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  1. So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Most of the world that doesn’t have extensive free trade agreements or a huge internal market is dirt poor.
  2. So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    They need to work out a name for staying in the customs union and paying for it, having lost all influence over how it runs. Any suggestions on what they’ll come up with?
  3. More shootings in the U.S.

    Don’t really need to ask, but was the shooter a young white male by any chance?
  4. Brexit Is Reversible...

    Have you just mistaken a man with a beard for a woman? I bet you’ve had a few regretful mornings.
  5. Brexit Is Reversible...

  6. Brexit Is Reversible...

    Well done Barrie - stating the obvious - except for one point - the arch Brexiters have known all along that they are using uneducated British patriotism to destroy Britain from within - but it was worth it for them personally.
  7. Prince Charles - head of the Commonwealth

    I don’t take any interest in the royal family, or their dna. I probably agree with Barrie though - it’s not an intuitively sound system - but it works. Ireland and some other countries seem to do well when picking presidents, but the British are by nature pompous, which is not always a bad thing but not a quality you want in a president. Can you imagine the chaos if a British politician or political commentator were head of state?
  8. Prince Charles - head of the Commonwealth

    I’m neutral, but I think only the monarchists should be paying for them. I’d probably chip in for the current queen.
  9. Brexit Is Reversible...

    Éire is just the Irish word for Ireland, as in the whole island of Ireland. It’s not flavour of the month because it’s use inherently claims jurisdiction for the Republic of Ireland over the whole island. It does get used by hardliners, and was used more prior to Ireland joining the EU. ‘Southern Ireland’ is a term used by simpletons who’ve never bothered to look at a map - the most northerly points of the island are in the Republic, that’s why ‘Northern Ireland’ isnt ideal either. When the U.K. divided the island they made sure to keep as much of the then prosperous north east as possible, and at partition the counties that remained in the U.K. were responsible for 80% of GDP - of course, those counties are now totally dependent on state aid and the nationalists there are quiet happy to keep it that way - the bigger drain the better. The DUP and fellow travellers sometimes refer to the six counties in the U.K. as ‘Ulster’, as if the arbitrary border had some justification in ancient history, but three of the counties of Ulster are actually in the Republic. Really, the only accurate name for the six counties in the U.K. is ‘The Six Counties’, because there was no justification for creating the six county state, except that many of the population in those counties are descended from British settlers who arrived four hundred years ago. The demographics now are quite interesting. Only two of the six counties now have clear unionist majorities. The unionists want to stay in the U.K. for as long as possible to put as much time between the days when they treated the nationalists as second class citizens and eventual unification as possible. The nationalists are pretty close to being in the majority now, but they won’t vote for unification whilst they can still manage to make partition profitable for themselves and painful for Britain. When they do vote for unification, if the unionists behave as they did in the past, and if the British government support them as they did in the past, then they will demand a new partition, with this time, just Antrim and Down in their statelet. Not sure it would work though, especially as most of Belfast tends to vote Sinn Féin.
  10. So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    But you’re going to tell me anyway. Next you’ll be telling me your imginary friend won’t let me play in his imaginary world if I don’t respect your voodoo.
  11. So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    I’m not going to ask what weirdness Shabbos is, and I’m not following you down the rabbit hole to discuss the state of Israel.
  12. Brexit Is Reversible...

    Farage has more chance of knighthood than Davis has of delivering Brexit.
  13. So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Had a few transits, still got one. I think the engines are still assembled in Dagenham, but you’re right, the assembly is probably done across multiple EU plants and the parts sourced from all over the place. Still, Ford produce great value vehicles, only bettered by Japanese, or Korean marques.
  14. So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Is that how your brain works? Aus and the USA are very different to the U.K., strategically, economically, and in levels of experience in making trade deals. I don’t doubt the U.K. can make deals quickly, the USA in particular are relishing the prospect, sadly it will be a crap deal for Britain because Britain will be comparatively weak and isolated. But of course, as this becomes clearer the chances of any sort of Brexit are ebbing away.