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by seahermit
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Brexit and the current position
Replies: 39
Views: 2307

Re: Brexit and the current position

I'm off to East Anglia at the weekend - it will be a relief to escape for a while from the madness of Parliament, but I suppose that I will be unable to resist the temptation to pop the hotel's TV on and check who's winning in the Supreme Court.
by seahermit
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Brexit and the current position
Replies: 39
Views: 2307

Re: Brexit and the current position

No, I didn't say that Downing Street has no powers, of course the Government has legitimacy and the right to exercise day-to-day power but the Government is not a plank of the Constitution - the Government is part of and a product of Parliament which, quite rightly, has the final say and the right t...
by seahermit
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Attractions, Places to Visit and Local Events
Topic: African Night 5th October
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: African Night 5th October

I should have guessed that my quip might start ColinL off and give him an opportunity to fire off a few more rockets at me. Like putting match to touch-paper really! I simply said it was a poorly constructed and uninformative post - which it is. Little info about the organisation behind the event et...
by seahermit
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Brexit and the current position
Replies: 39
Views: 2307

Re: Brexit and the current position

Many of them wanted a referendum, many of them don't like the result it delivered. On ITV News, a young reporter incorrectly defined power within the (unwritten) UK constitution as lying between the Government, Parliament and the Judiciary. Government is only a product of the parliamentary system an...
by seahermit
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Attractions, Places to Visit and Local Events
Topic: African Night 5th October
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: African Night 5th October

Very relevant. There will be hundreds of asylum seekers at an African music event.
by seahermit
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Brexit and the current position
Replies: 39
Views: 2307

Re: Brexit and the current position

There is masses of hypocrisy around currently. The jibe at Boris was that he was pursuing Brexit for his own career-interests. But they are ALL after their own careers. The Remain lobby are not largely acting in the interest of the country (they are ignoring the expressed wishes of the country), the...
by seahermit
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Attractions, Places to Visit and Local Events
Topic: African Night 5th October
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: African Night 5th October

Not at all sure what this event is actually about. Some dancing but by Africans? In African style? And drumming. What is a TED talk and what is the DRC? It seems to be some kind of benefit event but by whom? And where is the Cambridge Hall? 20 years in Hastings and I have never heard of it. I suppos...
by seahermit
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Brexit and the current position
Replies: 39
Views: 2307

Re: Brexit and the current position

Cameron has a cheek. He failed as a PM, failed to properly gauge the feelings of the electorate and to predict the consequences of his actions. Now he is having a go at someone who is trying to deal with the mess which politicians created and to deliver the outcome which should have happened years a...
by seahermit
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister
Replies: 93
Views: 4958

Re: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister

Richard, I have some respect for your views and the moderate way they are expressed. But unfortunately what started as an interesting discussion has been, in my view, spoilt by considerable rambling off-topic into all sorts of side issues, what happened in the 1930's, the nature of evidence and proo...
by seahermit
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Brexit and the current position
Replies: 39
Views: 2307

Re: Brexit and the current position

Johnson thinks he CAN secure some sort of deal (according to the papers anyway) and the Speaker thinks he can have a hand in choosing his successor. A lot of parliamentary games being played out - it's all starting to get a bit depressing.

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