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    BurntBread got a reaction from ccc in Brexit Betrayal thread - Part 3   
    I'm a remain voter, so the outcome wasn't what I wanted. However, I believe:
    (1) It's now become a matter of democratic principle to enact the will of the people. If there were another referendum (which I hope there won't be), then I will vote for the hardest Brexit available, because of that principle.
    (2) It doesn't make any sense to have referenda on momentous issues such as this more frequently than once a generation. If we have an in/out vote every three years there will be no possibility of stabilising international relations. 45 years since the last one is a bit too long, but not inordinately so. Large institutions need to be kept on their toes with the threat of breakup, so maybe once per 25 years is about right.
    I'm much less positive now, not only about our politicians, but also about the EU. It seems clear to me that it has evolved way beyond a mutually-beneficial trading block: the fact that it's being made extremely difficult for us to leave leads me to believe the EU has quietly gone a long way down the route of becoming an empire. 
  2. Agree
    BurntBread got a reaction from Turned Out Nice Again in Brexit Betrayal thread - Part 3   
    I'm a remain voter, so the outcome wasn't what I wanted. However, I believe:
    (1) It's now become a matter of democratic principle to enact the will of the people. If there were another referendum (which I hope there won't be), then I will vote for the hardest Brexit available, because of that principle.
    (2) It doesn't make any sense to have referenda on momentous issues such as this more frequently than once a generation. If we have an in/out vote every three years there will be no possibility of stabilising international relations. 45 years since the last one is a bit too long, but not inordinately so. Large institutions need to be kept on their toes with the threat of breakup, so maybe once per 25 years is about right.
    I'm much less positive now, not only about our politicians, but also about the EU. It seems clear to me that it has evolved way beyond a mutually-beneficial trading block: the fact that it's being made extremely difficult for us to leave leads me to believe the EU has quietly gone a long way down the route of becoming an empire. 
  3. Agree
    BurntBread reacted to Virgil Caine in C J de Mooi   
    It would be more honest if they were purely state sponsored. The cost would at least show up in the Chancellors Budget  accounts. The luvvies at the So-Called BBC would also face the annual humiliation of begging for funding from the Treasury like all the other government departments.They would then be competing for money with the NHS, Education and all the other sacred cows they love to promote. It might concentrate their minds if more real hospitals meant less Holby City or more funding for asylum seekers meant less money for Newsnight staff and presenters.
  4. Agree
    BurntBread got a reaction from MrPin in Brexit Betrayal thread - Part 3   
    I'm a remain voter, so the outcome wasn't what I wanted. However, I believe:
    (1) It's now become a matter of democratic principle to enact the will of the people. If there were another referendum (which I hope there won't be), then I will vote for the hardest Brexit available, because of that principle.
    (2) It doesn't make any sense to have referenda on momentous issues such as this more frequently than once a generation. If we have an in/out vote every three years there will be no possibility of stabilising international relations. 45 years since the last one is a bit too long, but not inordinately so. Large institutions need to be kept on their toes with the threat of breakup, so maybe once per 25 years is about right.
    I'm much less positive now, not only about our politicians, but also about the EU. It seems clear to me that it has evolved way beyond a mutually-beneficial trading block: the fact that it's being made extremely difficult for us to leave leads me to believe the EU has quietly gone a long way down the route of becoming an empire. 
  5. Agree
    BurntBread got a reaction from null; in Brexit Betrayal thread - Part 3   
    I'm a remain voter, so the outcome wasn't what I wanted. However, I believe:
    (1) It's now become a matter of democratic principle to enact the will of the people. If there were another referendum (which I hope there won't be), then I will vote for the hardest Brexit available, because of that principle.
    (2) It doesn't make any sense to have referenda on momentous issues such as this more frequently than once a generation. If we have an in/out vote every three years there will be no possibility of stabilising international relations. 45 years since the last one is a bit too long, but not inordinately so. Large institutions need to be kept on their toes with the threat of breakup, so maybe once per 25 years is about right.
    I'm much less positive now, not only about our politicians, but also about the EU. It seems clear to me that it has evolved way beyond a mutually-beneficial trading block: the fact that it's being made extremely difficult for us to leave leads me to believe the EU has quietly gone a long way down the route of becoming an empire. 
  6. Agree
    BurntBread got a reaction from Lipid in Brexit Betrayal thread - Part 3   
    I'm a remain voter, so the outcome wasn't what I wanted. However, I believe:
    (1) It's now become a matter of democratic principle to enact the will of the people. If there were another referendum (which I hope there won't be), then I will vote for the hardest Brexit available, because of that principle.
