WWW.RLFANS.COM • View topic - Boris Johnson

Board index Welcome to RLFANS The Sin Bin Boris Johnson

Off-topic discussion.
Re: Boris Johnson
Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:23 am
Posted by Sal Paradise on Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:23 am
Sal Paradise User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Reputation Points: 291
Rep Position: 82nd / 77,889

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2002 8:28 am
Posts: 16981
Location: On the road
wrencat1873 wrote:
Come on.
Mrs May couldn't get agreement within her own cabinet and Boris has had to withdraw the whip from 21 of his own MP's, with others still deeply concerned with the direction of travel, towards a no deal Brexit.
Boris's fag packet arrangements, with effectively 2 borders on the island of Ireland, drive a bus through the Good Friday Agreement and appear unworkable for all but the Tory inner circle.
As for laughing. If it wasn't such a serious issue, the whole world would be laughing at the UK government (if we can actually still call it that)

Having sold us something which was always impossible to deliver (with a deal), rather than admit that perhaps a mistake or two had been made Boris & Co have now had to take us down a path to self destruction in the name of "no deal".

Some of the numbers coming out are eye wateringly bad for all of us in the UK and still there is no realistic likelihood of life being better Iin the short to medium term if we leave with no deal.

The figures may mean an instant return to austerity, to cover the government borrowing needed just to plug the holes in the post Brexit dyke.


I agree about - she didn't want to leave and soon took over from Davies when it looked like he might be making progress towards a deal. Everything May touched was a disaster - the Foreign Office, the 2017 GE, the Brexit negotiations she was one of the worst if not the worst ministers we have ever had.

Everyone said including Cameron if we leave it will be on WTO terms - nobody could be under illusions that that wasn't the case. No deal is better than a bad deal etc.

How many times has the IFS made predictions that have actually been accurate? Are they basing their predictions on Yellowhammer or on the latest situation - even the BOE have reduced downwards the impact of no deal.

It is obvious that their will be short term impacts - given the likes of Germany are already in recession the impact of pound euro may not be be as bad as initially thought - who knows.

Let's be fair compared to the monies Labour is going to borrow need to buy all the utilities/trains etc the no deal impact whilst large will pale into insignificance by comparison.

The Good Friday agreement is being used as if Ireland will become another Syria - more people are getting killed in London than ever were in Ireland 3,500 people died over a 32 year period so 100 a year 2 a week is that really worth negatively impacting 60m people for? Lets get some perspective here - this is yet another blocking mechanism to stop Brexit.
Your job is to say to yourself on a job interview does the hiring manager likes me or not. If you aren't a particular manager's cup of tea, you haven't failed -- you've dodged a bullet.
Re: Boris Johnson
Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:14 pm
Posted by wrencat1873 on Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:14 pm
wrencat1873 User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Reputation Points: 1127
Rep Position: 2nd / 77,889

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:28 pm
Posts: 12423
Sal Paradise wrote:
I agree about - she didn't want to leave and soon took over from Davies when it looked like he might be making progress towards a deal. Everything May touched was a disaster - the Foreign Office, the 2017 GE, the Brexit negotiations she was one of the worst if not the worst ministers we have ever had.

Everyone said including Cameron if we leave it will be on WTO terms - nobody could be under illusions that that wasn't the case. No deal is better than a bad deal etc.

How many times has the IFS made predictions that have actually been accurate? Are they basing their predictions on Yellowhammer or on the latest situation - even the BOE have reduced downwards the impact of no deal.

It is obvious that their will be short term impacts - given the likes of Germany are already in recession the impact of pound euro may not be be as bad as initially thought - who knows.

Let's be fair compared to the monies Labour is going to borrow need to buy all the utilities/trains etc the no deal impact whilst large will pale into insignificance by comparison.

The Good Friday agreement is being used as if Ireland will become another Syria - more people are getting killed in London than ever were in Ireland 3,500 people died over a 32 year period so 100 a year 2 a week is that really worth negatively impacting 60m people for? Lets get some perspective here - this is yet another blocking mechanism to stop Brexit.


