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    pommehomme
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    Hmm, it looks like you ought to consult the dictionary before choosing your insults and levelling your accusations, Grumpy Yorkie …..

    Concise OED – ‘paranoia ….. mental derangement with delusions of grandeur, persecution, etc.; abnormal tendency to suspect and mistrust others ….’

    You haven’t examined me and, I assume, you have no medical qualification. So that excludes ‘mental derangement’. I can find no evidence in my last post, or any which preceded that, of ‘grandeur, persecution’ or their ilk, whether by way of ‘delusions’ or otherwise. So another possibility bites the dust. I don’t ‘suspect or distrust others’ generally but I’d concede that point vis a vis the present British Government. However on the evidence of its behaviour over the past months, I don’t consider that my ‘tendency to suspect or distrust’ it is in the least bit ‘abnormal’. On the contrary, I’d reserve the attribution of abnormality to those who believed and trusted what they were told, pre-referendum, by the ‘leave’ camp and who now believe and trust those who desire the negotiation of the UK’s terms of exit from the EU to be unfettered by parliament or the judiciary.

    Maybe you’d care to choose an insult and level an accusation which you are able to justify etymologically?


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    Grumpy Yorkie
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    You have just proved my point.

    S.


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    You’ve a funny idea of ‘proof’.


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    Yes, perhaps technically it was too strong a word, but add “verging on” and I don’t think it’s too far away.

    This is a time for cool heads and not having to force your negotiating hand in public just to satisfy some political points-scoring. I’m thinking Labour and SNP here.

    There is so much that can change in the next 12 months to affect the Brexit landscape. Numerous European elections and referendum(s) in particular. If the EU is not nervous, it is even more arrogant than anyone thought. It is full of bureaucrats and there are many politicians but ….. it seems …… no statesmen (or women). Merkel is looking after herself. German friends – independently – each tell me she has reached the Thatcher stage of believing she is royalty and not seeing the wood for the trees.

    Keeping your options open and seeing who blinks is the right strategy at the moment. That will, of course, change. The dance has not yet begun; partners are circling each other. I include the 3 Brexiteers in that. Boris is doing a great job of showing that ……… he can’t do a great job of anything requiring serious application.

    When the UK leaves, the EU will have to find 15% of its income from somewhere else if they force a hard Brexit (which Mayormaynot does not want, whatever the papers say). It will not want to lose it all. A deal is very much on the cards. Instead of berating Mayormaynot for being self-interested, see the other side …… she wants to be a popular politician. I also believe she wants to get the best deal for the UK.

    I try and see the best and opportunities in any situation. On Brexit, we should all unite and get on with supporting the Govt. to get the best compromise deal possible.

    S.


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    An interesting post, GY, and in general the way I’m thinking now – they’ll just have to make the best of it, (as will we), and adapt to the situation as it changes. There could well be big changes in other parts of the present EU.

    Although I would have preferred, at the time, the vote to have gone to ‘Remain’, the way things are developing now shows it’s far from a static situation.


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    Yes, perhaps technically it was too strong a word, but add “verging on” and I don’t think it’s too far away. This is a time for cool heads and not having to force your negotiating hand in public just to satisfy some political points-scoring. I’m thinking Labour and SNP here. There is so much that can change in the next 12 months to affect the Brexit landscape. Numerous European elections and referendum(s) in particular. If the EU is not nervous, it is even more arrogant than anyone thought. It is full of bureaucrats and there are many politicians but ….. it seems …… no statesmen (or women). Merkel is looking after herself. German friends – independently – each tell me she has reached the Thatcher stage of believing she is royalty and not seeing the wood for the trees. Keeping your options open and seeing who blinks is the right strategy at the moment. That will, of course, change. The dance has not yet begun; partners are circling each other. I include the 3 Brexiteers in that. Boris is doing a great job of showing that ……… he can’t do a great job of anything requiring serious application. When the UK leaves, the EU will have to find 15% of its income from somewhere else if they force a hard Brexit (which Mayormaynot does not want, whatever the papers say). It will not want to lose it all. A deal is very much on the cards. Instead of berating Mayormaynot for being self-interested, see the other side …… she wants to be a popular politician. I also believe she wants to get the best deal for the UK. I try and see the best and opportunities in any situation. On Brexit, we should all unite and get on with supporting the Govt. to get the best compromise deal possible. S.

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    Flat cap, whippet, Panda, V8 Jaguar, V12 Mercedes and a ’54 Sunbeam Talbot 90 called Josephine (obviously) ………………. bloody grand!

