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CB27
1391094.  Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:08 am Reply with quote

I don't know where that quote was from, but I thought the war in Lilliput was over how to cut a boiled egg.

In that respect, I come from the eastern shores and don't cut from the fat or pointed end, I roll the egg and shell it... :p

 
Brock
1391099.  Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:42 am Reply with quote

It's probably from The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - it usually is :)

 
Efros
1391107.  Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:08 pm Reply with quote

It's not a verbatim quote that's for sure.

 
crissdee
1391114.  Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:39 pm Reply with quote

Was it not Sir Pterry? I can't remember which book it was, but there was a war between trolls and dwarves which (iirc) had a similar history.

 
Efros
1391116.  Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:41 pm Reply with quote

Thud?

 
crissdee
1391119.  Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:45 pm Reply with quote

Probably, but I cba to search for the quote right now.

 
tetsabb
1391915.  Wed Oct 06, 2021 5:23 am Reply with quote

I saw a report the other day by YouGov, in which people were asked if they thought Brexit was going well.
18% said yes.
What would it take for them to think it was going badly?

 
AlmondFacialBar
1391923.  Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:10 am Reply with quote

Brock wrote:
It's probably from The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - it usually is :)


It's not, I'd remember. I can see what would give you that idea, though. My bet is on Pratchett.

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
CB27
1391940.  Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:39 am Reply with quote

tetsabb wrote:
I saw a report the other day by YouGov, in which people were asked if they thought Brexit was going well.
18% said yes.
What would it take for them to think it was going badly?

Do the same poll, but word the question differently so that points the blame at the EU.

Something along the lines of:

Do you think the UK is suffering because of the EU's refusal to agree to Brexit expectations?

Check the answers to both questions and I think a large proportion of that 18% will say YES to this question.

 
dr.bob
1391997.  Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:20 am Reply with quote

In other news, Intel have decided that recent disruptions in the semiconductor market has highlighted the fact that the US and Europe are far too dependent on Asia for this vital component in modern life.

The good news is that Intel have now decided to spend 70bn upgrading existing plants and building new factories in Europe.

The bad news is that they have publicly stated that the UK definitely will not be considered as a site for any of these developments and that this is a direct result of Brexit.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58820599

 
PDR
1392004.  Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:30 am Reply with quote

So the UK can't even offer chips with everything anymore.

But remember we were firmly told that they need us more than we need them, so that's alright then.

PDR

 
tetsabb
1392022.  Thu Oct 07, 2021 9:48 am Reply with quote

Were we told who 'they' are?

 
PDR
1392039.  Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:26 am Reply with quote

"They" = "Not We" obviously

DUH!!!

PDR

 
tetsabb
1392051.  Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:48 pm Reply with quote

Silly me.
😉

 
tetsabb
1392234.  Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:48 am Reply with quote

tetsabb wrote:
I have asked this question a few times since June 2016 and am still hoping for an answer.
In what simple, tangible ways are our lives going to be better with Brexit?
'Cos, at the moment, I am seeing nuffink.


I am going to go on asking....

 

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