718 Responses to Midweek Open Thread 3 April 2019

  1. Beltane says:

    With the current state of UK politics it is perfectly understandable for people to wish that UKIP could become a serious political party once more with genuine and achievable aims, but while Gerard Batten continues to polish his all too accurate E L Wisty impression, I fear that will never happen.
    A leader must be above all charismatic – our current stuttering PM has none and asthmatic Corbyn is worse – so the field is massively tilted to our advantage. Who is there to unite the Leavers as one cohesive and coherent political party? The obvious answer would seem to be Farage because he has all the charisma – but he’s marmite too, like it or not.
    History repeatedly shows that these conditions create the figurehead required. Just maybe the latest Brexit delay might do us a favour….


  2. gaxvil says:

    May asks Tusk for his long extension. He might offer his flexible extension!
    Ooo err missus !

    ‘Here’s the note and this is what she wrote:-
    Can’t get away to divorce you today,
    My House won’t let me.’


  3. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online News:

    “”Newport West by-election: Labour holds on to seat””

    “”Conservative candidate Matthew Evans said he had “never seen such anger and frustration” on the doorstep as what he encountered over Brexit.””



  4. Dover Sentry says:

    The Sun:

    “”BREXIT-backing Cabinet Ministers are threatening to quit if Theresa May backs a People’s Vote – after the Chancellor said it was a “credible” idea.””

    “”The Sun can reveal furious Ministers discussed a ‘pact’ at a meeting of the ‘pizza club’ organised by Andrea Leadsom on Wednesday night.””



    • Not Gwent says:

      No problem with another referendum just as soon as the 2016 one is put into effect.

      No fake Leaving to permanent EU Customs Union thanks.


  5. Dystopian says:

    Who is this muppet (from Pimlico plumbing?) in Talk Radio is trying to argue with Mike Graham but actually has no argument. Every time Mike challenges his assertions, all he can say is “All I’m saying is…” and then goes on to say not a lot of any substance really.

    Well apart from the fact they had a leak in Parliament yesterday I don’t see the relevance of his input.


    • R P McMurphy says:

      Always brought on as a working class lad done well, an example of what anybody can achhieve under a free enterprise system. He has done well and made “loads of money” but in reality ” flash as a rat with a gold tooth”.


  6. gaxvil says:

    Tusk now offering a 1 year extension which should give us time for a couple of Referendums and a General Election – Cool!


    • Fedup2 says:

      Just to Let every know –

      I am going to put up the Long Weekend Thread early due to the volume of comments –

      Which I would respectfully ask be read over as events are moving so quickly that very valuable comments can be missed .


  7. JamesArthur says:

    R4..now,,,Why is it everytime I switch it on the plays they have now are all about muslims/Islam? I am saddened by the inexorable decline in the breadth and quality of R4 material – and don’t get me on to their so called comedy….


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    • Fedup2 says:

      It’s the integration project – which really works in reverse .
      The British are far to astute to know when they are being ‘played ‘ as with the current political situation
      Which all stemmed from the lefty political class bringing Hughes numbers of foreigners of all descriptions into Blighty without democratic consent and shutting dissenters like E Powell up .

      Ed Heath May have been a Queer paedophilic but his politics did far worse damage .