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by QuakerPete
Sun May 19, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead
Replies: 183
Views: 24617

Re: Gateshead

Par for the course, we’ve been there and had that. Good luck to them but it won’t be easy. Cheers dont think anyone thinks it will be easy but did anyone black the darlington 1883 fundraising Yes, our original share offer to save the club was reported to the FCA / FSA and a couple of hundred grands...
by QuakerPete
Wed May 01, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Owners Club
Replies: 21
Views: 2522

Re: Owners Club

I totally agree we have the means to help the finances in place already, if you have or want to put more monies into the club then dropping it into the buckets or paying a lump sum over into darlington FC bank account, or back the budget are all equally good for the future running of our club ,we d...
by QuakerPete
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 171
Views: 33821

Re: Democracy under threat.

Henley wrote:I’ve always thought of Quaker Pete as objectionable.

This thread does nothing to contest that.
Your message means a lot to me - moral compass correctly calibrated. A win for both of us!


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by QuakerPete
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 171
Views: 33821

Re: Democracy under threat.

QuakerPete swimming against the tide on here. :D Still haven’t answered about the referendum illegalities Pete! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk He'd be wasting his time. I explained clearly and concisely how pretty much everything you've been saying is utter nonsense (including the illegalities)...
by QuakerPete
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 171
Views: 33821

Re: Democracy under threat.

QuakerPete swimming against the tide on here. :D Still haven’t answered about the referendum illegalities Pete! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk He'd be wasting his time. I explained clearly and concisely how pretty much everything you've been saying is utter nonsense (including the illegalities)...
by QuakerPete
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 171
Views: 33821

Re: Democracy under threat.

That said, rather than another referendum, i'd sooner we entered an arrangement like the EFTA. Which does all of those things, but leaves the political union. I think it's a compromise, that doesn't require another nasty, hateful vote, and it compensates for some of the (to my mind, more reasonable...
by QuakerPete
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 171
Views: 33821

Re: Democracy under threat.

Darlo_Pete wrote:QuakerPete swimming against the tide on here. :D
Still haven’t answered about the referendum illegalities Pete!


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by QuakerPete
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 171
Views: 33821

Re: Democracy under threat.

We should have come out the day's after the vote no question. Then started the shenanigans of what free trade deals and more measured thinking from the EU to what they could/want to save from the fiasco of EU meddling ripping off the UK for as much as they can get to uphold the failure of the Europ...
by QuakerPete
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 171
Views: 33821

Re: Democracy under threat.

Read in particular Germany. https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1110335/Brexit-news-UK-EU-no-deal-warning-Germany-France-Ireland-latest?fbclid=IwAR1MsiIy2TuBdSnfU1CTHbfX-ghjrZxum4YlT1MtF7xAfsRh5Ea7bGatctE EDJOHNS in “No-Deal-will-only-hit-UK-in-short-term-but-will-be-disastrous-for-EU-and-particul...
by QuakerPete
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 171
Views: 33821

Re: Democracy under threat.

Read in particular Germany. https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1110335/Brexit-news-UK-EU-no-deal-warning-Germany-France-Ireland-latest?fbclid=IwAR1MsiIy2TuBdSnfU1CTHbfX-ghjrZxum4YlT1MtF7xAfsRh5Ea7bGatctE EDJOHNS in “No-Deal-will-only-hit-UK-in-short-term-but-will-be-disastrous-for-EU-and-particul...
by QuakerPete
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 171
Views: 33821

Re: Democracy under threat.

Remain voters before the referendum: "Leaving the EU will bring about the apocalypse! Why would anyone want that?" *Leave wins* Remain voters after the referendum: "Upholding the result of the referendum will bring about the apocalypse! Why would anyone want that?" :roll: But to answer your reply t...
by QuakerPete
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sporting Village
Replies: 53
Views: 4303

Re: Sporting Village

Lots of it just sounds airy-fairy like a "Sporting Centre of Excellence" and a "Village Green". It mentions a leisure centre but there's already one in the town, there are track and field facilities elsewhere in the town, there doesn't seem to be much in terms of attracting the biggest sporting clu...
by QuakerPete
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 171
Views: 33821

Re: Democracy under threat.

Fortunately we live in a democracy, where democratic votes are taken and we have to abide by the result of these democratic votes. If we start to ignore such votes, then we are heading towards being a countries like China, Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam and Venezuela. People in those countries would lo...
by QuakerPete
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 171
Views: 33821

Re: Democracy under threat.

Sorry, but by the very meaning of the word democracy you can not have a change in the peoples wishes until you have delivered them. Really? Not in any dictionary I’ve seen. When the people are offered various embellishments of the “great deal” and “they need us more than we need them”, or the vario...
by QuakerPete
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 171
Views: 33821

Re: Democracy under threat.

