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Re: Politics

Post by sejintenej » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:09 am

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Wonderful typo in yesterday's Observer, in Will Hutton's article on Brexit: "The constitution does empower the monarch to assert fair play and the pubic interest..."
Who knew the old girl had this job along with all the others? I'd rather imagined this would be Boris's province.
Theory is one thing, practice another. Any action by Her could be seen as dictatorship by those who didn't agree. Were HM to act separately from Parliament then no doubt Labour would cry foul and depose her as they seem to have wanted to do for a long time.
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Re: Politics

Post by J.R. » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:50 pm

sejintenej wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:09 am
rockfreak wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:13 pm
Wonderful typo in yesterday's Observer, in Will Hutton's article on Brexit: "The constitution does empower the monarch to assert fair play and the pubic interest..."
Who knew the old girl had this job along with all the others? I'd rather imagined this would be Boris's province.
Theory is one thing, practice another. Any action by Her could be seen as dictatorship by those who didn't agree. Were HM to act separately from Parliament then no doubt Labour would cry foul and depose her as they seem to have wanted to do for a long time.
Shades of King Charles I and Oliver Cromwell and we all know how that tale ended !
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Re: Politics

Post by MrEd » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:34 pm

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I wonder if any CH pupils managed to bunk off to attend the Climate Change protests last week.
What is there to protest about? Glacial rebound in the Lake District? Bring back the glaciers, at least to Penrith. That should concentrate minds currently occupied with IndyRef 2 in Scotland.

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Re: Politics

Post by rockfreak » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:07 pm

I know the Lake District very well and I think it's some time since there were glaciers at Penrith. I used to go winter climbing in Scotland and even there, in my recent lifetime, the climbing and skiing conditions are not what they were.

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Re: Politics

Post by sejintenej » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:38 am

rockfreak wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:07 pm
I know the Lake District very well and I think it's some time since there were glaciers at Penrith. I used to go winter climbing in Scotland and even there, in my recent lifetime, the climbing and skiing conditions are not what they were.
My first job (in 1961) was to make up-to-date maps of Blaamansisen and Sulitjelmasisen (an icecap and a glacier) shown on 1903 maps. Sulitjelmasisen had already disappeared and the runoff from the icecap was very very rapid with movement of metres per day. Climate change is not new. OTOH a new miniglacxier had appeared in a different place.
As for rock climbing, the popularity has resulted in considerable extra wear on rock faces, tracks and moorland. We saw that a lot at Stone Farm and other Sussex and Kent sites.
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Re: Politics

Post by rockfreak » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:46 pm

Climate change may not be new but I don't believe there's much doubt that the events since the industrial revolution and the advent of mass production and consumption have massively hastened its advance. As far as climbing goes, I grew up after the war with tales of heroism and disaster on the North face of the Eiger. There used to be three "ice fields" at this time. Now I believe there is scarcely one.

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