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Higgs last won the day on March 11

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  1. Private marinas are NOT Trust's waterway. The Network Access Agreement does not give CRT ownership rights over the marina. CRT have no legal enforcement rights inside a marina. CRT have no legal right to a licence or the fee, unless a boat makes use of the Trust's waterway. A marina's terms and conditions, requiring the possession of a licence, do not constitute statutory powers of enforcement. As with PPI, the consumer is being forced to buy the unnecessary. Both marina and CRT are acting in their own interests and not in the interests of the consumer - the moorer.

  2. Little Brexiteers? I think you need to look up the difference in meaning between minority and majority. You'll probably find you're amongst the smaller category. It's a fact, I'm afraid. I wouldn't waste your breath trying to elevate the importance of an "EU official". There's over 17 million UK citizens more important. Oddly, the other 16 million are more important than an "EU official".
  3. You brought up 1938. A criticism of Chamberlain's delusion. Someone else indirectly referenced Cameron's. Suddenly, we're on to concentration camps. Can you not keep a sense of proportion - Snow White.
  4. Didn't have time to look it up - was more interested in going to bed. All I can say is: the EU failed to convince some to love it, now we are expected to fear the repercussions of defiance. Laws of course are not intended to be loved. Fear of falling foul of them keep most of us in check, otherwise, they would fail to be a deterrent. If we listen to the likes of Juncker, we hear we are to be made an example of; to make other nations fear taking the same route as we are taking. Now it's off to work.
  5. It's not over yet. I will have to reserve my opinion.
  6. Not thinking of those. It was a paraphrase of Machiavelli.
  7. I think there were many reasons given to justify one or another MP's reasoning. Constituency voting, personal conscience, political agendas, out-and-out power-play, three line whip or whatever. There was always a sense, that if it was ever possible, the boot was going to go in. Better to be feared than loved.
  8. What would you have had her do to the weasel and Heseltine. They're both dead weight. New broom, and all that. It seems to me that May has a fairly thick skin.
  9. Parliament and the Lords played a game, but they struggled to defeat the fact that the purpose of parliament is to uphold the values of democracy. They were sailing too close to the point that parliament would be seen to be holding itself more important than democracy. It isn't. People like George Osborne do not represent democracy, non that I'd recognise as fit for parliamentary service.
  10. I would tend not to be too complacent. It's going to require alot of energy and endurance and determination. There are far too many smug so-and-so's about in politics, the financial world and business who will try and effect the outcome. People are not supposed to get in the way. I would not anticipate much in the way of benevolence, in fact, non. George Osborne is such a slime. A snake in the grass. He has an ally in that senile old fart, Michael Heseltine...,and Tony Blair. I don't trust people like this to be anywhere near government and parliament. So, being an MP is a side-line of a job, not important as anything other than a hobby or part-time job. Could there be any stronger a link to big business and finance and politics and parliament than George Osborne and Blackrock. No conflict of interest there then. He's basking in his own conceit and brazen with it. Parliament should get serious and get rid of the clowns. George Osborne is out there and ficking obviously out for himself and getting dug in with world powerful financial institutions.
  11. I think my post was supportive of EU citizens having rights to remain, I just wouldn't worry for those who are only in it for the money, and even less for those that wouldn't consider it a necessity to gain rights for UK citizens in the same position in Europe. Of course I favour UK citizens, but I've also expressed the desire not to forget the EU citizens. Yes, I've prioritised EU nationals, according to their wish to become UK citizens.
  12. I can imagine that, as a result of the Lords' failed attempt to get in the amendment, some EU nationals will feel even more unsure than they would have, had the Lords never bothered to raise their hopes - giving the EU nationals an expectation of favourable treatment. The overall effect would be to see an increase in EU nationals leaving. The Lords were foolish. They didn't seek to secure, in the same way, that a similar rule should apply to UK nationals as a reciprocal arrangement; as a condition. This would have shown that the UK had every intention of securing their rights to remain, and EU nationals could not have been unhappy to find it also linked to the security of UK nationals - that would have been fair. It would not have had an influential effect on negotiations, it merely placed the subject on the table as one we could agree to - with the obvious condition. I know that some EU nationals think the rather uncharitable thought that we are the ones who want to leave the EU so why should a right they feel entitled to be conditional on a similar right being assured for UK nationals. This did, in my mind, display a detached attitude to the UK. Maybe those that feel so detached will be the ones most likely to pack their bags. They don't seem to be interested in the UK anyway - but for the money.
  13. "In total, some 6,433 EU nationals quit the NHS in 2016, up from 5,135 in 2014, responses from 80 of the 136 NHS acute trusts showed." Also from the Guardian article. I wonder what the excuse was for 2014.
  14. An apprenticeship at the place I work is a mixture of work experience and one day a week college. The NVQ's are a mixture of health and safety, literacy and numeracy. The standard of team leadership is very variable; from excellent to absolutely diabolical. The poor leadership abilities of some impacts negatively on the efficiency of the staff - a hindrance. I'd go so far as to say, some are a waste of space and don't give a fk. I think it must be the same in alot of places. The management give orders and hand down production targets. They fail to have the organisation in place to help meet targets, the staff at the production end are placed in impossible situations.
  15. It's Gibraltarian. They will not vote for independence. Gibraltar has grown out of a garrison. The population is made up of people from around the Med. Traders supplying the garrison. But, they will not vote for independence from the UK, for one simple reason - Spain. Alot of your arguments seems to suggest that an indigenous population could be influenced by an influx of 'aliens', thus warping the effects of the real feelings and cultural preferences of the indigenous. Did you realise you were also making an argument that effected why some voted for brexit.