Falklands Conservation has expressed frustration on future environmental funding pledged by London once United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union. Read full article
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As the UK has not actually left yet, this may be a little premature.Nov 08th, 2019 - 08:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
What, you don't have full confidence in Boris?!Nov 08th, 2019 - 09:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
falklands conservation or any other fi charity does not need funding from uk taxpayer as fi tax payer has built up huge reserves for fig and it can easily afford to fund all requirements.Nov 08th, 2019 - 10:02 am - Link - Report abuse +2
Hardly, DT......Nov 08th, 2019 - 10:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
I THINK..., the Engrish Parlamentarians will encounter some difficulties explaining their empoverished Post-Brexit constituencies that they must fund the Enviromental Protection Bill of a Richy Rich British Overseas Territory that has a per capita GDP that more than doubles the soon to be (Des)United Kingdom's...Nov 08th, 2019 - 11:19 am - Link - Report abuse -1
Specially..., when the ONLY Enviromental Protection Troubles facing said B.O.T. are SOLELY & EXCLUSIVELY caused by them Squidllonaire Engrish Squatters over-usufructing the aforementioned Crown Territory...
STOP WHINING... KELPERS...!
Lol, I'm so disappointed he didn't keep his promise when Brexit got postponed again. Decided who you're voting for yet?Nov 08th, 2019 - 11:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
My post arrives, on average, every 3 months. The last papers for a local election arrived 2 months late. My vote sits on the lap of the Gods.Nov 08th, 2019 - 11:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Redhoyt...Nov 08th, 2019 - 12:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
What about voting By Proxi..., huhhhh?
Or ain't you familiar with the UK's Electoral Law..., me dear Brummie copper...?
Thunk, I am quite happy leaving it to the Gods.Nov 08th, 2019 - 01:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Keep up Demon, it may not be Boris, depends on the General Election on the 12th Dec next.God help the UK if Corbyn gets elected.Nov 08th, 2019 - 01:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Are you even registered in a swing seat? I vote but I know it has no effect. The political system is so fucked.Nov 08th, 2019 - 01:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
And why would you even care about a local election if you live abroad?
Where I live does not make me what I am. I am English. I care, but you are right, out political system is very forked up. Representative democracy has proven to be no democracy at all. We need some kind of participatory democracy where politicians are legally accountable for their lies and their promises.Nov 08th, 2019 - 01:53 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
Redhoyt... In short...:Nov 08th, 2019 - 01:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
You don't give a damn about UK politics..., as long as it is Tory and you get your pension...
But you Think it is under the dignity of an Engrish Farang to admit it..., so you tried to blame it on the Royal Thai Mail... Right...?
In short? Are we talking about your inability to think, Think?Nov 08th, 2019 - 02:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I do give a damn about British politics. I happily admit to having been a lifelong Tory, but no longer. No party can be trusted to meet their promises and Labour are now a complete shower of sh#te. Corbyn is a disgrace. My pension will arrive whatever, not that it is worth so much these days.
As for the mail, every month I should get a letter from my internet provider. They do arrive .... three at a time.
Do try and think, Thunk .... it may be your age.
Redhoyt...Nov 08th, 2019 - 02:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Tetchy today..., huhhhh
Try eating some Durian..., it helps...
GolfcronieNov 08th, 2019 - 02:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
If he had full confidence in Boris then he'd be sure he would win. But Labour are miles away from a majority, it'll either be Tories or another hung parliament, and the Tories are pretty far ahead (though Farage seems to be doing his best to sabotage Boris, he must want yet another delay). Hung parliament would mean the smaller parties come into play - perhaps the Falklands MLAs should start sucking up to the SNP just in case?
Sure you care about the country, but are you really interested in potholes and bin collections in your former local area?
As for democracy, we need to be careful not to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Things could be so much worse and are in very many other countries. But Brexit has certainly showed the fractures here, and it's not going away any time soon. Even if we leave in Feb it just starts another endless round of negotiations with the EU, plus arguments over what our own laws should be and onerous demands from other potential partners.
Thunk, cannot abide that smelly Durian, tastes as bad as it smells. Jackfruit is my favourite and coming into season now. Pomelos also. I have trees for both.Nov 08th, 2019 - 10:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
DT, to be fair I had not been expecting the local election papers and was a little surprised when they turned up albeit 2 months late. I still doubt we will leave the UK, in any meaningful sense. I suspect you are right and we will grow old watching the powers that be cock it up.
Actually I think we have a good chance of leaving soon. Boris has a decent possibility of getting a majority and if his deal is in the manifesto then his MPs are pretty much bound to pass it in some form. He could possibly have got it through already if he hadn't pissed about proroging parliament and refusing to allow a proper debate, though October was never the most realistic timeline. I don't know all the details of Boris's deal, but it's No Deal that MPs are so vehemently opposed to. In some ways losing his majority gave Boris more freedom as it made the DUPs support less relevant.Nov 09th, 2019 - 08:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Though he's still not being honest about it;
yesterday I heard on the radio he was telling businesses in NI to throw away their custom forms, because there wouldn't be a customs border in the Irish Sea. I don't want it to be true that telling people pleasing lies is a better way to get elected than being honest about their choices, but so far the evidence is it works.