Click images for more details



Recent comments
Recent posts
Currently discussing

A few sites I've stumbled across recently....

Powered by Squarespace

Discussion > First steps towards a sucessful Brexit

Great Heavens, Maydancing in the middle of July. Heureuse Quatorze.

Jul 14, 2016 at 7:28 PM | Unregistered Commenterkim

The first steps towards a successful BREXIT seem to have gone rather better than anyone would have thought possible.

Jul 14, 2016 at 11:38 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

EM must be very perturbed.... I hope

Jul 15, 2016 at 12:29 AM | Unregistered Commenterdiogenes


The new Department combines responsibility for reduced CO2 emissions with control of the main emitters in one pair of hands. The minister is committed to limiting climate change and ratifying Paris.

I like it.

Jul 15, 2016 at 5:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterEntropic man

And the home office is responsible for immigration. 10's of thousands if I remember correctly.

Jul 15, 2016 at 6:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterMartyn


You were asking about business candidates for cancellation.

Moy Park run a big chicken farming operation in Northern Ireland.

One of their biggest problems is disposing of 275,000tons of poultry manure each year. It contains too much phosphate to spread onto fields. .An incinerator in Northern Ireland fell foul of planning restrictions.

The Northern Ireland Executive has lent £10 million towards the £23 million cost of an anaerobic digester in Balleybofey in Donegal. The processed manure is then sold to organic farms.

One small catch. When Brexit takes effect Moy Park will no longer be able to use the digester.

You can't import unprocessed poultry manure into the EU from outside.

Jul 28, 2016 at 12:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterEntropic man

EM. I don't think it was me (I could be wrong here), but I'm sure that someone will respond. You do realize that you have exposed yourself to ridicule in the matter of "chicken shit" jokes. golf Charlie will not be able to resist.

Jul 28, 2016 at 12:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlan kendall

Golf Charlie resembles Oscar Wilde in that respect.

Jul 28, 2016 at 12:55 PM | Unregistered CommenterEntropic man

Seriously, EM, that is exactly the kind of rule which does not need to be made on a continental or even national scale. Much like the waste disposal rule which limits river dredging. Those rules ought to be made locally subject to loose environmental guidelines. The EU can't resist coming down with its iron hand interfering in ridiculously low levels of detail. That kind of thing is what motivates many leavers. We are better free of its tentacles, although your example shows an unfortunate aspect.

Jul 28, 2016 at 2:01 PM | Unregistered Commenterrhoda

Every problem is insoluble for the EU-remainers. That is partly the problem. Being part of the EU has sapped any independence of mind or ability to solve problems. The level of b/s we hear is extraordinary - from the Guardian story about how the British strawberry will be destroyed by Brexit to this nonsense about chicken shit dredged up by EM.

Jul 28, 2016 at 2:10 PM | Unregistered Commenterdiogenes

Good podcast prog featuring strong BLACK voice against BREXIT.
V worth listening to the podcast.
but the BBC hid it away on Radio 3, and kept it off their The Brexit Collection page

Post referendum, Anne McElvoy is joined by
- Kwasi Kwarteng MP for Spelthorne who made the case for Brexit;
- Dr Uta Staiger, Deputy Director of the European Institute at University College London;
- Sunder Katwala, the Director of the Think Tank, Britain Thinks; and,
- Abigail Green, Professor of European History at the University of Oxford discuss the competing histories behind Britain's decision to leave the European Union.
Refreshing there was no screeching "You said there would be £350m for the NHS"
- And note the way the BBC allowed some things after the referendum, which they'd hidden airing the black Brexit politicians (I guess cos that harms their narrative that Brexiteers are racists).

Aug 6, 2016 at 8:12 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

I noticed news reports

- Brexit causes dramatic drop in UK economy BBC

- French economy grinds to halt FT

Aug 6, 2016 at 11:10 PM | Registered CommenterMartin A

Post chicken shit, ergo propter chicken shit.

Aug 7, 2016 at 1:15 AM | Unregistered Commenterkim

Anti-apophenia is rife within you, kim

Aug 7, 2016 at 7:16 AM | Unregistered CommenterACK

I expect the Romans had a proper Latin word for chicken sh1t, but for over a thousand years there has been a conspiracy of latin teachers to keep it out of dictionaries, in case bored and disruptive school children found it.

l am sure I looked.

Cod Latin with chips might have made the EU diet of chicken sh1t more palatable.

Aug 7, 2016 at 7:48 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Caesar adsum jam forte
Brutus aderat
Caesar sic in omnibus
Brutus sic in at

Aug 7, 2016 at 7:53 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Is there a progress report on the Erratafication of the Paris Climate Agreement?

Aug 7, 2016 at 8:05 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Fabricati Deum, punk

h/t Terry Pratchett

Aug 7, 2016 at 8:22 AM | Unregistered CommenterACK

EM. I don't think it was me (I could be wrong here), but I'm sure that someone will respond. You do realize that you have exposed yourself to ridicule in the matter of "chicken shit" jokes. golf Charlie will not be able to resist.

Jul 28, 2016 at 12:32 PM | Alan kendall

ACK, actually this exposes how ridiculous the EU has become. With the EU's support and approval, you can sell crap from one country to another, put it in a meat pie and call it food.

I do not doubt EM's point. It is another example of pointless EU legislation, that should never have been created in the first place. The island of Ireland has had it's difficulties with Sectarianism. The idea of chicken farms being built straddling the border in Ireland, with farmers able to decide what goes in or out of the front door and back door, based on different rules and regulations is not without precedent.

Would the Nationalality of Chicken Sh1t depend on the Nationality of a single grandparent of the producing chicken, place of birth, or simply the speed of the lorry that the chicken sh1t was produced in during a cross border smuggling operation?

Aug 7, 2016 at 8:31 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Ostpa ichencha-itsha ergoyay ichencha-itsha

Aug 7, 2016 at 8:41 AM | Unregistered CommenterACK

I've created paella latin!

Aug 7, 2016 at 8:47 AM | Unregistered CommenterACK

John Bull sneezed and Mama Europa caught the cold.

Aug 7, 2016 at 10:31 AM | Unregistered Commenterkim

Alright, you asked for it:

Pat: Why did the chicken cross the road?

Mike: I dunno, why?

Pat: To get the Chinese newspaper. Do you get it?

Mike: Shit no!

Pat: Neither do I. Neither does the chicken. That's why he crossed the road.

Aug 7, 2016 at 10:37 AM | Unregistered Commenterkim

What'll be on the tongue tonight, Darling?

Pollo faecala foetida, wanna neck?

Ah, the aroma knows. Next?

Aug 7, 2016 at 11:25 AM | Unregistered Commenterkim

kim. Chinese fried pollo caruncles are more of an aphrodisiac finger food than the common-or-garden Chinese fried pollo finger food.

Aug 7, 2016 at 12:49 PM | Unregistered CommenterACK