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johnofgwent

  1. Will 38bn be enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Javert View Post
    I looked into this claim a while back after having it thrown at me in a pub. When I looked into it, I found that it was nonsense - the EU accounts have been signed off every year. There were some concerns and some parts of the process where certain elements were not signed off, but if you look into most other governments in the world, including the UK, their accounts and audits results were no better than the EU, and in some cases worse.
    While you are not wrong neither are you are completely correct. To summarise since 2007 the accounts have been largely correct although there were serious errors between 1994 and 2007. However although the Court of Auditors state the accounts were 'fair and accurate' since 2007 they have refused to sign off that they were free from 'material
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  2. Islamic State claim Las Vegas attack

    Quote Originally Posted by albertcornercrew View Post
    Any links between this nutbar and Islam are yet to be proven. Just why beleive a terrorist network? It's not as if they are people of proven integrity, is it?
    As I have said elsewhere "Islamic state" would claim any atrocity anywhere to be the result of their call to struggle. ..... The question is do we believe it.

    I expect if the allegations made have some basis, hard evidence will appear.

    For myself, unless someone has pictures of him with bum in the air in a mosque, or being warmly greeted by Jeremy Corbyn, he's just another pissed off yank gone postal
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  3. The Percentage of UK Law Influenced By / Dictated To Us By Brussels

    Quote Originally Posted by johnofgwent View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Stevlin View Post
    I believe that a study made by the Germans calculated that 80% of their legislation emanated from EU diktats - whereas the House of Commons Library concluded, that it is “possible to justify any measure between 15% and 50% or thereabouts, depending on the approach.”
    We've probably done this more than once. I might just make a "blog" page of this post just for the information it makes reference to.

    I personally think the most believeable view is that put by "Full Fact" which does indeed conclude by stating the very words you have, taken from the same House of Commons Research Report.

    https://fullfact.org/factchecks/prop...ade_by_eu-3073

    The opening paragraphs of their page show how exactly how Clegg
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  4. Is the UK worth fighting for?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnofgwent View Post
    OK first off I have this to say about the drinking establishment in question. I did a google search and came up with an entry in a forum that seemed dedicated to discussion of vegetarian restaurants. If the forum in question is to be taken at face value, and I saw nothing there to suggest otherwise, the "reviews" of this establishment are 100% critical and go back about seven years. No-one has a good word to say for the establishment, the food, the service, but most of all it is clear to me that the proprieter has chosen to show rather excessive zeal in exercising their absolute right to refuse to serve anyone.

    As someone who has served behind the bar in public drinking establishments and served as treasurer on the committee of private ones, and had (entirely amicable)
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