    (2) It doesn't make any sense to have referenda on momentous issues such as this more frequently than once a generation. If we have an in/out vote every three years there will be no possibility of stabilising international relations. 45 years since the last one is a bit too long, but not inordinately so. Large institutions need to be kept on their toes with the threat of breakup, so maybe once per 25 years is about right.
    I'm much less positive now, not only about our politicians, but also about the EU. It seems clear to me that it has evolved way beyond a mutually-beneficial trading block: the fact that it's being made extremely difficult for us to leave leads me to believe the EU has quietly gone a long way down the route of becoming an empire. 
  7. Agree
    BurntBread got a reaction from goldbug9999 in Brexit Betrayal thread - Part 3   
    I'm a remain voter, so the outcome wasn't what I wanted. However, I believe:
    (1) It's now become a matter of democratic principle to enact the will of the people. If there were another referendum (which I hope there won't be), then I will vote for the hardest Brexit available, because of that principle.
    (2) It doesn't make any sense to have referenda on momentous issues such as this more frequently than once a generation. If we have an in/out vote every three years there will be no possibility of stabilising international relations. 45 years since the last one is a bit too long, but not inordinately so. Large institutions need to be kept on their toes with the threat of breakup, so maybe once per 25 years is about right.
    I'm much less positive now, not only about our politicians, but also about the EU. It seems clear to me that it has evolved way beyond a mutually-beneficial trading block: the fact that it's being made extremely difficult for us to leave leads me to believe the EU has quietly gone a long way down the route of becoming an empire. 
  8. Agree
    BurntBread got a reaction from Kilham in Brexit Betrayal thread - Part 3   
    I'm a remain voter, so the outcome wasn't what I wanted. However, I believe:
    (1) It's now become a matter of democratic principle to enact the will of the people. If there were another referendum (which I hope there won't be), then I will vote for the hardest Brexit available, because of that principle.
    (2) It doesn't make any sense to have referenda on momentous issues such as this more frequently than once a generation. If we have an in/out vote every three years there will be no possibility of stabilising international relations. 45 years since the last one is a bit too long, but not inordinately so. Large institutions need to be kept on their toes with the threat of breakup, so maybe once per 25 years is about right.
    I'm much less positive now, not only about our politicians, but also about the EU. It seems clear to me that it has evolved way beyond a mutually-beneficial trading block: the fact that it's being made extremely difficult for us to leave leads me to believe the EU has quietly gone a long way down the route of becoming an empire. 
  9. Agree
    BurntBread got a reaction from Fully Detached in Brexit Betrayal thread - Part 3   
    I'm a remain voter, so the outcome wasn't what I wanted. However, I believe:
    (1) It's now become a matter of democratic principle to enact the will of the people. If there were another referendum (which I hope there won't be), then I will vote for the hardest Brexit available, because of that principle.
    (2) It doesn't make any sense to have referenda on momentous issues such as this more frequently than once a generation. If we have an in/out vote every three years there will be no possibility of stabilising international relations. 45 years since the last one is a bit too long, but not inordinately so. Large institutions need to be kept on their toes with the threat of breakup, so maybe once per 25 years is about right.
    I'm much less positive now, not only about our politicians, but also about the EU. It seems clear to me that it has evolved way beyond a mutually-beneficial trading block: the fact that it's being made extremely difficult for us to leave leads me to believe the EU has quietly gone a long way down the route of becoming an empire. 
  10. Agree
    BurntBread got a reaction from the gardener in Brexit Betrayal thread - Part 3   
    I'm a remain voter, so the outcome wasn't what I wanted. However, I believe:
    (1) It's now become a matter of democratic principle to enact the will of the people. If there were another referendum (which I hope there won't be), then I will vote for the hardest Brexit available, because of that principle.
    (2) It doesn't make any sense to have referenda on momentous issues such as this more frequently than once a generation. If we have an in/out vote every three years there will be no possibility of stabilising international relations. 45 years since the last one is a bit too long, but not inordinately so. Large institutions need to be kept on their toes with the threat of breakup, so maybe once per 25 years is about right.
    I'm much less positive now, not only about our politicians, but also about the EU. It seems clear to me that it has evolved way beyond a mutually-beneficial trading block: the fact that it's being made extremely difficult for us to leave leads me to believe the EU has quietly gone a long way down the route of becoming an empire. 
  11. Agree
    BurntBread got a reaction from King of Fools in Brexit Betrayal thread - Part 3   
    I'm a remain voter, so the outcome wasn't what I wanted. However, I believe:
    (1) It's now become a matter of democratic principle to enact the will of the people. If there were another referendum (which I hope there won't be), then I will vote for the hardest Brexit available, because of that principle.
