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  1. najaB

    Donald Trump and the aftermath of his presidency

    He's already been impeached. The question is if they can get him barred from holding office in future.
  2. najaB

    Brexit matters

    Not entirely true. While only the Commission can draft a law, the parliament decides which laws it wants the commission to work on: In addition, the Commission only sits with the approval of the Parliament: (My bold) - Source...
  3. najaB

    Donald Trump and the aftermath of his presidency

    That's a seismic shift for this Republican party.
  4. najaB

    Brexit matters

    This is often said, but frequency of repetition is not a measure of factual exactitude.
  5. najaB

    Brexit matters

    Only because people chose not to engage in European parliamentary elections.
  6. najaB

    Brexit matters

    There's sod all we can do about it until 2024 though is there?
  7. najaB

    Things that used to be common place in people’s homes

    If you use the correct detergent, clothes are just as clean at 40°C as they would have been at 60° or even 80° using traditional formulations. With the added advantage that they last longer and you use significantly less energy to wash them.
  8. najaB

    Brexit matters

    Somewhat better than "move the jobs to cheaper countries..." much as some of our Bexit-supporting businesspeople are now doing. 1611675005 Rainbows, unicorns and oranges...
  9. najaB

    Scotland post-Brexit - what happens next?

    It's not quite the same thing though, is it. The SNP constitution makes it clear that their raison-d'etre is Scottish independence. From the very first paragraphs of their constitution: Whereas the Conservative party makes no such claim to being dedicated to preserving the Union, but rather...
  10. najaB

    Brexit matters

    We'll just use apples instead. There's no difference, surely?
  11. najaB

    Brexit matters

    Not from VAT though.
  12. najaB

    Brexit matters

    Surely it would be better for the economy for the government to be taking actions that increase tax revenues by encouraging business growth, rather than increasing tax on their inputs (and so suppressing growth)? Edit: As an aside, it's interesting to see a Brexit supporter who isn't...
  13. najaB

    Brexit matters

    It's not scaping the barrel. There will be more in the treasury because more tax is being paid. If you think that the retailers will pay it rather than passing it on to the consumer, I've got a bridge to sell you.
  14. najaB

    Brexit matters

    Given that the average person (and small business) is much more likely to buy goods from EU vendors than from those in the USA or Japan (lower shipping costs) this is going to hit a lot of people. More in the treasury = less in people's pockets. More Brexit winning.
  15. najaB

    Brexit matters

    More winning.... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55752541
  16. najaB

    Things that used to be common place in people’s homes

    Handset rental only stopped around 2010 or so. Some people had spent £1.20 a month for 30+ years.
  17. najaB

    Boris to resign? (Speculation) And who should replace him?

    Especially since we wouldn't be able to use the "historic law that's still on the books" excuse like the US does. We would have abolished captial punishment and actively chosen to reintroduce it.
  18. najaB

    Scotland post-Brexit - what happens next?

    Surprisingly, the party that exists to promote independence promoting independence.
  19. najaB

    Scotland post-Brexit - what happens next?

    Though, that came with the implicit (and at times explicit) promise that the Indyref settled not just our constitutional status but also our geopolitical status for that generation. Not, as it turned out, for a little more than two years.
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    Boris to resign? (Speculation) And who should replace him?

    Because reinstatement of capital punishment would be one more thing that we have in common. More importantly, it would be ceding the moral high ground to them, at least a bit.

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