Recent content by mella

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    Brexit: The aftermath

    Sadly I don't think the British public can be relied on to understand the potential fallout of Johnson's games.
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    Gun violence (Again!)

    I don't think "anyone in risk management" would start where you suggest. Aside from anything you start with the premise that "Shootings (or stabbings) of politicians and judges are targeted events, higher in likelihood" which is clearly not supported by the evidence in the US. I agree that...
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    Gun violence (Again!)

    Surely the answer is so simple that the Repubicans and SCOTUS should be able to see it... deal with the gun problem that is like a plague on US children. Strangely that substantially reduces the risk to the SCOTUS members whose lives apparently have a higher value and are more important (to...
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    Just call me Harry. (Everything Harry & Meghan)

    The optics were problematic in a number of cases and as I've said the brf need to sort themselves out. But that does not equate to any evidence of W&K being scared. Have they likely spent substantial time around black or other ethnic minorities on a relatively equal footing? Probably not. But...
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    ISU Congress & elections 2022

    Good grief. There is an organisation in the UK called Led by Donkeys. They should have a follow of this nonsense.
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    Just call me Harry. (Everything Harry & Meghan)

    I think @antmanb was making a specific UK comparison? And i tend to agree although I think it was more the success of the team at home than the Olympics themselves. And that too was shortlived. I think the monarchy gives an illusion of unity that will be lost when the Queen is gone.
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    Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak Fined over Lockdown Parties

    It absolutely is outrageous... but also not surprising. It seems to me its patently obvious now that the reason he supported Cummings was that Cummings already had receipts. But even before that I had no belief that he was following the rules. The extent of it surprises me a bit but also not...
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    Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak Fined over Lockdown Parties

    I'm not a fan of this sort of premeditated disruption to governing as a strategy in general. Although i appreciate that contradicts my desire that Johnson be ousted. There shouldn't even be a debate on whether to vote against this bill. Its so fundamentally wrong that I genuinely have no...
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    Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak Fined over Lockdown Parties

    When I say more measured im talking about style not policy. I don't think a change in leadership would change UK policy on Ukraine right now. Johnson's style is doing ok now but his inability to curb his reckless tendencies has resulted in foot in mouth disease more than once. No-one can...
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    Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak Fined over Lockdown Parties

    A stronger vote than I expected to be honest. A worse result than May to compliment the worse Brexit deal that he delivered. What astonishes me is the brass balls of he and his allies talking about not dividing government and the right time to have these conversations when he literally has his...
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    Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak Fined over Lockdown Parties

    It was a sweet sweet moment. All the better for knowing that the likelihood is that the people in that crowd would have been predisposed to support. Unfortunately I think you are right he will stagger on. And agreed the lack of accountability to the electorate and more specifically their...
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    Brexit: The aftermath

    Alas methinks that level of ignorance is (un)fortunately? not tied to Brexit. As with the holidaymakers complaining about Irish citizens getting preferential treatment there is a worrying and embarrassing lack of understanding of the NI/RoI relationship to the UK. And I say that in the...
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    ISU Congress & elections 2022

    Thanks. I had missed/forgotten that the earlier communication indicated that the vote at the start of the Congress was a tbc. I thought it had been decided that is how it would be dealt with. I do however think that the implicit acknowledgement that legally they think that action against the...
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    ISU Congress & elections 2022

    In turn is this not an acknowledgement that they have no grounds and no ability to create grounds to exclude them and therefore by extension their athletes? I thought the whole point was they would vote on whether to introduce new regulations and if that was successful the delegation would be...
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    Just call me Harry. (Everything Harry & Meghan)

    @clairecloutier a few years ago I think I'd have agreed but there is value in the institution for the country. But I dont think there is a tangible benefit to the so called "Commonwealth" countries. @becca I dont think they can do anything that the Prime Minister cannot. Like what? They have...
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