 to extend the warranty to 3 years? The normal warranty is 12 months"
"I thought 2yrs was the legal minimum"
"That's an EU law and we're leaving so..."
#BrexitBonus
Name and shame mate, name and shame.

Who made the cooker and where were they selling it.
 
Name and shame mate, name and shame.

Who made the cooker and where were they selling it.
Don't tell me (back of a van), we ordered too many, these are leftover, special deal, from the south, your man.
 
French wine is over rated.

Aus, argie, south Africa and some American wine easily beats it.

A French wine on a table usually indicates that the drinker has too much money, doesn't know wine, and is a tad pretentious.
Here's the thing.......most people who want to truly understand wine (rather than just get pissed) start at Bordeaux, then take a trip around the world......and inevitably end up back at Bordeaux.

To suggest a 20 year old Aussie wine "beats" a 20 year old Bordeaux, of any quality, is fooling themselves. If you prefer it, that's great, but let's not pretend it's axiomatically better.
 
Here's the thing.......most people who want to truly understand wine (rather than just get pissed) start at Bordeaux, then take a trip around the world......and inevitably end up back at Bordeaux.

To suggest a 20 year old Aussie wine "beats" a 20 year old Bordeaux, of any quality, is fooling themselves. If you prefer it, that's great, but let's not pretend it's axiomatically better.
To be honest I prefer my own wine.
 
To be honest I prefer my own wine.
That's great, you're happy and you have more £ in your pocket.

I happen to have have wines puchased donkeys years ago for £50 and are now retailing for £800/bottle. They're not worth current retail prices to my mind, but I bought them to lay down and drink, and that's exactly what will happen.
 

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Fortunately, most Taffs and Jocks disagree with the few anti-English nationalists in their mist mate.
Where did you get the Anti English message from ? I do retaliate occasionally to the ********** on her who post the standard sheep/Taff jokes but that’s largely irreverent. I’m anti Westminster but do not have an issue with any of the people.

The Markets are taking a dive. Gold is flying up in price nearly £15 a gram from £11.20 last month. The NHS is going to need 9 times the beds they have now to cope with a Coronavirus outbreak and were leaving the EU. Its going downhill rapid.
 
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Good French wine is very good, but probably accounts for less than 5-10% of the output, and is very expensive.

Cheap piss plonk comes out of France by the bucketload and christ its bad.

Why? French wine drinking culture, which was driven by the fact that for a long time you could not drink the water. The wine wasn't drunk for pleasure....

Despite the claims by Australia, most of the wines from here are just so so. They are better than the French piss, but are nowhere close to the best French. People like Penfolds claim superiority but I dont agree.

Drink the best from France and you will taste thr best. But just having France on the label doesn't mean jack shit.
 
If you prefer it, that's great, but let's not pretend it's axiomatically better.
Very good Bordeaux I have had, not for me.

I am drinking just now;
Trivento 2018
Malbec
Private Reserve Argentina
£7.50 ASDA.
Good to go.
 
Personally, I use Malbec for cooking, the extra acidity helps break down the fat in stews.
Oh, I do feel awful now, just finished the bottle with homemade pizza. :)

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Followed by a Magnum Dark.
Couthless, oh my! :mrgreen:
 
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the problem with wine evaluation is that like everything, some twat is paid to write an “unbiased review” - its very hard to get down to some experts actual opinion, mainly because he or she makes a living writing this shit.

Pretty well everything on the internet about wines is bollox.

Even wine tasting isnt a good idea. A drop of good red on a Friday after a long hard week at work, and after a good balanced dinner, is going to taste different to the same wine glugged with a vindaloo curry on a monday.

And most people crack the top off and skull it, ignoring the “let it breath” advice.
 

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