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By Boiler
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You've reminded me; this year I must find those Berliner disks that belong to a colleague whose travelling arm* Columbia I restored for him...

*a 'travelling arm' machine is one that carries the horn with it, as this top-winder machine does.
By satnav
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The comment piece about the NHS is ludicrous, the extra money going into the NHS is not disappearing into bureaucracy it is being sucked up by all the private companies that are now muscling in on NHS contracts. The Tories are happy to spend more money on the NHS when they know that much of the cash will end up in the private sector.
 
By Safe_Timber_Man
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Tantrum time.





THE SUN SAYS Remainers’ crazy Brexit wrecking clauses could make the chaos they fear many times worse

NOT content with ratting on every Brexit promise, some Remainer MPs now hope to starve the Government of its No Deal option while having no viable alternative of their own. It is insanely reckless.

Last night’s Commons defeat looks like the first of many. It prevents Chancellor Philip Hammond altering tax rates to fund no-deal disruption.

But it is a crazy and dangerous strategy for Remainers.

They say they will do anything to avoid a No Deal. But if it does somehow happen anyway — as it currently will by default — they will have crippled the Government’s ability to deal with it.

Their wrecking clauses could make the chaos they fear many times worse.

We despair at these MPs hell-bent on sabotaging Brexit. They voted overwhelmingly to hold the referendum which voters were assured was binding.

They voted overwhelmingly to trigger Article 50 and launch the exit process.

They stood for election on manifestos promising to see Brexit through, including leaving the Single Market and, in the Tories’ case, the Customs Union.

They intend to honour none of them.

Some want the abysmal “Norway Plus” — EU membership without the votes. Some want a second referendum, a dishonest ruse to reverse the first.

Others pretend they believe Brexit must happen, while trying to scupper it by making “no deal” unworkable but without a majority for anything else.

Politicians’ stock has been at rockbottom since the expenses scandal.

Wait until hundreds betray three of the biggest promises they have ever made.
By Andy McDandy
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Hey, you can't expect The People to get off their arses en masse twice in a decade.

No, I get their point - "keep having the vote until we get the result we want" and all that. But on the flip side I don't imagine for a second that if remain had won, UKIP would have shut up shop. Or shut up.
 
By Safe_Timber_Man
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Unsurprisingly they're calling for Bercow to go.

Also, this:
Outside Westminster and the political Twitter bubble, Brits just want Brexit to go ahead on March 29. Not just Leavers. Most Remainers do too.
Erm....excuse me?





THE SUN SAYS Odious John Bercow’s prejudices are wrecking Brexit and have cost him MPs’ trust

DO Parliament’s sniggering Remainers and their stooge — the abysmal, discredited “Speaker” John Bercow — have any idea how repugnant their shifty wrecking ­tactics are to millions of ­ordinary people?

Outside Westminster and the political Twitter bubble, Brits just want Brexit to go ahead on March 29. Not just Leavers. Most Remainers do too.

They accepted their referendum defeat with a grace that would shame Tories like Dominic Grieve and Anna Soubry, and most of Labour’s MPs, if they had enough humility to feel it.

Yesterday Bercow let the Commons vote, without debate, to force Theresa May to produce a Brexit “Plan B” in three working days if and when her deal is rejected next Tuesday. The aim is to swiftly paint her into a ­corner from which her only escape is the second referendum Remainers optimistically believe would reverse Brexit.

Bercow, supposedly the gatekeeper of our ancient Commons procedures, defied his officials’ advice and tore up the rule book to make this happen.

Why? Because this supposedly unbiased Speaker deludes himself, like the Remain diehards whose dirty work he enables, that he is the dashing hero of a noble anti-Brexit ­insurgency (instead of the sweaty, self-important gnome of reality).

That’s right: the first “rebellion” to take back control for London’s rich, europhile establishment elite from a public that demanded change and was promised it by these very same politicians.

Bercow has violated the impartiality of a historic office which he still holds solely because Remainers disgracefully ignored serious bullying allegations against him to secure his help.

