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by QuakerPete
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 257
Views: 38704

Re: Democracy under threat.

That’s the unelected Prime Minister who’s just asked on two occasions to hold a General Election. And on both occasions, Remainer MPs blocked those attempts, explicitly because of their positions on Brexit. I personally believe all new, unelected PMs should mandatorily face a General Election withi...
by QuakerPete
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 257
Views: 38704

Re: Democracy under threat.

The Leave Campaign persuaded me to dislike unelected bureaucrats . Example of an unelected bureaucrat = Dominic Cummings . And I would add to him an unelected Prime Minister who appears to be a “stick short of a bundle” and has absolutely no mandate for No Deal, yet appears to be under the influenc...
by QuakerPete
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 257
Views: 38704

Re: Democracy under threat.

A pretty sobering assessment of No Deal Brexit - the government’s 5-page summary (only) called Yellowhammer. They said it was Theresa May’s version, but it’s the same document with the heading changed from “base” assessment to “worst case” Some part has been redacted, but the original leaked report...
by QuakerPete
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 257
Views: 38704

Re: Democracy under threat.

A pretty sobering assessment of No Deal Brexit - the government’s 5-page summary (only) called Yellowhammer. They said it was Theresa May’s version, but it’s the same document with the heading changed from “base” assessment to “worst case” Some part has been redacted, but the original leaked report ...
by QuakerPete
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 257
Views: 38704

Re: Democracy under threat.

By hook or by crook springs to mind here. Didn't win the vote? No problem, just claim it was invalid or something. A majority voted to leave the EU in 2016. Despite what you keep saying, the possibility of No Deal WAS discussed and debated at the time, as shown in my previous post. This vote wasn't...
by QuakerPete
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 257
Views: 38704

Re: Democracy under threat.

Which Leave organisations or major Leave individuals actively promoted (referred to) No Deal as their option prior to the 2016 referendum? It took me 5 minutes to find this quote from Nigel Farage on 3 June 2016: “Even if our friends in France and Italy decide to cut off their noses to spite their ...
by QuakerPete
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 257
Views: 38704

Re: Democracy under threat.

That isn’t what I or the figures said...at all. Of the population who voted leave (obviously they didn’t ask all 52% - as I say we don’t have the data you have to base it on polls) 33% of those people would be happy with an exit which was no deal. If you assume that the 48% remain voters didn’t wan...
by QuakerPete
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 257
Views: 38704

Re: Democracy under threat.

That isn’t what I or the figures said...at all. Of the population who voted leave (obviously they didn’t ask all 52% - as I say we don’t have the data you have to base it on polls) 33% of those people would be happy with an exit which was no deal. If you assume that the 48% remain voters didn’t wan...
by QuakerPete
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: George Reynolds in Teesside Magistrates Court Today
Replies: 42
Views: 3840

Re: George Reynolds in Teesside Magistrates Court Today

Anyone remember Reynolds’ sidekick, I think his name was Ian and was always in the site cabin when the Arena was getting built. Wonder what happened to him?


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by QuakerPete
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 257
Views: 38704

Re: Democracy under threat.

Do you remainders want to drop the % of your doom and gloom a few notches. Or has he now started lying or being bought off? https://news.sky.com/story/bank-no-deal-brexit-not-as-bad-as-we-predicted-11802146?fbclid=IwAR1HYZmAWAZoCpwHSag3V5gKFkNhDnlWdyfujmXS5a9vAi_RVmP8Fd7w59I Here...https://en.wikip...
by QuakerPete
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 257
Views: 38704

Re: Democracy under threat.

Predictions (not the Darlo will beat Man Utd 6-0 type), and more-so Forecasts, are methods of using all the available information, data, facts, rules, trends, modelling, etc., in order to come to conclusions on outcomes for future events. We all do this in our own lives, it doesn’t mean it’s guessw...
by QuakerPete
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 257
Views: 38704

Re: Democracy under threat.

Watched a "Brexit debate" on I think channel 4 last night. The main argument anyone could put up for staying in was that "We did not vote for a no deal leave". Quite correct. Neither did we vote that we must have a deal to leave. We voted leave.Plain and simple. How can people use guess work,(yes, ...
by QuakerPete
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 257
Views: 38704

Re: Democracy under threat.

Seems Boris has been listening to me. An election next month if MPs take no deal off the table tomorrow. Only if two-thirds of MPs vote for an election - Fixed Term Parliament Act. It may be a Vote of No Confidence instead. Everything is up in the air! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Opposition ...
by QuakerPete
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 257
Views: 38704

Re: Democracy under threat.

Darlogramps wrote:Seems Boris has been listening to me.

An election next month if MPs take no deal off the table tomorrow.
Only if two-thirds of MPs vote for an election - Fixed Term Parliament Act. It may be a Vote of No Confidence instead. Everything is up in the air!


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by QuakerPete
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fuck the EFL
Replies: 9
Views: 1991

Re: Fuck the EFL

I have been re-reading through some of the articles at the time of our demise in 2012. I still blame Raj 100%. Yes he got fucked over by Southern Cross going bust which must have seriously hurt him financially, but he should have walked away and given the club to the supporters for £1 - and let us ...
by QuakerPete
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 257
Views: 38704

Re: Democracy under threat.

Johnson’s overplayed his hand on this one. You can’t argue for the sovereignty of parliament and then suspend it because you don’t like what it says. He should have put his Brexit plans to Parliament, making them a no-confidence matter. And when Parliament rejected them (as they almost certainly wo...
by QuakerPete
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 257
Views: 38704

Re: Democracy under threat.

Darlo_Pete wrote:How can Corbyn & co say it is anti-democratic for Boris to suspend Parliament when they are acting undemocratically to not honour how people voted in the referendum.
The clue is in “suspend Parliament”


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by QuakerPete
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Arena
Replies: 121
Views: 9973

Re: The Areana

divas wrote:We’ll need to find somewhere eventually. Can anyone really see the rugby club agreeing another license for us to play there when this one is up and they’ve cleared their debts?
Are you saying their debts are one-offs rather than operational?


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by QuakerPete
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Arena
Replies: 121
Views: 9973

Re: The Areana

The council love Mowden and have never done fuck all for DFC. I expect that to continue for ever more. By the way, I'd rather play at the Arena than BM - lesser of two evils - so no anti-moving to the Arena agenda here. I get where you are coming from, and actually agree with you RE the council. Bu...
by QuakerPete
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Arena
Replies: 121
Views: 9973

The Areana

The council love Mowden and have never done fuck all for DFC. I expect that to continue for ever more. By the way, I'd rather play at the Arena than BM - lesser of two evils - so no anti-moving to the Arena agenda here. I get where you are coming from, and actually agree with you RE the council. Bu...
by QuakerPete
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Jacob Rees-Mogg. Christ. What an arsehole.
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg. Christ. What an arsehole.

Will he be paying his staff in farthings? Seems a bit grammar police and overstepping his remit


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by QuakerPete
Sun May 19, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead
Replies: 183
Views: 26638

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: 2689

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: 257
Views: 38704

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: 257
Views: 38704

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: 257
Views: 38704

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: 257
Views: 38704

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: 257
Views: 38704

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: 257
Views: 38704

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: 257
Views: 38704

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...