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by Nick
September 13th, 2017, 3:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Universal basic income trials being considered in Scotland
Replies: 23
Views: 739

Re: Universal basic income trials being considered in Scotland

Alan H wrote:
Nick wrote:Such penetrating alalysis, Alan! :rolleyes:
Nick. For the financial year 2016/17, the Scottish Parliament has approximately £33.18 billion to spend, regardless of where it came from or whether you think it deserved it or whatever.

Good grief!
by Nick
September 13th, 2017, 3:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 2807
Views: 64589

Re: In or out?

Alan H wrote:
Nick wrote:
Alan H wrote:What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?

:laughter:

Indeed.

Glad you agree! :wink: benefits are obvious, when you think of it! :wink:
by Nick
September 13th, 2017, 3:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 2807
Views: 64589

Re: In or out?

Refusal to put a concrete figure on the cost of Brexit is close to criminal negligence The chancellor may continue to predict the long-term direction of the public finances as if Brexit were not happening – but it is unsustainable and harms democracy Re you seriously championing Paul Mason? :hilari...
by Nick
September 13th, 2017, 3:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 2807
Views: 64589

Re: In or out?

Brexit: Government passes controversial 'power grab' motion allowing it to pass laws without Parliament A controversial motion that will grant the government the power to force through Brexit legislation has been passed. A motion brought by Leader of the House Andrea Leadsom was passed by 320 votes...
by Nick
September 13th, 2017, 3:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 2807
Views: 64589

Re: In or out?

Alan H wrote:
Nick wrote:
Alan H wrote:What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?

:laughter:

Indeed.

Quite. Obvious, isn't it? :wink:
by Nick
September 12th, 2017, 8:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 2807
Views: 64589

Re: In or out?

Alan H wrote:
Nick wrote:the amount of damage or benefit remains to be seen.
What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?

:laughter:
by Nick
September 12th, 2017, 8:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Universal basic income trials being considered in Scotland
Replies: 23
Views: 739

Re: Universal basic income trials being considered in Scotland

coffee wrote:SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT WILL FUND BASIC INCOME EXPERIMENTS

https://www.thersa.org/discover/publica ... xperiments


Except, of course, the Scottish Government doesn't have any money, except what it extracts from UK citizens.
by Nick
September 12th, 2017, 7:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 2807
Views: 64589

Re: In or out?

From the Sunday Times Yanis Varoufakis: The EU wants Theresa May’s total surrender — I should know... You think Mr Varoufakis has any answers? I believe you also think the drop in £Sterling due to Brexit isn't large and damaging. I have plenty of disagreements with Varoufakis, but I think his analy...
by Nick
September 12th, 2017, 7:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 2807
Views: 64589

Re: In or out?

how about some analysis of your own, Nick, rather than the usual ad hominem remarks about Cable and The Guardian? Do you not see the problem with the analysis, at least as reported by the Graun? I'll explain it to you if need be, but as no-one seems to be posting any more, and all get out of Aan is...
by Nick
September 11th, 2017, 5:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 2807
Views: 64589

Re: In or out?

The Tory fallacy: that migrants are taking British jobs and driving down wages At the heart of the politics of immigration is the belief, repeated by Theresa May as a fact, that immigrants, especially unskilled immigrants, depress wages. At first sight the argument seems plausible – and undeniably ...
by Nick
September 11th, 2017, 8:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 2807
Views: 64589

Re: In or out?

From the Sunday Times Yanis Varoufakis: The EU wants Theresa May’s total surrender — I should know Britain must make a radical move if it is to avoid the snare set by Brussels, which wants Brexit to fail, writes Greece’s former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis September 10 2017, 12:01am, The Sunday...
by Nick
September 10th, 2017, 9:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 2807
Views: 64589

Re: In or out?

So they are blackmailing us, Alan.
by Nick
September 10th, 2017, 9:13 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Have you investigated Gnostic Christianity?
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: Have you investigated Gnostic Christianity?

Have you investigated Gnostic Christianity? Er... no. Not even heard of it. But by describing itself as Gnostic, knowing, it is making gret claims. The Gnostic wing of Christianity, if it can even be called that today, has quite a few differences to Christianity and Catholicism. OK, tell us more.. ...
by Nick
September 10th, 2017, 8:46 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Have you investigated Gnostic Christianity?
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: Have you investigated Gnostic Christianity?

Alan H wrote:I really can't see it as anything but a sterile argument for historians.


I don't think historians would be very pleased to hear their subject described as sterile, Alan!
by Nick
July 19th, 2017, 9:47 am
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: constitution uk
Replies: 23
Views: 2115

Re: constitution uk

SOme ideas on Lords reform. First of all, accept an evolutionary approach, rather than try to find a single big bang solution. Having a flexible constitution works quite well, allowing us to devise new rules and procedures as the need arises. Peers should retire from the House at 80, but can keep th...
by Nick
July 6th, 2017, 10:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 2807
Views: 64589

Re: In or out?

Only because he's a nasty spiteful bastard. Better to kick his arse than kiss it.
by Nick
June 20th, 2017, 10:18 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Hello! I'm looking for an atheist meme...
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: Hello! I'm looking for an atheist meme...

I like that, Manel! A lot!! :laughter:
by Nick
May 27th, 2017, 5:19 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Descramble
Replies: 349
Views: 6851

Re: Descramble

:nod:
by Nick
May 27th, 2017, 11:00 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Descramble
Replies: 349
Views: 6851

Re: Descramble

It's a cryptic clue. And much more of a pinko hue than animist suggests...! :wink: you haven't really answered Athena's query, but I assume that there is a lexical (rather than semantic) clue in the fact that it begins "O"? I thought I had! It is not an anagram in this instance (and conse...

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