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by scrub
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 49
Views: 2075

Re: Brexit

Phytosanitary checks were inevitable once the decision was made to leave the CU, at least the EU doesn't use the same rules as Australia. The Dutch just took their ham sandwiches away, AQIS would dismantle everything and give you a very, very thorough search if you tried being an idiot about it. The...
by scrub
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: Brexit

Thank you, although I don't think I have anything more than a child-like comprehension of the details that affect me, let alone the rest. I try and read as much as I can from people who seem to be experts in various areas, but it's like going deep sea fishing without a working sonar fish finder. I h...
by scrub
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: Brexit

Well c'mon guys and gals, what do we think? As someone who understands trade legalese better than I ever will has succinctly put it "there are two winners from this deal; The EU and Boris Johnson." The EU has maintained its advantage in areas where it had a surplus with the UK (physical g...
by scrub
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 49
Views: 2075

Re: Brexit

First up, there is no such thing as a remainer anymore and it stopped being a viable descriptor when Article 50 was activated. We're all leavers now, regardless of our feelings towards it, and we have to deal with what is rather than what isn't. Secondly, and personally speaking, I don't think I've ...
by scrub
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 49
Views: 2075

Re: Brexit

I'm fed up with Brexit. Brexit, Brexit. I don't even watch the news now. ! GET ON WITH IT !!! You might want to swap the TV for a book and a big bottle of something, because it'll be an annoying part of the UK news and political landscape for at least a decade. A lot of people will be trying to bla...
by scrub
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 49
Views: 2075

Re: Brexit

Thank you, but to be honest, it's not something I think would have persuaded anyone at the time, and I certainly don't think it would change anyone's mind now. The referendum was always a deeply emotional vote, rather than a rational one. The Vote Leave campaign understood this, played to it and was...
by scrub
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 49
Views: 2075

Re: Brexit

If you don't mind, I'll go through them piece by piece. In general though, none of these have any impact upon me, and the majority have more to do with the UK government and either their own sovereign legislation, or their interpretation of EU rules. More importantly, I still don't see any personal ...
by scrub
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 49
Views: 2075

Re: Brexit

Even the most ardent of Brexiteers (except perhaps Mr Farage) have largely agreed that there leaving the EU would cause economic pain, at least in the short term, and I think that most are now agreed that this is going to be both more severe and longer-lasting than they anticipated . I think you're...
by scrub
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: English Exceptionalism
Replies: 12
Views: 1352

Re: English Exceptionalism

I don't follow football but there is a city with two important football clubs, Celtic being one. The supporters of each hate the other team (it seems to be a religious divide) but if you dare deride Ireland they will unite as brothers. Trying to unpick the mess that is Old Firm Fitba, sectarianism,...
by scrub
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 75
Views: 12816

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

I am also confused and angry why there is seemingly no action being taken against P-S-C after their admissions in court. Assuming they even had a legal case to answer for, given the combined and sustained efforts that were needed to get Dobbie, Karim, Husband, Burr, and Webb (I'm sure there were on...
by scrub
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 6486

Re: GRACE

But what on earth were non-academic button grecians, whose existence was implied by Mr Ed? Was this some sort of consolation prize, if so for what? They were house captains/school monitors. Depending on your point of view they were either the most upstanding senior pupils capable of maintaining cor...
by scrub
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 6486

Re: GRACE

I think it was just Button Grecians while I was there, I don't remember anyone else and I don't know if all of them had to do it either. It might just have been the ones (house captains/monitors?) who sat at the dais for lunch.
by scrub
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 6486

Re: GRACE

Unless you were cooking for yourself, or had to bring something back from breakfast/tea for the older kids, the only in-house meals I remember were Sunday breakfasts once (or twice) a year in the junior house where the kitchen dropped off croissants, yogurt, bread, and jam the night before, and occa...
by scrub
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 6486

Re: GRACE

I'm impressed anyone can remember that much of them! I fairly sure I couldn't have repeated them while I was there and my only memories of it now are trying not to get caught messing around during, and the occasional time the lunch master(?)/monitor/the one with the gavel, made the Grecian read it a...
by scrub
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 75
Views: 12816

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

I don't think you can use that example to claim that it goes to show things were 'out of control' at the school in the 90s. That story was a couple of years after I left and was the first I'd heard of it (I'd left the country well before it was published), and you're right in that one story alone c...