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Re: Adonis

Postby dls » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:58 pm

It is not rocket science to know that if you seek to embark on a quest into the unknown, with potentially very damaging consequences, then it is almost always a very good idea to stop and have a think about it before you set off.


In this particular case, that is quite inapplicable. The error was in Cameron calling a referendum.

Once you have the result, you can only do exaclty as Shootist says - seek to make the best of it.
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Re: Adonis

Postby Hairyloon » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:59 pm

dls wrote:In this particular case, that is quite inapplicable. The error was in Cameron calling a referendum...

No, the error was in properly deciding to hold an advisory referendum and then, on no more than the whim of an individual, treating the advice as instruction.
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Re: Adonis

Postby shootist » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:04 pm

Hairyloon wrote:
shootist wrote:The government is trying to work out Brexit as best it can...

If that is the best they can do, then they are not fit to manage a tea party.


The best they can do according to your opinion, which I suggest may be fallible. You might criticise a piano player for his poor performance when someone else is setting fire to the piano. Your criticism may be technically correct but you might better criticise the bloke with the petrol and matches.

Hairyloon wrote:It is not rocket science to know that if you seek to embark on a quest into the unknown, with potentially very damaging consequences, then it is almost always a very good idea to stop and have a think about it before you set off.


You are suggesting that nobody on the Brexit side gave the matter a thought before voting or trying to implement it? Or that the consequences of remaining in the USE are both known and without risk of damage?

Hairyloon wrote:I note that you attack the language used rather than attempt to defend the policy which justifies the use of it: is that not an example of the "virtue signalling" that you complain so much about?


The language was unjustified. You know that as well as I. No, it was not virtue signalling, it was an attempt to point out with some delicacy, clearly wasted, the inherent bigotry of such a valueless and misleading statement.
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Re: Adonis

Postby Hairyloon » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:44 am

shootist wrote:
Hairyloon wrote:
shootist wrote:The government is trying to work out Brexit as best it can...

If that is the best they can do, then they are not fit to manage a tea party.


The best they can do according to your opinion, which I suggest may be fallible. You might criticise a piano player for his poor performance when someone else is setting fire to the piano. Your criticism may be technically correct but you might better criticise the bloke with the petrol and matches.

You're going to have to clarify your analogy if you want it to make sense.

Hairyloon wrote:It is not rocket science to know that if you seek to embark on a quest into the unknown, with potentially very damaging consequences, then it is almost always a very good idea to stop and have a think about it before you set off.


You are suggesting that nobody on the Brexit side gave the matter a thought before voting or trying to implement it? Or that the consequences of remaining in the USE are both known and without risk of damage?

There appears to have been very little thought gone in before trying to implement it: little things like David Davis' Schrödinger analyses could have been done before we set things moving. Perhaps decide what we are trying to do before we started doing it?
What risk do you perceive, that necessitates such a hurried exit?
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