QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

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Post by Cathy » 26 Jun 2018, 06:58

Have we had this one...
In 1949, when playwright George Bernard Shaw was rehearsing his new play, he sent Winston Churchill a telegram saying:
"Have reserved two tickets for my first night. Come and bring a friend. If you have one."
To which Churchill replied:
"Impossible to come to first night, will come to second night, if you have one."
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Post by plaques » 26 Jun 2018, 07:38

So many variations of this one its hard to say which one is true, if any!
Lady Astor: "Mr. Churchill, you're drunk!"
Winston Churchill: "Yes, and you, Madam, are ugly. But tomorrow, I
shall be sober."

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Post by Stanley » 27 Jun 2018, 03:40

My favolurite Winston quote is supposed to have happened in his earlier days when he was on the stump and being heckled. Someone at the back kept shouting a very nasty name at him. WSC said "If the gentleman at the back would stop shouting his name and phrase his question properly I will endeavour to answer it!"
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Post by Tizer » 01 Jul 2018, 08:53

From the BBC News site:
Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesman Tom Brake said Mr Gove's "temper tantrum" showed "deep divides within the cabinet" and the "petulance of Brexiteers who can sense their lies are being exposed". He said the cabinet "need to act less like toddlers and more like senior ministers negotiating one of the most important deals in UK history".

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Post by Stanley » 02 Jul 2018, 03:45

I'd say that it shows they are totally 'unfit for purpose' so that can be my quote of the day!
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Post by Tizer » 02 Jul 2018, 09:13

Michael Howard this morning talked about the `exciting future' that we'd all have once Brexit is sorted. I think his `exciting future' will be like Confucius's `interesting times'! :smile:

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Post by Stanley » 03 Jul 2018, 04:06

Pursuing the Confucian allusion.... We may be sat on the river bank watching the bodies of the Brexiteers floating past.......
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Post by Tizer » 03 Jul 2018, 08:56

I loved this one, and it's so apt...
Senior Tory MP Sir Nicholas Soames said Mr Rees-Mogg should 'shut up' and accused him of making empty threats - saying he was 'all gong and no dinner' .

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Post by Stanley » 04 Jul 2018, 03:53

I think there is little doubt he loves the sound of his own voice..... I wonder if he realises how ridiculous many of us find it......
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Post by Tizer » 09 Jul 2018, 08:36

Michael Gove's warning to the EU: 'Be generous or we'll walk away'.
The Brexiteers live in their own strange world where they're desperate to find a way to abandon the EU yet believe they're in a position to make demands of it.

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Post by chinatyke » 09 Jul 2018, 10:37

Tizer wrote:
09 Jul 2018, 08:36
Michael Gove's warning to the EU: 'Be generous or we'll walk away'.
The Brexiteers live in their own strange world where they're desperate to find a way to abandon the EU yet believe they're in a position to make demands of it.
Why cant the UK make demands? 54% of our imports come from there. Doesn't that give UK some leverage?
Exports of goods and services to other EU countries were worth £240 billion in 2016, while exports from the rest of the EU to the UK were worth about £320 billion. That's 80 billion POUNDS or 220million pounds per DAY in their favour. Are they going to risk that?

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Post by Stanley » 10 Jul 2018, 02:20

"Britain used to produce world leaders, now it can't even lead itself."
A foreign diplomat said this yesterday.
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Post by Tizer » 11 Jul 2018, 11:50

chinatyke wrote:
09 Jul 2018, 10:37
Tizer wrote:
09 Jul 2018, 08:36
Michael Gove's warning to the EU: 'Be generous or we'll walk away'.
The Brexiteers live in their own strange world where they're desperate to find a way to abandon the EU yet believe they're in a position to make demands of it.
Why cant the UK make demands? 54% of our imports come from there. Doesn't that give UK some leverage?
Exports of goods and services to other EU countries were worth £240 billion in 2016, while exports from the rest of the EU to the UK were worth about £320 billion. That's 80 billion POUNDS or 220million pounds per DAY in their favour. Are they going to risk that?
China, as you noted, the UK has a large trade surplus (negative balance) with the EU, i.e. it imports more than it exports, and it gets 54% of its imported goods from the EU. However, when you look at the statistics for intra-EU import of goods you will find that the UK's imports represent less than 6% of the total goods imported between EU countries. Therefore the UK is not as important a destination for EU goods as it might seem.

As well as recognising the relative insignificance of the UK's trade with the EU (from the EU's perspective) we should concentrate on what would happen if the UK made a `hard Brexit' (which is getting more likely day by day). Trade within the EU would not be seriously disturbed. In contrast, the UK would have to find 54% of its imports from elsewhere and find new markets for many of its exports. The Brexiteers would tell us that this is easy, but it isn't. Setting up trade agreements (and we would need many) is very time-consuming and difficult, especially so when those sitting on the other side of the table know how desperate you are.

If we go ahead with Brexit the EU is not going to bother looking for trade agreements with the UK; it will give priority to trade among its members and with those countries with whom it has long-standing agreements. They will have lost little. In contrast we will have lost a major part of our trade, the benefit of being able to trade with 27 countries and allies using agreements, rules and regulations developed over many decades.

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Post by chinatyke » 11 Jul 2018, 12:27

So, despite being the 5th largest GDP in the World, UK should be worried? Germany is #4 and they should stand alone too.
Of course, if you take the EU as a single entity then that is the 2nd largest GDP.
Stand on your own 2 feet and stop acting like shivering wusses.

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Post by Stanley » 12 Jul 2018, 03:21

We did that 1939-1945 China and look where that got us! Tiz is dead right and one thing he hasn't mentioned is that UK manufacturers who rely on free trade with Europe have the solution in their own hands, relocate.
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Post by Tripps » 12 Jul 2018, 18:16

Here is Jacob Rees-Mogg’s response to the white paper:

“This is the greatest vassalage since King John paid homage to Phillip II at Le Goulet in 1200."

I thought that as well. . . . :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 13 Jul 2018, 02:07

We pay these loonies to do it. That makes us fools as well.....
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Post by Tizer » 13 Jul 2018, 09:28

Tripps wrote:
12 Jul 2018, 18:16
“This is the greatest vassalage since King John paid homage to Phillip II at Le Goulet in 1200."
...and Rees-Mogg has never forgiven him! :smile:

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