Hitcher

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  1. Prince Andrew, obviously. Royal Thames and the Royal Family also obviously. The Royal Yacht Squadron, at being overlooked as the most important club in the uk. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8873791/Prince-Andrew-sacked-Commodore-Britains-famous-yacht-club.html https://www.btimesonline.com/articles/141098/20201024/prince-andrew-fired-duke-of-york-to-be-replaced-by-kate-middleton-in-crucial-role.htm
  2. Hitcher

    How about a The Ocean Race thread?

    He smoked Marlboro's that were repackaged during the race.
  3. Hitcher

    Whatever happened to triangles?

    They stretch the fleet, meaning much less opportunity for passing on the subsequent beat and run. If you want to do them, do sausage triangle.
  4. Hitcher

    Team UK

    I wanted to be more like you, and it appears I have achieved my goals.
  5. Hitcher

    Team UK

    Yes.
  6. Hitcher

    Brexit, WTF

    I don't think there is any kind of media conspiracy. I think that a large part of"the media" in the UK (which obviously isn't just one homogenous body) is owned by Murdoch, the Barclay brothers, Lord Rothermere, and that if their organisations are setting the majority against the "pro EU elite" then it may be in their individual interests to do so. The UK political class must also shoulder a significant part of the anti EU feeling, due to the fact the they fail to explain the good that the EU does for Britain and NI. It has been very easy for them to take credit for the good, and blame the bad on someone else, far away.
  7. Hitcher

    Brexit, WTF

    Thanks. The UK government has run the clock down, and spent the time negotiating a withdrawal agreement that takes NI and the Good Friday agreement into account. That same government then voted against this agreement yesterday and suggested a change with less than 60 days to go.
  8. Hitcher

    Brexit, WTF

    Where did I mention a trade agreement with those countries? No. Japan? Yes. I agree, it will default to WTO standards, and UK industry and consumers will be totally fucked.
  9. Hitcher

    Brexit, WTF

    I'm really sorry that I cut as you have described. I will go back and edit my post. *I tried to, but unfortunately now I can't. Possibly a time limit? I don't think that it changes the context of the post, so happily would have included it. My question remains unanswered. What are you talking about? and why do you think that?
  10. Hitcher

    Brexit, WTF

    This is incredibly factually inaccurate. These are not opinions. e.g. Japan already have a trade deal with the EU that governs how both parties can make future trade deals. Have you read it? Australia, New Zealand, USA etc. have already made statements about how they will deal with the UK. None of them match what you have described. In the UK (EU) there is freedom of movement of labour. We have many restrictions that could be applied within the EU, yet chose not to because it benefits the UK economy to operate as it does. The problem is political, and created almost entirely by a media that is owned and controlled by an elite who would benefit from being outside the EU and able to reduce regulation.
  11. Hitcher

    Brexit, WTF

    What are you talking about? The referendum was not "imposed by EU rules". The Government is not committed to prosecuting the result. It was simply advisory. Where are you getting your news?
  12. Hitcher

    Brexit, WTF

    Were you abused as a child?
  13. Hitcher

    Brexit, WTF

    The argument that the UK could use Article 24 to continue free trade with the EU has been deconstructed many times by experts in World Trade from different countries. No leaver has given any kind of coherent response. It is NOT an option.
  14. Hitcher

    Brexit, WTF

    When we joined.
  15. Hitcher

    Team UK

    It's not Ben's team anymore. Jim owns it. He can do whatever he wants, not Ben.