Fortunately we live in a democracy, where democratic votes are taken and we have to abide by the result of these democratic votes. If we start to ignore such votes, then we are heading towards being a countries like China, Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam and Venezuela. People in those countries would lo...
by QuakerPete
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 171
Views: 33821

Re: Democracy under threat.

Sorry, but by the very meaning of the word democracy you can not have a change in the peoples wishes until you have delivered them. Really? Not in any dictionary I’ve seen. When the people are offered various embellishments of the “great deal” and “they need us more than we need them”, or the vario...
by QuakerPete
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 171
Views: 33821

Re: Democracy under threat.

There should not be another vote just to appease the remainers. The vote was out that should happen. That is democracy. Exactly, you can bet your bottom dollar that if the vote had been to remain, they the anti-brexit people wouldn't countenance a second referendum. It would not have been even thou...
by QuakerPete
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FANS NETCAFE -this Friday evening.
Replies: 78
Views: 8480

Re: FANS NETCAFE -this Friday evening.

We are fan owned it seems some fans think that we should overspend to attain higher league status, I for one think building slowly with cash that can be raised at any given time is the only sustainable way forward. I would never ever want to return to 2011/12 status, not knowing whether we had a cl...
by QuakerPete
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 171
Views: 33821

Re: Democracy under threat.

So Pete if there was a second referendum and the people voted to remain in the EU, would you be happy if the brexit people forced a third refendum? A democratic vote has already been held and the majority should be respected as we leave the EU. Happy? No! But as long as they carried out all their e...
by QuakerPete
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 171
Views: 33821

Re: Democracy under threat.

QuakerPete: we've heard this all before, what you're saying isn't some new illuminating piece of information that only you possess. Everything you're saying was said at the time of the vote. The problem is that it's nothing more than (1) scare-mongering, (2) stating prediction and opinion as fact, ...
by QuakerPete
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 171
Views: 33821

Re: Democracy under threat.

Where I work or don't has no bearing on the fact that a vote was made to leave the EU, I believe that was the point of the vote or am I missing something, we managed well enough without the EU meddling for centuries, Free trade agreements are the best way forward, making our own laws and controllin...
by QuakerPete
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 171
Views: 33821

Re: Democracy under threat.

I have always believed that the euro leaders treatment of the UK was as a cash cow, when there was a funding issue you can bet that Britain paid a bigger proportion than the other EU countries, by one way or another. There has never been equally within the EU from the day we were signed up to it th...
by QuakerPete
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 171
Views: 33821

Re: Democracy under threat.

I have always believed that the euro leaders treatment of the UK was as a cash cow, when there was a funding issue you can bet that Britain paid a bigger proportion than the other EU countries, by one way or another. There has never been equally within the EU from the day we were signed up to it th...
by QuakerPete
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 171
Views: 33821

Re: Democracy under threat.

Quaker Pete, using figures in that manner does not always work. I can "prove" I have 11 fingers and thumbs. (I haven't), but can prove I have by manipulating the figures. You say our imports are spread between 27 countries. How many of those 27 do we actually trade with? Also to what extent. Take o...
by QuakerPete
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 171
Views: 33821

Re: Democracy under threat.

Granted it will be tough in the short term, but in the medium to long term, the country will flourish. Europe will still want to trade with us, but we will now have the opportunity to do trade deals with numerous other countries. The prophets of doom if we leave in a hard brexit are vastly overstat...
by QuakerPete
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 171
Views: 33821

Re: Democracy under threat.

No, I would only want a hard brexit if Theresa May's proposal is voted down for a third time, as seems likely. I think Labour's lack of direction will come back to haunt them. I feel that a deal is far more important to the EU than us and after initial problems we will thrive and prosper. The peopl...
by QuakerPete
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 171
Views: 33821

Re: Democracy under threat.

Pete, can that in any way be worse than being half in and half out with no way of ending the mess. Also no vote on anything going on? Yes bumping out with no deal will hurt initially, but I tell you what, and this is just 1 example, The Germans will be crapping themselves at losing our car imports....
by QuakerPete
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 171
Views: 33821

Re: Democracy under threat.

I believe and still do that we should come out without a deal in place, the longer it takes the more remainers will think they have a chance to turn it round, come out now and stop giving remainers hope of a life line that just isn't there, the vote was to leave end of, democracy rules. Without a d...
by QuakerPete
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 171
Views: 33821

Re: Democracy under threat.

theoriginalfatcat wrote:I think we've all had enough of "experts" Pete............

Snigger -
Yes, I understand the Leave campaign never rated them . . . so it’s slogans and soundbites for me from now on! I just need to *believe*!


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by QuakerPete
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 171
Views: 33821

Re: Democracy under threat.

Because parts of it have already come into force but the "nasty" bits were staggered and come into effect next year If you’re referring to the long Facebook message listing things supposedly happening in 2020 and 2022, this has already been de-bunked as rubbish by Steve Peers, professor of EU law h...