UK Gov In Turmoil & Bexit Mess.


Blackleaf
#301
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

When did you say rationing ended in the UK?
Oh and when did you pay off your war debt, again?

So because we had rationing and had a war debt means we lost WWII, even though we were never invaded by Germany (thanks to the RAF and RN) and never became part of the Third Reich, which didn't last 1000 years as the Nazis intended because the British crushed it, leaving Britain today free from the Third Reich and Germany without it?

Yep. Another world beater from you. I've known moss with better logic than you and crayon marks with a higher level of intelligence.
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
#302
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

So because we had rationing and had a war debt means we lost WWII, even though we were never invaded by Germany (thanks to the RAF and RN) and never became part of the Third Reich, which didn't last 1000 years as the Nazis intended because the British crushed it, leaving Britain today free from the Third Reich and Germany without it?
Yep. Another world beater from you. I've known moss with better logic than you and crayon marks with a higher level of intelligence.

It was the end of the British Empire.

You were one of the losers.
 
Blackleaf
#303
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

You were one of the losers.

So because Britain sustained damage as a result of the war that means it lost?

I was taught at school that Britain successfully defended itself from invasion and that Germany's Third Reich - which Germany wanted to last 1000 years - is no more. Therefore, we won.

As for the British Empire, the Nazis were big admirers of it, remember.
 
Blackleaf
#304
RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Forget the Brexit doomsters... toilet roll shortage or not, we will be OK

By Richard Littlejohn for the Daily Mail
11 Oct 2019



Just when you thought Project Fear couldn't get any dafter, along come some of the most bizarre scare stories yet.

The first was a warning that toilet paper will be in short supply if Britain leaves the EU without a deal.

According to one manufacturer: 'Stocks are not unlimited and will not withstand long-term border delays or panic buying.'

Are they seriously suggesting we could soon be seeing people panic buying bog rolls, fighting in the aisles over the last multi-pack of Charmin quilted?

Even if there is a shortage, we'll manage. Soft toilet paper is a relatively recent luxury. In living memory many homes made do with cut-up newspapers and could again in an emergency.

The Guardian would be eminently suitable for such a purpose.

I'm sure it won't come to that, though. Frankly, I don't believe any of these hysterical doomsday scenarios with which we have been bombarbed ever since we voted Leave.

Toilet tissue is simply the latest commodity we are told will disappear from the shelves if we 'crash out' of the EU, along with everything from vital medicines to fancy sparkling water.

The society magazine Tatler has published a cut-out-and-keep guide to those essentials its readers should stockpile.

I'd like to think it was tongue in cheek, but these days, with no end in sight to Brexit Derangement Syndrome, you never can tell.

Anyway, top priority should be given to buying up all available supplies of Evian mineral water, which can also be used for washing and flushing toilets when the mains water and sewage system collapses due to Brexit.

Tatler readers are also advised to stock up on Le Creuset saucepans, L'Occitane en Provence almond shower gel, Veuve Clicquot champagne, Leoube Premium olive oil and Ladurée Macarons — a favourite, apparently, of the Duchess of Sussex.

Heaven forfend that Meghan might run out of pistachio-flavoured pastries.

My favourite horror story came from an unnamed Cabinet minister, who is predicting a rise in dogging in the event of a No Deal Brexit.

There's another one of those sentences I never expected to read, let alone write.

To be honest, I didn't even realise that dogging was a thing any more. It was fashionable a few years ago, but I assumed its day had passed, along with iPods and Rubik's Cubes.

For a while, the hilarious antics of dedicated doggers provided plenty of fun for this column and gave Gary a wonderful range of material for his cartoons.

Many of those gathering in car parks and local beauty spots to have casual sex, while others watched, decided to spice things up by wearing fancy dress.

I can remember reporting on a number of dogging-related incidents featuring people dressed as everything from Tinkerbell to Elvis Presley.

Inevitably, Oompa Loompas were also involved.

Could we soon see a return to these golden days of roadside debauchery?

The Government is said to be worried about a mass outbreak of dogging among lorry drivers caught up in tailbacks at the Channel ports.

According to the anonymous minister: 'One of the things we talk about in our No Deal meetings concerns hauliers and their activities. There are dogging hotspots all over the place.'

Planners are concerned that drivers facing delays of up to two-and-a-half days because they haven't got the right paperwork after October 31 will resort to having sex with strangers to pass the time.

Where did that idea come from? While one arm of the Government is fretting about serious shortages of drugs like insulin, another is drawing up contingency plans to cope with an increase in dogging.

You couldn't make it up.

Why do the planners assume that bored lorry drivers will choose to whittle away the long hours going at it like rabbits in lay-bys?

Perhaps they will use the time productively to play Sudoku or learn a foreign language.

Funnily enough, it's only British lorry drivers that ministers are exercised about. They appear to believe that foreign hauliers have no appetite for dogging.

Even so, what is the Government proposing to do about it? There aren't enough coppers to go round, as it is.

And those we do have all seem to have been drafted into London to deal with the climate change maniacs.

Will the fire brigade be called in to turn the hoses on them?

Or, more likely, will teams of sexual health workers be employed to hand out free condoms, on the basis that if lorry drivers must indulge in dogging at least we can encourage them to practise safe dogging.

I'm afraid if you were expecting a learned treatise on Brexit from me today, you'll be disappointed.

No one has got the faintest idea what's going to happen.

And anyone who says they have is a liar.

Maybe Boris and Lenny Verruca will cobble together some shoddy compromise on the Irish bus-stop.

Perhaps the Eurocrats will drop their overt hostility to Brexit and cease insulting our intelligence.

If even half the Project Fear scare stories were true, you might have thought that people would by now be deserting Britain.

Yet only yesterday, it was revealed that record numbers of EU nationals have successfully applied to stay permanently in this country.

More than 1.5 million have already been granted settled status and the same number again are expected to apply before Christmas.

Dismal defeatists like Spread Fear Phil — making himself busy all across the airwaves yesterday — continue to paint a picture of a No Deal Britain turning into a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Clearly, it's not a vision shared by EU immigrants who have made their homes here. Otherwise they'd be heading back home in droves on the first available Eurostar.

No, like the 17.4 million of us who voted Leave, our new fellow countrymen and women believe a post-Brexit, properly independent Britain has a shining future.

And, if all else fails, at least there's the great dogging revival to look forward to.

Somehow, despite the doomsters, I think we'll be fine — toilet roll shortage or not.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/a...ge-not-OK.html