    (2) It doesn't make any sense to have referenda on momentous issues such as this more frequently than once a generation. If we have an in/out vote every three years there will be no possibility of stabilising international relations. 45 years since the last one is a bit too long, but not inordinately so. Large institutions need to be kept on their toes with the threat of breakup, so maybe once per 25 years is about right.
    I'm much less positive now, not only about our politicians, but also about the EU. It seems clear to me that it has evolved way beyond a mutually-beneficial trading block: the fact that it's being made extremely difficult for us to leave leads me to believe the EU has quietly gone a long way down the route of becoming an empire. 
  12. Agree
    BurntBread got a reaction from The Generation Game in Brexit Betrayal thread - Part 3   
    I'm a remain voter, so the outcome wasn't what I wanted. However, I believe:
    (1) It's now become a matter of democratic principle to enact the will of the people. If there were another referendum (which I hope there won't be), then I will vote for the hardest Brexit available, because of that principle.
    (2) It doesn't make any sense to have referenda on momentous issues such as this more frequently than once a generation. If we have an in/out vote every three years there will be no possibility of stabilising international relations. 45 years since the last one is a bit too long, but not inordinately so. Large institutions need to be kept on their toes with the threat of breakup, so maybe once per 25 years is about right.
    I'm much less positive now, not only about our politicians, but also about the EU. It seems clear to me that it has evolved way beyond a mutually-beneficial trading block: the fact that it's being made extremely difficult for us to leave leads me to believe the EU has quietly gone a long way down the route of becoming an empire. 
  13. Agree
    BurntBread got a reaction from Hopeful in Brexit Betrayal thread - Part 3   
    I'm a remain voter, so the outcome wasn't what I wanted. However, I believe:
    (1) It's now become a matter of democratic principle to enact the will of the people. If there were another referendum (which I hope there won't be), then I will vote for the hardest Brexit available, because of that principle.
    (2) It doesn't make any sense to have referenda on momentous issues such as this more frequently than once a generation. If we have an in/out vote every three years there will be no possibility of stabilising international relations. 45 years since the last one is a bit too long, but not inordinately so. Large institutions need to be kept on their toes with the threat of breakup, so maybe once per 25 years is about right.
    I'm much less positive now, not only about our politicians, but also about the EU. It seems clear to me that it has evolved way beyond a mutually-beneficial trading block: the fact that it's being made extremely difficult for us to leave leads me to believe the EU has quietly gone a long way down the route of becoming an empire. 
  14. Agree
    BurntBread got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Brexit Betrayal thread - Part 3   
    I'm a remain voter, so the outcome wasn't what I wanted. However, I believe:
    (1) It's now become a matter of democratic principle to enact the will of the people. If there were another referendum (which I hope there won't be), then I will vote for the hardest Brexit available, because of that principle.
    (2) It doesn't make any sense to have referenda on momentous issues such as this more frequently than once a generation. If we have an in/out vote every three years there will be no possibility of stabilising international relations. 45 years since the last one is a bit too long, but not inordinately so. Large institutions need to be kept on their toes with the threat of breakup, so maybe once per 25 years is about right.
    I'm much less positive now, not only about our politicians, but also about the EU. It seems clear to me that it has evolved way beyond a mutually-beneficial trading block: the fact that it's being made extremely difficult for us to leave leads me to believe the EU has quietly gone a long way down the route of becoming an empire. 
  15. Agree
    BurntBread got a reaction from onlyme in Brexit Betrayal thread - Part 3   
    I'm a remain voter, so the outcome wasn't what I wanted. However, I believe:
    (1) It's now become a matter of democratic principle to enact the will of the people. If there were another referendum (which I hope there won't be), then I will vote for the hardest Brexit available, because of that principle.
    (2) It doesn't make any sense to have referenda on momentous issues such as this more frequently than once a generation. If we have an in/out vote every three years there will be no possibility of stabilising international relations. 45 years since the last one is a bit too long, but not inordinately so. Large institutions need to be kept on their toes with the threat of breakup, so maybe once per 25 years is about right.
    I'm much less positive now, not only about our politicians, but also about the EU. It seems clear to me that it has evolved way beyond a mutually-beneficial trading block: the fact that it's being made extremely difficult for us to leave leads me to believe the EU has quietly gone a long way down the route of becoming an empire. 
  16. Agree
    BurntBread got a reaction from Lone Lurker in Brexit Betrayal thread - Part 3   
    I'm a remain voter, so the outcome wasn't what I wanted. However, I believe:
    (1) It's now become a matter of democratic principle to enact the will of the people. If there were another referendum (which I hope there won't be), then I will vote for the hardest Brexit available, because of that principle.
    (2) It doesn't make any sense to have referenda on momentous issues such as this more frequently than once a generation. If we have an in/out vote every three years there will be no possibility of stabilising international relations. 45 years since the last one is a bit too long, but not inordinately so. Large institutions need to be kept on their toes with the threat of breakup, so maybe once per 25 years is about right.
