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by neverfail
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Theresa May survives no confidence motion
Replies: 39
Views: 388

Re: Theresa May survives no confidence motion

What we see in Europe is that the UK is happy - nay, eager - to side with the US in most matters, and that means preventing Europe from acquiring the means to act on its own. That's why the UK does not want Europe to have its own military force, as it would make Europe independent from the US and c...
by neverfail
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Theresa May survives no confidence motion
Replies: 39
Views: 388

Re: On second thoughts....

You might be right on one thing Sertorio... The British establishment NEVER shared your high falutin continental idealism of a politically united Europe. They went in for practical reasons. So yes, Britain's agenda for being in the EU might have included the unstated goal of doing everything within ...
by neverfail
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Theresa May survives no confidence motion
Replies: 39
Views: 388

Re: Theresa May survives no confidence motion

What Britain joined was not an European Common Market, it was the European Economic Community, which already had an element of supranationalism. It was meant to grow into a plitical union, and Britain knew it. But it also knew that the only way to stop it was being inside it, to sabotage all politi...
by neverfail
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Theresa May survives no confidence motion
Replies: 39
Views: 388

Re: Theresa May survives no confidence motion

Jim the Moron wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:22 am
Sorry to be a killjoy,....
:lol: That will be the day!
by neverfail
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump’s steel tariffs have backfired spectacularly
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: Trump’s steel tariffs have backfired spectacularly

Free trade is good, except when it isn't... Less performing economies must retain the possibility of temporarily protecting some productive sectors, until they can face open competiton from the rest of the world. That's how Japan and South Korea succeeded in developing their economies. The only thi...
by neverfail
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Theresa May survives no confidence motion
Replies: 39
Views: 388

Re: Theresa May survives no confidence motion

The UK will always side with the US against any attempt to make Europe more independent. And that's why it is imperative that the UK leaves the EU. No Sertorio, the author has it wrong. The "Europe" that Britain joined back in 1973 was called the European Common Market and was only a trade block. A...
by neverfail
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Theresa May survives no confidence motion
Replies: 39
Views: 388

Re: Postmortem on the 'leave' and 'remain' campaigns.

The unfolding nightmare in the United Kingdom holds a few lessons for all of us. Did we really need to be reminded that things are often a lot more complicated than they at first seem? The Brexit camp had some very simple messages. There was talk of regaining control, always a crowd pleaser; we’re ...
by neverfail
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: GREAT AGAIN: US Oil Output to Exceed Saudi Arabia ‘At Their Peak’ in Six Months
Replies: 19
Views: 211

Re: GREAT AGAIN: US Oil Output to Exceed Saudi Arabia ‘At Their Peak’ in Six Months

It's up to us. In Portugal we already generate 40% of our electricity from renewable sources. If we can do it, anybody can... Very easy to see that you are not the owner of a motor vehicle, Sertorio. But I am! And my next motor vehicle will be electric ... :lol: Shocking! :mrgreen:
by neverfail
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Anglo Empires
Replies: 10
Views: 147

Re: The Anglo Empires

Strange thing Sertorio: I was in the USA just a matter of months ago and it did not give me the impression of a decaying (or decadent) society on its last legs. I have not been in Britain since back in 2001; but contrasting what I saw then with what I saw during my preceding 1975 visit (gap of a qua...
by neverfail
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: GREAT AGAIN: US Oil Output to Exceed Saudi Arabia ‘At Their Peak’ in Six Months
Replies: 19
Views: 211

Re: GREAT AGAIN: US Oil Output to Exceed Saudi Arabia ‘At Their Peak’ in Six Months

Sertorio wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:37 pm

It's up to us. In Portugal we already generate 40% of our electricity from renewable sources. If we can do it, anybody can...
Very easy to see that you are not the owner of a motor vehicle, Sertorio.