After all of your "rant", you are basically saying "sod the people in N. Ireland" and if Brexit trashes the Good Friday Agreement, something that EVERYONE has said they wont do, it's tough.
Do you not think that it may have been better to first of all, realise that there may be a problem in Ireland, before making wild fantasy promises about just how easy all of this was going to be.
You create numbers about people being killed in London but, these are not quite the same as the sectarian killings of the 70's and 80's are they.

Desperate is the word that best describes your current position so, at least you have something in common with our Prime Minister.
Fag packet ideas instead of workable solutions doesn't help any of us.

Gambling with all of our futures is just bloody ridiculous and even if/when we leave, there will still need to be a close trading relationship (for both sides), which will mean that as suppliers into the EU, we will still have to comply with much of their legislation.

I've got an old empty packet of Embassy no 6 somewhere and I'll send you it, just in case you need to scribble down your ideas on solving this fiasco.
Re: Boris Johnson
Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:22 pm
Posted by Mild Rover on Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:22 pm
Mild Rover User avatar
100% League Network
100% League Network

Reputation Points: 337
Rep Position: 68th / 77,889

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:49 am
Posts: 11172
Location: Leicestershire.
Sal Paradise wrote:
I agree about - she didn't want to leave and soon took over from Davies when it looked like he might be making progress towards a deal. Everything May touched was a disaster - the Foreign Office, the 2017 GE, the Brexit negotiations she was one of the worst if not the worst ministers we have ever had.

Everyone said including Cameron if we leave it will be on WTO terms - nobody could be under illusions that that wasn't the case. No deal is better than a bad deal etc.

How many times has the IFS made predictions that have actually been accurate? Are they basing their predictions on Yellowhammer or on the latest situation - even the BOE have reduced downwards the impact of no deal.

It is obvious that their will be short term impacts - given the likes of Germany are already in recession the impact of pound euro may not be be as bad as initially thought - who knows.

Let's be fair compared to the monies Labour is going to borrow need to buy all the utilities/trains etc the no deal impact whilst large will pale into insignificance by comparison.

The Good Friday agreement is being used as if Ireland will become another Syria - more people are getting killed in London than ever were in Ireland 3,500 people died over a 32 year period so 100 a year 2 a week is that really worth negatively impacting 60m people for? Lets get some perspective here - this is yet another blocking mechanism to stop Brexit.


David Davis flushed his reputation down the toilet with remarkable brio, I can’t believe anybody would want to recruit him to their argument! Mind you Boris Johnson is Prime Minister, so clearly opinions vary. I accept that Cameron may have said that about the WTO, but it wasn’t something I expected. On the other side, it is easy enough to find footage of Farage lauding the success of Norway as an example of what can be achieved outside the EU (with huge amounts of gas and oil, and a tiny population, obviously).

Given that many of us see Brexit itself as negatively impacting the UK, the hypothetical deaths of 2 people a week in Northern Ireland (or Brighton, Birmingham, Warrington etc.) does seem a high price to pay. The murder rate in London is slightly higher, per week. But not by head of population. The population of London is about 5 times that of Northern Ireland.

Also, assuming we’re cool with a few violent deaths here or there, the economic impact of a return to the Troubles would be significant.

ATEOTD, killings are the responsibility of the killers. But this is a real issue - the UK isn’t the only place where people feel strongly about national identity, sovereignty and real/perceived wrongs done to them by people from across a few miles of salt water.
'Thus I am tormented by my curiosity and humbled by my ignorance.' from History of an Old Bramin, The New York Mirror (A Weekly Journal Devoted to Literature and the Fine Arts), February 16th 1833.
Re: Boris Johnson
Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:54 pm
Posted by King Street Cat on Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:54 pm
King Street Cat User avatar
Bronze RLFANS Member
Bronze RLFANS Member

Reputation Points: 228
Rep Position: 107th / 77,889

Quiz Score: 268

Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:49 am
Posts: 3448
Location: WF4
Sal Paradise wrote:
Everyone said including Cameron if we leave it will be on WTO terms - nobody could be under illusions that that wasn't the case. No deal is better than a bad deal etc.


