Posts by Paul Campbell

  • Speaker: A Disorderly Brexit,

    so will all the British retirees in Spain have to go home when their visas are up?

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2424 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: A Disorderly Brexit,

    Best comment ever: "Perhaps it wasn't a good idea to hold a referendum with the same people who came up with Boaty McBoatface."

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  • Speaker: A Disorderly Brexit, in reply to Jon Briggs,

    Another reason for voting Leave: Your first memory is of being in a bomb shelter listening to V2 rockets burble overhead, knowing that if the noise stops they are falling somewhere near you.

    I’m pretty sure that’s a good reason for a united Europe

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2424 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: A Disorderly Brexit, in reply to John Palethorpe,

    In some ways you’re right, but the UK forging its own destiny includes the prospect of Indy Ref 2 – with a Yes vote this time and working out how the Belfast Accords apply if freedom of movement changes on the N.I/Eire border. Gibraltar too, they’ll be nervous.

    they'll have to solve this in spades when Scotland goes (and that now looks like it will be sooner than later) - with them both in the EU that would likely have been easy, with Scotland in the EU and the nonUK not there will be a giant border .... Boris will be asking Donald if he knows any good fencing contractors ....

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2424 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: A Disorderly Brexit,

    It really is a poisoned chalice, the young who don't vote as much were heavily in favour of staying, the old who do vote, but are busy dieing themselves off, voted to leave.

    Whoever inherits this mess will see that 2% margin eroded with every funeral, 5 years from now it will be gone (1%/year death rate who voted roughly 2:1 gives you your 2% after ~4)

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2424 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Høstens Vemod,

    Let's not forget "Norway Home of Giants"

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2424 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Høstens Vemod,

    Oops that was last year’s … here’s this year’s celebration of the shortest day

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2424 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Høstens Vemod,

    yes I was going to point out that yes - we had just celebrated solstice

    but it was going to keep getting colder for months ... the Syrian refugees (technically no longer 'refugees' hooray!) that Lisa is working with were unwilling to go out yesterday because it was too cold .... I guess they'll get used to it

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2424 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Høstens Vemod,

    hmm 'utepils' - I can't wait ...

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2424 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Høstens Vemod, in reply to David Haywood,

    It certainly sounds like Paul Brislen is halfway to helping with his definition of Hiraeth:

    (noun) “a homesickness for a home you cannot return to, or that never was”

    We know at least what you’re suffering from now (if not the name of the actual place).

    I was more after just a place that is/was home but I don't live there now (even nthough here is also home) ... it's a sort of state that lives in ones own mind and changes over time (I wasn't so much going for 'wistfulness')

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2424 posts Report Reply

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