    You are having a laugh, keeping what options open. She does not want Europeans in the UK but its fine to fill it with more Indians, she is in dream land even TATA said fec off we are too busy to see you  How do you think we can all get behind her. She is surrounded by liars and people who will say anything to get into power.  If that’s the kind of people you want to support good luck.


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    Isn’t that rather like telling those who, in the last British general election, voted Labour, Liberal Democrat, SNP, Plaid Cymru and suchlike that they ‘should all unite and get on with supporting the [Conservative] Government …..’. That’s naïvety or the triumph of hope over experience!


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    Yes, perhaps technically it was too strong a word, but add “verging on” and I don’t think it’s too far away. This is a time for cool heads and not having to force your negotiating hand in public just to satisfy some political points-scoring. I’m thinking Labour and SNP here. There is so much that can change in the next 12 months to affect the Brexit landscape. Numerous European elections and referendum(s) in particular. If the EU is not nervous, it is even more arrogant than anyone thought. It is full of bureaucrats and there are many politicians but ….. it seems …… no statesmen (or women). Merkel is looking after herself. German friends – independently – each tell me she has reached the Thatcher stage of believing she is royalty and not seeing the wood for the trees. Keeping your options open and seeing who blinks is the right strategy at the moment. That will, of course, change. The dance has not yet begun; partners are circling each other. I include the 3 Brexiteers in that. Boris is doing a great job of showing that ……… he can’t do a great job of anything requiring serious application. When the UK leaves, the EU will have to find 15% of its income from somewhere else if they force a hard Brexit (which Mayormaynot does not want, whatever the papers say). It will not want to lose it all. A deal is very much on the cards. Instead of berating Mayormaynot for being self-interested, see the other side …… she wants to be a popular politician. I also believe she wants to get the best deal for the UK. I try and see the best and opportunities in any situation. On Brexit, we should all unite and get on with supporting the Govt. to get the best compromise deal possible. S.

    <hr /> Flat cap, whippet, Panda, V8 Jaguar, V12 Mercedes and a ’54 Sunbeam Talbot 90 called Josephine (obviously) ………………. bloody grand!

    You are having a laugh, keeping what options open. She does not want Europeans in the UK but its fine to fill it with more Indians, she is in dream land even TATA said fec off we are too busy to see you How do you think we can all get behind her. She is surrounded by liars and people who will say anything to get into power. If that’s the kind of people you want to support good luck.

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    +1 to that, although I’d have used even stronger language.


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    You are having a laugh, keeping what options open. She does not want Europeans in the UK but its fine to fill it with more Indians, she is in dream land even TATA said fec off we are too busy to see you How do you think we can all get behind her. She is surrounded by liars and people who will say anything to get into power. If that’s the kind of people you want to support good luck.

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    ++1. She doesn’t even have the moral courage to defend the independence of the judiciary. Even a politician should have some principles. Is this the sort of leader we  deserve? Well, maybe it is.


    Criminals are never very amusing. It's because they're failures. Those who make real money aren't counted as criminals. This is a class distinction, not an ethical problem. Orson Welles

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    Is this the sort of leader we deserve? Well, maybe it is.

    :roll: Maybe… but is there any kind of credible alternative? It’s rather like the dilemma facing American voters today. A choice between bad and worse is really no choice at all.


    Tom

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    Well grumpy yorkie the forum members have spoken and it would appear you are in lala land :yahoo:   I think its time for you to sell your V8 and buy a peasants Skoda and become a commoner  :yes:   :yes:

    In the nicest possible way of course :whistle:


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    Well, look at it as it appeared on the morning of June 24th this year. :cry:

    Brexit and Boris nailed on to be P.M. Double jeopardy, 007, as Blofeld said. :cool:

    4+ months on, things are much better ……… no Boris, for a start. That has GOT to be a result! :grin:

    I would hate to be a Bremoaner. You can’t turn the clock back and have to deal with the hands* you’re dealt. Our P.M. is a Queen.

    We could have had the Joker.

    *I say hands ‘cos the game – and rules – change(s)

    All this doom & gloom ……… this is a marathon, not a sprint. Conserve your energy …….. several of you would be out of puff (and ideas) by the first corner. :wink:

    S.

    p.s. the V8 is going fine, but the V12 has a noisy fuel pump ….. bl**dy German engineering. :roll: Replacement pump also noisy and fuel pressure system showing 7 bar – twice what it should be – so much scratching of heads at Mercedes. Lucky I got a devis beforehand. The chauffeur says he should get it back by the end of the week.

    I’m getting another classic car soon, or we’re going on a cruise.

    Mrs GY has been refusing for years to go on a cruise. She hates water and crowds.

    See what I mean? It’s about the strategy. Patience is indeed a virtue. :wink:


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