Didn't he also say that WTO was the absolute worst case scenario?
"Back home we got a taxidermy man. He gonna have a heart attack when he see what I brung him."
Re: Boris Johnson
Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:00 pm
Posted by tigertot on Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:00 pm
tigertot User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Reputation Points: 593
Rep Position: 21st / 77,889

Quiz Score: 308

Joined: Sat Dec 22, 2001 12:04 pm
Posts: 16962
Location: Olicana - Home of 'Vark Slayer
King Street Cat wrote:
Didn't he also say that WTO was the absolute worst case scenario?

I'm reasonably up to date with politics but have to admit to not having much of a clue of the implications or requirements of WTO. I would say the vast majority of the population know even less than that.
The best things in life are not things.
A member of the victorious liberal metropolitan elite.
Re: Boris Johnson
Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:40 pm
Posted by Mild Rover on Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:40 pm
Mild Rover User avatar
100% League Network
100% League Network

Reputation Points: 337
Rep Position: 68th / 77,889

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:49 am
Posts: 11172
Location: Leicestershire.
A pretty well written Brexit-perspective on what Remain said about access to the single market and about the customs union, from last year:

https://brexitcentral.com/knew-voting-j ... ade-clear/
'Thus I am tormented by my curiosity and humbled by my ignorance.' from History of an Old Bramin, The New York Mirror (A Weekly Journal Devoted to Literature and the Fine Arts), February 16th 1833.
Re: Boris Johnson
Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:56 pm
Posted by The Ghost of '99 on Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:56 pm
The Ghost of '99 User avatar
Cheeky half-back
Cheeky half-back

Reputation Points: 133
Rep Position: 171st / 77,889

Quiz Score: 36

Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:45 pm
Posts: 888
Location: Desperation Island
Sal Paradise wrote:
100 a year 2 a week is that really worth negatively impacting 60m people for?

And there we have it folks. The Brexiteers have gone so utterly insane in support of their extremist ideology that they've started rationalising Brexit in terms of how many people need to die before it starts to look like bad idea.

They have truly gone down the rabbit hole.

(out of interest, Brexiteers, if 100 people a year were being killed in the UK by radical Islamic terrorists would you have the same view that any attempts to stop it weren't worth "negatively impacting 60m people for?")
"Brian McDermott, with a wry smile, nods when asked if he remembers a specific incident which made him realise he was a prick. 'I do', he murmurs."
Re: Boris Johnson
Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:24 pm
Posted by Mild Rover on Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:24 pm
Mild Rover User avatar
100% League Network
100% League Network

Reputation Points: 337
Rep Position: 68th / 77,889

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:49 am
Posts: 11172
Location: Leicestershire.
The Ghost of '99 wrote:
And there we have it folks. The Brexiteers have gone so utterly insane in support of their extremist ideology that they've started rationalising Brexit in terms of how many people need to die before it starts to look like bad idea.


Lad is on a wind up, surely?

The 100 deaths a year thing Sal, that was a pee take yeah?

What’d be the Remain equivalent? ‘As long as denying the 17.4 million leads to no more than 14 new Tommy Robinsons and 6 new Katie Hopkins...’?

Anyway, Varadkar and Johnson seem to have maybe made a little progress at least.
'Thus I am tormented by my curiosity and humbled by my ignorance.' from History of an Old Bramin, The New York Mirror (A Weekly Journal Devoted to Literature and the Fine Arts), February 16th 1833.
Re: Boris Johnson
Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:16 pm
Posted by Cronus on Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:16 pm
Cronus User avatar
100% League Network
100% League Network

Reputation Points: 82
Rep Position: 217th / 77,889

Quiz Score: 12

Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2005 5:25 pm
Posts: 6906
Location: comfortably numb
Mild Rover wrote:
Anyway, Varadkar and Johnson seem to have maybe made a little progress at least.

Big changes in language from the EU in the last few days, from frantic to positive.

Boris is telling them over and over, in no uncertain terms, that we are leaving in 3 weeks, deal or not deal. They believe him, and they are scared.

I've always maintained the EU will blink at the last moment (unless a no-deal is impossible). They simply cannot be seen to fail, resulting in an unavoidable hardening of the border in Ireland and damaging Ireland enormously economically, as well as innumerable European businesses. The EU can't negotiate a deal to protect it's members and economy? Not a good look.

