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by seahermit
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Moving to Hastings & St Leonards
Topic: Moving to St Leonards
Replies: 14
Views: 6947

Re: Moving to St Leonards

I agree with the above - from the start I found people in Hastings to be very varied, coming from all different directions, pretty friendly. In Eastbourne they largely seem to be aged, drinking peppermint tea and dressed in twinsets and pearls. In Brighton they are a younger crowd, somewhat wealthie...
by seahermit
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: New PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: New PM

Richard's description of a "classroom of squabbling wannabees" sums it all up beautifully and confirms that I made just the right use of my time in clearing the washing-up and finishing the crossword ..
by seahermit
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: New PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: New PM

I haven't been watching the TV debates or really following the arguments between the contenders. I did hear that the "debates" we're somewhat stage-managed and not in front of a proper audience of normal members of the public .. Does it matter much anyway? It's fairly obvious what the fina...
by seahermit
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: EU Elections
Replies: 69
Views: 4447

Re: EU Elections

Thanks Richard, I would have missed that! But now read about it on the BBC website - still confused by all the complicated waffle about what may or may or not happen in Parliament. Or maybe my mind is just fed up with it and is glazing over .. I think Brexit should take place, deal or otherwise. Of ...
by seahermit
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: EU Elections
Replies: 69
Views: 4447

Re: EU Elections

Hardly surprising that nobody can find more to say about the Brexit business - how does one make sense of it all?! I have given up trying to follow the complexities as reported in the media and the apparent impossibility of any MPs getting together and agreeing some sort of workable solution. Let al...
by seahermit
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: EU Elections
Replies: 69
Views: 4447

Re: EU Elections

As an aside, I am intrigued by Donald Trump's interference in the Brexit debate. None of his business of course, he should not be publicly seeming to try to influence British politics - if he made some passing personal comments e.g. in some interview, that would be more permissible. But then I am no...
by seahermit
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: EU Elections
Replies: 69
Views: 4447

Re: EU Elections

I don't at all understand what you are saying. I have only said once, not "often enough in a disparaging and arrogant way" that you are ignoring how recent events actually evolved. I am not opposing your "views" - your statements were not views but an incorrect factual account of...
by seahermit
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: EU Elections
Replies: 69
Views: 4447

Re: EU Elections

It is true I used an incorrect term - I did not mean "rabble-rousers", I meant leading politicians who addressed the gathered assembly of citizens and outlined their arguments, the population then decided which way to vote. The Athenians were a well-educated and closely knit community, muc...
by seahermit
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: EU Elections
Replies: 69
Views: 4447

Re: EU Elections

I don't recall you (or anyone else at all publicly) prior to the referendum, claiming that it was the wrong device to settle the ongoing debate over our EU membership. Indeed, the opposite was the case - the clamour for a public referendum came from all sides and continued for several years, even th...
by seahermit
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: EU Elections
Replies: 69
Views: 4447

Re: EU Elections

The suggestion that Theresa May is some sort of Marshal Petain, a puppet leader dictated to by jackbooted EU officials, is quite funny. Total nonsense of course. The UK is a flawed democracy, a lot of problems currently but those will be argued about and sorted out in some way eventually. There is n...

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