    I'm much less positive now, not only about our politicians, but also about the EU. It seems clear to me that it has evolved way beyond a mutually-beneficial trading block: the fact that it's being made extremely difficult for us to leave leads me to believe the EU has quietly gone a long way down the route of becoming an empire. 
  17. Agree
    BurntBread reacted to UmBongo in Happy Easter!   
    Happy Easter!!
  18. Agree
    BurntBread reacted to unregistered_guest in Happy Easter!   
    A Happy Easter to all the DosBods here.
    I'll be doing roast rack of lamb for lunch today...
    BotLet #2 will probably eat most of their chocolate stash for breakfast.
  19. Agree
    BurntBread reacted to Bobthebuilder in House Prices Indices   
    Anecdotal,
    I do a lot of landlords gas safety certificates. Agents and landlords are increasingly telling me voids are more common and the market is getting a bit tough.
  20. Agree
    BurntBread reacted to spygirl in House Prices Indices   
    London's -4% is intresting.
    Of course there'll be a lot of variation. Maybe some places have gone up and some people have lost a fortune.
    But the current London LTV is way north of 15, median income, and that income is based on 2x income, so ~30x LTE.
    That 4% fall is equivalent to  meaning that 4% loss is equivalent to over a years earnings.
    Before, HPI ran away from peoples earnings.
    Now, HP disinflation will run far ahead of peoples earnings.
    Where as before houses earnt more than someone could earn,.
    Now they risk loosing more than someone could earn in their working lifetime.
    Brutal.
     
     
  21. Agree
    BurntBread reacted to Horrified Onlooker in Notre-Dame   
    There are clergy and there are clergy. I was educated by the unchristian brothers, and I never met a bad one. We had a Dominican abbey in my home town and they lived their vows of poverty in a very sincere way. Yet I have also met priests that led a very ‚Äėmiddle class‚Äô lifestyle and were active members of the local golf club and bet on the dogs etc. Like any ‚Äėprofession‚Äô, there are the good, bad and mediocre, as the many NHS threads here ¬†demonstrate. Many have used their position for advantage, but there are sincere clerics out there also.
  22. Agree
    BurntBread reacted to sleepwello'nights in Brexit Betrayal thread - Part 3   
    My rambling opinion is she thinks of herself as Margaret Thatcher 2. This lady is not for turning. By doggedly sticking to the strategy she originally decided on she thought that eventually the public would admire her for seeing it through. She doesn't have the political instinct MT had and refuses to see that she has lost public support but has convinced herself that she is doing the right thing.
    Has she been got at, not sure. She is certainly very stubborn and has taken to lying through her teeth to achieve us leaving the EU on worse terms than staying in. 
  23. Agree
    BurntBread reacted to Frank Hovis in Brexit Betrayal thread - Part 3   
    I think you've hit upon something there.
    Though I see her more as Mrs Thatcher's embarrassing cousin.
  24. Agree
    BurntBread got a reaction from Austin Allegro in Notre-Dame   
    I'd be very surprised if you found many vicars who worked only one day a week. Admittedly, you probably could be a lazy bastard, but this isn't the 19th century any more.
    I would guess anyone claiming the rural allowance would be covering a couple of parishes. Rural churches are also popular for weddings, and there'll be a surprising amount of pastoral stuff: when folk are very sick, and when someone dies, people are much more likely to remember their forgotten faith, even if it's only because they need someone local to give them advice. Anyone not claiming the rural allowance will have a lot of cross-cultural outreach and diplomacy to keep them busy. The CofE is also pretty keen on various community engagement things.
    If you were a vicar and actually took the religion seriously, I think you'd be earning your money. Free accommodation is nice, but probably as likely to be in a questionable neighbourhood as a country manor. I believe that most of the money for this (and the hierarchy of bishops and archbishops and bishop's palaces and whatnot) still comes from bequests, both old and new - although how much of that has been (and still is being) lost through property speculation, or buying firms engaged in usury (although probably not prostitution yet, as that's still illegal), I have no idea.
  25. Agree
    BurntBread reacted to WorkingPoor in Dying for a holiday 2019   
    Well that time is upon us again when lots of people drag their wardrobe thousands of miles away and drag it back a week or so later to snap a few photos to impress the jones's on facebook,
    Women spend most of the year planning and booking multiple holidays (always to hot destinations never anything cool or interesting like skiing or summat) while the bemused old fella is out doing lots of overtime to pay for it all,
    Then come the tales of horror.............
    I'll kick it off with this one:
    Santorini: Two British people die on Greek island
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47970913