In truth Varadkar has lost the plot. He approached this entirely the wrong way. He should have aligned his interests with the UK for obvious reasons, instead he chose to take the 'us vs them' approach and view the UK as the opposition rather than willing partners. He placed his bets on the UK revoking A50, a 2nd referendum or giving in to a very soft, EU-driven Brexit. Boris's hard line is scaring him witless and he know he has to move.

Meanwhile the UK is gambling on the deadline. I don't actually think Boris is necessarily bothered whether the current deal is accepted or not, so legally speaking we would be out on 31st Oct unless Boris writes to the EU and they agree an extension. There are, apparently, ways around that, which is why you're seeing hints of a mixture of EU compromise and panic. Mark my words, we will see increasingly provocative and probably insulting rhetoric up until the deadline but I think they'll continue to offer small concessions.
Re: Boris Johnson
Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:20 pm
Posted by Cronus on Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:20 pm
Cronus User avatar
100% League Network
100% League Network

Reputation Points: 82
Rep Position: 217th / 77,889

Quiz Score: 12

Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2005 5:25 pm
Posts: 6906
Location: comfortably numb
The Ghost of '99 wrote:
Why do you insist on portraying other people who want what is best for their country as traitors? Why do you insist on portraying our peaceful neighbours as an enemy, to be hated and feared?
What kind of person speaks like that? What kind of person thinks like that?

The answer depends on what you personally define as 'best' and 'country'.

Is 'best' a gradual erosion of the nation state, a weakening of borders, handing over many of your hard-fought democratic freedoms to a body that - despite their most earnest protestations - is about as democratic as the USSR was, where it matters.

Do you define the nation-state as a vague and outdated concept fit to be frittered away or something you identify with and cherish? Do you care if the ultimate goal is totally centralised power in Brussels? Do you identify as English, British or European first?

You woke Europhiles probably associate patriotism with racism and xenophobia. Yet I bet you mumble the national anthem at internationals. Would you sing the Anthem of Europe? Why the EU thinks it needs an anthem at all should be a stark indicator of where it's heading.

Our neighbours may be peaceful, but that doesn't mean they have our best interests at heart. Indeed, much of the language they use - and if you've seen the Brexit Behind Closed Doors documentary you'll agree - is often anything but friendly. I can't necessarily blame them for that right now, but in fact this behaviour goes back decades to when De Gaulle did everything he could to block our entry to the Common Market, and has been repeated over the years.

The UK has never been the most beloved of European nations. We're too rebellious, too outspoken and in their eyes uncultured, unsophisticated and arrogant (an hilarious accusation coming from the French, Germanics, Italians & Scandies). And to be fair we're obnoxious drunken arseholes on holiday. This grotty little island has punched above its weight for hundreds of years often to the detriment of our European neighbours and while there's curious fondness for our sense of humour it's more in the nature of those uncouth cousins you tolerate but tend not to invite to family gatherings.
PreviousNext

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Sal Paradise, wigginswarrior and 52 guests

Quick Reply

Subject: Message:
   

Return to The Sin Bin


POSTSONLINEMEMBERSRECORDYOUR TEAM
4,977,8191,81677,8894,559SET
LOGIN HERE
or REGISTER for more features!.
TOMORROW 07:30
GB
PNG
v
GB LIONS
Thu 30th Jan 19:45
SL
WIGAN WARRIORS
v
WARRINGTON
Fri 31st Jan 19:45
SL
HULL KR
v
WAKEFIELD
Fri 31st Jan 19:45
SL
ST.HELENS
v
SALFORD
Sat 1st Feb 17:00
SL
CATALAN DRAGONS
v
HUDDERSFIELD
Sun 2nd Feb 14:30
SL
TORONTO
v
CASTLEFORD
Sun 2nd Feb 16:45
SL
LEEDS RHINOS
v
HULL FC
Thu 6th Feb 19:45
SL
WARRINGTON
v
ST.HELENS
Fri 7th Feb 19:45
SL
CASTLEFORD
v
WIGAN WARRIORS
Fri 7th Feb 19:45
SL
HULL FC
v
HULL KR
ALL SCORES PROVIDED BY RLFANS.COM (SETTINGS)





11