AirBnB started up as an entity where two sides of an argument can sit down in a room and discuss.
This should have happened 18 months ago, but better late than never.
Today, there is some spurious online talk that Remainers are in secret talks to save Britain.
Plainly, something must be done about the BREXIT talks, yet it should be help to those looking at BREXIT. To have a ‘no deal situation’ is fatuous. We are so much more intelligent than that. Has Mrs May given up?
A referendum is the easy way out, but the British public is less informed than it was before the last one. Don’t think that by repeating the word ‘Brexit’ a thousand times, that we will capitulate. We want an elegant way out, not the current one of being the fool of Europe,
Why not ask Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel, or all Europe, how they would leave Europe. Of course, they will have their own slant, yet it may be useful.
Of course, the best idea is to talk to Airbnb. Mrs May has just to command the date with no excuses. We are up to our necks in water, (hypothetically speaking). Only the brain is left. Come on Mrs May; we know there are thousands of strands. Each Department should settle its own, then show them to you for discussion.
Boris has described the women wearing burkhas as looking like letterboxes. To go further, it can be frightening, especially to children. The woman, predictably, has complained, but we have freedom of speech here. And the difficult thing to accept is that firstly, we are a democracy and secondly because of that we vote. To lose is the hardest thing to get over, yet this is how we have kept the peace for 70 years.
To some British men, the burkha is apparently insulting, as if they would attack any of these women.
These women and their husbands come to our shores, demanding asylum with its financial benefits. Then they turn around and kick us in the teeth, by wearing these headclothes.
British and European women worked very hard to get the vote, but would these women have us all wear them? It is absurd. If you insist on wearing something that threatens our sense of identity, you should emigrate.
The French, of course, have banned the burkha. It is because the French have proper spunk and their sense of identity on the world stage is very strong. The burkha threatens that. Boris Johnson has spunk; let him be.
No Prime Minister is ever popular, as there are self-serving Cabinet members ready to take the role. It is disgraceful that the new Home Secretary caved in to a suggestion to join the guys in the Cabinet. Lobbyists may be trying to destroy our democracy. Have they been investigated? Do we know where they come from?
Mrs May is doing a fine job, which is generally thankless. Thank you. You have stood up for businesses and for the existing export route via Customs. Before the EU/Common Market, if anyone can remember, we had petty rivalries with the French. They refused our beef, so we went tit-for-tat and refused entry to the UK of their lamb. We cannot afford to have that happen, with every product.
If it is true that 75% of our exports go to the EU, then we must preserve a fast-track Customs between us. 75%. 3/4, most of our trade. We will put our businesses out of business!
If it is also true that the UK would run out of food within days of no Customs Union, then we are doomed. Unless others in Cabinet put aside their wishes to pursue new and perhaps lucrative Customs deals with countries outside the Commonwealth. The country and your constituents need you to stand with the Prime Minister.
Those who wish to make Customs Unions with the USA should talk to Tesco. They had their fingers severely burnt after diving into the American market. Fiercely, maybe half of the USA think the UK is in Europe and only as part of a tour. Read not interested.
I don’t care whether there are splits within the Conservative Party. They don’t matter. Food does. You have to keep happy every person who contributes to our GDP, from steel* to utilities to every person in a strained NHS, who turns up to work day in day out.
- Don’t get me started on a ridiculous attempt at the US choosing to be introverted. Their problem is that they cannot manufacture the type of steel that we sell to them. £300 million odd? When we had an Empire, we sent our citizens to teach people in other countries how to trade with us. We could offer the same to the US? Outrageous? So is chlorinated chicken.
The Conservative government’s loss of seats in the General Election has ruined its majority. Its knee-jerk response has asked for support from the Democratic Unionist Party’s (DUP) seats in Northern Ireland..
This government cannot make a deal with any party from Northern Ireland. This is because the British government governs Northern Ireland in the same way it governs England, Scotland and Wales. The DUP has 10 political seats out of a total of 90 seats, almost 10% of the seats .The government cannot give one party an advantage over the rest. It is unethical.
Usual moral ground would be to leave the DUP alone. However desperately I may want my own choice of political party to be in Parliament, I cannot be doing with politicians who fling the high moral ground out of the window when convenient.
The morals of the current Conservative government have already been called into question during the election by allowing only three people to decide on the manifesto: Theresa May and her two assistants. Now she wants the DUP and their 10 seats to swing to a majority in Parliament.
Our first priority should be for the wellbeing of the people of Northern Ireland. The DUP are naturally jumping at the opportunity to be more powerful. (Theresa May has no chance as the Irish are the best and loveliest talkers in the world and that accent ….)
I watched a documentary about Northern Ireland yesterday and it rivals England for beauty. I never knew that. Sixty years ago my father and his friends from Liverpool went on holiday by motorbike to Ireland. When they visited the Irish parents of one of their group, the eldest son refused to stay in the same house as Englishmen. Such was the depth of hatred for the British.
Lots of people have terrible memories of the Troubles 1968-1998, yet we have been at peace these twenty years. How dare a British government put that at risk? It’s inconceivable and the thing is, my heart though true blue, is wobbling.
Having another election would be tumultuous for us all, but it may be the only honest way through.