But equally dishonourable are those Tories whose weird religious devotion to the EU would now see them sacrifice their own Prime Minister, Government, party and — more importantly — the ­stability of our democracy and country.

The same goes for Corbyn’s MPs, who lie about honouring the Leave votes of millions of Labour supporters but would reject ANY deal Mrs May produced for one reason: it would mean leaving the EU.

We hope the constituents this dismal rabble are busy betraying will make amends whenever an election is called.

As for John “B****cks to Brexit” ­Bercow, his prejudices have skewed his judgment, fatally compromised his role, are directly hindering Brexit and have cost him the trust of half the Commons.

Time’s up.




And then another attack on Khan, just because they're in a foul mood:

No Khan do

A BOY of 14 butchered in the street. Parts of London looking like a Mexican drug-war zone. What’s the Mayor doing about it?

Or is he too busy banning fast food ads, blowing millions on fireworks promoting the EU or vacuously boasting “London Is Open”, as if it would ever close?

PR opportunities are all that interest Sadiq Khan. London’s real problems are left festering in his “too hard” basket.
 
By Big Arnold
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Andy McDandy wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:29 pm
Hey, you can't expect The People to get off their arses en masse twice in a decade.

No, I get their point - "keep having the vote until we get the result we want" and all that. But on the flip side I don't imagine for a second that if remain had won, UKIP would have shut up shop. Or shut up.
Nigel Farage: Narrow Remain win may lead to second referendum
17 May 2016
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics- ... m-36306681
 
By Safe_Timber_Man
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They haven't calmed down yet...


THE SUN SAYS Remainer MPs have systematically misled voters by pretending to honour the referendum result while plotting to destroy it

HOW can Sun readers trust a word politicians utter ever again?

Remainer MPs clearly now have no intention of carrying out the majority’s Leave instructions, either from the ­referendum or from last year’s election when both the Tories and Labour stood on pro-Brexit platforms.

If Corbyn gets the snap election he claims to want, what will be the point of either main party’s new manifesto? Who is mug enough to believe them?

Remainer MPs have systematically misled voters, respecting the referendum only when they thought they would win it, then pretending to honour the result while plotting to destroy it.

Thanks to their sickening sabotage, Government incompetence and a Commons Speaker gone rogue, Brexit is now fighting for its life. And they are cock-a-hoop, ready to reject Theresa May’s deal and enforce some even worse version, so absurdly soft as to be meaningless.

It would be a near-perfect result for Remain diehards . . . a non-Brexit to suit the referendum’s losers while flicking a sneering, Geldof-style V-sign at the hapless 17.4million winners they despise.

Don’t like it? Suck it up, as Remainer Anna Soubry would say. But Leavers won’t. It’s too late for that. A supersoft Brexit will solve nothing.

It will simply pour fuel on the flames — and finally flush the public’s faith in our Parliament and mainstream politicians down the sewer.




UK’s all at sea

NO wonder economic migrants chance their arm on a perilous and illegal dinghy voyage across the Channel when we are so woefully incompetent at kicking them back out.

What is the point of our asylum process at all if less than half those whose applications and appeals fail are sent home? Even the man previously running Home Office immigration enforcement knows it to be a shambolic disgrace.

Some “refugees” now endure a 200-mile crossing from Belgium to Lincolnshire to dodge patrols. Why? Because Britain will “never send you back”, as one trafficker told The Sun this week.

He’s not wrong, is he? But don’t worry . . . the Home Office is “working to encourage more to leave voluntarily”.

Good luck with that.



Broken Tories

ANARCHY erupted long ago on the Tory back benches. It is dismaying to see disloyal Cabinet ministers abandon discipline too.

Business Secretary Greg Clark calls no-deal — officially “better than a bad deal”, remember — “dire” and a “disaster”. He vows to quit if it looks inevitable.

How would we survive such a blow? Somehow we’d soldier on without him. Meanwhile, second referendum bore Sarah Wollaston MP says no-deal would force her to quit as a Tory.

Would anyone notice any difference?
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